So 2020 wasn’t all we’d hoped it would be. And now the holidays are approaching…..Some of us haven’t been to stores since March. Some of us have become champion online shoppers. Some of us are only wearing sweats and some of us have gone back to normal.
Regardless, gift buying is an even bigger challenge this year. What do get someone who doesn’t have to get dressed for work anymore? How do you shop without leaving the house? We’re going to help you out.
For The Pet Lover
Scent plays a big role in how our spaces feel. You can make a space feel cozy, energized or relaxed. Demeter is known for their super fun and unique scents and their newest one is no exception. Puppy’s breath is just the fun and whimsical gift the doggie lover in your life wants this holiday. I promise, it’s a gift you’ll love to give, and the scent is just perfect (not overpowering), for your home office, entry way or even playroom.
Even before 2020, I was a HUGE fan of having things delivered instead of heading out to the stores. When I discovered Muttropolis, I was instantly thrilled. All of those adorable, seemingly one of a kind dog toys are presented in a beautifully laid out format for you to browse in your pajamas. These are giftable dog toys that will delight everyone. Of course, they also sell bowls, grooming supplies, treats, and even travel accessories. However, I encourage you to make a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy their holiday shop. You’ll find gifts for all the pet lovers on your list and be able to deck out your furry family too! Just So Posh is offering our readers 10% off with code Joyful10….so get shopping!
For The Environmentalist
If you’re looking to reduce your environmental impact in 2021, there are gifts for that too. goSili has a whole line of products perfect for families on the go (or to stay at home) that will allow you to eliminate single use plastic. Only 9% of the plastic you use ends up being recycled. So, it’s important to simply start with reusable from the beginning. The absolute perfect stocking stuffer, this pocket silicone straw will ensure you have a reusable straw with you wherever you go. Their coffee cups are also amazing…..perfect for those busy mornings when you have a million things going on; homeschool, breakfast, finding two matching shoes……
For The Person Who Has EVERYTHING
Everyone knows I love candles…..they are a consumable gift….and they give the recipient a little bit of calm in their home. Wax Cabin Candle Co.’s candles have some really unique scents and caught my eye…I love that they are made from soy wax and they come in these beautiful jars with metal lids. You could reuse the jar or of course, recycle it when done. The scents are fun and whimsical and like a cocktail hour in a jar….so if you can’t head out with friends…this is the next best thing.
I love gifting kids with items that are useful. I came across Justsoposh.com recently and I love their offerings. Their custom notebooks are perfect for kids of all ages. They have themes for kids of all ages, and even adults! These make great teacher gifts! Justsoposh also has customized platters, shower curtains, beach towels and even placemats. Get something for everyone on your list in one spot and it’s sure to be unlike anything else they will receive this holiday.
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For The Kids
You really can’t go wrong with books for kids. You don’t need their size. They help them develop. And, they can be shared among siblings easily. I know there are a lot out there to choose from….but I’ve gathered some of my favorites that I think are unique, meaningful and fun.
Construction Site on Christmas Night has the whole gang your kids know and love, but with some Christmas surprises along the way. While building a new home for fire engines, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck and Cement Mixer all get their own holiday surprise. This book is going to be a year round favorite.
2020 has been full of lessons…and some of those lessons haven’t been so easy to teach kids. Bob Marley’s music lyrics have put into book form in order to help kids learn some valuable life lessons. In Get Up Stand Up a young girl goes on with her day in school, she comes across several instances of teasing and intimidation. But with loving action and some help from her friends, she’s able to make things right for herself and others.
In Every Little Thing, your child will follow along with a boy who just won’t let the world get him down. Both of these books are beautifully illustrated and would make amazing gifts for ANYONE on your list; adults and kids alike. They also make great teacher gifts.
I will never be able to explain to you how much fun it is to read Harve Tullet’s books. Our latest pick, Mix It Up, helps kids learn about colors while engaging their minds and their hands. It’s a full family activity which gets everyone involved and giggling. This isn’t your average bedtime story!