12.10.2019

holiday gift guide

Happy December!! We are rounding out 2019 enjoying all the fun that the holiday season brings. We are looking forward to the approaching long Winter break for our girls and slowing down from the usual hustle of school mornings to lean in to a more restful season. This will be our first Christmas in our new home so pulling out all our decorations and preparing our hearts for the celebration of our Savior's birth has felt extra special.

As many of you know, we are pretty minimal when it comes to gifts and I try to be incredibly thoughtful with what we give our girls each Christmas. We always want the focus to be on Jesus and giving rather than receiving. With that being said, thought it would be so much fun to share an all-inclusive gift guide with all. the. things. if you are still looking for that perfect gift!!



To keep it simple, we do a WANT / NEED / WEAR / READ theme for each of them which, if you haven't heard of it, means you give one gift per category for a total of four gifts. I am all about practical gift-giving so this theme is perfect!!

We also have a tradition of giving each of our girls a new board game or puzzle on Christmas Eve, along with new pajamas. It's the one gift they get to open early and then also gives them a fun activity to do. I picked out these pajama sets for them; I loved how they had a holiday feel while also being something they can wear well in to the New Year. Mini Boden pajamas are by far the best quality we've ever found, they give us years and years of wear even 100+ washes later.

CHRISTMAS EVE GAMES + PUZZLES
Olivia is getting this darling cupcake game // I randomly found it at HomeGoods for $8...this time of year you can find amazing deals there!!

Poppy is getting this mermaid puzzle // Our fav brands for puzzles are Crocodile Creek & MudPuppy, so many fun options!

Della is getting this animal memory game // Another HomeGoods find! She loves memory games so I couldn't pass it up.

Loving this Color Wheel puzzle so much too! And on sale!!

Other favorites in our house: This Priness Cupcake game was by far their favorite gift last Christmas / Sneaky Snacky Squirrel / Sloth in a Hurry / Princess Matching Game /
Magnetic Unicorn Puzzle (love this for in the car and at restaurants) / USA Map Puzzle / US Bingo Game12 Piece Mini Puzzle (perfect for 2 year olds) / Letter & Number Wooden Puzzle Set / Math Bingo Game /

TODDLER GIFT IDEAS
We love Cuddle+Kind hand-knit dolls so much and the mission behind their brand -- for every doll you purchase, 10 meals are donated to a child in need. The smaller (13" size) dolls would make a perfect Stocking Stuffer for a baby or toddler and the bigger size (20") are perfect for kids // Della will be getting the sweetest Llama as her WANT gift

Della has this backpack (which she calls a pack-pack...be still my heart) and loves it for carrying her treasures around the house or bringing small books and a snack when we are out and about // Perfect size for 2-3 year olds!

Our favorite toddler crayons / Still Della's favorite crayons, this set has lasted us forever!!

Olivia picked out this Mini Board Book set for Della as her READ gift // Linked it here but we found it for half the price at HomeGoods!

Picked out this Snack Spinner as Della's NEED gift, mostly because it will be so much fun to fill it with her favorites and all 3 girls can use it together

KIDS GIFT IDEAS
This tea set is so sweet and perfect for pretend play! Our girls actually love using theirs in the bathtub for "bubble tea" parties

Our girls will be receiving these cozy robes for after bathtime and swimming lessons as their WEAR gift // Olivia has been asking for a robe like mine for awhile so I can't wait to give this to her

Perler Beads // I had these as a kid and our girls are equally as obsessed. Hours and hours of entertainment and a perfect "quiet time" activity or a peaceful way to wind down after school // I usually buy ours at a local craft store but there are lots of sets online too!

Do-A-Dot Paint Markers // These are a favorite in our home and come in tons of different sets and colors

This crown & wand craft kit was a huge hit with our girls, it would make a perfect activity for Winter break

Olivia loves the Sophie Mouse chapter book series so she will be getting a few of those from her sisters as her READ gift

Another chapter book series she has read cover to cover and loved is this Wellie Wisher series

By far, our girls' favorite watercolor set // It comes with paints and a book with the prettiest pictures!

This rainbow craft kit looks like so much fun! Picked it up as Poppy's WANT gift because she is constantly talking about rainbows and loves any + every kind of craft.

Olivia has asked for a snowglobe so Poppy and Della chose one for her as her WANT gift.

Our whole family loves this beautiful Christmas book

STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS
Bubble Bath // We love Honest Co + Tubby Todd bundle sets
Art & Craft Supplies // Lots of favorites linked here
Paintbrushes and Watercolor Set
Cozy Socks
Gel Pens  // This set will be in Olivia's stocking this year
Colored Pencils // Love that these are dual-ended
Bibs // These are our fav for Della and roll up easily for stockings + on the go
Cozy Knit Mittens, Scarf or Hat // My go-to places are Zara & Gap
Maileg Mice
Our favorite hair clips
Band-aids
Spinbrush with your child's fav character
Scrunchies or Hair Ties
Briar Bonnet

IDEAS FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE
Dustin recently got a new Snowblower so that was a gift he gave to himself ;)

I'll also be giving him a canister of our favorite Salted Caramel Bone Broth Protein, this face scrub and his go-to hair styling product

My Dad reheats his coffee about 10 times a day (and has ever since I could remember) so I have my eye on this Ember Mug for him...it would come in especially handy when he is babysitting and we don't have a microwave for him to use ;)

GIFTS FOR THE WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE (OR YOURSELF!)
Our favorite diffuser, I am gifting this to my Mama this year // We also love this smaller one for our girls' nightstands

The best charcoal mask ever // Perfect for your own list or to pamper a friend, Mom or sister!

A fur-lined coat so cozy I don't even want to take it off when I'm inside // Available in Mustard (my fav!), Navy and Olive

Also obsessed with this puffer coat I picked up over Black Friday for $30....it isn't available in black online but was in stores. Comes in lots of colors and so so warm but lightweight and not bulky at all.

This leopard knot headband would make a perfect gift for a girlfriend, I wear mine daily!!

How fun is this hat, I might need to add it to my own list!!

Such a beautiful coffee table book (and one of my favorites!)

New fav slipper socks // Perfect for a gift exchange or Secret Santa, they are seriously so cozy!!

And even more ideas here!! Hope your December is off to a FUN + FESTIVE start!!

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