It’s that time of year… The time where the joy and family time increases, but your bank account numbers decrease...

It’s totally worth it, though! To see the look on your loved one’s face when they get the perfect, personable gift that you thought long and hard to get them. My favorite Christmas was when I got B some of his first set of dumbbell weights and he cried! Oh, I love surprising him with the perfect gift!

So, as you are searching Amazon, Zazzle and all your other go to’s like Target, maybe this list will help inspire you’re creative juices and give you the perfect idea for your family and friends, while not breaking the bank! 😉

 Ok, so I know they say, “save the best for last”, but I’m too impatient for that. So if you are in a hurry, cause Christmas is around the corner, check this out. It’s a list of unusual, new and random stuff that people put up on Amazon that are… Interesting finds… You’ll get a kick out of it, and find unique stuff no one else would think of. 😉

For the trendy home decor lover in your life, these succulent wall hangings are a must. Seriously. I’m in love. 

One year, I gave my sweet hubby a custom clock with a photo from our wedding and the quote, “It’s time to tell you I Love You”. He loved it, and it’s a great reminder to say I love you all the “time”.

 For the T.V. and Cat Lover in your life. Nuff said.

For the cozy Dog Lover, socks for the win

 For the workout enthusiast, and the foodie at heart, that can’t decide what they want… And they need a new water bottle.

My B always chooses a FAVORITE hoodie that he wears ALL the time. So, for your sweetheart, find their favorite team, place they have visited, or their favorite superhero and get them some comfies to snuggle up in for the cold months.

 Every family has a nerd… Or multiple nerds if you are in my family. I have been wanting to read the cursed child for a long time now, but haven’t gotten to it yet! Need to oh so bad. If you like Harry Potter but want more picture books style check this out. And if you have all the literature, get some fun collectibles!


Do you have a new neighbor, or a friend who just became a homeowner? Celebrate with them this holiday season with a customizable pillow, add an image or quote and give a giggle or inspiration!

How about that fitness junkie friend who you don’t have hundreds of dollars to drop on a new weight set for? I got these bluetooth headphones for my bodybuilding obsessed husband for his birthday (to save money that year), and he cannot thank me enough! He uses them EVERY. DAY. and his workout now has no bounds.

If you can afford a little bit more this Christmas, or want to give a little bit more to the love of your life or the parents, check out the Amazon Echo Dot, it’s discounted for the holiday season, so now is the time to buy!!

Who needs it to be mother’s day to get your mother the heartwarming gift that is sure to make her cry? This handmade, unique necklace is beautiful as well as affordable. 

Can I just say, I love it when people give me clothes for Christmas?! (like this adorable top ^^) I am one who hates to shop, so if someone can choose my fashion for me, and gift me an adorable blouse or cute shoes, I’m elated and wear those pieces more than the stuff I choose for myself.

For your sweet grandma who doesn’t need anything more than memories and photos of the grandkids. Make it fun with these adorable photo magnets.

 For the organizational nerd, (aka, myself) who needs a new calendar for the year, how ’bout one with pictures of their favorite succulents? Or you could be silly like I was last year with my mom who LOVES cows and get a cow yoga calendar… Win-Win in my book!

If Cow Yoga isn’t your thing, then a little zen garden in your life never hurt anyone..

Ever wanted to be a “board game” kind of family but haven’t started your collection yet? (*hands up* guilty, party of one…) This year, I am determined to have more games around the house to play with as our babies grow! Make this a gift for everyone from Santa or the Hanukkah Armadillo! (get the reference??)

Lastly, but certainly not least, something that I’d squeal with delight over if my hubby got this for me for Christmas! For the DIYer in your home, give them something they’d never expect. A Kit to paint any room in the house, and your able-bodied time.

Let’s transform Christmas this year with well thought out gifts that inspire self-improvement and make true memories with our friends, neighbors and loved ones. A perfect Christmas consists of LESS technology, gift cards and half-assed gift giving, and MORE time spent with one another, MORE effort to get to know others, and MORE for the fun than selfish gains.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and Cheers to All.

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