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Happy Holidays! It’s gift giving season and if you haven’t started your shopping yet, you better get started because Christmas is around the corner! I have some amazing gift ideas to share with you this year and I’m also sharing two great giveaways for a chance to win some gifts for yourself. Read on to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list – I’ve got everything from unique gifts for dog lovers to gifts for preschoolers, grandparents, and everyone in between!
Custom Pet Art (GIVEAWAY!)
If you know someone who has a pet, you have to check out Mr&MrsPaw for custom pet art. An everyday photo or Whiskers or Fiddo can turn into an extraordinary piece of artwork to put on canvas, a mug, a throw pillow, or a phone case. It’s such a fun gift for dog lovers and cat moms but they can design a portrait for any animal no matter the species or the breed, from birds to horses to micro-pigs. Enter to win 1 (one) 9×12 custom pet art canvas portrait of your choice at the bottom of this blog post!
Cry Babies Interactive Dolls
The number one gift on my daughter’s wishlist this year is Cry Babies. She loves playing with dolls and enjoys how Cry Babies are interactive and make sounds and movements just like a real baby would. (She also has wished for an actual baby to come out of mommy’s tummy but this baby doll with her life-like expressions and sounds is the only baby she is getting for this Christmas season! lol) The Cry Babies First Emotions Dreamy is an adorable interactive baby doll that will amaze you with over 65+ expressions, movements and baby sounds! Children can tickle her belly to make her laugh, lay her down to put her to sleep, and give baby a bottle when she’s hungry. Dreamy wears a personalized trendy unicorn baby outfit with matching shoes and comes with a new baby bottle, a personalized ice cream rattle, a hairbrush and a pacifier. First Emotions Dreamy doll gives kids the chance to care and play with a lifelike baby doll that they can nurture and care for.
Photo Pendant from Pictures on Gold (GIVEAWAY!)
What’s a holiday gift guide without my favorite jewelry from Pictures on Gold!? I’ve shared about how much I love their lockets but these photo pendants also make a fantastic gift. What I love most about Pictures on Gold is how simple it is to create a beautiful photo gift and how easy it is to customize the jewelry. You simply upload the photo you want to use and Pictures on Gold uses High Resolution Photo Engraving to add the image on to your jewelry, making the images 100% waterproof and scratch-proof. Pictures on Gold jewelry is guaranteed to last a lifetime too, making it a gift that the receiver can cherish for years and even pass down to their loved ones. Plus, it’s the perfect gift for last minute shoppers because they ship out same or next-day. Enter the giveaway below to enter to win a photo pendant or shop PicturesonGold.com with the discount code HOLIDAY10 for a 10% discount on jewelry gifts.
My oldest loves the NBA2K video games so I had to include this top gift pick for teen boys on my list. The newest one is NBA 2K23 and there is even a Michael Jordan edition of the game (had to include that since I’m from the Chicago area!) If you have a sports playing child (or um, adult child…) put this under the tree for them to ensure hours of entertainment.
Books for Kids
Books are always a welcome gift and I have a few great ones to share this year: B is for Beekeeping, Greta Thunberg Takes a Stand, and Snore Like a Bear.
B is for Beekeeping (An Alphabet Book) – Teach children about the important role that honeybees play in our world with this adorable alphabet book. Through its playful illustrations and easy-to-understand vocabulary children will learn how critical honeybees are to our ecosystem. Plus, your purchase benefits the protection of all bees because B is for Beekeeping donates money to organization that help preserve bees and their habitats. It’s a win-win!
Greta Thunberg Takes a Stand – Teach your little ones that, no matter their age, they can make a difference! The newest addition to Gibbs Smith Books‘ Little Naturalists series, Greta Thunberg Takes a Stand, highlights the modern-day change-maker and is perfect for babies and toddlers. Greta Thunberg heard about global warming when she was just 8 years old and was very troubled by it. She was 15 when she started a school strike. Today Greta is 19-years old and continues to create waves wherever she goes. Greta has Autism spectrum disorder, which she calls her superpower because it helps her focus her attention on climate change. She is a testament to our belief that small & mighty actions can make a huge impact.
Snore Like a Bear – Snore Like a Bear by Nicole LaRue is a short tale that helps children relieve bedtime stress and develop a mind-body connection. This adorable new board book encourages toddlers to mimic the bedtime behaviors of animals both familiar and exotic. Little ones are prompted to be drowsy meerkats, tired koalas, and weary walruses. What better way to drift off to sleep than pretending you’re a sleepy, cuddly animal?
Luxurious Bedding from Sunday Citizen
You really want to give someone an amazing gift? Give them a night of great rest- whether that’s offering to take the night shift for the parent of a newborn or getting them some luxurious bedding from Sunday Citizen. Gift bedding essentials from Sunday Citizen, and elevate their sleep to five-star hotel quality! With classic designs and soft premium bamboo, the gift receiver will feel like they are getting into a nice, freshly made bed at an upscale hotel! They also have amazingly soft loungewear that I love!
Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit
I couldn’t wait to share about this one because I love anything that makes children excited to learn and Osmo does just that! Osmo offers a range of STEAM gifts for children ages 3-10 but this specific kit is designed with the littlest learners in mind. This award-winning learning kit that pairs with an iPad or Fire device, helps inspire a love of learning among preschoolers, and is equipped with age-appropriate games that allow kids to engage in core subjects through hands-on play. The Learning kit includes 4 educational game apps that help kids with letter recognition, phonics, drawing, social-emotional learning, problem-solving and more. These interactive learning games teach core subjects in the most innovative way possible. This kit is currently 30% off on their website here. (Please note: sale may end at anytime but this sale is current as of this post’s publishing time.)
I also recommend gifting experiences to children. Checkout my list of 20+ experience gifts for toddlers and preschoolers!
What are you gifting this holiday season? I’ll be sharing more gift ideas throughout the month so keep checking back here and on my social media channels! In the meantime, make sure to enter the giveaways below for a chance to win!
(Please note: The giveaway site has been glitchy so if it won’t load please try again later. I’ve also provided the direct links to the giveaways below in case that is easier.)
Enter to win a photo pendant- http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/f8b374ef65/?
Enter to win a custom pet canvas- http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/f8b374ef63/?
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