Are you already thinking about the holidays? I’ve got quite a few gift guides I’m putting together and some great ones I have put together in the past. I’ll highlight some great goodies from all the lists here and point you to where you can see more ideas!
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- Gift Ideas to Pamper your Friends
- Gift ideas for the Mom-to-be
- Gift ideas for New Moms
- Gift Ideas for Kids + GIVEAWAY
- Gift Ideas for Family Bonding
- Gifts for the Bookish
- Gifts For the Science Geeks
- Gift Ideas for Teachers, Nannies, or Babysitters
- Gift Ideas for Giving Parents Peace of Mind
- Gift Ideas for Him
Gift Ideas to Pamper your Friends
How about this lovely Eyelash Serum to help boost and grow your lashes as a gift for a friend (and yourself)? This serum goes on like mascara before you go to bed (after washing off all makeup of course) and then you just wash your face in the morning and go about your normal routine. I have been using it for a few weeks and I can tell my eyelashes are looking healthier and less dry. My lashes appear more perky alread! I’m looking forward to seeing the progress after the 4-6 weeks the lovely Teri recommends.
Organic cold-pressed castor oil thickens your lashes and brows while aloe vera lengthens. The Vitamin E oil accelerates the process.
This month (through October 31) you can save 10% on your purchase with code: AFFOCT10
This absolutely gorgeous wine glass holder (or really, any custom woodwork project) from my friends at the Skilled Smith Workshop. They do amazing work, and I’m not just saying that because they are a personal friend (and former neighbor of 3 houses away).
How about these awesome Lotus Trolley Bags to help organize grocery shopping and promote a sustainable lifestyle at the same time? Especially useful if you live in areas of California or in Austin and plastic bag use is restricted.
>> Get more ideas for gifts for self-care and wellness here.
Gift ideas for the Mom-to-be
Pregnancy teas can be a wonderful way to help relax and feel better. They also help support a healthy pregnancy and ease symptoms. I loved the Earth Mama Angel Baby product line and used some postpartum.
>> Get more ideas for gifts for your pregnant loved ones on the complete gift guide for your pregnant friend.
Gift Ideas for New Moms
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.
A Nanit baby monitor. This monitor is smart! I wish I had this when my son was a baby. Nanit tracks—and understands—sleep patterns, parent visits, room conditions and much more.
>> You can see more ideas for new moms on my post: Gift Ideas that any New Mom will Love.
Gift Ideas for Kids
A learning opportunity with music always makes a wonderful gift. Every Child Wins (who focuses on educating children through music) has provided 25 of my readers with a free download code for their curriculum that teaches ABCs, 123s, Spelling, Counting Backward, Colors, and Counting Change through song. If you’re interested in winning a download, enter below!
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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.
This adorable night light! We got this for my toddler to help him sleep better and not call out to me all night. It illuminates his entire ceiling with stars and the moon and he’s so enthralled by it that he actually lets me leave!
This road tape is fun for all car and train enthusiasts. PlayTape Classic Road 2 Pack
Got any doodlers in your life? Wikki Stix For Doodlers
I’m really wanting to try out this coding toy robot!
>> See more stocking stuffer ideas on my post: Awesome Stocking Stuffers for Under $15
My toddler loves loves loves shape shorter toys. I got him this one last year, and he loves it. I like to bring it along with us as well.
These wooden sorter toys are brilliant!
>> You can see the complete Toddler toy gift guide in my post Fun and Fantastic Gift Ideas for Toddlers for $25 or less.
You might also like The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Gift Ideas for Family Bonding
Grab these awesome activity books for toddlers and preschoolers and never run out of fun ideas you can do together! 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.
Get in the holiday spirit with the 12 Days of Christmas gift packs. Each night for the 12 nights leading up to Christmas, use this festive printable pack to leave little surprises for a lucky family member.
Watch Ya’ Mouth Throwdown Edition is the evolution of the original, wildly popular, hilarious Watch Ya’ Mouth game. Rather than just speak phrases, players now go head-to-head with hilarious and challenging tasks – while wearing mouthpieces. Throwdown Edition takes competition – and laughter – to the next level and builds on the multigenerational gaming phenomena.
Throwdown Edition has already been Awarded Top Holiday Toy of 2017 by Toy Insider & selected for the 2017 Amazon Holiday Toy List.
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Gifts for the Bookish
The newest kindle, and it is waterproof!! Now that is a perfect bookish gift!
When I participated in bookish gift exchanges in my book clubs I loved to give gifts of Harry Potter jewelry. Why? Why not!? Everyone loves them.
For bookish moms who want to raise bookish kids, here is a book to help set up an intentional bookshelf for the littles! I love to read and have a 7-bookshelf library in my house. I want my son to be a book lover as well, so selecting fun and intentional books is a brilliant way to build a bookshelf while growing a love of learning. I liked how this book went into not just examples of different types of books for various ages and reading stages, but also gave some recommendations of family favorites to get us started. I also really enjoyed the ideas to venture outside the book and do projects and activities based on the books being read.
>> You can see the complete Gift guide for the Bookish here.
Gifts For the Science Geeks
My husband just 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.
I’m kind of mesmerized by cups that change when you add hot liquids.
>> 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.
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 Giving Parents Peace of Mind
Give the gift of Tile, which helps you quickly find your items. Is someone in your family constantly losing their keys? Or travels a lot and is fearful of pickpockets?
Tile will help them track their essential items. Find them with your phone. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a tune until you find it. Talk about catching a pickpocket in action!
What if you can’t find your phone? Double press any one of your Tiles and your lost phone will ring (even on silent).
My husband is always losing something. Seriously, on a regular basis. Tile would be perfect to help him keep things close and stop the constant search for his phone or his keys or something else.
My son is not a mobile device user, yet. YET. He’s already interested in them, and even though the remote control is a phone most days, he always notices if I’m watching a video or chatting on my phone. Maybe not this year, maybe not even next, but soon – soon I’ll need to plan for internet safety on our devices to protect the little guy. That’s why gifting Mobicip is a very good idea. Give parents peace of mind for their families.
My lovely readers can get a 10% discount with code: 6E90M8.
Give parents the gift of peace of mind on an airplane with the Cares Safety Restraint System harness. It attaches to the airplane seat and seat belt to provide shoulder restraints in addition to the lap belt. This not only increased the safety of my child’s flight but kept him in place.
Gift Ideas for Him
Do you have a coffee aficionado in your home? You know we parents can’t start the day without at least a cup (or a giant travel coffee container) to jumpstart our brains.
An espresso maker might be a fun gift for everyone to enjoy.
For the techie lovers, this new tablet!
>> See more gift ideas for him on my post: Gift Ideas for Husbands, Fathers, or other Gentlemen in our lives.
What gifts are you planning for your loved ones this year?
See the rest of my gift guides here!