Hot Random Mess of Christmas Ideas

Happy Thursday!

You guys.  It’s happening.  Christmas is in TWENTY-FIVE DAYS!  EEK!  Our elf on the shelf shows up tomorrow and it’s GAME ON!

I’d say I’m 75% finished with Christmas list. Maybe you’re like me and are trying to wrap up your shopping as well.  I hope today’s post is helpful.  I know there are Christmas Gift Guides EVERYWHERE right now so I tried to put items on this, “Hot Random Mess” list that I haven’t seen all everywhere.  But with that said, some things are just THAT GOOD and they deserve to be on ALL THE LISTS.

Today, I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to highlight gifts for pretty much everyone.  Nordstrom is seriously the best in customer service and will make that 25% of a list you have left SO easy to finish.  I began this post making it all about the men (I’m showing you what I got Tab because he doesn’t read here.  If you see him before Christmas, keep the secret to yourself), BUT I really splurged on one main thing for him so he’s not getting many gifts.


First up is a gift for the boys, Nixon prefers to sleep in hardly ANYTHING.  Like pajama shorts (even in the dead of winter) but when it’s time for him to get up he’s so cold getting out of bed.  This robe caught my eye. 

I’m hoping he leaves this by his bed and grabs it every morning.  He’s also a fan of the COZY items so it should be a WIN on Christmas morning.  Online there are a lot of cute robes for boys, for girls, monster robes, and fox robes.

This next time could be a gift for anyone on your list.  These S’well bottles are the water bottles my kiddos take to school daily.  I have one as well.  They keep water cold all day long and are easy to use.  Bonus-they don’t have a bunch of parts to keep up with…just the bottle and lid!  WAHOO!  #momwin
They come in a variety of colors.  They’d make a great stocking stuffer as well!  You could gift different colors to each of your kiddos.

Please note this picture shows just how much I love you all.  πŸ™‚ 
It was laundry day as well as do-something-with-those-packages-Erika PLUS I hadn’t showered from my morning workout BUT I wanted you to see this workout pullover.  Any workout lovers on your list OR maybe just someone who likes to sport the athleisure wear?  This pullover (currently sold out) would be PERFECT.  This one is very similar to the one I’m wearing.  It’d make a great gift.  I always size up.  I don’t want a pullover to be super tight since I’ll have a workout top on underneath.  Don’t worry-I have another option for you as well…I think tank tops and workout pants might be hard to gift someone because of sizing but these pullovers to wear over your workout clothes are perfect.  I own this one and wear it ALL THE TIME!  My neighbor has it too and EVERY time she wears it I compliment her.

I’m not an oily person, but I am just a little intrigued.  This diffuser is at a great price point for learning more.  It’d make a cute gift as well along with a couple bottles of oils and voila!  

Okay, this parka is Tab’s big gift.  I splurged on this because he would NEVER buy it for himself.  But the last few years he’s taken several ski trips with family and friends and EVERY time he goes his smaller North Face jacket just cannot hang.  If you’re like me, it’s HARD to think of something to gift your husband.  I know this will be a gift he uses for YEARS!  And when he’s in the mountains walking around after dinner one night, he’ll thank me.  πŸ˜‰

Tab’s just sold out, but these two are super similar…this one has the same hood and this one is a more puffer coat with the same color scheme.

To be honest, a vest, a jacket, or a big coat Tab would be excited about anything North Face under the tree.  

And this Google Home is going to be a “Family” gift for everyone.  I have no doubt this thing will get used ALL THE TIME!

We’ve had this Bose wireless speaker for years.  Just yesterday Tab was working in the yard and had it outside with him.  We use it inside, out back by the pool, or even in the front yard working on Christmas decorations.  If you don’t have one at your house, I highly recommend it.

Okay, friends…I told you it was a HOT RANDOM MESS of ideas.  Don’t you agree?  πŸ™‚

I hope I helped today with someone on your list!

Thank you for stopping by and thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.  You can see all the goodies I featured by scrolling.  Happy Thursday!  XO

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  1. 11.30.17
    Anonymous said:

    What great gift ideas!! Tab's gift idea is brilliant, friend. I'm going to copy, because I know someone else who will need a ski jacket! Haha!

  2. 11.30.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I love this random mix of gift ideas!

  3. 11.30.17
    brookerichardson said:

    Yes Tabs Jacket has got me thinking! I’m about to go look and see what Tyler is using but I’m pretty sure it’s 10plus years old. Might be time for a new one.

  4. 11.30.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    Great random list!! You always need one of these for someone on your list! Our elves arrived this morning, & my kiddos are crazy excited. Prayers for their teachers ha!!

  5. 11.30.17
    Elaine Welte said:

    I'm slightly intrigued with that Google home! I may need to research it for DJ!

  6. 11.30.17
    Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said:

    That's a great list! My kids take those water bottles to school everyday, too. We love them! Google Home is on my wishlist this year!

  7. 11.30.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    All great suggestions! Yes, Chris is thrilled with anything Northface or Bose!

  8. 11.30.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Craig is going to be the only guy on the ski trip completely unprepared. hahaha. He hasn't been skiing since I've known him so I'm a little worried. Maybe I should at least buy him a good coat to take. πŸ˜‰
    That Inspired Chick

  9. 11.30.17
    JotsbyAmy said:

    Great ideas! I always love your hot random mess posts! #alwayskeepitreal

  10. 11.30.17
    Unknown said:

    If you're not oily yet, check out Plant Therapy – available on Amazon. I have nothing against the more common DoTerra and Young Living, but there are a few things I love about PT… (and I've looked as best I can into their sourcing, it appears just as pure as the others claim).(1) All of the oils safe for kids are labeled Kid Safe. Big win! (2) They put labels on the top of the bottle, so you can easily see what they are, if you keep them in a drawer. Another big win. (3) The bottle labels are the MOST helpful because they remind you of the most common things the oils are good for. This is really helpful bc they can be hard to keep straight, especially when you're new. (4) I like their blends, and they are helpfully named – you know exactly what they do!! Buy Germ Fighter. #1 favorite ever ever ever, really actually helps when I think I'm getting sick (I put it on the bottom of my feet a few times a day, and diffuse it), and it smells like Christmas in a bottle – you'll love it!!

    There's my longer-than-intended unsolicited advice… πŸ˜‰ Have fun learning oils! (also I have absolutely no affiliation with PT, I just use it, love it, gift it, and recommend it to all my peoples!!)

    • 12.1.17
      Erin said:

      Yes, yes, yes to Plant therapy!!

    • 12.1.17
      Unknown said:

      This is such great info, thank you! Very helpful for us beginners πŸ™‚

  11. 11.30.17
    kelly said:

    Thanks for the ideas! I’m def getting a couple of those gifts!! I’d be up for more ideas anytime you might feel inclined to post more between now and Christmas too

  12. 11.30.17
    Unknown said:

    Girl, you need to go oily! I personally love Young Living (and sell it, full disclosure). The aria diffuser they have is amazing!