Happy Sunday! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and e-mails about my new bed! It was fun hearing from so many of you and I’m thrilled you like the change. #teambed for the win. ;) In other happy news El is home! I got my girls back (all I wanted for Christmas!) and I am one happy mom. So excited to get this holiday party started.
Full transparency.. this has not been my most organized Christmas! I used my holiday planner and was off to a good start, but somewhere along the way life got busy and I got behind and well.. let’s just say I am still doing some of my holiday shopping and haven’t wrapped a thing. Some years I’m done in November! I wish this was one of those years.. ha. I came up with a fun gift idea this weekend for my 3 kids. When you have 3 teens you have to get creative! (Kole turns 13 in March so he is joining the club!) :)
Teens and college kids love money and gift cards but that’s not always the most fun gift to to open! I ordered these cute trees from Target, pulled out some red mini clothes pins and cash and got to work!
After just a few minutes of rolling up bills and clipping them to the tree branches I had these cute little money trees! So festive right!? I think I would be excited about this gift! You? :)
I bought gift cards to places I know my kids love and did the same thing with the cards too! Isn’t the gift card tree cute!? This one is for El. She loves Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Sephora..
Target and Krispy Kreme donuts. :) Addison’s and Kole’s trees are totally different. I love this for a gift because you can personalize it!
Money trees and gift card trees.. so much fun! These would be great teacher gifts too! The small trees don’t hold as much so you could use a small tree to give someone 2-3 gift cards or even just one gift card attached with a note. You can order these cute Target trees online and have them delivered before Christmas but obviously this would work with any trees with long enough branches. I love that my kids can keep these cute trees to decorate their rooms in the future too!
I’ve also made these fun money trees in the past to give as gifts. I’m hoping I have time to make a reel on IG that shows how I make these this week (we’ll see if there is time!) but really they are so easy. Fold each bill accordion style and then just fold them across in the middle a little more each time making each bill shorter going up to the star. I use green twist ties and cross in front and back to hold the bills in place.
I made a quick Target run last week to get a few things for the kids and this cute green jogger set just sort of decided to come home with me. :) It’s fleece and so soft and I haven’t wanted to take it off!
I also got this fun quilted sweatshirt I’m loving. My Vuori joggers are staples and would make a great gift for Christmas too. Really anything from Vuori makes a great gift! We love that brand. Kenny lives in Vuori clothes and half of his Christmas always comes from that store if you still need gifts for the men in your life!
I love the colors of these Stanley tumblers! I really didn’t understand what the hype was with these until I owned my own. Now I drink my water! That’s why they are so great. Water stays cold and they fit great in the car and I love the straw. Also like I said.. cute colors. :) I couldn’t choose so my family and friends are getting all different colors this year! Guess which one I’m keeping for myself? :)
A few cute things for girls! These slipper socks are so cute, a great price and they have the grippers on the bottom! I love that so I’m not sliding around. This is also a brand of hair accessories I’m loving. The large green scrunchie is my favorite! I wear it all the time and it really holds my thick hair in place. It comes in other colors so I bought black for stockings too this year. :)
I’ve had these make-up bags for a couple of years and love them so I’m giving them as a gift this year too (I also love the pink!). The large size has been perfect to toss lots of beauty products inside. I use it a lot when I’m traveling but not flying and can take full size bottles. The small pencil case I keep in my purse and it holds a small brush, lip gloss, etc.
These initial necklaces are also sweet! You all know how much I love initial necklaces. Below are other options I have and love..
I love these zippered jewelry organizers too!
This is what they look like on the inside. Perfect for every day or travel!
I thought these tins were so cute too! Perfect if you like to bake treats to take to friends and neighbors.
Below are LOTS of other fun gift ideas (if you are still shopping like me this year!) along with more dress options (if you still need a dress for a holiday event like me this year!). I just noticed also that at Madewell they are doing 50% off! Just add the code ITSAWRAP. Wow! Such a good deal. Below are favorites I’ve shared before. I don’t know if the items will get here in time for Christmas but with a sale like that I’d be ok with a print out saying the item was on its way! :) Ok.. I’m off to order a few more gifts for the kids! Happy shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning and celebrating this week! Don’t forget to breathe. We’ve got this. ;)