Sorry I've been so MIA everyone! We were in Salt Lake City this past weekend visiting our family, so I took some time away from the blog and social media. Now that I'm finally caught up for the week though let's hop back in to it here on the blog! Today I want to share with you my gift guide for dads! Or simply just the guy in your life!
1. Chisel Set - Amazon $36.99
Caleb is really in to woodworking and finds it very therapeutic. So many of his buddies always express an interest in it too, so this chisel set would make for the perfect craftsman in your life that likes to do things by hand.
2. Apple Watch - Apple $399 - $799
Caleb loves his Apple Watch so much. I got him his for his birthday this past year actually and I don't think there's been a day since he got it that he hasn't worn it. He can be kind of bad about picking up his phone when I call or text him (#guyproblems, right?) that having his watch on him at all times helps make him more accessible. This is especially helpful if I need his help with Kai! We use the walky talky feature on our watches all the time!
3. Band Saw - Home Depot $129
Tools big and small are always a big hit with guys. Caleb has been wanting a band saw for awhile, too. Ryobi is his favorite brand of tools because you can easily swap out the battery packs from piece to piece, making building things a more streamlined process.
4. Yeti Bottle - Amazon $39.99
Another gift that is perfect for any guy in your life, but especially ones that like to work out. My brother in law is a big work out guy and loves his Yeti bottles. They can be more on the expensive side so this is one of those things that guys will never buy for themselves but will repeatedly tell you that they want!
5. Disney Shirt - Amazon $20.99
For the Disney loving dad! This shirt is so classic and would be perfect for any guy that loves Disney or is taking a trip there in 2019!
6. Bar Tools Set - Pottery Barn $41
Caleb is a huge cocktail lover and loves making drinks. For years, he's wanted a nice set of bar tools to up is cocktail making game. Last year I got him this copper set from Pottery Barn and he uses it all the time. We're big on copper in our house so it was the perfect addition to our little bar. It's currently on sale right now, too! Marked down to $41 from $59.
7. Knife Set - William Sonoma $329.95
I'm very blessed that Caleb is the cook in our house. He makes a delicious dinner for us almost every night of the week. He's had the same knife set forever, and I believe he deserves the best of the best when it comes to kitchen items because he uses them daily! This knife set from William Sonoma would make for the perfect chef inspired gift.
8. What Do You Meme Game - Target $29.99
We love games in our house! We have game nights all the time with friends and family. I saw this game last week at Target and thought it would be a fun one to add to the collection because who doesn't love a good meme? Caleb and I try to always buy each other a game every Christmas, so this one might end up under the tree for him this year.
9. Playstation 4 - Target $299.99
If all else fails, good ole fashioned Playstation is always the way to go. You know guys love their video games. Caleb doesn't play too much anymore but I bet if Santa brought him a new console then he'd play a whole lot more. Its fun for them to play with their buddies and blow off some steam! Plus, the PS4's are 4K players, so if you have a 4K TV then you can really up your sports and movie watching game.
10. Books - Amazon
Books always make for really good gifts. Caleb's favorite book ever is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Amazon is of course the best go to place to get books, so buy a few and wrap em up with a bow for a quick and easy gift.
What are you planning on getting your dad or guy in your life? Share with me in the comments!
I hope you all are having a great week and scored big on some sales this past weekend for Black Friday/Small Shop Saturday/Cyber Monday! I definitely made a good dent in my shopping but still have a ways to go. Today I wanted to share another gift guide with all of you! Today's edition is for us mama bears! So ladies, just go ahead and pass this right along to your baby daddies ;)
1. Ring Sling - WildBird $64.95 - $119.95
I'm obsessed with WildBirds right now. I've loved baby wearing from the beginning and wear Kai daily. I've got quite the collection now but am always on the hunt for more because I believe you can never wear your little bird too much! Tonight at 8 PM CST, they are having a blind grab bag sale where all slings will be 40%!
2. Bathtub Caddy Tray - Amazon $42.97
Self care is so important for everyone, but especially us mama bears. We tend to do a lot for others so it's really important that we take a little time out for ourselves once in awhile. I try to take a bath every Sunday night after I put Kai down, so this bathtub tray would be so perfect for my glass of wine and propping up the book I'm currently reading!
3. Face Masks - LUSH $14.95
Another self care item...face masks! I love the Mask of Magnaminty from LUSH for my acne prone skin. I use it twice a week and it always helps smooth out my skin. Plus it has a nice pepperminty smell...which is perfect for the holiday season!
4. Bath Bombs - LUSH $4.95 - $9.95
More bath goodness! Bath bombs are the perfect stocking stuffer or you can pair them with another favorite self care item like some lotion or a face mask. LUSH carry my favorite ones and I can't get over this Frozen one for the holiday season! Frozen is one of my favorite Disney movies so if I had to choose one right now this would be it. But my other tried and true favorites are Twilight, Avobath, and Sex Bomb.
5. Bean Boots - LLBean $135
I love my Bean Boots so much and I think they make the perfect gift for any woman. They aren't something I'm too keen on buying myself so when Caleb got them for me for Christmas a couple of years ago I was so grateful! They keep my feet so warm and dry during the snowy winters here in Chicago.
6. Yoga Pants - Beyond Yoga $110
With the upcoming new year and resolutions starting to form, working out is always at the top of everyone's list. So a brand new pair of pretty yoga pants would be the perfect gift to motivate any woman to get back to the gym after the holidays!
