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2020 Holiday Gift Guide!


The holidays are here...our favorite time of year! We're excited to share our picks of 'Must-Have' items to get and give this season. Be sure to check back often. We'll be adding products each week from now til the end of year. Find unique and exciting gift ideas for everyone!

Gifts for Her

Sub_Urban Riot's Gratitude Loose Tee sends that message loud and clear and makes a fantastic holiday gift idea for anyone. They've got a fantastic mix of funny and positive designs for men and women to choose from, so don't be surprised if you find yourself browsing their site for a while! Check it out here.

COVID-19 certainly has people dreaming of vacations and when the time comes, our favorite fashionista will be ready to go when she opens her new straw shoulder bag!  This hobo shoulder bag by Emerging Green is a fun holiday gift with quality workmanship and a thoughtful design. Be sure to enter our giveaway! Learn more here.

The KURU Footwear GRACE Sporty Ballet Flat is our top pick for its exceptional comfort and style. 
For those with Planter Fasciitis, heel pain, bone spurs, fallen arches, and other afflictions, it's exciting to find an option that reduces foot pain AND offers a stylish design. B
reathable mesh, KURUCLOUD EVA Midsole, Non-marking rubber sole, and 6mm heel-to-toe drop for better pressure distribution from heel to forefoot. Read more here.

Gifts for Him
If you're looking for a high-end gift with a personal touch for the special men in your life, we've found the perfect gift suggestion. 
The Travel Marvel toiletry bag from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts surpassed our expectations in both quality and design. Check it out here.

Gifts for Children

For parents of infants and young children, one of our favorite holiday gift suggestions is The Big Book of Organic Baby Food by Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN. This book is so much more than a recipe book! It contains super helpful information about choosing an organic start, how to go about the first feeding, moving through the age stages, and so much more. Read more here.

Scholastic has been one of our go-to stores to find quality book selections for over a decade. Their books are always affordable and they take special care to offer quality stories. This year, we’ve found three board books we plan to gift to the infants and toddlers in our family. Learn more here.

During the holidays, we love to give gifts that support developmental growth, so this year, we are gifting the Yoee Baby Toy! It's the perfect sensory gift to give to newborns or expectant parents to encourage play. Yoee Baby is known as "the play together toy"—the first baby toy designed for playing together with an infant. Read more here.

The Maxx Action Long Haul Vehicle Transport is a fun pick to encourage traditional role play that supports developmental skills! We love the realistic design and how engaging the lights and sounds are for little ones. Learn more here.

Fairy Season  is a fun trick-taking card game designed for groups of 3 to 5. We enjoy fast-paced card games requiring a bit of strategy and thinking ahead. Fairy Season delivers! Read more here.

If you've got active kids on your gift list this year, you'll want to check out Laser X Evolution. This top rated Home Laser Tag System is like having a laser tag compound in your own house! We love that it gets kids moving in a fun way and even encourages some strategic thinking skills. Check it out here.

If you’re searching for educational gifts for young children, PlayMonster has three products that we highly recommend: My First Colorforms® Miss Weather Dress Up SetMirari Pop Pop Piano and Magnatab Free Play. Perfect for toddlers & preschoolers to encourage developmental skills & promote fun bonding time together.  Learn more here.

Whether you have active school-age children or kids who love to lay low and cuddle, there's a Wubble to fit any personality.  The Wubble Rumblers are bound to bring on laughs and work off some energy as kids battle each other round after round. Learn more here.

Children's books are always on our gift-giving list during the holidays and National Geographics Kids books are among the best. From animals and space to landmarks and transportation, they offer a wide variety of topics! Read more here.

Puzzles are a fantastic gift idea for young children because they help kids develop finger strength, hand-eye coordination, perseverance, sequencing and problem solving skills. The Wimmelpuzzle promotes all of this skills, and language development as well! Learn more here

This holiday season, Hog Wild has got your covered with their Pizza Party Throwdown Game and holiday-themed poppers. These action-packed toys will get kids moving and create hours of bonding time together. Check them out here.

Children's books are at the top of our gift list every holiday season. This season, we are excited to share about some of our favorite picture book suggestions for little ones. Check them out here.

If you're looking for educational gifts for preschoolers and early school-age children, The Wikki Stix Early Learning Gift Set is one of our number one picks this year! They provide a fun and colorful mistake-proof way to build foundational language and fine motor skills through hands-on learning. Check it out here.

The Crayola Easy Clean Finger Paint StationWashable Paint Stampers, and Colors of the World Skin Tone Crayons allow kids to get as creative as they like without the stress of messy clothes and counters. Parents will happily break out the art supplies with these easy-clean sets. Read more here.

Abram's Books offers some fantastic early language books that hadn't discovered before and we couldn't wait to share about them! From early sounds to basic concepts, these stories are wonderful first readers for little ones. 

