Christmas Countdown! Gifts!


Okay it's time to share my little secret. Along with buying cute personalized gifts from SO LUXE, I think Snapfish is a godsend. This year we have really cut back on gifts and the gifts from Snapfish still feel like a million dollars because they are so personal.


I usually do a calendar each year with photos of us and whomever is receiving it. This year I was toooooo tiiiiirrrreeedddd...so I did a few of these custom photo books. You can get ones in leather or linen, and even tell a little story inside. It works best if you have a little theme, or pick a trip you've been on. We did one of this past year of Landon's life and it came out so cute!!!

Use the coupon code Winter08 for 20% off most of their stuff!!!!






I did splurge on my little brother. I got him this from Back To Basics Toys:


It's the Legends of Magic Set which includes, "quality props to perform more than 250 illusions. Includes a working illusion table, Chinese sticks, metal linking rings, a detailed instruction booklet, a bibliography of the Legends of Magic, an instructional 60 minute DVD that includes rare footage of the masters."

He's going to just die!

My other secret I have discovered is retail me not. I just go on there and get whatever coupon I need for whatever store I am shopping in on line and get a discount! How did I not know about this!!!!?? Even got one for the magic set above and saved $12!

12 comments:

Mom x 2 said...

I also love Snapfish. I do a customized calendar for each of our sets of parents every year and I just got them in the mail yesterday. I also used the code!

magnolia mama said...

I'm a huge fan of Retail Me Not and Ebates!

Angie said...

Wow!! Thanks for the tip for retail me not, I will have to check it out. I always wanted to do a calendar or book for our families, what a great idea. The magic kit is awesome!! I am sure he will love it.

Impoverished Preppy said...

Love the books - I was thinking of doing something similar for the grandparents and my sister.

Those pink slippers are LL Bean
Wicked Good, by the way. They come in lots of cute colors! Super cozy. If they don't appear under our tree, I will be severely disappointed.

Photobook Mom said...

I love photo books, too. I've done them on Shutterfly and Blurb. So far, my favorite is Shutterfly. If you're interested in tips and ideas for photo books, take a look at www.photobookmom.blogspot.com. There are always discounts for good deals.

Jennifer said...

My free Oprah scrapbook via Snapfish arrived this week; I love it!!

Preppy Sue said...

I too am a fan of the photobooks. This will be my fourth year creating them for the grandparents and they're always a big hit! In fact, that is what I should be working on right now :)

Pink Flamingo said...

Photobooks are always a great gift to cherish for many, many year...and, I LOVE that!!

prepinparadise said...

Snapfish is great. I found out about it on Oprah.

Kiki said...

I have never heard of retail me not...I can't wait to check it out!!!!

Snapfish is a godsend, they make photos look like you spent a fortune without having too....I love photo based gifts!!! My sisters all load me up with pics of the niece and nephews!!!!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Great tips. I'm headed to "retail me not" now! Thanks so much! (Landon is so cute. Love the header!)

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

I love photo gifts. I am in the process of making my calendars for my husbands' side of the family. Time consuming, but a great gift from the kids!