- The best books for Kids
- The Best Gifts for Preschoolers
- The Best Building and Learning Toys for STEM Education
- Best Christmas Picture books
- The Best Gifts for Crafters
- Games and Activities for Teens and Tweens
For the Chef
If you know someone who loves to cook, then they NEED an AirFryer. My husband and I are obsessed with our air fryer the cut calories up to 80% with its 360-degree airflow technology. We have owned three different air fryers and the Power XL Air Fryer Pro is a powerhouse! Finally an Air Fryer made to feed a family! This 8 QT air fryer has 7 different functions including air frying, dehydrating and a rotisserie oven. It comes with awesome presets and auto shut off to prevent overcooking.
The best part? It comes with so many different accessories to help your cooking. Racks, a rotating basket and a rotisserie. Seriously, this is the Air Fryer you have been waiting for.
This Air Fryer comes with:FEATURES: 1500 Watts of Turbo Cyclonic Power – 7 One-Touch Digital Pre-Sets – Rotisserie Set With 10 Rotisserie Skewers –Rotating Mesh Basket With Easy Fetch Tool – Easy Clean-Up Drip Tray Catches Fat & Grease – 8 Qt. Air Fryers Easy Load Basket With, Cool-to-the-Touch EZ Grip Handle – Digital Timer with Automatic Shut Off – Super Heated Air up to 400° – 3 Bonus Eric Theiss Cookbooks – Easy to Follow, Step-by-Step Air Frying Recipes, Dehydration Recipes, and Rotisserie Recipes.
The perfect gift for the person who loves to grill but lives in a climate that doesn’t really allow grilling all year long. This amazing nonstick grill has a large grilling surface that can do three racks of ribs or eight burgers. It has an oil drip tray and comes apart for easy cleaning. The temperature controls allow you set and customize what temperature you cook at with a rapid and even heat.
Virtually all smoke is captured & extracted so you can transform your kitchen countertop or indoor cooking space into an open grill station without setting your smoke alarm off. In any weather!
Featuring 175 gluten-free recipes—with photographs included throughout—this cookbook is a must-have for air fryer fans with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, wheat allergies, or those who simply enjoy a gluten-free diet to improve their overall health! Learn how to make satisfying, whole-food dishes for every meal from breakfast to dinner, appetizers, to side dishes and desserts—plus great snacks.
I Love My Instant Pot Affordable Meals and Instant Pot
Eating well doesn’t need to cost a fortune. And with the Instant Pot, it no longer requires a lot of time or effort. Now create budget-friendly meals that are fast and delicious using your favorite cooking gadget.
In the “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book, Aileen Clark shows that it is possible to eat healthy, filling meals while on a budget. With 175 recipes and photos throughout, this is a must-have cookbook if you are looking for good meals that are easy on the wallet. Save money and reduce your monthly food budget with practical approaches to grocery shopping. With a cost estimate included for each recipe, you can easily stay on budget and manage your food costs ahead of time so you can be better prepared with your expenses.
Featuring an easy-to-understand overview of how to use the Instant Pot, this is the perfect guide whether you are new to the Instant Pot or an expert. With satisfying, whole-food dishes for every meal of the day, this cookbook makes using the Instant Pot easier and cheaper than ever!
Instant Pot is a smart multi-use Electric Pressure Cooker designed with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable and Safe. It speeds up cooking by 2-6 times making it extremely energy-efficient, while, preserving nutrients and preparing healthy, tasty dishes. Instant Pot Lux 8 Quart 6-in-1 Programmable multi-cooker replaces 6 kitchen appliances, it combines the functions of a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer. 12 smart built-in programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Cake, Egg, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Pressure Cook, Keep Warm and Slow Cook, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button.
The NutraMilk is my favorite new appliance it lets me make my own nut butters and milks with plain, simple ingredients. It is perfect for the mama with allergies or for the one that just loves nut butters and milks!
This new, one-of-a-kind appliance is as easy to use as it is versatile. It lets anybody make their own fresh alternative milks and butters at home. The Nutramilk makes alternative milks and butters in less than 15 minutes without any additives or emulsifiers. It can make up to 67 ounces of fresh alternative milk or 26 ounces of butter at a time. Right now, we have just been using it to make our almond butter and milk for the week but it can be used with virtually any nut, seed, grain or legume!
