How can it be that it’s already November? Life is a lot slower paced in 2020, but somehow time is still whizzing by – and that’s a good thing! But if you haven’t started shopping for holiday gifts, the clock is ticking.
This year I’m seeing a lot of early deals so I don’t feel the need to wait for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday. I’ve found great lightning deals on Amazon and last week I shopped for toys and clothing at Target. I’ve purchased quite a bit so far, and even have most of it wrapped, so I’m feeling on the ball because usually I’m still wrapping on Christmas Eve!
Every year we bring you a new gift guide, and I try to cover all ages and interests. I hope you find our roundup useful when deciding on what to purchase. Happy shopping!
FOR HOME AND HOMEBODY
Magnolia Home Love Candle
$40 | Buy here Show us a gal who doesn't adore everything Magnolia Home, we dare you. The Love soy wax candle featured a glass holder and is scented with notes of red berries that elevate youthfully sweet agave and crisp lemon, while warm vanilla and honeyed amber provide a soft grounding.
$75 | Buy here Summers were made for charcuterie dinners. Fab Slabs are made from Camphor Laurel wood which makes them naturally and permanently antibacterial. Made in Australia, they are individually handcrafted and feature gorgeous wood grains. They're great for slicing and dicing and making fabulous grazing boards and they can even be personalized!
$27 | Buy here I love receiving plants as gifts. Lula's Garden is a succulent gifting company which will drop ship eco-friendly succulent gardens potted in a self-sustaining gift box that is uniquely designed to serve as a planter.
Hot Cherry Pillows
$37 | Buy here These cherry-pit-filled pillows are the perfect way to relax, de-stress and soothe sore muscles. to help my family and friends feel better. Plus they smell great!
$40 | Buy here The Holiball™ is bringing a new look to inflatable Christmas decor. Instead of Santa's reindeer and other traditional inflatable decorations, give your lawn (or home) a makeover with stylish statement ornaments that shrink to the size of a softball when deflated.
$85 | Buy here Treat your out of town guests to the softest most comfortable sheets with these 1500 thread count level of softness sheets that are brushed on both sides, just like a peach skin! The sheets wick away moisture, letting you enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep no matter the season. Each set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases with envelope closures.
Festive Pillow Covers
$17 | Buy here An easy way to add holiday decor is by changing out the pillow covers on your furniture. We love this idea rather than purchasing entire pillows that would have to be stored away after the holidays.
TOYS AND GAMES
Little Tikes Make Me Better Mitts
$25 | Buy here Mitts is a clumsy dog who's always getting into trouble. Lilly and her best friend Ami are always there to make him feel better. Mitts has tons of built-in interactivity: he whimpers when kids give him a booster shot, barks happily when kids pet him, makes realistic heartbeat sounds when kids listen to his heart with the included stethoscope, and has a paw that glows till kids put his cast on. Mitts comes with everything kids need to pretend to take care of him: a booster shot, stethoscope, and cast plus a collar and name tag. Best of all, Mitts' soft, plush body makes him so huggable and snuggly. No matter where their imagination takes them, along with their scrappy puppy Mitts, Ami and Lilly know that together is the best place to be. Ages 3+
$30 | Buy here This 2021 TOTY toy of the year finalist is loads of fun! Power Treads™ are all-surface vehicles that flip, rip and roam all over your home! Build your Power Treads™ in a snap, then create your own custom course using the Power Treads™ modular track set. The Power Treads™ Full Throttle Pack comes complete with 1 Power Treads™ all-surface vehicle, 1 Power Treads™ Power Trekker, 22 treads, a 14-piece modular track set, 2 performance boosters, a glow-in-the-dark sticker sheet and 2 bonus glow-in-the-dark treads. Ages 5+
$8 | Buy here The latest fidget toy that's fun for kids of all ages. If your child loves to pop bubble wrap, this is a great toy to have on hand that they can pop over and over. It can be played as a game, is great for travel and is super affordable.
