Don’t blink! Christmas will be here before you know it! Seriously, it is coming… personally, I start getting my home ready the week of Thanksgiving. When do you get your home decorated, or do you? The following items not only make great Christmas gifts for newly married couples to have ready for next year, but they are also great for you to get for yourself. LOL!
See below for all the items in this Holiday Preparation Gift Guide and be sure to check out the Holiday Gift Guide main post for all of my other guides!
The Night Before Christmas in the South
It’s just a week before Christmas and the Clauses have been working nonstop since September. Santa decides to treat his Mrs. to a quick trip below the Mason-Dixon Line, where the livin’ is easy and the weather is fine!
Join them on their merry adventures to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, where they experience Southern grandeur at its best. In the “land of gray moss and sweet tea” they discover all the beautiful landscapes, celebrated cities, historical landmarks, tasty fare, and fine music the South has to offer.
BARBARA G. S. HAGERTY is a poet and writer who resides in her native Charleston, South Carolina. She is the author of several works of poetry and nonfiction.
SHERYL DICKERT has illustrated other books in the Night Before Christmas series. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kelli Says: As a Southern girl myself, I LOVE this book! It really hits everything on the head and it a GREAT conversation book to ahve on a table as part of your Christmas decor!
- The Night Before Christmas in the South available at Gibbs and Smith– $9.99
- Kindle Version Available on Amazon for only $7.99
- Follow on @GibbsSmithBooks Twitter
- Like Gibbs Smith Books on Facebook
- Sign up for the Night Before Christmas in the South Giveaway – see below
PaperChef’s Tulip Baking Cups
PaperChef’s Tulip Baking Cups are perfect for holiday baking fun. They are made with PaperChef’s signature parchment paper, which is non-stick and durable. The muted colors are ideal for a sophisticated look. These cups are larger than traditional baking cups allowing for larger muffins and cupcakes. PaperChef’s Tulip Baking Cups can also be used for mini appetizers such as mac n’ cheese cups. 12 baking cups come in one box.
Kelli Says: These are not only AWESOME but so cute! Decorate your Holiday Dessert table with these pretty cups!
- PaperChef’s Tulip Baking Cups available at Many locations in US and Canada
- (2 Pack) Standard Tulip Baking Cups available at Amazon for $10.89
- Follow @PaperChef on Twitter
- Sign up for the PaperChef’s Tulip Baking Cups Giveaway (THREE WINNERS) – see below
Personalized Gingerbread Houses
Enchanted Gingerbread creates personalized Gingerbread houses for Christmas and Hanukkah. Additionally they have kits to create your own gingerbread house and gingerbread ornaments.
Kelli Says: OMG! These are so gorgeous, you certainly don’t want to eat them! However, they would be so pretty in your Kitchen Christmas Vignette this year! Also, what a perfect gift for that person that has everything. 🙂 Plus, I spoke with the Owner and Head Gingerbread creator on the phone and she is just the sweetest person!
- Personalized Gingerbread Houses available at Enchanted Gingerbread – $15-$80
CraftyCroc Liquid Chalk Markers
CraftyCroc Liquid Chalk Markers amazing for holiday season decorations, whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, Halloween etc on the windows of your home, your car, shop fronts, greeting cards, creating dazzling labels on gifts, kitchen items, chalkboard contact paper, our own CraftyCroc™ Chalkboard Labels and more! (note – we do not recommend them for use on most painted chalkboards as this paint in most cases is highly porous and the ink may leave staining on this medium)
CraftyCroc™ are also fantastic holiday gift. They provide hours of indoor fun for kids during the colder months with their ability to decorate and write on windows, mirrors, plastics, metals, tiles and all manner of non-porous surfaces and their easy clean-up is a joy for parents.
They’re non-odorous and non-toxic making them safe for any children 3 and over with adult supervision. With a modest level of artistic ability, you can create some really cool works of art.
Crafters love them for their amazing bright colors when used in scrapbooking projects. Our kids also love them for decorating other craft projects made from cardboard, boxes, paper towel rolls and more.
The unique packaging and CraftyCroc crocodile character are a huge hit with kids who love this little character.
Kelli Says: Chalk paint is all the rage on Pinterest these days – show your crafty side this Christmas with some handmade decor using these cool chalk paint markers!
- Liquid Chalk Markers available at Amazon – $21.77
- Follow @CraftyCrocArt on Twitter
- Like CraftyCrocArt on Facebook
- Follow CraftyCroc on Pinterest
- Circle CraftyCroc on G+
- Sign up for the CraftyCroc Liquid Chalk Markers Giveaway (3 winners) – see below
Galley Essentials Silicone Baking Cups
We offer silicone baking cups that are BPA Free and very easy to use. Cupcakes and muffins don’t stick (easy release) and the cups are easy to clean. They are versatile and can be used for frozen treats, cheesecakes, snacks as well as baking. Because they are reusable, they are eco-friendly and paper cups are no longer needed.
Kelli Says: Love these silicone baking cups because they are non-stick and can be washed an reused over and over again!
- Silicone Baking Cups available at Amazon – $10.99 but you can save $3.00 with the exclusive 3boysandadog coupon code below!
- 3 Boys and a Dog exclusive savings code! Coupon Code: 3BOYSNOV This is a $3.00 off (of $10.99) for the month of November; it’s active through 12/1.
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*Disclaimer: What you will see throughout the month of November are my top picks based on customer service, quality, uniqueness, and value for your buck. If they are kid toys then they also have to be kid-approved by my children and nieces! Any opinions stated are strictly my own! No money changed hands, although the items were sent to me to help facilitate my reviews.*