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Gifts for Girls

Today I've got a couple gift ideas for girls!



Do you have a daughter that loves to read?  (I do!)

Character Trails teaches Godly character traits through Bible stories, stories from history, and stories from everyday children.  Practical hands-on projects make learning come alive while interesting “application questions” make it easy for you and your child to apply lessons to real life situations!

Character Trails - awesome book for teaching Biblical character to our children in a fun way!PURCHASE YOUR COPY HERE.





If your girl owns an electronic device, she'll want to keep Screensters handy for keeping her screen clean and polished.


These microfiber cleaning clothes feature a playful, dual sided design – a plush side to clean and a silky side to polish screens.  A special coating prevents the buildup of mold or mildew and an elastic loop makes it easy to attach your screenster to your purse or bag for on-the-go use.





If your girl is like mine, she loves dolls!  And if your budget is like ours, American Girl dolls are not really an option.

I found a high quality doll from Melissa & Doug that is much more affordable and every bit as fun.

Melissa and Doug Princess Doll - great gift idea!

You can purchase one here.




Gifts for Girls


Gifts for Boys

Today is all about the little boys we love so much!

I've rounded up the best gift ideas for boys, and here they are.




I love having a boy who is a reader, but he wasn't always that way.  It took lots of patience, lots of reading exciting books aloud to him, and lots of making interesting, “boyish” books available to him.

The Runt will be sure to fascinate the boys in your house and get them reading!

The Runt - action-packed Christian book for boysBook description: He was a runt. Kit Carson Hunt was tired of being the smallest boy in the Flat Creek country. He dreamed of doing big things. First, he wanted to rule the Ozark woods with his champion coonhound. But when the dog came into his life, it wasn`t champion material, just a mixed breed hound puppy, and the runt of the litter, at that. But God moves in strange ways. He would use that mongrel pup to teach Kit what it really means to be a winner.

Purchase your copy here.




Boys who own electronic devices can keep their screens clean and polished with this dazzling bunch of kid-friendly screen cleaners from Toddy Gear.

Screensters - screen cleaning wipes for boys

The dual-sided design is plush on one side for cleaning silky on the other for polishing.  100% microfiber means scratch-free cleaning and a special coating prevents the buildup of mold or mildew.

Attach them to your backpack with the elastic loop so you can keep your screens clean anytime and anywhere!

Shop for screensters here.





It seems like every little boy loves Legos, but I completely understand how pricey they can get.  Our son only has a few – he got a couple sets for his birthday and his great-grandmother let him dig through the bottom of her toy box to see if he could find a few in there.

We found this off-brand set with 800 pieces and bought it for him for Christmas.  (I can't believe I'm writing this right now.  He's sitting right beside me.  He's working on school work, so hopefully he's focusing hard on it!)

The reviews on it are great, stating that they work just as well as the name brand and are totally compatible with Lego brand.

And they are certainly much cheaper!

Bric Tek - offbrand Legos that are fully compatible and much cheaper!You can purchase this set here.




Best Gifts for Boys


Gifts for Toddlers

Sometimes it's hard to figure out what to gift to a toddler. They're not a baby anymore, but they're not quite ready for “big kid” toys either.

In this post I've rounded up a few of the best gifts for toddlers!




My First Flybar is so perfect for toddlers for several reasons:

1. It's like a “big kid” toy, but it's still easy enough for a very young child to operate.

2. It's perfect for getting out all of that toddler energy!

3. It can hold up to 250 pounds, which means mom and dad can sneak in a turn because they won't be able to resist (I couldn't!)

Flybar toddler pogo stickMy First Flybar works like a pogo stick, but it sits flat on the ground so that it's not difficult to operate.  The handle is attached to flexible tubing that can stretch to whatever height your child is.

It also squeaks when you hop – how cute!

My 4 year old is getting this for Christmas, and I know he is going to love it!

My First Flybar - Toddler Pogo Stick

I have a discount code to share with you for My First Flybar – order here and use the coupon code fly10off2015=14 to get 10% off.






My kids love getting new cups! (And I like it when they get one because they always drink a lot of extra water for a few days afterward!)

When I saw the Poli Cup, I wanted to get one for my daughter because it looks like it addresses a lot of the common issues every mom has with sippy cups.

