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Holiday Gift Guide: Children

Childrens gift guide

Last but not least, the kid’s gift guide. I think shopping for kids is so much fun even though I have no children of my own. This is probably the area where you need the least help coming up with ideas but maybe you will find a couple here that you hadn’t though of. And yes, I’d take most of the items in this list as well.

Wooden Skwish $16Baby Moccasins $19.95Arctic Bear Blanket $145 Kitty Pouch $26Geometric Band-Aids $5Not Tired Tee $25.95Cheetah Necklace $26Puffin Classic Books $16Stacking Crayons $10Plush Dino $22.50 Flannel Tie $12The Not So Bald Bat $14Knitted Fox Tail $42 Floral Tee $25Construction Blocks $69 Plush Lemon $52 Spherical Music Box $90Super Hero Hat $22

Holiday Gift Guide: Men

Womens gift guide

Now for my favorite men’s gifts this holiday season. Usually this one is a bit tricky for me but it came together pretty easily this year. To be honest, I want most of the items on this list as well as the Women’s!

Left to right, top to bottom.

Another Escape Magazine $12.39Backpack $179Playing Cards $15Moon Sticky Notes $6.65Key Chain $15 Winter Hat $18Insulated Growler $59Chocolate Bar $9.95Clay Pipe $36“Forgive Me” Lighter $40Bottle Opener $35Rectangular Flask $35Nike Shoes $100Baseball Cap $29Packable Duffel $29.99 Travel Bathroom Bag $65

Holiday Gift Guide: Women

Womens gift guide

Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for women this holiday season. I always try to select a variety of gifts that would appeal to a wide age range but the end result is usually just a wishlist for myself! I hope it is helpful as you search for the perfect gift for the women in your life, and maybe something for yourself… Happy shopping!

Left to right, top to bottom. For the most part.

Golden State Sweatshirt $58Mittens $35Marble iphone Case $28 Blanket Scarf $65Avocado Planter $22Moon and Star Earrings $48Cactus Tote $95Marbled Mug $40Bobbi Pins $10Camp Staff Tee $48Quartz Necklace $77.31Pom Pom Hat $39.50Jansport Backpack $60Temporary Tattoos $5Resin Ring $58.82 (similar) • Diamond Box $15 Baggu Zip Pouch $8Vans Slip On $55

Father’s Day Gift Guide


I had some fun creating a collection of Father’s Day gift ideas. I tried to curate a grouping that would appeal to a variety of Fathers, both young and old, so hopefully you can find something that is perfect for the Father in your life. Just remember, his favorite part is probably what you wrote in the card.

Items listed left to right, top to bottom.

1. Peanut Lighter: Indestructible, waterproof, and good looking. This lighter can hang on his keychain or hide in his pocket, readily available whenever fire is needed.

2. Handyman in your Pocket: The answers to all of his handyman questions right there in his pocket.

3. Miir Water Bottle: With this gift you are not just giving your dad a cool water bottle, you are also giving clean water to someone in need. Read more about Miir’s unique mission here.

4. Denim Shirt: Have we mentioned we love Everlane? This looks like your dad’s new go-to shirt.

5. Duffle Bag: Give him a new duffle bag so he can visit you in style. This Filson duffle will be sure to last him a lifetime of travels.

6. Paul Simon: Paul Simon on vinyl is exactly what Sunday morning calls for and I am sure your dad will agree. If he doesn’t still have his old record player lying around, I bet he would love to have one of those too!

7. Cold Brew: If he likes coffee, Cold Brew will be a hit this summer!

8. Camp Chair: A pair of these chairs were gifted to us several years ago and they are great. Low to the ground, and comfortable with an adjustable pillow for back support, and a handy strap for easy transportation. These are perfect for camping, concerts, the beach, etc.

9. Printstagram: This might seem like an odd one but it was sure a hit with my dad. For Christmas last year Andrea (my sister), Elias, and I all picked 24 of our favorite Instagram photos to print and gave them to my parents in a ceramic dish. They now sit on the coffee table readily available to flip through at any moment. Almost like a smartphone.

10. Watch: Durable and attractive this is a great every-day watch. If you get him the watch now, you can put a new strap in his stocking at Christmas time!

11. Scrappy’s Bitters: For the Father who appreciates a good drink every now and then. This little sampler pack is a fun way to add a twist to his favorite cocktail. If your dad isn’t crazy about the idea of celery bitters in his drink, maybe he will mix up something new for you.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother’s Day is coming right up, I don’t know how the year is flying by so quickly! Here are some ideas to help you pick just the right gift to show your mom you love her.

Items listed left to right, top to bottom.

1. Beach Blanket: These blankets are perfect for throwing in a tote or backpack for a day out. The best part is that it is big enough to share!

2. Locket: With your picture inside, of course.

3. Tote Bag: Make Life Wonderful. Because she does, doesn’t she?

4. Candle: We have the Amber and Moss scented candle and it smells amazing, I don’t think you can go wrong with these candles!

5. Leather Trim Pouch: This pouch is beautiful on its own, carried as a clutch, and doubles as a means to organize a larger bag or suitcase.

6. Paper Rose: This one requires a little extra work on your part, but I would imagine your mom would just love to get something handmade, by you.

7. Cooking Class at The Pantry: This particular class is limited to our readers in the Seattle area, though I am sure you could find a fun class wherever you are at. I have taken a class at The Pantry and I highly recommend it. In fact, lots of people would… They fill up quickly so keep your eyes open for newly listed classes!

8. Silk Socks: These socks will keep her feet warm without sacrificing style, and I would bet they are soft. She wont want to take them off!

9. Water Bottle: Everyone needs a good water bottle. Not only is this one of the best looking ones out there, it is glass with a silicone sleeve so you get the feel of a drinking glass with the durability of rubber.

10. “I Love You Mom” Card: Make sure you tell your mom you love her, because really that is the most important part of Mother’s Day.

Gift Guide: Men


Time for the men’s guide! I don’t know about you but I think shopping for guys can be tough. Since I married into a family full of them, I am always glad for some new gift ideas. Here are some favorites that Elias and I came up with.

Coffee Chart $28 * National Parks Atlas $32 * Bottle Opener $60 * Sweater $128 * Egg Cup $18.91 * Hiking Boots $100 * Pocket Knife $35 * Brooklyn T shirt $25 * Instagram Projector $34.98 * Cocktail Shaker $36 * Notebook $12 * Dopp Kit $25

Gift Guide: Ladies


Have you finished your shopping? If you plan to make any of your purchases online, you don’t have much more time! Hopefully this will help you out a bit if you are still searching for the perfect gift for your sister, mother, best friend, girl friend, etc.

Plaid Shirt $79.50 * Brass Cuff $108 * Fingerless Gloves $28 * Leather Pouch $20 * Holiday Stamp $39 * Notebook $14.79 * Best Tee Ever $15 * Moccasins $39.95 * Hand Creme $14 * Pig Book Ends $29.95 * Fold-over Clutch $66

Men’s gift guide coming tomorrow!