Creative Gift Ideas (+ A Giveaway!) - The Surznick Common Room

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Creative Gift Ideas (+ A Giveaway!)

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This may come as a total shock to some of you, but there are less than 12 weeks until Christmas. Only 80 days! Don't worry, you know I'm not trying to skip over fall or anything because it is my absolute favorite time of the entire year, but I do like being prepared for the holidays way in advance.

Holiday mall shopping is kind of my worst nightmare. Tons of people and mediocre gifts that no one really wants... not appealing to me. I'd rather spend my shopping time cozied up at home with some coffee, a warm blanket, and my laptop. I always like to start my holiday shopping early because it gives me tons of time to find the perfect, creative gifts and usually find some great deals as well.

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A meaningful, creative gift is really important to me (remember our Etsy Gift Ideas post?), so when I was introduced to Catching Fireflies, I knew it was going to be a source for lots of holiday shopping this fall/winter. Catching Fireflies, owned and operated by April McCrumb, is a whimsical gift gallery where you can find an amazing gift for every person in your life. Babies, grandparents, parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, you name it. They have three Michigan store locations, but you can also shop online from the comfort of your home!

I've scoured the entire Catching Fireflies site, making gift idea lists for practically everyone I know, and I've rounded up some of my favorites below. Make sure you keep reading for a GIVEAWAY and special promo code for Surznick readers!


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Which of these are your favorites? The Travel Stub Diary is very similar to my Ticket Stub Diary that I absolutely LOVE. I spy a couple of gifts on here that a certain guitar-playing, beer-loving guy in my life might enjoy as well!

You can find so many more gift ideas over on the Catching Fireflies site. By the way, it's super easy to use and you can filter for gifts based on who you're shopping for, occasion, age, interests, etc.! If you're thinking of ordering anything for the special people in your life, I have great news for you...

You can use the code COMMONROOM for 20% off your entire purchase! It expires 11/6/15, so make sure you act fast!

Okay, now even more awesome surprises! Catching Fireflies is offering up a $43 gift certificate to one lucky Common Room reader (a fun amount for a fun shop!) Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The giveaway is open one week and one winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Happy shopping!

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