If you’re struggling in some way this holiday season, maybe it’s time a Christmas miracle touched your life. Are you are going through particularly difficult times? If so, it is important to remember that you’re not alone. Although Christmas time is a time of generosity, compassion, and joy, the Christmas magic that a lot of people take for granted never reaches the doorsteps of many magnificent people around the world. Sadly, many wonderful souls are left suffering with financial... Read More
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas this year? How about a trip to the North Pole? North Pole, Alaska that is. Christmas in Ice is a 501 nonprofit organization that offers visitors a winter wonderland for kids of all ages. The organization supports ice carving artistry and education. It also oversees an ice park that is entirely run by volunteers.What does Christmas in Ice Offer?
The park is Christmas themed and offers ice slides, a maze, indoor craft opportunities, a gift shop, and... Read More
We all love giving gifts that are custom created, but coming up with fresh personalized Christmas gift ideas each year can be a little tough. While customized coffee mugs, scarves and jewelry are all wonderful ideas, sometimes we want to just step away from the ordinary. Reach out to our loved ones with something new and exciting. Maybe give them a gift that will make them laugh. So we don our favorite ugly Christmas sweater, straighten our Christmas stockings, and warm up the sleigh to prepare... Read More
When you just can’t think of any gift to get that hard to shop for person, sometimes cash is the easiest answer. However, most people want to give a gift that is well presented, maybe even a little funny. If cash is all you have to offer someone on your gift list this year, there are ways to “wrap it” so that the fun of gift getting is still there for your recipient. There really are some creative Christmas cash gift options out there.Origami Money
An online search will get you tons of... Read More
When you don’t know what to give your coworkers or classmates for Christmas, consider the fact you can’t go wrong with candy. Candy is something that almost everyone loves to receive. These are some suggestions for creating a holiday gift with candy that will make your coworkers go “Wow!!” The ideas on this list are easy to put together and will make you look more crafty than you probably actually are.Candy Sleighs
A candy sleigh is an impressive Secret Santa gift. It is a great... Read More
Does the thought of buying those same boring Christmas gifts for Mom year after year have you singing the holiday blues? Perhaps it’s time that the Super Elf puts a little jingle in your ear with some really cool mom gifts we have just discovered! We aren’t talking about another ho-hum, mass produced gift for her like you would find downtown at the discount store or over at the big department store in the mall. No Siree! Snuggle up in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and come check out... Read More
Regardless of how hard I try to prepare, it always seems that my Christmas budget ends up being a lot smaller than I would like. I always plan to save, don’t get me wrong. But unexpected car repairs, appliance replacements, and all-out emergencies tend to come from out of nowhere every year, and it’s always my Christmas spending stash that suffers.
A couple of years ago, I experienced a holiday season that was particularly tough. It seemed that nothing could go right financially that... Read More
An Advent calendar is a calendar that counts down the days to Christmas. The length of time is often 24 days. This tradition has been around for years, but with blogging culture and YouTube culture booming, many people are finding personal and creative ways to countdown to Christmas with their own personal Advent calendars.
Advent calendars are a way to encourage holiday spirit for both children and adults alike. Traditionally it is hung in a home so that the whole family can see it. The way... Read More
Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season when you present those wine and beer fanatics with unique beer and wine gifts! These exciting gift clubs are an excellent addition to any holiday celebration, and they go great with all of those Christmas goodies. Forget about hunting through all of those shelves in your local liquor store. You will either end up settling for an ordinary, run of the mill selection, or you’ll take your chances on something you’ve never heard of- and risk the... Read More
Grandma is a very special lady. A special lady deserves a special gift! A homemade Christmas ornament is a beautiful gift from any grandchild If your little helpers enjoy arts and crafts, then these ornaments will make Christmas gifts special this year. These projects will relieve boredom at the time and put a smile on Grandma’s face this Christmas!Wood Disks
You just need to find small birch disks and drill holes through the tops to hang by a ribbon. Bits of felt and ribbons and other... Read More
Sometimes the best Christmas gift is the one you share as a family. During rough holiday seasons, it may be smarter to invest in one Christmas gift for the whole family. Shopping this way does not mean you don’t appreciate your family members as individuals. It just means you’re open to new experiences and more family bonding. These family Christmas gifts suggestions are meant to bring a family together.Board Games or Trivia Games
Family game nights are meant to be fun evenings for... Read More
Are you sick of finding the same old bah-humbug gifts for the lovely ladies in your life year after year? Unique Christmas gifts for the ladies are sometimes hard to come-by- especially when you are shopping those big box stores where everything is mass produced. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a slew of quaint shops in your neighborhood, or you don’t mind traveling to places that are off the beaten path to find creative items, you might be thinking you are out of luck. Well, never... Read More
2016 Christmas Wreath trends are all about showcasing creativity. A wreath is normally the first piece of Christmas decor your guests see when they arrive. The holiday wreath has become the symbol of a warm welcome. The traditional places to hang wreaths are on the front door or in your entryway.
Christmas wreath trends this year have embraced one of two decor choices, the retro Christmas and the rustic Christmas. To better explain, the retro trend is combining retro Christmas prints and... Read More
One of my favorite things about the Christmas season has definitely got to be the holiday food- and I have the waistline to prove it! The magnificent aroma of Christmas cookies, holiday candy, and other festive flavors fill my entire home from November through January. Cheerful Christmas gift baskets offer mouthwatering goodies the whole family shares, and boxes of gourmet chocolates complement my own homemade treats. The sweets aren’t the only tempting tastes that penetrate my holiday home,... Read More
Setting out cookies and milk is a fun family tradition for a lot of people. Many children enjoy setting out their thank you to Santa every year. But in recent news, science has found that over 65% of the world is lactose intolerant. With such a wide amount of the population not able to digest dairy, it wouldn’t be surprising if you had to find an alternative drink for your “Santa.”
