Why is shopping for kiddos so difficult? And why is it that the same could be said for our parents? Before you gift your favorite empty nester, mentor or world’s best grandma another bottle of hand cream (guilty), we’ve rounded up our picks for those very special people in our lives. They deserve only the best!
For Young(er): Kim’s Picks
1| A kitty night light that changes colors with a tap. Bonus points for being cord-free and rechargeable!
2| Infant ear protection with style, so you can enjoy all your favorite concerts together.
3| A DIY ukulele kit, because your little loves building from scratch as much as you do.
4| A book so subtle and sweet, yet incredibly powerful at the same time. Without fail, I can’t read this without getting a shiver and a wee bit misty. Every time.
5| Aviator sunglasses to match their rockstar personality.
6| A baby bear sweatshirt so cute, you’ll wish for one in your own size.
7| A cuddly, adorable doll that directly benefits children in need. We dare you to pick a favorite!
8| This game of hammering wooden balls will be more entertaining than the box it came in – promise.
9| A sweet tummy time mirror with legs that make a satisfying crinkle-crinkle. (It can sit on the floor or tie onto crib rails!) Lucy lived for this mirror, and those crinkly legs were her favorite!
10| A big stack of Kimono bodysuits in colors you’ll love and a softness that’ll give them all the snuggly feels.
11| A detailed model of their favorite skyline, courtesy of LEGO.
12| This handmade fiber art that’s as cheerful as your favorite person.
13| A highly rated helmet that’ll make you say awww… But which one for Lucy, navy or satin white?!
14| … That you’ll need for their new balance bike (so handsome, it’ll be the number 1 requested hand-me-down!)
For Old(er): Scott’s Picks
1| This create your own reel viewer kit gets filled with 7 custom disks of personal photos. This double dose of nostalgia might just bring on the waterworks.
2| The coziest, reversible blanket that wraps them up in a literal bear hug. Because no matter the temperature, Moms are always cold. Always. When we’re done working for the day, the first thing Kim does is wrap herself up in ours.
3| Michelle Obama’s new biography – an inspiring addition to this beautiful collection of photos. At the top of Kim’s holiday reading list!
4| Bulldog Slippers. Because they’re velvet and lined in faux fur. With embroidered bulldogs.
5| The most beautiful toaster there is. I promise you that the retro design makes their perfectly toasted English muffins taste even better.
6| A digital picture frame that matches the beauty of the photos you’ll pre-load it with. (Since we all know there can never be enough photos of the grandbabies.)
7| This cordless vacuum makes cleaning fun. Seriously. We love ours so much that we got a second one for upstairs.
8| An updated take on the photo calendar will look stunning on the desk where they still sit down to pay the bills. Because who can trust autopay? Mom, this one’s for you – I say it with peace and love!
9| A beautiful oil diffuser that’ll become their home’s new signature scent.
10| This hand blown decanter set includes two matching glasses, so hopefully they’ll share their favorite rare spirits with you, the most thoughtful giver of gifts!
11| A limited edition note writing set, because handwritten notes are 100% timeless.
12| This adorable custom address stamp for their new home. If your folks are like mine, they’ve moved on from your childhood home, and we’re all busy making memories in their new place.
These are great, thank you! I like a lot of these but wanted to say my favorite bike helmet for the little ones is the “Nutcase” because it has THE BEST CLOSURE. Once you’ve pinched your little ones skin on their chin or neck with the standard squeeze-together snaps you will immediately go looking for another option. Simply doing the straps looser, or placing your fingers between the snap and their skin makes the helmet loose and unsafe. The Nutcase brand (while an unfortunately silly name) have a wonderful magnetic latch that never pinches, but is secure and safe. We love these! They have the cutest patterns, too! https://nutcasehelmets.com/
Oooh, awesome, thank you for this recommendation! So many great choices!
Thank you for such a fabulous gift list!!! What wonderful suggestions. I’ve already purchased the decanter set along with the photo calendar. Making progress on gifts. Will definitely be revisiting this list:)
Love this feedback, glad to hear it!
So many cute ideas! But to me that oil diffuser #9 looks like a roll of toilet paper on a stand…. I can’t un-see it. :)
Oh, no, I can’t unsee it either!!