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There are two kinds of people during the holidays; those that love Christmas shopping and those that hate Christmas shopping. I am one of the former – it is one of my favorite things about the holidays! Throughout the year, I pay close attention to things my friends and family seem fond of and grab it then and there, holding it for Christmas so I can see their delight when they open the gift. I find a lot of joy in giving others thoughtful and creative presents. Santa Claus basically has my dream job. Out of all the holiday shopping I do, though, nothing gets me more excited than picking out the perfect stocking gifts. Most people don’t ask for specific stocking gifts, which gives me great creative freedom. That, and the challenge of sticking to a relatively low price point makes stocking shopping a favorite holiday pastime of mine. I must admit, I am pretty good at it, too.
One thing I love adding to my loved ones’ stockings is toys, games and items from the past that remind them of their youth. Read more