**Updated the year to 2014. I’m apparently so sleep deprived that I forgot the year 😉
I know it’s a bit early, but I figured I would get this gift guide out early. A lot of my readers live overseas and I know from first hand experience that ordering gifts can be very time sensitive. These items are basically a round up of things that I bought for myself and absolutely loved. Everything is under $100 and there is a variety of items for everyone.
This is not just for moms. I know several ladies without kids who love the workshops and they even went to Click Away. It’s a great resource for those looking to improve their photography.
Looking for a discount? Just a little tip for those of you looking to get a membership or upgrading to a lifetime membership. Wait until Black Friday/that weekend. Last year they had a pretty large discount for memberships and upgrades (I forget if it was Black Friday or on Cyber Monday). Hopefully Clickin Moms will offer a similar discount this year. **Update** Use coupon code : HOLIDAY40 for 40% of a lifetime membership on Black Friday.
**Dear husband, please take note that I would like a Clickin Moms gift card since I already have a membership. Muah!**
2. Erin Condren–
I’ve already confessed my love for her planners and you can read all about the various planners I use in this post. Love, love, love her “Oh! What a Week” schedule pad and it’s perfect for taping up on our fridge. Also, Sharpies don’t bleed through the paper.
Looking for a discount? Sign up and get $10 off your first order.
3. Le Pens–
My preferred fine point writing tool. I’m not a fan of ball points or gel pens and these come in a bunch of pretty colors.
I started using the Alpha Beta Peel treatment and I love it. I’m not going to lie, it is pricey, but I stretch it out by using it every other day. I’m not totally against cosmetic procedures, but I’d like to avoid having needles or knives near my face by using facial treatments at home.
5. Michelle Armas–
I’m obsessed with all her artwork and her prints are very affordable. I have four of her prints framed and up in our house and I’m planning on putting one of her larger canvas prints in the master bedroom when we start redoing that space in the spring.
Random item alert! Affordable, looks great, and is a multifunctional product. I’ve used it as a pizza peel, cutting board and cheese board. I keep it looking pretty with traditional cutting board oil after every wash.
Amazing beast of a cookbook. It’s a recent release, so I highly suggest you get one for yourself and one for a friend. This is probably my favorite purchase of 2014 and I think it would make an awesome gift.
This is an awesome and affordable espresso machine.
I go to Starbucks maybe five times a year now that we have this machine and it’s usually for the token Pumpkin Spice Latte or drip coffee while we’re traveling. Get yourself a milk frother and you really have no excuse to spend big bucks at a coffee shop.
**TIP** Buy the espresso capsules directly from the Nespresso site vs sites like Amazon. It’s much cheaper and it’s literally less than 75 cents per capsule before shipping (which is quick). I suggest APO/FPOs use a VPN to order directly from Nespresso USA vs. Nespresso sites for your host country.
We use the original line of capsules and my favorites are the Arpeggio, Dharkan, Carmelito and Ciocattino.
I’m easily distracted when I work on my computer and diffusing oils made for concentration helps me stay on task. A great planner and loads of caffeine help too 😉 This one is compact and affordable, but it’s definitely made for small spaces and bedrooms. This would make a great gift for someone who is just starting to use essential oils.
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? What are you gifting your loved ones this year? Especially for the guys because I’m in desperate need of a great gift for a special someone who always says he doesn’t want anything.
**Disclosure** This post does contain several affiliate links, but all items were purchased with my own money.