Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide :: 2016

Winter is upon us here in Minnesota, which means the holidays are fast approaching. Today I'm sharing five fun, easy gifts that you can find online or at a nearby store for your friends and loved ones.

1. Chatbooks Photo Books

One product I'm obsessed with is Chatbooks. If you are an Instagram fan, this is for you. They compile all of your Instagram photos into adorable little books. They are basically photo books for people who don't have time to make photo books. They do it FOR YOU.

This is an example from the Chatbooks site. 

2. National Geographic Kids Books

It's no secret my kids love animals. So do I. That's why we all love National Geographic Kids books.
Below, you'll see my son and daughter poring over the "Weird But True" book, full of fascinating, random facts about the world [example: "toenail clippings from 100,000 people are stashed in basement freezers at Harvard." What?!]. Their beginning reader books are favorites at our house too. (Available on Amazon).

3. Old Camp Whiskey

I'm a country fan, and Florida Georgia Line is one of my ultimate favorite bands. The best news? They recently developed their very own whiskey, Old Camp. With undercurrents of pecan and peach, it's GOOD right on the rocks. Makes a great gift for...anyone (over 21 of course!).

Image from Old Camp.

4. Sephora Gift Sets 

I luuuuurve Sephora. It's actually a little dangerous for me to spend too much time on their website or in their store. Sometimes, however, you just can't stop me. 
During the holiday season, Sephora has an entire section online devoted to Gifts Under $25, which is a nice price point when shopping for friends, sisters, moms, and any other girly-types you know.

This little "Smashbox Try It" kit is a great example of some of their current gift sets ($22, Sephora).

5. Cookies [of course!]

Last but certainly not least, if you find yourself on a super tight budget this season (we've all been there!), homemade cookies (or, hey, even semi-homemade) always hit the right note, I think, for friends, teachers, neighbors, relatives, mail carriers, school bus drivers, and more.

I made these cute packages for family and teachers last year.
I loved them and I hope the recipients did too!

That's all I've got for now. How about you? What are some of your favorite things to gift? 

~Julia @ Frantic Mama

1 comment:

  1. I love the chatbook idea! I 'd love someone to make a photo book for me! We love national geographic too! And currently all into ' how it's made' We love knowing how stuff' made! Would have loved to try old camp! Someday!


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