It’s time for the annual Holiday Gift Guide! I’m collecting fun new gift ideas to highlight here and point you to where you can see more ideas in my individual fun gift guide topics!
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Holiday Gift Ideas
- Gift Ideas to Pamper and for Wellness
- Gift ideas for the Mom-to-be and New Moms
- Gift ideas for Working Moms
- Gift Ideas for Kids
- Gift Ideas for Teachers, Nannies, or Babysitters
- Gift Ideas for Him
Gift Ideas to Pamper and for Wellness
My lovely blogger friend wrote this self-care guided journal that moms will love! Check it out! Choose You: A Guided Self-Care Journal Made Just for You!
A smart tracker for your mattress (or even a smart mattress, depending on your budget) can help identify sleep troubles and give you a better night’s sleep.
Eight even has a military discount for 10% off sitewide.
You also might enjoy gifting (or receiving) these lovely sheets.
“For those on a tighter budget, California Design Den offers ethically made, beautifully tailored pure combed cotton sateen sheets that are impressively cozy.“-Boston Globe
I gotta say, there’s nothing better than new, cozy Pajamas and a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. That’s why pjs are one of my favorite gifts to get! Check out Big Feet Pajama Co for some fun selections and get a Family Matching PJs set or my personal favorite, Adult Footed PJs!
And while you’re getting ready for Christmas, check out these lovely Christmas plates and platters for your fun family gatherings! 12 Days of Christmas, a new deal everyday at PreciousMoments.com!
If your friends are really into fitness or outdoor activities, you should really check out these amazing bone-conducting headphones! You can read more in my review, but they sit over your cheekbones rather than inside your ears as buds and allow you to hear the world around you. Great for biking (and also for listening to audiobooks when you still need to hear your kiddos getting in trouble).
If you have a bicycle enthusiast in your house (hubby has gotten really into biking lately and is considering a second bike!) why not add a first aid kit to help them stay safe on their travels and road or mountain biking time fun. These bicycle first aid kits from SJ Works are a great gift idea. The first aid kit is small and fits comfortably on his bike frame and contains a lot of great things – gauze, bandages, safety scissors, antiseptic towelettes, gloves, and even a reflective blanket! These are especially important if you have kids biking to school on their own. Always good to be prepared.
> Get more ideas for gifts for self-care and wellness here.
Gift ideas for the Pregnant Mom-to-be and New Moms
I also had a lot of issues with back pain, and found this pregnancy support band to be amazing! It helped so much to take some of the pressure off my lower back. These make fantastic gifts for your close friends and family members.
Comfortable lounge pants are a must!
This super awesome baby carrier from Ergobaby! Because it allows a mama to hold the baby close, while still having her hands free. I loved mine and sad that my toddler has exceeded the weight at which I can carry him around for very long.
> Get more ideas for gifts for your pregnant loved ones on the complete gift guide for your pregnant friend.
> You can see more ideas for new moms on my post: Gift Ideas that any New Mom will Love.
Gift ideas for Working Moms
First and foremost, gift the gift of Amazon Prime! 2-day (or sometimes less) shipping on baby essentials and items that tame toddler meltdowns are a must!
This one goes out to all my working moms! Being a working mom is not an easy game – but this lovely book helps us focus our mindset and release the guilt to give ourselves permission to enjoy life. You can read my recommendations for 3 inspiring books working moms need to read immediately here.
You know what else makes a great gift? A gift of not needing to go grocery shopping! Give the gift of Shipt and let the groceries deliver themselves!
For the working mom who travels for work, a great carry-on suitcase is a must!
Chester was created to meet the needs of the modern traveler and make the journey better for all. With its vertical integration and direct-to-consumer business model, Chester offers a beautiful, high-quality, and functional carry-on at a fair price. Thousands of customers and top review sites agree that Chester is the perfect carry-on.
- Sleek 100% polycarbonate hardshell to balance durability, flexibility and weight (7 lbs)
- Perfectly sized (21.5” x 13.5” x 8.5”) to fit overhead bins of all airlines and 3-to-5 outfits
- Thoughtful compartments, featuring three interior organizers and removable laundry bag
- Four silent, multi-directional wheels for a smooth roll in any direction on any terrain
- TSA-approved lock to ensure safe belongings
- 100% aluminum telescoping ergonomic handle with two lock positions
- 10-year warranty
- Seven colors: Black, Ocean Blue, Sky Blue, Charcoal Grey, Aluminum Grey, Sand, Pink
Grab your Chester travel bag here! Use my code FWML at checkout to get a 10% discount!
To make dinner time easier for your working mom friend (or wife), you might consider one of these lovely kitchen appliances.
Grab these awesome activity books for toddlers and preschoolers and never run out of fun ideas you can do together after work or on weekends! The DISCOVER + PLAY + ENGAGE + LEARN eBooks have a combined 20 weeks of activities. Fun ways to get kids moving, work on fine motor, do arts and craft projects and have fun as a family! Each weekly plan includes a supply list and activities broken down to know exactly what to do in a simple sentence or two.
> You can see more gift ideas for working moms here: Resources to Rock Working Mom Life!
Gift Ideas for Kids
Educational Gift Ideas
You know I’m a huge fan of STEM toys for toddlers. Check these out! These are gears like blocks in a rainbow of various shapes and colors to sort, count, stack, build & create with their imagination.
Also, a wonderful educational musical learning toy for preschoolers is the Rocktopus. You can see my full review here.
