White Elephant Gift Ideas

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I participated in a few of these and I think they are a lot of fun!  Grab bags are part of almost every holiday celebration. Here are some great options for fun gifts that are affordable and universally loved.

Mini Cocktail Shakers

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Great for any special occasion, these mini cocktail shakers are perfect for a single cocktail. Its simple, elegant design will appeal to the gentlemen as well as the ladies, and its practical and fun size will ensure that it is a gift to keep.

Candy Cane Shaped Spreader

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Spread holiday joy. Spreader features a hand-painted earthenware handle in the sculptural shape of a fun candy cane. Embossed and debossed features add realistic detail. Stainless steel blade is durable and rust-resistant. An adorable way to bring Christmas whimsy to the table.

Egg Nog Gift Set

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Add pizzazz to plain mason jars with help from these egg nog gift sets.

Hot Chocolate Gift Tins

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Help guests feel at home for the holidays wherever they go with personalized holiday hot chocolate mix in gift tins. Ideal as holiday party favors, Christmas wedding favors and corporate gifts.

Cookie Gift Jars

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Personalized and perfect for companies and parties!

Christmas Party Favor Ideas!

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Nothing says “Christmas party” more than the fun favors your guests get when they leave.

Here are 5 fun and festive options that your holiday guests will love.

Nutcracker Mini Party Crackers

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If you’ve got a hard nut to crack, give them these fun Nutcracker mini crackers for a jolly good time.

Chocolate Covered Holiday Oreo Cookie Pops

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Holiday Chocolate Covered Oreo Pop – Give guests something to “mmm” about at your next holiday party thanks to holiday chocolate covered Oreo cookie pops!

Holiday Cookie Favor Bags

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Everyone loves these delicious personalized holiday cookie favor bags decorated with your special message at your next party.

Personalized Vintage Holiday Milk Jars

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Personalized Holiday Vintage Milk Jars – Add a vintage feel to your holiday party this year with help from these personalized vintage milk jars.

Personalized Holiday Bottle Stopper

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Bottle some holiday memories with personalized bottle stoppers with epoxy dome.

5 Great Christmas Ornaments From Beau Coup!

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One of the most fun things about decorating your tree are the memories that your Christmas ornaments bring back. It could be the year someone was born, from your wedding or even when you adopted your family’s best friend. Here are some fun holiday ornaments that can be personalized to remember and celebrate this year.

Hand Painted Angel

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Spread holiday blessings with personalized hand painted angel glass ornaments.

Give as meaningful Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest.

New Baby Ornament

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Commemorate the new addition with his very own blue glass ornament that reads Baby Boy.

Glitter accents in lime green and aqua along with the kelly green ribbon create a bright addition to the Christmas Tree.

Santa Claus in the Chimney Glass Ornament

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Beautiful glass ornament in the shape of Chimney with Santa legs sticking up is elegantly painted and will look great on the tree and will also make you the hit of the ornament exchange!

Friend Ornament

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A great gift for the friend in your life, this lime green disk glass ornament features aqua and green glitter accents and an aqua bow. Hangs on the tree using the attached hanger.

Santa with Dangling Legs

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Beautiful glass ornament expertly painted with glitter, accented with faux fur trim, a bell and holly is of Santa in a green coat and will look great on the tree and will also make you the hit of the ornament exchange!

Five for Friday – November 21

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Who has their Thanksgiving day menu planned out yet?  I kind of do – I know there will be some turkey and stuffing involved, which reminds me that I need to stop by Trader Joe’s and do a dry run of their gluten free stuffing…I’m glad I remembered!  Before you start preparing for the upcoming eating-fest of a holiday, check out my Five for Friday!

I think I may cry.  I just read an article about rice having arsenic in it.  Seriously?!?


Some of the craziest haircuts ever…which one do you think takes the cake?


Please be sure to check out my Holiday Gift Guide page (frequently), which houses links to all of the individual guides I post!


What happens when a curious squirrel encounters a Go Pro?

Another squirrel – Go Pro encounter that ends differently!


If you are one of the many who venture out for the Black Friday deals, here is a listing of Black Friday Store Hours.  May the force be with you!  The one time I shopped on Black Friday was when we moved into our first home and really wanted to get a nice TV for the family room.  It was pure insanity…from the droves of people (that were NOT nice – where was the holiday spirit???), to the man that passed out on my shoulder from the body heat emanating from the way-too-many people waiting on line to pay.  I’ll wait for Cyber Monday.




Advent Calendars Modernized!

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As I go through all of the holiday flyers, email ads, etc. I can’t help but to see all of the cool advent calendars out there.  I didn’t even know different versions existed aside from the cardboard version with the chocolate candy behind each day you would pop out.  So excited!

We got the Lego City one last year and it was a huge hit…I had to watch my boys because they wanted to pop out a few too many days in advance.

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From top left, clockwise: LEGO City Advent Calendar // Eric Carle’s Dream Snow Pop-Up Advent Calendar // PLAYMOBIL Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar // Barbie Advent Calendar

It’s not ALL about the kids is it? Here are some for the ladies in your life:

Advent calendars come in many shapes and sizes – I also like the ones that you can reuse year after year…adding your own little goodies for each day.

I think that advent calendars are a nice family tradition.  It gets everyone excited for the big day (especially me, or maybe more so me???).  Do you use an advent calendar?