Must Have Holiday Gifts for the Whole Family
There is still a little more than a week left before Thanksgiving, and yet it feels like holidays are already in full swing. November is a funny month. Technically, it’s still fall but because of Thanksgiving, it feels like it’s rolled in to winter and all the winter holiday fun. And what do we all stress about around the holidays? That’s right, holiday shopping and finding gifts for the whole family, friends, and coworkers.
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I’ll be honest, I am in the minority here, but I do not like browsing in the stores, especially when it’s busy. The swarms of people, plus my ever babbling, touch everything, sit here, push there preschooler make the experience less than ideal. All I want these days are peace and quiet. That’s why for me, the idea of shopping on Black Friday is like nails on a chalk board. I’ll pass, thanks.
That’s why I love the idea of Cyber Monday. All the Black Friday shopping, minus the crazy crowds, done from the comfort of my couch. Sold!
And just like most moms, Amazon has become the place I do the majority of my shopping. It’s not only convenient, but safe. And being an Amazon Prime member means that I have access to more discounts, expedited and free shipping (I forgot what it’s like to pay for shipping), not to mention all the other wonderful specs like Amazon Prime Video Streaming and Music services.
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So, if you’re still looking for some must have items for this year, here are must have gifts ideas for your whole family.
Gifts for Mom
With all the stresses of being a parent, I like to unwind in a yoga pose. But you can’t strike a comfortable pose without a great yoga mat. Here are some great choices for those of us who like just a little more cushion and comfort while trying to master our yoga poses.
Eye Shadow Palette
I’ve become fairly minimal in my makeup routine. Just some foundation, mascara, blush and off I go. But sometimes I like to make it more intricate. This is where having an eye shadow palette comes in handy. Here are my top choices for this holiday season. Notice that they’re all vegan and cruelty-free. I don’t buy any products that are not cruelty-free.
If you are at all like me, you absolutely suck at curling your hair. I don’t know why but I simply can’t master it with a regular curling wand. That’s why I’m trying to decide between Chi Air Spin N’ Curl and Unbound Cordless Auto Curler From Conair. They both look incredibly easy to use and produce beautiful curls in minutes. Which one would you choose?
Gifts For Dad
Specialty Coffee Maker
I don’t know about your family but our family runs on coffee. I’m not sure how we’d keep up with our wild bunch without it. And my husband is the biggest coffee lover of all. So this holiday season, I decided to treat him to a specialty coffee maker. Now which one to choose, I don’t even know. They’re all making my mouth water.
Cocktail Bar Set
My husband loves mixing cocktails for all to enjoy. And since we stopped going to restaurants, making quality cocktails at home has become the activity we look forward to the most.
Dads sure are busy creatures. And they’re the kinds of creatures that love wireless technology. So what can be better than wireless headphones for your busy dad bee.
Gifts for the Kids
My preschool son has decided he must have a scooter. So he’s writing a letter to Santa and asking for one. So for all the Santas out there, these Radio Flyer scooters are winners in my book.
My youngest son is firmly in toddler territory, and loves nothing more than to press buttons. While these toys do light up and make noise, there is also an educational component that goes along with them. So I don’t mind them as much.
Both my sons love putting together puzzles. And while my preschooler has gotten rather skilled with putting puzzles together, his brother will still sometimes come and take the puzzles apart. Because of that, I prefer to get floor puzzles. They are usually much larger and harder to lose pieces from. And anyone who has put puzzles together knows that nothing is more disappointing than being almost done and discovering that you’re missing a piece or two.
So, there you have it. Some wonderful gift ideas for your whole family.