Gift Guide 2018
A note from the desk of
Dear Friends, I just asked Spotify to turn on Mariah Carey Christmas songs so I could get in the holiday spirit to write this annual letter. It seems that the holiday season comes earlier and earlier each year and I do admit that it seems silly to be writing about the holidays with a bowl full of Halloween candy to my left and four empty wrappers to my right. Whoppers and Reese’s, for those of you who are wondering my guilty pleasure of choice. My optimistic self says that this early onset of holiday season just makes the best time of year a little longer. Yeah I like that. I’m all for it, actually. Last year the theme of my letter was all about stepping back to enjoy and not trying to “do it all”. The reason we put so much effort into this gift guide is to help you streamline your holiday gifting. It’s a resource you can come back to all season long so you can use your brain capacity for other things like…baking for the annual cookie exchange?? In all honesty, I show up to the cookie exchanged empty handed with an empty container. You can bet I fill that empty container to the brim, kiss the cooks, and bring all that deliciousness back to my home. Life is all about recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, and for me baking is the later. And so is singing for that matter. So I lean on my friends (my sister for baking, Mariah for singing) and stick to what I’m good at, which brings me to my next point…. Personally, 2018 was all about getting a little help from my friends and that took shape in many forms. As I look back on the year, I am a more “whole” contented person because I stopped trying to be everyone’s everything. Letting go of some responsibilities and letting in people to help…..well, it feels so good and gives your mind the space it needs to breath. This year’s edition of The Motherchic gift guide plays off that theme because I was able to lean in on all of YOU for help as well. I am learning things from you all on a daily basis and I decided to tap into your kitchens, your expertise, and your hearts to share what makes the holiday special for you. I am so honored to include some of your holiday recipes, hacks, and traditions throughout this gift guide. Whether it’s swapping kids with a friend so you can run last minute holiday errands alone, getting a mother’s helper so you can wrap gifts in your bedroom during daylight hours, ordering gifts online, or showing up to a cookie exchange empty handed…. do it for you and your sanity. Because in the words of Mariah, all they want for Christmas is you. Wishing you all the happiest holiday season, Lindsey
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Beauty Buys Millennial Must Haves Best in Tech Office Chic Personalized The Best Boots Casual Kicks Stocking Stuffers The â€œahaâ€? Gifts Splurge Worthy Cheers Pets Experiences
Top Gifts Techy, practical, FUN, and an easy way to communicate with your child without giving them a cell phone! The pink watch has GPS and 2 way communication.
Splurge-worthy good for a smooth ride thatâ€™s as pretty as it is well made.
Classic, timeless, and designed by yours truly in collaboration with L.Priori Jewelry. The Florence Necklace is back and available in gold, silver and rose gold.
The Motherchic Exclusive Necklace
I asked my husband why he loves these athletic pants and his answer, “I don’t know why I love them, I just do”. Well, there you have it folks. Trust me, they will go over well!
For Her The must have jacket in an exclusive color!
These indulge worthy products work while you sleep
The cheekiest beauty gift
Denim with a fashion forward fly
Jo Malone is the perfectly chic scent
Cashmere. Oh and itâ€™s $98
TMC Reader Tradition Pick a theme every year and everyone gets gifts within that theme!
Diff eyewear makes all the difference
If itâ€™s not leopard, it better be camo
A Motherchic favorite
Surprise her with the coolest brands: Outdoor Voices and Jade Yoga
These rainboots also come in leopard
All the pretty little things
A little lace
Everyoneâ€™s favorite brand
The prettiest bralette
Never enough leopard
This cashmere set is the end
These pajama sets are Oh so Chic
For Him James Bond worthy dopp kit
Itâ€™s a gym in a box! An outfit-maker for him
Gearing up for a new year A space pen, yup astronauts use it.
