Personal Life

Haley’s (and Candice’s) Gift Guide!

You have less than ten days to finish the insane task of Christmas shopping. If you’re anything like me, you have no one on your list crossed off. Go us! So, here are some idea’s from mine and my best friend’s perspective on the top best and worst Christmas presents. We’ll start with the worst to help make your decision faster. 😉 Disclaimer: The thought still counts!


1. Knick Knacks that take up space.


I know that ceramic cat is oh so cute, and describes me perfectly, but I probably have ten others. After a while, you run out of shelves, and tables, and wall space and whatever you need to display the last ten Christmas’.

2. Food.


This comes across as a good idea (especially for men), and paired with something else that’s cool, it has potential. But really, as if the holiday weight we gained wasn’t enough? Forget the turkey! Here’s a gift wrapped block of cheese.

3. Christmas Decor.


Thank you for my Santa, snowman, and reindeer entourage…that I now have to put away tomorrow. NO!

4. Lingerie.


If you want to buy her panties that bad, just get her a gift card to Victoria’s Secret. No one wants to watch that awkwardness unfold in public. If it is a private gift? Well now you have to get a family appropriate one too. Also, don’t buy your husband lingerie for his main gift. He still wants something he can use, not temporarily enjoy before it hits the floor.

5. Necessities.


Thanks for all the stuff I could’ve picked up at Walmart. Receiving that deodorant, or razor you’ve been meaning to pick up on the way home is not a present. Shampoo?! POO on that!!


1. Electricals.


Record players, camera’s, phones, curling irons, etc…are all fabulous ideas IF they need it, want it, and don’t already own it. Yes, it’s on the pricey side. Look for a deal! If not, resort to a different idea.

2. Coffee Mugs (with hidden treasures.)


Any one else’s friends and family have caffeine addiction? Oh hell, the whole world does. Coffee mugs are endless fun, useful, and collectables. Instead of just going with only a mug, put a hidden treasure inside. Jewelry, gift cards, package of their favorite coffee…get crazy!

3. Music.


Because music always wins.

4. Shoes


Men like shoes, women like shoes, everybody likes shoes. Shoes. PS – Sizing is easier than clothing.

5. Gift Cards/ Money.


Everybody likes money, and gift cards are actually useful rather than impersonal especially for college kids, or newlyweds who are struggling (well that’s everyone these days.) This can actually make people happy (by getting what they need/want), and by saving you some time. Believe it or not, you are NOT a douchebag for choosing this option.

Well that is all that Candice and I could think of for now. I hope this makes the last minute madness a tad easier!!