Christmas is just a few weeks away, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve reached the point in the holiday season where the thought of buying gifts is actually overwhelming. What do you get someone like your mom, who deserves a literal island, but you can only afford $100? Or how about for the kids? Do kids even need physical gifts these days? Or do we give gifts via the iPad?
And good ole Dad. What on God’s green earth do you get a man who gave you life, and has his own version of Cabela’s right in his basement? Well have no fear, we have got you covered this year!
Check out our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, your one-stop-shop for every member of your tribe this Christmas!
I know what you’re thinking: socks for Christmas? But before you judge, slip a pair of these suckers on your feet. Cabin socks are EVERYTHING you need this Christmas season, with a super soft double-lined layer of heavenly material, and the cutest designs! After trying them out for yourself, you’ll want everyone you know to own a pair. ($5)
What better way to kick off the new year than documenting the good, the bad and everything in between? A one-line-a-day journal is the perfect gift for capturing all of life’s greatest memories. ($15)
With the thousands of photos we all have on our iPhones at any given moment, wouldn’t it be great to do something with them? With the Canon IVY Wireless Bluetooth Mini Photo Printer, you no longer have to go to the drugstore to get your favorite memories on paper. Simply print from bluetooth and social media on the 2×3 inch photo paper with peel and stick backing. ($99)
A different kind of mobile printer, the HP Sprocket Camera lets users snap, print and send photos in a flash! You can print photos right from the camera, or connect your phone via bluetooth and print photos from your library right from the palm of your hand. ($160)
What better way to get ready for all of the beach days than with a solar-powered bluetooth speaker? Catch some rays and some beats with this high quality sound machine that makes being outdoors sound a whole lot better. ($47)
If you’re a fan of the Bobby Bones Show on iHeart Radio, then you know all about Amy’s 4 Things Tote from The Shop Forward. Every girl loves a good tote, and this one in particular helps two great causes: not only does it hold all of Mom’s stuff, but proceeds go toward growing and developing an orphanage in Haiti. Read more about the project on their website, and order your mama a tote with her 4 favorite things today! ($40)
Montly Subscription Box
Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long with a monthly subscription box tailored perfectly to your mom! Whether she likes new makeup and all the cosmetic bags, or something perfect for all women like She Reads Truth, your mom will get a gift each month full of new and exciting things! Other ideas: Faithbox, Book of the Month, Hello Fresh.
Handmade gifts are always just a bit sweeter. So why not give her the handmade gift that she’ll actually want to put on her coffee table. I’m talking about a custom Chatbook. Starting at just $10, you can mix and match, arrange and style your own custom photo book for mom, giving her ALL the feels with memories and laughs that will last her all year long.
Whether it’s mom’s goal to lose weight in the new year, or simply eat healthier with ease, you cannot go wrong with a Vitamix Blender. ($219)
For the guys:
A Sleek & Portable Camping Grill
Because what’s sleeping in the woods without great food? This portable camping grill is lightweight and easy to transport, making it the perfect gift to get dad excited for the summer months ahead. It’s perfect for tailgates, camping, and even backyard barbecues when you need a little extra grilling space. ($149)
A sleek, minimalist wallet and money clip
The Ridge wallet is just what every man in your life needs. This minimalist money clip is designed to hold up to 12 cards with its expandable elastic strap, and a slip-proof money clip so your man can carry less and still always have what he needs. ($79)
Can you really go wrong with anything Yeti? The lifestyle brand has blown the roof off of the cooler game, and now they have everything from backpacks to coffee mugs to apparrel that are just the thing to make his Christmas perfect.
What guy doesn’t love a good round of target practice? And what gal doesn’t want to get rid of all of those pesky bugs around the house? Enter: the salt shooter. A salt gun made to stop pesky insects dead in their tracks. It’s fun, handy, and more useful than you might think! ($40)
For the College Student
This is the perfect gift for both mom and the college student. What’s better than a $1.50 hotdog and a drink, bulk boxes of all your favorite snacks and drinks, and free samples seven days a week? Need I say more? Costco Memberships start at $50/year. Be sure to check Groupon and LivingSocial in your area, as many locations often run new-member deals.
A custom-made Starbucks cup
Help your college-aged kiddo get through finals with a cup of Joe (or six) in their very own personalized Starbucks cup! No more having to spell out your name to the Barista, this cup is cute, personal and reusable, making it the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list. ($18)
Send them the gift that smells and looks like home! Yankee Candle has a whole line of customizable candles so you can slap someone’s face on the outside, and the smell of home on the inside!
