2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015Gift giving is not just a seasonal thing, but year-round, so I hope you find this guide helpful not only for the winter holidays, but for special occasions through the end of 2015 and throughout 2016.

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Want a list of great stocking stuffers? A Christmas-specific post is coming soon, but for now, check out my Easter Basket Fillers post for unique ideas!

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For Babies

Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Freezer Pop Mold

These are great for teething and solid-feeding babies and even older kids!

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Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Popsicle Molds Green Grapple Pops

Nuby Softees Silicone Teether

Teething babies will love chewing on this soft teether.

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Nuby Silicone Teether

Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat

Growing baby? Get a new car seat! This is a gift for both parents and baby!

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Combi Coccoro Convertible Seat. Click the picture to view the review.

Combi All-in-One Mobile Entertainer

My baby had a blast with this!

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Combi Mobile Entertainer License Plate

Usborne Books & More That’s Not My… Touch and Feel Books

These are great for younger babies; they are sturdy and kids love all the different textures and descriptive words.

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Usborne Books & More That's Not My Series

Gymboree, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack Clothing

There are so many great outfits and accessories (and even toys!) tox purchase at these stores. My kids especially love the pajamas!

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The World Just Got a Little Sweeter with Gymboree Newborn Styles!Crazy 8


For Toddlers

Nuby Bath Time Fun Octopus

A fun bath toy your kids will love.

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Nuby Bath Time Octopus

Nuby Step Up Stool

This is great for kids who want to feel grown up. We used ours so my son could help bake Christmas cookies.

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Nuby Step Stool

Usborne Books & More Pull-Back Books

Both of my boys love these books; we have several of both the pull-back and wind-up books.

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Usborne Books and More Pull Back Books

DIY Chunky Wooden Alphabet Magnets

These are such a fun alternative to those little plastic alphabet magnets that get lost easily.

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Chunky Wooden Alphabet Magnets

Racoon Rumpus Game

This game is meant for ages 3+, so not “quite” toddlers, but my toddler loves to play it with his big brother and supervision; it is a great educational game to have as your child begins to learn colors, clothing names, and matching. This is one of our favorite games to play as a family.

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Racoon Rumpus Kids Game

Dyson Kids’ Vacuum

This is so much fun for my boys; they love using theirs to pretend they are vacuuming with me. Oh, and it does have a little bit of suction, so they can actually vacuum up some dirt and cereal.

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Dyson Kid Vacuum with Suction



For Kids in General

Firefly Toothbrushes

There are so many fun toothbrushes kids would love, like these Star Wars brushes!

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Firefly Toothbrushes Star Wars Protective Caps

KidKraft Outdoor Playhouse

This is a great bigger gift for kids who love to play outdoors and have big imaginations.

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KidKraft Outdoor Playhouse

KidKraft Uptown Pastel Kitchen

Kids love this stylish play kitchen. My boys enjoyed this pastel kitchen; if you have a boy who wants a different color scheme, they have several or you can always do a paint makeover!

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KidKraft Uptown Pastel Kid Kitchen. Click the picture to read the review.

KidKraft Grocery Market Place

This is a great product to use for imaginative play, education, and even as a sales booth!

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KidKraft Market Place Grocery Stand. Click the picture to read the review.

Tea Collection Globally-Inspired Clothing

Many kids do actually love clothing! My boys love receiving stylish outfits and I know a lot of girls who love new clothes too. Tea Collection also has some gorgeous baby clothes!

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Find Styles Perfect for Any Special Occasion at Tea Collection

Gymboree, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack Clothing

There are so many great outfits and accessories (and even toys!) to purchase at these stores. My kids especially love the pajamas!

Shop Gymboree   |   Shop Crazy 8   |   Shop Janie and Jack

Gymboree Children's ClothingCrazy 8

Beginner Violin

Know a kid who loves music and instruments? Buy them a new one! Beginner violins are a great place to start.

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Violin Starter Kit

Light-Up Truck Grille Toy Car Organizer

Know a kid getting a lot of toy cars for Christmas? This is so awesome and you can build it yourself!

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Truck Grill Hot Wheels Car Holder

Usborne Books & More Reading Books, Activity Books, Plush Toys, Stencils, and More!

