Today marks exactly two weeks before we are to be visited by the fat man (allegedly) and Christmas will be upon us! I am so not ready for the holidays, lol, and don’t even have my little fiber-optic tree up yet, smh…..get it together Angie! But one thing I’m happy to report that I have accomplished is my Christmas spending plan. I am a strong supporter of the real meaning behind Christmas *cue the Jackson 5’s rendition of ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’*, but also want to provide my loved ones with some small token of the love that I have for them…..without completely annihilating my budget in the process 🙂 Thanks to my bff Google, and newer companions like Pinterest, Tumblr & various blogs, I have come across some very inspirational (and low budget) Christmas gifting ideas.
I’ve convinced my immediate fam and close friends that we should do a Secret Santa gift exchange, to avoid having to get gifts for multiple individuals. We’ve also placed a price cap on our gift exchange, to foster creativity and conscientious-spending. If you’re friends & fam aren’t in the same area, sites like SecretSanta.com can help make the gift exchange process a bit easier.
The kiddies in my family (and there are a lot of them now…..6 total under the age of 7!) will be getting a S’mores gift basket from their Awesome Auntie, complete with a kid-friendly book that they can read with their parents whilst eating their S’mores. I love S’mores, takes me back to my days as a Girl Scout 🙂 HGTV gives a really cute instructional on creating your own S’mores kit.
And lastly, coworkers of mine (the core team) will be gifted with a coffee mug and a nice set of coffees – courtesy of Target. I plan to divide up a mug set among the six of them, and nicely package each set in gift wrapping. This Pinterest also contained some amazing DIY gift ideas for coworkers. Tis the season to show love whilst expressing creativity!
I hope you all enjoy this holiday season, including the gift-giving process. I would like to leave you today with the soothing sounds of JD & Turk as they talk/sing the Christmas classic ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’…..love these guys 🙂 Have a fabu day!