Welcome to the 2014 Festive Family Holiday Hop and Gift Guide Giveaway! I’ve joined forces with 30+ awesome bloggers and 25+ sponsors for a holiday series like no other. We’ll be sharing holiday inspiration, craft and DIY projects, kid activities, family traditions, and gift ideas. Our generous sponsors are giving away over $1800 in prizes in 4 packages: one each for babies, kids, men, and women. The event and giveaway will run from November 3-17, so be sure to come back and visit.
Festive Family Holiday Gift Guide ~ Giving Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Gifts for Everyone:
Knock your loved one’s socks off with a monthly subscription to Foot Cardigan, a funky monthly sock service that will spice up even the most boring sock drawer. Crazy socks are a fun and office-safe way to spice up your wardrobe and show your personality. Foot Cardigan subscriptions make fabulous gifts that keep on giving year round for men or women, and now for kids with their new Whippersnappers line (see listing below). Foot Cardigan is giving away a 1 year subscription for the gentlemen & the ladies, as well as a 2 subscriptions for kids.
Minted, a marketplace made up of independent artists, is the perfect place to knock out all of your holiday shopping at once. Photo gifts, stationary, personalized prints, and limited edition art make fabulous gifts. You can also find gorgeous holiday card and get FREE recipient address printing. Read our full review of Minted’s holiday cards and photo gifts here. Minted is giving away $100 gift cards in the women’s, kid’s, and baby prize packages. BONUS: Use the code CHEER25FS to get $25 off your order AND free shipping through 11/10/14.
Gift Ideas for Babies:
Freshly Picked moccasins are the perfect gift for every stylish baby and toddler in your life. 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. The winner of the Festive Baby prize package will receive a pair of moccs in the size and color of their choice.
Mum + Bub bath and skin care products are safe for the whole family to use, with tear-free shampoo and conditioner that work for babies and mamas alike. This line is free from harmful chemicals and would make a perfect gift for new moms or for babies 1st Christmas. Aden + Anais is giving away a $49 Mum + Bub bath set for the winner of the Festive Baby prize package. Read the full review here and head over to Aden + Anais to shop here.
Aimee of Lil Things by Aimee is a serious mompreneur who creates one of kind cloth diapers, Grub Beads teething jewelry for moms and babies, cloth diaper friendly clothing, and so much more. Find handmade gifts for babies and mamas in her shop on Etsy, Hyena Cart, and in her Facebook B/S/T group.
Bright Star Kids has a little something for every kid on your list. Personalized labels, clothing, and wall stickers are great gifts for babies and kids. Their new holiday line just released and the designs are so super cute. Shop Bright Star Kids here, and read the full review of their personalized t-shirts here, and name labels here. Both the baby and kid prize winners will get a $50 gift card to Bright Star Kids.
Garden of Arden is offering a $25 gift card as part of the Festive Baby prize package. With gorgeous handmade headbands, hair clips, flower crowns, and bow ties, babies and kids on your shopping list will be taken care in style. 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. Mixie is giving the baby prize winner an 8 oz bottle.
Feather 4 Arrow is the perfect place to shop for stylish babies, kids, and women on your list. Jaime’s designs are unique, on trend, and affordable. Feather 4 Arrow features free spirited clothing with a rebellious side that can be worn by mamas & babes alike. Read our review of Feather 4 Arrow here. The winner of the Festive Baby & Lady prizes will each get $25 gift cards to Feather 4 Arrow.
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. Personalized keepsakes and photo gifts have so much meaning for kids and will grow up with them. 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. What better holiday tradition than reading about your own Night Before Christmas? Read the full review of I See Me books here. The Festive Kid Prize Package winner will receive a personalized Night Before Christmas book.
Peg and Plum peg dolls are precious little handpainted tools for the imagination. Choose from custom painted peg doll families, nativity sets, favorite characters, and themed sets to find the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a child in your life. The detail on Peg and Plum dolls is just exquisite, and they work well in doll houses or on the go. 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. Every person has sensory needs, and meeting those needs can help improve behavior, school performance, and quality of life, especially for kids. 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. PS is giving away a $50 gift card in the kid prize package. 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. Their shape is made for snuggling and they tuck under toddler arms ready for adventure. Choose from the many options available or create a custom doll for your favorite little girl. Read our review of Designs by MSusan dolls here.
