Gifts are Good. Good Gifts Are Awesome. Especially When They’re Free, Or At Least Cheap.

Oh, you shouldn’t have!  No, you REALLY shouldn’t have.

We all know the uncomfortable feeling of opening a gift and lying to the giver with, “Thanks! Chartreuse is really in right now.”

Or the shame of watching someone open a gift we spent very little time or effort on and wishing we’d just chosen a gift certificate instead because they undoubtedly already own three wine decanters.

We all want to be the givers (and receivers) of unique, quality gifts, and by unique I don’t mean matching holiday-themed sweaters.

So this year, we did a little shopping for you and put together a Holiday Gift Guide featuring inexpensive gifts for all the friends and family on your list.  Because you really don’t want your best friend and her husband to look like this.

And, to kick off the holiday season, we are hosting a giveaway!

Win a hand knit Aspen scarf from one of our favorite Etsy shops, Nice Knits.  Knit from a soft but lightweight blend of merino, acrylic, and silk , this scarf would make  a great gift (or treat for yourself!).


Mandatory entry:

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For extra entries (please leave each one as an individual comment – as always, if you already do it, it counts):

Visit Nice Knits and add the shop to your Etsy favorites.

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Giveaway ended on Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be emailed by the following Friday and has 48 hours to reply before we choose a new winner (we are hard core like that).

BONUS:  Nice Knits is offering a special discount code to all Makes Fun readers, so even if you don’t win the giveaway you can still save a little.  Enter the code MAKESFUN15 at checkout to receive 15% off your Nice Knits order.

Disclaimer: Some of the companies represented in the Holiday Gift Guide compensated This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff with product for the purposes of review and/or giveaway.  This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff was not compensated in any way by Nice Knits which is my personal Etsy store and why we did not include a review of the product.  Holiday sweaters courtesy of Google Images.

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Carrie is a wine drinker, cook, reader, and runner living in Los Angeles. She has a husband, and a son, and road rage. She also goes to therapy. A lot. Her writing reflects her interests, including food, the ups and downs of parenting and her ongoing quest for self-improvement. She is sometimes funny, sometimes rude, sometimes inspired, but always honest. She can be found on Twitter: @TheSweetest3 and on Facebook: The Sweetest.
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  1. Carrie says:

    OOohhh…pretty scarf. Me want :)

  2. Carrie says:

    I subscribe by email

  3. Carrie says:

    I follow MakesFun on Twitter

  4. kelly says:

    Umm, are we sure that guy isn’t her son? Oh wait, I probably shouldn’l be making fun of her… 😉

  5. Leigh Ann says:

    I love scarves. For the 2 days in Austin that we get to wear them!

  6. Leigh Ann says:

    I follow you on the twitter.

  7. Leigh Ann says:

    And on the Facebook.

  8. Chara says:

    YES! I need this knitted scarf! Why you ask?! Because all of my friends are either knitting or crocheting and I have tried and FAILED. This way I can hip and and trendy and at least LOOK like I have learned some type of trade. Plus, those are my colors.

  9. Dolly Severy says:

    LOVE this scarf!!!!

  10. Kim says:

    Not sure what is wrong with the picture… Can I win two scarves so my darling husband will have one to match =)

  11. MomofTwo says:

    Very pretty scarf. I love winter accessories and need them here in MN!

  12. MomofTwo says:

    Like you on FB
    Jessica Shallow-Miller

  13. MomofTwo says:

    Subscribe through RSS

  14. MomofTwo says:

    Following you on twitter @jshallow01

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