Posted Nov 08, 2019
We've all experienced the lows of the "You really shouldn't have" gift-opening moments and the highs of realizing that you nailed it. The holidays are fast approaching and we want to help you fall into the latter camp with everyone on your list. Team CertifiKID has searched and scoured in order to round up the best gifts for guys, gals, kids, teens, and everyone in between.
Each item included in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide was hand-picked by members of our team and represents something we personally love or find special or unique. No matter who is on your list this year, you're sure to find something here that will secure your spot at the top of the Best Gift-Giver List.
For the Kiddos
Artie 3000™ Coding Robot
Named a 2019 Amazon Top 11 Toy for the Holidays, kids write the code and Artie 3000™ draws the pictures! Designed for coders ages 7+, a built-in WiFi server allows for a direct connection to any singular tablet, computer, or phone - no internet connection required. Artie was even named an Honorary Mensa Member due to its ability to spark curiosity in coding for kids of all learning levels.
To Buy: $62.99; Click HERE
Axol & Friends Endangered Species Plush Toy
Creating toys you can feel terrific about, Axol & Friends produces adorable plushies from eco-friendly materials in the image of rare endangered species. A portion of every sale is used to fund nonprofit programs that empower youth to be activists and community leaders across the globe!
To Buy: $18.99; https://www.axolandfriends.com
Wild Pixy's Solar Fairy Garden Kit
Created by "Mompreneur" Melissa Davies, Wild Pixy's handcrafted and painted creation is a 'Glow in the Dark 13 Piece Fairy Garden Set' that goes beyond the ho-hum nature of some dolls and toys. No need for fairy dust, as this is as magical as it gets.
To Buy: $54.97; bit.ly/wildpixyfairygarden
Jambo Multicultural Children's Book Club
A book subscription company for kids ages 0-13 that feature children of color as the stars of engaging stories. Jambo sends high quality, age-appropriate books each month that give kids a sense of the world in which we live, while emphasizing diversity and kindness.
To Buy: $24.99/month (save by pre-paying for a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription); https://www.jambobooks.com/
KiwiCo develops engaging science, engineering and art projects and activities designed to spark curiosity and creativity in kids of all ages. Every month, they deliver developmentally appropriate projects, inspiration, and activities created by in-house experts and tested by kids, so hands-on fun and learning is guaranteed. A subscription from KiwiCo is the perfect gift for curious kids, someday scientists, and makers-in-the-making. Paid sponsor.
To Buy: Price varies based on subscription chosen. Get your first month free here: www.kiwico.com
Toybox 3D Printer
Calling all tiny tot techies! A hands-on gift if there ever were one, Toybox is the first easy-to-use, one-touch 3D printer for kids to design and print their own toys. With an enormous toy catalog, the possibilities for kid creations are seemingly endless.
To Buy: $299; https://shop.make.toys/
Cozy Pouch Modern Paper Dolls
A big trend this year is taking a retro, technology-free fave and bringing it up to date, and this is a remake everyone will love. These dolls are very kid-friendly, as they are made of thick, precut paper that does not tear easily, and parents will love that there are no residual pieces of clothing to make a mess. Great for both quiet play at home and to take on the go.
To Buy: $19.99; https://cozypouch.com/
Named one of the hottest toys of the year by The Toy Insider, these interactive pets arrive as a sad, matted ball of fur - shivering and whimpering. Once you bathe them, dry them, brush them and love them, however, they transform from scruffy to fluffy and will be your "Furry Friend Forever"!
To Buy: $29.82; https://amzn.to/2pKWuAi
My Gnome on the Roam® Children's Book and Family Adventure Kit
My Gnome on the Roam® adventure kit for kids ages 3-12 includes a copy of the My Gnome on the Roam Award-Winning Story Book, adventure journal, ready-to-be-painted gnome, and magical pen. After reading the story book, families are encouraged to take their gnome out to explore the world, record their story, and to share it via a special app and social sites.
To Buy: $29.97; https://amzn.to/2Wb5Yka
Soft, cuddly pillows packed with adorable stuffed animals as their filling. What's not to love? These Japanese-inspired designs are finally making their American debut, and we couldn't be happier about it. Note: you must order by Thanksgiving to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
To Buy: $29.99 (8-pack pillow design); https://tsumettows.com/
Dabble & Dollop DIY Kids Mixable Bath Set
Founded by a personal care industry veteran and mother of three, Dabble & Dollop allows children to mix and match scents to create their own custom bubble baths, body washes and shampoos; all materials are non-toxic and tear, phthalate and paraben-free. A little dab'll do ya, and your bitty bubble-lovers will be itching for their next bath.
