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Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

I’m back! I have been working on this for a while and have gotten ideas from a ton of different people! Most of these are affiliate links, meaning I’ll get a tiny commission if you purchase from my link, but not all of them because I truly wanted to bring you ALL the ideas! I have broken it up into different categories and you can shop by photos at the bottom of this post. Hope you like it!

Brought to you by Bill

These are the specific items that Bill Free (my dad) wanted to be included on this list. Thanks for the help, pops!

  1. Hari Mari flip flops 
  2. Allbirds – the most comfortable sneakers ever! I have two pairs and wear them all the time!
  3. Froggy motor tours in Eureka Springs – Dad has been eyeing this since winter and I am hoping we get to go do it when they are up here in a few weeks!
  4. Golf locker
  5. Keen footwear
  6. Bald head blues clothing  – it appears they have a little bit of everything including polos, t shirts, swimsuits, etc. I like this polo, this swimsuit and this super lightweight long sleeve tee.
  7. Fish Hippie clothing – This seems like a cool brand! Here are a few of my faves >> trucker hat, pocket crew neck tee, stripe golf shirt.
  8. Olukai sneakers and flip flops
  9. Walker Brothers gift card – this is for all of you NWA familiar people. Walker Brothers has everything you could want for any man in your life.
  10. Wright’s BBQ gift card – Bill is legit Wright’s #1 fan
  11. Leatherman tools – this is the highest rated item on Amazon and it seems pretty cool. But I’m sure there are other tools from this brand that are great!
  12. Burlebo.com.  Clothing brand with cool swim trunks and bright colored shirts. Looks like a good brand if you are taking a beach vacay!
  13. Brumate Insulated Slim Can Holder – for all you slim can drinkers of Michelob and Truly’s or White Claw, you NEED this!!! I used Dad’s one time I was home and instantly bought myself one.
  14. Bertucci Field Watch

The Handy Man

I know (basically) nothing about all things tools and stuff but I had some awesome guy friends send me things they like and they are all linked here!

Big Sports Guy

  1. ProV1 Golf Balls
  2. Golf lessons – I would call up the pro shop where he plays golf most often and see if they offer them and go from there!
  3. New golf bag
  4. Golf Towel – I don’t know the importance of these but apparently, this one is the bomb.com
  5. Golf Range Finder
  6. Soft-sided portable cooler for golf, pool, cookouts, etc.
  7. Dart Board

Shoe Game Strong

  1. Keens
  2. Teva
  3. Allbirds
  4. Birkenstocks
  5. Old Skool Vans
  6. White Leather Sneakers – a must!

Closet Update

  1. New swimsuit(s)
  2. New underwear – I’m not men’s undies expert so you should just use your best judgment here.
  3. Dad to the Bone hat
  4. Best everyday shorts
  5. Money clip
  6. New wallet
  7. Tommy John Undershirt – I just saw where one of my fave insta accounts husband really likes this and it has good reviews.

Experiences & Long Term Value

  1. Tickets to an event (concert, baseball/basketball/football/sports event)
  2. Unlimited car washes – Zipps car wash has this for $15/mo
  3. Quarterly car detailing – If you’re in NWA, checkout Splash!
  4. Go hiking or camping together. Tell him you want to spend quality time with him doing whatever it is he loves!
  5. A trip somewhere he has always wanted to go.

Thoughtful Gestures

  1. A handwritten note telling him thank you and all the reasons he is the best dad
  2. Photos of you and your siblings/kids
  3. Painting of his favorite dog/animal

Electronics

  1. Apple watch
  2. Garmin watch
  3. Fitbit
  4. Portable charger
  5. New TV
  6. Apple TV
  7. Roku Stick
  8. iPad
  9. Bluetooth Speaker – this portable bluetooth speaker is awesome! It’s my favorite and it holds up so well.
  10. Airpods
  11. Bose Headphones
  12. Amazon Echo, Show, Dot or any Alexa speaker!
  13. Roomba vacuum
  14. Reusable Notebook that also converts your notes into PDFs

