We have been shopping since July for Christmas 2020. Typically, we sort gifts by Enneagram types and so you can find our Gifts Under $25, Holiday Gifts for each Enneagram Type, and even gifts for Kids by Enneagram type. But in the midst of shopping, I personally found some fun finds that were found too late, but they are just too good not to share. So here’s all my personal favorites in what I’m referring to as “Amanda’s Favorite Finds of 2020.”
This wasn’t a planned post, but it might become an annual favorite as I spend a lot of time thinking about and shopping for gifts for Bone + Marrow, and found a bunch of fun things I just have to share.
Below you’ll find gifts I’ve purchased for my family or friends along with gifts we found a tad too late to make our lists, but that are worth a mention for sure. Take a peek, and let me know what you think of Amanda’s Favorite Finds of 2020.
I’ve never been intentional about Advent, but I shopped for the Advent Calendars for each Enneagram type, and then found this one that I personally bought for myself. I’m excited to be intentional about slowing down and reflecting during this holiday season.
Gratitude Journal for Kids
I have three sweet nieces and two of them are plowing through homeschool this year with their brilliant mama. It’s been a rough year, so I bought the two older ones a gratitude journal. I also bought one for my husband and I to do together that we listed on our journals to explore you can check out if you need an adult version.
The Giving Manager
I am SO excited about this gift. I love traditions at the holidays, and especially ones around giving. This is an interactive family activity where each random act of kindness gets a piece of straw laid in the manger. Fill the manager up with acts of service towards each other and you’ve got yourself a new holiday tradition and a place for baby Jesus to lay His head.
My parent’s dog died this year, and it was sooo sad. My childhood friend Sarah is an incredibly talented artist who painted a portrait for them for Father’s Day. She also does pet portraits on ornaments that I think are soooo cute. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a pet lover, I’d encourage you to check her out.
Compassionate Kids Christmas Bundle
I’m pretty partial to taking care of kids around the world, so when Stephanie Foertsch reached out to introduce herself and share about her book on child sponsorship, how could I not share?! This is a s double-sided book that takes kids on the journey of child sponsorship. When I Saw You tells the story of a little girl whose compassion and awareness of others grows as she realizes the world is much bigger than her favorite toys and games. When You Saw Me brings kids into a sponsored boy’s life and what they can learn from the things he loves and values. And the impact sponsorship can have on the dreams he has for the future and the life he has right now. Guys, this is a message worth teaching kiddos.
Indee's Fav Keychain
Speaking of kids–I love this one. No really, I love this kid. Second grader Indee created a small business this year on Etsy to create a savings account, and I just want to champion another small business owner. She’s got some Christmas Keychains in the pipeline, but make sure you check out her ETSY shop.
That’s all for now, but who knows. I may come back and add some more to Amanda’s Favorite Finds of 2020 as I continue to look for ways to love on my people.
Make sure to check out some of our other favorite finds of year.