17 Fun Christmas Gift Ideas

DSCN5477In the past week, I’ve ordered gifts for my family’s Secret Santa picks, colleagues, and Little G’s preschool teachers. Oh, and Little G, too—a ukulele that my hubby and I think our music-loving little girl will have lots of fun with. I have a few more Christmas presents to take care of, but for the most part, I’m feeling fairly on top of the gift giving this season.

How about you, friends? If you’re in need of some inspiration, here’s a list of 17 fun gift ideas. Please “Leave a Comment” to share your own, too!

  1. Coffee mug with an inspirational or funny quote, accompanied by coffee or tea (you can’t go wrong with illy or Mighty Leaf Tea products)
  2. Current bestselling book such as John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” or “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline (an excellent read!)
  3. DVDs of addictive TV shows (“Downton Abbey,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Mad Men”)
  4. Good-quality writing supplies (think Moleskine notebooks and Vera Bradley pens)
  5. Gourmet chocolate (Vosges makes for heavenly, high-quality stocking stuffers!)
  6. Magazine subscription to a sure-to-please rag like Real Simple (ladies) or Esquire (gents)
  7. Personalized stationery, from Crane & Co. to Shutterfly
  8. Funny office supplies, for home or work (these Knock Knock products crack me up!)
  9. Funny desk calendars (like Awkward Family Photos 2015)
  10. Holiday kitchen linens and/or supplies from Williams-Sonoma (I just ordered some of these Winter Forest-themed kitchen essentials kits for Little G’s teachers)
  11. Plants (you can order from a local floristry like Shades of Green here in San Antonio, or a national company like Harry & David)
  12. Quirky finds compliments of Uncommon Goods
  13. Gift card to a favorite store
  14. Gift certificate to a favorite café or restaurant
  15. Movie theater/date night tickets (you must see “Gone Girl”!)
  16. Amazing socks (I’m not talking about a six-pack from Walmart here … check out REI for the adventurer in your life; Urban Outfitters for funky, teen-friendly and young-at-heart finds; and Zappos for lots more options, including brands like Betsey Johnson, Hunter, and Smartwool)
  17. And just for kids: activities such as games (Candy Land, Cootie, the Frozen edition of Monopoly), craft kits (from charm bracelets to origami), and puzzles
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