Having these alternatives helps children who are lactose intolerant as well. It’s nice to know... Read More
When you buy personalized Christmas gifts for your loved ones, it lets them know that you put a little bit of extra time and care into selecting a present made especially for them. Although I have only received a few custom created gifts throughout my life, I can tell you from experience that those types of gifts are always held closer to your recipient’s heart. They are one of a kind, and completely irreplaceable- just like your loved ones.
With so many types of personalized gifts on... Read More
As a child, there aren’t many things more exciting than opening presents on Christmas morning. The gift of giving, however, is probably the best present anyone, including kids, can receive. Teaching your kids to reach out to others who are in need is it’s a magnificent way to create a more charitable society in the future and it instills kindness and generosity in children’s hearts that will last a lifetime. With all of the goodwill and Christmas spirit that surrounds us during the... Read More
Every child enjoys the excitement and magic of waiting for Santa Claus. Why not make this high energy time an opportunity to have a fun themed evening? A creative way to spend Christmas Eve is to have an indoor campout right in your living room!
A Christmas Eve campout is a great family tradition, even long after your little ones stop believing in Santa Claus. Planning a Christmas Eve Campout can be as simple or as theatrical as you want.
The first things you need for any Christmas Eve Camp Out... Read More
Giving monthly gift clubs is a terrific way to remind your loved ones how much you care during the holiday season and throughout the year. Since they can be delivered right to your recipient’s front doorstep, or even to the office, they are perfect Christmas gift ideas for loved ones who live far away. In the old days, a monthly club might simply include a selection of books, music or movies. These days, however, monthly clubs feature a much wider variety of items for your friends and family... Read More
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start the countdown to Christmas 2016! There are just a few short weeks left until the big day, however, and there’s still a lot to do. There are holiday cookies to bake, candy to make, and of course, shopping to get done. You have decorations to hang, a Christmas tree to put up, and don’t forget- parties to attend. If you’re like me, your head is already starting to spin. How will we ever get it all done? By getting organized, that’s... Read More
Christmas time is a time for neighbors to engage in a little friendly competition. Many neighborhoods take part in some form of Christmas displays. What are Christmas displays? Christmas Displays often feature lights, and sometimes, inflatable characters or even animated figures on or around your home.
These displays can be quite impressive, so impressive, in fact, that people come from far and wide just to drive or stroll down the street to take in the Christmas cheer. Neighborhoods hold... Read More
These days, searching for unique Christmas gifts for kids can be quite a challenge. Advances in technology are a wonderful thing, but so many kids dedicate most their leisure time to social media, video games and interactive mobile apps like Pokemon Go, and they don’t really do much of anything else. Unfortunately, these kids often begin to lose touch with their imagination and their ability to explore other types of creative entertainment.
Since ChristmasGifts.com wants to help you... Read More
Each year, millions of children across the globe write letters to Santa. For many young believers, these letters are a symbol of hope during the holidays. Unfortunately, a lot of these letters are never mailed. They are simply tucked away in a scrapbook, or even discarded altogether. For some, however, the magic of Christmas becomes a reality, and these letters are answered by volunteer Santas.
Letters to Santa: Did You Know?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been receiving... Read More
The old rhyme about “hanging the stockings by the chimney with care,” is a quaint and old-fashioned sentiment, that still warms the hearts of people today. The age old tradition of hanging stockings over a fireplace is still done at Christmas.
There are many options for a Christmas stocking. Many have traditional designs and are lovely accents to any Christmas decor. If you are looking for that perfect fit for a stocking, here are some that will knock your socks off (or stockings)!The... Read More
List of Gift Ideas
The first signs of spring are beginning to indicate that warmer weather is on its way- complete with sunshiny days and starry nights. While we’re pretty sure that Christmas gifts are not the first things topping your list this early in the season, we thought we would remind you that the big day is only nine short months away. And there are oodles of reasons why starting your gift finding adventure early this year will put a spring in your step now, and all year long. Hurry! Grab a nice... Read More
Although Christmas is just a few days away, there is still time to order last minute Christmas gifts for your friends and family members this year. While we always have the best of intentions and plan to get our holiday shopping done early every year, something always tends to come up. Maybe you had to work extra hours at the office. Perhaps there are a few people that you simply had trouble finding unique gifts for. Or maybe you’ve already attended so many Christmas celebrations that the... Read More
People love scavenger hunts! It doesn’t matter what time of year you have one. A Christmas gifts scavenger hunt is a unique and creative way to engage your kids in deductive reasoning and heighten the anticipation of opening Christmas gifts. It can be a fun Christmas activity for all ages at your upcoming holiday party, or a great way to add excitement on Christmas morning.
So, how do you create a scavenger hunt for your Christmas gifts this year?
Step 1: Choose an Age-Appropriate Scavenger... Read More
The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree is a memory many children cherish. There are many rituals and activities associated with decorating the Christmas tree. If you want to create a Family Christmas Tree Event, here are some suggestions.
Get a Real Tree
If your family doesn’t have a problem with allergies, then bring a real evergreen into your home this Christmas. Going out to get a Christmas tree is an exciting tradition for adults and kids alike. Nothing beats... Read More