Courtesy Ayesha Curry
Struggling with the little ones on your shopping list this year? Worry not—Ayesha Curry's here to help.
As the mama of one of the most adorable tots around (the one and only Riley Curry), this blogger and all around lifestyle guru is offering up her best holiday advice for all your festive needs this year. After all, we're only 22 days out from Christmas now, and a mere three days away from the kick of Hanukkah!
With that in mind, we bee-lined straight for Ayesha, who's currently partnering with T.J.Maxx, to get the scoop on whipping up the best gift list for friends and fam (even the impossible-to-shop-for folks), how she'll be dressing Riley and newborn Ryan for all those holiday soirees and the dream gift she received ahead of time from NBA hubby Stephen Curry.
What tips do you have for holiday shopping? And what gifts do you fall back on for the tricky people on your list?
I know firsthand that life can get pretty hectic but especially when you add holiday shopping to the mix. So I am constantly looking for ways to simplify and get the most out of my days. My biggest tip is find a store that has it all—for me, that's T.J.Maxx. I know I can stop in and get unique and meaningful gifts that everyone in my life will love—even the ones who are tricky. For those people, I get creative… sometimes it's creating a themed gift. If I know the person is a foodie, I might put together a basket with decorative dishware, nice wine glasses, holiday themed napkins, a sturdy cutting board and an assortment of gourmet cheese and crackers.
What tips do you have about shopping for the little ones around the holidays?
Have fun with it! Parents can stress themselves out trying to find the perfect gifts but little ones are generally easily pleased even if their list includes something completely ridiculous. I like to pick up classic children's books and stickers, stamps, and other small art supplies as stocking stuffers. Big stuffed animals look great under the tree—and don't need any wrapping! I always love to find gifts for them that we can enjoy together. Riley loves to cook with me so if I can find her safe and fun cook and bake ware so she can be mommy's sous chef that's always a big crowd pleaser.
Are there any items already on Riley's wish list?
Riley also loves anything tiny right now! She's obsessed with opening small packages and things like surprise eggs. A basket full of little things is definitely the way to go for her at the moment.
What luxury items are on your dream wish list this year?
My husband is so wonderful. He actually surprised me with my dream stove for my birthday. A gorgeous Antique White La Cornue Range. I cried, I was so excited. So I'm pretty much set and so is he because he's always fed around our house.
Are there any DIY holiday decorations you're crafting this year?
Things have been a bit crazy here at the Curry house so crafting and DIY isn't always doable. One way I like to decorate is with Riley's artwork. She loves to draw, paint and craft so I may tape together her adorable art and use it as a table runner.
What's your go-to outfit for a holiday party?
Right now, I am loving jumpsuits! They are both fashionable and functional. As a mom of a newborn and a toddler, I don't have a lot time to think or plan out an outfit, so a jumpsuit is a perfect option because I can throw it on, add a few festive accessories, and a great pair of heels and I know it looks good.
And how would you dress Riley and Ryan?
Riley is always about dresses these days and Ryan is still so little so I typically will put her in a dress with bloomers or an adorable onesie—that's the way to go.