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12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas ideas

This year I’m starting a new tradition for the holiday season – The 12 Days of Christmas. I have so many awesome memories of how my parents made the holidays magical for us growing up and I want to do the same for my boys. So this year, the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we are going to do something fun and festive every day.

Below I’m sharing how we are implementing The 12 Days of Christmas. Now the goal is just to have fun and make memories with your little ones, not to add more stress to your already full plate. You can be as simple or as creative as you want.

How to plan your 12 days of Christmas

1.)  First, think of 12 fun activities that you want to do with your kids.

If you’re in need of ideas, check out our holiday bucket list below. 

Christmas bucket list

 

2.) Write those ideas down or type them up on 12 separate pieces of paper.

3.) Next I got 12 boxes in varying sizes from Michael’s and placed a piece of each paper with an idea in each box. Then I wrapped them like presents.

4.) I numbered 12 gift tags and put them on each corresponding gift box and placed them under the tree.

 

How it works:

Starting on December 13th, each day leading up to Christmas we will open one of the gifts and do the activity inside. That’s it! It’s all about having fun with your kids and giving them something they will remember in years to come.

 

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Gift Guide for Babies

Gift Guide for Babies

If you have a little one to shop for, you have to check out some of these ideas on my Gift Guide for Babies. Many of these ideas are things that my own little guys have loved. Click the links to shop.

Activity Chair – This soft activity chair has a rattle, mirror, squeaky toy and colorful objects to keep baby occupied. We had this for Maxwell when he was younger and he loved it.

Soft activity chair for baby

Baby swing – I have been wanting one of these for Mav. I love the neutral colors and beads.

Baby Swing

Yay Mats Tummy Time Mat – A soft, foam mat that is stylish and nontoxic.

Tummy Time Mat

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube – This interactive toy lights up and plays a variety of musical notes to keep your little one engaged and expose them to different musical sounds.

Mozart Magic Cube

Teething bibs – the teething corner makes these ideal!

Nuby teething bibs

Skip Hop teepee – this was a favorite for both babies. A cute playmat and activity gym that is easy to fold up and store.

Skip Hip TeePee

See Touch Feel book – A good first book that engages the senses.

See Touch Feel Book

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon – A great classic walker and your little can put some of their toys inside.

Radio Flyer Walker

Baby’s First Patagonia – How cute is this fleece jacket?

Baby's First Patagonia

Patagonia Furry Fleece Hat – This super cute fleece hat to keep their little noggin warm.

Patagonia Fleece Hat

Melissa & Doug First Play Pound & Roll – encourages fine motor play and problem solving.

Melissa and Doug baby toy

 

Check out my other 2019 Holiday Gift Guides Here

Toddler/Preschooler Gift Guide

Gift Guide for Her

Gift Guide for Him

Enneagram Gift Guide

 

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Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2019
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We all have that difficult person to shop for. In my case it’s my husband. And my dad. If you ask them, they say “I don’t want anything. I have everything I need.” Sweet but just tell me what you want. Here is my gift guide for him, and I hope to inspire you with some good ideas for those men that are hard to shop for.

(As always click the links to shop)

Patagonia zip up sweater – a classic knit sweater with fleece interior.

Patagonia zip up sweater

Personalized Catch All Tray – Ok so one thing Rick does that really grinds my gears – he comes home from work, empties his pockets and just leaves his stuff all over the dresser. So with this personalized catch all tray, he has a nice place to put all his “stuff”.

Personalized Catch All Tray

OXX Coffee Box – This is an amazing gift for the guy who loves the outdoors or for the guy who works in rough environments (contractors, construction, other tradesmen). Works with any single serve coffee pod.

Oxx Coffeeboxx

11 in 1 credit card tool – this would be a perfect stocking stuffer for him. Functions as a can opener, bottle opener, flat screwdiver, ruler, plus 6 other uses.

Guardman 11-in-1 credit card tool

Travel laptop backpack – lots of storage space, water resistant and also has a USB to charge his laptop or phone while on the go. I may be getting this for Rick.

Travel Laptop Backpack

X5 car charger – no more fighting over who’s going to charge their phone in the car. This baby has 5 USB ports.

Car Charger with 5 USB ports

Everlane cotton V neck tees – if your guy is anything like mine, there’s nothing he loves more than a good quality v neck tee. These are the softest!

Everlane v neck tee

Percussive Therapy Massager – This is a great gift for the athlete, fitness guru or the guy who has a physically demanding job. Helps increase blood flow to those tight or injured areas, helping relieve pain and increase mobility.

Percussive Therapy Muscle Massager

Bro Mask – A sheet mask for him!

Bro Mask

 

You can also check out my

Gift Guide for Her

Gift Guide for Toddlers/Preschoolers

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Her
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My Gift Guide For Her is here! I’m really excited about this one. You are sure to find something here for any woman you are shopping for whether it be mom, your sister, friend, etc.

Here are 15 gifts she is sure to love.

(And remember to click the links to shop!)

CBD candle – A candle that infuses 150mg of CBD into the air to help promote peace and relaxation? Yes Please.

cbd candle

Winc Wine – Head to their website, answer a quick palette profile quiz and get matched to exclusive wines shipped to your door.

winc wine

Marble Wine Cooler – This really pretty cooler to keep her whites or rose chilled.

Marble wine cooler

Marshmallow hooded lounger – perfect for the winter months for curling up on the couch or wear over a pair of leggings. Oprah had this on her “Favorite Things” this year!

Marshmallow Hooded Lounger

Family portrait – This would make such a special, custom gift for Mom.

Family protrait

Revlon one stop hair dryer volumizer – Ok the reviews on this thing are incredible! It’s supposed to help you achieve that “I just had a blowout” look. This one is definitely on my list.

Revlon Hot Air Brush

Tile Pro – For the woman who is always misplacing her keys or her phone. (It’s me). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been late because I can’t find my keys. I need this too.

Tile Pro

Hoop earrings – A classic pair of simple and pretty hoop earrings. She can wear these for every day or while going out.

Anthropologie Hoop Earrings

Madewell Tote Bag – A classic tote bag for all her essentials.

Madewell Tote Bag

Watermelon Glow sleep mask – For that “just had a facial” glow. And it’s free of parabens, sulfates and other harmful chemicals.

Watermelon Glow Sleep Mask

Blue light glasses – helps prevent eye strain for the woman who is always on her phone or her laptop.

quay blue light glasses

Recipe box from Rifle Paper  – Include some of your favorite recipes and this makes a cute gift idea for the new homeowner or newlywed.

Rifle Paper Recipe Box

Smart yoga mat – a yoga mat that you can sync with your device to bring you exclusive yoga routines.

Smart Yoga Mat

Fenty beauty match stix – Created by Rhianna, this is a stick that conceals, contours and highlights all in one.

fenty match stix

Spanx seamless leggings – Whether you dress these up or go super casual, look sleek and slender while you do it.

Spanx Seamless Leggings

And be sure to check out my Enneagram Gift Guide for more ideas!

 

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Her