2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

If you are looking for gift ideas you are in the right place! I have dozens of ideas and there is something here for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. There are also some awesome GIVEAWAYS which you can enter at the bottom of this gift guide. More gift ideas and giveaways will be added in the coming month so keep checking back and stay tuned to the Making Time For Mommy social media channels for updates and gift ideas as well! This post contains some affiliate links to make shopping easier.

L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Winter Chill ICY Gurl Fashion Doll & Brrr B.B. Doll with 25 Surprises (GIVEAWAY)

Who doesn’t love surprises?! This set has 25 of them that you get to unbox, including L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Winter Chill fashion doll – Icy Gurl – and her sister – Brrr B.B. Icy Gurl who has highly detailed features, beautiful hair, and her own mountain-ready style. She’s the big sister to fan favorite L.O.L. Surprise! character, Brrr B.B., who is also included. The dolls come with a totally unique unboxing experience in a Winter Chill themed package. Open the side to unbox your fashion doll and reveal surprises. Icy Gurl’s fashions are ready to be unboxed from fabulous garment bags, her shoes have their own shoebox, and her hat box holds her accessories. Slide off the icy silhouette to reveal her picture. Find the ribbon and pull to spin around to find her bio and then reveal Icy Gurl in her dressing room, where she’s hanging out, ready to get dressed in her fierce fashions. Have her strike a pose to show her off on her included doll stand. The package becomes a reusable playset with a dressing room and chill zone. Each L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Winter Chill includes a fashion doll, her sister, fierce fashions, shoes, a shoebox, accessories, a hat box, purse, a brush, garment bags, a doll stand and a package that becomes a reusable playset. Collect all 4 L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Winter Disco fashion dolls.

Buy this L.O.L Surprise! set on Amazon here or enter to win it at the bottom of this post.

Pictures on Gold Locket (GIVEAWAY)

I love the lockets from Pictures on Gold! I have gifted one to my mom and made one for myself and this year I’m giving one to my daughter. I’m also giving one of you the chance to win a locket you design yourself so when you are done going through this list of amazing gifts make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom to enter to win!

Pictures on Gold offers a variety of personalized jewelry that can be created online (via mobile or desktop). They make it simple to create custom jewelry pieces and to design your own locket with their step-by-step instructions that guide you through the process. Pictures on Gold has images put into the lockets with a laser, making the images 100% waterproof and scratch-proof. They offer a lifetime guarantee on their laser engraving and the quick shipping turnaround time makes it the perfect last-minute gift.

Create your own locket here and use the code ‘FESTIVE10’ to save 10% off.

Ballpark Blueprints (GIVEAWAY)

Ballpark Blueprints is the site to check out if you have a sports fan on your Christmas list! This company makes original handcrafted architectural art of more than 140 iconic stadiums, arenas and ballparks across the country. Favorite venues from baseball, football (pro and college), basketball, hockey, golf, and more are all part of its extensive collection. Your loved one might be missing out on in-person sports this year but Ballpark Blueprints offer a sophisticated and classic way for sports fans to reminisce and display their love of the game with a variety of gift ideas at every price point: from high-end framed, canvas, and metal art, museum-quality unframed art prints, and wall murals, to golf headcoversfleece stadium blanketst-shirts and hoodiesceramic mugs and metal travel mugs, among others. I received a cozy fleece blanket with my favorite stadium- Soldier Field where the Chicago Bears play- on it and I absolutely love it!

Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this gift guide for your chance to win an unframed print of your choosing. You can also use the code MOMMY20 for 10% off all orders at ballparkblueprints.com.

Little Tikes My First Pet Checkup Set

Toys that encourage make-believe provide so many benefits to kids and this one also promotes empathy and might even lead to aspirations of becoming a vet or working with animals. I was excited to get this for my daughter because I think it will lead to hours of fun! This pet vet role play toy features three pets, plus tons of interactive play features: a pretend play ‘x-ray’ station; a working scale; a sink; a folding checkup counter; an adjustable, working overhead exam light; vet tools to examine and treat pretend pets and more. The built-in ‘x-ray’ station inspires kids to get creative by drawing on the 3 included translucent ‘x-ray’ slides. There’s also a lot of built-in storage which is great for all the accessories and any other vet or doctor items your child mighht have.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Loungewear from Sunday Citizen

Since we are all spending more time at home, perhaps the most useful gift is the gift of comfort. Sunday Citizen’s new Siesta Modal line of Lazy Pullovers, In & Out Joggers, In & Out Hoodies, and Weekend Shorts is possibly the softest Loungewear on the market (perfect for lounging around the house all day!) but also chic enough to wear outside. I was amazed at the softness when I received my pullover and hoodie in the mail. It’s definetely the softest sweatshirt I’ve ever had! And I just love the mint color that they offer….so pretty. I also appreciate that Sunday Citizen offers free shipping, returns, and a 90-day trial.

See all the products in their clothing line here.

TOPPIN Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

As a mom I tend to ask for small appliances and other things for our home as Christmas gifts so if “vacuum” is on your list- or a loved ones’- this TOPPIN cordless stick vacuum is a great, affordable option if you have hardwood floors. Since it’s cordless and lightweight it’s quick to grab to clean up crumbs after my toddler eats! It’s detachable battery provides up to 35 minutes of runtime before a 4-hours recharging is needed. It features a 35mm-wide roll brush that combines soft wool with carbon fiber wool to resist and reduce hair wrap and attachment while vacuuming, ideal for families with furry pets on hard floor. I also like that it easily converts from stick vacuum to a handheld vacuum with versatile attachments, allowing you to reach corners, stairs and crevices for a full deep cleaning.

Buy it on Amazon here or buy it on toppin.com and save 20% with the code Alicia20.

Christmas Books

Books are always a great gift idea for kids and during the holidays I like to give Christmas themed books. I have a roundup of Christmas books here but this year we added a couple more to our bookshelves: Christmas is Joy and Mouse’s Night Before Christmas. Both books are for the older toddler/preschool age so my almost 2 year old will be able to enjoy them for a few more holiday seasons. In Christmas is Joy, Emma Dodd imagines the joyful celebration of this wonderful time of year, as seen through the eyes of two reindeer. Mouse’s Night Before Christmas is a beautiful picture book that brings to life the warmth that comes with receiving the best gift of all – a new friend.

Buy them on Amazon: Christmas Is Joy & Mouse’s Night Before Christmas

Nooie Smart Home Gear

Give the gift of security with Nooie Smart Home Gear – affordable, stylish, and intuitive home security to protect everything you care about. The Nooie Cam Outdoor has a full HD camera and night vision, a broad view, two-way audio, motion/sound detection, theft-deterrant alarm, and is waterproof and UV resistant. They also have indoor cameras, smart plugs, and lightbulbs as well – everything one needs to make their house a smart home!