Upside Down Challenge
$20 | Buy here This new game is great fun for family game night. The special goggles distort your view so that everything is upside down! Challenge your friends and family while having lots of laughs.
$25 | Buy here Get ready to race with two of your favorite characters from the hit TV Show Paw Patrol series. Take your pick in this head-to-head duel between Chase and Marshall and find out who has what it takes to finish in 1st place as you are in control behind the wheel. This battery-powered beginner Carrera FIRST slot car racing track system will provide countless hours of fun for the young child in your life as you introduce them to the world of slot car racing.
Mega Cyborg Hand
$30 | Buy here Build your own BIG hydraulic hand! Using over 200 pieces, assemble the cyborg hand, fill the piston tubes with water, and adjust it to fit your own hand. The mechanical hand simulates the movements of the human hand, using hydraulic power for energy transmission without motors or electricity. The hand allows every finger joint to adjust to different angles for precision movement. Challenge yourself to configure the hand to grip various items like bottles, balls, pencils, small items — anything within reach! The assembled model can be configured for right and left-handed users and can adjust to fit virtually all hand sizes. Ages 8+
$10 | Buy here Scrunchies are all the rage once again and kids will love making their own! The kits include 3 surprise charms that can be added to truly make each Scrunchee unique! Ages 6+
Throw Throw Burrito Game
$25 | Buy here I chose this game for my kids because it has tons of positive reviews. It was also a TOTY toy of the year. award finalist. Part card game, part dodgeball, all fun!
Crayola Glitter Dots
$10 | Buy here The Crayola Glitter Dots DIY Keychains Craft Kit offers fun glitter play in a less messy way! Made from an innovative, glitter-infused compound, this dazzling craft set features 42 Glitter Dots in 6 vibrant colors that let creativity shine. Just squish, spread, and let them sparkle on one of the 3 provided keychains. All included art supplies are safe and non-toxic, making it a perfect gift for girls and boys ages 5 and up.
$20 | Buy here Exploding Kittens is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette.You put cards on the table and take turns drawing from them. If you draw an Exploding Kitten, you explode and are out of the game. You can avoid exploding if you play a Defuse Card. Defuse Cards distract the Exploding Kittens with things like laser pointers, kitten yoga, and catnip sandwiches or you can also play various cards to skip your turn, attack other players, peek at the deck, or secretly relocate an Exploding Kitten Card. Age 7+
AirCandy Mongolian Faux Fur Inflatable Chair
$50 | Buy here AirCandy’s answer to curling up on a kitten’s belly—the Mongolian Faux Fur inflatable chair comes is two pieces, the inflatable chair and easy-to-use faux fur cover. Its lightweight, versatile design makes it easy to inflate for extra seating, easy to deflate for tight storage. Blow it up to study, play video games, or to provide extra seating for all the cousins at family gatherings.
Inflatable Tic Tac Toe
$10 | Buy here Inflatable Tic Tac Toe from PoolCandy is a fun, fresh way to play in the pool or in the lawn! It's perfect for kids or adults of any age! • Great in or out of the pool • Set includes board and 10 reversible Xs and Os.
NERF Fortnite AR-L Elite Dart Blaster
$30 | Buy here This AR-L blaster is inspired by the blaster used in Fortnite, capturing the look and colors of the one in the popular video game. Blast 10 darts from this motorized blaster that has an acceleration button to power up the motor with a 10-dart clip and 20 Official Nerf Elite darts. Includes 2 flip-up sights and an acceleration button to power up the motor. Official Nerf Elite darts are designed for distance, tested and approved for performance and quality.
L.O.L. Surprise! Deluxe Present Surprise
$30 | Buy here This is a party in a box, L.O.L. style! Wrapped in a fab gift package, kids will unbox the perfect gift including a a limited-edition Sprinkles doll and her pet, Sprin-claws and a bath fizz that reveals a party cake. Then it's time to open the gifts which include fashions and accessories hidden in confetti and sand surprises. Also includes party accessories for your doll, including party banner, party game and party invitation. 2 styles to collect.
