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The 2018 Motherchic Holiday Gift Guide

November 7, 2018

The 2018 Motherchic Gift Guide is here! For optimal viewing, pour yourself a glass of something delicious and view in full screen! Simply click on any item to purchase – they are all linked to various retailers. This virtual catalog is your one stop shop for all things holiday!

Dear Friends,

I just asked Spotify to turn on Mariah Carey Christmas songs so I could get in the holiday spirit to write this annual letter. It seems that the holiday season comes earlier and earlier each year and I do admit that it seems silly to be writing about the holidays with a bowl full of Halloween candy to my left and four empty wrappers to my right. Whoppers and Reese’s, for those of you who are wondering my guilty pleasure of choice. My optimistic self says that this early onset of holiday season just makes the best time of year a little longer. Yeah I like that. I’m all for it, actually.

Last year the theme of my letter was all about stepping back to enjoy and not trying to “do it all”. The reason we put so much effort into this gift guide is to help you streamline your holiday gifting. It’s a resource you can come back to all season long so you can use your brain capacity for other things like…baking for the annual cookie exchange?? In all honesty, I show up to the cookie exchanged empty handed with an empty container. You can bet I fill that empty container to the brim, kiss the cooks, and bring all that deliciousness back to my home. Life is all about recognizing your strengths and weaknesses, and for me baking is the later. And so is singing for that matter. So I lean on my friends (my sister for baking, Mariah for singing) and stick to what I’m good at, which brings me to my next point….

Personally, 2018 was all about getting a little help from my friends and that took shape in many forms. As I look back on the year, I am a more “whole” contented person because I stopped trying to be everyone’s everything. Letting go of some responsibilities and letting in people to help…..well, it feels so good and gives your mind the space it needs to breath. This year’s edition of The Motherchic gift guide plays off that theme because I was able to lean in on all of YOU for help as well. I am learning things from you all on a daily basis and I decided to tap into your kitchens, your expertise, and your hearts to share what makes the holiday special for you. I am so honored to include some of your holiday recipes, hacks, and traditions throughout this gift guide.

Whether it’s swapping kids with a friend so you can run last minute holiday errands alone, getting a mother’s helper so you can wrap gifts in your bedroom during daylight hours, ordering gifts online, or showing up to a cookie exchange empty handed…. do it for you and your sanity. Because in the words of Mariah, all they want for Christmas is you.

Wishing you all the happiest holiday season,


The Motherchic holiday gift guide

  • Madda
    November 7, 2018 at 9:27 am

    This is a Real Gift Guide! I love it. Thank you!

  • Stephanie
    November 7, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Lindsey, this gift guide is fantastic! It is elegant and easy to shop with something for everyone on your list. Beautiful work!!

  • Lynn
    November 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Love the gift guide! But many of the links aren’t working…

    • Lindsey
      November 7, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Lynn,
      Which links aren’t working for you?! Thanks!

  • Allyn Elliott
    November 7, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you so much! You’ve really outdone yourselves this year! I already bought something – couldn’t help myself.

    • Lindsey
      November 7, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      ahhh so happy you like it!! soo.. what did you get yourself?!

  • tara
    November 8, 2018 at 5:37 am

    So good!!! You’ve given me so many good ideas! Thank you!!

  • Kim Guenther
    November 8, 2018 at 9:28 am

    The camo Apple watch band goes to Walmart but there is no camo band – can you provide the name/brand so I can search it? I can’t seem to find it on the Walmart webpage. Thank you! I’ll be using this as my “go to” for many gifts this year! Beautiful picks as always 🙂

  • Liana
    November 8, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Great job! Usually I am skeptical of these, but I found this to be incredibly useful. Thanks!

  • Susan
    November 8, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    This was really helpful! I snagged two ideas and am thinking about others. Thanks! The format and layout are awesome, too.

  • Kim
    November 10, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I don’t see the gift guide shopping cart. How do I purchase them?

    • Lindsey
      November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      If you click the items it will take you to the retailer and you can purchase from there!

  • Nicole Fenison
    November 18, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Am I mistaken or did you have a”family gift” page that had a laser tag/vest combo on it?! I was telling my husband about it and I could have sworn it was your gift guide, but I don’t see anything like it. My hunch is I must have seen it somewhere else, but I thought I would check here first.

  • Kristin Acker
    November 30, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I’m having trouble finding the details to order pieces of your teacher gifts. Can you somehow clarify for me. I’m sorry if this is so simple and I’m missing it.

    • Lindsey
      December 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      HI Kristin! Not sure what you mean?

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