What’s not to love about dogs? They are man’s best friend; they are happy, playful, loyal, and just plain loveable! You’ve heard people talk time and time again about how those precious puppy eyes just melt your heart; and inevitably don’t scold their dog for the shoes they chewed up, the trash can they tipped over, and food they snatched from the table. I have to say that my dog has the whole ‘puppy eyes’ thing down pat. For the dog lover in your life, here are some things that will highlight the joys of their four-legged family member.
I absolutely adore these. No, really, I do love them. LOVE! These would be great as a gift. You could make one or more of these cuties to accompany a storybook (great for kids!). Then you can turn story time at school or at home into an interactive play time. These can even be used to give gifts to friends or coworkers—slip one of these over a pen or a utensil, or a chocolate dipped spoon, perhaps. Pair it with cocoa mix (homemade or single-serve packets) and pretty mug, and you’ve made a memorable, edible, and lasting gift.
Backpacks and tents and bears, oh my! Yeah, I know that was a cheesy interpretation of Dorothy’s famous line, but bears are definitely a concern for campers in the wilderness. Your loved ones who frequently venture out into the woods and on hiking trails may be quite familiar with this reality. Whether they go trekking for one day or several days at a time, here are some ideas for your adventurous comrades.
I love going to sales, antique shops, and thrift stores on the hunt for a special treasure. I find it fascinating to step into an antique shop, and instantly I’m immersed into a different time. I could spend hours just walking through the aisles, looking through each little cranny… I suppose it makes me fondly consider a time when life was simpler and slower. If your loved ones fancy old-fashioned items, here are some ideas.
Are your family and friends crazy about game time? You may be thinking, “Yeah! They put the ‘fan’ in fanatic!” Even if enthusiastic is an understatement when it comes to describing the sports nut in your life, I bet game day is fun and exciting! So whether you’re looking for something that adds team spirit to tailgate time or something that they can sport around every day, here are some ideas for you.
Who isn’t health conscious these days? It can be overwhelming to think about eating healthy when the holidays are upon us. Perhaps you know someone who sticks to their diet even when the temptations of pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies are lurking at every corner. Whether your loved ones have a strong resolve to hold fast to their healthy lifestyle, or cut it some slack during the holidays, here are some gift ideas.
While there’s always at least one jokester in the family, there’s always an inside joke with your family and/or friends. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, those jokes resemble a bond that you share. So here’s to the weird and random things that become significant because of the emotions they evoke.
Just thinking about a spa makes me think about peace, quiet, relaxation, and being pampered. REALLY pampered. I have never been to a spa, but I imagine what it must be like to be waited upon, lounging around in a lush white robe… Instead of sending all of our friends and family to the spa, we can give them some luxe gifts that will whisk them away from the everyday ho hum. My family absolutely loves these products, and I’m sure you will too!
Kids just want to have fun! This selection of games is primarily for little ones around preschool to elementary age, although they appeal equally to the young at heart. (I fall into that category! ) While most of these are modern games, I threw in an ol’ throwback for fun.
With the economy these days, who wants to spend money each month for a gym membership? For a fraction of a membership cost, give the fitness buff in your life some new gear to inspire their workouts. These gift suggestions will add variety to the aficionado’s workout regimen, help them to monitor success, and stay on track.