Gift Guide: Favorite Things from 25 Bloggers


 Great Holiday Gifts under $25.  Ideas to add a little holiday cheer under the tree — without a hefty price tag.

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It’s slowly beginning to look a lot like the holidays and I don’t know about you but I could not be more excited!

I have something fun to share with you today just in time for holiday shopping!

25 creative bloggers have gathered together to share THEIR favorite things under $25 to help you with your gift giving needs AND we are each giving away the basket of our own Favorite Things!! How fun is that?!

To view closer shopping details and links on where to purchase each basket item, simply HOP on over to the links below, where you can also enter to win the giveaway on their sites.

 Have fun!

1. All Things Thrifty |2. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke | 3. Chef in Training | 4. Click it Up a Notch | 5. Eighteen25 | 6. I Heart Nap Time | 7. kojodesigns | 8. Landee See, Landee Do | 9. Lil’ Luna | 10. Lolly Jane | 11. Love the Day | 12. My Sister’s Suitcase | 13. Or So She Says | 14. sew.craft.create. | 15. Six Sisters’ Stuff | 16. Tatertots and Jello | 17.The Dating Divas | 18.The Diary of DavesWife | 19. The Girl Who Ate Everything | 20. The Idea Room | 21. The Pleated Poppy | 22. The Savvy Photographer | 23. TidyMom | 24. Vintage Revivals | 25.Your Homebased Mom


Here’s what to do:

  • Take a quick glance at the gift collage above
  • Scroll to the bottom of this post to see mine up close with details and links to buy my favorite items
  • Enter to win my gift basket using the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below ($125 value)
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the 25 creative bloggers–they will not disappoint!


I had a lot of fun putting my basket together!  I have things for the kitchen, the baker, the snacker and the girly girl!  They are all items I use and love!

Hand selected items from me, TidyMom that are sure to make that special someone’s smile extra bright this holiday season!

Click on any of the items in the collage to find where to purchase them

Decorating Cookies by Bridget Edwards Wilton Bakers Pastry Blender Wilton Pastry Wheel Wilton Silicone Pastry Brush Biscoff Cookies Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste Wilton Bakers Blade Wilton Gifts From The Kitchen Book Nutella and GO! Snack Sephora Glossy Gloss - 05 Sparks Fly Mauve Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm They're Real! Mascara Stride Whitemint Shaun White Sugarfree Chewing Gum Image Map


For the Kitchen and the Baker:

I professed my love for Bridget and her mad cookie decorating skills just the other day, her Decorating Cookies book is one of my new favorite things that I know will get a lot of use when I decorate cookies from now on!  I wish I could give this book to everyone!  Wilton’s Gift from the Kitchen is another book I love to reference, especially during the holidays!  It has gift giving recipes and ideas for every occasion! I also tossed in some of my favorite Wilton tools that have multiple uses in my kitchen and are used often! Last but not least, every kitchen needs a jar of Vanilla Bean paste!  Aside from my homemade vanilla extract, this is my favorite ingredient, especially in recipes where you want to see flecks of vanilla, like frosting, butter cookies, pound cake or Italian ice

For the Snacker:

This obviously could have been a basket full of snacks! lol  But I decided to narrow it down to a few of my favorite snacks that I’ve discovered thru blogging.  Biscoff Cookies and NutellaI can’t buy the Biscoff cookies very often, because I will eat the whole bag in just a few short days, but they are great in recipes, like Biscoff Banana Partfaits.  The Nutella & Go is a snack I keep in my car, so when I’m out running errands, I can get my Nutella fix! lol Our pantry usually has a few jars for baking and finger dipping.

The Sean White Gum, well, that’s more like an addiction.  If you know me, when I’m out of the house, I’m usually chewing gum (you never know who you’ll bump into and need fresh breath!)  I received a sample of Stride Whitemint Sean White gum at the store well over a year ago, and was hooked.  I always have at least 2 packs in my purse, and a few extras in the house for back up!

