Christmas for your 3-year old is a BIG deal. In many ways, it’s almost like their first Christmas because they’re finally old enough to understand everything and get excited! Which means you obviously don’t want to leave out any detail – including the stocking! Stockings are a ton of fun to shop for, but obviously you don’t want to spend too much money. All of these ideas are relatively cheap, but don’t forget about the easy wins, like their favorite snacks! Those will help to fill up the stocking so you can mix it up with other nice things.
Shopping for 1-year olds can be so much fun. Everything is brand new to them! But it can still be tough because they haven’t quite grown into full-blown toys and there’s just so much out there to choose from.
My son was fortunate to be showered with gifts as a 1-year old and there were definite, obvious winners. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a lot for these little guys, which is especially the case when you’re looking to fill up their first little stocking! All of these gifts are inexpensive and small, so they’re perfect for little stocking stuffers!
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Last year for Christmas, I wrapped all of our gifts in shipping paper and did my best to spruce them up with some fun embellishments. My son had been with me every step of the way (whether he liked it or not), so I finally figured out a way to get him even more involved in the process.
So how exactly does one get a toddler involved in gift wrapping??
Drum roll please….finger paint!
Sometimes I feel like every single person I shop for is a person that already has everything. I’m constantly scouring the internet for good ideas and trying to find something they’ve never seen before. Sometimes I get lucky, other times not so much. But there’s one thing that is always a winner (and it has consistently been my favorite gift to receive) – subscriptions and monthly club boxes. They’re almost always consumable and it’s so nice to be receiving something after the holiday season (especially if you live on a budget). It’s the true gift that keeps on giving.
So if you’re stuck in a rut…especially a last-minute rut, check out some of these subscriptions and clubs to see if any are a good fit:
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is right around the corner! Every single year I plan to have as much done as possible before Thanksgiving…and every year I am scurrying at the last minute!
Last year I had a great plan to wrap all of my gifts in shipping paper (with some cute little extras) and it went soooo well! I will definitely be using these ideas again, especially since some of them were cute AND cheap.
My first special twist? DIY photo labels!
Seven layer cookies are possibly my favorite cookies of all-time. They are surprisingly easy to make, but your guests will think you are Julia Child when they eat these.
They are rich, delicious, and absolutely perfect for the holiday season. THIS is what I will definitely be making. 😉
It’s a pretty fool-proof recipe, so odds are you can’t mess this one up. (more…)
Two years ago around this time I was a brand new mom. My little baby had all the cutest little holiday outfits with bow ties and suspenders, reindeer and santa hats, booties and mittens. He was decked out in all the “essential” holiday gear. I, on the other hand, found myself desperate for my own essentials – ones I was caught off guard to be needing.
So, as a former holiday season new mom, I can tell you there definitely are gifts you are itching to get when you’ve got a brand new baby on your hands. Things you didn’t realize you needed or just didn’t prioritize.
Here are the new mom gifts that I loved (or wished I would have had): (more…)