Holiday Gift Guide | Gift Ideas for Parents and In-laws

Shopping for your parents and in-laws can sometimes be a tedious task. Personally, shopping for my parents is pretty easy. But when it comes to my in-laws, that’s where I get stuck. While hubby and I have decided not to gift our parents large gifts this year, I still wanted to provide a few gift ideas for parents and in-laws. Check them out below!

Gift Ideas for Parents and Inlaws

1. Keurig. This single cup serving special edition Keurig is the best thing since sliced bread! Most of us love a good cup of coffee or tea to start the day. Gifting your parents or in-laws this will definitely have them smiling from ear to ear. Check out Amazon or Target for prices and options.

2. Wine Glass Set.  Your parents or in-laws will more than likely have guests over from time to time. If that’s the case, wine glasses are a must! Fancy wine glass sets can be easily be found at stores like Pier 1, Marshall’s or Target.

3. Luggage Set. Are your parents or in-laws travelers? A nice luggage set is the perfect idea for those parents and in-laws who are on the go. Check places like the Samsonite Outlet or Zappos for unique and  durable pieces.

4. Musical Snow Globe. My mother collects snow globes, and she has her collection showcased beautifully on a shelf in the house. A gift like this is something that has meaning, especially if you get it engraved.

5. Plane Tickets. If you have it in your budget to send your parents or in-laws away, that’s always a great idea. It doesn’t have to be somewhere exotic or expensive. A weekend stay at a quaint bed and breakfast will do just fine. Talk it over with your spouse and see if you can make it happen.

gift guide for parents and inlaws

So tell me, what do you think about my gift ideas for parents and in-laws? Any ideas spark your interest? Let me know! 

This guide is the last of my holiday gift guides. You can see the other one’s here and there. I hope they’ve all helped you with your last minute holiday shopping. Until next time, stay blessed and be safe…XO!

Giveaway | Holiday Cards from Minted

Is the art of giving or sending holiday cards a thing of the past? I think not. I love getting cards in the mail; especially cards with things inside (i.e. money, checks, gift cards, etc). More importantly, I enjoy giving cards. Doesn’t matter the occasion, I’ll find a card for it! This holiday season is no different. Hubby and I have decided to send out holiday cards! The holiday’s came so quickly that we didn’t have a chance to do so last year. So when I was contacted about the holiday cards from Minted a few weeks back,  I knew I should take them up on their offer.

We ended up ordering the cutest holiday/new year cards to send to our family. It was hard to narrow down a design, but we eventually agreed on the one below. Instead of the traditional folded card, we opted for the postcard style. This style is my favorite because you can easily frame the card and use it as a picture or stick it on your fridge. People still stick things to their fridge, right?? 

Minted Holiday Cards

On the back of the card there’s a brief new year’s message. We also ordered the envelopes, with our name and address engraved on the envelope seal, as well. Fancy, huh? I felt so grown up after I order from Minted. I used to see my mother order our family holiday cards year after year and I loved helping her pick out designs, colors and fonts. Now that I’m married, I get to do the same and I must say it was fun!

I want you to join in on the fun too! Thanks to Minted, I’m giving away a $50 credit to their site. This giveaway is right on time for the holiday season! There are so many options to pick from, and adding your  favorite family photo makes the cards that much more special. You can also order holiday menus, place cards, invites and MUCH more! So be sure to enter for your chance to win and share this giveaway with your fiends and family too! Giveaway ends next Sunday at midnight, so be sure to enter ASAP. Have a great weekend, stay blessed and be safe…xo!
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Thrifty Thursday | Holiday Thrifting

Happy Thrifty Thursday, friends! Today’s post is all about holiday thrifting! I’m always excited  when it comes to thrifting, but I especially enjoy holiday thrifting. Not only can you thrift some amazing gifts, but you can also decorate your house with some thrifted holiday finds. The holidays are also a good time to go thrifting for yourself. A lot of people donate their items this time of year and you can score some pretty amazing deals!

Holiday Thrifting

It may take a while to convince you that holiday thrifting is the thing to do, so here’s a video for you. I had the pleasure of chatting with my Thrift Sisters (Ayana, Keren & Wendy) about holiday thrifting the other night. We all shared our thoughts on the topics mentioned above, as well as showed off our recent thrift finds. While some of the thrift sisters didn’t agree with me on thrifting Christmas gifts, lol, we all agreed that this time of year is a thrift shoppers dream! Take a look at the holiday thrifting video for more!

So tell me, are you into holiday thrifting? Would you thrift a gift for someone? Let me know! 

If you want some more tips on what kind of Christmas gifts to thrift, check out my recent post on The Curvy Fashionista. You can also shoot me an email if you have any questions about holiday thrifting, or just thrifting in general. I’d love to help you make the most out of your thrifting trip(s)! Until tomorrow, be blessed and stay safe!

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Holiday Gift Guide | 5 Gift Ideas for Tween and Teen Girls

When it comes to Christmas shopping, I always have the most fun shopping for my 12-year-old sister. It’s so exciting to go into the store and look for cutesy items that I wouldn’t normally shop for. I pretty much know what she likes and what her style is. Anything girly, glamorous, and crystal embroidered she loves! So I thought it’d be fun to do a quick holiday gift guide for tween and teen girls. Some of you may have tween/teen siblings, nieces or godchildren; I hope this gift guide helps. These gift ideas may also work for a girly girlfriend on your list. Take a look below!

Gift Ideas for Teen Girls


1. Cute iPhone Covers. What girl doesn’t love a cute iPhone case?? I mean, the more bling the better! Stores like Forever 21 have cute ones, but you can also shop these online as well. Amazon, Etsy and even eBay have plenty girly, frilly and glam options!

Gift Ideas for Teen Girls - 1

Amazon (Purchase Here)

2. Fancy & Fun Beanies. I’m seeing a lot of these character and animated-like beanies lately, so I think it’s safe to say that it’s a tween/teen girl trend. I guess if you’re going to dress for the cold winter, you might as well look cute and be trendy while doing it. 😉 Urban Outfitters, Asos, and  Zumiez are great places to shop for these cute toppers.

Beanies for Teen Girls

Urban Outfitters (Purchase Here)

3. Anything Beauty. Being the pageant queen that she is, my little sis loves just about anything that has to do with beauty. Lip gloss, eye shadow, nail polish…you name it, she loves it! Gifting a cute makeupbag to store all those goodies is a perfect idea.

Gift Ideas for Teen Girls - Makeup

Nordstrom (Purchase Here)

4. Blank Journals. When I was a teen, I really enjoyed wiritng in my journal/diary. I’ve started my little sis with this same practice by gifting her a gratitude journal. I think journaling is a great way for tweens/teens to write down their feelings and thoughts. I encourage my sister to get it all out by writing or talking. Anything you can do to get tweens/teens to positively express themselves is a plus. Check out Barnes & Nobels, Marshall’s and Target for some great journals to gift!

Teen Journal

Barnes & Nobel (Purchase Here)

5. Headbands. This is yet another trend that has swept the tween/teen nation; cat ear headbands. I for one don’t get it, but I think it’s cute. It’s yet another form of expression I guess. Forever 21, Claire’s and eBay are the best places to go for these trendy items.

Cat Eats Headband

Nylon (Purchase Here)

So tell me, what do you think about my gift ideas for tween and teen girls? Anything catch your eye? Let me know! 

I’ll be doing a few more gift guides in the coming weeks, as well as posting some holiday shopping tips and DIY projects. Feel free to let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see me cover. Just shoot me an email! Until tomorrow, stay blessed and be safe…XO!

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