10 Things I Love Sunday

Can you believe there are only six days until Christmas? I can, because my 6-year-old keeps me updated every day, hahahaha.

For this week’s 10 things, I thought it would be fun to share a few last-minute gift ideas (and ideas for homemade and locally purchased gifts) from under my own Christmas tree this year.

The photo above are some family photo ornaments I made last week. I bought some tiny vintage frames from eBay and filled them with old family photos.

I also ordered these gold frames that already have ornament hangers. We lost our grandmother this year, and I wanted to do something in her honor and also remember her each year in the future.

1. I am definitely going to make a vintage-inspired putz village next year. Anyone else get the best Christmas decor ideas like the WEEK of Christmas? It’s OK, though—I always love to hoard ideas for next year.

2. OK … here are a few last-minute gift ideas from Amazon:

-I’m so excited to try making mochi for the first time. This book would make an adorable gift!

-Our 3-year-old specifically asked for nail polish in her stocking (send thoughts and prayers, lol).

-My kids LOVE to steal my necklaces, so I got them each one of their own that look like something I would wear.

Classic dominoes in a beautiful case.

-The most beautiful coffee table book I’ve bought in a long time.

Last-minute gifts (under $20).

3. This adorable jacket is 25% off with the code HOLLYJOLLY.

4. Love these celestial shoes, and I got this plaid coat this season that I swear will my “Christmas coat” every year until I die. It makes me so happy!

5. My favorite purse (I am currently using the brown one) comes in gold now!

6. I’m currently planning a Frozen-themed birthday for Marigold in January. So much fun! Let me know if you have seen any cute ideas. Definitely ordering these sprinkles and this balloon arch kit from Etsy.

7. I’m having so much fun making collages lately.

8. My favorite food-themed ornament I added this year was this pop tart!

9. Support local gift baskets. This year, we made several baskets filled with locally purchased gifts. We visited local shops and found items made in Nashville. I think this a great idea for a meaningful gift for someone on your list who is tough to shop for!

10. What’s your favorite movie to watch at Christmas??? When we get to Missouri, I think I want to do a Harry Potter marathon. Unpopular opinion, but I think the Chris Columbus ones are the most magical (the first two).

If you’re interested in making a homemade gift, here’s a roundup of 50 ideas! I love homemade gifts.

Sending love to you! Oh … and don’t forget to watch our holiday special. xx- Elsie

P.S. Here’s a link to last week’s 10 Things Sunday in case you missed it!

  • Long time reader here, third comment ever. But I feel strongly about this and needed to say it. Chris Columbus was the most mysterious and magical version of Dumbledore! My family and I did a HP marathon this past week and we loved it though it made me realize I need to go back and reread the books again. Some lingering questions from my partner who has never read the books that I couldn’t answer. It’s driving me crazy! Happy holidays! 🙂

  • Putz houses! I’ve been wanting to make these for a while. Can’t wait to see yours.

  • Nail polish, oh man. May the force be with you 😂

    A Harry Potter marathon is on my list too, along with “The Man Who Invented Christmas”….. So good!

  • Love the Frozen birthday theme! We had one planned for my sweet kiddo just before the pandemic shut the world down, and bought these large puffy yarn snowballs to have an indoor snowball fight with! She wasn’t able to do that with the classmates but we had so much fun having our own indoor snowball fight at home! I’m sure you could make the snowballs, too- either way, enjoy the magical birthday! Such a special time!

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