Gifts are one of my love languages. They came in second only to “words of affirmation” when I took that assessment . I think they came in second because I just love to pick out gifts for the people I love. It sounds corny, but that’s one of my favorite parts of this time of year. I feel so happy when I find something that I think is just perfect. Shopping for gifts becomes somewhat of an exciting special mission for me. I try to pick out gifts that are really personalized to the recipient, but I do have some favorite standbys.
Today, I’m linking up with Leslie at Lambert’s Lately to share some of my favorite things to give. Some of these are things I’ve given in the past and others are ideas I had while writing this post.
I could write posts and posts on this subject. Chances are I’ve probably given you a journal or notebook at some point if you know me well in real life. My favorites lately are this leather one I found at Barnes and Noble and also the Martha Stewart for Staples ones.
2. Tyler Candles
I love the Tyler scent!
We love our Keurig, but k-cups can get expensive. Especially when I take coffee to work with me every morning in the winter. I thought this might be a good gift for coffee lovers coupled with coffee mugs.
I’m that un-fun person who likes to give picture books and easy to read chapter books to my cousins’ kids. M is much more fun and picks out cool toys to give instead, but there’s something about books.
5. Scarves, costume jewelry, and small decorative items from local gift shops. I love just browsing around some of my favorite local stores because I never know what I will find.
6. Food wrapped in pretty packages.
Cookies, cheese straws, fudge, peppermint bark… Anything yummy!
7. Christmas ornaments
When we go out of town, I love to look for a new ornament for our tree and one to give to my mom. This is sort of a tradition in our family. My mom has already given me a Hallmark ornament this year that’s so cute. I can’t wait to hang it on our tree & take a photo.
What are your go to gift ideas?