I was really planning on going with a “Non” Commercial post today but I realized not everyone is in to making homemade crafts and engage in holiday baking so for you I am posting some gift ideas for the holidays that in my opinion are thoughtful and may not all be sustainable but still some good ideas!
A lot of State’s have some version of their state magazine in our state of North Carolina we have Our State and this magazine is just incredible and for only $27.99 a year you can get this award-winning magazine if you live in North Carolina I believe all of the Sam’s Clubs and Costco’s carry them too I pick mine up there.
If you want to get a nostalgic candy treat for someone special on your list. The Vermont Country Store has a huge array of candy. They have ribbon candy, Mallo Cups, and even Necco’s my fave!
Lehman Brothers has an Old Style Chamber Oil Lamp for only $12.95. We had the power go out last night while I was baking and because my husband is addicting to collecting oil lamps and I am addicted to collecting candles we had no issues….I kept baking and then later I read one of my favorite holiday stories……I took advantage of the down time. I even broke out the gum drops 🙂
Restoration Hardware has vintage games for the holiday season – I know they have Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue just to name a few…These are all classics and certainly bring back memories of some Monopoly Throwdowns!
Lastly I absolutely love IKEA so I have to share a find from them today too. Ikea has potpourri in a box for only $3.99….they have one with shells and one with stones….both are beautiful for decorating your homestead.
True most homesteaders try to make their own candy and their own potpourri but even with the best of intentions we may run out of steam……..so while I am not advocating that we just sit and shop all the time it is nice to do from time to time!
So even if you don’t order anything check out these ideas they are all really simple and a little different!
Tis’ the season to point and click…..cha….ching….cha…ching….just be careful to not rack up a bunch of debt just for the holidays it will be gone before you know it and then life will be back to normal. Take this time to enjoy your friends and family, good food, and have fun!