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The Complete CLJ 2016 Gift Guide: 149 Items for Everyone on Your List

Over the last couple weeks, we have compiled and shared 7 different gift guides, including a total of 149 gift ideas. With just 11 days until Christmas (!!), we put them all together right here so you can finish your shopping once and for all–isn’t that the best feeling? Gifts for Him Gifts for Her Gifts for Kids Gifts for the Home Lover Gifts for the Home Cook 31 Affordable Stocking Stuffers for Everyone Gifts For the Empty Nesters   Ps. Big guest room update tomorrow!  

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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts for the Home Cook

Most of you know by now that Chris does all the cooking around here. It’s a real passion of his and his wish lists are always made up of almost exclusively cooking equipment that he’s been eyeing. So we worked on this gift guide together to bring you all the best things to get the people that love to cook or entertain and partnered with Gift Card Mall for Williams-Sonoma, too, since I always end up tucking a Williams-Sonoma gift card in Chris’s stocking so he can get himself a little something extra–it’s the easiest, most well-received gift every year. Besides that, we really recommend: 1. A Wellness Mat so their marathon cooking sessions are a little more comfortable. This therapeutic mat cradles your feet with an amazingly cushioned layer of support, suspending your body weight and reducing stress and fatigue–perfect for home cooks. $129 2. Marble Cheese slicer with board. We’ve had…

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CLJ Gift Guides: 31 Affordable Stocking Stuffers for Everyone!

We have more gift guides for you today! Starting with these stocking ideas and later today, we’ll be sharing gifts for the home cook. Growing up, our stockings usually consisted of an orange in the toe, candy and some fruity shampoo–a luxury to have your own shampoo for a little while in a family of five girls. But since marrying Chris, the stocking game has changed a bit. There are actual bonus presents in there! One year, Chris got me 30 different kinds of chapsticks. Every kind imaginable. They filled my entire stocking and it was one of the best gifts he could have given me. Not only am I always losing my lip balm, but I got to try every kind under the sun. However, for us, we keep stocking gifts small enough to fit in the stocking (obviously) and inexpensive, too. All are under $30, but most are…

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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts for the Empty Nesters

“What are we going to get our parents” is a topic of conversation between Chris and I and all of our friends during the holiday season. Because they always just want something like…a letter. (It’s true, my mom always asks for a letter.) And while I love writing her a nice long card every year, it’s also a little mind-boggling to think of something to get people who seem to have everything. So we decided to make it a part of our gift guides this year! 16 great gifts to get your parents. Right here: 1. A collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with their name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. The collection forms a fascinating snapshot of their history. $99 2. Custom Face Magnets of all of their children, grandchildren and granddogs (as my dad puts it) for the fridge….

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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts For Him

We’ve covered gifts for the home lover, gifts for her, and gifts for kids and now we’re ready to share our gift picks for the guys in your life. Chris is the youngest of 7 boys in his family and over the holiday, we polled everyone to hear what their favorite gifts have been–meaning, these are tried and true and tested favorites he’ll love to unwrap this year. 1. Drill Holster. Your guy probably has a tool belt, but this small one that holds the drill in a holster is convenient and cool and will be handy while he’s tackling his honey-do list. $11.93 2. Leather and Brass office accessories to deck out his desk at work. Starting at $29. 3. New Glasses, because they look so good on him. Warby Parker allows you to try up to 5 pairs of glasses at home for free before purchasing–it would be such…

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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts for Kids

There’s probably been one thing that your child (or niece or nephew or grandchild, etc) has been asking for (for Greta, it’s this robot kitty–since she’s allergic to real kitties) but there is nothing better than seeing a child’s face on Christmas morning when you produce the most unexpected, best presents they’ll love forever. Here are a few gifts for kids we’d recommend this year: 1. A small treehouse playset with animal buddies is the sweetest alternative to a dollhouse for boys and girls. $190 2. Hair chalk will allow them to change up their ‘do without any permanence. It lasts for up to 3 days (with no messy residue everywhere) or until washed out with shampoo. $12 3. 3-in-1 bank so you can teach your child about budgeting, saving and helping others. $18 4. Like a major refresh of the classic Mr. Potato head, this tin and wood game will…

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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts for Her

Whether it’s your best friend, sister, cool aunt or daily gym buddy (anyone that gets your butt to the gym every morning deserves a gift), these gifts are perfect for the women in your life this holiday season–they work for your own wish list, too. ;) I’m including the original price, but everything on this list is on sale right now which will save you a huge chunk of change. 1. Ridiculously soft slippers with a fur cuff for a little something extra. $14 2. A delicate gold choker which feels sophisticated, but on trend. $15 3. Plant Mom Cross-stitch. Because she manages to keep her plants alive way longer than you…or at least aspires to.  $20 4. Levi’s 721s. The most comfortable and flattering stretchy, high-waisted jeans (I have them in 2 colors). $100 5. A stylish fedora, so her hair won’t be weighed down by beanies this winter and because she would totally…

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CLJ Gift Guides: Gifts for the Home Lover

Earlier this week, we flew to Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving with Chris’s brother and his family. It’s been warm and lovely and we’re having the best time. Our house sitters are sending us daily Charly updates (she is loving the snow we’re getting back home) and in between activities, Chris and I have been putting together our yearly gift guides. We love sharing them Black Friday-Cyber Monday when the deals are unbeatable and more brands than ever are offering insane discounts this year. We have several lined up for you, starting with this one for the home lover. 1. Amazon has all of their magazine subscriptions slashed for Black Friday. A whole year of Elle Decor, and a bunch of other magazines, are only $3.99 (normally over $50) and is the monthly gift that keeps giving for anyone on your list that loves a glossy.   2. The dinner bell in our kitchen…

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12 Home Run Gifts for Dads

Father’s Day is on Sunday! Which means there’s just enough time to order something for that special guy in your life and his dad and your dad–at least that’s how it works around here–and have it delivered by Saturday. A few weeks ago, we bought Chris an Apple watch (which he couldn’t love more) from my nephew and he promised that counts as his father’s day. But here are a few things that I know he’d also love (and some he already has and couldn’t recommend more). This half apron is rugged, durable and Chris wears it all the time (you can see it peeking through in our blog profile photo). The dark denim hides stains and the large pockets are perfect for holding the meat thermometer when he’s grill side. He also loves that the ties are long enough to tie in the front, which for some reason feels more manly,…

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Gift Guide: Things to fill Easter Baskets that AREN’T Candy

I found out 2 days ago that Easter is in March this year, as in less than two weeks. Greta is ecstatic about these back to back to back holidays (St. Patricks Day, Easter and Faye’s birthday) and then throw in her Kindergarten circus next week and she is already bouncing off the walls. So, we’ve decided to limit the candy in the girls’ easter baskets this year, but pack it full with fun things they can enjoy for the long haul. Here are 18 non-candy (except the edible easter grass! omg!) things we’re loving for Easter baskets this year: JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Clicking on each image will take you straight to the page for purchase, and many of the items are on sale, like those jammies…

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