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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
Although the Holidays are a time to celebrate, trying to find (and buy!) gifts can be stressful. You might be overwhelmed or wondering where to start. Our Holiday Gift Guide is full of ideas for everyone on your list, in an effort to make your Holiday season more enjoyable.
Shopping for your children? Your fashionista sister? Husband who loves to cook? Craft Queen wife? We have gift ideas for all of them, fitting many different budgets. Spend less time figuring out what gift to buy and spend more time with your loved ones enjoying the Holiday season! Here is our ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.
Gifts For Baby
Little Bee Books
Get your little one ready for Christmas with Little Bee Books’ Baby’s First Nativity. This bright, colorful board book teaches your baby the main characters in the Nativity story: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, and more.
Infantino Ball Pit
Your baby will love this action-packed activity gym–and you will love that your child can use it from birth to 36-months. There are three ways to play with the Infantino 3-in-1 Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit, each providing something different for your child.
The Bumbo Stages Safari Adjustable Play Center is ideal for tummy time, sitting, or standing play. With two sides and nine sensory toys that encourage hand-eye coordination and teach cause and effect, your baby will love this toy!
Check out more baby gift ideas here: Must Have 0-6 Month Baby Gear
Gifts For Kids
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar
Kick off the Holidays with Crayola’s Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar! The 24-day calendar has an exciting activity for your child to do each day leading up to Christmas, with a surprise behind every door. From making ornaments, finger puppets, decorations, and coloring projects, there are 24 holiday art projects your kids can keep or give as gifts to friends and family.
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari Tub Set
The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari Tub Set is a gift that keeps on giving. Have fun coloring the cute animal figures with the included six Scribble Scrubbie Washable Markers and then, wash them in the safari palm tree tub to clean them off and start again. The color possibilities are endless–and so is the fun!
Give the scent of the Holidays with Crayola’s Aroma Putty Gift Set. It combines the allure of aromatherapy with the fun of fidgeting–putting you in the Holiday spirit while invigorating and calming your senses. This scents in this gift set are Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, Gingerbread, and Pine. Best of all, it doesn’t leave residue behind on hands!
Tip: This makes a great gift for teens and adults, too.
LEGO Heart Box
This LEGO set features two buildable heart boxes, mini-doll figures, and animal figures. Your child’s imagination will soar as the multitude of accessories help with role-play. Pretend to be an astronaut, police officer, pirate, doctor, or even a witch. The LEGO Heart Box Friendship Pack is great for travel, as all of the pieces fit inside the heart boxes.
LEGO Knight Bus
Harry Potter fans will love building their own LEGO Night Bus. Once assembled, it has a hinged side panel for access inside and removable roof revealing the upper deck. Beds slide back and forth while the chandelier swings as the Night Bus turns and swerves. This set comes with a Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang mini-figure, plus shrunken head and Harry’s chest, complete with a wand, letter, chocolate bar, and potion bottle.
Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register
Bring money math to life with the Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register. Your children will have fun practicing coin identification (with 70 pieces of life size play money), addition, subtraction, and place value as they play four featured games that increase in difficulty they advance.
New Sprouts Healthy Basket Bundle
The Healthy Basket Bundle teaches your child to make good nutritional choices at every meal. The food items are made of soft and durable rubberized plastic and are incredibly detailed–the nicest ones I’ve ever seen!
Breakfast Basket (10 piece): eggs, oatmeal, bagel, yogurt, fruit
Lunch Basket (14 piece): ingredients for a turkey sandwich, yogurt, fruit, vegetables, pretzels
Dinner Basket (13 piece): grilled chicken, salmon, sweet potato, asparagus, side salad
New Sprouts® Cure It!
Let your little one’s imagination soar with the Cure It! play set. The chunky doctor tools are made from durable, soft plastic, encouraging early imaginative play. A doctor’s bag, stethoscope, syringe, bandage, ear scope, and thermometer are included in the set.
Bunch O Balloons
Bunch O Balloons let you prep less and party more! These self-sealing party balloons inflate 40 balloons in 40 seconds with the help of the Air Pump Starter Pack. Whether you’re decorating for a party or just stringing up balloons for fun, Bunch O Balloons are the way to go–saving you lots of time!
