Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Gift Giving Guide (Lots of links for easy shopping!)

Since it's almost Black Friday, and that means deals, deals, deals, here's a list of tried and true gifts we've bought through the years.  Hope you find something for your special someone :)

(List contains affiliate links, which don't cost you anything extra but help us get a teeny tiny kickback if you shop through my links - thanks in advance!)

Also, I always shop through EBATES to earn extra cash (they send a check!) while I shop.

Big Boys

Pull-up bar (I can't recommend enough!!  Perfect energy burner!)
Kindle fire and case (So cheap right now)
Fitness tracker
Michael Vey series
Harry Potter series and Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Blitz ball
Knee pads (short) or the longer knee pads
The Great Brain series
Mike Lupica series
Ripley's Believe it or Not books (2018 is out!)
Year in Sports book
Rubik's Cube (Andrew is obsessed!)
Football cards
Pop Socket (for the phone age group)
No Stress Chess game
Basketball and indoor mini hoop
Nike Elite socks (They can't get enough colors!)
Boxer Briefs or Boxer Shorts
Fleece hoodies (for the boys who hate coats)
Under armour winter hat & gloves
NFL hats
Ripstick (seen in photo above)
Water bottles my boys like (with sprayer too)
Joggers (my boys live in these when they're out of uniform
NBA Tees
Football Gloves
Sports/Gym bag
Dude Perfect book
Walkie Talkies
Dude Perfect Bow and extra arrows (you're gonna need them!)
Laser Tag Set (such a winner this year!)
Football Winter Hat
Soccer Ball
Basketball Cards and Binder

Girl's choices
Cute dress
Critter hat for girls (only $5 today!)
Nancy Drew Clue Crew series
American Girl doll (A WellieWisher is a less expensive alternative)
Shining Light Dolls (great Catholic present!)
Tiny Saints Charms
Bernadette Books
Phase 10 and Uno
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
Collapsible Water Bottle
Football Winter Hat
Gel Pens
Blendy Pens
The Shadow Children series (Maggie is 10 and REALLY into these)

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)
Bubble Maker
Best water balloons
Pokemon Cards
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
Football Winter Hat
Marble Race Track (for our 2 year old this year!)
Monkey finger toy (stocking stuffer)
Mini Trampoline
Marvel Avengers Figurines

Mens Picks
Fitbit (We both wear ours everyday!)
Hair Clippers (for the price of ONE haircut)
Books by Phil's favorite author
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
Cast Iron Skillet
Pizza Stone
Scratch Tickets
Whiskey or Specialty Beer
Fire Stick
Football Winter Hat

Gifts for the Lady
Fitbit Blaze with changeable wristband
Sanitizing toothbrush holder
Cute belt
My favorite tea
My favorite daily water bottle (so easy to clean)
Running water bottle (Handheld and I don't run without it)
Great book for women for the new year
 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 :)
Fire Stick
Catholic Journaling Bible
My favorite scented Mrs. Meyers
Instant Pot

Family Gifts

Boxing Gloves for adultskids, 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)
Fire Stick
A vacation getaway (even just an overnight with an indoor pool!)
A pet (may I suggest a fish?) or Greenies for your pup :)
Subscription to Covenant Eyes (to keep the internet safe!)

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!


  1. What a great list! A few of these may end up under our tree!

  2. I don’t see any games on your list and we are a big game playing family, so I thought I’d suggest a few of our favorites: quirkle, dragonwood, sleeping queens, rat a tat cat, rush hour, Camelot junior. Also, my 10 year old son loves his Rubik’s cube and pyraminx, and perplexus.


  3. Great ideas, thank you!

  4. Hey very interesting blog!


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