For the last few years, my family has been subscribing to a certain formula of gift-giving that has really taken a lot of the guess work out of the holidays. It’s a fail proof system that ensures that the holidays remain edited, instead of out of control; thoughtful, instead of filled with random gift certificates. It has helped us to put more emphasis on quality rather than quantity, because as we all know, the last thing we need is more “stuff” clogging up our lives.
The building blocks are simple: something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read.
When we start building our wish lists, every gift fits into one of these categories, and when we wake up on Christmas morning, we each find four gifts under the tree, each thoughtfully purchased and each fulfilling one of our four gift purposes.
So! I decided to put together a few special Colorado Edition ‘want | need | wear | read’ wish lists to satisfy everyone in your family this year–for mama, for papa, and for the kiddos. Everything on these wish lists is Colorado-centric–it’s either designed and made in Colorado, made with materials found in Colorado, written about Colorado, or written by Colorado authors!
I encourage you to give the ‘want | need | wear | read’ method a try this year and in the future! Here’s to a streamlined and stress-free gift-giving season!
For the Kiddos:
READ: Plainsong by Kent Haruf