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2018 Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Guys can be very difficult to shop for. Some love video games. Others love to work out. And still some just want to live outdoors. Whatever hobby that special guy on your list has, this list will help narrow down your options.

Sports Wear

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If your guy loves sports, you’ve got to get him a gift that helps him rep his team. Now, I may be a little biased by this pullover because the first option is the Lakers, but my husband wears his constantly! They go with almost everything thing he wants to wear and are perfect for game nights. 

Camping Hammock

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Does your guy love these outdoors? Checkout this compact camping hammock. My friends actually had something similar on their wedding registry and they love it! It’s super easy to set up where ever you go and lightweight enough not to weight you down. This gift set comes with all the essentials you’ll need to take the party outdoors.

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My husband is such a hipster. He’d rather listen to most music on vinyl. He goes crazy every time we go into a store and they have a vinyl section. Does this describe that special guy on your list? Get him the perfect gift for Christmas by finding his favorite artists and albums on vinyl. Honestly, nothing compares to listening to you favorite song through the record machine.

Robes and Slippers

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The other day, my husband was just telling me how trashed his house slippers were. He constantly wears them, so it’s not a wonder they’re flat and ready to be thrown out. I also don’t believe he even has a robe. It get’s pretty chilly at our house during the winter time and I know he’d use these cozy items. A robe and slippers is such a classic gift for him and you can’t go wrong.

Fitness Gift Box

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It seems like there’s just about a delivery box for every niche nowadays. Meals, clothes, dogs, etc. How about a healthy box? This clever gift packs a TON of healthy snacks filled with high protein for the fitness fanatic on your list. You have the option of a one time purchase or a full subscription. Give the gift of health this year.

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide: Best out of the box Christmas gifts

As part of my 2018 Christmas Gift Guide, I decided to include a short list of out of the box Christmas gifts. There’s always someone on your list that either doesn’t know what they want or has everything they could ever want. If you’re shopping for someone like that, this Christmas gift guide is for you. Checkout a few of my favorites. 

Baby Nessie the Loch Ness Monster Tea Infuser 

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Everyone knows a tea drinker in their lives. This handy tea infuser lets even the snobbiest tea enthusiasts enjoy a warm cup of their favorite flavor. I actually have an owl one and fill it with fresh herbs from Teavanna. The steeping concept of this makes the flavor so much more powerful than your average tea bag. The best part is you can find infusers like these in a ton of different themes. 

Portable Espresso Machine

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Move over Starbucks. This personal espresso machine will be the coffee lover on your list’s new best friend. This nifty cup grinds your favorite roast with ease and assures the perfect flavor in every use. It makes a great travel companion for the fanciest drinkers. No longer do you have to listen to THAT friend complain about how basic coffee is trash. Gift them this and they’re be too busy enjoying a cup of Joe to complain about anything.

LED Marquee Bo

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Marquee signs have always been known to convey an idea or make an announcement. Bring the fun of capturing the moment home with this mini marquee box. Whether you want to be serious, festive, or just caption your daily life, this is the perfect gift for you and your friends.

Conversation Starters for Husbands & Wives

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Have a married couple of your list and have no idea what to get them? Don’t  pull your hair out trying to buy separate gifts, grab this fun ice breaker. These cards are filled with fun and entertaining questions to get husbands and wives in the mood to converse! One side has an interesting question and the back has an accompanied scripture.

Wine Wars: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes

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Here’s the perfect gift for your wine connoisseur’s. Put them to the test with this wine trivia. Test their knowledge and see if they really know what’s going on inside their glass. 

Mop Slippers 

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Wish you could clean the floors without doing any extra work? Well, there’s a slipper for that. These mop slippers are perfect for the clean freak in your life, aka my husband. We have wood floors in our house and they constantly reveal dog prints and dust bunnies attempting to hide. These cozy slippers can help keep those floors presentable and keep my feet comfy at the same time.

Animal Desk Fan

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Got an animal lover on your list? Get them something they can use everyday! Try this animal desk fan that comes in a dog and a cat version. I know my office thermostat is constantly changing and I keep my fan handy. How perfect would it be to have a cat or dog cooling my cube instead of a boring old basic fan?

