Favorite Things Gifts: Gift Ideas for Home, Her and Boys


I have a treat for you today! I joined up with a great group of bloggers (you’ll find links to all 16 at the bottom of the post) who are all sharing our very favorite things – it’s gift ideas galore right in time for the holidays! Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick coordinates this fun round-up every year and I always find some great holiday gift ideas to add to my own wish list. Today I’m sharing my personal favorites for the home, along with my favorites for women and the boys – lots of gift ideas!

So let’s start first with my own list of some things I love and use ALL of the time in my home:

For when you’re trying to think of a gift for your BFF or spouse or sister who’d rather buy a pillow than a shirt (any day!!). Or perhaps you’re headed to a party and don’t want to go empty handed, this list is perfect.  These 12 items start with prices ranging from under $6 and up!

1| A distressed wood pedestal is perfect for displaying the cutest bathroom soap and hand towel. 

2| And every home needs a footed cake stand for the sweet celebrations life brings. The classic style of this stand is sure to please. 

This footed cake stand is perfect for the baker in the family!

3| This elegant soap and lotion duo (with sleek white tray included!) can travel between the bathroom or the kitchen– whichever rooms needs some clean style! 😉 

4| The vintage white tea kettle that every kitchen needs, it’s super cute and can offer up a sweet cup of tea. (I use mine every single night before bed.)

This vintage tea kettle is perfect for the tea lover!

5| A french kitchen marble bowl is the spurge all home lovers want but never buy for themselves.

6| The homesick scented candle is for everyone who loved their home state and wants to travel back down memory lane one more time.

Travel back to your favorite state with one sweet scented candle!

7| So soft and perfect for every couch, this cozy throw is sure to be a welcomed gift. 

8| A glass oil bottle with gold stopper is the most style your oil has ever seen. 😉 Every cook (including me!) loves to keep this bottle out on display.

9| Fill this beehive-shaped glass honey jar with wood dipper with honey that sweetens your tea as well as your conscience. 

10| How cute are these gingham napkins? So great for the the hostess the loves to entertain. Great quality and stylish too!

Every host would love to get these cute gingham napkins!

11| These cuffed seagrass baskets are perfect for holding keys and phones or a stylish home for a plant. 

12| Overview is a gorgeous coffee book for the person who has everything. Offer them a rare perspective on life. 😉 

Get a new perspective on life with this gorgeous coffee book -- Overview.

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Now moving on to my favorite things for her:

Whether you’re shopping for you mom, wife, sister or bestie. This list is sure to have something she wants, needs or just because you can.  These 13 items start with prices ranging from under $15 and up!

1| Pamper her wherever she goes with a nanny foot cream travel set. Her feet will love you!

2| Stylish luggage is perfect for the woman on the go. She has places to be and the world to conquer. 

Stylish luggage for the woman on the go!

3| This travel bag is great for makeup and toiletries, plus you can engrave it to make her feel really special! 

4| Because every lady loves a pair of vintage pajama’s to slip into at the end of a long day. Classic and comfy. 

The perfect pair of vintage pajama's every woman loves!

5| This stainless steal water bottle keeps on giving. It has a spacious storage compartment that will become her inseparable companion during all her daily outings!

6| Keep her phone charged all day with this key chain charger. So sleek and stylish, no one will know her secret power. 😉 

The charger that hides on a key chain. This is what every lady needs!

7| Give her pretty lips for days with the Give Me More Lips collection. It’s a mega lip wardrobe, featuring a collection of five full-size and nine deluxe lipsticks in multiple formulas, finishes, and shades. 

8| The most stylish and functional pair of plaid gloves. Easy to access her phone and compliments every coat she wears.

These stylish plaid gloves are the perfect gift for every woman.

9| A cozy cardigan she will want to wear every day is always a great gift. (I live in mine! 😉 )

10| Give some bling with this crystal wreath necklace. So pretty and goes easily with any day or night outfit.

This crystal wreath necklace is the perfect bling for her!


11| Ever know I woman to hate super soft, cozy slippers that she could actually wear out? Yea me neither! 

12| A scarf she will love because it looks fantastic no matter. You can’t go wrong with a houndstooth and grid pattern!

She will love this houndstooth and grid scarf!

13| Don’t make her choose. Give her a set of twelve different scented hand creams. So perfect for her purse or gym bag too. 😉 

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And finally, I have my favorite things for the boys in your life:


If you have girls, sorry – I wish I could help yea there. But I am in the land of wrestling and burping. 😉 Although some of these toys, I’m sure girls would love too. These fun 13 toys start with prices ranging from under $20 and up!

1| Outdoor play is just a hop away with this indoor hop scotch rug. Let the hopping never end. 

2| The boys are sure to love this magnetic dart board. It’s safe and addictive. (Trust me, I know!)

Boys will love this magnetic dart board!

3| Paint the streets colorful with chalktrail for bikes. Just attach to the bike, add your favorite color of chalk and design away!

4| Bring out the crazy forts and I’ll show you some very happy boys. And just imagine the forts they can build!

Crazy forts are the perfect Christmas gift for boys!

5| So I think I’ll get this Skeeball game for the boys so I can play it. 😉 This could be a great floor game too.

6| Let Worry Eaters Flint carry all your little ones worries so they don’t have to. Such a sweet idea!

Let Worry Eaters Flint carry the worries for your little one!

7| Your kids will spend hours playing with these magnetic building blocks. (I know first hand, my boys love them.) 

8| Turn a doorway into hours of fun with this doorway bean bag toss game

Doorway bean bag toss game is a perfect present!

9| Boys love all things construction. The Ultimate Construction Book is sure to satisfy even the most curious kid!

10| Because I think every boy is looking for a reason to get messy, this design your own slime is sure to be a favorite!

Design your own slime kit - perfect gift for the boys!


11| Take playing with blocks to a whole new level with electric light blocks. Great for a bedroom night light too!

12| And keep your little ones room organized with a fun critter storage basket. Getting organized never looked so cute! 

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