The Absolute Best Gifts for 2-Year Old Girls

The Best Gifts for 2-Year Old Girls

Finding the best gifts for 2-year old girls is one of the best jobs I’ve got.  The toddler years are some of the best and they just get so excited for everything you give them.

You can opt for fun or educational toys, cute clothes and accessories, and even start to introduce easy arts and crafts!

All of the gifts on this list were huge hits with both of my 2-year olds, as well as all of their friends and family.  You can’t go wrong with these, so I hope they make your shopping easy.

Congrats on this fun milestone!  Enjoy this year.

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10 Alternative Easter Basket Ideas that Will Leave Your Kids Even More Excited

These alternative Easter basket ideas give you something else to use instead of a classic basket.

I’m all about practical gifts, so the annual Easter “basket” has always irked me a bit. You can only have so many baskets before you go crazy!  So alternative Easter baskets ideas have always excited me and I intend to take advantage of them each and every year.

So if you’ve reached your basket limit and are looking for a different kind of Easter basket idea, this is the list for you!

Here are some great alternatives to the classic Easter basket:

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The Best Easter Basket Ideas for 5-Year Old Boys

5-Year Old Boy Easter Basket Fillers

5 is such a fun year and these Easter basket ideas for 5-year old boys will make Easter morning even more enjoyable!  My son gets so excited for the holidays, so surprising him with an amazing Easter basket is one of my favorite parts of the day.  

I have so much planned this year, so I hope these Easter basket ideas are helpful for you too. There’s something for everyone (and every budget), so I’m sure you’ll find something perfect for your 5-year old boy.

Good luck with your shopping and happy Easter!

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The Most Adorable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids (that aren’t candy!)

The Best Matching Kid Valentine's Day Gifts

My kids are (luckily) super close, so I LOVE finding unique matching gifts for them, especially on Valentine’s Day!  Valentine’s Day gifts for kids are a lot of fun because there’s really not much obligation to buy anything for them, but that only makes them more excited.  You also don’t need to spend a lot of money (leave that for your spouse!), which OF COURSE is an added bonus.

So here are some creative and unique matching Valentine’s Day gifts for kids!  Have fun with it and it will hopefully turn into one of those holidays that you secretly can’t wait for.


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The Absolute Best Gifts for People with Anxiety

The Best Gifts for Anxiety Relief

If you’re on a hunt for the best gifts for people with anxiety, you’re not alone.  Maybe it’s a sign that the stigma is going away or maybe our lives are really becoming more stressful. But one thing is for sure – we all suffer from anxiety and nothing is better than a gift that will help us to feel better!

Obviously there are different levels of anxiety, so take that into account as you pick the right gift.  Sometimes all we need are some great self-care items that bring up our mood, and other times we need some heavy-duty help to manage anxiety that can often feel debilitating.

Either way, most of these gifts for anxiety won’t do any harm, so they’re worth a try!

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One of the Best Kept Secrets to Help Relieve Anxiety

Relieve Anxiety with a Weighted Blanket

It seems as though everyone in my life suffers from anxiety, whether it is periodic or consistent, mild or severe. I’ve certainly dealt with it myself and one thing is for sure – when you’re hit with it, you’ll do just about anything to relieve your anxiety.

At those times when I (and everyone else I know) has had to deal with anxiety, first on the list are all the various forms of self-care and relaxation – soothing baths, relaxing music, a good book.  Then comes exercise and yoga. Finally, cutting out caffeine and alcohol…or sometimes embracing them for short-term relief. And of course, various gimmicks that sometimes work for some people, like essential oils or cutting out dairy.

These methods are great sometimes, but often they’re just not enough.  So the last time my husband and I experienced a bout of rather serious anxiety, we really dug around to find something even more effective.

And we actually did.

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