Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Every year, I have a hard time deciding what to buy for my loved ones as gifts. I love connecting with companies to find unique and often eco-friendly gift ideas. This year, here are some of my favorites gift ideas for almost anyone on your list!

Natural Living 

I do not have a paid partnership with Plant Therapy whatsoever, for the record. I just love their oils! Plant Therapy’s holiday blends are now out. I love that they have great prices on pure oils with free shipping. Be sure to check them out!

Doctor Lip Bangs
Doctor Lip Bang: Fill the stockings with gifts everyone will love! The NEW Lip Freak Tints collection and Doctor Lip Bang’s Holiday Lip Kits are must-haves! Lip Freak Tints features electrifying shades, buildable, lip nourishing color, and signature, all-natural buzzing balm! Doctor Lip Bang’s philosophy believes in embracing and rocking your personal style, spreading positivity, and striving to make the world a better place. Doctor Lip Bang products are available at ULTA, CVS, Amazon, and retailers nationwide. Website: Retail: $7.99

For Toddlers
Snap-n-Learn Matching Dinos
This is a cute little set that retails for $19.99. The dinosaurs are a nice size for little hands. I love that it reinforces colors, matching, sorting, and also helps build fine motor skills. You can purchase this set on Amazon or learn more.
Peek-A-Boo Barn Game
Educational Insights brought their preschool app, Peek-A-Book barn to life with this 3D barn game perfect for ages 2-4. This game comes with two levels, one silo spinner, and 8 animals. I found it sweet that even though my boys are way “too old” for this game, they got it right out of the box and played it with their 4 and 2-year-old sisters. You can purchase the game here.
Learning Chopsticks by Marcus and Marcus
I love these learning chopsticks designed for ages 6+ months. They make a cute stocking stuffer! My 4-year-old daughter immediately went for these the day we got them and ate spaghetti with the chopsticks easily. These learning chopsticks are BPA-free, PVC-free, and phthalate-free.The character top is made of silicone and is dishwasher safe. Marcus and Marcus Learning Chopsticks come in one or three packs. You can purchase on Amazon.
Gift Ideas for Snack Lovers
Heritage Flour Baking Co. Biscotti Gift Tin
My kids loved sampling this delicious biscotti. This gift tin from Heritage Flour Baking Co. includes 300g of biscotti. What I love about this company is that the biscotti is hand made in small batches. They only use organic ingredients, essential oils, nuts, fruits, and chocolates. All ingredients are NON-GMO. The tin comes with your choice of one or two flavors, retails for $19.99. You can purchase on the Heritage Flour Baking Co. website. Enter to win a sampler through 11/27!
Popcornopolis Red Snowflake Gift Basket
Popcornopolis is a Los-Angeles based artisan popcorn company. They use NON-GMO corn. This eye-catching Red Snowflake Gift Basket includes a 12 cone gourmet assortment contains the following flavors: Cinnamon Toast, Almond Caramel, Zebra® Popcorn, Caramel Corn, White Cheddar Cheese,  Kettle Corn, Jalapeno Cheddar, Red Velvet, Cupcake, Pumpkin Spice, Pecan Caramel and Candy Cane Crunch. Retails for $99.99, you can purchase here.
Gourmet Box by Get Happy
 The GH Holiday Gift Boxes offer handcrafted artisan chocolates, gourmet caramels, and candies. From hosting to adult and kids gifts, GetHappy has an arrangement for every occasion. The most sought-after collection is the Gourmet Box. Arranged in a beautifully crafted wooden slate box, the Gourmet Box delivers style and one-of-a-kind gourmet goodies. The Gourmet Box is perfect for any loved one on your list or to share at any holiday get together! GetHappy ships anywhere in the continental USA. Website: www.gethappyusa.comRetail: $20
Book Lovers
History of Chicago Sports Books
For the book lover and sports fan on your list, Agate Publishing has some great titles available. There’s an entire selection of Chicago sports teams, in addition to other great teams and titles! Be sure to check out Agate Publishing’s website below to check out their entire selections.  
Pizza With Jesus
“Pizza With Jesus (No Black Olives)” by PJ Frick.
I could try to describe this book all day long, but I just cannot do it justice. Here is a summary below. You can purchase this book on Amazon.
Pizza With Jesus (No Black Olives) chronicles one couple’s faith journey through the cumulative effects of compound losses, suffering and grief. One found his reward. The other found her way back to God. Their journey is a lesson in obedience, patience and trust in the Lord. It spans all types of loss and grief, not only grief in response to death. It is a testimony to the gentle promise that only faith in a loving God offers. It is a story of hope, renewed faith and redemption. Loss and grief are universal. Our responses to them are as unique as a fingerprint. Pizza With Jesus is a faith journey – a story of renewed hope, redemption and finding the way back to God who waits patiently for us to come to Him and to trust in Him. Sometimes it is only through profound suffering that we finally rest and place our complete trust in Him. When we come through on the other side of our suffering and grief and realize that God was beside us through it all, our hope and our faith in Him are hardened beyond all fracture – even when we feel lost and doubtful along the way. Pizza With Jesus is a very deep and personal experience with grief and its cumulative effects. It delivers a message of hope that there is life on the other side of grief, no matter how dark and lonesome it feels along the way. It offers a lantern and a lifeline through pain and grief back to our loving Father’s side – where we belong and where we ultimately hope to be.
One Dog’s Faith
I really love the book, “One Dog’s Faith” because I can resonate with it on a personal level. This has been a huge year of growth for my in my Christian faith, overcoming anxiety. We also adopted a rescue dog and became dog foster parents! Tom Baker wrote “One Dog’s Faith” from his dog, Mango’s perspective, which teaches us all important faith lessons and putting a smile on our face. Buy on Amazon or check out
Children’s Books

