Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Roses are red, violets are blue, I need a Valentines gift but I don’t have a clue…

Oh yes, love is in the air (for some). In just a few days we will be surrounded with hugs, kisses, & Valentines wishes. Christmas and birthdays are already hard enough to choose a gift for! So what do you get the people that you love on this special day? 

I went ahead and put together a few things that I thought would make a fun gift based on peoples hobbies, likes, and needs. It ranges from baking to fitness and of course since my favorite color is pink I only added pink items in the “for her” section, BUT these items are also available in other colors. I also kept in mind after Christmas budgets so all items were kept under $50. After all, you don’t need to break the bank to show the one you love that you love them. Enjoy! ❤

FOR HER

  1. Everlast Pro Style Elite Gloves, Pink
  2. File Folders, 12ct, Pink/Gold – Threshhold 
  3. Kimberly Schlapman “Love and Daisies” 4-piece Patterned Silicone Kitchen Tool Set
  4. Metal Rose – 11 Piece Brush Set With Cosmetic Bag
  5. The Birthday Collection | Makeup Bag
  6. RDX Women Weight Lifting Gloves, Pink
  7. AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap

FOR HIM

  1. Plano® Tactical Ammo Box
  2. Armor All 6 Piece Holiday Gift Box
  3. Nike Brasilia Small Duffel
  4. UA F5 Men’s Football Glove
  5. Xbox Digital Gift Card (Email Delivery)
  6. Breast Cancer Research Foundation® logo tee

FOR ANYONE

  1. Homemade Love Coupon Book
  2. Mani/Pedi
  3. Couples Massage
  4. A-Fit Bakeshop Desserts
  5. Picnic at the Beach (or other outdoor/indoor location)

Remember that no matter what you get or make for your loved one, what is important is that you do it with LOVE!

Holiday Gift Guide

The Holidays are right around the corner which can only mean that we are all looking for gifts for our loved ones. *sigh* No matter how long or short your gift list is, holiday shopping is always so stressful. I always find myself pre-stressing anytime I look at my list!

So why is it so hard to shop for others? Well for starters, a lot of people just won’t tell you what they want; not even a hint! *rolls eyes* Then there is the person who already has everything they can possibly want, so what do you get them? Lastly, buying gifts means spending money on other people, so a budget comes into play.

That is why I decided to become your gift giving fairy and put together a list of gift items for the men and women on your list. *insert dancing emoji* I focused my list on stuff that helps you do the following: relax, be comfortable, practice self-care, and most importantly…smell good! Now I want to hear from you guys, what are some things you’re getting the people on your list?

Happy shopping everyone!!

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Military Wife Life: Holidays

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I clearly remember when my sister joined the Navy. Part of me was proud of her for being so brave, but the other part was devastated because I felt like I was loosing my best friend. Birthdays and holidays apart were hard on my parents, my brother, and myself. Add to that the fact that we couldn’t bare the thought of her spending those days alone in her barracks.

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**FAST FORWARD A FEW YEARS**

Last year I got married, moved to Guam, and also spent my first Christmas away from my friends and family. It was such a depressing time for me. I knew I should be happy because it was my first Christmas by my husband’s side, but I just couldn’t catch the holiday cheer. One of my favorite parts about Christmas is decorating with my loved ones, which I wasn’t able to partake in. We didn’t have anything other than a small, bare tree and our stockings as decorations. When it came to opening gifts, I was grateful for what I received, but all I wanted was to be with my family.

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This year I will be spending Thanksgiving by myself because my husband works. It will also be  the second year that I spend Christmas away from my family, third away from my sister.  Although I know I will obviously miss my friends and family, I have made up my mind that I will not let sadness take over! I already started buying Christmas decorations, so my house will look cheerful, and am planning a dinner menu for Thanksgiving with my dogs. My holidays will be full of FaceTime calls and Netflix binges and I will make sure to make the most out of them.

I know that as military spouses we spend a lot of time away from our friends and family, hey even from our S.O. That is why we need to make sure we take care of ourselves and try avoiding the dark pit of depression. Some ideas of stuff you can do: attend community events, have a dinner party with other wives who will also be alone, volunteer your time at a local shelter. Whatever you do make sure that it is something you will enjoy! If you have any other ideas or comments I’d love to hear them 🙂

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