Give his basics a major upgrade
Too cute to boot
He will live in this
The best in work bags
The only jeans he will ever need
Toddler & Baby
There is a first for everything
The ultimate white noise machine
No more cold feet
Baby oh baby! Start the soundtrack of their lives
Baby itâ€™s cold outside
Everyone wants (needs!!!) a Joanna Gaines kitchen
Sugar and spice, and everything nice Classic books
Picks for Kids Interactive Monkey Business
What tutu dreams are made of
Iâ€™ll take one in light blue, â€˜54 convertible too A huggable night light
One word. Pre-assembled.
I know a Rhino
Make the holidays magical
College fund or Shoe fund? Either way â€œGirls just want to have FUNDS!â€?
I was at Target and came home with...
The look of pure...
Kick is up and itâ€™s good!
Literally hours of fun
Slam Dunk Status
I have four boys, need I say more.
Is playing more fun than watching?
Because, snow days.
STEM and beyond The beginnings of an engineer
STEM toys encourage Because slime is still in
skill development but feel just
A bugâ€™s life
Reach for the stars
Is there a pancake emoji? There is a genius hiding inside my kid
Self expression is key This book is also mesmerizing
Just like hiring a personal chef Unleash their inner artiste
Pom poms, trending.
So cute youâ€™ll want one in your size
My 11 year old self would go nuts for this jacket. Yes, you can also get a Caboodle for yourself
Glitter is always a good idea
future Taylor Swift?
All the techy stuff
Blue Tooth & LED Humor in a box
To match Mom, obviously
Play all day
Boys will be boys I will be borrowing this
Star Power 30 color choices
For glowing skin
The best part of these gifts will be the look on their faces Never too early to start a bucket list
Not just for lounging
My mom always said Iâ€™d forget my head if it wasnâ€™t attached ;)
For the love of music Includes instructions on how to clean a bathroom
First Date Ready
Squeaky Clean Made in the USA
As cool as it is cute
In-Laws Movie night must-have
These gifts will get you major brownie points
The most stunning diffuser
For graceful aging
The cutest personalized calendars
The chic-est of slippers
Grandad never looked so good
From the golf course to cocktails Keep them connected With hints of wit and wisdom He will thank you for these
All the warm and fuzzies He loves candles too
Vacuum-insulated, Stainless-steel Canister aka Wine Chiller
Beauty Buys A place for everything
Because self-care is always in fashion
Rock solid eye treatment No Sleep Eraser
The most amazing mask
Essential for Oils
Cult Favorite Deodorant
Luscious Locks Dry brushing is the best in exfoliation
Awake in a flash
Power Drops for color treated hair
These are the things you would never buy for yourself
Have yourself a good hair day
Major ponytail upgrade
A must try for beach waves
The most exclusive hair care kit
For â€œwandâ€?erful hair
Scrunchies are back and better than ever A towel for your tresses
Take care of those unwanted hairs
A little pampering for him
A gentle exfoliator for the face
The new toolkit
For a better lather Hands down, his favorite face wash For that baywatch flow
Millennial Must Haves This will gauc your world
Meal prep on the go
Packed lunch never looked so good Your personal trainer
Thank goodness for ...
Give your phone a “time-out” with this perfectly placed vase Once you go metal...
Tongue scraping is the new flossing Cows (and moms) aren’t the only ones making milk anymore?!
Best in Tech Music on-the-go
Pocket Printer. Mind Blown.
Wireless earbuds that are also really pretty
These gifts have major wow factor
Portable Projector, an instant jaw dropper
Show off your styleâ€¦ in watchbands and laptop cases
TMC Reader Tradition Read a Christmas book each day in December with the kiddos <3
Office Chic Straightforward To Do List
Top Rated for the travelling girl boss Rothys = reader obsessed
How to grow a business
The ultimate charging dock
TMC Reader Hack Get all the shopping done early! Cyber Monday is my LAST shopping day. Then you can actually enjoy the holidays!
Are backpacks the new briefcase?
