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The Ultimate List of Unique Holiday Gifts for Kids (with discount codes)!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.



I can't be the only one scrambling to find Christmas gifts for those I love... I mean, I have the best of intentions and I always start out on the right path.




I firmly believe as Christmas season rolls around each year that I have plenty of time to get presents under the tree, but as Christmas Eve quickly approaches I inevitably realize I forgot someone super important or as it happened this year, I spent all month searching high and low for the perfect gifts.

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If you're in the same boat as me and you just didn't know what to get the loved ones on your list, then I've got news for you. I have, right here, the ultimate list of Holiday Gifts for Kids. We all know Sally your sister's daughter is sweet as pie but she has everything - but does she have a Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit? I mean, seriously,  does it get any more epic than building your own drone?

With this STEM-based toy your little worker bee won't even notice that they are learning while creating! Plus, you both can have hours of fun flying the drone up and down with the CSDrone Network app on your phone. While D and I won't be participating in the building of this, I can't wait to share this one of my lovely nieces!

https://shop.circuitscribe.com/products/drone-builder-kit?utm_source=babbleboxx

This all-inclusive kit teaches you how to draw the "wires" to the motors with conductive ink & then make cardboard from nothing into something truly extraordinary, a handmade drone! This truly is one of the coolest toys I've seen for bigger kids and well, I think D will be watching over her cousins shoulders as they play with this!

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Something that NEVER gets overdone in our house is books - I mean, we had over 100 books in D's library before she was even born, so the fact that we are bookworms is likely not a surprise to most of you. What is a surprise is The Little Red Chicken is back in this sequel to The Interrupting Chicken!
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We absolutely love this sweet little read aloud book, The Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise is easily a new favorite in our house. If you haven't read it, now is the time! From David Ezra Stein, this book is sure to make everyone in your house giggle as you read it. Want to snag this good read and others? Check out Candlewick.com & use code CANDLEWICK for 25% off (only valid in the US).

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I think the gift D and I both loved the most were the sweet treats she now so sweetly cause "Grinch candies". PEZ candy dispensers were totally one of my favorite stocking stuffers as a child and now thanks to Babbleboxx, it may be a new favorite for D. I think adding PEZ Holiday gifts in her stocking will be a new tradition in our house, actually.

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While D obviously loved the candy she's pretty keen on that green fella so she loved the fact the Grinch PEZ gift tin is shaped like the Grinch himself.

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Then when she flipped it around and saw Cindy Lou Who I'm fairly certain her heart grew even more love for this fun little gift set. With Fred & Max in the box too, she was overjoyed and we both are so excited to see the new Grinch in theaters - I'm thinking maybe it'll be her first "real" movie in a theater!

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Speaking of some firsts, these epic craft kits are just what mama was looking for while hunting for gifts for my crafty toddler. The Clothespin Zoo, in particular, is right up her alley!

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Helping us create TEN different animals, learning about each one while playing with materials that are familiar and building fine motor skill, these preschool aged kits are a dream come true! I'm so excited for her to open this up on Christmas and really get crafty!

https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/books/klutz-jr-my-clothespin-zoo-9781338216240.html

Speaking of excitement, D literally couldn't wait to get into the Klutz Sewing kit. Interestingly, I think she inherited that excitement for thread & needle, my grandmother actually used to sew and even wrote instructional books on needlepoint. Beyond being a crafty author, she also sent the COOLEST gifts every Christmas that were always educational and sometimes would include some of her work (now my Aunt has carried on this tradition).

My Simple Sewing: https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/books/klutz-jr-my-simple-sewing-9781338271294.html


Between her and my Aunt, I've been blessed with some of the most unique gifts and I must brag for a moment and say both are so gifted at sewing. While my Grandmother is no longer with us and I'm no expert at sewing, I'm so excited to encourage this hobby in my little sweetie. It's a family tradition to learn to sew, so this skill-building kit is just perfect for her. Helping her create while encouraging fine-motor skills is something my paternal grandmother would be so proud of and since it's a plastic needle and it comes with a little "training card" I'm certain D will get the hang of this quickly - imagine that, my two year old will be sewing soon!

https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/books/klutz-jr-my-simple-sewing-9781338271294.html


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Last but certainly not least in our Babbleboxx was this fun little Dumbledore Pop Figurine from Funko's 5 star line and The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and The prisoner of Azkaban! D has recently started watching Harry Potter flicks at nap time and she's pretty much obsessed. We both loved that the little figurine brought one of her favorites to life, putting the "magic" in her hands. She can create her own moments  in the Harry Potter universe now and she was delighted that Fawkes the Phoenix was included in the box too, she even called him her friend!

