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I always LOVE to hear what other families do when it comes to gift giving traditions around the holidays. Do you buy for everyone in your family? Do you do a secret Santa? A grab bag? Do you make wish lists or is everything a surprise? Hearing everyone’s unique holiday traditions are so fascinating to me.
Holiday Gifting Traditions
My Favorite Part of Christmas Morning
Instead, we secretly assigned each person someone else in the family to buy for (and the limit for the gifts was usually quite a bit higher since you were the only one buying that person gifts). Instead of trying to find all of these different gifts, we were able to focus more on just one person. That was fun for a few years, but we did miss that excitement of giving to every person and watching their reaction. And that’s why we have decided to change it up a little this year.
This Year’s Gifting Challenge
Gift Ideas Under $25
My Stylish Husband
One thing that Matt loves is colorful dress socks and one thing he needs is a new toiletry bag. He’s been traveling a little more with his speaking company and always finds himself scrambling at the last minute to pack what he needs. Marshalls had so many options so I grabbed a few pairs for $10… I know he will love them!
My Fashionista Sister
For my fashionable little sister, I went with items that I know she’ll get lots of use out of. The collection of red nail polish provides colors that will last ALL year long, which is why I picked it out. Some packs come in seasonal colors, but I liked this one because it had a little bit of everything and won’t be “out of season” after the holidays. She also mentioned recently that she needs new makeup brushes so when I saw these super cute gold ones, I instantly thought of her. Maybe this year she’ll finally teach me some of her ways!
My ‘Never-Sits-Down-To-Relax’ Sister
My older sister is a mom to a 1.5-year-old, but when she’s not playing mom, teacher, or varsity coach, you’ll probably find her running because she is currently training for her 3rd (!!) marathon of the year! Needless to say, Katie never sits down to relax so I picked out a few bath bombs to force her to take 5 minutes and actually RELAX for once.
My ‘I-Don’t-Need-Anything’ Mom
Like most moms, my mom NEVER asks for anything! I tried to create a “warm & cozy” theme so that she too can sit down and relax a little more than she does now (which, like my sister, is never). I bought her a candle and knit blanket with some pretty adorable pom-poms. And I also snuck in this knit hat that I thought was super adorable, versatile, and so her. She spends a lot more time playing outside in the cold now that she babysits her grandson, and now she can throw on this hat and be the cutest grandma ever… even though she already is!
Who’s on Your Holiday Shopping List?