I can’t believe the holiday season is fully underway already! Where did the year go? My oldest daughter’s birthday is at the end of November, so after that, I begin Christmas shopping. Every year I regret doing it that way, but I do anyway! So for those of you that haven’t even begun your shopping yet, I bring you The Moody Blonde’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!
In each category you’ll find a couple of our favorite items this year. I’m still adding as I go along, so be sure to check back!
2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Kids:
This tiny set of two-way radios packs some major power! With a range of up to 3 miles, it’s the perfect way to keep track of kids without cell phones. They make a great gift for kids that are old enough to start exploring their independence but not quite old enough to do it without Mom and Dad’s guidance! Great for use at the park, around town, and even in your own back yard. Best of all, this particular set is PINK! (Go ahead. Pretend that doesn’t make you love them more.)
If you’ve got some kiddos on your list that love to read, the Nocturnals Series is for them! With options for beginning and more advanced readers, this set is the perfect addition to a home library. The story follows four adorable nocturnal animals as they navigate their world, solve mysteries, and take a stand against bullying.
2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
The words on this sweatshirt are funny because they’re true. And they epitomizes my love/hate relationship with exercise. On another note, this is seriously the softest, warmest sweatshirt I’ve ever worn. It’s my absolute favorite and I practically live in it. It’s great for chilly morning workouts, hanging out on the couch watching Hallmark Christmas movies, or doing a little bit of online shopping. Speaking of shopping, Sarah Marie Designs has a ton of awesome gifts, clothing, and accessories to suit the fitness fanatic on your gift list. (Be sure to check out the Netflix and Treadmill design. Story of my life!)
Hand stamped, handmade, and engraved jewelry by Isabelle Grace is the perfect way to show someone how much you love and care for them! Each unique piece of jewelry is made by expert artisans with love. This particular necklace is called Starlight, and has room for 3 initials. It’s fully customizable, allowing you to choose the initials, the color of the metal, and the color of the stone. There are so many gorgeous custom options on the site, you’re sure to find something for every single person on your list! Act fast, though. Because everything is handmade, it does take a little extra time.
One thing that has definitely made my holiday season more enjoyable is Popcornopolis! This gourmet popcorn gift basket is so cool that you’ll absolutely want to buy two of them. One to keep for yourself and one to give away! The gift basket I received had two Unicorn Popcorn cones, a Zebra Popcorn cone, an Apple Pie Popcorn cone, and a Cheese Popcorn cone. These gift sets make a perfect gift for officemates, teachers, and anyone who loves gourmet food!
Sun Basket is my new favorite way to eat healthy! This subscription box allows you to get fresh, healthy food delivered right to your door, any time of year! Everything included is organically sourced from farms using sustainable practices. Even the packaging is 100% recyclable! Eating healthy doesn’t get any more convenient – or delicious – than this! Be sure to check out my full review!
This deadbolt will be an absolute favorite this holiday season! By the time Christmas morning comes, we’ve all stood next to the door in the dark fumbling for keys with arms full of groceries and packages at least once. Schlage Sense eliminates that! Simply enter the code into the illuminated keypad and enter your home with ease. If it’s cold outside, you can even sit in your warm car and unlock your door before getting out! You can set it up for family visiting for the holidays, too – give them their own code and they don’t need a key to come and go as they please. Schlage Sense holds up to 30 different codes for trusted friends and family members.
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is as smart as it is secure. It has built-in alarm sensors and can sense potential attacks and send an alert. It works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant and carries a lifetime guarantee. Oh, and let’s not forget about curb appeal. This is one gorgeous way to keep your home secure!
The sports fan on your list will love to find this fun gift underneath the tree this year! Show your team support with this well-constructed and water resistant officially licensed backpack. It’s got plenty of pockets and lots of room to store sports gear, school gear, and anything else you can think of! The backpack also has a padded compartment for your laptop so you can stay connected to the scores when you aren’t able to watch the big game.
All 3 of my girls are getting one of these amazing lip balms in their stockings this year. The thing I love the most about this company is that it was founded by a teenage girl and her mom. Considering that I’m a girl mom of 3, this is a business I’m proud to support. The company was created with a mission to inspire young girls and women as well as make them feel beautiful. The mission was a success, and Honestly Margo is an empowering testament to the power of young women!
Omega PowerCreamer belongs in the stocking of everyone you know on a low carb or keto diet. The all-in-1, blendable creamer replaces the need to add several different things to your coffee – because no one wants to be bothered with that first thing in the morning! All you have to do is pour in, blend up with a blender (I use my Ninja single serve cup), and enjoy. Four flavors are available – Vanilla, Cacao, Cinnamon, and Original.
If you’ve ever been embarrassed by your store-bought dip container, you’ll love Dip-a-di-do-da. This perfect stocking stuffer easily disguises your store bought dip container, making your favorite cheat dip look like it was made by a 5-star chef! Simply drop the storebought dip container into Dip-a-di-do-da and serve! When finished, remove the dip container and move on with your business. There is no mess, no fuss, and best of all, no dirty dishes to wash! (In the event that your Dip-a-di-do-da gets a bit messy, it is washable, too!)
This year, you can make your gift giving efforts count twice! 4ocean bracelets are made from recycling the plastic floating around in the ocean. Each bracelet funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. So think about this for a second – if you bought a bracelet for every single person on your holiday gift list, you’d be making a huge difference! The bracelets are very well made and good looking, too. There are several different designs featuring different colored string with clear beads. They look great with everything from weekend lounge wear to work attire. Monthly subscriptions are available, too, so you can help clean up our environment all year round.
Have you started your shopping yet? What’s on your 2018 Holiday Gift list? We’d love to hear it! If you think we’ve missed something or want to be featured in the 2019 Christmas in July or Holiday Gift Guides, drop us a line at themoodyblonde(at)gmail.com!