Some of my top-selling products are the wipe-clean books, wind-up books, stencils, illustrated books, and chapter books. We have a ton and they get a lot of use. Last year, my boys loved their new books more than all the toys they received.

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Usborne Books and More for Christmas

Pie Face Board Game

Yes, this game looks so funny. I haven’t tried it, but I would! Definitely a family-friendly gift for Christmas.

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Pie Face Board Game

Melissa and Doug Turn & Tell Clock

This clock is so cute, fun, and educational. My boys have one and they love it. It’s been a great help in teaching them to read clocks too.

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Melissa and Doug Turn and Tell Clock

Shutterfly Photo Gifts

Did you know Shutterfly has photo gifts for kids? My boys love the custom kid mugs, plates, puzzles, and placemats!

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Shutterfly Photo Books 300x250

I See Me Personalized Books

These books are adorable. They have a several to choose from and even let you look through the pages before you make your choice. Personalize with your child’s name, picture, age, and any other information you’d like!

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I See Me Personalized Books

I See Me Personalized Ornaments

How cute are these? Give your child something special to remember Christmas this year like one of these personalized ornaments. One side has a picture of your child and the other a cute Christmas photo. It has the year on it and you can also include your child’s name.

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I See Me Ornaments


For Teens

Usborne Books & More The Last Thirteen Books Series

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The Last Thirteen Usborne Books and More


For Adults

Ozeri Green Earth Pan

I absolutely love this pan and use it daily. It’s a great staple for your home and the perfect gift for someone who has a love for cooking.

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Ozeri Green Earth Pan

Trusted Health Products

The Amazingly Beautiful! Collection for women contains day and night facial serums. It contains a combination of natural fruit, nut, and plant extracts that promote healthy, glowing skin. The bottles can even be personalized with the reciprocant’s name, perfect for making a holiday gift more meaningful. I received ones that said “Amazingly Beautiful Alyssa.” They even have a collection called “The Man” for men. GIVEAWAY COMING SOON.

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AB-AMPM-Body-Set

Wooden Burlap Wall Hanging

This is a gorgeous piece that can be personalized for the recipient.

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Framed Burlap Wall Hanging

doTERRA Essential Oils

Essential oils from doTERRA are high-quality and make a great gift for those who love oils, have been wanting to try them, or want to learn more. Interested in signing up yourself to earn a discount and free oils education? Register here.

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Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

doTERRA Products

At doTERRA, we have a ton of products that will fit anyone in your life, from household products to personal care products, vitamins to diffusers. We also have some great gifting-ready holiday products right now!

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Doterra Holiday Set

Wocket Biometric Smart Wallet

This is a great gift for loved ones into technology or who may have dealt with credit card theft.

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WocketWallet and Card

Dyson Fan Heater

This is a great gift for those who are hot all the time, cold all the time, or live somewhere the temperature changes frequently!

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Dyson Hot and Cool Fan Heater

Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates

These are delicious, high-quality chocolates that can be purchased in special holiday gift boxes!

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Kohler Chocolates Variety Box

Stonewall Kitchen Gift Sets

There are so many great gift sets and food products that you can get for the foodies in your life. I love the breakfast sets!

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Stonewall Kitchen Products

Fill My Recipe Book

This is a blank recipe book that you can fill with your own recipes! I love it! Imagine filling these with family recipes from the years and giving it to your granddaughter, someone who was recently married, a new family…you can even have your child fill it with recipes they help create and give it to their grandparents!

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Buy on Amazon

Fill My Recipe Book

JORD Wooden Watch

Get a gorgeous wooden watch for the stylish man or woman in your life.

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JORD Wooden Wrist Watch 94A

Dyson DC59 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum

I absolutely love this vacuum and use it daily.

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Dyson DC59 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum. Click on the picture to see the review.

Logo Board Game

This is a fun game older kids and adults can enjoy. Since our kids are too young for this game, we love playing it when we have board game night with friends!

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Logo Board Game

Shutterfly Photo Gifts

My family loves giving and receiving Shutterfly photo gifts because they are a great way to share and display our special moments and memories. From pillows to jewelry boxes to photo books to ornaments, they have it all! PLUS, if you are new signing up, you will get 50 free prints! These are perfect for custom Christmas cards, photo frames, or just to hand out.

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