S’more Gift Guide 2014

Gifts Anyone Will Appreciate

anyone 1 Aviator Sunglasses

Thermos Funtainer Bottle – doesn’t leak and keeps ice ALL DAY long! (Comes in various sizes)

Personal embosser – for customizing stationery or identifying books in your personal collection. This one is a keeper and comes with it’s own stand.

Fleece pullover or jacket (womens) (mens) – lightweight but cozy, these are great for hiking, jogging, or running errands when you want casual comfy

Plastic mason jar lid cups

Make something sentimental – Shutterfly runs specials all the time, or check out this sweet heart from Minted

Gifts A Cook Will Appreciate
kitchen 1
Color Coded Cutting Boards

Anthroplogie’s Cutest Little Bowls Ever or this one is cute too!

Cuisinart Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press – griddle, press, indoor grill. This appliance does it all; you can even purchase removable waffle plates separately.

I wish Santa would bring me!
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Terrain Marble & Wood Cheese Board, African Black Soap, Kate Spade notecards…so classy.

Gifts to Read
Neiman Marcus Cooks by Kevin Garvin, John Harrisson, and Jody Horton for Mom and Naples! #1 Recipe for Adventure by Giada deLaurentiis for the budding chef
American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle & Doyle
The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle or Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst

Gifts for the Men

menGo Pro Hero
This might just be Man’s favorite purchase this year…I know it’s in the top of best purchases EVER and I have to admit – it’s AWESOME!

StatGear T3 Auto Rescue Tool

Jump Starter

Pair his favorite spirit with some homemade mixers and stuff his stocking with a large cube ice tray like this one or that one.

Not Your Momma’s Gift of the Month
For The Women






For the Kids
Kiwi Crate or Seedling

Toys & Games My Kids Can’t Get Enough Of

kidsMelissa and Doug entertains for hours – the favorites at our house include: the reusable sticker books, magnetic dress up figures, and jigsaw puzzles in a Box

Little People Disney Klip Klop characters

Fisher Price Snap n’ Style Dolls

Play-Doh Toolin’ Around Playset

Crayola Sketch Wizard

Domino Rally

Kid Stuff Mom Will Approve
Printed pajamas to open on Christmas Eve

Keep them warm with these knit character hats they won’t want to take off.

Get creative and gift a membership to the local museum or zoo, grab a few gift cards to the kids favorite dining spots (a welcome break for mom or dad in the weeks to come), or

Bath towels with the children’s names or initials monogrammed on them

Don’t Forget the Pups
Water Bowl on a Float

Make a Gift Box
party crackers, party hats, silly glasses, mustaches, noise makers, bubbly or sparkling cider
Family Night Box
Grab a classic game (like Monopoly, Clue, or Battleship) OR snag a favorite family movie (like Jurassic Park, Parent Trap, or Honey I Shrunk the Kids), pack some snacks and sodas, maybe a gift card for pizza or takeout.
For your Mistletoes
Fuzzy socks, foot cream, scrub, a pumice stone & nail polish
The Guy Basket
Beer, pretzels, nuts, PPV gift certificate
Be prepared
A small fire extinguisher & batteries for your smoke detector, pocket flashlights for everyone in the family, rechargeable power outage nightlight, or a hand-crank weather radio all make necessary but thoughtful items

Pinterest is great for gift ideas…see my board with loads of DIY and budget friendly options for spreading joy this season!


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