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

December 14, 2016

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Gifts for every person 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!


What do you think?

  1. Samantha says:

    I went and purchased the mom pin from the Gifts for Him guide today! I’ve been obsessing over it since you published that one. I bought it for my 8 month old son to wear when he’s a little older and won’t choke on it, but before he’s too old to be embarrassed by it.

  2. Staci says:

    I bought the custom book “The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name” for my niece and felt letter board for my sister-in-law. Both are awesome. The book is so cute and really great quality. Thanks for the great suggestions! I was stumped on what to give these two and your tips were perfect.

  3. Megan says:

    I would like to second that kobalt screwdriver. We keep it in the battery bucket and it makes changing all of those eight million toy batteries a cinch.

  4. Maria says:

    Thanks for the Gift Guides!

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