Wow, we are now officially in the second quarter of the year! This year is flying by and that’s why I wanted to use my monthly finds post this month to review the Christmas gifts I purchased so far this year! My hope is that you are following along and are buying one gift a month for your Christmas gift recipients (my fingers are crossed over here!). Doing monthly shopping will help your holiday season go by much easier. You don’t need to spend so much money during one month of the year, you can spread it out throughout the year—and, you are crossing people off your list early!
Hopefully that spiel has convinced you, if not with any luck the gifts I’ve gotten below will help get your wheels turning on what to start buying (NOW!).
For my neighbors this year I purchased these ornament candles and I am pairing them cute Christmas matches. These festive Zodax candles are on super sale right now so I suggest you go pick them up! These are perfect for any group of people you have to shop for including neighbors, teachers, and coworkers. They are large in size and small in price, that is what you’re looking for when you need to buy a batch of gifts for a group of people. At the time of this post these candles are marked down from $9.99 to $4.99. Pair them with these matches and you have a great gift! At the time of this post these candles are $7.90 for 8 matchboxes. That is under $6 for a gift, when you wrap these up in a beautiful box and ribbon, everyone is going to think you paid at least $30 for this gift. I don’t care what amazing sales happen this Christmas, you can’t beat that!
MOTHER IN LAW
I’m looking to spoil my Mother-In-Law this Christmas! She is always on the go, always on her feet so I am gifting her these luxury lotions with these matching socks so she can pamper herself. These lotions were on Oprah’s favorite things last year so they are Oprah approved! Paired with these cute socks that match the boxes, they are going to make a great gift. You can also break this set up and give one tube of lotion with a matching set of socks to several gift recipients on your list!
Pro Tip: Shop Oprah’s Favorite Things lists from past years. The items are still so good, but the inventory is so much better. Once Oprah puts an item on her Favorite Things List, they tend to sell out, but the items from the previous year or years are usually back and stock and ready to ship. This way, you get a highly recommended gift, without the stress of fighting off other customers for stock!
My father likes the finer things when it comes to wine, but he’s also no stranger to a McDonalds drive thru! So when I saw this book, I knew it was the perfect gift! This unique wine pairing book illustrates how to pair the fanciest of wines with the most frugal food options. I love it! Paired with a nice bottle of wine and of course a gift certificate to McDonalds, this is the perfect gift!
I hope this has convinced you to start shopping early, and if you have already started shopping, let me know in the comments below or message me on Instagram: @veryhappymerry.
Very Happy Gifting!