Monday, November 21, 2011

A [Sweet] 2011 Christmas Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving fastly approaching, I'm getting quite antsy to get my Christmas shopping taken care of.   I LOVE to shop, so I usually want to start as early as possible. BUT, the last few years I've tried to be as budget conscious as possible, so each year I shop later and later into the season in order to get the best deals. To do this I usually have a list created well before Thanksgiving and then I price watch.  No, it's not the most fun, but until I am a millionaire (someday!!) I will keep up my thrifty habits. Besides, it makes the season even better if I can buy what I'd like for my favorite people and not be broke by January 1st!

Other than trying to find the best deals I also try to make sure what I buy someone is something they'll really use like. I love to put time into coming up with present ideas and I always get overly excited when someone REALLY likes what they get : )

So, today I'm listing some cute gift ideas--for both girls and guys. Some things are unique and some are just trusty gift ideas that anyone would love. 
Who doesn't love stationary? Especially personalized stationary?
$15.00 via OH Louise!/Etsy
Here's an option from Target (so you can skip the shipping!)
$6.99 via Target
Jewelry Tree
$20.00 via Umbra
OPI Glimmer Wonderland Eighteen Piece Mini Nail Colour Set
$48.00 via Sephora
Multi Color Eyeshadow Palette
$9.95 via H&M
Khaki & Ivory Double Folded Rose Headband
$15.00 via Ruffles and Fringe
Ripple Effects Scarf
$24.99 via ModCloth
Women's Blog a Lot Shirt
$19.00 via Raygun
Mossimo Plaid Top
$16.00 via Target
Happy Feet Spa Set
$20.00 via Uncommon Goods
Any wine! You could give someone something different
or give them their favorite!
via Google Images
Boom Hive Wine Rack
$32.00 via Kitchen by Karen
Owl Measuring Cups
$19.00 via West Elm
Monogram Cutting Board
$38.00 via Layla Grayce
The Recipe Rock
$9.95 via Breadtopia
Who doesn't love a good food fight? Try out the Foodie Fight Game!
$13.00 via Uncommon Goods
Know someone with a sweet tooth? (In my group of friends, I'm that person!)
Get them the best candy bowl--Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag
$20.00 via Uncommon Goods
iPhone Alarm Dock-Perfect for a guy or girl!
$39.50 via Uncommon Goods
The best shirt for winter...Flannel!
$29.99 via Cabela's
Another great gift for a guy OR girl. 11/22/63-Stephen King's newest book
about JFK and the assassination.
$19.25 via Barnes & Noble
Any guy who isn't watching or hasn't watched this series
would love to see it, I promise!
The Walking Dead-Season 1
$14.99 via Target

What guy doesn't want to make his own batch of beer? (Beer kit)
$15-$40 via Uncommon Goods
Boys will be boys, right? Here's their guide!
$10.00 via Uncommon Goods
Do you have any great gift ideas for this season? Share with us!

Update: I'm linking up with Casey at The Wiegands for a Christmas themed follower fest! Check it out!


Fashion Meets Food said...

What fabulous gift ideas! I just might have to get some of these gifts for a few people. xo

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Glad I found your blog through the follower fest - I'm a new follower! Love the stationary and I would never turn up my nose at the gift of wine :)

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Great ist!. new follower from Follow Fest :). Hope to see you around my place :) xx

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

haha, i love that shirt!! i'd love for you to stop by and check out some of the new tutorials and the giveaway going on. xoxo nicole

Lauren said...

Great gift guide! I have that stationary from Target and I love it. I am stopping by from The Wiegand's and I'm a new follower of your great blog. Looking forward to reading along. Have a great Sunday!

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!

Kristina said...

Visiting from follower's fest by way of the Wiegand's!

much love, Kristina

I'd love for you to come visit me at

Erin said...

love that monogrammed cutting board!
found your blog through the follower fest :)