Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today I Need Your Help.

Hello all you crafty people! Today is Tuesday which means it is one day closer to the weekend and Christmas! And I have a confession for you... I am the ULTIMATE holiday shopper-procrastinator. I even buy all my Christmas decorations late (mainly so I can get the sale discount) because the vast array of people at stores is too overwhelming. literally... like panic attack overwhelming. Story for another time.

Confession:
I have yet to purchase ONE gift for loved ones and Christmas is 5 days away.

Please begin the judging. In my defense, my dad's side of the family is doing a "Handmade gift exchange only" type of deal this year where we focus more about what we have than what we want. The boys got a Christmas puppy early this month in exchange for Santa giving their toys to less fortunate children. This is where you come in. I have NO idea what to make:

Dad: Most thoughtful and selfless man in the world.
Mom: Check
Brother(20):Likes camo, redneck things, and cars

Sister (17): Sings, wears headbands everyday, obsessed with zebra and boyfriend
Brother (8): Star Wars, READING, and Science experiments
Brother(5): Star Wars, Karate, Legos

And get for my Mom's side:

Mom: Amazing, hard worker, thoughtful
Brian (Bonus dad): Runner, Georgia Southern Alumni
Brother (16): Just got a driver's license, Geogia Tech Fan, Justin Beiber hair though he refuses to admit it
Sister (12):  All things girly

Overwhelming right? So please please please help me out with ideas this holiday season. I think I have a direction to go for each but Christmas snuck up on me this year with work and life. Thanks to all who help!

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12 comments:

Shannon said...

For my sister who is 19, I made a stencil from a print out of leopard print (you could do zebra!) and I am tracing and painting it on a canvas that she can hang in her dorm room.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I am in the same boat! I haven't bought a single gift! How stressful!
The only gift I can really think of is for my brother, he is a avid snowboarder so I am getting him some toques + a snowboard wax kit.


The Urban Umbrella
xoxo

CottonCandyINK said...

no judgment here, i have never bought a gift for a teenager.. only for babies and small children

hope you figure it out, I'm sure they will love whatever you give them

Elle said...

For your younger brothers what about a Marshmallow Shooter?? Several different versions and super easy and cheap.

Here are a couple links---

http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2011/09/mini-marshmallow-shooters-or-pom-pom.html

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/06/08/marshmallow-shooters-with-make-it-do/

Hope that helps!
Good luck :)

Kristen@ Joy in the Journey said...

I'm not going to be much help, because I have procrastinated a lot too. I plan to go do more shopping this week and get just a little something for people. My family is small, so I guess that just stays in the back of my mind. You are right about buying Christmas decorations later to get a good deal- I bought a bunch today and I plan to buy more after Christmas... I need the deals on seasonal decor. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!

Hollie Ann said...

hahaha i love your procrastination! christmas stuff is already 70% off at kohls!

Danielle said...

This is the best time to buy gifts!!! {Everything is on mad sale! haha}

Also, I passed on the Liebster Blog Award to you today! Go to my blog to check it out! :)

Have a great day, Lindsay!

jessica said...

For your dad, maybe you could get a kinda plain picture frame and hand write a message, quote, scripture, etc on it for him and put a black & white family photo in it?

For your 20 year old brother, you could always buy some camo fleece fabric and make one of those tied, no sew blankets.

For your sister that likes zebra print, you could get some wooden letters that spell her name and glue zebra print scrapbook paper to the front.

Hope this helps you out! And good luck with getting it all done! :)

the lovebirds said...

so happy you left a comment on my blog- because it lead me to your cute blog! Christmas shopping can sometimes feel impossible. Good luck! Remember, it's the thought that counts. xoxo

Breanna said...

Just stumbled across your blog & I love it :)

I two was in the same boat, but I ended up making ornaments & candy instead! It was a big hit!

Goodluck with all your shopping!

http://breeeex33.blogspot.com

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh my gosh, i still haven't gone christmas shopping either. it's ridiculous!!!! christmas came too soon!
xo TJ

★ JASMINE ★ said...

Love the blog girlie!

Keep up the great posts!

* follow eachother ?

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Happy Holidays, xo!

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