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FashionEarsta counts our Disney Thanksgiving blessings, then looks ahead with gift guides to make this holiday season less stressful.
Happy November, FashionEarstas! After last year’s travel restrictions and COVID uncertainty, we’re sure hoping that 2021 will feel more like a normal Thanksgiving season. Are you planning to visit family? Maybe you even have a Disney trip on the books while the kids are out of school?
We’re taking a moment this month to remember the things that we are grateful for about Disney and our FashionEarsta family; the Thanksgiving blessings from the past year!
One thing we know will look a little different this year is holiday shopping season. Supply chain disruptions and mail carrier delays mean that if you’re planning to shop online this season, you definitely don’t want to wait until December! Keep reading for a roundup of our holiday gift guides for teens, tweens, Amazon addicts, dark-sider dads, moms on the move and all the other people on your list.
FashionEarstas Count our Thanksgiving Blessings
With all the changes that have come to the Disney Parks over the last year, it can be easy to focus on the negative (we’re looking at you, Individual Attraction Purchases). But this month, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we wanted to share the things that we’re thankful happened, debuted or returned this year.
Here’s our list of FashionEarsta’s Thanksgiving Blessings, 2021 edition:
1. The safe return of furloughed Cast Members and the Disney College Program
We know that it was a hard time for so many Disney Cast Members who were furloughed during the pandemic shutdown and even after the parks reopened. Fortunately, the people who really make the magic have largely been called back to work, and we haven’t heard reports of CMs who have gotten COVID-19 at work.
Since it seems like we will be wearing masks to protect each other at Disney and other high-traffic places for the forseeable future, don’t forget that face masks make great stocking stuffers and that there are a ton of cute Disney styles for kids and adults alike.
Our FashionEarsta family also had a Disney College Program student whose dream was deferred last year, and we are so happy that she has been able to start her program in Orlando making children smile! That’s a true Thanksgiving blessing!
2. “Enchantment” and “Beacons of Light”
There was a lot of wringing of hands over the new nighttime shows and fireworks spectaculars that debuted in October. We even accidentally believed a photoshopped post claiming that Disney was nixing the Magic Kingdom’s new fireworks show, “Enchantment.”
But after seeing the new spectaculars, we are so happy to report that we really enjoyed them, especially Beacons of Light at Epcot! The transformation of Spaceship Earth into a sparkling gem every evening is glorious, and doesn’t draw crowds like the traditional fireworks shows!
If you’re feeling inspired by the new fireworks shows, before to check out our Main Street Style guide to fireworks-inspired Disney fashion looks:
3. Family Style Meals at Disney Celebrates Thanksgiving Blessings
This is one COVID-inspired change that we really hope sticks around: family style dining that replaced the buffets at Disney World restaurants. All-you-can-eat dishes served table side instead of from a buffet line means that food is warmer, hasn’t been picked through by strangers’ hands, and feels more like a dining experience. Not to mention how much easier it is to serve and supervise kids when you’re not chasing them down a buffet!
We’re planning to recreate some of our favorite Disney recipes at home during this year’s holiday entertaining season, so we’re in the market for big serving bowls, Disney cookbooks, and cute table decor like these finds from shopDisney:
Most of all, are favorite Thanksgiving Blessings are…
4. Family Disney Adventures
What a joy it is to have the chance to spend magical time with your family and friends, whether that’s at a Disney Park, cruise, or in your own castle. And the FashionEarsta Family definitely counts! Thanks for spending time with us this year, and we hope to see you at Disney soon!
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While we’d love to linger longer over the Thanksgiving table, we’re already well into holiday shopping season (it starts earlier and earlier every year)! We’ve been working hard to take the stress out of shopping for everyone on your list as we look ahead to a busy December.
Thanksgiving Blessings transition into Holiday Day Gift Giving
Feeling the love for your families, friends and co-workers? Here at FashionEarsta, we are here to help you celebrate the special bonds for friendship and love in your life during this gift giving season! We want to turn your Thanksgiving blessings into holiday gift celebrations.
Teenager Gifting Ideas
Know a teenager that just started driving? How about one that is really into gaming and electronics? And you probably know a teen that has a little bit of a rebel in them! Check out gift ideas for teens in the Best Gifts for Teens: FashionEarsta’s Holiday Gift Guide. You might even get a teenager to say “that’s a great gift, thanks!”
Tweens Dilemma Solved!
We think this may be the hardest age group to buy for! But, we found some fun gifts for tweens who love hoodies, gaming, collecting and more! Visit Best Gifts for Tweens: FashionEarsta’s Holiday Gift Guide to get some gift gifting inspiration for the tween in your life.
The Holiday Spirit for Kids
Seeing the joy on a child’s face during the holidays is one of the best moments of the year! The innocence and joyous holiday spirit is contagious. We explored the Amazon Toy Gift Guide and other websites to find special toys and gifts to help you give lasting memories during this holiday season. And, since we loved so many choices, we couldn’t stop at 1 guide so we made 2!
From ages 0 to 18, there’s educational, fun and practical ideas to choose from in the FashionEarsta’s Favorites in the 2021 Amazon Toy Guide and Best Gifts for Kids: FashionEarsta’s Holiday Gift Guide.
Fashion Under the Tree!
As FashionEarstas, we think giving the gift of fashion is THE perfect gift! From matching pajamas and loungewear to outwear and schakets to dresses and holiday style, we found our favorites in The 2021 Amazon Fashion Gift Guide Edit that cover everyone in your life, including yourself!
Women Celebrating Women
Celebrate and lift up the women in your life! We found an amazing selection of gifts to lift up Moms, Disney loving friends, women who love shoes and more. Check out our Best Gifts for Women: FashionEarsta’s Holiday Gift Guide. HINT: You may want to pick out a few favorites and leave some hints to your significant other for some of these incredible choices.
Dapper Disney Dads and More!
It’s easy to put them last on the gifting list, but Dads and the men in our lives can sometimes be the best support system. Celebrate their role in your life with a holiday gift or two. From fine fashion to sporting choices and men that love the Disney darkside, our Best Gifts for Men: FashionEarsta’s Holiday Gift Guide makes shopping for dads, grandfathers, brothers and more easy!
Let us know what your holiday plans look like in 2021! What are some of your Disney Thanksgiving Blessings? Want to see a gift guide we haven’t done yet? Let us know here, on Instagram and Facebook (@fashionearsta) and our brand new YouTube channel! Be sure to follow us so that you’re always in the loop and can follow along with our adventures!
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