I am no Oprah, but I like to think that I am a good gift giver. I love thinking out of the box! Here are some of my favorite gifts for both him and her that I have been given or given to others this year!
Ilumi Smart Bulb – I saw this on Shark Tank and knew I had to get it for someone. I ended up getting it for my husband after he said he wished we could change our front door light! Literally light bulb! You can! It is Bluetooth that connects to an app where you can program it with timing on and off to ward off buglers or simply change it to any color on the color wheel. Two different sizes are available. You can get it on their website or at Best Buy! Price ranges $60-$75
Love your Melon Beanie – Cute stylish winter hats/scarfs/headbands AND 50% of proceeds go to non-profits to fund the fight against pediatric cancer! Their mission is literally to give a hat to every child battling with cancer in America. My sister got my a slouchy beanie last year and it is SO warm and cozy. I love supporting a good cause. Perfect stocking stuffers! Price ranges $30-45
R. Riviter Bags – Living near a large Navy base definitely surrounds you with all sorts of amazing military wives. When I heard about this brand, I knew exactly who to purchase this for! It is a disposable income opportunity for military wives as they move around. Each bag is hand stitched and stamped by military wives in their own homes! Multiple women work on each piece as they are trained to do one part of it. They even use materials from old uniforms and bags so each piece is unique. Price ranges from $50-$250
Brookstone Shiatsu Neck Massager – This thing is amazing! My husband got me one as an early birthday gift and I just love it. Imagine portable nail salon chair. You can wrap around your neck, back, legs, or even feet! We tried another one on Amazon but found this one fits best. Price $119
Nespresso Pod Coffee – We were way due for a new coffee machine and I landed on this after almost 100% feedback from everyone! They have the freshest coffee pods and made of aluminum so much healthier for you than plastic! They even send you a free already paid shipping bag for send the pods back for recycling! THIS COFFEE IS AMAZING! Based on reviews we got the Virtuoline as the new style leaks. Price ranges $130-$200
Vionic Slippers – I have worn UGG moccasins for five years now. Let’s just say I needed an upgrade. My feet are almost always hurting, so I started wearing orthopedic footwear more! This brand rocks! These slippers are great for support and adjustable so I can wear my super fluffy socks in them OR have them tighter on my bare feet. They aren’t too plush so they are good for warmer temperatures too because one thing I cannot stand is sweater feet in slippers. Price $59.95
Sports Fan Island Puzzle – For the sports fan! They have great gifts all over their website but my favorite were these cute 3D puzzles. I got one for my Dad as he loves little things like that. I always enjoyed gifts that you can enjoy “doing” on Christmas Day! They are perfect gifts for that one male that always says “I don’t need anything!” Price ranges $17.99-$39.99
Skylight Wifi Frame – Another Shark Tank item. I saw this and knew immediately I wanted it for my parents. With three kids in three different time zones, we rarely get to see each other but one thing we all LOVE is pictures. This frame comes with an email address where anyone can email a photo and it pops up on the frame! It works almost immediately! The screen is touch screen and you can even “like” photos and it sends an email to the person who sent it letting them know! The only requirement is wifi for the frame!. Perfect for grandparents or to keep in your home! Price $159
Books – I am a Kindle person now although the smell of a book never gets old. Here are a few of my favorite books I read this year. When I read, I love to have thriller or fantasy books. It helps with my anxiety to escape into another world. I listened to all the Harry Potter Books traveling into DC so much for work this year! The best “can’t put the book down” book I read this year was Couple Next Door. Another similar book is, Women in Cabin 10. If you are looking for a feel good heart tugger, A Man Called Ove. I am currently reading this one so I am not sure how it ends but it is definitely keeping me reading so far, What She Knew. Price ranges $5-$15.99
Well Watered Women Bible Study – For anyone who is looking for a bible study these are all amazing! They are super easy to follow and it helps that they are pretty! Perfect to get for your friends group! Price ranges $130-$200
Zella Livein Leggings – I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… these are the BEST leggings. Reversible with a more plush inside, they somehow keep me warm in winter and cool in summer. I have them in 5 colors. Yes 5. I basically only wear them. They are super slimming but not too tight. They are also cheaper than Lulu and Athleta leggings and I swear beat them in every test! Price ranges $40-$60 (I always find them on sale at Nordstrom)
Lululemon Jacket – For the workout gal! Who doesn’t love a good Lululemon piece? Since it is a more pricey brand, I always add anything big to my Christmas list! Price $148
Large Christmas Puzzle – Another good gift for someone who needs nothing. Both my husband and I’s families love doing puzzles on holidays! It helps you enjoy doing something in between cooking and eating! What we normally do is cut a part a large cardboard box and use one side of it for the puzzle and one side for the pieces, that way you can put it away when you’re not using it and it doesn’t take up the kitchen table for weeks! Price $17.99
Lazy One Pjs – Seriously some of my favorite sleep shirts! They are so punny and cute. Perfect for the whole family or anyone in the family of all ages! One year, I got my whole entire family one! My husband loves the boxers to sleep in as well. Sizes def rung a little big on all their products. Price ranges $19.99-$24.99
Woolrich Fleece Vest– Last year my husband and I became “vest people”. I now have this vest in two colors and so does he. They are seriously the perfect piece to layer under jackets for extra warmth, wear around the house over t-shirts, or throw on top of flannel for a cozy outfit! Price range $19.99-$34.99
Pup Socks– For the dog or cat lover. You’re welcome. Who doesn’t want their pets face on socks? All you do is upload a picture of your pets face and they send you a draft to make sure it took right! Price $29.9
Tiffany’s Necklace – For that extra fancy gift “for her”. Men listen up. This is THE necklace. If you received this link from a women, it is probably because she wants this necklace. My husband got it for my for my wedding gift and I could not love it more. It is so subtle and dainty but the diamond sparkles! I never take it off except to clean it. Price $285
Muslin Swaddles – For the new Momma! The cutest prints are on this site. I got my sister one when she had her baby and they use it so much she bought another one. I just love all the prints and wish I could buy them all for all my Momma friends! – Price ranges $20-$34
Dr. Scholl’s Slip Ons – Another great shoe for someone who enjoys “comfy shoes”. These have memory foam souls that truly help my soul! They come in multiple colors and you get them on Zappos, Amazon, Nordstrom, or their own website! Price $62
Eco Portable Camping Hammock – For the outdoorsy type! We have this hammock and it is so fun! You can tie it to any tree or post and set it up super easy. We have the double wide but I suggest the single wide as we get kind of “trapped” in ours if we both are in it. Make sure to purchase the straps as well! Can purchase online at most sporting stores! Price $50-$6o for hammock and $29-$40 for straps.
Happy shopping! I hope you enjoyed my favorite things!