Gifts that Give Back
Gifts for Cooks
Gifts for Girls
Gifts for Readers
Now for today's ideas.
If you have been around me a while you know I grew up receiving 12 days of Christmas Gifts. My mom bought and wrapped 12 presents for both my brother and me. These went under a special tree not the main tree. Each day beginning on the 13th of December we got to open one gift each all the way through Christmas Eve.
If you have little kids in your house who are always begging to open a gift early - here is your solution.
If you have big kids and adults who just love to open presents....well here is your solution.
Once grandkids came along, my brother and I slid out of our receiving slot and our kids, the grandkids, slid in. Now each grandkid has a tree in their bedroom and under it Grandma places their 12 days of Christmas gifts.
Once the grandkids became teenagers they decided they wanted to do the same for Grandma. So now they place 12 gifts under the tree in her bedroom for her to open. It just a gift opening bonanza around here.
These are supposed to be stocking stuffer type gifts but you just tailor them to the person you are buying for.
Here are some general ideas:
Crayons /colored pencils
$5 restaurant/ice cream gift cards
Special plates and cups just for them
Cookie mix to make Santa's cookies
personalized pillow case
Fun colorful socks
chap sticks/ lip glosses
Restaurant gift cards
Movie Gift cards
Nail products (polishes, files, buffers)
Starbucks gift cards
And for completeness in the past the kids have given Grandma things like
Calendar for the new year
Greeting cards (because she mails cards to everyone all year)
Pharmacy Gift Cards
Now another tradition we have around here is that everyone gets a new pair of pajamas each Christmas. Those would make an excellent gift for the Dec 24th present.
When we wrapped gifts back in July, we wrapped most of Grandma's 12 day gifts. They each have a number on them so she knows which to open each day. I found these little card stock numbers at the end of last season when when all the holiday stuff went 75% off at Target so hopefully they will have them again this year.
Nordstrom is offering triple points this weekend and some attractive sale prices on some of my favorite items
|Frye Melissa Boot 50% off now $199|
|Foldover Clutch now $22.48|
|Halogen Cuff $19.49|
|Stance no-show socks|
You might remember we talked about these socks before. I think they are the best no-show socks I have tried. They stay on your foot and don't ball up in your shoe while you are walking around. Several Stance no-shows are on sale. You can see all the Stance sale items here.
Happy Fall to you all !!!!
Enjoy your weekend. Talk to you on Monday.