5 Christmas Gift Ideas – Part 1

My YouTube video above goes into much more detail with visuals.  Please check it out.

Part 1

Here are the first two Christmas gift ideas for others…or maybe yourself.  Part 2 is coming next week.

Get some early decorations at Five Below-basically a $1 store but everything is under $5.


We will experience a strong shopping season this year, according to Fortune.com and many of you will help with that.  Do you do most of your shopping from home, or do you enjoy the hustle and bustley Christmas spirit?

Hello Fresh is great as a gift certificate.  I’d give it to someone who just landed a new job.  I’d give it to someone who just moved.  For someone who had a baby and now has time to cook-just not shop or plan meals.  And I recommend it for you; for when you’re in a cooking funk.


However, this is a subscription.  If you’re giving this as a gift, they will need to cancel it the week they get the ingredients because this is a subscription gift.

Each meal’s ingredients come in a box.  Meat will be protected and at the very bottom of the large box.  One of my meals was Pork and Apple Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and a Tangy Fall Salad.  The other was a Beef/Noodle Stir-Fry with Broccoli.


Look how large this shallot is!  I chose two meals in one week.  As I stated in my video, you are in charge of how often and how many meals arrive.  Then, they send you an email asking which two meals you want:  i.e. Classic, Vegan, Funky.  You can choose two from their list and pictures.

With two 10 lb ice packs on top of the meat as well as cushiony insulation, the fresh ingredients are delivered very cold!  I was worried they’d be frozen and have to order pizza at the last minute.


Prep time that is listed on their included menu card is accurate.  I was so thrilled and relieved with this subscription!  My pork/apple meatloaf; they sent me two packages of ground pork, but here is what I did with only one of the packages.  So, technically, I have enough meat for another mea.!

Do this for yourself and search google for Hello Fresh discount coupon.  I scored, just by googling, a $40 off Q.  It was originally $80.  With my $40- coupon, we got 2 meals for 4 people for $40!!!

Facial Peel

Do y’all remember the old facial masks that felt like cement when they were drying?  This Facial Peel by Mary Kay will totally rejuvenate your skin care routine.

First of all, it feels like you’re wearing thick lotion for 10 minutes.  Then, a quick wipe and rinse, and it’s off.  Off go the layers of germs, layers of dead cells, layers of hormone-estranged skin.  The remnants are youthful, smooth, moisturized, renewed-feeling skin.  It’s almost bouncy.

I tell ya, I love this stuff.  My consultant is in VA, and I’m in Texas.  She pumped some into a container so I could try it out because she knew I’d fall for it.  I’m so buying this!

I would recommend a Facial Peel for you; treat yourself this Christmas.  Your family doesn’t know what to buy the woman who has everything.  You just want to be with your family, right?  Be with them dressed in a new skin feel.  You’re going to love it!

Part 2

Coming next week, I’ll link the other three must buys on my list for Christmas.  If you are looking for some toys for 2016, I’ve inked a list you may want.

Thanks for POPping over to my LauriePOP site!  I really appreciate you watching my YouTube.

Other videos you may want to watch:  Disney Cruise Must Haves, DIY Guest Room Ideas, and Election Night Creative Snack Ideas.

I’m linking up with Shelbee on the Edge.

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