Today’s post showcases some of my family’s favorite products, just in time for Christmas shopping!

None of these are sponsored and I don’t get any commision if you buy any of them, BUT it will make me happy if these give you a great gift idea for that hard-to-shop-for person!

Each image is linked to a store site so you can read about them, but I will also let you know the best place to buy them for the best price.

And in no particular order:


I have these in the back of my car and I LOVE them!  I keep four of these in the back of my Kia Sorento.  I have one for things that “live” in my car such as jumper cables, wet wipes, etc., one for things I need to return to either someone or a store, and two to fill with my groceries.  They are relatively durable, and with daily use, they last me about 2 years.  The link is for Walmart, but they sell them at Costco for $8 (and they go on sale at Costco occasionally for $6)


Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer 


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I just bought this dryer and I LOVE IT!!!  This would be a wonderful gift for anyone who normally uses a round brush to dry their hair with a blow dryer.  This tool makes drying your hair so much easier and the results are even better than using a round brush.  The price fluctuates on Amazon, so sometimes that is the best place to buy it or sometimes elsewhere.  For the best price in your area, I would check Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Bed, Bath & Beyond with the 20% off coupon.


2-in-1 LED Flashlight and Lantern

If you have any outdoorsy people on your gift list, this is a great purchase.  This is a great way to streamline your gear because you don’t have to pack both a flashlight and a lantern.  My son brought this flashlight on his last camping trip and he said it was a big hit.  I purchased mine as a three-pack at Costco, but you can get them at a lot of other stores like Home Depot, Walmart, etc..


Astor Bidet Attachment

Need a gift for someone who has everything?  I bet they don’t have a bidet!!  This is one of those devices that after you buy one, you can’t imagine going back to not having one!  This particular design is extremely affordable, requires no electricity, and is super easy to install.   Let me just put this out there….  Imagine you are weeding the garden without gloves on.  You come inside to eat lunch.  Do you find it sufficient to simply wipe your hands on a paper towel and call it good?  Or do you actually use water to clean your hands?  A bidet seemed so strange to me until I started thinking of it in these terms!


Guitar Pick Punch / Collar Stay Punch

Do you have a musician in the family?  With this punch, you can turn any old gift card or credit card into a guitar pick!!  They also sell these punches to make dress shirt collar stays.

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Bill Harley CDs


Bill Harley deserves to have more fans!  He is a master storyteller and his original stories are so genuinely funny, both you and your kids will love them!  He also sings funny songs, but the real treasures are his stories.  To start, I would recommend The Best Candy in the Whole World, High Dive, and The Teacher’s Lounge.    I would recommend these for Kindergarten ages up to adult.  These would be an outstanding gift for a teacher, or anyone who wants to keep their kids from fighting in the car!!!



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Birchbox is one of the many beauty subscription boxes out there.  This would be a great gift for someone who likes getting packages in the mail and who is into makeup/skin care/hair care.


Hand-Held Shower Head Combo


Shower Heads are one of those things that most people don’t bother to upgrade, but everyone appreciates!  I love the combination style that has both the handheld and the permanent shower head.  As a plus, it also makes it easier to clean the shower.  Installation is also extremely easy to do yourself.


Immersion Blender

I have talked about immersion (stick) blenders before on my blog, and they are one of my go-to wedding gifts.  They come in a variety of price points, but I love the sets that come with the mini chopper, too.  They are such a great, functional tool that doesn’t take up too much space.


Costco Membership

Costco Gold Star Membership

You may have gathered that I am a Costco fan!  A Costco membership would be a fantastic gift for someone who just had a baby or who recently got married.  Money can be tight in those situations, so they might not want to pay money for a membership but would really benefit from one.


Geometric Hair Clips

There are a lot of different sets of these out there, so look around to find the combination of designs/color that you like, but this one has a nice combination of styles with both gold and silver.



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Lastly, if you know someone that has a wood-burning fireplace, this would be a great gift.  You will need to do a search for firewood for sale in your area.  I will warn you that this is not a cheap gift (especially if you pay for delivery).  You can look online or also find homemade signs for local neighbors who sell firewood on the side.


I hope you found these ideas helpful!  I would love to hear about your favorite gift ideas, so please share in the comments!!

4 Thoughts on “My Favorite Things Gift Guide

  1. Johanna on November 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm said:

    “Need a gift for someone who has everything? I bet they don’t have a bidet!!” We gave my mom one a few years ago. 🙂

  2. Great post, Rachel. I love all your ideas!

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