Showing posts with label gift guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift guide. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Gift ideas to make for father's day

Do you want to make a fun DIY gift for Dad for Father's Day but you're not sure what? 

I've got lots of great gift ideas that you can make for Dad! 

From things that little kids can make for Father's Day to DIY gifts that will need an adult and power tools, I have a dozen great ideas for ways to help Dad feel special on his day.

Need gift ideas for Grandpa for Father's Day? I've got you there, too!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

More than 55 DIY gift ideas for your valentine on Valentine's Day.

Cute Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be hard! You can make any of these DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas in an afternoon and be ready to surprise your love on V-day.

I have lots of DIY Valentine gift ideas for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife and even your kids.

You get a Valentine's Day gift! YOU get a Valentine's Day gift! EVERYONE gets a Valentine gift!!!

(I feel like Oprah!)

But seriously: These fun crafty Valentine's Day gifts are all easy to make and will make you feel extra clever while you're at it. 

Because while flowers are nice, the very best Valentine's Day gifts have love infused into them by being handmade.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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best gift ideas for dogs featuring a chihuahua and presents

Are you a dedicated pet parent looking for great dog gifts? Have a paw shaped stocking to fill and are searching for the best gifts for dogs?

Look no further, pet parents! (And grandparents. And aunts, uncles, and dog lovers everywhere!)

From the tastiest dog treats to the snuggliest pet bed to things that make you go "who knew that was a thing?" I have twelve great gift ideas every dog will love. 

And if you're looking for a great deal, be sure to check out the MaxDaddy coupon code that will get you 20% your first order! These are my dogs' favorite treats, paws down!

Whether you need dog Christmas gifts, a dog birthday gift, or a custom dog gift "just because" this list will have something for you!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Best stocking stuffers for her. This list has lots of ideas for the adult ladies in your life that she will really love. Perfect for mom, your wife or girlfriend. Lots of great store bought ideas and some DIY ideas, too!

If you are trying to find worthwhile stocking stuffers for your wife, girlfriend or adult daughters, you are in the right place!

Finding stocking stuffers for the women in your life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!

I've put together a helpful guide to Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for her that she will:
  • Really love
  • Actually use
  • Not break in less than a week
She may even end up loving the stuff you put in her stocking more than what's under the tree!

If you have been scratching your head about what kind of stocking stuffers to get for your wife, girlfriend or daughter, here are some of my favorite suggestions.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Teacher gift ideas like cute printables to go with flowers, sticky note holders and bath bombs

If you are looking for easy, DIY gift ideas for teachers, you are in the right place!

If you have friends who are teachers you probably know: they have no shortage of mugs.

With the popularity of reusable plastic straw cups, most of them have started growing quite a collection of those as well.

So what's an appreciative family to do?

Most of us agree that we want to give our teachers something they will both like and actually use. 

Here are 21+ ideas for DIY teacher gifts that they are sure to love. There's a big variety here including things that are inexpensive, upcycled, personalized and more.

I'm sure you'll find the perfect DIY teacher gift idea for Christmas, the first day back to school, the end of school or just because!

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for grown ups from Creative Green Living

In many families, long past the time they give Christmas gifts from Santa, adults still get stuffed stockings on Christmas morning. 

Of course, filling Christmas stockings for adults can be a little trickier than filling stockings for kids. 

Anyone can buy cheap toys or plastic doo-dads at the Dollar Store but what kinds of things will they actually use?

If you are looking to find great stocking stuffer ideas for your adult children or stocking stuffers for your wife or husband, I've got lots of ideas for you!

This list is full of great stocking stuffers for men, stocking stuffers for her, stocking stuffers under $5, consumable stocking stuffers and extra special stocking stuffers that are a little more.

Of course, because we're Creative Green Living, our primary focus isn't going to be on plastic toys or cheap trinkets that will break quickly or things that will wind up in the landfill in a week.

What are the best stocking stuffer ideas?

