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Gift Guide & Anti Pajamas

Happy Holidays! This episode is all about gift ideas for those unique recipients. Hope it's helpful, and it's gauranteed to make you laugh with this boozy deliciousness... 


    Gingerbread Egg Nog White Russian (from Delish)

    (Serves 2)

  • cinnamon sugar for rimming glasses
  • 4 oz egg nog
  • 4 oz vodka
  • 4 oz Kahlua
  • 3 t molasses
  • 1/8 t ginger
  • whipped cream for topping
  • molasses drizzle for topping

    Wet rims of each glass and dip them in cinnamon sugar. In a cocktail shaker filled     with ice,     combine egg nog, vodka, Kahlua, molasses, and ginger. Shake to combine.     Pour into glasses and     top with whipped cream, and then add molasses drizzle. 

for the traveler:

for the foodie:

for the minimalist:

  • Something very good quality or consumable
  • Trader Joes 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash 

for the reader:

for the person who has everything:

for friends/family who live far away:

  • In a cold climate - bag of fat wood from LL Bean to start their fires
  • Something from a local artist where you live, or local brewery
  • Family gift including family game, fun snacks, gift card
  • Airline tickets or gift card towards trip to visit

for the new mom/dad:

  • Frame a favorite picture of the new little family
  • Freezer breakfast burritos
  • Ornament with "Our First Christmas"
  • Photo session
  • cleaning/lawn service
Holiday tipping logistics:
The Girls Next Door holiday tipping rule: "If they touch your body, or your diapers, they get a tip."
For daycare teachers:
  • Dish towel, Mrs. Meyers soap and a hand-written thank you note
  • Starbucks gift card, small candle, and a hand-written thank you note
  • Can you tell the "hand-written thank you note" is the important part?
In current obsessions, Kelsey's obsessed with this lovely white noise machine and Erica is dreaming of a white Christmas, literally.
In neighborhood news, find out how the holiday light situation is coming along, and which neighbor is inexplicably against pajamas.