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'Tis the season to be gifting! I LOVE giving gifts, but what to give that hard-to-shop-for friend, picky sibling or cousin who won't even give you a clue as to what they want? Of course, gift cards are an option, but SO BORING! Personally, I try and stay away from gift cards. Unless it's a birthday party for one of my kids' friends.
To help you with your holiday shopping this year, I thought I would put together a list of fun unique items my family and I actually love and would make great gifts for your friends and/or family. Many of these items you can find on my *Amazon Holiday Gift Ideas page. Another fun fact about these items, many of them come from sweet small businesses and some are doing good (like helping animals or helping the planet with upcycled goods).
Let's get started:
The Original Kit Box by Gemini Beauty - Perfect for those with sensitive skin who crave a youthful glow. Products are free of gluten, oil, phthalates, sulfates, and parabens. To make it sweeter, the collection was designed by a 17 year old young lady and a portion of Gemini Beauty profits benefit Lupus LA.
Couchmaster CYCON - This couch gaming desk (or in my daughter's case, Chromebook desk) is perfect for when you wanna chill on the couch, but also need to be on your laptop (it has a vent!) for work or gaming.
Vaan & Co. Upcycled Totes - Vann & Co makes beautiful products with scrap pieces of leather. Completely upcycled goods. Check out all their options.
Puffer Hug - This is cute and helps keep you warm. Perfect to wear on morning walks, plus the fleece inside is oh-so-soft!
Cloud Haven Jewelry - My daughter Juleen loves their unique necklaces. There is literally something for everyone!
Admiral Row - I have the sweeteest earring from Admiral Row. What I love about them most is how affordable their pieces are. You can stuff your family's stockings or stock up for yourself.
Louloudi Eye Patches - If you know me, you know I love microneedling (especially from Skin Aesthetica in Redlands) these anti-aging microneedle patches are a much less invasive version of that, but targeting your eyes.
Table Topics - How about a great host/hostess or white elephant gift? This works great! Thought provoking and fun all wrapped up in one!
Buddha Board - My kids and I can't get enough of this. It's a simple way to clear my mind and the kids love recreating mindful masterpieces.
Banana Phone - My son Aiden's FAVORITE. It's such a cool device. Yes, it connects to your phone, has a Bluetooth speaker and helps gorillas! Win-win.
Lighthearted Life: Simple strategies to live a joy-filled life even in the stormiest times - My incredible friend Dianne Callahan, who is a 3-time, WAIT now 4-time cancer survivor, wrote this beautiful book. 3 words READ THE REVIEWS. Bonus: There are coloring pages.
DNA Vibe - This is working wonders on my little dancer Cassie's knee! This is wonderful for soreness and works on all parts of the body. Have someone in your life who complains about soreness? This is for them!
Fluffy Day of the Dead Backpack - It's no secret, I'm buddies with a guy named Gabriel Iglesias who happens to put out some great merch! My personal favorite is his Fluffy Day of the Dead designs by Funko & Loungefly. I think these are great gifts for that Fluffy Guy fan in your life.
Riemont Luggage Travel Cup Holder - My husband Chris has been traveling a lot these days and this baby comes in so handy.
All Body Pillow by Honeydew - A great body pillow is so clutch! This is my new personal favorite. The kids try and steal it from me because it's the greatest. It comes with a soft pillowcase too!
Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow - There is NOTHING like a good pillow, am I right? This one is the real deal. Chris took this with him on the road, because it was so comfy. You can adjust the firmness too, which makes it so versatile.
Sweetology Kits & Gifts - You may have seen this on my Instagram story this season. Sweetology makes it easy to decorate cupcakes and cookies without having to do the baking. Their kits ship nationwide and this small business has made a big impact on my kids this year. (Cassie's cookie pic is below)
Mannkitchen Pepper Cannon - Perfect for the chef in the family. This bad boy pepper's your steak so effortlessly. It's exceptionally made and has a grind range of Grind Range of 8 to 60+ Mesh (ask your chef friends, that's really amazing).
Siligrams to Personalize Your Cocktails - I love whiskey and nothing makes me feel fancier than having my initials "EE" on a huge block of ice in a glass with my favorite drinky-drink!
Slrrrp Shots - Who doesn't love a gelatin shot? My crazy family loves making and consuming, but these ready made shots are so much more my speed. They are available at Walmart, Drizly, 7-11, Total Wine and more!
Balance Your Buzz Cocktail Mixer - Watching your weight, but still wanna have some drinks? This mixer is Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo and Vegan. It has electrolytes and zero sugar. Plus, actually tastes great!
Mouthwashers - Great little stocking stuffer! I like giving my kids a few practical things as gifts too.
Let me know if you need anymore info about the items I chose for this list and send me a message if you buy any of the items for your holiday gifting. Happy Shopping! xo