Three months and five days til Christmas. Crazy, I know!
Last year I was due to give birth to Toby early-mid December so forced myself to be Christmas-ready by December 1. I had everything bought and wrapped, and damn if it didn’t feel good. This year there’s no baby due (phew!) but it’s still going to be my aim to have all our gifts bought and wrapped by December 1. That way I can spend December drinking cocktails and doing endless Christmas crafts with the kidlets. (At least one of those things may actually happen.)
On top of that, I still aim to stick with my gift-giving challenge of presents that are either handmade, homemade, vintage or recycled/repurposed, with the added category of experience gifts. (They leave a memory but no lingering “stuff”. Perfect!)
So I’m making a list of gift ideas for all the important people in your life for not only Christmas 2011 but birthdays, christenings, weddings and housewarmings. Some are handmade (by others), some homemade (by you), some are DIY repurposing projects and others are vintage. Rather than a “you should buy this exact thing for this exact person” kind of guide, think of it as inspiration for you to go out and buy/find/create thoughtful, meaningful, slow-home-worthy gifts for those you love. And those whose parties you have to attend regardless.
Off to start making my list (and check it twice!)