Christmas Ideas

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy time with those we love. With so many different ways to celebrate; the season gives us a chance to pass on traditions, honor our faith, to share extraordinary meals and treats and to remember the special people in our lives.

We have recipes for every course from ham to pie, activities to keep even the youngest entertained, movie suggestions for slowing down and spending quality time with the family, and ideas for Christmas parties (including a checklist to keep your organized).

If you need gift ideas, we have suggestions for gifts they'll love. If you want to try your hand at homemade Christmas gifts, this is the place to get the ones that will have them raving over your talent.



Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas Gift Ideas

Ideas for Babies & Toddlers
Gift Ideas for Boys & Girls
Teen & College Guys
Teen & College Girls
Gift Ideas for Women
Gift Ideas for Men

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Holiday Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Ham Recipes
Turkey Recipes
Pie Recipes
Christmas Cookies
Cookie Recipes
Fudge Recipes

Christmas Recipes

Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookies

Ham Recipes
Turkey Recipes
Pie Recipes
Christmas Cookies
Cookie Recipes
Fudge Recipes

Christmas Cookies


Christmas Activities
Christmas Activities

Decoration Tours
City Lights
Mmmmm… - Fun Dinners
Wreath Making
Nutcracker Ballet
Holiday Concerts

Christmas Activities

Christmas Movies
Christmas Movies

It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Carol
and many more!

Christmas Movies

Homemade Christmas Gifts
Homemade Christmas Gifts

Toddlers & Younger Children
Mom & Dad

Homemade Christmas Gifts


Christmas Party Ideas
Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Parties for Kids
Younger Children's Parties
9-12 Year Olds Parties
Teen Christmas Parties

Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Decorating Checklist
Christmas Decorating Checklist

Pick a Theme
Setting a Budget
Getting Helpers
Organizing the Tasks
Staying on a Timeline
Documenting Displays

Decorating Checklist

Christmas Craft Ideas
Christmas Craft Ideas

Popcorn Balls
Hand & Foot Print Reindeer
Candy Cane Mouse
Laced Stockings

Christmas Craft Ideas


Catering Checklist
Christmas Catering Checklist

Set a Budget
Decide on a Menu
Hire Entertainment
Services Included
Extra Help

Catering Checklist

Christmas Party Games
Christmas Party Games

Stocking Stuffer Surprise
Christmas Guess Who
Frosting Pictionary
White Elephant
Gift Wrap Relay

Christmas Party Games

History of Christmas
History of Christmas Traditions

Find out the origin and timeline of our current (and most are quite new) Christmas traditions.

Christmas Traditions









Grilling Basket

Grilling Basket

This grilling basket is a great gift for dad or the guy in your life that loves to man the grill. Start with an apron that fits your guy’s description best (or make your own), wrap the front of it around a deep basket, and fill with various grilling supplies:

•    Specialty marinades and rubs
•    Grilling utensils
•    Kabobs
•    Grill cleaner
•    Grilling hand mitts
•    Burger molds
•    Grill sauté pans

Car Buff Bucket

Car Buff Bucket

This car buff bucket is a great gift for dad or the guy in your life that loves his car almost as much as he loves you. It's also perfect to give to new drivers to help them keep their ride clean.

I found this great bucket with insert to organize everything at TJ Maxx and filled it with supplies from Walmart and TJ Maxx. Good things to add are:

•    Cleaning supplies
•    Waxing supplies
•    Air fresheners
•    Travel coffee mug
•    Ice scraper
•    Buffing products
•    Treated dusting clothes
•    Car magazines
•    Books about cars
•    Tire gauge

The Cook's Canisters

Canister Basket

This is a great gift for mom or for newlyweds or first time home owners.

Start with pretty kitchen canisters then fill the canisters with small items/tools for the kitchen. Some good ideas are:

•    Vegetable peeler
•    Grapefruit spoon
•    Fruit/Veggie saver containers
•    Chip clips
•    Ice cream scoop
•    Cookie dough scoop
•    Baster
•    Measuring cups or spoons
•    Microfiber cloths
•    Paring knife

The ideas are endless here. I like to go to stores like Home Goods or TJ Maxx, where they have lots of gadgets and cute kitchen supplies at great deals. The canisters shown here were purchased at Target.



Camping Basket

Camping Basket

This is a great gift for the dad that loves the outdoors.

Items to include:

•    Cast iron skillet
•    Lanterns
•    Ponchos
•    Swiss Army Knife
•    Marshmallow and weenie roasting sticks
•    Trail mix
•    Beef jerky
•    Lighter
•    To make it a family gift include items such as: family size tent, s’mores ingredients, etc.

