I’ve made a list of some great gifts ideas for your friends and family. I’m hoping this list will give you some inspiration so you can get your shopping done early. If not, there’s always Amazon Prime. 🙂
Before You Start Shopping
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Refer your friends like I’m referring you and you might make even extra money.
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Gifts For Kids
Star Wars TM Advent Calendar
Legos are a great gift for any child. My girls can’t seem to get enough of them and this Lego City Advent Calendar was a real hit. Each year Lego releases a new one. The one pictured is new Star Wars one. I’m sure my girls will want this one, too!
There is also the traditional City Lego Advent Calendar or the Friends Lego Set for kids who aren’t into Star Wars.
This is a movie my girls have requested over and over. Even though the main character is a girl in Christmas Oranges I think boys and girls alike will love it. It’s a sweet story that makes you appreciate what you have.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with the boxed set of Original Classic Christmas movies. Every child needs to know Frosty and Rudolph. (get it here).
We also enjoyed The Nativity Story. It’s become a tradition in our home every year. We have the DVD but you can watch it online, too. It has over 1,400 positive reviews. Read them here.
My girls loved to paint their nails when they were younger and this Piggy Paint Nail Polish was their first non-toxic nail polish to try. The name is fun and the colors are bright.
Now that they are older they use Color Street Nail Polish Strips. While the Piggy Paint Nail Polish was fine when they were little the colors aren’t as vibrant as preteens and teens might like.
Check out Color Street Nails as an option for your daughters, YOU or your friends. Fun colors and easy application make them sorta addicting. I’ve written about them here.
Viking Quest Series Set of 5
We’ve read hundreds of books to the girls over the years and this was one of their favorites. In fact, they may say the whole Viking Quest Series is their favorite of all series.
In her exciting Viking Quest series, Lois Johnson’s characters travel from Ireland to Norway, Iceland, and Greenland, then sail with Leif Erickson to what is now America. Everyone in the family will be captivated by the unfolding drama as Bree sails to Norway on the Viking ship and Devin travels the dangerous road home. They both must trust their all-powerful God in the midst of difficult situations.
Tip: If your kids like audio books I found a less expensive way to get them without having to join Audible. Check out this post where I tell about it.
We’ve had a blast playing Tripoley this year with the girls. The game is simple enough for kids 8 and up but also great fun for adults, too. There are enough chips when playing with 4 people but with 6 people I suggest getting an extra set of chips to go with it.
Gifts For Adults
Sonic Face Cleanser
Sonic Face Cleanser
This is way more than a face cleanser. This thing takes your face cleansing to a whole other level. Your face will feel so smooth after you use it.
This Sonic Face Cleanser is perfect for teens or adults and can be used with your favorite facial products. It’s like a home facial and way less than the name brands.
It’s been a game changer for me. If you don’t get it for someone else, get one for yourself!
Be sure to read the reviews on Amazon.
Organic Coffee Or Fun Mugs
If you have a friend who is into toxic free products then they would enjoy the great tasting Isagenix organic and toxic free coffee to your friends and family. I think this coffee would even be a great teacher’s gift.I Pooped Today Mug
Isagenix Coffee (buy it here)is infused with green tea, coconut oil, and minerals. I drink this coffee every morning and enjoy it with just a little Kal Stevia (buy it here)
My sister thought she was funny and bought me that mug for my birthday. I suggest you only buy it for your close friends.
Mugs are fun gifts when they are personal to the person. I won’t make any comments about why she thought that mug was perfect for me. LOL.
Essential Oils and Diffusers
Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oil user or newbie will appreciate a new diffuser even if they already have one. You simply can’t have too many diffusers. Especially the mini ones that are great for sitting next to your bed at night.
I got this one for my mother-in-law 3 years ago and it still works great.
The one pictured is our favorite. You should buy 2 if you see them under $20 since that’s a great deal.
On-The-Go Essential Oils
That Essential Oils Carrier Stick would be a perfect stocking stuffer for oil lovers. It saves time and mess especially when you’re applying oils to children.
Another thing we love is essential oil jewelry. You can read my post about it here and find some essential oil blends to try.
For Your Crazy Oil Friends Or Family
These would be great gifts for your friends or family that sell or just love oils. They are great conversation starters for anyone in an oils business.
I Run On Essential Oils And CoffeeEssential Oils T-ShirtChanging The World One Drop At A TimeKeep Calm I Have An Oil For That
Stun Gun Flashlight
Stun Gun – Rechargeable with LED Zoom Tactical Flashlight
I got one of these Heavy Duty Flash Light and Stun Guns for my husband and father-n-law last year. It has a very powerful light and the stun gun is nice to have for protection. (obviously, not for children). It’s been one of the best flashlights we’ve had and perfect for under $15.
It would make a great gift for an office party or family friend. It might even be an interesting stocky stuffer.
Any book by Sally Clarkson will make a great gift for a mother and especially new moms who may need extra encouragement this time of year when everything seems so hectic. I usually recommend starting with Mission of Motherhood.
The Mission of Motherhood
In her recent book Life Giving Parent, Sally (along with her husband) explore eight key principles―heartbeats of lifegiving parenting―to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family.
Tell Me Your Christmas Gift Ideas
I would love to hear your Christmas gift ideas. Please list what you have on your shopping list for friends and family in the comments.
If you are a blogger feel free to share the link to your gift list in the comments so we can all benefit!