The following post on Unique Christmas Gifts for Dads is sponsored by Babbleboxx. Do you struggle with finding the perfect gift for the dad in your life? It can be so hard sometimes! I always find myself scouring aisles trying to find the perfect gift for the men I love. This year, I’ve found some really unique Christmas gifts from some amazing brands. If you’re like me and don’t get to see your family on Christmas day this year, there’s still time to order your gifts! Sugarlands Distilling Company Moonshine Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a craft distillery producing award-winning moonshine, Appalachian Sippin’ Cream, and Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey. The distillery is popular and guests are invited to taste samples, take behind-the-scenes tours, and more. If you’ve got a dad in your life that enjoys a good drink, their Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash and Appalachian Apple Pie Moonshine are wonderful! They’re great gifts to give alongside a decanter and whiskey stones. The Silver Cloud combines the sweetness of fresh Tennessee corn and cane sugar, and the award-winning Apple Pie moonshine is made with green apple flavor with a sweet caramel taste. I have a feeling we’ll be gifting this to my brother-in-law because he loves a good drink when friends come by! Baldies Baldies offers bald men a line of natural, high-quality grooming products specifically formulated to meet their unique needs. Baldies is the first Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand to make organic avocado oil and natural clays the foundation of their products. I love the Baldies Shower Bar 001 and the Baldies Shave Bar 002 as unique Christmas gifts for dads, like my father-in-law. The Baldies Shower Bar 001 is a shampoo and body soap combination made with organic avocado oil and natural French green clay. Men like easy things and it’s the perfect shampoo, washing, and shaving bar without drying out scalp and skin. The Baldies Shave Bar 002 is ideal as a head or face shave bar and gently exfoliates the skin with each use. I am excited for my father-in-law to try them! Use code BABBLE for 20% off from 12/10/2021 through 12/31/2021. Earth Elements Mathew earned a new position this year, and is always running around from the office to see different clients. Earth Elements was created as naturally-minded footwear, and I’m excited to give Mathew some new shoes for Christmas. Earth Elements shoes give all-day comfort and support and are made with recycled materials and sustainable processes. I got Mathew a pair of the Berkley shoes. They’re sporty, casual, and really sharp. Berkley’s are a fancy looking shoe with the sole of a sneaker. Literally perfect for him and a great unique Christmas gift for dads that are on-the-go! Get 20% off Earth Elements with code BOXX20. (expires 12/31/22) Hopefully these unique Christmas gifts for dads inspire you to find something for the dad in your life if you haven’t yet. Christmas is just a few days away, but these gifts are worth the wait! Mathew and I wish you all a Merry Christmas. We hope you all have lots of time with those you love. Looking for more gift ideas? Don’t miss the gift archives!
This post on Simplifying Christmas with the 4 Gift Rule is sponsored by Babbleboxx. Christmas can be super stressful for families when it comes to buying gifts. Figuring out who should be on the list so you stay within a reasonable budget, deciding how many gifts to give your kids (and making sure it’s the same amount so no one gets upset), and where to buy everything so you can get a great deal can add to holiday stress. Several years ago, I implemented the 4 gift rule and it’s been amazing ever since. We do it for everyone in our immediate household and it’s so helpful when purchasing gifts. What's the 4 Gift Rule? The 4 gift rule is incredibly simple: Something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read! Of course, Santa still gives a big gift in our home alongside those, but other than that, that’s the extent of the gifts! It makes things way less stressful and I find that it’s easier to shop for everyone knowing I have something to go off of. Something you want: In our home, “something you want” is whatever gift the person asks for. It can be a game, toy…anything. I don’t just do this for my kids, this applies to my husband and me, too! As of right now, we don’t give a price limit on this gift, but I’m sure as the kids are older we will be! I usually knock something off Santa wish lists for this one and of course, Santa gives another gift from the list.Something you need: In our home, “something you need” is definitely on a spectrum. For Addie that usually means toys that can assist her with OT, PT, ST, or visual goals. We found some fun toys from Green Toys, Inc. that not only are easy for Addie to play with, but are eco-friendly. They have a Best for Baby Bundle that includes of their 4 best-selling products: a Tugboat for scoop-and-pour bath fun, a Race Car sized just right for Addie’s little hands, a Twist Teether that’s lightweight and easy-to-grasp, and Brave Little Tugboat, a fully illustrated board book following Little Tug’s adventures in the big harbor. They all provide different ways for Addie to learn (and made from 100% recycled plastic), and that’s always good! Use code BABBLE for 20% off all orders