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Friday, December 15, 2023

Stocking Stuffers Under $25 Bucks


I hope that you had a productive week.  

I can pretty much say that I have finished my shopping.  

For myself, that is. 

This is my last post of 2023. The next couple of weeks will be filled with reading, catching some new movies, and keeping up with our favorite shows.

I feel like I should see this one since my ex directed it.

The Mister, who eats, sleeps, and breathes cars, can't wait to see this one.
I suggested that he take Millie.

Very little hype considering the cast.

This is so good!

In my humble opinion, Season 2 is better than the first. 

And, of course, we will be keeping up with the Royals.

This post is for a person, such as myself, who thinks that I should add one more gift to the pile but doesn't want to break the bank. All of the items are from Amazon, so it will cut down on shipping challenges, I hope.

Cute set for the price.

For the friend whose in-laws will be houseguests during the holidays.

For the Mom who gets a little hot under the collar.

For the lady whose husband calls her purse the Bermuda Triangle.
I'm talking to you, Mister. 

Great for a girls' night.

Lots of colors and prints.

Waterproof air tag holder

For the family member who spends the most time on her feet.


Cold hands, warm feet?

For the newly engaged.

Something to keep her bling sparkling!

These are so popular this year.


Chunky earrings are in, according to the Today Show.
Hoda knows!

For the weight-conscious traveler, a mini bathroom scale.
Hopefully, the results are teeny-tiny!

The Mister bought me one of these last year.

This is the only kitchen gadget I know how to use.

This is the Mister's favorite head accessory.
He uses it for small projects like untangling my chains. 

A must!

I love a pop of orange!

They have lots of colors.

For the person who is traveling with family.

For the pickler who can never keep track of her balls.


I ordered it and love it.

For the traveler who likes to be entertained.

This may be the most valuable gift you will ever give someone.

Safety first!

No more cold coffee or tea!

I bought a few of these for people who have helped us through the year. They are packed in an additional box so they don't get smushed.

For the friend who can multitask; bathing and drinking.

Does your friend prefer sipping through a straw and yet is deathly afraid of wrinkles? 
I've got you covered.


Goodbye, microwave mess!

The Mister ordered himself one of these.

Does the cook need a crab in the kitchen?

The perfect gift for a couple that is new to the Empty Nester game.

For the new Dad or Father-to-be.

Hello Adorable Jonathon!!

For the pal who enjoys a good story with a quirky character.

A pretty planner is always a good idea.

For the person who appreciates a warm meal on the go.

And lastly, a desk vacuum for the person who has everything!

Do you need a gift idea for a friend for under $50 bucks?
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How about a gift idea for a millennial?
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Are you stumped about what to buy your man?
Click here.

Hostess gifts, anyone?
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 I want to wish all my sweet friends who are kind enough to take the time to read this silly little blog a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a happy, healthy Happy New Year.  I appreciate all of your kind words and support over the years.

See you next year!

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I wore this to an event yesterday and got lots of compliments on it. 

It's 40% Off!

And I picked this up to wear under it.

I ordered this. I love a ruffle under a jacket or sweater.

I picked this little number up yesterday.



$100 Off!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Merry Christmas Katie ! Yours is my all-time favorite blog. Enjoy your time off.

    1. Thank you, Deborah for your kind words. I hope that you have a happy holiday.

  2. Ok I’ve purchased that amazing purse light- and I definitely want to watch Ferrari!!! Hope your two is wonderful. Mele Kalikimaka from Hi. m in hi.

    1. Thank you for all of your support, m in hi! I appreciate all of your kind comments. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xx

  3. Merry Christmas, than my you for entertaining us all year!

    1. Thank YOU for taking the time to read my blog! Happy Holidays!

  4. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your family!

  5. What an amazing compilation. I would love to know where to find those wonderful stockings you have there.
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  6. Merry Christmas! I LOVE The Gilded Age! Bring on season 3! Thank-you for all of the gift lists. They have been incredibly useful. See you in the New Year!

    1. Thank you!! I wish they would make more shows like The Gilded Age. Have a great holiday.

  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Love your blog!

  8. Thank you Katie! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  9. Merry Christmas Katie! Have a fabulous holiday! Always a joy to read your blog and IG!!!❤️🎄❤️ Marlena

  10. Happy Sunday Katie! I love all of your posts and enjoy them so much.Even thought I don't comment all of the time, because for some reason my comments disappear and I am too lazy to retype them.
    I always find something to read and you often times persuade me to watch a show or movie that I would never have considered.
    I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas, enjoy your family and sweet pup.

  11. Oh I need some new fuzzy socks; I had to throw a pair away this weekend since I wore a hole into the heel.

  12. Fantastic post and always such fun commentary. Enjoy your holiday time off!


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