On the second day of #merryblogmas, my true love (or family member, or friends) gave to me:

Some fantastic gift ideas for you and me!

gift pic


This year, I am focusing on the grooming and fashion side when it comes to the man in my life. I think even the manliest of men like to take care of themselves and make sure that they are looking and smelling good.

This seems to be true for my husband especially when it comes to his hair and his facial hair. Something that would make a great gift for any man would be a high-end shave kit or skin care/hair care combination kit. The main reason I love this gift is because I know it’s something that will actually get used rather then shoved in a drawer or closet and forgotten about. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about!
Try this kit from Jack Black that includes facial cleanser, moisturizer, and beard lube. Every guy needs a good beard lube:)

Another fun website that has tons of unique and weird gifts, you know the kind that guys love, is called Massdrop. It’s basically a website where people go in on getting group discounts on a certain item. The whole site is run really well and shipping time is pretty decent.

If you have a guy in your life that loves unique gifts then you should go take a look at this site. They have clothing, technology, toys, gadgets, you name it!

We found a really neat gift for my brother on there and there are some things I know my husband has his eye on for gifts this year, like one of the really neat watches they have.


You all know how much I love all things beauty related! I’ve done three separate reviews for some great gift ideas for the lady in your life. A lot of them would work well even if she isn’t that big into make-up, or you have a teenager who is just getting started!

stocking stuffers beauty products

You can click on the links below to check out these “beauty-full” gift ideas:)

Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover

MAC Pigment Set

Too Faced Holiday Set


I love using Shutterfly to make things for my parents and my in-laws. It makes it so easy and what parents and/or grandparent doesn’t love personalized gifts?

shutterfly photo book

Each year, you can expect to get some kind of custom-made gift with pictures of my kids on it if you’re one of my family members. I made photo books of our family adventures from that year. Another year I went with a photo calendar that had pictures specific to the month that it was (July 4th pictures from the previous year in July) .

photo calendar

This year, I am sticking with photo ornaments… maybe a photo plate or two:)

There are so many different things that you can do with photos and whether they admit it or not, parents and in-laws loving getting personalized gifts like that!

Check out these other fantastic gift ideas from the bloggers of #MerryBlogmas!

 Twin Tested Pin Approved

The American Mama

Mommy’s Bundle

Blooming in Bedlam

Inspired Housewife

Verified Mom

Girl On The Move

Goofball Mommy

Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze, Oh My!

Have you seen any “Must Get” gifts this season?

merry blogmas

Make sure you don’t miss out on the rest of the 12 days of Christmas, hosted by 12 terrific bloggers 🙂 Day 1 featured ideas for a Christmas/Holiday Bucket List.

Our 1st of TWO giveaways will go live this Friday at 12 am! It will be a prize pack of gift cards totaling $300 from some great companies including:

Love Cooking Company
Radio Shack

Remember to visit the rest of the wonderful hosts:

Alyssa from Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze | Amee from Inspired Housewife | Ana from Mommy’s Bundle | Cajun from Blooming in Bedlam | Denise from StL Motherhood | Joanna from Motherhood and Merlot | Josi from American Mama | Julie from Girl on the Move | Lauren from Twin Tested, Pin Approved | Lisa from Goofball Mommy | Lisa from Lisa Kerr | Phyllis from Verified Mom

*Here’s to the gift of family and friends*

joanna at motherhood and merlot






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