Holiday Gift Guide 2017 + Giveaway!

We’re excited to bring you our annual holiday gift guide – thoughtfully curated for the kid or girl + guy in your life.  From science and STEM toys to electronic toys and gifts for adults too – we’ve tested a bunch of items to help make gift giving a breeze.  Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to enter to win a $100 American Express gift card to shop for someone special on your list. Happy gifting!

Kids-Holiday-gift-guide-2017-giveawayWorkman Publishing Calendars will help kids stay on top of their days.  We adore the positive images and messages in the Strong Is the New Pretty Wall Calendar for 2018 – reminding her that she’s awesome every single day.

National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit will fascinate kids ages ten and up while teaching them how to test and identify minerals with their very own collection of real specimens.  So much more than just a crystal growing kit, kids will learn about the chemistry of growing crystals and the geologic science behind rock formation and more.

Chippies by WowWee are super fun interactive, playful robotic puppies that will interact with your child and even show off tricks! Available in four different colors, these are perfect gifts for kids ages 5 and up hoping for a puppy this holiday season. Chippies will bark, sniff, blow puppy kisses and even sneeze.

Smooshy Mushy soft, squishy collectible toys continue to be all the rage with kids who love the cute designs and pleasingly tactile, ultra-soft material designed to be squished and mushed over and over again.  You can’t go wrong with any of the adorable collectibles from this line.

Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Hair Care will come in handy as a stocking stuffer – especially as those lice infestation notices continue to go home in kids’ backpacks! Let kids take ownership of their prevention efforts with their very own hair care line free of harmful chemicals. You’ll thank me later for this one.

National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes will entertain the entire family and give everyone the chance to learn about the natural wonder of crystals and how hollow rocks are formed by volcanic eruptions.  Grab this gift for kids ages eight and up.

Playbrites are a fun way to add magic to a little kid’s room with a super cool light show packed inside an adorable animal design. These as-seen-on-TV gifts are also great for kiddos who are afraid of the dark.

Stikbots are cool, imaginative gifts that will get kiddos into creating their own stop-motion videos and more. With Stikbot pets, studios and figures – the creative possibilities are endless.

2017-Holiday-Gift-Guide-Marino-BambinosA LINHART subscription box will bring the gift of a healthy smile with custom oral care products scientifically formulated by two top NYC dentists.  Have the girl or guy in your life unwrap the dentist developed line of products that the beauty editors are raving about, with the ease of recurring shipments straight to your loved one’s door.

Nerium International’s exclusive line of age-defying skincare and wellness products with patented ingredients will help the special person in your life look and feel their best in 2018 and beyond. With anti-aging fighters that actually work – you’ll see and feel the difference in your skin and body.

Helen Ficalora charms will delight the special lady in your life with lovely options to commemorate the birth of a child, a special pet, a favorite season and so much more.  Their pave diamond disks with my kids’ initials never leave my neck, and I’d be delighted to someday add more to my collection (wink, wink, husband).

Wolverine may be best known for their durable, comfortable, and stylish work boots, but this season they’ve brought their excellent craftsmanship to a limited edition Lodge Moc Slipper.  He’ll love the coziness of this shearling lined, hand sewn double whipstitched, mocassin detailed slipper with fully cushioned insoles handcrafted in Maine.

HİÇ Turkish Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a thoughtful holiday gift for the chef in your life.  Hiç presses olives exclusively from one source, the Hiç Farmland Estate, where only the most healthy, hearty and purest olives are grown to create nature’s miracle – the highest quality olive oil.  Hiç olives are 100% natural and free of additives and preservatives.

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  1. ColleenMarie says

    I think my kids would like the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit

  2. Noelle Carroll says

    really helpful guide! some ideas I haven’t seen before for christmas, I think my kids would love the National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes ! Actually I would like to do that too, that looks like a lot of fun!

  3. My son would love the Crystals kit, he is really interested in rocks and minerals

  4. Colleen Boudreau says

    Really great gift guides!

  5. Great ideas — I’m still shopping for the kids!

  6. Kerry Simpson says

    Awesome gifts!

  7. Thanks for all the great ideas! I need help with shopping!!

  8. These are the perfect gifts especially the ones for the kids

  9. These look like awesome gifts for the kids for Christmas.

  10. I love your Kids Gift Guide! It’s spot on to most of the items on my children’s lists!

  11. Jennifer Callahan says

    Great ideas for gifts!

  12. I like the playbrites and the smooshy mushies

  13. I think my daughter would love the National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes!

  14. Janice Dean says

    Thanks for all the great gift ideas!

  15. I love the reviews since the grandchildren live far away

  16. Pamela Grogan says

    I love the necklace with charms

  17. My grandson Jackson would love Playbrites

  18. My grandkids would love the National Geographic Crystals, rocks and minerals set. I could really use the gift card for them this Christmas! Thanks!

  19. I would love to try some Nerium products! I could pamper my skin!

  20. Jenny Barber says

    Thank you for this gift guide! Very helpful and i love how much detail you included with each product! Thank you!

