All the sparkling lights. No need for an excuse for hot chocolate. Extra supply of homemade cookies. The Santa Clause on the TV at all hours. That’s what we call a good dose of Christmas cheer! And that’s why we’ve created this holiday gift guide.
That means we’ve been working on our Christmas lists—you know… THE LIST. If you’re like us this year, we procrastinated a little bit on our Christmas gifts for friends and family. But instead of wondering what to get everyone, my (Angela) family sends out an actual list (cue classic Christmas song).
Every year, my brother sends out an email to the family with a very eloquent (and slightly hilarious) essay all about what we can all get him for Christmas. He even wrote two haikus about it. And we all send out a list, too because the Mannino’s are practical and efficient. And we like to get things done right!
But since most people aren’t as Type A as us, we thought we’d help you get inspired! We’ve put together this brief holiday gift guide for all the special people in your life!
Color Street | Ladies, we all know that feeling—you know, that feeling when you see someone on instagram with the most perfectly manicured nails decorated beautifully with hand painted flowers and crystals shining bright. But who has the time or money? Color Street is real nail polish strips that press on and last for up to two weeks! Each pack comes with enough polish for two whole manicures or pedicures and it’s less than $20. Can’t beat that!
Heated Blankets | Both our moms run cold… like it could be 80 degrees in the house and they’d be shivering. That’s why we LOVE these heated blankets because they can just flip a switch and cozy up while the rest of us are enjoying the cooler temperatures.
Mancrates | I discovered this years ago when I wasn’t sure what to get my dad. From personalized beer steins to watch-making kits to sports lovers party packs, mancrates.com is literally our favorite destination for gifts for any special guy. And they have awesome products as low as $30!
MVMT Watches | This is one of our favorite groom details we have photographed. Several of our grooms don these classic and handsome watches that are the perfect accessory to any gentleman’s outfit. There’s nothing silly about being dapper.
Family Photo Session | Seriously, the best thing you could gift your parents at really any time of year is a family photo session. They would LOVE to have fresh photos with their kids or grandkids or even great grandkids to hang on their walls for many years to come! Trust us… we hear it all the time! Let’s chat!
Gift Cards | Your parents deserve a night out. Our parents love when we give them gift cards because then they can go out to dinner for a date night or skip the dishes for one day. While we prefer to be a little more personal, nothing beats getting them exactly what they want. My parents love In-n-Out and Michael’s parents love Taco Bell. Ours is Cheesecake Factory!
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