My husband and I have always felt that the holiday was a little too sappy and forced for us — hello, Hallmark holiday! It’s never been high up on our holiday priority list. However, once we had kids we’ve made a conscious effort to show them that it’s fun to be generous not only with gifts, but also with our words and our feelings. We’ve been trying to teach them to tell people they love how much they care about them. Actually feeling and EXPRESSING all the feels, is a much harder skill than it may seem.
Hey, I’m still working on it myself.
Now, as far as gifting goes (something I am VERY good at!)… we keep the Valentine budget at minimum. Just a little somethin’-somethin’, because who DOESN’T like to open gifts?!
(A word of warning: This holiday gift guide is for mature audiences only!)
We all have one.
Hell, we may even BE one?!
You know, your favorite gal who tells it like it is. No holds barred. Lays it all out there… with a few F-bombs thrown in for good measure. She likes her conversation kicked up a notch (or twenty) with some verbal heat. But, you know her best and behind that sassy and crassy exterior lies a big ball of sentimental mush, who will tear up and thank you profusely for thinking of her this season.
THIS individual’s list of vices just happen to include green juice and boutique fitness classes.
If you know someone who’s constantly on the hunt for their next endorphin high (exercise related, of course) and whose idea of “dressing up” includes their very favorite pair of LULULEMON LEGGINGS and DESIGNER SNEAKERS, then this guide is a MUST READ.
…and so it begins: a new holiday season and a whole new slew of gift guides!
This year, I’ll be posting a fresh weekly gift guide (perhaps with a bonus edition or two!) to help keep your holiday shopping on track and on budget.
I should totally add the title: “Santa’s Project Manager, North Pole Inc.” to my resume! Right?!
Between now and Christmas, I’ll be covering all sorts of gifting quandaries from finding that perfect gift for the person who has everything, to last minute gift ideas for that individual you completely overlooked #GiftingFail. BUT before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s chat about what to get the person who hates to leave their home when it’s cold outside (raises hand proudly!) — a.k.a. The Homebody.
Father’s Day is this Sunday and I’ve been working hard to put together a unique gift guide for those of you who like to keep it exciting and perhaps wait until the last minute to score that gift for dad. Dad’s are especially tough to buy for. With this Father’s Day gift guide, I promise you that THIS year you’ll be cruising into the big day stress-free, nary a cliché Father’s Day tie in sight.
Mother’s Day is just over 2 weeks away (May 14th)… You know, in case you were wondering.
As a mom myself, I think I just may be able to offer some valuable insights into unique gift ideas that any mom would love to receive. I’ve compiled a Mother’s Day Gift Guide (a.k.a. my own personal wish list) to help get you started and on your way to scoring mom the best Mother’s Day gift yet!
Finding unique gifts for the kids (big and small) is probably the hardest part of holiday gifting. It starts off pretty straightforward when kids are young, but as they get older, our once sweet children become the most difficult parties to please! Ugh, and don’t get me started on those moody, temperamental, too-cool-for-school tweens — challenging, to put it mildly.
We’re back! THIS time, Santa’s sleigh is full of gifts for the guys in your life!
Buying for the gents can be tricky, but I think I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite go-tos, as well as some out-of-the-box ideas. Again, I grouped the gift options into 4 themes — The Boss, The Traveler, The Homebody and The Entertainer to make your selection process as efficient and easy as possible.
Today we’re kicking off of the THD 2016 Holiday Gift Guide series! All this week, I’ll be sharing all of my favorite gift ideas for that special someone in your life. Oh, and don’t worry, there just might be a goody in there for you, too.