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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner! We're excited to share our picks of 'Must-Have' items to get and give this season. We'll be adding products each week from now until the end of year. Find unique and exciting gift ideas for everyone on your list!

Gifts for the Home

Prepare to be in Christmas heaven as you browse the huge selection of wreaths, garland, trees, ornaments and more! There were so many options, we found it difficult to choose. Affordable and high quality, King of Christmas is the store to go to for your holiday decor.

The cordless Puppyoo T12 Plus Rinse is a 2-in-1 vacuuming and mopping unit for removal of debris and floor stains with digitally controlled water flow that evenly dampens the mop 185AW suction power, and more than powerful 70 minute-long run time. It allowed us to clean every surface in our house with ease and the suction was powerful enough to do the job on carpet, tile, wood and upholstery. Great for pre-party cleaning before hosting your holiday gathering!

The Clever Elly system is a simple, portable reminder device that alerts the driver to check the back seat when the car has been turned off. For cars who's power outlets do not turn off, Clever Elly includes a free wireless, battery-powered door sensor that triggers that alert system each time the door opens. Let's face it, life is busy and as parents and distracted thinking happens. For such a simple device at an affordable price, there's no sense in taking chances when it comes to your child's safety. 

Another top-rated car safety solution is the Ride and Remind Backseat Reminder System. It actually becomes a part of your car to provide protection for your child in the back seat each time you drive. This means no hassling with apps, batteries, attachments or keychains! Professional installation required.

The holidays are here and it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift giving! I love giving cozy gifts, and this year I found a super soft Alligator Throw Sherpa from Lush Decor that our kids are going to absolutely love. With loads of designs to choose from, there's a pattern to fit anyone on your list.

If you’re looking for a quality cookware gift this year, Thermoworks new mini spatula and spoonula sets are a must! We have raved about Thermoworks cookware in the past because they are truly one of the best on the market. We love that their spatulas and spoonulas can withstand  600°F and are made of BPA-Free Stain Resistant Silicone for healthy cooking.

Gifts for Kids

Mollybee Kids Toddler Action Cards Animal Moves and Sounds Game is a portable key ring that includes 20 double-sided sturdy cards of common animals and the noises they make. Each colorful card shows a different animal movement that you can perform together. It brings on a lot of laughs and allows your child to learn action words and animal names in a fun and often silly way. The perfect grab-n-go activity! 

When it comes to children's clothing, we typically shy away from the chain brick and mortar shops and look for something special. Feltman Brothers is just that. The high quality of their material and unique designs truly make them one of a kind. From holiday outfits, rompers, sweater sets, shortalls, longalls, bonnets and more—they have so many collections to choose from for infants and toddlers.

The Creative Kids Sense and Grow Sensory Magic Tissue Box is made of a soft material that my baby likes to hug and the bottom is weighted, so it's easy to keep upright during play. With 15 different textured scarves to pull out of the plush tissue box, it offers loads of different sensory experiences—colorful, crunchy, bumpy, smooth, heavy, light, corduroy, sheer, cotton, tulle and more. Your child will engage in visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation. 

Stick-O City Set by Magformers is recommended is a hands-on set that allows toddlers to explore tactile learning using magnetic play. Each piece uses magnets that can rotate in different ways, allowing the creations to stick together easily as kids build. Eliminates frustration and gives kids a better free play experience!

Magformers Stick-O Construction 26-Piece Building Set is another must-have STEM set for kids. It promotes creativity, critical thinking, spatial and motor skills in a way that allows kids room to explore and build, frustration-free. Educational and engaging, kids will use tactile learning and hands-on exploration to build bulldozers, diggers, cranes and more.

We can't say enough about The Spunky Stork! The quality of the material and the super cute and unique designs make for a really special holiday gift. For high quality, eco-friendly 100% organic clothes, the price can't be beat either. Because they make each piece by hand, we get a fantastic design that's done right each time. Even better, their clothing is pre-shrunk, so what you see it what you get in the sizing department. Check out their wide selection, including Mommy and Me sets.

Instilling inclusivity in your children is best started from birth. The Miniland Family Diversity Blocks game is one of our favorite developmental toys for young children. Kids as young as two-years-old can explore differences as they build families with a variety of skin tones, body types, faces (2-sided), and hair color. The set includes 12 activity cards which each represent a different family makeup. The goal is to find and stack the correct pieces to build the family that matches your card. 

The Blu Track Adapted Learning Kit has just arrived and it's a must-have add-on to the original. We are excited to surprise our kids with the new accessories pack and expect hours of entertainment as they create layouts and problem solve the physics of it all. Fantastic STEM gift for the holidays!

This year, pediped shoes will be under the tree once again! They are by far our favorite shoes because the quality is unparalleled and they last significantly longer than any other brand we've tried. They've even received awards celebrating how well-made their shoe are and how they promote healthy foot development. 

Every year, we look for the latest and greatest children's books to fill the stockings and place under the tree. This year, we've chosen some fantastic books from Kane Miller Books that we know will be a hit with little ones. The picture books will totally warm your heart! 