1. The valve does not come all the way out of the cup, meaning it has the potential to get lost.  But at the same time it's easy to clean.

2. The flow of the liquid is completely adjustable, from a very slow flow for active toddlers, to an easy flow for thicker drinks like smoothies.

Poli Cup - Innovate sippy cup for toddlers

I also like that it's made in the USA, as that is something that is important to me when making purchase decisions.

Poli Cup - Innovative Sippy Cup for Toddlers

The cups come in a variety of cute nursery rhyme designs.  SHOP HERE.




Toddlers will be thrilled to see themselves appear as the star of a book or to see their name on a gift!

I See Me - Personalized Children's GiftsI See Me offers oodles of choices for personalized gifts for kids.  You can choose from books, puzzles, ornaments, coloring books, placemats, and more!

I got personalized coloring books for my nephews, which I will pair with a pack of crayons for a perfect gift!

I see me personalized coloring books


Browse around and see what your favorites are!





Best Gifts for Toddlers

Gifts for Babies

Today I'm sharing some of my favorite gifts for babies!



Some people call them blankies or security blankets; we call them loveys at our house.  But regardless, my babies always loved holding a lovey, and my 4 year old still carries his around everywhere!


This zebra lovey is gender-neutral, and super cute!

baby blankieYou can pick up this adorable gift here.




Another baby gift favorite of mine is muslin swaddle blankets.  They are so soft and comfy for baby.  It seems like the more you wash them the softer they get!

This is a really nice gender-neutral set, and right now it's discounted by quite a bit!

Muslin Swaddle Blankets

Find it here.





I cannot resist the plush blankets they make for babies!  (Probably because I really want one for myself!)

Bebe Bella Designs has gorgeous blankets with lots of different designs from which to choose.


I really love their minky blankets.  Oooh, I just want to wrap up a baby and snuggle!

Shop all blanket designs here.





If you need a gift that's in the $5 range, a crinkle toy is perfect!  My babies always loved having one of these attached to their car seat!  It definitely will pay for itself many times over!

Baby Crinkle ToyFind it here.





Gifts for Dad



Today is all about gifts for dad, so be sure to spend some time browsing the gift ideas!





Novica offers unique, handmade gifts from artisans around the world.

They offer a selection of gifts for him, which would make meaningful gifts for the man in your life.

I picked up this Hand Crafted Leather Wallet for my husband – hopefully he doesn't read this post!

Men's Wallet from Novica





You'll find a variety of electronics at EasyAcc, like this Power Bank, which is perfect for charging devices while on the go.

Portable power bank

If you're looking for more Christmas gift ideas, be sure to browse around at what else they have to offer.




365 Ways to Love Your Wife When Your Kids are Young

I'm not sure if a wife could get away with giving this to her husband for Christmas 🙂 , but I think it's great for people like my mother-in-law.  She loves gifting our family books that will help us grow closer in our marriage and in our parenting.

You can pick up the print version for only $4.99.



If your husband likes to read, he will definitely enjoy For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation.

More than simply facts and figures, For You They Signed provides an abundance of resources within one volume, including: a full year of life-changing, challenging family or group devotional character studies, over 90 illustrations, biographical summaries, and insightful quotes, character quality definitions, Patrick Henry`s speech delivered to the signers, the Christian nature of state constitutions, and the Christian nature of America`s universities.

For You They Signed


Best Gifts for Dad

Gifts for Mom




(These are the things I bet YOU would like to have, so be sure to share this post with your hubby!)

Best gifts for mom


Now, on to the best gifts for mom


Homemaker's Depot provides resources to encourage the Christian Homemaker, including the popular Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner.



The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner was designed by Sue Hooley during her years of motherhood and homemaking. Sue understood that a homemaker’s day can rarely be scheduled and structured the same as the one before, nor can every task fit neatly into the time-slot allotted by other planners. Since her first publication in 2010, thousands of homemakers have benefited from the daily planner. The Planner is spiral bound for easy use and the cover is laminated for durability. 5.5X8.5 Two pockets included. It has seven sectional tabs as follows:

  • An overview of the year by month.
  • Two-page spreads for entries each month.
  • Two-page spreads for entries each week. This allows you to sketch out an entire week, day by day.
  • A section to enter projected tasks.
  • A section to enter specific projects.
  • A section to keep a listing of personal contact information.
  • A perforated shopping list section allows you to take the list with you.Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner

Be sure to sign up for the Homemaker's Friend newsletter for future notice of sales and new products!



