Sometimes gift giving can be so hard! I’m learning to try to stay ahead of it though. Today I thought I’d share a few ideas with you since we’re only 3 months out from the holiday season. While it seems like we’ve still got plenty of time, I do think it is best to get a jump-start. I’ve already got nearly half the people on my gift list crossed off for Christmas! It is so relieving knowing that I’ve only got a handful or so left !
Any time I see something that I think might make a good gift for someone I either send myself the link or bookmark the page. Or if I’m in store I will snap a pic and attach it to an email. I know to check through my emails/bookmarks when it gets close to a birthday or holiday to see if I had anything saved. Hopefully I do! This is especially helpful if you wait until the last-minute :\
If you do start looking ahead and give yourself plenty of time to browse and purchase I highly recommend checking out the things you see your friends or family pinning on Pinterest. Sometimes you can find a gift right there or at least send you in a good direction. Seriously, I found my mother-in-law’s birthday gift on one of her boards and guess what, she was so happy to receive it!
Theme gifts are some of my favorites, I think they can be so fun especially with the right packaging. I gave my girlfriends a cute little bundle for Christmas last year. Really wish I had a picture! It included a blanket, fuzzy socks, candle and gloves. I was able to fit the socks, gloves and candle in a mason jar which looked really cute. See some examples I found via Pinterest below!
Some of my favorite gifts I’ve given include: Wine Basket for my mom and the Mason Jar of Cozy for my girlfriends. Below is what I packaged together for my mom’s Christmas gift last year, well plus 6 bottles of wine 😉
cool mom towel here, good wine idea towel here, wine mug here, ring for wine here, and wine talking towel here
My favorite go-to places for gifts are Anthropologie and Francesca’s. They have cute boutique type items that are fitting for just about everyone. I’ve rounded up some gifts that I think are great basics that anyone can use!
Right now I’ve been keeping an eye on my email for coupon codes too. I bought a Christmas gift from Anthro a couple of weeks ago for 20% off. So I got a good deal plus it evens my spending out over a couple of months rather than dropping a lot of money all at once the month leading up to Christmas!
Please share you favorite gifts or ideas in the comments!
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