It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Our tree is up (it’s a real one), decorations are out and we’ve had three glorious snow days off from work/school (have I mentioned I’m a teacher)!? My two young children have loved being home to decorate, bake and play. I’ve enjoyed the time to catch up and SHOP! Wishing you extra snow days to get your list completed before Christmas!

Gifts for the Kids

Pirate Ship Rattles: Maileg toys are some of my favorites for my children. They can have endless hours of imaginative play. I can see both, my son and daughter playing together with this mermaid and pirate crew. $88.

Polaroid Instant Camera: Think instagram for kids. $69.99

The Happy Trunk: A monthly subscription to Happy Trunk will give a child a themed (science and art) activity box. Great for rainy days and snow days. starts at  $58.95

Pogo Stick: Go old school with a Flybar.  $41.97

Fanny at Chez Panisse: A Child’s Restaurant Adventures with 46 Recipes: Open up the magical world of cooking to children with this charming book that shares how easy it is to make good food with basic ingredients. $17.09.

Star Wars Folded Flyers: My son loves Star Wars AND paper airplanes. You can make 30 paper starfighters. $16.97

Discovery Space Center: This rocket will launch them into the galaxy of fun! $129.99

Gifts for Everyone
Travel America Calendar: Rifle Paper Co. makes the most charming stationary AND calendars. This one covers America. $26.
The Bakus Trivet: This would be a trivet of memories…holding up to 36 cork memories. $48.
Rust Designs Personalized Dinnerware: This is the perfect present! How special to eat off a personalized plate! The Birch designs are my favorite. starting at $55.
Photo Puzzle: Hours of fun for everyone! $24.99
Panettone: It’s an Italian Christmas tradition and it’s a delicious crowd pleaser. $39.95
Cocktail glasses: This is the best time of year to say “cheers!” starting at $59.95

Gifts for Mom, Sister, Best Friend…
Ugg slippers: the only thing she’ll want to wear on her feet. $90.
Magic Carpet Yoga Mat: aesthetically enhance her yoga practice with a hand-painted yoga mat. $98.
Flannel Pajamas: My husband joked that he’s going to get me a pajama gram this year. It’s actually a brilliant idea, but I like these from Garnet Hill. $58.
Embroidered iphone case: Because you call her all the time! $38.

Gifts for Dad, Brother, Best Friend…
Scratch Map: Most people enjoy looking at maps. This one celebrates where you’ve been and inspires you to scratch off more places. $29.95
Gramophone Music Station: An old-fashioned docking station that just might make him want to play Fats Waller. $119.
Biere Glasses: To help him better enjoy his favorite beer. These gold-plated dishwasher safe tumblers are perfect for game day. starts at $12. Prost!
Cornhole Bag Toss Game: My brother had one of these when we went to visit him and the whole family loved playing. $139.

I hope this helps you to finish your list. It was fun to create and find presents for every family member, friend and budget. Check gift guides from 20122011 and 2010 if you need more inspiration. Happy Shopping!!


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