Who knew Phish’s lyrics would so perfectly describe the holiday season! It’s time to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and I will be your guide. Seriously, I got you covered… gift guides, packing guides and what to eat, wear and do this holiday season!
My Christmas List
Great Gifts under $50
Half Baked Harvest – My FAVORITE food bloggers first cookbook came out this fall and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. This is at the top of my wishlist.
Slim Aarons Woman – Slim Aarons is one of my favorite photographers and this photo in particular… LOVE IT. He has a few coffee table books out and I would like to collect them all.
Les Brers: Kirk West’s Photographic Journey With The Brothers – I got this book a few years ago and now that Greg has passed away it’s even more special to me.
Graze – As a girl who loves her cheese… I also love apps and tapas #littleplatesforlife Graze is full of exactly that!
More Great Coffee Table Books
If you have been watching my stories recently you know I love games! We just got Settlers of Catan + the expansion pack and have been playing every chance we get. I knew Catan need to be included in one of my gift guides but it’s not just a guys gift, its great for everyone! So I decided to put together a gift guide for everyone on your list!
Games for everyone
Glow n’ Dark Bocce – If it’s nice out we are our playing bocce. This glow in the dark set is even mroe fun allowing you to play at night! Great for the beach too!
7 Games in One – Like I said. I love games so this will be the next addition to my game collection. Chess, Checkers, Chinese checkers, Ludo, Backgammon, Dominoes, Tic-tac-toe are all included!
Puzzle Board – This was really too big for my guide but TOP of my list. Puzzle boards make gaming and puzzling more fun! How? Cause you can take your puzzles/games with you. If its nice out I don’t want to be inside, I love the idea of playing games or doing puzzel out on our porch.
Design Your Own Maze – VR is taking over the world, making this game idea is genius! First, you create your own maze on the game board. Next snap a pic and loaded it to the companion app on your smartphone, snap your phone into your VR set and BOOM your inside your own maze!! SO COOL!
For Relaxing at Home
Echo – If you’re not already on the Alexa train, Black Friday is the time to snag one. We have an echo in our living room and Id like to get one more for the bedroom. If you don’t have a speaker you may wanna look at the Alexa + Boom.
Trigger Point Roller System – I purchased this kit a few years ago and it has been a life changer. Anyone who comes over to my house after a show can find me rolling out. The foot roller is the greatest thing in the world. Seriously, this gift is perfect for literally, everyone especially your athletic friends.
Outdoor Screen – Projectors are getting cheaper and smaller so now its time to snag one and with a portable screen you can bring the party anywhere. Great for a movie night under the stars or Saturday football games.
For the Traveler
Road Atlas + RoadSide Geology – There is nothing I love more than hopping in the car and heading west into the mountains. A jumbo Colorado map and a roadside geology book make the drive even more exciting.
Southwest + Airbnb Gift Cards – If you are really stumped on what to get someone gift the gift of money but money in the form of travel. I will happily accept either one of these gift cars and start planning my next adventure!
More Travel Gear – Osprey backpack and roller bag for the worldwide traveler, GoPro Hero6 Camera to capture all your adventures and external iPhone battery case. I did a lot of research before I purchased an Anker case and have been totally satisfied. Cheaper than the most batteries case, less bulky and works just as great.
P.S. If you or a loved one are not a Prime member – give the gift of prime! Seriously, its the gift that gives all year long! Free shipping, free cloud storage, free shipping, access to Amazon Fresh and Amazon Now.
Gorgeous Wall Art Cactus Print //
Cactus Hair Pins // Cactus Print iPhone
Cactus Clutch // Cactus Wine Stopper
Show Me Your Mumu Gold Cactus Ring// Cactus Print Plate
Cactus Wine Glasses similar here too // Pink Cactus Print Duffle Bag
Cactus Napkin Rings // Cactus Light
In the Spring, I made a guide to all things Cactus print and here we are in November and Cactus are still so hot… and I love it. Yes, I am a palm tree girl at heart but now that I live in the mountains I feel a certain affection towards the desert and the beautiful cacti. So here is a gift guide for your cactus loving friend, but really who doesn’t love Cacti.
I found the majority of these gifts on Etsy. Etsy is just a gold mine for creative gifts. These Cactus Napkin Rings are by far my favorite and pretty high up on my Christmas List as well. Also on my list, in general, are wine stoppers, ya never know you need one till you don’t have one, and this gold cactus one would go perfectly with my bar cart.
I have also linked to a few succulent gifts as well!
Hehe but really here is a collection of great gift ideas sure to please your bestie, girlfriend, white, sister or daughter. As I said a few of these are on my wishlist and some I already own and am thinking of gifting this year! Just click to shop!
Steamer – Okay not totally exciting gift to give but having a travel steamer is life changing. Seriously, everyone will love this gift.
Gold Bracelet Flask – That is not just any big gold bracelet it’s a big flask bracelet! No joke! This makes for a great stocking stuffer.
J.Crew Red Coat – I saw a girl walking downtown in a power read coat and though “Damn girl, you’re killing it.” So naturally, I really want a bright fun coat!
Tassel Earrings – Tassels are hot and they are here to stay. I have never been a big earing fan but these are so light and fun! This pair is from my good friends shop Tulu & Blue.
Patagonia Hat – Unfortuenly, only kids Patagonia hats hit my little head hehe but I really like this one!
Kork-Ease Natalya Booties – I got these in brown/tan a few years back and they are hands down my favorite heals to wear. It’s incredible how comfortable they are! So when I saw this gray color I knew I needed to get another pair. Then I realized Amazon has like 8 different colors and I may need to get black too!
Airpods – At first your like those are silly! Then you upgrade your phone and forget your headphone jack converter realized how much easier life would be with wireless headphones so you can listen to T-Swift all the time!
Ski Jacket – A new one? Yes, please!
Gold Pants – These Show Me Your MuMu Gold Bam Bam Bells are my dream come true. You will see me rocking these for new years!
Body Brush – If you haven’t ready my beauty post, please do so now! Body brushing is my new favorite beauty/life thing. I love doing it every morning and so will you!
More Gift Ideas