The Air Pump can also be used on household inflatables and water toys. Bunch O Balloons makes water balloons, too.
The Christmas Star From Afar
Implement a family tradition that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. The Christmas Star From Afar is a fun hide-and-seek game, encouraging children to hunt for the star their parents have hidden in the home. Once it is found, they will move the Three Wise Men to the star’s location, getting them closer to baby Jesus in the stable–ending at the stable on Christmas. The set comes with a hard cover book, wooden star, and 14-piece colorful wooden nativity set.
What’s Christmas without something Disney? shopDisney is your one stop shop for all things Disney–clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry, toys, plush animals, blankets, home decor, and more!
Gifts For The Whole Family
Coton Colors Ornaments
You could mark everyone off of your “buy for” list with a Coton Colors by Laura Johnson ornament–your mom, dad, sister, brother, grandparents, babysitter, hair dresser, teacher, friends, and even pets!
In addition to all of the special people in your life, Coton Colors has an ornament to commemorate every special occasion. From first birthdays to your new home, anniversaries to your favorite collegiate sports team, Coton Colors has an ornament for it! Make your gift even more special by having it personalized with Coton Colors’ signature handwriting.
Tip: Buy a stand to showcase your Coton Colors ornament all year long.
Boots From Boot Barn
Boot Barn is your one stop shop for all things western wear, but we’re focusing on their extensive boot collection. You could do all of your Holiday shopping in one swoop here, treating your whole family to a new pair of boots! There are so many boots to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for each member of your family.
Best of all, you can shop in person at your local Boot Barn store or online.
We picked three pairs of western boots from Boot Barn to include in our Holiday Gift Guide: Shyanne Women’s American Flag Snip Toe Boots, Cody James Men’s Montana Square Toe Western Boots, and Roper Toddler Girls’ Pink Ostrich Print Boots.
These are a great gift for both men and women, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors. Costa’s polarized lenses deliver unmatched color, clarity, and performance, setting them apart from all other brands of sunglasses. Plus, they fit so well, you’ll forget they’re on.
Between the wide variety of Costa sunglasses and numerous frame/lens color combinations, you are able to pick the perfect pair of sunglasses. Costas deliver 100% UV protection and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
We’ve included the Men’s Spearo Polarized Sunglasses (Blackout with Green Mirror Polarized Glass Lenses) and Women’s Panga Polarized Sunglasses (Shiny Black/Crystal/Fuchsia with Gray Polarized Plastic Lenses) in our Holiday Gift Guide.
Primo Water Dispenser
The Smart Touch Deluxe Bottom Loading Water Dispenser provides cold, cool, and hot water on-demand for your whole family. The smart touch design has a beautiful flush design with state of the art functionality, while the water dispenser has a child lockout function to prevent accidental dispensing, removable dishwasher-safe dip tray, LED indicators, and bottom-loading feature to make loading water bottles easy. Give your family a water cooler ahead of the curve with the Primo Smart Touch Water Dispenser.
Do you have a baby? Check out the Primo First Steps Bottom-Loading Water Dispenser.
Note: This year, my family has saved around 1,440 water bottles by using our Primo Water Dispenser!
Mini Brands Surprise Ball
Create your own miniature-shopping world with ZURU’s 5 Surprise Mini Brands! Surprise Balls. There are 70 miniatures of your favorite brands to collect, and each surprise ball contains five. They’re a popular item for all ages this year. This is one of my favorite items on our Holiday Gift Guide–the mini items are really cute and the surprise ball is a lot of fun to unwrap!
Airfree Air Purifier
Airfree’s Thermodynamic TTS Technology destroys mold, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollens, pet danders, tobacco, and other organic allergens. While an Airfree Air Purifier makes a great gift for anyone, it’s perfect for people suffering from asthma and allergies.
There are several models to choose from, but we like the Airfree P3000. It is completely silent, portable, and recommended for rooms up to 650 sq ft. Best of all, the Airfree P3000 does not require any filters or maintenance! How cool is that?
