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2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Create Lasting Memories with the Read to Me Recordable Book Buddy!

As the holiday season approaches, I’ve found a gift that encapsulates warmth, joy, and long-lasting memories. If you're seeking a heartwarming and unique present for your loved ones, the Read to Me Recordable Book Buddy is the perfect choice. It’s a beautiful way to share stories! Your little one will light up as they hear a familiar voice narrating their favorite story. Record your own voice or choose a special person to read a beloved book, preserving that personal touch and making story time an even more intimate and magical experience. We're using the Book Buddy two-pack this year, so that each grandparent can read their favorite story to our little one. It's such a touching gift for them to share in together and we're sure it will be cherished for years to come.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Give a Gift that Encourages Language Development with the Solobo Learn & Drop! #languagemilestones #giftsforkids

Buying educational gifts for little ones during the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. As a speech-language pathologist, I love to find quality toys which will encourage language development. This year, I'm very excited to gift the Solobo Learn & Drop, along with the 50 Spanish flashcards add-on set. As with most Montessori-style activities, the Learn & Drop is simple yet engaging and focuses on language and motor skill enrichment through play. It's a great way to target basic concepts, which are a critical foundation to a child's development.

Watch "A Christmas for the Ages" exclusively streaming on Great American Pure Flix & Enter our Giveaway! #AChristmasfortheAgesMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

 It's my favorite time of the year and Great American Pure Flix is making it even better with their holiday movie "A Christmas for the Ages"! If you're not already familiar, Great American Pure Flix is one of the top streaming services for families and the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies. With adult and children's programming, there’s something for everyone. Get in the holiday spirit and kick off the season with me by watching A Christmas for the Ages, exclusively on Great American Family starting November 26th!

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Convenience, Style, and Functionality with Kiddietotes! #giftsforkids

If you're looking for a fun and functional gift for kids this year, I've found the best gift recommendation! Kiddietotes luggage and backpack sets are the perfect gifts for little ones, just in time for holiday travel. These sets come in six adorable styles, from ladybugs to space themes and more. Parents know that traveling with kids can sometimes be challenging, but with Kiddietotes, the journey becomes smoother and much more enjoyable for everyone. This luggage and backpack set stands out as an excellent present for the little globetrotters in your life due to its durability, ease of use and super appealing designs that promote responsibility. Kids are motivated to pack, carry and pull their own pint-size baggage.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Good Vibes with Stella's Way Boutique & GIVEAWAY! #giftsforhim #giftsforher

The holidays are here! It's time to spread warmth and cheer and what better way to bring positivity to the season than gifting our favorite pick from Stella's Way Boutique — the 'Good Vibes Only' Unisex Heavy Blend™ Hooded Sweatshirt! This sweatshirt combines comfort and style with an uplifting message that brings forth good energy throughout the day, reminding everyone to embrace optimism and joy.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Feltman Brothers Timeless Holiday Styles for Kids #giftsforkids #kidsfashion

It's time to start planning your family photos and checking off your holiday gift list! Feltman Brothers is my go-to shop for picture perfect classic looks for children. Their adorable clothing line combines the sweet, timeless designs I love with cozy comfort that my little ones are happy to wear. From holiday outfits, rompers, sweater sets, shortalls, longalls, bonnets and more—Feltman Brothers has so many vintage designs to choose from that you're sure to find the perfect gifts for the special babies on your list. 

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: ThermoWorks Hi-Temp Silicone Brushes #giftsforhome #gourmetgifts #siliconecookware

Those of you who follow us often know about my obsession with ThermoWorks silicone cooking tools. They're quite simply the best utensils on the market for cooking and baking, so it's no surprise that their Hi-Temp Silicone Brushes are on my gift recommendation list this year!  Perfect for stocking stuffers, DIY gourmet gift sets or as stand-alone can't go wrong. Every person I've gifted ThermoWorks silicone products to has loved them as much as I do and uses them often because they are made to last. 

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Enrich Early Learning with Developmental Gifts from Eeboo! #giftsforkids #educationalplay

If you've got little ones on your holiday gift giving list this year, Eeboo's selection of early learning toys is high on our list of recommendations! The research shows that children learn best through play, which is why I really love finding educational toys and games that are truly fun to play together. This season, Eeboo has some excellent standout options with their Preschool Numbers Puzzle Pairs set, Animal Memory and Matching Game and First Words Tot Tower. All three are fantastic ways to encourage early language and motor skills while bonding together with your child and creating special memories. They're also 100% safe and eco-friendly, with illustrations designed by independent artists, which makes them that much more unique. Check them out below!

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Coco Moon Hawai’i Kids Clothing and Giveaway! #cocomoonhawaii #giftsforkids

Aloha! This holiday, wrap your little ones in comfort and style with my favorite picks from Coco Moon Hawai’i. Clothing is always on my gift list for our kids and Coco Moon's styles offer comfort and coziness that's just right for the season. This year, I've chosen the Tropical Express Long Bamboo Pajamas and Nalu Bamboo Polo Shirt and I'm excited to include them in our holiday guide as a practical and stylish gift recommendation. Learn more below and be sure to enter our giveaway for your chance to win a $75.00 gift card!

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Reading this Holiday with Kane Miller books! #giftsforkids

I love gifting children's books during the holidays and Kane Miller has some of the very best! Their stories are so engaging for kids and the illustrations are always so bright and inviting. Even as Halloween has past, my little one insists on reading The Pumpkin Who Was Afraid of the Dark several times a day, which speaks volumes about the picture books in their collection. Whether you're looking for stocking stuffers or gift sets, consider giving gifts that support little ones' literacy skills and provide valuable bonding time together.