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This post is in partnership with Westfield Shopping Centers.

Christmas Day is ONE WEEK from today! Ahh! Are you all finished with your Christmas shopping? If you asked me last week I would’ve flashed a gritted teeth smile kind of like “Yikes, I still have so much to do!” But thanks to Westfield Shopping Centers, and our trip to Citrus Park Mall over the weekend, I’m feeling in much better shape!

Christmas shopping can certainly be an all day affair – especially if you’re late in getting started with it! But fortunately, Westfield Shopping acts as a fantastic one-stop-shop for shopping, eating, and fun, no matter what stage you’re in during the Christmas season! And to help you out, I’m teaming up with Westfield today to give one lucky winner a $100 Westfield gift card (enter at the bottom of this post)!

Variety of Stores

One of my favorite reasons to go to the mall is that there are SO many stores to get your shop on at. And if you’re scrambling to get your shopping done, this is a mega plus because you can find something for everyone! From department stores, to clothing, home, or entertainment, Westfield’s got you covered.

Good Eats/Drinks

I don’t know about you, but I’m never one to turn down a snack/meal break. And one of the best parts of being in the mall is the array of foods you have to choose from. If you’re looking for a meal you can get a quick bite to eat at the food court, or if you want to relax a little longer, pop into a restaurant! On the flip side, if you’re looking for something a little lighter you still have a TON of on-the-go places to choose from from cookie and macaroon shops (#dessertfirst) to pretzel bites,  smoothies, and coffee.

Fun Activities!

Need a break from shopping? You can kick back (literally) and relax in the newly renovated, fancy reclining chairs at the movie theater (at Citrus Park)! We took a break from shopping this weekend to see the new Star Wars movie – it was awesome!

Didn’t have time to get your letter in to the North Pole and wanting to make sure the man in the red suit knows what’s on your wish list? You can catch Santa from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday!

$100 Westfield Shopping Giveaway

If you’re still trying to get your shopping done, Westfield Shopping Centers are the place to be! And don’t stress – you still have 6 shopping days to get it all done! For my local people in Tampa, we’re lucky to have 3 Westfield locations in the area – Citrus Park, Brandon, and Countryside. Added bonus? You can take advantage of extended hours now through Christmas Eve and special discounts and events (specifics vary at each property).

How’s your Christmas shopping going? If you won, what would you spend the gift card on?

It’s Friiiiiiiiday! This week has been kind of insane. My mom and I returned from our England/Scotland trip early Monday morning (thanks to weather delays, rude airline employees, and missed connections – ugh) but I jumped right back into the madness catching up on work + blog stuff, Christmas shopping, and dealing with some jet lag (first world, problems, I know). I’m totally ready for some relaxation + Christmas fun this weekend!

Lights in Bottles

I found the cutest glass bottle at Marshall’s last month and was inspired to add some cute string lights to it. It’s quickly become one of my favorite decorations and will definitely stick around through all of winter! The only downside to the lights I found is that the battery pack sticks outside of the bottle, BUT earlier this week I discovered these awesome battery-operated cork lights for bottles that let you just pop the plastic cork out to switch the lights on and VOILA! No more wires/battery packs sticking out. Kind of brilliant!

HQ App

If you haven’t downloaded the HQ App (use code “rgault” when you sign up!) you’re seriously missing out. Nearly half a million people (the number keeps growing every day) meet around 3 and 9 p.m. each day for a live trivia game of just 12 questions for the chance to win a pot of money if they’re the last one (or last few) standing by the end of the game. Admittedly, I usually only make it 4 rounds, but it’s a lot of fun! One of these days I’ll make it to the end and win! Who’s in it with me?!

Christmas Jammies 2017/Rewind With Us

I first stumbled across the Holderness Family in 2013 with their viral “Christmas Jammies” video (which NEVER gets old)! Since then, they’re constantly churning out fun + usually musical videos of their family. My favorites are always the year-end with a recap of the year. And I absolutely LOVE how they handled it this year – not only including all of the memorable things that happened to the members of their family in 2017, but also big moments that all of their fans sent in as well!

Who’s excited for Christmas?! *Raises both arms and jumps up and down* This is hands-down my favorite time of year. I love the decorations, the music, the twinkling lights, Christmas cheer, and of course, lots of A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Now that we’re officially in the peak of Christmas season, I’m excited to give away an awesome prize pack filled with lots of Peanuts goodies to one lucky winner to enjoy! Check out everything you could win below (even if you don’t win you can always scoop it up for Christmas!) + enter to win at the bottom of this post. You have until Monday, December 18 to get your entries in. Good luck!

Hallmark Peanuts Holiday itty bittys Set

Outfitted for Christmas in holiday editions of the beloved characters, this Peanuts itty bittys set serves as the perfect seasonal display or stocking stuffer. You can also take Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Woodstock out to play with this fun-filled carrier shaped like the beloved beagle’s doghouse. Added bonus: Hallmark will donate $1 to Toys for Tots with each purchase!

