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I’m so excited about today’s post, and I sure do hope that it will be a huge help to y’all. When writing this post, I did so with the intention of providing ideas to help you cross several gifts off your Christmas lists. And I am hoping by the end of this post that you will feel a sense of relief and accomplishment. Because if you’re like me, nothing feels better than crossing things off a TO DO list!
So let’s just dive right in!
Now that Carter is 11 years old, gone are the days of me dressing him. Goodbye jeans and button ups. #RIP
Besides church, it’s all athletic wear…all the time. Luckily, Academy has been a 1 stop shop for us for all of his clothes, school gear, and sports gear for the last year or so. And what’s really cool is that he has recently reached the age where these types of things have now become gifts that he is excited about. Two years ago, he would have been bummed to open clothes on Christmas morning, but now I know he’ll be thrilled with certain things! So just like Academy was the best resource for us when he was headed back to school, it’s also a great 1 stop shop for Christmas gifts as well.
And not just for him, for the entire family!
There’s always stuff I can find for Chris at Academy, and if we’re being honest, I always manage to pick up a couple of things for me too, but we’ll get to that in a second.
Let’s start with Carter!
This boy is his very happiest when wearing comfy clothes at the family ranch house.
Throw in some extra fun with a soccer or football too, and he is absolutely on Cloud 9.
In fact, he’s so happy, that he doesn’t even mind taking pictures and breaking out some fancy poses.
He picked out this hoodie himself and absolutely loves it. Remember that we call him Captain Cozy, and it definitely meets his cozy standards. Plus, he has recently become super picky about both the shirts and the shoes he wears. His only requirements for his pants are that they are comfy…but his shirts, hoodies, jackets, and sneakers all have to look cool too.
And awesome news! This hoodie is 33% OFF through the end of the day AND an additional 30% OFF, making it ONLY $21! He’ll be so excited to open the dark grey one as well on Christmas morning.
These pants meet the comfy requirement ($10.50 OFF after you put them in your cart!), and the sneakers meet the cool requirement!
Carter really loved the red, but they come in blue and black too. And right now, if you spend $100 on athletic shoes, you will save $20 (discount taken in cart).
Yep, he’s in his element.
When at the ranch, I’m all about comfort too. Who am I kidding, I’m about comfort everywhere. And if it’s during the cooler months, you’ll be hard pressed to find me in anything other than athletic wear and sneakers when at the ranch. I grabbed these leggings and this sweatshirt for me on our last Academy trip, and they were perfect for the time we spent there over Thanksgiving.
It was super windy on this particular day, and both the hoodie and the leggings kept me warm. I’ll tell you this, I’ll never forget pony tail holders on a ranch trip ever again. My hair was blowing all over the place!
This hoodie is crazy comfy, soft and warm on the inside, and comes in lots of color choices!
And today it’s on SUPER SALE for ONLY $28.88! It’s regularly $55, it’s 25% OFF, and then an additional 30% OFF is taken at checkout!
The leggings are also 30% OFF today, and I love their moisture wicking capability and the wide waistband. They have 4 way stretch construction and are great for workouts!
When at the ranch during the colder months, we always spend a lot of time gathered up with lots of family members around the camp fire.
Once the sun starts to go down, the outdoor lights that are strung on the trees come on, and all the chairs come out. Do you see the red chair there on the left? That’s where the campfire is. We have some wonderful memories around that campfire.
And although we have TONS of fold up chairs that stay down at the ranch, it’s these specific chairs that people always race to get to first.
What’s so special about these chairs?
Well, the absolute best feature is that they boast Spring-Action Rocking Technology™ that offers smooth, comfortable rocking.
And their Eazy-Fold™ handles lets you quickly fold the chair for transport or storage, which makes them perfect for all sorts of events including camping, tailgating, neighborhood get-togethers, and kid’s sporting events! All of the other parents will be jealous when you are sitting on the sidelines in this bad boy! Haha!
Get one for yourself, get one for your spouse, and go ahead and get them for the grandparents that show up at all of your kid’s games too! They will thank you again and again. It’s a perfect gift!
In addition, these FANTASTIC chairs have powder-coat steel frame for lasting use, padded arm and back rests for maximum comfort, and they even have a built-in cup holder.
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The next day we rode around the land all day and just enjoyed the beautiful weather.
See what I mean? ALL comfy ALL the time when at the ranch. It’s basically a requirement.
And here’s just something about being together as a family on the family land. I sneak lots of extra hugs, and he doesn’t ever seem to mind.
How cute is Carter’s jacket? It’s stylish AND comfy, so Carter is a fan. And right now it’s 30% OFF, making it ONLY $28!
I should have had him take off his jacket so you could see the ColdGear shirt. Today it’s 30% OFF, and then an additional 30% is taken off at checkout. That means right now its just UNDER $20! These are the shirts that Carter loves wearing under his soccer uniform on cold days as well. They are great for cold weather wear and are built to keep the heat in!
I’m wearing the same leggings and sneakers you saw above, and my tee and jacket are BOTH ON SALE! They are both 30% OFF through tonight, so it’s a great time to either add a couple of pieces to your closet or grab a gift.
The tee comes in several colors, and the jacket comes in both black and a light pink.
The jacket isn’t long enough to wear with leggings on it’s own, but I think it looks great with a tee peeking out from under it.
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And I couldn’t let you leave today without an Academy Gift Guide!
Academy has SO MANY great things for the entire family. And the portable rocking chair of course made the collage!
- men’s hoodie / 2. sports wagon / 3. men’s slippers / 4. Under Armour 3 pack of socks / 5. fleece blanket / 6. portable rocking chair/ 7. portable waterproof speaker/ 8. football/ 9. football gloves / 10. men’s fleece / 11. women’s fleece jacket / 12. Yeti tumbler / 13. Yeti cooler / 14. Cornhole set
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Thank you to Academy Sports + Outdoors for sponsoring this post.