Growing up we almost always had a real Christmas tree. We would go out to this tree farm a few miles from our house and find the perfect tree. My favorite thing about going out there was the hot apple cider and candy canes… Because when you are a kid that’s obviously the most important thing in your mind. Also, even though I didn’t care much about decorating the tree putting on the tree topper was a different story. My brother and I always fought about it, and looking back I’m not really sure why it was so important to me but it was fun!
Now that I have my own home I always get to put the star on the top of the tree! Last year, I had a real Christmas tree but this year I’m single (need a guy to get the tree upstairs…) so it’s back to a faux Christmas tree for me. I love decorating for the holidays exactly the way I want because hopefully one day I’ll have kiddos of my own that can decorate the house 🙂 Since I spend a lot of time at home during the holidays, (mainly bc I put so much effort into decorating!) I thought I’d share some great gifts for the homebody.
LIVING ROOM HOLIDAY DECOR
A lot of these gift ideas are also easy ways to add to your personal holiday home decor. This year, I added a new cozy blanket to the mix which the pups have loved. Who doesn’t love snuggling up under a blanket to watch Christmas movies? Decorative pillows are also an easy way to spruce up the living room decor.
Another thing I always add to my holiday living room decor is a new candle. I have SO many, but I burn them all! I mean how easy is it to put a bunch of holiday candles on a decorative tray? Such a cute and simple idea. Plus, you can use the tray when you have guest over to serve hot cocoa.
Every year, my group of friends does a fun holiday gift exchange.This year, I’m hoping we can wear our holiday pajamas because I’ve found some really cute one like this “get cozy” shirt. I already know exactly what I’m bringing to our gift exchange this year… Our group is obsessed with puzzles so if any of you are reading this act surprised when you see my gift!
My aunt has gotten the family into playing games after Christmas dinner, and I really want to bring this “Who’s Most Likely To” game this year. I think it could get interesting… 😉
So what are some of your family holiday traditions? Decorating the tree? Playing games? Watching movies? I’d love to hear how you all celebrate!!
photos: Beckley & Co.