Category: Gift Guides

The Best Advent Calendar Fillers for Kids

The Best Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Kids

The holidays are finally here! This is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year and nothing rings in Christmas better than a really fun Advent calendar!  These Advent calendar fillers for kids are great ideas if you want to make your own calendar this year…which is a really, really fun choice!

The best part about using your own DIY Advent calendar for your kids is that you have complete control over the fillers that you use.  They can be elaborate monogrammed gifts or completely free activities that you do as a family, candy and trinkets, or games and arts and crafts!

You can go in any direction…and more importantly, you can incorporate all of these ideas to mix things up a bit!

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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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The Best Christmas Books for Toddlers

The Best Toddler Christmas Books

I absolutely love Christmas and I definitely love reading to my kids, so coming up with this list of the best Christmas books for toddlers was not only easy, it was so much fun!  This really is the best time of year and toddlers love every aspect of it, so introducing them to these books will feel amazing. I’m already excited for you!

Whether you’re looking for Advent calendar filler ideas or just a fun surprise for your toddler, these will be perfect because they’re all inexpensive and easy to fit into the budget.  I hope you end up loving them as much as we do!

Merry Christmas!

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