Shop all Nooie products here.

ANIMAL ISLAND Aila Sit & Play Virtual Early Preschool Learning System  for Toddlers

For parents working from home while juggling young kids this device is a lifesaver. Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) Original Series for toddlers (12-36 months) is high-quality educational content developed by educators and innovators for early learning when it matters the most. It’s hands-free, worry-free, ad-free and subscription-free with automatic updates. There are three play modes with curated playlists: broadcast for exposure, session for learning and lullaby for sleepy babies. Engaging and fun content blended automatically for a toddler to sing along, dance, and learn ABC’s, 123’s, colors, shapes, words, stories and music together with their animal friends in the virtual preschool on the Animal Island so that parents have the peace of mind. AILA keeps track of the curriculum milestones and delivers the right content at the right time.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Say What You Meme Game

Say What You Meme is the hilarious new party game in which players create their own memes – pictures with hysterical sayings found on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other social media sites – and choose which are the funniest, wittiest meme for the win! In each round, players get the chance to try their hand at this 21st century art form by combining hilarious images and witty text. It’s perfect for family game night with social media savvy tweens and teens!

Buy the first edition on Amazon here.

Kayo Body Care

Women can always use more lotions and other body care products making them the perfect gift for a number of people on your list! Kayo developed a suite of over 15 premium products and beauty tools that tackle full-body healthy aging including a line featuring High-Performance Hemp. Kayo’s Face Grade Body Care formulas contain the same high concentrations of powerful, quality ingredients as luxury facial skin care, but they’re made just for the skin below your chin. They adhere to the European Union’s skincare ingredient standards, which are stricter than those in the US, and they don’t contain any sulfates or parabens.

Buy Kayo Body Care products here.

Lilly Tikes Sing-Along Ami Doll

Dolls are some of the most played with toys in our home so I was excited to give Ami to my daughter. The new Sing-Along Ami doll brings kids’ vibrant imaginations to life as they play all day. Holding both the Sing-Along Ami doll’s hands makes her sing her own version of “Ring Around the Rosie” and speak 10 unique phrases for tons of interactive play. When they’re done playing and singing, kids can enjoy teatime with Ami using the included, doll-size teacup, saucer, two cookies, and bunny doll. Ami stands 12 inches tall, has fully articulated arms and legs, a turning head, and changeable clothes so kids can have her sit, pose, or do just about anything they can imagine. Best of all, Ami’s soft hair is brushable and kids can style it with the included brush and two hair clips.

Buy Sing-Along Ami on Amazon here.

SWAGTRON K7 3-in-1 Ride-On Balance Trike, Tricycle and Balance Bike

The SWAGTRON K7 is the best way to get your toddlers engaging with the world around them, all while developing their balance, strength, endurance and coordination. Start them as early as 10 months on a balance trike to improve balance. As they grow in confidence and skill, quickly and easily transform the balance tricycle into a pedaling tricycle before being converted into its final form – a balance bike. This is a natural learning progression, for kids and parents alike. This comes in pink or blue.

Buy it on Amazon here.

The Clockwork Crow

I’m always on the hunt for new books that will interest my two tweens. Evoking the classic fantasy adventures of Joan Aiken and Eva Ibbotson, this darkly delightful new novel from New York Times best-selling author Catherine Fisher glimmers with winter magic and is sure to enthrall the youth of today. The Clockwork Crow comes highly rated so it’s perfect for any middle schoolers on your shopping list and will give them something to do over the long winter break.

Buy it on Amazon here.

LEGO Trolls World Tour Pop Village Celebration Set

If you have a child who loves building with LEGO bricks and is a fan of Trolls, this Pop Village Celebration Set would make an awesome gift idea! With amazing detail, this building set opens a world of imaginative play for young Trolls fans. From the branches of this super-cool tree hang two pods: one for the glitter-tastic exclusive LEGO Trolls characters Guy Diamond and Tiny Diamond, plus another for Cooper. There’s even space to add an optional third pod – Poppy’s Pod. There’s so much for kids to discover in this Trolls playhouse. With lots of interactive features and accessories, they’ll love creating their own stories. They can even take the fun with them since the Trolls’ pods close and are portable! Each set includes printed instructions and comes with Instructions PLUS to help youngsters build.

Buy it on Amazon here.

This is a Book of Shapes

Looking to add to your toddler’s board book collection? This is a Book of Shapes is an unexpected delight and definetely not what I expected when I picked up a book about shapes to read to my daughter. Written by Kenneth Kraegel for 2-5 year olds, what begins as a concept board book about everyone’s geometric favorites soon defies expectations with a series of funny and imaginative twists.

Buy it on Amazon here.

TENZI Dice Party Game Bundle

A friend recently told me that TENZI was one of her family’s favorite games so I knew that I had to add it to our collection for our family game nights. TENZI is a fun, fast dice game for ages 7 and up. To play TENZI you must roll your 10 dice as fast as you can which makes the game instantly competitive and fun for the whole family. In addition to the original TENZI dice game instructions that give you 9 different ways to play, the game bundle includes an add-on card set that provides 77 different ways to play TENZI. This set is small so it’s perfect to take with on family trips or to sleepovers and there are so many ways to play it’ll provide hours of fun.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Totally 90s Coloring Book

This is the perfect gift for 80s babies! They will relive their youth with this coloring book that’s chock-full of the best the 1990s brought us! Flipping through this coloring book I was reminded of all the things I just had to have during that decade- from scrunchies to fanny packs to outdated tech like walkmans and see-through landline phones. 2020 has given us plenty of time at home so this coloring book is perfect for adults looking to do something other than binge-watch tv and it will serve as a great escape back to better times.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Love Board Book

This baby board book by Casey Rislov is inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and celebrates the power of love. This board book wraps little ones up in the embrace of gentle words and sweet illustrations while reminding us that–during hard times and loss– with love, anything is possible. The messages of Love rings true now more than ever as our world faces division, turmoil, and chaos from the COVID-19 pandemic — and teaches children compassion and kindness at a young age.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Camera Roll Game

Tweens and teens are on their cell phones 24/7 anyway so why not incorporate it into a game that gets them a bit of face-to-face interaction while playing!? Players search through their camera roll (or on social media for Search Up cards) to find a photo that matches the card and get points for the photos they find. I also love that this game can be played while social distancing over video chat!

Buy it on Amazon here.

