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Vanessa Lachey Reveals Her and Husband Nick Lachey's 'Dream Gift' for the Holidays

With the holiday season coming to a close, Vanessa Lachey and her husband Nick are feeling blessed—and maybe in need of a bit of a lie in.

Vanessa opened up to PopCulture.com about Christmas at the Lachey household in a recent interview, revealing that it's all about their kiddos around this time of year—Camden, 6, Brooklyn, 3, and Pheonix, 2.

"Nick and I feel especially grateful this time of year, and at this point, it’s about the kids!" she told PopCulture.com. "Our dream 'gift' would be a mommy and daddy day where could sleep in and catch up around the house—that sounds perfect!"

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For the model, the holidays are "all about traditions," she continued. "It’s important to continue them or create a new one with your friends and family each year!"

The couple's longest-standing Christmas tradition is making Vanessa's famous breakfast casserole on the big day, a mainstay of their holidays since her and Nick's first Christmas together 12 years ago.

"The recipe has evolved over time, but I love switching out the baking dish I make it in," she said, adding, "This year, I found a beautiful white ceramic casserole dish at HomeGoods that says 'Deck the Halls' on it."

Many of the cheery items decorating the Lachey household are a HomeGoods find, she added.

"The store is like a treasure trove of holiday inspiration. My strategy is to go in without a list and just explore the aisles to see what may spark an idea for the perfect gift! I like to give something that is a mix of practical and personal, and at HomeGoods, I can find fun and unexpected things for everyone!"

She continued, "This year, for my daughter, I found a pink, electric ride-on car that I know she will flip over! The price was so good, I didn’t feel guilty getting the boys something equally special—and I know Nick will be excited I didn’t break the bank!"

It's not just family members that benefit from Vanessa's Christmas shopping spree.

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"At my house, the party starts as soon as you step in the door!" she said of entertaining over the holidays. "I love to wow my guests with a show-stopping entryway because it sets the tone for the entire space. I found a life-size Santa Claus at HomeGoods – perfect for party photo opps - that was such a great price, I didn’t have to limit my holiday fun. I also got a giant sleigh to match that I plan fill with party favors for guests to grab on their way out. I also love to set up a food and bar stations to make it easy for guests and me as the host, so I
can mingle!"

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