I am usually the procrastinator. I like to try and get little things throughout the year for close family members, if I see things I think that they would like, but most years I wait till around the 20th to do the bulk of my shopping. So stupid. So so so STUPID, but I do it almost every single year. This year was different. I am not sure how or when I got it all tackled, but I have been done shopping for about a week now! It is seriously a fabulous feeling. I go to Target to get diapers and I am surrounded by frantic chaos and I am not phased, because I am not eagerly figuring out what else I need to get. Since I have a little bit of extra time I thought that I would compile a list of ideas if you are struggling with deciding what to get a friend, their kids, your family, or whomever you weren’t handed a list a mile – long for!
I tried to make sure that these ideas where below $50 for budget’s sake. That doesn’t mean there aren’t A LOT of awesome gear on the market right now that is above that, but I know that most people have many people to shop for. Also, most links are for Amazon or a store that they are currently in stock at, for easy shipping and ease of shopping. Be sure to check out your local boutiques for some items also. This time of year shopping local really is helping your community’s friends and family.
Janod shape sorter. – Any shape sorter is a classic and awesome for little ones.
pipSquigz sensory toys.
Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Match and Build Soft Blocks Set
AGES 1-3 BOY:
Xylo Roller by Janod.
Fisher Price Mega Box. – These are awesome for any age or gender but it’s always my go- to gift for younger kids. If you don’t get the one with a carrying bag, then I strongly suggest that you wrap it in a inexpensive plastic bin to save the parent’s sanity.
Oombee Cube for tactile exploration.
– ANY gender…or age really…- Magnatab doodle pad by kid O – My kiddos ADORE these!
AGES 1-3 GIRL:
VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone – What toddler doesn’t love a phone? I haven’t met one yet!Melissa & Doug Jenna 12″ Doll Bundle
AGES 3-5 BOY:
Think & Learn Code-a-pillar by Fisher Price. – This is an awesome way to keep little kids boys thinking and busy!
Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline
Little Tikes Attach ‘n Play Basketball Set- This is the first over the door hoop that I have seen that can adjust for shorter children as well as taller.
AGES 3-5 GIRL:
Play-Doh My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Style Salon Playset
Enchanted Princess Palace by VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set by Melissa & Doug
AGES 5-7 BOY:
Osmo Coding Game- Teaches logic and problem solving skills
Telescope with Tripod by Balance and Living. Spy Gear – Video WalkieTalkies
AGES 5-7 GIRL:
Cleverkeet by Little Live Pets Furby Connect
My First Sewing Kit by ALEX Toys Craft
AGES 8-13 BOY:
LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker
4M Crystal Growing Experiment Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster
AGES 8-13 GIRL:
Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Baking Star Edition Bonus Pack Pottery Cool Studio by Spin MasterBeginners Acoustic Guitar With Guitar Case, Strap, Tuner and Pick.
AGES 14 + BOY:
Helicopter Drone Mouthguard Challenge Game Follow Me Robot Kit by Elenco
AGES 14+ GIRL:
All-Natural Soaps Science Kit by SmartLab Toy. Karaoke Player by Singing Machine.
*** With all age groups I encourage you to get books too! It’s always a great option and children can’t learn to love reading unless we teach them how ***
MALE YOUNG ADULT:
Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer Series 7200 with Vacuum. Madden NFL 16 (Xbox One)Cordless Drill
FEMALE YOUNG ADULT :
Blanket Scarf by Steve Madden.
Bluetooth Beanie with Wireless Microphone Dark Grey – Tenergy Daisy by Marc Jacobs Eau de Toilette Spray
Car track massage shirt.
Customizable Engraved Wood Handle Steel Hammer.
FEMALE PARENT :
Black Picture Frame Set (set of 7)
Conair Waterfall Footbath Netflix gift card. – So momma can binge on whatever show she pleases without having to pay a dime.
MALE GRANDPARENT :
Keep Calm and Papa Will Fix It T-Shirt Willow Tree Grandfather
The Grandparent Gift Life Story Frame– Grandpa
Family Tree Picture Frame
Grandchildren Date Print
What I Love About Grandma Fill in the Love Journal by Knock Knock.