Little Tikes First Washer Dryer

If you have a little one who loves to “help” you around the house this miniature washer dryer from Little Tikes might just be the perfect gift for them! This toy washer-dryer has a realistic design so kids can pretend they’re doing the laundry for hours of pretend play fun. It’s packed with realistic sounds – dial turning, spinning drum sounds, beeps, cycle changing, and more- and kids can even turn the dial to activate the spinning drum and watch it as it goes through a wash/dry cycle. My toddler was so excited to play with this right out of the box (and I hadn’t even put the batteries in it yet!)

Buy it on Amazon here.

When I think of skateboarding, Tony Hawk comes to mind because he was the best skateboarder out there in the 1990s. I used to love watching him do all his tricks as I dreamed about being a “skater girl” and going to watch him at the X Games. For all the gamers in your life who also enjoy skateboarding, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 would make a great gift. The quintessential series that brought skateboarding to the mainstream is back and this ground-up remaster breathes new life into the classic franchise that I have loved since the late 90s.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Back the the Roots Growing Kits

Back to the Roots, an organic gardening company, has two amazing new products for kids just in time for the holiday season:  the Terrarium Kids Grow Kit and the Self-Watering Grow Kit. Kids will be excited to get their hands dirty and get their creativity flowing off-screen! Easy and fun, they will love growing different plants, that they can decorate and make their own.

The Terrarium Kit comes to life with the magic of organic microgreens in just 7 days! Kids can ave fun building and decorating their own edible terrarium, and follow along in the included Discovery Booklet to learn about the magic of nature’s ecosystems. Everything is included – just add water and watch it grow! The Self-Watering Grow Kit is a mini hydroponic system that works with all popular cacti and succulents and takes the worry out of watering! It comes with everything you need – just drop in your favorite plant ($5 rebate included!) and add water to the jar. The reliable wicking system brings water up to your succulent or cactus only as needed — so you can keep calm, and grow on!

Light up your kid’s holiday season with magic, with a gift they will watch grow to life. Back to the Roots also has a number of gift ideas for all the adults on your list, too! And it’s okay if they don’t have a green thumb because Back to the Roots offers zero-risk gardening! They’ll send you as many seeds as you need to get growing or they’ll give you your money back. Sounds perfect for people like me who can’t keep plants alive :)

See all their growing kits here.

Will You Be My Friend? Book

If you love the book Guess How Much I Love You, you will be just as delighted with the sequel to the heartwarming picture book classic. Twenty-five years after we met the Nutbrown Hares, this enchanting new tale about friendship is bound to capture the hearts of Guess How Much I Love You fans—and everyone else—the world over.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Boppy Newborn Lounger

If you have a new mom or infant to shop for, the Boppy Lounger is hands down my favorite gift for them. The lounger was the most used baby item in my home during the first months after my third child was born. The Boppy Newborn Lounger is the perfect place for baby to hang out during awake time when you need a hands-free moment. I used it often while trying to get some work done or to put Emma in while my older two fed her a bottle. The uniquely recessed design gently cradles baby during supervised awake time. It is lightweight with a simple carrying handle making the Newborn Lounger easy to move from room to room. You can watch baby and get things done while satisfying baby’s curiosity by providing different views and environments.

Buy it on Amazon here.

 

MasterChef Electric Tortilla and Flatbread Maker

Those who enjoy cooking seem to always love checking out the newest kitcen gadgets and appliances so gifting the MasterChef Electric Tortilla and Flatbread Maker is just a no-brainer! My husband was really excited to receive one. It makes homemade, 10-inch flatbread, pitas, tortillas and more in just minutes. This appliance is heavy duty, has a non-stick coating for easy cleanup and its plates are designed to distribute heat evenly for uniform baking. It includes a ready light to indicate optimal baking temperature and a cord wrap for convenient storage. Best of all, it’s easy to clean! Give the gift of kitchen creativity when you leave one of these under the Christmas tree!

Buy it on Amazon here.

CuBirds

Need a new game to add to the family game night rotation? CuBirds is a perfect small group game for those evenings you want to fit a quick game in since it can be played in just 20 minutes. It’s a trick-taking game for two to five players ages 8 and up that challenges players to be the first to build their flock of cards adorned with beautiful artwork of birds. It’s easy to learn and there’s even two different ways to play.

Buy it on Amazon here.

HamiltonBuhl Animation Studio Kit

If your child loves to create stop-motion videos this animation kit will help them do so. The simple and easy to use Animate It! software has an intuitive interface with stunningly powerful features. The Animation Studio Kit includes a 5MP, 30FPS, gooseneck webcam with a non-slip base and Animate It! stop motion animation software, developed by the award-winning makers of “Wallace & Gromit.” Almost any topic can be made more interesting using stop motion animation, and students will learn from this exciting teaching technique. Simply plug in the included USB webcam, grab an item – a toy, a fruit, a book, anything at hand – and get animating! This fun product teaches kids multimedia skills, which help develop essential skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration capabilities. It also demystifies media and IT technologies and might just introduce kids to a new career!

Buy it on Amazon here.

GingerSnap Wishes Clothing

Looking to support a small business this holiday season? I love GingerSnap Wishes and their line of inclusive clothing. Their mission is to create clothing that makes children feel happy, confident, and empowered so they can be comfortable in their own skin and be their true selves. Love it! If you have a girl who likes construction vehicles, dinosaurs, or other sterotypical “boys” themes you will find the perfect gift in this shop. My favorite outfit is the “Sundays are for football” outfit that Emma received (anyone who knows me could have told you I’d pick the football outfit lol!) but I also really like their newest “Children of the Revolution” skirt.

Use code ‘MAKINGTIMEFORMOMMY’ for 10% off when you shop her site- https://gingersnapwishes.com/?ref=8z-ptewtsujk

Laser Battle Hunters

I have a cool toy your kids are going to love! Laser Battle Hunters Remote Control Laser Tag Vehicles perfectly combine old school car play with the fun of laser tag! They are great for siblings or small groups to play (get additional cars to compete against up to seven opponents) but they also allow a child to play safe and solo with an autonomous single player mode against the computer using both vehicles which is great for social distancing. Laser Battle Hunters give kids an amazing laser tag battling experience. Choose Shadow or Reaper then Game On! Ready, aim and fire…attack or be attacked. Three hits and you win. The vehicles have hi-tech Omniwheels for side-to-side driving in tight spaces, wide open racing, or tough terrain and laser-like lights and sounds. Sneak attack or come in blasting with blazing wide turns and epic drifting. The two-pack Laser Battle Hunter with infrared cannons comes with 2 controllers and are great for kids ages 5 and older to be played indoors or outdoors with an operating range of 50 feet.