To Buy: $49 for Starter Kit; https://dabbleanddollop.com/
There's a big trend of giving experiences instead of things as gifts and for good reason. Experiences are proven to provide more lasting happiness and forge stronger bonds between people. And let's face it, many of our kids already have ALL the things. Check out these 13 Experience Gifts for Kids for some great ideas.
For the Tweens and Teens
Starlux Glow-in-the-Dark Backyard Games
The ultimate in nostalgia, Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag Redux (ages 8+ and 4-20 players) is a classic game that many adults grew up playing. Play in the dark using futuristic lights - with 25 light-up game pieces, 12+ hours of batteries, and 12 different ways to play! Turn up the fun another nostalgic notch with Wizards & Werewolves (ages 8+), an epic team-based, glow-in-the-dark game that pits two mystical forces against one another in an exciting backyard battle of speed, skill and wits.
To Buy: Capture the Flag - $59.90; https://www.starluxgames.com/product/capture-the-flag-redux-light-up-the-dark-for-an-outdoor-adventure/ OR Wizards & Werewolves - $49.90; www.starluxgames.com/product/wizards-werewolves/
Mini Cinema Color-Changing Lightbox
Featuring three LED power modes - classic white, color-changing, and hold on any solid color - and with room for eight tiles across each row, your tweens and teens will love being able to set the vibe for their rooms depending on their (many!) moods.
Paperwallet Micro Wallet
Designed to be one of the smallest, slimmest, and safest wallets on the market, the Micro Wallet is made from Tyvek Smart Material, and is durable, waterproof, eco-friendly, and has built-in RFID protection. Despite its small size, the Micro Wallet offers plenty of space for up to eight cards and cash of all sizes. This wallet can handle anything your teenager throws at it, and is super stylish to boot. Available in 10 different designs.
To Buy: $34; https://paperwallet.com/collections/micro-wallet
Pictured: Micro Wallet Topo
JBL Pulse 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This is a splurge gift for sure, but oh so cool. This portable Bluetooth speaker will blow them away with both the sound quality and custom lightshow that pulses with their music. And it's waterproof, too - a key feature for the teen set.
To Buy: $249.95; http://bit.ly/2Wqzh2t
Tapplock Lite Fingerprint-Enabled Padlock
No more remembering locker combinations! This lightweight smart padlock uses a fingerprint to open and can store up to 100 prints. Enlist an app to manage other users, track access history, and grant mobile access via a Bluetooth feature. The coolest school and gym accessory around.
To Buy: $59; https://tapplock.com/lite/
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
Make their pop star dreams come true! This wireless microphone with rechargeable battery connects to a phone via Bluetooth or cable. Open any Karaoke APP and start singing.
To Buy: $28.99; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071SGMQ7V/
Money Maze Puzzle Box
Teens are hard to buy for, but it feels pretty lame to just stick cash in card and call it a day. Enter the Money Maze! Watch as they race to solve the puzzle to free their loot.
To Buy: $9.90; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012AQB2EY
For Young Techies and Gamers
Gaming Keyboard and Mouse
Kick their play up a notch with this keyboard and mouse combo, designed to optimize the experience for the serious gamer. These high-precision gaming essentials even include sleek RGB LED backlighting.
To Buy: $62.87; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KC8TJ5K?
Extended Gaming Mouse Pad
All gamers know that you go big or you go home, and this mouse pad is no exception.
To Buy: $13.99; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797BV97D?
Nomad Kevlar Charging Cables
Operating on both iPhone and Android devices, these cables are fantastic for families on the go. Whether you need a robust cable built with a Kevlar® outer braid and center core or a hyper portable minimalist charging tool, you're covered. These are their most rugged cables yet, designed to last longer than your actual device...and even the most destructive of teens who use them!
To Buy: $24.95 and up; www.hellonomad.com/collections/cables
Take their gaming and tech to the next level with these custom skins for Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo game devices, plus airpods, smartphones (including the brand-new iPhone), laptops and more. An innovative Create Your Own tool enables anyone to upload their favorite photos or artwork directly onto SkinIt skins and cases for maximum personalization.
