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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
It is my favorite time of year, the holidays are here! I love everything about the holiday season, from shopping for the perfect gift to curling up with hot cocoa and a Christmas movie. However, I know how stressful holiday shopping can be, between the crowded stores, the daunting list of people to buy for, and simply not knowing what to get everyone. I have rounded up a list of my favorite gift ideas for everyone on your list this year so that you can get your shopping done quickly from home and still bring smiles to all your loved ones this year.
Check out each section of this Holiday Gift Guide and you should be able to find something for everyone.
Great Gift Ideas for Kids
Story Time Chess: This chess set centers around custom chess pieces and a beautifully crafted storybook, drawn by the award-winning former Disney illustrator Ryan Terry. Each chess piece has a unique story and purpose and is a quirky character that becomes a part of the game. Learn about King Chomper and how he moves about his kingdom. See how Queen Bella rules her subjects and makes friends with the other characters. Children learn the concepts of chess in a fun way!
My oldest has been trying to learn to play chess for the last year and has been able to pick it up easily after playing Story Time Chess. Now both the twins have fallen in love with this game, I couldn’t be more thrilled!
Creation Crate Subscription Box: This is an educational and unique gift idea that is perfect for the kids on your list who love STEM. All 3 of my kids are in STEM clubs and my oldest is in an engineering program, so this is the perfect gift that helps them get hands-on and create technology. With the Creation Crate, you get a UNO R3 (Arduino compatible), a breadboard, and all the needed components to build the project, along with access to an Online Classroom with instructions, video tutorials, and one on one troubleshooting support.
World Village Playset Ireland: This is a fun playset that lets kids explore Irish culture with creative play. It includes a playmat, puzzles, figures, a travel journal, and story cards. If you have a little explorer on your list, this is a perfect gift that will help build social skills, problem-solving skills, creativity, and communication skills.
THE WORLD HAPPY MAP: A map that kids can play with! It includes reusable stickers and a dry erase marker. This is perfect for families who travel and help children learn geography and social studies skills. My children are having a blast marking where we have traveled to and finding new places they want to visit. This is a fun way to open their curiosity about other cultures and get them excited about exploring the world.
REDUX Capture the Flag: This a new way to play capture the flag! It includes 25 light-up game pieces, 12+ hours of batteries, and 12 different ways to play. This is a great way to get kids off their devices and outside playing with friends, forget flashlight tag, Capture the Flag Redux has created the ultimate nighttime game! Plus the neighborhood can join in the fun because this game lets up to 20 players participate.
Light Up Ice Hoop by Kess: This hula hoop combines the patented V-grip technology of our standard hoop with a dynamic LED light feature. The unique shape of our hoop makes doing tricks even easier, and the Light Up feature helps to create a truly original hooping experience!
Best Gift Ideas for Your Sensory Seeker
Michael The Mellow Monkey: SensaCalm’s new Peaceful Pals are totally awesome and Michael the Mellow Monkey is here to help! Peaceful Pals are weighted stuffed animals. They can be used as a lap pad, a complement to your weighted blanket, or a weighted blanket alternative. Michael the Mellow Monkey has weighted arms and legs and a non-weighted body. His hands are oversized, and if your child needs a hand on their back to sleep, you can put the weighted arm and hand over their back to comfort them. You can also put his arms around your neck for a soothing hug, anytime!
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this product! I have always been a huge supporter of weighted blankets for children on the spectrum and SensaCalm offers this idea in a beautifully made stuffed animal. Aidan has completely fallen in love with his monkey and I am still in awe over the quality. This is at the top of my holiday gift suggestions for sensory seekers!
Kess Drop Dot Love Em’s: Love em’s may look spikey, but they’re actually soft to the touch and highly squish-able making them a great sensory play toy. You can collect all 6 lovable characters and they make the perfect stocking stuffers.
Kess also has Drop Dot Balls that bounce with the same soft spikes, my boys absolutely love these!
Fun Books for Young Readers
Atlas of Ocean Adventures: Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world’s great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you’re traveling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world’s oceans with Lucy Letherland’s animal characters.
Encyclopedia of Animals: Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, everyone is looked at in detail by a natural history expert.
