One of the best parts of the holiday season is the sheer number of days you have to enjoy all things festive. There’s nothing we love more than decking our halls (and wardrobes) with everything that makes time spent at home just a bit more cozy and spirited. These are all of our most favorite things this year to help you get into the holly-jolliest spirit.
Headed to an ugly Christmas sweater party this year? Take it up a notch with ugly Christmas suits and dresses from Shinesty. You will sure be the talk of the party, and maybe even win the weird fruit basket prize that you’re sure was gifted to your boss last spring, with these fun outfits.
Shinesty makes ugly Christmas outfits for the entire family so no one is left out of the fun. Dad can be looking dapper in the Lincoln Log Love Daddy red plaid suit. Paired with a singing Santa tie he can pull off a look everyone will remember. Mom can match with the Red Plaid Wrap Dress which is almost cute enough to wear to regular Christmas parties.
If this party is a family-friendly event, you can get the kids in on the action with this Red and Green Plaid girls dress. She might even ask to wear it to school so that’s a win-win for you!
Get the whole family ready for the holiday Christmas party with outfits from Shinesty.
Holiday Pjs from Bestaroo Mommy and Me Pajamas
There’s nothing cuter than wearing a matching outfit with your little one. Cuddling up in a set of matching Mommy and Me PJ’s makes both the mother and their child feel special. Bestaroo has created an adorable line of pajama sets for mamas to match their sons or daughters. Although available in solid sets, Bestaroo has also created fun prints for this holiday season. Create a festive look for Mommy and Baby with penguins, snowflakes, and snowmen in both blue and pink.
For the mama who loves a simple, classic black, the Mama Jammies in Midnight is exactly what you need. This two piece set combines a long sleeve v-neck tee with a wide leg sleep pant to provide ultimate comfort. Whether you are sleeping or lounging, these Mama Jammies have a loose silhouette that allows you to feel relaxed and cozy day or night.
To have your sweet boy or girl match their mommy, pair the Mama Jammies with the Solid Black Pajamas. This is also a two piece set with both long sleeve and long pants in solid black. Made from soft, quality materials, these Solid Black Pajamas will fit your toddler perfectly and snuggly.
No one helps your family prepare for the holiday season like Mabel’s Labels! Here to fulfill all your labeling needs, Mabel’s Labels has a wide variety of new holiday prints and patterns to chose from on everything from holiday return address labels, gift tags, holiday cards and more. Order early and take care of both your gifting AND your mailing needs.
For the kids this season Mabel’s Labels has taken the average advent calendar and turned it into a teaching moment with their My Kindness Advent Calendar. Perfect for bringing the real reason for the season right into your living room, the My Kindness Advent Calendar will reward your children by inspiring them to practice being kind and doing for others this holiday season. Rather than simply loading up on chocolate, celebrate the season the right way and instill an attitude of giving and gratitude in your child this year. The reusable premium-quality fabric grade calendar comes with 25 pre-printed reusable stickers and 5 blank stickers you can write yourself.
Perfect for all those holiday cards and gifts to long-distance friends and relatives are the Holiday Wrap-Around Address Labels. With new designs celebrating winter and Christmas these peel-and-stick personalized labels are simple and cute. Put the finishing touches on all your holiday packages this year with Mabel’s Labels.
Experts suggest that women already take on the bulk of emotional and physical labor at home. This role intensifies around the holidays- picking the perfect Christmas card, buying every gift, and organizing every party. The magic that surrounds the holidays is crafted by women but at what price?
While the work we do is essential, it is also important to slow down and take care of ourselves. One of the best things about the holidays is the ability to slow down and press pause. What better way to do that than spending a morning curled up in comfortable PJs from Life is Good.
Get in touch with your inner calm mama with Sleepy Skiing Flamingos, the sweet design on the PJs will put a smile on your face every time. Comfy prewashed cotton is so cozy you will love finding “me time” to curl up in the Women’s Sleepy Skiing Flamingo Sleep Set. Long mornings spent in these PJs will refresh your mind, body, and spirit.
The Holidays may be our time to shine but, we cannot keep everyone’s light burning if we don’t take time to refuel our own. Slip into sweet dreams wearing these Sleepy Skiing Flamingos. You will wake up feeling less stressed and ready to tackle all those Christmas to-do lists.
Just in time for the holidays Yankee Candle has debuted their new Elevation Collection with Platform Lids and you are going to love them! From your child’s teachers to your childhood best friend, everyone loves scented candles throughout the holiday and winter season. This new collection is perfect as a centerpiece or holiday decor, or even just in the corner of your kitchen or bath. A scented candle from Yankee Candle’s new winter collection is the go-to gift this season. We love the new medium square 3-wick candle with a 28-38 hour burn time in an attractive, decorative glass casing. The new gold-colored lid fits into the base of the candle taking your holiday decor to a whole new level. Available in scents such as Frosted Fir, Sweet Icing, and Holiday Pomegranate, there is a scent for everyone on your list. Make sure to pick up a few for friends, teachers, office assistants, and even yourself this holiday season.
