Friday, November 10, 2017

10 on the 10th- Favourite gifts to give

Yay for Friday!!! This week has dragged and flown all at the same time. With a sick eight year old, shots for our five year old (final set of  boosters, I no longer have babies), regular life and a major purging and cleaning going on before the holidays, life has been busy. All good though and we are ready for the weekend-- and feel ten pounds lighter with the stuff we've donated, purged and thrown out.

So today for 10 on the 10th, it's all about favourite gifts to give--- and get. I don't buy anything for someone that I wouldn't want for myself-- unless they really, really want it... Here are a few of my very favourites for kids and adults.

Books are my very favourite things to give for the holiday season. My dad used to always gift us books growing up and I love having a new book to read around the holidays. I usually gift each member of my family a book.  This one (Wonder) is on the list for one of them and then this one  for the other. The third is still on her early  readers so I bought a couple but let's face it, when she goes to the library, she plays instead with puppets and blocks.

Magazine Subscription
The gift that keeps on giving. I have a digital one to GH and I love it! For two years running, our aunt gave C a magazine subscription to ChickaDEE and she adores it. She looks forward to getting mail in her name every month and reads it instantly.

So high on my list for so many years. Sigh... I tend to give these ones these days.

Personalised stockings and towels
I buy stockings and these towels  for close family and friends from PBK. Kids and adults alike like them. With all the toys kids get, I like to buy something a little more durable.

The BP earrings we gifted to teachers and friends one year. At $10 and so similar in look to the Kate Spade ones, they were a sweet deal and everyone loved them.

Gift Cards
I love to give a gift card so someone can get a treat for themselves. My favourites to give/get are Starbucks, Winners (our Marshalls) and Chapters (our Barnes and Nobles)

These are one of my very favourite toys to give and babies, kids and adults alike love them. They are a bit pricy but so worth the investment.

These at home cardigans are another pricy one but so worth the price. I've only gifted them to three people but I've put so many others onto them. It's like being enveloped in a warm hug.... a warm but not stifling hug like a robe can be :)

Handmade beauty products
I buy mine from some family of ours- she sells heavenly soaps, lip balms and body butters. I also order them from her for parties and teachers' gifts.
For a while we gifted these beautiful mugs to family, friends and teachers (with some specialty teas/chocolate). I love the beautiful paisley prints on them.

What are your favourite gifts to give/get? Share in the comments below. I'm always looking for new ideas.

Linking up with
Erin from Perfectly Port
and Andrea, Erika and Narci for Favourites on Friday

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  1. LOVE the paisley mugs!! Such fun finds! Have a great weekend gorgeous!!

  2. I love to give a cute/pretty mug for teacher gifts. Sometimes I even add a small bag of coffee or hot chocolate :)

  3. Love the ideas, I'm into mugs right now, and love magformers!

  4. I give my nieces and nephews a few books as well and the candles are always something that my sister never buys for herself so I tend to get her some!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  5. I was just talking with a friend last night about how amazing Magformers are. They are pricey, but kids will play with them for years! That book is on our must read list too. I have heard amazing things about it.

  6. I love giving books too!! And candles - the best!

  7. I've been eyeing those PBK stockings, and need to just pull the trigger on them. So cute, and love that they'll last! Happy Friday girlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. You picked out some great stuff! I picked those earrings too, well the kate spade ones. I need to go check out that book.

  9. I love the idea of personalized stockings and towels! Those studs are gorgeous! I have a similar pair and they go well with mostly any outfit. Enjoy the weekend!

  10. You have a beautiful blog and a lovely family, Sarita! This list is so on point. I love anything personalized, candles always, and those magnetic toys are just the bomb. I want to get them for my kids so I can play with them :D I'd be fired up to get some towels this year. And I'd add blankets, because no matter how many you have, who can turn down a good cozy blanket??

  11. I really want a blardigan this year, I wear one all the time like a robe for early morning blogging! Thanks for linking up with these awesome ideas :) xoxo ERIN

  12. Going to follow your stocking link. My PC and I are using OLD OLD OLD stockings from past marriages!!! No bueno. Might be time for some new ones!!


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