  21. I have 2 kids still on my list, and love all the gift ideas.

  22. Donna Evans says

    Great reviews, helps a little for my grandchildren.

  23. Robert Hogan says

    Playbrites is a nice idea that both myself and my kids would enjoy

  24. Great educational products. Love National Geographic!

  25. Michelle Starr says

    I love the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit! My 3three Nieces would love that kit!. I really think I will buy that for them this weekend!

  26. I like a lot of the ideas!

  27. Lisa Chesnut says

    Great gift guide, I know my boys would love the science kits

  28. Teresa Shaffer says

    Great gift ideas!!

  29. The Wolverine Slippers look amazing. They look so soft, yet durable. A great gift for my husband.

  30. natasha lamoreux says

    I really love the Helen Ficalora charms! Great selection of gift ideas.

  31. W love the geodes. We buy them whenever we find them

  32. Iris McMahan says

    Great ideas.

  33. Those are great ideas.

  34. Nice list of gifts. Some I had not thought of. I am thinking about buying the National Geographic. Learning gifts are awesome!

  35. Ashley Patton says

    These are all really great gift ideas! A lot of them I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. Thanks!

  36. Courtney H. says

    Nice! Love everything in the guide!

  37. I love educational gifts for children.

  38. kathy Persons says

    I love the4 Helen Ficalora charms

  39. Jennifer bolden says

    The fairytale spray really works! We had no lice after using that and keeping the girls hair in pony tails.

  40. Men are definitely the hardest to shop for, in my opinion! But I like the look and the idea of those nice slippers!

  41. Tiffany Banks says

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  42. great gift ideas. mainly i need a gift for my nephew and been stumped what to buy. this sounds pretty cool

  43. kimberly harrison says

    thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Beth shepherd says

    I love the great gift ideas. Thank u for the chance

  45. Chippies by WowWee will be enjoy by the young and old. This is a gift the whole family could enjoy

  46. Peggy Johnson says

    Great ideas. Science kits are always fun to give and get.

  47. Jeremy McLaughlin says

    These are great ideas .

  48. Lindsay sloan says

    I love these ideas- I have a 6 year old niece and I’m having a hard time!

  49. Cool! You have great eyebrows.

  50. Laurie Lichtenstein says

    My grandsons would love the crystals, rocks and minerals kit

  51. Deborah Ragno says

    I considered both of those National Geographic sets for one of my grandsons. Heck, I wouldn’t mind having the crystal growing set myself, one of my favorite things to do as a kid.

  52. So many great ideas! Thanks!

  53. My son would like the National Geographic kit.

  54. I love Wolverine and National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes ideas, thank you!

  55. Cute gifts! Who wouldn’t like them?!

  56. Nicole Acuna says

    I love the reviews! Happy holidays!

  57. Some really nice gift ideas, I especially like the National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes it’s interactive and also really pretty too.

  58. Cheryl Burns says

    I think the kids would love science gift

  59. Jen Rodrigues says

    Thank you for the chance to win this. This would be a great blessing. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!!

  60. Really fantastic gift ideas!

  61. Thank you for this great guide and giveaway!

  62. Always see some great ideas for gifts on blogs.

  63. Jeanne Simon says

    National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes would be perfect for the Grandchildren.

  64. Nancy Bowers says

    Crystal rocks and minerals…great gift idea.

  65. You gave me some very good ideas for shopping. I’ll be shopping this weekend, Thank you!

  66. shannon fowler says

    These are some amazing ideas! I really love the Helen Ficalora charms. I didn’t even think of those, and they would be amazing gifts!

  67. Maddie Allen says

    I used to get geodes in my stockings similar to the National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes! This cute idea makes me nostalgic

  68. thank you

  69. Great gifts ideas. Thank you for the giveaway!

  70. I love the idea of the Helen Ficalora charms. Seems like something I would like!

  71. WowWee seems to have some of the “hot” toys this year for kids! I think my great niece and great nephew would love the Chippies in any color 🙂

  72. Elizabeth Berlovan says

    Great gift ideas!

  73. Seyma Shabbir says

    I love Turkish Olive Oils! They have so much flavor. I hope to try the Hic Brand! Hic means “nothing” in Turkish! LOL

  74. Patti Kustec says

    Smooshy Mushy sounds fun. ♡

  75. Tamra Gibson says

    How nice tto see gifts like this. I get all the new technology and everything but I want my kids to have hands on learning experiences that teach much more than the internet

  76. krystal wethington says

    I love that they have gifts for both men and women.

  77. Stephanie V. says

    Nerium International’s products look lovely and perfect for me.

  78. its always nice to have a great gift guide. There always ends up being one person that you have no clue what to buy them.

  79. Julie mcvollum says

    This is an awesome opportunity for all kids. Thank you for the amazing opportunity and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  80. Donna Kellogg says

    Thanks for the gift ideas. And Thanks for the terrific giveaway and the chance to win Merry Christmas.