Toss everything together in a basket to keep it organized and you’re set. Shop stores like Bass Pro Shop and Walmart to replicate this basket.


Family Breakfast Basket

Family Breakfast Basket

This is a great gift basket to give to a family with kids.

Items to include:

•    Gourmet pancake or waffle mix
•    Specialty syrups, jams, and honey
•    Coffee and flavored syrups, or flavored coffees
•    Coffee mugs
•    Higher end gifts could include: French Press or Waffle Iron

Place everything together in a basket to keep it organized and you’re set. Shop stores like Home Goods and TJ Maxx to replicate this basket, specifically for the special jams and honey.

Family Breakfast Basket


Family Bagel Basket

Family Bagel Basket



Group gifts or family gifts are sometimes a great way to go, especially if you have a large family to buy for or a group, like your pediatrician's office, that you'd like to acknowledge around the holidays.

This bagel basket is perfectly practical for those times.


Items to include:

•    Cutting board and bagel knife
•    Assorted bagels
•    Assorted spreads such as cream cheese (as long as you can keep it cold until handing it off), jams, and honey
•    Small plates, festive napkins, and plastic knives (if it’s going to an office)


Everything goes together into a basket to keep it organized and you’re set. Shop stores like Home Goods and TJ Maxx to replicate this basket, specifically for the special jams and honey.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Gift Ideas For Men

Beer of the Month Club

Favorite TV Series on DVD

Binoculars & Bird Calls




Car Wash & Wax Kit

Beer Making Kit

Camo & Hunting Gear


Change Sorter

Wireless Weather Station

 Sports Team Jersey

 Beer or Bacon Flavored Food

College Hoodie or Apparel

Electric Shaver

 Heart Rate Monitor

 Fishing Gear




 Old Fashioned Shaving Kit


Leather Wallet

 Grilling Tools & Cook Book



 Poker Set

 Putting Green

GPS Fitness Watch

 Gift Certificate for Gym, Tattoo, Etc.

Magazine Subscription

Tool Gadget (Stud Finder, Laser Level)

 Tie Rack

Wireless Keyboard

Personalized Pub or Man Cave Sign

Grill Rubs and Sauces

Mini Kegerator

Shiatsu Massager

Tie Clip & Cuff Links

Personalized Golf Balls & Tees

Sports Memorabilia






Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Gift Ideas For Women

Personalized Necklace

Chick Flick & Gourmet Chocolates

Digital Picture Frame


Apron & Kitchen Accessories

Neck Wrap & Eye Mask

Personalized Tree Ornaments

Gardening Tools and Gloves

Scarf and Gloves Set


Mani Pedi Set

Monogrammed Door Wreath

 Coffee & Tea Basket

 Charm Bracelet

 Cake Decorating Tips & Book

Household Tool Set

 Electric Tart Burner and Tarts

 Personalized Stationary

Wind Chimes


 Dress Watch

 Single Cup Coffee Maker


Porch Swing

 Wine Decanter



 Trivet Set

 Chalkboard Welcome Sign

Kitchen Aid Mixer

 Pie Plate & Cookbook

 Personalized Key Chain

Robotic Vacuum


Recipe Box

Spa Gift Set & Gift Certificate

Oversized Fleece Throw

Laptop Desk

Fondue Set

Maid Service

Personalized Picture Frame

Spa Socks & Pedi Set


 Some more ideas from our readers included:

-Date Night Coupon
-Tickets to concert, ballet, sporting event, etc.
-Gourmet chocolates, wine, etc.
-Gift Cards for shopping spree





Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenage & College-Age Boys

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens & College

Gift Ideas For Teenage & College Age Boys

Gaming Headset

College Hoodie or Apparel

Survival Gear

Alarm Clock

Tool Set

Jersey & Game Tickets

 Car Wash Kit

Guitar Picks or Accessories

Gas Gift Card

 iPhone Speakers

 Table Tennis

 Anything Bacon Flavored

 Floor Mats

iPhone Case

Mini Fridge


DVD or TV Series & Snacks

 Growing Up Books

Autographed Sports Memorabilia 

 Wireless Game Controllers

Car Charger & Accessories

 Gym Bag & Gear

 GPS, Fitness, or Heart Rate Monitor Watch

 Laptop Backpack

Swiss Army Knife

 Poker Set

 Gift Certificate to Gym or Movies

 Leather Wallet

 Model Train

 Putting Green

Running Hat with Built In Speakers

Magazine Subscription

Computer or Gaming Chair


Shiatsu Massager

Shock Hot Potato Game






Christmas Gift Ideas for Teenage & College-Age Girls

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens & College

Gift Ideas For Teenage & College-Age Girls

Picture Frames or Displays

Kindle and Case

DVD and Movie Theater Snacks


Make-Up Mirror

Journal or Stationary

Curling Wand

Movie or Concert Tickets

Fashion Lap Top Case


Mani Pedi Set

Starbucks Tumbler & Gift Card

 Flat Iron

 Cell Phone Case

 Car Emergency Kit

 Infinity Scarf

 Gas Gift Card

 Skin Care Set

Digital Picture Frame


 Wrist Watch

 Alarm Clock


 Wristlet (Coach, Vera Bradley, etc)

