11 Gifts Your Gamers Will Love that Won’t Bust Your Budget

Gifts for Gamers

With Valentine’s Day approaching and Easter coming up fast on its heels, I’ve been on the hunt for great gifts for gamers for my son. We don’t go all crazy with gifts on either holiday, but I do still like to get him a little something. These 7 gifts for gamers all cost under $25, so they won’t break your budget. They’re perfect for all the upcoming holidays, birthday gifts for your favorite gamer or just as a surprise for a great report card. 5 Favorite Gifts for Gamers That Cost $25 or less Affiliate & referral links included below. Products received in […] Read more »

Clever Ways to Personalize Last-Minute Christmas Gift Cards

personalized last minute gift card ideas

Oh, my darlings, we are down to the very last minute for holiday shopping here. We’ve reached critical mass, where the malls are insanely crowded and we start thinking “a gift card will have to do.” Have to do? What kind of Christmas spirit attitude is that? You can give a gift card with meaning, or in a meaningful way, without venturing further than your local grocery store or drug store. Let’s check out some great last-minute gift card ideas that totally rock, shall we?   Last-Minute Gift Card Ideas that Rock Contrary to some belief, gift cards are NOT bad, thoughtless […] Read more »

Epic Holiday Gift Ideas for Star Wars Fans + Giveaway

Now that the Force has awoken, let it inspire your holiday shopping with these great gift ideas for Star Wars fans! These ideas are perfect for all ages!

Today’s holiday post is all about gift ideas for Star Wars fans! With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this holiday season has Star Wars appearing pretty much everywhere! I’ve seen it on everything from stockings and tree skirts to Nerf guns to candy. I think every single store has something Star Wars-related in it! Pretty smart move! Even kids who kind of got out of the Star Wars phase- like Jake- are diving right back into it. Gift Ideas for Star Wars Fans While every store has at least a few Star Wars gifts, turns out AllPosters.com […] Read more »

Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers

These holiday gift ideas for toddlers & preschoolers are fun and educational. Plus there's something for every budget!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had to think of holiday gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers! With Jake practically in middle school, he’s all about the electronics and big kid toys. Now that my niece is turning two (on Christmas Day!), I’m having fun checking out cool toys and gifts for little ones again! Emily has also reviewed some pretty cool gift ideas for little ones over the last few months, so I wanted to take a moment to remind you of those as well. Check out my favorite holiday presents for your tots!   Gift Ideas for […] Read more »

11 Stellar Holiday Gift Ideas for Hard-to-Buy-For Tweens

Holiday gift ideas for tweens

Today’s holiday gift ideas post focuses on the most challenging age group of all: the tween! Ah, the tween. The magical, wonderful tween. Gotta love that age group, right? Jacob is now officially a tween boy, which makes him pretty much impossible to shop for! Jake is getting one really awesome present this year and understands he won’t have a mountain of gifts. Still, I want to give him a few others to open! Below are some great tween gift ideas for both boys and girls, in all budget ranges. Some I’ve received for review recently, others I’ve gotten throughout the […] Read more »

7 Refreshingly Imaginative Holiday Gift Ideas for Her (for Every Budget!)

Holiday gift ideas for her

Let the holiday countdown madness begin! Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite original holiday gift ideas for her: the moms, grandmothers, aunts and other special women in your life that are on your list. I am having SUCH a hard time coming up with gift ideas for my mom this year! Last year, I got her a Kindle. How am I going to top that? I’m looking for something original, something beyond the usual pajamas and sweaters that I get. I’ve reviewed a few great things, come across some others that I think fit the bill. I included ideas for […] Read more »

Indoor Winter Fun with Lakeshore Arts and Crafts Supply Center

Arts and Crafts Supply Center

Do you have a little crafter in your home? My daughter sees glitter and glue and her head spins. I can’t seem to keep enough craft materials on hand, as she uses them faster than I can replenish our supply. Of course it gets a little messy sometimes, but it’s a great way to keep her busy and off the electronics. Especially now that the rainy season is in full force, I know I need to be ready for those days when the cold and rain will keep us indoors. Indoor Fun with Arts and Crafts Supply Center Violet and […] Read more »

Take a Break from Holiday Madness to Travel Through Time with the Minions!

Minions dvd

The Minions movie is releasing on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD on Tuesday, December 8th, just in time for the holiday season. Jake and I missed out on seeing it in theaters, so we’ve been anxiously awaiting the DVD release. We were super happy when we got the Minions Blu-ray/DVD/DIGITAL HD Combo ahead of time for review! Jake is still bragging about it to his friends.  We’re totally mad for Minions!   Both Jacob and I succumbed to Minion madness long ago, back when the Despicable Me first came out. I still remember the first preview, with the Minions standing there […] Read more »