Christmas. It sneaks up on me every year and while I love it, it can be overwhelming if it allow it to be. As a parent, I want to give my kids all. the. things. But at the same time, I don’t. Because I don’t want them to grow up thinking that’s how it works. And I don’t advocate putting yourself into debt for a holiday.
Several year ago, amidst all the toy clutter, we changed how we approached gift giving with our kids. Not that we were ever big spenders to begin with, but now we had something to help give us (and their lists) direction. We go by the four gifts philosophy: something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read.
Now comes the fun part: I’ve paired up with ten other bloggers to present the Four Gifts Holiday Blog Series. Each Thursday for the next four weeks, I’ll be sharing some favorite things under each category to help you take the guesswork out of your holiday shopping.
And to sweeten the deal, we’ve added a giveaway (because who doesn’t like free?!) The giveaway will be live for the next four weeks, and each week, you’ll have more chances to win. Be sure to scroll down and enter for your chance to win a ton of fun prizes. One winner will receive a Target gift card, World Market gift card, personalized cutting board, jewelry, and more.
We’re kicking off the week with my personal favorite: the WANT category. This year, my whole family is getting a trip to Cancun as their want. But that doesn’t stop us from having other wants that are on our lists that our parents/grandparents ask for (plus, I have a birthday thrown in there as a bonus). For more ideas, be sure to check out the other bloggers’ guides!
$165 Target Gift Card || $25 World Market Gift Card || Lace Arm Warmers – Forgotten Cotton || Personalized Cutting Board (9×12″) – Laserworkz || Gypsy Dreamcatcher Necklace – Gypsies Box Jewelry || $30 Credit for Keep Collective with Kassie || Adult Coloring Book – This Girl’s Doodles