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DIY Spa Gift Baskets + Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

Making homemade gifts is one of my favorite ways to bestow a little love on friends during the holiday season, and I’m sure many of you know by now that I’m no stranger to a good gift basket. Gift baskets are fun because you can personalize them with thoughtful little touches specifically for each recipient. Also, people love getting baskets full of goodies to open and enjoy! Today I’m teaming up with Walmart to share this super chic DIY spa gift basket with you, along with a sensational little recipe for a homemade peppermint foot soak that is unbelievably good. You can buy all the items shown here, including the foot soak ingredients, right at Walmart so you can knock out one or a few of these baskets in no time for all the ladies on your “nice” list needing a bit of pampering!

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Our Family Christmas Gift Giving Traditions

A few years ago Bob and I sat down over coffee and had a long talk about our holiday shopping tendencies. It wasn’t our first such talk, but it was the cumulative talk where we got real with ourselves about our Christmas shopping habits to date and devised a new set of Christmas gifting traditions. Today I am collaborating with Walmart to share more about those new traditions and how we decided we wanted to put more effort into selecting fewer, more memorable gifts for the kids and our loved ones over the holiday season. We realized we were both feeling frantic every holiday season and it seemed we were buying endless stacks of gifts that lost their meaning because they were just one among many. We knew we wanted our kids to look back and remember joyful holiday celebrations full of love, cheer and a few really special gifts instead of just never-ending tearing of paper from packages. So, we are now the family with stockings packed full of little goodies, a small handful of carefully chosen gifts for each family member, and matching Christmas pajamas to give Christmas morning that extra cheeky cheer. I mean, you can’t forget the matching Christmas pajamas!

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The Gift Guide: Edible Gifts for Foodies Under $30

I missed doing gift guides last year after doing them for years dating back to 2011 or maybe even 2010. With a tiny little newborn, finding hours to comb the internet for the coolest gifts and compile them into the perfect lists was just too much. Honestly, it’s trickier and far more time consuming than …

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The Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

I can’t believe it, but today we’re wrapping up The Gift Guide for this year, and we’re talking about stocking stuffers! Currently these retailers all still have shipping options available to get you your goodies in time for Christmas. That said, most of these are also available locally if you want to snag them in …

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The Ultimate Christmas Cookie Gift Basket

This post was sponsored by Lindt. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep the party rockin’! Friends, today is a good day, because we’re talking about three of my favorite things: baking, chocolate and Christmas gifts. Hooray! One of my favorite gifts to give during the holiday season is …

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