Think I’m nuts for already planning for Christmas on October 1? Think again! There are a few reasons my way rules:
- More time, less stress. [on budget planning, finding perfect gifts, your schedule]
- better selection and options
- spend December quietly relaxing while others run around in crowds at mall
It’s AWESOME to me, and it is that time where I start plotting. I LOVE that I spend December relaxing, crafting and gift wrapping, and generally avoiding stores. So today I thought I would share some hot/top picks turning up at the Flaum house so far this year:
This soccer playing barbie = Elizabeth’s top pick. Santa already has one in her workshop… this toy? gonna disappear – in fact it’s already impossible to find around here!
I just spotted this while surfing Williams Sonoma… um… YES PLEASE. I always ask Santa for stuff like this from them – this is brownie + cookie “Brookie”… and I need to bake them asap. Yes, these look worth the calories!!
I was SO excited to see a new Fancy Nancy book coming out – my girls are HUGE fans (all fancy little girls would LOVE any of her stuff!) – unfortunately it’s not releasing until early February. I am thinking about sending my niece a fancy box filled with treats (chocolate, necklace, accessories…) + a picture of this and a note that she will be getting a special delivery about a month after Christmas… Amazon has pre-order available so that’s a plus!
Ok, so speaking of pre-order…
Have you seen the new Kindle available for pre-order? It’s looking awfully cool – maybe one of the hot gifts of Christmas 2011? Ok, definitely. I see the basic kindle is just $79 right now… that’s tempting too! While I am not big on e-books (most are just as expensive as paper! I’d rather have paper version!) there are sometimes good deals, and am wondering if MAYBE I want to reconsider…
Know what I wish? I knew a kid I could give this to. I don’t think my girls would play with it enough, but isn’t it awesome?
and how about the awesome mercury glass stuff that Pottery Barn has going on? I always think I’m going to gift shop there… I never actually do. Why is that? Oh well, it’s fun to look.
So, are you like me and looking early? Or do you wait until the last minute? Have you seen anything great (link a girl up!) or so far feeling uninspired?
Also? When is too soon to post my Christmas planner project photos? Do you want to see them now? Want me to wait another month?
Christmas – from gifts to baking to just spending time with family – is so my FAVORITE. Can you tell?