 Nail Art Set



 Travel Hair Dryer

 Anything Chalkboard

Car Charger & Accessories

 School Hoodie

 Oversized Bean Bag

Make Up Pallet

 Car Seat Warmer

 Initial Pendant

Smores Maker


Bath & Body Set

Fuzzy Slippers

Selfie Stick

Charm Bracelet

Cook Book & Fun Cooking Gear






Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys

Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys

Gift Ideas For Boys

Lego Set

Physics Kit

Bike and/or Accessories

Venus Fly Trap

Dart Board

Paper Airplane Kit

 Roller Skates

Lincoln Logs

Ant Farm

 Kid's Cookbook and Gear

 Football, Soccer Ball, etc.



Volcano Kit

 Launcher Rockets

 RC Car

Totally Gross


 Fishing Gear

 Chess Set

 Pogo Stick

 Book Set

 Train Set


 Bow and Arrows

 Walkie Talkies

 Binoculars & Bird Watching Book

Racecar Set

 Bug Catching Kit


 Remote Control Helicopter

Nerf Gun

Play Doh

Matchbox Cars & Case

Telescope & Astronomy Book


Art Easel and Supplies






Christmas Gift Ideas for Girls

Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys

Gift Ideas For Girls

Lego Friends Set

Science Kit

Scrapbook Set

Twistz Bandz or Loom Bands

Friendship Bracelet Set

Flip Chair or Bean Bag

Barbies & Accessories

Needlepoint or Sewing Kit

Jewelry Making Set

 Kid's Cookbook and Gear

 Nature Exploration

 Fashion Designer Kit


Sleeping Game & Sleepover Game

 Art Kit

 Jewelry Box

Easy Bake Oven


Dress Up Clothes

 Nail Polish Gift Set


 Book Set

 Pet Play Set


 Purse and Wallet Set

 DIY Headbands & Accessories

Ice Cream Maker

PlayDoh Set

Doll House

Art Easel and Supplies

 Shrinky Dinks

Pretend School Set

My 1st Sewing Machine

Hair Styling Doll

Board Game

Puppet Stage & Puppets

Digital Camera & Photography Book






Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

Gift Ideas For Toddlers

Zoo or Farm Animals

Board Books

Musical Toys

Wooden Puzzles

Magnetic Fishing Game

T-ball Set

 Corn Popper Push Toy

 See 'n' Say Toys

 Hammering Toys

 Mini Basketball Hoop

 Purse or Backpack

Learning Laptops

No Mess Paint Set

 Reusable Stickers

 Sit and Spin

 Magnetic Letters

 Little People Little Movers

 Bubble Blowing Toy Mower

 Pull Toys

 Pretend Phone

 Bath Tub Toys

 Large Trucks & Cars

 Bowling Set

Princess Playset

 Bead Maze

 Baby Doll

 Large Duplo Building Blocks

Sand or Water Table

 Ride-On Toys

 Jack in the Box

Spill-proof Cup & Snack Holders

Pretend Chunky Tools

Ball Pit

Toddler Sized Instrument

Play Food and Kitchen Tools

Constellation Night Light








Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

Gift Ideas For Babies

Sit to Stand Learning Walkers

Board Books

Laugh and Learn Puppy

Musical Toys

Press and Crawl Toy

Activity Table

 Corn Popper Push Toy

 See 'n' Say Toys

 Bath Spout Cover

 Baby Phone

 Rocking Horse

 Soothing Teethers

 Stacking Cups

 Bath Toys

 Shape Sorting Blocks

 Crib Activity Center

 Stroller Toys

 Bubble Blowing Toy Mower

 Baby Toy Piano

 Soft Blocks

 Personalized Photo Album

 Toy Hammocks (for wall or bathtub)

 Teething Book

 Activity Gym (for floor)

 Boppy Pillow

 Car Seat Toys

 Soft Blanket

 Crib or Floor Mirror

 Music/Light Nighttime Soother

 Play Mat (for floor)

Spill-proof Cup & Snack Holders

Portable Mobile

Cloth & Plush Books

Baby Handprint/Footprint Kit


Hooded Towel







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