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The Gifts We’re Actually Giving This Year

December 14, 2021


Erin Schrader

It’s the final countdown. 11 days until Christmas! Whether you’ve got a few gifts left to buy or haven’t even started yet, you’re in luck because we’re here to help. We’ve put together gift guide after gift guide [for all stores and for Amazon], we’ve put together stocking stuffers galore, we’re sharing each store’s shipping deadline, what each of our guys are asking for, what WE are asking for, and now today, we’re sharing the gifts that we’re actually buying for the people in our lives!

We don’t want to give anything away JUST yet [believe it or not, our family’s actually do read the blog, ha], so we’re going to go ahead and give each of us very discreet names, such as “Team Member A and B.” Take a look below at what we’re wrapping up this year!

Team Member A

After falling in love with it myself, I had to buy this for my sister. 

Speaking of gifts for my sister, I just hit checkout on this must-have relaxation tool for her and my brother-in-law! 

This is a household must in my opinion, so you better believe I got one for my parents! 

My dad bought his first pair of these this year and loves them so much, I got him a new pair in a different color! 

When it comes to my mother-in-law, you can’t beat the gift of safety! Thanks to this, she can rest a little easier!

At the top of my aunt’s list was this — hey Alexa, turn up the music! 

4 out of my 6 nieces and nephews asked for this this holiday season, wish granted kiddos!

It wouldn’t be a proper Christmas for my 12 year old niece without this tween must-have!

When it came to my cousin, I decided to take a personalized approach by mixing one of these with a few of my favorites of these

While I may still be trying to find the perfect gift for my husband, I did hit checkout on one of his go-to pullovers already! 

For those gifts for girlfriends who have it all, I went with the gift of “me time” 12x a year, all for $10

When it comes to me, well, I had to buy myself something too 🤣 I just hit checkout on this handy tool for my car!

Team Member B

For the ones who “don’t need anything”-I’m  gifting this to both my mother AND mother in law!

Gifting this to my 70 year old dad, who spends a LOT of time on his iPad. And also a new pair of his favorite shoes 😉 

I ordered my brother, the Cubs fanatic, this custom Yeti!

For the dog AND coffee lover – this is what I’m getting my sister! [use code YELLOW for 15% off]

I gifted this under $10 “just add beer” bread mix to each of the ladies on the LIY team! 

My 13 year old niece is getting this pouch and these slippers

For a ladies $25 dirty bingo gift exchange, this is sure to be a hit!

I’m giving this to each of our neighbors [in hopes that they invite us over to enjoy it too 😉 ] 

For my 12 year old niece’s room, this light up sign is so fun!! 

My 1 ½ year old is getting these Montessori based toys: Quiet Book // Busy Board

My 4 year old will be getting these magnatiles, this balance board, and these slippers!

I’m taking this to an under $10  Favorite Things Party! 

Team Member C

I ordered this kit for my mom, she loves all things that sparkle!

Ordering this for my best friend, a gal who loves wine and beautiful things!

This is my favorite gift I have ever received [if you love to cook, it may just be your next favorite thing!]

I ordered this for my dog that can chew up nearly any toy! 

This is the best gift for any dog lover! 

This hammock is perfect for the little adventurer in your life!

Team Member D

My Mom will be nice and organized in 2022 with this!

Gifting this to my Dad because he is always outdoors and uses this daily

Grabbed this for my MIL who is a big Seinfeld fan!

My SIL’s will be cozying up with mugs this Holiday season!

If you’re my FIL or Step Dad stop reading this now, because you’re getting this shirt for hiking/fishing!

Team Member E

My mom loves to make her popcorn the old fashion way so we got her this popcorn popper. SO much better than microwave popcorn. 

Got this for my mom – a necessity in the kitchen if you ask me! 

Gifting this to my husband. Now he doesn’t have to use mine all the time 😉 

For my SIL – just might have to buy one of these sets for myself

The perfect pair of hoop earrings for my SIL 

My SIL is going to love these cozy slippers

Team Member F

This year I gifted my coworkers mini tea tins from my favorite tea brand, and a little holiday candle!

All the guys in my family are into grilling, so I snagged a set of these for each and every one of them! 

Erin was raving about this gift, so I ordered it for my father-in-law this year!

My daughter is obsessed with Beauty and the Beast, so I know her eyes will light up when she opens this gift!

This will make a perfect place for my daughter to snuggle up with a good book [and I love that it is collapsible and can be easily stowed away!] 

A cozy gift for my mother-in-law!

A gift for my tween niece who is growing up so fast!

A matching pair of wooden toys for the littlest ones on our list!

I’m that aunt who always gifts books, so all the littles on my list are receiving this beautiful picture book this year!

This $10 item is sure to be stolen over and over at our family’s Dirty Bingo game!

These tiny little slippers will warm up my daughters tiny little toes!

Team Member G

Gifting this [20% off at checkout] and this [use LIY20 for 20% off] to my aunt for some relaxation and reflection. 

For my dinosaur Lego loving boy!

Keeping my little guy cozy this Winter.

Fingers crossed for a daughter-in-law of the year award with this gift.

Splitting these up between the kid’s stockings – bathtime is about to get more fun!

For my daughter with the biggest heart [20% off at checkout].

The easiest and most delicious gift for the sweet tooths in my life.

Some new wheels for my energetic little ones!

For the shelf of the sports fan

For my furbaby

The easiest under $10 gift for coworkers [20% off at checkout].

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