Happy Tuesday !
It’s the Merry and Bright time of season, and it’s down to crunch time on having your gifts bought and wrapped. I know there are many of you who seem to have family members that have everything, and how hard it is to find good gifts that have meaning, or that one person who is last because they simply are so hard to buy for. Well these are some of my favorite gifts to give for those of you who need a little help. Yes we all have been there! ( including myself)! One great gift idea that I love is taking a photo of someone when they least expect it, and having it framed nicely. This always throw them off because most of them can’t even remember getting the photo taken. This is always a great memory for them to treasure. I love meaningful gifts, and as I get older they just seem so much more valuable. Jewelry is also a great meaningful gift.. Everyone loves a gorgeous bracelet or necklace. It is something that they can wear for years to come. These are great for a little engraving too. Now if your like me, I love the new monthly boxes that you can sign up for such as FabFitFun, or Birchbox. these are both amazing gifts that any woman in your family would love, and its something cute they can look forward to each month. They are always changing up the items in the box, and you can even get on their websites and match up your personality and likes with different items that they can put in. I love my FabFitFun box, and quite honestly each item in the box would make the perfect stocking stuffers. Well I hope this Holiday Season is near and dear to your heart, and all of you have an amazing Holiday Season !
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and its time to be thinking of what to get that special woman in your life. Mother’s Day is one of my all time favorites because I love spending the Day with my kids, and love getting the goodies that they make me. It’s all about the memories! I also love spending time with my mom because I appreciate her so much, and I’m so thankful for the morals she instilled in me as a child, that I have now passed on to my children. Its a day to celebrate all the amazing moms, and celebrate the hard work they have put into their families. Dads you will come later …
One of my all time favorite things to give are gift baskets. These can have any theme that reflects the personality, hobbies, or anything else that makes that person who they are. Here are some of my favorite items to give , if you need any help finding that perfect gift.
Victoria’s secret Pj’s
Williams and Sonoma cookbook
Diptique candle ( image courtesy of let it be beautiful blog)
Tatcha Skincare ( image courtesy of a girl obsessed blog)
These are just some of my all time favorites that I absolutely love. No one cant beat a pair of silk pajamas, or a good cookbook loaded with the most amazing salads. If you have a mother that loves the spa, pick her up a gift card for her favorite spa, or if your mother is big into fitness, buy her a gift certificate for her favorite class. There are so many great ideas, and the best part of all, she will love it no matter what.
When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of wine,flowers, chocolates, cards, and plenty of kisses. A great valentines is all of those things, but you can give your loved one some fit – inspired gifts as well. These aren’t just inspiring, but also motivating. I always think that fit – inspired gifts are the best, because they will be a forever gift , unlike wine which will eventually get drank, and chocolates which will eventually get ate. Here are some of my great gift ideas for your significant other.
– massage gift certificate. Who doesn’t like a massage? Better yet, look at the massage benefits to your health. Boosts immunity, decreases stress levels. Those are some amazing benefits.
–personal training sessions- this would truly help in the motivating department. Some people do not want to take the time to go workout, but if it’s bought , then that just pushes them a bit. Right?
–fit bit tracker- this is one of my favorites, and not only does it help you concentrate on your steps, but also challenges you a bit. These are the best, and very motivating. I think this is the perfect gift.
–couples getaway- times are busy these days, and for some couples they feel it’s just as busy to take the time to plan the vacation, so it gets put to the back burner. Go ahead and plan that spontaneous trip. Believe me, you both deserve it.
–meal delivery service. They have so many great delivery services out there, that will deliver your choice of healthy meals, and will save you the time of cooking. You can even get just a three day on some. This is a great gift to give also.
Well as fast as this year has been going, Christmas will be here before you know it. Its never too early to start thinking of the great gifts to buy for your family this year. It seems it gets harder every year, as the kids get older, and peoples likes change. I’ve had a few emails asking what I think are some great gifts for tweens, as they are hard to buy for at that age. I just decided to do a post on some of my favorite gift ideas for this year.
One gift that I love , and always have are candles. There are the average candles that burn quickly, and do not really give off a smell, and then there are the real candles, that within five minutes they can smell up your whole house. One of my favorite kinds are the Cire Trudon Gabriel Candle, and the aromas I can not get enough of. They come in the most gorgeous candle holders, and the packaging is exquisite as well. This would be a perfect gist for anyone that loves candles. It has a long burn time, and will really lift your homes aroma in no time. For the person in your family that loves beauty products along with those candles, The Jo Malone gift set, is truly the Best gift. It comes in the gorgeous cream and white boxes with the black bows, and the packaging is always done up beautiful. If you go to your nearest Nordstrom, or any Jo Malone dealer, they will gift package it up nicely for you. I love Jo Malone, and every single scent that she has within her perfume line, is amazing. Do you have that chef in your family that loves to cook, or loves hanging out in the kitchen with a good cookbook? What great cook doesn’t love a set of good mixing bowls? Hawkins New York sells the most amazing mixing bowls. I bought these for my husband last year , as he loves to cook. These bowls can be bought in copper plated also, as well as the aluminum. They are super nice. This is a gift that can be kept for a long time.For those tween kids, whos taste change over night it seems, I love the Tech gifts such as I pads, or laptops, which those last forever, and for the tween girl, I love the Marc Jacobs perfume gift sets, which are perfect for the girl. This set is perfect because it comes with four different small fragrance bottles, and are super cute, and smell terrific. You know if they have this, they will not be coming and using yours for a while. I know I didn’t get to cover all my favorites this year, but this is a good start. These all work perfect as gifts for that certain someone. What’s on your list this year?