The Holiday Season is Upon us! Need the Perfect Gift?

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It’s about that time to start checking all those very special elves off your list. December marks the beginning of a fun and festive month filled with great food, loving family & friends and a whole lot of presents! If you’re anything like me, you start planning your gift-lists two months in advance. But let’s face it, sometimes those last minute gifts are a necessity when you don’t know what to buy. With thousands of technological gadgets, sports team memorabilia, house furnishing desires and more, it can sometimes be hard to pick just the right thing. This year, we’re introducing our very first ‘Holiday Gift Guide’ to help you get everything you need all in one place. From thousands of wall art, canvases and decals to choose from to holiday decorations, pro-sports gear and more, we’re stocking up the market to make your holiday gifting a breeze! Here’s a sneak peek of what you can find at our home.

1) Wall Art GALORE: We’re not kidding when we say you’ll spend hours trying to pick which posters, canvases and wall decals you want. We even have larger-than-human size wall decals of your loved one’s favorite sports players. And, with our posters running from just $8.00 and up, you don’t have to pick just one! Big Bang Theory, Godfather, Family Guy, Old School, Twilight, Game of Thrones and more – we’ve got the entire selection, right here.

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2) The All New FAN ZONE! Sports Lovers, UNITE: From leather recliners, director’s chairs, wall pennants, to garden gnomes and beyond, we’ve got a large selection of items in all your favorite teams. From NFL to NHL, MLB and more!

1230525__dteg7e4nxklwfrbqpujczixrnrm3) Holiday Decorations You Can Really STICK to: Decorating for the holidays is always fun and exciting. You get the tree, decorate it with ornaments and hang the lights. The holiday plate-ware makes it’s appearance for the first time in the season, and the mistletoe comes out. Now you can spruce up your festive decorations with holiday decor at the market. Our large holiday themed wall decals make a statement and are hassle-free to remove!

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Want to see more? Check out our Gift Guide and make all your seasons bright!

5 Adorable DIY Holiday Gifts to Spread Some Cheer This Year!

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the holidays are slowly creeping upon us! First is the famous ‘Day of Thanks’ also known as, “eat-as-much-as-I-can-without-exploding-or-falling-asleep day”, then there’s Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years and beyond! For college students, this is already a stressful time with studying for final exams and traveling to and fro for the holidays. The last thing you want to be worrying about is how much money you have to spend on gifts for your friends, family, new friends at school, etc. If you still want to spread a little holiday cheer but want to adhere to a small budget, fear not. Here’s 5 DIY crafts/gifts you can make with love that your recipients will be SURE to enjoy!

1) Holiday Inspired Bath Salts (No, not the kind that transform you into a zombie)- Layers of red and white swirled, baby blue and white, or your favorite scents of mint, lavender, chamomile- galore! Add that perfect holiday touch by arranging them nicely in a small mason jar. Take a piece of holiday patterned fabric and stretch it across the top of the jar and place the lid over. Make sure you leave enough of the extra fabric to spill over the sides to add a complimentary touch! A cute accessory could be a sweet and sugary treat such as a flavored candy cane or rocky sugar stick. If you’d like to try this idea out yourself, here’s an excellent tutorial with adorable pictures! Make sure to add a personalized gift tag!

 

 

2) Baked Goods- I don’t care how grinchy you are- there isn’t one person I know who doesn’t love fresh baked goods for the holidays (or any time, actually). The best part about this gift is that there’s so many options at such low costs! Fresh baked cookies, pies, rolls, or banana breads are all delicious ways to sweeten up your loved ones in a personal way! Decorate a holiday assortment with icing and sprinkles and make a night out of it with your friend or roomie! Just try not to eat all of them while decorating! Popular season favorites are Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Pumpkin Bread, Sugar Cookies (Coming right up, Santa!), Brownies and more! Bag a few up individually with pretty clear wrapping and tie them off at the top with a ribbon. Add a personalized message and deliver! This is a great way to deliver gifts to many people at once (coworkers, classmates, etc) without having to spend lots of money on individual gifts! If you are group gifting- make sure you tell each recipient what is in each cookie, brownie, or sweets bag. Some people may have food allergies!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&Ms - extra thick, extra soft, no mixer required!

3) Hand Scrub- This is one of those gifts no one ever thinks to go out and buy themselves, but LOVE to receive! I’ve gotten home-made hand scrubs a few times for the Holidays and have been utterly displeased each time they ran out. For this gift, you can head to your closest Whole Foods and buy your favorite scents. Mix and match as you please and make a variety of gifts that all smell equally as wonderful! These gifts are perfect for the cold winter months because they’re a great way to exfoliate the skin and make it soft and smooth! If you’re interested in making your own home-made hand scrubs, here’s 16 ways you can do so!

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4) Layered Mixes in a Jar- I think these are such a creative and innovative way to send gifting love for the holiday season. You can use this idea over and over for wedding party gifts, baby shower gifts, co-worker presents and more! This idea is similar to the bath salts in the sense that you’ll need a mason jar and some cute, festive fabric! You can really get creative with this gifting idea because you can layer mixes of cookie mix, hot cocoa, coffee, and more! For the hot cocoa mix, all you need to do is layer sugar, cocoa powder, powdered milk, and salt in a mason jar so that they are presented neat and tidy. Then, you can add mint candies or colored marshmallows to top! Close the mason jar with a printed fabric and seal with a ribbon and personalized note. These are gifts that are adorable and serve a purpose! (And they’re inexpensive, too!) Directions here!

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5) Candles, Candles and More Candles!- Candles are a timeless gift that can be gifted for any occasion. My favorite candles are always the one that smell like the sweet comforts of Fall and are coated generously in sparkles. Candles are a great gift because they can be stored and kept as decoration, placed around the home for a sweet aroma, or used to signify an important event or occasion. The best part? Decorating candles is super easy, and fun! You can pick up some of your favorite scented candles from Marshalls or Tj Maxx and Mod Podge them to your heart’s content. Roll them in sparkles, beads, shimmer dust- anything that makes a mystical winter effect! If you need some inspiration, check out this link!

Whatever gift you decide to make, make sure you craft in a little extra love! Your recipients will love the fact you spent time making them a personal gift that they can keep and enjoy. They always say it’s “the thought that counts” so save your money and make these awesome gifts to warm up any Scrooge’s home!