Awesome Ideas to Give to Kids This Holiday

I love putting together gift idea list for you all each and every year. Here are our annual awesome toy gift ideas to give this holiday season. Many are educational and perfect for a classroom setting if you are like me and don't mind receiving gifts for Christmas that would be beneficial in your classrooms too. Let me know in the comments below if I missed anything that your child has on their wish lists!

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

I love creating these gift guides and although I am past the baby stage with my own children, I have friends and family who are still in that stage of life. I love giving baby recommendations on what they might need and what they definitely don't. Everyone is different. This year I am not only excited to recommend some amazing products but give some away as well.

The 5 Best Problem-Solving Toys for Kids

Finding a suitable toy for a child can be a difficult task. Not only do you want to find something fun and engaging, but you also want to find something that will help them develop essential skills. Today, giving kids engaging toys is a must to provide them with a respite from their gadgets.

In 2021, the overall retail toy sales in the United States reached USD$38 billion, a surprising outcome despite the increasing competition in children's attention because of digital devices. Parents are always on the lookout for great toys, and many prefer those that develop kids' problem-solving skills.

Problem-solving toys are a great way to help children develop critical thinking skills, spatial awareness, and creativity. These toys often come in the form of puzzles, building sets, or other hands-on activities that require kids to think and problem-solve to complete a task or achieve a goal.

If you’re looking for the largest selection of jigsaw puzzles and the best problem-solving toys for kids, read on.

Best Gift Ideas for Expectant Parents

I have loved creating these lists through the years. Products have changed so much since my babies were little. Today, I wanted to introduce you to some brands that I have fallen in love with over the years and a few new ones too that I recently came across, but all that would make PERFECT gift ideas for expectant parents. I know times are look a little different right now and I personally think drive by baby showers are a great idea, but just because things are a little different right now, don't put your life or family on hold. Enjoy the journey!

Classic Books for Baby Shower Gift Ideas

There is a new trend at baby showers where you give a book instead of a card. I absolutely LOVE this trend. I think it is a great to build a baby's first library and plus you can actually get use out of them instead of cards which end up sitting in a box for years.

Classic Books for Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Baby's 1st Christmas

Some products were received for consideration.

I know so many people who are pregnant this year or who have babies already that I thought I would put together a little guide to help anyone who is wondering what to get as a gift for baby's first Christmas. This was such a fun guide to put together since I have so much more experience with baby products than I use to. Plus I still love all the new products that make having a baby way easier than when my kiddos were babies.

My daughter's first Christmas, she was only a few weeks old. Everyone wanted us to travel that year, but it also happened to snow so that was a no-go. My favorite gift she received was a personalized 1st Christmas ornament. My son's 1st Christmas, he was nine months old. My favorite gift that he received was seriously clothes and diapers. Here are some other gifts ideas that personally would have loved to have received for my little ones:

Gift Ideas to Fill The Kiddos' Easter Baskets

Easter is right around the corner. How do you celebrate? We believe in the Easter bunny and I love giving my kids baskets. They have personalized ones that they set out the night before. We also get together with all of my combined family and have a huge Easter egg hunt.

We love to read a book I have explaining the importance of the holiday as well. Everyone brings a dish and we have a wonderful lunch too. I love how it has grown. It started out as me just wanting to make sure that I have a special holiday for my mom and now it has grown to so much family getting together and celebrating. Since Easter is so close, I have compiled a list of great gift ideas to fill the kiddos' Easter baskets!

Some items were received complimentary for consideration. All opinions are my own.

Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas for The New Mom

I know so many ladies that are having babies this year. Whether it is their first or not, I have rounded up some of unique products to give to the mom-to-be for herself to enjoy or for her to enjoy using with her new baby.

Some products were received for consideration. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Perfect Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids, Teens, and In Betweens

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Stocking Stuffer ideas has always been the hardest for me. This year I worked really hard on making sure that I found some great ideas by scouring all of my resources just so you can have some perfect stocking stuffer ideas for kids, teens, and in betweens.

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Gift Ideas

When husband and I got pregnant with our son, I asked him if we could wait until delivery to find out what we were having. I had heard about gender regret and didn't want that to be an issue for us. I don't know if I would have been upset if we had another girl or not. I truly think I just wanted to have a healthy baby, but I knew my husband wanted a boy. So I convinced him to wait.

My husband's cousin offered to throw us a shower because she said, "Every baby deserves to be celebrated." My mother-in-law asked me, "well what do you need? Don't you already have everything?" Good question. Because if we were having a boy, no we didn't have everything because we would need clothes. But we weren't finding out, so what do you get the couple who isn't finding out AND this isn't their first baby?

So here is a list of things that were great for us to receive, my favorite baby shower gifts in general, and hopefully they will help you with some ideas too.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Welcome to our Annual Holiday Gift Guide!

Annual Holiday Gift Guide

We are gearing up for our this year's and looking for sponsors. If you would like to participate, please contact Looking for ideas for babies, toddlers, preschooler, kids, parents, spouses/significant others, grandparents, adults, etc! Including stocking stuffers!

If you would like to see our review policy, stats, etc., please feel free to check out our media kit. Here is an example of our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and 2016 Baby Shower Gift Guide. Thanks!

Holiday Favorites from MAM Baby + Giveaway

MAM has the perfect holiday gift this year for your baby from festive holiday and personalized pacifiers to perfect stocking stuffers and a range of gift sets that include everything parents need to give their baby a healthy start.

Holiday Favorites from MAM Baby + Giveaway

Holiday Outfits from Zubels

It's the time of year when you are running from even to event with your little ones in tow. You want them to look cute, but they want to be comfortable. And who can blame them?

Holiday Outfits from Zubels #HGG2016

Zubels high quality sweaters, knit hats, and dolls are very soft. They have so many designs to choose from that are great for Santa pictures, holiday events, or even gifts to treasure. Their sweaters are very soft and not at all itchy which is a big deal when you want a sweater for a toddler.

2016 Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide

It's that time of the year again! It's time for our Annual Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide! We already have a few sponsors set up and I'm so excited to get this year rolling! If you would like to see your product featured, please feel free to contact us.

Sponsors So Far:

Bright Starts "League of Little Laughers" Play Date #BabyLOLL

I received free products in order to host the Bright Starts sponsored Play Date. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Baby and toddler play dates are so much fun. Not only do the little ones get to play together, but the moms get some socialization too. ;) I had the opportunity to host a Bright Starts Little League of Laughers play date for my children and their little friends. Bright Starts, a toy brand committed to smiles, giggles and happy babies, provided me with these fun toys below for our play date.

Our group consists mostly of my kids and my sister-in-law's kiddos, but we do have a few mutual friends and we all like to get together whenever we can. Which was harder this time of year, but it was nice that we were able to make it work. I love the items we received from Bright Starts.

Zubels Holiday Collection, a Holiday Gift Guide Feature #HGG2015

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

I love Zubels. They have a ton of quality, knit products that would make great gifts. Zubels has an awesome selection of holiday and Christmas items. They have Santa, snowmen, and reindeer sweaters that are 100% cotton, handmade knit. Plus handmade knit dolls and hats to match! They also have new holiday hand rattles and dimples that make great stocking stuffers or to tie on to a gift.

I received the Lil' Dimples Santa Claus, Ralphy the Reindeer, and the Toy Soldier in Blue. Each Zubels are hand knit with 100% super soft organic cotton yarns.