Master Chef in the Making

  1. Bluetooth meat thermometer
  2. New Grill
  3. Airfryer
  4. Instant Pot
  5. Vitamix Blender

The Busy Dad

  1. Airpods
  2. Bose Headphones
  3. New work bag
  4. New luggage
  5. Good Toiletry Bag

Everything Else

  1. A fancy bottle of their favorite liquor
    • You can order custom Crown Royal labels on their website for free then stick it to the bottle!
  2. Small blood pressure reader
  3. Two Doves Bird belt
  4. Craft beer and a cool bottle opener
  5. All the Razorback and NWA gear from B-Unlimited
  6. Steamer! A steamer really changes the game and these small ones are the perfect gift for literally anyone that doesn’t want wrinkles. And it’s small enough so he can travel with it.
  7. Electric Razor – such a good price and great reviews!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I’m here to help you find a few good gifts for all of the mothers in your life. This is a LOOOONG post that took quite a while to put together so I hope it helps! These won’t all be links to something specific but should help you get the gears turning.

Also this will be a good post to reference when you need to buy any woman in your life a gift!

  1. Massage – Big ole DUH on this one. But in case you were born yesterday, this is always a great option.
  2. Facial – Same goes for this. Depending on what your mom’s skin type is, she may like different kinds of facials so a gift certificate would be best (and maybe even scheduling one for her that she can cancel if she can’t make it, but the thought that counts).
  3. Mani/Pedi – Mani/Pedi gift card is something no one is ever upset about!
  4. Year Supply of Nail Appointments – I get my nails done every two weeks and this would be the BEST GIFT OMG
  5. Spa Day WITH Your Mom – If you have the time and you live near your mom (or MIL or whoever), actually going with them and spending that time together is something they will appreciate.
  6. Gift card for Botox – Probably only go this route if you know your mom has been wanting it or gets it regularly. Don’t want to offend anyone haha
  7. Birthstone jewelry with the birthstones of her children/family on it
  8. Personalized Jewelry with the initials or names of her children
  9. Framed Family Photos – Whether you all have gotten family photos taken and never taken the time to frame them or you can surprise your mom with updated pics of you and your siblings or you and your children and frame those. And if you’re in the area, I have a nice camera and would charge you like $20 to take some cute pics!
  10. Fresh Flowers – This is a big obvious, too! If you live near the person, I recommend going to a grocery store and getting a bouquet and vase there to save a few bucks. It would also be nice to give her a monthly subscription for flowers and have them delivered every month! If you do need to send her flowers, how freaking cute are these Farmgirl Flowers?! Absolute must.
  11. New Makeup/Beauty Bag
  12. Fill her new bag with affordable beauty products
  13. Gardening Tools and Gift Card to a Nursery (for plants and trees, not children)
  14. Hanging Flower Pot – These are super trendy!
  15. Car Detailing – If you live near a Splash car wash, they have the quickest, most affordable and best car detailing ever! Highly recommend! And what mom doesn’t need her car cleaned?
  16. Unlimited Car Wash Subscription – a lot of car washes offer these for a monthly fee!
  17. Tickets to a Play, Show or Concert – This guarantees that you will hang out with her and she will likely love that! Or you can give her 2 tix and let her take whoever she wants!
  18. Handwritten Note on How Much You Love Her – I wrote 10 things my mom taught me/why I love her on a piece of paper for Christmas one year and she still has it! Plus she told me that was all she wanted and I was really poor so it was a win win win.
  19. Cutting Board – Get a cute cutting board that she will display in her kitchen! Pair with some new high-quality knives and you have a happy momma!
  20. Instant Pot and Cookbook!
  21. Air Fryer and Cookbook – I don’t have an Air Fryer (yet) but I have heard great things and I really want one!
  22. New Coffee Maker
  23. Vitamix Blender – I don’t have one of these but if your mom makes smoothies on a regular basis (or wants to) she definitely needs this!
  24. KitchenAid Mixer – I don’t have one of these, either but they are apparently a game changer! Also free 2-day shipping from Walmart
  25. New Luggage!