  81. Turkish Extra Virgin Olive Oil is my favorite on your gift guide.

  82. Wendy McBride says

    I love all the Holiday gift ideas,….especially the Crystals,Rocks, and Minerals and all the learning gifts for my Granddaughters….yep all girls. 5 Granddaughters. The Men and Women gift guide has some great ideas too. American Express Gift card would be really helpful since I am between jobs and helping my daughter care for her newborn baby.

  83. The Lodge moc slippers sound cozy.

  84. ooo this gave me some gift ideas

  85. Thanks for the gift guide and a chance to win!

  86. Nice Special gifts here!

  87. I like both of the National Geographic Sets.

  88. Jennifer Wright says

    I really like the Playbrites. My kid would love it.

  89. Interesting gift ideas, happy holidays!

  90. I concur on all the great gift ideas.

  91. My grandsons & GREAT nephews would love the crystal rocks and minerals so they could make me some beautiful Gems.

  92. Alison Matalanis says

    My kids would love Chippies by WowWee. So fun!

  93. Selene Montgomery says

    You have some great, and unique, gift ideas.

  94. Ashley Taylor says

    Thanks for the great gift guide!

  95. Lauren Bassart says

    The National Geographic Geodes look like something even adults would love.

  96. The crystal kit is fascinating! I know my children would like that!

  97. Christa Bengtsson says

    My Boys would love the rock mineral. They love rocks and science so it will be perfect 🙂

  98. Jennifer Rote says

    Great guides. The wolverine Lodge Moc Slipper would be a huge hit.

  99. The Chippies by WowWee is darling and something any child would love.

  100. Thanks for the guide!

  101. My daughter would love the playbrites or the robot puppies! So cute and such original gifts!

  102. I love the Helen Ficalora charms.

  103. I love your gift guide! It really is a fun one and I like the Playbrites and the Helen Ficalora charms.

  104. My son would love the crystals and stick bots.These are great gift ideas.

  105. Christina Sparks says

    When I was a kid I would of loved the Crystal, and rocks, and mineral gift.

  106. Kimberly Owens says

    Your site has given me some amazing ideas for gift. Thanks!

  107. Jeanne Coulombe says

    Great gift ideas my grandson would love the gem rocks thanks for a chance to help with my shopping .


  109. Julie Smith says

    I love the Playbrites – I think my grandson would love this. Thanks for the idea!

  110. Jessica Miller says

    Thanks for sharing a great list. I like the Helen Ficalora charms!

  111. Kelly Kimmell says

    These are all wonderful gift ideas! My daughter would like the crystals set.

  112. Love the national geographic kits you included.

  113. That National Geographic Science Kit would make a good gift for a kid I know.

  114. Jackie Ennett says

    Great ideas. Thanks so much!

  115. Julie Gibson says

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  116. The Wolverine Moc slipper sound great. I love the Wolverine brand. I think these would be great for my Dad.

  117. Jonathan Sumner says

    Love the educational toys!

  118. Fredrick Pauly says

    My kids would like it.

  119. National Geographic Science Kit is the perfect gift for my child

  120. Yvonne Delgado says

    The National Geographic Geodes are great gifts for kids. My kids have enjoyed breaking them open and seeing whats inside. Its learning, but in a few way.

  121. Thanks for the great gift guides. My boys would love the National Geographic set, they really enjoy the books they have for kids too.

  122. Very educational for kids of every age!

  123. My son asked for something similar to the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit he wants to learn about rocks

  124. My mom would love to get my nephew the rocks and minerals kit! She would love to introduce him to rocks and minerals!!!! Heck, my husband would love the geode kit. Thanks for the chance!!!

  125. Dawn Kaestner says

    The Crystals Kit–in fact, my husband and I may have more fun doing this than my son!

  126. This is a great list. One of my favorite ideas is the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  127. Velder Dixon says

    Love to win.Fingers crossed

  128. I saw the Stikbots at Michael’s the other day – what a fun idea! I’d pick one up as a gift if I had a kid.

  129. GENA VIGGIANI says


  130. My kids would love the Crystals and minerals

  131. I picked up the Stikbots for my son for Christmas! This looks so cool!

  132. Linda Szymoniak says

    I’ve been finding so many great gift ideas on various gift guides. I see several here I need to check out further.

  133. Vicki Bonagofski says

    Lots of great ideas, like the rocks & crystals.

  134. Cool Stuff for Kids!

  135. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Great ideas! The charm necklace might be perfect for my teen grand-daughter

  136. I like these gift guides. The Chippies by WowWee is on my daughters wish list this year.

  137. Barbara Montag says

    These are all great gift ideas.
    I especially like the Playbrites for the grand kids.
    thank you

  138. These are awesome ideas! I love that you shared the geodes. I forgot those exist and was brought back to fun childhood memories of cracking those bad boys open. Definitely getting them for my niece and nephews! 😀

  139. Many interesting ideas for Christmas gifts, fun too!

  140. Onyinye Elochukwu says

    They’re all perfect especially the necklace.

  141. My granddaughter would love the Crystals Kit.

  142. Wonderful gift ideas! Thank you for hosting the giveaway! That’s perfect for the holidays! 🙂

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  143. Jessica Padilla says

    This is a very helpful list. I like the educational toys for kids.