To Buy: $14.99+; www.skinit.com/device-skins
Spektrum Kids Blue Light-Blocking Glasses
Kids these days spend a lot of time on screens, which can cause sleep disruption, headaches, and even permanent eye damage over time. Spektrum's blue-light-blocking glasses for kids are colorful, stylish, light, and comfortable and may even help them sleep better. Every parent's dream, right?
To Buy: $39.95; https://www.spektrumglasses.com/collections/prospek-50-kids
For the Chic Chicks (and Their Mini Mavens)
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer
If your mom's favorite statement is, "Ain't nobody got time for that," this is the hair dryer for her. Engineered to protect hair from extreme heat damage, increase smoothness by 75%, increase shine by up to 132%, and decrease frizz and flyaways by up to 61% - all while drying faster than the average hair dryer - this is a life changer. Like all Dyson products, this is pricey but worth it!
To Buy: $399.99; www.dyson.com/hair-care/dyson-supersonic-overview.html\
Ponyflo® Hats and Beanies
Hats and beanies specially designed for women and girls with a unique back structure that supports high ponytails and buns, these are the ultimate on-the-go, "messy hair, don't care" accessories for mom and her little mini maven.
To Buy: $14.99+; https://www.ponyflohats.com/
This ingenious jewelry accessory allows you to layer three necklaces at once secured to one magnetic clasp. The distance between the rings is precisely measured to create the perfect amount of space between each necklace, making them look gorgeous and keeping them tangle-free.
To Buy: $39.99; www.shopnecklet.com
Clipa Instant Bag Hanger
Never have to worry about where to put your purse again! This stylish hanger unfolds to hang a purse, laptop bag, backpack and more - up to 33 pounds! - from restaurant tables, bars, bathroom stall doors and sinks, and dozens of other places where traditional hooks just won't work.
To Buy: $15.95; https://www.clipa.us/
Go Girl Busy Kids Hair Tie Bangles
Designed for little fashionistas on the go, these bangles keep hair ties conveniently close. The Busy Kids 5-pack comes with bangles in blue, green, orange, pink and purple with matching ties and, as any girl knows, you can never have enough hair accessories.
For the Tired and Stressed Out Mamas
The Joy of Missing Out by Tonya Dalton
Move over, Marie Kondo. Nationally recognized productivity expert, Tonya Dalton’s newly released book, The Joy of Missing Out, explains how true productivity is not about doing more - it’s about doing what’s most important. Her book will teach women that they, too, can live guilt-free, abundant lives by learning how to prioritize and how to say "no." FOMO is so yesterday - today is all about JOMO!
To Buy: $16.59; Click HERE
Designed by a family doctor and listed as a medical device by the FDA, the world's first and most comfortable “headphones in a headband” make listening to audio in bed a dream. SleepPhones® allow the sleep-deprived moms (read: all of them) to relax, meditate, and fall and stay asleep easier.
To Buy: $39.95+; https://www.sleepphones.com/
For the Fab Dads and Cool Dudes
House of Dad T-Shirts
A small t-shirt company run by two dads who decided to design the type of shirts they wanted to get as a gift, these high-quality tees ship quickly. With designs like "Ask Your Mother", "Human ATM Machine", and "Straight Outta Beer", these shirts will inspire dad jokes from all your favorite guys.
To Buy: $22; https://houseofdad.com/
Ekster Parliament Voice-Activated, Solar-Powered Smart Wallet
It’s the world’s first voice-activated and solar-powered smart wallet, offering users worldwide traceability, quick card access, and RFID protection. The only thing this doesn't do for dad is make the money.
To Buy: $79; www.ekster.com/products/parliament
SpiiderGriip™ Secure Phone Grip
We've all seen the PopSockets the ladies love for taking satisfying selfies but when it comes to guys' phones, they've been frankly seeking something a bit more, ahem - manly. Enter SpiiderGriip™ - this gives you the peace of mind to get the most out of your device without fear of slipping, dropping or breaking. It folds down flat and locks in place so you can easily slip it in your pocket, all while maintaining your masculine street cred.