  26. New Cute Sandals or Sneakers
  27. Sign up for a cooking class you can take together!
  28. Lash Boost from Rodan and Fields – this stuff actually works and is legit!
  29. Insulated Coffee Mug $15
  30. Hydroflask Waer Bottle
  31. House Cleaners!
  32. Professional Carpet Cleaning
  33. Professional Furniture Cleaning
  34. Handheld Steamer – an iron and ironing board is sooooo 5 years ago. Get your mom and everyone in your life a handheld steamer. I legit use mine every single day.
  35. Flight Voucher
  36. DNA/Ancestry Kit – I still haven’t done one because everyone else in the family has and I feel like it would be an overkill haha
  37. Lululemon Leggings – she will freaking love these leggings because they are made of angel hair
  38. Lululemon Joggers – I have the pant version of these and the joggers are at the VERY top of my wishlist right now (Junie, I’m talking to you!) These are everything.
  39. Athleta Ankle Pant – I saw the Spoiled Home rave about these the other day and thought it would be a great addition to the list! Perfect for every woman in your life!
  40. Airpods – If I lost my Airpods I would replace them the same day. I specifically love wearing them when I’m doing things around the house or running errands and I’ll listen to podcasts and books!
    1. Airpods case if she already has Airpods
  41. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones Best of the freaking best. I wear mine every day and they are worth the investment for travel and if you work in a shared space
  42. Audible Subscription – Always a good idea and if she already has it, you can schedule a free month to be delivered on a specific day! Also, buy her Becoming by Michelle Obama!
  43. Roomba – talk about the gift that keeps on giving!
  44. Ring Doorbell – I don’t have one of these but I really want one! We got one for my Grandmother for Christmas and she loves it because she can check to see who is at the door before she gets up haha
  45. Clarisonic – I have had my Clarisonic for 4 years and I still use it 3+ times a week. It is another gift that keeps on giving!
  46. Unbreakable Outdoor Wine Glasses – add a few bottles of wine to this and that’s a great gift!
  47. Series 3 Apple Watch – I am obsessed with my apple watch. This is series 3 with no cellular but there are a lot of options!
  48. Silk Pillowcase – these are FREAKING game changers and I’m not kidding. Get her as many as you can! They help prevent wrinkles, you don’t wake up with cowlicks and your moisturizers and serums stay on your skin! I linked a few different price point ones below.
  49. Headbands to hold your hair back while washing your face! – These are $10 for SIX and would be perfect to give your mommy friends with a face mask!
  50. Cute and Practical Raincoat
  51. Portable Phone Charger this is a good gift for literally anyone
  52. Charging iPhone Case
  53. Gift Card to her favorite restaurant
  54. A gift card to her favorite store – Some of my faves would be Amazon, Walmart, Target, Everlane, Madewell, Nordstrom
  55. Self tanner – because skin cancer and wrinkles aren’t cool. This is my fave one but St. Tropez and Tan Luxe are my other fave brands
  56. Cool Sneakers for the Cool Mom
  57. Veja Sneakers because Megan Markle wears them
  58. The perfect Mama Tee
  59. Mama Hat – These are the absolute BEST hats
  60. Phone Stands – These are great for so many things. One of my favorites is being able to stand your phone up, have your Airpods in and watch a show or insta stories. Also good to have it set up watching the baby monitor while you’re doing chores!
  61. Ember Coffee Mug with Temperature Control
  62. $26 Indoor Camera – Great for monitoring your home, your children’s rooms, checking on your dog, etc. I have one and love it!
  63. Best and softest bathrobe – this brand is amazing and so soft but here is another affordable option from Amazon!
  64. Ugg Slippers – seriously find me someone that wouldn’t want these. And if they are too pricey, these are great, too! I will be ordering my Grandmother some slippers because she is amazing. May get her these, though, because she likes a little more support (I got these for my Mom for Christmas and she LOVES them!). And I usually throw in a Walmart gift card or gift card to her fave place to eat!

Okay, I will try to add more in the coming days but for now that is a great start and you should definitely buy your mom, grandmother, aunt, wife, friend, etc all the Mother’s Day gifts! Shop everything below!

