Christmas Eve Gifts: Comfy, Cuddly & Cozy Gift Ideas

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For many of us, Christmas Eve is the best part of the holiday season. It’s the best night of the year to cozy up on the couch, warm up by the fire, enjoy a mug of eggnog or hot chocolate, and of course, unwrap a few Christmas gifts. In addition to the many holiday gift ideas we have available at Lakeside for Christmas morning, we have a wide variety of Christmas Eve gifts, cozy gift ideas and stocking stuffers for Christmas Eve. Explore our favorite categories, shop our Gift Center and check out our infographic below!

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Lakeside Gift Center – Shop All Christmas Gifts!

Finding unique Christmas gifts for the family has never been easier with Lakeside’s Gift Center. Discover Christmas gift ideas for her, great stocking stuffers for kids and more!

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Christmas Infographic – Santa’s Stocking Stuffers Formula

Stocking Stuffers are many of our all-time favorite Christmas traditions. Get the step-by-step secret formula on stockings with these stocking stuffers ideas from Santa himself!

Christmas Infographic - Santa's Secret Stocking Stuffers Formula

Holiday Infographic – Christmas Facts from Around the World

Ever wondered how many countries celebrate Christmas, or how trees are decorated in other countries? Get excited for Christmas with Christmas facts from around the world!

Christmas Infographic - Christmas Facts from Around the World

Christmas Brunch Recipe Ideas We Can’t Wait to Try

There’s more to look forward to on Christmas morning than opening presents. Today (like most mornings) we’re thinking about breakfast food, contemplating late-morning meal possibilities that combine the holiday feel we love with our favorite breakfast treats. Here are the Christmas brunch ideas we’re currently craving.


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Christmas Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect breakfast food and will definitely hit the spot on Christmas morning. And there are so many creative ways to make your pancakes festive with simple shapes and easy food accents. Make the kids smile when you serve them up some snowman pancakes with a bacon scarf, stack them high to create a Christmas tree or use toppings to create festive holiday characters with this inspiring list of pancake ideas.

Gingerbread Waffles

If you have a waffle maker handy, let it do most of the work. All you have to do is get the batter ready and get your toppings lined up. It’ll save you time whipping up the batter the night before. Just heat up the waffle iron and start pumping out delicious portions for the entire family. Just like pancakes, waffles will make everyone happy on Christmas morning, especially if you mix up your classic recipe–try out these gingerbread waffles.

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Breakfast Ideas for Leftover Ham

Many of us enjoy a glazed holiday ham on Christmas Eve. Meaning leftovers. Meaning ham at-the-ready for a variety of uses on Christmas morning. With recipes like this ham and cheese breakfast casserole, it’s easy to use those leftovers to prep a hearty meal for the next morning. You’ll be glad you prepped your Christmas morning meal the night before when all you have to do is get up, pop the casserole in the oven and sit back.

Baked Croissant Casserole

If you’re feeling a little more ambitious about your breakfast casserole, mix it up with this croissant breakfast bake. It’s also a great alternative in case your plans for plenty of leftover holiday ham didn’t pan out like you thought they might. The buttery mini croissants, melty cheese and eggs will entice any late-riser out of bed.

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Specialty Cinnamon Rolls

Slow-cookers are perfect for Christmas morning because they simplify the cooking process and allow you to enjoy your holiday with the family while your meal cooks. But slow-cookers are not just for hearty casseroles or quinoa. They can also be used for classic breakfast treats like gooey, sugary cinnamon rolls. Check out a simple recipe from Creme de la Crumb to make slow-cooker cinnamon rolls a reality on Christmas morning.

Green Monday: Great Deals Behind Every Door

In honor of Green Monday, Lakeside is offering up to 50% off on select products, as well as Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more! Stock up on a few stocking stuffers, get last-minute gifts or a few bargains to treat yourself for a successful holiday shopping season. Open a few of our Green Monday doors to find some of our favorite deals, or go straight to our Green Monday Sale to shop now. But hurry, deals end at midnight!

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Take Care of Your Commuter: Gifts for Travelers

For most of us, the best gifts we receive are often the ones that make our daily lives a little easier, a bit more comfortable and a lot less stressful. Luckily, especially if you’re still trying to find gifts for loved ones, there is one aspect of everyone’s day that can be improved with a thoughtful gift–the daily commute. End the search with some of these great gift ideas for travelers that drive on the daily, frequently fly or ride the train to work.


