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  • Writer's pictureLisa Taylor

Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2020

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Well hello friends! How's everyone doing? Are you preparing for the upcoming holidays or have you decided to just sit this year out?


Well, I refuse to let this year steal my holiday joy so yes, yes, yes, our holiday traditions will go on as planned, even though they may just be scaled back a bit this year in the interest of social distancing. And you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be dressing up in festive holiday fashion at all the events that I will be attending this year, virtual or otherwise. It also means that gift giving, one of my favorite parts of Christmas, will go on as planned and I wouldn't have it any other way. I get a lot of joy out of finding things throughout the year that I know my friends and family will cherish and watching them open their gifts every year is THE BEST part of this season for me.



SO, that led me to create this Gift Giving Guide to help those people that really just abhor shopping and/or just need a push in the right direction when it comes to purchasing gifts for family, friends, and loved ones. I'm here to help people!


So, let's get started. This guide is broken down into several areas so that you can mark it and save it to your favorites in order to return here again when you're ready to make your purchases.


FOR THE BOYS

This is an area that I find difficult as my husband isn't one of those people who let's me know when there is something that he needs, wants, or just absolutely covets so normally I have much research to do to come up with unique and interesting gifts for him. All the better for you now right?!!


For the vegetarian or simply, lovers of cooking, here is a unique gift that's sure to be one that's KINDA for you as well; A plant based celebration if you will, presented by Sur la Table's Online Culinary Institute. Give your guy a chance to dress up his global cooking style and up your winter celebrations with vibrant and flavorful vegetarian offerings that will impress and amaze even meat-eating relatives. Explore hearty entrées and sauces, add traditional and creative side dishes, and incorporate no-fuss desserts. For $79.00 your guy will get 3 Units with 25 tasks and 54 videos so that he can become the next Bobby Flay in your kitchen.




Fossil is having a great sale right now on all men's watches. These classic timepieces are a great addition to any man's accessory game and they won't break the bank. On sale for just $99.00 these watches will last them for many years to come.



Does you guy, brother, father, son need a computer travel bag? Fossil has many of their bags on sale right now as well, and this one, at 50% Off, is a great offering. It comes in two colorways and is made of 100% leather so it will last through many, many flights and travel experiences. Handsome and classic, this is sure to please any guy's taste.








This Thermal Crewneck Sweatshirt keeps things casual and comfortable. Made with enhanced stretch from a soft, breathable cotton blend. It is great on it's own or can be a wonderful layering top under a flannel or light jacket. It comes in 4 different colorways and would be a great stocking stuffer or wrapped up with a bow underneath the three.







FOR THE GALS




We had a bag for the guys and here is one for the gals. This bag is part of the new fall collection from Michael Kors. I love that it has some bling and dual colors. Michael calls her Cece and she is on sale right now for 50% Off, which is huge since it's part of the new collection AND it's on sale just in time for gift giving.







This Long Sleeve Chunky Knit Sweater is a keeper and one that will be reached for again and again. For the gal in your life, a sister, Mother In Law, daughter, or even for yourself, this will be a gift that will be loved. It comes in 25 different styles and colorways and is priced at $36.99 BUT there is a 6% Off coupon on Amazon for this so make sure to check that and get the discount at checkout.







Okay....so don't get it twisted, I know that men cook and this didn't necessarily need to be on the girls list BUT since the men got a link to cooking classes (women can do it too BTW) I thought it only equal to add something for the kitchen to this list.

The infamous InstaPot is a much used item in my home AND in our RV. It actually cuts cooking time in half for many, many recipes but my favorite thing about it is the prep and go feature. It comes with a recipe book but I also found SO MANY recipe ideas on Pinterest so we never run out of stuff to throw in the pot.




For all the gals in your life, this is not only a wonderful gift, but it's just a big ole ball of love as well. A gift that helps keep our friends and loved ones healthy is my kinda gift. The Fitbit Versa 2 tracks your heartrate, how many steps you take a day, your weight, and even your sleep patterns! I absolutely love mine and wear it daily.


BEAUTY PRODUCTS


For all my local guys and gals, this is for you. I would love to tell you that I am going to grow old gracefully and embrace the process...BUT that would be a bunch of malarkey! If you read my blog about this you'd know that although I am aware that there isn't some magical time machine that will transport me back to 35, I am also aware that there are many things that I can do that will ensure my face doesn't look like someone did a bunch of jumping jacks on it. So, having stated that I have some awesome news! In collaboration with my fav Med Spa Rejuvenate Austin I am able to give you guys a discount code good until December 31st, 2020 on your first visit for any service that they offer. Just in time to start the New Year looking refreshed and fabulous right!?

