A gift guide for him: husband, brother, nephew, cousin, friend — These are all gift ideas that I would get for my hubby!
Men are so hard to shop for! Hoping this helps you get a few good gift ideas!
Gifts: Candy Crush player guide / Pickle gift box / ColorKu (sudoku) game / Swiss Army Knife / Stainless Steel wallet / Garmin GPS (for geocaching!) / Toblerone chocolate bars / Razer Renew (prolongs the use of your blades! awesome!) / Gotham Bike Light / Nut Variety Tray / Personalized Aerial Map Puzzle
I want a skinny Christmas tree! We live in a small house and our current tree (which is getting old and has lighting problems) takes up a huge chunk of space in our living room, which we don’t like very much. It’s time for a new tree, and it had better be slim!
I decided that I would share gift guides this month for anyone who could use some ideas on what to buy for someone! I will only be doing gift guides for young boys, for him (boyfriend, brother, husband), and for her (things I would like, or things your sister, girlfriend, etc. might like) and that’s it. I’m just sticking to things that I know about, because I think that would be most hopeful. Enjoy!
This gift guide is things that I would purchase for my son, currently aged 5 1/2 years, but might be appropriate for boys age 5-10..possibly, some things do depend on what they like and find interesting!
Hedbanz game / Knock Knock Jokes book / Ticket to Ride game / Jenga game / Crayola Marker Maker / LEGO City construction set / novelty sunglasses / hot chocolate (any kind will do! my kid loves marshmallows!) / Customizable Mug (add your own message!) / Personalized Ornament / Play-Doh Garbage Truck set
On a side note, if you are buying for a child will an unusually spelled name or a name that isn’t so popular, they would find a personalized gift with their name on it to be absolutely amazing!
And not all young boys are obsessed with trains, but mine love trains which is why so many train related items are on this gift guide!
I bought these Christmas cards that I will soon be mailing to family members and friends from a local dollar store of all places! I love the little *handmade* details — felt ornaments, sequins, ribbon.. these cards are not just flat and boring! Since I don’t need a lot of Christmas cards, and would rather not send everyone the exact same card, these cards are what I decided to buy and mail out this year. The only thing is that I wish they had colored envelopes instead of just white ones, but I suppose I could decorate those myself if I wanted! I still need to fill out the cards and include my son’s recent school photos before I can get out in the mail. (P.S. the cards are still wrapped in protective plastic in this photo!)
I’m also going to attempt to do this #FMSphotoaday daily photo challenge for the month of December! I’ll take the photos on the correct days (that’s the plan, anyway!) and I’m thinking I may just share the photos in a weekly post here on the blog! So keep an eye out for that!
Okay, this is the last post of this series! If you didn’t know, one of my goals for 2013 was to list 100 things that make me happy, so I made a blog series out of it and just posted 5 things every week for the last couple of months. Whew! It ain’t easy coming up with 100 things!
- When I earn enough swagbucks to reach my daily goal and get bonus swagbucks because of it! I love using swagbucks.com (referral link) and so far this year I have earned $75 cash that gets deposited into my PayPal account! It does work and they do pay out!
- We’ll be putting up our Christmas decorations soon! I love that warm & cozy feeling that comes with the holiday season!
- When my nail polish lasts for more than 2 days without chipping! It’s a miracle! Ha! I’ll post more about what’s been working for me as far as DIY manicures go in a future post!
- Donating food to the food pantry, and planning to donate toys for Toys For Tots (or similar!) this Holiday season!
- I can cross this goal off my list now! Yay!!
I guess I really should get started on planning out my posts for December! Not having this post series every Friday is going to make things a little tricky! Also, I need to get a lot better at just posting better blog content and writing out posts in advance!
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Americans out there who are celebrating it today!! I wish I could be back home with my parents, siblings, and extended families and chowing down on a big Thanksgiving dinner, YUM!
Also, Happy Hanukkah to you if you are celebrating it!
If you will be going out shopping for Black Friday deals please try to be mindful of the season and what this holiday is all about: be patient, and be kind to others. I worked in retail for many years and I don’t like that stores are opening on a holiday just to make more money!
I want to try the new Fuse gelnamel polish, the color in this starter kit looks pretty!
I rarely ever use our HP all-in-one wireless printer, but I still consider it something that we need to have in the house. The things for which I will use it the most are making copies (having a built-in scanner can come in very handy at times!), and printing coupons; and recently I printed out some kindergarten worksheet pages for my 5 year old son.
Some fun facts: We’ve had our current printer for a little over 2 years now, and we’ve yet to finish up a package of printer paper, although we have replaced the ink cartridges a few times. About a month ago our printer was completely out of ink and I wanted to print some store coupons, so I just bought a black ink cartridge (why must ink be so expensive?!) and now our printer just has the one ink cartridge in it, lol. THIS is our current printer, and THIS ONE is shown in the photo at the top of this post. I’ve never attempted to print out photos on our printer… one day I will have to give that a try!
Do you have a printer at home? How do you use it the most often?
P.S. We got over a foot of snow on Saturday night, and my body is seriously aching and in pain from shovelling snow yesterday! Ugh!