This year Matt and I will be using this guide for each other, our parents, and our brothers. As for everyone else on our list we’ll be doing the Want and Need, and keeping it low key. This guide will help me keep my gifts and my budget contained. I also plan on making homemade food baskets for each family. I’ll be sharing a lot of the creations along the way and I hope it inspires you to make some homemade gifts of your own this holiday season.
If you are going out shopping, remember that the associates waiting on you sacrificed time with their family to better serve your shopping needs. So don’t get upset with them when the ipods are gone or your favorite holiday fragrance isn’t available this year, it’s out of their control. Be kind to them, even bring them coffee or candy or something, and let them know you appreciate them being there for crazy hours so you get your shopping done. Trust me, it means more than you know.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
And you should all listen to this Thanksgiving Parody, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.
2014 Update: Our family loved this idea so much that we’re all doing it this year and I’ve even gotten several of my coworkers on board!
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