The Peanuts Guide to Christmas

The lovable cast of Peanuts characters is always up to something in the days leading up to Christmas. Now, with this rare compilation of treasured illustrations from the classic comics, fans of all ages can get in the spirit by reliving all of their favorite Peanuts Christmas memories.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book

Inspired by A Charlie Brown Christmas, this kit includes three 18×24 sheets of wrapping paper to color and 16 pages of crafts to help make your holiday extra special. Cut out Charlie Brown and Snoopy ornaments for your Christmas tree or make personalized gift tags featuring Lucy, Pigpen, Woodstock, and others.

The Complete Peanuts Family Album: The Ultimate Guide to Charles M. Schulz’s Classic Characters

The Complete Peanuts Family Album is the first detailed exploration of the entire Peanuts universe, from its most iconic personalities to its most obscure characters, as well as classic paraphernalia and events.

The Peanuts Holiday Collection

This comprehensive 4K Ultra HD & Blu-Ray box set from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment features the best-selling It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas, plus six more great Peanuts classics from the ’60s and ’80s.  The combo-pack also includes a Blu-ray disc and digital version of all nine TV movies.

Enter Here!

Some bonus fun for all the Peanuts fans out there? There’s a LIVE show of A Charlie Brown Christmas touring this Christmas season! You can check out the full list of tour dates here. And if you’re in the Tampa area, you can catch an afternoon or evening show this weekend at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater! We’ll be going and can’t wait to see the Christmas classic brought to life!

Want more Peanuts? Follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the latest!

We’re closing in on Christmas – just over 2 weeks to go! If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your loved ones, you can look to my gift guides (for him and for her) for inspiration!

There are SO many things to choose from when shopping for kids, so I sifted through some of the noise and picked 5 of my favorite gift ideas for across a few different age groups for both boys and girls.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set

Just about every kid loves putting shows on at home for the family, so this Deluxe Magic Set ($26) is a fun gift for those who love to perform and show off their talents of magic!

Family TableTopics

Getting everyone to put their phones, tablets, etc. away at the table can sometimes be a struggle, so the family edition of TableTopics ($25) is a great way to keep the whole family entertained! There are a lot of fun topics and you’ll learn a lot of things about each other that you might not have known before!

PopSocket

For kids with smartphones, PopSockets ($10) are a fun and affordable gift! They stick to the back of your phone and help enhance the grip and positioning of your phone. And if you’re shopping for someone who’s prone to drop their phone a lot, this is a must have!

Highlights for Children Magazine

If you’re looking for something to keep brains going, you can’t go wrong with a Highlights Magazine subscription ($30 for 12 issues)! These were my favorite growing up and my sisters loved them as well! Plus, it’s like the gift that keeps on giving because a new issue comes every month so it lasts throughout the year!

Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a “big kahuna” type of gift, the Nintendo Switch ($300) is great for video game lovers and/or the whole family! In addition to single and multi-player games at home, you can also pop the system out and take a small portable version of it to go, so it’s almost like a 2-in-1 gift!

The Christmas gift guide series continues today with 5 picks for the her! This one’s always one of my favorites to do because pulling it together helps me think about some of the things I want to put on my Christmas list and/or think about products that I already know and love to share with you!

Eating Junk + Watching Rubbish Sweatshirt

I’m all about cozy + this sweatshirt ($35) sums up how to live your best life. Plus, the quote is from Home Alone and it’s British, so two thumbs up in my book! I know I’ll be hoping for this one for Christmas!

Sugarfina Rosé All Day Gummies

If you’re shopping for someone with a sweet tooth (and who lives rosé), this set of gummies ($28) is a must-have! It comes with 3 different types of gummies all infused with rosé! Yes please!

23andMe Ancestry DNA Test

23andMe’s Ancestry DNA Test ($79) is one of the things on top of my list this year! The whole DNA-taking process seems a little gross, but it’s the results (where your ancestors are from) that are the most interesting and make this a great gift idea! And if you really wanna go big, you can get the DNA + Health Comprehensive Test ($149), which includes the ancestry piece AND a breakdown of your health and traits!

Corkcicle Stainless Steel Stemless Cup

I love versatile kitchenware and this stemless cup ($23) is perfect for keeping your beverages hot or cold for up to 9 hours! These are selling out fast (probably because they were featured in Oprah’s favorite things list this year), so if you want to buy one you need to move quickly!

Away Suitcase

If you’re shopping for someone who travels a lot, Away’s suitcase ($20 off using this link!) is the perfect gift! Their suitcases each feature a TSA-approved lock, rotate at 360-degrees, packable laundry bag, compression side, and best of all, a built-in USB charger to keep your devices powered up when on-the-go!