I love buying books for my kids for Christmas. Whether you unwrap one each day to countdown Christmas, or use it as a stocking stuffer, they make a great gift. Here are a few of our favorites this year. 
T.E.A.M. Rudolph and Reindeer Games
Ages: Preschool – 2nd grade
“We all recall the most famous reindeer of all. But how much do you know about the story of the Reindeer Games and the other eight reindeer? Well, now you can know the whole story, meet the rest of Santa’s trusted reindeer, and learn what it means to be on T.E.A.M. Rudolph!”
Purchase on Amazon, $17.16.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Ages: Preschool and up
Lovable Olaf and friends are back with a holiday surprise in this cute snowflake-shaped book with glittery snow! 
Purchase on Amazon, $8.08.
Animal Lovers

Light Box Arts
This is a super adorable gift. Upload photos of your fur baby into this MDF LED back-lit cube! This makes a great custom gift for animal lovers, but it can be customized absolutely any way you want. Light Box Arts retail for $25. 
Purchase at
Little Rabbit Hats
Little Goodall makes a variety of children’s clothing and accessories, but these adorable rabbit hats really caught my eye! Made from lush 100% woolfelt  and the interior is fully lined, made with organic sherpa. They come in sizes from little ones all the way up to kids 7+. Retails for $40 and can be purchased on
Children’s Apparel 

Bailey Bootie by Stride Rite
Stride Rite is a household name of children’s shoes in the United States. Their newly redesigned baby bootie, the Bailey is the perfect gift for the toddler on your Christmas list. 
  • Lightweight EVA outsole for maximum flexibility
  • Rounded edges to decrease stumbles and falls
  • Tread design allows for multi-directional flex
  • Premium leather linings for breathability
  • Alternative closure with hook & loop for easy on/off adjustability
  • Memory foam insole for enhanced comfort
Purchase on Stride Ride’s website.
Gerber Childrenswear Collection at Target

Gerber has recently launched a super adorable and trendy children’s collection at Target stores. The new style collection comes in three distinct color palettes with on-trend 3D details, such as animal ears and bows, including everything from space-themed bodysuits to adorable cat booties and 3-pack Sleep N’ Plays.
Crafts for Kids

Step away from the techy gifts and let kids enjoy some good ole fashioned creativity! My grandmother used to be very good at making houses and dolls out of paper. “Doll Crafts” is a great way for girls and boys alike to get creative and learn a new skill! “Doll Crafts” makes a great addition to any gift list. Retails for $10.95 on Amazon.


  1. December 8, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Love the book selection and great gift ideas. Thanks for sharing

  2. December 9, 2017 / 2:11 am

    These are such cute ideas! I especially love the biscotti tin and the little baby sneakers! So fun!!

  3. December 9, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    My nephew loves all animals and that Dino set would be perfect for him! Pinning for Christmas shopping.

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