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Minimalist Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Christmas gift guide for her

As promised here is my Minimalist Christmas Gift Guide for her – for all the mamas, mother in laws, sisters, friends, and other special ladies in your life.

If you didn’t already know, this year we’re doing something a little different and focusing on minimalism in an effort to be more intentional.  If you didn’t read my original post, you can check it out here.  We’re following the something wants, needs, can wear and can read rule.

Below are some of my favorite things for her this holiday season.

(Check out my gift guide for kids)

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1.) Amazon Echo dot – order takeout, play music, and voice control your home. Every multi-tasking mama needs this in her life.

2.) Cable knit throw blanket – curl up on the couch with this big comfy cableknit blanket

3.) Something Rae Dunn – because what woman doesn’t love some Rae Dunn?

4.) These wine glasses – to keep her chardonnay perfectly chilled

 

something she needs - christmas gift guide

1.) This hilarious but so true doormat – pretty much, no explanation needed.

2.) Ugg Slippers – lounge in style and keep those tootsies warm.

3.) Clarisonic facial cleansing brush – removes makeup, gently cleanses and softens to help keep that dewy complexion.

4.) Homesick candleperfect for that family or friend that is long distance and needs a little reminder of home.

something to wear - christmas gift guide

1.) Michael Kors crossbody bag -for the woman on the go.

2.) Flannel scarf – because no basic girl’s wardrobe is complete without one.

3.) Kate Spade rose gold earrings – feminine, classic and simply elegant.

4.) Hunter boots – made for walking, puddles and snow are no match for these babies.

 

something to read - christmas gift guide

1.) Kindle Fire – read any book, magazine, or watch any movie at your fingertips.

2.) The Magnolia Story – because Chip + Jo =  #relationshipgoals

3.) Big Little Lies – drama, gossip and scandal galore. I watched the first season on HBO and can’t wait for season 2!

4.) Dark Places – from the author of Gone Girl, another suspenseful pageturner.

If you liked the ideas on this list, you can pin this for later! Stay tuned for my gift guide for him.

Christmas gift guide for her

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Minimalist Christmas Gifts for Kids of Every Age

 

As the holidays are quickly approaching, I am excited to release the first edition of my Minimalist Christmas gift guides.  One of the main reasons my husband and I decided to adopt this idea of minimalism this Christmas is to help cut down on clutter. (If you didn’t see my original post on a minimalist Christmas you can read it here). In the one short year since we’ve brought home our baby dude man, our house has accumulated an unfathomable amount of toys and clothes, half of the things have gone unused.  It’s no secret that staring at the piles and piles of stuff has contributed to my anxiety.  So in an attempt to help keep our home organized and be more intentional, this year when it comes to gifts we’re abiding by the Rule of 4 – something wants, something needs, something to wear, and something to read.

Now I in no way want to be a fun-sucker or offend anyone, and I realize this may not be for everyone.  But in addition to helping cut down on “stuff”, it’s also important to my husband and I that we teach our son how to be more mindful and the real meaning of the holidays – getting together with family and friends, being grateful, and giving back.

So here are some great gift ideas for the kids, all available on Amazon (because let’s be real, I’m no Pinterest mom, I’m more of an Amazon Prime mom).

(Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com)

 

 

something they want - christmas gift guide for kids

1.) Gears Gears Gears – I love this toy because it helps build fine motor skills as well as helping foster STEM.

2.) Mega blocks and table set– very easy to pack up and take on the go so your little one can create anything, anywhere.

3.) Water and Sand Table  -helps encourage outdoor play during the nicer weather months.

4.) Art set -because every kid needs colored pencils, watercolors, and crayons.

 

something they need - christmas gift guide for kids

1.) Art easel – Inspire creativity in your budding artist

2.) Ezpz mat – It’s a placemat and a plate that is super easy to clean and suctions to the table

3.) Montessori animal match -teaches kids their animals and allows them to compare similarities and differences.

4.) Melissa & Doug basic skills board -Let your little one explore how to dress this smiley bear with zippers, buttons and ties.

something to wear - christmas gift giude for kids

1.) Freshly Picked -ok so these are a little pricey but they’re 100% leather, super soft, durable and will stay on your little one’s feet.

2.) Northface fleece -lightweight and great for that in-between weather, and I love that the fabric doesn’t pill.

3.) Skip hop backpack – let your kids carry their books and supplies in style with many cute creatures to choose from.

4.) Flannel pajamas – everyone needs a pair of flannel jammies and I love these from Burt’s Bees. They’re so soft and 100% organic.

something to read - christmas gift guide for kids

1.) Melissa and Doug water wow – ok so it’s not exactly a book but it teaches letters, numbers, and there’s no clean-up.

2.) National Geographic Book of Why – very interactive and answers all those pressing questions inspiring conversation with your kiddos

3.) The Day the Crayons Quit – such a cute little story, you will never color the same way again.

4.) I Wish You More – this book brings tears to my eyes every time and it’s one of my favorite books to read to my little Maxwell, everything you could wish for your child.

If you enjoyed this post and want to save this list for your future reference you can pin the image below. And be on the lookout for gift guides for her and him coming in the next few weeks!

 

christmas gift guide for kids