from 11/26/21 through 12/17/21. Something to wear: Many years, “something to wear” has been a new set of pajamas, a cute shirt, or whatever else is needed. This year, Lawson needed some nice, black shoes to wear for school because most of his shoes are blue. I got Lawson the Surprize by Stride Rite Razor Sneakers. With a fun side-eye design and spiky spines in the back, they’re just his style. They are matched with cushy memory foam insoles and an anti-odor lining to keep shoes less stinky. The best part? They’re completely machine washable and they have velcro so he can put them on himself! They’re available exclusively from Target.com.Something to read: For this category, I love finding a holiday-themed book for the kids to enjoy. Each of them gets a different one and it goes into a special box after the holidays so we can enjoy it for many more years. Addie loves big books with lots of colors, so A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker from Running Press was a great choice for her holiday book this year. This book not only has colorful illustrations, but fun facts, history, music, and even some dance choreography! A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker also includes a removable coloring poster so Addie and Lawson can have quality time together being creative! I love how the 4 gift rule has made Christmas shopping so much easier on me. It definitely helps to have a guideline, and we don’t go crazy with our budget. It’s been amazing! Have you ever tried the 4 gift rule? Which of the categories is your favorite? Looking for more gift ideas? Don’t miss the gift archive!
This post on Stocking Stuffers for Dogs is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Doggie Dailies. Looking for stocking stuffers for dogs that they’ll actually love? We don’t usually give our dogs big gifts for Christmas, but we love giving them a stocking with goodies to share so they can get in on celebrating with us. It’s a nice way of acknowledging our love for them, and that we care. We recently got 3 goodies in the mail from Doggie Dailies and can’t wait to gift them to the dogs for Christmas! They’re going to be so excited! Doggie Dailies provides doggie parents with uncompromising, high-quality products they can trust to help their dog stay healthy and improve their quality of life. They want owners to enjoy many happy years with their beloved furry companions. Their product line includes soft chew supplements in the form of a treat, functional bone broths, wild Alaskan salmon oil, and essential grooming products. Each product is designed to optimize effectiveness, taste, and ease of use. We’ve loved all three of our dogs since the moment they came into our lives, and it’s really important for us to give them the best products for their health. Advanced Calming– Ever since Ahsoka was a puppy, she’s had motion sickness during car rides and even gets nervous if she is outside in the backyard without the other dogs. Doggie Dailies Advanced Calming Chews are a daily supplement that help maintain contentment during separation, travel, motion sickness and tension caused by changes in a dog’s daily routine. Their advanced formula contains 7 active ingredients to help keep dogs calm and relaxed. The calming chews come in two tasty flavors, Peanut Butter and Turkey, both flavors that Ahsoka loves! We tried CBD drops and they were kind of hard to get her to take, so I really like that these Calming Chews can be given as a treat or crumbled over dry or wet food.Skin & Coat Supplement + Antioxidants– Winky has the softest fur in the house. She’s so cozy and cuddly and I want her to stay that way! Doggie Dailies Skin & Coat Soft Chews provide three sources of collagen plus omega fatty acids and fish oil to help promote a glossy coat and help support healthy skin. Their chews come in two tasty flavors: salmon and duck, which will make Winky one happy girl. This supplement can also be given as a treat or crumbled over dry or wet food. I’m sure Winky will take it any way she can!Digestive Support Broth Boost– Pearl is our oldest dog and has lost many of her teeth due to her age. She also has a heart condition that she’s been taking medicine for the past couple months. Usually we add water to her food, but I want to give her an extra special gift this Christmas. Doggie Dailies Digestive Support Bone Broth Boost is an easy and delicious way to support your dog’s digestive health. Their digestive bone broth nourishes natural gut bacteria which helps support proper digestion and bowel health. The recipe contains prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics and is formulated for dogs of all breeds and sizes. It actually comes with an easy-to-use pump so I can add it to Pearl’s food without messy measuring. I’m so excited to gift these stocking stuffers for dogs from Doggie Dailies to Ahsoka, Winky, and Pearl. Our dogs are such an integral part of our family and we want them to have happy and healthy lives as long as they can. These stocking stuffers are going to be tasty and will make the dogs filled with joy this Christmas. We hope your dogs enjoy them as much as our dogs will! Use code 20SANTAPAWS at Doggie Dailies for 20% off all products now through 12/20/21 11:59 PM PST Looking for more gift ideas? Don’t miss the gift archives! Want more dog goodness? Don’t skip the dog archives!