Checkout my full list of gifts for pets and pet lovers.

Mini Pong

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Who says work can’t have some playtime? This mini pong gift set is perfect for playing the classic game on the go or at your desk. Fill the mini cups with your drink of choice – keep it non-alcoholic during work hours – and enjoy! 

What fun items have you found for Christmas?

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20

Shopping on a budget? This list of the best Christmas gifts under $20 is just for you. Everything on this list, as well as my entire 2018 Christmas Gift Guide, can help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And with prices like these, you’ll want to treat yourself too! Here are some of my favorite finds.

Perfect Bake 2.0 Smart Scale

I don’t know about you, but I hate measuring. I’m always trying to hunt down the right bowl or spoon for the recipe. And then when I want to increase it proportionally, I’m forced to do all kinds of crazy math. I found this smart scale and luckily comes with a recipe conversion app. I literally just have to pour into the bowl on the scale and it tells me when I’m at the right amount. If I pour too much, the app recalculates the recipe. It’s a perfect gift for the beginning baker and the culinary mastermind on your list.

The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm: A Lexicon for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of You

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You don’t actually have to like reading to appreciate this novel. As noted in the book, you just have to be of the rare breed who appreciates sarcasm. This hilarious dictionary redefines our most common words to help educate the sarcasm illiterate. My favorite example definitely resonates with my need to have a strong core. “ABS: A part of the human that can, apparently in only minutes a day as part of this exclusive TV offer, become rock hard.”

Adult Coloring Book

You’re never too old for a good ‘ol coloring session. I have this exact coloring book at home and I’ve barely made a dent in the pages. Each picture is really intricate so it takes a while to fill in. There are many of these adult coloring books to choose from. You could get a spiritual one, a gangsta rapper one, pet or literally whatever your gift receiver loves. And they’re all super inexpensive.

Coffee Mug

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Anyone that knows me, knows I don’t like foxes. BUT I saw this mug out shopping and I couldn’t stop laughing. I’m a sucker for a good coffee mug and that’s probably why I have more than I can use in a month! Coffee mugs are an easy gift for everyone. Get creative with a funny quote or image and you’re set. I bought my coworker the poop emoji cup and he about died he loved it so much.

Salt Lamp Diffuser

Essential oils are my favorite way to solve everyday issues like anxiety, pain and sleep. I currently have a diffuser just for my son to help him sleep. These salt diffusers are said to help purify the air and help you become more healthy overall. Add the option to diffuse with your favorite oil, and you’ve got a winning combination. I was actually really  surprised to find that this was just under $20. I thought for sure it would be $40 or more. A gift like this is can be used at home or at work so it’s virtually perfect for everyone!

Any other cheap, but awesome finds you’ve gifted?

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide: Best Christmas Gifts for pets and pet lovers

Let the shopping begin! As I mentioned in my previous post, I am doing a gift giving guide for 2018. Hopefully I’ll help you find something for everyone, and everything, on your list.

Whether you’re shopping for a pet owner or pet of your own, this pet gift guide is for you. Take a look at these unique pet gifts that are perfect for the furry friends on your list. Warning, some of these techy gifts are a little pricey no matter what brand you get.

Petnet SmartFeeder

This little gadget is perfect for gift for dog lovers and cat lovers. I’m sure you’ve seen at least one commercial for similar items. Basically, you can schedule your pet’s food to disperse right from your phone event when you’re not home. It’s a really simple way to make sure they’re fed and not have to rely on someone to stop by when you’re running late getting home.

Petcube Play Smart Pet Camera

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Here’s another super cool pet Christmas gift to consider. Do you constantly think about your pets when you’re away from home? If you’re like me, the answer is yes! When I can’t bring my pups with me, I want to know exactly what they’re doing and talk to them. This little camera lets you virtually play with them using the attached laser and also see what they’re doing while you’re away.

