How To Find The Perfect Present For Your Loved One

How to find the perfect present! |

Howdy mamas! ( I said that in my best cowgirl voice)

So today I have a post for you about finding the perfect present for your loved one. Why is this something I wanted to share? Well, as busy and broke single moms, I know that gift shopping isn’t always fun. Not knowing what to get, how to afford it or even how to make time to go get it. So here is my guide to hopefully make this little part of life much easier!

How To Find The Perfect Present For Your Loved One


As a busy mother, buying presents for people can be stressful. You’ve already got so much on your plate, and it’s hard to keep up with the endless stream of birthdays on top of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and other gift-giving events that arise seemingly out of the blue. Mother’s Day is a relaxing one for you, at least, but you still have to do some planning for it so that you remember to get your own mother (or ex-mother-in-law) a present. And as soon as one event passes, you already have to think about buying a gift for someone for the next birthday coming up. It’s time to take a deep breath and relax. Gift-giving can be very stressful because you want to get your loved ones something special and memorable, but you don’t always feel as if you have the time to do so. 

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Essentially, the problem is that we all overthink gift-giving. We get flustered when we don’t need to. It’s not about buying some extravagant and lavish present that will blow your loved one away; it’s about buying something that shows you know and care about the person. Think about all the gifts that you’ve received over the years. Did you prefer expensive luxury gifts or simple but meaningful presents? You most likely preferred the latter, even though we all love the occasional luxury. The point is that we remember presents which seem the most thoughtful. For example, you don’t have to spend hours searching shops for the “best new toy” for your kid; just trust your gut and choose something unique to the individual in question. That might be the newest toy on the market, of course, but the point is that it doesn’t have to be. If you’re struggling a little bit then here’s some advice on buying the perfect present for a loved one.



The meaningful present.

A meaningful present is one of the best kinds of present you can buy for a loved one. For most people, a gift with some meaning attached to it is something that they’re going to remember forever. You might want to buy a car for your teenager when they get their license, for example. It doesn’t always have to be an expensive gesture, however. You might even want to check out a company such as MilitaryCoinsUSA if your loved one served in the armed forces because an army coin could be the perfect way to commemorate what they’ve done for the country. And that’s the key to giving your loved one a meaningful present, after all; it should be tied to their personality or life in some way. It could be something that’s meaningful to that individual or something that’s meaningful to the relationship between the two of you. The point is simply that the sentimentality of the present is the present. It’s not about buying some big or lavish gift; it’s a gesture of how much this person means to you. 


The personalized present.

Continuing from the previous point, you might want to get a personalized present for your loved one. It doesn’t necessarily need to be an emotional or sentimental gift, but it should be unique to the giftee. A one-of-a-kind gift is special because it tells the person that you put time and thought into creating their present. You might give them a handmade card, for example. You might get them a cake with a picture of them printed on the icing (done professionally, of course). You could simply get them a picture frame with lots of photographs that capture the fun memories you’ve shared over the years. A personalized present is a perfect present.



The useful present.

One of the best kinds of present you can buy for somebody is a useful one. If you’re really stuck as to what you should buy for your loved one this year then stop thinking about luxuries and start thinking about necessities. We’re all missing practical things in our life. Perhaps your best friends purse is looking old and worn-out, so you could buy her a new one. Of course, this suggestion can be interpreted in a million different ways depending on the person for whom you’re buying a gift.

Ask yourself what you know about the person in question. What are they missing in their life? What’s useful to them? Buying a practical present that fills a gap in somebody’s life is a great way of showing them that you care. They’ll know that you listen to them and want to make their life better. It’s really one of the best types of present you can give. Even a bottle of wine is a practical present, right? It can be used, at least. That makes it useful, surely. Again, this point is as open to interpretation as you’d like it to be. It all depends on the nature of the person for whom you’re buying the gift. What’s useless to one person is practical to another. 