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Holiday Gifts Under $25

It’s December!! Gift giving season is literally upon us. I was asked to put a post of gifts under $25 together last week and I worked hard to find a ton of options for those of you looking for cute, easy and affordable gifts for everyone in your life. Hope this helps you out! Honestly, I think I rounded up all the options on the internet. Good luck.

The graphic above is all clickable! I focused on home and beauty gifts for this one. And everything is under $25! I would personally love getting any of this stuff from a friend, colleague or in my stocking.
Below, I have broken down the gift ideas into categories. Everything is still under $25, though! Lots of fun Amazon and Etsy finds!

Office Supplies/Co-Workers

  • Stabilo Pens – I use these for journaling and highlighting in all my books.  I am seriously obsessed with them and whoever you buy them for will love them, promise!
  • Felt tip pens – Seriously, who doesn’t love these pens? We fight over them when we get a new pack at the office haha
  • Funny coffee mugs for work – option 1 (LOL), option 2, option 3, option 4
  • Wall calendar – This is the cutest wall calendar ever! Talk about brightening up your workspace.
  • Mini Office heater – We all have that one coworker who is constantly freezing cold. Go ahead and give them this tiny heater and make their hearts nice and warm haha.
  • Shoeshine sponge – For that guy (or girl) who rocks those shiny shoes at the office every day and doesn’t want a smudge
  • Jeopardy Calendar – A guy at work asked for this from his secret Santa and I thought it was a good reco!
  • Water bottle – Most offices have Culligan water machines so people just refill bottles all day. Better to have a fun one to do that with! Option 2, option 3

Small Gifts for Guys

More options for anyone on your holiday list (under $25)

Hope this helps and I’m sorry it was so long! If you like these type of posts to help you shop for gifts for others, please let me know in a comment! Thanks and Happy December!

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Gift Guide for the Hostess

hostess gift guide

‘Tis the season for parties, dinners, and gatherings! I always have the hardest time thinking of a small gift for a hostess and usually end up just taking wine (I know I’m not alone here). I mean, I know they are thankful and it’s really the thought that matters, but still, it’s fun to get a little more creative and thoughtful!

So I rounded up some ideas (for myself) and all of you as we embark on this busy season. May the odds be ever in your favor.

What To Take as a Hostess Gift

All items clickable in the graphic

1. Dog Gift

You. Guys. I saw someone else mention this idea and I’m obsessed. Let it be known, as soon as I’m adult enough to host anything, I will give a golden egg to anyone who brings a gift for Junie. Really though, during a party, most people put their pups outside or in their crates and some may feel bad, (lol me) so what could be better than showing up with a toy, cute dog bowls or a jar of treats?! I would be only half as ecstatic as Junie and then she’d be your new bestie!

Dog Bowl // Toy // Treat Jar

2. The gift of a great scent

This is an easy go-to for a hostess gift. Personally, I would go for a seasonal scent or something not too crazy. And tbh, I’d probably get it from bath and body works because that is where ALL of my candles are from.

Oil Diffuser // Voluspa Candle Set // Volcano Candle

3. Coffee Mug

Everyone loves a cute coffee mug! And if you can splurge to add in a Starbucks (or local favorite shop) gift card, I know I would be so excited about that. And by splurge, I mean like $10!

Monogram Coffee Mug

4. Cute Wine Glasses

It would probably be proper to show up with a bottle of wine if you bring glasses, but maybe not? I wouldn’t be upset if someone showed up with just glasses, especially ones that are this cute! Think how cute they would look on a festive bar cart #goals.

Stemless Confetti Wine Glasses

5. Cheeseboard

I am a sucker for a fun cheeseboard or cutting board and these are super affordable, semi-personalized and I don’t think a cuter one exists. Honestly, anyone would be pumped to receive this, amiright?!

Marbled Monogram Cheeseboard // Classic Cheeseboard

6. Kitchen Dish Towels

Personally, I call these oven towels… Why, do you ask? Because where do they hang? On the oven. Strictly for looks. Don’t dare clean with them or wipe your hands on them unless you want to be smacked by the hostess (or your mom). All that aside, I love a fun seasonal towel oven towel to spruce things up!

