It’s that time! Christmas shopping …. we all face that annual dilemma of “what-am-I-gonna-get-so-and-so”. But hopefully we can help spark some ideas.
I spent most of my weekend shopping for Christmas decorations because I’m a little obsessed. My budget-friendly fake tree just isn’t enough, so I needed a mini Cyprus and a wreath to get into the spirit.
I love the smell of real pine …. Now I can focus on my REAL shopping list.
Here are some unique ideas for that special person on your to-do list. Let’s start shopping!
Reclaimed Ballpark Cuff Links | $179.95 and up, redenvelope.com
A perfect gift for a sports fan! When those banners and jerseys are just too cliche, get him his very own piece of the game – cuff links made from old sports stadiums! (I got these for Tom, the ultimate Phillie’s fan, so he can wear Shibe Park on his wrists for fancy occasions.)
Herb Wreath – a decorative and edible gift
Herb Wreath | $49.95, WilliamsSonoma.com
For the cook in the family, this dried herb wreath from a farm in California is beautiful, fragrant, and useful. It can be hung as decor and then pieces snipped off when cooking. A smaller and cheaper option is their Herbal Swag, which Kiley got me for my birthday – I use it all the time!
Gourmet Gift Baskets | $79.99, Berries.com
A practical and delicious gift basket for the hostess, relative, or someone who just needs a little something.
Nuts Gift Tray | $12.99 and up, nuts.com
For a more customized gift basket, send someone only their favorite snacks in a nuts.com platter. Choose a gift tray or create your own from any kind and flavor of nuts, as well as dried fruits, chocolates, and more!
Magazine subscription | discounts available at magazines.com
A simple and affordable gift for someone with a special interest is a one-year magazine subscription. Food, golf, new magazines like (my favorite) HGTV, or any area of interest is a personal way to give the old-fashioned gift of print.
charity:water Donation card | $40, charitywater.org
For the one that truly has everything and no need for frills, a donation card in honor of him or her is a perfect way to pass the love on to someone who needs it. I recommend this simple, well-designed donation card from my favorite charity which will help bring clean drinking water to others around the world.