Gifts for the Forgotten

Gifts for the Forgotten: Day 9 of 12 Days of Shopping

Jeanette and I thought we’d try to remember those who are easily forgotten because … sometimes we forget about them. A small gesture goes a long way. Jeanette has Unique Client Gifts … helpful because one year, I forgot to gift my clients during the holidays so I had to do the late thing which is not very impressive.

If this list of the forgottens is too long, maybe this is a good list to DIY with your kids?! Everyone loves this granola recipe from Nigella Lawson. I’ve gifted it year round to teachers who love it!

best homemade granola recipe from nigella lawson

You can also make any gift special with a fancy DIY personalized gift label. I have instructions using Avery Labels and your printer.

custom diy personalized holiday labels

Gift certificates in any denomination are always welcome too! I like to do a local bakery cafe, iTunes, Starbucks, grocery store or Target.

But what people really seem to like is our annual Holiday Recipe Booklet Card that I create with my sister. We combine an update on our family with a small booklet of our favorite recipes we’ve used all year. A holiday card with a handwritten note is always appreciated!

holiday recipe card booklet gift idea


Day 9 Remembering Those Who Are Easily Forgotten

This is our list of those who are easily forgotten during the holiday season. Who did we forget?

  • trash & recycling crew
  • pharmacist
  • dry cleaner
  • school secretary
  • custodians
  • tutors
  • coaches
  • babysitters
  • troop leaders
  • extra-curricular activity teachers/leaders
  • crossing guard
  • letter carrier
  • fire fighters at local fire station
  • pediatrician
  • office manager
  • dentist
  • pediatrician
  • school nurse

12 Days of Shopping with Jeanette of Tiny Rotten Peanuts

Day 1: Gratitude Advent Calendars (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 2: Gifts That Give Back (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 3: Gender Bending Gifts for Kids (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 4: Gifts for Those Impossible to Shop for (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 5: Gifts to Open Minds (Gifts for Kids Who Hate Art and Reading, Jeanette’s Reluctant Artists)
Day 6: Oops, I Did It Again; Worst Gifts Ever (Ugly Holiday Sweaters, Oh So Tacky Christmas Gifts)
Day 7: Gifts to Steal from Loved Ones (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 8: Left Brain/Right Brain Gifts (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 9: Gifts for Those Easily Forgotten & Unique Client Gifts
Day 10: Gifts for New Year’s Resolutions (Mine, Jeanette’s)
Day 11: Giving and Receiving Unwanted Gifts & 15 DIY Gift Ideas
Day 12: The Art of the Thank You Note (Mine, Jeanette’s)


Gifts for the Forgotten

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Good reminders and great ideas…….Teachers run out of room in their cupboards for all those coffee mugs!

  2. You thought of everyone! Actually, if you hadn’t mentioned the crossing guard I would have forgotten him, and he’s so great with the kids.
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  3. A great list! Thankfully, I don’t have so many to think about. But, when working and raising kids there were a lot of gifts. My daughter and I used to make tins of white chocolate peppermint bark and give as gits.
    Patricia Tilton recently posted…The Rhino Who Swallowed a StormMy Profile

  4. I think these are the people that gifts matter most for! Thanks for helping us remember them!
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