  144. The geodes are pretty cool, they fascinated me as a kid. One of my littles collects rocks so she would love that.

  145. thankfully i’m mostly done shopping but this would help cover the last bit, thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!

  146. Adriana Gonzalez says

    I love the Helen Ficalora charms.

  147. Great gift guide ideas.

  148. Great gift guide. I still have a few more gifts to get.

  149. Angelica Dimeo says

    Thanks for these unique ideas I have never heard of most of the stuff on this list.

  150. Alexandra Y says

    Thanks for the gift ideas.

  151. We had something similar to the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit when I was a child. It was a rock tumbler & we had many hours of fun playing with it.

  152. Christine Labelle says

    I love gift guides. I have such a hard time as my kitchen as are getting older. They ask for things, but I like to throw a surprise in the mix.

  153. Love your lists-great ideas for Christmas

  154. heather kaufman says

    My kids love geodes, that would be a great gift.

  155. Barbara Lowe says

    Most unique, Hope I win.

  156. really great gift guide

  157. thank for all the great gift guild ideas. helps a lot

  158. jennifer sparks says

    Totally love the rocks and crystals kit. I’ve always loved rocks, and this is perfect to share that love with my nieces and nephews.

  159. I didn’t know Wolverine made slippers! On my way to get my son a great gift!

  160. shelly peterson says

    Love the gift ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  161. Cheryl Montgomery says

    I love the gift guide

  162. Rita Leonard says

    great gift ideas. I would love to give Nerium International’s exclusive line of age-defying skincare to my daughter

  163. alisha eiler says

    some very good ideas

  164. The Helen Ficalora charms would be a great gift to give my mom.

  165. Kayte CookWatts says

    I have actually finished my toy shopping but smooshy mushy has me teetering on grabbing one. Those are adorable.

  166. These are great gift ideas for kids of any age. My science loving kids would love those crystals

  167. KellieRose Wilson says

    Wonderful gift ideas..thank you for sharing!

  168. Jennifer Barber says

    Thank you for this gift guide! It will be really helpful when shopping for my nephew!

  169. Grace Andre says

    I have so much last minute shopping to do, so this is really helpful to read. Thanks!

  170. Catherine Shaw says

    I especially like the National Geo science kit. It would make a great giftie!

  171. Tara Darity says

    This would help so much with the holidays being near!!

  172. Stacie Humphrey says

    This is a great gift guide with some wonderful ideas.

  173. Elizabeth Resch says

    These are really good ideas

  174. I would so love to win this one sure could use it this year thank you for sharing.

  175. You have some awesome items in your gift guide – thanks for sharing

  176. Stephanie Shipley says

    What a great gift guide! My son would love the science kits! I just bought him a crystal growing kit for Christmas.

  177. I wish I had such creative items when I was young

  178. I love that necklace! I’ve seen several versions of “Mother” jewelry, but I feel like this is probably one of the more elegant ones.

  179. Thanks for the giveaway! The STEM gifts all look great!

  180. Pamela Gurganus says

    What a great gift guide! I love the Playbrites and my husband would love the HİÇ Turkish extra virgin olive oil! Thank you for sharing this and for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

  181. Nelda Boyce says

    so many people need cash this year, thanks for giving us the chance to win some!

  182. The list was very helpful

  183. Donna DePaolo says

    I would love to try a recipe using the Turkish Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Thank you for the opportunity and Merry Christmas to all!

  184. Great guide. And I know the Crystals set would be a big hit!

  185. Thank you for the wonderful gift ideas.

  186. The Playbrites are a great idea for my granddaughter

  187. Nicole Martin says

    So many awesome ideas!

  188. The National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit, we’re outdoorsy.

  189. I could use the Nerium International anti-aging skin products!

  190. Lots of great gifts to choose from.

  191. Great gift ideas for kids. I even like the crystals set haha

  192. i like the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit

  193. golden storm says

    i love the crystals kit for kids,,my grandkids would love this

  194. Wendy Pesce says

    The chippies by Wowwee sound fun!

  195. Very generous and kind

  196. This gift guide is so helpful!

  197. These are great gift ideas for kids!! I think my grandsons would love to have a Playbrites! How neat!

  198. My husband loves playing with crystals

  199. Cheryl Chervitz says

    Thanks for all the gift ideas. The card would be nice for some of them.

  200. Love all the gift ideas!

  201. My daughter would love the National Geographic Crystals Science Kit! This past summer we went to local caverns. She very much enjoyed that!

  202. My daughter would love the crystals

  203. These are some really excellent gift ideas!

  204. great gift guides!

  205. Thank you for the ideas! Still shopping for a lot of people~!

  206. I love the Helen Ficalora charms. I also think my grands would love the robotic puppy.

  207. Love this gift guide. We got that National Geographic Geode kit in our last Amazon STEM box. I hadn’t heard of the Playbrites before!

  208. Soha Molina says

    This could help me out during the holidays.