Gifts For Cooking Enthusiasts
The Calphalon Classic Nonstick 14-Piece Cookware Set With No-Boil-Over Inserts has everything you love about the Classic nonstick line, like convenient measuring marks, pour spouts, and straining lids, plus innovative silicone inserts that prevent messy boil-over spills by recirculating boiling water back into the pot. The set includes an 8″ and 10″ fry pan, 12″ pan with cover, 1.5 qt. and 2.5 qt. sauce pan, 3 qt. sauté pan, and 6 qt. stock pot, all with stay-cool metal handles, plus covers and two inserts.
The Crock-Pot Express Easy Release Pressure Cooker is an easy release pressure cooker, cooking food up to 70% faster than a conventional oven. It is incredibly versatile, with 13 one-touch programs combining common kitchen appliances–pressure cooker, slow cooker, sauté, brown, boil and simmer, steam, and more. The front-access steam release dial keeps hands away when releasing the pressure for total peace-of-mind. The Crock-Pot Express also has a Delay Timer for hot meals made ready when you need them, Status Bar to visually track pressurization and preheat progress before cooking begins, and the 6-qt capacity feeds 7+ people.
Oster Heat Soft Hand Mixer
The Oster Heat Soft Hand Mixer does what we’ve been waiting for all hand mixers to do–uses gentle warm air while mixing to bring cold ingredients (like butter) to room temperature 12 times faster. You no longer have to wait to bake! The Oster Heat Soft Hand Mixer has a 5-speed control, one-touch Boost providing extra power at the touch of a button, and maximum versatility with durable full size beaters.
Oster Texture Select Pro Blender
The Oster Texture Select Pro Blender gives you the option to customize your food texture (thin, medium, or thick) with the touch of a button. This powerful kitchen blender has 9 pre-programmed settings, an 8-cup dishwasher safe Tritan jar, and 6-point stainless steel blade design with dual direction technology. The Pro Blender also comes with a 5-cup food processor, chopping blade, and slicing disk.
Double Pull Corkscrew
Sterling Brooke’s beautiful Double Hinged Corkscrews are built with heavy duty stainless steel and naturally water resistant white oak. It features a Double Pull Cork Screw, Bottle Opener, and Foil Cutter. The design below is “The American”, but there are numerous unique designs to choose from.
This Sterling Brooke Oyster Shucker is built with a solid white oak handle (shaped for comfort and grip) and a full-tang, solid piece of stainless steel blade with curved tip. It can handle the most difficult oyster shell–with ease!
Cricut Explore Air 2
The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the ultimate crafting gift. The smart cutter cuts over 100 materials to create stunning projects in record time. Together with Cricut’s design software (Cricut Design Space), making beautiful DIY projects has never been easier.
Learn more about the Cricut here: My Cricut Explore Air 2 Review & Tips
Heat-transfer projects are a breeze with the Cricut EasyPress 2, as it irons on your design in 60-seconds or less. The EasyPress 2 is easy to learn, simple to use, lightweight, and portable. Available in four sizes, the EasyPress delivers quick, consistent, professional results.
Parks Project 2020 National Parks Calendar
Start 2020 off right with a beautiful National Parks Calendar from Parks Project. Each month features a different National Park highlighting a fun park activity. The calendar measures 11 x 17 and is printed on 80-pound cardstock with a smooth, satin finish.
Note: Each product purchased from the Parks Project contributes directly to one of more than 50 non-profit groups protecting parks and public land areas in the US and Canada.
Well Told Drinkware
Well Told Drinkware is designed to tell your story and keep your drinks the right temperature. Engrave your drinkware with a map of your favorite city, college town, constellation, airport, or marathon route.
While Well Told has lots of items to choose from, our Holiday Gift Guide picks are the College Town Maps 12 ounce Insulated Wine Tumbler and 20 ounce Insulated Tumbler. These stylish tumblers keep your drink hot or cold for hours and can be personalized. Both are stainless steel, BPA-free, and have an easy slide-close lid.
A portable charger is the #1 must have item for any traveler. Gift a GoBig (4x battery life for smartphones), Razor Ultra (7x battery life for tablets and smartphones), or Razor Super (12x battery life for tablets and smartphones) MyCharge portable charger.
Give the traveler in your life the ultimate gift–a vacation! New York City, Los Angeles, Walt Disney World, Washington DC, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, England, Spain, China, Japan–the possibilities for this gift are endless.