The best stocking stuffer ideas are things that:
  • Aren't junk
  • The recipient will actually like
  • They can really use
  • Won't break in less than a week
  • Aren't candy (by all means give candy - but you want more than that!)
These are my best stocking stuffer ideas to help you fill their Christmas stockings with great gifts that meet those criteria! 

The last thing most of us need is "stuff." I love things that I can really use (and even better, use UP).

Just say no to cheap junk and give gifts they will love and really can use.

Ready to get all my best stocking stuffer ideas for adults? Let's go!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Stocking stuffers kids will love from Creative Green Living

Christmas gift hunting mode is in full effect and now you need killer stocking stuffer ideas for kids! Whether you are stuffing a stocking for a guy or gal, I've got more than 50 ideas they are sure to love!

These are the best stocking stuffers for kids. This entire list is 100% kiddo approved! 

Both my eight year old and four year old helped me find gifts to put in this guide that both they and their friends would love! There are lots of great stocking stuffer ideas for boys and girls.

If you want the absolute best stocking stuffer ideas for kids, I've got them right here! Tons of suggestions for her or for him. Whether your kids love cats, Minecraft, unicorns, of whatever! There is something for everyone you are shopping for!

This stocking stuffer gift guide is designed for elementary age kids from kindergarten, through tweens and into early teen years.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The best gifts for a 4 year old boy
Need gifts for a little boy in your life? If you are on the hunt for a great gift for your favorite four year old boy, I've got your back!

As the mom to two boys, these ideas have stood the test of time. They are durable, interesting and encourage active or imaginative play

What is a good toy for a 4 year old boy?

Gifts recommended by Creative Green Living inspire imaginative play, teach or meet a need in a fun way. 

Of course many of these gifts make great girl gifts as well (no gender discrimination here!). 

I have a good mix of toys you can buy on Amazon as well as DIY gift ideas that you can make yourself.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Best gift ideas for creative tweens & teens

Have you been racking your brain trying to find tween gift ideas?

Your daughter, friend or niece is the creative type. She sews, doodles, makes friendship bracelets, knits, crochets, adores washi tape and glitter - or maybe she just aspires to those things. 

If you know a creative girl in her tweens or early teens, she will love all of these gift ideas!

Whether you need a crafty birthday gift idea or something to put under the Christmas tree, all of these creative gift ideas will have her making and creating instead of getting sucked into screen time.

Whatever her favorite crafting medium is, here are the best gift ideas that every crafty teen or tween is sure to love!

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(Need a gift for someone else? From four year old boys to dads, I've got a gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for anyone! 
Click here to see all the Creative Green Living gift guides)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

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I know I'm not the only parent (or aunt!) out there who wants to do more than give a thing to their kids. I'm a firm believer than the best gifts either teach you something or encourage you to use your imagination. Here are 10 awesome gift ideas that will encourage imaginative play in boys and girls alike!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Best last minute DIY gift ideas for all the women in your life. Your mom, sister, friends, BFF and bridesmaids will love these!

Nothing is worse that pouring your heart and time into making a special DIY gift and then finding out the recipient doesn't love it as much as you do! 

Save yourself the heartache and whip up gifts that have nearly universal appeal. 

Of course, know your audience - the dishwasher safe glitter mugs may not be the best pick for your dad - but these gifts have been tried and tested by Pinterest readers and blog audiences alike. 

These are the hot DIY ideas from Pinterest that your friends actually want you to make for them!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Giving birth is a wonderful, magical time. Your little baby is soft and squishy and you wonder at his tiny little fingers and toes. 

But make no mistake - the first few weeks after giving birth can be pretty rough on mom. Between leaky boobs, a sore bottom (or incision if she had a c-section), and just wanting your baby to be happy to not be held for 5 minutes so you can pee - moms have a lot going on. 

Whether you are a first time mom, a veteran or a friend just looking to help out, here are my recommendations for the top 10 things I think every mom should have to make her either feel a little better or make her life easier in the first 3 months after giving birth. 

