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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

List: Ten unique holiday gift ideas for the entire family on a budget.


**Updated September 2020**

Christmas is swiftly approaching.  Oh, how I don't want the holiday season to end!  I'm always ecstatic to see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and window shop at Macy's on 34th st.  I live for the cheesy Life Time movies, the yummy ricotta cookies, and the mugs of hot chocolate.  I get happy when I wake up to a decorated tree and a house filled with red and gold.  Not to mention all those extra days off from work...  This is just overall the best time of year.

The hardest part of the holiday is picking out all the clever and tasteful, yet inexpensive gifts.  Luckily for me, I always start months in advance, so I'm done!  Mushy will wake up to an obnoxious amount of toys and clothes with all things Frozen and Minnie Mouse.  My God son will get some awesome man toys and clothes.  Well, the kids are easy...They don't have everything yet, like us adults.


gift ideas for each family member; gift guide for everyone on your list

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10 holiday gift ideas for the entire family.



Let's start with one of the most important people on the list, your mother.  She'll love a tricycle planter to display in her home.  This planter can be used indoors or outdoors.  It has enough space to stylishly house 3 plants.  Bonus points if you gift it with a small poinsetta!  This is one of those sentimental gifts that mom will brag about to everyone who compliments this piece.
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I'm not sure what it is about dads, but they always seem to be on the go and in the need for a caffeine boost.  Help them be prepared by personalizing a travel mug with one of your favorite photos.  They'll smile every time they take a sip and think of you.
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If you're daughter is anything like mine, she lives to dress up, pretend she's a princess, and put on little shows for whoever will watch including a stuffed animal audience.  This dress up trunk will quickly become your daughter's favorite toy while entertaining her for hours on end.
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Your daughter isn't the only one with an active imagination.  Help fuel your young son's imagination with this super cool role playing toy!  He'll never take off this helmet because he'll be totally convinced that he's an official space ranger.
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We can't forget Grandma on our holiday gift idea list for the entire family!  This bird feeder is so pretty that any grandmother would love it even if it was just used as a decorative piece.  If you do think that your grandma would love to watch the birds that it will attract, try gifting it with this bird seed so that she's ready to set it up right away.
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Grandpa is one of those people that always seems to have everything.  While this is true, I bet that they don't have a set of car coasters.  With the outlawing of things like coffee stoppers and plastic straws, cup holders everywhere are being assaulted with drops of hot beverages.  These car coasters will help keep Grandpa's car squeaky clean.  Personalizing them just makes them that much more special!
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If you have a sister or two or three on your family holiday gift list, this is the perfect gift.  This tea set comes with five different organic tea blends, a porcelain cafe cup with lid, and an adorable mint green tea tray.  If you're confident in this brand of tea because it's made in collaboration with New York Botanical Gardens you can add this assorted box of their teas to your gift package.
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Stay connected with your brother by gifting him this less expensive version of Amazon Alexa.  The display screen can be a clock, linked to security cameras, or used to watch videos.  Don't forget to remind him how he can video call you straight from this device!  He'll love that little perk, right?  This virtual assistant will have you winning the holidays as his favorite gift.
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Don't worry fellas, I'd never forget your wife on this holiday gift list!  Impress your woman with this sentimental gift.  She'll love the gorgeous gold frames.  As a bonus, fill one frame with a sentimental poem beautifully printed or maybe even a wedding photo.  You can add to this gift with different wall art ideas that would go with the gallery wall set.  Think wall sculpture.  Whatever you do to make it yours, she'll love it!
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Every year I gift my husband a personalized photo book depicting all of our highlights throughout the year.  The first year I did this he was so touched that my manly man had legit tears in his eyes.  This has become a traditional gift for us.  Many nights we snuggle up as a family of four now and flip through the books reminiscing.  It's literally the ultimate gift for anyone that you love.  Interested?  Check out this related post on how to make a professional looking photo book.
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Who is left on your holiday gift list?


11 comments :

  1. I will take one soup mug too, thank you very much :)

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    1. Isn't that a lovely idea? I almost got one for myself also!

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  2. Wow, spoiled what you got. Hopefully no one lurks on your blog lol Great gift ideas indeed. That last one is sure a wonderful idea, always have the memories that way.

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    1. These aren't for me, these are for other people!! Although, I would secretly like them for myself also. haha

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  3. We play the game where everyone gets one gift and draw numbers. YOu pick a gift not knowing what it is, and the next person can either choose another or take yours. We do this so we don't have to get countless people a gift

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    1. That's a great idea, but I love to shop. My checking account may not like the holidays, but I'm all for a reason to go to the store. lol

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  4. Love the Shutterfly books. Great idea for grandparents who catch up on what all the grandchildren have been doing for the year. For Kids to help them remember family weekends, game nights and vacations and Moms and Dads just because!

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    1. Me too!!! I make them every year for my husband. He's always looking at them. It's a great collection. :)

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  5. God, thanks for the help! I haven't even started my shopping like an idiot. lol. Thank you!!!! These are great ideas.

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  6. Awesome gift ideas. You really put a lot of thought into this list. I'm sure the recipients will be very pleased.

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