Welcome to my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
Below, you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list, from moms and dads to tots and teens! There’s even a section for pet gift ideas!
This is just the beginning, so some sections are still “Coming Soon”! They’ll be ready by Black Friday. I wanted to get it up asap so you can get started on your shopping. I will be adding new gift ideas every week throughout the season, so be sure to bookmark this page and come back!
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Gift Ideas for Adults
Looking for the best gifts for her? How about the perfect present for dad? Either way, I’ve got you covered below!
Deadbolt Mystery Society
The Deadbolt Mystery Society is a monthly subscription box filled with puzzles, evidence, and everything else you need to solve the mystery. Each box is a standalone mystery, so you can get just one or a whole year’s worth! Use Promo Code: HOLIDAY15 for 15% OFF Storewide *Box bundles not included
Village Rock Shop
Village Rock Shop makes these gorgeous bundles filled with crystals, gemstone jewelry, and amazing candles! I have the set pictured here, and I love every last bit of it. They’re INCREDIBLY affordable, too! Sets start at right around $20. Check out her guest piece on the meanings behind each stone here!
These super neat water bottles Gemstone Well are another beautiful way to incorporate crystals into your everyday life! The gems in the base vibrationally charge your water without ever actually touching it. You can easily swap out the crystals, thanks to the patented design. It’s a gift that’s both practical and inspiring!
Since we’re on a roll with earthy gift ideas, check out this beautiful Himalayan Salt Warmer from my friend’s Scentsy shop! It’s actually genuine, hand-carved piece of rock salt straight from the Himalayas, and works with all your favorite Scentsy tarts!
Girlfriend Box Jewelry Gift Box
Girlfriend Box is a first-of-its-kind woman-owned jewelry subscription service created Arianny Celeste. Each box features a stunning selection of designer style jewelry for that someone special. Choose the occasion and answer a few questions about your recipient, and they’ll take care of the rest! Order by 12/11 to guarantee Christmas delivery. They are currently are offering one box free for the 5 special occasions pack (no code required).
I originally shared this in my 2018 gift guide, but only needed to use it just recently. Let me tell you, this is a major LIFESAVER! I think every single home in the world needs one, but especially if you’re a one-car household. Once charged (with USB), it jumps your car in like 30 seconds flat. It’s AMAZING!
Lamonique Cosmetics Luxe Brush Set
Along with an amazing line of affordable cruelty-free mineral makeup that’s completely devoid of nasty chemicals, Lamonique Cosmetics also sells these fabulous hypoallergenic makeup brushes made from synthetic fibers (so they’re cruelty-free as well). They come in purple and clear, and they’re perfect for anyone who loves to wear makeup!
CBD oil may sound like an odd gift idea, but for people like me who rely on it for anxiety, pain relief and more, it’s one of the best things you can buy. Crescent Canna offers up some truly outstanding oils in delightful flavors! I’ll do an in-depth review of them soon for you, but for now, I highly recommend their strawberry tincture!
Gift Ideas for Kids
I’m combining “Little Kids” and “Older Kids” this year, so use your judgement (and common sense). This section is a work in progress. It’ll be finished by Black Friday, though.
Need a game with great replay value to keep the whole family occupied while we’re all stuck indoors? Grab Spot It, the classic game of “who can find it faster?” It’s perfect for ages 6+, but even younger kids can play along with help.
Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America
Real life pandemics? Not fun at all. Pandemic: Hot Zone, however, is a blast! It’s a cooperative game- meaning your family works together to beat the bugs and find the cures (there are three different viruses, so the game has great replay value). It’s appropriate for ages 8+, and for 2-4 players.
Unicorn Dream Box
Unicorn Dream Box is a monthly subscription box full of magic and pixie dust! Depending on the size that you choose (there are three options), your unicorn-loving recipient will get 3-9 fun surprises each month!
I know it’s not a new game, but it’s still a great gift that the whole family can enjoy. Plus, now you can play it with Alexa! Ticket to Ride explores 20th century America’s industrial expansion, discovery, and growth. Build railways to explore new frontiers and become the ultimate explorer.
