2018 gift guide

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The holidays are soon going to be here soon and if you are like me, you still have EVERYONE to shop for!  Yeah, I have a tendency to wait until after Thanksgiving!  So I want to share with you my 2018 Gift Guide for the family, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah!!

Now, these gifts may not all be specifically Christian per se, but they are great family-friendly ideas for all families!!

2018 GIFT GUIDE

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Gifts For The Home

 

Amazon Echo

I LOVE my Echo! In fact, I have two of them; one for upstairs and one for downstairs! I love it because I can tell it to add items to my shopping list, look up recipes which it can then send to my phone, I can ask her to set a timer (or a few!) and I can also beat it in a game of 20 Questions while I cook! Yep…she is not too good at 20 Questions!

I love that I can add skills, including some fun Bible Trivia games! There are many faith-based skills you can add so you can totally customize your experience!

I also love playing music on my Echo! I have it linked to Amazon Music so I can tell it to play a playlist, an album, a song or a station!  And, if you have Audible, it can even read your audiobooks to you!

If you have Prime, you can ask Alexa to re-order something for you and it’s done! I used to order my dog food that way until my dog decided he needed home cooked food!!

This is by far my favorite gift!! You can get the Echo, the Echo Dot (which doesn’t have the same sound quality as the Echo but does everything it does) or the new Echo Show!

   
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Instant Pot

Ok, so I have a rule in my house…no appliances for gifts unless specifically requested. But, since we are talking about gifts for the family I think it is ok. We buy the “house” a gift each year!

Besides, I think this is one gift any of us would want!

I LOVE my pressure cooker!!! It makes the most amazing, tender meat I have ever had!  It cooks everything from stews, to soups, to wings, to baked ziti!! I can roast a chicken in like an hour!

I think EVERY kitchen should have a pressure cooker!!! It will change the way you make meals and, if you do meal prepping, it will make your life so much easier!!

 
 

Air Fryer

Again, breaking my no appliance rule here! Alongside the pressure cooker, I think every kitchen should have an air fryer! If you are eating healthy and want to enjoy some of your favorite foods without all the oil, this is the way to go!!  It makes the most amazing chicken wings!! In fact, I like to combine this with the pressure cooker when making wings!

Because the pressure cooker doesn’t make the wings crispy, you can cook them up a bit in the air fryer and then transfer them to the sauce and cook the rest of the way in the pressure cooker!! Perfection!!!

 

Avocado Huggers

Who else is obsessed with avocados???  I LOVE them but I am the only one in my house that does!  So I often have to save half for later!  This little gadget will keep them fresh longer!! Click on the image to visit their page to learn more!

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Gifts For Family & Friends (Or You!!)

 

Amazon Prime

Looking for that perfect gift for the person who has everything? Why not Amazon Prime? You’ll be giving them the gift of Prime Video, borrowing Kindle books, access to programs like Amazon Fresh and let’s not forget that unlimited FREE 2 Day shipping!! It is the best gift I ever received and I am now a loyal Prime customer!

For Amazon Prime, or for more great gift ideas such as Christian books, visit my Amazon Storefront HERE

 

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The Joyful Life

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this magazine for Christian women!! What better gift than to give a subscription to the Christian women in your life (or yourself!!)

THE JOYFUL LIFE is a quarterly lifestyle print publication for Christian women seeking the authentic joy found by inviting  Jesus into our everyday lives.

 

Banner | STANDARD

 

Hanukkah Gifts & Decorations For Messianic Jews

Eight Lights – A Hanukkah Devotional For Followers of Yeshua (Jesus)

 

Messianic T-Shirt – Yeshua (Adult and Youth Sizes)

Tree of Life Menorah

Dreidels – 2 Pack

 

Grafted In Messianic – Velvet Wall Hanging Banner

 

Gifts For the Crafter

 

Cricut Explore Air 2

Ok as an avid crafter, this section is in my wheelhouse! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Cricut! Did I mention I love it? I make everything on this one, from t-shirts to wall art to tumblers and more! And my kids love designing their own t-shirts!! So it keeps everyone busy!


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Cricut Maker

For the serious crafter, this is the next step up! The Cricut Maker is amazing! It can do all that the Air 2 can do and more, like cutting wood, fabric, etc. It is perfect for more heavy duty crafts!

 

Brother SE400 Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machine

I love my sewing machine! I love my embroidery machine! Here you have both! This is great if you are new to embroidery and want to do some smaller projects for around your home or as gifts!

 

Gifts For Kids

 

Speak Out (Teens)

Ok, I say this is for the teens but EVERYONE will love this. This game is a popular favorite in my house! I have laughed so hard my sides hurt!!!  Ages 16+

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As much as I love Speak Out, I also love this one!  Again, tons of laughter as you face the challenge of getting either a yummy flavored jelly bean, or facing boogers, grass cuttings, spoiled milk, etc. The kids, no surprise, love this one! I am not 100% sure what the age range is on this but it is jelly beans so there is a choking hazard for young children!

 

The Amazing Air Soccer Hover Ball (Ages Toddler +)

So apparently, this is a thing! I cannot honestly say I have played with it but I hear great things about it!  It is one of the 2018 trending gifts so if you have kids who enjoy soccer, this is safe for kids and furniture! Click on the image to find out more!

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Clearly, I am out of touch because apparently this is a trending gift I know nothing about…but I gotta admit, it looks fun!! Click on the image to find out more!

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Planners

 

Erin Condren Planners

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Cultivate What Matters – 2019 Powersheets Collection

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Gifts For Men

Every Man’s Bible NIV

My husband has this Bible and I think it is great!  Lots of informative notes in it on various topics!!

Stand Strong – 365 Devotions for Men by Men

Sometimes men get so busy it is hard for them to fit in devotional time!  This makes it easy!

 

 

Gifts For Teachers

 

Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner

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Cultivate What Matters – 2019 Powersheets

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Gifts For Pets

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For More Gift Ideas…

 

You can visit my Amazon Storefront for more gift ideas and search for more there as well!!

Just click here to go to my storefront!

Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!!

 

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My name is Diane and I am a wife and mom, a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and yes, a blogger. I live in BEAUTIFUL Northwestern Connecticut and when I am not blogging, you will find me spending time with my husband and kiddos…or up in my craft room designing custom tumblers, making reading pillows or quilting! I am also an avid amateur genealogist and love researching my family history!

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