Holiday Prep

I have plans to write about Christmas decor, movies, and traditions in December, but you can start getting ready for holiday fun now. I know some people start celebrating and preparing for Christmas on November 1st; I’ve seen the posts on Instagram.

My inbox has been flooded with wish lists, gift lists, holiday decor, holiday outfits, and advent calendars.

I’m going to share a few with you here:

Advent Calendars

Advent is a season of the liturgical year observed in most Christian denominations as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. Wikipedia

Dates: Sun, Nov 27, 2022 – Sat, Dec 24, 2022

Advent calendars typically hold 24 or 25 treats in them. Some of the calendars in these lists cover fewer days. When I was a kid, we would get the calendar filled with small pieces of chocolate. I loved the daily ritual of enjoying that small treat. These calendars have various products, some high-end, and all family members can find a calendar to enjoy.


From Refinery 29: 27 Oddly Specific Advent Calendars You’ll Want To Gift This Season

Olive & June Christmas Calendar, $65.00, available at Olive & June.
Flaviar The Depths of Whiskey Advent Calendar, $260.00, available at Flaviar.
LEGO Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar, $35.99, available at Amazon.
Wufers Advent Cookie Calendar, $59.95, available at Wufers.

14 Advent Calendars Travelers Will Love from Afar. This list includes calendars that have candies from other countries, as well as some beauty advent calendars.

If you can’t go to Italy this Christmas, an Advent calendar filled with Italian chocolates is a good consolation prize.
Courtesy of Ty Mecham/Food52

Venchi Artisanal Italian Chocolate Advent Calendar: From: Italy, Type: Chocolate Advent calendar, Buy now: $99,

From USA today: The 39 best Advent calendars for 2022—Wine, Legos, Tea and more

Williams Sonoma $40

For Dolly Parton, the holiday season is about faith, family and fun. This year, she provides plenty of sweet surprises for everyone with her Dolly Parton Advent Calendar. Find different flavored gummies, mints and chocolates inside!

Holiday Outfits

Matching PJs:

From Target: Family Pajamas

Holiday Cream Tartan Plaid Matching Family Pajamas Collection – Wondershop


Flannel PJ Set $39.00

Plan holiday outfits:


BaubleBar’s Holiday Collection Is Back with Best-Sellers and Perfectly Festive New Pieces — and It’s Going Fast

Tuckernut has a festive attire section that includes:

Royal Stewart Tartan Jamie Dress TUCKERNUCK $298.00

J.Crew typically has a nice holiday attire collection:

Willa cropped flare pant in Snowy Stewart tartan wool $139.50 J.Crew
Thompson suit jacket in tartan $279 J.Crew factory

Order holiday cards:

Photocards- from Top Ten Reviews, Best photo cards online 2022

Cards from a local charity – most charities use local artists to create these cards

2022 Holiday Card, designed by former WLP guest, Kim Collins, whose story is depicted below.

Women’s Lunch Place in Boston: “When you order Holiday Cards through Women’s Lunch Place, you are spreading joy and peace to your friends, family, clients, and associates while giving the gift of food, warmth, and community to women experiencing homelessness and poverty.”

Find more options:

Wish Lists and Gift Lists

Oprah: It’s here! Oprah’s favorite things list. Do you remember when she would reveal these products on her show, and the audience would go home with everything on the list? Those days are long gone, but Oprah releases her list every year. She typically includes some small businesses as well as big brands.

Here is her list: Oprah’s Favorite Things 2022 List Is Here! Oprah selected 104 gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

$52 on Amazon

From Rank & Style, Oprah’s Favorite Things-Oprah’s Favorite Things Have Been Revealed—Here Are The 20 Best Things To Buy Or Gift This Year

Asutra Silk Eye Pillow $22 Amazon

Most brands have gift lists and gift ideas on their website. I’m going to highlight a few I’ve seen this week.

The Gap: The Art of Gifting

Shine Touchscreen Gloves $29.95

Macy’s: Gift Finder

Men’s Very Merry Waffle-Knit Embroidered Mule Slippers, Created for Macy’s $30


For Men: The Gift Guide

Fair Isle critter socks $14.50

For her: The Gift Guide

Ribbed pom-pom beanie $59.50

Tuckernut: The Holiday Shop

Men’s Multi Function Knife ORBAN AND SONS $70.00
Spearmint Stripe Nightshirt PRINTFRESH X TUCKERNUCK $128.00

The Everygirl’s Holiday Gift Guide. ‘Tis the season of gift guides when the weather outside is frightful, but the shopping is so delightful. An all-in-one place for everyone on your list, our gift guide is mindfully curated so that choosing presents for your loved ones (and yourself) is joyful and seamless.

Cosmetic Train Case

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