Featured Giveaways, Featured Reviews, Reviews, Reviews & Giveaways

Holiday Gift Guide – Turn Your Bucket List into a Wish List

Christmas Tree Decorations

No matter how old you are, waking up on Christmas morning only to find a piece of coal in your stocking and a pair of socks under the tree is enough to dampen anyone’s festive spirit. It’s a good job then that we’ve scoured the internet landscape to bring you unique Christmas gift ideas – whether it’s for mom, dad, spouse, kids or even your furry friends.

Great Gifts for Men & Women

Experience Gifts – Great American Days

Great American Days

At Great American Days, you’ll find more than 6000 amazing experience gifts for every budget, taste and occasion. From riding in a race car to relaxing at a day spa, Great American Days experience gifts start at just $25 and create memories that last a lifetime. http://www.greatamericandays.com/

Great Gifts for Men & Women

Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder – Bodum 


The new BISTRO comes with a borosilicate glass container to catch the ground coffee as glass is inherently static-free. This and the tight plastic/rubber lid make for an excellent, no-spill coffee grinder. The borosilicate glass container comes with a silicone band to make it slip-proof, an especially important feature when touched with wet hands. The BISTRO is made from borosilicate glass, steel, plastic, rubber and silicone. http://www.bodum.com

Great Gifts for Men & Women

Chargepod – Callpod


The Chargepod simultaneously charges many of your mobile devices while eliminating all those cluttering chargers around the house, work and car. All from just one convenient outlet! http://callpod.com

Great Gifts for Men & Women

Fueltank – Callpod


The Fueltank contains a very dependable rechargeable lithium ion battery. The Fueltank UNO has more than 4 times the capacity of a standard mobile device. The Fueltank DUO is twice the power and capacity of the Fueltank UNO making it a super value! http://callpod.com

Great Gifts for Men & Women

Travel Pillow & 4-in-1 Travel Blanket – Travelrest

Travelrest Set

The 4-In-1 Travelrest travel blanket has a poncho style design that will cover your shoulders and not fall down. It is made from premium micro-fleece, which will leave you warm, cozy, and comfortable, but they didn’t stop there. The blanket has a built-in carry case (with strap) and once the blanket is inside its case, the travel blanket can be used for head, neck, and lumbar support.

With its patented ergonomic shape, the Travelrest® travel pillow attaches to any seat back, nestling against the head and neck to provide support and comfort in flight or on the road.  Even without a seat back, Travelrest’s versatile design provides excellent support – simply sling the tether cord over your head and shoulder…and relax. Its compact design allows for easy inflation when you are ready to rest and easy stowage when you are done. http://www.travelrest.net/

Great Gifts for New Parents

Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller – Joovy 

Joovy Zoom Stroller

The Joovy Zoom includes all of the high end features you would expect in a Joovy jogger. Made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and 600D fabric the Zoom is ready for tough duty. The suspension, with 3-inch travel, smooths out the bumps and provides a comfortable ride for your little one while Joovy’s signature over-sized canopy provides the best sun protection available. You also get a neoprene parent organizer that holds 2 cups and has a zippered container, plus a rain/wind cover that’s custom made for the Zoom. With plenty of storage in the easy access storage basket and mesh pockets, you can bring along all of your necessities. http://www.joovy.com/

Great Gifts for Him

Men’s Axiom Jacket – Outdoor Research

Men's Axiom Jacket

Outdoor Research’s award-winning, lightweight and super-breathable storm shell; engineered for fast and light alpine climbs. http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/

Great Gifts for Him

Halo 4 – Microsoft


The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo’s original multiplayer and Spartan Ops – episodic fiction-based co-op missions. http://www.microsoftstore.com

Great Gifts for Him

Daylight TLS – Mountainsmith 

DaylightTLS Mountainsmith

Designed as a lightweight reinforced ripstop nylon stow-away piece for travel or backcountry pursuits, the Daylight lumbar pack features a zippered interior pocket that cleverly converts to a “stash and dash” storage pocket for on-the-go travel. The bright yellow pocket ensures that it’s easy to find in a pack or suitcase. Side mesh bottle compatible pockets and a zippered front panel pocket provide additional storage. The removable shoulder strap offers an alternative way to carry the pack. 3M reflective highlights increase visibility. Throw it in your next backpack or travel pack for the ultimate solution for fast and light excursions.  www.mountainsmith.com

Great Gifts for Her

Fremonster Flap Pannier – Detours


‘The People’s Republic of Fremont’ is one of Seattle’s funkiest neighborhoods, and the Fremonster is one of their funkiest bags! With bold prints, fabrics and distinctive lines, this pannier looks as good off the bike as it works on it. Throw it over your shoulder or use the simple clips to attach the bag to your rack. Just like the citizens of Fremont, this bag stands out in a crowd. Includes interior mesh pocket with key clip, laptop sleeve, hide-away rain cover and removable shoulder strap. http://detours.us/

Great Gifts for Her

W’s Tumalo Trinity 2.5-Layer Jacket – GoLite


Meet GoLite’s Great Value Jacket! With all of the essential technical features, this lightweight waterproof jacket has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. If you are looking for an affordable, everyday rain coat designed to be packable and keep you dry in all conditions, this is it! www.golite.com

Great Gifts for Babies

Greenie Tricycoo Trycycle – – Joovy


The Joovy Tricycoo is a tricycle for children as young as 18 months! The Tricycoo is the perfect way to introduce your child to balance and coordination, one step at a time.   Your child will love the adventure of piloting their very first vehicle and parents love that they are in control while their child masters each stage of learning! http://www.joovy.com/

Great Gifts for Furry Friends

K-9 Cube – Mountainsmith 


The K-9 Cube makes traveling with your pet simple. Keep organized with the interior dividers, separate food container, and collapsible dishes for your furry friend’s food and water. Don’t forget to stop and play with the included soft sided Frisbee. www.mountainsmith.com

Related Posts

8 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide – Turn Your Bucket List into a Wish List

  1. yvonne says:

    Oh LOVE this post! It’s a keeper…I’ll be checking out that URL! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Brook says:

    An experience gift is a great idea! *Thank you*…an experience can be something shared, no matter how big or small, expensive or inexpensive. It could even be a good memory written in a Christmas card.

    And Lesley, I’m still struggling through some technical problems this week, which I do from time to time. My apologies(: I hope I’m “subscribed” again and learn to “manage subscriptions” better!

  3. Hi Lesley…thanks so much for visiting my blog! I just read your “about” page and amazed you did rock climbing in your wedding gown. You rock!!! Get it?!

  4. Virginia says:

    Thank you for posting! This is great!!!

  5. I have been racking my brain to discover the perfect gift for someone who has everything. An experience gift sounds like just the ticket! Thanks

  6. Milena says:

    I always say that experiential gifts are the best kind–the quirkier, the better. I’ll skip the cliche jewlery for a stamp on my passport any day!

  7. iammymission says:

    What a cool idea! Thanks for posting. Love the fact that you re living your life to the absolute fullest! These ‘adventures’ are simply wonderful to hear about and see. I’m living my own adventure-type of experience living in Costa RIca. It wasn’t on my bucket list but it is definitely turning out to be a memorable experience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *