Are you in the midst of holiday shopping? Perhaps you are looking for ideas that are not “the usual”? I hope you will enjoy my eclectic list of products and services that span from inspirational books that soothe the soul to ultra- yummy cookies that help to feed the homeless. I also added “out of the box” suggestions that can be delivered by elves. Feel free to add your own unique ideas in the comment section.
On my shelf
READY TO BE HEARD by Amanda McDonough. A terrific book for anyone who is facing a physical challenge and could use some words of wisdom to feel inspired or hopeful. I know Amanda personally, and she is simply amazing! She spreads positivity and the power of kindness to all she meets! Available on Amazon or her website: ReadytoBeHeard.com
Dear Martha, WTF? Grief can be a relentless emotion. Ebbing and flowing for days, months or years. Author, Tricia LaVoice shares her personal journey through grief with the hopes to help others. This book is not your “Debbie Downer” memoir but one that will have you clutching your pearls and laughing due to the hefty dose of humor and bluntness included! Available Amazon
Once again, I am highly recommending HALFLING! Kids will love it (and, so will their parents!), HALFLING by Donna Robb, is a marvel of a story! Fingers crossed you will see Remi and her friends on the silver screen soon! Amazon
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These products are spotlighted because they give back to help others…
Feel good when you give the Sandy Hook Promise apparel. Proceeds go directly to educational programs to help end gun violence in our schools. Their KNOW THE SIGNS program should be required in every school!Order directly here
Note: Pricing varies. Free shipping for larger orders.
Curly Top Baker’s cookies are SOOOO DELICIOUSSSS. But, what is really their true sweetness is that they give cookies FREE to homeless people in their home town of Las Vegas. I love this company, their cookies and business model. My recommendations – buy yourself at least one box and then send another to a friend. All the flavors are INCREDIBLE, but you can’t go wrong with the MEGA chip.Order here
Out of the Box Gift Ideas
The gift of TRAVEL! Get out your creative juices and send your family or friends on an overnight trip or perhaps a vacation of their lifetime! This past year we were thrilled with the services of the TRAVEL STORE in Malaga Cove, CA (Linda Kahn-Ferrell rocks!) They will help you brainstorm ideas and take care of all the details. All you have to do is pack! Connect here
I adore the blog and work of Candy Washington. She has been designing her own line of home products for a little while now and I am in love with her creations. Don’t you just love this pillow! I do AND it can be yours for less than $20 (plus shipping)! Order here
Thinking of gifts under $20 each – give your recipient the Amazon Prime Streaming membership for 99 cents a month!