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It’s that time of year again! The time of gifting and the time where people go crazy at shopping malls and fight over a sale items. Also, the time where people now camp out in front of a store the MORNING of Thanksgiving EVE!! It’s insane how Black Friday lines are getting longer and longer and the times stores open are getting earlier. I recall working at the mall for 3 years in a row and never being able to enjoy Thanksgiving because I had to sleep early since I had to work the midnight of Black Friday! It really killed the spirit of the holidays. I am sooo glad those days are long gone! The holidays are supposed to be the time to enjoy the company of your loved ones while spending quality time with them, and being able to celebrate the happiness of whatever holiday you are practicing. However, gift giving has turned the joy and happiness to a stressful one because it’s hard to figure out what a person really wants, and you have to fight for a parking spot at shopping centers. On top of all that, all the crazy lines you have to stand in just to pay for ONE item!
It’s still early November, and to save all of us trouble of thinking what to get your significant other, kids, mom, dad, nephew, boss, or cousin, I made a quick gift guide to give you some ideas!
Nixon 42-20 Chrono Watch– Rose Gold ($275) | Prada Candy Florale Eau De Toilette Spray ($76) | Henri Bendel Varsity Triple Pendant Necklace ($128) | Bath & Body Works Candle ($25) | Army Green Trench Coat ($30) | Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Ring ($88) | The Skinnytaste Cookbook ($18) | Lorac Mega Pro Palette ($100) | Paperchase Journal ($10-20) | Henri Bendel Chiffon Scarf ($148) | Tory Burch Reva Flat ($250) | Zoeva Rose Gold Brush Set ($81)
Herschel Supply Co. Backpack ($50-100) | Zara Biker Jacket ($129) |The Art of Shaving Kit ($80-100) | Nixon A129-734 Mens The Mellor Black Copper Watch ($120) | GoPro Hero3 ($200) | Scarves | Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit ($40)
aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddle Blanket ($50) | Lamaze Rusty the Robot ($16) | Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether ($25) | Personalized Piggy Bank($16) | Goodnight Moon Bunny & Book ($17) | Festive Bear One-Piece ($32) | Hat & Mittens Set ($34)
Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether ($25) | Body Suit & Pants $26 | Owl Winter Critter Hat and Mitten Set ($16) | Jellycat Winter Wonderland Bunny ($24) | Personalized Piggy Bank ($16) | Trumpette Baby-Girls Infant Ballerina Toddler Sock Set ($29) | Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Soft Activity Book ($14)
Fleece Bear Sleep Robe ($40) | Elf on the Shelf:A Christmas Tradition ($28.96) | Warmest Wool Puffer Jacket ($68) | Green Toys Tea Set ($20) | Skip Hop Zoo Winter Backpack & Plush Set Polar Bear ($24) |Carter’s 2 Piece Holiday PJ Set – Penguin Hat ($20) | Freshly Picked Moccasins ($60) | The Original Corduroy 3-Book Set ($52) | Green Toys Fire Truck ($27) | Gap Beanie ($17) | Melissa & Doug See-Inside Numbers Peg ($8)
I made the toddler’s list unisex. Good for both girls and boys, just change up the colors! Most of the items on the list for her are some items I would like for myself 🙂 So, I guess it’s kind of my wish list too. Hopefully Santa Baby will get one of the for me haha
If you don’t feel like going to the mall or toys r us to buy children their presents, you can always get them a 2- month subscription to Citrus Lane! Where you can choose and customize the kind of box they will receive depending on their age range! Toys, books, snacks, and more! For more information click here! Or the image below!
I am planning to start shopping this weekend! I hate long lines, and I hate crowded areas! I don’t want to be stuck at mall lines! Or, 75% of shopping will definitely be online!
However, I am not buying Nathan toys this year. He received too many toys from his birthday, so this year will be shoes and books! Cause you can never have too many! As for the hubby, there’s never a surprise because I usually get him exactly what he wants or needs. But, mostly needs. The same goes for him, he asks me one item I want/need, and for sure I’ll be getting that. He always wants to make sure I love the gift. However, I do miss surprises! What is on your list and when are you going start shopping? Are you waiting for Black Friday sales?! Honestly, the only thing I look forward to this holiday is the good food and seeing smiles from my son’s face 🙂
Have a beautiful weekend!