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The holidays are here! The year has flown by and we can hardly believe it is time again to hang the lights outside and stockings by the fireside. With the quick pace of the season, does anyone else feel the stress of holiday shopping? To help you fill the space beneath the tree with carefully selected gifts for loved ones, we partnered with Tuesday Morning. At Tuesday Morning, you can succeed at finding budget friendly holiday gifts for everyone on your list—yes, it’s possible! The aisles are lined with treasures for every recipient from your dog to your dad to the neighbor who lives down the lane, all at a fraction of traditional retail prices. We went shopping early to hand-pick a few gifts for the hostess, the homebody, and the little ones in our lives and are sharing our favorite budget-friendly finds with you here.
For The Hostess
There is no shortage of events to attend during the holiday season, but giving the same hostess gift year after year misses the point of appreciating the host, and instead leaves him or her with repetitive gift baskets or just another package of sweets. So we always like to share a few ideas that may be new-to-you or new to the hostess you are gifting them to shake things up. Thankfully, Tuesday Morning offers an array of unique gifts that any host would love.
From gourmet snacks to stationery to holiday keepsakes, you are sure to find something he or she will treasure. Play to their personality with a fun cheeseboard like this one that reads “I’ve lost all elf control”. Or, bring their favorite bottle of wine, wrapped up in a cute case, be it plaid or punny. We also picked up a set of scent packets that can be placed around the home to make it smell of evergreen trees—what host wouldn’t love that?!
For The Homebody
We have no shame in admitting we are total homebodies. We love to create and live in spaces that feel warm and cozy, and have plenty of friends who feel the same way. Whether they work from home, or love a Friday night movie night, we found the perfect gifts for the homebodies at Tuesday Morning!
Personalized gifts feel, well, personal! So we couldn’t pass up these monogrammed mugs, which have a cute plaid print too. Instead of wrapping them traditionally, we filled each one with tissue paper, candy, and peppermint hot cocoa stir sticks, all of which we found at Tuesday Morning! Holiday pillows are another fun option to help your fellow homebody dress up her home for the season, and Tuesday Morning has aplenty. We think Santa will love the festive touch too ;).
Another bigger gift that is perfect for the homebody is a pretty new tea kettle. This shiny red one jumped out at us from the shelves and practically begged to be gifted. We tied it up with a fun plaid ribbon to gift it to our tea-loving bestie with a box of her favorite blend.
For The Little Ones
Little kids can be both the most fun to shop for and the most picky when it comes to what they want. Thankfully, Tuesday Morning has SO MANY great toys and games to choose from. We were shocked to see such incredible options for little ones of all ages no matter what they are interested in, from art to music to science, and more!
The nephews and nieces we were shopping for are big fans of Paw Patrol, so this Paw Patrol puzzle is sure to please. But we picked out a cute kitchen set, and a wooden train and blocks for the really young ones too. We also found a few things they can enjoy all season long like this Elf on The Shelf Hot Cocoa mix and an advent calendar, so they can count down the days until they get to open all of their gifts.
Once you have finished all the holiday shopping, the fun part begins—wrapping! Part of the fun is picking out the wrapping paper, ribbon, boxes, and bag in the first place. This year, we found everything we needed at Tuesday Morning. We went with a black, white, and red color palette with gold and plaid patterned accents. We love putting on a holiday playlist, picking up the tape and scissors, and finding a comfy spot on the floor to get to work. We have even hosted holiday gift wrapping parties in the past, where everyone gets together to wrap and highly recommend it!
It is often the time together and memories made throughout the holiday season that are most treasured for years to come, but the feeling you get when you give is just as special. To find budget friendly holiday gifts for the people in your life, find a Tuesday Morning near you. Don’t forget to tell us what one-of-a-kind items you discover in the comments below!