  209. I love this gift guide! Thanks!!

  210. Cute ideas for the kiddos.

  211. kids need toys and I aint got no job. Bye Felicia!

  212. I like the Olive Oil. I have a friend who is really into cooking and he is big on olive oil so it would be a great gift. He explained (more than I wanted to know) all the types, origins, etc.

  213. Ellie Wright says

    Great gift ideas! I still have some shopping to do.

  214. Laurie Nykaza says

    Wonderful idea for holiday gifts for the family love all of them. Happy Holidays

  215. Great gift ideas! My favorite is the Helen Ficalora charms.

  216. sandra burns says

    The crystals kit. I would not mind that, myself. Love educational things.

  217. (◕‿◕✿) crossing my fingers…

  218. Great gift guide and great prize. Thanks.

  219. Thank you for the cool gift guide for kids! So many of the gift guides I find online repeat the same popular toys, so it was nice to find a gift list with some unique and interesting ideas! 🙂

  220. Bobbie Smith says

    All are pretty awesome gifts. I know my granddaughter would just love the chippies.

  221. Great gift ideas; I always appreciate educational options.

  222. Those Wolverines look good.

  223. Sheryl Holden says

    Our whole family loves science (nature, stars, rocks, animals, weather) so would purchase some kits.

  224. These gift ideas are so in-tune to what my grandchildren would want and what they would appreciate. I love all the choices for the children, men and women. Great list

  225. Jeremy Jorgensen says

    Thanks for the opportunity! You have some neat products!

  226. I like the National Geographic Geodes, they would be fun to break open and pretty to have. The Wolverine workboots would be great for my husband. Happy Holidays.

  227. Terry Stevens says

    My grandkids all love rocks and would love the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit

  228. Holly Kennedy says

    The crystal kit would be the perfect gift. That’s what he’s been askin Thank youg for!

  229. Karren McIntire says

    My kids love to dig for gemstones! That’s the gift that I would choose for them!

  230. Renee Chavarria says

    What fun and creative gifts! These might actually help make my son and daughter want to spend time together! 😆

  231. Laurie A Bailey says

    Great ideas!

  232. Andrea Curtis says

    Some great ideas, a few of them are new to me!

  233. Cindy Peteron says

    Oh no! I see more gifts to buy. I should be done, but it is so fun to find gifts I know someone would enjoy.

  234. Margay Roberge says

    The crystal rock kit is pretty cool – I might want it myself!

  235. laura bernard says

    These are great gifts!!!

  236. Diane Balding says

    Thanks for all the great ideas

  237. thanks for the giveaway

  238. SHERRY L WARLICK says

    Still shopping for friends and family. This would be great! Thank you.

  239. PATRICIA PRICE says

    I love these ideas for my grand kids, it’s so hard to keep up with the latest toy trends when they live far away…

  240. what great ideas

  241. Perlita Mata says

    i love all the gift ideas you provided in this post and I especially loved the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit that i am sure my boys will love receiving for Christmas this year. There are so many gifts so this makes shopping even easier for me being a mother of three! Greetings from Texas!

  242. Kelsey vinson says

    So many awesome gift ideas! My girls would love the crystals but my son would like the playbrites!!

  243. Toni Sprouse says

    This is really great ideas for the hard to shop for person!!

  244. Kimmy Ripley says

    My daughter would love that rocks and crystals kit. She is sooo into that stuff!

  245. Great gift ideas for the kids! Glad to see some educational yet fun gifts on this list. And my nephew would love the lamp!

  246. Playbrites would definitely be the number one pick for my daughter.

  247. My daughter would love that rock kit!

  248. rhonda miotke says

    Wolverine is a really good boot, my guy would love this brand for Christmas.

  249. Amanda Roach says

    thanks for the great giveaway.

  250. Kim Henrichs says

    So many wonderful gifts!!! Love those Playbrites!!

  251. Thanks for the neat gift ideas!

  252. JAMIE L TABOR says

    Love these selections

  253. I would love to win!!

  254. Lesley Maxey says

    My 7 year old would love both of the Nat Geo kits! And I love all of the ideas for women!

  255. Jennifer Heintz says

    I would love to receive a Helen Ficalora charm, or any other. So nice.

  256. Great ideas for guys – they’re so hard to shop for!

  257. Kelly Wilson says

    Thank you for all the gift ideas

  258. like National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes

  259. Thank you for the gift guide – I haven’t heard of most of these gifts before. The Chippies, look like so much fun; my grandson will love it.

  260. The Playbrites seem cool. I think my daughter would love to have these in her room.

  261. Love this gift guide!!

  262. I would love to win this gift card for my niece! So I can buy her some great Christmas presents!

  263. Janet OBrien says

    This is a great Gift Guide. Thanks for all the ideas.

  264. I would have loved those geodes as a kid.

  265. Jessica Justice says

    I’d like to have the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit, I think they would be fun to do with my kids while teaching us all something.

  266. Michael Beeton says

    my kids would like this

  267. Great gift guide.The Geodes are always a hit with my kids. They keep them entertained and they have fun breaking them open.

