Easy Ways to Add Holiday Spirit to Your Home & a Giveaway

I hate to rush the season, but all the stores seem to have exploded with Christmas decorations. Even my friends are pulling out their trees! Whether you started decorating on November 1st or wait until Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking of how you’ll decorate your home, and this list of Christmas decor is sure to add holiday spirit to your home.

Keep reading all the way to the end to see a list of products that I recommend having on hand and a giveaway to help make gift-giving easier!

Easy Ways to Add Holiday Spirit to Your Home

Santa Mugs, Set of 4

I love adding hints of nostalgia to my home, and this set of vintage-inspired Santas is so adorable! Imagine cuddling up under a cozy blanket and enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea in one of these beside your twinkling Christmas lights. These are so cheery and jolly :).

Joy Pillow

Pillows are an inexpensive way to add holiday cheer around your home. This beautiful Joy pillow can be used indoors or out, making it perfect for your front porch swing or even on your bed or couch!

Battery Powered Window Candles, Set of 6

I am hooked on the ease of battery candles. Candles in the windows add such a cozy look to your home during the holiday season. This battery-powered pack of 6 is available in gold or silver. The remote makes turning them on and off so easy!

Snowflake Pillow Covers, Set of 2

Add some Christmas spirit to your couch or bed with these beautiful pillow covers. They are available in blue, red, grey, and white to match any decor.

Merry Christmas Sign

Little wooden signs like this add charm and personality to a space! I think this one would look great on a mantel, bathroom counter, or desk.

Light Up Christmas Trees

Add a touch of glam to your holiday decor with this three-piece light-up Christmas tree set that is beautiful during the day and even more stunningly lit at night. They are battery-powered, and their built-in timer is genius.

Merry & Bright Doormat

Welcome your guests to your home with this festive Merry & Bright Doormat. It comes in three different for any front door.

Pom-Pom Buffalo Check Throw Pillow Covers, Set of 2

I love the adorable touch the pompoms add to these classic buffalo plaid pillow covers! There’s just something about the holidays and buffalo plaid. They would look great paired with the snowflake pillows above. They also are available in non-Christmas colors like yellow, gray, teal, and black.

Mail Box Swag

Make sure the outside of your home is decorated as well with this beautiful pre-lit mailbox swag. It’s constructed of real-feel branch tips and runs on a timer, so you aren’t running outside to turn it on and off. Honestly, timers are everything to me, not because I’m lazy but because they make things effortless.

Poinsettia Holly Leaf Table Runner

This festive poinsettia table runner will add a beautiful touch to your Christmas dining table display, and it’s a great buy at under $9! Mine seems to get cranberry sauce spilled on it yearly so I’m always needing a new one.

Printed Fabric Tablecloth for Christmas

Effortlessly dress up your festive dinner table with this tablecloth. Your grandchildren will love Santa and the reindeer making an appearance in your decor! Christmas is going to be so fun with my grandson this year. I dread the year he no longer believes in Santa.

6.5 Ft. Pre-Lit Artificial Full Christmas Tree

If you are in need of a new Christmas tree, this is a great one! Featuring hundreds of individually crafted branch tips to create full-bodied branches, this tree is designed to look and feel lifelike. This tree features pre-attached, hinged branches that drop down for a simple set-up and fold back in for quick and convenient storage. We finally bought an artificial tree last year and LOVE that they are no needles to vacuum up from the rug.

Plus, here are a few extra things that are great to have on hand during the holiday season:

Wrap Buddies Tabletop Gift Wrapping Tool

Save time and frustration with your gift-wrapping endeavors by using Wrap Buddies. It’s a pair of handy wrapping paper table clamps with a tape dispenser to keep all your supplies within reach and give you the extra hand you need!

Hallmark Reversible Wrapping Paper, 3 Rolls, 120 sq. ft. Total

I love using double-sided wrapping paper. The 6 prints in this pack of reversible holiday wrapping paper coordinate perfectly to make wrapping presents quick and easy.

18 Pack Christmas Premium Holiday Gift Bags

There’s nothing worse than running into the store on your way to a holiday gathering to grab a gift bag. Having gift bags on hand makes the holiday season so much easier!

Merry Christmas Tag Stickers

Make your wrapping process easy by having your gift tags ready! This pack of 200 classic Christmas stickers coordinates beautifully with the bags and wrapping paper above. I think the little reindeer touch is so cute!

Looking for gift ideas?

Check out my gift guide series here. Be sure to check out the Holiday Gift Guide – Teen Boys and Young Men, Useful Gift Ideas for Your Senior Loved Ones, and Holiday Gift List- Grandchildren Gifts from Amazon.


To help make your gift-giving a little easier this year, I’ve decided to give a $50 Nordstrom gift card to one reader every week in a random drawing until Christmas. Simply be sure you are subscribed and tell me how you will spend it. I will announce the winners each Sunday in the newsletter that only goes out to subscribers.

Have you started to think about decorating for Christmas yet this year?

Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.

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  1. I would buy something beautiful for my beautiful sister who has been there for me through all the hard times and good times! I have low vision so Nordstrom is my go-to for online shopping since I am unable to drive to the store.

  2. Nordstrom, How I miss you! One of my first loves. Unfortunately, I no longer live near one of your fab stores. When I visit my daughter in San Diego I always schedule a Nordie Day.

    1. Dianne🇨🇦 says:

      I have not started decorating but…..I am thinking about it.
      My dearest friend escaped to Mexico for several months so I bought some cute red Christmas napkins & pine scent hand cream for her to slip into her suitcase.
      I would buy a fun gift for my daughter from Nordstrom or….a treat bling for me to sparkle at Christmas.
      Love your posts.

  3. Lizabeth Cobb says:

    Shoes shoes shoes!! Love Nordstrom they have my hard to find size 5.5!

  4. Tammi Blevins says:

    I am a recent subscriber to your post and I love it! You post things from all my favorite stores. Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop for shoes. Ours has the best selection of shoes and it is a tradition every Christmas season to check out the shoes there so I will have to say I would spend it on SHOES!

  5. I am trying to freshen my style by following your blog and taking your suggestions. A Nordstrom card would help me do that. I see a lot of your items come from there, and I love visiting their stores whenever I am in the Seattle area.

  6. I love Nordstrom’s! They have a great selection of shoes in extended sizes.

  7. Becky Smith says:

    Thank you for the nice giveaway! I like Nordstroms a lot and wish there was one closer to me. I would put it towards some new jeans.

  8. Hi Jennifer! Thank you for all of the holiday ideas. I would use the Nordstrom gift card on a gift for my daughter. She always puts herself last in her growing family.

  9. I would use the gift card to purchase something special for my husband along with a new set of luggage for an upcoming spring vacation.

  10. I would use the gift card to try to update my look a bit. Your photos and suggestions give this old stick-in-the-mud fresh ideas. Thank you for that.

  11. Nordstrom has so many great things. I’d find something for sure!!

  12. Would love a Nordstrom gift card for my husband. He never buys anything for himself and could certainly use a new sweater. Thanks for the giveaway and your blog.

  13. Louine Ness says:

    Thanks for playing Santa! I would buy a Christmas gift for one of my grandkids! Thank you for the great ideas! I’m loving that mailbox swag!

  14. I love Nordstrom so it will be something on sale…..😀

  15. Bonnie Pace says:

    I would love a Nordstrom gift card to treat my mother in law to some luxury pajamas !

  16. We used to have a Nordstroms here but it closed a couple of yrs ago. I would probably buy moisturizer for my mother. Love your posts!

  17. If I won I would spend it on my grandbabies!

  18. We are not close to a physical store, but I love their website. I would buy a Henry Rose fragrance at Nordstroms. 🤞🙏

  19. Loving your gift guides Jennifer!
    If I won your giveaway I’d use it for a special gift for my daughter. She does so much for her family and deserves some pampering ❤️

    1. I subscribed to your site about a month ago and am enjoying it. What a nice giveaway! I ask for a Nordstrom gift card every year when I give my husband my Christmas list, so I would probably combine this gift card (should I get lucky) with the one he hopefully gives me to splurge on something I wouldn’t ordinarily treat myself to.

  20. I love Christmas! I keep saying I don’t need any more decorations but of course I find something every year!

  21. Janet in Michigan says:

    Thank you for the Nordstrom giveaway. I would buy myself a pair of gloves for the upcoming winter season. I haven’t had a nice pair of gloves in many years.

  22. Audrey Stewart says:

    My friend operates a medical clinic for low-income families. I will buy a toy for her to distribute to the children. She’ll know who needs it.

  23. I would love to win the gift certificate. I can always find gifts at Nordstrom.

  24. Enjoy your blog so much! Thank you for the giveaway for a Nordstrom gift card. Would be so happy to win!

  25. MaryAnn Merrell says:

    I love shopping at Nordstrom! I would use a gift card in their awesome shoe department!

  26. A Nordstrom gift card would come in handy for holiday shopping. My 14 year old granddaughter has already started sending me ideas.

  27. Nordstrom’s is a great place to shop , now on-line as they closed the store near me. I would give the gift card to my mom (93 yrs old) and help her find something special for herself.

  28. Tracy Abraham says:

    Love Nordstroms and would love to spend the gift card on beauty gifts for my mom and myself.

  29. Thanks for the great ideas. A few of them have been added to my Amazon cart in the past few minutes. If I am chosen for the $50 dollar Nordstrom gift card I will use it to purchase things for my grandson. My son and daughter in law are expecting their first child next week. Nov. 9th is the due date. He will be our first grandchild! We are beyond excited. Have a great weekend.

  30. Jo Wyrosdick says:

    I would love to win the giveaway! I shop online Nordstrom a lot. Most likely will be buying gifts for my family for Christmas. Thank you for this giveaway!

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