Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide For The Younger Sister

Both Lauren and I have younger sisters, perhaps they've served as some inspiration for our gift suggestions. 
1. Contigo Travel Mugs - Both of our sisters have professional careers, and nothing says "I'm a grownup, take me seriously" as a travel coffee mug.  Okay, maybe that is a stretch, but these are perfect for keeping coffee warm and your recipient caffeinated.  Check out the 24 oz and 16 oz versions.  
2. Blutooth Headphones - Lauren had this pair and loved them until one of her dogs thought they'd make a good snack.  With several sizes of silicone ear pieces, and over the hear hooks, it is pretty safe to say your sibling can find the perfect fit.  
3. Wine Sippy Cups - Perfect for tailgating or a night in; leave the fancy stemware to Olivia Pope.
4. Extra Phone Chargers - With a spare charger, she can leave one in her office or in the car, with an extra at home.  We've had great luck with Amazon Basics brand, iPhone Lighting 6 foot charger6 foot  Micro USBand it looks like the 10ft braided cable might have some extra protection.  
5. 6" Kindle - This budget-friendly purchase is great for the avid reader.  Whether it is reading on the go, or curling up with a good book on a cold day, the Kindle is a gift that will get used! Plus the Kindle books are often cheaper than paperback books, saving your sister money in the long run.  On sale for only $49.99 right now!  Or you can go for the Full Color Fire Tablet, also on sale for only $49!
6. Digital Programmable Timer - This definitely ranks low on the trendy-scale, but this is a super practical gift, especially for a sister who recently moved out on their own.  No one likes walking into a dark house at night, and with the sun setting while many people are still at work, it is becoming more challenging to avoid.  This timer can be programmed for several intervals, increasing security and piece of mind.
7. Blutooth Speaker - A mini speaker with max sound output is great for the kitchen, desk, patio - anywhere really!  The battery lasts up to 10 hours, and this one includes a built in microphone, great for taking calls!
8. Mindy Kaling's books - Lauren loved her first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and is looking forward to reading her 2nd book, Why Not Me? 
9. Silicone Wine Glasses - Where have you been all my life?  Unbreakable, dishwasher safe, and did I mention unbreakable?  
10. Phone Case with ID Holder - Cases like these are perfect for a night out.  They don't interfere with the touch screen and don't have a flap to hold open (like other wallet cases). 
11.  Karen Neuburger Pajamas - nothing improves a Netflix marathon like the most comfortable pajamas we've ever worn.  A bit pricier than old sweats and t-shirts, these soft and warm pajamas are seriously the best.
12. Amazon Prime - For the sister who has everything (or responds "I don't know" every time you ask what she wants).  Prime covers FREE 2-day shipping, hundreds of movies, shows, unlimited photo storage, and more.