The Nutramilk comes apart into several pieces. Each of these pieces is what allows The Nutramilk to make perfect butter without tamping or much effort at all on your part. Just put the machine together, add your nuts and turn it on.
The large main container has a second container that fits into it. This second container has 100-grade mesh on it that filters out large particles and pulp.
Lock the large container into place onto the base, add the second container with the mesh and then place the blade in place.
That’s it! Pour your nuts into the machine, then place the lid with the black arms down into the machine, turn it on, and set your timer. There is no soaking beforehand and no straining afterward. You can make nut butter easily whenever you want it. For this almond butter, I used raw almonds on the nut setting for 13 minutes.
I cried when I opened these VONJET Silhouettes of my little girls. They are such a beautiful way to remember them at this age. The best part? VONJET was able to incorporate their Mickey Ears for the perfect personalized gift.
VonJet Silhouettes pride themselves on creating each piece individually. Every silhouette is designed and crafted to bring out the details in each silhouette. You can have them create a necklace like mine, with both of my kids in the same silhouette, or they can craft individual pendants for each child on a bracelet or necklace. They specialize in large scale wall hangings as well. If you want a gift that will bring tears to the eyes of the recipient. You want a VONJET silhouette.
Thumbprint Necklaces by Precious Metal Prints
My thumbprint necklace is hands down my favorite piece of jewelry. I love wearing it because it feels like I have a little piece of my kids with me whenever we are apart. I was surprised how easy the process for sending in the clay and how beautiful the finished piece was. My necklace came back so fast I was shocked! More about this company below.
Precious Metal Prints uses the molded kit approach to afford gift givers an unrivaled present option this holiday season in terms of both uniqueness and cherish-ability. It also one-ups the fingerprint game with pet nose impressions as well. Each Precious Metal’s kit purchase includes instructions that detail the process of creating and preserving the recipient’s preferred impression in charm or cufflink form. After molding that impression to his or her satisfaction, it’s simply a matter of mailing it in the included box to Precious Metal’s studio in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the company takes care of the rest.
Once the impression is received at the studio, the Precious Metal Prints’ team begins the process of molding and hand-crafting a timeless keepsake from the fingerprint or pet nose. Unlike the impersonal “personalized” gift experiences malls have to offer, Precious Metal Prints’ small business status allows the company to pay special attention to each order. As a result, the company can guarantee that each print is crafted with the utmost care and attention.
I have wanted a piece from Charmed Collections from the first time I saw them, so I honestly wasn’t surprised when I cried lots of tears when this landed in my mailbox courtesy of those wonderful ladies. It has the first initial of our last name in a wax seal style charm, followed by my husband and my initials, the year we were married and then each of our children’s names. It is everything that is important to me all wrapped up in one necklace. Every mom deserves one of these.
oNecklace Personalized Rings
oNecklace is a gorgeous personalized jewelry company that works to make fashionable jewelry that is all customized. These stunning pieces are designed to be beautiful and sentimental. I have literally worn these stacking rings every day since I received them. They are a beautiful statement piece that I get compliments on all the time. A little more about their efforts and jewelry below.
“We have necklace categories such as name necklaces, monogram choker necklaces and brushed pendants just to mention a few. Choose between plated or pure sterling silver and pure gold or gold plated chain necklaces to adorn the name of your choice. All the wonderful creations crafted in our confines could not have been possible if it were not for our state of the art factory. This is where the process of turning names and initials into lovely pieces of jewelry unfolds. Coupled with efficient machinery and a competent workforce, we can use all your ideas while creating personalized name necklaces to meet your personal sense of style.
Canvas Prints from Canvas on Demand
I have tried a lot of canvas prints from a lot of places and I keep going back to Canvas on Demand. Their premium canvases because they are full image wrapped and then finished on the back we well, so they look really great. So many of the companies I have tried leave the back of the canvas open where you can see staples and other pieces of the product. I love that Canvas on Demand truly finishes their pieces and they look so great on my wall. I just ordered two more of our Christmas pictures this year!
Faith-based journals, such as guided devotionals, prayer journals, and scripture journals, are a natural progression for Fox Chapel Publishing. The company saw great success with its faith-based craft books in the first quarter of 2017. In particular, Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith became an instant best-seller.
For The Reader
Banned Book Socks – The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird have two things in common, they were once all banned AND they are featured on these socks. With one sock featuring the titles of the books and one sock featuring the redacted titles, these are perfect for any book lover. Made in China.
