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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Her
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My Gift Guide For Her is here! I’m really excited about this one. You are sure to find something here for any woman you are shopping for whether it be mom, your sister, friend, etc.

Here are 15 gifts she is sure to love.

(And remember to click the links to shop!)

CBD candle – A candle that infuses 150mg of CBD into the air to help promote peace and relaxation? Yes Please.

cbd candle

Winc Wine – Head to their website, answer a quick palette profile quiz and get matched to exclusive wines shipped to your door.

winc wine

Marble Wine Cooler – This really pretty cooler to keep her whites or rose chilled.

Marble wine cooler

Marshmallow hooded lounger – perfect for the winter months for curling up on the couch or wear over a pair of leggings. Oprah had this on her “Favorite Things” this year!

Marshmallow Hooded Lounger

Family portrait – This would make such a special, custom gift for Mom.

Family protrait

Revlon one stop hair dryer volumizer – Ok the reviews on this thing are incredible! It’s supposed to help you achieve that “I just had a blowout” look. This one is definitely on my list.

Revlon Hot Air Brush

Tile Pro – For the woman who is always misplacing her keys or her phone. (It’s me). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been late because I can’t find my keys. I need this too.

Tile Pro

Hoop earrings – A classic pair of simple and pretty hoop earrings. She can wear these for every day or while going out.

Anthropologie Hoop Earrings

Madewell Tote Bag – A classic tote bag for all her essentials.

Madewell Tote Bag

Watermelon Glow sleep mask – For that “just had a facial” glow. And it’s free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful chemicals.

Watermelon Glow Sleep Mask

Blue light glasses – helps prevent eye strain for the woman who is always on her phone or her laptop.

quay blue light glasses

Recipe box from Rifle Paper  – Include some of your favorite recipes and this makes a cute gift idea for the new homeowner or newlywed.

Rifle Paper Recipe Box

Smart yoga mat – a yoga mat that you can sync with your device to bring you exclusive yoga routines.

Smart Yoga Mat

Fenty beauty match stix – Created by Rhianna, this is a stick that conceals, contours and highlights all in one.

fenty match stix

Spanx seamless leggings – Whether you dress these up or go super casual, look sleek and slender while you do it.

Spanx Seamless Leggings

And be sure to check out my Enneagram Gift Guide for more ideas!

 

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Toddler and Preschooler Gift Guide

Gift Guide for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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I’m sharing some of my favorite gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. And the best part – these are more than just toys! They all provide some sort of physical activity or educational aspect. (And if you’re a last minute shopper like me these can all be found on Amazon Prime)

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1. // Carry and Go Durable Track table

Race track on one side and a train track on the other. It’s compatible with Thomas the Train, Brio, Hot Wheels and other popular brands.

2. // Vtech activity desk

This little desk is great for teaching letters, numbers, colors and more. Plus you can always purchase additional learning packs.

3. // Moonlite story projector

This projects your favorite stories onto the ceiling or wall, making reading interactive and fun.

4. // Donut snow tube

For those snow days when you want to hit the hills and go flying.

5. // Melissa & Doug doctor kit

When you have a nurse as a mom, it’s natural that you love to play doctor. I love everything that Melissa & Doug creates and this doctor kit is no exception.

6. // FAO Schwarz spa day kit

One of my favorite childhood memories was when my sisters and I would play “spa” and give each other mud masks and pedis. We still love our spa days together. If I had a girl, I would get her this little kit.

7. // Kids First Amusement Park

This is an awesome STEM activity for preschoolers.

8. // Mess Free Magna Doodle that Glows

Let me preface this by saying it’s “mess free”, which is a win for parents. And it glows and plays music making it a win for toddlers.

9. // Name Puzzle Step Stool

This personalized puzzle step stool is great for helping your little one reach the potty, sink or other hard to reach places. It also teaches letters and name recognition.

 

Stay tuned for my Gift Guide for Her and Gift Guide for Him.

Be sure to check out my Enneagram Gift Guide

 

 

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Enneagram gift guide

Enneagram Gift Guide
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The first of my holiday gift guides is up and this one is all about the Enneagram. If you aren’t familiar with the Enneagram, it’s basically a model that describes the 9 different personality types of humankind.  According to the Enneagram, each type views the world a little differently. Knowing which type you are can help you better identify your inner desires, what motivates you, your fears, strengths/weaknesses, etc. (If you’re not sure what type you are, you can take the free quiz here. ) I’m a Type 9 and it couldn’t be more accurate – I hate conflict and crave all the cozy things!

