Ewokmama’s Gift Guide

I love Etsy. And I love Pinterest. And fun things. And shopping for people that aren’t me.

So I decided to make a gift guide. Even though Christmas is next week and it’s unlikely you’ll have time to get most of these things by then. Also, this may be just a list of things I (or people like me) would want. But isn’t that the case with most gift guides?

So here is Ewokmama’s list of things you should buy people! DOOOOOO IT.

1. Personalized Things

Who doesn’t love something personalized? I love personalized things of all kinds.

  • For instance, I am a huge fan of these Christmas stockings at Forshee Designs. They are large and sturdy and won’t stretch out (or down to the ground) when you fill them. The embroidery is beautiful. See how well they coordinate and hang just so?

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  • Mom necklaces! There are so many to choose from. On the pricier side, I love this necklace from Red Envelope with birth stones for each child. You can have the bars engraved with the childrens’ names and birth dates. Configured the way I would want it (with two pendants), it costs $171. (That’s a lot of money to me.)

The more budget-friendly option is this Hand-Stamped Swivel Sterling Silver Bar necklace for $56+ at byHannahDesign. My BFF just gave me this for my birthday! Woot!

Speaking of art…

2. Art

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Custom Robin-art on my arm!

3. Tasty Treats mmmmm

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4. Weird Things

Sometimes you need a white elephant gift or you know someone who collects odd things. Think Geek and Fab are both great resources for finding the out of the ordinary.

  • But also – check out this Instant Comfort Pocket Box! It’s a little decorated matchbox that can be carried around waiting for that moment when inspiration or encouragement is needed. Adorable!
  • Sriracha Candy Canes – need I say more? (Okay, I do need to say more: I wouldn’t eat these, but they would be a great gag gift!)

 5. Booze

This one is a no-brainer, right?? Hopefully you know what your recipient likes to drink!

  • I prefer wine, and I buy most of my wine from Naked Wines {<—affiliate link with a deal!), which is like the Kickstarter of the wine industry.
  • You can always do something more interactive like a Homemade Gin Kit or a beer-of-the-month club, too.

So, there ya go. Thanks for letting me self-indulge! Have a great holiday!

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Wedding Bells and Whistles

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, this may be redundant information.  Still, I want to gush all in one place (well, two places because I wrote about event planning on savings.com, as well, but that one is less gushy).

David and I are getting married September 5th here in San Francisco.  It’s less than 3 months away now – 86 days!  We’ve gotten a lot done but there’s still quite a bit to do.  On the DONE list, we have:

Invitations designed by Ruff House Art (via Etsy) printed, addressed, and waiting to be mailed (just a peak)

My wedding dress (that I got for $93! at the Jessica McClintock outlet) purchased

a blue diamond necklace bought for $30 on ubid

A San Francisco organic cake baker booked who will make us this beautiful Martha Stewart cake

the design of which was chosen to go along with our cake topper

A notched antique style wedding band from Da’Carli Jewelers in Florida that we searched high and low for

so that it matches my engagement ring (also blue diamond.  I like blue a lot.)

I also have (comfy) shoes, and we’ve booked our flight & accommodations for our honeymoon to Italy.

Obviously, there is still much to be done.  David is lucky that most of his stuff can wait (it’s always easier for guys, huh?) but we need to nail down a tux and figure out if there is a thin, lightweight ring out there that isn’t going to bug his fingers.  Oh, and I have to find someone to do my hair and make up that isn’t going to cost $500+ and we need to rent a tent for our backyard.  And buy wine.  And get my dress hemmed (I’m short).  And…probably other stuff that if I think about I’ll get anxious.  Wedding planning is a pain.

But, we are mostly there.  We have enough to actually have a wedding (David owns some nice suits if it came down to it)!  Yay!Enhanced by Zemanta