Ideas for Daily Drivers

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22-Oz. NFL 360° Wrap Travel Tumblers
Universal Phone Magnetic Dashboard Mount
Memory Foam Microsuede Auto Cushions


Gifts for Frequent Flyers

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Personalized Duffels or Cosmetic Bags
1,000 Dot-to-Dot Activity Books
2-In-1 Stand with Power Bank


Deals for Railroad Riders

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Breathless Trilogy Set
Collegiate Mascot Neck Pillows
Lisa Frank® Power Banks


DAY TWELVE Holiday Fun Fact:

According to this interesting infographic from Travel and Leisure, nearly 100 million Americans travel during the holiday season. Airfare is typically the lowest and least hectic on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for the simple fact that many people aren’t looking to travel on these days. However, airfare usually spikes right after both of these days. And for future reference, if you’re one of the 6 million people who typically fly during the holiday season, booking your domestic flights two months in advance will typically get you the best deal.


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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler
People celebrate Christmas many different ways, but if there’s one thing nearly all of us can agree on during the holidays it’s the fact that traveling is a pain. While most of us just get a taste of these traveling challenges during the holidays, there are a few people in every family who put up with many of these traveling woes on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. Whether they’re logging a lot of hours driving, flying or riding the train it’s in your power to make their life more comfortable and a little less stressful with these thoughtful Christmas gifts.

Last Chance for Personalized Christmas Gifts

Today is the final day to order personalized Christmas gifts so that you’ll get them in time for the holidays. If you’re looking for a unique way to surprise family or friends this Christmas, check out the personalized gifts below, or explore our entire collection of personalized gifts. Christmas is the perfect time of year to give our loved ones special gifts like jewelry. Also, find a few creative ways to “wrap” jewelry in our Lakeside article.


Personalized Jewelry

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Personalized Five Hearts Name Bracelets
Personalized Cuff Bracelets
Personalized Crucifix Cross Pendants


Gifts for Holiday Hosts

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Sets of 4 Personalized Slate Coasters
Personalized Wine Bottle Shaped Cutting Boards
Personalized Stainless Steel Flasks


 Personalized Sports Gifts

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Personalized NFL Locker Room Prints
Personalized College Locker Room Prints
Personalized MLB Stadium Prints


DAY ELEVEN Holiday Fun Fact:

St. Nicholas wasn’t the original Christmas gift-giver. Those familiar with the Christmas story know that The Wise Men started our favorite holiday tradition by bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Although the Bible does not mention the names of the Wise Men (it doesn’t even specify that there were three), many cultures have names for the three men. Three of the most popular are Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. In Latin America, Día de Los Reyes (Three Kings Day) is traditionally celebrated on January 6th to honor the day the Three Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus. Traditionally, children put out their shoes the night before, waking up to gifts from the Three Kings. Similar to Christmas Eve, kids set out grass and water for camels instead of reindeer.


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Unique Ways to “Wrap” Jewelry for Christmas
Christmas is one of the best times of year to splurge on special jewelry for loved ones, because the holiday itself offers some unique opportunities to give jewelry to others. The versatile design of necklaces, bracelets, earrings or rings make it possible to find creative gift-giving solutions that add a personal touch as well as a fun little surprise. If you’re planning on getting some special jewelry for family or friends this holiday season, check out some of these creative gift-giving solutions to make their Christmas experience more memorable.

Gift Wrapping Ideas: Make Life Easier with Gift Bags

Even though you can still find bargain-priced gifts at Lakeside today, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the (very recent) past. And if, like most Americans, you stocked up on great gifts during the busiest shopping season of the year, now you need to wrap those gifts up and prop them under the tree. We’ve got a few easy solutions for gift wrapping ideas, from festive gift bags (for under $10) to creative solutions for presenting gift cards and hostess gifts. And if you’re wrapping some gifts with paper, be sure to check out our article below.


