2015 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide #HGG - Last Minute Ideas and Add On's

        When you feel like you've thought of everything and are just plain out of ideas.  Here are some additional ideas just in case you are looking for one more gift idea this year to top off whoever on your list.

Don't Forget to Decorate
1. Oriental Trading 
Growing up, there was always one holiday I knew I could count on my family celebrating.  Christmas has always been a special holiday for my family.  Starting November 1st each year, my parents would begin the tradition of putting up 300,000+ Christmas lights on the outside of the home and some pretty insane decor inside and out.  At one point, I remember my father having to head to the store to purchase a generator to support all the electrical while doing so!
Parties and Holidays of any kind can be quite costly especially if you celebrate like we do!  While we have a ton of fun doing so, it has become crazy costly and we've had to cut back in past years.  However, after discovering such an amazing company like Oriental Trading, we've discovered new ways to save while still celebrating these holidays with our friends and family.  Oriental Trading is "the nation's largest direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. OTC has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Internet Retailers and one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies."

With over 1000 Christmas favorites alone, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone and believe me you could spend hours shopping on their site.  They have just about anything you can imagine and more.  You will find it is totally worth a look and the prices are very reasonable and less than anywhere else I've found so far.  I cannot begin to brag enough about this company or the countless hours you can spend shopping on their website!
Facebook: Oriental Trading 
Twitter: @OrientalTrading
Pinterest:  Oriental Trading 

Sucker for the Sweets
2. Candy Crate
I don't tend to eat too many sweets because of watching my weight but when I do I am extremely particular about my favorites!  And you better believe my kiddos are obsessed with candy when I will allow them to have it.  Discovering all the offerings available at Candy Crate, I've quickly jumped back on the sweets train!
"Candy Crate ships Nostalgic Candy and Retro Candy Gift Baskets all over the world...Take a trip on down memory lane with our unique line of products that come direct from manufactures, some of which have been selling sweets since the 1800’s". If you're looking for an all around great gift for another family, the Vintage Candy: Retro Candy Gift Basket is packed full for all ages.  Our kids found tons of their favorites packed inside as well as candies which brought memories instantly of my childhood.
The Old Fashioned Candy Gifts: Nostalgic Candy Gift Basket is perfect for a co-worker or best friend with a variety of 30-35 pieces of candy sure to please any sweet tooth!  There are event some pretty cool nostalgic lunch boxes which come packed full of candy.  Whether you are buying to satisfy your own sweet tooth or grabbing a gift for the hard to buy for person on you holiday list, you are sure to find something amazing over at Candy Crate!
Facebook: Candy Crate 
Twitter:  @candycrate
Pinterest: Candy Crate 

Stocking Stuffers
3. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas! 
Whether your family enjoys reading stories together for the holiday or you just love the nostalgic feel of cuddling up on a cold holiday night with a book, this is a great addition to any library.  Chicken Soup books (and especially this Christmas edition) make for great gifts for absolutely anyone on your list!

The synopsis says, "This collection of 101 heartwarming and entertaining stories of holiday traditions, family, and goodwill will spread the wonder and joy of the holiday season. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season!  Christmas is a festive and joyful time of year, a time of family, friends, and traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and touching stories of love, joy, and wonder. And all the stories are “Santa safe” so they can keep the magic alive for the whole family"
Facebook: Chicken Soup
Twitter:  @ChickenSoupSoul

4. Guinness World Records 2016 - Gamer's Edition 
Not only is my husband is a hardcore gamer, so much that we have every gaming system in our house but he even has my 3 younger children playing video games daily.  While I am not a gamer in the slightest bit, I've learned to love the passion my kids have for these games while they are learning at the same time.  The Guinness World Records 2016 - Gamer's Edition is "packed with record-breaking high scores, speed-runs, technical achievements and gaming luminaries, the new gamer’s edition is an essential book for any gaming fan!

There is information from this year’s top titles to fascinating facts on the games the boys play constantly.  There is even special info on all the favorite characters and pretty much anything else you could possibly think of to do with the gaming world.  With special game play tips and hints, it's hard not to find yourself sucked into this edition.
Facebook:  Guinness World Records
Twitter: @GWR

5. Personology Party in a Box 
"Relationship Builder, Conversation Starter, Social Catalyst… all wrapped up in one. Entertaining Card Game that gets people talking, laughing and having fun!"  Here is a game for the adults!  Whether your celebrating a girls night out, having an adults game night, or heading out on a road trip with the pals, this game will get you talking.

It's the perfect ice breaker when trying to get to know each other better and even a perfect way to learn new things about old friends!  It's a friendlier and more appropriate game than the "other" popular card game that is out right now.  Gather the family or friends together and get to know each other just a little bit more!  Enjoy conversations filled with laughs or on your holiday road trips this Christmas.
Facebook:  Personalogy Game
Twitter:  @PersonalogyGame

Last Minute Cuteness
6. Fluffeez 
"Gift cards are fun to give and receive, But they look kind of dull just tucked in a sleeve. Fluffeez™ wrap them up with extra love and flair, To let that special someone know how much you care!"  What person do you know can avoid cracking a smile when given a cuddly stuffed animal?!
People love gift cards because they can choose what they use it on.  Gift cards are a great gift for the person who is impossible to buy for.  They are also a great way to add to any gift to make it that much better.  But gift cards are boring and Fluffeez are anything but.  Give your basic but most thoughtful gift in the most cuddly way!  Any holiday and any occasion, scoop these cuties up for less than $5 each.
Facebook:  Fluffeez 
Twitter: @LoveFluffeez

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1 comment:

  1. I love these books, for me , for my children, my grandchildren, family and friends and even coworkers. I think every book is different and so much we can relate or learn from


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