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“Sleigh” Your Holiday Shopping!

Eva Amurri Martino poses with an array of holiday gifts for her family and friends

This post is in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond

I have a history with Bed Bath & Beyond. No, we didn’t date…but in a way we grew up together. The day I started college up in Providence, RI, my Mom gave me a very generous gift card as a way of making sure I was all set up in the Big Bad World. A Bed Bath & Beyond gift card! There was a lot of money on it, and she intended for me to use it to outfit my dorm room and make myself comfortable for the long year ahead. Well, as an industrious college student (with not a lot of other money to my name) I made that gift card last and last! I was even known to trek all the way to the mall to use it to buy snacks and water bottles. Talk about One-Stop shopping! Ha! I don’t think my Mom knew at the time how far your money can stretch at the store, and I swear I was shopping there with that same gift card practically until March.

Eva Amurri Martino poses with an array of holiday gifts for friends and family

Eva Amurri Martino poses with an array of holiday gifts for friends and family

Eva Amurri Martino poses with an array of holiday gifts for friends and family

Eva Amurri Martino poses with an array of holiday gifts for friends and family

Well, now I’ve rediscovered our relationship, because this year I’m utilizing the great deals and awesome products at Bed Bath & Beyond to get all my holiday shopping done in a pinch and “sleigh” the holiday in style! Boom! If you are super busy (and pulled in a hundred directions) like me, I’m sure you’ve found yourself looking up one day (say, on December 20th) and realized that you haven’t even come close to completing your holiday shopping. Cue panic and tears! Well, I’ve made the mistake in the past of hopping in my car, finding a store, and going nuts– buying something for everyone on my list. The problem with this approach is if it isn’t the right store, you can end up with a Holiday-gift-giving disaster. Nobody wants to give boring, homogenous presents to your nearest and dearest! Also it’s embarrassing to sit around with everyone while they open up the same sweaters in different colors…dead giveaway! Today I’m sharing a way to fake your “well thought out” gifts by letting Bed Bath & Beyond curate them for you.

Eva Amurri Martino wraps a selection of gifts from Bed Bath & Beyond to complete her holiday shopping

Eva Amurri Martino wraps a selection of gifts from Bed Bath & Beyond to complete her holiday shopping

I found the greatest gifts for everyone on my list this year, and I did it from my office while I was eating lunch! Whether you stop in to a store or shop from their online site, there are really such cute options to browse through. Bed Bath & Beyond even has little curated gift shops to mimic a boutique shopping experience and make it all less overwhelming. This “Top Gifts For Kids” boutique totally saved my Christmas. I also love this “Gifts for The Bartender” boutique…especially if the recipient has kids…LOL. Then, of course, check out the “Gifts For Her” boutique– even if only to pick yourself up something special! Some of the main gifts I have to get every year are for Kyle, our kids, the Grandparents, and our siblings. Below, I’m sharing my selects this year:

Eva Amurri Martino wraps a selection of gifts from Bed Bath & Beyond to complete her holiday shopping

Eva Amurri Martino wraps a selection of gifts from Bed Bath & Beyond to complete her holiday shopping

For Hubby

Victrola Bluetooth Record Player

For My Littles

Vtech Go! Go! Smartfriends Secret Blossom Cottage, matching Finding Dory knit hats

For Our Sibs

Primula Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

For The Grands

Ellen Degeneres “Love” Throw Blanket, Kate Spade All In Good Taste Tea Kettle

For Myself

Spa Room Essential Oil Diffuser

 

The gifts I chose are all so different, unique, and perfect for their recipients! They also all fall within really nice price points, so you don’t have to break the bank to gift the ones you love. The essential oil diffuser I chose for myself is so clutch– I can diffuse all my favorite calming oils to help me stay sane and relaxed during the nutty Holiday season! If only Bed Bath & Beyond sold robots that could babysit your kids…now that’s an idea for 2017! Ha!

I hope I’ve given you some good ideas to get your last-minute shopping started. Good luck, and enjoy!

Wrapped gifts under Eva Amurri Martino's christmas tree

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6 Comments

  1. Love the gift ideas you picked out! As a new mom I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping online while the baby sleeps and I found some awesome deals on BBB, including our little Lucy’s first Christmas present 🙂

    12.15.16Reply
    • Isn’t it soooo convenient?! The best!

      Happy First Christmas, Lucy! xx

      12.16.16Reply
  2. Winnie says:

    I loved your honesty in your newsletter today – not that you should have to explain yourself! Partnerships are – obviously – part of the job and part of the reason why you can provide all of the AMAZING content that you do. I just wanted to say thank you, for all that you do, and though you shouldn’t have to explain yourself I think it’s still even more amazing that you chose to. Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family, Eva. xoxo Winnie Rose

    12.16.16Reply
    • Thank you, Winnie!! I appreciate that 🙂

      xoxo

      12.17.16Reply
  3. Rebecca says:

    I purchased my husband a record player too and a LP of the first cd we listened to (and maybe made out too :)) as a couple

    Congrats on your growing family and growing blog. I appreciate your transperacy re: sponsored posts. Happy holidays!

    12.16.16Reply