October is winding down and I honestly can’t believe it! It feels like the kids just started school doesn’t it!? I’m excited for the Halloween fun this weekend/Monday and even more excited for Tuesday, November 1st when I officially break out ALL THINGS Christmas, blast the holiday music and go to town decorating! Ok ok.. confession. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for over a month and two trees are up, but that’s really it and for me (as you all know) that is showing some serious restraint. Ha. ;)
Regardless of if you bust out the garland before or after Thanksgiving, we can probably all agree that starting the holiday shopping early pays off BIG time. If you’ve downloaded my free holiday planner you know exactly how I divide and tackle my shopping this time of year and I’m excited to be making progress on my lists! I’m going to share lots of fun holiday gift ideas with you over the next two months (I love finding the perfect gift for people in my life!) and I’m starting today with a few fun gifts I put together from Walmart.
Bath and beauty products always make a fun gift but, as someone who loves to organize I wanted to take that tried and true gift idea one step further! This divided woven basket is perfect to hold bathroom products and is such a cute way to present this gift. When I was tying the ribbon on this last night Addison came down the stairs and said “ahhh mom! Who is that for!? Can I have the bath stuff!? And the make-up brush!? And everything else!? I want this gift!” I thought well! My work here is done. Gift #1 was a hit. Especially for teen girls! ;)
Following the same idea I used this cute basket set (that is perfect for office organization!) to hold a cute yearly planner, meal plan planner and some pencils. Now this is a gift I would geek out about! Nothing like ending 2022 with fun supplies to kick off 2023! :)
This next idea is for someone who loves to bake! I love this simple wood cake stand and you could pair it with so many fun things! I just added this kitchen towel/hot pad set but you could also get creative with a fun cake mix and rolling pin or cookie cutters, measuring cups, or cute spatulas and spoons. Anything related to cooking/baking would work! The bonus is that this cake stand doubles as beautiful kitchen decor when it’s not being used for cakes. :)
I just wrapped this up with some cellophane and ribbon.
Last idea for today is another gift I would be thrilled to receive! These cozy velvet sherpa throws are incredibly soft! So perfect to wrap up in to watch.. I don’t know.. maybe a Hallmark movie?
Or two or three. :)
If you really want to splurge on someone take it one step further and put your cozy throw in a cute basket! These are two favorite baskets that I can’t wait to decorate with this holiday season. So cute right!? Walmart has so many cute baskets on-line right now. I love them both and I’m willing to bet that most people who love home decor would be excited about this gift too. There are some things you just can’t have too many of.. cozy throws and baskets are definitely on that list!
Along with cherry ice chapstick, popcorn and the color green. ;)
I hope these gift ideas are helpful! I love that they take just a little extra time to put together. Not always necessary, but a fun way to say I’ve been thinking of you and you mean a lot to me this holiday season. :)
Enjoy your day and if you haven’t downloaded my holiday planner you can do that here! A little bit of early planning goes a long way. The madness is just around the corner and we will THRIVE this year. Are you with me!? I know that you are!
BRING. IT. ON.