This year retailers are offering early deals and even if you’re not quite in the holiday spirit or ready to shop, my 2019 Holiday Gift Guides are here to help you keep an eye out for this year’s must haves! The end of the year often feels like it’s coming like a fast moving freight train so if you want to enjoy time with family and friends that are full of joy and minimal stress, I’m here to help you get a good handle on this year’s gift list.
For those of you who have been loyal blog readers for years, you know this is my 12th 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, loved ones, and the special people in our lives like teachers. My gift guides are designed to help you find the right gift that conveys the proper sentiment towards the recipient that is thoughtful yet within your budget
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 each and every year (thanks!) and I take my evaluation and recommendation of these products very seriously and without bias that could come from compensation.
My 2019 Holiday Gift Guides will include a gift guide for each age group so you can snag the best deals on gifts for kids before or during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Themed specialty gift guides will follow and you’ll want to keep a look out for my always-popular STEM Gifts for All Ages and Teacher Gifts as well as some new guides like an Outdoor Lovers Gift Guide, inspired by my own family’s love of active adventures outside that always get us to unplug in favor of digital wellbeing. There will also be a Dog Lovers Gift Guide in honor of our Yellow Lab, Oliver, and our new pup, Goldie- a Lab/Golden Retriever Mix.
Here’s the entire list of what you can look forward to this year and these links will go 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!
2019 Holiday Gift Guides
AGE APPROPRIATE GIFT GUIDES:
- Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2, ages 5-8)
- Tweens (ages 9-12)
- Teens (ages 13+)
SPECIALTY GIFT GUIDES:
- STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)
- Best Subscription Boxes
- Outdoor Adventures
- Gadget Lovers
- Frequent Fliers
- Gifts for Teachers (from the perspective of a former teacher, with input from current teachers)
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.
Looking for gift ideas now? Check out these favorite gift guides from past years:
- Top Tech Toys of the Year
- 9 Gifts that Make it Easy for Families to Give Back
- Gifts for Teachers (from my perspective as a teacher!)
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 specific 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 November 22 and do not have the bandwidth to return samples during this extremely busy time of the year.
Affiliate links are included in gift guide posts