Get the two-pack of Laser Battle Hunters at Walmart here.

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away

From Newbery Medalist Meg Medina comes the bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other’s número uno, even though one is moving away. The tenderness of Meg Medina’s beautifully written story about friendship and change is balanced by Sonia Sánchez’s colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls’ urban neighborhood. This book about friendship is also available in Spanish.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Resident Evil 3

My husband couldn’t wait to get his hands on Resident Evil 3! He loved the first two games and this brings back a lot of nostalgia for him since the first game came out when we were teenagers. This latest entry in the 103 million unit selling Resident Evil franchise bookends the Raccoon City saga using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine to deliver vivid high-definition graphics and modernized gameplay mechanics. Resident Evil 3 is presented through the perspective of one of video games’ most iconic heroines, Jill Valentine, as she tries to escape Raccoon City in the completely reimagined, action-backed survival hooror game Resident Evil 3. Experience her harrowing escape while being pursued by Nemesis in the panic-stricken hours leading up to and following the events of the acclaimed best-selling Resident Evil 2. Players can also participate in previously untold Umbrella experiments on the outskirts of Raccoon City in the included online asymmetrical multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance. In this 4 vs. 1 online multiplayer game, four Survivors must work together to escape an insidious experiment and outsmart the twisted Mastermind behind the scenes. Resident Evil 3 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Puffy Blanket

I am always cold so I love a nice warm blanket that I can cuddle under and this one is so soft! The Puffy Blanket is a gift that’s perfect for everyone this Christmas with it’s luxurious comfort mixed with classic design that will suit any style of bedroom décor or look great draped over their favorite chair. With soft faux fur on one side and velvety soft micro mink on the other, the lightweight Puffy Blanket is ideal for staying cozy during the cold winter months.

Get the Puffy Blanket and save 15% until the end of the year!

Club Eimmie Doll Accessory Monthly Subscription

If you have a little one in your life who loves dolls they would enjoy getting this monthly subscription package in the mail each month. I get it for my daughter’s dolls and they have such cute items. Each month your child will get doll clothes, doll accessories and/or doll playsets. The first box came with a cute romper, pajama set, and doll hair brush and last month they had a fun little roller skating set.

Subscribe on Amazon here.

Sok-It

I found the perfect stocking stuffer for the coffee lover in your life: reusable iced and hot coffee sleeves from Sok-It™. JavaSok™ cold sleeves fit most major brands like Dunkin®, Starbucks®, McCafé® Cups and many other similar sized cups, and not only retain ice so your beverage stays cold longer, but leaves you happy with dry hands, no mess, puddles or watermarks to worry about and HotSok™ sleeves shield your hands from extreme heat and fit most disposable cup sizes. Made from thick, insulating, 4MM coated neoprene fabric on its inner and outer sides to provide natural barriers to various elements, JavaSok and HotSok are also washable. They come in a lot of fun prints, too, so you can find the perfect one that fits the gift recipient’s personality!

See the different prints on Amazon here.

The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears

One of my favorite things is football, and more specifically the Chicago Bears. This beautifully put-together Bears book is a must-have for any Chicago Bears fan! In Chicago, the Bears’s grip on the city spans generations and cultures, endures disappointments, and impels celebration of triumphs great and small. From the team’s humble beginnings to its century-long status as the flagship NFL franchise, the Chicago Tribune has documented every season. The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears is an impressive testament to Bears tradition, compiling photography, original box scores, and entertaining essays from Hall of Fame reporters. This expanded second edition includes updated writing from the past five years, and was released to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the NFL–and the Chicago Bears. The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears is a decade-by-decade look at the team, beginning with George Halas moving the team to Chicago in 1921. The Bears soon became known as the Monsters of the Midway, dominating the sport with four NFL titles in the 1940s, seven winning campaigns in the 1950s, and a final title with Halas as coach in 1963. Their 1985 Super Bowl championship transformed the city’s passion into a full-blown love affair that continues today. Professional football was practically born in Chicago, nurtured by Halas through the Depression and a world war. The NFL game was made for Chicago, in Chicago, by a Chicagoan. Now the award-winning journalists, photographers, and editors of the Chicago Tribune have produced a comprehensive collector’s item that every Bears fan will love.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Imaginext

Out of all the toys I bought my boys, I’d say that their Imaginext sets and figures were the most played with. From preschool through 2nd grade or so, these toys were played with on a daily basis. They have a lot of different characters, from Spongebob to super heroes to Toy Story to Scooby Doo. They are also well made and last through rough play, which my young boys definetely put them all through. There are dozens of sets available at big box stores and on Amazon but my favorite that’s in stores right now is the giant DC Super Friends Super Surround Batcave. This thing is huge! (Check out the stock photo of the kids sitting next to it.)

See all the Imaginext sets available on Amazon here.

Adventures From Scratch: Family Edition

2020 has been the year of family time. Most of us have stayed close to home and had a lot of time to bond but have done a lot of the “same old thing”- from baking to watching movies to family game night. Adventures From Scratch: Family Edition, an amazing scratch off family adventure book, is here to change that and will definetely help you shake things up in 2021!

This book will spark your family’s sense of adventure. Say goodbye to the ‘ordinary’ and vow to do something different. Use the interactive family book to bond through excitement, to make discoveries, to fuel your imagination, and to venture into uncharted family fun territory. With 50+ hidden challenges, tear-out surprises, and interactive elements, this is the ultimate scratch-off family adventure book. Every challenge is designed to bring your family closer together, doing things you never would have done without this fun-inspiring book. Family adventure categories include: Explore, Create, Learn, Spread Joy, Cook, Move, Get Silly, and more. The adventures can take you to an undiscovered trail, to your kitchen, or to your own backyard.

Commit to an adventurous 2021 and buy the book here.

Watchdogs: Legion

Here’s another game on the list for older gamers! My husband was excited to get Watchdogs: Legion to check out. In Watch Dogs: Legion, London is facing its downfall. Amidst the growing unrest of a restless London, an unknown entity named Zero-Day has framed secret underground resistance DedSec for coordinated bombings across London. In the aftermath, criminal opportunists from every corner of London took hold and filled the void left by a defeated government. As a member of DedSec, players will be going up against those criminal opportunists in Watch Dogs: Legion; sadists, mercenaries, cybercriminals, and more; they’ll have to be prepared for a variety of situations. Players must recruit members into their DedSec Resistance to take on these criminal opportunists, liberate London and uncover the identity of Zero-Day.

Buy it on Amazon here.

