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Hi Friends!

Every year we put together a holiday gift guide to make your shopping a little easier.  Despite 2020 turning the world upside down, we were determined to find some great clutter-free options for you and the family!  Joining me today is SBO Partner, Melynda Weiland. Melynda is the founder of Order to Everything in Austin, TX. Together we scoured the internet to find a variety of gifts that won’t add to the clutter or break the bank!  

We broke our gift guide down into 8 categories: 

  • Candles
  • Bath and Body
  • Games
  • Food & Beverage
  • Workout
  • Experiences 
  • Personalized Gifts
  • and my personal favorite, Gifts that Give Back

Although many of these items are physical in nature, they made the list because they are something to use, wear or play-without taking up much space.

In years past, experiences like concerts, sporting events and theater tickets topped the list, however given our current climate, we opted to bring the fun experiences inside our homes.

Every company on our list was hand selected by either Melynda or me. We were not compensated in any way, either with product or monetary to endorse any of these (although we personally use many of them!)

I encourage you to listen to the entire episode to see why each of these made the list.(Links to each company are at the bottom of the show notes.) 

Quick side note, I did my best to support small online businesses, local retailers, and artisans this year rather than big box stores. As you shop this list, please consider making your purchases from your local toy stores, boutiques, and family owned businesses who are struggling to stay afloat during our economic shut downs.

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 Links Mentioned in this Episode By Category

Gifts that Give Back:

Heifer International: (helping third world farmers build businesses and a sustainable living)

Charity Water : (bringing clean drinking water to third world countries)

Compassion International: (sponsor a child in need across the world)

Candles:

Homesick: (state scented candles; home, self-care)

Light & Bark Candle Co (formerly the Dog Candle Company)

Bath & Body:

 Dermstore (him, her, self-care)

Briogio hair : (woman owned, multi-racial self-care)

 Carols Daughter:  (Love the butter body balm) 

 Milk + Honey: (milk bath, body oils, aromatherapy, all organic and great packaging!) 

Games:

 Bananagrams (my family’s personal favorite!)

 Relative Insanity (created by Jeff Foxworthy and played on Jimmy Fallon),

Scratch art box of rainbow mini notes (melissa & doug)

Food/Bev:

Wine tasting set: Wine.com (him, her)

Nakedwines.com: (good on budget, also has a fun quiz!)

Truffle Hunter Gift Set: (great for the foodie!)

Fire Dept Coffee: (supporting firefighters)

Grounds & Hounds Coffee: (every cup helps a pup!)

Mistobox.com: (Personalized coffee subscription box)

Bluebottlecoffee.com (Coffee subscription box with fun packaging!)

Goldbelly.com – (bring some comforts of home to wherever you are!)

Williamsonoma.com (luxury charcuterie boards and more!)

Workout:

Lululemon Yoga Mat: (for all of your home workouts! I have one and love it!)

 Experiences/Subscriptions:

Audible: (for the reader who likes to listen to books)

Patreon: (support your favorite podcasters)

Craftsy: (for the crafter in your life)

Spafinder.com: spa services in your local area

Peloton App Subscription:  (Choose from hundreds of classes-you don’t need the bike to get the workout app!)

Personalized Gifts:

Shutterfly.com: (custom photo books, calendars and keepsakes)

Mixbook.com: (photo books, calendars, fun designs, fully customizable)

Legacybox.com (photo and media transfer service-one of Melynda’s Favorites!)

Create my Cookbook: Homemade Family Recipe book

Zazzle: Homemade Custom Family Recipe book (I made one here!)


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