Today marks day one in a series of holiday posts! We have multiple gift guides coming your way, starting with (of course) the Gift Guide for Kids. Everything we're sharing has been tested and approved by our families and friends, so we're only sharing the absolute best with the And She Writes community!
Links to all of these recommendations are below--just click on the underlined products to read reviews, see more images or purchase for your little loved one.
Gift Guide for Babies and Kids
Bannor Toys state rattle - These rattles made by a small business out of Iowa are safe and nontoxic, and can be customized for your favorite little one!
Cuddle and Kind - Handmade, fair trade and each doll sold provides 10 meals.
Sushi Go! - This is a great game requiring some math skill, and receives rave reviews from the elementary kids in our lives.
Plus Plus blocks - A perfect travel-friendly set of 3D building blocks. Younger children can easily build on a two dimensional level, and older kids can create more intricate designs.
Magnatiles - The perfect gift for your building-loving child. You can find great Black Friday deals on their sets each year.
Legos - This is a timeless favorite for a reason, and there are some great new sets out there this year.
Invisibobble - Ouch free, crease free ponytail holders that double as funky bracelets.
Electronic Drawing Pad - A fun and long-lasting activity for your child who loves to draw and create but in a new and exciting way.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses - These are a sturdy pair for your child's small face (and they are pretty cute, too).
Gift Guide for Tweens and Teens
Drawing and Coloring books - These are great for your creative children to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Electronic Drawing Board - A new way to doodle and create.
LED lights - A growing trend for tweens and teens who are spending even more time in their rooms with remote and virtual learning. This light set offers several features and colors.
"Gaming" socks - To keep your gaming-loving child's feet warm this winter.
Jade Roller - The trend in self-care and beauty that's hit the younger demographic.
Birch Box - A subscription to Birch Box will introduce your child to skin and beauty products that are safe and beneficial. Last year, Birch Box offered unbelievable Black Friday deals on their subscriptions. The first box is delivered in December and can be wrapped and under the tree for Christmas (along with a subscription card).
Function of Beauty - This company customizes clean and sustainable hair and body products. The formula customization is based on answers from an assessment. In addition, you can customize the products' colors and names on the bottles. Last year, Function of Beauty offered a great Black Friday deal.
VicTsing Essential Oil Diffuser - A stylish and effective diffuser. It offers a timer and serves as a nightlight.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses - A stylish pair for long hours in front of the screen.
Are you there God, It's Me Margaret? - One of Judy Blume's classic books that's great for tween and young teen girls. It was one of my daughter's favorite gifts last year.
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas' book is a powerful story and a great conversation starter with your child. My oldest received this book for Christmas last year and it was an impactful book. This summer, when racial justice became front and center, my daughter mentioned this book to me many times. This 2017 book provided her with a deeper understanding of racial injustice in America.
So, there you have it! Gift Guide #1--we hope it makes your shopping easier and leaves smiles on those sweet faces during the upcoming holidays!
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