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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
HAPPPPPPY DECEMBER TO YOU!
I’m coming out of a week of feeling like death, and you know how you don’t realize how good you normally feel until you get sick? That’s me today. I can breathe through my nose again, and am considering throwing a parade in celebration.
Anyway, I’m in FULL Christmas mode now, including starting to buy Christmas gifts.
Now, a little pre-shopping chat: Christmas is not about gifts. Hopefully you know this, but just in case you needed someone to tell you: Christmas is not about how many presents you can buy. You do not need to buy presents for everyone in your life. If you don’t have the money this year, don’t go into debt over things. Bake someone some cookies and write a heartfelt letter. If they love you, they’ll love it. Please don’t mistake a list of gift ideas as a “you better be buying gifts for everyone in your life no matter what!” The fact is, gifts are a part of Christmas for a lot of us, so I wanted to share some ideas I had. But you don’t have to spend tons of money to make someone you love happy at Christmas. Okay, that’s all!
To me, a good gift is one of two things: A useful thing someone wouldn’t have thought to buy themselves (like a portable espresso maker so you can get caffeinated on the go ($49), or a digital tape measurer so you don’t have to guess which little tick you landed on $(30), OR, something that someone would love, but it’s a not a need, so they wouldn’t have bought it for themselves (like a cozy robe ($32) or a next level bath pillow ($30). So those are the kind of gifts I’ve tried to line up!
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GIFTS FOR HIM || My favorites: the tile sport, which you attach to things you’re constantly losing so you can find them easily. Keys! Phone! Luggage! Actually, think I may need this. ($19) and a hot sauce making kit because that just sounds fun ($48).
Side note: I know gifts don’t have genders. Buy whoever you want whatever you want! This was just made in mind with the hims and hers in my life.
GIFTS FOR ANYONE aka, you got invited to a party and should bring a gift, or you drew your coworkers name in the gift exchange and you don’t know them that well. These’ll work. || My favorites: A spiced olive oil variety pack ($25) or a wooden candy dish in the shape of their initial ($20).
GIFTS UNDER $10. || My favorites: This set of silicone reusable straws ($9), this keychain that has both a Phillips and a flat head screwdriver on it ($8). I don’t know if it’s that I have a kid now or what, but I find myself needing a screwdriver in lots of random situations, and this would help ha!
FUNNY GIFTS. || My favorites: All of them! But especially this running, jumping, alarm clock on wheels for the heavy sleeper in your life ($40) and this throw pillow with a special surprise for fans of The Office ($10).
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