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This little figurine was the perfect compliment to the Harry Potter illustrated book! The book is by far one of the coolest things we'll be putting under the tree for D this year, with vibrant illustrations and a cool ribbon bookmark - she's going to love it that one of her movies is actually available to her in book form now too! Want to snag some Funko Collectibles? Check out these deals and use the code "Babbleboxx" to save!

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I'm not going to lie, this Babbleboxx was AMAZING! I'm not a kid anymore, but I'm totally excited about everything in this box - so I know the lucky kiddos that receive these gifts under the tree will be delighted as well! So tell me, what is your #1 pick for your kids this year? I can't wait to hear!

My 14 month old's Christmas List...

I can remember when I was little I would sit down with a catalog and circle all the toys that I wanted for Christmas each year... ranging from art sets to dolls, I was spoiled and always got what I wanted and then some.With that said, Delainey is only 14 months old so she won't be circling any items in a catalog or browsing online with me for toys, but I have a good idea of some of the items on her Christmas list this year and today I want to share them with you, whether that's to inspire you to grab something super cool for your little one or to start shopping for your grandbaby. So happy shopping...

Let's get started with the most epic little princess ride, possibly ever. This would be perfect for any little princess that loves to explore, especially one named Delainey Kate.



Next on her list, the most precious little princess tent. Completed with a cute little rug and some decorative lights and she'll have a sweet cozy place to hang out now.... that eventually can grow with her into a reading nook.



Another item that I think every little girl would love is a "play kitchen"... and since D is OBSESSED with being in our kitchen and watching us cook, this beautiful little play kitchenette is at the TOP of our list.



Okay, well, maybe this item is more on mama & daddy's list, but it's definitely FOR her - this little bench would make the perfect toy box/organizer for all of her wonderful toys and it would also match our house pretty well, so that's a win!


Another item every Florida girl has on her Christmas list this year is a water table and this one definitely won't disappoint!

One item that I know D would absolutely FLIP over is this little playset, she's obsessed with playgrounds so having one at her house would make her way too excited for words!



I'm not going to lie, this "roller coaster" looks like it would be a great toy for all ages of children and it's such a good deal!




Since D is in love with birdies lately and she's always been a foodie, a placemat like this one is perfect!




I'm certain we'll have more to add to her list and I'll even be sharing a handful of great gift ideas in our upcoming gift guide... but that's all we have in mind for now. So tell me, what do you think it something every toddler should have? Can you remember a Christmas gift from your childhood that took your breath away... what was it? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments below!

Score an Epic Deal on The BEST Gift for Dads: The Samsung Gear VR!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!

From getting lost in Yosemite to diving with the sharks, Discovery VR content brings the entire world to your eyes - literally! Escaping to another place and time is as easy as snapping your Galaxy smartphone into your Samsung Gear VR! I'm super excited about this fact because I already own the S6 Edge+ but if you aren't a Galaxy user yet, I've got awesome news for you...

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!


You can score a FREE Samsung Gear VR (including $50 worth of virtual reality content) when you buy or lease & activate any of the awesome new Samsung Galaxy phones! If you want the new, waterproof S7 or S7 edge that you've seen champagne being poured all over then it's time to upgrade! If you're into my style of phone, the S6 edge or edge+ are just as amazing as the 7, they just can't be submerged in your aquarium on purpose!

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!


It doesn't matter which phone you decide to get for you or the deserving dude in your life, but now is the time to upgrade with a deal like this offered at Best Buy! Act quickly though, the offer is only good through June 18th, online or in stores!

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!

Don't miss your chance to explore the world with your favorite father figure; get excited because mobile virtual reality has arrived and it's affordable!

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!

Take the chance to be at the center of your favorite game, stargaze and wonder around while looking up at the Northern Lights, spend time inside of a Hollywood movie, socialize with your best friends, and so much more! It's time for you to let your new Samsung Gear VR drop you both right into the action! Click here to learn more about the deal on the VR before it's too late.

