It’s been a hard week and one where I’ve struggled to find the importance in my work especially when there seems like there are far more important things to do than write holiday gift guides. But here I am because for me, the holidays mean time with family, joy, and less stress and one way to stress less over the holidays is to have a good handle on your shopping list.
For those of you who have been reading the blog for years, you know this is my 9th year of providing age appropriate gift selections. My picks are ones that I’d love for my kids to receive or are gifts that I plan to give nieces, nephews, other family members, and loved ones. Over the years I’ve made it my mission to not accept paid placements or promise any brand that their product will be featured in my gift guides. If you happen to see a product that was part of a sponsored post earlier in the year, please know that I was not obligated to include it in my holiday gift guides but I deemed it absolutely worthy of a second mention! Curating top gift picks is something I keep doing because of your incredibly positive feedback year after year (thanks!) and I take my evaluation of these products and my recommendations very seriously and without bias that could come from compensation.
Over the next few days I will be publishing my series of age appropriate holiday gift guides so you can snag the best deals on gifts for kids on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Specialty gift guides will be back right after Thanksgiving.
Here’s what you can look forward to this year and these 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!
Age Appropriate Gift Guides:
- Toddlers and Preschoolers (ages 18 months-5 years)
- Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2 or ages 5-8)
- Tweens (grades 3-7 or ages 8-12)
- Teens (ages 13+)
Specialty Gift Guides:
- STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)
- Subscription Boxes for Kids, Teens, and Adults
- Gifts for Gadget Lovers
- Gifts for Teachers (written by me- a former teacher!)
Must-Read Gift Guides Compiled by Friends:
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 and stress-free 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 all gift guides wrapped up by December 9 and do not have the bandwidth to return samples during this extremely busy time of the year. Affiliate links are included in my gift guides.