Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year……We’re all sitting down wracking our brains trying to come up with amazing gifts that will wow, while not breaking the bank. This year, I’ve gathered a few of the things that are on my shopping list this year for you. Have something you love gifting? Share it with us!

If someone you love loves the great outdoors, buy him something he can look at every day. These National Park Posters by artist Rob Decker are not only beautiful, they are meaningful. Frame them to make it an extra special gift. Available in lots of parks from Acadia to Zion, you’ll be able to find dad’s favorite. This is a great way to memorialize those family trips you’ve taken, or dream of places you’d like to go.

Sometime I hear from our readers over and over again is that they want to go paperless and be more environmentally friendly. When you’re picking out gifts and stocking stuffers, keep that goal in mind. Paperless Kitchen’s Cleaning Cloths are a perfect starting point. These can replace sponges, paper towels AND napkins. They are washable and can be reused over and over again. Oh, and they look cute in your kitchen too! Grab a set to gift, and a set for yourself while you’re at it.

If you want a little more scrubbing power, take a peek at Paperless Kitchen’s Dish Wash Scrubs. Because these do all the heavy lifting for you, you’ll use less soap and water. I’ve saved the best for last. Use code PAPERLESS10 for 10% off your Amazon order!

I’m all about gifting consumable items. When I first tried Skyn cosmetics, I knew I’d found a new bestie. I LOVE treating myself to their products. It really makes the every day feel like a small spa getaway. (Even if I am chasing two dogs and a toddler around the house.) My two favorites:

Icelandic Youth Serum-This stuff is amazing. I have tried lots of serums and lotions and the like. However, this goes on so lightly that I don’t feel like I have anything on my face. There’s virtually no smell and it not only brightens my skin; even when I have had no sleep, it actually moisturizes.

If you don’t have time to sit and pamper yourself (who does), skyn’s Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels are your jam. They stick to your face with ease and you can freely move about the country while wearing them. They feel amazing on. (Bonus points for putting them in the fridge before use.) The box contains pads for your forehead and smile lines. These are just what my skin needs at the end of a long week. I love using these while watching Netflix on the couch, folding laundry or even on my commute home. These make amazing stocking stuffers.

One of my all time favorite gifts to give is a great pair of slippers. No one knows slippers better than L.L.Bean. Their Wicked Good Slippers are the stuff that feet crave. Get two pairs because once you feel these, you won’t want to give them away.

I love gifting spices for a few reasons. They are not only consumable but great spices make every day cooking something really special. I didn’t know what a difference having excellent spices made until I discovered Penzeys. They not only offer single spices, but gift kits, both large and small.

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