Cable drops are actual life savers Easy to care for love fern.
All the essentials at eyesight
A jewelry holder for the travel buff
Make it personal
The ABCs of cooking
TMC Reader Tradition We do a peppermint pig -you hit the pig and the pieces represent good luck for the next year
A token of your affection
Whatâ€™s your sign?
Monogrammed card holder
The Best Boots Play all day in these best all around boots
Better to splurge on snow boots than to bet against snow days
Fashionable and functional for all winter weather
After 3 older brothers these shoes still do the trick
That little pull tab makes all the difference between wet and dry
Described as perfect for shoveling the driveway ;)
Once you put these on, you’ll never take them off
The eco-friendly sneaker, that doesn’t look eco-friendly
The coolest waterproof sneaker
The “on cloud” running shoe
I love these becauseâ€Ś No laces
And they are perfect in pink
A little bit of shimmer and a whole lot of style
These are good for the whole family
Stocking Stuffers Nail Kit Key Chain
Handy Dandy Lip Tint
Great things come in small packages
Whale Face Brush
Message in a bottle necklace Beauty Water Packets
A taste of the sweet life
Touch screen friendly
Vanilla Bourbon Candle
Best in Show Tie
My husband wonâ€™t stop talking about these
TMC Reader Tradition Hot Chocolate for the kids, adult hot chocolate for the adults, rent a bus with friends and go look at the lights!
Unicorn horn sidewalk chalk
Bath time just got a whole new flavor
Future Top Chef
Blossom drop gift set
Much needed beauty rest
Fingerling friendship on your fingertips
Light up the night Fun for all ages
My kids could play with these for days
Kidding, this would never fit in a stocking
TMC Reader Tradition
The â€œahaâ€? gifts
Making Santa footprints coming out of the fireplace using baby powder!
Avoid dishwasher confusion To get rid of the piling on your sweaters
How did I live without these?
Best non stick pan
Weighted blanket for a better sleep
Air Fryer so you can enjoy avocado fries at home
No more soggy granola! The best vacuum ever
Why didnâ€™t I invent this?
For all your hot water needs
Rice Cooker Made with the healing power of honey
Highly coveted eyewear
Chloe. A handbag dream. Two words. La Mer.
The coat of all coats
Packing light made easy
Please and Thank you
Fine Art (yes, this is the artist displayed in the Motherchic office!)
TMC Reader Tradition Annual holiday date with my significant other! Great to make time for the two of us during the holidays.
There is no better cooler The power of Pendleton
The makings of epic outdoor entertaining Garmin knows watches
The ultimate outdoor essential Heart warming nights
A travelling sound system
TMC Reader Tradition
Tailgating after cutting down our Christmas Tree.
Liquid Diet? These are some of our favorite drinking vessels
There is a perfect temperature for coffee
Unicorns drink water too
Keep it hot or cold!
Heavy duty is an understatement
Holiday Recipe Winner Boilo! Apple Pie Moonshine (aka Coal Cracker Champagne)
Recipe Makes 1 batch ● ● ● ● ●
1/2 gallon of 100-percent apple cider 4 cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons cloves (whole or ground) 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 3 cups of cheap, blended whiskey
Infuse, heat and enjoy! Courtesy of Megan M.
Holiday Hack Winner Easy Giftables ● Buy dollar store white ceramic plates ● Write/draw on them with sharpies with personalized messages or holiday cheer. ● Bake at 350 for 30 mins and the ink sets on the plate. ● Fill the plate with homemade cookies/treats and give as gifts to anyone! Courtesy of Lauren H.
Pets I am not even a cat person, but <3
The ultimate treat puzzle
Pawtection, couldnâ€™t of explained it better
A bowtie for every day of the week
Walk this way Dinner is served Slow feeder
For the kids...
Anything on Ice Sporting Event
Family Vacation Date with Mom & Dad
Craft Beer Tasting
200+ gift ideas