I’m not gonna lie, I love to receive a gift just as much as the next gal. The good news is, I think I like giving them even more! Though not all of them are particularly original, the following is a list of my picks (in no particular order nor in accordance with any monetary value) for the gift-giving season. Happy Shopping!
- Mary Jane Socks by Trumpette
- Cowboy Boot Socks by Trumpette
- Anything Little Giraffe
to Concerts or Sporting Events
sisters (biological and in-law), moms, best buds – for me they overlap so I just lumped them into one category
- Anything Votivo
that people will actually pick up and look at and that she might really read
- Wine and accessories
One of my all time favorite gifts to give! It can be personalized (say, by giving someone their favorite), given as a souvenir (from a recent trip to Napa!), and literally falls under ANY price range!
Boys (don’t they really all like the same things anyway?)
on history, music, architecture… (literally, every year, every man
(husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncles, in-laws) I buy for
receives, and actually likes, a book in one of these categories)
here’s a cool one my Dad received last year and still talks about
- Anything from the Bass Pro Shop
in our family there is no age limit
Mothers (biological, in-law, step, new)
it seems like every online photo host has this option and I cannot think of person who has children who would not love this
I don’t see why this has to only be for children. I could use it to trick my husband!
Neighbors and Other Friendly Folk
For this category I am a fan of the classic "food item + decorative item" gift. Home or hand make one or the other (or both) for a personal touch or spend as little or much money as you like.
Following are a few variations on this idea.
- Citrus Crate
I will never understand how such a gift gets a bad rap. We have a neighbor who gifts these yearly and it’s one of my favorites! If you don’t want to give an entire crate to each neighbor divide the fruit into smaller groupings and place it in a cute container (a box, basket or crate will do) yourself. Add a cute hand towel (k-mart has some cute options as well) and you’ll be set. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, pick up a pack of plain white (smooth – as in, not terry cloth) dish or hand towels, some fabric paints and holiday shaped stencils (though cookie cutters will work) to create your own design!
- Homemade Goodies
Everyone appreciates something homemade. And this is something every age can enjoy!
- Just Goodies
This bad boy would guarantee even the most annoying neighbor an invite to my next holiday party!
Anything Archer Farms
These delicacies come from Target! Their own packaging is pretty darn cute if you ask me. If you want to change it up transfer into one of these!
!!!the longer i look at these the more i love them!!! i can’t wait to order some for myself!
Have A Great Weekend!
and just so you know – my stint as guest blogger is not over yet. i will be posting over the weekend and possibly into next week! -arre