Pro-gifter tip: keep a few extra candles on hand this holiday season for last minute gifts for friends, neighbors, and hostesses because we all know those last minute gifting opportunities arise and you don’t want to be empty-handed. The added bonus is that if you don’t end up gifting the candles you will use them throughout the year yourself because the new seasonal scents are just glorious.
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As parents, we often strive to find traditions that are both meaningful and playful for our kids. We want traditions that we can experience together as a family, and when it comes to Christmas, we particularly want our children to understand the real reason why we celebrate this special holiday. It’s not about the lights, the decorated trees, or even the gifts we receive (contrary to what our gift guides might suggest). Christmas is about the birth of a Savior.
The Christmas Star From Afar is a fun and unique activity that playfully shares the Christmas Story. Starting as early as December 1st, hide the Star and encourage your children to participate in a fun game of hide-and-seek to locate it. Once they have found their Star, move all Three Wise Men to its location. Then, on Christmas morning the Three Wise Men will reach their final destination when the Star is found at the stable with the newborn baby Jesus.
The activity book includes a wooden Star, a full wooden nativity scene that matches the artwork of the book, and optional scripture to use throughout the month. Additional animals and scripture cards are also available. We’ve found that the scripture cards are not only great for the activity, but also make perfect gift tags, note cards or even lunch box notes.
Whether you are looking for an alternative to “elf” or just looking for a sweet way to enjoy the Advent season, you can easily combine the “Star From Afar” with other traditions your family participates in.
There is nothing like festive scents to get you into the holiday spirit. And we adore Plant Therapy for helping us get into the mood, olfactory (scents!) style. Plant Therapy has long been a leader in producing the purest essential oils that you can safely use with your family. This year, they’ve released a 6-pack of their holiday blends, featuring a 10 mL bottle of all of your favorite winter-themed oils. From apple pie, to candy cane, to spiced cider, to Christmas tree, to frosted mint, and holly berries, there’s no place like Plant Therapy to make your house a cozy home this holiday season.
Your toddler’s Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without their own tree. This year the perfect holiday gift for your little one is the My First Christmas Tree from Step 2. Constructed of safe, durable, plastic this first Christmas tree will provide hours of engaging, interactive fun for your tot. Not only will your little ones love having their own Christmas tree, it comes with the added bonus of keeping them entertained and away from the real thing.
Easy to put together and fun to decorate, your toddler will practice their gross motor skills while also learning colors and shapes this holiday season. Little ones will delight in their ability to even put their very own star on top of their tree. Finally, after the tree is decorated your children can sit down and play with their own miniature train that encircles the base of the tree.
This Christmas don’t tell your little one ‘no’ when it comes to decorating and touching the Christmas tree, get them their very own let them enjoy the fun of this season.
Tired of being the only kid in town without holiday pajamas? This Hanukkah Set by Clover is the perfect gift for your little one to celebrate 8 crazy nights. The dreidel-themed set is cute and festive. Designed with your little one’s comfort in mind, the snap top and pull on pants make it a hassle free outfit for your child to play or sleep comfortably. The Hanukkah Set is made from a viscose spandex blend which make this set ultra soft, so baby will love to wear it over the eight nights and beyond.
Who loves Christmas traditions? We do! Especially those activities that celebrate individuality and create a positive experience for children, rather than spying on your kids for Santa (like a certain elf…on the shelf).
With Reindeer In Here, Santa brings a reindeer to every child on the first day of December. Santa sends this friend so that he can find out the wishes of each child and of course to see if they have been good. Oh and your child gets to name their reindeer, how fun is that?! No need for parents to move it every day around the house or come up with ridiculous antics! And not only can your child touch their reindeer friend, but they can take their reindeer to bed with them.
On Christmas Eve, each child puts their reindeer underneath the tree so it can join Santa on his trip back to the North Pole. Once Santa delivers each child’s true Christmas wishes, he gathers his reindeer and heads back to the North Pole, until next year when the reindeer arrive once more and the Christmas tradition begins all over again!
Start a new family tradition with your kids this year and send them a reindeer. We promise it’ll be a tradition your and your family will look forward to year after year.
Reindeer in Here
We all know that person who just loves the scent of a real Christmas tree all year long, so this winter don’t let Christmas end December 25th. Perfect for those cold winter nights curled up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa is the Yankee Candle Balsam Fir firelog. With a 3 hour burn time and a natural fir tree scent, this log will remind you of all your favorite things this season. Paired with an old Christmas movie and a comfy, cozy blanket your loved one’s holiday season will be complete with this fragrant firelog.
Balsam Fir Firelog
Before you head to the movie theater with the family to see the latest installment of Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch,” pop some popcorn at home! This holiday season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings us a triple dose of everyone’s favorite green grouch with the release of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition.
This must-have release features three animated Dr. Seuss specials including How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and Halloween is Grinch Night offered together in a Blu-ray Combo Pack. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season and not only makes for a perfect gift, but a great distraction for those long rides to Grandma’s house.
We hope you have a holly jolly time decking your halls this December, and staying in a festive, grateful spirit all year long. With any of these choices, you’re sure to be in the holiday mood in no time flat.