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar

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Your pet’s safety is probably one of your main priorities. If my dogs ever got lost, I don’t know what I’d do. This new collar from the American Kennel Club works not only as a GPS to help track your dog, but it also records their daily activities right into your phone. It’s an awesome option for an active person on your list. It even has safety sensors built-in for night walks and to alert you when it’s too hot or cold outside for your pet.

*This collar does not replace the importance of a microchip. When pets go missing, collars and tags can fall off. If your pet is not microchipped, schedule your appointment with The Animal Foundation. It’s only $20*

Dog Bowtie Collar

Dress your pup to impress with a cute bow tie collar. This little collar comes in multiple prints including flamingo, dogs, anchors and geometric. It also comes in multiple sizes for all sized dogs. It’s on sale right now for $10 as part of Amazon‘s pre-Black Friday deals.

UPSKY Cat Toy Roller

Some cats cannot stop playing, especially when everyone is trying to sleep at night. (My cat lovers know what I’m talking about.) When my parents youngest cat was a kitten, we got him a ton of cat toys including a single level roller like this. He loved it! Toys like these help stimulate pet’s minds to keep them active mentally and physically. Playing is a great part of overall pet health and this toy is super affordable at under $10.

Nylabone Dog Chew Ring

Best Christmas Gifts for pets

Whatever you choose to buy your pet for Christmas, you can’t forget the treats! I’m grabbing one of these for my big chewer Smokey. He can shred every toy I’ve purchased and not even think twice about it. For a little dog, he has powerful teeth. This cool chew bone is not only affordable, it’s said to last a while even for the biggest chewers. I’ve had the green and white Nylabone for Fiona for years and she’s barely chewed down one side.

Pet Bed

Pet beds really are my favorite pet gifts for Christmas. For several years, I’ve taken Fiona to the pet store and let her pick out her own. One year she picked a pink and black polka dot one. Another year, she chose a red and white Christmas patterned one. (We literally just got rid of this one because Smokey finally chewed through it). Like slippers for people, dogs love cozy beds and blankets to cuddle up in. This one is actually under $20 so it won’t break your bank.

Have you started shopping yet? What items are on your list?

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide Preview

The holiday season has begun and so have the Black Friday previews! I’m subscribed to both Target and Amazon and my inbox has been blowing up! I even received the Christmas toy guide in the mail before Halloween! There are literally SO many gifts to choose from, even if you’re on a budget.

To make shopping easier for you, and me, I’m starting this 2018 gift giving guide to find the perfect item for everyone on your list. Here’s what you can look forward to:

My goal is to post at least one list a week to make sure we’re in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Keep an eye on my Instagram for limited time items and I share about at they come. I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing these wireless Beats headphones that were marked down over 50%.

Sensory Gift for Anyone on Your List

We’ve all seen it. The five senses gift that has been dominating Pinterest for Valentine’s Day. Personally, I think it’s perfect. You have to be a little creative, but you can make this theme work for anyone on any occasion.

My husband and I have known each other for 10 years and unique Valentine’s gifts get harder and harder. This year, I put my creativeness to the test and gave him a sensory Valentine’s gift. His gift included a record (hear), a photo cube (see), chocolate (taste), Poo-pourri (a little smelling gag gift) and a bath bomb (touch – yeah, he’s a bath guy).

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Let me know what you put in your gift bag when you give this idea a try!

Best Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner and finding the perfect gift can be challenging. Here are some  Top Gift Ideas perfect for Dad.

For the Cook


Does Dad refuse to leave the grille or the kitchen because his cooking his the best? Let’s face it. A man with that much confidence needs a cooking apron that is Dad joke approved.

For the Nerd

For that techy Dad of yours, finding the perfect gift can seem daunting, especially if you are on a budget. Try something inexpensive like the Echo Dot or a smart watch.

For the #1 Fan


Most Dad’s love at least one sport. You can’t go wrong with memorabilia from their favorite team!

For the Big Kid

Is your Dad a child at heart? Find out his favorite childhood toy and wrap it up with a bow! Maybe he loved tag – grab a few Nerf guns and challenge him to a duel.

For the Music Lover

If your Dad is a music junkie, consider grabbing a vinyl of his favorite band. If he doesn’t have a record player, throw that coveted item into the mix.