A Fujifilm vintage-style, instant film camera
What better way to capture ALL of the memories than with your very own instant film camera. It’s Instagram-worthy, vintage-looking, and oh-so trendy, yet perfect for every adventure. ($119)
Whether your kiddo is away in a different state, or just simply misses the smells of mom’s kitchen, a Homesick Candle is the perfect gift to give them a little “scents” of home. These cutie candles come in two different sizes and are specific to each and every state! Starting at $15.
For the whole family
As if we needed another excuse to spend hours in Target, everyone’s favorite store WON the mothering game this Holiday season with their release of matching Christmas pajamas for the WHOLE family. Rest easy in these adorable mix and match styles that are perfect for the whole family.
Perfect for Church, Christmas cards and those oh-so lovely Ugly Sweater parties. You’ll be spreading Holiday cheer in style this Christmas season!
Don’t even think about curling up on the couch this holiday season without one of these oversized throws. Grab one for each member of the family and get cozy before catching up on all of the Christmas classics! ($23)
Follow, bend, cheat or break the rules with this new twist on a Hasbro classic! Perfect for families of all sizes, this game can be played with 2-8 players. ($16)
For the Kids
Perfect for kids ages 5-12, the Osmo Genius Kit turns your iPad or Kindle Tablet into a hands-on learning tool. Promote creative thinking, problem solving and social interaction skills with games that teach your kiddos how to code, spell, and more. ($99)
Your child’s favorite rescue squad is hitting the road this winter, and they want you to join them on the adventure! Ryder, Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rocky, Rubble, and the whole rest of the gang is headed to a town near you! Tickets start at just $15 each.
The world tells girls what they should be. It’s time to show them who they are. Bible Belles is on a mission to create children’s books and devotionals that connect girls with real heroes: positive role models that our daughter, and all the other daughters out there, can look up to. Point your daughter to real-life heroes in the Bible, and teach her to seek the true definition of beauty. ($59)
A pair of headband earphones with their favorite character to keep their shows quiet, and their earbuds in place. ($16)
It’s the new-age Lincoln Logs my friends, and we are SO here for it. Playstix have grooves that interlock and they are color-coded to make building easy. The starter kit is only $20 on Amazon, and it includes 150 Playsitx along with an idea booklet with instructions and examples of things you can build. ($20)
Kids will love this exciting way to dig, fizz, and discover cool action figures and collectible treasures! Search for REAL gold dipped treasure and discover the remains of some treasure hunting warriors as you go. There are 24 Treasure Hunters to collect, and kids have a 1 in 18 chance of finding REAL gold-plated treasure in their set. ($22.99)
For the LEGO enthusiast, this 847 piece set is perfect for introducing kids to the creative world of coding with the best educational STEM toys to foster their curiosities. Building, learning, and programming robots has never been more fun! When completed, Vernie the Robot stands over 10″ tall! A tablet or mobile phone is required, but not included. ($159)
Color and doodle with melted crayons on a variety of surfaces! The Crayola Crayon Melter brings renewed life to crayon sets everywhere with melted crayon artwork that’s easier than ever before to create. Now you can make Crayon drip art without a hair dryer. This fun crafting tool is a great way to add detail to your drawings, texture to your sculptures, or doodles to your pencil jar. ($20)
For the Tweens
Build a personal robot with articulating head, arms & motorized feet! Meccanoid stands at almost 4 feet tall & features voice recognition, LED eyes, & smart device communication, with 3 ways to program & 3000+ pre-programmed phrases. ($109)
The Cool Maker KumiKreator is a breakthrough bracelet maker; it makes it so easy to create friendship bracelets without a single knot needed! Choose a bracelet design, load the machine with the colorful spools and spin to create! As you turn the handle, you’ll be mesmerized as the spools dance around the machine, magically weaving your bracelet together in minutes! ($20)
With all of the Spotify “Top Lists” being posted on social media, there’s no doubt about it: It’s all about the music! Give the gift of surround sound music to your family this Christmas with these wireless bluetooth earbuds. ($50)
Perfect for the up-and-coming creative, this drawing tablet is perfect for doodles, notes, and graphic design practice. Battery-Free precise pen stylus with 8192 pressure sensitivity allows you to draw accurate lines of any weight and opacity according to the pressure you apply to the pen, sharper line with light pressure and thick line with hard pressure, perfect for artistry design or unique brush effect for photo retouching. ($60)
What are some of your favorite buys this holiday season? We’d love to hear your ideas!