These darling and colorful book earrings are lightweight and comfortable to wear all day. They are the perfect pop of color to any outfit. They are so cute my 8-year-old begs to borrow them.
These earrings are cloisonné enameled studs that are gilded in 22-karat gold and set on hypoallergenic posts. Designed by Christine Schmidt; made in San Francisco.
Cork Globe. This cork globe is an avid reader’s dream! Use push pins to mark where you have traveled whether physically or through the written word.
The way the globe is designed lets you pin pictures, tickets or other memorable trip moments to the globe too!
Literary Scarves- These gorgeous, lightweight scarfs feature the text from some of the most iconic books ever written. My scarf features words from Jane Eyre. I love being able to wear a piece of my fabric book in such a cute way. These scarves are soft, made from a t-shirt material type of knit. They are perfect for winter but won’t overheat you in spring or fall.
Choose from Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice.
Hand printed in Portland, OR.
Personalized Library Card Pillow . This amazing personalized pillow features all of your family’s information on a darling library card. It was the perfect pillow or our reading chair in our library. Our family is the Title and my husband and I are the authors with our kiddos being the borrowers. The perfect way to capture our love of books. Designed by Rebecca Rodriguez; made in New Jersey.
Library Card Socks – These fun yellow socks are designed to look like an old library card. I almost want to grab a marker and fill in the due dates!
Library Card Tote Bag This natural cotton cloth is printed to look like an empty library card it has an inner pocket and lots of room for all of your books. This book is our library bag and I adore it. People are always asking me where I got it.
There are few things on my husband’s Christmas list. He is a minimalist that is super hard to shop for but this year he came to me with something he was really excited about. He saw it on Shark Tank and let me know this was number one on his Christmas list. So here it is, the Christmas gift even a minimalist hard to shop for man wants.
I want to introduce you to MANSCAPED, the #1 men’s below the belt grooming company.
We love how their Perfect Package 2.0 grooming kit has forever changed the way our men Manscape “below deck.”. I am talking about a clean, nick-free, and hygienic shave where the sun doesn’t shine. That’s right. I’m referring to…THE BALLS!
Here’s what’s Inside the Perfect Package 2.0:
- The Lawn Mower 2.0 – 6,000 RPM SkinSafe™electric groin and body trimmer that provides a smooth, quiet, and close sack shave without painful nicks, tugs, snags, and cuts.
- The Crop Preserver – Anti-chafing ball deodorant and moisturizer that keeps a guy’s junk-free of funk for up to 24 hours.
- The Crop Reviver – Ball toner spray for on-the-go freshness! Invigorates and cools hot, sweaty balls.
- Manscaped performance boxer briefs with Cooling ContourFlex™ and CropCooling™technology that wicks away sweat, leaving their “boys” fresh, comfy, and feeling great all day.
Ladies – this is the perfect gift for you and your man. And trust me, he will thank you. And his balls will thank him.
When it comes to Manscaping, MANSCAPED has the right tools for the job.
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These gorgeous perfumes are made of 100% pure, organic jojoba oil and pure essential oils. Nothing more. They are the perfect gift for someone that wants a fresh new scent to wear without all of the crummy chemicals that come in other perfumes. My absolute favorite scent is Grapefruit Citrus which is a combination of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. There is an incredible amount of different choices such as,
-Orange dreamsicle: Orange, vanilla, and chamomile
-Patchiness: Invigorating happiness of patchouli, lemon, and lime
-Vetiver Earth: Vetiver and grapefruit combine to create a powerful, earthy, woodsy smell.
-Lavenilla Orange: Orange, vanilla, and lavender
-Rose Love: Rose, Neroli, and ylang-ylang
-Rose Petal: Rose, orange, chamomile
and so many more. Don’t love any of the premade combinations? You can have one mixed up with your favorite scents.
Just like the perfumes, these lip balms are full of all-natural ingredients. The lip balms are all made in small batches to ensure that your lip balm is recently made and full of ingredients that seal in moisture. This 100% organic lip balm is full of natural ingredients like organic coconut oil and Mountain Rose Herb’s organic shea butter. There are no chemicals, synthetic materials, or petroleum in any of Autumn Blooms products including their lip balms.
