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What I Am Getting My Second And Third Grader for Christmas!

As moms we often exchange notes, and when it comes to gift giving we are always curious about what each other’s kids are into.  So here is what is on my kids list and what I am getting my nieces and nephews and also my friends kids.  Everything on this list excites the kids and I so I am counting down the days to Christmas morning.

We have so many gift guides for adults, so creating one with the kids in mind was fun!

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Dog Man Book Series

I have seen that boys and girls alike love the adventures of Dogman – its comic book layout makes it super kid friendly.  With age appropriate humor and a few life lesson sprinkled in there its a win for parents too.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera

My girls have not gotten this camera yet much to their dismay, but my anxiety about buying refills held me back in previous years.  Now the prices have come down on refills and Amazon now offers a value pack which makes me feel a little better about buying it this time around.

Moj Moj Claw Machine

This is my daughter, Maya’s, top pick this year.  My girls cannot resist a claw machine when we are out and about so the thought of having one at home is just so exciting for them, I can’t wait to see her face when she opens this.

3D Pen

This is the second year in a row I am getting these for family and friends, after getting this last year and using it for science and art projects, this gift proved to be useful AND fun!!

Snap Circuits Pro

A gift with education mixed in with fun is my kind of gift.  My daughters are in second and third grade and they are starting to explore circuits.  In an effort to explore engineering concepts for every things like alarm systems to radios, this advanced ‘toy’ is safe and has easy to follow project instructions.  Sonia introduced me to this one and I can’t say enough about how good this set is!

LOL Dolls

Literally EVERY SINGLE PARENT of girls ages 4-8 will be buying these this year.  Something about collectibles that gets us every time! This year it is LOL Dolls and not knowing which one is inside this box is what gets kids super excited – so scoop of one of these for your daughter or niece and win at life.

Jewelry Box

My girls have started ‘taking care’ of things which is weird (lol).  They also have taken an interest in their accessories.  So it seemed like a good idea to get them a ‘grown up’ jewelry box with a few new earrings too.


Ugh, the gift parents love to hate! I wrote about this set in particular in my family gift guide because it is different.  It comes with PRE MIXED / NON STICKY slime but with tons of mixers , kids don’t even miss making the slime themselves.  We absolutely loved this set– no glue means no ‘ick.’ You are welcome.

From My Family To Yours,

Happy Holidays,


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10 Professional Yet Fancy Gifts

For some of us, we have some impossibly hard people to shop for.  It may be your boss, for others it may be the friends who have everything, or in my case, we have several professional relationships that we like to acknowledge during the holidays.  For these people, gifts that are a little extra are in order.

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Holiday Fruit and Nut Basket

Maybe its cultural but nothing says well wishes in our culture like a basket of nuts and fruits.  It sends a message of abundance and happiness which is why it is first on my list.

Alexa Echo

This device is AMAZING, it can do as much or as it little as you ask of it.  Consider this for anyone in your life.  For $99 Alexa can read off the headlines, play background music, tell you jokes and tell you how to fix just about anything.  Even though someone may already have one at home, perhaps this would make a great gift for someone at the office!

Amazon Gift Card

This one is a no brainer, let someone get whatever they need – no matter what – Amazon has it! OH-and did you know you can buy Nordstrom gift cards on Amazon too?!?! How convenient.

Apple iWatch

With so many new designs and features, this handy dandy smart watch not only looks good now but fully integrates with your iPhone.  I have seen so many people this past year switch from being dependent on their phone to using their iWatch almost exclusively that even I have my eye on this for the holidays.

Massage Pillow

I used this over the summer and then basically stole it form my parents house.  Its truly and ‘hand like’ shiatsu massage that will chill anyone out at the end of the day.  This is the gift that will keep giving – consider this for the hardest working person you know.

Gold Vases

These vases are so beautiful and so cheap! Get the appearance of giving something pricier with this vase and fill it with flowers for a perfect hostess gift or co-worker gift. Of course World Market has so many amazing gift ideas that I would start there in my search anyways.

Champagne Flutes

Aren’t these glasses unique!?  I love them and think that they would add a little spunk to any celebration. Give two with a bottle of champagne or give six alone to make this gift complete.

Waterman Pen

This is kind of an “old school” kind of gift that doctors have always given to each other and although initially it may seem crazy to spend a lot of money on these pens, they really are special.  You will have to try it to believe it, but if you have an older boss or I would even buy this for my Father In Law, then look into a classic gift like this.

Chocolate, Caramel Crunch Basket

I have received this basket in the past and was so grateful that it was something that my whole family could enjoy! These pretzels are fresh and delicious and we were able to use them all up by the end of the holiday season.  Its sizable enough to be impressive and yummy enough to not get wasted.

Gourmet Gift Basket

This basket has dozens of small packages stashed in it.  With a sampling of all kinds of treats, this gift basket is perfect for an office co worker than can keep these small packs at their desk.  It has an impressive size that says THANK YOU like nothing else can.  For chocolate lovers this is a slam dunk.

I hope you liked this list and I hope it was helpful in your holiday shopping – check out all of our gift guides on the blog to help simplify shopping this year.  Did I miss anything??

Your Chick,


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