Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Book Lover

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for the Book Lover

Best Gifts for the Book Lover

Do you have a book lover on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are several gift ideas to get you started. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

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Book Shaped Locket Pendant With 18″ Chain: ~ $15

Sweet and simple – a good stocking stuffer, perhaps?

Great First Lines of Literature Mug

Great First Lines of Literature Mug: ~ $15

Pair a good book with a morning cup of coffee with this mug that highlights some awesome first lines of literature, like “Call me Ishmael” and others – I wonder if it has my personal favorite, the first line of Pride and Prejudice? (“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”)

Well-Read Women Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines (Hardcover): ~ $16

The book lover on your list can dig a little deeper into reading about literature’s most well-read female characters, like Anna Karenina, Daisy Buchanan, and more. Each profile also features detailed watercolor portraits and hand-lettered quotations (maybe a nice coffee table book?).

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Jane-a-Day 5-Year Journal: ~ $12 (ModCloth)

This 5-year journal features a page for each day with a quote from Jane Austen. What a fun way to get your literary fix while keeping tabs on your ups and downs from year to year!

Book Lover's Scrabble

Book Lover’s Scrabble: ~ $71

This game puts a twist on traditional Scrabble by including “plot twist” cards and the ability to use literary words and earn bonus points. Always wanted to play the word “Oz” in traditional Scrabble? Well, now’s your chance. 🙂

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for College Students

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for College Students

Best Gifts for College Students

Do you have a college student on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are several gift ideas to get you started. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

PS – I asked my sister (a 21-year-old college student) for help with this list. She had a few words of wisdom: “Gift cards are great – we just need money! If you know places that a college student normally likes but hasn’t been able to shop at, giving them a free couple bucks to spend to their liking is amazing. We have little to no money to spend on ourselves these days (well, at least I don’t). Gone are the days of buying useless items.”

She really stressed that non-essential “treat” items make great gifts – scarves, snacks, boot socks, gym memberships, fancy pens, etc.

Anyway, on to the list!

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know

1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: (Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start): ~ $10

This book sums up the best tips for college students, whether they’re in their first year or their fourth. Reviewers say that what sets this book apart is it helps college students actually graduate from college, not just get there.

Fiskars 12-27457097 Gel Pen, 48-Piece Value Set

Fiskars Gel Pens, 48-Piece Value Set: ~ $10

Your college student can jazz up his/her note taking with this mondo set.

17.3-Inch Eco-Friendly Canvas Messenger Bag (Green)

17.3-Inch Eco-Friendly Canvas Messenger Bag (Green): ~ $31

I loved my messenger bag in college and actually still carry it around on occasion. This one fits 17.3-inch laptops and has a dedicated padded computer compartment as well as a swiveling shoulder strap. Choose from green, black or navy.

Pinzon Basics Overfilled Ultra Soft Microplush Twin XL Mattress Pad

Pinzon Basics Overfilled Ultra Soft Microplush Twin XL Mattress Pad: ~ $30

Lemme tell ya – those dorm room mattresses are not the most comfortable things in the world. This microplush mattress pad fits standard dorm room size mattresses.

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First Aid Kit (299 pc.): ~ $12

This 299-piece first aid kit comes stocked with a comprehensive set of emergency supplies. It comes in a softpack with zippers, making it easy to stash while still being accessible.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Tween & Teen Girls

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for Tween & Teen Girls

Best Gifts for Tween & Teen Girls

She’s not quite a child, but definitely not grown up, either. So what exactly should you buy that tween or teen girl on your shopping list? Have no fear – we’ve compiled a list of gifts that are sure to be a hit!

Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Kiss Naturals Lip Balm Set: Make your own lip balms

Kiss Naturals Lip Balm Kit: ~ $15

Here’s a different kind of gift: this kit makes 6 lip balms! It includes 3 jars & 3 sticks and naturally-derived flavors.

It's All About Me: Personality Quizzes for you & your friends (Klutz)

It’s all about Me (Personality Quizzes for you & your friends): ~ $13

This highly-rated, spiral-bound book from Klutz will be fun for her and her friends! These quizzes and activities ask questions such as “What Kind of Cookie Are You?” and “What’s Your Rock Band Personality?” Many great reviews have been left by parents who said the quizzes were fun, age-appropriate, and not overly-“girly.”

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Just Dance 2017 – Multiple Formats: ~ $30

This is the latest edition of this fun, interactive game! It’s also the world’s #1 best-selling dance game. A sure fire hit for her next slumber party (or even family game night!).

Knee High Unicorn & Rainbow Socks

Knee-High Unicorn & Rainbow Socks: ~ $12

These socks would make a fun stocking stuffer idea! They’d be cute paired with a mini skirt or shorts or just worn around the house during chilly winter evenings.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Tween & Teen Boys

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Tween & Teen Boys

Best Gifts for Tween & Teen Boys

He’s not quite a child, but definitely not grown up, either. So what exactly should you buy that tween or teen boy on your shopping list? Have no fear – we’ve compiled a list of gifts that are sure to be a hit!

Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Minecraft for Xbox 360

Minecraft (multiple platforms available): ~ $17

If the kiddo on your list doesn’t already own this, this popular video game is a big hit with the tween/teen set! This video game allows you to create worlds as intricate as your imagination. It’s rated “E” for everyone, so you can feel good about buying this game for a child. It also has an average 4.6-star rating after 2600+ customer reviews!

Strideline Socks, Seattle Seahawks

Strideline Socks: ~ $5

Perfect for the sports fan, these popular Strideline Socks come in many, many different styles and designs so he can root for his home team!

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Beats Studio Wired Over-Ear Headphones: ~ $162

You can’t go wrong with these top-notch Beats headphones! They come in a variety of bright colors including red, white, black, blue, and more. These are high performance headphones that would make a very special gift idea.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Elementary Age Girls

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for Elementary Age Girls

Best Gifts for Elementary Age Girls

Do you have a young elementary-age girl to buy for? Whether it’s your own daughter, your niece, or coworker’s daughter, we’ve got you covered with some of the year’s hottest toys as well as surest hits! Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Elsa Doll: Gift Ideas for Girls

Elsa Doll: ~ $14

You can’t go wrong with this best-selling Elsa doll! Does she already have it? Maybe consider some of these Elsa costumes or accessories then.

Spirograph: Gift Ideas for Girls

Deluxe Set Spirograph: ~ $22

This classic toy is making a big comeback! I remember having one of these as a kid, and it kept me entertained for hours. This 45-piece deluxe set comes with a carrying case, so it can go with her wherever she goes! This set is best-selling and highly rated by the Amazon community.

Laugh out Loud Jokes for Kids: Gift Ideas for Girls

Laugh out Loud Jokes for Kids: ~ $3

Tickle her funny bone with this highly rated, inexpensive joke book for kids!

Fashion Headbands: Gift Ideas for Girls

Fashion Headbands Kit: ~ $17

This kit makes 10 fashionable headbands! This kit includes everything she’ll need – the headbands, feathers, flowers, bows, rhinestones, and more. She can either make them all herself, or have her friends over for a headband-making party! Average 4.5-star rating after 1100+ reviews.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Cook

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for the Cook

Best Gifts for the Cook

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list this year that LOVES to cook? If so, we’ve compiled a gift guide with ideas that are sure to delight and inspire him or her with some new culinary creations! Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Nutmeg Grater - Gift Idea for the Cook

Nutmeg Grater: ~ $29

Fresh-ground nutmeg adds a distinctive, unique flavor to a variety of foods. This grater comes highly-rated: it has an average 4.3-star rating after 650+ customer reviews. Make sure to pair it with a jar of whole nutmeg for a perfect gift.

Pasta Maker - Gift Idea for the Cook

Pasta Maker: ~ $50

Now he can make his own authentic, homemade pasta! This pasta maker comes with an average 4.7-star rating after 11700+ customer reviews.

Knife Sharpener - Gift idea for the Cook

Knife Sharpener: ~ $6

This best-selling knife sharpener has a v-grip bottom for use on an edge or counter and would make a nice smaller gift or stocking stuffer.

Hampton Forge - 5 Piece Cutlery Set - Gift Idea for the Cook

Hampton Forge 5-Piece Cutlery: ~ $31

How fun is this knife set? The colorful blades and handles will make chopping up fruits, veggies, and meats a treat! They are dishwasher safe, have superior sharp blades, and non-stick Titanium plated blade. They also come with a 25-year warranty. This set has an average 4.8-star rating after 1100+ customer reviews.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Gardener

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift ideas for the Gardener

Best Gifts for the Gardener

Do you have a gardener on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are several gift ideas to get you started. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Hydrafarm Grow Lights

Hydrofarm 4-Foot Grow Light System: ~ $70

Even though the colder days have set in, you can get your garden a jump start with these grow lights! They are incredibly easy to set up and have an average 4.2-star rating after 1500+ customer reviews. I personally own and can recommend these grow lights – check out my post for how it looks set up in my garage.

Big Bag Bed, Jr: Fabric Raised Bed

Big Bag Bed: ~ $24 (various sizes available)

I discovered these Big Bag Beds last year, and they are amazing. Not only are they inexpensive, they are basically like insta-growing spaces! Perfect for the gardener with a temporary living situation or short on time. You can see how we used ours to grow strawberries with amazing results (and absolutely NO slugs, even though the slugs were an issue in my raised beds!)

Canvas Tool Bag for Gardeners

Canvas Tool Bag: ~ $14

Prevent lost gardening tools with this stylish, sturdy little gardening caddy.

I've got a green thumb knee pad

I’ve got a Green Thumb Kneeling Pad: ~ $6

Protect those knees while gardening!

