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Mom’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014 #3cgdaily

A Holiday Gift Guide for the trendiest toys this Holiday Season. Plus affordable gifts for teens and a few Mommy Must Haves that are perfect for your morning routine. Shop the best gifts that have been hand selected and personally tested by my children and I. I’ve had so much fun researching these products that it was so hard to pick my top favorites but I did!

1. Razor Crazy Cartfeatures a drive system that allows it to drive forward, reverse, sideways, diagonally and everything in between. www.razor.com

2. Chatster Gabby Doll – Stay interactive with Gabby by downloading the free Chatsters app to find more of Gabby’s favorite songs, unlock new activities and even receive texts and phone calls from Gabby! www.chatsters.com

3. Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain – This 2-in-1 Cake Mountain playset lets you make amazing pretend layer cakes with the cake press.  Make sure to rack up on additional playdoh because your children will love creating cakes! www.hasbro.com

4. MIP RobotThe 1st balancing commercial robot equipped with GestureSense™ technology, bluetooth capability and unrivalled speed and fun! Perfect for Dad’s who still love to play.  www.wowwee.com

5. Nerf Rebelle Bow Blaster – Heartbreaker Bow blaster has real bow action; Blaster fires arrows up to 85 feet; Includes 3 message darts and a decoder to reveal secret messages. Great to keep the kids outdoors and active.  www.hasbro.com

6. The Air huntress Fire-Tek Bow – The Air huntress Fire-Tek Bow is the ultimate foam bow and arrows with blazing light up power! Fire Up the Zonic Blaze whistling arrows. Hook the arrows in the fast load loops then ready, aim, fire! I’m a pro at this and had to remind myself to share. So much fun for boys and girls!  www.firetek.com

7. Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car Ever wonder what it would be like if cars could fly? Now kids can live that thrill and see a Hot Wheels RC take to the skies with the Street Hawk. Although this is for kids my teens and their Dad had way too much fun with this.  www.hotwheels.com

8. The Boodle Box – A subscription box for girls and teens full of adorable accessories and beauty products that are both fabulous and age appropriate! Great way for grandparents to send monthly surprises to their grandkids! I love this! www.theboodlebox.com

9. Crayola Widescreen Light Designer – Surface lights make the marker inks glow! Two see-through drawing surfaces let kids create exciting 3-D effects or surprise animations by showing only one light at a time. I still think Mom’s can get more out of this by writing sweet notes for kids.  http://www.crayola.com

10. DohVinci Anywhere – This complete art set has an easel, four Deco Pop tubes and a DohVinci Styler you can use to decorate the three art boards and the two blank design boards. Great gift to keep the little ones busy.  http://www.hasbro.com

1. Keurig® 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System – This model still has the water filtration system to make each cup even more delicious and that signature Keurig brewing technology that delivers a premium beverage every time. The Keurig 2.0 has a timer for your morning carafe. Yes, I said carafe. Perfect for Mom’s on the go!  www.keurig.com

2. Michael Kors Boots – You can never go wrong with knee high boots, especially by Michael Kors. Never outdated and always trendy, these are sure to be a hit this holiday season. Easy to transform from day to night! Knee high boots go great with leggings, denim and even dresses.  www.michaelkors.com

3. The Third Piece – is a Boston-based fashion brand that specializes in hand-knit accessories made in America. “The New Yorker” is a luxurious oversized hand-knit wrap scarf that turns any outfit into an instant conversation piece. Wrap yourself up in this scarf like a blanket on those cold winter days for an effortlessly chic and functional look. www.thethirdpiece.com

4. The North Face Etip Gloves – They allow you to be able to work your phone, mp3 player or laptop mousepad without having to remove your gloves. When you need functionality and warmth during your next cold weather excursion, the Etip gloves are sure to do the trick.  www.thenorthface.com

5. Samsung Gear – Now you can receive Quick Glance notifications, such as texts, emails and phone calls, all on your wrist. Another Mommy must have for Mom’s on the go! www.samsung.com

6. Michael Kors – Black Miranda Structured Quilted Side Panel Tote in Black. I can’t stress how much these oversized tote bags are a life saver when I’m commuting around NYC. I love a bag that can store all my daily needs for myself and children. http://www.michaelkors.com

7.  Tory Burch Fitbit –  is a stylish, sensible collection of Flex accessories that are perfect for everyday work, workouts and beyond. I have noticed how much more active I’m becoming trying to reach my daily goals. From daily steps, miles, calories burned, active minutes to a sleep log. I’m obsessed with tracking my day! www.fitbit.com

More of my favorites include:

1.  Pajamagram’s

Sleepwear delivered in beautiful keepsake gift packaging. Find unique gift ideas and send pajamas to women, men, girls, boys, infants and toddlers. Did I mention you can get pajama’s for the entire family, including pets! www.pajamagram.com

2. Covergirl Makeup

Great stocking stuffers for Mom’s and teens. You can never go wrong with makeup! especially a great lipstick, lip gloss and nail polish. This is one request I get every year from my teen.  www.covergirl.com

3. Anna de Codorníu – This year Anna de Codorníu celebrates its first full holiday season with a stylish new packaging design, conveniently available to wine lovers nationally! http://www.codorniu.com

4. The Estancia Wine-Infused Bakery Box The box contains one dozen bars – six Estancia Chardonnay White Chocolate Caramel Bars and six Estancia Pinot Noir Bakery Bars – making it the ideal hostess gift, holiday treat, or anytime indulgence. http://www.SilverlandBakery.com

5. TelefloraWho doesn’t love a surprise bouquet of roses during the holidays! Another great gift to receive or send. Order your fresh flowers online, choose beautiful arrangements, and get same-day delivery from neighborhood florists.  http://www.teleflora.com

I love Etsy! There’s no denying that I love handmade jewelry, oils, crystals and candles. Not only is Etsy a great place to find to one-of-a-kind creations but you can find almost anything for everyone in your family. For him, her, teens and even grandparents! Here are my 5 favorite sellers that I’m sure you’ll enjoy too.

1. Emmy Eff Designs. I know I drive Emily crazy with my custom orders, but she just knows exactly what I love! ( Gifts for Her) https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmmyEffDesigns

2. Wingostarjewelry (Gifts for Her) https://www.etsy.com/shop/WingostarrJewelry

3. Bethkaya (Gifts for Her, Him and Kids) https://www.etsy.com/shop/BethKaya

4. Aandlengraving (Gifts for Him) https://www.etsy.com/shop/aandlengraving

5. Fat Cat Leather (Gifts for Him) https://www.etsy.com/shop/FatCatLeather

And if you’re still stuck on which items to get for friends and family, remember gift cards, museum memberships and sites like groupon and living social are great for last minute gifts. Happy Shopping!

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