Since I’m a fan of educational gift ideas, I’m sharing this fabulous infographic that suggests the type of gifts for each age group, preschool through teen!
This gift guide infographic was made by Enlightened-Digital.com.
If you are interested in getting the items mentioned in the graphic, I have linked them below!
For grade school:
And for the slightly older kiddos (6+), these Clever Tykes books teach wonderful life lessons. The Clever Tykes books bring positive, enterprising role models to life. The modern characters inspire children to follow their dreams and work hard to overcome challenges they may face.
Giving a child the gift of learning to play a real musical instrument is priceless! Check out Loog Guitars and let your child learn to legit play music. They have preschoolers and bigger kid size guitars. How exciting! The guitar comes with an app that teaches your child to play step by step.
Now you can get 10% Off all Loog Guitars and Accessories using code: LOOG10 through the end of the year – Plus FREE Shipping on orders of $90 or more!
> You might also like The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
> You can see the complete Toddler toy gift guide in my post Fun and Fantastic Gift Ideas for Toddlers for $25 or less.
Sensory toy ideas
Sensory toys are fantastic gifts and always well recieved! This Hopper Ball is bright and colorful and provides a lot of sensory input.
A Child Pod Swing – Indoor Sensory Hammock to help contain and soothe a hyper child is a must have! I love these in kids gyms!
Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline I think jumping is my son’s favorite thing. He would spend hours on one of these.
Flybar My First Pogo Pals Jumper for Kids is a wonderful gift for busy and hyper preschoolers. My son got the frog Pogo Pal and it’s so much fun! And Flybar is releasing a special Unicorn Pogo Pal too! These lovely gifts launch starting November so get your preorders in. Flybar has a variety of pogo stick and jumping-related toys for kids of all ages, so you should definitely peruse their catalog and put some on your shopping list.
Why we love the Flybar My First Pogo Pals Jumper for Kids:
- Jumping is amazing proprioceptive and vestibular input!
- It’s small and compact, so you can play with it anywhere. Indoors and out.
- It squeaks! every time you hop!
- The jumper is also a pull toy, which is fabulous sensory input. If you stand on it you can pull up.
Also, my lovely readers can grab a 15% off code on Amazon (code: FlybarHol15) – go get your favorite kid something to help keep them from bouncing off the walls!
> You might also like Gift Ideas and Toys that provide Sensory Input for Hyper kids.
General fun gift ideas
A fun personalized Package From Santa is a great gift. My just-turned-4-year-old was thrilled to see his photo on the Santa flight plan and hear about the reindeer eating pizza! The nice list was sweet, and I hope will help him remember to be nice and sweet instead of naughty. The letter was fun to customize and I liked how there were different options for the letter template. I’m also looking forward to personalizing the video and call for my little one.
Start a Magical Christmas Family Tradition That Your Child Will Cherish Forever!
Give the one-of-a-kind memorable EXPERIENCE of receiving a Package From Santa!
Every Package From Santa includes both tangible & technological delights including:
* a personalized Santa Letter that arrives in the mail
* a personalized VIDEO starring your child via email
* a personalized PHONE CALL
* a personalized printable NICE LIST GUIDE
* and the option to upgrade with MORE goodies!
A lovely personalized book made by ISeeMe. I received a lovely “Who loves me” book and got to personalize the names on every page. You can read a more detailed review here, and one of the photos is below. They have many other options for personalized books you can peruse and customize.
Wonder Forge Disney Frozen Matching Game would make a great gift because matching games are great for building preschooler memory skills, and bonus points that it’s so visually pretty.
Hasbro Frozen Olaf’s in Trouble Game. Oh no! Olaf’s in Trouble! What a fun sounding game. Poor Olaf and his love of summer.
Hasbro Sorry! Game: Disney Moana Edition Woo! A classic game, Moana style! Fun for the whole family.
Puzzles make fabulous activities for kids (and their parents)! Quiet time or a fun family evening can be found with these.
> See more stocking stuffer ideas on my post: Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Under $15
If you have a child who loves magic tricks, pre-order the new book called EVERYDAY MAGIC FOR KIDS: 30 Amazing Magic Tricks That You Can Do Anywhere by Justin Flom. Preorder by November 11th and free access to an exclusive video of Justin revealing a bonus trick not featured in the book and how to perform it! Perfect for kids (or anyone, really!) interested in all things magical and mystifying!
Gift Ideas for Teachers, Nannies, or Babysitters
Who doesn’t love a fun teacher mug?
Can’t go wrong with a coloring book for someone who colors so much with your child, right?
> See the rest of this gift guide on my post: Inspiring Gift Ideas for Teachers, Nannies, or Babysitters.
Gift Ideas for Him
A kindle, and this one is waterproof!! Now that is a perfect bookish gift!
Or the new Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa
> You can see the complete Gift guide for the Bookish here.
My husband bought this awesome levitating Earth for his desk at work. Yes, a perfect conversation piece to put legal clients at ease. How awesome is it?
You really can’t go wrong with this fun game for any dude or family member.
> See more gift ideas for him on my post: Gift Ideas for Husbands, Fathers, or other Gentlemen in our lives.
> See the rest of my gift ideas your friends will geek out over.
> You can see the complete Star Wars gift guide in my post Gift Ideas for the Star Wars Fan in your Life that are Out of This World.
What gifts are you planning for your loved ones this year?
See the rest of my gift guides here!