Category: Holidays

The Best Subscription Clubs for the Person Who Has Everything

The Best Subscription Clubs

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:

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DIY Christmas Wrap Photo Labels

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!

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Seven Layer Cookies

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. 😉

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The Best Gift Ideas for a New Mom

What to Get for a New Mom

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.

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12 Best Gifts for 2-Year Old Boys

Shopping for a 2 year old boy is no easy task! There are tons of options out there, so it's hard to know what's a true winner. Check out this list to see what the winners are in our house!

My son is a November baby, so every year I get a special preview of all the great gift ideas before Christmas arrives.  We do our best to save some of the big surprises for Christmas morning, but how can you resist an early gift??  This year we celebrated the big number 2. I know, crazy!  🙂  

So, for all the parents, grandparents, and aunts & uncles  that are wondering what to get for a 2 year-old boy, here’s how to be the favorite this year!   

Related post: The 10 Best Thomas the Train Gifts for Your Thomas-Obsessed Boy

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21 Days of Savoring the Holidays

I absolutely love love love the holiday season.  We listen to Christmas music, decorate the house, and get our fill of eggnog.  This year will be especially fun because my son is finally getting old enough to really enjoy himself and even though he won’t really understand the concept of Santa, he’ll definitely enjoy all the festivities.

Yet STILL every year there’s a bit of stress when it comes to getting last minute gifts, decorating in time for a gathering, boxing up cookies for everyone, actually baking all those cookies, and God forbid I’ve planned something crafty because then I’m really stressed.  So every year my plan has been to get my shopping done early, cut back on the baking, and basically eliminate the craft attempts (your welcome, family).  It hasn’t actually happened yet, but I try.

 

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