Top 20 Holiday Gifts for 2018
Hey there friends! The holidays are right around the corner so I thought I would come up with a list of the Top 20 gifts to give this year. This list are items for both men and women so you are sure to find something perfect for the one on your list! These items are in no particular order and are each amazing in their own way! I am not at all sponsored by any of these brands, I just really like their products.
Christmas Cheer Gift Set
This gift set is perfect for anyone on your list that needs a little pampering. From bath bombs, to body conditioner and gel, plus a lip scrub; this person on your list will feel perfect from head to toe! The best part is that all of Lush’s products are cruelty free plus most are vegan! So you knwo you will be doing good for the planet with this gift. Nothing like a little TLC gift to show how much you care this holiday season. You can find this gift and many more like it at Lush.com.
Wool and the Gang Kitting Kit
This gift is perfect for that friend or family member that is an avid crafter. Wool and the Gang have some pretty amazing knitting and crocheting kits that walk you through step by step on how to create almost anything! The best part is that each kits comes with all of the tools you will need; the yarn, knitting needles and even the yarn needle for finishing up your project. Plus, what is better than having the pride in creating something yourself?!? These are perfect gifts to share the love of creating and staying warm! You can find this kit and many others like it at Woolandthegang.com.
Bob Ross “The Art of Chill” Board Game
For all of you Bob Ross fans out there, this board game is for you! I personally have this game and have played it many times! This board game is the perfect nostalgic game that gets your art skills rolling. Plus, your friends and family will sure get a kick out of it when you bring it out of your game closet. If you are in desperate need for a new game you are in luck! This game combines all the great memories of Bob Ross while having some healthy competition on who can be the most chill. If you have a Bob Ross fan on your list, this is surely the gift for them! You can find this gift at Barnesandnoble.com.
This gift is any coffee lover in your life. Being a small business myself, I am always a HUGE supporter of local businesses. For those of you that don’t already know, I am originally for the Milwaukee area which is where Colectivo is based out of. This coffee company amazing coffee plus they are so involved in the community which makes me miss going into their coffee shops even more. Luckily, I can buy their coffee online which is ALL FAIR TRADE! Which is pretty awesome in my opinion. You care supporting an incredible business with an even more incredible mission. This is defiantly a gift that will warm the heart of whoever you give it to. You can find all the coffee that Colectivo sells at Colectivo.com.
A Power Bank
Do you knwo that one person who’s phone is always dying? Why don’t you give them a power bank?! That way they will always have a charge to charge up their phone. This is also a perfect gift for the constant traveler you know. I have one of these myself and it has definitely saved me during many adventures in theme parks. All you will have to remember it to charge the bank again when you are back home! Perfect to throw into any purse or backpack for on the go charging. You can find this power bank and more like it at Target.com.
The Art of Pixar Book
If you are a Disney Fan or know of one, this is the perfect gift. (I might even get this for myself!) Walt Disney has an incredible collection of books that showcase art and early sketches for their most successful movies and this book is no exception. If you have seen all the Pixar movies from the start this would be the perfect coffee table book for you. You can find all of the art from your favorite Pixar films all in one place! It’s pretty amazing to look back on how Pixar started with their animation to where they are now. You can find this book and others like it at Shopdisney.com.
Hot Sauce Sampler
For the foodie in your life, this is the gift for them. Let them live on the wild side by trying all of these types of hot sauces! They will definitely be thinking of you when they cook up their next creation with these amazing sauces. You can find this gift set and more like it at Worldmarket.com.
Circle Mirror with Terrarium
This gift is very practical but also SUPER trendy. What’s better than having a circle mirror with a terrarium?!?! This gift for that one person on your list that has everything but could use something a bit practical. (Maybe I’m just thinking that this would look great in my apartment. But you can decide.) You can find this mirror and many other amazing decor pieces at Etsy.com.
Women’s Express Trench Coat
Everyone needs a staple trench coat in their wardrobe. Why don’t you give this beautiful piece for the special lady in your life or for yourself?!? I can’t tell you how many times I have used my trench coat and it is definitely a worth while investment. It is the perfect in between jacket from fall to winter or even winter to spring. It keeps you warm while looking perfectly put together. You can find this coat and many other pieces at Express.com.
Allen Edmunds Dress Shoes
Every guy needs a great pair of shoes like these! They are perfect to dress up and down. The perfect gift for your man to help his look be a little more put together. These are hand-made shoes so you are sure to knwo that they will last a LONG TIME. Through various dates, job interviews, weddings and more! You can find this pair of shoes and more like them at Allenedmunds.com.