To Buy: $19.99; https://spiidergriip.com/
For the DIY-er
GRR-RIPPER Pushblock Table Saw Accessory
Thanks to some impromptu inspiration from the many home improvement shows, there is a table saw injury every nine minutes. The GRR-RIPPER spares fingers from dangerous table saw blades. It's a push block that gives users control, protects their hands, and protects against dangerous kickback while they use a table saw.
To Buy: $59; Click HERE
NOCO Boost GB40 UltraSafe® Car Battery Jump Starter
If you haven't experienced a dead battery, you're one of the lucky few. The GB40 is a portable lithium-ion battery jump starter pack that delivers 1,000-amps (7,000 J3S) for jump-starting a dead battery in 20 seconds. It features a patented safety technology, making it safe and easy for anyone to use.
To Buy: $99.95+; https://amzn.to/2MQm1kq
The DeckTool makes it easy to clear debris out of the grooves in a deck after it has been blown off. It greatly reduces aggravation and bending over...and the aggravation from bending over! The perfect gift for that dude on your list who likes to keep his yard and deck looking perfecto. You know just who we mean, don't you?
To Buy: $19.95 with Free Shipping; https://thedecktool.com/
For the Chef
Cup Board Pro Eco-friendly, Mess-Free Cutting Board - As Seen on Shark Tank!
Invented by a New York City fireman and chef, Keith Young, who passed away from cancer related to his participation in 9/11 cleanup at Ground Zero, the Cup Board Pro is an all-in-one, mess-free cutting board with an integrated, detachable cup tray and juice grooves, making meal prep and cleanup a snap. Still in the prototype phase when he passed away, Keith's three kids have continued his legacy by bringing his invention to life.
To Buy: $59.95; https://firehousechefky.com/
Grilling purists will tell you that charcoal is the only way to go, but many grill masters agree that electric smokers are becoming the most affordable and convenient way to go. They make it easy to smoke meats, fish and veggies with no hassle. Even cold smoking is possible to make popular dishes such as smoked salmon.
To Buy: Price depends on smoker chosen; https://www.homedepot.com/b/Outdoors-Outdoor-Cooking-Grills-Smokers-Electric-Smokers/N-5yc1vZ1z18g7j
Slice 'n' Fun PRO Safe Cutting Board System
Close to 300,000 people went to the ER last year for kitchen knife injuries! Let's face it - moms are more prone to this kind of accident, as they're the queens of multitasking. The Slice ‘n’ Fun™ PRO knife is ergonomically designed to keep the knife away from your hand, and two dishwasher-safe cutting boards are included.
To Buy: $49.99; https://slicenfun.com/
Compact Swivel Cheese Board With Knives
For that "hostess with the mostess" in your circle who makes entertaining look easy, this bamboo cheese board converts to a multi-level wheel and incorporates storage for serving tools. Available in Standard (13") and Large (17").
Photo Courtesy of UncommonGoods
Negg®, The World's #1 Egg-Peeler
The female founders cracked the code on one of food prep's most painful pain points - peeling hard-boiled eggs. This is the perfect gift for the chef and/or health-conscious in your life to get a quick protein fix. It's also an easy way to get kids helping in the kitchen!
An apron . . . for your behind. Need we say more? The ideal gift for the chef or grillmaster in your fam that has a tendency to wipe their hands on their backside. Unique, functional and just plain fun.
To Buy: $24.95; https://grillcheeks.com/
For the Green Thumbs (and the Wanna-Bes)
Lechuza Quadro Self-Watering Planter
For that person on your list who loves plants but can't seem to keep them alive, this sleek, self-watering planter from ePlanters makes plant maintenance a breeze, providing proper moisture for up to 12 weeks.
To Buy: $43.99; https://www.eplanters.com/lechuza-quadro-premium-planter.html
The Smart Garden Self-Watering Garden
Grow your own organic garden inside all year round with zero effort! The Smart Garden works like a Keurig coffee machine, only instead of coffee pods, you use Smart Soil plant pods. Simply click in the biodegradable plant pods, fill the water tank, and plug in the power cord, and the NASA-inspired Smart Soil creates the perfect environment that herbs, greens, vegetables, and fruits need to thrive.
To Buy: $99.95 - $599.95; https://www.clickandgrow.com/collections/products
Candles and plants are universally loved by ladies everywhere, so combining them into one gift makes it a mindblowingly marvelous option. Zoe Tang's miniature soy wax cactuses and poppies are so exquisitely detailed and deliciously scented that they are positively mesmerizing.
