Nothing like wrapping presents to get you into the holiday prep spirit haha.
Switched into these joggers and had to share! So soft!
T minus 9 days to Christmas! There’s so much going on around this time of year that it’s easy for things to get lost in the shuffle. I love the gift-wrapping, helping kids pick out presents for their siblings, and wandering through store aisles even after I think I’m done shopping and seeing things that remind me of someone and grabbing it just because. 🙂 But I know it can also feel chaotic so I wanted to share some last minute holiday prep ideas, from last minute Christmas gifts to wrapping ideas, and more.
I have a love hate relationship with gift wrapping. I want to make the present pretty but about 5 presents into it at 11pm on Christmas Eve Cody is like why are you taking 15 minutes on one present hahah. So I’ve settled on doing one “special” gift for each kid I add little trinkets too and make super pretty. I don’t know if you guys have noticed but a lot of stores are super picked over right now as far as their wrapping selections but I found the prettiest wrapping papers in store at Kohl’s! I also love adding ribbons and other trinkets to the outside of the wrapped gifts. Sometimes I’ll just add some greenery, but for their 1 special gift I like to add something a little extra like a cute ornament (love this polar bear one!), candy, or a small holiday-packaged gift set (these were perfect with Mara’s pink wrapping paper!) just to make it feel special
Also if you ever cut your wrapping paper just a bit too short for your box, instead of scrapping it and starting over, turn your box diagonal! You’ll fold the pieces in at an angle so they cover your box, but you end up using less wrapping paper that way and it looks just as cute! You can see the hack on my IGTV from my live with Kohl’s today here.
DETAILS: 1. COPPER KETTLE (ON SALE UNDE $20) | 2. BLUETOOTH SPEAKER | 3. THROW BLANKET (ON SALE)| 4. INSTAX MINI | 5. ARCADE GAME | 6. MUFFIN TIN (ON SALE UNDER $15) | 7. AROMA DIFFUSER (ON SALE UNDER $30) | 8. BOOTS (ON SALE UNDER $100) | 9. MILK FROTHER (UNDER $100) | 10. ROBOT COMBAT SET (ON SALE 20% OFF) | 11. ART SET (ON SALE UNDER $40) | 12. TRIO CUP-HOLDER | 13. GOLD HOOPS (ON MAJOR SALE! UNDER $100!) | 14. RAINBOW CRAFT SET | 15. WET-BRUSH | 16. SLIPPERS
LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS:
Shipping is at an all time high this year and shipping times are delayed. So go in store or do online order pick up. Not only is it a great source of inspiration if you need new ideas, you also avoid the delay of shipping times. Here are some great gift ideas found at Kohl’s:
For him: Guys can sometimes feel like the hardest so shop for but in some ways they are also the easiest. Think practical and function. I got Cody this electric toothbrush (it comes in multiple colors but I love the chic all black) and also a new pair of gloves (the tech touch is a must so they can still use their phone). For the coffee-connoisseurs, he will love this milk frother to make his homemade lattes a little more special. I also got Cody this trio cup holder that turns one cup holder into three – it was an in-store find and something I never would have thought of but I know he will end up using it all the time.
For her: You can never go wrong with a cozy pair of slippers or a comfy throw blanket. Also love the idea of cute beauty gift sets – it’s the best time of the year to find already cute, pre-packaged sets and they are usually at a better price point than if you were to purchase separately. I also love getting kitchen stuff! Obsessed with this copper tea kettle – it makes for the prettiest kitchen accent!
For kids: I have a feeling this Robot Combat set will be my kids favorite this year. It gets amazing reviews and is one of the hot ticket items this year. It’s remote-controlled and I love that it’s something they can do together! My kids also love doing crafts together (another gift to spend more family time together 🙂 so I love this art box and this rainbow craft kit.
For teens: The Instax mini cameras are always a huge hit with teens and come in so many cute colors! Such a fun way for them to be able to capture memories. Another winner is the old-school mini arcade games – how cute is this Ms. Pac-man one? Also love the idea of a bluetooth speaker as they start to get to that stage instawhere they want to be listening to music and hanging out in their rooms.
There’s seriously so much great holiday inspo in-store and it’s a great way to get your creative juices flowing and brainstorm if you are stuck on the last few people on your list. Kohl’s has tons of amazing in-store options or also super convenient and easy curb-side pick up so you can avoid shipping altogether. Below are a few more cute last minute holiday prep ideas! You can also get 15-20% off at Kohl’s right now with code: YOUSAVE to make holiday prep even easier!
*In collaboration with Kohl’s.