Holiday Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

By | November 26, 2016

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How many of you are done with your holiday shopping? Um…we’re not! Actually, we’re getting a late start because I’m super slow to the black Friday deals. Oops. Today I’m sharing some fun gift ideas that you can buy from your couch–and this weekend is a great time to do that! So sip some wine, or coffee, and do some shopping!

I’ve tried to note deals and discounts, but please keep in mind those will end and this blog post will still be live and I won’t be able to help you find a bargain once the sale is over, so shop fast to save the most money!

For the home…

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  1. Rugs and doormats are great gifts (although they are hard to wrap!) and this Home Sweet Home doormat is great for the entire year.
  2. But I also like the turquoise hello script mat option for spring or summer. Both are under $8!
  3. Candles are a great gift, too. This small hammered metal container candle and pine scent is great for winter and will look great in any room.
  4. It’s great paired with this marble container candle, which I can totally see classing up any bathroom, or living room. Or bedroom.
  5. Storage is always needed, and when it’s this pretty, no one will consider it a boring gift. These would be great for corralling toys, books, mail, keys, phones, or more! They come in two sizes and two colors. Here’s the larger Geometric Floor Storage Bin.
  6. Here’s the smaller Storage Bin, too. Both are 20% off this weekend, so get shopping!
  7. These Gold Elephant Trunk wall hooks are sold by Land of Nod, and are on sale right now for only $10.36! They may be marketed to kids’ rooms, but I would put them in the entryway for coats, the master bedroom closet, the kitchen—anywhere is a great place for a gold elephant!
  8. This gray floor pouf is perfect for adding some texture and soft, movable seating or foot-propping options to a family or play room. And it’s on sale for 50% off right now, so I can actually afford to buy 2–which is the perfect number since a pair is twice as nice, right?
  9. You all know my pineapple obsession by now, so it’s no surprise I added this gold pineapple lamp to the list for our favorite picks for the home. It’s 15% off right now, so go grab it now!

For her…

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  1. Most ladies (moms or not!) can always use a new bag. I like this one from Target because it comes with two bags! Perfect for stashing mom’s stuff in the smaller bag and babies stuff in the outer bag, so you can quickly switch between the two for errands with or without the kiddos. It’s on sale for 30% off for the rest of the day–so get it now!
  2. This Don’t Stop Beleafing flower pot, also from Etsy is also awesome. I can’t resist a good plant pun. I bet the plant lovers in your life would also appreciate it!
  3. For the gardeners, I found this super fun little indoor flower pot. I am always looking for new flower pots for all my plant babies and this I Will Survive flowerpot option is cheeky and fun.
  4. I also have to add a book to the list, but since not everyone is a big reader, I chose one with gorgeous illustrations. This unabridged Wizard of Oz would be a great winter read, and looks great on the bookshelf!
  5. The Young House Love new home-inspired coloring book is a great idea for the coloring fans or home decor enthusiasts in your life. It’s unique and will be super fun to create with.
  6. A nice pad of watercolor paper, or sketch paper, whatever would be most appreciated by the creatives on your list. This Watercolor Pad by Strathmore is affordable, but always appreciate and thoughtful gifts.
  7. Add in this Watercolor Pan Set and you’ve got a great gift for someone who wants to spend more time being creative in the new year.
  8. And for the bubbly lovers, or just Parks and Rec fans, these Treat Yo Self glasses are so fun.
  9. I’ve had a vinyl machine on my wishlist for awhile and this Explore One by Cricut would be a huge hit with any DIYers you’re shopping for. And, this roll of Gold Vinyl to use with the new machine would fill a stocking with joy, I’m sure!

For the kids…

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  1. For little ones, I’m a big fan of toys that are fun to play with but that don’t look so messy and cluttered. This Zebra Rocker is so fun and would be a super present for Santa to bring!
  2. Babies also need books! This Count to 100 book is so great for little learners! The illustrations are so charming and it’s great for hours of looking and snuggling on the couch.
  3. Fingerprint Activities is another favorite for wintertime fun, and it works for younger kids with supervision, or older kids who need some quiet, creative time by themselves.
  4. Kids will also love this Busy Train book—it includes a toy train and tracks built into each page for it ride along as you read. It’s so fun!
  5. Babies need stylish art, too! I think this super cute Play All Day, Sleep All Night Nursery Custom Art Print would be great for babies or toddlers, maybe it would even encourage more restful sleep? Ha!
  6. I also love the Where’s Will look and find book. Think Where’s Waldo…but with William Skakespeare.
  7. I’ve been looking at a teepee for Will, and they are so popular right now with kids and adults so I’m sure it would be a hit under the tree this year for anyone! This Pillowfort teepee is one of the cutest and most affordable options I’ve found. It’s on sale this weekend—right now it’s 50% off so order before the sale ends.

For him…

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  1. Wyatt has had a Compound Sliding Miter Saw on his list for awhile. This one is on sale this weekend for Black Friday, so it’s a great buy if you’re also looking for one of these for someone on your wish list!
  2. Shirts are always appreciated, at least by the men in our family, who don’t want to take the time to shop for their own clothes. This one is classic and great when you’re not exactly sure what someone would like.
  3. For the grill guy, Wyatt says a new grate is always a great idea. This Weber Plated-Steel Hinged Cooking Grate is actually on his list for the year.
  4. There’s no better time than winter to grab some new grill accessories, too, like this Pizza Stone Insert with Carry Rack is awesome for guys, or gals, who want to up their homemade pizza game. And even if it’s cold outside, I bet it will still get some use this winter.
  5. A digital thermometer is also great for the chefs in your family. It can be used inside or outside on the patio, and this Weber Instant-Read Thermometer is a great buy.
  6. I know several guys who would like this United Roads Art Print. It’s masculine, and maybe even educational, but not too man cave-ish, and it looks super classy in the frames offered through Minted.
  7. A new men’s travel case for toiletries or other items (chargers, valuables, etc.) is also a great stocking stuffer option. This one is affordable and stylish, plus it’s 30% off through tonight so hurry before it’s gone!
  8. Another great tool buy is this 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Matrix Drill and Impact Combo Kit. It’s nice because you get both tools in one, without needing two more tools to store since the head switches out. Safe saving and money saving is a good deal in our book.

Who else are you shopping for this year? Maybe you’re a gift card giver? Or a homemade gift giver? We’ll probably do some of that, too! But I’m sure I’ll be crossing several items off our online list. We do have a toddler to drag around from store to store this year…and that means we deserve an extra present, right? Or just a glass of wine?

Happy shopping!


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