Whippersnappers is the brand new kid’s edition of Foot Cardigan. Every month your child will receive 2 pairs of crazy socks in the mail in their size to jazz up their sock drawer and make their day for just $11. Funded through Kickstarter and launching production right now, Whippersnappers subscriptions are a great way to make your favorite kid feel loved throughout the year. The winner of the Festive Kid prize package will receive two six month subscriptions to Whippersnappers.
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. Their puzzle piece necklaces and baby bracelets are perfect jewelry gifts for little girls, and would make great best friend gifts for teens & tweens. Read our review of Stamped with Hope here.
Visit ALEX Toys to find something for every kids on your list. From crafty to educational to classic, their selection of toys is second to none. You can shop by age or by category to save time. Our favorites are the bath toys – the Farm Bath Squirters are on my shopping list this Christmas. Read a review of their awesome light table at Still Playing School here. The winner of the Festive Kid prize package will receive a Slinky Dog and the 2 craft kits shown.
Adventure in a Box Etsy Shop helps bring stories to life through beautiful handmade shadow puppets from your favorite fairy tales. An ancient art, shadow theater uses dark and light to challenge the imagination and bring adventure to your storytelling. 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.
Does your child have a need to chew? Chewigem to the rescue. 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. 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. Handee Band is giving away a Family Handee Band Kit to the winner of the Festive Kid Prize Package.
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. Find gifts for all the women in your life (and yourself) quickly and easily from home. The winner of the Festive Lady prize will get a $50 gift card to Kiki La Rue.
We LOVE smoothies at our house and use them almost daily to help our family get the nutrition we need. 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. The winner of the women’s prize package will receive a $50 Blendfresh gift card.
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. MRD jewelry is feminine and beautiful with styles to fit any outfit. The winner of the Festive Lady prize package will receive two $25 gift cards to Mary Regina Designs (one to shop for you, one to gift).
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 winner of the Festive Lady prize package will receive a $97 gift set from Knocked Up Fitness.
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 winner of the Festive Gentlemen prize package will receive a gift card good for $139 and free shipping.
Fish with Hope Etsy Shop features one of a kind handmade fishing tackle personalized with your own message or loved one’s name. 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. The winner of the men’s prize package will receive a $55 gift card to Fish with hope. 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. The men’s prize winner will receive a $40 gift set from Dollar Shave Club.
Be sure to check out all of the Sharing the Joy of the Season Posts:
Five Ways to Simplify the Holiday Season from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Charitable Act: Shoeboxes Filled with Presents from La Cite’ des Vents
Joyful Christmas Crafts for Kids from Handmade Kids Art
Give a Little Bit from Gypsy Road School
Joy Comes from the Inside… But Not of a Package from A Mother Far from Home
Welcome to the Festive Family Holiday Giveaway from Peace but Not Quiet
Sharing Joy & a Giveaway from P is for Preschooler
Share Some Joy this Holiday Season from Are We There Yet?
Thankful Turkey Wreath Tradition from Mom Inspired Life
Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Kids from Still Playing School
Unique Kits for Kids that Won’t Break the Bank from Lemon Lime Adventures
Holiday Tradition Ideas for Families from Sugar Aunts
Gratitude Stones: A Thanksgiving Nature Craft for Kids from Fireflies and Mudpies
Montessori Monday – Montessori Inspired Thanksgiving Ideas from Living Montessori Now
Finding Joy in the Holidays Even During Difficult Times from ALLterNATIVElearning
Christmas Shadow Puppets Play from Adventure in a Box
Smart Goals for November from Kids Yoga Stories
Family Thankfulness Jar from The Realistic Mama
Gratitude and Thanksgiving Books for Preschoolers from Totschooling
Festive Family Holiday from In the Playroom
Free Nativity Puppets from A Happy & Blessed Home
Thankful Traditions Post from Festive Family Bloggers:
Create a Thankful Tree with Your Kids from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Thanks Cards as Place Settings from La Cite’ des Vents
A Thankful Display from Hand Made Kids Art Lego Thanksgiving Activities from Gypsy Road School
365 Days of Thanksgiving from Lemon Lime Adventures
Simple Ways to Teach Gratitude and Thankfulness Daily from A Mother Far From Home
20+ Family Gratitude Activities from Bits of Positivity
Creative Ways to Encourage Gratitude from P is for Preschooler
Cooking with Kids on Thanksgiving from Peace But Not Quiet
Thanksgiving Activities to Encourage Gratitude from Are We There Yet?
