Did I just say Christmas?
I know its early but given how hectic life has been lately I am thinking I need to go ahead and get started on Christmas gifts for this year. Last year I tried a new approach with our Christmas shopping, I bought presents only for the children in our extended family and gave food gifts (cookies or chocolate covered pretzels) to all adults as well as the boy’s teachers, friends, etc. I would like to continue that tradition this year both to save money and to give more meaningful gifts.
While I enjoyed giving the pretzels and cookies last year I did find that it was very hectic in the days leading up to giving/mailing the presents. Because I don’t know if my husband will be home before/after the holidays and I’m not sure how much notice I’ll have on when he’s coming home, I thought I would look into something I could make ahead of time. That way, if he comes home early I’ll already have everything finished and it won’t get pushed aside for family time.
Here are some of the ideas I’m considering for gifts this year: