Every year since 2008, I’ve evaluated tons of products for my age appropriate gift guides and specialty guides but I only recommend the items I’d love to give as gifts, receive myself, or know that my kids would be thrilled to gifted with this holiday season. Every year there are tons of new products that vie for our attention as we look to purchase items for friends and loved ones but I’ve made it my job to only recommend the best.
For the past eight years my holiday gift guides have always been a labor of love. I refuse to accept sponsorship and paid placement for mentions in my guides despite the offers. While I may have been provided with a product for testing purposes or compensated for a paid review of an item earlier this year, I have made it my mission to not accept paid placements or promise any brand that their product will be featured in my gift guides. Curating top gift picks is something I keep doing because of your incredibly positive feedback year after year (thank you!) and I take my evaluation of these products and my recommendations very seriously and without bias that could come from compensation.
Since I know how important it is to find the best gifts for the best prices, my goal is to get my gift guides published as early as possible. I want you to take advantage of the holiday deals that are out there while earning bragging rights for having your shopping done early.
This year my age appropriate gift guides are back along with specialty guides. There will be gift recommendations for the all age groups as well as moms, dads, frequent fliers, gadget lovers, teachers, and gifts that give back.
Links will be live as the guides are published so be sure to bookmark or pin this post to come back to it as you do your holiday shopping since I’ll be updating it often!
Gift Guides for All Ages:
- Toddlers (ages 1-3)
- Preschoolers (ages 3-5)
- Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2 or ages 5-8)
- Tweens (ages 8-12)
- Teens (ages 13+)
Specialty Gift Guides:
- STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)
- Frequent Fliers
- Gifts for Moms
- Gifts for Dads
- 27 Gifts Teachers Love
- Purchase with a Purpose: Gifts that Give Back
- Global Citizens (kids who care about others and want to change the world they live in by taking action about causes they believe in)
It’s an ambitious list, I know and honestly, it’s something that I’m working on all year long!
Bookmark or pin this post and then come back to it as you do your holiday shopping since I’ll be updating it with links to each guide as they go live.
I hope you enjoy this year’s picks and wish you happy holiday shopping!
Note to PR: The period for accepting items for age range gift guides has ended but I am happy to accept items for review to consider for specialty guides. Please be specific about the products you’d like me to consider reviewing in your pitch and thanks for understanding I’m on a short deadline to get most gift guides wrapped up before Thanksgiving and do not have the bandwidth to return samples during this extremely busy time of the year.