Festivities and Gifts


Haylee Renee Couvson, Staff Writer

Merry Christmas 

Are you ready to deck the halls this Christmas? There are many deals for you to get into the Christmas spirit. You can go all out for festivities and gifts, and even craft out your own ideas. I am here to help you guys pay for less and come up with more ideas this Christmas season. 

Christmas Deals

There are a lot of Black Friday deals, and we are starting off with Target. Target has deals for electronics, clothing, beauty and personal care, and toys. Toys can go up to 40% off, so if you want to shop for a friend or family member, Target would be the place to go. If your go-to store is Walmart, then you’re in luck. Walmart has up to 85% off prompts and discounts for this Christmas. Big Lots has 15% off for Christmas decor, food gifts, clothing and accessories. 


It’s alright if you are not able to buy gifts for your peers; you can just make them crafts instead. There are many stores including the ones already listed above where you can buy your friends and families cards or you can create handmade gifts. Michaels and Dollar Tree have a lot of crafts that you might be interested in. I’d say that the best place to look for crafting ideas would be on Pinterest. You can DIY an Explosion Box and include a photo album inside (this is really popular). On Pinterest you can also see how to DIY candles, accessories, sugar scrubs, etc. 


There is nothing more fun than playing games at functions. There are tons of games that you can play with family and friends. The following list is of games that you can consider playing and creating. 

  • This is a game where you have to be blindfolded, and you have to try and navigate the red nose to where it may be located on Rudolph. The goal of the game is to pin the nose right where it belongs on Rudolph, and then win a prize. This game is for all ages. 
  • The objective of the game is to punch through tissue paper that is covered over a cup,  and select a prize that awaits inside. If you are the one creating the game, you want to make sure that there’s enough cups for everyone to participate in. The prizes can conclude: candy, money, gift cards, toys, and etc. This game is for all ages. 
  • What is a Christmas without making Gingerbread houses? Not only do you get to make a Gingerbread house, you can also win a prize for having the best looking one! This game is for all ages.