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The Complete 2017 CLJ GIFT GUIDE: 137 Ideas for Everyone on Your List

December 9, 2017

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Over the last few weeks, we have shared 9 gift guides consisting of over 137 gift ideas for everyone on your list! Whew! We create these gift guides out of our own shopping lists with people in our own lives in mind, so we have loved hearing the wonderful feedback on every gift guide–and hope if you still have some shopping to do (I just finished this morning!)–they will continue to serve you well. All nine are linked below.


17 Hilarious Gifts Under $15 (Great for White Elephant parties, too!)

18 Gifts for Her

18 Gifts for Babies

15 Gifts for Guys

15 Gifts for Kids

10 Gifts for your BFFs

15 Gifts for The Cook

13 Gifts for the Empty-Nesters

16 Gifts for The Home Lovers and Hosts

We were originally going to do a stocking stuffers gift guide, but we opted to include smaller, inexpensive things in each category instead! So look for ideas for that there–OR check out 31 affordable stocking stuffers for everyone from last year’s gift guide here.

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  1. Lindsey says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the gift guide!!! I tried to follow the link for the baby Pom Pom hat and socks but it didn’t work. My daughter NEEDS this!

  2. Johanna says:

    Thank you for the gift guides, they are great! Next year, would you consider making lists for teens aswell?

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