Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. I’ve chosen my favorite items from each of our fabulous Festive Family Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway sponsors to help you knock out your shopping quickly and easily, and hopefully on budget. To read more about each brand, check out the full Gift Guide event here. At the bottom of this post you’ll find not only our HUGE $1800+ giveaway to win prizes from each of these sponsors, but also Gifts for the Season posts from the Festive Family bloggers.
Gifts for Everyone:
Foot Cardigan makes gift giving simple with monthly sock subscriptions available for men, women, and now children with their Whippersnappers line. Purchase a one year subscription for your loved and they’ll receive crazy socks each month and think of you every time they wear them. Major win. If you are the favorite aunt or uncle living far away from a child age 3-12, Whippersnappers will make sure you maintain that status and come with 2 pairs of kid socks every month. More info about Whippersnappers below…
Minted is obviously the place to go for Christmas cards, but you can also find great photo gifts. My favorite items are shown on the left. Create a photo collage gift for a parent and design an Instagram heart for your love. Pick a gorgeous holiday card and get FREE recipient address printing. Today (11/10) is the last day to use the code CHEER25FS to get $25 off your order and free shipping. Read our full review of Minted’s holiday cards and photo gifts here.
Gift Ideas for Babies:
Snag a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins for your favorite babies and toddlers. Handmade in the U.S.A. from 100% genuine leather, the moccasin come in sizes 1-10. The Freshly Picked shop offers gorgeous leather bags and totes for grownups as well. Read the full review of Freshly Picked moccs here. My favorite colors are the gold (obviously), Heirloom, and Aruba, and they really make great gifts for baby boys & girls. Petite Blue is a new color and a gorgeous robin’s egg blue that I’m dreaming about, and Weathered Brown is a classic neutral look.
From Mum + Bub, the bubble bath would be a sure hit for any kid (or bath loving adult), and a full set of bath products would make a great gift for baby’s first Christmas, to accompany a gift of bath toys, or for a mom to be. Our other favorite Aden + Anais products are the burpy bibs, muslin swaddle blankets, and sleep sacks. The bamboo blankets are the softest, and have so many uses – swaddling, snuggling, nursing cover, stroller cover. I want one of the adult size dream blankets for myself – they look so snuggly! Hopefully Santa is reading this. Read the full review here and head over to Aden + Anais to shop here.
Shop Lil Things by Aimee for a custom diaper for your favorite cloth diapered infant,and grab Grub Beads as a thoughtful gift for a mom friend. I love her bright, fun, one of a kind custom diapers and the turquoise Grub Bead necklace. Grab a custom diaper during her frequent stockings by joining the Facebook group. Find handmade gifts for babies and mamas in her shop on Etsy, Hyena Cart, and in her Facebook B/S/T group.
Choose a personalized t-shirt from Bright Star Kids for every kid on your list and they will absolutely love it. The Bear is obsessed with his truck shirt. Pick a Christmas shirt for holiday photos – I love the Tree, Truck, Reindeer, Bird, and Dinosaur Christmas designs. Order a Reindeer wall sticker to decorate your child’s door. Shop Bright Star Kids here, and read the full review of their personalized t-shirts here, and name labels here.
Garden of Arden is your go to shop for holiday photo shoot accessories and gifts. My favorite designs in the shop right now are the Mistletoe, Fiesta Goddess, Snow White, and Deck the Halls headbands. Your little girls would love the Elsa and Anna headbands for dress up play or every day wear. The Green Chevron and Burlap Bow Tie would be perfect for your little mister. Find the perfect hair accessory or bow tie for a holiday photo shoot or stocking stuffer.
For mamas who use formula to feed or supplement their sweet babies, Mixie bottles are lifesavers. You can prep the bottle and it stays ready but separated until needed. With the push of a button and a quick shake, the bottle is ready for action. No more worries about caregivers mixing bottles incorrectly, no more spilling on the go. Mixie is dishwasher safe and free of BPA and PVC. If you use formula, this needs to be on your list. Call it a gift for you and your babe.
Feather 4 Arrow is the perfect place to shop for stylish babies, kids, and women on your list. My top picks from Feather 4 Arrow for babies are the Arrow, Mermaid, and Fox onesies. For kids I love the Mermaid, Let’s Ride, and Choose Your Own Adventure tees. For women my favorites are the Arrow, Eagle, and American Flag shirts. Read our review of Feather 4 Arrow here.
