Wait what? Didn’t Halloween JUST end? Yes, but if you’ve been to Target, Walmart, Michael’s or even the mall, Christmas decorations and holiday merchandise can already be seen! So it’s never too early to think about gifts for this Christmas!
Every year, I always tell myself that I will start early but somehow I end up getting things last minute so this year I really wanted to get a head start on my Christmas list and get thoughtful gifts for the whole family and friends. So where do I even start?
Have you ever heard of the 4 Gift Christmas Challenge from The Money Saving Sisters? You’ll have to check out their whole post because it will blow your mind and make you think about gift giving for the holidays in a whole new way. I tend to over buy- especially when it comes to my daughter so this year, I really want to try this out instead of getting her so many toys or only clothes.
1.Magic Clip Dolls / 2. Lego Frozen Castle/ 3.Poppit Shopkins / 4.Little Cosmetics / 5. Old Navy Socks/ 6. Planet Box Bento/ 7.Purse Box Lunch Box/ 8.CalPaks Suitcase/ 9.Bugaboutique Princess Dresses/ 10.Hanna Andersson PJs/ 11.Cape Clogs/ 12.Adventure Pack/ 13. Fab Kids Subscription/ 14.Join the Story box / 15. The Pout-Pout Fish / 16.The Book With No Pictures / 17.Teach My Toddler / 18.Teach My Preschooler / 19.Play Osmo
Something they want. This is pretty much a no-brainer for us. Every time we walk the aisles of Target or Walmart, A loves to point out all the things she wants! She has so many different interests but as she has gotten older, she tends to gravitate towards things like Legos, Shopkins, Disney princesses, and Play-doh. She also loves My Minie Mixie Qs. These are some of the things she’s pointed out numerous times so any of these would be great for her. She’s also obsessed with putting on “makeup” so anything from Little Cosmetics is sure to be a hit!
Something they need. I’ve been wanting to update A’s room and finally get her a big girl bed and decorate it so I may get her some things for her big girl room. If that doesn’t work out, then there are always things that she needs– such as socks, lunch box, bento, or suitcase for when we travel. If you are more eco-concious then you can look for enviromentally friendly alternatives to these. For example, these plastic free lunch boxes that dont leak would be a great way to reduce the amount of plastic you use.
Something to wear. I’m always buying different outfits for her throughout the year so for Christmas I want to do something extra special! Last year, I bought a bunch of princesses dresses to start a dress up closet so this year I want to add to it with adorable dresses from Bugaboutique. I love their dresses because they wash well and they don’t leave a huge trail of glitter when she wears them. I also love the fact that it’s not the usual princess dress you’re used to seeing. Some other things I’ve included are Hanna Andersson Christmas PJs, adorable shoes, cute back pack from Raine + Skye, and a subscription to FabKids– an easy way to get affordable stylish clothes delivered to your house each month!
Something to read. Being a former teacher, we have tons and tons of books from my classroom days but I’m always on the look out for new books to share with my daughter. Earlier this summer, the wonderful people at Join the Storybox sent us one of their boxes and we really loved it. This would make an awesome gift for any book-loving family! I’ve included some other books that I think A would enjoy. The last three are not necessarily books but some tools to help with learning and preschool prep.
I feel like I’ll be more prepared for the holidays this year because I have a plan and I won’t be scrambling for ideas.
Have you thought about your Christmas list or are you a last minute shopper like me?