Toddy Gear

Add a fashionable and useful accent to the kitchen with the eco-friendly Ice Box Toddy Towel Set. Made from high-quality dual-sided microfiber, plush on one side for cleaning and silky microfiber on the other side for polishing. Toddy Towels tackle dirt and grime on hard surfaces, appliances, and even windows without the use of harmful cleaning chemicals and sprays while adding personalized touch of style to the heart of your home.

Toddy Gear          Toddy Gear

  • The towels are ideal for cleaning everything from dishes to tough grime to polishing delicate glassware.
  • For tough grime and grease, wet the Toddy Towel and clean with the plush side. When dry, use the stylized silky side to polish.
  • Wash as needed with like colors. Tumble-dry low. Do not use fabric softener. Iron if desired.
  • The only microfiber towel set that offers stylish design options for kitchenuse while also delivering an effective, eco-friendly cleaning solution
  • Perfect for cleaning and polishing everything from dishes to countertops to appliances
  • Fun patterns are a stylish addition to any kitchen
  • Dual-sided – clean with plush side and polish with silky side
  • Scratch free – gentle on delicate surfaces
  • Lint-free, streak-free clean
  • Boasts a protective coating that traps dirt/grime and prevents the buildup of mold, mildew, and odors
  • Machine washable
  • Made from 100% microfiber
  • Handmade in the USA

Order your set here.

Follow Toddy Gear on social media: Facebook  |   Twitter





Lilla Rose offers a line of hair accessories that are as pretty as they are practical!  They make perfect stocking stuffers for busy Mamas or for little girls!  Their Flexi clip is a great accessory for quickly and conveniently adding a bit of glamour to your everyday ponytail, half up-do or full up-do hairstyle. It's easy to use, comfortable to wear and works in all types of hair from baby-fine to super-thick.

Lilla Rose also offers bobby pins, hair bands and more!  You can learn more here or learn how to style your hair beautifully in seconds by watching the sizing and styling videos here.

Did you know that anyone who hosts a Facebook party can earn free Lilla Rose goodies?  Contact AlinaJoy through her website GoodOldDaysFarm.com for more information about hosting an online party.  It's easy and fun!

Lilla Rose





Parenting from the Heart

Learn from the wisdom of a mom of 14 children in Parenting from the Heart.

Some chapter titles include:

  • “So Now You`re a Mommy!”
  • “Gotta Love Those Toddlers”
  • “Building a Sense of Destiny in Your Child”
  • “Building a Heart of Obedience”
  • “Character Counts”
  • “Guard Their Hearts”
  • “Turning Problems into Projects”
  • “Keeping the Peace”
  • “Keep it Simple — Home Education at its Best”
  • “Building Patriot`s Hearts”
  • “Give Them Your Heart” and many, many more


Pick up your copy: Click here




Lovingkindness is a charity based website with a mission to connect people worldwide through design and gifts. These unique pieces of art are made here in the United States in the Atlanta, Georgia area to be wall decor, prints to be framed, stationery, & pillows. Strengthening and giving back to the community is one of their missions in sharing God’s love.

Though it hasn't quite made it yet, this little beauty should be finding its way to my doorstep any day now:

lovingkindness etsy shop

Some other fabulous finds from their shop include:

1. Isaiah 9.6 Pillow

2. John 3:16 Pillow

Lovingkindness Etsy Shop         Lovingkindness Etsy Shop


3. Christmas Artwork Downloads

Lovingkindness Etsy shop

4. Set of downloadable Christmas patterns

Lovingkindness Etsy shop

Follow Lovingkindness on social media: Facebook  |  Instagram  |   Pinterest



Blooming with Joy Tea

Blooming With Joy Tea is a family owned and operated company. We do everything as a family from designing the site, creating the label, and blending the tea. It is a lot of work but we love it! Every order you place for your family, helps our family.

A favorite this time of year is White Christmas Tea –  a luxurious blend of premium black tea, peppermint leaves, and crushed candy canes. Best selling, full flavor, seasonal tea. A guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Blooming with Joy White Christmas Tea




I hope you came away from this post with the perfect gift idea!