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The holidays are right around the corner! YIKES!!! Now that I have kids it seems like I am never ready for Christmas. Once school starts in September it seems like in a blink of the eye Christmas is already here; I need to get busy figuring out what gifts to give.
Here is a short list of some cool gifts for the kids, the men and the women in your life, and one for the entire family.
One thing that bothers me about gift guides…there are a lot of impractical items on the lists and they cost a lot of $$$$$. So they aren’t really helpful for me. On this list you will not find high end, expensive gadgets and toys but rather items that will get used and will fit into tight budgets.
Take a look and please share the list with others.
Gifts for Kids/Teens
K’NEX Thrill Rides Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set : Have a builder on site? This set contains colored parts and pieces which are joined to create a coaster that stands 2.5 feet high AND it glows in the dark. Totally cool! The air powered coaster car travels at record speeds, horizontally and vertically.
3Doodler Start Essentials Amazon Exclusive 3D Printing Pen Set: Great idea for a creative kid. This kid-safe 3D printing pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing kids to literally draw in the air and bring their imagination to life!
Why Do Dogs Drool?: A PAW Patrol Big Book of Why: Marshall, Chase and the rest of the pups help answer lots of “Why” questions, like why do puppies like licking people so much? This is a definite must for my son (he’s a big Marshall fan)!
Scientific Explorer Charming Test Tube Science Kit: Know a budding scientist? Make ordinary powders fizz and foam, concoct a color changing mixture, create a rolling wave and a glowing test tube or mix your own chemicals to see what you can create! Best of all, she can turn her test tubes into pendants and show off her concoction.
Big Book of HOW Revised and Updated (A TIME for Kids Book): 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know : Have any inquisitive minds on your shopping list? This book will answer questions like how does a chameleon change colors? How do astronauts train for a space mission? How do diamonds form? Subject areas include: Animals, Space, History, Science, Technology, Sports and more.
Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio: Open a Can of Imagination! Create a world of hands-on adventures and see Play-Doh creations come to life in ways never imagined before. With the included tools and the Play-Doh Touch app, kids can shape new virtual friends, explore different worlds, effects, and animations, and customize the creations again and again.
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit: With this kit and your own LEGO bricks, you can build 10 awesome machines that can be combined to make dozens of different chain reactions. The machine could toss a gum wrapper into the trash, amuse your dog, deliver a message (‘Oh Yeah!’), ring a bell, so much more.
Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens – Learn 6 All-Time Favorite Skills: Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider & Weave : Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9–14 the basics of how to sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, and weave, plus how to make three projects for each craft.
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush & Drawing Pad, Mess Free Coloring: Light Brush & Drawing Pad lets kids create fun, colorful paintings with no worry that it will cause a mess. Dip the Magic Light Brush in the included color pots and watch it magically illuminate with the color you’ve chosen. Then use the brush to paint colorful pictures on the Color Wonder pages.
Craft-tastic I Love Mermaids Kit – Craft Kit Makes 6 Different Mermaid Themed Craft Projects: Have a mermaid lover among you? I do! The projects include a mermaid bracelet, mermaid crown, star hair accessory, a mermaid wallet for their treasures, and more. Each little project is fun and easy-to-create.
Faber-Castell Tabletop Art Studio – Wooden Easel with Art Supplies for Kids: Kit includes art paper, gel crayons, watercolor paints, paint brush, foam brush, magnets, soft pastels, oil pastels, chalk & eraser and illustrated instructions. The easel is double sided and allows for both sides to be used at the same time so hopefully no fighting over it! The best part is it folds and stores all the supplies inside.
Fashion Angels Enterprises Emoji Smash Journal Kit: Decorate a 100 page journal using decorative tapes, stamps, stickers, pictures, and magazine clippings to add your own personal touch to your ‘Hello Sunshine’ journal.
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center: Kids power up their imaginations, build coordination, and creative thinking skills as they drill chunky, child-sized components into this award-winning sturdy activity board. Little ones love following the colorful activity cards to create pictures and patterns. The child can drill their own designs or follow the templates.
VTech KidiBeats Drum Set : This toy has three drum pads and a cymbal each with its own unique sound for sensory development. Toddlers can play along to 9 melodies in styles including rock, dance and pop. There are 4 modes of play: free play, letters, numbers, and follow-along.
Fisher-Price Little People Animal Rescue Playset: With cool sounds, lights, songs and phrases about helping others and taking care of animals, this interactive Little People Animal Rescue playset allows toddlers to play out exciting rescue missions.
Paw Patrol – Snuggle Up Pup – Marshall: Marshall has a light-up belly that acts as a nightlight. Squeeze the belly and he’ll sing you to sleep with lullabies and Paw Patrol phrases.
Gifts for Him
New Daddy Gift Basket: the perfect way to make sure Dad feels loved and supported in his new role and get him ready for all his new responsibilities!
The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil and Leave-in Conditioner Softener: 100% natural, organic and unscented! Get a healthy beard that feels softer than ever before. No fillers, fragrances, additives, parabens or GMOs.
High Beam Military Tactical Flashlight Waterproof IPX8 900 Lumen Super Bright Outdoor Led Flashlight: Covers distances up to 1197.5ft(365 meter). This flashlight is so cool that I want one!
Henry Cavendish Himalaya Shaving Soap with Shea Butter & Coconut Oil : American Made Shaving Soap easily creates a rich lather; it lubricates the razor for a slick, cushioned and comfortable shave.
BIG TALK Question Card Game: A fun party game or if you just want to get to know someone better. Skip the small talk to make more meaningful life connections instead.
WODFitters Muscle Foam Roller for Trigger Point Massage and Recovery: Cut recovery time in half and perform at your potential with this Deluxe, High Density foam roller. The specially designed pattens allow you to reinvigorate and stimulate muscles evenly. Works well to release Tight Muscles, Scar Tissue, Adhesion and Knots. My husband has one and loves it!
Ekogrips BBQ Oven Gloves : Silicone BBQ gloves are heat resistant up to 425 degrees. They fully protect hands and wrists. Use while BBQ and in the kitchen, from handling hot items fresh off the grill or reaching into hot water, to opening a tough jar.
Gifts for Her
YogiSocks Pack of 6 Non Slip Skid Grip Yoga Socks : full grip non slip socks
Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering: This is for the lady that loves the look of hand lettering and wants to learn how to do it. I have this book and love it! It has easy to follow directions with lots of practicing space.
Q&A a Day for Moms: A 5-Year Journal The 5-year journal will capture the sweet milestones, the joys, challenges, and surprising moments of motherhood. It’s a great keepsake for mom and child.
2018 Reminder Binder Planner Calendar Know a busy person that can use daily reminders? This planner includes:Tabs, Checklists, Contact Pages, Perforated Lists, Gift-giving Checklist, 312 Planner Event Stickers, Pocket Inside Both Front and Back Covers to help keep you organized.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives: The title says it all!
Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work and Rest by Glynnis Whitwer: In this burden-lifting book, Glynnis Whitwer helps you examine your heart and your schedule in order to seek a healthy, holy, and enjoyable balance between work and rest. She shows you how to prioritize your goals and your time, how to be present in the moment as Jesus was, and how to find the freedom of true soul rest.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited: Give the gift of unlimited reading to the whole family!
I hope this list give you some inspiration and makes shopping a bit easier. Here’s to Happy Shopping!!
It is better and much more fulfilling to give than to receive!