I waited until December to put out this Christmas post, although I have seen that some of our very eager friends already have all of their Christmas shopping and decorating done (insane!)
In our family we wait until December and then we go full-on Christmas with decorations, carols blasting on the radio, crafting, eggnog, festive recipes, etc. Since we have celebrated so many Christmas’ abroad we have come to see that, for us, this is the only way to get into the Christmas cheer on the boat without the snow and a 6ft tall tree.
Every year I try and outdo myself with getting personalized, unique, and meaningful gifts for everyone that are also purposeful (not buying stuff for the sake of buying stuff) and space-smart (have to be able to store them on a boat). Every year I find myself sifting through websites trying to find the newest things on the market that fit our needs and desires, and this year I’ve decided to make one of our own to share with you…in case anyone is at a loss and interested as to what will be under our tree.
These are all items that I have actually looked into and are sitting in my Amazon Cart waiting for Eben’s approval (I decided to do all my shopping online this year). I most likely won’t get all of these, since that would be too many Christmas gifts, but they are all very viable options. I have told Eben NOT to read this post and ruin his surprises and PLEASE, if you bump into us don’t mention any of this to the girls!!!
FOR THE KIDS: (Too many cool options for them right now, must dwindle down a few!)
-Arias is a pet lover. We go to the humane society weekly so that she can get her animal fix, but as of late that is not enough. She has asked Santa for a robot pet (since we won’t let her get a real one! No pets on this boat.) After reading lots of Amazon reviews I found that the Chip Dog by Wow Wee seems to be the coolest, most capable robot, that will not break within the first week of owning it. It’s a bit on the higher end of the price scale compared to other robot dogs, but that’s the thing, is that the other ones are not comparable, this one is of higher caliber in its tricks and durability.
-Ellia on the other hand asked for something much simpler, and cheaper from Santa. She requested a Reusable Sticker Book by Usborne. Mainly because Arias got one (ballerinas) for her birthday and she wants one of her own. The girls spend half an hour a day(may not sound like a lot but in “kid entertaining time” that’s gold) playing with Arias’ book, and so I can totally justify buying a second one for Ellia.