Gift Ideas for Kids:
Gorgeous personalized art for kid rooms, name signs for doors, stationary for thank you notes, and art prints from Minted are all fun gifts for kids. My top picks from Minted for kids are the Sweet Dreams and Deep in the Forest room signs, and I’m obsessed with the Animal World Map shown on the left. Think outside the box this year and create a unique gift for a special kids in your life at Minted.
Personalized books from I See Me can make a kid feel really special. Seeing, hearing, and reading their own name in a new story book is pretty magical. The personalized Night Before Christmas book is my obvious first choice for gifts from I See Me, but the Very Merry Christmas and My Magical Snowman books look great as well. For those celebrating Hanukkah, A Hannukkah Bear for Me would be perfect. If you want a non-holiday gift, the A-B-C What Can I Be? book would be awesome.Read the full review of I See Me books here.
Peg and Plum peg dolls are precious little handpainted tools for the imagination. I’m in love with Nativity set, and think it would become a cherished heirloom as well as favorite toy. The Winter Girl set, Pirate set, and customized family sets are my other favorites. The Community Helpers set is available in male and female versions, and would be perfect for kids learning about roles in the community. Read our full review of Peg and Plum dolls here.
Project Sensory is on a mission to bring sensory awareness and simple sensory fixes to kids, parents, teachers, and caregivers everywhere. The full Sensory Fix Kit would make a fabulous gift for any child, especially one with Sensory Processing Disorder. For every kid, the Project Sensory Bite Valve Water Bottles make perfect stocking stuffers, as do the hand fidgets and chew necklaces. Project Sensory offers resources, tool kits and individual tools to help meet those needs. Sensory fixes are perfect stocking stuffers, and the tool kits would make an amazing holiday gift. Read more about Project Sensory here.
The sweet snuggly swaddle dolls from Designs by MSusan are handmade with love and ready to play. They make great first dolls for baby girls as well as lovely gifts for toddlers and preschoolers. My favorites are the minky dot dolls and the cotton flower dolls, and I’d love to try the dolls made with soft faux fur. Have one custom made for your little girl this Christmas. Read our review of Designs by MSusan dolls here.
As I mentioned above, Whippersnappers is an easy way to give a gift for the whole year in under 5 minutes. Sign your favorite kid (ages 3-12) up for a membership and they’ll get 2 pairs of fun socks in the mail every month. Real mail is the best when you’re a kid, and you can be the favorite that sends it. Funded through Kickstarter and launching production right now, Whippersnappers subscriptions are a great way to make your favorite kid feel loved throughout the year.
Stamped with Hope is an Etsy shop on a mission. All profits from their beautiful hand stamped pieces go towards the creation of Hope Ranch of Missouri, a safe place for children with special developmental and emotional needs. My top picks from Stamped with Hope are the puzzle piece necklaces, either individually or as a set for a group of friends/sisters/cousins. What better best friend gift for a tween or teen girl than a sweet puzzle piece with her name on it? Read our review of Stamped with Hope here.
It is pretty much impossible to pick favorites from ALEX Toys because they have so much to offer every kid on your list. For my kids I would choose the Farm Bath Squirters, the Sort and Count, and the finger crayons and finger paint. Shop by age or category to make it easy to find the perfect gift for your favorite kids. Read a review of their awesome light table at Still Playing School here.
Adventure in a Box Etsy Shop helps bring stories to life through beautiful handmade shadow puppets from your favorite fairy tales. All of the sets are gorgeous, but the Three Little Pigs set is my favorite. If you want a true dream Christmas gift, the Fairy Tree House is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously, go check it out right now. Shadow puppet sets from your favorite stories are available in the shop, as well as a gorgeous handmade puppet theater. Read more about Adventure in a Box here.
If your child loves to chew, a gift from Chewigem can be a major help. If your child is constantly putting things in their mouth or chewing on stuff, they are seeking oral sensory input. Read more about the Oral Sensory System here to find out more. I love the Tread Bangles, Dog Tags, and Disc pendants for boys or girls. Chewigem offers stylish alternatives to the usual pencils/finger nails/whatever that children usually choose to chew on, and helps them to meet their sensory needs.
Is your child constantly on the move? Handee Bands provide sensory (proprioceptive) input so children gain a better understanding of where their bodies are in space and the amount of pressure required when pushing or pulling. Read more about proprioceptive sensory activities and the Handee Band here. The Family Handee Band Kit is a great deal and would be the perfect gift for any kid.
