Thinking of gifts and shopping for gifts is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. I like thinking about the people I love, especially my children and husband, and finding things I know they will appreciate. I get so excited for them to open their presents, because I can not wait to see their reaction!
Maybe we don’t get as excited about everyone on our list, but it is still giving and it should still feel good. There are so many Scrooge’s out there these days, who take these beautiful parts of Christmas and complain “just one more annoying task to do”. Defy the odds and enjoy this beautiful season. Just choose JOY!
And in the Spirit of giving, here are a few fun Printables you can download and use to make your Christmas lists. One for most people on your list, and one for your children.
- Teachers (church, school, & extra-curricular activities)
- Friends & Neighbors
- Bus Driver, mailman, and any hired helpers
Here is the list for everyone on your list (PDF FILE)- DOWNLOAD HERE.
Here is the list specifically for your children (PDF FILE) – DOWNLOAD HERE.
Let me know in the comments if there is anyone who you think needs to be remembered for Christmas gifts!
I hope these are helpful to you. Many blessings to you as you have FUN finding gifts for everyone on your list.
From my home to yours,
These are great! Thanks so much!
You’re welcome! Enjoy!
These were a big help last year to help keep my kids gifts organized. Thanks.
I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
sherrie K Hunt says
Hope this is not too off topic but for my married son and family I got a Schwan’s gift card and was thinking about fixing a basket. Maybe a food basket. They just bought a new home and thought this might help them out. Any ideas?
Sorry I’m late to respond, but I love this gift idea If I were to just move into a new home, I would think it was very thoughtful!
Kathy A says
I love making theme baskets; some go to my church bazaar and some go for group raffles; I even use some for gifts. Some are “be good to yourself”. I collect soaps, candles, stationery, pens, mani/pedi supplies, bath scrubbies,body sprays, pump soaps and lotions, napkins, lotion bottles, soap dishes, you name it. I make (so far!) Epsom bath salts, soap, sachets, sugar scrubs, note cards flavored vinegars and olive oils, crocheted dish cloths,,and Christmas ornaments. I scout yard sales and thrifts for nice baskets (which get washed, dried, painted or sprayed with clear spray), “Easter grass” and paper shreads, rolls of cellophane, basket bags, pretty bottles. For the theme baskets, Sometimes I even use a crazy yarn knited scarf instead of paper shread! I buy dish towels after the holidays, thrift and ys for brand new Santa, gingerbread boy,snowmen, angel, pointsettia/holly, and penguin items. Doing it as I go along doesn’t break the bank at Christmas and makes some really nice gifts; especially for someone just starting out who needs decorations, for a household where money is tight, orwho especially loves snowmen/Santa, etc.
Your baskets sound amazing! Thanks for all the tips!