What's Under the Tree?
#1- Books- This is one of my favorite categories, I love giving and receiving books. This is a fun time to gift a beautiful boxed set, or a beautiful coffee table book.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan (The Heirloom Collection)
Just in time for the movie release of The Hobbit!
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Movie Tie-in): The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the KingLotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style
#2- Movies- DVDs can be a nice treat, classic action movies beautiful nature videos, and of course you might have to do a bit of scouting to see if they already own the DVD, or to find out a new favorite to surprise them with.
Here are some of our favorites.
Agatha Christie Poirot: Definitive Collection
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Comedy (Arsenic and Old Lace / A Night at the Opera / The Long Long Trailer / Father of the Bride 1950)
#4- Cookies- If you are a baker, a nice gift is a tray of cookies, my mother and grandmother used to send out the most beautiful boxes and trays of cookies to their family and friends, I love making up a few boxes and trays every year my self. You can line Christmas gift boxes with wax paper for an inexpensive way to deliver your cookies or you can find pretty tin trays in the store. Here are my Christmas Cookie posts from last year. Part 1 and Part 2.
Here is a cute tray from Amazon that would be fun to put cookies on.
#7 - Gift Baskets- I love making gift baskets, you can make them themed, like Italian Dinner, or Movie Night, or Relaxing Spa, etc. It is fun to gather up a bunch of goodies and arrange them in a basket.
#10- Lastly- I cannot forget our four legged friends- our two labs provide up with so much love and entertainment- we all enjoy buying them goodies for under the tree and their stocking. We always include their favorite treats as well as a new toy or two.
This Nylabone stick is something I am considering.
Nylabone DuraChew Hollow Stick Bacon, Wolf
Back before we realized my son was allergic to cats, the cats we had loved these play mice, and would play with them for hours.
These are out dogs favorite treats, they have never grown tired of these goodies, perfect sized little treat. They would love finding this under the tree!