To Buy: $25; www.uncommongoods.com/product/terrarium-candle
Photo Courtesy of UncommonGoods
For the Outdoor Enthusiast
ExtremeMist™ "Just Add Water" Hydration Pack
Every parent's new necessity for enduring those sweltering days on the sidelines watching your little athletes! This dual hands-free personal cooling system and hydration pack keeps kids, parents and pets refreshed and hydrated while on the go. The cutting-edge design lets users mist and drink from one pack using a lightweight high-pressure pump and wireless remote. Great for runners, bikers and hikers, too.
Mobile Warming® Bluetooth Heated Apparel
No cold weather sports cancellations? No problem! This line of Bluetooth-heated apparel (jackets, shirts, base layers, gloves and pet vest option!) will keep them cheering on the sidelines, despite the weather. Apparel is heated through a specialized app, the Bluetooth capability of your smartphone, and a very small 9v battery.
To Buy: Price Varies by Product; www.mobilewarming.com
Women's Sierra Jacket
Morrison Outdoors Baby Sleeping Bags
The perfect gift for outdoor-loving parents, these bitty baby sleeping bags are toasty warm, fit camping babies and toddlers aged 6-24 months, meet all AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines, weigh less than 1 pound, and pack down small for the trail.
To Buy: $85 - $159.95; https://www.rei.com/b/morrison-outdoors/c/sleeping-bags-and-accessories
For the New Parents or Parents-to-Be
Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be
Give your pregnant pal a bump - well, another bump - this holiday season! Two mothers/dietitians got together to create this recipe book, which features over 45 delicious, plant-based mocktails that are healthy for both mom and baby. The recipes are high in nutrients, low in sugar, have zero processed ingredients, and help to alleviate common pregnancy symptoms.
To Buy: $13.49; www.amazon.com/dp/1944515828
The Wriggler™ Portable Changing Pad
The first and only portable changing pad that guarantees to end the wriggly diaper battle for good (or your money back!), this multi-award winning product is a game-changer and sanity-saver for new parents on the go. The Wriggler gently keeps wriggly babies and toddlers in place while also anchoring the mat to the floor, keeping hands free for fast and easy changing.
To Buy: $34.99; www.thewriggler.com/products/the-wriggler
SnoozeShade Stroller Blackout Cover
SnoozeShade protects babies and toddlers from the sun, wind and even light rain while also helping them sleep, making getting out and about easier on everyone. SnoozeShade has won over 70 awards and is endorsed by baby experts across the world. The product line now also includes car seat canopies and versions for playyards and cots.
To Buy: $34.99; https://snoozeshadeusa.com/
DadsFanny Diaper Pack
Gone are the days when mom was the only person expected to carry loot for littles. The main compartment in this dad-friendly pack features mesh pockets for storing diapers and wipes, with room in the middle to carry a snack, keys, sunscreen, or an extra onesie and a front pocket for cards, cash or drivers license.
To Buy: $55; www.dadsfanny.com
Car Seat Ponchos
Keeping kids warm and safe in the car during the cold winter months no longer have to be mutually exclusive. Car seat ponchos are crash tested and so much safer than wearing a bulky coat in the car seat, plus they are super cute and comfy and double as a reversible hooded blanket.
To Buy: $24.99; https://amzn.to/2BULMcZ
For the Environmentalist
FinalStraw Reusable, Collapsible Straw
As the world’s first reusable, collapsible straw, it's no wonder this product raised nearly $2 million on Kickstarter. It fits in a sleek carrying case and goes right on your keychain. How do you clean it? With the included telescoping cleaning brush, of course!
To Buy: $24.95; www.finalstraw.com/products/the-final-straw
nOcean Bracelet and Reusable Straw
One part beautiful bracelet, one part reusable straw, and one part support for charities like The Surf Rider foundation, these elegant bracelets (they come in three colors and a bangle option) make the perfect gift for someone who holds the fate of the ocean dear to their heart. Half of all proceeds go towards cleaning the ocean of plastic and other debris.