Fa La Llama Dish Towel // Pink Christmas Tree Towel

7. DIY Spa Night

Not that I have hosted anything at my own house ever before, but I imagine if I did, it would be really stressful. And after all the guests go home, you’d want to chill out and pamper yourself. I think a cute little gift basket with DIY spa night accessories would be such a cute and thoughtful idea. Especially if you know that the hostess loves a good bubble bath!

Lavami Bath Soak // Snow Angel Bubble Bath & Shampoo

8. Coasters

These need no introduction. They are adorable and I need 40 of them. So does you, your mom, your Aunt Shirley and your friend Carol who always wants to host dinner parties. *My make-believe friends and family are obvious mid 40s*

Agate Coasters

9. Heated Throw

If there is one thing I recommend over and over again to everyone, it is getting a heated throw blanket. This one is trendy, SO WARM and only $30. Nothing is better than waking up, drinking your coffee, doing some reading while sitting snuggled under a warm blanket. Spoiler, if you’re on my Christmas list, this may be your gift lol.

Leopard Heated Throw

10. Fun Party Game

I have actually played this game before and it’s super fun! Would be great for a game night with friends or family. I love trivia and card games so this is RIGHT up my alley!

Ridley’s Game Room Card Game

11. Oven Mit and Potholder Set

What a practical, cute and affordable gift?! I went ahead and ordered these because I realized I only have an old ugly potholder and I had to take a dish somewhere recently and I was so embarrassed. NOT AGAIN, FELICIA. Well, in 3-5 business days, not again.

Pott Holder & Oven Mitt

So, cheers to you this holiday season in all your hostess and party attending endeavors. I hope you go ahead and stock up on a few of these cute ideas so you will stay prepared. Or you can be like me, wait until the last minute and get a bottle of wine every time. Can’t win em all.

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Pre Thanksgiving Sales!

It’s the best time of the year! Everything is on sale and I have ZERO chill!

Nordstrom: Fun fact, Nordstrom will price match anything from other retailers (as long as it’s like reputable and not sketch) and usually the prices are already reflected so you don’t even have to ask them about it! If you are someone that loves that free shipping and returns and the spending all your money at Nordstrom (*me*) check out all the greatness happening here!

SHOPBOP: Up to 25% off at ShopBop right now! Use the code GOBIG16 for a discount at checkout. Also check out these other few things too!

  • Levis jeans
  • Sam Edelman pumps
  • APL Sneakers – these are the Nike’s that are really on my list tbh because I am obsessed! They are also on Oprah’s Fave things list this year! Use code Oprah here and get a discount on select items!

J Crew: First time J Crew has had this big sale! 50% off EVERYTHING! There are so many good things you can grab! Seriously don’t miss this opportunity!
J Crew Factory: I LOVE factory stuff from J Crew. I buy myself AND Ben things from here all the time because the quality is good and the prices are amazing! They have 50-60% off everything right now too!

Abercrombie: Actually can’t believe I am saying this… But Abercrombie is having a big sale. Everything is 40% off. They have some CUTE outerwear and jeans! I think I am going to invest in this jacket in the grey because I already have a green jacket similar and I wear it all the time! Plus look at this other stuff!

Tory Burch: 30% off with code THANKS

Eddie Bauer: I scored this parka in burgundy this time last year and I LOVE it!

ASOS: Up to 50% off great winter accessories!

Baublebar: Holiday baubles on sale for 30% off 😍

AG Jeans: Save 30% with code BF16

Urban Outfitters: BOGO 50% off apparel!!! Team up with a friend and split some costs, or save on someone on your Christmas list!

Express: 50% off EVERYTHING! You guys, if you haven’t checked out Express lately, they have really stepped up their game! They have really cute jeans and staple pieces and it is high quality. Don’t miss out!

Okay that is all I know as of right now! Let me know if you guys snag any of these items! I am going to create a new page under the Holiday Shop tab strictly for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, so look at that starting tomorrow!