I’m always on the hunt for last minutes ideas I can throw in stockings that are fun, inexpensive and something my loved ones will enjoy.
I found 25 great options for women, men, and children that I think you may also enjoy shopping. Scarves under $10 with the majority of these items being under $20 and most even arriving just in the St. Nicholas of time! Kids doodle pads and slime (y’all may hate me for that) and just a few more silly items perfect to complete your holiday shopping! Take a look below and happy stuffing!
Today I wanted to highlight the main man in my life and share a little fun fact. Christmas for us is a little different than most, simply because it’s not only a day we set aside to celebrate Jesus, even though he is the REASON, but it’s also a day to celebrate the birth of this handsome husband of mine. That’s right, Conrad’s birthday is Christmas Day for those of you who may not know, and it can make gifting a little bit challenging to try and separate the activities and shift the focus to him. He tends to actually forget as he’s gotten older. Until he’s reminded by the “birthday” wrapped gifts and of course, cake. Birthdays have always been a big deal in my family so I always want him to know how much he means to us and to me, and hope he feels the love on his special day, even if Santa is in fact on his cake. 😉
With that being said, I wanted to put one last gift guide together for you while there’s still time! This one is for the men in your lives. Whether it be your husband, father, grandfather or brother, there are some good options that he will appreciate. Take a look and shop below.
I can’t believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! Anyone else completely behind on shopping or is that just me? I figured I would put a few kids items together in case you needed ideas. I actually sat down with Corbin last night and he gave me a list that is apparently every four year old little boys dream. It was kind of a long one so I’m hoping he is a good boy for Santa and that Santa has plenty of back up and caffeine to get this all checked off. Haha! I’ve added a few of his picks here, along with others.
To be honest, I feel like I always struggle with this season when it comes to gifting. I would love to spoil my child absolutely rotten, but I also want him to know the true meaning of Christmas, why it is we celebrate and to have a giving spirit, instead of it being about a pile of presents. This year I started the giving manger and feel like it represents more of what this season is all about. It comes with a book detailing a specific family and their hope to share the values of giving and having a heart for others. It’s all about serving others and how even the smallest acts of kindness can bring forth a joyful heart and change someone’s day. A manger is included, as well as straw. Each day we serve others, we can add a piece of straw to the manger and eventually once it is filled with straw, we can lay baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas Day. It is our reward for service. I loved this idea because it teaches Corbin to take time for others, care about their needs and serve them when he can. To me, that is what Christmas is about. Serving and loving others like Jesus serves and loves us. You can find it here if interested. https://rstyle.me/n/dde5h9cczhp
Another idea that is a way to serve others that we do each year is we find an angel tree. The tree is usually in your local mall, or that’s where you can find ours if you reside in Lubbock. I let Corbin choose two children off of the tree and we shop for them. It’s a fun tradition we’ve started and hopefully gives two kids each year a more exciting and joyful Christmas. It’s something we do together and look forward to each year.
Now, on to toy ideas for kiddos. Corbin has been wanting the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage https://rstyle.me/n/ddgujmcczhp that can be found at the link provided. It’s definitely a splurge item but would be a good gift if thats all you gave plus a couple very small items, books, slime, etc.
Here is also an option for those of you who have children close in age and that like to play together, no matter their gender. Love how retro this looks and it’s gender neutral! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvg6cczhp
The cutest dollhouse fit for a princess. Love this Hearth and Hand dollhouse and their design and spin pretty much on everything! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvkvcczhp
A fan favorite around here if you’ve watched my stories is the hover board. Corbin started riding it by himself at 2 and he and my husband have so much fun on ours. I found an option under $200, that comes in several colors if you prefer. These things can get pricey, but this is one of the better options I’ve found and we’ve gotten our money out of ours for sure. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgv53cczhp
Take me back to the good old days with the Lite Bright. These things are making a come back and are a hot seller on Amazon right now. It’s also a gift under $15, which makes it hard to say no and is suitable for several age ranges! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgwdjcczhp
If your child loves to build, construct and put things together, this just may be for them. $20 and entertainment for hours with Snap Circuits. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgwhccczhp
Let your little girl play dress up with this cute Disney princess dress up trunk. From Cinderella to Belle, there are four options to choose from, including accessories! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgwkhcczhp
If your kids love ride on toys, this Radio Flyer Ziggle will be a hit. It also comes in pink if you prefer for your girls! Radio Flyer has several great options for riding toys for all ages. Click the link below to see the Ziggle and browse others. https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdi7cczhp
We are readers at our house and Corbin chooses a story each night, so if you’re like us, a personalized children’s book could be a great choice for your littles, or even nieces and nephews. I’ve found these and they are also guaranteed by Christmas! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdndcczhp
Speaking of personalized gifts, check out these ideas from Pottery Barn. If you have a little one in daycare or even school, monogramed sleeping bags and accessories are so cute and a gift that can be used for the entire year or longer. They are also 30% off right now! Matching pj’s and backpacks are also available. https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdp3cczhp
Set up camp in your very own living room with this cute tent from C&B. Love the cactus theme and that it would also make a great gift for more than one child! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdtjcczhp
Another amazing place to shop for plush dolls for girls and even boys is https://cuddleandkind.com They give back to kids in need by providing 10 meals per every doll purchased. Love their mission.
Lastly, a toy store that we LOVE and have worked with previously is Rose & Rex. They have a variety of toy options and age ranges for children who love to use their imagination and even have a selection for babies. You can see more on their website here. https://www.roseandrex.com
I hope this list of toys and ideas for Christmas is helpful for you! If you have any questions at all, feel free to send me a message on any of my social platforms or even below in the comments. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!!!
