Blogmas Day 10: Stocking stuffers

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 10! Today I thought I would do a mini gift guide and talk about some ideas for stocking stuffers. When I was growing up and even now my mother does the stockings in my family so over the years I’ve watched what she does and when I started doing Friendsmas with my close friends I took what I had seen her do for so many years and put it into action. If I mention anything specific I will link it down below.

So the first thing I always put in a stocking, no matter who it’s for is candy. This is the time of year for candy and chocolate so it’s a must for me. I do an assortment of different candies but I make sure to put extra of whatever that persons favorite candy.

Next I will at least for the girls is bobby pins and hair ties. It’s one thing that you can never have enough of, they’re either breaking or disappearing or both and it’s always appreciated. Along with that I put in the mini versions, and this works for men and women, of favorite lotions, perfumes/colognes and any other products that person may like or use.

Something that is not only a safe bet but will be definitely appreciated is gift cards. Whether it’s to their favorite store, restaurant or iTunes. A gift card is always a great present.

If you’re looking for something on the tech side there are a couple of things I would recommend. The first is a portable phone charger, I use mine practically every day and it’s such a lifesaver. Mine is Schumacher Electric and I really like them as a brand, the products are top quality. A long charging cable, being able to use your phone while it’s charging is the best and thankfully there are brands that make the long cables.

I have a couple more suggestions and one is for the baker in your life. Last year I did a baking themed stocking for one of my friends and it went down really well. In it I put a bundle of measuring spoons, a mix of mini and full size whisks and spatulas and I even included a candy thermometer and I tied it all together with a ribbon.

For the kids I’ve found that it’s the little things that they like, crayons or markers, stickers, Hot Wheels cars and bracelets/jewelry.

That about wraps it up for this post, if any of you guys are doing a themed stocking for someone let me know what the theme is and how you’re doing it. It may just inspire me.

Until next time, I hope this post was helpful and have fun putting together stockings :).

-K

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Father’s Day gift guide 2017

Hi everyone,

This week because Father’s Day is coming up I thought I would do a gift guide. I have always found it really easy to buy presents for my dad. But I know it’s not that way for a lot of people. And whether it’s that way for you or you’re just stuck for an idea this Father’s Day, I hope this post is helpful for you. I have a number of categories, and I will have a link down below to the things that I mention.

So the first thing is a Father’s Day classic and that’s anything in the area of grilling. I don’t think there’s a dad that doesn’t love to grill during a sunny summer weekend, or even during a rainy weekend. A set of grilling implements, an apron and anything like that is always a solid and probably safe bet. My dad is more into smoking than grilling right now, and most times when we have family get togethers he’s smoking some sort of meat and it’s delicious. If you’re going to go that route Masterbuillt is the best brand. Their products are top quality.

Next we have the personal care. I’ve always found that pretty much most men need and use a razor, so that’s always a good present. Along that same vein, cologne, lotions and products like that are good.

Pretty much one thing that never misses, doesn’t matter the event is gift cards. Everyone loves them and it takes the stress away of having to buy the perfect present.

One thing that pretty much everyone uses is some sort of streaming service. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. Subscriptions to services like that are like gift cards. They have something for everyone.

Next up is a dad classic, tools. There is always a need for tools, in every household. Screw drivers, saws, drills. All always needed.

One of my favorite things to do with my dad is watch sports and talk (occasionally argue) about it. I, like my dad, am a huge Mariners and Seahawks fan so anytime either of us see anything Seahawks or Mariners related that the other would like we buy it. So if your dad is a sports fan any kind of jersey or knick knack type thing will be a hit. Especially if you can find anything signed by his favorite player or players.

I have two things left on my list and the second to last is anything related to technology. I know that technology isn’t everyone’s forte, but for the technology lover, Bluetooth speakers, drones, you can’t go wrong. I personally really want a drone, but haven’t bought one yet. Maybe I’ll buy one for my dad and “borrow it”.

And lastly, anything personalized is always a hit on Father’s Day. Cups, plaques, anything you can think of you can personalize. I’ve found that a personalized gift usually draws a couple of tears. And is always appreciated.

That about wraps it up for this post. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this, hopefully this post is helpful to you guys and you find something that your dad will love.

Until next time, I hope you find something and have a Happy Father’s Day :).

-K

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