If you are like me and you LOVE avocados and are borderline obsessed….you need this in your life. No more cutting your fingers or hands trying to get the pit out, this tool does it all! You can cut open the avocado, take the pit out, throw out the pit (or save it if you want to grow that avocado tree) and the scrape out the insides! All without running to get several band-aids when all you want is some avocado toast. When I found this tool I knew I couldn’t live with out it! You can find this tool at Amazon.com.
For those on your list that want to stay warm this winter, this is for them! Dearfoams are ultra soft and cushiony for your feet. You knwo that your love ones will stay warm with these slippers! Perfect for running out to get the newspaper or just sitting my the fireplace drinking some coffee. Dearfoams sells slippers for men, women and kids so everyone can stay warm this holiday season! You can find these slippers and more like them at Kohls.com.
Away Travel Luggage
This piece of luggage has been something I have been looking at for a LONG LONG TIME. IF you or someone on your list is an avid traveler like myself, you should think about Away Luggage. They have a durable polycarbonate shell, which you are sure that all your belongings will stay safe and TSA approved locks for extra security. Not to mention these luggage pieces have four wheels!!! Which makes it super easy to get around the airport. It has a hidden laundry bag inside and PLUS YOU CAN CHARGE YOUR PHONE!!!! No more looking for an outlet to quickly charge before take off. And no need to worry about the battery, it can be easily be removed before you get on the plane. To whomever you give this to, I’m sure they will be thanking you! You can find this piece of luggage and more like it on Awaytravel.com.
For anyone in your life that needs to be organized, this is for them. I bought this exact planner for myself and I am LOVING IT!! It is bigger than my typical planners which is perfect because it gives you extra room to write out to-do lists, events, etc. Since my photography season will be revving up again soon, I want to make sure I stay organized with all I have planned. You will be sure to never forget this planner anywhere. Not to mention is is SUPER CUTE! You can find this planner and many more like it at Papersource.com.
For the guy in your life that really just needs a better travel toiletry bag. Something that is sturdy and will last for another 20 years until you beg him to replace it again. I have invested in many toiletry and makeup bags myself and once you find the perfect one that fits everything and will stand the test of time, you will never want to get rid of it. Like this one! Give him something that he will surely use for a VERY long time. You can find this toiletry bag and many more like it at Nordstrom.com.
Frank and Oak Style Plan
What can be better than a subscription box gift? Better yet one that delivers amazing styles TO YOUR DOOR. You may have heard of style boxes like this but when I discovered Frank and Oak their way seemed to be a bit different. For one they have exclusive pieces that are signature to their brand and all of their styles are very trendy but aren’t too far out of anyones comfort zone. They are more minimalist and neutral with a pop of some more trendy styles. Second, you can preview and personalize what comes in your box and best of all FREE RETURNS. Also their styling fee ALWAYS goes towards your purchase no matter how much you purchase which is something other boxes don’t do. You can skip any time and you can even shop for other items on their site without doing a subscription box. They have styles for both men and women so you know that the ones you love will always be in style. You can learn all about this subscription box at Frankandoak.com.
Blue Apron Subscription
Now this box is for those who love to cook or….are cooking challenged. This is something I just tried and I am SUPER excited to try it out! You can choose meals for 2 or 3 times a week and the exact portion or ingredients and directions arrive right at your door! No more searching for that one specific item that you can only find at a specialty store and have to buy a MASSIVE amount of that you will never use. Plus if it something you truly like, you can keep the recipe card to make again! I am trying these out for the month of December so let me knwo if you would like me to make a blog post on my experience! You learn all about this subscription box at Blueapron.com.
Book of the Month Subscription
For an avid reader this subscription box IS A MUST! I no longer have this subscription box but it was only because I couldn’t keep up with the books coming in! With this subscription you are able to select one book a month plus you can always purchase another book at a reduced rated! I was able to purchase John Green’s book; Turtles All the Way Down and let me tell you….it’s an amazing read. It’s also a great way to read new books that you may never thought to read before. Definitely a perfect gift for our cold months ahead. You can learn all about subscription box at Bookofthemonth.com.
HP Photo Sprocket
For that teenager in your house that has SO MANY PICTURES on their phone, this one is for them. Why not let them print out those Instagram worthy prints to hang up in their locker or give to friends? This is a perfect gift to print those photos on your phone, directly from your phone to share with everyone! I actually would love to have one myself! What a better way to share happiness and joy by the gift of memories. You can find this gift at Amazon.com.
What do you meme? Card Game
You know Cards Against Humanity, but what about What do you meme? This card game takes your favorite memes and puts them into a game like Cards Against Humanity but only better….because it has memes. This game will be the hit of every game night and would never get old! A perfect game to play on Christmas morning with all of the adults in your family. You can find this card game at Amazon.com.
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