A Gift Guide to Inspire Your Inner Santa

Gift Guide

Stumped for gift ideas? Wow, have you come to the right place! Our favorite blogger, Somewhat Simple’s Stephanie, has dozens of gift ideas for just about everybody and every occasion. Some are homemade, some at handmade and some are store-bought. But every one of them is guaranteed to be either exactly right or the spark that inspires your gift-giving genius. Okay. Ready, set, give!

15 Great Mom & Dad Gifts

If you ask mom and dad what they want, they’ll likely say “Oh, we don’t need a thing.” Don’t believe a word of it. Busy parents will appreciate the programmable pressure cooker for fast, foolproof meals. And the Orbit Selfie Button & Key Finder will be a hit with anyone who’s ever misplace a cell phone, the car keys or the remote control. Check out all of Stephanie’s suggestions for parent-pleasing presents.

Make Mom’s Day

Moms melt for homemade stuff and Stephanie has compiled a bouquet of sweet gifts sure to turn her into a happy puddle. Even not-too-crafty kids can manage concepts for a special brunch, a photo collage or a shrinky-dink charm bracelet. See all the gift ideas for mom.

Gifts to Delight Dad or Gramps

If moms are easy to please, dads and grandpas are total pushovers. Stephanie has assembled 50 favorite gift ideas for dads and granddads including a nice selection of things the kids can make that just might make grown men weep tears of joy. Among the cutest is baby’s first handprint on a new baseball. Awwww.

Happy Hubby Gifts

Stephanie’s idea for a gift for your husband is absolutely brilliant because it can work for any budget, for birthdays, Father’s Day, Christmas, Valentine’s Day….you name it. Basically, it’s a collection of items separately wrapped and delivered one per hour for as many hours as you want to keep giving (12 is a good number). The gifts can run the gamut from favorite candy and snacks, to a silly toy, tickets to a concert or sporting event, a museum membership, a magazine subscription, gift cards, fast food coupons, even the remote control to a new flat screen if that’s in your budget. You get the idea. Now go see how to pull it all together.

Gifts for Her

For any special woman in your life, be she a best friend or your wife, Stephanie has 25 gift ideas she’ll love and cherish. For the mother of your children, how about an apron with each child’s handprint? Want to pamper a BFF? Try homemade body butter. Or turn plain wooden hangers into luxe closet accessories with ModPodge and pretty fabric or paper.

Gifts New or Expectant Parents

Take a peek at some of the cutest presents for infants and their parents. Handmade, homemade and adorable ideas include an easy-sew fabric alphabet, colorful cloth shoes with Velcro straps, a vibrating baby mat, a Munch Mitt teether that won’t end up on the floor, and t-shirts with built-in infant carriers for parents on the go. See all these gifts for baby showers, newborns, and their parents.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Forget the polished apple. Tell your child’s teacher that you think he or she is the best with these 20 head-of-the-class gifts.

Gifts for Frequent Travelers

If you have friends or family members who do a lot of traveling any of these gifts will be welcome next time they go on the road again. Frequent flyers will love the digital hanging luggage scale (no more add-on fees). Kids stuck in car seats for hours with little legs dangling in space will appreciate a portable footrest. The inflatable toddler bedrail packs easily into luggage and will come in handy in a hotel bed or at grandma’s house. See all 20 gifts for travelers here.

Gifts for Photographers

Anybody with a camera can always use a new gadget or a way to display their photos. Somewhat Simple guest blogger and pro photographer Jessica Downey curated 20 brilliant suggestions for the shutterbugs in your life. Ranging from practical to fun, they include lenses, bags, flash attachments, strap covers, albums and jewelry.

Gifts for Everybody Else

Still stumped? Try these amazing suggestions from HowDoesShe:

Gifts for the Hard to Gift

Do you know anybody who doesn’t like cookies? Neither do we. From the mail carrier to your next-door neighbor to homeless folks, home-baked cookies are always welcome. Get some yummy cookie recipes from our National Cookie Day blog post.

Gifts for the Whole Family

Consider surprising your family with a trip in the coming year to a popular or unexpected destination. Here are some ideas from past blog posts:

Visit TaylorMorrison.com and find a new home or a whole new home town. Learn more and join the interest lists for these communities with new homes selling now or coming soon:

  • Sterling Ranch is the first new neighborhood coming to this brand-new community in beautiful Littleton, Colorado.
  • Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle second to none at Terrain Ravenwood. New homes are pre-selling now in the Castle Rock, Colorado master-planned community.
  • Choose from four collections at Travisso, a premier Austin-area master-planned community in Leander.
  • Also in the popular suburb of Leander is Crystal Falls, with resort-style amenities and breathtaking Hill Country views.
  • Reunion Ranch in Austin, Texas offers over-sized homesites, gorgeous views, communities amenities and great schools.

Give the Gift of You

We hope our gift-giving guide has inspired you to shop with flair. We also hope you’ll find some time in your busy life and room in your great big heart to give the gift of you by volunteering or donating to a worthwhile cause in your community. It really is better and more rewarding to give than receive.

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