Want, Need, Wear, Read | My top Christmas Shopping Ideas 2017

I love, love, love the idea of basing Christmas gift giving off of this little poem. Especially for children. It's easy, simple, clear and it. is. enough! Sometimes minimal can seem grinch-like, but I think this speaks abundance in a good healthy way. 

"Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read." 

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Up until now I've not had kids, and we are currently in the in-between stage as a family before I marry my guy in January, and have his sweet kids with us. So this year we are sort of-kind of following this poem, not so much intentionally. We are just doing a minimal Christmas due to the fact that we are having a big ole wedding celebration a month later in January! 

Here are my top feel-good-after-shopping picks for you this Christmas! 

(Click on the photos to shop. No affiliate links today, I just believe in these businesses!)

 

Something you Want

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee! I pretty much always want coffee. This could also fit under the "need" category! My fiance's shop Drinklings hand roasts each batch, bringing fresh coffee right to your table! A great gift for yourself or others, you can't go wrong with any of their coffees. I'm a self-admitted coffee snob, and I LOVE the quality of this coffee. This Sumatra helps support human trafficking abolition. 10% off your entire order for Cyber Monday!   www.drinklings.coffee

 

Something you Need

These tea towels will leave you feeling good about your shopping. Making any kitchen look fantastic, the ultra-soft kitchen towels are handwoven in a traditional loom by a women-led cooperative receiving a fair wage in India. Yobel Market has other great gift options supporting those who need it as well! www.yobelmarket.com

 

Something to Wear

A t-shirt from It Is Written Apparel Co., owned by my friends Lindsey and Lindsay. You will LOVE giving these outrageously soft, sweatshop-free t-shirts to your friends and family this year. I have the grey logo tee and it's so perfectly comfy. Free shipping for Cyber Monday on purchases over $40! www.itiswrittenapparel.com

 

 

Something to Read

This book written by my friend Bri McKoy will invite you to the table in a new, transformative way. Perfect for the season of advent, you'll want to slow down and dwell on Jesus, then welcome in the New Year by creating new traditions and experiences. Bri's heart, storytelling, and the way she invites you to Jesus will leave you inspired and encouraged that you are enough. 

www.oursavorylife.com