  268. Lisa McNeil says

    Those robot puppies are so cute! And the crystals and geodes are pretty too.

  269. The rocks are nice!

  270. Chantelle Walker says

    the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit looks really really cool! I would love to try it with the little one but don’t think she’s have the patience lol

  271. These would all make great gifts.

  272. Interesting ideas!

  273. Clinton McNeil says

    My two girls would like the geodes kit. They are fascinated by opening geodes to discover the hidden surprises!

  274. Ashleigh Swope says

    Really great gift guides!

  275. Angela Hendricks says

    I love your Holiday Gift Guide for kids. You picked some fantastic choices for toys!

  276. DeAnna Keller says

    Thanks for all the great gift ideas! My hubby would love those Wolverine boots and I would a Personalized charm from Helen Ficalora!

  277. The linhart subscription box is not something I have heard of, I think it would make a cool gift.

  278. Jason England says

    I would have loved those rock kits when I was a kid

  279. Anita Duvall says

    So many great gift ideas! Thanks so much!

  280. Nat geo kits are awesome

  281. Megan Carey says

    These gift ideas are great!!! Thanks!

  282. Some wonderful ideas. Thanks for putting the list together for us!

  283. Laura Bobroff says

    Nice variety of gifts!

  284. Jessica Holt says

    Still struggling with thinking of gift ideas, this helped a ton!

  285. Andrew Botticelli says

    My god children would love National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit

  286. Judith Watson says

    I like the National Geographic kit, though my grandson is still a bit young. His mother would like the necklace though.

  287. Anna Mitchell says

    This would be such a blessing if we won because we are so broke and almost homeless.

  288. I have a boy and twin girls. My son has always loved science and math. He is currently in college and his major is Biology. My twins are still in high school. I have always encouraged all of my children to pursue science and math. One of the twins expressed an interest in being a pediatrician when she was in kindergarten. The other decided in middle school she is going to be an anesthesiologist.

  289. so many options! I need to get on the ball and finish my shopping. thank you so much for the chance to win

  290. The Chippies are very cute. Great for an adult too.

  291. Strong is the new pretty?

  292. Thanks for the great gift ideals they are great

  293. Jessica Keeton says

    I ordered playbrights for both of my girls after reading this post. My girls love having night lights and unicorn that we bought is going to put a huge smile on my little one’s face. These are some great ideas.

  294. Cool gift guide! I love the geodes!

  295. lots of toys for kids

  296. christina moore says

    My granddaughter would love the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit

  297. Christine Lee says

    These are some great gift ideas. Thanks for your reviews.

  298. The National Geographic crystal set looks very cool! I wouldn’t mind getting that myself lol that’s a neat set to give to a kid into geology for sure! Thanks for the giveaway!

  299. Tonya Revell says

    I would love to try the Crystals kit. I think my granddaughter would enjoy that.

  300. James Stringham says

    Thanks for the gift guide. Perfect stuff for the grandkids. Now, what about a gift for my wife?

  301. Philip Lawrence says

    A perfect gift for my friend for Xmas!

  302. The rocks would make a terrific gift!

  303. My 7 year old son would like the Playbrites for his room.. Thanks for this contest and have a great holiday season!

  304. My kids would love the robot puppy.

  305. Kathy bergman says

    My grandkids would love the National Geographic crystals, rocks and minerals, as would my daughter.

  306. My kids would like the Chippies by Wowwee.

  307. Deborah Cochran says

    I loved your gift guide! Something for the whole family – one item that caught my eye was the Helen Ficalora charms. This would be so perfect for new moms or moms-to-be (hoping to hear good news from my middle son and his wife – possibly expecting!)

  308. Nice choices!

  309. Thank you for your thoughtful gift ideas. I have two more folks on my shopping list and then I am done for the season.

  310. Can use the money for Christmas. Just ask the daughter.

  311. Nice guide-I always have trouble picking gifts.

  312. Great Giveaway Guide! Can’t believe its almost here! Thanks for having this giveaway!

  313. I love the “Strong is the new pretty” calendar!

  314. A rock kit sounds amazing!! Lots of fantastic ideas and I think it’s wonderful to make a list to help people shop for Christmas. Are usually have no idea what to get and one of my children is extremely hard to buy for. Thanks for the ideas 🙂

  315. Shawna Strine says

    how cool

  316. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    As a Mom of four adult children and grandmother to three kids under the age of 7, I’m thrilled to have help with shopping (either by gift ideas or $$$) Thanks!

  317. Tara Liebing says

    I’d love to try the Turkish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it is hard to find a good authentic olive oil.

  318. Amanda wallace says

    My girl needs a night light that isnt a plug in!!

  319. Thanks for the gift guide! Love the crystal one.

  320. This would enable the gift of books for Christmas.

  321. Some really nice ideas in this post! Thanks!

  322. I would love The Nerium Products for my friend,she needs some pampering! Thanks for all the gifting ideas!

  323. Awesome gifts and my youngest would love all of those adorable animal from playbrites !

  324. Great selection of toys

  325. Olive oil is a wonderful gift idea!

  326. Those Smooshy Mushy’s look so cute and fun! I might have to get some for my own stocking lol 🙂

  327. When my kids are older I wan to get them a crystal kit. Those are so cool.

  328. ANNETTE FISHER says


  329. I like the chippies by wowwee

  330. Deborah Caudill says

    I would love to have some of the Nerium International skin care products. I am sure my 28 year old son would love to have the lodge slippers because they look warm, cozy and comfortable.