Traditionally in the past I’ve done Gift Guides for Her, Him and the Kids. Those are coming soon but I thought this might be a little fun. So grab a cup of coffee, take the quiz, learn a little more about yourself and scroll to see my gift ideas based on your personality type. (Click the links to shop)

Type 1 The Reformer –

Reformers are very rational. They have a strong sense of right and wrong, they love order, are always working towards self-improvement and they tend to be perfectionists. Gifts to help them meet their goals and keep things clean and organized are right up their alley.

Gift Ideas:

Roomba – So they can keep their homes looking immaculate.

roomba type one gift idea

Journal – This journal from Workspacery is geared towards Type Ones to help you stay organized and track your goals. Use code OURTINYNEST at checkout for free U.S. domestic shipping.

journal type 1 enneagram gift idea

Pantry Organization and Storage – their Type 1 hearts will love seeing their pantry all organized.

pantry organization type 1 enneagram gift

 

Type 2 The Helper-

Two’s gravitate towards meeting the needs of others.  They care so much for others that sometimes they forget their own needs. They love their people deeply and just want to be loved in return. Gift ideas for 2s would be something geared towards entertaining, helping them pamper themselves or towards a company that gives back.

Gift Ideas:

Gorgeous Cheese board – 2’s love to entertain and have everyone together and this cheese board is gorgeous.

cheeseboard type 2 gift ideas

Barefoot Dreams Bathrobe – so they can kick back and relax when they’re done caring for everyone.

Barefoot Dreams bathrobe

Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Kit – let them pamper themselves

herbivore self love body kit

 

Type 3 The Achiever –

If you know a Type 3, they are very ambitious, and crave success. They are driven to have the right job, right house, right car, etc which can sometimes be exhausting.

Gift Ideas:

coffee machine – Gift them a super cool coffee maker so that they can get their juices flowing.

ninja coffee bar

Apple watch – let them keep track of all those appointments.

Apple watch

Instant pot – chances are, if you’re a 3 or know a 3, they can be workaholics. The instant pot can help them get dinner ready in a flash on those late nights or when they’re busy crushing goals.

instant pot

 

Type 4 The Individualist –

Creative, authentic, sensitive and nostalgic are some of the words used to describe Type 4’s. Perfect gift ideas are something that allows them to express their creative side, something handmade or with a sentimental value.

Gift Ideas

Customized recipe pie plate – get grandma’s famous apple pie recipe in her own handwriting made into this pie plate. So so special. I have been wanting one of these for awhile.

customized recipe pie plate

Fingerprint jewelry – I love jewelry keepsakes with your loved one’s fingerprint and these rings are so cute!

custom fingerprint ring

AirPods – so they can listen to their favorite music or podcasts and be inspired.

apple airpods

 

Type 5 The Investigator –

Introverted with a love to learn and explore. Books, a class or anything that gives them the opportunity to learn something new would be a nice gift for a 5.

Gift Ideas

Kindle – so they can read all the things.

kindle

Cookbook – A cookbook that breaks everything down to a science.

the food lab cookbook

At home DNA kit – Investigator’s would love to learn more about themselves, their makeup and background with a kit like 23 and me.

23 and me

Type 6 – The Loyalist

Need to feel safe and secure. They tend to be anxious and suspicious. They also love to be in the closeness of good friends and family.

Gift Ideas

Ring doorbell – to help them feel safe when they are away from home.

Ring Doorebell

Weighted blanket – great for alleviating anxiety and helping to promote a restful sleep.

weighted blanket

 

Mindfulness journal – practicing mindfulness and gratitude can help 6’s focus on the present and be a good daily exercise.

mindfulness journal

Type 7 – The Enthusiast

Playful, fun-loving, and spontaneous. They tend to be a bit scattered. 7’s love anything fun or new experiences.

Gift Ideas

A good weekender bag – for their spontaneous trips.

sole society weekend bag

Band tee – 7’s love going to concerts and music. Gift them this graphic tee and take them to a concert.

rolling stones graphic tee

Planner/calendar – this planner is geared towards Enthusiasts so they can keep all of their trips and ideas in one place. Use code OURTINYNEST at checkout for free U.S. domestic shipping.

workspacery planner organizer

Any type of experience gift like going to an escape room, tickets to a concert or weekend away.

 

Type 8 – The Challenger

Natural leader, self confident, determined, committed. They can be somewhat confrontational when they are passionate about something.