For the Girly Girl

Of course I had to go with my favorite Benefit mascara that I’ve told you about and my favorite Sephora Lip Gloss that I raved about!  They are both products I could not go with out! The Burt’s Bees lip balm is a MUST every night before I go to bed for years.

TidyMom Favortie Things Under $25 Giveaway

I would like to send my Favorite Things Under $25 basket to one lucky TidyMom reader!

UPDATE:  Giveaway has ended  Congrats to the winner Julie W.

To enter* to win the giveaway, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post. (if you are reading this via email or rss reader, you will need to click over to the blog to enter)

*required entry is to leave a blog comment, then click “yes” on the rafflecopter entry.  Winning entries ARE verified,  so if you click yes with out leaving a comment, none of your other entries will count.


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Disclaimer:  This giveaway is sponsored by me, Tidymom! :)

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

1,659 Responses to “Gift Guide: Favorite Things from 25 Bloggers”

  1. Sue posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm (#)

    Look at all that fun stuff!!! Have a very happy Thanksgiving :)

  2. Sue posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm (#)

    Whoops. I left the comment BEFORE clicking on the entry thingy… I LOVE the Biscoff!!!!! I’m pretty sure they used to serve those on Air Tran flights and I just love them.

  3. Michelle Harrison posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm (#)

    Evertyhing loos so fun!!1 I love kitchen gadgets!!! Can’t wait for thanksgiving

  4. Stefani posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm (#)

    LOVE the Wilton tools! Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  5. mang h. posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm (#)

    My favorite thing is the nutella snack. nom nom!

  6. Chelsea posted on November 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm (#)

    I would love to try the vanilla bean paste! I love pastry blenders!

  7. Jade posted on November 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm (#)

    All of your stuff is awesome! I really like the kitchen tools, I don’t have any of those yet.

  8. rosalind posted on November 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm (#)


  9. Catherine Mae posted on November 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm (#)

    I have to say the nutella and go, I have never tried nutella so If I win, the first thing being opened would be the Nutella!

  10. heather posted on November 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm (#)

    Love the book. I love decorating cookies with my kids and nieces!

  11. Stephanie posted on November 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm (#)

    Definitely the Decorating Cookies book

  12. Kayla Lawrence posted on November 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm (#)

    I LOVE the Burt’s Bee’s Chap Stick and the Decorating Cookies book. I’d love to check out the book especially. :]

  13. MBG99 posted on November 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm (#)

    Burt’s Bees Lip Balm!!! The stuff is amazing!

  14. Amanda posted on November 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm (#)

    the bourbon vanilla!

  15. Sandra posted on November 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm (#)

    The Nutella to go is fantastic, but I would love the decorating cookie book!!

  16. Angela posted on November 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm (#)

    I love the Nutella & the cookie decorating book. Thanks!

  17. Lindsay posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm (#)

    Nutella and Go! WHAT?!

  18. Secret Burkheiser posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm (#)

    I love the Decorating Cookies book!

  19. fanniehp posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm (#)

    Cookbooks rock!

  20. Nichole Klawer posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm (#)

    Cute Basket!

  21. Cindi Decker posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm (#)

    I like the Decorating Cookies book.

  22. denise r posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:04 pm (#)

    all the kithchen items

  23. Esperanza posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm (#)

    My favorite item is the cookie decorating book! I’ve been thinking about learning how to decorate sugar cookies and this would be a perfect beginning.

  24. Melanee posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm (#)

    I looove all of the baking products, but am most excited about the vanilla paste!

  25. Becki posted on November 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm (#)

    Love this!

  26. Karly posted on November 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm (#)

    Love the giveaway idea and that I’m getting to find such awesome new blogs to follow!

  27. Julie W. posted on November 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm (#)

    Cheryl, thank you SO much! I’m so excited about winning your basket!

  28. Chris V posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm (#)

    I love your basket! Thank you for offering the giveaway:)

  29. lori johnson posted on May 20, 2013 at 11:28 am (#)

    I love all the ideas you blog. i get so excited when i see emails from you… thank you for making every day special.. I can not decide for i like them all, they all have a little of me in each one…

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