Christmas Gifts, Stocking Fillers – Old and New Family Traditions
This Christmas is Smith’s second. Last year he was a bouncing baby and nine months old. This year he’s a bouncing toddler and will be 21 months old. Our little family is made up of Patrick my hubby, Smith our son, our dog Charlie and me.
Our Christmas tree has been standing proudly in our living room for over two weeks now without any signs of destruction. This is an achievement that those of you who aren’t familiar with the adventures of toddler playtime won’t be able to relate to. To those of you who are, I’m giving you a virtual high-five.
As a young family we are still finding our feet and creating our own traditions for Christmas. We’ve hosted Christmas dinner, but we’ve also been guests. We’ve put the tree up in early November, but have also left it until late December. We’ve sipped on eggnog, toasted with whiskey, nibbled on mince pies, and forgotten the crackers … Patrick’s nightmare.
When it comes to Christmas gifts the tradition of new pajamas and slippers come up trumps, so too do new toys for Charlie to destroy. Of course it’s always important to gift stocking fillers that suit each of us and the hobbies or interests we enjoy. Last year Smith was only finding his personality, this year he can tell you exactly what he likes.
So with these traditions and a mixture of our hobbies, here are some stocking filler inspirations for all the family:
Patrick works hard and is on his feet a lot, so the thought of looking after his feet were the inspiration these Freshfeet™ Suede Moccasins with Thinsulate™ in brown. He’s also a whiskey lover, and loves to relish a measure when the time is right. With this in mind I chose a Whiskey Glass Set that included an Italian made glass, ice ball mould and a really funky looking stirrer. All he’ll be missing on Christmas night is a smoking jacket!
I couldn’t resist these Short Sleeve Pinspot Pyjamas. They looked so soft online and feel so soft in reality. I believe that life is too short, so I have to be honest and tell you that the chances of this gorgeous set being kept for Christmas is slim. Paired with a pair of Freshfeet™ Suede Faux Fur Trim Mule Clogs with Silver Technology in purple to match my pink hued pj’s, I’m in for a very yummy yuletide!