Today I received a gift order from an Etsy shop, with items for older granddaughters and a friend. It was such fun to see the pretty packaging!
I also received confirmation that some of my Amazon and Thriftbooks orders have shipped. Only a very small amount of gift buying left to do!
One of my daughters requested Quiet-Time Puzzle Kits for her five oldest kids. I had made these years earlier for some of the grandkids and they were a hit. She remembered those of her kids who had received these as really enjoying them, so asked if I could give those again. I was happy to do so, as it's a very easy gift to put together. I included the tag on that post linked above, so feel free to snag it if you'd like to make some puzzle kits yourself.
|Here is a much younger Sam with his gift|
This afternoon I was at the Dollar Tree buying things like pretzels (for cinnamon pretzels and a white chocolate snack mix); gift basket bags, cookie tray bags, family Christmas cards and much more. I picked up a couple of puzzles to use in the kits, but still have three more to find.
Had hoped to wrap gifts this afternoon, but it just didn't happen. I did get out some wrapping paper and tags, so hopefully tomorrow I can begin wrapping! I hope to do some baking tomorrow also, and need to make a salad for my hubby's Christmas dinner for his work. Every year his boss's wife prepares a nice homemade dinner for the crew. It's always a nice time to get together with his work mates and their wives and families. I volunteered to bring something and a salad was suggested. It's a new-to-me recipe from a Gooseberry cookbook. If it goes over well, I will share it here.
I spent a few minutes with my Christmas notebook as well, updating my online gift orders and so on. I found a few popcorn wrappers tucked into the notebook so will use those in my puzzle kit gifts. I'll need to make a few more, though.