The Best LEGO Sets for The Builders
LEGO Friends Olivia’s Cupcake Café: Build Olivia’s cupcake shop complete with inventive gadgets and help her tweak them with her tools, then deliver tasty treats around Heartlake City on the scooter! Includes 2 mini-dolls: LEGO Friends Emma, LEGO Friends Andrea, plus a Zobo robot figure, as well as a rotating cupcake server, cupcake-dispensing machine, mini play kitchen, and a removable table and chairs.
LEGO City Burger Bar Fire Rescue: Build a fire truck toy with rotating back end, 2 storage compartments and a new-for-January-2019 directional pump with a ‘water jet’ function, plus a motorbike and a burger bar with a sign and toppling fire elements! Has 327 pieces including 3 LEGO City Minifigures: 2 firefighters and a grill chef
LEGO Creator 3in1 Deep Sea Creatures: Kids can create their own animal with this build and rebuild ocean playset featuring 3 toy sea creatures, they can go from building a scary toy shark and a crab with a box of treasure to building a flexible toy squid or a giant-mouthed Angler Fish.
LEGO Creator 3in1 Futuristic Flyer: Build and rebuild 3 models with this 3in1 set. Build the Futuristic Flyer and then rebuild and head into space with a Futuristic Spaceship or enjoy sci-fi fun with a flying Futuristic Robot!
Gift Ideas for Frequent Travelers
Origamei Foldwear: It fits comfortably in the glove compartment of your car, hangs perfectly on the strap of your beach bag, tucks nicely inside your backpack, or even stows away discreetly in the side of your purse, Origamei gives women the option of carrying a beautiful dress without the hassle and worry of excessive clutter or overpacking for a business trip or a fun getaway.
The Origamei dress is now a staple in both my carry-on and my Disney bag. This dress folds up easily and is perfect when you need to pack a backup outfit. Living in Florida, this time of year can go from 60 degrees in the morning to 90 degrees by lunch, so having an easy to pack stylish option to change into when I’m spending the days at the park is great.
It is machine washable, wrinkle-resistant, with 4-way stretch and sweat-wicking breathable fabric.
The Wrist Locker™ Wrist Wallet: This is perfect for running, travel, theme parks, festivals, fitness, tailgates, walking the dog and more. The Wrist Wallet fits your cash, keys, ID, phone, lip balm, and more so you can keep your valuables safe and close.
As a frequent theme park visitor, I am always packing my pockets so that I have both hands free trying to keep my family together. The Wrist Locker has been amazing, I no longer have bulging pockets or worry about cash and cards falling out. Everything I need fits perfectly in my Wrist Locker and it is completely comfortable.
Final Straw: It is easy to use, easy to clean, and designed to last a lifetime. Plus, it comes in a convenient carrying case that will fit easily in any bag or wristlet. I love my Final Straw and bring it everywhere with me, especially to the beach and theme parks where I know I will be buying frozen drinks that are hard to sip with paper straws or without a straw at all. These make awesome stocking stuffers and come in a large variety of colors.
Gift ideas for the Blogger in your Life
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DoorDash: Nothing says, “I deserve a break” from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season like a warm delivery from Door Dash. Give the gift of Sitting back and taking a break to the Boss Lady in your life, instead of rushing to make dinner for her family or skipping lunch, she can order a warm delicious meal from her favorite restaurant and have it delivered to her kitchen table or office desk with Door Dash.
SEAGATE One Touch SSD: If there is one thing bloggers need more of besides time, its computer memory. We take a lot of pictures, a lot of videos, and write A LOT! The One Touch SSD is a must-have! It is as small as a credit card and super fast while offering continuous backup and access to awesome apps like Mylio and Adobe. Giving you a personalized, on-the-go solution that lets you seamlessly scroll, edit, organize, and directly stream a huge collection of stored photos and videos.
Balance Bound Planner: I am a huge planner geek and most of the bloggers I know are too. I have a few planners running at all times to keep track of my website, socials, and everyday mom life. One of the planners I am really loving right now is the Balance Bound Planner. The weekly layout separates your to-do’s into categories to create order. There is also space for goal setting and note taking while still leaving plenty of room for flexibility and personalization.