1MORE ColorBuds True Wireless Earbuds

Anyone that loves listening to music would love these new ColorBuds True Wireless Earbuds by 1MORE. These comfortable earbuds are water and sweat resistant and deliver premium sound in a lightweight, portable earbud. They even have an auto play/pause feature so that when the earbuds are removed the built-in infared sensors will automatically pause the music and resume it once you put them back on. They also have four powerful microphones combined with noise cancellation technology that produces crystal-clear voice talk. I love that they have a pocket-sized charging case, too.

Buy them on Amazon here.

All Aboard! Great Lakes Board Book

Living in the Chicago area for most of my life means I’m blessed to have explored the great lakes often and I love traveling to other lakeside towns. Since 2020 has kept us home I haven’t been able to take my toddler to see all the sights I’d like to so I was excited to hear about this book that lets toddlers explore the amazing Great Lakes- Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario and all the interesting places along the way such as Niagra Falls, Mackinac Island (one of my favorites!), Cave Point, and Chicago. The authors engaging writing and delightful illustrations will have little outdoor lovers and baby explorers enthralled with every page, encouraging little ones to always be adventurous!

Buy it on Amazon here.

Trendhim Lealand Green Foldable Duffle Bag

Sometimes men can be so difficult to buy for but Trendhim, an international brand based in Denmark, that sells accessories and other cool stuff for men makes crossing off all the men in your life a snap. I love this army green duffle bag which would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to explore. This lightweight, water-resistant duffle bag is also ideal for weekend getaways or trips to the gym. It blends functionality with design and the spacious large zipped compartment is great for packing your gear, while the 2 side pockets hold smaller essentials and secure with snaps. It comes packed folded in a small pouch

Find the perfect gift for the fashionable man in your life here.

Blitz Champz

Yes, if you are counting you will know that this is the third football related gift idea on my list…I can’t help it! I love football :) I am super excited to share about this gift though because it combines two of my passions: football and education. BLITZ CHAMPZ is a fun and competitive card game, based on the sport of football, that teaches strategy and reinforces math skills. It takes two minutes to learn, can be played by 2-6 people at a time, and is perfect for ages 7 and up. It can be used at school as an educational activity, and at home for fun, family bonding time. It’s very portable as well so it’s perfect to take camping or to the park.

Buy the game on Amazon here.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Here’s another gift idea for the more mature gamers on your Christmas shopping list! The critically-acclaimed Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is the massive expansion that built upon every aspect of Capcom’s best-selling title of all time, Monster Hunter: World. The title has continued to receive a bounty of free post-launch content including the addition of new and exciting monsters, seasonal events, new armor, weapons, cosmetic options and more. The title recently launched Title Update 5, which brought two new monsters to the game, including Arch-Tempered Velkhana and the Black Dragon Fatalis, new armor sets, the Fun Fright Fest in-game event, and more. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Juju Bug & Co. Mother & Daughter TShirt Subscription

I couldn’t put together a gift guide and not include my newest favorite- a tshirt subscription for moms and their daughters! My toddler and I wore coordinating shirts yesterday for Thanksgiving that we got from this subscription and I loved being able to fulfill my dream of matching mother/daughter outfits after having two boys.

Sign up for the monthly sets here.

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Baby Shower Gift Guide

This gift guide contains affiliate links and some samples were received but all thoughts are my own and I’ve only included items I personally recommend.

Looking for that perfect gift to give a mom-to-be at the next baby shower you attend? I’m sharing some of my favorite picks, including some you might not think about gifting for mommy and baby. I’ll be adding to this baby shower gift guide throughout 2019 so come back often to see what’s been added!

Boppy Lounger

I used a Bobby Infant Support Pillow with my first two kids but Boppy recently came out with a Newborn Lounger that I absolutely love. As far as baby items go, our Boppy Newborn Lounger has been the most used item since baby #3 came into our lives a month and a half ago!

Buy Boppy products here.

Baby Bath Time Gift Basket

Gifting baby essentials is always appreciated! I received bath time products from friends, including an absolutely adorable unicorn baby bath towel which I thought was sweet. I put together this baby bath time gift basket which keeps all the bath time essentials handy.

Golden Slumber Organic Baby Clothes

One of my mommy friends owns this company and sent us one of her baby gowns when Emma was born. She has all sorts of fun designs in unique prints for babies and kids but this is one of my favorites! I love the tie bottom and bright, colorful print and Emma loved all the room it gave her to stretch her legs.

Check out the whole line of baby clothes and teethers from Golden Slumber, LLC here.

SwaddleDesigns Safe Sleepwear

Giving the gift of sleep is probably one of the best things you can give a new parent! Emma sleeps best when she is swaddled otherwise her arms flailing about will wake her up. I like SwaddleDesigns 3-step Safe Sleep Program because they have products for each stage babies are in and the SwaddleDesigns product line-up helps new parents and their babies get more sleep with their swaddling blankets, NEW Transitional Swaddle Sack, and zzZipMe Sack wearable blanket.

SwaddleDesigns has an exclusive line on Amazon called Amazing Baby and you can shop the whole line here.

Baby Milestone Blanket

Parents that snap a lot of photos for Instagram and Facebook will love receiving a baby milestone blanket to take weekly or monthly photos on. I had bought a fleece baby milestone blanket but then my friend gave me a really pretty cotton one, too. I have used both and think it’s a really fun way to document baby’s growth as the weeks and months go by.

Find a variety of baby milestone blankets for babies here.

Dry Baby Stain Resistant Baby Clothes

I rarely put my kids in white clothes because of how easily they stain so I was really excited to learn about Dry Baby, the only baby brand on the market that can actually repel liquids, making their clothing & accessories stain & odor resistant! Emma spits up quite a lot so I am loving this brand because liquids simply roll off the fabric! I also appreciate that little ones with sensitive skin can wear these products because they are made of a chemical free, soft cotton material.

Purchase Dry Baby clothes and accessories here.

Gift Card to a Photography Studio for Professional Baby Photos

I love getting my baby’s picture taken each month through the first year of life. I’ve done it with both my boys and I’m now taking Emma for monthly photos. Yes, I can take decent photos of my daughter at home and have had a lot of practice taking photos for blog posts over the past decade, but it’s nothing compared to the shots you can get during a professional photography session. Even if parents don’t want monthly photos they still probably would love to go for a maternity session, newborn photos, their child’s first birthday, or even family pictures during the holiday season (something mom can’t do herself when she actually needs to be in the photos). We take our kids to JcPenney’s Portrait Studio (see image above for a great shot our photographer got) but I recommend looking online for studios nearby where the expectant parent lives.

