Thursday, December 17, 2015

Great Gift Ideas For Those On Your List Who Have Everything

Welcome to The Cherry On Top.

Have you got all of those gifts you need for everyone on your list?  I finally have them all and I have to admit, it was much easier this year.

Lists are such a huge help.  It keeps you from over spending and buying too much.  That goes for grocery shopping, too.  Be realistic about your list.  If you can't pay cash, then you probably should reconsider just how important giving is or come up with something hand made from things that you already have.  'Tis not the season for going into debt that you will regret.




We've got a sweet range of gift ideas for you.  From home made crafts, yummies and up-cycled ideas to creative gifts that you won't find just anywhere.  Take a stroll through and cross off some more names on that list.

Here are a couple of pretty cool gadgets.  The first three you can get at AS Adventure.  I bought those nifty marching ants, appetiser holders.  They are so cute and will make a great gift for the person hosting our family's Christmas party this year.  I'm pretty sure that all three of these kitchen-y type gifts are under $15, too.


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Here's a rather handy gadget for someone on the go.  A beverage container with this compartment for money, cards and keys.
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If you really want something unique, hand crafted AND up cycled, check out Kuttlefish.com.  It is a great site for one of a kind items from folks who turn junk into treasure and the prices are thrifty as well.


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Let's look at gifts for guys, though some of these above are not bad choices either.  I find buying gifts for guys the most difficult and so dedicated an entire board on Pinterest for it.  You'll find all of these and hundreds more on our Pinterest.

Awesome for the traveling man, but pricey for sure.


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If budget is not a problem, how about flying?
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This is great for sports fans.

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For the practical man who loves a clean car, a gift card for a nearby carwash.

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I would love if this showed up under our tree!

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How about Lego's Architecture Studio. Pretty cool!
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These insta cameras are fun, too.

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Let's get into gifts that you can make yourself and save a lot of money.

Consider these home made gifts:
(You will find tutorials for all of these on our Pinterest.)

candles
shaving cream
soap
bubble bath
lip balm
dry French onion and Ranch mixes
cookies
carmel corn
candy
jewellery
scrubs
cocoa mix
smores kit
a pretty potted plant
bread/cake/pie
hand warmers
decorated notebook/journal or planner

Photo related gifts:

mini albums
scrap albums
tag albums
pillows
coasters
ornaments

Here's an up-cycled Christmas card mini album I made.  It didn't cost me one penny and I had all of the things in my stash.


I used quite some older goodies and a lot of scrap paper.


Greeting cards make awesome mini's because the paper is very rigid.  I even did an accordion page to fit more pictures in it.


Make it really memorable by putting in older photos.


Don't forget to include some journaling, sentiments and dates if you know them.


Here's was my recipient.  She had tears in her eyes because she loved it so much.  Awe...




Here are some more things from paigespartyideas:

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I'd like these, too.  I'm a huge Philly fan!


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I like this one from lilluna.

I've actually kept a few Corona 6 pack holsters incase I do a project like this.

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We've got hundreds more gift ideas for teens, girls, boys, stocking stuffer ideas and white elephant ideas, too over at Pinterest.

We hope you have a memorable holiday season and thanks for letting The Cherry be a part of it.