So I’ve been doing gift guides a long time. After spending 2020 quarantined with our families, and now…2021….in doubt….this holiday season is one we’ve all been looking forward to. I’ve gathered up some items to gift that are meaningful and fun….regardless of if you are tucked inside with your family or ready to head out and party the night away.
For The Kiddies
Chronicle Books has always had an amazing selection of kids books. Their books have that little bit of extra something special. When Do You Know Space and Sky arrived my son grabbed it off the counter….before I could even hand it to him. And did not put it down. The pages have beautiful pictures and are perfect for little minds inquiring about our universe. This book answers all those questions that little ones ask about the world around them. To make parents happy, it has review sections and an index of important terms too.
If your kiddos love the Construction Site series, you need to pick up the latest, Road Crew, Coming Through. This book introduces new characters and a new project; a super highway! My son loves the bright illustrations and rhyming story line. These books are always a hit-at bedtime and beyond. And if your kids like this series, you need to get them Construction Site, Merry and Bright. There’s nothing better, in my opinion, than taking characters you love and celebrating the holidays with them. To make this book even better, there are flaps to lift to keep your littles engaged.
For The Person Who Still Hasn’t Left The House
We all know puzzles were a hot commodity during our time at home. Well, turns out….they’re fun. Puzzle Culture has come up with a subscription box that includes a puzzle and gender-neutral gifts; all based on a theme. The themes are unique and stunning. This makes a great gift for someone you want to gift all year through.
For Your Bestie
There’s not much more special than a piece of jewelry. Amazon and Joycuff have come through with a special find; this initial necklace. Get one for you and your sister, mom, best friend and grandma, this necklace is amazing quality for the price. It’s 18 inches in length and made of 18K gold plated stainless steel. I love gifting new moms this necklace with the initials of their new little one!
This gem of a store is in my town. I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I’m just going with it. The Safari Collective carries gifts, sundry items, personal care items, household supplies and jewelry. Their prices are reasonable and the quality is always amazing. The items that the owner selects are sustainable and beautiful. She will even assemble a custom gift box for you upon request.
For The Person Who Loves Everything Disney
Okay, we all have that one (or maybe more than one) person on our lists who loves everything Disney…and they seem to already have everything humanly possible related to Disney already. Well, I’ve solved the mystery and found the holy grail. These Art of Disney postcards are practical and beautiful. They can be sent or framed. Some of these pieces of artwork have never been published before!
For The Runner
They say running is a sport that requires just a pair of shoes. However, in a realistic world, runners need a little safety. That’s where Sabre’s SMART Pepper Spray comes in. It’s a physical pepper spray….but coupled with an app! The app is designed to send alerts to assigned contacts by push notification. The alert will include the user’s location at the time the pepper spray deploys or the in-app alert button is pressed. A geotracking feature continues to monitor the user’s location following the initial help alert. The app includes a paid subscription option, which will also send an alert to local police with the user’s location through Noonlight, a 3rd party monitoring service, who can call first responders on the user’s behalf
For Some Self Care
If you’re looking to gift someone with a little self care, Island Apothecary is the perfect fit. Their all natural skin care products are amazing. When I tell you they work wonders I cannot overstate this. I have the driest legs ever and their body oil has changed my life. Anyway, from their eye roller to a full skin care kit, you can gift your loved one with a full routine that will keep them looking and feeling good all through the winter.