BooginHead Baby & Toddler Essentials

Ever have a baby or toddler who thinks you want to play fetch with their toy or sippy cup? I have, which is why I love BooginHead products like their PaciGrip and SippiGrip! They also have an adorable new line of Plush PaciPals that help keep track of baby’s pacifier plus give baby comfort. These BooginHead baby essentials are a lifesaver for parents of young kids!

Find BooginHead products here.

Piper Jade Kids Clothing

For those that love gifting clothes and accessories you’ll want to check out Piper Jade Kids. This online boutique has tons of adorable items for baby boys and baby girls (don’t say I didn’t warn you! You’ll want one of everything….). I love their giant bows (like the blue and white striped one on Emma in the photo at the beginning of this post), their selection of knit hats (like this unicorn one Emma is wearing), and the sweet prints they offer (like this little hedgehog covered outfit).

Abiie’s Huggs Contour Baby Carrier

The Huggs Contour baby carrier is the perfect gift for new moms and dads who love to babywear. This innovative baby carrier’s booster seat keeps baby ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position. It originated specifically to prevent hip dysplasia (a medical term for instability or looseness of the hip joint) which is something Emma is currently undergoing testing for since she spent most of the time in a breech position while in utero. Thousands of children are affected each year by this condition, ranging from mild instability to complete dislocation, so I love that this carrier was designed with the help of medical professionals to prevent this from happening to kids from how they are being carried around.

The carrier is lightweight and provides all-day comfort for both the parent and the child. The padded shoulder straps help to evenly distribute baby’s weight in combination with the waistband to maximize parent comfort by alleviating pressure on the wearer’s back and shoulders. It also has a double layer of the center panel which folds down, exposing breathable 3D mesh for fresh air to keep baby from getting to hot

You can learn more about the carrier here.

Photospring Digital Frame

This digital frame has made my Christmas gift guide two years in a row for good reason….I love it! If there was one thing in my home I can honestly say I use everyday it’s this frame. I have it in my tv room and love looking at it throughout the day and my mom loves it so much that she mentions how much she wants one every single time she comes to visit. There is nothing better than sitting and being able to remember our favorite times and see my kids smiling faces. New parents (and grandparents, too!) will love loading all of their favorite images on this frame and they make it easy for sleep-deprived parents to do so with their easy to use app that lets parents send photos from their phone to the frame with a couple clicks. I am obsessed with it still two years later and upload new photos to it weekly (probably more so now that I have a newborn again).

Buy it here.

Other items new parents could probably use include blankets, burb cloths, and diapers. What were your favorite gifts to get when you were expecting? Chat with me on Twitter and let me know!

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Sensory-Friendly Gift Ideas

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When my boys were first diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder I spent hours searching for the best items that would help them regulate their little bodies. Now years later, we’ve tried a number of things- some we’ve loved and some they didn’t really use. Today I’m sharing my favorite sensory gifts for sensory seekers.

ZURU’s Tangle

The ZURU Tangle is a fidget toy that provides sensory and motor stimulation that has been found to help stimulate and maintain attention. It’s also a great tool as a means to relieve stress and anxiety. The shape, color, texture and visual impact of Tangle stimulates the brain and makes Tangle a fun and functional toy for children and adults alike. Tangle come in a variety of colors including Classic, Crazy, Metallic, and Sparkle. You can get multiple Tangles and connect them to create longer and more colorful Tangles! For under $5, it’s an affordable and collectable toy for everyone. ZURU’s Tangle is available at Walmart and Toys “R” Us.

Doorway Gym

In our old home we had a doorway “gym” hanging in the doorway of the boy’s room. The most used piece was a hammock but our set also had a swing, rings, pull up bar and rope to climb. The set was perfect for days we were stuck inside and the hammock swing was good for restoring balance to the vestibular system and providing deep pressure (both of which help kids on the spectrum feel more in balance). I can’t recall the name of the set we had but it was similar to the one linked below on Amazon. Whichever set you choose I recommend finding one that doesn’t need to be screwed in and has multiple ways it can be used.

Lycra Tunnel

If you are looking for a sensory toy that doesn’t take up much space you’ll want to consider a lycra tunnel. These soft, resistant fabric tunnels encourages heavy work and is the perfect activity for coordination, gross motor skill development, low tone and sensory-seeking.

Mini Trampoline

If you have a child who constantly has to be moving you will want a trampoline to let them burn off energy- especially during the colder months. We had a small square one with a handle that my sister-in-law had bought but I really like this one because it’s enclosed.

Theraputty

Theraputty is great for strengthening hand muscles and improving fine motor skills. It is sold in a set of various colors, each one having a different firmness. Children can start with the softest one and switch to different colors as their hand muscles strengthen and they find the putty easier to manipulate.

HOOT for Kids Subscription Box

Children on the spectrum can have a limited range of interests and play materials, which can make it difficult to engage in purposeful play. HOOT for Kids encourages the use of sensory materials that can help children reach developmental milestones in a unique way by tailoring each toy and activity to their specific needs. HOOT for Kids’ Treasure Boxes are tailored for your child by the in-house Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Starting at just $34.99, each Treasure Box includes a personalized activity card with suggested tips for play, including instructional tips for parents on how to play with their kids utilizing each of the hand-selected toys. This subscription box is well thought out and I love that it comes with the activity card to help parents navigate playtime with their child.

Weighted Blanket or Lap Pad

Weighted products, including lap pads, have proven useful as a calming tool for individuals with sensory issues, ADD, ADHD, autism and hyperactivity. I’m linking to one that has good reviews and is affordable but you’ll want to ask your child’s therapist what weight they’d recommend since each child’s needs will vary. You can also look online for tutorials to make your own weighted blanket or lap pad.

Playfoam

We didn’t have playfoam when the boys were younger however we just recently got some of this last weekend at the Chicago Toy & Game fair and it’s great for creative tactile play! Kids can squish, squash, roll, and sculpt while molding the muscles they need to write, draw, and manipulate objects with their little hands. Best of all, playfoam has a great no-stick formula and never dries out.

What would you add to this sensory-friendly gift list?

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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Dad {Giveaway}

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Father’s Day is this Sunday! Anyone still need to buy a gift for dad? My boys have reached the age where they like to help pick out gifts to give for occasions like this so we are headed to the store tomorrow for some last minute shopping. While they try to convince me we should go to a toy store and get him toys because “daddy really likes toys”, I know better and will be taking them to Sears where there are plenty of things that their dad actually would want.

From tools to small appliances to trendy clothes, Sears has the perfect gift for every dad. I checked out Sears.com to get an idea of what we’d find and am sharing some of my favorites here so you can make sure to visit Sears online or in-store for all your Father’s Day gifting needs! I also have a $50 Sears e- gift card I’ll be giving away for those last minute shoppers.

