Definitive holiday gift guide: something for everyone

December 1, 2016


One of my friends has a holiday tradition–she gives holiday books each Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one. But I also have one you can give for holiday gifts. It’s called Gnome for Christmas and it’s written by my dear friend, Diane Stringam Tolley, whose engaging writing I love. So what would happen if an efficiency expert took on the North Pole? It’s a unique and charming tale and you could win one by commenting why you’d like to be Gnome for Christmas. That’s right. And really, anything by Diane is worth buying, check out all her books online.

This is such a great gift book that i hope you’ll give it to someone special in your life. Like I did. It’s written by the publisher of the Chicken Soup books and puts together all of the wonderful life advice from the series. Just wonderful to read!

For the caregiver you know. This is a definitive resource that they’ll thank you for. I mean that.

Something for everyone. 

I love this site. Check it out, here. I guarantee you that you will find holiday gifts for every single person on your list, the gifts will be different than anything else they receive and you won’t have to spend a lot of money, either.

For the dogs.

Make these for the dogs in your life.

For a man

OMG, it can be so hard to buy for a guy. But I’ve got just the gift idea:

Hard Rivers: The Untold Saga of LaSalle Expedition by Craig P. Howard II is a really interesting book that most men would love.  It’s the story of the re-enactment –by canoe–of the more than 3,000 mile voyage from Montreal to the Gulf of Mexico that was originally undertaken in 1680.  Some 16 teenagers and seven adults undertook the re-enactment in the mid 1970s and had massive adventures along the way. It’s a true story and a page turner. Something a little different for the guys in your life.

Make it yourself or with the grandkids.

Nine easy, unique home-made gifts

Easy gift idea: DIY lip scrub

Something different

Unique holiday gift ideas

Less than $10 a few years ago. Still reasonably priced.

Diva’s 20 holiday gifts for $10 or less

And so much more fun stuff HERE!

These won’t break the bank. Take a look!

Snarky, but unique. Check them out here.

and finally, gifts that cost nothing, right here. These gifts are invaluable!

A book for your teen boy, your husband, your brother, your father. Hard River.

27 comments on “Definitive holiday gift guide: something for everyone
  1. Carol!!! There’s so much here, I’m going to have to come back again and again. Thanks so much, this is a treasure trove of ideas and I’ve already decided to get about 4 of these things!

  2. Carol, you are too awesome! Im going to check this out!

  3. Diane says:

    Eeeeeeeeee! That is all.

  4. There’s so much here – really is something for everyone!

  5. Chloe says:

    Oh I love the lip scrub idea! Especially with how dry my lips get during summer. I also loved the chicken soup books so I will have to check our your friends book. Hope you have a lovely Christmas break!

  6. Paola says:

    This is great, it has helped me with loads of ideas for gifts!

  7. Nellwyn says:

    Books are definitely one of my favourite Christmas gift to give and to receive! I’ll have to check out that Hard Rivers book, I can think of lots of people who would love it

  8. Andrea says:

    Anything electronic or a $25 CVS gift card would be fine with me 🙂

  9. Tyler says:

    I wasn’t even planning on getting or making anything for my dog for Christmas and I just now realize how important that is haha thanks for this post!

  10. Hard Rivers what an amazing idea for a gift. I am so glad I stumbled across this

  11. Amber Myers says:

    I’m all about the books! I have several on my list.

  12. Kimberly c. says:

    Thanks for these ideas. Shopping this weekend. This will come in handy.

  13. Wow. This is a really complete list. You thought of everything. Thanks for sharing!

  14. This is a comprehensive list. Brilliant ideasnot to forget the dog will look into that. I also like the idea of books. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love this post! I find it very difficult to find gifts for nieces in their late teens and early 20s. A DIY lip scrub is the perfect idea. I know they all want to take care of those luscious lips so, a lip scrub it is for them!

  16. You’ve have found something for everything and everyone! There’s quite a few that I want to take a closer look at!

  17. Ourfamilyworld says:

    You have a brilliant ideas Carol. I am looking forward to read your new blogs. This is great..

  18. Well, you covered everyone on my gift list so thank you! I will get these and be over and done with my shopping for this year! Thank you Carol! 🙂

  19. Thank you, it has helped me with ideas, great post.


    Oooo great gift suggestions!!! You can never go wrong with a great book!

  21. Michele says:

    Im working towards getting in the Christmas spirit this year. I enjoy gift giving and appreciate these ideas.

  22. I love it when someone does all the research and we juts simply have to take action. Thank you for this definitive Holiday Gift Guide And for sharing at the Pit Stop

    ~Julie Syl

  23. Such an awesome gift list! especially that it caters to men as well. I LOVE that your first one promotes books and reading

  24. Hi Carol,
    Your Holiday Gift Guide is so helpful and amazing.There are so many great gift ideas to choose from. I’m sharing this with friends and family and on social media.Please feel free to share this gift with other healthy, green and natural bloggers and readers at the Special Holiday Edition “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop 2016

  25. Tesha Fritz says:

    If you can’t find a gift for loved ones here, you aren’t really looking. Thanks for putting all of this together.

  26. I love giving books but I worry about whether or not the person will actually read it. Thanks for linking up with us for the Friday 5.

  27. Rachel says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for linking up today!!

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