Monday, November 21, 2016

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

It's here again! Can you believe it's been a year and Christmas is just around the corner again?!? This year we have another amazing collection of gift ideas on our Holiday Gift Guide to share with you, so get ready to shop!

#1 Favorite item this year-
COOP Battle Bounce

This game is the coolest ever! I was so excited when it arrived. It's the newest trend for teenagers and it's pretty fun. It's a combination of volleyball and 4 square. It may sound easy, but it's actually a challenge. I love that it doesn't take a lot of space or specific "court" to play.  It's a fun physical game you can play just about anywhere.  If you have teenagers, or are an adult who likes volleyball you'll want to get and try this game out.  You can purchase it on Amazon here, or at your local stores.

Runner Up (voted by my kids)

Reactorz balls (basket ball and foot ball)

These balls are pretty awesome. So they are normal sports balls with a fun twist- they light up when they are bumped making playing with them even more fun!  My kids have had a blast with these! Check out the different types and purchase some on Amazon here.

Gifts for Adults-

The Styled Man Box:

This box is an awesome gift for any man. It comes with a nice tie, matching socks, a bracelet, lapel pin, and a couple manly product samples, and even a gift "for her"(a small bottle of nail polish). Check out their website at :

Fancy Fortune Cookies

These gourmet chocolate covered fortune cookies are sure to brighten the day of any adult.  If you're looking for a unique and cool gift for that person who is hard to shop for you may want to check out the assortment of fancy and gourmet fortune cookies at


The coolest diaper bag that mom or dad can use.  The bottom holds a changing pad, the side pouch features a built in wipe dispenser. This bag is small but spacious. You can purchase it on Amazon here.

Gifts for Baby-

MAM Holiday Pacifier/ Binki's

These are the perfect holiday gift for baby this holiday season. I love the cute seasonal designs! Check out all the available designs and other great products from MAM at:

Equipt Baby Comfy Canopy

This collapsible baby canopy bed is perfect for traveling and parents on the go. It folds up flat and easy to throw in the car or a diaper bag, and when you need it, it pops out to give your baby the shade and protection in a safe sleeping area. You can purchase one on the website or on Amazon here.

Snuggle Nest Surround

The perfect accessory for co-sleeping. The Snuggle nest gives baby a safe area to sleep between parents while allowing the closeness of co-sleeping.  Great as a travel bed too.

Gifts for Toddler-


Refresh-a-baby has come out with a new product called Refresh-a-kid and we love it! The original product turns a water bottle into a baby bottle, this new product turns a water or juice bottle into a sippy cup! Awesome! You can find them at

Magnetic Rocket Stacker is a fun educational toy for toddlers to learn hand and eye coordination, problem solving skills and encourage their imagination.  You can purchase one on Amazon here.

Teether Tower- not your ordinary tower, but each piece is a teether as well.  There are 5 textured teethers, all BPA and PVC free and filled with distilled water that can be chilled in the fridge for teething relief. You can purchase one on Amazon here. (there are 2 other products by the same company in the honorable mentions list below as well)

Babiator Shades- these baby sunglasses are made out of a strong flexible rubber which wont break when you bend or twist them! They have poly-carbonate lenses that are impact and shatter-resistant and offer 100% UVA and UVB protection from the sun. You can purchase them on the website at  or on Amazon here.


This is the coolest bike for toddlers/young kids! It's wide enough that it balances and stands on it's own. With the balance bike style it helps your little one learn how to balance and prepare for riding a bike in a safe way.  18 months + Buy it on Amazon here.


This adorable Minkey is a hat, scarf and gloves all in one! No more worrying about keeping your little ones warm in winter. My girls ages 4 and 2 LOVE theirs! They have so much fun wearing them even around the house. You can purchase one on their website at:

Gifts for Little Girls-

Build & Imagine magnet sets

These Build & Imagine sets are so fun! My girls play with the Marine Rescue Center one we reviewed last year all the time.  I love how they will hold together magnetically- but also come apart easily for reconstruction. These new sets are adorable! The draw & build doll house is a fun idea to be able to customize it. You can purchase these or any of their sets at or on Amazon here.

Dreamland Fairy

These cute wooden fairy houses come ready for your little girl to paint and customize.  Inside the kit is a story book, paint, brush, decorations and a packet of glittery fairy dust or craft supplies. You can purchase these at or on Amazon here.

Gifts for Little Boys:

Find It

These find it games will not only keep your kids busy, but boys will love the "eww gross" version that is filled with words like "scab", "smelly armpits" and the gross things that make moms cringe yet give little boys so much joy. You can purchase these at or on Amazon here.

 Mars Explorer-

The mars explorer is a fun magnetic construction set that my boys will have fun playing with for hours! With endless possibilities the 51 pieces include lights, track wheels, motor and a remote control. You can purchase it on Amazon here.

Circuit Scribe

Circuit Scribe has invented a pen that writes with conductive silver ink to create a working circuit. Science made fun and easy! You can purchase it on Amazon here.

Science Art Fusion bubbles

Most little boys love to do scientific experiments. This science art fusion bubbles kit has some fun experiments to try (and shhhhh they learn while playing). You can purchase it on Amazon here.


Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood Deluxe is a puzzle game for ages 4+. This game comes wth a picture book with the original story and 48 challenges. You can purchase one on Amazon here.


For ages 8+. Test your speed and agility with ShaBoom! Actions that anyone can do, it's just a matter of who can do it first.  Flip it, Stack it, Spell it, Roll it-ShaBoom! You can purchase one on Amazon here.

Action Princesses

Make your way down the path to the castle by preforming fun and silly actions. Quack like a duck, kick like a ninja, and somersault your way to defeat the dragon. Purchase on Amazon here.

COOP Scatter Dodgeball

Dodgeball with a twist. Players get a wristband, when the dice rolls whoever's color it lands on is the thrower. If someone gets hit with the ball they surrender their wristband to the thrower, if they catch the ball the thrower gives them a wristband. First person to get all the wristbands wins. Ages 5+ You can purchase it on Amazon here.

Honorable Mentions: Be sure to check these out too!

Animal Friend Rattle made from organic cotton by green sprouts
Twisting Beads made from sustainable wood by green sprouts
Shape sorting and stacking cube by Bioserie Toys
Pony Farm by Calafant
Worry Eaters by  Haywire
A Christmas Bear for Me gift set- personalized book by I See Me!
Table Manners Cards
If a Very Important Person invited you to lunch book
Manners Fun Book
Polite Pigpals
Pizza Making Set
Magic School Bus Human Body Lab 
Kangacare Rumparooz cloth diaper covers and wet bag
FunBites (as seen on SHARK TANK)
Robotic Engineer Costume with Robot Helmet
MiO Eating wooden Toy set
pl-ug build your own fort
Just Born Sparkle Bath Collection

*Thank you to all those that participated this year. There were some awesome products and we had a hard time choosing our favorites in some cases. 


  1. Love the holiday gift guide, JoDee!! You do such a fantastic job! I especially love how you cover gifts for every gender, age, family member, friend, and person we may have on our gift list!


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