Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Big Family Shopping Gift Guide

Well well well...it's time to think about Christmas shopping which can be fun but stressful if you're the one in charge of making the magic happen!  Here's a list of some of our favorite gifts to help you get started.  As usual, I'm trying to focus on getting the shopping done now so I can try to have a less harried Advent.  Advent is only three weeks this year, so I want to make it count!  Good luck to all you elves out there and happy shopping!

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Big Boys


Pull-up bar (I can't recommend enough!!  Perfect energy burner!)

Kindle fire and case (So cheap right now)





Knee pads (short) or the longer knee pads





Rubik's Cube (Andrew is obsessed!)

Football cards

Pop Socket (for the phone age group)



Nike Elite socks (They can't get enough colors!)


Fleece hoodies (for the boys who hate coats)


Ripstick (seen in photo above)

Laser Tag Set (such a winner this year!)

Girl's choices





American Girl doll (A WellieWisher is a less expensive alternative)

Shining Light Dolls (great Catholic present!)

Tiny Saints Charms



Dice to play Bolo

String for making bracelets plus a clipboard to help hold bracelet in place

Leap Pad (seen in photo)

Crystal Growing Kit


Younger Boys


Scooter (crowd pleaser!)

Pogostick (We make them go out and jump when they're getting underfoot)

Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry DVDs (Huge faves here)

Disgusting Jelly Beans (Fun stocking stuffers)




Ice age DVDs

Boogie Board (re-writable board - great for car trips!)

Joggers (so great for skinny boys)

Easy Bake Oven (bought this for my daughter but the younger boys love it more)

Walkie Talkies

Little People Nativity 

Plasma Car (seen in photo above)

Magformers (good price right now)

Baby slippers


Mens Picks

Fitbit (We both wear ours everyday!)

Hair Clippers (for the price of ONE haircut)


Family-sized griddle

Copper Pans (he likes his nonstick!)

Running shoes for him

Ice ball maker

Joggers (the "skinniest" pants he'll wear!)

The Complete Fr. Brown Stories

Scratch Tickets

Whiskey or Specialty Beer



Gifts for the Lady

Fitbit Blaze with changeable wristband


My favorite daily water bottle (so easy to clean)

Running water bottle (Handheld and I don't run without it)


 Running shoes for her

Favorite mom running pants (only $16 right now!)

Garment steamer (For the gal who hates ironing...which is like everybody, yes?)

Fiestaware plates (I'm adding to my collection)

Willowtree Nativity Set

Catholic tees (I'll take any of these :)



Family Gifts




Boxing Gloves for adults, kids, and mitts (so fun to spar together)

Krypto (the BEST math game for all ages)

Connect Four

Bose Bluetooth Speaker (how we dance every night!)

Groupons for bowling/ice skating/rockclimbing

Movie tickets (AAA has good prices)

Pajamas for everyone (see photo from Target website above)

A vacation getaway (even just an overnight with an indoor pool!)

A pet (may I suggest a fish?) or Greenies for your pup :)


And that's all for now....hit me up with your fave gifts in the combox and I'll try and add them here :)  I'd love some new ideas for what to buy this year!

5 comments:

  1. You are killing it with your blog posts lately! Just the stuff I need, this is going to be a big help as I start shopping for the kids. Can I make a request? I want another 5k music song list. . . pretty please!

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  2. Thank you so much for this. I have a 13-year-old boy and didn't know what to get him. So many good ideas.

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  4. These were helpful for my grandkids birthdays coming up. Two in March and two in April! Thanks Colleen!

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