The holidays are coming! There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than home in Columbus. What a great place to spend the season! If you’re looking for inspiration, turn to my hard-working, knowledgable, talented mamapreneur friends, the Columbus mom bloggers. (If you don’t read their blogs, you’re probably going to want to start). Discover traditions, new and old, learn ways to keep it simple, get ideas on gifting and decorating, and save money. And it’s all right here!
ICYMI, yours truly got gifts figured out for your fitness friends. It was my pleasure! Be sure to check out all the local healthy present ideas on Find Where You Fit.
Healthy Columbus Holiday Gift Guide
Kathleen Murray, Just Keep it Simple Fitness
If you enjoy reading Find Where You Fit, and you’re also looking simple, achievable ideas how you can exercise without a gym, you need Kathleen in your life! Nobody wants to put a damper on holiday fun with skipping the things they love. She has a fresh perspective here for you on how to balance it out. I can get behind that! You’ll even find some tips on there from me!
Malini Swank, Lakes and Lattes.
I am always getting reliable and inspirational travel ideas from Malini as well as delicious and creative recipes you actually want to make. She has put together a Columbus “Holiday adventure” complete with a scavenger hunt to explore, a place to eat, and an activity to do.
Kim Barnes, Wear Love Wanders.
On top of taking the most dreamy pictures of her gorgeous and cutely-dressed boys, Kim shares touching life stories and brings us on a journey. She has put together a local gift guide!
Julie Miller, What Should We Do Today?
Your girl Julie ALWAYS knows what’s going on and has the most dependable list of activities for Columbus families. I love her weekly guides! Plus, she’s super nice. You’ll definitely want to read 10 of her favorite holiday traditions around Columbus, I’ve done 7. How about you?
10 of our Favorite Columbus Christmas Traditions.
Ashley Liles, Columbus For Kids
Read her blog for frugal living infused with a major dose of nature. You’ll find her on playgrounds, at nature centers, all over town, or making cool crafts like these holiday nature crafts. And the directions are always simple, because that’s what us Moms want.
Tara Chapman, Pennies From Heaven Home
This season, you can find great decorating tips on a budget from Tara. She moved to Columbus from New England and is always making improvements on her home and sharing them with you. Get some tree trimming ideas from his lady!
Mary, A Mission to Save
I don’t know anyone as ambitious and knowledgable when it comes to getting a deal. Mary is ALWAYS on top of it! I call her the OG (original gangster, of course) because of her serious expertise. She says it’s not too early (or too late) to get a game plan for your holiday shopping. Apparently Black Friday Deals go all through November this year! So be ready.
Emily Ferjencik, Let’s Play the Speech and Language Way
As a PT, you know I love the idea of another therapist giving her input! Emily is a speech therapist with phenomenal playtime ideas that stimulate speech and language. Get ready for Santa with speech development games and songs.
Shannon Gallatin, My Life in the Blink
Shannon is all about telling the true, honest story and sharing what she has learned, including thrifty tips, through beautiful pictures and storytelling. This is a great article to read now while you’re in the early planning stages of shopping. She breaks it all down into 5 types of gifts and helps you get organized.
Eryn Gilson, 614 Mom
You always get the full rundown on Columbus family life when it comes to 614 Mom. This girl doesn’t miss a beat and does it all with a smile on her face, a beautiful baby on her hip, and 2 older sibs in tow. You know a holiday guide from her is going to be good!