Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

I can't believe Christmas is only 5 days away. I did get my Christmas shopping done though. I started early this year and am glad I did. All my presents are either wrapped or shipped out. Yay me! If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, here are the things I've got for my family members this Christmas. Keep in mind that many retailers are offering free 2nd day shipping for next few days, so do take advantage of that. My family does read my blog so I am not going to tell you who got what =)


1. The North Face Apex gloves
2. Tumi T-Tech messenger bag
3. J.Crew MacAlister boots
4. Banana Republic merino wool sweaters (I got the sugar plum and navy)
5. Banana Republic non-iron shirt (My husband swears by these non-iron shirts)
6. Timberland steel-toe boots 
7. iPad 2: The iPad 2 16GB models now start at $399 (in black or white). Apple had a promotion on Black Friday and I got one for $340


1. H&M faux leather jacket
2. ASOS petite lace peplum dress
3. Calvin Klein Euphoria Blossom
4. Clarisonic Mia


Each year, I ask my older one to write a list of what she wants for Christmas. Below are the things we've got her this year (some of them were on the list and some of them weren't)

1. Blinges
2. Just Dance 4
3. Legos
4. Shimmer
5. Off-road buggy with remote control: My husband and I had a blast playing with it before wrapping it up (when she wasn't around - of course!).  Shhh! =)
6. GAP tall faux-fur boots

This time of the year, we always try to remind the kids that Christmas isn't just about presents. It is about sharing, joy and spending quality time with your loved ones. Although, being the only grandchild on both sides for a while, it's tough for her to understand that sometimes. No matter how much my kids have or don't have, I want them grow up to appreciate the little things that people do for them.

Happy Holidays!


Always Maylee said...

I love the Jcrew boots for him, my husband would actually love those! Yay for early shopping paying off.. I did the same thing! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

audrinajulia said...

I love the clarisonic mia and it's on my list for 2013.nay! Glad you scored ipad 2 for a discounted price,great deal.:)

You're right it should still be emphasized to kids what's really thr true meaning of Christmas.

Advance merry Christmas to you and your family!


Phoebe said...

Hi Sydney. That's such a important lesson you're teaching your kids (in my humble opinion). Those are lovely gifts and your family will love them. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! xoxo, Phoebe

lisacng said...

Great gifts! And good to remind kids that holidays just aren't about them. Gotta remind myself of that too ;). Happy Holidays!