2018 Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for Kids




Yulu board gamesChallenge the kids to some spy work with fun games by Yulu. You can also give the aspiring moviemaker #StickBot by Zing, to learn to create and video their own work. Flying Sushi Kitchen by RedWood Ventures is one of our favorites too! Stocking Stuffer ToysFor some great stocking stuffer toy ideas, turn to Smooshy Mooshy, Sticky the Poo by Hog Wild and Helix by Yulu! The handheld toys are great for the fidgeter too!
Creative Cafe Barista Bar
The up-and-coming chef is sure to want something to keep them busy in the kitchen. Gift Creative Cafe Barista Bar so they can practice whipping up hot chocolate with special foam surprises!
Crafting Kits from Laur diyThe crafter (totally my daughter) is going to go crazy over crafting kits from LaurDIY. Let them make their own message boards, lamp kit and more!
Razor E Prime ScooterNow for the teenagers! I’m always at a loss for what to give the big kids, but this year, the Razor E Prime Electric Scooter is sure to be a hit! It’s for ages 14+ and they’ll love getting around faster than on-foot! Board GamesMore board games! Get your strategy side out for these games by habausa.com, University Games, Chickapig and Educational Insights! Choose from Karuba, Boom, Bang Gold, Rubik’s Challenge and Chickapig! Then there’s Sculptapalooza, which is sure to be a family favorite because you get to create and sculpt!
Casio KeyboardThe aspiring musician can get their start on the Casio CT-X700 Keyboard. It’s not a full-size keyboard, but it comes with a stand and many pre-settings the kids can have fun with. Giving the gift of music in any form is a favorite of mine! Family board gamesNow for the family board games. Between Happy Salmon, Evolution, Wits & Wagers and Say Anything (Family Edition), you’ll be covered for many family game nights to come. We’ve played these and have a blast every time! Northstar Games gets it right!
Starlink Battle for Atlas
This one is for the gamer in your life! I have a lot of those in my house! Whether you have the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PS4, Starlink Battle for Atlas Starter Pack is a great game – rated E for Everyone! With the open world play and challenges that older kids love, your child will not get bored with this game – there is so much to do!
Fujifilm Instax Camera
Gift the budding photographer with instant photos from the Fujifilm instax SQUARE SQ6! All ages will love this cute little camera – it’s stylish and super functional. Capture those precious moments and print right when they happen, for instant enjoyment!
Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit
Help your teenagers use their tech for good, as well as their builder skills with the Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit! Use your imagination and STEM skills to create and fly your own awesome drone! Flying can be done with Android or Apple devices as the controller.
Harry Potter Games by Pressman
Gamers and Harry Potter fans are going to love the latest games by Pressman. Challenge friends and family with the Magical Beasts Board Game or the Triwizard Maze. For some adult fun, check out MacGyver: The Escape Room Game (we played it and it is challenging!!) The family will also enjoy The Oregon Trail Game.
Klee Kids Play Makeup
Give your daughter the gift of makeup without the worry of chemicals and toxins. Klee Kids makes an all natural mineral play makeup that you can feel good about giving your little one. They have organic makeup, plus peel-off nail polish, hair detangled and more!
SpyX Spy Gear
Allow your little ones (6+) to get their spy action on with SpyX Micro Gear Set & Lazer Trap Alarm. The kids will love setting up the laser trap to protect their toys from siblings, or watching parents trip the alarm! Tons of fun to be had!
MukikiM The Rock and Roll It - Drum Live!
Parents and kids can be excited about the MukikiM The Rock and Roll It – Drum Live! because kids can beat on drums and explore music, all with headphones on if they choose to! This awesome set rolls up, has two pedals, drumsticks and headphones. 
T380 Elite hoverboard
Hoverboards are a lot of fun and can be used in a lot of settings. My kids love strolling around the house, or outside on the Swagboard T380 Elite hoverboard. It’s great for balance practice or just clean fun! Even better, this one comes with bluetooth!

