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Happy Holidays: Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s Christmas Eve, and if you are like me, you are EXHAUSTED. Or maybe you are better than me and you have been done with your shopping for WEEKS instead of HOURS! HA! Well, I’m Brooke from All Things Thrifty, and I am thrilled to be visiting Tatertots and Jello today. Jen is one of my favorite people on the planet. Seriously, she is absolutely as wonderful in person as you imagine her to be. One of my favorite things to blog about over at All Things Thrifty is inexpensive gift ideas, and although I’m sure you do not need these Christmas ideas THIS year, you may need them for a friend or co-worker’s birthday. Just adjust the saying to fit for the rest of the year!

I just got done with a fun series that gives over 30 inexpensive and thoughtful gift ideas for friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…etc. So just because I love you, I made a few more ideas exclusively for you TT&J Fans!

The main focus of this series was to give cute and inexpensive gift ideas that didn’t take 14 hours to make. {I’m not dogging you if you slaved over a gift this year for that long.} Sometimes something quick and easy is all we can do. In fact, sometimes we can’t even do that because of our busy schedules and L.I.F.E. gets in the way. So, I will quit yapping and get to it!

1. Paper plates, napkins, and straws “Everyone needs a break from the dishes, and the gift of time is one of your wishes. So take these paper goods tonight and may your holiday be merry and bright!”


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2. Chocolate Kisses and Chapstick! “Merry Kiss-mas and a Chappy New Year!”


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3. Mints! “This is mint to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!”


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4. Honey Bear “Wishing you a Beary Merry Christmas!” Isn’t his ribbon scarf cute!?!?



5. Caramel Sauce from Trader Joe’s. “Wishing you an Ooey-Gooey Christmas!”


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6. Sewing Kit “SEW, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!”


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I hope you like these fun ideas! Check out some of the other gift ideas from my series at All Things Thrifty!

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Here’s a little preview:

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Thanks Brooke! What fun ideas! And, I love how creative and quick and easy they are too!! Brooke is super talented, and has awesome ideas on her blog, All Things Thrifty. Here are a few of my favorite projects of hers:


Brooke’s design skills are impressive! Look at this beautiful Coral, Gold, and Aqua Girl’s Bedroom that she designed!


She also has great tutorials! I love this one she shared on How to Make Your Own Jersey Headbands!


And, let’s not forget recipes! This Inside Out Strawberry Shortcake looks SOOO good!!

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  1. Thanks Lesley! Merry Christmas!
    Brooke @ All Things Thrifty recently posted…16 Christ Centered Christmas Traditions

  2. This post is great! Adorable gift ideas.
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