Tag: Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide 2018

At our house, Christmas morning looks like this: Bible stories and Christmas songs twinkling lights and a decorated tree homemade cinnamon rolls and eggs with sausage time with cousins and leisurely conversations by the fireplace mandarin oranges at the bottom of stockings Since we live in the desert, daytime temperatures in December range from 55 […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Beauty & Wellness Stocking Stuffers

If you've read my Christmas Gift Guides for the past decade, you know that I do my best to stay away from frivolous + cheaply made trinkets for stockings. Instead, I search for everyday items that are practical and sure to be used year-round. I especially keep my eyes out for new, creative, or interesting […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Gentlemen

Wondering what to get for the guy(s) on your list? Here's my short list for 2017. These are gifts that will be appreciated by any man, whether he is a hiker, a computer techie, an architect, or an academic. Enjoy! DRESS SHOES There's a trick to buying dress shoes for men. You want to find […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Athletic Women

This one's for the tennis players, the golfers, the swimmers, the hikers, the runners, the out-in-the-woods women on your list. As an avid runner and a regular hiker myself, this list was pretty easy for me to compile. I hand-picked clothing, accessories, and gear that is well-suited for an active and outdoorsy lifestyle. ACTIVE CLOTHING […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Math/Science Gifts (for kids!)

Although I'm naturally drawn to words, I am raising some very mechanical and math-minded kids. My 11-year-old has long held that one of her favorite subjects is math. My 8-year-old is crazy (check-out-fifteen-research-books-at-a-time-and-take-copious-notes-crazy) about science. My 5-year-old wants to be a doctor and is wishing for a dog this Christmas. All that to say, all […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Readers

The GIFTS FOR READERS category is always my favorite gift guide to put together because I love searching for and spotlighting interesting literary finds - beautiful books, reading accessories, lit-inspired clothing, and more! As you know, I'm an avid reader and my goalĀ for this year is 50 books. I'm on my 45th book now and […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Tween Girls

The best advice I can give for shopping for a tween girl is to buy something that an adult woman would enjoy. With few exceptions, my 11-year-old enjoys the same things that I do - good books, comfortable slippers, athletic clothing, pretty bags, well-made shoes, jewelry and accessories, room decor pieces, and journals. Here are […]

Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Girls

Shopping for an elementary age girl? The following gift picks are especially ideal for young girls (ages 5-8). I have a girl at the top and bottom of this age range - and they both would be absolutely delighted to receive any of the below presents. Kit Kittredge Doll Kit Kittredge is one of my […]

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