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Friday, November 26, 2021

50+ Gifts Under 50 Bucks/Take 1


Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  Ours was delightful and I can't wait to tell you all about it.  The post will be published at the beginning of next week.  

I am writing this on Wednesday while sitting in the kitchen watching the Mister perform his magic in preparation for tomorrow's feast.  

My job is done.  

I set the table.  

Now, I'm exhausted.  

Gosh darn it, I knew I shouldn't have pushed myself.  

This is a peek into what is going in the kitchen at this very moment.  You will find out the story behind the maple leaves in next week's post.

If you are wondering where the Mister's sous chef is, Millie is spending the day at camp today.  She was there yesterday, too.  We are hopeful that she will be so worn out by the time our guests arrive that she will practically be comatose. 


So while I have stepped in as my husband's sexy support system, I decided to put my time to good use by writing a post.  I came up with the title 50 Gifts for Under 50 Bucks.    There was only one problem... I found a lot more than 50 gifts.  

I scare myself; I am such an overachiever.  

So, I decided to split it into two parts and post them hours apart.  If I posted all of the items in one post, it would take too long for the post to load on your computer.  That way, if any of the items are on sale for Black Friday, you won't miss it. 

It's kind of like a BOGO of the Blog World!

If you are looking for Part 2 it is right here. 

I'm a very thoughtful person when it comes to shopping.

 On with the shopping...

I love this salad bowl!

Does someone need a little more light in their life?

Anybody into gnomes?

I'm sensing a theme here.


Anybody going to Disneyworld?

Cute frame to put holiday family photo for Grandma.

Plush robes at a great price.


For the person who likes to take their hot chocolate serving up a notch.

Are we still on the gnomes?

For those of you who are new here, I love to give unusual vases with flowers in them. 
My apologies to my loyal readers who hear me repeat myself year after year.

These are my faves.

If you're into giving practical gifts, this is a good one.
It's a rapid thawing tray.

Or how about a taco toaster? 


Or how about a set of these neato-mosquito bbq skewers?
A favorite of the Mister's because they are easy to store.

Such a  sweet gift for the Grandparents.
And they'll never hear a peep from them!

I'm fascinated by all the young TikTok chefs who have become stars.


Clever idea!

That cute little guy in the sweater reminds me of this gift that has taken the Internet by storm!

You heard it here first, folks!

Don't forget to look for the second half of this post which will be posted soon.

Are you looking for more gift inspo?
You can find it hereherehere, here, and here.

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Oh My Goodness! Whoever thought of the Hide-A-Poo is brilliant. I'm getting a different prank box for my son. Thanks Katie!!!

  2. Thanks, Katie. Going shopping now!! xo


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