This year especially is a time to be thoughtful in our gift giving. It is that time of year again, that we search hard to find that perfect gift for those on our holiday gift-giving list.
We hope you will find some amazing new ideas from our great brand partners who provided us with samples to share with you all. This will be updated as new products become available but wanted to give you all a head start on your holiday shopping.
2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Boxes filled with spa items are very popular right now. We are loving the pampering boxes from beneboon.com
These are perfect for anyone on your list that needs a little TLC right now 's time for some self-love, and you deserve it! Relax, unwind, and be the kindest you can be to yourself with this set that delivers some well-deserved indulgence and pampering. Immersed in a warm bath, or a hot shower where you can let the day's stresses wash away.
Start by lighting the all-natural, clean-burning, botanical soy candle. Just the sound of its signature wood wick will transcend you to a peaceful place. Cool and soothe your skin with all the benefits of the quartz facial roller. Improve circulation, reduce puffiness, and relieve any tension. Find your most comfy spot at home to then apply some aromatherapeutic slumber aura oil, slip on the satin eye mask, and chill.Full
Arrangement Includes:• Botanical Soy Candle by Simply Curated• Quartz Facial Roller by Slow North• Body Polish by Birchrose + Co.• Aura Oil by Birchrose + Co.• Eye Mask by Tonic
STAYING CLOSE TO HOME
LOOKING FOR stocking stuffers that relieve stress naturally?
The Day + Night Formula combines the 500mg Drops with 900mg Rest Drops to help provide balance and calm, no matter the time of day. These plant-based formulations deliver optimal balance of body and mind.
Personalized gifts such as blankets, mugs and photo collages are great for just about anyone on your list.
Photo Blankets make a great gift for anyone. You can create a custom blanket with several different design options at printerpix.com
A great Stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. Check out these fun seasonal flavors.
Eco Lips was the first organic lip balm on the market AND their USDA certified organic facility is powered by renewable energy and solar energy. 5,900 square feet of solar panels on their roof, powering 75% of their electricity.
Eco Lips sources all of their ingredients sustainably and ethically from trusted sources around the globe. Their products are Fair Trade Certified™, Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and gluten-free.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a fun and diverse assortment of gifts that can only be purchased from the museum. Gifts ranging from products produced by the 140 year old Hatch Show Print shop to fun clothing for the smallest music lover.
We love this You are My Sunshine Pillow
Nuheara (nuheara.com) makes a smart truly wireless earbud, the IQbuds² MAX. These earbuds won 3 Innovation Awards at CES 2020 and have been called the “Best Wireless Earbud for Innovation” by BBC Science Focus.
Some reviewers have suggested that Nuheara’s IQbuds² MAX “do a better job at customizing and amplifying ambient sounds than what AirPods Pro will be able to do” with the latest iOS update introducing hearing health support. Hearables experts say they offer a premium music-listening experience. They’re enabled with a suite of features that empower the users to customize the sound to their personal hearing preferences, including hybrid Active Noise Cancellation.
For travelers seeking an alternative to bulky over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, parents and students in noisy distance learning and work-from-home environments, and students who might need that noise cancellation boost to help with focus, Nuheara’s IQbuds² MAX would make a great holiday or back-to-school gift.
Looking for the perfect gift for your outdoor enthusiast on your list. Seems like we have all been spending more time hiking and camping.
If you think gifting a cup of joe is equivalent to giving someone a pair of socks, think again. This ain’t your average cup of coffee. It’s a small-batch bag of beans from Ethiopia, Honduras, and East Timor in an enamel cup designed by a fella who was inspired by a the Native American way of life. All that said, we don’t think there’s anything wrong with gifting socks, either.
Enter to win both of these great dog items. https://stayingclosetohome.com/holiday-gifts-pets-giveaway/
Tumble Teez ™
- Designed to sporadically dispense treats as your dog plays with the toy.
- This challenging puzzle dog toy is designed to keep your dog engaged and makes treat time last longer.
- Made of natural, non-toxic rubber and constructed with a super thick rubber wall
WonderSnaxx NutterZ & SuperSnaxx Nutterz – Available Sept. 2020
Nutterz is the new “must have” for chew time, combining two dog favorites into one treat: beef hide and real creamy peanut butter. Dog’s get lip-smacking, mess-free goodness while their parents get peace of mind.
This is more for the Pet Parent than for the pet. Spend the holidays creating one of these amazing paint by numbers. Doesn't have to be of your pet.