These solid lotion bars are perfect for dry or chapped skin. You rub the solid bar straight onto your skin to hydrate. I love the Dandelion Lotion Bar, I never knew there were good parts to a dandelion before trying this bar. Dandelion nutrients include:
Minerals: Dandelions contain magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. These minerals hydrate the skin and support its functions.
Antioxidants: Dandelions are high in Vitamin C and help with signs of aging.
Antifungal: The nutrients from the stem are high in alkaline levels which fight off infections in the skin’s tissues. This is especially helpful for itchy skin like eczema and the bacteria that causes acne.
I have been using this bar for my winter chapped hands and I have been absolutely loving it.
Healing Salve – This Salve is the whole reason I discovered Autumn Blooms in the first place. My sister began talking about this salve and all of the wonderful things it was doing for her child’s eczema. When it came I was nervous to apply it to my daughter’s eczema, so first I used it on a friction rash on my wrist from my fitbit. The rash was gone in a day! After that, I felt more confident using on my daughter and it has done wonders for her. I have been really impressed with what it can do for sensitive skin and those with eczema.
Headache Ease – I will say this is hands down one of my favorite products. As someone who suffers from frequent headaches, this is a product that I use often. I have been using plain peppermint oil on my temples for headaches but the burning sensation started to deter me. This has no burning with all of the same benefits, it comes in a convenient roller bottle that I can easily carry in my purse.
All Natural Vapor Rub – For the longest time, I had no idea that you weren’t supposed to use vapor rub on small children. When I found out I immediately started looking for a replacement, I love this Vapor Rub it comes in both a version for kids under 12 and an adult version. I am so glad to have something that helps my kids while they are sick that won’t possibly hurt them like the store-bought stuff.
For the Crafter
Cricut machines are the ultimate in crafting. They are perfect for paper crafters, scrapbookers, quilters and t-shirt makers. Basically, if you can dream it, you can make it with a Cricut.
Any Cricut machines works in four main ways.
Cut– Probably the most well-known feature of the Cricut Explore Air, the Cut feature allows you to cut out items that you have created on your computer or tablet. Use the already created images in the Cricut Design library, or upload your own to cut out letters, images, and designs. From material as thin as vellum to material as thick as leather, the Cricut can cut more than 100+ materials. Pretty much if you can fit it under the rollers, you can cut it! People love using the cut feature to cut vinyl for their walls, heat transfer for shirts and small embellishments for card making or scrapbooking.
Cricut Beginner? No worries! Start here: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting With Cricut to learn some basics.
Some of the popular items people cut with the machine are:
- Paper – Standard, Cardstock, Vellum, Poster Board
- Vinyl – Standard, Premium, Dry Erase, Chalkboard
- Iron-On – Heat-Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Craft Materials – Washi Tape, Craft Foam, Glitter Paper
- Upcycled Materials – Chipboard, Cereal Boxes, Aluminum Cans
- Fabric – Felt, Denim, Polyester, Burlap, Canvas
- Plastic – Stencil, Window Acetate, Silicone
- Thick Materials – Leather, Balsa Wood, Magnet Materials
Print then Cut– With the print then cut feature on this machine, you can print something out on your home printer and then have your Cricut cut around it! This always you to get crisp lines around quotes and other designs you may want for your home.
Write– There is a pen holder built straight into the Explore machine, which means you can add a pen to your machine and have it draw your designs instead of cutting them. Cricut has an entire line of gorgeous pens or you can use one you have laying around. The Explore Air and Explore 2 have a double tool holder so you can write and cut all in one step!
Score- Instead of cutting all of the ways through, your machine can score your images making them easy to bend and fold. This is the perfect feature for making cards and fun printables.
- The size! The compact size allows you to get high heat into smaller areas, so you can customize items that were difficult before like baseball hats and shoes!
- The storage space. This press hardly takes up any room at all!
- The price point. The most affordable heat press on the market.
- Ceramic-coated heat plate for dry, even, edge-to-edge heat
- 3 heat settings
- insulated base and auto-shutoff
- Precision tip for small details
- The Cricut EasyPress Mini is fantastic for pressing seams, or paper piecing and applique projects.
The heat press is proof that bigger isn’t always better, sometimes the heat press that you could toss in your purse is the perfect one for the job.
If you know someone that is even slightly interesting in Cake Decorating, then they need this book. It is a fantastic, step-by-step guide for everything that an aspiring cake decorate would need to know. From how to layer cakes together, to how to use gum paste and marzipan to create incredible decorations, this book has everything someone needs to create a gorgeous. Beginners will pick up the basics fast, and even experienced cake decorators will find inspirational new ideas.
