Holiday Gift Guide


The Holiday season is upon us even if most of us aren’t ready for it. No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, it seems like we are all rushing around without enough time for anything, let alone shopping for our loved ones. If you are like me you don’t just want to give those special people in your life a gift card; gift giving has to have a little meaning behind it. Unfortunately, sometimes the ideas just aren’t there so it’s always nice to have some help.

The following “cheat sheet” is a compilation of bloggers and sites I have started following and really enjoy, I hope that something that they found important enough to put on their gift guide could be that exciting gift for that special someone in your life.

Jess Ann Kirby @

o A Rhode Islander who lives in Newport has multiple gift guides depending on who you are shopping for. Each is categorized by the special someone you are shopping for.

o Last year this was where I got ALL my shopping ideas

o She also has two adorable dogs and a cat which grace her blog regularly!


Emily Schuman, Cupcakes and Cashmere

o The blog I’ve been following the longest, a mother with great fashion sense

o Gift ideas I’ve used in the past, not always cheap but worth the splurge


Caitlin Kruse, The Mama Notes @

o A mother of two Caitlin has several gift guides to meet your gift giving ideas

o Guides include expectant mothers, teachers, under $100. And kids based on age, etc.


Brittney Sjogren @

o Recommended by a friend Brittney; has affordable and fashionable shopping sense along with a husband from New England so how could you not trust her!?!

o Multiple shopping guides on her site under the “Holiday” tab that include, under $25, gifts for him, and techy gifts, etc.


Girls Night In @

o The site for anyone who’s past the clubbing on a Friday or Saturday night phase of their life.

o Has several shopping guides, “for the friend who loves HGTV”, for the book lover, or the friend who stays in and relaxes on the weekends


Dianna Baros, The Budget Babe @

o Mother of 3 kids under age 5

o Shopping at stores you can find and afford

o Multiple holiday gift guides and holiday outfit ideas for less


So when the gift is opened and you give the blogger partial credit or not, I hope that you got some ideas or some of these guides sparked your personal gift giving drive.

Most importantly, I hope you have a magical holiday season and a Happy New Year!