8 Unique Gift Ideas

I love receiving unique gifts.  The weirder the gift the better. My favorite stores to shop are the little boutique stores with funny gifts (Not Spencers!!) Fun gifts are fun to give! They make people smile, and they start a conversation. Here are eight unique gifts to give this year!

Foodie Dice

I love this idea!  This Includes 5 primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, bonus ingredient) and 4 seasonal veggie dice
• Vegetarian & vegan-friendly — the protein die includes both meat and vegetarian options on each side, so you can choose which to use

Roll the dice and create a meal! I can never decide on what to cook! This is a handmade item! Two Tumbleweeds rocked it!

I am carrying on the dice idea with the Mixology Dice by Two Tumbleweeds. This item contains:

  • Eight laser engraved birch wood dice (spirit, sugar, liqueur, citrus, fruit, herb, spice, and bitters) that provide inspiration for creating hand-crafted cocktails made with fresh ingredients.

Roll the dice and mix the perfect drink. Each dice are numbered so you can follow instructions!

I am still continuing with the same theme. You can’t go wrong with food and drinks. The Carry on Cocktail Kit Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Gin and Tonic – 3 PACK Holiday Set – 1 Carry on Cocktail Kit Old Fashioned – 1 Carry on Cocktail Moscow Mule – 1 Carry on Cocktail Gin and Tonic

The carry on cocktail kit!!!! What! This item comes in a set of three: Moscow Mule, Gin and Tonic, and One Old Fashioned. Each kit can make up to two drinks. Kits come with everything you need to make a drink except for the alcohol. Purchase your alcohol in flight and leave the rest up to you! The best thing is…it’s TSA approved!! This is a great stocking stuffer!

Put all your drinks in this  Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

This item helps keep your drink chilled, but won’t water down.

I am continuing on with the drink theme, but I’m changing it up a little…Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee

This makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

I’m slightly addicted to coffee! I never drank coffee until I became a nurse, now I live off it. This coffee makes me want to cuddle up on the couch next to a fire. Yummm!!

Okay, Y’all, I am finally moving on from the drinks! Who loves candles? I have to pick up every candle I see and smell it. I have candle tunnel vision. Somehow, my eyes zone in on them in the store. This is a cute idea for loved ones that have moved away. I traveled a lot and I always wanted something that reminded me of home. These Homesick Scented Candles are a great way to be close to home. They are available for each state. 

I’m really excited about this Dinosaur Shape Cell Phone Mount

It comes in many dinosaur shapes and colors. I do not have a tv in my bedroom and even if I did, I use my phone all the time to watch movies and videos. Sit it on your bedside table to charge your phone, watch movies, facetime etc. LOVE IT.

Do you ever wonder what your dog is doing while you are not home or maybe you just miss your dog!! I DO!!! This gift is perfect for the dog lover!! Furbo Dog Camera –Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Works with Amazon Alexa

Toss treats to your dog while you are gone! When your dog barks you will get an alert to your phone. (my phone would go off constantly)

  • Fun TREAT TOSSING: TOSS a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. Fill it with over 100 pieces of your dogs’ favorite treats & play a game of catch.
  • 1080p Camera & Night Vision: livestream video to monitor your pet with a 160º wide-angle view, day and night.
  • 2-Way Chat & BARKING ALERT: Furbo’s BARKING SENSOR is MADE FOR DOGS. It sends push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. Know what’s going on at home and talk to calm them down via the app.
  • Comes with a Free Smart Dog Alerts Trial: Know exactly what your dog is doing. Furbo uses DOG RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY to send you Dog Activity Alert, Person Alert & Dog Selfie Alert
  • Easy 3-Step Setup: 1) plug in to a power outlet using its USB cord 2) download the Furbo app 3) connect to your home wifi.

My Top Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is already here and I can’t believe it! It seems like I just took my Christmas tree down! To be honest, I have a love hate relationship with Christmas! I love the spirit of Christmas but I hate Christmas shopping! Here is to Christmas shopping made simple! Cheers!!!

This KitchenAid 5qt Artisan Mixer with Glass Bowl is always a great Christmas gift! It’s always a crowd favorite. You can never go wrong with this gift. It’s available in many colors but my favorite is this azure blue!

The Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer…I can’t say anything more about this!! Why I haven’t I found this earlier?? You can cook any meal in 15 min. This is great for those of us that work late and don’t have time to cook! Cook meat in minutes! Who needs an oven when you have this??

Who doesn’t love Frye Boots?? I’m obsessed. Add this FRYE Melissa Wallet Crossbody Clutch Leather Bag to your collection. I have thrown out all my shoulder bags and switched to the crossbody bags. They are much more comfortable and you don’t have to worry about them falling off your shoulder. They give you much more freedom to move around. Not to mention, they are better for your back and shoulders. They help distribute weight more evenly.

If you are not a fan of the crossbody purse…I didn’t forget you! FRYE Melissa Hobo Leather Handbag

A girl always loves glitter and sparkles!! I surely do!!

Needle Drops – Threader Upside-Down Hoop Dangle Earrings

STEVEN by Steve Madden Women’s Kenner Fashion Sneaker

Ohhh my word!! How cute is this?? Ever since my trip to Sedona, I have been in love with anything cactus related!! This Portable Air Mist Aroma Humidifier has got to be under the tree!

Womens Ponytail Messy Bun Beanie Solid Ribbed Hat Cap

I love wearing stocking caps and beanies during the winter, but I usually always wear my hair in a pony tail. This is the perfect solution. So cute with a messy bun!

KOGMO Womens Military Anorak Safari Jacket with Pockets

Military jackets are so popular right now. This one is lined with faux fur! It looks so warm!! Great for those cool evenings!

So, I have to admit, I’m a little excited about shopping now!!!

My Favorite Hair Tool of the Season!

My hair isn’t the best! Some say, “I wish I had hair like yours”. No you don’t! If I let my hair air dry, it’s half curly and half straight! I had a friend in college that had the perfect hair. She would get out of the shower, brush it, and some how it would be perfectly straight once it dried! Not fair! I usually dry my hair and use a round brush. Once it’s dry, I use a straightener. I hated getting dressed because it took so long to dry my hair. Now that I discovered this tool! The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is greatest invention!

My hair usually looks like this if I don’t dry it!

It’s half curly and half straight! It almost feels like pine straw! You’ll only see my hair like this when I’m in a hurry!

So, this is what you do…

• I put my hair up in a towel for a few min while I drink my coffee or decide on an outfit. It helps get all the excess moisture out!

• I put my hair products in my hair like normal then I divide my hair into three parts to make sure I’m getting my hair dry all the way through.

• Basically you are going to dry your hair just like you are combing it!! Simple as that!!

See how straight my hair is getting? Since my hair is curly, my bottom layers would always be curly and I had an awkward wave in the back! Not anymore!

Look how smooth my hair is…

And that volume!!! Wow!!

I’m picky about my hair and I’m telling y’all…this is the greatest tool invented!! My straightener is gathering dust right now under my sink!!