Gifts for the Home


Sylvania Smart Home
Update the home by gifting Sylvania Smart Home DevicesSYLVANIA SMART+ lighting and accessories from LEDVANCE are the perfect gift for the techie, or energy-efficient conscientious.  Turn your home into a smart home with the help of Sylvania smart light bulbs and outlets.
Knives and Diamond Knife Block
Looking for a modern kitchen with functional tools? Check out the Michelin Star Chef approved-Edge of Belgravia’s jet black Galatine knife set. Pair it with the very modern The Black Diamond angular float knife block and you’ll make some chef and kitchen very happy!
Cinemood portable projector
The Cinemood portable palm-sized projector is wireless, WiFi-enabled and awesome for families, kids, camping trips, bedrooms, backyard parties, hotel rooms, wherever you want to stream and watch movies. Connect to Netflix, Youtube and more. Plus, it’s pre-loaded with Disney stories and activities! It’ll make for a great gift!
epson ET-2750 printerEveryone needs a printer and ink can get expensive so look toward the Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One printer by Epson. Talk about the ideal printer, scanner and copier for maximizing productivity and creativity during the year ahead. Plus, the EcoTank is great for saving on ink costs (up to 80%), with the Auto-stop ink bottles.
Zavor LUX Edge Multi-Cooker
Every cook or person who needs to eat, needs a multi-cooker! These babies like the Zavor LUX Edge Multi-Cooker are ah-mazing! Saute, cook, steam and do it all in one pot! Make your own yogurt with the easy yogurt button, soups stews and pretty much everything under the sun!
push pin map and photo on wood by KNOTnNestThere’s just something special about having photos of you and your love(s) displayed throughout your house. Even more special are unique pieces like constellations or photos on wood from brandNroot. They have so many custom pieces so you’re sure to find the right piece for your home. I am also loving the push pin map from KNOTnNest, where we’re marking all the places my husband and I have been together. 

Gifts for Him or Her




Beddr SleepTrainer
Curious if you have sleep apnea, or perhaps your partner does? The Beddr SleepTuner can track your sleep patterns and can identify if you’re at risk for sleep apnea. It will track your stopped breathing events during the night.
Smart Phone Chargers
Smart Phone Accessories from MyCharge are something that gifts well to just about everyone! Say goodbye to sun glares on your phone with myFlipShade!  Then there’s the dying battery problem you can solve with UnPlugged 5k and the HubPlus C (my go-to that always stays in my purse).
Crated with Love Date Night Gift Boxes
Crated with Love is the perfect monthly subscription for couples, or your partner. Each month comes with a date night in a box, to spice things up. 
Statement peace jewelry
Give the gift of handmade wooden jewelry from Statement Peace. Each piece comes with a custom designed wooden display stand, to share their motto of Admire it, wear it! 
Pair glassesDoes your child need a new pair of glasses, and like shopping online? Give Pair Eyewear a try! They’ll send a pair of glasses to test and fit at home. Then get them sent back with two additional magnetic frames, to change up your look as often as you’d like. Simply place top frames over the glasses and see which look you like best!  Unbound Merino Wool clothingUnbound Merino wool clothing is perfect for the entrepreneur or traveler. The clothing is lightweight and durable and can even go weeks without washing! Their clothes make for perfect lightweight travel, and you won’t believe how soft the shirts are!
Gift Guide BooksGive the gift of reading to the bookworm in your life! Workman Publishing has something for everyone: Strong is the New Pretty50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary LifeThe Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions, Grandpa Magic and TOTS! 50 Tot-ally Awesome Recipes! Society SocksHelp someone show their spunk and their style with a crazy sock subscription from Society Socks! Get two pairs in every delivery, plus two pairs get donated every time! It’s a subscription with a cause!
Bio Sphere Naturel lotionsFor the person who likes to take care of their skin, consider Bio Sphere Naturel lotions and face creams. Bio Sphere Naturel is a luxury organic skin care line with a money back guarantee. Peace Frogs ClothesPeace Frogs are environmental friendly and come from a brand who are also a community that encourages movement to get outside, enjoying nature,  preserving the environment and giving back! Give the gift of some seriously cute apparel, with a good cause.
Beekeeper's Naturals HoneyFood is always a great gift for him or her but even better is great quality superfood! Beekeeper’s Naturals offers superfoods from the hive, such as Bee Pollen, Wildflower Raw Honey, Cacao Superfood Honey and Throat Spray for kids and adults. Food that also has healing powers – yes! Spice Madam Subscription BoxesFor the traveler or cook, consider Spice Madam Subscriptions Boxes! Receive boxes with spices and herbs for any given country, plus recipes and shopping lists to create recipes from that location! Expand your sense of wonder with cooking from other countries!
Dune Jewelry Compass Sterling NecklaceJewelry is on nearly every woman’s wishlist and boy have I got something cool for you! The Dune Jewelry Compass Necklace is just one of many pieces to choose from, where you not only get stylish designs, but is also handmade with sand or natural elements from your favorite locale. I got mine with elements from the Ring of Kerry, in Ireland, where hubby and I spent one of our most memorable vacations! Specially Curated Mom Gift Box from Jennie Garth and TheGiftBox.com

