Kalissa’s Gift Giving Guide

I like to pride myself in being a good gift giver. If you’re stuck on what to buy for who this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place.

If you ever purchase any amazon products from MY link, I do get commission. If you buy, let’s just say, $150 worth of other stuff while you’re on Amazon by following my link, I also get commission on those things you purchase. It’s a way to support my blog and it is a way to score some great quality products. I just want to be honest with you guys. I would have raved about this product even if I didn’t make any money off of it.

Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Toy

I LOVE this star and it is a staple for any baby gift I give. I can hang it on their baby gym, car seat, crib etc. I love the music and they love the lights! It would make a great stocking stuffer for the new little one in your life!



Contigo Autoseal Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Thermal Coffee Travel Mug 

These things are titanium. I have SEVERAL contigo waterbottles. My mom was riding in the car with me the other day and I tipped mine upside down and threw it in the diaper bag. She reached in to grab it quick before it spilled but I was NOT concerned. These things are truly leak proof. I put them in back packs, I can drop them down the stairs, I can do anything and if it is a contigo water bottle, it won’t budge. This is the energizer bunny of waterbottles. It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. I’ll put ice in it before I go to bed and it will still be there when I wake up! Who wouldn’t want a super sturdy waterbottle!? Everyone could use some hydration!



Sangean LB-100 Ultra Rugged Compact AM / FM Radio

I bought this for my dad last Christmas and he LOVED it! It’s nothing fancy but a good quality solid radio! It can run on batteries or plugged in. It is drop resistant and water resistant if they are working outdoors. Overall this made for an awesome gift!



Stainless Steel Anatomical Organ Heart Pendant Necklace 

My sister got this for me one year for Christmas and I just love it! Nothing drives me more crazy than when jewelry is NOT anatomically correct! This necklace is perfect for the medical nerd in your life!



Mybbay Newborn Baby Soft Fleece Booties – Stay On Slippers

Nothing drives me crazier than when Gannon pulls his socks off! Keep baby’s socks ON with these booties! This is another gift I always give at baby showers! They are so warm and fuzzy – Gannon has had and worn every size! I HIGHLY recommend! I got some for my niece Georgia and they still wear them ALL THE TIME!



Quilting Pendant from Me and My Stitches

Check out my previous blog post here: http://www.thepinkshoelaces.com/a-gift-for-mom/

Handmade Bubble Bath Bomb

We LOVE bath bombs at our house! If you haven’t jumped on the bath bomb craze yet, bath bombs are these soap kind of ball that you put into the water and it fizzes and turns your bathwater a different color AND smells amazing! This is actually a gift set – 24 bath bombs are broken into 4 separate boxes to be gifted or for you to use all on your own! Carver and Gannon love the bath bombs and Craig and I do too!



and finally….THIS TOTE!

Demoment Canvas Utility Bag for nurses and teachers!

I’ve raved on about how wonderful this tote is in this blog post: http://www.thepinkshoelaces.com/a-dead-car-battery-chicken-lo-mein-a-bike-and-a-super-cute-tote/

I’ve gone on to sell a TON of them on Amazon and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful reviews! They have new patterns all the time – I don’t see my black and white striped bag there at the moment but it could come back! My sister has bought several of these totes as well and loves them!



Sherpa Lined Plaid Flannel

This one was a suggestion from Craig and is perfect for anyone planning on spending time outdoors this winter! I personally can’t get enough Sherpa in my life and now Craig is hooked too! We bought 4 of these for Craig on Black Friday (more on that in Saturday’s blog post):



That’s all folks! Let me know what YOU recommend for your go to gift!



  1. Carolyn Sullivan
    December 6, 2019 / 11:59 am

    THANKS!! my GGS was here over Thanksgiving and he has the most OBNOXIOUS TOY that plays music and lights up…. this sounds so much better

  2. Sherri C
    December 6, 2019 / 4:12 pm

    Thanks Kalissa for the gift suggestions. I showed my hubby Craig’s favorite shirt (I followed your link) and we ordered one for him. He had trouble picking which color he wanted! LOL

  3. Susan the Farm Quilter
    December 6, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    When you recommended the bag the first time, I went and snagged 2 of them…one for me and one for a friend in England!! I hope she enjoys hers as much as you do yours. She works from home, but frequently is on the go with swim meets and for business. I hope she can pack lots of great things in her bag to make it easier on herself!!

  4. Sharon Malone
    December 7, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Wanted to get the Baby Einstein toy you recommended but read several reviews stating that the face paint smeared and came off if it got wet, as in drool. Have you had this problem?

    • thepinkshoelaces_nobzq1
      December 7, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      not at all 🙂 I’ve bought 2 now!

      • Sharon Malone
        December 8, 2019 / 2:28 pm

        Thanks! Maybe those were old posts and the problem as been corrected.

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