Bright Stripes’ Spa*rkle Rainbow Festival Body Art: $19.99, Ages 8+
My nine year old loves to get into the makeup of her grandmother. So she naturally is asking for some makeup of her own for Christmas. This Rainbow Festival Body Art kit is a fun twist on your standard “makeup” toolkit. It includes tattoo markers, shimmer creams, stencils, plus some sticker gems. I can already envision my daughter and her friends creating “shimmering designs” on one another’s arms! Take a look at this fun gift option that is certain to impress any tween who enjoys getting bedazzled!
Looking for a cute gift for your little niece or nephew? Look no further! Le Toy makes imaginative wooden toys designed in Great Britain. These toys are made from tactile materials and encourage creative play. This particular African Stacker/bag toy is full of wooden African animal figurines made from sustainable wood. It comes with a bag to hold all of the approximate nine animals that are about 1 inch in height. As you know, kids over the age of 18 months LOVE to stack so this would be a fabulous toy to have on hand for a rainy day or quiet afternoon inside. While we all know that little pieces can become a nuisance in finding them all over your house, this toy comes with a little bag for easy clean-up!
We received our Musical Cat from Teddykompaniet, Sweden's most popular plush toy company. For the holidays, we plan to send this to a newborn in the family. These plush toys are super soft and when the tail is pulled, it plays a lullaby by Brahms. It's the perfect snuggly toy for a new baby in their crib or even in a new "big kid bed" to soothe them to sleep.
Our pink Musical Cat is a great size to use as a “lovey.” My kids have always held onto their loveys for years and I can see how this sweet toy would grow with them as they get bigger. I cannot wait to send these to my friends as a newborn gift. There are so many animals to choose from like a Musical Cow or just a plush giraffe/elephant/bunny/etc.
TREND Enterprises: Travel games: $9.99 per game, Ages 8-Adult
We found the BEST stocking stuffers in TREND'S new card games that come in 4 3/8" x 4"colorful boxes, perfect for Santa filling those stockings. At just $9.99 per game, you can get one for everyone in the family. These new games immediately capture your attention with names like "SqWatch Out!", "Gnomes vs. Trolls," "Lava Lizards," "enCOWnter," "On Track," and "Gemz." Especially during the pandemic, we have found playing games with our four young children has been a highlight of our time together. Studies show playing card games with children teaches them strategic thinking, better memory skills, confidence building and brings families closer together. These new, imaginative games will be the perfect little addition to your holiday gift giving!
Thin Air Brands, Dr. Stem Toys: Talking ATM Bank: $49.95, Ages 5+
Wow, my socks haven't been knocked off this much in years! Introducing Dr. Stem Toys "Talking ATM Bank." Children use real money (bills and coins) to make deposits, withdrawals and see their balance into this toy. I know my four children (under the age of 11) will LOVE this toy for sheer entertainment purposes after they unwrap it under the tree. As a recent turn into a homeschool teacher, I see LOTS of educational value in allowing the kids to "play ATM!" My 2nd graders are learning all about money and what I have quickly learned is that if we make it FUN, they learn so much faster!!! I cannot wait to introduce this T
Bright Stripes, Candle Critters: $19.99, Ages 8+
My girls - ages 7, 9 and 11 - have always loved arts and crafts. Their favorite gifts were always knick knacks they could decorate on their own and display in their room. This gift idea seems unique and I know they will LOVE it: it’s called the “LED Candle Critter Fox.” They have never decorated a candle holder! The set comes with a ceramic fox to decorate with the three ceramic markers, a tea light holder and an LED candle. This would also be a great holiday gift to give best buddies or cousins.
Bright Stripes, Mash-up Art Pack Paint and Pastel: $29.99, Ages 6+
My 11-year old has always been an artist at heart. iHeartArts from Bright Stripes has the perfect art set for her that comes with 10 acrylic paint tubes, 12 chalk pastels, 3 brushes, a 25 page art pad and palette. There is an art guide that describes a technique like mixing and blending and then gives a “practice project.”
Anything self-guided is always appreciated from a busy parent’s perspective! iHeart offers three different sets that combine a variety of artist tools like glitter gel pens, watercolors, water brush pens, metallic watercolors, etc so you can choose what your gift recipient may enjoy using most. One other amazing benefits of this purchase is the company donates 5% of profits to Art Feeds’ International Program which supplies art lessons, training, and art materials to kids in need.
