Christmas is coming - it is only 4 Saturdays away. Insert panic here.
I am at a complete loss as to what to buy for any member of my family. We have anything and everything we need and I am just not on board with buying more trinkets to add to he clutter we all already have. Right? Right.
I also don't feel like spending an exorbitant amount of money (I never do) on half hearted gifts.
But I despise giving gift cards for Christmas. I usually pride myself if being creative with my gift giving, even if it is a bottle of soap or a bag of cookies.
But. Never have I been faced with a Christmas where I am absolutely stumped on what to buy nor just one or two people, but everyone.
So I am dipping into some of my go-to gift ideas for things that everyone loves.
Gift cards -I know I said I don't like giving gift cards, but sometimes people genuinely prefer them and they are easy to purchase.
Photo gifts - I don't have the time to make any albums for Christmas gifts, but I can whip up a mouse pad, notebook or a large print to frame in under 10 minutes. Shutterfly is my favorite photo site for digital albums and other photo gifts. I try other photo sites when I can get something for free (this girl loves a good freebie) but Shutterfly is the site I use for my own albums. Here is the mouse pad I gave Ruby for her birthday last year.
For the ladies - prettyearrings.- No woman has ever disliked a pretty pair ofearrings. They don't have to be anything overly extravagant or expensive to be a great gift.
For the gents - since we live in. California and it is currently 75 degrees in December, BBQing is something we can do all year long. Every great from master needs a couple essentials and this Cuisinart set fits the bill. (BBQ set)
For the kids - I don't have children of my own, but I do have 5 nephews and one niece. They are getting harder to shop for as they get older (read: more opinionated) so last year I had a gift theme for the older boys: College gear.Sweatshirt, notebooks, hats, you name it, if they have a college they are interested in, buy all the merchandise you can find. Encouraging a college education and crossing gifts off your list is a win-win.
So now I am back to shopping online and drinking my cocoa. Bring on the cozy blankets!!!