I wanted to share this pretty dress and belt with y’all today in hopes it may inspire something fun and fabulous for your upcoming holiday parties. You can’t go wrong with a LBD in my opinion and this one is under $25. I also wanted to update you on baby girl’s progress. I can’t believe I’m 30 weeks pregnant. For some of y’all it may seem like I’ve been pregnant forever, but for me it feels like its flown by. Probably because we’re busier this go round with a four year old constantly on the go. I wanted to also share some of the products I’ve been using and loving this pregnancy.
It’s becoming real that we’ll get to meet our sweet little one in 10 weeks or less. Which also means I better get going on the nursery. I’ve heard the more children you have the less on top of things you are. I am definitely that mom lately. I’ve been dragging my feet on getting things together in her room but know how I want things to look. So thats a plus, right? It’s just getting it done in a timely manner, and the holidays don’t help my procrastinating mindset. I do have a couple pieces of furniture being delivered next week though and can’t wait to see them bring the room together. It will get there, maybe slowly but surely. So excited to share more once we get it done.
I can say I feel pretty good overall and honestly can’t really complain about much, besides I stay up all hours of the night and sleep best if I can get a nap in during the day. I’ve been using this pregnancy pillow and used it when I was pregnant with Corbin. Love it! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgi3tcczhp
I used One a Day Prenatal Vitamins with Corbin but found that I was so exhausted during the start of this pregnancy that I figured I would switch it up. I’ve been using Rainbow Light one a day prenatal duo and have loved them so far. You can see which ones I use here. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgjk8cczhp They will be great for post pregnancy as well and have specific trimester prenatal vitamins too if you choose to go that route. 🙂
I eat literally everything; give me all the sweets and Chick Fil A. Still on that kick and going strong. We went to Dallas last week and I ate my body weight in nuggets, fries and a fruit cup on the drive. Wasn’t at all mad about it either but you should have seen the look on my moms face. Haha, she was a little surprised at my appetite. I’ve been snacking on pineapple lately as well and if you haven’t tried the Chick Fil A fruit cup, you totally should. I always ask them for strawberries, oranges, and blueberries and have them leave out the apples. I don’t know why but I’m not fan for whatever reason. I may have a little work to do once little Miss gets here, but until further notice, I’ve just been enjoying it! Hey, thats what Spanx are for, amIright?! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgje9cczhp Here they are if you want to check them out!
We also have a name, y’all!! Disclaimer: I won’t be sharing until she arrives but am so happy to have finally decided (and agreed) on a name. I had a name I LOVED but Conrad wasn’t a fan so we compromised a little. She’s like her own little person now and it makes it even sweeter! I’ve monogrammed a few things on Etsy already and will also share them once she is here.
I haven’t left food at a drive up window again, but I did show up to my ultrasound appointment a day early today. Anyone else done anything like that? I sometimes feel like I’ve completely lost my mind. Thankfully it was too early and not too late. I love getting to see our girl and tomorrow we get to see her sweet little face and that makes me so excited! Corbin gets to join me and so I know he will be happy to see her too. He recently got a little baby doll and has been feeding and caring for “Kinley” as practice for when his baby sister arrives and although Conrad may not agree, I think it’s the most precious thing. I seriously cannot wait to see him with her. He will be amazing and will have a little bestie for life! Every day we get closer the more excited we all become to meet her. I love when Conrad talks to her and seeing him with her may be my most anticipated moment next to Corbin. She is going to have her daddy wrapped around her finger and if he’s anything with her like he is with Corbin, it will melt my heart into a puddle. He’s such an amazing daddy and our kids are so blessed that he is theirs.
I’ll continue to update you as we get closer to her arrival and will be revealing her nursery as soon as its complete with many links in case you’re interested. I love home decor and coming up with ideas, so I think it will turn out cute and a little different than what I’ve been seeing! Stay tuned.
I’ve also linked this look for you as well. My LBD is not maternity but works with the bump and is such a great option to dress up or down. My jacket is old but I’ve linked one similar for you as well!
Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a lovely rest of your day!!
Photography by: Kimberly Correa with Stills and Ink Photography.
Are y’all like me when it comes to buying gifts? It’s like the holidays come around and along with it is the sheer panic of what to buy your favorite people? Especially when it comes to the ladies in the family. Well, it’s time to give Santa a subtle hint of what you REALLY want this year, girlfriends and I’ve made it easier to write that list. Get ready to make your loved ones feel special and thought of by gifting them with something they really will LOVE. I thought I’d put a little guide together for y’all with things, I myself have been eying, in hopes it will help and be a resource for you and it may even make it easier on your husbands or boyfriends as well! Happy Shopping!!
Dyson Hair Dryer: The holy grail of hair dryers. Pricey but I’ve heard rave reviews and that it’s 100% worth the investment.
The Parka: This amazing coat is on sale, runs TTS and comes in 4 colors. Would make an awesome gift, as I received one of these 2 Christmas’ ago and wear it to this day.
House Slippers: These are under $15 and I am loving the pom pom detail.
Wubby Pullover: Y’all, this sherpa pullover is lined and is so comfy. Snag it for under $50.
Hunter Boots: These are marked down, come in 3 colors and are the original style. I totally love and live in mine, weather permitting!
LED Makeup Mirror: This mirror is amazing, under $22 and is perfect for anyone who loves good lighting while applying makeup.
Delsey Luggage: For your favorite traveler. Amazing quality and on sale. Use the code: Friend
Ancestry Kit: want to know where you’re from? Such a fun and neat gift.
I hope this list is helpful and gets your wheels turning on gifting. Another amazing gift, I know I love to receive are gift cards. To Target, Nordstrom, my favorite local boutiques, and even the grocery. It allows me to shop with ease and get what I may need or want throughout the year. Some may say its less personal, but I feel like they come in super handy and are always appreciated.
Send me any questions you have in the comments or through my social platforms.