Gift guides galore

If you’ve been checking in with us this week, you’ve probably noticed our obsession with “clutter-free” gift ideas. I’m beginning to wonder if I’m all talk.

I love the idea of the experienced-based gifts, yet I can’t stop buying little THINGS for my kids. I know that these stocking stuffers will eventually become the clutter I curse. So please, comfort me by confessing that you too have been seduced by cute snack containers whose tops will become immediately lost. (Um, to-go lunch set for a little kid for $5.99, anyone?)snack containers for babiesSome gift guides and tips I have enjoyed this week:

  • The Photojojo store is essentially a gift guide for someone who likes to take pictures and has a quirky, current sense of style.
  • An editor at Mashable put together a list of 10 Unique Gifts You Can Make With Help From The Web. It includes personalized shirts, granola, and energy bars.
  • Cool Mom Picks,  inspiring and useful year-round, has produced a 2009 Holiday Gift Guide that is a delight to read.
  • Design*Sponge acknowledges that money is not falling off the trees this year with gift guides organized by dollar amounts. Many lovely things to covet on the Under $50 list.

And one bonus link for those who have moved on from shopping to New Year’s Resolutions: A list of tools to help organize your life in 2010. It’s over at