Holiday Gift Guides for 2021

The holiday countdown is on! Time is running out to finish up your shopping. Are you still stumped on gift ideas for someone on your list? We’re bringing you six holiday gift guides we created to help you get your shopping checked off your to-do list.

We are sharing our top five gift ideas for her, for him, for kids, for your pet, as well as stocking stuffers. And as a bonus, we’ve included our 5 favorites under $10 gift guide for the teacher, mail carrier, hairdresser, neighbor, etc. We know shopping can be stressful with thinking up the right ideas and fighting crowds of people. So, let these guides bring you some relief and allow you to do your shopping from your couch.

Most retailers' shipping cutoff is 12/13 to receive your gifts by Christmas so if you are doing online shopping, don’t delay. Get your order in today!

Holiday Gift Guide for Her
Wood Tray | UGG Blanket | Plaid Scarf | Pop Wallet | Capri Candle

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Wood Leaf Tray- This gift is dual purpose! Perfect for presenting a gourmet charcuterie board for their next gathering or it can be used for decorating by creating a table centerpiece. This leaf print wooden tray brings a fun twist to a great staple piece.

UGG Sherpa Blanket- it’s $29 but looks much more expensive! Everyone loves a soft and snuggly blanket, don’t pass up this steal.

Plaid Scarf- It’s cold-weather season and time to add on the layers when going out and about. We love these adorable plaid fleece scarves from Old Navy. They have a variety of colors for $12 or $14. Great price point and a big assortment of patterns.

PopWallet- We both have these on our phones and absolutely LOVE them. They can hold up to 4 cards easily so we always have our ID and debit card with us. The unique thing about the PopWallet is that you can still have a pop socket on your phone and your wallet. They’re perfect for busy and on-the-go people.

Capri Candle- The ultimate gift for any female on your list. The Capri candle is so popular and this fun gold sparkly jar is perfect for this season. This candle (in other designs) has been on holiday wishlists for years! Easy go-to gift for any holiday gift guide.

Holiday Gift Guide for Him
JBL Bluetooth Speaker PLAIN or PERSONALIZED | Bushnell Binoculars | Hey Dude Shoes | Carhartt Gloves | Kanga Cooler

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

JBL Bluetooth Speaker- These are pricey but worth it. They are a great size for traveling or using at home. They are loud and put out an incredible amount of sound for their size. For a more personal touch, check out the Personalized JBL Speaker! You can add your own text, pick your colors, and designs. It's very cool!

Bushnell Binoculars- Is the man on your list an avid sports fan or a crazy outdoorsman? These Bushnell Binoculars are a great accessory.

Hey Dude Shoes- Every man in our family, from age 3 to the 50’s, have these shoes and rave about them. Most of them have a couple of pairs. They are lightweight loafer style, slip-on shoes that are incredibly comfortable to wear. There are tons of color/style designs. If they don’t have these, give them a try, you’ll score hero points for this gift.

Carhartt Outdoor Gloves- A good pair of gloves is essential for working outside in the wintertime and we love this pair from Carhartt. They have the tech-tip fingers too so they don’t have to remove them to use their phone.

Kanga Cooler- Have you seen these coolers? A great cooler is hard to find, but this new style has rave reviews and you can easily slide an entire case of drinks into it for ease of carrying.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
Crazy Aaron’s Putty | PopWallet | Grounded For Life Game | EXIT Escape Room Game | Hey Dude Shoes

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Crazy Aaron’s Putty- Did you have slime-obsessed kids a year ago? I can’t deal with slime, it is too messy and ruins everything. This putty is so awesome! We take it to sports events and it’s always a hit with all the kids. They have a million variations of colors, special effects, scents, and other fun stuff but the important thing to know when buying this is to PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIZE! There is a small and a larger tin. The small tin is 2.5 oz and is about 2” wide. The larger tin is 4” wide and is 3.2 oz. We prefer the big tins, the smaller seems harder to open and get the putty out of the tin.

PopWallet- Yep, we recommend this for kids 15+. They are likely getting their license and having that handy is important. You know they never put down the phone so having it on the phone is the perfect solution.

