December 1st, already? The holidays seemed so far away but now they are right here. I can’t believe it’s the time of year to be thinking about gift giving, holiday cookies, decorations, and family time.
Wait.. yes I can!
I had my Christmas tree up 2 days after Thanksgiving! I will admit I am definitely a holiday enthusiast!
Not only that, but I pride myself on being a great gift giver!
Do you need some gift ideas for the people you love? I’m here to help you out!
1. The Kitchen Enthusiast
Ahhh. Le Kitchen. Dishes, Cooking, Creating. Sometimes though, you just want to stick something in a crock pot and call it good! You mix the ingredients together, set a timer and go about your business. 4 to 5 hours later a delicious dinner is ready.
So why not get a crockpot that is going to take care of everything?
The Black and Decker 7-Quart Digital Slow Cooker has a locking system, built in lid holder and digital controls! It also has a chalkboard surface so you can draw after you fill it! (i.e. if you are making a spinach artichoke dip, you would write “definitely not spinach artichoke dip” and no one would be the wiser so you wouldn’t have to share, right?)
For only $32.99 – you can’t go wrong! This would be the perfect gift for your foodie friend!
2. The Crafty Scrapbooker
If you have crafty friends, but you have no idea what to get them – never fear! The Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine is here!
Gone are the days your friend had to use those pesky scissors, measure each angle and try and perfect their card cutting skills! The Cricut will do that for them! It even makes vinyl stickers and personalized home decor! They can choose from their pre-made library, or connect it to their computer and upload their own design!
If you have a friend who loves creating – you can’t go wrong with this bad boy!
3. The Outdoorsy Type
You know that one friend that is always like “Maaaaan. I love being outside. Camp the other day was awesome” and all you can think about is that big cozy bed waiting for you at home?
Well – there’s even a gift for them.
The Easy Take Down Parachute Nylon Camping Hammock is the perfect gift for someone who loves to be in the trees. It’s made of a super strong material, but is lightweight so it’s easily packable! Your friend will always think of you when they get to take a nap on their easy hang – packing room friendly hammock!
4. The One Who Loves Fishing
My dad and brother are both avid fishermen. I swear sometimes they speak the fish language. They can go out fishing and come home with giant bass or trout.
So I decided to get my dad something that could up his game.
The Venterior Portable Fish Finder turned out to be the perfect gift!
This handy little fellow detects and displays water depth, fish location, weeds and plants, and rocks! It has various settings and can be applied to almost any body of water! This is a must-have for the fisherman who is serious about locations and boat fishing.
5. The Punk Rock Loving Teenager
Is there a teenager in your life who you have no idea what to get? They wear all black, they listen to weird music (“IT’S ART MOM!”) and they seem rebellious?
Well, guess what? You could be their new best friend!
A gift card from Ticketmaster would be the perfect gift! You choose the price from $25 all the way to $250! It will be delivered to you or them – and they can pick and choose concerts they want to go to! What a deal! You could even buy two so that you could tag along to the concert with your youngun (maybe discover some groovy new music while you are at it!)
6. The Video Game Nerd
Do you have that special someone who plays a lot of video games, but you aren’t sure what system? Xbox? PS4? What are those, codes?
Don’t worry loving *insert older family relation*, there’s something that just about everyone would love to have!
The Immersive VR headset for Smartphones! Most people nowadays have smartphones, and now with this headset, they can have a whole new virtual world right at their fingertips! Can’t go wrong with that.
7. The Book Lover
As a fellow book reader – I can tell you that you can never go wrong with 1. your favorite book, 2. a book that reminds you of them or 3. a Barnes and Noble gift card
However, if none of those seem good enough, I can tell you that a Reading Journal would be a good one!
If they are anything like me, a list to keep track of all of the books they have read is not only a cool achievement, but it helps them decide what to read next! Sure, there are websites that do this (goodreads.com, I definitely recommend joining) but there is something special about writing thoughts down with a pen and paper!
8. The Techie
Sure, it’s hard to shop for someone who always has the newest and coolest thing. People who love tech items usually order them (or stand in line for them) right away.
But there is one thing that would be cool and useful to receive, even if they already have one!
The Amazon Echo is a smart home speaker, phone call assist and personal assistant. If you have more than one that means you have more capabilities in each room of your house! Alexa the personal assistant can also check your calendar, weather, traffic and manage lists. She has a number of other useful features (will order a pizza.. I’m sold!) and would be a great holiday gift!
9. Horror Fans
For this group, it’s easier for me to just share a list of items that would be cool for any horror lover. As a lover of horror and Gore myself – I couldn’t decide on just one 🙂
- Beauty of Horror Coloring Book
- Beauty of Horror Coloring Book 2
- Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories
- Slash Cards: The Horror Movie Trivia Game
- You Are The Maniac! The Horror Movie Card Game
Any of these items would make really cool gifts for your average horror fan!
