Counting down to Christmas!
Each week in December, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gift-giving ideas with you.
One of our family traditions with my husband’s side is a Secret Santa gift exchange. 🎁
Not just one exchange but two in the same day– one before lunch and one after!
We each bring one $25 gift and one $50 gift.
Since my hubby and I have three kids, we have had several years of bringing ten gifts total. Now that our kids are older, they bring their own gifts! 🎉
I know it’s odd, but I actually enjoy the challenge of finding gifts for our annual Secret Santa.
My goal is to find gifts that:
➡️ will appeal to various ages and lifestyles (our group ranges from older teenagers to mid 70’s)
➡️ won’t be sent to Goodwill in January!
Today I’m sharing three past favorites I’ve given in our Secret Santa. Hopefully, this gives you a little inspiration for your gift-giving!
All three are available online at Amazon and I’ve provided links to them. They may be at your local Target or Walmart also.
Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural Sound Machine– Give the gift of sleep this Christmas!
Do you ever go through stages where you just toss and turn for most of the night? I think it happens to most of us at times. It’s so aggravating.
If I’m short on sleep….well, I can get a little grouchy! 😣
When we stayed with friends at their farm in Franklin, TN for a long weekend, I expected my usual long and wakeful nights, but I slept like a baby!
Our hostess had thoughtfully placed a Marpac Dohm Sound Machine in each guest room. I now have one here at home, and I love it.
For an extra generous touch, pair it with an eye pillow and lavender sleep spray. The Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural Sound Machine is priced at less than $50.
Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper– Nostalgia is fun! I was surprised by how popular this gift was last year in our exchange- even the “hard to buy for” college kids wanted it. Popcorn doesn’t have to come from a waxy, white microwaveable bag!
This is a perfect gift for a family.
Package the popper with an organic quality popcorn and some seasonings. The Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper is priced under $25.
TaoTronics Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds- Anyone with a smartphone will be happy to get this gift. My son has a set of Powerbeats, but he keeps his TaoTronics Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds in his car to take to his workouts.
I have a pair of TaoTronics myself, and I like them better than my much more expensive AirPods. These are more comfortable in my ears, perfect for working out, plus they stay charged for hours. The microphone feature works great too.
I’ve given several pairs of this exact model and have gotten rave reviews from the recipients.
Priced at under $20.
Wishing you and yours’ happy gift-giving! I’ll have another helpful gift guide for you next Monday. If you’d like the guides sent to your inbox, click here to sign up!
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