It is gift giving season! Do you need ideas for those gifts? Sometimes you find that perfect item that just matches right up with someone you love. And sometimes you have no idea what to give! We’ve all been there- wondering what gift to get and wanting the recipient to love the selection. That is why we have created the Family Holiday Gift Guide to help you find hot new gifts and solid favorites that everyone will love. Some samples of the items included in this list were provided to me for consideration, others I found on social media, and still others come straight off my own wish list! There are many green gift options included. Spending time together as a family is always a wonderful gift but since that doesn’t fit in a box, here are my top gift choices.
Family Holiday Gift Guide
Gifts For Her
First, here are the holiday gift ideas for the women of the the family.
1. Numi Organic Pu-erh Tea Blends.
Pu-erh tea will make your tea lovers day. I discovered pu-erh tea a few years ago and I was amazed at how rich and full bodied it is. I find it to be a fabulous, warming mid-day pick me up. Numi’s Pu-erh Tea features tea picked from 500-year-old organic, wild trees in China’s Yunnan Province and it offers a slightly sweet flavor with hints of malt. Available in Cardamom Pu-erh, Chocolate Pu-erh, Emperor’s Pu-erh, and Ginger Pu-erh. Makes a great stocking stuffer! (SRP: $8.99/box) Available at numerous retailers or online at shop.numitea.com @numitea
2. Cute Organic Socks
That is right! Someone does make cute organic socks with fun prints- PACT! PACT socks are made of the finest single-sourced organic cotton and all facilities in PACT’s supply chain are certified according to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) ensuring the highest level of environmental and social responsibility in the world. I need some of this- straight from my wish list! ($10+) You can find them at wearpact.com @wearpact
3. Isotoner® SmarTouch® Active Gloves
Every girl could use a cute, warm pair of gloves to keep her warm. I am always cold so I NEED these. Thermaflex™ dual-lining technology incorporates a plush lining on the back of the hand for increased warmth and less restrictive lining on the palm for superior flexibility. So smart! The smartTouch® Invisible Technology offers fully-lined touchscreen-enabled fingertips that let the wearer easily operate smartphones, tablets and even ATMs, without suffering from frozen fingers. Yes! (SRP: $48) Available at numerous retailers or online at isotoner.com
4. Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum
My mom introduced me to Andalou Naturals and I just love all of their facial skin care. It smells good and feels great. I am a big fan. The Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Serum renews skin at the cellular level with potent Fruit Stem Cells, BioActive 8 Berry Complex, and Resveratrol Q10. Repairs cellular damage and discoloration for even skin tone and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. (SRP: $25) Available at Whole Foods Markets or online at andalou.com @wholefoods @AndalouNaturals
5. Handmade Birthstone Ring
One of these beautiful handmade dual birthstone rings would make a wonderful gift. Go romantic with his and her birthstones or celebrate her motherhood with children’s birthstones! You pick the type of gold and the gemstones. ($180+) Available at chincharmaloney.com @ChincharMaloney
Gifts For Him
Now, here are the holiday gift guide suggestions for the men of the family.
1. Kiss My Face Natural Man Merry ‘Kiss ‘Mas Shower Gift Set
This shower gift set includes the popular 3-in-1 Body Wash (moisturizing body wash for face, body and hair), 4-in-1 Shave (super rich crème formula smoothes and moisturizes to help skin and razor burns) and Kiss My Face Deodorant (all day, odor-absorbing protection without aluminum). Products nourish skin with hydrating sea buckthorn and are scented in a Refreshing Aqua fragrance. (SRP: $15.99) Find it only in Whole Foods Market stores. @wholefoods
2. OtterBox Agility Tablet System
The new OtterBox Agility tablet system allows you to protect, transport and easily mount your tablet where you use it most – kitchen, home office, bathroom etc. OtterBox offers top of the line protection and if you have kids- you NEED that- it is perfect for families! Each part of this integrated system works alone and in harmony to protect your tablet and make it easy to use in your daily life. Work, home, school, on the go and in between, OtterBox Agility has you covered! Each piece sold separately or in packages. (from $39+) Available at various retailers and at otterbox.com @otterbox
3. World’s Finest Mixed Nuts
My husband loves snacking on nuts. I could generally take them or leave them but when I tried mixed nuts from Nuts.com they taste so fresh and flavorful that I could eat the whole bag by myself. These roasted and salted mixed nuts are extra large and premium quality- cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, and filberts. Yum! (2 lbs- $32.99) Available at nuts.com
4. Bean’s Waffle Pajamas
This pajama set caught my eye because it is a soft waffle-knit cotton that looks comfortable. Plus it says it is rigorously tested for a look and feel that will last season after season- one of the things I love about L.L.Bean stuff! ($59) Available at llbean.com
5. Microsoft Band
Microsoft Band is the first device powered by Microsoft Health. It helps you achieve your wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. It also helps you be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts – right on your wrist. The Microsoft Band works across iPhone, Android, and Windows Phones. For customers using Windows Phone 8.1, ask Cortana to take notes or set reminders with your voice. Cortana will even give you driving directions and keep you on top of traffic, sports, stocks, weather, and more! ($199) Try on a Microsoft Band at a Microsoft Store or order at microsoft.com
Gifts For Kids
Finally, here are the holiday gift guide suggestions for the children in your family.
I saw this on the Shark Tank and my daughter really wants it bad! Roominate™ is an Award-Winning STEM* Toy
(* Science, Tech, Engineering, Math. It lets you build multiple floors, balconies, and columns, wire carousels, lights, and fans, design unique furniture, and customize with your creativity. (Sets $19.99- $99.99) Available at various retailers and through my affiliate link for Amazon. @roominate
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer HQ Playset
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer HQ Playset comes with Mikey and Splinter as well as a vehicle. There is tons of room for imagination and I am sure many epic battles will ensure in this playset! (SRP $49.99) Available at various retailers.
3. Skylanders Trap Team
One of the hottest toys of the season, Skylanders Trap Team, is a great present for girls or boys. Both my kids want it! My son got a note the other day asking him to come play and promising that they could play with the new Skylanders. You know a toy is hot when they write notes to each other about it! Using Traptanium, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements, kids have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight. ($74.99) Available at various retailers. Locate a retailer near you at skylanders.com @skylandersgame
4. Tricky Ways Game
Tricky Ways Game is a beautiful wooden marble run game that challenges players to think strategically. No two games are alike and it works for ages 6+ and challenges adults too so it is a perfect game for family game night. ($149.90) Use Oh! Toys promo code FF1114 to save 10% on your order at oh-toys.com @ohtoys
5. Casio Keyboard
Inspire your child to create music! The Casio LK240 keyboard is weighted so your child can learn music dynamics. The illuminated keyboard offers an opportunity for independent learning. Allow your child to emulate the sounds of the chart hits or record songs using the sampling function. They are sure to experience a sense of achievement. ($259.99) Available at casio-usa.com @Casio_USA
6. Basketball Hoop
A basketball hoop is a great choice so the kids can be active outdoors together. The adults may even want to join it. It is something that will last over the years and keep getting use. I am eyeing the Lifetime Courtside Base Height-Adjustable Portable Basketball System with 50-Inch Shatter Fusion Backboard. Available on amazon.com
I hope you found this holiday gift guide helpful. What gift do you want for the holidays this year?!