  331. Stephanie Z says

    My nephew would love the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit. He loves science. He is going to be a STEM kid for sure!

  332. Thank you for the great gift ideas and the giveaway!

  333. Thank you!

  334. Jennifer Marie says

    Great giveaway-thanks for the chance.

  335. My husband would love the Wolverine boots.

  336. National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes

  337. The Nat Geo Rocks, Crystals and Minerals kit would be a huge hit for my wanna be a scientist 7 yr old. Great list of ideas!

  338. veronica sandberg says

    Great ideas….can always use some guidance. thanks

  339. Fun gift ideas. I like the Crystals and Rocks one the best!

  340. Stikbots because my niece loves to make videos.

  341. I love these gift guides! My favorite is the National Geographic Geode Kit my niece would Love it!

  342. Holly Thomas says

    A lot of different great ideas.

  343. Renee Chavarria says

    Great gift ideas for my 10 year old that don’t involve a screen!

  344. Great holiday gift guide,

  345. Dana Rodriguez says

    This is awesome list of suggestions. I really like the skincare idea!

  346. Michelle J. says

    This would help so much!

  347. I’ll have to check these products out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  348. lisa wilkerson says

    looks like things kids will enjoy

  349. Some fantastic gift ideas here, thanks!

  350. Kimberly Frazee says

    I love gifts that are entertaining but educational. I think the Crystal Growing is so fascinating

  351. I’ve wanted to try Nerium products. I’ve heard good things about them.

  352. Laura Royal says

    I would love one of the Playbrites for my little girl.

  353. Jeanie Hicken says


  354. Crystals would be a big hit.

  355. Tawna Williams says

    I love the strong is the new pretty! All little girls need to know that they can be themselves no matter what path they choose. Social media has put immense pressure on women and it’s good to appreciate the differences

  356. My nephew would love the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit! He is really interested in science.

  357. Christina Cohen says

    I love all these ideas for holiday gifts. There’s something for everyone!

  358. I think my mom would really like the Helen Ficalora charms with my sister’s and my birth stones.

  359. Great gift guide- I love the science kit!

  360. Allison R Kelley says

    I had a rock and geode kit like that as a kid! Considering I still remember using it, I’d say that one’s a win

  361. Melissa Storms says

    I would love a Helen Ficalora necklace with my children’s names. I like it so much better than a lot of the other family jewelry out there. I have to say my husband did a great job 20 years ago with my mother’s ring though.

  362. Thanks for the great gift guide! my son would really like the Rocks and Minerals gift!

  363. Stephanie Grant says

    Thank you so much for the gift ideas! I’m having a hard time shopping for my little sister and this game me some wonderful ideas!

  364. So many great gift ideas.

  365. The smooshy mushy is awesome. Also the geodes for the family would be great.

  366. Ashley Miller says

    I would love to get my girls each a Workman publishing calander to help them keep their schedules on track! Would be a great benefit to them! Tysm for sharing!

  367. The National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit is such an awesome idea! My boys would love it, I’ll have to try to track one down before Christmas.

  368. The crystals look really fun!

  369. I think my daughter would love the Smooshy Mushy. She has all sorts of different things like this that she is constantly playing with.

  370. Thanks for the giveaway!

  371. Jill Rivera says

    Thanks for the ideas for children and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  372. Becky Osborn says

    The skincare line by Nerium International sounds really good. I hit 40 this year and I plan on FINALLY starting a skin care routine for 2018 (it is LONG over due!). I also like some of the toys you suggested…since I already bought xmas gifts, I am definitely going to keep your ideas in mind for upcoming birthdays! Thanks!

  373. This would come in handy this holiday season, so many people to shop for.

  374. Lawrence Walker says

    Love: charm necklace…

  375. I like the National Geographic geodes gift idea. Thanks.

  376. Melinda Pollard says

    What an awesome giveaway!! Love the National Graphic gift idea- My hubby loves travel and history so it would be right up his alley 🙂

  377. mary sampson says

    I like all the ideas for gifts!!!!!!!!!!

  378. My kids would love the Crystals kit


  379. The crystal box is cool and good for kids and adults.

  380. Cristi Marashi says

    My kids would love the geodes. They love cracking those open!

  381. I think the playbrites and Smooshy Mushy toys would be fun for my daughter.

  382. Leisl Gering says

    I enjoyed reading your recommendations. My daughter would enjoy the crystals kit.

