Hello hello! I took a hiatus last week while we were on our cruise and it was a much-needed break from technology! We had a great time and are already looking forward to booking our next cruise. Seriously though, if you have kids, you need to go on a Disney Cruise! It really was the best ever.
But now that we’re back, we’re in full-blown Christmas mode over here! Since we left on Black Friday, we put up our tree before we let but Tyler put up our outdoor lights and decorations yesterday so it really feels Christmasy around the Murchison household now! However, I have only purchased one gift so I really need to get on it because we are only 20 (TWENTY!) days away from Christmas!
I wanted to bring you all a few of my favorite products from some of my favorite small shops for today’s Gift Guide for those of you (like myself) that may need a little gift-giving inspiration.
I absolutely love everything burlap and these custom burlap prints are no exception! Plus, they’re made by my friend Kim and her husband who live right here in Mechanicsville! We have the Welcome print as well as a custom print with a copy of one of our engagement photos on a print we received as a gift similar to this one. These would make super thoughtful gifts for any parents or grandparents or newlyweds in your lift! And, they’re offering my readers 15% off with code Blessed15 at checkout!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen me using my gold, sparkly “Bless this Mess” wine glass which is my absolute favorite wine glass ever! Seriously, I just leave it on the counter now for easy access. Ashley’s shop is my go-to for mom items and she’s located in Williamsburg, VA so only 45 minutes or so from us! I gave this bracelet as a Secret Santa gift last month and this Mama Bear mug would make a great gift for the caffeinated Mom in your life!
Oh man do I love these things! I found Koffie Straw’s via Peanut Butter Fingers and they are life changing! I used to always use the cheap plastic straws you get at the grocery store that come in a pack of 100 but it’s so wasteful. Stainless steel straws are ok but have you ever tried drinking hot coffee or tea out of a metal straw? Not a bright idea. Plus, I’m not a fan of the way the metal feels on my teeth. These are made of silicone so they are great for both hot and cold beverages and are dishwasher safe! And did I mention that using a straw to drink your coffee helps prevent stains on your teeth? Do yourself or your favorite coffee loving friend a favor and get a pack or 5 of these! They would make an awesome stocking stuffer and I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!
So this is one shop I actually don’t own anything from but have been pining after. How freaking cute are these hand painted globes?! I feel like these would be super cute in a nursery or as a gift for your child’s favorite teacher at school. There are even a few Christmas ornaments or hand painted State signs which would be great if you’re attending an ornament exchange or even a Secret Santa. I know I’d be happy to receive one of these as a gift!
If you haven’t seen a D+C shirt, I’m not sure what rock you’ve been living under. These are the go-to graphic tee for mamas and their babes. I love all of the designs especially these two. I also use my Mama All Day Every Day tumbler almost daily.