The best thing about Christmas is…giving. Hands-down.
After all, the season IS inspired by the Greatest Giver of All Time.
Christmas is truly about generosity – clearing our calendars and our lives of clutter so that we can see the needs of those around us.
It’s about giving candid compliments, sincere smiles, heartfelt hellos, and…thoughtful, creative gifts.
My gift guide this year will include gift ideas for him, for her, for the whole family, for grandparents, and for kids.
Here’s the 411 on my guide:
- I hand-selected all items for inclusion in my gift guide.
- I have personally reviewed everything in my gift guide.
- I turned down HUNDREDS of product pitches this holiday season.
- Notably absent from my guide? Cheap plastic toys for kids (and, actually, most “toys” for kids, in general), DVDs for babies, processed foods, and products with brand names plastered all over them.
- In most cases, I will also be offering a giveaway of the spotlighted product to help YOU mark a few names off your list…FREE.
Here’s how the guide will work: I will posting a variety of ideas beginning Today through next Thursday, November 19 (the guide will take the place of my regularly scheduled “Themed Weekend”). As posts are published, I will add them to this post so that you can have a comprehensive spot to gather ideas.
To enter the giveaways, go to each post and leave a comment. For a second entry, blog about my guide OR tweet about my guide. Then, leave a second comment on each giveaway that you are interested in telling me that you helped to spread the word. Maximum two entries per giveaway.
- Answer 3.25 knife by Gerber [giveaway: knife, Deadline: 11-27]
- SuperTool 300 by Leatherman
- Flash 65 Pack by REI
- Tech Guys & Trek Guys [giveaway: ContourHD Camcorder by Vholdr, Deadline: 11-27]
- Fishing Gear from Bass Pro Shops [giveaway: White River Fly Shop Technical Tri Chest Pack, Deadline: 11-27]
- WindowSeat Windshield Mount for iPhone and iPod Touch [giveaway: WindowSeat, Deadline: 12-03]
- Alpha Pac boots by Sorel [giveaway: Men’s Boots, Deadline: 12-08]
- 5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him [giveaway: PRIZE PACK, retail value: $65, Deadline: 12-25]
- 10 MORE Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him
- JULIAN & Co. Birth Necklace [giveaway: necklace, Deadline: 11-27]
- a wallet by WalletBe [giveaway: wallets, Deadline: 11-27]
- a sweatshirt from Hanes [giveaway: sweatshirts, Deadline: 11-27]
- sunglasses by Bolle [giveaway: sunglasses from women’s collection, Deadline: 12-03]
- 5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Her [giveaway: PRIZE PACK, retail value: $270, Deadline: 12-25]
- 10 MORE Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Her
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY:
- a router by Linksys [giveaway: router, Deadline: 11-27]
- Lowe’s [giveaway: $100 gift card, Deadline: 11-27]
- My World Personalized Map from the National Geographic Store [giveaway: Personalized Map, Deadline: 12-08]
- meaningful gift books [giveaway: The Grandparents Handbook and The Grandmother Book, Deadline: 12-03]
- CEIVA Digital Photo Frame [giveaway: CEIVA Digital Photo Frame, Deadline: 12-08]
- Gifts for Young Kids @ Christmas : my take
- a nice pair of shoes [giveaway: pair of kids shoes from the Eleven Collection, Deadline: 12-03]
- 5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas : For Young Children [giveaway: PRIZE PACK, retail value: $137, Deadline: 12-25]
- 10 MORE Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Young Children
- Kids Gift Idea: Creativity for Kids [giveaway: art supplies, Deadline: 12-27]
- Kids Gift Idea: Photofiddle [giveaway: $50 gift certificate, Deadline: 12-27]
- Kids Gift Idea: Melissa & Doug [giveaway: easel, smock, and supplies, Deadline: 12-27]
Merry Christmas to you and your family…from me and my family!
We hope the upcoming year brings you joy, hope, and abundant opportunities.