Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas!

For the next two weeks The Blended Blog is running the Home Tour and Holiday Gift Guide link up!  I'll be sharing my home tour next Monday, in hopes that it's all back to normal after getting a paint job!  Today...and on Thursday this week, I'll be sharing my gift ideas based on gifts I've given and people have loved.  I've decided to break it up because I don't want it to be too long and just because I think it's more fun that way!!

Today I'll be sharing my ideas for kids!  I know what you're thinking...I'm the single one living the solitary life!  What do I know about buy for the kids?  Maybe a lil summin' summin' !

Today is Green Monday too!  Perfect for shopping those last minute gifts!!

As an aunt to10 kids ranging in ages 7-15, when it comes to Christmas gifts, I like to go with a theme.  So basically everyone gets the same thing, but different.

In the past I've given the all kids cozy PJ's.  I loved when I did this!  The kids did too!  And there are so many fun, festive ones out there at great prices!  Places like Gap, Old Navy, Vineyard Vines and Life is Good have pajamas at every price point and some really good sales.

Old Navy's Sale is crazy today...up to 60% off plus 10% more and 6% back at Ebates!!  You need Ebates!!  Sign up here!! PJs for everyone!!

One year I gave everyone cold weather gear...scarves, hats, gloves and fleeces. Old Navy and Gap are my go-to for these things.  Actually the year I did that, I ordered them all during the end of season sales in January.  At such cheap prices and with so many kids of different ages, I bought a few of each size, taking into account them growing during the year.  There was only one vest that ended up being too small, so that one I donated to a local coat drive!

The Crew Minus Two!

The kids really had fun the year I bought them board games.  I made sure to get them all something they didn't have!  That then also made for some fun family game nights throughout the year.
Here are some of our faves!

Being a librarian, you know I've bought them BOOKS!!  Can't go wrong with books!  If I remember correctly each child received 2.  One Christmas title, and a children's bestseller from that year.  Then a Barnes and Noble gift card, to pick out a title of their choosing!  I liked this best.

This year, now that I am a classroom teacher again, I've bought each of my students a copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Hope they love it!

One of the biggest hits though, was the Gift Card Grab Bag!  I got the kids gift cards: iTunes, Toys R Us, Game Stop, Justice, American Eagle, Amazon, even Nordstrom, just to name a few!  They each got a chance to pick from the grab bag a different card and after all had been picked could trade!  The kids loved this!  So much so, that when I didn't do it, immediately following my gift giving,the next year, my nephew asked me if I remembered doing the Gift Card Grab Bag and told me to do that again!  HA!  You win some, you lose some!! Wish I had pictures!!!

So I think I may do that again this year!!

What do you love to buy the kids in your life?  Let me know in the comments below!!

1 comment:

  1. I agree- you can't go wrong with books but I also really like your board game idea!


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