The Big Boo Cast, Episode 124

All righty – you asked for it, and we aim to please, so here’s part one of our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. We had the best time rounding up ideas, and on this first installment, we focus on hostess gift options as well as gifts for teenage girls and guys.

This means that I use my teenage girl voice at least four too many times.

Anyway, we hope our suggestions are helpful (and fun!) (and also significantly reduce your shopping stress). As always, you can find links to everything in the show notes. Except for the rosemary tree from Lowe’s and anything from Trader Joe’s. Because Trader Joe’s online shopping options = sad trombone.

Be on the lookout for installment #2 (gifts for men and women) early next week.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Elaine Benes

Hostess Gifts:

Totally Bamboo State Shaped Serving and Cutting Board (search for “Totally Bamboo” and the state you’re looking for)

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillin Smith

Love Welcome Serve: Recipes that Gather & Give by Amy Hannon

Two Funny Girls shatterproof Christmas cups

Tis the season paper Christmas cups with cardboard sleeve

Reverse to sherpa throw from TJMaxx and Target

Hummingbird Farms trio of creams

Heather Gauthier tea towels

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market Decorated Footed Bowls

– All Things Trader Joe’s (you have to go to Trader Joe’s)

Pickwick leather, tobacco and woods candle

Gifts for teenage girls:

“Anything from Urban”

ASOS lounge super soft onesie

Lily Rain jewelry

Boho Bandeau

Leather wallet phone case

– Sephora gift sets: Best Hair Ever, Lashstash, Face Mask Magic

Hydro Flask water bottle

Red Bubble stickers

marble make up brush set

Freestyle watches

Aerie oversized chenille turtleneck

Script & Scribble Chunky Personalized Notepads

Gifts for teenage boys:

– Cash

Gift cards for food (can email them via Target)

Apple Airpods

– Colorful, borderline obnoxious socks (Hot Sox and Nordstrom Rack)

Leatherman Wingman multi tool

Champion reverse weave hooded sweatshirt

waterproof dry bag

AMC Movie Gift Card

StubHub gift card

Spotify Premium gift card (please read all the restrictions before you buy…these cards apparently don’t work with family accounts)

Teton Sports sleeping bag

NBA jersey


Little Passports

Poshmark (download from app store; promo code BIGBOO5 for $5 off your first order)

PrepDish (promo code BIGBOO for 2 free weeks)

Simple Contacts (promo code BIGBOO20 for $20 off)

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  1. Hey there, been a while since I’ve commented but still following everything you and Melanie do because I couldn’t be more proud of you two than if I had invented you. Just wondering if you’ve tried Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix? Chef’s Table but with gentle humour provided by Phil Rosenthal creator of Everbody Loves Raymond.

    I had resisted the show because I thought it would be a guy trying weird food or seeing how much he can eat. It’s not that although he does try new things. It’s just really sweet and I thought of you Sophie.

    I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing and want you to know that I think of her every Christmas and her being such a good sport about the great Christmas tree tumble.

    Take care

  2. Just heard you on Compel!!! Thank you so much for giving me the courage to explore freedom in my writing!!! Awesome stuff! 💞