Share the Joy this Holiday Season #WorldMarket_Joy

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Share The Joy This holiday Season #WorldMarket_Joy

Share the Joy this Holiday Season

As I’ve mentioned more than a few times, there is a family at my mom’s church that we have been reaching out to over the past few months. Dad is stationed overseas and Mom (R) and daughter (S) are here handling some health issues that no little girl should have to battle at such a young age. As a mom, I feel for them. I cannot imagine how challenging the holidays might be so my family wanted to share the joy with them throughout the season!

We have been sharing a variety of gift baskets with R and since the holidays are all about tasty goodies (at least in my world), we wanted to put together a gift that would give R the opportunity to make or bake something with S. I love creating memories in the kitchen with W even if they are all pretty messy. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

World Market is my go to place when I want to put together a unique gift basket. They have everything you need and they’ll even package it up for you!

World Market Share The Joy #WorldMarket_Joy

Share The Joy with World Market Stocking Stuffers #WorldMarket_Joy

Shopping for Great Gift Ideas

The great thing about World Market when you’re working on putting together a gift basket is that they offer a huge variety of items. There is something that fits every price range and size range. I found some wonderful stocking stuffers (from sentimental to humorous) that also work great as filler for baskets.

But I was on the hunt for a baking or cooking project. I was on the hunt for inspiration. And then it hit!

Christmas Breakfast Inspiration at World Market #WorldMaket_Joy

The adorable penguin and gingerbread shaped syrup bottles inspired me to create a Christmas Morning Breakfast Gift Basket! What a great way to make a new memory and perhaps start a new tradition!

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket #WorldMarket_Joy

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

As soon as I spotted the pancake syrup, I discovered that World Market also had Red Velvet Pancake Mix. Add in an apron and a new spatula and we had enough for one gift basket. One thing I love about this basket idea is that it could easily be expanded for larger families by adding more boxes of mix and more syrup. It could also be a bigger basket by including more kitchen supplies.

I was pretty proud of coming up with a unique idea. It’s one that may become tradition in our home as well! J had to try some of these red velvet pancakes since he is the pancake king in our house. We had to know if they were worthy of making for a breakfast get together at my mom’s church.

Another way I’m trying to teach W to give back to others is through service. So helping prepare a pancake breakfast for those who are in need is one way to model helping others.

Red Velvet Pancakes from World Market #WorldMarket_Joy

Holiday Tradition: Christmas Morning Breakfast #WorldMarket_Joy

Holiday Traditions of Giving with Share the Joy

While holiday shopping is fun and watching W opening gifts is one of my favorite things, giving to others is really what this season is about. And I want him to grow up knowing what is important. So starting holiday traditions such as serving meals and making gift baskets for others is high on my priority list.

World Market Share The Joy This Year #WorldMarket_Joy

Plus being able to find all of these great goodies to wrap up and pass along is a great way to teach W about the joy of giving. Yes, we found a little something for everyone in the family. So after they make themselves a delicious pancake breakfast, the can enjoy opening gifts and celebrating together with all of their new gifts. World Market definitely came through with great gift ideas. From sentimental to funny, I think we got everything covered!

Sharing The Joy with World Market #WorldMarket_Joy

World Market Share the Joy Sweepstakes

Through December 21, World Market is holding the Share the Joy Sweepstakes! You could win $5,000 and have $5,000 donated to the charity of your choice. Now that’s definitely sharing the joy! I wish I could give R and S $5,000 this holiday season. To enter, visit the World Market Facebook page. Like the page and then enter your email address and submit. Fill out the entry form to be entered for your chance to win!

There will be a new winner each week! So 5 people will each win $5,000 and have $5,000 donated! Enter here for your chance to win!

Once you’ve entered, you can stop by World Market and do some holiday shopping to share the joy yourself!

You can learn even more about World Market by connecting on Twitter @WorldMarket, on Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Tell me how you share the joy during the holidays!

Formula Mom Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™. All experiences and opinions are 100% my own.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. Its always great helping other families in need, especially military families!
    Susan Bewley recently posted..ITO EN’s Ginger Tangerine Rooibos Tea Review

  2. It’s so great that you have reached out to this family! The gift basket is perfect! How festive with the red pancakes! Such a great idea!

  3. I love making up gift basket and creating ideas for them! Love the breakfast idea! Wish we still had a World Market around here, but ours closed :(
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  4. I was so sad when our World Market closed too. They have the neatest stuff!
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  5. we have a World Market near us now that we moved….haven’t checked it out yet, but looks like I will have to! super cute items!
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