We’ve also selected three books by author Jennifer Sattler that we really love as holiday gifts and know that parents will love them, too. Check them out below and take some time to browse all of the fantastic books that Sleeping Bear Press has to offer this season!

 Green Sprouts has the perfect gift set for the little bundles of joy on your gift list! The Baby Mealtime Learning Set is a starter set for feeding that grows with little ones. From spoon-fed to baby-led, this set helps infants learn how to transition from adult feedings to maneuvering the spoon themselves. The silicone bowl is a must-have and the snap and go bib sets make life so much easier, whether at home or out and about. Made from non-toxic materials, parents will be thrilled to receive the set as a gift this year.

The P'kolino design team deserves accolades for giving ultimate attention to detail with this cozy P'kolino Little Reader Toddler Chair and machine washable cover. At the same time, they not only focus on top quality, but also on family-friendly value.

Star Wars fans are going to love exploring their creativity with the Camelot Dots Star Wars Diamond painting kit! This kit is one of the coolest I've seen. Using a stylus, you pick up a dot and place it onto the matching square on the sticky print.

Gifts for Him

Men's Microlux Heavy Poly-Fill Puffer Jacket is one of our favorites this season. Not only is it super stylish, it's made with 600 fill power down, the fabric is water repellent, and it has a detachable hood and side pockets that button. 

Give the gift of warmth this season with Heat Holders thermal slipper socks and neck warmersThis year, we've paired the Men's Ankle Length Slipper Socks with the Men's Neck Warmer for the perfect gift sets. 

We love gifting self-care products to our friends and family and this year Pete and Pedro’s Nose and Ear Hair trimmer is top of our list. It's one of the best grooming tools on the market and with three different attachments, it will become a fast favorite! Be sure to enter our Giveaway, too!

Gifts for Her

The holidays are here, which means it’s time to shop for quality gifts for your loved ones! Those who follow me regularly know that I absolutely love KURU Footwear. They are amazing for anyone who suffers from heel, toe or back pain and are a fantastically eco-friendly company. The entire shoe line offers maximum heel and arch support that helps with Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, flat feet, bone spurs, and more. It’s no surprise that they’re one of my top gift recommendations this season.

I’m excited to share about a great find—Yuni Rose Cucumber Shower Sheets. These all-natural, plant-based, vegan shower sheets are perfect for travel, trips to the gym, post-surgery body washing, and more. They are soothing to skin and incredibly gentle, with rose cucumber scents that act as aromatherapy as you refresh. 

The Women's Shorthair Sherpa Pullover Hoodie is just asking to be worn! This season, sherpa is very in and it doesn't get much comfier than this pullover hoodie. Talk about luxury—it's so soft, I could cuddle up in this all day. I chose Fossil Green, but it also comes in Cobblestone and Black, sizes XS to XXL. 

Gifts for Everyone

This holiday season, we’re excited to share about a gift idea that combines two of our favorite things—travel and calming moments! The Art of the National Parks Coloring Book is the perfect gift idea for loved ones who appreciate nature and need to take time to themselves to destress and recharge. 

Looking for an eco-friendly, practical gift this season? O-Yaki Ecoware is a great choice for their biodegradable eco-plastic items made of natural wheat or rice husk composite material. You can't beat gifts that take care of our planet!

This year, consider sustainable gifts like trendy drinkware collection from GoSili®. It’s a great way to encourage friends and family to incorporate earth-friendly choices into their daily lives using high quality silicone products that they will love. Easy to clean, easy to travel with and safe for kids, it’s one of our top picks for practical gift-giving. 

This holiday season, spice things up with Fuego Box! Our family loves spicy meals and one of our absolute favorite brands is Fuego Box. From hot sauce to hot honey, spicy seasoning and more, this is the perfect gourmet gift for foodies. This year, our top pick is the Fuego Eco Crate. We love the selection of items inside and for each gift set sold, five trees are planted in your honor!

If you’re looking for a quality cookware gift this year, Thermoworks new mini spatula and spoonula sets are a must! We have raved about Thermoworks cookware in the past because they are truly one of the best on the market. We love that their spatulas and spoonulas can withstand  600°F and are made of BPA-Free Stain Resistant Silicone for healthy cooking.

Ear-covering headbands are a must for me in the winter. 32 Degrees Heat Fleece Headbands are especially awesome because they are made of a lightweight micro-fleece with a lot of stretch. Fleece headbands are always stylish and go with any winter coat or jacket, making them both functional and fashionable.

This holiday season, I'm encouraging healthy habits by gifting my loved ones a 
Buzio DUET SERIES Cup Holder-Friendly Insulated Water Bottle! This eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle is a cut above the rest, with two different cap options—a straw lid and a flex cap, two straws and a straw brush. The designs are really cool, with a wide variety of colors and sizes to fit each personality on my list. 

Holiday Hosting

If you're hosting a holiday party this season, consider using Sofa Stud and Sand Stud! These portable cup holders are super functional and great for festive gatherings. They also make unique stocking stuffers or White Elephant gifts.