10. Comedy Lovers
Know someone who loves to laugh? I recommend the Funny or Die Game!
It is a caption creating game, and has great reviews!
Another fun game, of course, is Cards Against Humanity. One of the original Adult Party Games… I definitely recommend playing with a group of people who aren’t easily offended.
Honestly, kids are the hardest to shop for in my opinion. There are so many different cartoons, action figures, games, and tech stuff – not to mention all the age levels of toys.
I am just going to go by what I would want if I was a kid.
an R2-D2 that you control?! How can you go wrong with that for older kids?
He has speakers, LED’s, an app that you can download to command him and many more fun things to do! It’s like a star wars fan’s dream come true! (I’m 25 and I kinda want one!)
12. The Writer
This is another one of those attributes that I feel strongly about, so I’m going to make a list that you can’t go wrong choosing from.
- Stephen King’s On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
- Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook
- Handmade Leather Journal/Notebook
- Ernest Hemingway Engraved Quote Pen
13. The Strong Woman
I have two here that I adore!
and This T-Shirt
14. The Budding Geologist
Another list… sorry guys, apparently a list within a list is my thing today. Listception.
15. The Beer Lover
I don’t know about you, but there is nothing worse than going to take a sip of your beer and it’s warm. Just ruins the flavor.
So when BottleKeeper came out with their product, I knew I had to have one.
I bought it, and it is a miracle! You unscrew the bottom of the bottle holder, slip your beer bottle inside and presto! Your beer stays cold!
This would make a great gift for all of your friends who are beer fans.
16. Comfy Ideas
“Alright Taylor,” you say to me as you scroll through my list. “What about the person who just likes to relax? What do I get them?”
Ha. Don’t you worry your pretty little head, I’ve thought of everything!
a SELF CARE BASKET!
First, you start with a basket of your choice! Laundry? Sure. Wicker? Whatever works.
Then you add comfort items sorta specific to the person you are creating it for.
For example, if I was making it for one of my friends, I’d include a comfy blanket, a sketchbook, some colored pencils, comfy sweats, some comfy slippers, a coloring book, a face mask, some yummy lotion, a candy she loves, a few bath bombs, and a letter to tell her how much I love her.
It’s the thought, you know? The thought that someone wants to take care of you, even if they aren’t near you.
17. The Soon To Be Parents
Besides the obvious (baby clothes, wipes, diapers, equipment (is that the right word? I don’t really know anything about baby stuff)) you could always go with a keepsake!
This Baby Handprint and Footprint kit is a really cute idea!
18. The Adventurous
Give them the Gift of a Grand Canyon River Trip
Has your loved one done almost everything? Hiked tall mountains? Been on a cruise? I bet there is one thing they haven’t tried! An 8 -day river trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon! Yes, the canyon is spectacular and beautiful from above – but a trip down the river is a completely different experience! When you travel with Grand Canyon Expeditions they take care of everything!
An excerpt from the website:
“Since a Grand Canyon river rafting trip is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, it should be an unhurried experience. Our eight-day excursions traverse the entire 277 miles of the canyon, beginning at Lee’s Ferry, Arizona (in Grand Canyon National Park), and ending at Pearce Ferry on Lake Mead.
To many, the most thrilling even on a Grand Canyon white water rafting trip is riding the rapids. The exhilaration you feel as your raft plunges through the waves is a hard-to-describe experience. Only after passing through such rapids as Soap Creek, Hance, Sockdolager, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls can you appreciate the achievements of Major Powell and other early river explorers.
Life on one of our Grand Canyon rafting tours is pleasant. Eight days of exciting rapids, exploration, and sleeping under the stars will pass much too quickly!”
This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and one this blogger HIGHLY recommends! It’s such an amazing experience to camp along the river, go exploring, hiking, and get to know your fellow rafters without the distraction of a cell phone in everyone’s face! For those who want to get out and get back to nature, I say go for it!
For more information visit: www.gcex.com You can request a brochure, send an email or call the office with questions.
19. The Boss Type
So if you know me, you know I adore my boss. She’s funny, sweet, easy to get along with and one of my favorite people.
I have gotten her something similar to this coffee mug
I would post what I might get her this year… but I’m afraid she’d find out and the surprise would be ruined!
20. The Gardener
So there you have it! My list of gift ideas for almost every person in your life! If you have any other questions, need ideas or want a more personalized gift idea, leave me a comment below! If you have someone you just can’t think of a gift for, send me some of their likes and I’ll try and help you!
Catch ya on the flipside!