Cyber Monday! Get the deals before they are gone!

This post contains affiliate links. I am also a consultant for Usborne Books & More.

I am mostly done with all my Christmas shopping! I took advantage of all the sales that were available today and this weekend. Here are a few sales to help you get gifts for any person – kids, grandparents, boyfriends and husbands, wives and mothers, friends and all the relatives in between 😉

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Craftsy

24 Hour Cyber Monday Sale! 30% off everything with code CYBERSAV
Gifts Under $25

Tiny Prints Cyber Monday

Wedding Paper Divas 30% Off Sitewide Cyber Week 300x250

FREE shipping with promo code YIPPEE
My Night Before Christmas from ISeeMe

 

30% off print book orders $150+ with code: CYBER30
20% off print book orders $75+ with code: SMALLGIFTS

 

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Decluttering Christmas presents – Kids edition

I have a few stocking stuff posts (like 50 Stocking stuffers for women,  and 100+ Stocking stuffer and small gift ideas for men, and Non-candy Easter basket and stocking stuffer ideas for children) that get a bit of traffic. If you’ve read them, you know that I am a huge fan of Christmas stockings full of goodies (and present-giving in general). This year, I really want to focus on fun, family, and the meaning of Christmas, rather than all the focus be on PRESENTS! This is becoming more important as my first born gets older (he will be 2.5 years old during Christmas) and with another one on the way. Also, if you have kids, you know how quick they accumulate stuff. I don’t even know how this happens, but it seems like magically, overnight, toys have multiplied. We rarely even buy toys, encourage family to gift other things, and yet still, there is a house full of toys!

I am taking a step back from filling stockings with toys and trinkets and little things that will get lost inside the couch or thrown away in a month. Well, there may still be things that get lost inside the couch, but the point is, I am trying to avoid the junk and clutter.

Have you noticed that some of the greatest toys your little ones have played with are actually not “toys?” Stacks of cups, a cardboard box, a pen and a back of an envelope, a table cloth fort, small pumpkins from the local pumpkin patch (I kid you not, my toddler is in love with his little pumpkins) – all of these things, and more, have entertained your child and didn’t come wrapped in plastic, secured with zip ties, and then sealed in a box. They allowed the children to use their imagination. That’s why this year I am focusing my gift-giving for my child on things that will allow him to play in different ways and offer creative freedom. I am also focusing my stocking stuffers on “needs.”

It may be early to start planning Christmas gifts (and I may have gotten my cousin’s kids’ gifts already, at Target, for 70% off during their toy clearance), but my little girl is set to make her arrival in January and I just love making lists, planning a budget, and all that fun stuff. So here are a few tips I am following to decrease the amount of “stuff” we don’t need (but still have fun giving gifts), and a what I am giving my son for Christmas.

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15 Day Until Christmas: Wrap Those Gifts!

I love wrapping paper. I bought two rolls of it on clearance last year after Christmas, but there is just so much pretty paper I bought more this year as well. Whoops.

Here are some cute ways to wrap your gifts – other than the typical colored wrapping paper, shiny curling ribbon, and those bows that never stay stuck on.

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