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If you’re anything like me you have trouble finding Christmas gift ideas for your family members. You know the ones. They either have everything or they go buy it themselves BEFORE Christmas! My mom and my aunt are like that. Especially my aunt. I ask them to make a wish list on Amazon like my husband, my sister and I do. It makes things so much easier. Except when they only put a handful of items on their wishlist! *Smack my head*
I figured I could help you a little bit with those difficult ones! Hehe. (Just FYI, this post has affiliate links, which helps support this website.)
1. Amazon Echo – Great for anyone!
For the techies: The Smart Home craze is just growing and growing. One of the newest Amazon Devices is the 2nd generation of the Amazon Echo. It has a beautiful fabric, silver or wood finish and is a great way to start your smart home! There are so many things Alexa (the voice assistant on the Echo) can help you with. And Amazon is adding more and more skills all the time! This is a great gift idea for anyone! (HINT: It’s on sale right now!!) Here is a list of things from Amazon that she can do. (Yes I call Alexa a she. Because she is!)
- All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more—instantly.
- Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
- Call or message anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
- New speaker, now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio.
- With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
- Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores manage to-do and shopping lists, control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more
- Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.
For the aspiring photographer (and master selfie taker!): Ok, I may be behind the times, but I just recently found out about this little gem. A pocket-sized photo printer?! Um. Yes, please! We always take tons of pictures on our smartphones and then they just stay there. We never print them out. But with the Sprocket, you can print your selfies anytime you want! I just think it’s a fun gift idea and super cute too! They also come in black, red, blue and purple. (It’s so pretty!!) Amazon.com says:
- Live it – Love it – Print it: Printing off social media photos has never been easier from your smartphone. Connect your social media accounts to the free-to-download HP Sprocket App and instantly turn those photos into colorful prints
- A Social on-the-go portable printer: Sprocket uses seamless Bluetooth connectivity so you can set it up at parties and events, and everyone can print their favorite moments from their smartphones or tablets
- Have fun – be creative: Customize your photos before you print with the HP Sprocket App to add fun text, borders, emojis, and more. Add a pop of personality for snapshots and stickers that are totally and uniquely you
- Instant snapshots anywhere: This compact photo printer was made to go wherever you do. It easily fits into any bag so you can create 2×3-inch stickable snapshots whenever the moment strikes
- How to print: Connect the Sprocket Photo Printer to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Download the free and easy-to-use HP Sprocket App and enjoy fun portable printing
- For best results, use Original HP ZINK sticky-backed photo Paper: it’s specially designed to ensure you get bright, glossy photos with vibrant colors every time you print. Just peel off the back of your prints and your photos become instant stickers
- Main functions of the Sprocket portable photo printer: 2×3 photo printing on sticky-backed paper, mobile printing – take it anywhere, social media printing – print photos from your social media profiles, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and more
- One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support
- Includes- HP Sprocket Photo Printer, Setup card, HP ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper (10-sheets), Micro USB Cable, Regulatory Sheet
For those who are outdoorsy, or well, really anyone! A blanket that folds up to fit in your pocket! Sheesh, I would put this in my car in case I ever got stuck and it got chilly. But it’s also water resistant so you can keep your things dry. This would even be a great stocking stuffer gift! Here are more details from Amazon.
- Ultra-compact 3x2x1 inch, 38 Gram design, 44×28 inch (110x70cm) when unfolded
- Water repellent backside and puncture resistant fabric keep you clean and dry on all your adventures
- Stitched-in Easy Pack Pattern and attached storage pouch make folding and storing fast and easy
- Integrated key loop, integrated storage pouch
- Large enough for 1 person to relax or 2 to sit side by side
For the music lovers out there, like my husband. This small record player is actually really cool. It has built-in speakers, Bluetooth so you can play your digital music, it comes with a 45 adapter and comes in 9 different colors! (3 additional colors available without Bluetooth) There is even a Star Wars option. That right there would be the perfect gift for my musician husband who grew up in the 80s! More info:
- Built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream your music wirelessly to the cruiser’s dynamic full-range speakers
- Adjustable pitch control
- Belt Driven portable Turntable plays 3 speeds: 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records
- Dynamic full range stereo speakers
- RCA and headphone Jack outputs
I was so fortunate to win this from a giveaway on Lauren Gaskill’s blog. I’ve never heard of the Hope Deck before now but the idea behind it is so neat. Jen started using it during a hard time in her life and it has made an impact on many people. There are 30 cards with Bible verses on one side and the other side has lines so you can write a note, journal your thoughts or bible study, even send as a postcard! The Hope Deck also comes with a wooden stand so you can display your cards as a reminder of God’s love. I think this is the perfect gift for someone who is difficult to shop for or basically anyone in your life. You never know how it will touch someone’s life.