Please note: I have personally used and love every product recommended. Some companies may have provided sample items free of charge for the purpose of consideration, however, companies were not able to purchase a spot in this guide and I was not paid by any of these companies for my review. All recommendations are 100% my own.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Do you run into the same problem I do every year regarding what gift to give your mom? I'm stuck in an interesting spot because my mom's love language is gifts (mine, too!) but she also rarely needs anything. So even when you can't figure out what Mom needs or wants, handmade gifts make a great option because moms love things their kids made just for them.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

With only four shopping and crafting days left until Father's Day, there's no doubt about it: It's crunch time! Whether you just need a card or are still trying to find a creative gift, I've rounded up the 20 best Father's Day printables from around the web to help you out.

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Questionnaires about Dad:

I love the color scheme on this Questionnaire from The Sister Studio 

My Dad Questionnaire from Paging Supermom (also available for Grandpa)

Ask your kiddo questions about Dad with this Father's Day Questionnaire from Balancing Home 

Q & A about Dad as well as a place to draw a picture from Yesterday on Tuesday

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Happy Father's Day Banner from Catch My Party

Framable SuperDad Printable from Today's Creative Blog

Includes candy bar wrappers, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, banner and more from Yesterday on Tuesday.

Frame this sports themed subway art from Madigan Made for his Man-Cave (available in 5 colors)

A big thanks to everyone on this list who shared their awesome projects with the world! If you like "featured on" swag, pick up a button here.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

A fan (ok, so it was my mom. But she totally counts!) recently asked me to put together a collection of gift ideas for graduates. Here are my top tips for picking great presents for graduates as well as gift ideas you can both purchase or make.

Tip 1: Decide what kind of gift you would like to give. 
Categories of gifts graduates will most appreciate:
  • Something they can use now. Money and giftcards are always welcome. Do they need something fixed or upgraded? Have they wanted something for a long time? Get them that.
  • Something they can use in post-graduate life. Are they going to college? Moving into their own apartment? Getting married? Get them something with their life to come in mind.
  • Something sentimental. Help them remember you, your group of friends or life back home (if they are moving away) with fondness.
  • Give them something "grown up." I got my first real grown up jewelry after I graduated from high school. My grandmother sent me shopping for "grown up clothes" I could wear to interviews or work.

Tip 2: Gifts without graduation years will be cherished longer. Trust me. I know it's hard to believe. I spent from 5th grade - 12th grade fixated on the fact that I was part of the class of 2000. I had all this sentimental attachment. Loved things with the number 2000 or '00. This only lasted, however, until about 6 months into college. And then I focused on college. I didn't really want to think about high school anymore. Of course it was always fun (still is) to find people who graduated the same year as you. But I haven't had any of my class of 2000 stuff on display since about 2001.

Tip 3: Don't over think the "graduation" part of "graduation present." Seriously. Presents with graduation caps are cute and popular on Pinterest but won't have the staying power in the life of a graduate like something from they will really love (see tip 1!). Get them a card that screams "graduation" but a present that doesn't. You can even print one for free! (See below)

"Congrats" Card from Creative Green Living

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Earlier this week, I told you about 15 last minute Mother's Day gifts you still have time to make for mom. For most moms, their top pick is something hand made by their kiddos. But what if you're not crafty? Or you're pressed for time? What can you buy for mom that she will still love?

I asked some of your favorite mom bloggers what they would want for Mother's Day if someone were to buy them a present instead of make one. Here are their top answers, sorted by budget range. And to make life really easy for you, if you see an idea you love on many of these, you can just click through to buy it! Just make sure you pick next day or 2 day shipping to make sure it gets to mom on time!
*please note that some of the links below are my affiliate links and I may make a small profit for referring you to that retailer. 

Cost: Free
You might be surprised how many moms don't even need you to buy a gift: they just want some time off or time to themselves.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Are you freaking out because your mom's birthday (or Mother's Day? or Christmas?) is just a few days away and you STILL don't know what to get for the woman who raised you? The good news is that it's not too late to whip up a crafty gift for your mom. Here are 15 ideas to get you started
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