So if you’re like me, you JUST started shopping for the holidays, I have some ideas for you! Now, I don’t have any gifting answers for children, husbands or parents (clearly, otherwise I would be actually starting to enjoy the holidays vs. scrambling for gifts), but I do have gifting answers for someone like ME! So if you’re shopping for a friend, wifey, sister or friend and are a procrastination pro, don’t waste your money on random crap and get them something they’ll love!
Birchbox Subscription: I got a subscription from a friend last year for my birthday and I love it SO much I renewed it for myself! When you gift it, the “giftee” gets to create their “profile” and make decisions about what they’re interested in so the items that come are great for them! Now, I don’t “get ready” daily so these samples last me just about forever…ask my husband as they pile up on our bathroom counter! 😉 It’s a GREAT way to find new products, try something fun AND it’s a gift that keeps on giving! I jump for joy when my box arrives each month! AND subscriptions are 20% off today with code: GIFT20 (hells yes)!
Hydroflask: So it may seem weird to get someone a water bottle, but this is more than that. It’s like my best friend. I’ve even been caught buckling it into my children’s carseats from time to time to keep it safe. I love Hydroflask for SO many reasons like the color, texture, coldness, etc…but I REALLY love how big I can get it with a straw lid. I am one of those people who have a hole in my lip and spill all over myself when I drink just about anything, so the straw feature is a life/shirt saver (there are lots of different sizes, lids, etc…so shop around, but this is my favorite). My organs also used to resemble the Sahara Desert from lack of water intake, so this is a game changer! I set my goal to finish 1.5-2 a day and it keeps me accountable! They’re a bit pricey, but worth EVERY penny! Just ask CS. I gifted to her and she even found a protective sleeve for it because she loves it so much! #winning
Family Picture Session: Family pictures are a funny thing, for us at least. They almost always ensue in bickering and frustration while preparing for them, but they end in the most beautiful result. My husband and I have started drinking before any family pictures take place now, to make sure we keep it fun and get the REAL us in the photos! 😉 There is nothing I love more than nice pictures of my family and having them gifted is even better (because then you don’t feel like you’re forcing everyone to do it)! So go find your family photographer and get a gift card or go right ahead and book a future session! I promise your giftee will not be disappointed!
- Some of my favorite photogs:
Gift Cards for “extras”: Often times we feel bad spending money on “extras” so when it’s spent on us, PRAISE JESUS! Sometimes gift cards get a bad rep as they are not as “thoughtful”, but I think they’re extra thoughtful. It says, “I know you & know what you like to do, so go on with your bad self and don’t worry about the cost”!
- Workout classes: Yoga, Spinning, Pure Barre (whatever else you rockstars do)
- Pampering: Massage, Nails, Hair, Facials
- Shopping: Nordstrom & Lululemon
Mama Said Tees: because #duh. Lots of instant downloads for cute prints and gift cards! Plus for every $100 spent you receive a free $20 gift card! BONUS! Lots of new items coming in the new year so get your giftee ready to shop!
And if all else fails get them some Beats Wireless Headphones so they can relax in quiet while chaos ensues around them! 😉