Use Code: LISA15 for the 15% off discount which cannot be combined with any other offer. When you're booking, tell them that Lisa (Prints and Pinots) sent you. You're welcome and Merry Christmas.




For the woman that loves her beauty products this is a bonanza of wondefulness! When you make any Estee Lauder purchase you can grab 33 Estée Lauder Beauty Essentials for the Price of One! This set includes 12 full-size favorites! This is the gift you've been waiting for...their biggest, most beautiful collection, all in a deluxe train case. See complete shade and size details below. A $455 value. All for $75!!

Quantities are limited.


  • GET A FULL-SIZE SERUM, WORTH $75.00*:

  • 1 New Advanced Night Repair 1 oz.

  • CHOOSE YOUR MOISTURIZER:

  • 1 Revitalizing Supreme+ Creme, .5 oz.

  • OR

  • 1 Resilience Multi-Effect Creme, .5 oz.

  • PLUS, MAKEUP FAVORITES AND MORE:

  • 2 Pure Color Envy Eye Shadow Palettes in NUDES (10 shades) and GLAM (10 shades) — 20 essential shades in all (total net wt. for each palette .1 oz.)

  • 1 Pure Color Envy Cheek Palette in GLOW, with 3 essential shades: Bronze Goddess Shade Medium, 220 Pink Kiss and Modern Mercury (total wt. .29 oz.)

  • 1 Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, .27 oz.

  • 2 Pure Color Envy Lipsticks in 340 Envious and 184 Knockout Nude, .12 oz. each

  • 2 Pure Color Envy Lip Glosses in 107 Tender Trap and 115 Flash Fire, .09 oz. each

  • 1 Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, .5 oz.

  • 1 Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, 3.4 oz.

  • 1 Train Case

AMAZING gift for the fabulous woman in your life...or even for yourself. Do it, pamper yourself with Estee Lauder!




For the athlete in your life, or really just anyone that loves working out THIS is THE gift of 2020!

The Sonic Percussion Massage Gun won’t break the bank, and it still offers intense deep-tissue percussive massage. This Sonic handheld massager is designed to send waves of relaxation and relief throughout your body.


The Sonic boosts athletic performance when incorporated into pre-workout warm-ups and post-workout recovery routines, and boosts everyday mobility and flexibility via trigger-point massage therapy for joint pain relief, myofascial release, and sore muscle relief. This massager comes with five different massage heads and five speed settings to relieve sore muscles and aching limbs. It comes in 4 colorways and there is a $10.00 coupon on Amazon when you make your purchase.

$119.00



We all know how important a good night sleep is to our overall health and with the amount of time we spend in our beds they should be a haven that we look forward to crawling into. NOW, with these Mellanni Striped Bed Sheets you'll be SO happy to be in bed that you may never get out. I've blogged about these fab sheets before and will most likely again because well, they are that good. I originally bought a set for our master bedroom but after getting them I went and bought a set for the guest room and even got a set for our RV. They come in striped and plain with 44 options in color and style. These are super soft, super cozy, and you'd think that they would be super expensive, BUT, they are only $35.00.


WINE LOVERS THINGS


Of course I'm a wine lover so of course there will be gifts for the like minded individual in your life, whomever that may be. This Wine Carafe/Aerator is not only functional but it's also a great thing to bring out at gatherings because it's just freakin cool. We saw one used for the first time at a winery in the Fredricksburg area and I was like "oh that's so gonna be coming home with me" and then I asked what the price was and about fell out when they told me $200.00. BUT, I wouldn't be worth my weight as an influencer if I couldn't find it way cheaper somewhere else and WAA-FREAKIN-LAA I did!! Amazon has this bad boy for a mere $35.00!!! Again, Merry Christmas and you're welcome.



BrüMate Winesulator is a great gift for the wine lover in your life. They will be grateful to have this slim wine canteen come rosé season. Available in 18 colorful designs, it hold a full 25 Ounces in it's Triple-Walled Insulated Wine Canteen. It's made of Stainless Steel, has a 24-hour Temperature Retention, is Shatterproof, and Comes With Matching Silicone Funnel. Great for picnics, boating, or swimming pool gatherings it is a summer must have.


Well kiddos, that's your gift giving guide. I hope that there is something here that will work for someone on your list or perhaps even for yourself.


I want to leave you with one last thought: The holiday season is hard for many people and this year may be especially hard because of destruction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. I usually donate money to veterans causes like The Wounded Warrior Project or Homes For Our Troops but there are tons of other organizations that could use your help. Remember that even a $10.00 donation goes a long way so if you're in a giving frame of mind, give back, you'll feel great about it.


Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving and please wear a mask and be safe.


Cheers!

XOXO


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