Gift Guides for Kids, Teens, Travelers, Crafters, Bakers, and More

About a month ago, I received an influencer survey in which I was asked how much money I charge to include a particular product in a gift guide. The question made me sad.... and a little confused. If my readers don't believe me or trust that my product recommendations are genuine, I don't actually have any power as an influencer, right? I do not, and will not, accept money to include something I don't like in a gift guide.

The items in all of my gift guides are, for the most part, things that I own, use, love, and/or paid for. There are very few exceptions. I recommend items I like because I love sharing cool products, I want to support the manufacturers of awesome stuff, I want to provide a useful service to my readers, and I use and appreciate other people's gift guides when I need ideas. Any money that I make from affiliate purchases is just gravy. That's the perfect segue into my disclosure: Most of the links in my gift guide are affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission based on any purchases you make after clicking my link, at no extra cost to you.

As part of my blog redesign (how do you like it, by the way?), I made a permanent tab for my gift guides. Here you'll find all my gift ideas and product recommendations for many of the topics I cover in my blog, including:





Rather than just publish gift guides once a year, I'll be adding to these regularly and you can access them easily at any time. Gift giving isn't limited to just December, after all! To find my gift guides, you can click on any of the images above, or go directly from the navigation bar at the top of this blog.

I'm always happy to give individual recommendations, too! If you need ideas for someone with a specific interest, craft style, ability level, etc, I'll gladly point you toward something I think he or she will love. Happy shopping!


  1. This is a very helpful list, especially the teen guide. It's getting harder and harder to come up with ideas for my 14 yr old, that aren't crazy expensive and tech. I will be saving this!

  2. What an awesome idea, and loving that you are sharing these!!!! And I am loving the new design!

  3. I love this idea! I will be checking them out, even "Rabbit Owners Gift Guide" because I'm curious!


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