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Danielle and Adam's Gift Essentials: The Unique List of Awesome Sh*t You Probably Didn't Know About.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Let's get real - it's meaningful and feels amazing to give a present that screams, "Look how well I know you!" That's not always as easy as it should be. Luckily, we've put together a list of thoughtful, fun, well-rounded choices for just about everyone on your list. Who knows, you may find precisely what your loved ones don't realize they want and need but have been missing. G'ahead and dig in....

 

Danielle's List:


Beats Studio Pro

Noise-Canceling Headphones that Rock!

When Mia was heading to college, I knew she needed noise-canceling headphones. She gets overstimulated easily, and can’t use AirPods because of sensory issues (and she would lose them in four seconds). She LOVES her Beats Studio pro headphones. More importantly, they’ve been an enormous help when she’s studying or in a crowded place.


Beats Studio Pro - Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones - Personalized Spatial Audio, USB-C Lossless Audio, Apple & Android Compatibility, Up to 40 Hours Battery Life - Sandstone. Buy Here


Less Expensive Alternative: Limited-time deal: Bluetooth Headphones, Premium Active Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones Over Ear, 50H Playtime, Hi-Res Audio, Deep Bass, Memory Foam Ear Cups for Travel, Home Office. Buy Here


Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

Mia had one request for her bed at school: a weighted blanket. I was shocked how expensive they are! Someone told me about this one, and it’s soft, machine washable (a must for my family), and according to Mia, definitely helps with her nighttime anxiety. Buy Here



Hair Dryer

Hair Dryer

I’ve had my Drybar blow dryer for three years now, and I’ve never, ever had an issue with it. I absolutely love it. I’ve given it as a gift, and my favorite thing about it is how quickly it dries my hair (because I HATE blow drying my hair). It also feels kinda luxurious using it. Buy Here



Body Products

Body Products

I am obsessed with fragrance, and I am VERY picky. One of my favorite scents is OUAI St. Barts body products. If you know someone who is always searching for an incredible smelling product that also works and feels good, These are for them.


OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub, St. Barts - Scalp Scrub and Body Exfoliator. Buy Here


OUAI Body Cream: St. Barts - Hydrating Whipped Body Cream with Cupuaçu Butter, Coconut Oil and Squalane. Buy Here


Date Night Questions Book

Date Night Questions

Yes, we’re that couple who gives the book we wrote as a gift, as often as possible. That’s because it truly is such a uniquely impactful, simple way to gift a fun, relationship-changing experience whether it’s as a stocking stuffer, host/hostess gift, for an engaged couple, empty-nesters, or for yourself and your partner. Want to elevate the overall experience? Check out our Date Night Questions Experience Box, but do it quickly, because they are almost already sold out!


*Use Code "RECONNECT" for 15% Off the Printed Book.


Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Two of my kids have been obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons. I won’t pretend to understand any of it, but I absolutely love that my 18-year-old and 12-year old love to play together. I bought them this starter set last year and they still use it! Buy Here




Alan Gratz Book Series Set

Alan Gratz Book Series Set

Let’s just say I never, ever could have anticipated how hard it would be to get my boys to read for pleasure. I tried everything! Jonah, my 12-year-old son, had to read the book “Refugee” for school, and it was the first time I didn’t have to beg him to delve into a book. Obviously, I had to get him the whole set of books by the author, and he is now on the third. My older son has read one of them as well! It’s an actual miracle lol. Buy Here


The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Se

The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set

When Mia finished the Harry Potter series at 11-years-old, she was devastated. Thankfully, we found The Land of Stories series, which she devoured not once, not twice, but three times. She has also started reading them with her little brother. They’re a wonderful gift for any kid who loves fantasy, adventure and/or fairy tales. Buy Here



The Barbie Movie!

The Barbie Movie!

The Barbie movie was huge in our household. Like, I think we are personally responsible for a good portion of its success. Here are a few of my favorite items for anyone who is as obsessed with the Barbie Movie as we are:

  • Gloria's Monologue Print Buy Here

  • Every Night is a Girl's Night Barbie Wine Glass: Buy Here

  • Mentally dating Ryan Gosling Mug: Buy Here


Bathtub Caddy

Bathtub Caddy Tray for Tub

One thing about so many of the women in my life….they LOVE a good bath. Last year I gifted a few of them this beautiful, crazy-useful, foldable bathtub caddy. Watching their eyes light up getting something that had no clue even existed was a pretty awesome feeling. Some of them have even texted me pics from the tub of their bathtime bliss, now that they can easily read, drink wine, watch a movie, and indulge in their favorite snacks from their dream location. Buy Here



Massage Oil

MELONY Massage Oil Candle

After you’ve done the Date Night Questions, we can pretty much guarantee you’ll be in the mood to make things a little spicier. My favorite form of intimacy starts with a massage. This candle will set the mood and transform into a gentle body oil and smells fantastic. Buy Here




Vibrating Ring

Maude Band Vibrating Ring

This Maude Vibe Ring is perfect for the couple who wants to mix it up without getting too complicated. Adam and I LOVE this toy, and the best part is how discreetly you can stick it in a drawer knowing the kids will have no clue what it is if they should find it (yes, we worry about that, a lot). Buy Here



 

Adam's List:

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K

We have one on every TV in the house. The Apple TV easily allows for streaming content including "cable channels." We can use any app for streaming including YouTube TV or HULU Live for live TV streaming, or Netflix, Amazon Prime TV, and more. Easy setup, login to your accounts and that's it! Buy Here



Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0

Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0

Ever trim the grass to make the tree seem taller? Well I have, and there's no gentler or more efficient option than the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0! You'll be taking pics of your newly landscaped masterpiece in no time. Buy Here





Amazon Essentials Socks

Amazon Essentials Socks

Yes, they're socks. Nothing exciting here. I've become a bit, let's say.. frugal in my later years. At $2+ per pair, they are the perfect addition to my wardrobe for everyday wearing, for comfort and warmth during the winter months. Buy Here


Asian Fiery Flavors Ramen

Asian Fiery Flavors Ramen

Looking for a step up from college dorm Ramen? Well I was, and no judgement necessary, but these aren't your typical 59¢ per pack Ramen. The stuff you can only find in Asian food markets, these are legit, spicy goodness, and better quality Ramen noodles you should check out. Buy Here




Wine Rack

Wine Rack

The perfect, easy to build wine rack you never knew you needed. When Danielle and I moved and downsized into our current home, I needed a place to store my wine. This rack holds 72 bottles and easily fits into the back room of our basement, also easily expandable if you need room for more bottles! Other color options are available! Buy Here



Cocktail Shaker

Cocktail Shaker

Sick of sticky shakers? Look no more. The Elevated Craft Hybrid Cocktail Shaker is my go-to shaker for our podcasting cocktails. It has a jigger in the lid and easily insulates your cocktail creation with its double, premium vacuum insulated stainless steel design. No Spills, No Cold Hands, No Sticking... This thing is legit! Buy Here

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