DK has a wide variety of high-quality workbooks to choose from for the holidays. They even offer introduction to coding workbooks! Our kids love receiving them each year and we're happy to see that they are so easily motivated to learn and practice new skills. Learn more here.

We are longtime fans of Klutz products and this season we're gifting the Klutz Jr. My First Rock & Gem CollectionKlutz DIY Rainbow Catcher, and Klutz Tiny Art Studio: Color & Create 10 Mini Masterpieces. All three of these kits allow for hands-on learning paired with arts and crafts fun. Check them out here!

The holidays are a great time to introduce children to fun educational games that will improve their early language and literacy skills. Educational Insights has loads of fantastically engaging games and activity sets for just these skills! Two of our favorite picks for holiday gifts this year are Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game! and Blends and Digraphs Phonics Dominoes.  Read more here.

Think Psych First Actions ABA Flash Cards are a fantastic choice to enrich vocabulary and strengthen comprehension skills. While these flashcards were developed as a tool for children with language delays, I highly recommend them for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn more here.

 Flowerpot Press has a wonderful collection of books for early readers that focus on first concepts to support early language development. We've selected a few of our favorites to share with you. Read more here.

Oopsy Daisy has an incredibly wide selection of art to choose from and you're sure to find the right piece to fit your child's personality as well. 
Our favorite pick for the children in our family is the 5x7 Great Love Mini Framed Canvas by Bethany Joy. Learn more here

Gifts for Everyone
EZ Feet came to my rescue! I found high quality slippers for the both of us that are completely machine washable, slip-resistant and super comfortable. Not to mention stylish! Check them out here.

Exploding Kittens Card Game
is a hilarious time for adults, teens, and kids alike! This game of strategy will get you thinking, but avoid drawing an exploding kitten card or you are full of loser sad-sauce. Once you play, you'll understand why this game won the 'Game of the Year' award! Check it out here.

If you're looking for a fantastic gift for wine lovers this season, Wine Insiders offers a variety of decadent wines that you can customize to create the perfect personalized present. With a 4.9 out of 5 starts on Google and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure you're sending quality wine that will be thoroughly enjoyed! This season, we recommend gifting a 6-Bottle Wine Set. Learn more here.

If you want to wow friends and family with a whopper of a gift, we recommend the Hoff Sauce Half Gallon with refillable squeeze bottle. Hot sauce connoisseurs will love the Hoff and Pepper 4-Pack Mini Flask Gift Box. Read more here.

We love gifting classic games that bring family and friends together. Mr. Chips Rose Gold Party Bingo Cage Set with Masterboard, 7/8 Bingo Balls, 300 Chips, 12 Bingo Cards and Giant Rolling Dice are the ultimate sets this year! Learn more here.

Lasting Freshness Steribottles and 11-piece Vacuum Seal Food Storage Container Set are perfect for both home and travel! Check them out here.

For the beer connoisseurs in your life, Tavour's Sample Mixed Beer Gift Set is a fantastically creative gift idea! This set of 3 to 6 independently brewed craft beers includes a little bit of everything. Your beer lover may find anything from IPA's, Saisons, and Wild Ales to Imperial Stouts and more. Learn more here.

We are a family of hot sauce lovers and trying our hands at homemade hot sauce is one of our favorite hobbies — the spicier the better! The Grow and Make Deluxe Hot Sauce Making Kit makes it easy for anyone to learn how to craft hot sauce at home. It's one of our favorite gift suggestions of the season! Read more here.

Calling all gourmet candy lovers! If you're shopping for someone with a sweet tooth this season, Sugarpova's No Tricks, All Treats 13 Pack Gummy & Chocolate Bundle is the ultimate gift. 
The bundle arrives in a beautiful box that opens to a packed selection of rich chocolate bars, fruity natural gummy lips, and decadent truffles in a variety of flavors. At $49 on sale right now, this 13-pack gift set is a steal.Learn more here.

The Laconiko Four 60ml Customized Sample Gift Box is a unique gift idea for foodies and gourmet cooks this holiday season. This set of four mini bottles allows for experimentation and sampling of a variety of olive oils and vinegars. Read more here.

If you're looking for a high-end gourmet gift this season, Laumiere Cadeau De Noel collection is sure to impress. This decadent gift box of exceptionally crafted fruit and nut treats radiates holiday cheer. Learn more here.

Hosting Suggestions

There's nothing better than pumpkin spice and gingerbread to get us in the holiday spirit. Nonni's Biscotti  Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread flavors are so decadent and make the perfect treat for hosting or gifting this holiday season. Check it out here.

With as stressful as this year has been, we want to take care to create a Thanksgiving that will feel extra decadent and memorable for our family—beginning with the food! Dessert is my favorite part of any meal, and the eCreamery's Give Thanks Ultimate Collection with 8 unique flavors is a collection of ice cream is like no other. Learn more here.