I’m usually stumped when trying to come up with great gift ideas for the holidays, but this year I finally have a great idea list to choose from! Now I’m no Oprah, but these are my must have “Favorite Things” for this year. Enjoy!!

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For the Home

Erin Condren Sherpa Throw: Many people on my list are getting one of these this year. They are SO soft, and great to have in the family room, in the car as an emergency blanket, or for guests to use if they stay! There are a ton of different patterns available, but this poinsettia for the holidays is so gorgeous, right?  New to Erin Condren? Use this link for $10 off sent to your email when you order!

Hello Fresh We tried out Hello Fresh for the first time this week, and seriously, it was amazing! We are the pickiest eaters I know, and everything we made was delicious! I’ll have a full review up later this week, but for now, give it a try and get $40 off or give it as a gift to someone you know who loves to cook or maybe doesn’t have time to get out and grocery shop or meal plan! With $40 off it’s an awesome gift to give!

Instant Pot Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know there’s been a bit of an instant pot craze lately. This little gizmo can cook food in 10-30 minutes, even 6-8 hour crockpot meals! Everything we’ve made so far has been delicious, so I highly recommend. Perfect gift for the time constrained chef in your life! I gave one to my mom for her birthday this year, it’s a perfect gift!Grove Collaborative Why do I love Grove Co. so much? It has so many different things to choose from! If you know someone who is serious about keeping their home clean, organized, and natural, Grove Collaborative is for you. Featuring seasonal Mrs. Meyers scents and gift sets (My peppermint chef set is on the way this week), it’s a great site for all home needs! I recommend giving the cleaning caddy plus some goodies (like below) to a hostess for any holiday parties, or to someone you know who would love a gift basket like this! Omni Jacket: Call me old school, but I love a good wireless bluetooth speaker. I’m not into the Alexa or Google Home Mini craze, so this one is perfect for us! It connects effortlessly to any bluetooth device, and the sound quality is awesome! Plus, the charge lasts forever. I’ve had it since May and I’ve only charged it 2-3 times. My daughter points to it and says “Dancing!” and we stream some Pandora Disney and have a party. Lightweight, portable, and so far immune to toddlers throwing it in excitement. Also- it’s waterproof, so feel comfortable bringing it out by the pool if you have one! (We don’t, but that sounds pretty nice!) Keurig: I’m showing this in turquoise because this is the color I have, and it looks so good in our shades of blue kitchen. My other one worked just fine, but who can resist a new shiny Keurig?

For Her

Clarisonic: I received this for Christmas a few years ago, and I use it every day and in the shower. It’s soft, really cleans your skin, and doesn’t leave it too dry. I absolutely love this more than any other facial cleanser I’ve tried!

Toms: So comfortable and easy to slip on. You might remember that I picked up matching shoes for me and the toddler! Get $20 off with this link! Sherpa Slippers: Who doesn’t love a cozy pair of slippers? These are a steal at $23.99!


Wallet: I really needed a new wallet, and the ones I was eyeing were $50 and up. Then I found this beauty at Target, which is perfect for holding all of my important cards, gift cards, and cash allowance. Two zips, a change holder, and I can even fit my iPhone 8 Plus inside, for $16.99! Plus, it’s pretty! Erin Condren: Check out the holiday gift guide by clicking on the image below. There are so many amazing things to get for your favorite planner or organizer! Stickers, accessories, home goods, planners, journals, you name it! FabFitFun:Give a gift that keeps on giving with a quarterly subscription to FabFitFun! You can see my previous reviews of these boxes here. Full size products, and always a fun surprise! Tiny Tags:Tiny Tags makes absolutely gorgeous jewelry, perfect for mom, grandma, sisters, or basically anyone who would love a personalized necklace or bracelet. I have two. The single tag circle pendant with the names of both my daughters. They stack really nicely, and go with everything! Order now in time for Christmas, it takes a bit longer for personalization!

For Him

Apple AirPodsThese are so great, not just for him, but I always find it’s harder to buy things for husband, dad, or brothers, so that’s why they’re in this list. We have a pair that we share as a family, and they are so great because kids can’t rip them out of your ears and try to strangle you, and you can leave your phone down and walk freely around the house! They are great for listening to music while exercising or cleaning! Sprezza Box: You’ve probably read my post on Sprezza Box. My husband adores this, and it keeps coming each month until you cancel! Hand picked items for the man who likes to dress well, including ties, socks, dress shirt accessories, and occasionally special gifts like watches! We’ve teamed up with Sprezza to get you a great deal! Simply use this link* and then enter code MODESTHOUSE at checkout to receive 10% off your first order (monthly and prepaid subscriptions) and entire store orders.)

Dollar Shave Club: I know you’re thinking “Woohoo, razors for Christmas”, but DSC has so much more than that! I would recommend one of the starter sets with trial sizes. My husband loves the shave butter. Plus, you can get 5% cash back right now through ebates!

Roku or Apple TV For the gadget guy in your life, the Roku or Apple TV allows them to stream their favorites, including ESPN, Netflix, Hulu, and even live streaming with some providers. We have the Apple TV upstairs (my personal fave), and a Roku in the basement, where my husband streams XFINITY.



Sirius XM SubscriptionWhen you spend a lot of time in the car, Sirius XM is amazing! It has channels for all ages, and tons of sports and talk radio. This is a great gift for your favorite driver. Plus, get $5 back with ebates on this one, great deal! Even if your car isn’t Sirius enabled, they have radios you can plug in as well. I’ve used both, and it’s worth it to get those stations you love without commercials.

How to save even more!

Ebates– You save money by clicking on the ebates tab when shopping online. I’ve earned over $300 in cash back, and it applies coupons as well. This one is seriously a no brainer. Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Amazon Prime 2 day free shipping? Amazing customer service? How do you not have Amazon Prime yet? Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial for the holidays!

Makes a great gift, too!

Target REDCard (Advanced Black Friday Sale for REDCard members!) We do the debit, so it comes straight out of our bank account. It’s not a credit card, and we get 5% off every time! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave







13 comments on “2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Grownups”

  1. Great post! I love the idea of hello fresh and subscription boxes!! I will have to check out the men’s one you posted for my husband. Also the matching TOMS..ADORABLE idea!

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