It’s the middle of November (shhh, I know it’s closer to the end. Ears covered – LA LA LA!) and I’ve purchased one present and one stocking stuffer. I’m starting to get a little anxious as I usually am much more organized around this time of year. My holiday cards aren’t even ordered yet, which says a lot.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have ideas. So instead of doing a little online shopping today, I’m going to share with you my thoughts on a few gifts for your whole family.
For the baby:
Little O plush toy – I am in love with the stuffed animals from Little Giraffe. The new owl is just adorable. They also sell amazing blankets, even in adult size.
Zoochini Hooded Bath Towels – How adorable are these towels from this awesome “new to me” company, Zoochini? They also make toddler towels and organic underwear that look fantastic.
Lulujo Blanket – This cool blanket is three layers and large enough to last well into childhood. It features two layers of breathable muslin and one layer of soft jersey cotton.
For the toddler/preschooler:
Learn to Print Magnetic Board – Awesome for kiddos learning to write
Real Working Cash Register – We love imaginary play in our house and I know this is going to be a HUGE hit with Miss E. (PS. it’s on sale right now!)
EZPZ Less Mess Mat – Honestly these self-sealing silicone mats could easily be for baby OR Mom as the age range for usage is a big one. They are BRILLIANT. I met them at ABC this year and it’s a game changer. They are currently taking pre-orders and hope to ship by Christmas.
Oopsy Daisy Night Light – – I am in love with this gorgeous night light. It gives off just enough light that my daughter no longer cries out when she wakes up at 3 a.m and it fits in perfect with her room decor. Be sure and check out what else this brand has to offer – adorable wall art, placemats and growth charts too!
For the young elementary:
Amazing Zhus – These amazing motorized pets are sure to amaze your little one. They perform magic trick and stunts and are available exclusively at Walmart.
Brick Loot – This is a new box subscription company geared towards brick and Lego fans. This fun box that can be delivered monthly to customers of all ages is filled to the brim with the latest and greatest brick compatible products. Each month, the contents of the box are a total surprise to subscribers. The contents will include unique items that cannot be purchased at your average toy store around the corner. BrickLoot‘s partners are among some of the biggest names in the toy industry such as: OYO sports, Nano Blocks and Brick Forge. The box subscription starts as low as $23.00 a month and varies depending on your subscription selection
Steven Spangler’s Instant Snow Powder – How can you go wrong with this science experiment that makes “real” snow?
Minecraft Construction for Dummies – We just bought Minecraft and I find it REALLY confusing. But I think as Mr A gets older, he’ll be able to get the hang of it. This book could help!
For the Woman of the House:
This list could be REALLY, REALLY long as there are many, many things that I would like to have. Plus, I’m pretty easy to please.
1. Erin Condren Life Planner – This is my present to myself this year. I had one two years ago and it’s honestly the most awesome planner ever. So if your mom is a busy lady, this will help keep track of the insanity.
2. Sephora Gift Card – You just really can’t go wrong with this. All women can use something from here – make-up, skin care, nail polish, perfume.
3. HOBO Vintage Gardner Shoulder Handbag – Because all ladies love a good bag and HOBO is on it! This bag has lots of space and fits comfortably over your shoulder.
4. Mother Nestling Bird Necklace from Uncommon Goods – This necklace just speaks to me. I just love it and think most moms will too!
For the Man of the House:
Let’s face it. Shopping for Dad can be hard AND expensive. If they have a “thing” it’s way easier – maybe it’s a band or music in general, maybe it’s a sports team. But without that “thing” it can be virtually impossible. That’s my husband. Impossible!
Here are my haphazard attempts at gifts for Dad.
An experience – sky diving gift card, tickets to his favorite comedian – I say Go BIG or go home.
A GoPro, so they can record all of life’s exciting moments
A gift certificate to tour a local brewery (I’m looking at the Beltline Brew Tour, Triangle residents!)
Sol Republic Tracks Air Wireless Headphones – These just look cool! 15 hours of battery life. Your partner would be set.
Broccoli Bites Little Toader Teething Toy – These teethers are AWESOME. They also have chicken wings and baby back ribs. Hilarious!
Babiator Sunglasses – Even little people need to protect their eyes from the sun. These glasses are fantastic!
Charles Viancin Winterberry Lids – These lids are totally rad. The collection includes five different sizes of the Charles Viancin reusable silicone lids, drink covers and bottle stoppers. The lids are microwave, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator safe. Super easy to use. No more need for plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The collection ranges from $1.99-$18.99.
Petunia Picklebottom Tablet Case – Mom or Grandma will love toting around her iPad or Kindle in this beauty!
Wall Mount Bottle Opener – Beer lovers will thank you for this awesome gift!
Evelyn Hair Ties – Any lady on your list will love these cute hair ties. They come in a variety of solids and prints.
I hope I helped a little, although most of you are probably much further along than I am in your shopping. Enjoy your gift giving!
This gift guide is a mix of product samples, affiliate links and items I love and have purchased. No compensation was received.