Want Need Wear Read – A Simpler Way to Shop for Christmas!

Any fellow last minute shoppers out there…?!ย  I’m sure it can’t just be me, so I threw together some gifting ideas for ya, and they are mostly Amazon Prime-able…you know…just in case you’re like me and kinda doing this whole thing at the very last sec.ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚

This buying guide is a little bit different, and it gives y’all a glimpse into one of the ways we do things (for the most part) in our family.ย  In order to try and keep the main focus of the holiday the, well, main focus, we implement the “Want Need Wear Read” idea.ย  Choose one gift from each category for each person, and boom.ย  Easy guide to gift buying that doesn’t quickly spin out of control!ย  If anything, we try and use this as a baseline when shopping for our family gifts for the six of us, and it certainly helps keep spending in focus.ย  I mean, as fun as they are, the gifts aren’t the point.ย  However, they ARE part of the fun!!ย  So, here are a couple of quick (and mostly Prime shipping!) gift guides for Mom, Dad and the kiddos!

(*Affiliate links below each gift guide will take you to items!ย  Thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring this fun post!)


For the Ladies…that means you!






My faves: that weekender bag from Sole Society has been awesome for quick overnight trips, and I love love love the black faux leather leggings with an oversized sweater!ย  Plus….y’all know I love me some Outlander, duh. ๐Ÿ˜‰


For the Dads and Fellas










For the kiddos







Hope these easy gift guides help as you finish up your shopping for the holiday season, and I’m sending you buddies big ol’ hugs today!ย  Have a great rest of your week!

  1. Keri Johnson

    December 14th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    What a great gift list! I love the Corkcicle, Bluetooth Beanie Hat and the Grush Smart toothbrush ideas! Never knew they existed and now I must have them! Thank you!

  2. Erin | Cotton Stem

    December 14th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Aren’t those so cute!!

  3. Miriam

    December 14th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Love love your idea will definitely use it for next year too late for this Christmas hope I donโ€™t forget thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Erin | Cotton Stem

    December 14th, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Ha ha, I will try to remind ya!

  5. Denice H.

    December 14th, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Well, I thought I was finished shopping, but then you pop up with these ideas I just can’t resist so off to Prime-ing I go! And I’ll be bookmarking this for future birthday ideas as well. Thanks for being my personal shopper!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Erin! You are a blessing to so many : )

  6. Rachel Valdez

    December 14th, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    We started doing this 3 years ago, and people looked at us like we were cra cra! Lol Now same people ask me what was that thing you do for gifts? Hi five Erin! ๐Ÿ‘‹ We also plan Christmas/New Year’s trips instead of gifts to have the memories.

  7. Nancy

    December 14th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Oh Erin….I NEED, WANT, Will WEAR and READ to that doll house!!!!! Never too old to fulfill a childhood dream. Totes getting and will tag you on ig when I start it. This is the exact joy I need in my life.
    Merry Merey

  8. Katrice

    December 14th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Such a great gift concept! ๐Ÿ‘

  9. Katelyn McDonald

    December 15th, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Love the beanie hat! My husband works outside so I just ordered this for him! Also ordering my 3 kids the matching pajamas ๐Ÿ’•thanks for all the ideas!
    My daughter loves to read Iโ€™ll have to check the books out too!

  10. Crystal

    December 15th, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Bought both books for my mom ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks

  11. Sarah

    December 16th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Love this! Just ordered the Tile Tracker for my husband who loses his wallet or phone almost daily ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great list! Thanks so much!

  12. Kadie Henderson

    December 18th, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I LOVE the “Want/Need/Wear/Read” concept. My husband and I have a 9 month old, and we are going to implement this from this year on. Such a great concept! Thanks for sharing your gift guides. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kate

    December 19th, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    These are great! Thanks for sharing your clever ideas! I really do want those flats with the bow ๐Ÿ™‚ And I bought the jeans AND sweater you suggested
    on Instastories. What can I say? I’m a mom and forgot how to dress, hahaha!!

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