Want it, Need it, Wear it, Read it, Christmas Printable!

The holidays are so busy, such a busy time of year for everyone. For many reasons (including three birthdays in the fall and winter) last year we really needed to simplify the Christmas gifts giving in our house. Our kids get a lot of gifts, we are so blessed that they are loved by our extended family, but we realized things needed to change. The first thing that we did was implement the want it, need it, wear it, read it gift rule, (for santa gifts off of each gift list) and it is still evolving. See my updated privacy policy disclosure here, and this post contains affiliate links. It has led to fewer gifts, and a lot less organization during the holiday season.  I hope that this will become your Christmas time tradition, and at the end of the post you will see my PRINTABLE Christmas wish template for want it, need it, wear it and read it!

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*edited to add the gifts for 2022, and  printable christmas lists for the dear santa letter that they each create!

My husband and I were spending so much time finding gifts, and wrapping gifts, only to find that the kids were more interested in one of two things that an aunt perfected in her gift giving.  They only wanted that toy (or the box when they were littler), and the rest of it was relegated to a bin.  Probably never played with and just creating clutter.  So, a couple of years ago we tried something new.

How we simplified Christmas.

That has changed too! Those four gifts used to be from us, and I would spend forever wrapping and counting. UGH! Now no more. The next year we tried a simple way to handle the holiday wish lists...They get ONE special gift from the parents and the 4 (want it, need it, wear it, read it) from Santa! I don't even have to wrap that ish anymore. Talk about the magic of the holidays lol!

And I know some of you wrap Santa, but for me that's just cray.  I can't hide the special paper, and God forbid I run out.  No thanks!  Santa puts all their stuff together, and sets it all up.  Sure makes it easy for us parents.

Want it, Need it, Wear it, Read it gift list:

This year from the parents, Belle is getting this:

Actually all of them are getting this, the Magic Key pass for Disneyland.

We got the least expensive pass.

From Santa she is getting: (and under the pictures are links)

Want it:

You guys she is got a fish last year, and it was the best gift. We having had some issues with the cat trying to eat it, so we need a different/more expensive tank. Honestly I expect this to be her favorite gift. I can't even with that but I am looking at this tank...


Need it:

I'm a jerk...she's getting socks.

  But like nice organic ones.  I love these from Hanna Andersson, and they are on sale!
I like these from amazon, just click on the picture!

Wear it:


Sister needs some new jammies.  I love these Burts Bees ones because you can do cute matching photos for the family too!

Read it:

This one is a doozy, but we are getting her a three month subscription to audible.  I think it is the perfect way to transition her on an airplane, and solidify her love of book.  With the three months, we can try it without spending a ton.  Click where it says audible gift memberships if you want to know more.  They also have a 30 day free trial.

Audible Gift Memberships

Ry is getting this from us:

The magic key pass!

From Santa:

Want it:

He is getting this awesome Lego Mario thing that I found at Costco.  I got the last of three, so I'm sure its sold out there, but I found it online.  With Mario World opening up at Universal Studios, we are all in on the Mario around here!


 Need it:

Also socks.  I AM A MONSTER. But they always need socks.  I also got him a couple of shirts from the Jcrew sale, it was over 50% off!

Wear it:

I wasn't sure I would like these in person, but I do!  They are waterproof, warm, and stylish enough for out to dinner during the winter.


Read it:

It can be tough to find books for him because he really only likes graphic novels, but my nephew loved these!  Click here.

My oldest, Clara (12) will get this from us:

From Santa:

Want it:

This one is a big one, and normally would be from us, but we have a sewing auntie visit (fuck cancer we haven't seen her for two years), and she wants to share her knowledge.  Click here.

I also have a post about gift ideas for tweens, you know how hard they can be to shop for!!

Need it:

She also needs jammies, and the long ones are just too hot for most of the year here. Click here.  Also also I will get them matching things until they cry uncle.

Wear it:

She has been dying for huggie hoops.  I can wear them too so I am excited.  Click here.

Look how big she has gotten!


Read it: 

She is obsessed with this series.  Tween girl moms, get this!

All of those pictures are hyperlinked to some of my favorite stores, if you need some ideas.  And yes, I bought 95% of my gifts on Amazon this year.  The prices are great, and I can't beat the convenience!  And before you worry that my kids aren't getting much, DON'T.  They get a lot of fun gifts, and that's not the reason for the season anyway.

Here is the link for the full sized printable!

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