As an expecting mom for the 4th time, I thought it would be fun to put together a gift guide for my fellow new and expecting moms! This is such a fun and special time but can also be difficult, emotional and stressful. I know, I get it. Of course, I think the number one gift most new moms want is the gift of free babysitting, a nap, or a cleaning lady. Am I right? BUT, if you aren’t into those types of gifts, I have put together a great list of gift ideas that I own and love or things that are currently on my wishlist that any and every mom would love!
Stocking stuffers are possibly my favorite gifts to buy for Christmas! I love to get random but useful things for my family, or sneak big (little) surprises into their stockings so that just when they things they are finished opening gifts, there is still a big surprise waiting for them. I am sharing ideas for the entire family below, but be sure to check back because I am always finding more and adding to these guides! I hope you find some great goodies for the people you love most!
Stocking Stuffers for Her:
When I asked who you guys have the hardest time shopping for, the men by far took the lead. I hear you, because I always have a harder time with the men. For example, every year, I ask Ryan what he wants for Christmas and I always get the same response: “I don’t know. I don’t really need anything.” Which is true and I am thankful for that, but still. It makes it so hard to shop for him and all the other men in my life. This year, I found some really great options – all approved by Ryan! Most are affordable and available via prime or free shipping which is a huge bonus if you are like me and hate paying for shipping. I hope this year’s gift guide for men is helpful. Be sure to check back as I will always be adding things as I see them!
I feel like this is everyone’s favorite gift guide every year because everyone loves to shop for their best gals…or themselves. haha I tried to find the best gift ideas for the ladies, but I am sure I will add more to the as I see things throughout the season. I’m told it’s still “early” for Christmas, but I’m not sure what they mean by that. 😉 I did take a poll and most of you said you were already starting to shop for Holiday gifts, so I hope this is a helpful resource to you. I did include very budget-friendly options as well as a few splurge items that I have tried and loved like the T3 Micro Whirl Trip and my favorite J.Crew Coat as well as one of your favorites every year – the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan! They are so worth the splurge. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for sale alerts throughout the season as well. I like to share lots of sales there.
This toddler gift guide is one of my most popular gift guides every year. Who doesn’t love to buy for children on Christmas? It is the joy of our little ones that makes the gift giving so fun on Christmas morning, isn’t it? Seeing their faces light up makes me so happy. Something we are teaching our children is to enjoy giving gifts to other children in need even more than they like to receive them. This is a hard concept for a young child, but I believe the more we practice it, the more they will learn from it and start to understand.
I decided to post this guide first so that you can go ahead and know what toys are on the “hot list” this year and go ahead and start grabbing what you need for your children, but I also want to encourage you to buy one (or more) for other children in need this year! Let’s get to it!
We are just three weeks away from Father’s day! For some reason it always sneaks up on me, but this year, I already ordered Ryan’s gift from the kids and have something in mind for my dad so I feel like I’m way ahead of the game. I asked Ryan to sit down during some down time over the weekend and put together some of his favorite things along with some items I found on Amazon, because, prime. We all need prime in our lives. Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift is always so hard. I feel like shopping for men is way more difficult than women. Anyone else feel that way? I hope that this gift guide helps you find the perfect gift!
Is anyone else super last minute with their Easter baskets this year? Thank goodness for Amazon Prime! Am I right? Whatever did we do before it? I’m sharing a few things that I ordered for my littles that are really great things to put in any young kid’s basket. They are pretty much my “easter basket staples” every year. In addition to these, I add one or two of my kid’s favorite snacks and one or two things they need (like a sippy cup, pacifiers, socks, underwear, tees, etc.) It makes a pretty good basket. Plus, it really doesn’t take much to please kids. Bubbles alone would do the trick for my babies.
Hi friends! Sorry I have been MIA the last few days. We have already had some holiday parties and things happening, so I am a little late with this post, BUT the good news is that all of these gifts for men are approved (and chosen) by Ryan and available for Prime Shipping! Yay! So, if you’re like me and find the men impossible to buy for most years, this gift guide will be great for you because it is man-approved and fast shipping which is what you need at this point! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun post, so be on the lookout!
The time has come! It is officially gift guide season! Get ready for a bunch of new gift guides this year! I’m excited to kick them off with the Toddler Gift Guide – because, let’s be honest, buying for our kids is the best part of gift-giving, am I right? Knowing that we are getting them the perfect gift and seeing their little faces light up once they open them on Christmas is just priceless. I asked you on Insta Stories a while back and you guys helped me with these suggestions, so thank you! I hope these ideas help you out this year as you are picking things out for your kids, nephews, nieces and friends!