Christmas is so much fun. I love the decorating, the baking of course and finding great gifts for my family and friends! I also realize that it can be extremely stressful. So I am going to do a series of gift guides and maybe it will give you an idea or two for those on your list!
I have 3 boys and a nephew ranging in age from 7 to 17, plus I have 4 nieces from ages 8 to 15, so I need to find a pretty big variety of gifts. Some of these products we have tested out personally and a few are on the list for this year.
About every other year I order most everything online. Last year we took a trip to South Dakota for my little guy's birthday, which is right before Christmas. We did some shopping at Cabelas and it was still pretty stressful.
This year I will likely order most everything. Life has been incredibly busy, it seems more than usual so I am planning to get it accomplished as easily as possible.
Let's get started!
8.5 inch LCD Drawing Tablet. Ideal for doodlers of any age. I bought this for my 11 year old niece and she loved it. I also bought a case to go with it. It comes in a variety of colors for boys and girls and I think the teenagers would like it too.
Twist and turn the ball to move the marble through 3 different mazes. Recommended for ages 6 to 12 but my teenagers couldn't put it down and neither could I! There are several different ones to choose from. This is the one we have. I love that it doesn't take batteries, it's quiet and it keeps their attention!
Isn't this the coolest kid chair ever! Made from 100% USA foam. The cover is washable while the inside has a child-proof zipper to hold the foam. There are tons of fabric choices and one to fit every size kid (or adult). We don't have this but it is on the list for this year!
My little guy loves this knife. It comes in a kit so you get to build it! It is a great way to teach outdoor kids about knife safety. My little guy wants to be just like Dad and his older brothers and now he can carry his own pocket knife and I don't have to worry about him loosing a finger!
Little girls love dolls and this one is super fun! The clothes come off and include buckles, snaps and a button for those little princesses to practice! I don't have any sweet little girls, but I bought this for a friends daughter and she seems to love it, and it's so cute!
All girls love jewelry and this monogram silver bracelet caught my eye some time ago. There are tons of different options with matching necklaces and pretty affordable, ideal for little girls and teenagers too!
I like bracelets, can you tell? I love the personalized charm and the muted tones of this bracelet. The handcrafted items on Etsy make great gifts and I love supporting small businesses!
Another cool bracelet from the same Etsy shop. I just don't think you can go wrong with jewelry for girls!
If your kids are into outdoor adventure and hunting and video games, this is pretty cool. Not for little ones but the older kids love it. There are several different varieties, like Big Game Hunts that are fun too.
Great portable speaker that runs on AAA batteries ideal for teenagers with iPods! I bought this for my teenage son and it worked really well for being so small.
Teen Girls Teen Boys
Electric toothbrush (I love the spin brushes) Electric toothbrush (I love the spin brushes)
Lip balm Pocket knife or multi-tool
Small jewelry like earrings ball cap (favorite sports team or camo)
i Tunes gift cards i Tunes gift cards
Hair accessories (Twist Bands are all the rage) Magic tricks
Soft, fuzzy socks Gloves
Perfume or body spray Cologne
Little Girls Little Boys
toothbrush kit toothbrush kit
stick on earrings (or regular earrings if they have pierced ears) toy cars or bouncy balls
hair accessories ball cap or sock hat
bubble bath & tub toys bubble bath & tub toys
fuzzy socks warm socks
crayons, washable markers small puzzles
Feel free to leave your favorite places to shop and gift ideas if have them!
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, I am NOT affiliated with any of the companies who make or sell the products. I love to find great gifts and am just sharing in hopes of helping make Christmas a little less stressful. I make no guarantees about the products. Please read the product descriptions and make sure they are an appropriate choice for the age of the child.