It’s that time of year again…the time of year when you need to find a lot of really special gifts, and fast. I’m here to give you some creative ideas to mix things up. I too struggle with finding amazing gifts, year after year, and I love it when I find something extra special.
Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. My options are my own and were not influenced in any way. Some of these items I purchased and am gifting myself this spring. (Shhhh!)
Everyone loves a gift book. They are the perfect item to give someone extra special and they don’t take up a lot of space. In order to make them even more sentimental, write a handwritten note in the front with the year. They can keep the book on their coffee table, their desk, or their book shelf and always have something to commemorate the year. I love the 200 Things I love about Dad (and there is a mom option too!) book from Chronicle Books. This is just too sweet to pass up. You’ll love this whimsical and unique book (dad and mom will too)!
If you know a new mom who could use a little something special, gift her Mommy Snuggles. This board book is so sweet and special that any mom will want to read it to their baby. I was gifted this book and it’s just so beautifully illustrated and adorable that it makes me smile every single time.
Letters to The Graduate
This is one of my very favorite gifts that I’ve ever given. I received one of these when I had our son and I love filling it out. The graduate I’m gifting this too has been part of my life for 20 years and I cannot wait to share with her special memories, and the love I have for her. This is a unique gift that she won’t get from anyone else and it’s small enough that she can take it to her first home after college. I will say, I suggest giving yourself some time to fill these out. I read through them and then took a few days to think about my answers, then filled them out. I can’t wait to gift this and I think you’ll love gifting this too!
The Greatness of Dads
For every dad, grandfather, father-to-be, step-dad, or father figure, this book is the ultimate expression of love. Featuring compelling quotes, literary excerpts, and pop culture references as well as inspiring photographs of fathers (some are famous and some are heroes only to their own families), The Greatness of Dads celebrates the unique bond between dads and their children in an unforgettable book that showcases the universal threads of fatherhood: love, discipline, responsibility, fun, embarrassment, sadness, and joy. The compelling prose, heartwarming images of fathers and their children, and variety of dads included make this handsome volume the ideal gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, holidays, or just to say “I love you.”
Choose Your Own Adventure
The road after graduation can be pretty daunting. Choose Your Own Adulthood: A Small Book about the Small Choices that Make the Biggest Difference, is just what the recent grad needs. This book is humorous, but full of great advice on navigating the potential landmines ahead that can lead to success or failure. This book helps the “new adult” make sense of some of the things that they’ve never encountered before. It’s full of hefty advice, but stays upbeat. I also love how cute it is to gift!