Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012

I did a Christmas gift guide last year, and the year before. They were quite popular posts, so I thought I’d do another one for THIS year! Turns out I’m not the only one who gets a little stumped when doing that last minute Christmas shopping!

So without further ado… here is my Christmas Gift Guide for 2012!


Nothing says girly-girl like this whimsical monogramed coffee/tea mug from Anthropology (I LOVE mine!):


This Jewelry Tree from Urban Outfitters (another one that I have and LOVE):


Okay, you know those hilarious Ryan Gosling Meme’s that I joke about entirely too often (hey girl…)?? Well there is an ENTIRE book of them now… EPIC:


Stella and Dot Hope Bracelet: This is such a sweet and pretty bracelet! I actually got choked up when I saw Jenny post a link to this… something about angel wings makes me think of our first baby… plus the meaning of “hope” behind it – just. perfect.

Owl Mug – I have an unhealthy obsession with all things owl right now! Just bought this in silver for my home desk… umm hello mega cute pen holder:

Oxo Mini-beakers – these are GENIUS (for measuring small liquid amounts and pouring them – mess free!)… i’ve seen them popping up on other food blogs & am seriously wanting a set for myself!

This super cool Culinary Tools Print from Pop Chart Lab – they have numerous sweet food related prints (image from their website):


Mason Cocktail Shaker: mason jars have taken over by storm this year!! I love the Rustic Southern charm of them… this cocktail shaker is adorable!


Thermapen: I have heard AMAZING things about this thermometer… it’s speed & accuracy is unparalleled!

DIY Recipe Kitchen Towels (via I love love LOVE this DIY idea… taking an old handwritten recipe card (maybe one of your mother, grandmother, or even great grandmother’s handwriting). What a cool way to preserve a loved ones handwriting for forever!

Craft Coffee Subscription: Craft Coffee is all the rage these days… this company hand selects the best of the best and you can subscribe for 3, 6, or 12 months of freshly roasted coffee (sent each month!):

Nike Free Run+ 3: I got these this year and am OBSESSED with these sneakers!!!! SO comfortable… Plus I was able to snag a pair in HOT PINK!

Polar FT7: I was gifted this last Christmas and absolutely LOVE it. It monitor’s your heart rate during your workout and let’s you know your calorie burn when you are finished! I highly recommend this product!

Oh Gorgeous Carry-All Gym Bag – I’ve been lusting after this bag for a few years now…

Stand Up Paddle Board: If these weren’t so expensive, I could TOTALLY get down with one of these! It’s SUCH a great workout (WAY harder than it looks, ya’ll!), it gets you outdoors, and is FUN!

Spike Ball: Okay, I know I posted this last year, but I purchased this for hubs sometime this past year and can now say for FACT that any man in your life will LOVE. THIS. GAME. Plus, the people over at Spike Ball are GREAT to work with (I had to make some changes on my order and they were gems and took cake of it right away!)

Beer Tasting Flight Set: As ya’ll know, hubs is a home brewer (something that is becoming ever so popular!)… he would LOVE something like this!

Beer Bottle Opener/Hammer: talk about double duty… when your man is hot & sweaty working on a project, he doesn’t have to fumble around looking for a bottle opener to open his icy cold brew – he’ll have one in his tool belt at all times! 🙂

Big Green Egg: We have a knock-off version of this but hubs would LOVE the real-deal one day… you can grill/smoke/ and even BAKE in this bad boy. And trust me… most guys are PYROS & hubs loves sitting by this all day long smoking some meat!

Maverick BBQ Thermometer: this thing is super cool! It measures 2 temperatures at once… the meat temp and the actual grill chamber (making it the PERFECT thermometer for monitoring your smoking meat!):

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15 Responses to “Christmas Gift Guide 2012”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 10, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    Great guide!!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 10, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Oooh thank you for this!! Most of the gift guides I’ve been seeing are all foodie-oriented, but this year I drew my cousin’s new wife in our family’s secret santa and she’s totally a girly girl.. So your suggestions are spot on!!

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    Desiree — December 10, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Laura bought me the mason jar shaker for my birthday! It IS awesome!!! 🙂 And omg, my hubbs wants a green egg so badly, too. What knock-off do you have and would you recommened it?

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 10, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Love the tea towels but hold up just a minute… there’s an entire hey girl book?!?! lol that’s awesome and so wrong

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 10, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

    That mason jar shaker stopped me in my TRACKS!! AHH!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — December 11, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    A great list. I only want just about everything on it! I really want to try those measuring cups as well!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 11, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    I love the gym bag! I want one!!

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    Karista — December 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Fabulous list! Ok, I want the mason jar shaker and just about everything else. The mason jar shaker… brilliant! Thanks for posting. This is so fun! I’ll post on my FB page too. 🙂

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    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — December 11, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    oh gosh I am loving this post! you have such GREAT gift ideas… I posted the thermometer on my post last week since I put mine in the dishwasher so now I really need it! LOL and the dish towels so so cute! thanks for sharing.

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    carrian — December 11, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    love your gift guide!!! Apparently I’m agirly girl because I loved all of that!

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    Jessica — December 11, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    I am obsessed with OWLS too! We are such kindred spirits!! <3

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — December 12, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    I love every single thing on this list! Great gift guide! 🙂

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — December 13, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Hey girl… Your gift guide is fantastic! I even liked the gifts for him list. I might get my father-in-law that hammer, too funny!

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    Shawnda — December 13, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    *I* want the beer flight set! Also, Santa will be bringing me a monogram mug for Christmas now. So thanks for that 🙂

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    Baking Serendipity — December 16, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Love these ideas! Usually I’m stumped at what to get my husband…your guide is fantastic!

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