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Whether you’re simply choosing a birthday present for your little one or starting your Christmas shopping very early, don’t get worked up over gift-giving. The only thing that people expect from gifts is a display of affection. It’s just about proving that the person in question means a lot to you, even if you are just buying them a silly gift or hand-making a card.

We all get so caught up in the idea of how much we’ve spent on a present, but the quality of the gift is all that matters. And, sometimes, the best presents are the ones that aren’t store-bought. That personal touch can really prove to your loved one that you went above and beyond to put effort into their gift. Of course, if the person has told you what they want for their birthday or anniversary then you might as well keep things easy for yourself and just buy them that thing. That’s one less gift to worry about, right?

I hope I have made gift-giving much easier and made you excited for your next opportunity to give a gift to someone special!

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Love, Jessxo

Add A Personal Gift To Your Mompreneur Business

Add a personal gift to your mom business |

Hey mamas,

Welcome to the next post in my ongoing mompreneur series! Today I will be showing you how adding a little personal gift into your mom biz could make a huge difference! Read on hot mama!

Add A Personal Gift To Your Mompreneur Business

As an entrepreneur, you naturally want to establish a close bond with your clients, partners and leads. In the business world, building up a personal connection to the people you rely on in your everyday work, whether to purchase an item, help you to establish a strategy or supply with the necessary gear, is key to a positive impression. More often than not, entrepreneurs forget to add a personal touch to their business interactions. It might seem easy to get lost in the work routine and forget about the people around you. So that’s why bringing back the concept of the personal gift is crucial to your business survival. 


What’s the right personal gift?


Skills are not enough; you need to secure a personal connection

Admittedly, let’s get things clear from the start. You need a gift, but you also need to have the relevant skills for your business. Whether these relate to programming or bookkeeping, you need to remember that no personal gift can compensate a lack of skills. But similarly, being skillful and experienced is not enough to build a personal connection with your target audience. You need to add a sweet little gesture to bring back a sense of humanity into business transactions.


For loyal customers and partners

When there is a sense of loyalty that is established between you and your audience, whether from customers or partners, you will need to look for present ideas that can leverage the brand advocacy of your contacts. A simple touch such as a brand mug is a good idea to get them talking about your company naturally. You can also offer to sponsor your customers or partners activities, such as offering custom t-shirts for the in-house sports team, for example. Ultimately, you should reward their loyalty with regular discounts and offers too.


For new leads at an event

If you’re planning an event, there’s nothing better than looking for original and personal giveaways to attract and impress the audience. For all-day events, people tend to prefer elements that can help them to go through the day, aka a sweet snack or maybe some pens and paper. If you’re looking to attract people to your stand, you will need to consider offering refreshments as well as fresh foods, such as ordering a breakfast pastry buffet with hot drinks in the morning, for instance, and offering a small sandwich in a branded bag at lunchtime. 


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For new clients

Last, but not least, there’s the new client who has just passed an order and whom you want to retain. You’ve got a lot of options to make things feel more personal here. You can add a thank you card to the parcel, for instance, if there is a delivery planned. For businesses that are likely to get several orders from the same client throughout the year, such as takeaway or beauty products, you can pack a discount card to encourage future orders. Another good idea is to add samples of your other products so that you can help your clients to discover your full range.

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In short, don’t believe the idea that the digital revolution has removed the need for a personal and human touch. Now, more than never, you need to remain your audience that they are more than a buyer to you.  Are you ready to take over the mom biz world? Go and rock it mama!

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Love, Jessxo


The Ultimate Kids Gift Guide

The Ultimate gift guide for kids |

Ho Ho Ho!

It’s nearing that special time of year when we moms shop for the perfect gifts for our kids and I am here to make this year a heck of a lot easier! I am gifting you with the ultimate kid’s gift guide! Merry Christmas mamas!

My guide has everything from babies to teens, toys, clothes, games, books and more! Just shop on through the post, everything is below! Some things will be in shoppable guides directly from the shops or links to specific items will be included as well. Ready? Let’s dive right in!