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Hummingbird Feeder (Perky Pet): ~ $8, Add-On Item (Amazon)

I have a hummingbird feeder off my deck and it has been a wonderful way to attract birds to my yard and garden. Make sure to check out my post about how to make your own hummingbird food, too.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-for Man

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-for Man

Best Gifts for the Hard-to-Buy-for Man

It seems every year, there’s at least one on my gift list: the man that’s hard to buy for. You know who I’m talking about – you ask him, “what do you want this year?” and he shrugs and says “I dunno” or worse, something totally unrealistic like a journey into space. If you’ve got one of these gems on your shopping list this year, we’ve got you covered with a collection of interesting and delightful ideas. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Mr Beer Premium Craft Beer Making Kit

Mr Beer Beer Making Kit: ~ $45

This best selling home brewing craft beer kit is sure to make him smile. This kit includes everything he needs to brew 2 batches (4 gallons) of beer. It also comes with easy-to-follow directions and a DVD. This kit has an average 4-star rating after 900+ customer reviews on Amazon.

Bounty Hunter Metal Detector

Bounty Hunter Metal Detector: ~ $54

This Bounty Hunter Metal Detector should keep him occupied. It can identify metal objects (the size of a coin) up to 6″ deep. He can take it to the beach, the park, or even head outdoors to his own backyard for treasures.

James Bond: Complete Collection on BluRay

Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection (includes Skyfall): ~ $240

Complete collection of the James Bond films, on Blu-Ray. Set has an average 4.5-star rating after 800+ reviews on Amazon.

Pull Up Bar

Pull-up Bar: ~ $24

This handy-dandy device fits in a doorway so you can do pull-ups – and there are no screws or hardware needed and no damage to your door frame, either. This Iron Gym pull-up bar is a best seller and currently has an average rating of 4.2 stars after over 3,200 customer reviews.

Van der Hagen premium Shave Set

Van der Hagen Premium Shave Kit: ~ $9, Add-on Item (Amazon)

Set includes hypo-allergenic soap, ceramic bowl, and handmade brushes. This set received an average 4.2-star rating after 1700+ customer reviews.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Outdoor EnthusiastBest Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Do you have an outdoor enthusiast on your holiday shopping list this year? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are several gift ideas to get you started. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: ~ $19.95

This water filter removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, allowing you to drink directly from puddles or streams (really!).

Leatherman 830039 New Wave Multitool with Leather Nylon Combination Sheath

Leatherman Wave Multitool with Leather/Nylon Combination Sheath: ~ $76.99

The Wave is Leatherman’s best seller, and for good reason: it’s a full-sized 17-tool multitool with 100% stainless steel construction. It’s also backed by a 25-year limited warranty.

Outdoor Life

Outdoor Life: ~ $9.97

Why not give the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year – a magazine subscription? Outdoor Life contains up-to-the-minute information on fishing, hunting, boating and conservation.

Devotions For Outdoor Adventures

Devotions for Outdoor Adventures: Devotional Thoughts from and for Backpackers, Climbers, Canoeists and Other Outdoor Enthusiasts: ~ $8.23

This devotional uses illustrations from backpacking, canoeing, climbing, caving and other outdoor activities to present lessons that may be applied to your life.

GoPro Camera CHDOH-002 HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition

GoPro Camera CHDOH-002 HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition: ~ $329.99

If you’ve got a little (OK, a lot) of room in your budget, consider getting the outdoor enthusiast in your life this highly rated outdoor camera. It’s waterproof to 197 feet, wearable and gear mountable.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Sports Fanatic

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Sports Fanatic

Best Gifts for the Sports Fanatic

Do you have a sports fanatic to buy for? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are several gift ideas to get you started. Make sure to check out our complete list of Gift Guides to help with everyone on your list!

Sports Illustrated NFL Quarterback [QB] The Greatest Position in Sports

Sports Illustrated NFL Quarterback: The Greatest Position in Sports: ~ $23

My husband (a huge football fan) would pore over this one – this book examines every aspect of the quarterback position through original essays, archives from Sports Illustrated, and insights from Hall of Fame players along with photographs.

Fanatic Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die

Fanatic: Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die: ~ $5

This book by a Sports Illustrated staffer highlights his personal trips to the top ten sports events over a year – everything from the Kentucky Derby to the Super Bowl and in between. Maybe your sports fan will add a few of these to his/her bucket list. 🙂

Fenway Park Blueprint Print

Ballpark Blueprints: ~ $60

Hardcore baseball fans will l-o-v-e these replica blueprints (recreated from the originals) of historic baseball parks. Choose from Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, and more.

Super Stadium Baseball Game

Super Stadium Baseball Game: ~ $33

Who says sports fanatics have to be adults? This baseball board game is suitable for children 6 years of age and up. It has great reviews and features realistic baseball action for two players.

ESPN 30 for 30 Collector's Set [Blu-ray]

ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set [Blu-ray]: ~ $32

This collector set includes the complete collection of films from the award-winning ESPN 30 for 30 series which highlights the most extraordinary sports stories in the last 30 years.

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