Gift Ideas

Amazon gift card – Challenger’s know exactly what they want so would appreciate a gift card so they can get it themselves.

Amazon gift card

Perfect black pants by Spanx – Chances are if you’re an 8 you already ooze with confidence but these pants will make you feel even more fierce.

spanx perfect black pants

CBD night cream – a moisturizer that works at night to help bring out their softer side and help them de-stress at the end of the day.

cbd night cream

Type 9 – The Peacemaker

Easy-going and agreeable, 9’s dislike conflict. They crave peace and comfort. Anything home-related and cozy would be very appreciated by a 9.

Gift Ideas

Sherpa lined-cardigan – they can cozy up at home on the couch with this soft sherpa-lined cardigan.

eddie bauer sherpa cardigan

Diffuser – so they can be all zen and fill their homes with all the peaceful vibes.

supernova electric diffuser

Faux Fiddle Leaf tree – 9’s feel at peace with nature and this faux fiddle leaf tree would look cute in any corner in their home.

faux fiddle leaf tree

 

 

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Enneagram Gift Guide

 

Check out some of my other gift guide here

Gift Guide for Her

Gift Guide for Him

Gift Guide for the Kids

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Creative Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Creative Baby Shower Gift Ideas
This post is sponsored by Linqia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

 

So someone you know is having a baby. You want to gift them something special but don’t know what. I’m sharing some of my favorite creative baby shower gift ideas they are sure to love.

 

1.) Something handmade or personal – I love handmade, personalized gifts. One of my favorite handmade gifts that I received at my shower was a toy box that was made by my aunt and uncle. My mom and sisters displayed it at my baby shower and people each brought a book to start the baby’s library and stacked them on the toy box.

Some of my other favorite ideas are a personalized blanket with the months so that mama can capture those monthly photos to see how much baby has grown.

Another cute idea is this wooden sign you can personalize with baby’s name to be hung in the nursery. I got one for each of my boys from Hickory Hollow Designs and they are gorgeous!

Creative Baby Showr Gift Ideas

 

2.) Newborn photography session – My sister’s gave this to us when I had my first and I was so glad that they did. With everything I had going on, I never would have thought on my own to book a photographer to take photos when we came home. And those photos, I will treasure them forever.

Newborn photography

3.) Invest in their future – Whether you have a newborn or a teenager, it’s never too early to start saving for higher education. With the NY’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, parents and family members can start putting away money for college now so that it’s less loans they or their children will have to take out later. It’s something you can always contribute to, so when birthdays start rolling around you always have a go to thoughtful gift. Plus, they have an easy gifting portal called UGift that allows you to give friends and family members a unique code to add to your 529 account My parent’s did a 529 plan with my sisters and I growing up and it was definitely helpful since higher education is very expensive and we were able to choose any eligible school, this includes vocation, trade schools, community colleges and graduate schools! For more information go to NYsaves.org.

Creative Baby Showr Gift Ideas - college savings plan

What are some things that you received for your baby shower that was your favorite gift?

 

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  • Up to $10,000 is deductible annually from New York State taxable income for married couples filing jointly; single taxpayers can deduct up to $5,000 annually. State tax benefits for non-resident New York taxpayers may vary. State tax deductions may be subject to recapture in certain circumstances such as rollovers to another state’s 529 plan, nonqualified withdrawls, or withdrawls used to pay expenses for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private or religious school. Please consult your tax advisor.
  • Investment returns are not garuanteed, and you could lose money by investing in New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan.
  • For more information about New York’s 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, download a Disclosure Booklet and Tuition Savings Agreement at http://www.nysaves.org or request one by calling 877-NYSAVES (877-697-2837). This document includes investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information. You should read and consider them carefully before investing.
  • Before you invest, consider wither your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in that state’s 529 plan. Other state benefits may include financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors. 
  • The Comptroller of the State of New York and the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation are the Program Administrators and are responsible for implementing and administering the Direct Plan.
  • Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC, serves as Program Manager and, in connection with its affiliates, provides recordkeeping and administrative support services and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Direct Plan. The Vanguard Group, Inc., serves as the Investment Manager. Vanguard Marketing Corporation provides marketing and distribution services to the Direct Plan.
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  • New York’s 529 College Savings Program currently includes two separate 529 plans. The Direct Plan is sold directly by the Program. You may also participate in the Advisor Plan, which is sold exclusively through financial advisors and has different investment options ad higher fees and expenses as well as financial advisor compensation.