7. Spoon Set - Anthropologie $32
I love Anthro so much but it can be crazy expensive. I've had my eye on this spoon set for awhile now but can't bring myself to fork over the money for it every time I'm out shopping! If I got them for a gift though I'd be pretty over the moon excited about it...Aren't they just so pretty!? I love doing different tablescapes in our dining room and on our balcony and feel like these beauties would add a little fun to my spring and summer set ups.
8. Throw blanket - West Elm $39
Again, another random practical home item that I've been eyeing/really want but won't bring myself to buy. We really need a blanket refresh in our house but I always seem to think of something we need more when I'm out and about shopping. We're in the process of redoing our living room so one of these pretty blankets to add to our blanket ladder would be a nice finishing touch!
9. Coat - Ted Baker $575
A new coat is always an amazing thing to unwrap from your significant other, especially one as pretty as this Ted Baker one!
10. Bracelet - Alex and Ani $38
I always love adding to my stack of Alex and Ani bracelets. Kai especially loves when I wear them because they jingle and he likes to play with them! Little mom hack for you...it keeps them nice and occupied for awhile! I'm really loving this little mitten bracelet because I feel like it would help remind me of Kai's first holiday season!
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The holiday season is finally here so let the shopping frenzy begin! This will be our first Christmas with Kai and I am so excited for all the things I have in mind for getting him. I want to share with you all today some of my ideas + lots of amazing Black Friday deals that are going on right now! So without further ado...my holiday gift guide for babies!
1. Noah the dog - cuddle + kind $50/$70
I absolutely love these cuddle + kind knit dolls for babies. I got Kai Sebastian the lamb for Easter and he absolutely loves it. As were rounding in on his 1 year birthday and he's going to be able to sleep with something cuddly in his crib at that point I wanted to get him another one of these knit dolls. He adores puppies, so I thought Noah would be the perfect choice! The best part about cuddle + kind though is they are all hand knitted by mamas like you and me and with each doll purchased, 10 meals are provided to children in need around the world. BUT for today only they are doubling their offer and will be doing 20 meals per doll sold!
2. Bath Toys - Amazon $5.40
Kai loves baths so much and we recently just switched to bathing him in the actual bath tub. So that means it's time for some more bath toys! We're a big Disney family so these Finding Nemo toys would be perfect for bath time in our house. They're currently on sale on Amazon right now, too! Marked down to just over $5 from $11.
3. Bath Robe - Pottery Barn Kids $23.97
With winter coming it's important to keep our baby bears warm, especially after a bath and what's more perfect than a cute little baby robe!? We usually just wrap Kai in a hooded towel but I think a cozy bath robe is in order now that he's a bit bigger, don't you? This robe from Pottery Barn Kids is on major sale right now too at 50% off.
4. Jacket - The North Face $55
Kai already has a nice puffer jacket for winter, but the downside about it is that it's too bulky for him to wear while in his car seat. So anytime we go out and it's really cold now we have to put it on him when we get there. Which takes forever just to walk in to a store and be outside for less than a minute. But it's important that he's covered up and not cold! So my solution for this is getting him a nice and warm North Face fleece jacket that will keep him warm but isn't too bulky that's safe for him to wear while he's bulked in to his car seat!
5. Xylophone Toy - Amazon $17.43
Of course Santa has to bring the Bear some toys! Kai loves music and banging things, so you can't get much more perfect that a xylophone! He doesn't have one of these yet so I think something like this one from Amazon definitely makes his Christmas list. Plus it's on major sale on Amazon right now marked down to just over $17 from $30!
6. Clothes - Zara, H&M, Gap
Kai can expect all the cute sweaters from Zara, H&M, and Gap for Christmas. I just know I'm going to go crazy this weekend with all the amazing sales going on. I need to stock up big time for his upcoming 12 month marker because he's pretty light in that size in his closet right now! Gap is currently having 50% off everything so go snag as much as possible!
7. Books - Amazon
Kai loves to "read" so much. He has a huge basket of board books and pretty much every day they all end up scattered around our living room. He enjoys looking through all the pictures and having me read the stories to him. So I think we will definitely be adding to his collection along with Santa ;)
8. Moccasins - Freshly Picked $54
Don't tell Kai, but I already ordered these for him along with some more Mickey shoes! Freshly Picked is my absolute favorite place to get shoes for Kai because they fit him so well and actually stay on his feet. They are currently having their half yearly sale right now too and everything on their site is discounted up to 50% off. Plus if you join their program called The Fringe, you will receive an additional 20% off your order! I used up my saved credits that I had stacked up and with the current sale + my 20% off ended up getting him 2 pairs of shoes for $20!
9. Mickey Sorting Cube Toy - Amazon $15.99
It's no secret that Kai really loves Mickey and will do an excited scream over anything with Mickey on it. So any toy with Mickey on it will be a hit for him. I've had my eye on this sorting cube toy because they are so good for baby's brain development and will keep them busy for awhile. Having Mickey on it is a big added bonus for us, too.
10. Peek-a-boo Elmo - Amazon $32.26
So Kai actually already has this Elmo toy but he loves it so much that I wanted to recommend it to all of you! If you press Elmo's foot, he'll play peek-a-boo for about a minute and a half with your little one! Kai really loves Elmo, too, and he gets so excited when we pull this toy out for him. Another great one to add to the list for Santa!
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