Thanksgiving Picture & Word Tracing Printables from Totschooling
Thanksgiving Gratitude Activity from Sugar Aunts
Free Printable for Teaching Kids Thankfulness from Happy and Blessed Home
Family Thankfulness Jar from The Realistic Mama
Creative Christmas Posts from the Festive Family Bloggers
Christmas Art Projects for Kids from Hand Made Kids Art
Seven Simple Lego Gifts Your Kids Can Make from Lemon Lime Adventures
Simple Things to Put in Clear Plastic Ornaments from P is for Preschooler
Paper Winter Village from Planet Smarty Pants
Christmas Countdown with Wooden Blocks from Adventure in a Box
Pinecone Angels from Peace But Not Quiet
Fine Motor Christmas Crafts, Activities, & Games for Kids from Still Playing School
Healthy Holiday Baking from Gypsy Road School
Bottle Cap Christmas Craft from Sugar Aunts
Five Things Kids Can Make from Old Christmas Cards from The Chaos and the Clutter
Creative Christmas from In the Playroom
Creative Christmas Pinterest Boards from Are We There Yet?
Transitioning to a MAKE-YOUR-OWN Christmas Tradition from Multicultural Kid Blogs
Holiday Fun and a $1,800 Giveaway from A Happy and Blessed Home
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?
Festive Activities for Kids
FREE Printable Thanksgiving Day Cards and Gifts Kids Can Make from Happy and Blessed Home
7 Christmas Toddler Play Activities from Adventures of Adam
DIY Snowflakes Garland from La Cite’ des Vents
Lego Christmas Activities from Gypsy Road School
Create Time Capsule Christmas Ornaments with Kids from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Outdoor Christmas Tree from Peach But Not Quiet
Snowflake Template Roundup from Are We There Yet?
Christmas Light Family Scavenger Hunt and Bingo from ALLterNATIVElearning
Top Ten Activities to Do with Your Kids this Holiday Season from She Lives Free
DIY Holiday Ideas from the Festive Family Bloggers:
FREE Printable Advent Ornaments for Kids
DIY Christmas Ornaments Inspired by World Cultures from Multicultural Kid Blogs
Handmade Kid Ornaments from Hand Made Kids Art
10 Christmas Tree Crafts for Young Children from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures
Handmade Christmas Decorations from Peace But Not Quiet
Keeping a Houseful of Family Happy from Gypsy Road School
Christmas Fabric Wreath from The Chaos and The Clutter
Kid Made Salt Dough Paper Weight from Lemon Lime Adventures
DIY Shabby Chic Gift Wrapping from She Lives Free
Festive Family Fun – Coming Nov. 17
Festive Family Gift Guide Giveaway Details:
The Festive Lady prize package contains a $100 Minted gift card, 2 $25 gift cards to Mary Regina Designs, a $97 gift set from Knocked Up Fitness, a one year subscription to Foot Cardigan valued at $121, a $25 gift card to Feather 4 Arrow, a $50 gift card to Kiki La Rue, and a $50 gift card to Blendfresh, for a total value of $493.
The Festive Gentleman prize consists of a $139 gift card to Jord Watches, a $55 gift card to Fish with Hope, a one year subscription to Foot Cardigan valued at $121, and a $40 gift set from Dollar Shave Club, for a grand total of $355.
The Festive Baby prize package totals $359 and is made up of a $100 Minted gift card, $60 handmade moccasins from Freshly Picked, $49 in Aden + Anais Mum + Bub Skin Care Products, $50 gift card from Bright Star Kids, $25 gift card to Garden of Arden, $25 gift card to Lil Things by Aimee, $25 gift card to Feather for Arrow, and a $25 Mixie Baby Bottle.
The Festive Kid prize package is the biggest of them all at $633 and contains a $50 Project Sensory gift card, $100 credit to Minted, 2 $60 monthly sock subscriptions to Whippersnappers, a $25 Handmade Doll from Designs by MSusan, $50 gift card to Bright Star Kids, $35 Personalized Night Before Christmas Book from I See Me, $73 in goodies from ALEX Toys, a $34 Peg Doll Set from Peg and Plum, a $30 Puppet Set from Adventure in a Box, a $25 gift card to Chewigem, a $36 package from Handee Band, and a $55 gift card to Stamped with Hope.
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