"Tis the season to be jolly!"
And there's no better way to add joy to the holiday than through thoughtful gift giving.
Whether you're in the market for items to present to a fellow writer, or undecided as to what to ask Santa for yourself, today's list has got you covered like a blanket.
In no particular order, here's what Jen recommends to provide "warmth" to those you care about, this winter.
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Today's journal entry can become tomorrow's blog post, or anthology story, or poetic piece. And journals are great for both men and women. Need I say more? Score yours at Amazon.com or your local Dollar Tree Store.
This little item packs a lot of punch. I ordered it from Figis.com to provide nature sounds to help improve my quality of sleep on those restless nights.
This multi-media night light features sound effects, an alarm and more. Sweet dreams to you!
WINE & SPIRITS & DECANTERS
Adult beverages are the perfect accompaniment to holiday dishes and can add more joy to family gatherings. Here's a helpful guide to better inform your choices.
I love the versatility of decorative throws. And you will too. They can be used to accessorize your home, or to cuddle under while you watch TV and sip tea. I purchased this leopard version to place in my home office to add a little style and oomph. Prices range from about $9.99 to $59.00 in an array of colors, fabrics and sizes.
Teas are economical, reported to have health benefits, and come in an assortment of flavors and herbs.
I highly recommend Celestial Seasonings.
There's something to be said for the care, time and creativity it takes to give lovin' from the oven.
I should know; I enjoy making these personal gifts and receiving them.
Make it something chocolate to double the pleasure. For an extra added touch here, it's often nice to bundle them in a pretty basket with specialty coffees and flavored syrups.
Armed with these timely suggestions, you're sure to be a big hit with the family, friends and co-workers on this year's gift list.
"Ugly sweaters" optional.
Here's wishing you and yours a bright, beautiful Christmas filled with your heart's desires.
Thanks so much for your readership and support to Pen & Prosper in 2017.
Please note: I will be on blog break for the holidays until January 16, 2018.
What's on your wish list this Xmas? What did I miss?
Anything appeal to you on this list? Curious.
All photos by Jennifer Brown Banks