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2018 Gift Guide

2018 Gift Guide


The gift guide is probably my favorite non-travel related post of the year. I LOVE GIFT GIVING! I get so much joy out of picking out special gifts to those on my Christmas-gift-list. There’s just something about finding a gift for someone and knowing it’s going to make them smile! Do I nail it every single time? Nope. But I sure do try!

I hope this gift guide helps you pick out some smile-inducing gifts for those near and dear to you during this holiday season!

P.S. Links to ALL items are included in this post, AND I’ll update this post (as well as the “Gift Guide”) the week of Thanksgiving with all discount codes/deals for Black Friday/Shop Small Saturday/Cyber Monday!! WAHOO!! I’m doing the hard work for you, so all you have to worry about is deciding which gifts to buy for those you love!!


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Under 25

-popsocket by Magnolia Market $10

-initial necklace by Tiny Lumber $21 sale price $14 and FREE SHIPPING until Monday!

-”Light Up My Life” print by Honey and the Hive $15+

25% OFF code: SHOPSMALL & FREE SHIPPING on orders $75+

-donut earrings by Poptone $18

Under 50

-TST pullover  $45

use code REPALIX for 10% off! use code CYBERSHIP for free shipping & a free pair of earrings!

-mini circle hair pin from Ellen Mote $42

- pompom beanie by Love Your Melon $45 FREE SHIPPING plus more discounts announced throughout the weekend **free gifts for different price ranges!-

-”Shed Happens” by Texas Sweet Tees $26 use code REPALIX for 10% off! use code CYBERSHIP for free shipping & a free pair of earrings!

-personalized tumbler/cup/mug from Ellen & Marie $25

(order via Facebook or Instagram)

-tye dye yoga mat bag by Cuddle Bumz $35

code HOLIDAY for 15% off select items

Over 50

-*”Molly” bag by Better Life Bags $149

code DAYTWELVE for 10% off everything on the website

-hoodie sherpa from Texas Sweet Tees $52

use code REPALIX for 10% off! use code CYBERSHIP for free shipping & a free pair of earrings!

-*leather bucket bag by Sseko Designs $159 25% OFF code: GIFTSTHATGIVE

-Warby Parker gift card $50+

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Under 50

-funny magnet set $22+

-custom ornament $25 sale price $18.75

-address stamp by Chatty Press $29 20% OFF orders of $25+ code: SHOPSMALL

-bluetooth speaker $32 + 5% off coupon

-Slow Cooker Cookbook by Gooseberry $11.52

Over 50

-luggage set $129 +

-Bird’s Nest Fern from The Sill $49 + shipping 20% off & free shipping on orders $75+ code YAY20

-AIRBNB gift card $50+ (suggested amount)

-instant pot $79+ current sale price: $65.88

-Rosetta Stone 6 month subscription $119 12 months for $95.88 + 3 bonus months ; CYBER MONDAY: BOGO FREE 12 months!



Under 50

-personalized family calendar by Shutterfly $24.99 sale price up to 40% OFF, plus an extra 25% OFF with code CYBERMONDAY

-Codenames board game $13.39

-Pictopia Disney Edition $17.50

-Don’t Step On It board game $12.88 sale price $8.99

-karaoke microphone $34.99

Over 50

-gas card $50+

-cookware set by Tasty $88 + now $79 @ Walmart

-family portrait session with a local photographer $150 +

-camping gear (start with a tent like this one!) $50+

-Experiences (such as tickets/gift cards/memberships to local:)


state/national parks




Movie theater

Bowling alley

Local sporting event

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For the Ohioan:

Under 50:

-Ohio Disc Necklace by Red Giraffe Designs $30 20% off all regular price jewelry & free shipping when you spend $25+ (11/26 ONLY: free gift with purchase)

-basically anything from the TRU MAN brand $20 +

Cyber Monday: Buy 1 OH SO GOOD tee, get 1 FREE!

-Ohio Adventure Club tee by 7Thirty8 Apparel (also available in other colors/sweatshirts, etc) $20+

-gift card to the W Nail Bar (my personal fav nail salon!) $35+ (suggested amount)

free bath bomb when you spend $50+ on product

-gift card to pour your own candle at Eleventh Candle Co $20+ (suggested amount)


-Script Ohio wooden coasters by Bearded Woodcraft $30 BLACK FRIDAY: 30% OFF & FREE SHIPPING code: FRIDAY

Over 50:

-tickets to the Wilds $60 +

-OHIO mug display by Rustics by Design $60

-Ohio State Parks gift card (suggested value:) $50

-Columbus Zoo family membership $134

-North Market gift certificate $50 (suggested amount)

-OHIO sweatshirt by Where I’m From $52 25% OFF code: CYBER25 *plus: spend $50+ get free shipping, spend $75+ get free shipping & free Ohio socks, spend $100+ get free shipping & free Ohio socks & $15 gift card

2018 Favorite Moments

2018 Favorite Moments

2018 Wish List

2018 Wish List