Kids begging you for a dog for Christmas like mine are? Well, we just aren’t ready! Enter: Froggy’s Lair! Froggy Lair's Biosphere will send you two African Dwarf Frogs, who are about six months old, for $69.99. The kit comes with everything you need in the mail with very thorough, easy to follow instructions: just add Spring/Distilled water to the one gallon, self-cleaning Biosphere tank provided, add the bio-activated sand, gravel, decorative rocks and bamboo.
Finally, pour or scoop in your frogs. The company says, with minimal, proper care, these frogs could live for 5 plus years! Ok, while you cannot exactly cuddle with froggies on the couch, the benefits are they do not have to be walked, are only fed twice a week, are very affordable and truly entertain children! We have had ours for about two months and my kids
$69.95, Ages 5+
Fungisaurs, 12-Pack Complete Set - Fungisaurs Mystery Box Collectible Toys: $100, Ages 4+
Is your preschool-aged child or family member obsessed with dinosaurs like my four year old son?! We have found a very unique gift idea for you called Fungisaurs. Fungisaurs are mystery vinyl figures. Their web site describes them as “genetically-engineered, hybrid creatures.” It goes on to say they were “created in a secret lab, and released quite by accident: we’re searching for where we belong, and eager to make new friends. “ There are eight species identified and they ask children to guess which dinosaurs and mushrooms they are mixed with. The idea is to inspire young adventurers to seek them out!
A FUN STOCKING stuffer for older tweens and teens on your list. the Yo Ring s an interactive and challenging toy that can be played anytime, anywhere. Play solo, with a friend or as a group. #yoringitup
Be sure to check out their website for alll the amazing tricks you can do with the Yo Ring.
The Cutest Gift Ideas For Your Dog In 2020
Shopping for gifts any time of the year, whether it’s the holidays or just for fun, can be a great source of joy. However, gift giving isn’t just limited to friends and family. You can also do some shopping for your favorite furry friend.
If you’re a dog owner, there are so many great things to gift your pet in 2020. As the holidays grow closer, here are the cutest gift ideas this year has to offer. Your pet is in for quite the treat!
1. Speciality Dog Cookies
What dog doesn’t love receiving treats? Dogs have simple tastes in gifts, so give them something they’re sure to love. Any dog would love getting a Wüfers Cookie Box for Christmas.
These high-quality treats are perfect for any occasion, but they’re especially meaningful during the holiday season. You shouldn’t be the only one who gets to indulge in sweet treats! Make sure Fido has something special to look forward to on special occasions as well.
You can also make your own Homemade Dog Treats.
2. Toy Subscription
A gift idea that keeps on giving no matter the time of year is a dog toy subscription box. You’ve likely seen many of these before, and there’s a reason they’re so popular.
They take all of the guesswork out of gifting so you can rest confidently knowing your dog’s favorite treats and toys are in the mail each month. With so many subscription options to choose from, there’s something out there for every pet.
3. Cute Rope Toy
For the dogs who love to destroy things, a rope toy is a must. While a basic rope toy is sure to offer plenty of entertainment for Fido, these come in cute shapes and designs.
You can find holiday-themed ropes, animal shapes, and more to offer your pet the perfect dose of excitement. Better yet, pick them up a few to make a collection.
4. Fluffy Dog Blanket
While blankets are comforting for us humans, they’re also just as nice for dogs. A lot of dogs love to curl up with cozy blankets, and you’re probably tired of your blankets getting covered in hair. Gifting your dog their very own blanket is the perfect solution.
With blankets specifically designed with dogs in mind, you can find the perfect option for your pup. Look for a blanket that’s easy to wash to make sure it lasts a long time.
5. Treat Ball
Last but not least, give your dog the gift of entertainment. A treat ball is an interactive toy that puts your dog’s cleverness to the test. Better yet, these come in a number of cute shapes and sizes.
Your pup has to maneuver the ball in certain directions to get their favorite treats, so it’s sure to keep them entertained for hours. Perfect for the busy holiday season, this is a treat ball you’ll love when it’s too cold to go outside for play time.
Treat Your Dog to a Special Surprise
Whether you choose dog cookies or a new toy, your dog is sure to be in for a treat. Our dogs truly appreciate the small things in life, so they’ll always appreciate any gift you give them.
This list above includes some of the cutest gifts for your dog no matter the time of year. Whether you make the holiday season special or celebrate your pet’s birthday, seeing them light up with excitement is a gift in itself!