Dec 1, 2016

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Family and Friends


This year I have 15+ people to buy for when it comes to friends and family.  That number can sometimes throw me into a panic.  The busy and crazy season can sometimes get the best of me.  So this year I am trying to simplify it.  

If you have a lot of family and friends to buy for then maybe this post is perfect for you.  I have between 3-5 friends that I buy gifts for each year.  Then I have 2 nephews and a niece to buy for.  I have two sets of parents, grandparents, and siblings.  Thankfully my family draws names within the siblings so I that helped a little bit.  I actually drew my sister in law and sister.  It was perfect because my husband's side of the family ONLY has guys.  So this helped not have so many guy things around.  Not that it is a bad thing, but it was fun to shop for both.  

I hope this guide helps give some ideas for those people you get to buy for this Christmas season. I try to keep my budget down since Christmas can get pricey and there are always so many people in NEED that can use something too.  

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using the links below.  I bought each of these items personally without making a cent on them so I truly use and recommend them. 

Girl Friends
Let start with the girl friend gifts.  I have done so many different types of things for my girlfriends.  I like hand making crafts for them.  I like giving them things they will use.  I like giving them some of their favorite things.  This year I wanted to give them stuff to pamper themselves.  Most of them are moms and so they need to pamper themselves every once in awhile.
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Gifts for Kids
My daughters have some fun friends and they are all girls too.  I wanted to give crafting supplies or something that they could make and have fun with it.  So for the older girls I got craft supplies from Hollar.  I have talked about this site before and oh my!  You seriously need to try it out if you haven't !  So many AMAZING deals!  Search Melissa and Doug and see what comes up.  At this moment this one is available, but many times it isn't.  So search and see your options.  Melissa & Doug have many different craft options. 
For younger girls I like to give baby dolls.  Every little girl loves baby dolls, but the little girl we give to is obsessed so I always love to give them to her. This exact one isn't available on Walmart.com, but here is another baby doll that is popular, it's just not as tiny.  Sometimes that alone is the fun part.  
Next up for kids is my four year old nephew.  He is obsessed with guns.  His dad is a hunter so it was going to happen, but he has SO MANY guns that I wanted to give him something different.  Hopefully he loves me for it.  He also loves Paw Patrol so I thought a Paw Patrol toy would be great along with a fun craft.  Crafting/creating is so important to me and I think kids need it.  So there is a lot of those types of gifts coming from me this year. 

There isn't the exact car kit on Hollar, but once again just search Melissa and Doug and I'm sure you will find something.  This site is worth checking out.  However, if you want this exact kit then I found a pretty good deal on Target.com and it comes with a train craft too! 

We are also giving a gift to my 6 month old niece.  Baby toys were the way to go.  My daughter has the bendy ball and it was her FAVORITE.  

I also think music is fun for babies so this toy was a must get as well! 

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