Gift Ideas for Women:
Shopping at Kiki La Rue is an entirely different experience than your typical online boutique. The vibrant community on social media and amazing customer service makes it feel like you are shopping with friends. KLR has long been my go to for flowy maxi dresses and affordable on trend pieces. I love that they carry stylish clothes for women of all sizes and show the clothes on real women. My favorite items right now at Kiki La Rue are the La Rue Essential Piko tops, the Immortal Charm Cardigan in pink, the Elsa, Champs (shown left), and Legend of the Hidden Temple maxi dresses, and the Anthro-Inspired Cardigan. Dear Santa, Please bring all of them to my house. Love, Becca
Blendfresh simplifies having raw food on hand for smoothies and healthy drinks by creating easy to use powders, perfect for use in their Blendtec blenders. My top gift picks from Blendfresh are the Blendtec Express and the Green, Red, and Purple blends. Hopefully Santa is reading this. I’ve been very, very good this year. 🙂
Mary Regina Designs is an Etsy shop specializing in hand stamped jewelry for women. I’ve ordered several mama necklaces from the shop for family and friends with their babies’ or grandbabies’ names engraved on beautiful pieces of jewelry. My favorites from MRD are the Gold Circle Charms, the Tag Necklace (I own this one), and the Initial Charms. I bought one for my mom a few years ago and give her a new charm whenever a new grandbaby comes along.
Knocked Up Fitness features videos and guides to help mamas stay fit and healthy before, during, and after pregnancy. If there is pregnant or new mama on your holiday shopping list Knocked Up Fitness, might be a fun gift to help her feel fit. The DVD set of prenatal and postnatal workouts would be a great gift, as well as the Pilates Infused Workouts.
Gift Ideas for Men:
The wood watches created by Jord are beautiful, functional, fashion forward time pieces that will become heirlooms. Created from diverse woods from around the world, a Jord watch sets the wearer apart and is one of a kind. The range of styles has something for every man and woman on your list. The Sully and the Fieldcrest are my top picks from Jord for men, while the Ely and the Cora are my favorites for ladies.
Fish with Hope Etsy Shop features one of a kind handmade fishing tackle personalized with your own message or loved one’s name. My favorite items from the shop are the Christmas ornaments and the Lure and Bobber gift sets.These sweet keepsakes are fully functional fishing lures, and the perfect way to make your favorite fisherman feel special. Shop Fish with Hope here for stocking stuffers and personalized gifts. Read our review of Fish with Hope here.
The gift that keeps on giving, Dollar Shave Club can help your honey shave money and time. True to their name, Dollar Shave Club memberships start at just $1 per month. Fancier blades run $6 and $9 a month, and you can change plans or cancel any time. The blades work for men or women and make great gifts, and you can purchase a gift membership here. Any of the memberships make great gifts, but my top pick is the $6 a month subscription for men or women.
What gifts are on your shopping list this holiday season? Check out the Gifts for the Season posts from the other Festive Family bloggers, and be sure to enter to win the HUGE giveaway at the bottom of this post with prizes from all of the sponsors above.
Gifts for the Season Posts from Festive Family Bloggers
Festive Family Holiday Gift Guide Favorites ~ Gifts for Everyone on Your List
DIY Toddler Play Activity Gift Box from Adventures of Adam
Ten Things from Germany as Christmas Presents from La Cite’ des Vents
Ten Things from France as Christmas Presents from La Cite’ des Vents
Easy Gifts Kids Can Make from Hand Made Kids Art
Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures
Green Gifts for Crunchy Mamas from All Done Monkey
Gift Guide for Montessori Homeschoolers from Living Montessori Now
Gift Guide – Birth to 18 Months from ALLterNATIVElearning
The Ultimate Yoga for Kids Gift Guide from Kids Yoga Stories
Simple Stocking Stuffers from Peace But Not Quiet
Gift Guide for Promoting Healthy Development from The Inspired Treehouse
Tips for Sustainable Gift Giving from Multicultural Kid Blogs
ALEX Toys Holiday Gift Guide from Still Playing School
25 Christmas Books for an Advent Calendar from Adventure in a Box
Gifts that Help Kids with Independence from Sugar Aunts
Grandparent Gifts Kids Can Make from The Chaos and the Clutter
25 Heartwarming Christmas Books from Fireflies and Mudpies
Heirloom Advent Calendars from Are We There Yet?
Follow Becca Eby ~ Bare Feet on the Dashboard’s board Festive Family Holiday on Pinterest.a Rafflecopter giveaway
I’d love the wooden watch, I’ve always fancied one