Traditions! The one thing that gets me seriously excited about christmas. I’m one of those weird, christmas loving, tradition embracing people who seriously THRIVES on doing everything exactly like we had growing up. But it recently hit me that my husband and I actually have to SHARE our christmas traditions with our daughter now. Like WHATTTTT ON EARTH, they never explained this at parent to be school! I was never fully prepared to have to compromise and SHARE my christmas traditions ahaha.
Over the past few weeks, i’ve been sharing my traditions and compiling my favourite and super affordable gift ideas from Marks & Spencer. Today, i’m showing you some of my other favourite ideas that will hopefully help you to tick off some gift ideas and reduce some of that festive stress! Their postage is super fast, mine always arrives within a week so at least you know you can grab a gift for all family members in time for chrissy day.
OUR HARVEY FAM BAM TRADITIONS
- Build a festive puzzle piece by piece each night in december
- Making up a christmas eve box- PJ’s, a christmas book/DVD to read/ watch christmas eve
- Hang a new ornament on the tree. So by the time she is ready to leave home she will have her own set of ornaments
- Put out carrot, cookies & milk for santa and his crew christmas eve
- Santa always leaves his flowery/snowy footprints in the house
- Wake up christmas morning to a stocking FROM SANTA at the end of the bed- Use the rule what they NEED, WANT, WEAR, READ
- After breakfast, we open gifts under the tree ONE BY ONE
- There’s only ever one main gift FROM SANTA wrapped differently and the rest from Mama & Daddy
SCROLL DOWN FOR FUN GIFT IDEAS
Alphabet Stockings SHOP HERE
These have been super popular since I recently showed off mine. If you haven’t already bought your own personalised stockings, then these are stunning! A deep rich red, very traditional and a classic addition to your decorations.
Jewel Alphabet Ornaments SHOP HERE
I get a lot of people asking me where they can purchase a special, personalised tree ornaments. I love the idea of collecting these for each family member, I’ll be putting Alaska’s “A” in her christmas eve box to hang on the tree.
Baby’s First Christmas SHOP HERE
MATCHY CHRISTMAS JAMIES
Red Christmas Nighty SHOP HERE
White Christmas Nighty SHOP HERE
I’m obsessed with these nighties, I can picture all the women in my family rocking these on christmas morning. I’m all about the matchy, matchy but these are also super comfortable which is a total bonus.
White Floral Long Sleeve PJ’s SHOP HERE
Red Floral Long Sleeve PJ’s SHOP HERE
If you’re after something a little warmer, then these are my fave! I’ve bought these for the cooler nights as even though it’s summer but also they aren’t TOO festive so will be perfect all year round.
Great for building traditions with the ENTIRE FAMILY. Putting together a festive puzzle with your family in the lead up to christmas, reading out jokes on christmas day and playing lots of fun games outside. I’m loving how vintage inspired the packaging of my top picks below are!
Christmas Bingo SHOP HERE | Joke Book SHOP HERE | Vintage Christmas Puzzle SHOP HERE | Cheesy Jokes SHOP HERE| Vintage Harmonica SHOP HERE | Wooden Car SHOP HERE | Skittles SHOP HERE | Dominos SHOP HERE
FOR THE HOME
Set Of Six Copper animal Ornaments SHOP HERE
Red Stag Ornament SHOP HERE
Stunning White Unicorn SHOP HERE
Jewel Star Topper SHOP HERE
Red Fairy SHOP HERE
White & Gold nutcracker SHOP HERE
These are my top picks for our tree this year! I love woodland animals but I also love stickling to a colour scheme so it’s important to find ornaments to fit with my “obsessive Compulsive Decorations” disorder ahaha. Having these hanging from our tree gives it a touch of magical and woodlands vibe.
Thank you to Marks & Spencer & Shopping Links for sponsoring this post. All pieces were hand chosen by myself, I’ve only shown what I truly love. All imagery, words and thoughts are completely my own.
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