November 21, 2012

Gift Ideas - A Non-Handmade Collection.

There are tons of posts all over blogland with links and photos and tutorials for the most glorious handmade holiday season.
If you're like me, covered in spit-up, sleep-deprived, and trying to calm the chaos among three children, sometimes handmade just isn't an option.
Heading to the nearest store could easily get your car full of gifts for everyone on your list, but you may end up having a hard time finding something special.
I have discovered that if you can't shop handmade, World Market is the next best thing.
And the best part?
I don't have to stress about having money in PayPal or having my husband see exactly what I ordered online by shopping a handmade website.
Thank you, World Market.
You are saving this mama's holiday season!

RAD FELT PENS for Taylor


AWESOME TEEPEE for all three kiddos



FANCY GLASSES for my dad

GOLD WRAP BRACELET for my sister-in-law

RUSSIAN DOLL MEASURING CUPS for my mother-in-law

COOKBOOK FOR ME FROM SANTA for obvious reasons

And no, Sedric, I'm not showing you your gift here.
If you get desperate, you can check out my PINTEREST BOARD and try to guess which gifts are for you.
Love you, babe.

How great are these gifts?!
I am seriously itching to go to WORLD MARKET now.
Like, right.this.second.

There are so many wonderful things happening with World Market right now...

The Life of Pi Sweepstakes:
  • Grand Prize package includes: a dream trip for 2 to India and a $1,000 World Market Gift card.
  • There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $500 World Market gift card!
  • The Life of Pi Sweepstakes runs from 11/17 - 12/28.
  • If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via Facebook share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
  • Enter online HERE or HERE

Life of Pi is the story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son, who survives a
disaster at sea and is thrown into an epic journey. While adrift in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with a fearsome Bengal tiger. The movie opens in theaters November 21, 2012. You can watch the trailer for Life of Pi here:!/watch-trailer
The first 100 customers to shop in-store on 11/23 (Black Friday) will receive a FREE Limited Edition Life of Pi ornament and a FREE Life of Pi movie ticket. The first 100 customers to shop in-store on Saturday, 11/24 & Sunday, 11/25 will receive a FREE Limited Edition Life of Pi Tote Bag and a movie ticket.

Okay, maybe I don't want to go there now.
Maybe I'll wait until Black Friday.

Happy shopping, friends!

This is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™. All opinions are my own.


  1. I love those gifts that look handmade. I've never heard of World Market. I don't hand make too many gifts either. Here are some ideas for educational kid gifts.

  2. I still need to figure out something homemade to send into work.