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Spread Joy This Holiday Season
Based on recent advertising, the holiday season has started. My email and literal mailbox are filled with catalogs and discount coupons. Retailers have inventories left over from last year. Inflation is creating pain in our wallets. Not to mention supply chain headaches. Bah humbug. With advanced budgeting and planning, there are ways to stretch your dollar. We present our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.
Finding the perfect gift for an adult child can be complicated. Money and gift cards are always appreciated. But I also like to surprise them with gifts I know they have been eyeing. Hopefully, you’ve started on your gift list. These suggestions are products my daughters or I own. They’ve dropped some not-so-subtle gift suggestions, so I’ve included them.
Money Saving Tips
When planning your holiday shopping lists, take advantage of savings. Many of my credit cards offer savings, but you have to add those to your card. Every month, I go through my American Express and Chase Sapphire offers to add any retailers I may purchase from. Before checking out for online shopping, I will see if any offers are on my cards. Additionally, check your apps, as there may be coupons you can also use.
If you follow influencers on Instagram, they often will share a discount code (as do we at HaveUHeard). Same with CVS, Walgreens, and most retailers. Check your point balances. I let my points accrue all year. Then I will use them to purchase gift cards. You can even order them digitally if you are down to the wire, which you won’t be if you get a head start.
Top Gift Requests for Adult Kids
Seems our adult kids are looking to wrap themselves in fluffiness. I get it… it’s comforting and cozy. I want to think it reminds them of home.
Barefoot Dreams – This super soft throw is a very popular gift item. My daughters each received this as a birthday present from friends. They LOVE it! They tell me it is the most comforting throw to wrap yourself with.
Fluffy slippers – how can you not put a smile on their face with these trendy cute smiley face slippers
Other Holiday Gift Suggestions
2023 Day Designer Planner – Being organized is a big thing with our kids. These functional daily and weekly planners are perfect. So many of us feel overwhelmed in our daily lives. This is a tool to overcome that feeling. Plus, they are beautiful.
Cute Tote Bags – Save or splurge with cute totes. Perfect for toting their laptop, yoga clothes, LPs, and art supplies. Recycled cotton canvas tote and machine washable. We like the ones from Baggu, FEED (Every product sold provides school meals to the most vulnerable communities throughout the globe). I love my Longchamp tote. Madewell has some nice canvas tote bags as well.
My older daughter has traveled over 15 times this year for weddings and bachelorette events. Her sister has traveled to visit friends in Europe and to visit me. Whether it is a study abroad program, business, or pleasure, they love the luggage and travel bags I gifted them. From Away luggage to Beis luggage, they’re both great. We love the compression system. We all have the Beis weekend travel bag, which slides over the luggage handle. Take it a step further with packing cubes.
Body Sprays & Perfumes – Sol de Janeiro Brazilian body spray, Replica, Flower Bomb, Caroline Herrera, and Baccarat perfume are some of the more requested scents for our adult kids. You can snag some great dupes from Dossier.
I know times are tough. Our gift guide has affordable items and some splurges. It goes without saying that budgeting is crucial when it comes to the holidays. But if you are looking to splurge, here are some suggestions.
Dyson Airwrap™ Multi-Styler Complete Long – If you have daughters with long hair, this is a game changer. My daughters each have this. One bought it herself, and the other received it as a birthday present. They both have said their hair looks like they just stepped out of a salon. And they and their friends who own this have been stopped and complimented for their hair. If you’ve got Nordstrom notes or points on your American Express card (I redeemed some points for Nordstrom, which had a reduced points offer), Chase Sapphire is also offering an extra 10% on Nordstrom gift cards.
UGG ultra Mini – Of course, what’s old again is new again. The UGG mini is trending once again.
Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar – If you have adult daughters, no doubt they have their favorite makeup lines. My girls love Charlotte Tilbury. This is filled with makeup and skincare worth $325. You can grab it for $200 plus 10% off with email and text. If they have other favorite makeup and skincare lines, there are plenty of beauty gift sets to be found at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales…. well, you get the idea
From Our Family To Yours, We Wish You a Joyful Holiday Season! 🎅🏻🎄🕎