Every year during the holidays, I love sharing things I’ve enjoyed using throughout the past year. They’re things I use all the time, and make great gifts. If you’re looking for Christmas ideas for your mom, bestie, or yourself (especially if your spouse is like my husband and asks for a list) then this is the place to look! Enjoy my Favorite Things Christmas Gifts list- I hope it helps you cross some people off your list! Beachwaver– After seeing the Beachwaver on many of my favorite Tiktok creators’ pages, I couldn’t resist getting one myself. It heats up in seconds and curls hair at the push of the button. Its like a curling wand and a curling iron had a baby. Honestly, it’s the best way I’ve found to curl hair, and quickly. What used to take me half an hour now takes 10 minutes. Use code SWOLFEWAVE for an additional 10% off! Echo Show– Last year for Christmas, Mathew got an Echo Show. He had it by his nightstand and really didn’t use it other than an alarm clock. I suggested we move it to the kitchen and it was the best decision ever. I love using it to play music while cooking, we check it to see what the weather is like, play videos, and so much more. Nyx Shine Loud Liquid Lipstick– This past year, I’ve really gotten into liquid lipsticks that LAST. I wear my mask often to help minimize illness around Addie, but I like having a lipstick that stays on with my mask and looks good when I take it off. I am obsessed with the shade Magic Maker and have asked Mathew to grab me more colors for my stocking. They’re a great price, last all day, and don’t dry your lips. I’m a huge fan. Margritco Earrings– One of my absolute favorite brands actually comes from a local-to-me creator that’s now a close friend. My friend Maggie makes the most gorgeous earrings and I have several in different colors. Margritco earrings are made of recycled glass and wire, and are just stunning. I literally am obsessed and already know another pair is coming to me for Christmas. I need them all! This pair in the photo are the No More Teardrops style but there are so many other sizes and shapes available. Comfy Pajamas– I’m a sucker for a good set of pajamas. I love pajamas that keep me warm but also don’t burn me up at night. I also love a stretchy set more than a silky set. These pajamas fit all my criteria. I have these pajamas in shorts, pants, and even in a nightgown. They were amazing as I nursed Lawson, and I have loved them since. Swing Dresses– If you have seen me at an event this year, you probably have seen me in a swing dress from Amazon. They come in so many colors and patterns and are a great price. I love how flattering they are on my body and how comfortable they feel. This pattern in the photo is my absolute favorite but I also have the dress in a couple solid colors and polka dots. Denim Jacket– I got this denim jacket earlier in the year and wear it often. It’s super trendy and classic all at the same time. I loved it so much that I bought one for my sister and added some pearls and her last name as a gift for my sister’s bridal shower. It was a hit! Know that this denim jacket is made “oversized” so size down if you are looking for a more traditional fit! Oversized Sunglasses– Never underestimate the power of a good set of sunglasses. I have had these sunglasses for several years and they have stood the test of time. I’m pretty rough on sunglasses (it’s why I don’t buy expensive ones) and have a toddler, so I am really pleased that these have lasted me so long. They’re 30% off and make an awesome gift. Cooking Set– I love cooking. It brings me so much joy to cook for my family, and I have searched for a long time for a set that doesn’t lose its nonstick surface after a few months. I’ve had this set since the spring and it still is perfectly nonstick as if they were brand new. I love the ceramic coating on them and how well they tolerate high heat cooking. If you love to cook or know someone who loves to as well, this cooking set is on sale from $179.99 to $76.49 when you use code ENJOY15 through Black Friday. Hammock– One thing I’ve really enjoyed using this year is my hammock. In Texas, the weather is pretty nice year ’round. But even if you’re not in Texas, this hammock is perfect to get cozy in with a nice fire going nearby. It takes a few minutes to set up, holds up to 450 pounds, and can easily be washed. I LOVE my hammock and highly suggest one for every mom because moms need time to relax and a place they can go to have quiet time. You won’t regret this one! I hope you all enjoy the holidays this year and find my favorite things Christmas gift guide helpful! Want more gift ideas? Don’t miss the gift archives!