The Simple Elephant Planner: Another planner that I love is The Simple Elephant Planner, this planner is lightweight and easy for me to keep in my pocketbook or work tote, plus it has mindmap and vision board sections to help me stay focused on my goals. I also love thick quality paper and soft feel of the hardcover. This planner has monthly and weekly layouts with a large journaling section so you can jot down all the things that pop into your head throughout the day, like blog post ideas!
Cubii Jr: We spend a lot of time sitting in front of screens, whether it’s our computer screen, phone, or another device, and often working from home can mean lacking the movement and exercise we’re used too. The Cubii Jr is the perfect solution! It is the original compact seated elliptical that lets you work out without sacrificing time. Add more strides to your day, burn calories, lose weight, and boost energy, all while you sit. Plus you can track your workouts with the built-in LCD monitor!
Gift Ideas for The Men in your Life
Jesse Jimz True Grit Detox Face Scrub: This is an exfoliating scrub that sloughs away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, clean complexion. It helps prevent ingrown hairs and prepares skin for a smoother, closer shave. A combination of natural exfoliants provides the right amount of grit, while activated charcoal detoxifies skin and peppermint extract refreshes. Rinses clean to leave skin feeling soft, smooth, and renewed.
Jesse Jimz Triple Shot Restoring Eye Cream: Like a triple-shot espresso for tired eyes, this caffeine-rich eye cream targets puffiness, dark circles, and lines. A combination of peptides and natural extracts fight signs of aging and fatigue for a healthy, restored appearance. Triple Shot’s creamy formula absorbs fast with a fresh matte finish, immediately improving the look of the eye area while offering long-term firming and anti-aging benefits.
Go Fish Cam: This is a wireless underwater camera that sits on your fishing line. Anglers can capture action-packed footage and gain insight into the underwater fishing experience. When you can See More, you can Catch More. This game-changing device makes the perfect gift for the fishermen in your life!
Gift Ideas For The Ladies In Your Life
Cheeky Physique Matcha Eye Rescue: Revive tired eyes with Matcha Eye RescueTM – a lightweight yet deeply hydrating eye cream that blends matcha green tea with squalane, peptides, and probiotics. This caffeine and antioxidant-rich formula targets puffiness, dark circles and fine lines for a healthy, restored appearance.
It goes on silky smooth and absorbs quickly, immediately improving the look of the eye area while offering long-term firming and anti-aging benefits.
Milk + Sass Leave-in Detangler Spray and MACARON For Hair: The Milk for Hair Anti-frizz Leave-In Detangler Spray is made with The HAWAIIAN KUKUI NUT OIL + VITAMIN E. This weightless nourishing leave-in Conditioner spray allows for gentle detangling, smoothing and protecting your hair while reducing frizz, flyaways, and adding more shine.
The MACARON For Hair is a sweet and petite French-inspired, California designed travel brush that smooths knots and detangles effortlessly without pain or pulling. It is the ultimate multi-functional must-have purse size hair styling tool. The pop-on/pop-off cover works double as a bristles protector and a compact mirror.
Holiday Rescue Kit by Lexli: let’s face it the holiday season is often packed with parties, shopping, and stress, so giving the gift of relaxation is perfect and this Holiday Rescue Kit offers just that! It features everything you need to give your skin instant rejuvenation, including Lightening Lift, Revital Eyes, and Tone & Balance! While this Lexli holiday gift set is the perfect gift for someone in need of a little pampering, it is also the perfect way to treat yourself during the busy holiday season.
Gift Ideas for the Home
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Aera Revolutionary Home Fragrance Player: A beautiful smelling home. What could be more cheerful than that? Add to the festive vibe with beautiful scents for your home this year. From rich and cozy to fresh and inspiring, the Aera Smart Diffuser is a safe way to make your home smell wonderful.
iCAIR Wireless Wi-Fi Indoor Air Quality Sensor and Monitor: I love this! My daughter has asthma which flairs up when the air quality is bad, plus my son has coughing fits throughout the night if there is dust or mold. The iCAIR Air Quality Sensor gives me so much peace of mind, I wish I had known about it sooner! This year give the gift that protects your family from the harmful effects of indoor air pollutants. Using smart sensor technology to detect the indoor air pollution you cannot see or smell so you can feel comfortable and safe. iCAIR monitors your indoor air quality 24/7 and with this Wi-Fi enabled device you can be notified of any air quality changes in your home.