Friday, November 17, 2017

Big Family Shopping Gift Guide

Well well'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!

(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)

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)

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)

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

Football Winter Hat

Marble Race Track (for our 2 year old this year!)

Monkey finger toy (stocking stuffer)

Mini Trampoline

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

Cast Iron Skillet

Pizza Stone

Scratch Tickets

Whiskey or Specialty Beer

Fire Stick

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 :)

Fire Stick

Catholic Journaling Bible

My favorite scented Mrs. Meyers

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)

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. 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!

  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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