To Buy: $20; https://nocean.org/
For the Well Traveled
The Airhook In-Flight and In-Vehicle Travel Accessory
The recipient of 2019’s innovation award for best design of a travel gadget, the Airhook 2.0 is an in-flight and in-vehicle travel device that supports any tablet or cell phone plus a beverage by attaching to an in-flight tray table, vehicle headrest, or luggage handlebars, keeping your tray table clear and keeping your hands free.
To Buy: $25.95; https://theairhook.com/
Sleep Mask Headphones
Let there be light...and sound, two of the most important factors needed for quality rest. The sleek, high-quality speakers, 3D eye contours, and ergonomic nose cover on these headphones allow you to relax into sleep no matter where you are, making them great for travel. Whether you're on the airplane, need to grab a quick nap, or guarantee a terrific night’s sleep, these are the perfect solution.
To Buy: $22.40; Go to Amazon at https://amzn.to/2qCOylt
Lingo Language-Learning Playing Cards
Saluted by FODOR’S TRAVEL as a “must have” for the travel-minded, these fun playing cards double as flash cards, featuring 54 of the most commonly used phrases in your chosen language. Available in German, French, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
To Buy: $11.99; www.amazon.com/dp/B0785FWDG5
For the Dog Lover
A finalist for the 2019 Pet Product News Editors' Choice Awards, Bandana Bowl is doggie's most functional fashion accessory. Made with waterproof material on the inside and water absorbent material on the outside, Bandana Bowl can be tied around your pooch's neck like a regular bandana and easily unfolds into a portable water bowl.
To Buy: $8.95 - $10.95; https://www.petppi.com/product/bandana-bowl/
The first and only retractable leash that automatically stops your dog when he tries to suddenly lunge or run. SmartLeash operates like a regular retractable leash unless your dog tries to run, then the ingenious integrated "seatbelt" technology kicks in, stopping doggie in his tracks.
To Buy: $22.95 - $32.95; https://www.petppi.com/product/smartleash/
Doggie Anonymous: Canine Confessions
Have you ever wondered why your dog eats out of the garbage or howls at the moon? This book offers 40 entertaining, confidential "tails" that might shed some light on own dog's behavior.
To Buy: $19.99; https://amzn.to/365sBLp
Perfect Family Gifts
James Corden Carpool Karaoke Board Game
Inspired by The Late Late Show with James Corden’s hilarious car ride sing-alongs with famous celebrities, this game will have players laughing out loud as they discover their inner divas, display their dance moves, flaunt their best celeb impressions and trivia knowledge, and celebrate each other’s Carpool Karaoke mastery.
To Buy: $19.99; https://www.target.com/p/carpool-karaoke-board-game/-/A-76151563
The Innovia® Hands-Free Paper Towel Dispenser
Ideal for use in the kitchen, garage, or craft room, this hands-free, automatic paper towel dispenser works with just the wave of your hand - just like the dispensers you see in public restrooms! Available in a variety of colors, it comes in both countertop and undercabinet models. It's the technology you didn't know you needed, but will soon not know how you lived without. And let's face it, the kids will think it's totally cool.
To Buy: $99; https://www.innoviahome.com/
CordaRoy's Convertible Beanbag Chairs
These super comfy beanbag chairs that convert to beds come in four sizes - Youth, Full, Queen and King. They make hosting overnight guests and sleepovers a breeze, and take family floor lounging from ordinary to extraordinary.
To Buy: $199.99+; www.cordaroys.com
For the Grandparents
Skylight Touch-Screen Photo Frame
Digital photo frames used to gather dust in closets because their updates made them more trouble than they were worth. With Skylight, you can make updates by email at any time and from anywhere. Everyone in the family can send to your Skylight's unique email from phone or computer, and the photos arrive in seconds. Paid sponsor.
To Buy: Regular Price - $159; Save $25 Off HERE
Joint Family Photo Session
Every family knows that the act of getting the family together for photos can be a huge undertaking but what you get in return lasts a lifetime. Arrange a joint family photo session with all of the grandchildren and then have multiple of the photos made into canvases. The grandparents will be tickled to receive such a thoughtful gift.
To Buy: Get up to 87% off Custom Photo on Canvas by Photo Gifts with this CertifiKID deal.
For the Health and Fitness Conscious
LifeFuels Smart Nutrition Bottle
Getting the recommended daily water intake can feel like a job, but the world's first smart nutrition bottle turns your ordinary water into a beverage packed with flavor, essential vitamins, and nutrients. The three-part hydration system - the Bottle, FuelPods, and App - make it easy and enjoyable to drink more water and give your body the nutrients it needs - all without reaching for a single-use plastic bottle.
