Picking my favorite gift ideas from the Empty Nest Blessed Holiday Gift Guide was kinda like picking my favorite kid. Impossible. Each and every item on my gift guide is there because I love it and I think you will too. My heart’s desire is that my gift guide will help you plan for the holidays, be efficient, and shop thoughtfully. To me, gifts are an outward expression of love for my precious ones, and there’s nothing like the feeling of finding the perfect gift for someone special. I want you to find gifts that you’re excited about giving!
Today I’m sharing some of my gift guide favorites. (Click the pink links for more information.)
I predict that this brand new fitness tracker from Tory Burch will be one of the hottest gifts of the season! Complete with a beautiful leather strap, it looks just like a normal watch—but it’s not! This baby monitors your sleep and activities (including calories burned). It controls your music and even takes wireless photos. It’ll notify you of calls and texts and even has a Find Your Phone feature. I know what you’re thinking, and I’m just gonna step out there and say it: It’s like the Apple Watch, only gorgeous. (Click here for more Gifts for Her.)
This doormat kinda brings out the helicopter parent in me! I’m getting one of these for each of my kids because it’s the pep talk I would love to give them every morning when they walk out the door. If I can’t be with them, the doormat can. Go get ’em, kids. (Click here for more Gifts for Young Adult Kids.)
These were on last year’s gift guide, and they were hugely popular! At only $4.99, they’re the perfect stocking stuffer for your teen/young adult kids. Some people paired them with this notepad and this book and gave them as a complete gift. (Click the images below for more information or click here for more Gifts for Young Adult Kids.)
This coconut-scented lip stain is made with real chrysanthemum and goes on as a clear lip balm. It reacts with your skin’s PH level and turns into the best shade of pink for you. It’s available with different colored flowers inside, so you can give it in the recipient’s favorite color! (Click here for more Stocking Stuffers.)
These beauties are available in seven different colors. (Click here to see them all.) I think they would be fun with jeans but also work for a dressier occasion. These are on my wishlist this year! (Click here for more Gifts for Her.)
A cookbook written specifically for midlifers? Count me in! The authors believe that midlife isn’t a time to be concerned with food fads or even buzzwords like “clean eating” or “detoxing,” but instead on good health and longevity. More than strictly a cookbook, this is a lifestyle/health book. With beautiful illustrations and explanatory text and graphics, you’ll learn about the importance of diversity in your diet as well as things like phytonutrients and the importance of pre- and pro-biotics in everyday eating. (Click here for more Gifts for the Home.)
7. Tile Mate
Another hot gift of 2017! This brilliant Bluetooth tracker attaches to your keychain or any other device you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast if you do. It can even make your phone ring on silent. (Click here for more Gifts for Him and here for more Gifts for Senior Adults.)
This under $50 frozen dessert maker is quick & easy to use. Put in any frozen fruit and let it do its thing. Out comes a healthy ice cream-like treat with no sugar added. You can bet this one’s on my wishlist. (Click here for more Gifts for the Home.)
I’ve got my eye on this bracelet watch that goes with every outfit because it comes with interchangeable top rings in six different colors.
A Few Notable Weekend Sales
As promised, here’s a rundown of a couple of good sales this weekend:
ebags – If you’ve been looking to upgrade your luggage or travel gear, this is a great site with lower prices vs. competitors. After doing a ton of research this is where we bought our new luggage. Up to 25% off your order with the code HOLIDAY.
GAP – Up to 50% off everything plus and additional 20% off your order with the code CHEERS.
Kate Spade – Take 30% off everything (a few exclusions apply) when you use the code ONPURPOSE.
Loft – Take 40% off everything with the code HAPPY.
Mark & Graham – one of my favorite sites for gifts for men! Up to 35% off plus 140 free markdowns. Also, free shipping with code SHIPFREE.
Happy Friday, y’all! I’m super excited because I’m doing my first Facebook Live today. I’ll be talking about the Holiday Gift Guide, as well as answering some of your questions. Here’s how to join me: At 10 a.m. (CST), go to the Empty Nest Blessed Facebook page and scroll to the top of the page. You should see a video playing, which you can watch on mobile or desktop. Click the video to enter viewing mode. You can engage with me while I’m live by leaving a comment or question the same way you would normally comment on a post. I can see who’s watching and will see your comments as you post them. See you soon!
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