Give This Not That: Christmas 2019 Edition


Christmas shopping is HARD. So many awful gifts out there! Here is my little guide to avoiding some of the worst gifts I’ve found this year!

Give This…


Lennon & McCartney Coloring Songbook from Crayola

Not This…


Although it’s a #1 Gag Gift on Amazon, just “no”–ok? We’ve seen enough of these folks in real life–who’d want to color them? People of Walmart Adult Coloring Book.

Choose one of these for the coloring part:

100 Pack of Gel Pens

Castle Art 120 Colored Pencils

Give This…


Not This…


America’s obsession with all things “poo” needs to end. Pooping Pooches 2020 Calendar

Give This…


A sweet, cuddly 11′ baby doll any child will love

Not This…


No matter how on-trend with the whole baby shark nightmare, the child will need therapy later from receiving this gift. Baby Alive Baby Shark. This is wildly popular.

Give This…

When you open presents as a family….


Tommy pajama set

Not This…


Save This for New Year’s Eve

sexy jams link

Give These…

See my post:  Real Parent’s Guide to Games As Christmas Gifts to see why these two are great games.

Not These…

Give these…


Still colorful, but warm and dry

Laser-print ski gloves

Not These…


Electric jazz hands get old fast.








What have you found that you can add to this list? Leave me a comment or a link to your own post.

3 thoughts on “Give This Not That: Christmas 2019 Edition

I enjoy reading your comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s