OK to make up for yesterday’s missed countdown blogging and to blog for today I’m sharing more Celestial Gift ideas. I did ideas for moms/grandmas over here. All of these can be found on amazon because amazon was invented for people like me who hate to shop at the mall and need things in two days. It’s too late to order from anywhere else and get it in time for Christmas.
My brain is too tired to categorize these gifts for dads, teens, and little kids. So I’m just lumping them all together. I am not paid to blog about any of this, and none of these links are affiliate. I’m just sharing what I think is cool.
First off, the shiatsu massage pillow above from Zyllion. Such a gift from heaven! The red ball-shaped things heat up and rotate, kneading sore muscles into total bliss. Do like I did two years ago and give it to your husband with the intent of sharing, of course, hee-hee! I’m using one right now as a I blog! You can also use it in your car with the cigarette lighter. It sure saves energy when you and your husband are both so tired at night and you want a massage from each other but don’t want to give one :-).
I saw these magnetic tiles at my sister’s house years ago and loved them. Of course I had to get some too the next time Christmas rolled around! I’m excited for my grandchildren to play with them next week when they are in town for the holidays! (They are knock-offs of the original, much more expensive tiles called Magna Tiles.)
I love gathering around a fire to chat with family and friends. Give this gift below of light and warmth that encourages heartfelt conversation. We’ll start with the smallest (translation = least expensive) possibility for this and go upwards in size (and price).
First off, look at this amazing mini portable firepit, designed by two dads in Maryland. It’s called City Bonfire. You could just use cardboard and paraffin wax in a tuna can but that doesn’t look or sound nearly as glamorous does it?
If your motto is “Go big or go home,” then the Solo Stove Firepit above is the one you’ll want. It’s $299 on amazon, and looks amazing! No smoke!
This hammock looks wonderful. Get a bunch so you can give to every outdoor adventurer in your life.
This ball chair encourages more healthy posture while sitting. Great for those who have lots of desk work.
These heat-proof Oven Armor barbecue gloves might encourage someone in your house to grill more, which would be awesome, right?!
Was I ever happy to find this blast from my past while thrifting last month! It’s Spirograph! I loved this toy as a kid. Seeing it brings happy memories. The blue “desk” inside is not that sturdy so I just draw the designs on a table. I ditch the tacky stuff to supposedly keep the plastic pieces in place. This one is a reissue of the original from the ’70s.
Fashion Plates is another blast from my past. I remember my grandma giving this gift to my sister one year.
While we are talking about toys from my childhood, I may as well promote the Hoppity Ball. So fun!
This game below is made by the maker of Code Names. It looks like Pictionary but more fun, because everyone draws and guesses at the same time. Here’s what amazon’s description says, “In Pictomania each player is assigned a word to draw. Your goal is to guess the other players’ words while drawing your own. That’s right: Everyone is drawing and guessing simultaneously! No one has time to draw a complex masterpiece. The player who can sketch the essence of a word with a few lines will have more time to figure out the other players’ drawings.The simple scoring system rewards you for a drawing that is easy to guess as well as for guesses made quickly and accurately. But regardless of your score, you are certain to get a laugh out of your fellow players’ drawings.” Sounds hilarious!
I’m so excited about the above game! It’s under the tree for a certain someone in our family. It looks like it combines strategy with getting go know people by prompting conversations with questions. It promotes creative thinking because you get rewarded by asking tougher questions. It also uses cute squirrel tokens.
If you’re looking for some practical items, the LifeStraw fits the bill. It’s a water filter in a straw. Use it to drink from any body of water as a straw, knowing the filter is at work so you won’t get sick. How practical is that?! I love it! Such a great gift for the prepper in your life or for your own family so you can start to feel like one.
Last but not least, another item for prepping. It’s a combo radio/cell phone charger/flashlight that you can power with solar energy or by hand cranking. Another item that is under out tree! My family never reads my blog so I can confidently share this without spoiling the surprise.
I’ll conclude by pointing you all to my “My Three Gifts Guide” outlining one of my Christmas traditions. It simplifies the gift-giving for sure!