Janice Murfitt, food stylist, author of over 20 cookbooks, and celebrated cake decorater, is sharing her delectable dessert techniques and recipes in the new book All-in-One Guide to Cake Decorating: Over 100 Step-by-Step Cake Decorating Techniques and Recipes. Not only is this guide quintessential for aspiring sugarcrafters, it’s also lauded by Publisher’s Weekly as a “must have for anyone with the slightest interest in cake decorating.”
While doing deep trigger point work can be very beneficial to the person getting a massage, it can be very pain to the hands of the person giving the massage. Liscensed massage therapist, Heather Karr, wanted to create something that would give therapist and clients the best of both worlds. From her original protoype of sculpey clay to its current form, Spaball has undergone years of tests and modifications.
The SPABALL now comes in a convenient home kit which includes the easy to understand instructional guidance, a SPABALL, a golf ball and an instructional DVD of byHeather Karr, LMT sharing techniques she uses with her own private clients and on herself for effective therapeutic self-massage. This kit focuses on teaching people how to use massage for pain relief right in their own home. There is not replacing a professional massage, but this kit is perfect for daily massages to help keep the pain away.
I have been using this for several weeks and I am completely blown away at how much difference a small tool can make in making a massage more effective. The SPABALL is small enough to maintain skin contact but it aids in applying the pressure needed for a deep tissue massage at home.
I would absolutely recommend this to any athlete, sufferer of chronic pain or just someone who loves massages.
The Floating Comfort Pillow by Mediflow, featuring an exclusive water base technology, is the only pillow clinically proven to improve the quality of sleep, according to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
I was a little skeptical about the idea of putting water in a pillow but I absolutely love this pillow! It is comfortable and I swear it helps with my insomnia!
Minky Couture started in 2009 when owner, Sandi Hendry’s daughter became very ill and was hospitalized for several months. During this time, Sandi longed for a way to bring comfort to her daughter while in recovery. Her daughter asked for a “big baby blanket.” Sandi looked everywhere for a fashionable, cozy blanket but was unable to find one. It was at this time that Sandi created the first-ever Adult size Minky Couture blanket. This incredibly soft blanket was swooned over by those surrounding her daughter in recovery. Sandi created 2 more, 10 more, 100 more per requests – giving them to those in need and selling them out of her trunk to people longing for luxurious comfort.
Seriously. This is the best blanket you will ever own. My kids each had to have their own after I got mine.
I didn’t know I needed a smart plug until the first time I said, “Alexa, turn on the lamp,” when my arms were full of a sleeping child. In that moment, I was completely sold. We use smart plugs for our multiple Christmas trees so we can turn them on and off all at once. We use C by GE is GE bulbs in our house because we can change the shades of the bulb, it is so much easier to wake my kids for school in the morning when I can slowly make the lights in their room brighter. My girls also love the color options. Why not have a pink light? C by GE Full Color Smart Bulbs offer millions of colors to choose from.
Did you know they also have strip lights? I need them for my bookcases!
Explore your neighborhood with the Elite Mini Orion 2.4GHz 4.5CH Live Video Feed LCD Screen RC Camera Drone. It is powered by four rotors on a light weight body that is durable enough even for beginning drone fliers. It comes ready to fly with a couple of batteries for longer flying time. It has an easy mode and a return assist mode for beginning fliers or any possible issues while in the air. It has built in flight modes and a live video feed, so you can see what your drone is seeing with a fixed altitude feature to make filming smoother.
We have had a blast flying this drone all over our neighborhood, is it easy to fly and it has been SO durable that even after many crashes it is ready to fly. We have been really happy with the video and it is perfect for someone who want to try their hand at aerial photography and filming. Such a fun gadget!
This gift is so amazing because it lets you recipient pick their own gift! You select a dollar amount and pay for the gift (anywhere from $25 to over $200), your recipient will then receive an email letting them know they have a gift. When they open it up, they will be take to the Loop and Tie site where they will be able to browse all of the gifts in that price range.
Once they find a gift they like, such as this DIY camera, they select Get It, put in their address and your gift is mailed to them at no cost.
They can even send you a thank you note right from Loop & Tie. It is the perfect way to send a gift and have the recipient absolutely LOVE it.
What is your go-to gift for the person who has everything?