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It's A Wonderful Life

I know it’s a bit close to Christmas to be posting another gift guide, but I always love to share my own wish list each year, so I’m doing it anyway!

Believe it or not, I had never seen It’s a Wonderful Life all the way through so I took this opportunity to bite the bullet and watch it. I’ll skip the rehash of the story, but I’m glad that I can finally appreciate the story and message it carries.

Young George | It's a Wonderful Life

This much needed reminder of hope, positivity and making the best of things has helped to (partially) inspire my wish list!

Gift Guide | It's A Wonderful Life

> Sailing Ship Kite
> National Geographic Vintage Globe, $39.00
> String Reminder Ring, $38.00
> Animal Kingdom Tee, $18.00
> Lasso the Moon Ornament, $20.00
> In the Light Stila Eye Palette, $39.00
> Floral Vintage World Map Print, $75.00
> Silver Bell Garland, $9.99
> New Carry-On Suitcase, $189.00

Cheerio my good man!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s gift guides and good luck with the last minute shopping!

Stay tuned,

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

Sad to say, but I had to re-watch A Christmas Story to get inspiration for this gift guide. I remember watching it as a kid and catching parts of it on t.v. throughout the years, but a good refresher of this Christmas movie from start to finish was due.

A Christmas Story | Boys Toys

I had definitely forgotten parts, like the Bumpus hounds storming the kitchen and ruining the turkey, Christmas dinner at the Chop Suey Palace (& Bowling), Ralph’s many dream sequences, getting his mouth washed out with soap (been there!).

After watching it all the way through again, the first thing that came to mind was boys and their toys.

So this gift guide is dedicated to the boys in your life, since no matter how old they get, they still like their toys, whether it’s a Leg Lamp, Red Ryder Range Air Rifle or a toy zeppelin.

A Christmas Story

> STOCKING STUFFER: Dress for Dinner Tie Paper Napkins, $6.00.
> Desk Organizer Crates, $30+ (“Fra-gil-e. That must be Italian.”)
> .45 Colt Bullet Cuff Links, $24.99 (“You’ll shoot your eye out!”)
> STOCKING STUFFER, Silly Teeth, $7.41.
> Gift certificate for target practice at the shooting range
> STOCKING STUFFER: Face & Shave Soap, $11.95.
> Ralphie’s Glasses (or a Warby Parker Gift Card), from $95.00.
> Roadside Emergency Kit, $69.00.
> Vintage Radio iPhone/iPod Dock, from $345.00

A Christmas Story | Ralph and Soap

“And all was right with the world…”

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

P.S. If you’re ever in Cleveland, you can visit the A Christmas Story House & Museum that was used for the front house shots.

While some people hate the sappy romance films like Love Actually I can’t help but love it, with the exception of the cheesy airport chase scene when Sam runs to say goodbye to Joanna.

Love Actually

A few of my girlfriends and I gather around Christmas time to watch (and toast) this film about love in many forms.

(Perhaps my favorite scene…)

So with that, I give you a Love Actually gift inspiration guide for those you love:

Love Actually inspired Christmas Gift Guide

> Uncle Jamie’s Typewriter, $55.25.
> Natalie’s Beret, $128.00.
> STOCKING STUFFER: The Prime Minister’s Chocolate Biscuits, $3.99.
> Hochstadter’s Low and Slow Rock & Rye for your bestie, $33.99.
> All You Need is Love Print, $24.00.
> STOCKING STUFFER: To Me You Are Perfect Pins, $7.00.
> Octopus Ornament, $17.99.
> From Milwaukee with Love Food Gift Boxes, from $40.00.
> Sarah’s Phone Case, $31.99.

After all, love actually is all around us…

Happy Thursday,

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

P.S. Definitely give Banoffee pie a try. It’s a new favorite!

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