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Toy Guide 

Here is one of the best places to shop for toys this year! Shop their site to find deals on the best of this year’s hottest toys!

Hasbro Toys

Hasbro Toys |


If you’re looking for the cutest, & trendiest clothes that are great quality for amazing prices then you need to shop Pat-Pat! Right now that are having sales up sales upon sales! Check out their clearance section for up to 90% off and more fabulous deals! Take an extra 15% off your order when you use code XMASPAT  at checkout! Shop all the latest kids fashions here!

They also are offering up to  65% off matching Christmas outfits for the family! Shop the looks here!

Pat-Pat Christmas |

Kids Christmas gift guide |

Creative Gifts

If you’re looking for something more on the creative, unique and original side,  check out these eco-friendly subscriptions boxes that your kids are sure to love! Each box comes with fun science or art crafts that use only eco-friendly ingredients.  Gift your kid’s something extra special this year with a gift that will keep on giving! Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts |

For more ideas on creative and original gifts shop books, educational games and so much more with the gift guide from Educents!

Some of my favorite items are this adorable scented cupcake pillow!

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And this learn to code with Minecraft game!

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The Best From Highlights

Do you remember Highlights? I used to love the scented stickers and fun activity books that would come in the mail when I was a kid. Well, they are still around and better than ever! This year, gift your little ones with the fun, adventure, and learning that comes from one of the best and most loved kids subscription! Right now try Highlights club FREE through 12/16! click here!

Highlights |

You can also shop their stocking stuffers and other gifts under $10! Shop here!

Personal Picks!

Here is my list of personal picks that I think your kids would love! Scroll through to find the best that I have personally chosen just for you!


This Lego Space Shuttle Explorer is a hot buy for the young boy in your life! Find it here!

Zoomer- Interactive show pony is the perfect gift for any girl! A must buy! Grab her here!

Who doesn’t love dancing baby Groot? Get Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy dancing Groot at a great price here!

This adorable LeapFrog stack & tumble elephant is perfect for the littlest of your wee ones!

And if you are a Target lover, you will be ecstatic to know that when you shop online you will get free shipping returns now through 12/23! Shop the best deals at Target here!

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Well, that’s my guide! I hope you have found the perfect gifts for your kids and saved some $!

If you need more gift options then please check out my last minuete gifts post from last year for more super awesome gifts that are sure to go over big! Click here to check it out!

Also, don’t forget to comment, share and subscribe!

May all you mamas have a beautiful bright and very merry Christmas!

Love, Jess XO


The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Mother's Day |

Hey mamas,

So Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t picked out the perfect gift for your mom yet then I have something you may be very interested in! My friends over at StoryWorth have a special Mother’s Day sale going on! So I thought I would tell you about something they offer that makes the absolute perfect Mother’s Day gift.

If you’ve never heard of StoryWorth they have a really neat gift idea that helps you learn more about your mom! So, you probably never knew about your Mom’s first crush, the time she fought City Hall to save the library, or her brief stint in the marching band. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for her to share stories with loved ones every week. At the end of the year, she’ll get them all bound in a beautiful hardcover book. (You can start right away, which means this is a great last-minute gift too.) Strengthen your bond as you get to know her in a whole new way! Doesn’t that sound perfect? 


Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, we send her questions you’ve never thought to ask.
  2. She writes a story each week, which is shared with you. (She can also record it.)
  3. A year’s worth of stories are bound into a beautiful keepsake book.

Don’t miss out on helping your mom create something she is sure to love and cherish for years to come using StoryWorth. Hey, you can even do this for yourself! You deserve a totally awesome gift too! Go check it out and snag $20 off your order! Click here to head on over.  I just totally saved your Mother’s Day. You’re welcome, you know I’ve always got your back. 😉

I hope all you fabulous mamas have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Love, Jess XO