  383. The stikbots sound like a fun gift for kids and I would love to get the HIC olive oil as a gift

  384. What a great gift guide – I love the necklaces!

  385. Great gift ideas that I wish I thought of before getting all my shopping done. Especially like the olive oil

  386. Those are really great gift ideas! Many that I would never have thought about so this is very helpful.

  387. These gifts look great, I’d love to give or receive any of them.

  388. Thanks for the great gift ideas. And if I win the gift card – I’ve got it earmarked for a post-holiday gift for myself.

  389. My nephew loves National Geographic items — he has learned a lot from them. Happy Holidays!

  390. Brianna Neff says

    Wow, this guide really helped give me ideas for last minute gifts for the family. Fantastic!

  391. Bella Martinez says

    This guide is so helpful! I love the focus on STEM gifts.

  392. I love to look at gift guides. They are really nice because they give you some helpful ideas on gifts that can be given to the family.

  393. Susan Christy says

    I loved Geode’s as a child. Such great gift ideas. I’m done with Christmas shopping but I always have birthdays to shop for!

  394. Anita Anderson says

    I want to wish you a merry Christmas.

  395. Very nice gifts, especially the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit. I have always given education gifts to the kids in the family. It is a good way to show children that learning can be fun.

  396. Lynne Torgersen says

    I think my niece would like the Geodes.

  397. Great gift guide 🙂

  398. Jeremy Mauney says

    Wow, thank you for this guide… great gift ideas!

  399. O love the gift guides since I am totally out of ideas for loved ones! My nephews would love the crystals and my niece would love the charms!

  400. What a great gift guide!! I’ve had my eye on Helen Ficalora jewelry for a while, and the Hiç Extra Virgin Olive Oil looks like something I’d love in my kitchen!

  401. Love this gift guide! It helped me find some last minute presents today 🙂

  402. Karen Behrman says

    I think the playbrites would be great for any child . I think my great niece would love this in her room

  403. Bridgett Wilbur says

    Great gift ideas.

  404. great guide; it has lots of things i wouldn’t think of getting. I think the geodes look like a gift my kiddos would love.

  405. My niece and nephew would love the rocks and minerals kit. Great for the holiday break.

  406. Amber Bourland says

    You’ve shared some great products, but my husband could use some good-quality slippers. so I am really liking the Wolverine brand ones for him.

  407. Melissa Grubb says

    The smooshy mushy looks like fun!

  408. Cathy French says

    I think my boyfriend would love the Lodge Moc Slippers

  409. Best prize of all, thanks for the chance!

  410. I was looking for a cool gift for my nine year old nephew. I saw Stikbots on almost every list I googled. I bought him 4 packs to get him going. Looked on youtube to see what others are doing to show him how cool it is.

  411. Cindy Merrill says

    I haven’t bought anything for myself this Christmas, the skin care products mentioned above sound ideal, would be nice to pamper myself a little.

  412. Donna Mauney says

    Great guide! I love it

  413. Mary Langen says

    The Lodge Moc Slippers would be cozy 🙂

  414. Stacey McCrary says

    There are some cool gifts in the gift guide. We would love to have the crystal growing kit.

  415. Eileen Boyce says

    We would love the crystals kit.

  416. Teresa Young says

    My grandchildren would have lots of fun with the NatGeo kits!

  417. These are nice gifts, my favorite is the National Geographic Break Open 10 Geodes!

  418. The Wolverine boots look really nice and comfortable to wear. It’s wonderful to have a reliable pair of boots in the winter for shoveling snow.

  419. My niece (and other school age kids) need the fairy tales hair care line.

  420. Thank you for this awesome guide and giveaway!! Love your blog.

  421. Paol Trenny says

    I love that you have Helen Ficalora listed on the gift guide. I love their products. Great quality and designs are so beautiful. Thanks and happy holidays!

  422. Great gift guides! I definitely need them when shopping for men!

  423. i need those slippers sitting here my feet are freezing lol

  424. Kelly Grant says

    My boy would love that rock and mineral set. Thanks for the chance and happy Hoildays.

  425. Tracey byram says

    I would never have known about stikbots if not for your gift guide

  426. Elizabeth Sul-Celline says

    this would be great for my nephew!!

  427. Debbie Davis says

    Great gift ideas, not only for Christmas

  428. This would really help out but more important it would get the New Year started out right.

  429. michelle hill says

    Very nice ideas for the kids. I would love to get the Science kit for my sons class to try! Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!

  430. This would help me get a gift for my daughter

  431. I loved the playbritex. Merry Christmas!

  432. Bridget Calfee says

    Thank You

  433. Bridget Calfee says

    Thank You

  434. My niece would love the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks and Minerals Science Kit.

  435. Debbie Erickson says

    I think the National Geographic Crystals, Rocks, and Minerals Science Kit would make a great gift for my six year old granddaughter who loves science!

  436. Celia Husmann says

    The stikbots look fun!

  437. Love the thought of Wolverine Moccs!

  438. Love all the great gift ideas. My wife loves the Helen Ficalora charms.

  439. Carolyn Daley says

    I think my favorite item on your gift guide is the Helen Ficalora charms.Thanks for the chance to win the gift card. Have a terrific weekend. Happy Holidays!

  440. I can think of many things to buy with the Amex Card.


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