Encourage kids of all ages to look to the stars with this beautiful illustrated journal. Along with space for jotting down their own notes, they’ll find intriguing astronomy facts, mythology stories, and tips for identifying constellations. It even includes a list of reputable websites to help budding astronomers learn more. Check out more great ideas from Usborne here!
Educational Insights Artie 3000
Artie 3000 is a fantastic little coding robot for kids that lets them design the code, and then Artie draws the lines. He comes with preprogrammed designs, so beginners can start coding right away. No internet connection required, as he actually has his own built-in Wi-Fi server,
Gift Ideas for Teens
COMING SOON- For now, enjoy my top 4 picks from last year.
Crunchyroll Premium Gift Subscription
My son is a huge anime & manga fan, so we’ve had a premium membership to Crunchyroll for a while now. They have a massive selection of shows, including many that aren’t available on any of the other major streaming platforms. Plus, many shows are simulcast within about an hour of broadcast in Japan. The affordable premium membership gets your teen access to the entire library of ad-free HD anime as well as their manga collection. If you have anime-loving teens, Crunchyroll is pretty much an essential.
Crunchyroll also has its own store loaded with everything anime & gaming fans could ever possibly want, including plenty of exclusive merch, like the “One Piece” Hoody above. The Crunchyroll Loves collections are available only at the Crunchyroll Store and will not be restocked once items are sold out, so head over there now and snag your favorite merch. Bonus, if you are a premium member, you’ll score a 10% discount on regularly priced items.
Unstable Unicorns Base Game
One of Kickstarter’s top 50 most backed projects, Unstable Unicorns is a fun strategic game in which you build a unicorn Army and betray your friends…in a totally good way. The first player to collect 7 unicorns in their army wins. With plenty of cards designed to let your frenemies stop you from advancing, it’s not as easy as it sounds! It’s designed for 2-8 players and is ideal for ages 14+.
LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle 21313 Building Kit
Is this not the coolest LEGO kit for teens ever? The advanced fan-created set includes 962 bricks and an instruction booklet with details about the creator. It features a buildable cork and wax seal element, the ship complete with captain’s quarters, and a display stand with a nameplate and “compass.”
Gift Ideas for Pets- COMING SOON
Check out some of my favorite gift ideas for pets as well as those of us who love them!
K9 Planet Adventure Box
This fun new subscription box for dogs includes two super high-quality toys and two bags of treats, along with a little surprise for humans. What sets it apart from other pet boxes is the theme. Each month, the toys and treats represent a different part of the world, making it as educational for humans as it is fun for dogs. It’s a great idea if you’re looking for a gift to help your kids bond with your dog!
TruDog is best known for their human-grade raw diet dog food, but they also make some pretty exceptional treats! This gift set includes 5 bags of real meat goodies, like bacon rolls, beef liver and more. They’re made with USA sourced and harvested meats and only the ingredients necessary. In other words, no fake junk or fillers!
Hostess, Secret Santa, and Gift Stash Ideas
Plush Signature Robe from Plush Necessities
From grandparents & aunts to coworkers to babysitters, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love this oh-so-cozy plush microfiber robe. It is literally one of the softest things I’ve ever felt. I keep my house cool in the winter to save on energy costs. I almost can’t wait for it to get super cold so I can wrap myself up in my new Plush robe! It’s positively glorious!
Plush Signature Slippers from Plush Necessities
Like the robe, the Plush Signature Slippers are made with superfine microfiber plush. They make a great add-on to the robe or a perfect gift on their own. They’re so warm and fuzzy, my son has barely taken them off! We swapped, he likes the terry robe (above in the adults section) but plush slippers, and I like vice-versa, so it worked out great!
Whether you’re shopping for a novice cook (like me) or an expert chef, Bazodee gift sets are fabulous. The Caribbean-inspired line of sauces are natural, vegan, gluten and preservative free. Plus, they come from a woman-owned business!
There’s peanut butter, then there’s B.Nutty! This stuff is SO good that I’ve been eating it by the spoonful. The gift set comes with a dozen of their most popular flavors. My favorites are Sugar Cookie and Irresistible Pretzel. The Blissful Blueberry is also shockingly good considering I never would have thought to combine those flavors. Do yourself a favor and buy a second gift set just for yourself. You won’t regret it!