Grounded for Life- We got this new game for our boys a few months ago and they absolutely love it. It’s a youthful version of Cards Against Humanity (if you’re familiar…). It has all kinds of funny and mildly inappropriate cards that keep our kids dying laughing the whole game! For example, one of the cards I read was “For Halloween, I want to scare my friends so I’m dressing up as _________.” All the boys had to play a card to fill in the blank. Colt played “my mom” and I told him he was Grounded for Life for saying I was scary!!!

EXIT Escape Room Game- We were gifted one of these a couple of years ago and the boys LOVED doing this as a family. It’s fun and interactive for everyone, including activities all ages can do to help “escape”. Once you solve it, it’s fun to reassemble it and pass it on to another family to escape.

Hey Dude Shoes- Remember above, I told you that everyone in our family has these from 3 years old to 50's! That’s why you find them on our kids’ lists too! So worth it!

Holiday Gift Guide for Pets
Gourmet Dog Cookie Treats | Plaid Badger Bandana | Nerf Gun for Dogs | Dog/Cat Collar | Pet Sweater

Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

Gourmet Dog Cookie Treats- We carry these adorable dog cookie treats on our website and highly recommend them for your pet. They’re adorable little nautical-themed treats wrapped neatly in a cute box.

Plaid Badger Bandana- We recently crossed paths with the designer for the Plaid Badger in Lee’s Summit area and absolutely fell in love with her stuff. She has adorable dog collars, bandanas, leashes, and even makes apparel to match your pet bandanas. Our hearts can hardly handle the cuteness of our dogs in these adorable bandanas. You can find her on Instagram & Etsy!

Nerf Gun for Dogs Fetch- This Nerf Gun isn’t for the kids, but for the dog who loves to play fetch. No sense wearing your arm out, this gun comes with tennis balls you launch for a good game of fetch.

Dog/Cat Collar- These Boots & Barley brand collars from Target are of excellent quality and come in a variety of colors. These are a great size for sliding adorable bananas over.

Pet Sweater- Is there anything cuter than a pet dressed in an adorable argyle sweater like a human. You know they say a dog’s personality often portrays its owner… why not dress alike too?

Holiday Gift Guide Under $10
Stocking Cap | Fleece Blanket | Hand Repair Gloves | Tech Tip Gloves | Bath Bomb

Under $10 Holiday Gift Guide

Stocking Cap- We love this general neutral designed stocking cap, perfect for any name on your list and under $10!

Fleece Blanket- Everyone needs a cute blanket for a nice snuggle by a warm fire in the winter.

Hand Repair Gloves- Winter isn’t kind to our skin and oftentimes our hands could use a little extra love. They have these repair gloves and foot socks that are so amazing. It’s a mini spa treatment from home… maybe if they’re lucky they can talk someone into a massage afterward!

Tech Tip Gloves- A good pair of gloves is a must-have, but being able to use your electronics with them on makes life so much easier. An easy gift that you know will be well used!

Bath Bomb- Everyone needs a good bath to soak off the stress of a tough week. A bath bomb is a perfect gift for anyone, it’s universal.

Stocking Stuffer Holiday Gift Guide
Sunglasses | Soaring Suds Soap | Coal Bath Bomb | Tech Gloves | No Show Socks

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Holiday Gift Guide

Sunglasses- We love a good pair of shades. Did you know there’s one key factor we always look for when buying a pair of sunglasses? The nosepiece! The nose pieces that stick out of the frames get stuck in your hair when you put them up, so frustrating. The secret is… we like the ones built into the frame. They don’t get stuck in your hair, and they seem to be more durable!

Soaring Suds Soap- How fun is this soap that looks like the lake and sky with layers of color? This driftwood scented soap is a great scent for anyone and not restricted to men only. This would be such a fun hand soap in a bathroom!

Coal Bath Bomb- You know the old saying… if you don’t behave, you get a lump of coal in your stocking! This would be a great joke

Tech Gloves- We have these on a few of our lists! They’re a necessity in the winter and an easy gift item you know will get great use!

No Show Socks- Everyone in our family gets socks in their stocking! They fill a lot of space and you can always use some fun new socks!

We hope we helped you wrap up your lists for some of those hard to shop for people. Use these holiday gift guides to find meaningful presents that everyone is sure to love. Take a deep breath and remember it’s the thought that counts during this season, not the price you paid.

Sending you all our love this holiday season,

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