Mrs. Bicycle’s Holiday Gift Guide

Merry Christmas, hive! I just love this time of year, especially now that I have children in my life. There is such an innocence with them that all the family drama that tends to go along with major holidays just melts away. The other night I walked upstairs to see how A was coming on brushing her teeth, and she was counting something on her fingers as she was brushing.

Me: “Whatcha doing, A?”

A: “Counting the days until Christmas.”

I mean, come on! The only cloud over our Christmas this year is we decided last week to tell her that we are really behind the Elf on the Shelf. It was rough. Anyway, on to the fun!


I have wanted a pair of Hunter Wellies for a ridiculous amount of time. They’ve been in my Zappos cart for…four months? Five? I haven’t pulled the trigger because I don’t need them, but I want them so badly!


Image via Zappos

I should probably alert someone to the fact I want these (Mr. B?). It should also be noted that I need the adjustable ones because I have freakishly large calves, probably due to the fact all my hobbies involve leg strength.

Speaking of hobbies, now that I have changed my name I need to replace all of my riding stuff that has my old monogram on it. I asked for a new tack trunk, and a monogrammed cover would be a perfect complement.


Image via Dover Saddlery


Mr. B is a runner and I know he would like some new running gear. I bought him these Bluetooth earbuds (JayBird BlueBuds X Sport), which means there will be no cord from his ears to his iPhone while he is running.


Image via Amazon

This fogless mirror from Amazon has been recommended by a few of my guy friends who love it. Mr. B shaves in the shower and the mirror he uses always falls off the wall, which gets annoying. It also always fogs up, which is why this fogless mirror would be a special treat.


Image via Amazon

I would like to get him some products to spruce up his skincare regimen. I was thinking of this bundle by Origins:


Image via Origins

I would love suggestions of better male skincare bundles, so please feel free to pass those along! I also took advantage of a crazy Jos. A. Bank sale to get him a sweater and two ties, since he is always looking for wardrobe additions.


This is a toughie. My mom is pretty much impossible to shop for, which has led me to just not get anything for her lately. Horrible, I know. I told her she could have my recently retired laptop, so I may go ahead and clean it up and out and send it to her, maybe with some homemade baked goods.

We also do not usually get much for Mr. B’s parents for Christmas, since we like all presents to be focused on the kids/grandchildren. We will see them in the days before Christmas and we will bring a few bottles of wine and maybe some cookies that we make as a family.

We tend to order presents for Mr. B’s mom from Uncommon Goods, which has a lot of unique gifts. Her birthday was the week before last and we got her these glasses, which were a huge hit.


Image via Uncommon Goods

Is it me or is shopping for parents impossible?


My friends love a good monogram, so I anticipate anything I give them will be monogrammed. We don’t really exchange presents, though, so I haven’t yet decided what I will do this year. I may make some homemade chai tea or hot chocolate mix and put it in an etched container. I have done etching like this tutorial a few times and it is always popular.


Image via Keep Calm and Craft On

That about does it for Mrs. Bicycle’s holiday gift guide. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!


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Mrs. Bicycle

Tallahassee, FL/Savannah, GA
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    Mrs. Camera 282 posts, Helper bee @ 1:08 pm

    omg hunter wellies. i die. that is #1 (and only) on my list. if I don’t get them, I’ll come borrow your’s :)

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    cakeyp 2562 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:16 pm

    FI really loves Everyday Jack, though it’s by no means high end stuff. He likes the sandalwood or unscented body/face care products.
    I tried getting him into higher-end face care stuff but he just put it away “for special occasions” which is a nice way of putting it away because he doesn’t want it hahaha

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    Mrs. Blue Whale 633 posts, Busy bee @ 2:13 pm

    Can someone explain the obsession with hunter wellies to me? I own rainboots. They’re great. What’s so special about these that everyone is fawning over them? (I’m always out of the loop.) :)

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    braverbeating 1109 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:59 pm

    Try Kiehls for Mr. B…They have a great men’s line!

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    ecjohnson 111 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:05 pm

    @Mrs. Blue Whale: I don’t get it either! I’d rather have a nice pair of leather boots!

    Oh, and those headphones are amazing! The cord always bothers me!

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    Mrs. Filly 645 posts, Busy bee @ 6:21 pm

    YES. YOU DEFINITELY WANT HUNTERS. I seriously adore mine!

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    Mrs. Jet Setter 512 posts, Busy bee @ 6:42 pm

    Hunter boots are SUPER cute! I wish I had a pair too, with some funky colored boot socks! Great list!

    Also! I second the suggestion for Kiehls, Mr. Jet loves the soap!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1311 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:44 pm

    I hear you on the thick calf conundrum!

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    Miss Pyramid 839 posts, Busy bee @ 7:18 pm

    Bahaha on that guys face in the mirror. I just can’t stop staring at it. But those headphones are hella cool.

    And it’s been raining and foggy nonstop here for more than a week, so some nice waterproof boots sound excellent and so cute!

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    Mrs. Campfire 986 posts, Busy bee @ 7:57 pm

    Dude, I have a pair of regular rain boots and while they are fun (they have whales on them!) I wish they were a bit higher quality. I’ve been looking at the Hunter Wellies, too!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 624 posts, Busy bee @ 5:30 am

    @Mrs. Camera: Haha. Deal!
    @CakeyP: Thanks for the tip!
    @Mrs. Blue Whale: @ecjohnson: I think they’re just a much higher quality and more comfortable than regular rain boots. I have a pair of regular ones and I just don’t like them. I would love an upgrade!
    @braverbeating: @Mrs. Jet Setter: I will definitely check out Kiehl’s – thanks for the tip!

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    Mrs. Bicycle 624 posts, Busy bee @ 5:32 am

    @Miss Filly: Good to hear!
    @Mrs. Waterfall: Glad someone feels my pain ;)
    @Miss Pyramid: I know, that guy is kind of a creeper, right?!
    @Mrs. Campfire: Yeah, that must be why I want the Hunters… higher quality than your regular rain boots. I imagine that’s important for where you live!

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    daniellekira 548 posts, Busy bee @ 3:33 pm

    I love those earbuds. I might have to get them for myself as a post Christmas gift. Great finds.

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    Mrs. Bicycle 624 posts, Busy bee @ 1:53 pm

    FYI, Mr. B loves the earbuds so I would definitely recommend them. Also, I got the Wellies and I would more than recommend them!!

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