Food, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Fall Seasonal Beer Bucket Gift For Beer Lovers

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Need to send a gift? No one sends a tightly wrapped gifts with personalized messages as plentiful and well-received as GourmetGiftBaskets.com. I have always been impressed with their gifts. I have never had a flaw or even tear in the wrapping and even in baskets like this Fall Seasonal Beer Bucket the glass bottles are packed tightly and protected.

Fall Seasonal Beer Bucket Gift For Beer Lovers

What beer-lover wouldn’t love a bucket of beer and some snacks to go along with it. From meat to popcorn and crackers it’s a little treat in a bucket that is sure to make a great gift this season.

Inside the Fall Seasonal Beer Bucket

  • Oktoberfest by Hacker-Pschorr – A dark copper beer with the underlying flavor of caramel
  • Oktoberfest by Otter Creek – Hops are harvested in the fall at their peak of ripeness
  •  Pumpkinhead by Shipyard – This pumpkin spiced wheat beer is delicious on its own or poured into a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass
  • Oktoberfest Lager by Von Trapp – A full bodied balanced Oktoberfest lager that’s dark copper in color with a caramel finish that’s balanced well with German hops.
  • Harvest Barn Ale by Long Trail – This fall seasonal English Brown Ale is truly a celebration of autumn; maple syrup is added during the brewing process for a lasting yet subtle sweetness.
  • Oktoberfest by Warsteiner– Full bodied Oktoberfest that’s well-balanced with a soft, hoppy aftertaste.
  • Hickory Maple Bacon Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.8 oz.
  • Summer Sausage by Bavaria – 3 oz.
  • Spicy Cheddar & Veggie Cheese by Mountain View Cheese Co. – 2 oz.
  • Deli Style Hors D’Oeuvre Crackers by Partners
  • Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz.
  • Buffalo Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.1 oz.

Gifts for Beer Lovers

Visit GourmetGiftBaskets.com for many more gift sets and packages you can send to a loved one this season or all year long. Have a college student? They have care packages!

Books, Children Books, Education, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, STEM Learning

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

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Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

By: Mike Vago

Need more ideas for the kids this season? How about a book that will take them on a journey through space. Follow the rocket with each turn of the page, around comets and planets and learn while they explore.

Rocket: A Journey Through the Pages Book

The book is for ages 4-8 and you can actually manipulate the rocket. It is 14 pages long and makes a great gift idea!

Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Home

Canvas On Demand Has Awesome Gifts for Everyone on your List

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Canvas On Demand

Throughout the years I have gifted many personalized photo and creation gifts to the kids, our parents and friends. When I need an idea besides boring gift cards, fruit baskets or socks and shirts I appreciate the ability to create a more personalized gift.

This Christmas I have 2 Canvas On Demand Gifts to wrap. My son loves the video game Overwatch. It is all he talks about. The licensing is so new it is hard to find Overwatch products so I was able to find the logo image online and upload it right into the portal and order it on canvas. He has no idea such an Overwatch product exists and it’s because I made it in a matter of minutes.

Canvas Gifts

They offer more than just canvas prints. From incredible photo-to-canvas art for parents, Coloring Canvas for kids, and customizable photo gifts, including ornaments & more, Canvas On Demand can help with your holiday haul. I also ordered a fun color canvas for a family member who loves to read. I actually think it looks cool uncolored, but they may choose to color.

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For a limited time, Canvas On Demand is offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order with code USFAM. Select from canvas prints and more! Valid until 12/12/17.

Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Holiday Shopping, Tips and Tricks

Gift List Organizer – Free Printable

How organized are you right now with your gift giving regimen?

I thought so! Let me help you out and explain how I stay organized as I shop for those on my list. Christmas is a 2 day event for us. Both my husband and I have our families near with both of us within 60 miles of all parents, siblings and some uncles. 

Gift List Organizer - Free Printable

My husbands family hosts Christmas Eve and my family is Christmas Day so that leaves Christmas morning for our boys and us alone for Santa gifts and breakfast.

I need lists! I need ideas too so when I get them I need to keep them in one spot and with me while I shop. I know I can keep notes on my phone but I also use my phone for store apps and coupons so flipping between deals and notes is a pain sometimes.

Now there are a few tips to maximize your organizing when buying multiple gifts……

I kept the spaces wide. You can always print extra copies if you have more names and lines needed, but here is why the space is important. Take a look at my ‘actual’ lit for the kids i shop for (who won’t see this post so no worries about spoiling their gifts they will be getting)

List example

Keep scrolling to print your Gift List Organizer —>

Take Austin, my nephew for example. I sent him a text asking for ideas, he said he wants the game Destiny 2 and after confirming it wasn’t already bought by my SIL I told her he will get it from me. But, then one day I was at Ross and saw some Seahawks PJ pants on clearance and had to get them for him. He is a huge fan so I have 2 gifts to fit into the space. See I am not done with my nieces yet-I still need to pick up gift cards for them.

stay organized

Even your donations can be entered so it stays all together for your budget checks.