OTBT Bushnell Wedge Sandals
These are “America’s Favorite Wedges” for a reason. OTBT’s Bushnell Wedge Sandals are crafted with genuine leather and fabric, have a cork footbed, elastic stretch band, and memory foam padded sock, keeping you stylish and comfortable all day long.
We’re featuring the Bushnell Wedge Sandals in Mid Taupe, but there are ten colors to choose from.
Note: OTBT (Off The Beaten Track) is a global fashion footwear brand of casual shoes for women, designed with the traveler in mind. OTBT is not just a brand; it’s a lifestyle.
Erimish Stackable Bracelets
Stack your style with Erimish stackable bracelets–bright and creative jewelry at an affordable price. The Erimish Nugget Stack features five separate, stretchable bracelets that are one size fits most (measured for a 7.5″ wrist size).
The HP ENVY Photo 7855 All-In-One Printer is the most productive printer for your home. You can easily print, copy, scan, and fax with a seamless, smartphone-style 2.7″ color touchscreen. The HP ENVY Photo 7855 Printer has wireless connectivity, ability to print photos from your smartphone or tablet, and dedicated paper trays that automatically match your print settings to the paper type. You can even order ink for your printer through the HP Smart app.
Fitbit Versa Lite Edition
The Fitbit Versa Lite is a bold, easy-to-use smartwatch with the essential features you need to reach your goals. It features 24/7 heart rate tracking, fitness and sleep tracking, apps and smartphone notifications, 4+ day battery life, and is swimproof. The Versa Lite sends you reminders to move and offers guided breathing sessions. By using the Fitbit Versa Lite, you can get to know your body better and receive the motivation and guidance you need to improve.
Note: The Fitbit comes with a small and large band.
Saddleback Leather Wallet
While the Saddleback Leather Medium Bifold Leather Wallet is incredibly durable (made from full grain leather and lined with pigskin), it comes with a 100-year warranty. Yes, 100 years! It’s the one thing you kids will fight over when you’re dead.
Sterling Brooke’s Large Pocket Knife is built with a high quality 3″ German steel locking blade, naturally resistant white oak, serrated line cutter, and heavy duty belt/pocket clip. There are lots of incredible designs to choose from (Scales is pictured), or you can have it customized. This pocket knife is a must have for the home, in the field, or at sea.
Bath And Hair Junkie
CHI Pro Dryer
Since you spend so much time drying your hair, you might as well invest in a great hairdryer. The CHI Pro Dryer has a ceramic heater that produces moisture, leaving your hair shiny while reducing frizz and static electricity. The Pro Dryer also dries hair up to 40% faster and has two speed settings, quiet speed motor, non-slip bumper, cool shot button, and low-EMF. It comes with a drying nozzle and diffuser, too.
Musee Bath Products
Give the gift of relaxation after the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season with Musee bath products. Musee has a lot of Holiday items to choose from, made from all natural ingredients, essential oils, and natural oils.
Note: Musee makes bath balms, not bath bombs, because they soften and moisturize your skin.
It’s A 10! Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Plus Keratin
No matter your hair type, the Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Plus Keratin gives curls soft, frizz-free definition and makes straight styles mirror-smooth, all while making your hair healthier with every application.
Don’t forget to buy the most important members of your family a gift!
Our Holiday Gift Guide picks for your pets are the Frisco Orthopedic Sherpa Cuddler & Cushion Bed, SmartBones Mini Peanut Butter Chew Bones Dog Treats, OurPets Comfort Elevated Feeder, Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy, and Blueberry Pet Christmas Santa Claus’ Reindeer Collar.
Tom’s of Maine oral care products make great stocking stuffers for kids. The Silly Strawberry Children’s Toothpaste uses calcium and silica to gently clean your child’s teeth, has real (not artificial!) fruit flavors, and is available with or without fluoride. Tom’s new Children’s Anti-cavity Mouth Rinse is (ethyl) alcohol free and has no artificial flavors, dyes, or preservatives. I don’t know about you, but I think a bright, healthy smile sounds like a great gift!
Holiday Gift Guide
We hope our Holiday Gift Guide has helped you decide what to buy for everyone on your list. If you have any other great gift ideas, let us know.
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.