This post is one of my most favorite ones to do all year long.
It’s my favorite things gift guide post.
I just wish I was rich like Oprah and could give each and every one of you one of my favorite things, instead of only showing you my favorite things.
But ya know, I do kinda need to send my kids to college, rather than give each and every one of you a sarcastic coffee mug.
But it is a damn good mug.
The Ultimate Gift Guides…
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Gift Ideas for The Fun Lovin’ Gal
Who thinks of a heart shaped umbrella? WHO? I might actually parade around in the rain just to flaunt it.
Have I told you I used to take jazz lessons? Yep, that’s right – I’m all jazzy like that. That wine stopper has my name all over it.
And a pink David bust. Enough said.
Red cowboy boots? Also on my wish list.
Gift Ideas for The Hard-To-Buy-For Guy
Ok. Here’s the deal. While these gifts are perfect for guys – a lot of them are also great for gals. And I may or may not already own a few of them myself.
Project videos from your smartphone onto a wall with this fancy contraption.
As we’ve previously discussed, vinyl is back. And I’ve already bought myself this Crosley turntable – and it hasn’t stopped playing since I got it – except when I’m sleeping.
For all the techies in your life – an iPad pillow stand – it also works for nooks and kindles.
While some might say these embroidered state pillows might be considered too decor-ish for a guy’s gift, I disagree. What guy wouldn’t want a cool reminder of where he’s from?
Every man needs a good travel bag – preferably a pretty leather one with their monogram on it.
Gift Ideas for The Couple
1/ Mixtape Door Mat • 2/ Plaid Throw • 3/
Black & Gold Stemless Wine Glasses • 4/ Monogram Wine Coaster & Stopper Set • 5/ HomeRight Steam Machine • 6/ Casper Arm Chair • 7/ Custom Canvas Art • 8/ Merican Dream Doormat
Update: The black and gold wine glasses and wine coaster and stopper set is no longer available.
A doormat that looks like those mixtapes which defined your life during the 80’s and 90’s – need I say more?
A plaid throw with green accents. #cometomama
And then give them something to clean up all that holiday partying with – a steam machine. I have one of these and swear by it.
The classic ghost chair – the perfect “starter” chair for couples – it works anywhere with any decor.
Give something personal with custom canvas art. The print you see in the lower left hand corner above is a canvas print of my wedding shoes. I found a printable download on Etsy, then uploaded it to Pear Tree Greetings and turned it into canvas art. This is great for doing with wedding photos – both for young and older couples.
The Merican Dream doormat. I could never choose between the mixtape doormat and the Merican dream one. I want both.
Gift Ideas for The DIYer
1/ HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer • 2/ HomeRight Spray Shelter • 3/ Velvet Finishes Paint • 4/ Tool Combo Kit • 5/ FrogTape • 6/ Duck Tape • 7/ Ryobi Battery Powered Staple Gun • 8/ Ryobi Battery Powered Finish Nailer
It wouldn’t be a favorite things post without my favorite DIY tools…
I love power tools. We’ve had our Ryobi combo set for about five years now and it still works like it did the first day. I just got the battery powered staple gun and finish nailer in the past year and I can’t figure out where they had been all my life.
Gift Ideas for The Person Who Already Has Everything
What better gift could you give someone than a custom hand-drawn portrait of their beloved home?
For the person who has a green thumb or a black thumb – the NIMBUS self-watering pot.
Fruit. I’m not crazy. My grandfather, who had everything he could possibly need, received the best oranges for Christmas as a gift – we both gobbled them up. And I’m not even an orange person.
Pretty state towels to commemorate home.
Know what makes Tervis Tumblers even better? When they are personalized Tervis Tumblers with grandbaby’s photos. They are huge hits – trust me.
A guest book for the bathroom. You know you want one of these for yourself.
and my personal favorite…
Gift Ideas for the Sarcastic Person
The Cards Against Humanity Game. Have you played it? You should. However, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.
Everyday I’m hustlin’. Que the music and give me the pouch.
I love bad bitches. They get stuff done. Like this stellar pillow.
Inappropriate coasters for inappropriate people. Needless to say – I have these and love them.
Let’s be sarcastic together, darling. Is there any other way to be? This mug and I say no.
Do epic shit print. Because we should all be reminded that we are capable of changing the world with our epic-ness.
And to top it all off, put all your gifts into adorable little wagons made from crates…