Holy Cow! Everything I had planned for this past month totally didn’t happen! And I mean everything! Psshhaw on real life, right?! But, it’s Christmastime, “the most wonderful time of the year”, as they say. And, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can ‘t help but be caught up in the holiday season! I love it.
Well, I hope everyone (here in the US) had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend and the rest of you, I hope you had an awesome normal weekend. With the passing of Thanksgiving we are now OFFICIALLY in holiday shopping mode. Confession: I’ve been shopping since August… and I still don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to complete everything I want to.
For me, the hardest people in my life to shop/gift for are the guys and the tween/teens. I’m not made of money, unfortunately, and they seem to want pricey gifts. What to do? What to do? I usually resort to handmade, partially because of cost and partially because then maybe they will feel too guilty to realized it’s not something from the top of their wish lists… diabolical? Maybe. But, I love handmade gifts and, to me, they are usually more meaningful than something off the shelves.
GIFTS FOR THE KIDS:
Our kiddos are 3 and 10 months this Christmas. This is what is topping my list of gifts for the kids this year:
1. Gizmos and Gears. My Little Monkey (3) would love this. Not only does he get to build it, it moves when he’s finished! And he can play with it again and again, each time building something new.
2. Playskool Busy Basics Form Fitter. Little Gator (10 months) would probably chew on this more than anything at this point, but he’s starting to show an interest in puzzles and what’s better than a waterproof puzzle for the guy who has to taste everything?
6. This one is for my Gator. I have seen similar ideas with fabric books and love the idea… however, I have a feeling it would take me clear til Christmas to get all that sewing done. My kids are just too curious about the sewing machine to use it when they are awake and they rarely sleep at the same time, so that time is too precious to spend it on one project. But this photo version… this I can do! Get the details at Everyday Chaos.
P.S. Today is the last day for the Black Friday sale in my Etsy shop. Save 35% off your order with BLACK12 in the coupon code box, plus take advantage of the digital BOGO. Ends at midnight tonight PST.
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