Gift Bag Sets Under $10

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31-Pc. Chalkboard Carols Gift Bag Set
42-Pc. Designer Holiday Bag Sets


Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

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6-Pc. Snowman Treat Bags
Gift Card Puzzle


DAY TEN Holiday Fun Fact:

Wrapping gifts can be traced back to ancient traditions in Japan, Korea, and more famously to upper-class European customs. However, it was a couple of famous brothers running a stationery store in Kansas City who are responsible for wrapping paper as we know it today. After selling out of tissue paper during a busy holiday season, the brothers replaced it on short notice with fancier paper they had in stock that was meant for lining envelopes. This paper sold out as well, and in the following years, the brothers started producing decorative versions for Christmas gifts. The brothers were Joyce and Rollie Hall. Their store was Hallmark.


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Holiday Hustle: Tips for Beautifully Wrapped Gifts
There’s something about showing up to holiday gatherings with a perfectly wrapped present that makes us so proud, even if it was secretly wrapped by a professional. The majority of us have not mastered the art of wrapping presents, and paying a professional to do it for us isn’t friendly to our Christmas budget. However, there are a few tricks to doing it right yourself. Here are five easy at-home tips for beautifully wrapped gifts.

The Perfect Present: Gifts for Kids & Home Decorators

By the time the holiday shopping season starts to settle down, when most of our gifts are perfectly wrapped and placed under the tree, we look down at our Christmas lists and see there’s still a bit more to get done. In fact, it always feels like the same names are left staring at us on our lists every year. There are always some people on our lists who are harder to shop for than others, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Find out how to narrow down the perfect present for those difficult names on your list with these seasonal Lakeside articles.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home Decorator in Your Life
Home decor enthusiasts have a unique eye for detail and a passion for pulling rooms together. Whether they are collaborators who thrive on outside input or prefer flying solo when it comes to home-decorating puzzles, it’s that unique eye for detail that makes them a chore to shop for during the holidays. Sometimes it’s easier to shy away from trying to find a home decor gift for the home decorator in your life. Never fear… Check out a few of these tips on how to find the perfect holiday gift for your home-decorating perfectionist.

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Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Animals
To be fair, it’s hard to find a kid who doesn’t adore animals, but some kids like them more than others. Some kids can’t get enough and wouldn’t mind finding out that all the gifts under the tree have an animal theme. If your kid adores animals, chances are it’s not an entirely new thing, so finding an original animal gift they will be excited about might be a bit tougher than you’d expect. Figure out how to find some great gifts for animal crazy kids in your life this Christmas with a few of these simple guidelines and ideas to help you brainstorm.

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Fall Home Decor You Can Keep Up Through Christmas

The difference between traditional harvest and Christmas decorations can be pretty drastic, but it  doesn’t have to be. Although there are some things that just don’t make sense to put up yet, like Christmas trees or holiday lights, there are a number of ways to decorate for the fall season around your house without having to take everything down for Christmas. Check out our fall home decor you can display through the holidays.

Light the Way from Fall to Christmas
Get that warm, cozy feeling you need as the weather changes from chilly to challenging.sweet-n-spicy-mason-jar-candleswoodland-tea-light-candleholderswinter-warmth-mason-jar-candles

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Mason Jar Candles
The 12-oz. Mason jars are packed with a wonderful scent and have a metal top to keep the candle fresh.
Woodland Tea Light Candleholders
Create a serene, cozy scene with candleholders designed to look like tree stumps or a stack of firewood.
Winter Warmth Mason Jar Candles
These Mason jars are filled with 12-oz. of fragrant wax that adds a warm, welcoming touch to your home.

Fall Greetings that Fit the Holidays
Welcome guests from when the leaves start falling to when the snow starts piling up.double-sided-seasonal-door-hangers17-inch-berry-starslighted-country-spray-or-wreath

Double-Sided Seasonal Door Hangers
This double-sided door hanger has your personal monogram and a festive design for fall or the holidays.
17″ Berry Stars
Natural vines, faux pine sprigs, berries and a bronze star make this hanger great from autumn until winter.
Lighted Country Wreath or Spray
Metal stars and hearts, berries, plaid bows and lights give this wreath or spray versatility for any season.

October-to-December Decorations
Get that fall feeling you want in October that continues to satisfy through December.lighted-monogram-plaquesinspirational-angelsfabric-covered-sentiment-plaques

Lighted Monogram Plaques
Reminiscent of a vintage marquee sign, this plaque brightens up a desk or shelf with beautiful LED lights.
Inspirational Angels
This inspirational angel features a sentiment that makes it perfect as a home accent for fall or a holiday gift.
Fabric-Covered Sentiment Plaques
Add country charm and a sweet family phrase to your home to inspire everyone from October to December.

