2016 Blogger Holiday Gift Guide

We are SO excited to finally share a SUPER exciting project we’ve been working on behind the scenes for the past few months (yes, months!). The idea to reach out to some of our favorite bloggers and invite them to collaborate on a Holiday Gift Guide was something we’ve been brainstorming for almost a year now.


In August, we promised ourselves that we would quit daydreaming and actually DO IT… and right then & there the first annual Blogger Holiday Gift Guide was born. We invited bloggers that we love and bloggers that we felt could bring a unique perspective to a specific gift category (i.e. gifts for the fashionista, gifts for the pet lovers, gifts for the fitness lover, the stay-at-home mom, the host, the DIY-er, etc) to share their favorite products in this “category”.

2016-DIY-Playbook-Christmas-Card-wrapped-gifts-black-whiteThis talented group of bloggers did just that. Together, each gift was hand-picked to create a comprehensive gift guide that all of our readers can browse through and hopefully find a perfect gift for the special people on their holiday shopping lists.

Because we were able to pick the brains of a group of people with different talents and passions, we think this Gift Guide has amazing (and affordable!!) ideas for just about everyone on your list (including the boys/men… thanks Katie Bower!). And not only did we want the gift guide to be diverse and affordable, we also wanted it to be straight forward and easy to read/click through.

All you need to do is press the full-screen button (it’s the little 4 corners image) in the bottom right corner of the image above and the Gift Guide will appear as a full-screen, interactive guide like this…

Gift Guide Table of ContentsThen you can flip through the pages (just like a magazine!!) and when you click on the item you love, you will land on the exact website of this product so you can easily get all the details to pick it up later or buy it online right then and there.

We know it’s a bit early for a gift guide but our hope is that providing these gift ideas EARLY will help you find the perfect gift for all those special people on your list. And let’s be honest, the LESS time we spend shopping, the more time we can spend enjoying the holidays with the amazing people in our lives.2016-DIY-Playbook-Christmas-Card-red-plaid

A huge thank you to the ROCK STAR bloggers who have helped make our vision a reality. If you don’t know someone on this list, you HAVE to check them out because these blogs are the ones we read every single day and provide us so much inspiration!!

2016-DIY-Playbook-Christmas-Card-wrapped-gifts-stackedFrom all of us to you, Happy Shopping… let the holiday fun begin!!bridget_and_casey_sig


  • shawnna griffin

    hey girls love the list! So cool!

    • Thanks so much Shawnna! We had a great time putting it together.

  • Whitney Regeth

    This is so awesome! The guide will definitely come in handy! Thanks!!

  • Erin

    Fantastic! got a couple things that I have my eye on now!

    • That’s awesome to hear! We are ready to get started on our holiday shopping too!

  • lisa

    what a great compilation! love the lay-out, the photos and links are so helpful. this is done like the pros- you two are pros, thanks for sharing with us! wishing you a happy week–lisa in AZ

    • You are so sweet, Lisa! Thanks for the kind words. We had a fun time putting it all together

  • LOVING THIS!!! Thank you to all the bloggers who shared! Love these gift ideas!! This is a great post!!!

    • So happy you love it Colleen! Hopefully it helps with your shopping.

  • Jill Steinwender

    This looks really nice! Kudos to you two for organizing and making such a pretty ‘magazine’!

    • Thank you so much, Jill! We are so glad you enjoyed it and hope it provided some gift-buying inspiration. =)

  • Ashley Sorrick

    LOVE your gift guide! It looks amazing!

    • Thanks so much Ashley! It was a labor of love!

  • I’m so excited! I just found Holiday gifts for my kids teachers and classmates. I love this site 🙂

  • owuogba nathan

    Great gift guide, check out this; 20 Funny Gifts For Her- Gift Ideas For A Woman Who Likes Funny Gifts—http://coolgiftguide.blogspot.com.ng/2016/12/20-funny-gifts-for-her-gift-ideas-for.html

  • such wonderful ideas.Thank you for shearing

  • Lauren Campbell

    The photos look absolutely stunning. From my point of view a flower could add a delight. FlowersNext.