Gift idea #1: A new grill and/or grilling accessories for the dad who loves to grill

Several years back I shared here on the blog how we got a new grill from Sears. I think it is one of the best gifts I’ve given and something that gets used on a frequent basis. They have a number of grilling accessories too so dad can grill everything from fish to shish kabobs.

One of my favorites is the Kenmore 4 Burner LP Mocha Gas Grill with Searing Side Burner. I love the fact that it has the side burner plus the storage space on the bottom is perfect for all of the grilling accessories and seasonings dad might want to keep in it.

Gift idea #2: Craftsman Tools for the handyman

As a girl growing up I remember being amazed by how many tools my dad had. I never knew what all of them did but he always seemed to know which tool was perfect for the job. I think tools are the perfect gift for the handyman dad.

Sears carries an assortment of Craftsman tools and toolboxes. This Craftsman 254 PC Mechanics Tool Set with 75Tooth Ratchet is the only tool set dad will need to complete any and every mechanical job and it’s nice because all of the tools come in a well constructed tool box. Sears is offering up to 50% off Craftsman tools for Father’s Day (sale runs through 6/18).

Gift idea #3: Home theater system for the movie buff

Some dads are all about movies. They come up with a movie quote for every occasion and always know what movies are playing at the theater and what new movies are coming out every week.

Those dads would love a home theater so that every movie watched at home would make them feel like they were at the movie theater. The Samsung HT-J5500W 5.1 Channel Home Theater System w/ Bluetooth and Smart Blu-ray Player brings a cinema atmosphere to your living room. This package includes immersive speakers, a subwoofer and a smart Blu-ray player to enjoy all types of content in vivid color and robust audio. With 5.1 channels and wireless rear speakers, dad can create an immersive experience when watching sports or the latest blockbusters.

Gift idea #4: Rding lawn mower for the dad who prides himself on how his yard looks

Recently I saw a photo online of a dad mowing his lawn with a tornado in the distance. While I thought he was crazy because you should always take shelter in bad weather, it just goes to show that some dads will not let anything stop them from making their yards picture perfect. If you have a dad in your life who spends hours outside every weekend, a gift that would help make yard work easier would probably be appreciated.

For those with a large area to mow every week, a riding mower would make the perfect gift. The Craftsman Pro Series 42″ 20 HP V-Twin Kohler Hydrostatic Riding Mower w/ Smart Lawn Bluetooth Technologymakes me want to type all the heart eye emojis because this thing is amazing. Dad can get the job done quickly with this mower and it has Consistent-Cut™ technology so he’ll get the perfect cut even if your yard includes uneven terrain or areas of tall grass. Caring for the riding lawn mower is easy too with the Smart Lawn app for iPhone and Android smartphones that includes a run time tracker, service reminders and everything he will need to maintain the riding lawn mower.

Gift idea #5: New tent for dads who love to camp

Growing up we went camping often and I loved it so I think that camping equipment is a great gift that can help make memories for years to come. This would make a great gift for a new dad accompanied by a note sharing some of your favorite camping tips and tricks. Even seasoned campers could use some new equipment and I found this out the hard way! I had borrowed my dad’s tent that was probably more than 25 years old and woke up in a puddle of rain water in the middle of the night. So if dad enjoys camping, maybe surprise him with a new tent before he discovers he needs a new one while in the middle of nowhere.

Sears has tents, sleeping bags and everything else a camper needs. For smaller families, this Coleman Sundome® 4-Person Dome Tent would be ideal. Easy setup means less time setting up the tent and more time roasting marshmallows! This tent is compact, yet spacious and has a ground vent and two windows to help your family stay cool and comfortable. If it rains, the WeatherTec™ system with its patented welded floors and inverted seams will help you stay dry and the compact dome shape stands up to wind.

Gift idea #6: Mini-fridge for the beer drinker

I find that we always need extra fridge storage so mini-fridges are great. If your hubby enjoys a cold drink while watching a baseball game or enjoys entertaining, this might be a great gift for dad.

The Whynter Mini Stainless Steel Refrigerator is sleek and will fit in dad’s garage workshop, office or his man cave. This fridge holds an amazing 117 12-ounce can beverages or up to 27 wine bottles.

Gift idea #7: Mountain bike for the explorer

One of the things Sinisa wants this year is a bike so he can go bike riding with the boys. It’s a great way for dads to spend time with their families- whether they are just going on a ride down the street or exploring a wooded trail.

There are a number of bikes to choose from at Sears from well known brands like Schwinn, Mongoose and Iron Horse. The IRON HORSE 29″ Men’s Warrior 3.2 Mountain Bike is the perfect set of wheels for dad. This mountain bike is built to take all the bumps, dips and holes in stride and is designed to make even rough roads feel freshly paved.

As you can see, Sears is definitely a one stop shop for your Father’s Day shopping because they offer a wide range of home merchandise, apparel, automotive products and more! Sears provides shopping convenience – letting members shop wherever, whenever and however they choose, both in stores and online. They even have an awesome rewards program called ‘Shop Your Way’ that is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you will want to sign up!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Disclosure: I received samples of all products featured but all thoughts are my own.

Father’s Day is in a few weeks and, if you are like me, you probably still need to find the perfect gift. Let’s skip the tie and socks this year, okay? Today I’m sharing 8 gift ideas that might be just what the man in your life wants. I’ve got something for the grill master to the tech geek and everyone in between.

For the well-groomed man – The Good Stuff

The folks over at The Good Stuff have created the recipe for a flawless barbershop shave. Founded by real barbers with over 140 years of combined experience, they’ve perfected the art of shaving with their premium line of products. The Good Stuff Shave Lather is infused with pre-shave oil to reduce friction and nourish the skin. Their Aftershave has a light, clean fresh scent that protects with SPF15 with no greasy, shiny residue. Does your dad have sensitive skin? Their One of a Kind original formula can be used in replace of after shave or in combination and is recommended twice a week to create healthier skin and softer facial hair.

The Good Stuff monthly subscription lets the dad in your life experience the smoothest shave at home, each and every morning. They are so confident in the quality of their Shave Lather that they are letting everyone try it for just 5 bucks when they sign up! Learn more and subscribe here.

For the tech geek – Navdy

Navdy is the first Augmented Driving device that leverages augmented reality to project information directly in the driver’s line of sight, for an all new driving experience. Navdy enables simple, gesture-based access to the phone functions drivers need most and projects everything directly in their line of sight on the road ahead. A comprehensive eyes-forward solution, drivers can manage all their phone necessities like maps, calls, and messages, while keeping their eyes on the road. Read my full review of Navdy here.