Holiday Hustle: Last Minute Christmas Checklist

ChristmasWe’re just days away from Christmas! With friends and family visiting from out of town, things are about to get crazy! But we’ve got your back. Here’s a last minute Christmas checklist to help you get ready.

Scrub Down If you haven’t done a thorough house-cleaning yet, it’s too late, but it’s not the end of the world. A quick wipe-down of the bathrooms, vacuuming and dusting should be easy enough to complete alongside your other tasks. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

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ChristmasGet your grocery list together by December 21. Buy everything for Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas breakfast and Christmas dinner. The crowds will be crazy between now and Christmas morning, so include staples like milk, fruit, bread, and anything your family needs to eat daily.

 

Go grocery shopping no later than December 22. This will give you some room for errors — you’ll still have a day or so to get anything you forgot to put on your list.

Prep Start dinner prep on December 23. Christmas Eve will be hectic enough without having to think about every detail of Christmas dinner. Cutting up vegetables and peeling potatoes ahead of time will save you from stress on Christmas day.

Bake your desserts on Christmas Eve. You won’t have oven space on Christmas Day to do all the cooking and baking.

Holiday Bounty

Wrap the gifts for your family no later than December 21. Pull everything out of hiding and cloak your presents in glitter and ribbons to dazzle your kids before their favorite day. Remember to be clever enough with the wrapping that they can’t sneak a peek at what you bought.

ChristmasStuff the stockings by December 22. This is just to make sure you have enough goodies to fill out the stockings. If you don’t have enough trinkets to make the stockings swell like Santa’s belly, you’ll have time to buy a few more souvenirs.

Tots Keep the kids busy. Plan a few crafts for the little ones — they’ll need activities while school is out and you won’t have time to entertain them. If your kids are old enough, involve them in the holiday preparation.

The Lakeside Collection has ideas and products to make any holiday merry! From New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve, look to Lakeside to make all your holidays bright.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

If you’re like the rest of us, most of the holiday shopping is done, but there are a few people left on your list to buy for. At the end of a work week with holiday parties ahead, you don’t have time or energy to do anymore shopping. But with the power of the Internet, shopping is hardly a burden! To make it even easier, we put together a list of some of our favorite products for you to browse. Here’s this week’s Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week.lak-soapAroma Therapy Handcrafted, plant-based Simply be well Holiday Soap will leave your hands feeling clean and smelling fragrant. Using traditional soap-making techniques, this luxurious set of 2 triple milled, long-lasting bars provides a rich lather as it mildly exfoliates the skin. It’s infused with natural glycerin to leave your skin soft and moisturized. Cranberry has a tart and fruity fragrance, while Peppermint Bark gives your skin a sweet peppermint scent. Arrives festively wrapped and ready for giving. 5 oz., each.

footless-tightsPrincess Pride The Girls’ Favorite Character Footless Tights are a versatile addition to her everyday wardrobe. The tights feature bright colors and photo-real designs of beloved characters. Footless construction is easy to wear and make these tights the perfect accessory for any outfit. Polyester and spandex. Machine care. Imported.

squeakie-pup-padPuppy Love The Dog Breed Squeakie Pup Pad keeps your furry friend occupied for hours. With 11 squeakers inside and no stuffing to come out, it’s the perfect dog toy. Cute facial expressions and plush textures make it look like your favorite breed. Approx. 12-1/2″W x 9-3/4″L. Polyester and EVA. Imported.

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Superheroes, A-Z The Marvel Encyclopedia is essential for die-hard fans of these well-known superheroes. Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, this edition features new entries on the latest characters and teams, updates on the existing comics and storylines, and expanded entries on Spider-Man(TM), Thor, and The Avengers. Organized alphabetically. 10-1/8″W x 12-1/4″L. Hardcover, 439 pages. disney-meal-setMickey Meals Make mealtime fun with a 3-Pc. Disney Meal Set. Perfectly sized for Disney fans and collectors of all ages, the mug and plate feature a favorite character. Matching bowl is ideal for soup and oatmeal. Porcelain. Dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.gift-app

Look to the The Lakeside Collection for all your gifts this holiday season! We have hundreds of items at discount prices for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list. Check out our Perfect Present Gift App to steer you to the right present.