It’s that time of the year again, we hurry busily through the shops looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the aunt who already has everything and for the child who doesn’t need anything.
With us there are thousands of other people in the same situation, all in a hurry and nobody seems to know what this perfect gift could be.
It is a very stressful time and sometimes we forget that this time should be about the spirit of Christmas, about relaxing and about love.
I decided this year to stop this madness. The presents that my children really wanted are already bought but then I still had to find the special present for the grandparents, the aunts, the nieces and the teachers.
Because I believe that Christmas should be more about love than commerce I decided on the following gifts:
- Photo calendar for the grandparents, with our best photos from this year. You can either get crafty and create a calendar or photo book yourself at home or you can order one online. This is surely the perfect gift for a grandparent as they can see the love in this. This year I even included some of our children’s drawings and paintings to make it even more special.
- For the aunties I got homemade soaps. I ordered them online at Madeit as I like the idea to support a local mum who gets a little extra income by selling a product that she made with love in her own home.
- For the nieces and for the teachers I found some really nice and suitable products in the Find a Grandparent shop. This online shop only sells handmade products, including personalised gifts for children and very special stationary that I am sure will be very useful for a teacher.
With all the Christmas shopping done I can now truly relax and maybe start planning the baking and cooking for Christmas!
What special gifts have you bought or made this year for your loved ones?