Holiday 2017 Family Gift Guide

Christmas Present Ideas

As you know we are in October and it’s time to begin holiday shopping! Finding gifts for women and children is kind of a simple task but if you’re like me, trying to buy your older brother a unique gift becomes quite skillful.

This year, I want to stray away from the traditional socks, ties, football memorabilia, hoodies and plaid button-down shirts. I know, you’re like, “what else is out there to buy for guys?” Picture the look on your dad’s face when he opens his whiskey and rum making kit or your brother’s enthusiasm for his music fetish captured through a personalized mixtape doormat?

Keep reading, through my collaboration with Uncommon Goods, I’ve rounded out my top picks of exceptional but rare Christmas gifts sure to please your loved ones during this season of joy and cheer. Below is a list of universal Christmas gifts for family or friends (men, women and children friendly), modern holiday presents for men with creative gift ideas for fathers.

What is a general and clever gift suitable for men, women or children?

Nice Underwear Mat, $26

Get your guest laughing before they walk through the door! Great conversation kick-off. Totally would buy this because it’s snazzy and clever.

Beside Essentials Pocket, $20-$25

Think about all those times you miss the bedside table, trying to set your phone down. Not anymore! Keep your Vogue Magazine, iphone, tablet, t.v. remote and Girl Boss books near by with this cute and simple compartment.

Construction Plate & Utensils, $14.95-$17.50

Making meal time fun for the little ones! Give them an entertaining way to load the peas and lift the sweet potatoes directly into their mouth.

F In Exams, $8.50

Ok, some of us been there, am I right? Just raise your hand, no one is watching. Failing university exams can be really tough on the spirit but this book lightens the burden and heartache. Looking for laughs? Read this.

Giraffe Family Bookends, $65

Store all those university textbooks, girl boss planners and other Fifty Shades of Grey copies on your shelf with this clever way of giraffes breaking through.

Periodic Table Building Blocks, $32.95

Educational? Check! Engaging and Enjoyable? Check! Safe? Check! I say this is a cute gift towards “building” your child’s success. Yes, pun intended.

What is a father friendly gift?

Fire Escape Shelf, $99

Help your dad organize his tools or other items with this strategically constructed modern shelf. Hang this in the garage or office and your dad will appreciate the updated theme.

Golfer’s BBQ Set, $26

Talk about grilling in style! Let your father flip chicken, brisket and veggies with this cool stainless steel grill set. I would totally buy this because it’s a a lighthearted way to enjoy cooking, plus, a conversation starter.

Nailed It Desk Organizer, $58

For the quirky and clever businessman, let your father store his pens and business cards with this hammer & nail design. Honestly, I feel this is brilliant because it takes you from plain to original.

Beeropoly, $35

For all the fun dads out there, this one is for you! Drink and be merry, get entertained with this beer-theme monopoly game board. Board games are always a mood booster and an easy way to break the ice while bringing the crowd together.

Ultimate Diaper Bag, $169.95

Any first time fathers? Help him out by providing the new dad with a structurally organized diaper bag. Being a new dad is a rewarding but intimidating situation, I totally want someone to feel more at ease with something convenient such as this bag.

Whiskey and Rum Making Kit, $25-$75

Creative fathers always need something to keep their interest high, seems quite pleasing for the late night drinkers.

What to give your boyfriend, brother or best male friend?

Re-purposed Coin Guitar Picks, $20-$25

Listen to him play Ed Sheeran “A Team” acoustically with this edgy-stylish guitar pick for your rock-star friend.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $34.95

Have a spicy friend in your life? What about your brother who keeps a bottle of hot sauce in the glove compartment of his car? Tis’ the season for DIY!  Spark his interest with this specialty hot sauce kit of chipotle and guajillo peppers. Muy caliente!

Bards Dispense Profanity Game, $19.95

Give him something entertaining to do on a rainy day with his roommates in his dorm room.  “To be profane or not to be?” is the question to ask. A combination of modern times blended with the Shakespearean period.

Eye Glass Holder, $18

Does he loose his glasses? He can’t misplace his eye-wear with this bold hand-carved wood piece, so cool with its nose-like shape.

A Hole Paperweight, $45

Ok for guys with a sense of humor, keep him laughing even while he’s working!

Soup and Sandwich Ceramic Tray Duo, $30

Split pea and ham soup with a grilled flatbread will sit so comfortably in this ceramic dish. Suitable for those who dine in front of the t.v., in bed or at the computer. Ideal for all meals of the day.


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Uncommon Goods works to bring you more environmentally friendly merchandise from artists as small manufacturers. With a focus on the environment, the company chooses to sell products recycled and free of harm towards animals; therefore, no products are sold containing, leather, feathers or fur.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods. Everything written is by me and formulated through my opinion. The links clicked will not cost you anything. 

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What gift would you consider buying for this season of joy and cheer?

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    I am loving the mat! So nice! and the bedside essential pocket is great! I would need it for myself ahah xx corinne

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Corinne! I too thought the mat was clever 😉


  2. cool gifts!! I like that they are different from the usual gift giving items 🙂 Maybe I’ll pick out something for you……lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks! Glad you found the post useful 🤗


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