Gifts that Don’t Stink! Holiday Gift Guide for 2020
We all know what a stinky gift is….just open your kitchen drawer or visit your garage. Well meaning but clutter-making gifts fill our lives. This year lets not do that. Let’s support local, or handmade, or try experiences, and still support usa made and national companies. We have pulled gift ideas from some of our favorite local advertisers and affiliates to create Gifts that don’t Stink!
And if all else fails you can always do why my kids do (and I love)..they make me coupons – and redeeming them is way more fun then the face value….especially “going to bed without any trouble” coupons. So here we go…gifts that don’t stink – the perfect 2020 Gift Guide – and we will be updating daily!
Gift that don’t Stink:
SodaStream One Touch Sparkling Water Maker (Black) with CO2 and BPA free Bottle
Yes this is for all of you who love your bubbly water! SodaStream has been around a few years now and is still considered the number one brand and this one is a favorite of many comparison sites. If you want to make sure you get it by Christmas visit Bed Bath & Beyond – they still have a few in stock and you can purchase online for curbside or in store pickup!
If you haven’t heard of a Cricut machine…well I am not sure where you have been – but welcome back! These are the coolest craft gadgets in the world. They cut vinyl, heat transfers (think t-shirts), fabric (make a mask), paper and more plus they have subscriptions for monthly access to software and more! Get your Cricut Access Premium subscription here! Visit Cricut.com This one is a winning gift!
B&N Top 100: Book Bestsellers
So we can all agree that with more time at home and endless streaming options sometimes it is just a nice break (from everyone) to curl up with a good book…but which book? Well here is the Top 100 Bestsellers on Barnes and Nobles’ site – and the other great thing is that these books are probably in stock in New Town AND if you order them online and pick them up in store use CODE: WISHLIST and you will save 15%! I know I did last week and saved with online-in store pickup! Here is the link to their B&N Top 100: Book Bestsellers
If you can’t find a book on that list visit our staff bookworm Kristy for her list of what to read here.
Busch Gardens & Water Country Tickets!
COVID-19 can’t last forever folks! Here is what we know…there is a Christmas Ticket Sale happening online at Busch Gardens! 2021 Busch Garden’s Fun Card is $74.25 and if you get Water Country USA too the cost is $86.25 for both Fun Cards. They are also running a 50% off sale on 1, 2 and 3 day passes for 2021 – so if you have family visiting next year this sale is for them! Prices starting at $44.99. Here is the sale!
Games, Games, Games! And these are listed by age and stage and you can Shop LOCAL!
School Crossing (Shop Local**) has listed their top games by suggested age and number of players so you can decide which game fits your family best on this easy to read post. It also has links so you can purchase the game and then pick it up in store – or you can have it shipped. Here is the post of all their top games!
Magnetic Eyelashes from Tori Belle
Why?… Why not? Your eyes are literally the only thing anyone outside of your direct family unit that anyone sees anymore – so why not have a little fun? Magnetic Eyelashes from Tori Belle are the industry best – they have magnetic eyeliner to attach to the lashes that have up to 10 magnets on them.
Or you use just the magnets on the lashes and attach small magnets under your lash to hold them in place. Easy peasy. There are also several lengths and styles to pick from. Don’t get us started about their makeup line.. It is all very cool and très chic! She will love it. Shop them here.
New World VR Gift Card – Give the Experience!
Give the Perfect Gift – Get a voucher for yourself or gift one to a friend. This is a local Williamsburg company that is AWESOME! If you haven’t gone…go! They have private parties, or you can book a few hours. Your kids will love it but actually so will you.
There are driving games, diving adventures in the ocean, active jumping around games and those battle games everyone loves too. Give them a call and they can walk you through it or visit their site. Visit Here to Learn More
Paint on Pottery Two ***(Shop Local)**
Paint on Pottery Two has been a local favorite for years, probably decades and so it is just the place to go to give an experience gift. But also the place to create a gift for someone special. AND also the perfect place to have a socially distanced party with friends doing what you love…painting, chatting and maybe having some wine! They have wonderful new holiday bisques in stock as well as other adorable and useful items like dog bowls, mugs and plates. You can pick out items for a To Go Kits, pick out items to stay and paint (great thing to do with kids over the holidays – they can make gifts for loved ones), or schedule a socially distanced party in the store after hours. Call them at (757) 565-3500 or email them at PaintOnPottery@gmail.com or visit them online for the details!
Perfect for soccer games, baseball games, sitting around the fire pit and even the beach. This one is the perfect gift for… everyone. Visit them at CLIQPRODUCTS.COM
Nanoleaf lights are amazing – from kitchen, living room, teen room to office they chance every space. You can program colors and you can program them to music. They are the coolest product. See the starter set here
Air Fort (Shop Local**)
I don’t know who wouldn’t want one of these. They attach to a standing fan and blow up to a giant tent. Turn off the fan and it is packed up in a tiny little bag. You can easily fit four adults sitting in it – but really why would you – it is for kids and teens! But you could…if you wanted to. Our kids have been living in it while zooming for school, and hanging with friends – it is an amazing toy. And you can get them online or in person at School Crossing (shop local)! See them here
Bean Bags that you fill with STUFFED ANIMALS!
Amazon is loaded with these bags -they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Some look like large stuffed animals themselves. This is a great gift for the kid that has been begging for a bean bag and for the parent that would like the stuffed animals picked up! Check out a few here.
Cathy’s flower House – Tiny Rooms & Houses (Shop Local**)
This is just one of several tiny rooms, ice cream parlors and green houses you can get at School Crossing ***(shop local)***. They are not easy, so these are best suited as gifts for teens and adults. The detail is pretty amazing and you end up with a very cool little room. This is great for those long days at home!
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