Holiday Gift Guide: Making the Holidays “Extra” Special

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We are thankful to partner with Educate & Celebrate to bring these fun ideas to moms who like to make the holidays “extra” special.

We all have that mom friend — the one that goes above and beyond for holidays. They are totally extra when it comes to celebrations (or anything, really). You know the one that’s completely over-the-top and we love her for it!

If this is YOU, we have the perfect guide to help make this Christmas even more “extra” special!


CLASSROOM TREATS

Classroom gifts
Photo credit: Educate & Celebrate

Educate & Celebrate is in the business of helping busy moms! Check classroom gifts off your to-do list! These Christmas goodies come personalized with your child’s name and ready for you to deliver directly to your child’s class! Class gift sets start at $14.99/dozen.


OFFICIAL SANTA LETTERS

Santa letter
Photo credit: Hailey by Hand

Hailey by Hand sends an official Santa letter to your little ones! These personalized letters are such a fun idea to embrace the Christmas spirit! Letters are stamped and mailed directly to child or parent directly from the North Pole. $8 per letter.


HOLIDAY EARRINGS

Earrings
Photo credit: Sav-Rex Pharmacy

Put on your favorite holiday sweater and pair it with these festive earrings from Sav-Rex Pharmacy in Pascagoula.


DIY COOKIE DECORATING KIT

Dolce bakeshop
Photo credit: Dolce Bakeshop

Order these festive DIY Cookie Decorating Kits from Dolce Bakeshop. $38/kit. They also have hot chocolate cocoa bombs.


COOKIES FOR SANTA

Cookies
Photo credit: Southern Girl Cookies

Santa will love eating these yummy cookies from Southern Girl Cookies! Select from several different options.


HOT CHOCOLATE CHARCUTERIE

Treats
Photo credit: Party Girls

This hot chocolate charcuterie from Party Girls is perfect for all your Christmas movie watching pleasure! Prices start at $30. Delivery available for Gulfport.


GIFT WRAPPING

Presents
Photo credit: Mary Katherine Filipich

Someone to wrap presents? Yes, please! Simply supply wrapping paper and Mary Katherine will do the rest! $3/present which includes pick up and delivery!


WOODEN NATIVITY SET

Nativity
Photo credit: Radish Loft

This wooden nativity set from the Radish Loft is perfect for little hands to learn the meaning of Christmas. $44.95/set.


COOKIES FOR SANTA PLATE

Santa plate
Photo credit: Radish Loft

Display those yummy homemade Santa cookies on this plate from Radish Loft.


NATIVITY PAINTING

Nativity painting
Photo credit: Designs by Victoria

This beauty from Designs by Victoria will look gorgeous in any home or makes a fabulous Christmas gift. Starting at $20.


 SPECIAL ORNAMENTS

Seasonal ornament
Photo credit: Chelsey Sells Seashells

These seashell ornaments from Chelsey Sells Seashells add a special touch to any Christmas tree.


CUSTOM SHIRTS

Custom t-shirt
Rosebud Creations VIP

You’re an “extra” special gift so tell the world by wearing it! Order your custom t-shirt from Rosebud Creations.


HOLIDAY CARDS

Holiday cards
Photo credit: Coastal City Goods

Send your friends and family some coastal cheer this year with holiday cards from Coastal City Goods! They feature iconic scenes from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Available online as a variety pack or just buy one!


GIFT TAGS

Gift tag
Photo credit: Pixel Pop Designs

These personalized gift tags from Pixel Pop Designs add the perfect touch to those presents under the tree.


GLITTER THE YARD

Yard glitter
Photo credit: NELLA home interiors & gifts

Glitter, glitter everywhere! Let your little ones have fun spreading glitter in the grass so it will glimmer in the dark as Santa flies past! Available for only $9.95/set at NELLA home interiors & gifts.


FANCY WREATHS

Decorations
Photo credit: Sadie Jsne’s

Sadie Jane’s can transform any home into a magical Christmas wonderland. They offer wreaths, garlands, doorways, mantles, trees, bannister, yard and porch decor, table scapes, mailboxes and anything else you need to deck out your home!


HO HO HO SWEATER

Santa sweater
Photo credit: Amazon

Pair this sweater with comfy jeans for a cute holiday party outfit.


MERRY YARD

Yard signs
Photo credit: Sign Gypsies

Sign Gypsies has lots of Christmas yard signs for setups — elf, Santa, or any holiday event.


A PLACE FOR A SPECIAL GUEST

Placemats
Photo credit: Martin Miazza

Let Martin Miazza make your holiday table extra special with these adorable placemats!


STOCKING TAGS

These locally made stocking tags by Grace & Grain add that extra special touch!


CHECK OUT our December Family Fun Guide for more ideas! 

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.