For optimal enjoyment in the month of December I like to have at least a dozen gifts on hand by the first week. These are used for hostess gifts, neighbors and other special people in our lives.
I typically purchase multiples of my favorite things. I prefer Hygge inspired gifts (comfort, warmth, wellness, contentment).
This is my favorite way to recycle all the shipping boxes we receive this month. I try to avoid using plastic and instead make the storage part of the gift. You can find unique and inexpensive bowls and glassware at Homegoods or TJMax. I purchase these canning jars every year for the smaller edibles and love the Magnolia line I mentioned above. Adding some fresh greens from your garland or garden is a lovely final touch.
Gift giving is all in the heart, and the presentation. I like to include my favorite things because I think it helps with the idea of it coming from a place of love.
Happy gift giving.