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 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
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.
From USA today: The 39 best Advent calendars for 2022—Wine, Legos, Tea and more
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!
From Target: Family Pajamas
From The Gap: FAMILY MATCHING PJS
Plan holiday outfits:
Tuckernut has a festive attire section that includes:
J.Crew typically has a nice holiday attire collection:
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
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: https://greetforgood.org/
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.
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
Macy’s: Gift Finder
For Men: The Gift Guide
For her: The Gift Guide
Tuckernut: The Holiday Shop
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.