Gift Guide: The Person Who Doesn’t Need Anything

Less than two weeks until Christmas!  December is flying by!  Today marks the third installment of my Gift Guide Series.  I’ll be posting every Monday between now and Christmas with different gift guides.

There are more than a few people on my shopping list who insist they don’t need anything (I’m looking at you, Mom), and that I shouldn’t worry about giving them anything.  This is problematic for two reasons: first, I sincerely enjoy giving people gifts that will delight them.  Second, is that even though Christmas (or any holiday) isn’t about the gifts, the gift-giving part of it is about treating the people you love to things they wouldn’t get for themselves.  Just my opinion.  Thus, here is a collection of gifts that I think are great for anyone who doesn’t need anything, but might benefit from something nice this holiday season.

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Gift Guide: Books They’ll Love

Today marks the second installment of my Gift Guide Series.  I’ll be posting every Monday between now and Christmas with different gift guides.

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With a background in libraries, it’s unsurprising that books are my go-to gift for close friends.  One of the most difficult things to do, however, is make a great book recommendation.  Below, I’ve shared some recommendations for everyone on your Christmas List — enjoy!

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Gift Guide: The Home Cook

Happy December!  If you’re anything like me, you’re already enjoying singing carols, decorating, and absolutely freaking out about what you’re going to buy everyone on your list.  Enter my Gift Guide Series — each Monday between now and Christmas (my holiday of choice), I’ll post a different gift guide.  Enjoy!

I think all of us know at least one avid home cook.  Oftentimes, it’s a person who seems to have it all together: they know the difference between mincing garlic and crushing it, maybe they have their favorite recipes memorized.  They might have the essentials, and maybe even a few specialized tools, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add to their arsenal and delight them at the same time!  Here are my five picks for your favorite home cook this holiday season.

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Beauty All-Stars

I like to think I’m a low-maintenance gal; it takes me all of ten minutes in the morning to do both my hair and makeup, and I’m definitely not a product junkie. In fact, I subscribe to Ipsy sporadically – maybe once or twice a year I will purchase a bag. Being low-maintenance doesn’t mean I’m lazy – I like to think I look put together when I need to – it just means I’ve simplified my routine.

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The key to being low-maintenance and put-together? Having an arsenal of All-Star beauty products and tools that are consistent and awesome. Here is a list of my “must-haves,” most of which have been on my list for years. By no means is this complete: I’m still on the hunt for the perfect budget-friendly BB cream, mascara, eyebrow stuff, shampoo, conditioner, and more.  That said, enjoy my list — and add your own in the comments!

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