If you’ve recently gotten engaged, you know the wave of wedding planning responsibilities can hit you hard. Many brides say they are often more stressed about the side events like wedding showers than the actual big day. Whether you are having a surprise shower or planning one yourself, you still need to create a wedding registry.
To make your life easier, we’ve come up with a list of the best wedding shower gifts out there for you to add to your registry. Some are unique and trendy while others are essential and traditional. Check out the full list here.
Celebrity, super mom, and entrepreneur, Jessica Alba, just gave birth to a new baby boy. Born on New Year’s Eve, Hayes Alba Warren is Jessica’s third child. Cash Warren and Jessica Alba are already parents to two daughters: Honor and Haven. In celebration of their newborn son, we put together a list of the 10 best gifts for moms and their babies.
These are the gifts we’d give Jessica Alba, but they are fit for any new mom and her child. We’ve covered the basics like cozy socks, bathrobes, and monogrammed blankets. As well as the must-have stroller and bassinet that is celebrity-mom approved. Check out the full list to see all of our gift suggestions.
There are many traditions that died on the internet. Host and hostess gifts are not one of them. Especially during the holidays, if you are invited into someone else’s home, it is polite to come prepared with a gift. If you want to ever be invited back this is guest etiquette 101.
Giving a gift does not excuse you from acting appropriately either. Always pepper your language with lots of “please” and thank you,” and let your host or hostess know that you appreciate all of their efforts. A small amount of gratitude will always go a long way.
Since the holidays are the season when you are spending money like mad, please make sure you set a gift budget and stick to it. For a more personal gift consider something handmade. Photographs of your favorite memories or a mixed playlist are easy to host gifts.
If attending a dinner, consider bringing along a food and drink basket as a host or hostess gift. Just don’t demand that the host open your gift in front of the other guests. Leave that up to them to decide.
Also, don’t fall into the trap of buying them something that you actually want yourself. This is always in poor taste. Please don’t be the guy who gives the vegan a big bag of deli meat sandwiches. Home décor is usually a safe bet when it comes to host and hostess gifts. A luxury throw blanket or cozy bathrobe are other gifts that never go out of style and are the perfect thank you for an overnight stay.
If you want to give the gift of relaxation this holiday season, consider a bath and body gift that lets your recipient indulge and spend time pampering herself. Rather than draining your budget by rushing to the mall and picking up name-brand products, get creative and make handmade products for your loved ones. Here are some of the easiest, yet most lavish and professional looking bath and body products that you can make for your friends.
We promise it will leave them in stock that these were actually a do-it-yourself project. One of the simplest bath gifts you can make is bath bombs. They are also incredibly indulgence and perfect for a relaxing, scented bath. All it takes is some Epson salt, essential oils, olive oil, and water to complete this easy DIY project.
For those you know who can’t start their day without a cup of coffee in the morning, this next project is sure to please. Create an exfoliating coffee soap that will jolt them awake in the shower. The ground coffee provides the scrubbing particles while moisturizing coffee butter softens dry skin.
You can even add your own spin to this project by adding some extras to your soap blend. Consider ingredients like hazelnut, cinnamon, or peppermint to really create a coffee soap that is customized to your gift recipient’s preferences. All we hope is that you know how they take their coffee.
Other easy DIY projects included in this article are playful bath crayons that any kid will love and an aromatic foot scrub that will leave your gift recipient with the soften feet. Read more for the full tutorials on how to make these excellent handmade bath and body gifts.
Holiday shopping can be difficult. You want to give a thoughtful gift but that can be particularly hard with the limited available time you have during the holiday season. If you know someone who wakes up at the crack of dawn, or someone who takes pride in their health, we have some perfect wellness gift ideas to help you through this shopping challenge.
This year, many people are putting health and wellness gifts on their wish lists. Even more, are asking for activities or event as gifts rather than tangible items. This makes spa visits and fitness classes excellent wellness gifts that your gift recipient is sure to enjoy. For someone struggling with weight loss, a personal training experience is another wonderful wellness gift.
Gift subscriptions to healthy food services are another popular wellness gift option. If your friend is more of a hands-on type, consider gifting a well-known healthy cookbook with lots of exciting recipe options. Fitness gear, tech, and accessories are also great gifts for the health-nut you know.
Of course, wellness incorporates the entire mind and body, so it is more than just fitness. Sleep, comfort, and relaxation are also major wellness gift themes. Get creative and put together a special gift wellness gift basket this holiday. Stuff it with thick socks, a colorful towel, scented candles, and a luxe bathrobe.
Also, consider gifting your friend a perfect night’s sleep with a new set of bed sheets, an eye mask, lavender essential oils, and more. Other gift ideas include a subscription to a health magazine or a detox cleanse diet.