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For the book lovers! I’ve had several versions of the Kindle, but the Paperwhite is by far my favorite! Since it has a light, I can read at night without bothering my husband while he sleeps. It’s also great for traveling, like on a late flight or something. You can still read without needing a flashlight! I wish I had this when I was a kid! Ha! Here are details from Amazon.
Highest resolution e-reader display
With twice as many pixels as the previous generation, Kindle Paperwhite has an improved high-resolution 300 PPI display for crisp, laser-quality text.
No glare in bright sunlight
Unlike reflective tablet and smartphone screens, Kindle Paperwhite reads like paper.
Read comfortably with one hand
Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle Paperwhite in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down.
Charge monthly, not daily
Kindle Paperwhite won’t leave you tethered to an outlet. A single charge can last up to six weeks (based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless turned off and the light setting at ten).
Won’t tire your eyes in the dark
Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. Adjust your screen’s brightness for great reading in any light.
Next-generation reading experience
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
Typesetting engine lays out words just as the author intended for beautiful rendering of pages. With improved character spacing and the addition of hyphenation, justification, kerning, ligatures, and drop cap support, our best-in-class typography helps you read faster with less eyestrain.
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to work well at even the largest font sizes. The typography and layout improvements are available on over half a million books, including many bestsellers, with thousands more being added every week.
Lose yourself in a book
By design, Kindle Paperwhite is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages.
For jewelry lovers. Who doesn’t love Kate Spade? This beautiful bow bracelet is perfect for the holiday season. It comes in silver, gold and gold with rhinestones. Details from Amazon.
- Kate Spade New York shiny metal bracelet with decorative molded bow on top
- Hinge and clasp style bracelet
- Brand name engraved on the inner portion of bracelet
- Inner diameter approx. 2.25 inches
Ugly Christmas sweaters are so huge now! If you or someone you love don’t have one, this one is hilarious! Great for Christmas parties, Christmas cards, even Christmas morning! My sister gave our family all our own Ugly Christmas sweaters one year and we took a group photo. It was pretty funny! This one has 41 different options! Including Carlton:
For the wine lovers. The perfect way to display your wine corks from special bottles. This wine art would look great on a dining room wall or even a kitchen. Some people write dates or names or events on the wine corks to remember the special occasions.
Wine Wall Décor Art
• Perfect Wine Gift
• How Quickly Can You Fill Them Up?
• Display Corks From Around The World
Show off your style and love of wine with these decorative W I N E letter cork holders!
Perfect gift for the wine lover in your life!
Metal letters are extremely durable and easy to hang.
Chocolate Brown Color
How cute is this?! Cute little planters and stand. You can even use the stand for your phone. This is perfect for a home office! Just another gift for those who have everything! Details from Amazon.
- Three (3) Small Ceramic Succulent Planter Pots with a 3 tier bamboo stand
- Perfect decor addition for a sleek and modern style
- Gardening props, suitable for decorative gardening, desk, bookshelf, dining table, living room, hosting room and everywhere
- Each planter is equipped with a draining hole.
- Decorations and plants are not included
Do you have any other gift ideas?
Sarah is a thirty-something southern gal from Nashville TN. She is married to Matthew. She loves reading, scrapbooking, photography, blogging, movies, etc. She is close with her family, and has the absolute best friends anyone could ever ask for! She is a stay at home wife, an entrepreneur, an artist and an avid reader.