Best Gifts for a 14 Year Old GirlWhat are the best gifts for a 14 year old girl? When I asked my 14 year old granddaughter, she quickly replied, “Makeup, music, and money.”  I insisted we find gifts that could be wrapped in pretty packages — I am the grandma, and that is my choice.  This page is packed with ideas from both of us, so do keep scrolling.

Makeup for 14 Year old girls — I would be hesitant to buy makeup for a 14 year old without input from the parents, but I do know that the Neutrogena BB Tinted Moisturizer is a perfect light first foundation of sorts.  If my 14 year old daughter or niece or granddaughter requested makeup, the Neutrogena tint would be my choice.  Add a light pink nail polish, a lip gloss and a small makeup case.

Music and money requests are both solved easily with
gift cards.  While gift cards do not come in beautiful packages, the teens really do enjoy having gift cards on hand. The best gift cards for kids this age include movie theaters, music, and local restaurants.

Read on for Jessica’s top suggestions of gifts for 14 year old girls. Read the rest of this entry

stocking stuffers golfersStocking stuffers for golfers can be practical or fun.   Search for items that will make your recipient smile on Christmas morning.    Put on your detective hat and discover the brands he/she prefers.  Golfers are really particular about their equipment, especially their brand of golf balls.  Will your stocking stuffers be funny items or more practical gifts? Read the rest of this entry

unique Christmas gifts for dogsThese 5 unique Christmas gifts for dogs are sure to make you smile — and delight your dog-lover friends.   Settle back and enjoy our selection.  Our dogs are precious to us and we do want to remember them in a special way during the holidays. The gifts for dogs pins you see on this page will link back to the pinner, so you can click and share the love with these folks. They will appreciate it and I appreciate the opportunity to share their great ideas for gifts for our dogs.

From luxury dog beds to beautiful dog homes, our goal is to delight your dogs (and ours).   We want to treat them like the royalty they believe they are. Read the rest of this entry

hot wheels storage ideasHot Wheels cars are great fun, but moms always need a few more Hot Wheels storage ideas.   Boys love to collect these cars and play with them for hours — on the living room rug, in their rooms, outside in the dirt.   Their imaginations are boundless – if it involves cars, most little boys simply do not tire of them.  They just want more!  And so they collect them.  And the Hot Wheels collection grows and grows.

As parents and grandparents, we now have the opportunity to study Pinterest and discover creative ideas for Hot Wheels storage.  On this page, you will find the results of my time on Pinterest today.  I found 4 distinct ideas that seem do-able.

Do click on your favorites and give them some Pinterest love.  Your click will take you to the right spot on Pinterest to do that.   I hope you enjoy my selection. Read the rest of this entry

cute dollhouse ideasCute dollhouse ideas are plentiful on Pinterest — I have chosen my top 4 cute dollhouse ideas for girls. These are dollhouses for play, not for collectors, but I am sure you collectors out there can integrate some of these ideas into your creations too. Today I am searching for dollhouses I think our granddaughter would enjoy. Come join me!

You can click on the large pictures to find them on Pinterest. Share some love with these creative pinners.

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Funny Golf Gifts for Men

golf gag giftsAre you looking for funny golf gifts for men? I live with the world’s best practical joker and a serious golfer too.

He loves adding funny golf gifts to his golf bag. His golf bag is full of silliness and fun!

You might think your guy is serious on the golf course, but believe me, these guys love a good laugh better than anybody.

This page is filled with his favorite golf gag gifts.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom. I think I have found a few gag gifts you have not seen yet.

PS  This photo is me pretending to hit a golf ball in hubby’s mouth.   Of course, I did not really try it, but the pose is so much fun for family photo albums.  You might want to try this yourself.  We also did it with him hitting the ball out of my mouth.   The grandchildren especially love those pics! Read the rest of this entry

gifts female bossesIt’s fun to find gifts female bosses will appreciate. Just put your thinking cap on for a few minutes and remember things that she likes to do.

Have you seen the newest Amazon Echo Dot? This little electronic device will tell her the time, play her music, tell her what’s on her calendar for the day, the weather, the news, or even set a timer. If she loves electronics, this is definitely the thing to do for her.

If she has a personal secretary, take her secretary to lunch and pick her brains for great ideas. Believe me, she knows her boss better than anybody else.

If this is a group gift, gather everyone and ask for a list of things they know she likes. Perhaps one of the group is her golf partner, or another takes line dance lessons with her.  It’s fun to set a theme and have everybody buy gifts that fit the theme.  This is especially fun with new electronic gadgets if she is rather geeky.  New products arrive every day.  None of us can really keep up with them all.  Fill a basket with products she has never seen before!

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Top Toys for 8 Year Old BoysWhat’re the best toys for 8 year old boys?   The top toys for 8 year old boys are as varied as the boys themselves.  Eight year old boys come in all sizes and shapes and they really do love life!  8 year old boys are full of energy, curiosity, and daring.  

What do 8 year old boys like?  They like toys that move, things to build, balls to throw and anything with wheels. Little boys are fascinating creatures. If you are buying a gift for an 8 year old boy this year and you have not been around him in a while, I hope you will find our suggestions helpful.

Our top toys for 8 year old boys list starts with balls.  Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, playground balls will all be enjoyed for hours. If you want to buy a treat for a young boy, buy a ball. Most little boys will immediately put a new ball into play.

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Wearable Inflatable Bumper Balls — The Newest Way to Play!

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The top gifts 5 year old girls enjoy include active outdoor toys and more complex indoor activities. She loves her doll, but now she wants a stroller,
a doll bed, a high chair, and clothes changes.

She still enjoys being outside, just like when she was 3 and 4, but now she is ready for more advanced riding toys and perhaps a small trampoline.  

Five year olds enjoy tents and hammocks, building toys like simple Legos and classic toys like Tinkertoys.

These are my top gifts for 5 year old girls – based on years of experience as a mom and a grandmama.

Little girls are generally easy to please and always fun to entertain.  Read the rest of this entry

downton abbey gift itemsFans of the now famous and beloved PBS series and the Downton Abbey movie will appreciate any of the Downton Abbey gift items featured on this page. 

We want to remember the special series that brought us all so much great drama every season.  For Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion, you will watch Downton fans’ faces light up with joy. 

Better yet, have a Downton Abbey party to watch an entire season on your Roku and give these for door prizes.  Dress up in 20s costumes.

You’ll find fabulous Downton Abbey gift items here for everyone on your gift-giving list.  Male or female.  Young or old. 

There’s something here for everyone.

These gift items from Downton Abbey can be placed in gift bags, gift baskets, Christmas stockings, and so on.  Be creative and have fun mixing things up a bit. Read the rest of this entry