Looking for the perfect gift for the father figure in your life for Father's Day? Look no further, Best Buy has you covered with the latest and greatest technology! You can gift the man in your life the ultimate experience with the Samsung Gear VR, bringing you 360 degree virtual adventures that are out of this world!

So tell me, where will you go first with your new gadget? I'm so excited to hear all about what you would love to experience first in the comments below!

My Starbucks Obsession: Announcing Year TWO as a Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger!

Thanks to Starbucks for sending over this awesome coffee package & inviting me to participate in the 2016 blogger program, regardless all opinions expressed below are my own!


It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

Starbucks has always been a staple in my life; from helping me prep in the mornings to keeping my mind energized while cramming during all-nighter study sessions, I've always been a big fan. So as you can imagine, when they asked me to become a Starbucks blogger last year, I was overjoyed. When they asked me to be a part of the Starbucks blogger team again this year, I was beyond excited.

It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

What's so exciting about coffee? EVERYTHING when it's Starbucks coffee! You see, they send me new, delicious products and in-exchange I get to share them with you - so what's not to love?! From scrumptious new K-cups to fun State themed cups, Starbucks has a little bit of everything in their stores and I'm a little more than pumped to be spreading the word about one of my favorite coffee companies.

It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

While Starbucks is amazing in general, the line up they sent over in my holiday box is outta this world! Plus, the Florida cup & the tiny gold and white heart covered Espresso glass are two of my most cherished possessions now. The espresso cup was actually part of a hostess gift that I'm giving to a friend... but if you know my obsession with gold, you know I had to keep it and gift her another amazing Starbucks mug instead!

It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

I'm not just excited about the mugs though, I'm excited about the Starbucks goodness that goes inside of the mug! With delicious White Chocolate Mocha Instant Lattes to a Special Holiday Blend, I've got the perfect Starbucks selection this winter... Today, I'm sipping on hot cocoa, the perfect Christmas treat and it's so incredibly easy to make with my Keurig and my Starbucks K-cups!

It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

After opening up my gifts today, I'll be filling out some of the gorgeous & festive thank you cards they sent over as well... The adorable print on these will be the perfect way to show gratitude to everyone in my life!

It happened... I'm a Starbucks Blogger AGAIN this year and I'm so excited to share some of my new favorites from the little green mermaid! Get all the details and a coupon code... #Starbucks #CoffeeBlogger

It's like I have the best Starbucks Secret Santa in the world by working with Starbucks this year and I'm so happy I'll be able to share more coffee amazing-ness with you in 2016. Is there anything you are looking forward to seeing from Starbucks in the coming year? Will you be counting down the days until the PSL is back on the market next fall? Tell me about your Starbucks obsession in the comments below!


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A Groovy Gift Idea: VW Camper Van Tent & Lunch Box

Thanks to The Monster Factory for sending over these awesome VW vans for my nephew,
regardless all opinions expressed below are my own!


This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

I'm so blessed to have a huge family and luckily I have a rambunctious a couple of nephews in that mix! While I love them, I never know what to get any of them for Christmas. This year I knew exactly what to get one of them, when I saw it! This VW camper van from the Monster Factory is awesome and so perfect for the brood of boys in our family to play with when they all get together!

This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

It only takes about 2 minutes to assemble and it is perfect for playing indoors, outdoors, or maybe even at the beach when they come visit us! I mean with the adorable little carry case, my nephew can take it anywhere!

This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

If you have kids on your shopping list that love imaginative play this VW Camper Van play tent is the perfect gift for them! While it may arrive after Christmas, I'm sure they'll LOVE opening up a package to find this beauty inside!
This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

Another reason I love the Monster Factory and their adorable products - this adorable little VW lunch box! It's the perfect match for the VW play tent and the combination is made for a picnic!

This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

So who in your life needs some VW camper van love? I think this vintage tradition of a car definitely needs to come back in style with our younger generations, so be sure to get someone on your list a groovy VW camper van tent or a totally awesome lunch box this year!

This super cool gift idea is perfect for all the groovy little dudes and awesome little gals on your list! Get the details on these adorable VW camper van gifts...

Hickory Farms & Traditions That Help The Hungry!

Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition

Traditions matter to everyone, especially around the holidays! From making special recipes with your favorite grandparent to spending time decorating tree with your brothers and sisters - most of us have traditions we follow around the holidays and those traditions are so very dear to our hearts!

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition

As I mentioned last month, we started a new tradition with Hickory Farms this year...  and with such a wide variety of gift ideas and delicious little sets, I have a feeling this will be a tradition we carry on for years! Maybe it'll even become a tradition for our friends and family too.

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition

We've always been fans of Hickory Farms, maybe it's because they carry the #1 Summer Sausage in America? Regardless, Hickory Farms will always be one of our favorite ways to treat ourselves and our loved ones and this year we opted to try out something different, we ordered the tea & biscuits and it was delicious and everything a girl could ever want for a tea party!

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition

But that's no surprise because everything from Hickory Farms is delicious, made with the extra love that goes into each item because of their charitable hearts; it's just that much more enjoyable when I get the chance to indulge in my holiday favorites. Hickory Farms is proud to support No Kid Hungry®. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day - a cause I totally want to help in any way possible.

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition

Want some amazing news? Hickory Farms has contributed more than $4 million to No Kid Hungry since 2008 and for every Signature Party Planner purchased this holiday season, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to No Kid Hungry.

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition

Find out how you can start a new tradition in your family and help a hungry child in need at the same time... #HickoryTradition


So check out the selection Hickory Farms has to offer and maybe buy a special treat for yourself and your favorite coworker, your best friend, or maybe even your mail delivery person! Tell me who you would want to send one of these awesome gift boxes to in the comments below!

Sharing My Thoughts on My Most Recent Fix: Stitch Fix #4

While I wasn't compensated for this review, I did add a few referral links within the post - that just means if you sign up, I get a credit towards my next fix... So thanks for getting your fix on with me!

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

It's fix number four and I'm still just as in love with Stitch Fix as I was the first time we met. I mean what's not to love about a service that provides you with a stylist that personalizes a "fix" just for you!

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

With so many different items arriving each month, my wardrobe is becoming so diverse and I'm SO excited to see what arrives in my next fix. This month I asked for feminine items and my stylist definitely delivered! With a girly pink dress, the most adorable pair of pink corduroys, and a stunning lace top - I was head-over-heels with my fix this month.

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

Let's start off my fix with this fancy little number! This gorgeous little pink and black polka dotted frock is literally femininity in dress form - so my stylist was right on the money to include it in my fix. While I fell in love the second I saw it, you may be able to tell that it's a bit snug on me. It fits, but it isn't perfect so back it went and maybe I'll get an even more adorable pink dress soon!

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

The next item I pulled out of the box was this funky little teal number. While I love the odd neckline, this shirt wasn't made for me. It's a bit too much for me, but I can see why my stylist chose to include it and I really do like the design of it. Honestly, if the material wasn't so clingy - I may have kept this top but yet again, it isn't perfect so I sent it back!

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

On to the next item, the bracelet. While I like it, I don't imagine I'll often be buying my jewelry from Stitch Fix - I somewhat like their jewelry but I love the clothing more and find the clothing to be more reasonably priced as well. With that said, the bracelet was really cute but again, not for me!

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

Item number four in my box was this sexy little black lace number. I like how modest, yet seductive this top is and the lace detailing is incredible! I was on the fence about this top but it's price tag being kind of steep was my ultimate decision to send it back... while I don't mind spending $50+ on the right top, this one is a bit too loose fitting for me to justify spending the big bucks on it.

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

Last but not least, the pink corduroys. These were actually the one item in the fix I questioned, but yet again my stylist didn't disappoint and knew exactly what she was doing... These pants are the perfect fit and since they were exclusively made for Stitch Fix, I couldn't risk sending them back and losing out on an epic pair of pink pants! I love the feminine color and can't wait to rock them all year long!

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

It's that time... Stitch Fix #4 is already here and I am totally loving getting a fix each month. Tell me what you think of what arrived this time...

I'm sure you can see why I love Stitch fix so much now... but I have to remind you that we're now able to use the Stitch Fix app, which makes me that much more smitten with the service! I guess what I'm saying is that I think you should treat yourself to the best Christmas present ever and sign up for your first fix... and I mean, if you feel so inclined to thank me for sharing such an awesome gift idea with you, go ahead and send a gift card my way as well!