To Buy: $179; https://www.lifefuels.com/
My First Workout® Exercise Kit and Program for Kids
Designed to connect families and instill healthy fitness habits from the earliest age possible, My First Workout® is a step-by-step strength and conditioning program for kids age 5-10 to do at home with a parent. It comes in a kit featuring both video and poster format, with 8 custom kid-size pieces of equipment and a workout consisting of 13 of the best exercises for every child to learn.
To Buy: $109.99 - $119.99; https://myfirstworkout.com/
GenoPalate Genetic-Based Smart Eating Kit
This unique DNA kit shows you the healthiest way for you to eat, based on your genetics. GenoPalate analyzes 100+ genetic markers that determine your body's ideal nutrient intakes and food sensitivities. Your genetic profile is compared with over 3 million genetic and nutrient variables to recommend a personalized list of the 85+ foods that you can use to eat healthier, based on YOU.
To Buy: $169 ($49 if you've already gotten a recent DNA test); https://www.genopalate.com/
MyYogaWorks Online Yoga Classes
Inject some zen into their new year! MyYogaWorks offers unlimited access to 1,200+ premium yoga classes so they can practice anytime, anywhere. Paid sponsor.
To Buy: $39 for Unlimited Access for an Entire Year with this Deal ($180 Value - 80% Off).
For Long Distance Friends and Family
Lucky You Handcrafted Floral Arrangements
Lucky You Flowers offer adorable, handcrafted floral arrangements in a colorful takeout container. Each Lucky You includes a personalized fortune cookie message and is gift wrapped in a beautiful organza bag. Arriving a sleek mailing tube, the flowers will stay beautiful for a week or more.
To Buy: $29 (Shipping Included); https://luckyyouflowers.com
These exquisite, handcrafted pop-up cards are sure to surprise and delight. Available in over 100 holiday designs, they are the perfect inexpensive gift to send loved ones.
To Buy: $7 - $15; https://www.lovepopcards.com/
Fun and Silly Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List
Happypop Novelty Socks
Say it with socks! These fun "feet homes" for the whole family come in a ton of designs and cheeky statements, and they make the most spectacular stocking stuffers. Super high quality and so much fun; buy a pair or a whole gift set!
To Buy: Price depends on the socks; www.happypopsox.com/
Pop it Pal® Pimple Popping Toy
In the "you know you like it, too" category is this amazing pimple popping toy! Incredibly satisfying, stress relieving and, most of all, FUN! Every Pop It Pal® comes with 16 pimples ready to be picked the minute you receive it and one refill tube. There's nothing else like it, a picker's dream toy!
To Buy: $19.99; https://popitpal.com/
Water Bottle / Laptop Stickers for Your VSCO Girl
Sk sk sk...ioop ioop! If you know this lingo, chances are, you've got a VSCO Girl under your roof. Along with your personal pledge to save the turtles, she'll be tickled pink (or a more appropriate hue) by this VSCO-friendly gift.
To Buy: $5.99; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TZ7LR3P/
Image3D RetroViewer and Custom Photo Reels
From Stranger Things and the resurgence of board games to wearing scrunchies and Birkenstocks, all things old are new - and hip! - again...which makes this RetroViewer a super cool gift. The process is simple: upload and edit your photos on Image3D's website and then receive your custom RetroViewer and photo reel in the mail a few days later. You can also order reels without the accompanying viewer box if you already have a viewer or would like more than one reel in your set.
To Buy: $29.95; http://bit.ly/31SzpJ7
ThumbThings Finger Puppets
Perfect for holiday stockings, long car rides, and for bringing story time alive, ThumbThings Finger Puppets (over 200 characters available) are just what you need to get your kids to forego the Fortnite in favor of actual play. They fit into an envelope with a greeting card so they are easy to send to someone you love!
To Buy: $20 for five puppets with promo code "FUN" (includes free shipping); www.fingerpuppetsinc.com/
Getting the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones can be somewhat stressful - use this list to ensure you get the reaction you want during the moment of truth from all your loved ones.
For more holiday fun and inspiration, check out The Best Family Escapes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit.
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