I am late with my gift getting, as usual! To be honest, I am late with everything holiday related. I have boiled it down to this pregnancy being a bit harder than my first one. I am currently getting treatment for a pelvic region living its own life, it is all over the place. On top of that, the lack of sleep, all I do is twist and turn. So at the end of the day I am left with next to no energy, all is spent getting my pregnancy affairs together when the little one is in day care. When he comes home, all my time is devoted to him from the moment I pick him up till he falls asleep. The few hours I have left in a day is then spent planning the next couple of days, cleaning up the days mess and trying to find a comfortable position to rest in. Not much time left for holiday hunting! But, everything is getting closer, so I need to get my stuff together ASAP. So this weekend I am doing this years Christmas card, and next week is devoted to getting and wrapping all of the gifts before we leave for the holidays on Friday.
Getting gifts for everyone is one of my favorite things about Christmas, that and the wrapping of the gifts. Right now I am looking for some good wrapping ideas. Here is a collection of some great minimalistic wrapping ideas I´ve come across hauling through the isles of Pinterest. I especially love the use of fresh greens in the wrapping, it´s all about the details!
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And I’m back! For some reason time seems to pass like lightning these days, may be because of the lack of sunlight – or maybe I’ve just got more on my plate than usual? This year, as every year, I haven’t even had the time to consider what to get friends and family for christmas. I’m getting on it this weekend, I have promised myself that… I love giving gifts, and I try my hardest to make every gift a personal one. Which means I do my best to put as much effort into gathering ideas, hunting for the right thing etc. Then comes the wrapping of the gift. I really enjoy putting a lot of heart into wrapping gifts for people, maybe it is because I am a fan of the aesthetical things in life, maybe it’s because it’s about handing over something personal or maybe it is all about giving myself more things to do when I’m on my week off work? Who knows? Anyways, I have gathered up a bundle of visual aid to help me through the wrapping process this year!
For the monochromatic, via
For the animal lover, via
For the dads, via
For the simple answer, via
For the one that recycles, via
For the mothers and grandmothers, via
For the vegetarian, via
For the hipster, via
For the christmasy one, via
For the manly men, via
For the traveler, via
For the baby boy, via
For the colourful one, via
For the monochromatic, via
For the cat-lover, via
For the little ones, via
So, are you a wrapper?
Since tomorrow is christmas eve – why not end the night with a great christmas mix? And since it has been a whole 5 days of no posts – why not make it up with a bunch of feel good holiday inspiration? Well that’s what I’m gonna do – here goes…
I say yes to using miniature chairs as christmas ornaments…
Gold glitter anyone?
Perfect display of what seems to be the perfect pancakes…
Simple yet holiday ready…
Give me the deer and give me it now!
Some well put together and pretty darn cute decorations.
Awesome wrapping… Gotta love the pine cone!
Pick and mix stamps – so getting some of these – not just for christmas purposes… You can get them here.
Peppermint ice cream and some hot chocolate anyone? I wouldn’t mind trying this one out – get the recipe here.
I wouldn’t mind some of these amazing birch straws from Anthropologie at my christmas party – would you?
Lovely printable gift tags via HeyLook…
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Why not make your christmas a golden one? I can’t find a reason not to…
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Tomorrow – I am gonna wrap a gift – so today i am hunting down some wrapping inspiration. I love giving gifts – as well as receiving – and nothing is better than a well-wrapped gift. One of the big reasons I love preparing for christmas is going out – picking out gifts for everyone – then going home and sit down and wrap gifts all night long. A sucker for esthetics!
Here is some wrapping inspiration for you: