What To Gift Him This Season

Don’t worry guys I haven’t forgot about you at all. Shopping for guys can actually be difficult because they are so simple…I know right, mind blown! But its true most guys will say “Get me whatever” because the idea of them and shopping in the same sentence, even when they aren’t the ones shopping, is terrifying. But there are some pretty good grabs out there for the him this holiday season that will make him happy.

  1. Beats by Dre Headphones or Pill ($109.99-$139.99) Loud music for no reason describes everyone from my dad to my little nephew. In their cars, while they are at the gym, and just because its a Tuesday are all the reasons why guys play their favorite music. So if you don’t mind his music then I highly recommend the Beats Pill. But if you would rather him enjoy it on his own then the Beats headphones will work perfectly.
  2. 2K16, Fallout or Call of Duty Black Ops ($49.99) If the guy is a gamer he probably has all of these already but if he doesn’t then these would be the top picks.  If he has the Xbox or PlayStation then the shoot ’em up action or sports games are going to be the way to go. And don’t be afraid to jump in and play a game or two with him, there’s nothing better than beating him at his own game.
  3. Gym membership Certificate ($$-$$$) Lets face it ladies, guys can tend to be more motivated than we are to head to the gym. Not saying we don’t but guys love the gym.  So what would be better than making that next visit your treat.  After doing my research, overall gym memberships are expensive in my opinion but you can ease the payments for him by doing something like a 30 day pass at his local gym for $54.99 (This is the price at my local gym, 24 hour fitness, 30 days). And if he already has a membership then pay for his next month or two as a Christmas gift. Happy toning!
  4. Jean Paul Gaultier Cologne ($28-$113) I remember seeing a meme on Facebook about something with hugging a guy and smelling their cologne and I thought to myself like that is so true. We love a man with a great smelling cologne and one of my all time favorites for men and women is the Jean Paul Gaultier collection. It is long lasting but doesn’t over power you to teary-eyed status. And did I mention the packaging is amazing, trust me you can’t confuse their bottles with any other brand.
  5. Fitbit ($79.99-$249.99) Yes I’m going to do it, I’m going to do the annoyingly cute matching gift idea. If you saw my post on what to get her this season then you know I put the Fitbit on that list as well. Let’s face it, this is a hot item this holiday season and again who doesn’t want to set those healthy goals after all the holiday parties with great food and sweets. And just think this would be a perfect combination with his 30 day membership you got him.

There are tons of ideas for gifts and this is just the tip of what is out there in the stores but I hope this made your shopping a lot less stressful. And if you already got him his gift then look for these deals to be even bigger right after Christmas to grab for him…or for you. Happy holidays!




Shopping 101: What To Gift Her This Season

The holidays are upon us. Yay!! My fellow shopaholics and I love this time of the year because this is our biggest excuse to go shopping. Now if you are an expert level shopper, like me…yes I’m bragging, then you have finished all of your shopping and now am silently tormenting your mom as she tries to figure out what she has under the Christmas tree. Or maybe that’s just me, hehe. So now that your shopping is done this is where you turn your screen for the loved ones to read on and get ideas.  You may think we have it all since we shop all the time but honestly, we don’t. And being a shopaholic it is actually really sweet when a person gets me something other than a gift card. It takes little effort to go and grab a gift card and fill it up and give it to your shopaholic. But I get it, she’s the shopper and you aren’t. So I want to give you guys, parents, loved ones or friends, including mine, help with what to get your shopaholic for this holiday season.

  1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera ($69.95) This fun new take on the polaroid camera that died in the beginning of my generation is that perfect gift for your shopaholic. This is the digital age but one thing you can count on is the need for memories. Instantly print out that fabulous selfie or keep a pic of your outfit of the day, this will be one of her favorites.
  2. Fitbit Charge ($89.99) This is a gift for all of our shopaholics wanting to get a jump start on their New Years Resolutions. Its easier to say take more steps in a day than to say go to the gym 3 times a week. Help her set those attainable goals.
  3. Gift Certificate, Not Gift Card ($-$$$) Again the gift card is so easy and takes little thought. So if you really don’t know what to get her as far as a gift under the tree then think bigger. Where is her favorite place to eat? Make her next mani and pedi your treat. Give her a certificate to a nice salon for highlights or a trip to the spa for a massage. This shows more thought and is something she will remember.
  4. Concerts or Play Tickets ($$-$$$) These take a lot of thought and bring even more memories. Adele just announced her U.S. tour right on the rim of Christmas and who doesn’t love Adele. If you are Southern California native then you know Disneyland is a favorite for all ages. There are many great people, plays and events in 2016 and these would be great gifts for her.
  5. Lush  ($-$$) If you have not yet discovered this store then this is definitely what she needs this year for Christmas. Bath bombs, shower gels and face cleansers fill this store and your senses as you walk in. Handmade brands with natural products and so much more to give her that relaxing Saturday afternoon or Sunday night right before she starts off her work week.

These are just a few ideas, most under $100, to get for her this holiday season. This is definitely things I would love and some were a little vague but they are a test on you to see how much you know your mom, friend, sister, cousin, best friend, or daughter. Time to get shopping. Happy holidays!!