More Favorite Things

I’m sharing more of my favorite gift ideas today.

•  For the housebound — If you have someone in your life who is confined to bed or their home, consider sending them a cheerful holiday bouquet.  It will brighten their immediate surroundings, and spirits, at the same time.  Many times, people who are ill or too frail to leave home are stuck in dreary surroundings.  Florists can do amazing things this time of year … tabletop Christmas trees, poinsettias, etc.  The recipient will be grateful and they will think of you every time they look at it.

•  Jigsaw Puzzles — Jigsaw puzzles come in a huge variety of designs these days … and in a large range of difficulty.  With El Nino expected soon, people will be looking for more indoor activities.  Who can resist a puzzle once it’s been dumped from its box onto a tabletop?  Do you think you could complete this candy wrapper puzzle?  Puzzles are fun, inexpensive, and a great gift for both an individual and/or as a family gift.


•  Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brushes/Systems  —  Clarisonic now makes a variety of facial cleansing systems.  (And, many companies have come out with Clarisonic knock offs.)  This is the type of thing a lot of people would hesitate spending money on to buy themselves.  But …?  That’s the very thing that makes it a great gift.  I love using my Clarisonic.  It gets my skin so much cleaner than using a washcloth.  (The key to using a Clarisonic is to let it glide over your skin and NOT to use pressure to push it into your skin.)  It also helps your skin absorb whatever skincare products you use after cleansing.  Who doesn’t appreciate a good skincare tool?


•  A framed photo  —  A framed photo is a great, inexpensive, very meaningful, gift.  You can’t go wrong with a silver frame.  Add in a photo of a shared memory, or a loved family member, or pet, and you’ve got a great gift.


•  Kate Spade anything  —  Kate Spade is very popular right now, and with good reason.  Almost everything she designs is adorable, pretty, useful, or all of the above.  Depending on your gift budget, you might select a Kate Spade coffee mug for someone on your gift list.  If you’ve got a big budget, go for one of the very popular Kate Spade handbags.



•  North Face Etip Gloves  —  North Face makes excellent cold weather products.  Even in Southern California, we occasionally have reason to wear gloves.  I love these Etip gloves because they allow you to use your electronic devices without removing them.  They’re available for both men and women.


•  Fitbit Zip  —  Who doesn’t want to get healthy after indulging during the holidays?  I’ve mentioned the Fitbit Zip before.  It’s a great gift for men or women.  I like the small size.  You can tuck it in a pocket, bra, purse and/or clip it to your pants.  Sure, the bigger tracking devices like the bracelets can “do” more, but it seems like most people tire of wearing them after awhile.  I still like the zip!  Are you getting the recommended 10,000 steps each day?


And that’s it for today.

If you have any additional ideas, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section!

6 Responses to “More Favorite Things”

  1. Denise

    I like the puzzle. Growing up in the Midwest, we spent hours doing puzzles when the weather was bad. And Kate Spade? Wonderful. I spend all my money on horses so I don’t have anything of hers….but I enjoy looking and thinking 🙂

    • Suzanne

      I spend all my money on Fred and photography stuff, but I have picked out a few Kate Spade things for people on my gift lists …! : )

      I love puzzles – especially on rainy days!

  2. Missy Stalcup

    Kudos on mentioning Clarisonic! I have been using it for years and wouldn’t be without it. For another idea, there is a brand of watch, Daniel Wellington, that is carried at Nordstrom and online. They are sophisticated and beautiful-men’s and women’s styles. This one is at the top of my list!

    • Suzanne

      You have such a beautiful sense of style I bet the watch is beautiful.
      I’ll have to take a peek next time I’m at Nordy’s!

  3. Julie

    Nice list! I too love my Clarisonic. Have you seen the Kate Spade square sparkle stud earrings?

    • Suzanne

      No, I haven’t but you have definitely caught my interest!
      : )


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