Gift Guide for Parents and the In-Laws

The Holidays are filled with joy and thanksgiving! Finding the right gift for everyone in your family shouldn’t stress you. As long as it comes from the heart, all parents will be thankful you thought of them. Some of my parents favorite gifts were items we made for them. If you’re looking for a few things to send, or wrap under the tree, I’m sharing my picks with you here!

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dutchoven

This might just be my very favorite gift on this list. A kitchen with a dutch oven makes a very happy cook. On a cream-colored backing, with a graceful spill of gold leaves and a gold-toned knobby this beautiful Le Creuset dutch oven is exclusive to Crate and Barrel.

 

 

coffeegrinder

 

 

Fresh coffee in the morning is at the top of almost everyone’s list. I personally love having fresh ground coffee each morning with my coffee. This Grind & Brew is perfect for the coffee drinker, you can fill up the hopper on top once a week, and set a timer for fresh coffee each morning!

 

 

For the mama that loves cozy things, give her a plush teddy bear robe, cozy fur slippers, or pom-pom ballet slippers a faux fur eye mask and the softest pom-pom throw!

 

 

Entertaining is a breeze, and even more stylish with these fun gifts! I love this beautiful carafemarble platter, and corkcicle for chilling white wine. And can we talk about how perfect this modular serving platter is?

 

 

 

weather

If you’re looking for a useful gift with a classic look, this Analog Weather Station, with Galileo Thermometer, a Precision Quartz Clock, and Barometer and Hygrometer will be the perfect edition to a study or living room.

 

 

 

 

 

darts

 

The perfect edition to a game room, a deluxe wood dart cabinet and chalkboard scoreboard, will bring a touch of class.

 

 

 

Instead of trendy electronics, consider these useful items! Drug free pain relief from this T.E.N.S. Massager with Heat is portable can can be used anywhere! How about a way to clean eye glasses? This ultra sonic eye glass cleaner will remind them how thoughtful you are ever time they drop their glasses into a simple bath of water for a quick clean! As we age, our hair thins, but LED light in this specialized hair brush boosts cell energy for thicker, healthier hair. With all the sever weather we’ve had in the south, parents will be thankful for an emergency solar hand crank radio, reliable and never needs batteries! For the foodie that has everything, this kitchen scale will make baking, meal prep and more to the next level!

 

 

yogurt

 

We all know we should be eating more fermented foods, and with this yogurt maker parents can make their own!

 

 

 

cakestand

 

A wonderful part of Christmas is the magic of the holidays are all the treats and delicious desserts. How perfect would this cake stand and dome be on the holiday table?

 

 

 

 

 

Do your in-laws or parents love to travel? These personalized gifts will make them smile when you open them! A bottle bag for the beer drinker that has everything, luggage tags that won’t fall off after one flight, and a compact jewelry portfolio to bring a few special items.

 

What items would you add? Any favorites that we missed? Comment below!

 

xo,

Christine

Gift Guide for Him

Gift giving for the guys in our lives can be difficult, they always say they don’t need anything. Am I right? But let’s face it, they appreciate a nice gift. I’ve teamed up with a few of my favorite guys to put together this helpful list of ideas for you to give to the special guy in your life! You’re sure to find something here for your Dad, brother, boyfriend, or husband. I’ve linked all of these items for quick reference.

I’ve sectioned the gifts into wearable, tech, and for fun. When gifting, remember it’s not about finding the perfect gift, it’s where it comes from that is most important. Giving from a kind, loving heart and hands are what matters most.

 

Gifts for Any Guy

Gifts for Him by Delightful Southeruthern Moments

 Gloves // Slippers // Shirt // Socks

These are a few of my favorite items you can gift to almost any guy. These leather gloves from Nordstrom are needed across the US (unless you’re a Floridian of course). And a good pair of leather gloves will last a lifetime if well taken care of. I love the quality and durability of these Land’s Ends cozy slippers. Did you see the hard bottom? How many times do guys run outside to fetch the mail or say ‘hey’ to a neighbor and tear up the bottom of soft sole slippers? Another favorite is the L.L. Bean flannel, super soft and in the most flattering colors, you’re sure to have a winner here. And of course, we had to include Gold Toe socks. These come in dark colors and light, and are things guys never buy for themselves, but really do appreciate. This fun pair with deer and ever green trees are perfect for the holiday season and can even be worn to the office to spread some holiday cheer!

Luxury/ Tech Gifts

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Dopp Kit // Belt // Ear warmers // Wallet // Headphones

These next items are special items you might think are a little bit of a splurge, but who doesn’t love to spoil their guys a little every now and then. I love this Banana Republic dopp kit, it’s stylish and still just the right size to fit on a carry on when traveling. The two sides make it easy to separate liquids from things like a comb, razor, toothbrush and nail clippers. A new brown or black leather belt, when bought in the correct length and width like this one from Nordstrom make a classic gift a bit more dressy. Brown belts can be worn at almost anytime, with just about any colored pants and are the most likely to  need replacing. This black would be a great gift to give before a company holiday party when your hubby realizes his old belt no longer fits. Either way, it will be a great item to give! These ear warmers from Target are inexpensive, stylish, easy to pack and carry. While not a splurge item, most guys won’t admit to needing a hat and will most likely not buy one for themselves, even in the coldest weather. You know they’ll think of you every time they wear them and feel a little bit warmer. I love this slim wallet design, enough space for the guy who has tons of cards, or the minimalist card carrier. And Banana Republic leather products hold up really well to daily use. My absolute favorite splurge item are these Bose headphones. They are amazing quality and use bluetooth connectivity so he won’t be tied down with wires. With built-in-mic with HD Voice and an easily packable fold-flat design may be his favorite gift under the tree this year.

 

For Fun

Just Listed

 

Pandemic // Coup // The Resistance // This One Time, I…

 

There are so many great games on the market today, it’s so hard to pick just a few. For the avid game lover who has all the best games, these indie games will put the smile on their face you are looking for! Pandemic is a co-operative game (no hard feelings like Monopoly) and can be played in smaller groups of 2-4 players.  In this game, a team of specialists in various fields play together to find cures to save the world. Coup is a game for a slightly larger crowd, 2-6 players and can be played in a relatively short period of time. He’ll love to play this game with relatives that he would secretly love to crush as the winner must manipulate, bribe and bluff their way into absolute power to win. The Resistance is not a game for the faint of heart as it is a very intense social deduction game. Good for a very large group, 5-10 players, and is a fun way to test how good a liar your friends can be. The final game is a hilarious one called THIS ONE TIME, I… THE GAME OF LUDICROUS LIFE CHOICES. This is the Party Edition, and has been called the best adult icebreaker card game for men and women. This is a super fun, pregame, drinking, and party game where rules are optional. It’s ages 17+, so you decide where it’s best to break this gift out. 

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Still looking for more ideas? Personalized gifts are always great. Perhaps a photo of you in a frame for their desk or a new mug with your favorite vacation photo or coasters with your favorite memories together. Or perhaps you’re looking for something even more simple, maybe a last minute gift? How about a gift card? A Lowes Home Improvement, Topgolf, Fandango, or even Amazon gift cards are all great ideas.

 

What would you add? Leave a comment  below with your great gift ideas!

xo,

Christine