For the man who loves to grill – Zach’s Wing Sauce

Designed with the griller in mind, Zach’s Wing Sauce is the first ever sprayable wing sauce. Crafted like great beers with premium ingredients and even packaged in a beer bottle with a sprayer on top, Zach’s aims to make grilling wings an experience that wing lovers will want to repeat…often. This sprayable sauce means less cleanup and allows grillers to use just the right amount of sauce. It’s made with quality ingredients and are Vegetarian, Dairy Free and Gluten Free.

They offer a $20 Mix Pack online that lets you mix and match your dad’s favorite flavors, like Chocolate Chipotle, Sriracha Lime and Better Buffalo. They can also be find in stores like Jewel Osco here in Chicago.

For the traveler – ModernMapArt

Have a dad who loves to travel? ModernMapArt takes his favorite cities, mountains, and places and turns them into beautiful works of art. If you’re looking for the perfect way to help him remember that trip to Europe, honeymoon, place you got engaged, his alma mater, hometown, or anything else, their maps are a great way to display that nostalgia. ModernMapArt creates museum-quality posters made on thick, durable, acid-free paper. The prints are created using UltraChrome ink so they are fingerprint resistant. Order one here and get free shipping on all US orders.

For the gift basket lover – BroBasket

The BroBasket offers the coolest choices of custom baskets that include all his favorites like craft beer, fine wines and spirits along with his favorite brand name gear and goodies. All baskets are 100% customizable and come in non-alcoholic versions too! The Craft Beer Tasting Kit is designed for those men who scoff at typical domestic beer and want something you can’t find at your local corner store. This basket offers a sampling of the top 4 beers from the 8 California breweries that BroBasket carries. Have a golfer in your life? The Golfers Delight basket above may be the perfect choice! Check out all the baskets available here.

 

For the outdoorsy guy – Family Camping Trip

What better gift to get the outdoorsy dad in your life than a camping trip with his loved ones? In my opinion, the gift of time together is the best gift you can give! Find a camping location here (kids camp free Father’s Day weekend!) and then enjoy it! For added fun, you can customize special shirts for dad and his lads. See how I made our camping shirts (pictured above) here.

For the musician – Yamaha Electronic Drum Set

Whether the dad in your life is a drummer looking for a space saving set to practice on or a beginner hoping to start a garage band, the DTX400K electronic drum kit from Yamaha would make an amazing gift! It’s really like having ten professional drum sets in one compact electronic drum kit because they can freely mix any of the 169 organic drum sounds to create customized kits that suit their style. They can try a heavy metal double bass kit one day then change into a dance kit the next, or keep their ten favorite kits of all time. They get a world of choices in this electronic drum kit: 23 snares, 21 kicks, 36 toms, 31 cymbals, and 42 percussion instruments. Learn more about the Yamaha DTX400K here.

For the coffee adventurer – Atlas Coffee Club

Trying to find a great gift for someone who loves trying new coffee flavors? Atlas Coffee Club is a travel-themed coffee of the month club that explores the world’s best coffee; Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, and beyond. Atlas Coffee Club curates only the finest coffee, paying above market prices to ensure that farms can produce high quality coffee year over year, and roasts each batch to accentuate flavor profiles distinctive to the each coffee region. Made to order to guarantee freshness, a subscription is the ultimate opportunity for organic flavor discovery and global variety. Each month Atlas Coffee Club highlights a new coffee growing country and shows the unique differences in both taste and culture.. To go a step further, they’ve designed their coffee bags as a celebration of culture for each country as each design was inspired by local textiles and landscapes. Order a gift subscription here.

What gift would the dad in your life love to receive?

Stocking Stuffer & Gift Ideas For Boys From Hasbro

You probably know Hasbro makes great games but did you also know that they make some amazing toys, too? Jacob is all about super heroes lately and a lot of the toys on his Christmas list were made by Hasbro and I didn’t even know it! Check out these stocking stuffer and gift ideas from Hasbro!

Stocking Stuffers
  • MARVEL THE AVENGERS 3.75″ HEROES ASSORTMENT: The Ultimate Super Hero action collection features IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, HULK, BLACK WIDOW and HAWKEYE.  Kids and collectors will want to assemble the whole team from Hasbro’s line of THE AVENGERS 3.75″ Action Figures.
  • ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS Mystery Bags: For the ultimate Holiday surprise, pick up ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS Mystery Bags, which offer two figures from the collection in each bag.

For the Movie Buff
  • THE AVENGERS HERO MASKS: Every Super Hero needs an awesome mask! Now kids (and parents!) can pretend to be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with these masks based on the blockbuster hit, The Avengers.  Choose from IRON MAN, HULK, THOR AND CAPTAIN AMERICA!
  • THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN HERO FX GLOVE: Kids will feel like SPIDER-MAN when they put on this fun electronic role-play glove.  Sensors in the “web shooting compartment” will sense motion and respond with web shooting sound effects.

Kid at Heart
  • TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS ACTION FIGURES:  The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS DELUXE Assortment features Transformers characters and designs from throughout the history of the TRANSFORMERS brand.  The assortment includes OPTIMUS PRIME, JAZZ and SHOCKWAVE.
  • TRANSFORMERS KRE-O allows builders to construct both the robot and vehicle mode of their favorite Transformers characters with the same set of bricks!

You can find more gift ideas from Hasbro in their Gift Guide here.

(Disclosure: Hasbro sent me gifts for my boys from the Gift Guide but thoughts are my own.)

Gift Guide Inspired By Parents Magazine

I get lots of great ideas for crafts and recipes from magazines so I thought it would be fun to put a gift guide together inspired by all the great things I saw in this month’s issue of Parents magazine. Some are companies featured in the magazine and some are similar to ones featured.

FOR BABY GIRLS:

Ruffled Bloomers By Ruffled Butts

 FOR BABY BOYS:

Rockstar Bundle By Carters

FOR TODDLERS:

Rocker by Sprout Kids

FOR PRESCHOOL AGED GIRLS:

Tutu Outfit From Cutie Pa Tutus

FOR PRESCHOOL AGED BOYS:

Superhero Costume By BabyPop

FOR ELEMENTARY AGED GIRLS:

Girls 3-in-1 Jacket

FOR ELEMENTARY AGED BOYS:

Insulated Jacket by Spyder

FOR MOM:

Personalized Necklace From The Vintage Pearl

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(Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias. All thoughts are my own and I was not compensated by the companies I mentioned or offered any products in exchange for including them in this gift guide.)