Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Gift Buying Guide

If the stores are any indication, the Holiday Season is definitely upon us! Although, if the stores are the rulers by which we measure, the Holidays have been upon us since the beginning of October, which is when I began seeing that Christmas pig Target has for sale this season.  (I want it!)

If you're like me, you made your shopping list in October, and have been steadily picking up gifts throughout the season to avoid stress on your mind and on your wallet.  If you're like me in past seasons, you haven't even started shopping yet, and only have a vague idea of what you'd like to get your loved ones this holiday season.

I really do love shopping for other people--if I had more money, I would buy really elaborate/fancy gifts.  Unfortunately for all my family and close friends, I do not.  For me, gifts are a way I can show someone I care about that I understand or know them--that I think about them, and value that person as an individual in my life.  Sure, I do pick up gift cards for Christmas presents, too, but that also says something--more along the lines of "I wanted to get you something you really like."

I know many people are very anti-gift card, but truthfully, when it comes right down to it, I'd rather get you a gift card that you can use to buy or eat something you actually like or enjoy, as opposed to stabbing in the dark and getting you something you end up tossing or re-gifting this or next holiday season.

And many others say 'it's the thought that counts,' which is true.  I'm always touched when I receive a gift form someone, even if it's not something I actually like or will use.  It's nice that they thought of me and went through the trouble of getting me a present.

But, truth be told, I absolutely LOVE finding gifts that people will actually use or enjoy, or gifts that people need.  That is much more preferable to me than someone getting a gift that he or she doesn't really like.

With that in mind, I've comprised a list of cool, unique gifts that you or your loved ones might be interested in this holiday season!  They're all from the same online website, so look now, and take into account the shipping delay!

I've included inexpensive gifts, as well as moderately priced and expensive gifts, in the hopes that I will have included a little something for everyone (after all, what you get your mom isn't likely going to be comparable price-wise to what you get your coworker). Most of the things I've found were for women, but some can definitely be used for the right male in your life as well!

Each selection has a description, price, and link to where to buy it in the caption underneath the photograph!

Happy Holidays, and Happy Shopping!


Table Topics Dinner Party
$25
Get it here!

The Tea Towel
$14
Get it here!

Family Glassware
$12/each
Get them here!
DJ Cat Scratching Pad
$35
Get one here!
Wooden Six Pack Drink Tote
$39.99
Get it here!
Stitch the Stars Calendar
$25
Get one here!
Write On Watch
$18/set of 3
Get them here!

What Dogs Love Throw
$40
Get it here!



Recycled Glass Tree Globes
$45 each
Get them here!
Shark Socks
$9
Get a pair here!
Personalized Love Birch Cuff
$100
Personalize one here!
Cat and Dog Bottle Toppers
$12/each
Get one here!
New Dog Kit
$25
Get it here!
Winnie the Pooh Quote Pillows
$56/ea.
Choose one here!
Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag
$16.25
Get it here!
Fortune Keeper Key Chains
$24/ea
Choose one here!
Bad Dog Tumblers
$35 for set of 4
Get them here!
Latitude Longitude Pendant
$150
Get it here!
She Believed She Could Ring
$78
Get it here!
Ninja Umbrella
$24
Get it here!
Story of the Earth (set of 7)
$32 for set
Get them here!
Live Well Earrings
$36
Get a pair here!
Toast Costers
$10 (set of 8)
Get them here!


Caterpillar Bud Vase
$18
Get one here!
Reclaimed T-Shirt Scarf
$24
Get one here!
Upcycled Mail Sack Pouches
$14/ea.
Get it here!
Traveler's Soap
$8
Get it here!
DIY Lip Balm Set
$40
Get it here!
DIY Bath Salt Kit
$40
Get one here!
Upcycled Cotton Sari Robe
$58
Get it here!

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