2017 Gift Guide For Her

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Christmas is right around the corner and I for one am SO FREAKING EXCITED!! I'm going to start blasting the Christmas music and throw up the decorations the day after Thanksgiving! Anyone else?? We always go cut down our Christmas tree in the mountains the weekend after Thanksgiving, and I'm really looking forward to doing it this year. James loves being outside and exploring so I think he is going to have so much fun finding a tree in the woods!

I'm determined to eliminate as much stress from the holiday season this year as possible. This means ordering our Christmas cards NOW so that I have plenty of time to mail them out before Christmas. (I always get our cards through Shutterfly - I love the quality of the cards and all of the pretty options that they have!) I'm also going to be doing all of my Christmas shopping early so that I make sure to get everything that I want to get for my loved ones! There is nothing worse than being stumped on what to get someone a few days before Christmas!! :(

I'm putting together a couple of Gift Guides this year to share some of my gift ideas with you all! This first one is for the ladies in your life. I've picked some items from all different price points and categories, so you're sure to find something that is PERFECT for your mom, best friend, sister, etc... You can even send a link to this post to your family and friends who are asking what YOU want for Christmas!

You can shop each item below (or just get more information on it) by clicking on the picture. Each picture is a link to the item. I hope this guide helps you find something wonderful for all the women on your Christmas list this year! Let me know what your FAVORITE items from the guide are in the comments below!

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DIY Mermaid Mint Sugar Scrub

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This sugar scrub is really easy to make! It looks beautiful, smells amazing, and feels super luxurious. It helps to exfoliate your skin while softening and moisturizing it, all while giving you a nice little aromatherapy session. Plus, this scrub makes for a GREAT homemade gift! Whip up a batch, put it into a cute jar, tie a ribbon on it, and there you go! The recipient of this scrub will be blown away that you made it yourself. 

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 tbs of mint extract
  • 1-2 drops of green food coloring

Here's what you do:

Microwave the coconut oil on high in a microwave safe bowl for about 15 seconds. You want it to be soft. Then, mix in the rest of the ingredients, and stir up until well combined. The food coloring should be evenly distributed by the time you're finished mixing. If your scrub is too liquidy, go ahead and stir in a bit more sugar until the consistency is just right. Spoon into cute jars and decorate with ribbon to use as gifts, or put the entire mixture into one big jar and keep it all to yourself! ;) I won't judge.