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Do the upcoming holidays have you feeling a little anxious? I get it if you are. All I have been hearing is how there is going to be a product shortage and honestly, I don’t want to stress about that.
To make things simpler while still giving my son a magical and memorable holiday, I am doing the 5 gift rule this year.
Over the years I’ve noticed that Franco played with only a quarter of the gifts he received. Although I shopped second hand, it still didn’t feel right to get so many things.
The 5 gift rule is a great way to spend less money, have less stress, and celebrate more with family and friends.
We still went through all of the holiday toy circulars and Franco got to pick some things he wanted.
The idea of the 5 gift rule is:
something they want
something they need
something to wear
something to read
something that is a surprise
There are different variations and adaptations of the rules but I like this one because it is practical and I still get to see the pure magical excitement on Franco’s face when he opens his surprise gift.
I am sharing some ideas below of what the 5 gift rule looks like for the holidays. I am also sharing free wish list and gift tags printable below.
The ideas I am sharing are literally just that- ideas. Do what you can afford and remember, the holidays are more than just gifts. Family and health is most important and I have realized this more after the past two years.
October is quickly approaching, and I am sure some of you are already starting to panic about holiday shopping. I love to start my holiday shopping early because I get to search for good deals and unique ideas. Lucky for all of you who find holiday and Black Friday shopping stressful I am here to help you!
Listen, I know early holiday shopping isn’t for everyone, that is why I am going to share some gifts ideas for you to have whenever you are ready! In my eyes Black Friday is not just one day, you can always find a good deal especially if it is the perfect gift for someone you love. Check out some awesome shops below.
Dapper & Darling
Emma Drew Things
Ginger June Candle Company
Nicole’s Craft Room
Crumble Candle Co.
If you are looking for even more amazing deals and to help prepare for Black Friday, be sure to check out Slickdeals. They will let you know everything you need to know about finding the best Black Friday sales this year. You will find deals and secret coupons that no one else tells you!
I know this time of year can be stressful, but I hope you found this list helpful. Feel free to share your unique gift ideas or some great upcoming deals/promos and don’t ever forget, you are doing an amazing job, Mama.
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My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.