I have to admit, writing this post seems a little ironic. I am not sure it is even appropriate with what is happening in the world right now with the spike in Covid-19 cases. However someone said to me today that I have been overly obsessed with every little detail this year re the virus, overly paranoid (I think we should be) and I have not taken my eyes off the news. However, here we are – it is now December 4th and I still have a few gifts left to get.
This year our family have decided to “go easy” with each other in terms of “gifting” – as our tradition has always been, to give, give give, even the dogs give gifts….my family end up with gifts from myself and hubby, Santa, (a little joke for us), and each dog. I have three dogs. So there is that. However this year, we decided let’s just focus on the social distancing small family lunch on a huge veranda, and small, fun gifts. Totally in agreement. The family house is quite large enough, and the verandas are HUGE, so I think we will be okay as we have promised to isolate and “hunker down” between now and then giving us enough time to ensure we will be okay.
It is no secret either that I am also obsessed with Amazon. Here is another little secret: I was one of the first customers on Amazon way back when it was still in test mode! Ha. That was when I lived in Bermuda….no one, I mean NO ONE knew what the heck Amazon.com was, I had to explain. So it is a very natural step for me to just purchase gifts from Amazon. By the by, have you seen the new Gift Bags? They are gorge….really cute.
Here is my go-to no fail list for all my family members and friends…I have even included pantry items that I order from month to month! Please note also that I am not an Amazon Affiliate, I used to be when I had my last Blog, but this is all just straightforward recommendations, there is no making “a cent “from this post.
Gift Ideas from Amazon for Moms/ Mums: (included the American and English versions!)
The new Echo Show (very easy to understand!) (also on SALE!!)
Gift Ideas for Sister:
If she has been the most awesome sister ever, and loves coffee, then hey, why not treat her to this beautiful, beautiful Smeg Coffee maker… I have to admit, this is divine. It is pricey, but like I said maybe your sister went above and beyond this year to help you, be there for you etc. Maybe she has struggled with something and you want to cheer her up, it could be anything.
Also, loving this Keurig one too, very affordable. I love a pop of colour on the kitchen counter, so lovely.
All linked within the post… Fila Sneakers / Burt’s Bees gift set, Smeg Coffee Maker and Coach sneakers.
These Coach sneakers are fab, so cool to wear with jeans or shorts. pictured above
Fun ideas for Friends:
If she is into Fitness, loving this water gallon bottle with motivational quotes, I tell you – it is so important to keep drinking water when you are a fitness buff! And it is so easy for us to forget. This weight training journal is amazing, I would love this. Keeps you on your “toes…” to record your workouts. These are the cutest sneakers, ever. Pictured above.
Love these coffee table books which are my fave this year: Magnolia Table versions one and two (LOVE)….Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic’s new book – My Floral Affair, and Sharon Feanny’s LiveFit Cookbook, one I love… love… love.
Gifts for Men:
Loving this messenger bag for the laptop et al, so cool and not the usual boring looking men’s work bag.
Treat him to really nice electric razor, such a fab gift.
For those men who are obsessed with their Grills – this is perfect.
Love giving hubby anything like this, as that means alot can be done around the house!
I love when a man is organised with his tech stuff, just makes life so easier to find things, and have them all together charging. That is always my “pet peeve” in my house 🙂
These are the pantry items I order each month, did you know Amazon also has monthly subscriptions so you do not have to keep ordering things? So convenient…
I could not survive without these sweet leaf sugar free drops, that I use mainly in my coffee! I order the English toffee and vanilla creme flavours.
This set of Nespresso coffee capsules come in every other month as a treat. As we usually use the coffee press for our Blue Mountain Coffee.
This Nutiva Organic Hazelnut spread is awesome on toast, in smoothies and oatmeal. I actually got this recommendation from a fabulous Fitness Inspo….the Fit.Vegan.Chef. By the way, she is SO amazing and inspirational, check out her gram I linked.
I hope you have enjoyed my rundown for Holiday gifts all from Amazon, so convenient, especially in these times when we are not going out there as much to shop….for obvious reasons.
The biggest gift I think we have to look forward to is the gift of hope, with the new vaccines out — let us keep positive and focus on that.
There are so many people who cannot afford to shop much less eat this year. Let us remember this Season, that as much as we can try to be positive for ourselves, there is so much else we need to be aware of – if you know of a neighbour who is struggling financially maybe a cooked meal or items from the market / supermarket would help to cheer them up….I have been reading about SO MANY good Samaritans doing wonderful gestures in all ways. Let’s be our brother’s keeper this Season.