Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!!!

Unique Gift Guides for everyone on your list!

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Happy Monday my friends!!!

I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to a VERY special giveaway! I’ve recruited 24 of my very best bloggy friends to bring you something BIG. I mean REALLY BIG!!! You see, not only will you find 25 Gift Guides jam packed with unique gift ideas to help you shop for everyone on your list, but each and every gift guide will be offering you the chance to win one (or more) of these fabulous finds!!! That’s 25 awesome gift guides with 25 chances to win!!! Exciting, right?!

Let’s start out with my gift ideas (and please Brady, feel free to add one or two of these into my stocking too!).


Perfect gift ideas for all of the wonderful women in your life …

Holiday Gift Guide for Her - making it in the mountains
one. These gorgeous leg warmers totally have me swooning!

two. How lovely is this floral headband made by Lovespun Creations?!

three. The best planner EVER! I am in love with my gorgeous planner from Plum Paper Designs and even got myself a matching notebook!

four. Absolutely loving this pretty little necklace from Sweet {Jolie}!

five. I’ve been crushing on these super soft button wraps from Sweet {Jolie} for months now! Available in a zillion gorgeous colours, but I think my fave is this stunning emerald green!

six. I am SO in love with this soft, lacy, Sweet {Jolie} knitted scarf!
Holiday Gift Guide for Her - making it in the mountains
seven. I really LOVE the idea of designing a custom bag with Better Life Bags! There are SO many cute prints and patterns to choose from!!!

eight. Because EVERYBODY loves to pamper themselves once in a while, I couldn’t resist this Philosophy amazing grace gift set!

nine. I’ve never loved a pair of boots more than my Manitobah Mukluks!

ten. I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite from the fabulous selection of phone cases at Hello Nutcase!!!

eleven. I have been crushing on this gorgeous rosegold watch for ages! SO pretty!!!


Unique gift ideas for those hard to shop for men …

Holiday Gift Guide for Him - making it in the mountains
one. This Man Can is full of all natural products and has such fun packaging!

two. Every man needs a warm toque (Canadian much, eh!) complete with with pom pom!

three. Custom Printed Golf Balls – did you know you can even add a photo to them?!

four. Messenger Bag made from recycled suits. We’ve purchased a few of these from Sew Much Style over the years and they’ve always been well loved!

five. DOSH wallets are my hubby’s absolute faves!!!


Some fun ideas for the little ones on your list!

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - making it in the mountains
one. Perfect for boys and girls alike, this wooden dollhouse would give years of play value!

two. Melissa and Doug make all sorts of wonderful reusable sticker books for boys and girls that would work perfectly for many ages!!! My little guy LOVES his!

three. I’ve bought more than a few of these personalized books over the years and I’m always thrilled with them! It’s SO neat to see your little one’s name in print and it really does make a special keepsake for years to come. You can find board books or traditional picture books for children of all ages.

four. What child wouldn’t love their very own standing easel? We bought one for Carson last year and he still plays with it every day!!!

five. These handmade dolls by Piggy Hates Panda are just THE SWEETEST I’ve ever seen!!!

six. I think these teepees would be such a fun spot for your littles to cozy up!
Holiday Gift Guide for Kids - making it in the mountains
seven. There’s no toy our little guy loves more than his train table! He’d be lost without it!

eight. Joy Folie makes THE CUTEST clothes for little girls!!! A bit of a splurge, but totally worth it for those special occasions!

nine. These lovelypersonalized hangers are the sweetest!

ten. There’s nothing more perfect for the littlest ones on your list than these handmade moccasins by Freshly Picked! There are SO many colours to choose from for both boys and girls!!!


Lovely gift ideas for the home because who doesn’t love a pretty house?

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home - making it in the mountains
one. I want every. single. sign. for sale by The House of Belonging!

two. This faux fur pillow. Need I say more?

three. I desperately need this soft plaid throw! It just looks SO cozy and comes in a bazillion colours!

four. This white ceramic cookware would look stunning in any kitchen!

five. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these gorgeous gold glasses!!!

six. Totally crushing on this gorge gold cutlery set!!!


And lastly, you’ll undoubtedly need some hostess gift ideas for all of those fabulous holiday parties you’ll be attending!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess - making it in the mountains
one. This pretty lacquer box could be put to work almost anywhere!

two. I’ve always wanted a monogrammed coffee mug!!!

three. This round wood and marble board would be SO perfect for serving yummy holiday appies!!!

four. Definitely the cutest bottle opener EVER!

five. Everybody loves burning candles this time of year – especially in a pretty candle holder like this!!!

Whew! Now that’s A LOT of inspiration for you! I’m not as far into my holiday shopping as I’d like to be (story of my life!), but this has given me a pretty good start! Here’s hoping you find it helpful too! Happy shopping my friends!!!


And just because this time of year becomes focused on everyone but yourself, my blogger friends and I thought it would be fun to offer you a chance to win some fabulous prizes ALL week long! I am over the moon excited to have this GORGEOUS plaid poncho and some lovely boot socks courtesy of one of my VERY favorite shops Sweet {Jolie}! It’s ALWAYS my go to place for gifts and of course, I can’t help but pick up one or two fab finds for myself too! Founder Nicole is THE absolute sweetest gal around (you can read more about her shop and her STUNNING home here). If you’re not following along with her on facebook, you should be – she offers a giveaway each and every week and then some! Her entire shop is available online and, because everything is one-size-fits-all, you are sure to find something for every deserving woman on your list!

Now, check out this gorgeous prize package up for grabs and be sure to follow the links in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!!!

Sweet {Jolie} Giveaway - making it in the mountains
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Don’t forget to hop around to see what my fabulous bloggy friends have gathered for you ALL WEEK LONG and be sure to enter each and every giveaway for your chance to win a ton of AHHHMAZING prizes!!! Each giveaway will be open for one week from it’s start date. Keep in mind that these links will only work as the posts go live on their scheduled morning. Good luck my friends!!!

Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

making it in the mountains
Delineate Your Dwelling
Little Red Brick House
Elizabeth Joan Designs

DIY Passion
Canary Street Crafts
Average But Inspired
New House, New Home, New Life
Child at Heart

Dwell Beautiful
Little House of Four
Meet the B’s
Anything & Everything
Table + Hearth
Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Joy in Our Home
Occasionally Crafty
Paper and Fox
Fresh Crush

Dandelion Patina
Dwelling in Happiness
BD Design

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!!!

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82 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway!!!

  1. Oooooh I think I just found my new favorite retailer!!! SOO many favorites on her site, I can’t even begin! To name a few .. the grey Grace and Lace Alpine Thigh Highs, the red/brown Long Cardigan with Fringe Trim, and the wine Grace and Lace Alpine Scarf !! Thanks for sharing her page!!

  2. I just went on to the website and went to look at shoes and OMG Extra Tall Vegan Leather Laced Boots – Black I want them…

  3. I really love the Grace and Lace Alpine Thigh Highs – Tweed Knit Socks/Leggings….I have a pair very similar and have been wearing them almost everyday since the weather started getting cold..I really need to get a few more pairs! 🙂

  4. Thank you for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. My favorites are the Plaid Fringed Poncho, Aztec/Tribal Print Sweater in Tan, and Chunky Handmade Cable Knit Shawl (all colors).

I can't wait to hear your thoughts?