I love coming up with cute Christmas outfit ideas for different occasions, but this year was a small challenge trying to dress the bump and still feel festive. I found some really beautiful maternity and non-maternity options for y’all and I hope this is helpful! As always, thank you for shopping through my links. I earn a small commission when you do and it helps keep this space going and allows me to continue putting these outfits together for y’all! On to the first outfit:
As an expecting mom for the 4th time, I thought it would be fun to put together a gift guide for my fellow new and expecting moms! This is such a fun and special time but can also be difficult, emotional and stressful. I know, I get it. Of course, I think the number one gift most new moms want is the gift of free babysitting, a nap, or a cleaning lady. Am I right? BUT, if you aren’t into those types of gifts, I have put together a great list of gift ideas that I own and love or things that are currently on my wishlist that any and every mom would love!
Gift Ideas for New and Expecting Moms:
Happy Cyber Monday! I am linking to all of my favorite retailers (and yours) and sharing picks and things you guys have told me you are looking for throughout the post to help you find the best deals on some of the most popular items for this year! Thank you so much for taking the time to shop through my links! You have no idea how much it means to me and my family when you guys ask me about how I get credit, and the easiest way is right here! Click the link, shop and that’s it! I hope you find some awesome deals for your loved ones and yourself this holiday season!
Stocking stuffers are possibly my favorite gifts to buy for Christmas! I love to get random but useful things for my family, or sneak big (little) surprises into their stockings so that just when they things they are finished opening gifts, there is still a big surprise waiting for them. I am sharing ideas for the entire family below, but be sure to check back because I am always finding more and adding to these guides! I hope you find some great goodies for the people you love most!
Stocking Stuffers for Her:
When I asked who you guys have the hardest time shopping for, the men by far took the lead. I hear you, because I always have a harder time with the men. For example, every year, I ask Ryan what he wants for Christmas and I always get the same response: “I don’t know. I don’t really need anything.” Which is true and I am thankful for that, but still. It makes it so hard to shop for him and all the other men in my life. This year, I found some really great options – all approved by Ryan! Most are affordable and available via prime or free shipping which is a huge bonus if you are like me and hate paying for shipping. I hope this year’s gift guide for men is helpful. Be sure to check back as I will always be adding things as I see them!
I feel like this is everyone’s favorite gift guide every year because everyone loves to shop for their best gals…or themselves. haha I tried to find the best gift ideas for the ladies, but I am sure I will add more to the as I see things throughout the season. I’m told it’s still “early” for Christmas, but I’m not sure what they mean by that. 😉 I did take a poll and most of you said you were already starting to shop for Holiday gifts, so I hope this is a helpful resource to you. I did include very budget-friendly options as well as a few splurge items that I have tried and loved like the T3 Micro Whirl Trip and my favorite J.Crew Coat as well as one of your favorites every year – the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan! They are so worth the splurge. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for sale alerts throughout the season as well. I like to share lots of sales there.
This toddler gift guide is one of my most popular gift guides every year. Who doesn’t love to buy for children on Christmas? It is the joy of our little ones that makes the gift giving so fun on Christmas morning, isn’t it? Seeing their faces light up makes me so happy. Something we are teaching our children is to enjoy giving gifts to other children in need even more than they like to receive them. This is a hard concept for a young child, but I believe the more we practice it, the more they will learn from it and start to understand.
I decided to post this guide first so that you can go ahead and know what toys are on the “hot list” this year and go ahead and start grabbing what you need for your children, but I also want to encourage you to buy one (or more) for other children in need this year! Let’s get to it!
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Holiday Traditions…everyone has them, and I love them! We have several in our family. Most of them were established by me and Ryan during our first Christmas as a married couple. Having traditions gives you something to look forward to every year. Maybe it’s opening a gift on Christmas eve or making a specific recipe every Christmas day. Whatever it is, it makes the holidays special and gives everyone something to look forward to all year!
Hi friends! Sorry I have been MIA the last few days. We have already had some holiday parties and things happening, so I am a little late with this post, BUT the good news is that all of these gifts for men are approved (and chosen) by Ryan and available for Prime Shipping! Yay! So, if you’re like me and find the men impossible to buy for most years, this gift guide will be great for you because it is man-approved and fast shipping which is what you need at this point! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun post, so be on the lookout!
One family tradition we love to participate in is buying new holiday pajamas every year for the family! Ryan and I normally give each other a pair of PJs on Christmas Eve, and we always buy our kids Christmas pajamas. It is so fun and we love being festive. The kids get really into it, too! Almost as much as they love their holiday socks. I have rounded up some favorites for the entire family below and even included some fun holiday socks and slippers! I am also loving the family pajama set that Target has this year! They are SO cute! Check them out here!