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Gifting Tips to WOW Everyone on Your List

"Scoring the gift that stops them in their tracks doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank."

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Welcome to the MomForce Podcast! Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7, entrepreneur and co-founder of Chatbooks, hosts this refreshing take on all things mom. Along with her 4 sisters, they’ll get into the nitty-gritty of real life parenting together, bringing you some tried and true tips and tricks to help make mom-life a little easier. And check out the #momforce by Chatbooks Facebook page.

While our moms may have been great about buying Christmas gifts year-round and filling stockings months in advance, we aren’t all cut out for that sort of holiday preparation. But the season is upon us and whatever you celebrate, it’s finally time to start thinking about gifts! 

It’s not hard to get our kids to share what they want. They presented us with a seven-page (front and back) letter to Santa, after all. But Santa is on a budget, and we don’t want to fill their Christmas with more “stuff.” On today’s episode of The MomForce Podcast, Vanessa is joined by her sisters Kara and Shelly to talk about those “home run gifts", the ones that get played with for months. Scoring the gift that stops them in their tracks doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. The sisters share their tricks and tricks to finding the best toys at the best prices (while sharing what was a big miss, as well). 

Gift-giving isn’t always easy. Husbands, extended family, neighbors, and in-laws are sure to leave you stumped. Some of our favorite gifts haven’t been extravagant. Finish a project your spouse was never going to wrap up on their own. Personalize something they can treasure for years to come. Give them the gift of an experience they won’t forget. Help beautify the neighborhood or make charitable donations on behalf of others. 

Simplifying your shopping list will prevent you from making that panicked last-minute dash to Target to load up your cart with stuff you don’t need. Being prepared will also allow you to put thought into gifts and make the most of your holiday season. After all, it can’t be the most wonderful time of year if you don’t enjoy it! 

A free app to help track your holiday spending: GIVIE will keep everyone on the same page! ‎Save your sanity by using Givie to track gift-giving for holidays year-round

Knock off "magnatiles" that were a HIT for our nephews: LINK HERE!

Wanna follow along with Vanessa, Kara, and Shelly? You can find them at @vanessaquigley and @raisingwild

Don't forget to check out our MomForce Facebook group! It has thousands of like minded women, helping each other to navigate the good and the bad of life! And use code podcast20 for 20% off your next order from Chatbooks! The perfect gift for everyone on your list!

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