‘Tis the season!! And man, don’t we need some holiday cheer more than ever this year, right? I am someone who completely embraces and gets so excited about the holiday season and this year I plan to make the holiday season on wit & whimsy even more cheerful because 2020 has been a year and we all deserve as much joy and good tidings as possible! Who is with me!?
Welcoming the 2020 Holiday Season on wit & whimsy
Every year I look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you all through wit & whimsy! There is so much work that goes into holiday content but I love creating posts that hopefully make your season even merrier and even brighter!
This year, as seen above, I have once again brought back the holiday hub that will be a go-to resource for all holiday content here on wit & whimsy. You can find it on the homepage’s top menu in red font. When you hover over it you’ll see two categories:
“Get Inspired” and “Get Gifting”
Under Get Inspired you’ll find all my posts related to holiday content (inclusive of gift guides) and Get Gifting is a the dedicated Holiday Shop broken down by category that’ll have exclusive gift finds you won’t find elsewhere in my content. It is a resource for gift ideas but also has things to wear during the season. And ideas on how to decorate your home this holiday season. The shop’s various categories are just getting started and I’ll be updating them weekly. So be sure to keep checking back.
I hope you find the hub handy and that it fills you with ideas for your holiday season! (If I am being honest I think these Shops were underutilized last year. So I’m hopeful you’ll use them as resources for shopping this year! The SHOP SMALL category I am particularly excited about as many of the gifts featured are from small businesses recommended by wit & whimsy readers!)
This year’s gift guides include some themes I’ve never shared before. And have all been curated with the realities of 2020 in mind. As per usual you won’t see outlandish gifts in my gift guides but rather a selection of thoughtful gifts you’ll actually want to buy. And nearly 90% of my selections for the gift guides are under $200. (I have a few luxury gifts in the The Holiday Shop and on Pinterest). I will also be adding a Holidays section to the Weekly Roundup every week as well this year. So be sure to check those for even more gift ideas and holiday inspiration!
I can’t wait to share the gift ideas I’ve been finding!
I’ve been spending a lot of time culling through the web so that I’m bringing you fresh, exciting gift ideas and not a bunch of ideas you’re seeing elsewhere. I want these gift guides to be helpful resources and super practical for your holiday shopping. As I have in recent years, I’ll also be prioritizing small businesses wherever possible. And I’m also including black owned and female owned small businesses more than ever.
In addition to the gift guides I plan to publish this year and all the ideas being shared in the Holiday Shop. I’m also pinning gifts and holiday inspiration per usual over on a variety of Pinterest boards including a new one dedicated to cozy holidays. I’ve also created a Gift Ideas section in my Amazon Shop with even more gift ideas.
I also have posts planned for what to wear during this different holiday season, how to take advantage of the season despite restrictions and how to really be cozy and nest at home as we all stay safe this holiday season. And I also have some great collaborations in the works with some of my favorite brands that I can’t wait to reveal!
I am also thrilled to once again be bringing back my Kindness Campaign for its third year.
It filled my heart with so much joy the past two holiday seasons. And I hope it grows even bigger this year. I hope you’ll all get involved! It will launch on December 1.
From now through the end of the year, you can expect to see an occasional weekend post, too! If you don’t want to miss any posts you can sign up to get them in your inbox every time one publishes. In fact my first gift guide will be live this Saturday!
The holidays are undoubtedly my busiest season of the year. I begin cranking out six instead of five posts a week. And the planning for my gift guides and seasonal posts begins all the way back in September. (Although I am actually writing down gift ideas all year long!) The amount of work is huge so I wanted to just be really outright in saying how much I appreciate you shopping purposefully from my links. And for engaging with my content (pinning it! commenting on it! saving it! sharing it with friends! all of these actions go a long way).
If you want to be sure I receive credit for your purchase, I thought I’d just quickly share how it works! You must click on the item and buy it in that browser window between 7 and 30 days. (Every retailer’s window varies). If you swipe up and screenshot something I share on your phone and then Google it and buy it via your desktop – I won’t get credit. Your browser basically has to be able to follow the trackable link I share in order to get credit.
And as an aside, it doesn’t matter if you buy the item I recommended.
I will get credit for whatever you end up purchasing from that retailer! (This is a question I get commonly so thought I’d clarify.)
Buying anything through the links shared on my LiketoKnowit profile also will give me credit. (That page is also a great resource if you’re trying to find something I recently talked about or wore). It is easily found under The Shop – What Meghan’s Wearing.
The reason we drive you to LiketoKnowit or blog posts is because when you swipe up on a link in Instagram Stories, the link becomes invalid and unable to be tracked as soon as you close that window and go back to browsing Instagram. It equates to a lot of lost revenue sadly. But just know your purchases through my links is so appreciated and I’m grateful for all your support – truly.
To kick things off this holiday season and spread a little joy this week – I’m running a giveaway to jumpstart your shopping! I’ll be giving away two $100 American Express gift cards to two lucky readers! To enter, follow me on Instagram and comment below what you are most looking forward to this holiday season! (Be sure to include your Instagram handle in your comment as well!) I’ll randomly select the winners next week and notify them by email!
While I know this holiday season will be unlike any other, I hope you’ll enjoy everything coming to you this year as part of wit & whimsy. I always strive to have my holiday content be a balance between gifting but also the true spirit of this time of year which is that of gratitude, kindness, giving back, joy & taking care of one another and this year is no exception.
Thanks for celebrating this season of joy with me!
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