Oculus Quest 2
$400 | Buy here Have some virtual reality fun with the Oculus Quest. No PC or console required. Get the most out of each moment with blazing-fast performance and next-generation graphics. Stay focused with a stunning display that features 50% more pixels than the original Quest. Or take a break from the action and grab front-row seats to live concerts, exclusive events and more. Connect your VR headset to a gaming-compatible computer with an Oculus Link cable to access hundreds of PC VR games and experiences. With live casting, you can share your VR experience with people around you or meet up with friends in virtual worlds.
MasqueBAR Pretty Animalz
$40 | Buy here These authentic korean beauty masks deliver all the benefits of masking in the form of a fun, Instagram-able beauty experience! This pack contains: Otter, Fox, Pig, Monkey, Raccoon, cow, Sheep, Horse, Cat, Zebra, Puppy, narwhal, Penguin, Polar Bear, Moose, Reindeer. Stuff all the stockings with this value pack of 16 (also available as singles).
HAIRLOVE Nourish & Repair Serum
$24 | Buy here 100% Organic argan oil is rich in omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants making it a super tool in repairing damaged, frizzy hair and split ends. Because it's easily absorbed, and regulates the pH balance of the skin and hair, argan oil helps stimulate hair growth and promotes healthier, smoother, shinier hair and softens skin while minimizing wrinkles.
Luxury Silk Scrunchies
$17 | Buy here This 3 pack of luxurious 100% natural silk scrunchy is a great for girls who deal with hair knots. Reduces fiction on hair and helps maintain your hair's moisture and great for pulling hair up at night to protect hair while you sleep with no crease left in hair.
Pat Pat Matching Holiday PJs
No need to search for affordable matching PJs for the family - here they are! Perfect for taking your family photo for the card or just for lounging around the house in anticipation of the big guy! $15+ | Buy it here
$69 | Buy here Give her a new favorite pair of jeans! These hand-crafted jeans are elegantly designed with 4 way stretch for movement, and temperature regulation for year-round comfort. Our favorite feature: deep front pockets that subtly carry your phone and other belongings.
Bra - $40 Panties - $15 | Buy here We love this line of comfortable ladies bras, underwear and loungewear. We tried the The Diana Classic Sports Bra and the The Patsy High-Waisted Panties and both were excellent comfort and quality.
$20 | Buy here Scarves make great gifts for anyone on your list, and what's better than cashmere? This particular scarf, made in Scotland, comes in 23 different colors and patterns.
$70 | Buy here Remember nameplate necklaces? Now we have these amazing little curved stud earrings that you can personalize with a name or anything you'd like! Sculpted in an elegant script font in a chic design that gently curves up the ear, these earrings make an adorable gift. Available in Sterling silver, 24k gold plated or rose gold plated.
FOR EVERYONE ELSE
For the Dog Owner/Walker
$45 | Buy here The perfect gift for people who love their dogs, don't love getting yanked around by them on walks. This Roamer™ extending dog leash by Ruffwear® is shock-absorbent and features a strong secure Talon Clip that's designed for one-handed attachment, antraffic handle for quick restraint and adjustable padded handle that converts to a waist strap.
For the Wine Lover
$20 | Buy here If you love wine but could do without the resulting headache and stuffy nose, this is your magic wand! The Wand Wine Filter is the only wine filter that removes both histamines and sulfites. Just place in your glass for at least 3 minutes before enjoying.
For the Disney fanatic
$15 | Buy here We haven't been able to make it to the parks this year, and that just makes it more special than ever to be able to bring a bit of that Walt Disney magic into our own kitchens with this cookbook featuring 100 Disney-inspired recipes ranging from the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack's Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier.
For the device lover
$99 | Buy here This is the best deal I've seen on Apple airpods. They're prefect for anyone really - from the techie to runner or anyone that enjoys music or participates in virtual meetings.
$20 | Buy here This is the perfect set for any teacher - male or female! Funny, but also true and very practical.
$105 | Buy here This device is a must have for communicating with Grandparents who can't be visited in person. A very user friendly interface for video-calling.