Thursday, November 12, 2015

Four Holiday Gifts Guide: Want

This December, Callum will be celebrating his third Christmas ever. I've always loved Christmas, but since he's been born, it's just turned into such a magical time of year. It's been so fun watching it through his eyes.

But, I do have a confession to make.

The last two years, I went way overboard on the gifts. Like way overboard. I was so excited to give him all these fun things, and I wanted to make Christmas morning extra special, but he would've been happy with just a couple of presents. I realized I needed to stop myself now, before he gets older and starts to expect an insane amount of gifts.

So, when my friend and neighbor, Alyson, told me about how she buys gifts for her kids, I knew it was something I totally wanted to incorporate into our Christmas. Alyson and her family have always gone by the 4 Gifts rule. 4 Gifts is all about cutting down on gifting and giving gifts that someone truly wants or needs. There are four categories (need, want, wear, read) and you buy something from each category.

Now comes the fun part, I've hooked up with ten other bloggers to give you the 4 Gifts Christmas blog series. Each Thursday for the next four weeks, I'll be sharing my favorite things for my family under each of the four categories. Hopefully our lists will help take some of the guess work out of Christmas shopping for you. (And give Matt a few ideas on what to get me!)

4 Gifts Christmas Blogging Series 2015

And to sweeten the deal, we've thrown in a giveaway, too! The giveaway will go on for the next four weeks, and each week you'll have more chances to win. Be sure to scroll down and enter for your chance to win a ton of prizes. One winner will receive a Target gift card, World Market gift card, personalized cutting board, jewelry, and more.

To start things off with a bang, my favorite of the four categories: WANT. Here are some of the things the members of my family will be adding to their Christmas list. And, be sure to check out the other bloggers' guides for what they're loving.

Gifts for Toddler

Gifts for Him

Gifts for Her

I hope you found a few things to add to your Christmas gifts! Next week, I'll be sharing my gift guides for need. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. Happy shopping! Only six more Fridays until Christmas.

 4 Gifts Christmas Giveaway! Target Gift Card, World Market Gift Card, and More!

$165 Target Gift Card  |  $25 World Market Gift Card  | Lace Arm Warmers - Forgotten Cotton  |  Personalized Cutting Board (9x12") - Laserworkz  |  Gypsy Dreamcatcher Necklace - Gypsies Box Jewelry  |  $30 Credit for Keep Collective with Kassie  |  Adult Coloring Book - This Girl's Doodles


  1. Love your choices. That city map glass is so cool. My Matt would love that. And he has the Mke Home shirt, we all have them. They're some of our favorites. Thanks for joining!!

    1. I love, love, love those city glasses, too! No one in my house has a Milwaukee Home shirt yet, but a part of me wants to buy matching ones for all of us. :)

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    1. I think so, too! I'm pretty sure it's going to have to make its way under our tree this year. :)