We all love subscription boxes and this one is fantastic for any type of mom. Let mom relax with a special curated box by Jennie Garth, with the Mom Gift Box from TheGiftBox.com. Order through Dec 31st and use code MGB80 to get this box for $49 shipped ($200 value). Order an e-gift card that will be delivered by email and will allow the recipient to choose when they’d like to have the Gift Box delivered

  • Dune Jewelry sterling silver heart bracelet
  • 1-oz ELUCX Pink Clay Mask
  • 2-oz ELUCX Rhassoul Clay Mask
  • 8-oz Anderson Lilley Candle in Manhattan Beach scent
  • RuMe collapsible tote bag
  • Dew Puff cleansing puff
ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint® wireless over-ear headphones

Headphones are something everyone needs to own, but this can be tricky for those with sensitive ears. My husband is one of those people. He doesn’t like anything tight on his head or ears, or in his ears. So we’ve turned to the ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint® wireless over-ear headphones by Audio Technica. It combines noise-cancelling technology with Bluetooth® wireless technology and convenient touch and swipe controls built into the earcup!

Upright Go Posture TrainerWhether it’s your spouse, your child or yourself who has bad posture, the UPRIGHT GO posture trainer is here to help! My oldest has terrible posture and he hates me nagging him to pull his shoulders back, so I thought I would let him take matters into his own hands with the help of this handy device. The Upright Go posture trainer is a unique, smart personal trainer that works by itself or with an app to help you improve your posture. It is sticky and goes on your upper back, and sends a little vibration anytime you slouch – reminding you to sit up straight. It’s said to improve posture in just 2 weeks!
Swagger 5S Elite scooter

This bad boy is great for teenagers or him/her. With speeds up to 18mph, the Swagger 5 Elite scooter could be a great commuter ride. It’s foldable and can get 11 miles on a single charge. At $350 you get a lot of value for your money!


Gifts for Pets

The Farmer's DogTreat your doggies to some custom-made dog food just for them! Input your dog’s info, including any allergies or sensitivities and The Farmer’s Dog will send you a specially curated box of dog food, just for them! Freeze and use as needed! The PetBox from TheGiftBox.comDon’t forget about the pups and kitties this season. Order them up a subscription of all-natural healthy treats and plush toys with a seasonal theme from TheGiftBox.com. It’s the Pet Box and use LAUNCH to receive 50% off your first box through December 31st, 2018. Order an e-gift card that will be delivered by email and will allow the recipient to choose when they’d like to have the Gift Box delivered.