Last Minute Shoppers: Find the Perfect Gift!
I'm here to let you in on a little secret. Are you ready for this? It is the last weekend to shop before Christmas hits home. Shocking, I know.
Okay, so maybe not. Maybe you're one of those stellar shoppers, who has it all planned out sometime during the summer months, and budgets and shops throughout the year. If you are, I salute you. (I also kinda hate you a little bit; but that's my issue, not yours.)
But if you're more like me, and have been muddling along, getting things here and there, but suddenly realize that you need to be done – now! – then this blog is for you. We’ve gathered all of our guides for the budget conscious and the crafty, for those shopping for him, those shopping for her, and those shopping for kiddos of varying ages and interests. All you need to do now is just need to stretch out your shopping legs, or fingers (What would I do without Amazon?!), and get moving!
Gifts for Grown-Ups
Or maybe you've been watching the packages pile up under the tree and you've noticed there aren't any addressed to yours truly? Drop a not-so-subtle hint by forwarding your man this guide, courtesy of Jeanna.
If you're still searching for the perfect thing for the kindergarten teacher, or your second cousin, twice removed, or your mother-in-law, maybe you can find inspiration in this list of some of our staffers' favorite things. Or try one of these great reads suggested by our own Galit.
And finally, if one of the ladies on your list happens to be carrying her own gift 24/7, in the form of a pregnant belly, why not pamper her a bit with one of these great ideas?
Gifts for the Little Ones
Wondering how to find the perfect combination of affordable and adorable? It's no secret that a more expensive toy doesn't always mean a more played-with toy – as we all know the tales of the box being the best gift. But we've found some great picks for you!
Hoping to find a present this year that both kids and parents will be happy to see under the tree? Try one of these 10 Toys – and More – Kids Love (Parents, Too!)
And if you've been at this gift-giving business a few years and are starting to wonder whether yet another doll or stuffed toy is worth it, try checking out these lists for 10 Fantastic Preschool Toy Ideas and 10 Unique Gift Ideas which go beyond toys.
Want to know what the experts have to say? Check out our community's response to the question: What was your little one's favorite Christmas gift?
Budget Friendly and DIY Options
If you're anything like me, your list is long and your budget is small. Luckily, we've got our Thrifty Mom, Melanie, churning out great tips for making the most of what you've got.
And don’t forget the joy that comes from a perfect Christmas cookie, because who doesn't love a treat? Try Kelly's Candy Cane Cookies, Coffee Chocolate Brownies, or any of the Chocolate Dipped deliciousness she shares – she even includes some adorable packaging tips!
Once you've got the gift ready to go, try one of these creative ideas to wrap it up!
Before you go – Let us know your very favorite tip for managing Christmas shopping and gifts in the comments! Maybe we'll all become experts who shop early next year. (Or maybe not.)