Spreading Cheer For All to Hear

As Christmas time quickly approaches is already here, it's easy to get lost in buying the most popular gifts that are readily accessible and easy to obtain. Unfortunately, this doesn't always mean friends and family are getting the most thoughtful gift. In order to give the best gift possible this Christmas season, I've put together a few ideas on how you can be on top of the gift giving this season.

Skim/stalk their social media! This is probably the easiest option! Head over to your friends' Twitter, check out the things they've been retweeting or liking! Especially this time of year, people are promoting their products like crazy on social media, and so many of us take that as the perfect opportunity to drop a few, subtle hints with the *heart eye* emoji!
Plan ahead! I try my best to do this every year, but planning ahead is the best way to stay on top of anything. Make little notes throughout the year as they mention things!
Pinterest! While it is a form of social media, it's quite different from Twitter or Facebook. Girls especially "pin" pretty much anything that could even possible be of the slightest bit of interested. Scan the different boards that your gal pal has created and you'll quickly be filled with inspiration.
Similar interests. More times than not, friends will have similar interests. Think of the things you love for your favorite hiking adventure or drawing time, and pick that up for your friend. This may be one of the easiest ideas for inspiration because if it's a shared interest, you already have a really good idea of some useful gifts.
Listen to them! If they've told you they love a pair of your earrings, or think your personalized planner is the best, pick one up for them. Paying close attention to detail isn't only a part of being a good friend, it's apart of being a bomb gift giver!
Ask their family! Normally someones family knows them pretty darn well, especially if they are close. Just ask!
Last, but not least, Sneak in to their bedroom, read their diary and have all the inspiration you could ever need. Kidding. Sort of.
Bloggers Deck The Halls
Bloggers: Exchange a simple treasure this holiday season
Cristina of Cristina on Campus and I are hosting a holiday ornament exchange that we're calling #BloggersDeckTheHalls! If you would like to get to know other bloggers as well as receive and send a cute ornament, fill out the form below! All the information (guidelines, dates, and contact info) are all included in the document. We are so excited and can't wait to have you join in on this exchange!


  1. Yay, so excited about this! These tips are awesome - I need to make my list on what to get everyone and I will definitely be stalking social media and Pinterest.

  2. What a cute little exchange!
    I am definitely already almost done with my Christmas shopping -- just need two more people.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Pinterest has been my go-to the last few holiday seasons because the best gift ideas are on there, especially if you're trying to DIY for someone. x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

  4. I love stalking my friends and family's pinterest boards to get ideas for their gifts, my sisters both have amazon wish lists too that make it super easy for shopping!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  5. I've been stalking my sister's pins and retweets!

  6. Not kidding - I stalk people on social media and Pinterest before the holidays haha. No shame!

  7. Finding the perfect gift for my family and friends is always tough so these tips are great! And I'm super excited about this ornament exchange!

    xo Alexis | amediamaven.com

  8. Wow, this is such a good list! I agree that thoughtful gifts are much more better than the most popular gifts going around.


  9. Yes, Pinterest is the best way to find out gift ideas! I love gift-giving and loved these thoughts!


  10. Love these ideas! Especialy the stalking social media!

  11. I've been trying to get better at listening and remembering items my friends and family mention! I have a whole list of good Christmas ideas for my husband because of being more aware!

    xo Ashley

  12. I go on friends and family's Pinterest for gift ideas!

  13. Pinterest really is the best for EVERYTHING! I love it so much. I need to really start planning Christmas gifts!


  14. The presence of the inspiration is important for us to build the plans for the future. This will make the holiday season more enjoyable and desirable.

  15. Spreading cheer for all to hear is the best task to do! I truly appreciate your intention to make these days important to us!