Keeping it neat is much batter for your organization so having this much space is just clean and better to look at. I use a binder like the one advertised below to take shopping with me to hold my lists, ads and savings coupons.

You will want these printed out and jot your ideas down as you head shopping. If you purchase, a quick cross out with a pen will keep you from having to remember when your knee deep in gifts days later and shopping that long night is a blur now.

I check the ‘Purchased’ box once I am done with that person. That feeling to see a check mark in every box of your entire list is such a fantastic feeling.

The cost section is for you. To look at and cringe or state your budget in advance. But, hopefully it’s there because you did better than expected and you beat your budget!

*Here it is! Click on the Gift List below and print your copies!*

Happy shopping!***

Shop smart and make sure you visit one of my go-to sites Cuckoo for Coupons. They are on it for on time sales at about every store out there! I always browse her site and take notes on who has the best price on what I need that week! New to couponing or using store apps-she has all your tutorials and info in the website too!

Brands with a Cause, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

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Our Family's Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

New from I See Me is Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game. Like their personalized books and gifts the images you upload are perfectly placed and look fantastic. I decided to make one for my Brother’s family featuring my nephews, Dad and Mom. How adorable is this?

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Each player piece features their name and photo I chose to upload. You can see that one’s that are straight on shots look best but even the one’s I wanted to use like Elliot’s side view is just as fun.

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On the board features the boys names cleverly placed as well as Mom and Dad. The bright colors and easy flow makes it fun even for the 3 year old all the way to 11 year old big brother.

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Head to the I See Me promotions page and sign up to receive promotions and discounts. Currently you get 25% off site-wide with the code JOLLY until December 5thLetters of LoveI See Me has also partnered with Children’s Cancer Research Fund and every purchase benefits them. Visit as well and send a letter to a child patient spending the Holidays battling cancer.

Car Talk, Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

3 Meguiar’s Holiday Gift Kits for Cars

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Shopping for the guys? That is such a feat and when they want something they usually get it themselves leaving few ideas. Last year I shopped hard for my husband on several gifts and the most popular was the gift our 9 year old gave him. I let him loose in the store to find his Dad a gift and he ended up in the car aisle and started grabbing cleaners.

My husband loves the Meguiar’s brand and so we grabbed a variety and a bucket and new microfiber towels and made a gift basket. You don’t have to stand in the aisle and guess what makes a complete car care kit because Meguiar’s has several kits already put together and ready to wrap.

3 Meguiar’s Holiday Gift Kits for Cars

 

  • Meguiar’s® Clean & Shine Car Cleaning Kit, sold exclusively at Kmart and Sears, includes Deep Car Wash, Gold Class™ Quik Wax®, Quik Interior Detailer and Perfect Clarity™ Glass Cleaner.

 

  • Meguiar’s® Complete Car Care Kit, sold exclusively at Walmart, includes a 16-ounce Gold Class™ Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner, 15.2-ounce Ultimate Quik Wax®, 15-oz Hot Shine Tire Foam, 24-ounce Perfect Clarity™ Glass Cleaner, 16-ounce Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner, 2.5-ounce Whole Car Air Re-Fresher Odor Eliminator – Spiced Wood, 16-ounce All Purpose Cleaner Spray, Car Wash Sponge and Microfiber Towel. 

 

  • Meguiar’s® Essentials Car Care Kit contains a variety of products you’ll find on any auto enthusiast’s wish list. The kit is exclusively available on Amazon and includes a 48-ounce Ultimate Wash & Wax, 15.2-ounce Ultimate Quik Wax, 15-oz Hot Shine Tire Coating, 24-ounce Perfect Clarity™ Glass Cleaner, 25 wipe canister Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner Wipes, Meguiar’s Yellow 3.5 Gallon Bucket, 8” x 10” Microfiber Wash Mitt, full size 22” x 30” Water Magnet® Microfiber Drying Towel and 3 full size 16” x 24” Supreme Shine® Microfiber Towels.

No matter your budget you can find the gift that will get used and a brand very well-known and loved by car enthusiasts. Meguiar’s Ultimate Quick Wax is the only wax my husband uses on all of our cars. I love the using the Hot Shine Tire Foam because spraying a layer on my tires adds that finishing touch to a clean car.