Brilliant Things and Gift Ideas

Christmas was fun this year. It was different than recent years since we were with both our families over the holiday at some point. There is a comfort in that which I didn’t realize I longed for. Such is the life of an expat though. And while I was pampered beyond belief for my 40th birthday and Christmas, I remember that some years were not like this and I’d receive odd presents because, let’s face it, December, January, and summer birthdays are not the best times to receive gifts. If your birthday is just after Christmas, there is no doubt that at one point in your life you’ve received a regifted holiday gift for a birthday gift. And though ornament-shaped earrings or snow globes are fun gifts, they’re not ideal for most birthdays. Here are a few things that make great gift ideas, so I’m listing them here.

On a side note, from now on I will not be using Amazon Affiliate/Associate links in my blogs. The effort to embed the links was not worth the paltry $50/year I’d earn from it. I used to bring in enough to buy for more craft supplies to make projects worth writing about, but with more and more mobile users the link is relatively worthless. I will still use links, but they have no agenda or earning potential for me. Just wanted to let you know.

So, now let’s look at things we don’t need, but can give to people we love!

R2D2 Screwdriver


Babushka Russian Nesting Doll Tea Infuser

Plant Self-Waterer like a Water Tower

Unicorn Sprinkles Shaker

Meat Lover Socks with butcher’s diagram

18 Piece Silicone Bakeware Baking Set


UniCorn Corn-on-the-Cob Holders


For the Wonder Woman in your life, the LEGO DC LED Key Light

Electric Jelly Portable Boom Box Speaker

Pug on a Plug (doggy drain stopper)

Pug in a Mug Tea Infuser

Edmond the Solar Pug

Star Wars R2-D2 Screwdriver

30 Days to a Clean and Organized House (paperback in English)
By (author) Katie Berry

Heart Headphone Splitter


What would you add to the list? Do you have a January birthday? What’s on your wish list this year?

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