Gifts for the Comfort Hounds and the Garden Dwellers
For the comfort hounds...Are you a shoes on or off in the house type of person? It seems this varies from home to home, state to state and country to country. I am a shoes OFF person and my kids have learned to be as well. They track in so much filth that I cannot imagine a house where their shoes stayed ON! Even so, there are always little bits of sand, dirt or dust that seem to appear no matter how often I sweep, vacuum and mop. Those little bits sticking to the bottom of my feet drives me batty. Thus, I am almost always in socks or slippers when I am inside. Lately, it has been THESE socks almost exclusively:
|I squint when I smile...I can't help it...|
Same deal with the beanies -- for EVERY one sold, one is given to those in need.
Comfort in ScentsScent is such a comforting thing, isn't it? I love a good candle and they make a great little gift. Tarah Jade has interesting scents like Black Fig or Volcano, while Yankee keeps things simple a homey with classics like Christmas Cookie and (my favorite!) Macintosh. This year though, I TOTALLY have my eye on THE Jaime Fraser candle...mmmmm.
Min Design also has really cool gift candles this year, with chalkboard jar candles (you can really write on them!), a super cute gumball candle and my favorite:
For the Gardeners...
Any gardener worth their salt puts a lot of wear and tear on gloves and a new pair is always appreciated. I would recommending splurging on these AWESOME elbow-length options! ($27) The best part?? Fingertip reinforcement (Iron Man style...) so rose thorns don't pierce your fingers and you don't get holes in the index fingers.
Hori-Hori (Yes, again) I mentioned this tool last year (I asked for and received a hori-hori), but I mention it again because every gardener could use a new hori-hori. It will be much appreciated, much utilized and carefully hidden from the rest of the family which will try to steal it for non-gardening chores.
Mini-White Globe Lights - Gardeners use Christmas as an excuse to light up their favorite plants. Mini globe lights are the perfect complement to evergreens or faux greens. THESE Martha Stewart globe lights available at Home Depot are a quality favorite and you can connect up to 25 SETS from one outlet safely. (I did another fun little project with these lights on instagram!) That's all for now, but I have a detailed game gift guide coming up later this week and for now...