The Cup of Jo 2013 Holiday Gift Guide


Are you looking forward to the holidays this year? (Can you believe it’s already December?!) This is the first year we’re getting a TREE! We usually wait to have a tree until we visit relatives in California, but this year Toby is so excited for Christmas that we’ll be getting one for our apartment. Anyway, I’m excited to kick off the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide (the first post is coming right up). As always, I’ve tried to find things for every budget and personality, and really hope you enjoy it.

You can find past gift guides here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.

Ok, let’s go! (I’ll post one every day, along with regular posts.) xoxo

(Photo by Petra Warrass)

  1. Yay! I always love your gift guides & have a special request, pretty please! I need to give some group gifts to offices I work with frequently. These are offices with less than 10 people . It’s too expensive to get individual gifts but you love them all and want to show your appreciation. And not food or wine because there’s so much of that this time of year. It just sorta gets lost in the mix, you know? So if you have suggestions, they are greatly needed! Thank you!

  2. Can’t wait to read the upcoming guides!

  3. I’m excited to look through these gift guides! I have a few gift recipients that are giving me some trouble. Also, we are getting our first tree this year too! I’m so excited, I don’t think I’ve been this giddy about Christmas since Santa was still real.

  4. Just went through some of your old guides- you’ve got some great ideas out there for that elusive younger brother of mine who’s impossible to shop for ;) thanks

  5. jm says...

    love that Octopus and all the other suggestions. Thank you!!!!

  6. I love reading your blog

  7. I’d be lost without your gift guides, thank you so much for doing them! this year we have 2 new babies in the family (sis in law and step-sister) as a 23 year old I was a bit lost but these toys are great.

    Nothing beats the spell or feel of a real tree :)

  8. So fun! We put ours up last night and I’m obsessed. It’s our first as husband and wife :)


  9. I look forward to this every single year! I’m excited (:

  10. I realised that I have been getting excited for this all day from across the Pond! Looking forward to seeing how you guide us! x

  11. Every single year since you’ve started these guides, someone from my family gets a gift from your list! Thanks for all your research.

  12. just tweaked the post to make it more clear—the first post will be up soon! thanks so much!!

  13. oh yes, lindsay, it’s coming right up! this is just the teaser for the start of it :)

  14. I’m glad it’s not just me… this seems to be linking to your guide from 2012. Not that those gifts aren’t great, but I’m excited to see what you’ve come up with for us this year too!!

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  16. I love your gift guides! Unfortunately, this links to your 2012 gift guide.

  17. I love your gift guides! The first one is linking to last year’s though?

  18. Great list!!! I wish I didn’t already do my shopping bc that MadMen book would be PERFECT for my Mom. I’ve pinned it for next year!

  19. I’m unable to see the first post for the 2013 gift guide…the link is showing a 2012 post.

  20. your gift guides are the best, can’t wait!

  21. Love your gift guides, Jo! This is the first year we’re getting a tree as well. I can’t wait!