Friday, December 7, 2012

gift guide: go-to gifts for the lady who has everything (guest post)

Thanks so much to Joni for having me today! I'm excited to share about a few go-to gifts for the ladies in your life - mom, wife, sister, girlfriend ... specifically those ladies who seem to have everything. Come on ... we all have at least one of those on our shopping list this year, right? You can usually find me on my lifestyle and parenting blog, That Mama Gretchen. Most days I'm writing about my sweet kiddos - Jemma & Max - and the adventures we have! I hope you'll stop by! Maybe when you need a quick break from Christmas baking or gift wrapping.

For this little virtual shopping tour I've broken my ideas into two categories - what you can buy and what you can make. First up ... what you can buy.



 Ohmygoodness - how sweet it this ring?
 You can order any word up to 15 letters. Pick a child's name or word of inspiration and you're sure to make someone very happy!



 Shake it like a Polaroid picture ... come on, shake it! 
This awesome little camera would make any photo or Instagram lover thrilled.



 Dutch oven heaven over here! And don't you just love this apple green?
Gift a few of your favorites recipes along with it and you're set!



 I have one of these gorgeous cowls and love it, absolutely LOVE it!
It comes in a plethora of colors and is the coziest accessory for winter.



You may battle me on this one, but I'm pretty convinced that the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is the best e-reader. It's lightweight and it doesn't have internet (and therefore you won't get distracted from your reading). Etsy has a ton of lovely case options too!


Last, but not least, well for this category anyway, I highly recommend perusing Groupon and Living Social for experience type gifts. For someone who has a lot, they often don't need more stuff. Am I right? Or, am I right? Making memories can be a super fun gift. Recently I've seen great adventures like a bread making class, pepper spray self-defense class, pedicures, and city tours by segway. Browse around and see if you find something that fits your special someone.

Now, a handful of ideas for your crafty folks out there. I've personally tried each of these DIYs/recipes, so you can rest assured that they won't be too hard. I mean, I managed to complete them with two babies squabbling for my attention :)

For more homemade ideas, I adore this list of 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 - talk about cheap chic!


Alright, the ball is in your court now! Get your shop and/or craft on and you'll be set for Christmas before you know it! I'd love to hear your gift and craft ideas too - so please share your favorites in the comments. 

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thanks so much to gretchen from that mama gretchen for sharing this wonderful gift guide today. be sure to stop by and say "hi" over at her place as well. 


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