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Who here has their Christmas decor up?! I've got about half of it and am planning to save the tree for the day after Thanksgiving. Lol, well we'll see if I can wait that long. Anyway, whose started gift shopping? Lately, I've been beginning my mornings with hunting deals and imagining the most meaningful gifts for my family members.
That being said, I'd love to highlight some great gifts that you can order online. Whether you're on the road most of December or visiting relatives this season, ordering online saves time and is less stressful! So let me give you some ideas...
Burnt Match - The Candle Company
In college, I was in an organization called Christian Student Fellowship. This is where I met Cady, the girl behind this company! Burnt Match is very special because the candle is specifically made for yourself, a friend, a season, or holiday. First, you will pick the theme of your candle, which could be things like: winter, woodsy, and baked goods. She has a whole list, so you don't do any of the thinking!
Then you will describe some of your favorite scents. To kickstart your ideas, Cady recommends to consider what items you put down for theme. What things relate to your theme? What I think of: amber, nature, and vanilla. You could even design your candle around your favorite trip! What smells did you love?
Next, give a name to your candle! Lastly, you will decide if you want a string or wood wick. Burnt Match candles are $15 if they are hand delivered and $20 if you need them shipped. Build your candle here.
TIP: If you want to have candles done by Christmas, make sure to have your order in by the end of November!
Are you looking for new kid books before the new year? My cousin Allie Gomez is a consultant for Usborne. They have such great quality books and a lot of them teach important concepts that can be hard to express on your own to little minds. For example, there's a category for "Mindfulness" and many books on dealing with emotions.
Along with that, they have stocking stuffer ideas. Usborne offers unlimited options like coloring books, puzzles, sticker books, and flash cards. Last year, I bought one of their Christmas books and I love it! It's so fun to end our toddler's night routine with a Christmas book in December. If you wanna snag it, it's called Santa Post by Emma Yarlett. They even have books for $4-$7, so decently affordable. Click here to browse the books!
TIP: For your books to arrive by Christmas, I would have your order in by the first week of December. Their company is based in Oklahoma, so locations closer to there may have extra time to put orders in!
My favorite devotional books
Over the years, I have been gifted some of the best devo books out there. I absolutely love getting a devo book for Christmas because A.) I don't have to buy it B.) I always find it on my shelf exactly when I need it! Let's break down my all-time favorites...
The Savvy Sagittarius
One night I went to Applebees with a girlfriend and met a bartender named Elyse. Somehow we got on the topic of blogging and I found out she was a blogger too! Since then, I have loved following along her website and Instagram. She shares amazing content on budgeting, without giving up things in life you love.
Right now she is selling two workbooks: The Savvy Budget Workbook and The Savvy Business Workbook. Her budget workbook is for climbing your way out of debt, learning tactics for spending less each month, and totally up your alley if you don't know where your paycheck is going every cycle.
The business workbook is for someone who runs a business, doesn't have a money structure, has aspirations to finally hit profit goals, and tax season stresses them out. Elyse has the best advice and I can't wait to plow through one of these workbooks someday! One of these would make a great gift to a spouse who has started a side hustle or a family member who loves budgeting, but is working on her student debt!
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Woo! We did it! I hope you've found some great gift ideas. I know I've needed inspiration this year! Tell me below what you're buying for family this year. I'd love to know!
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