It’s time for the beast of all beasts— the Mommy Shorts 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! I say it’s a beast because I spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME scouring the internet for everything I think is worthy of the holidays. There are gifts for moms, gifts for dads, gifts for babies, and gifts for children who still can’t let go of their Frozen obsession (*cough cough* Mazzy and Harlow).
There are also a few sponsored items which each have Mommy Shorts holiday discount codes and will be part of the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Hope you find one or two or ten things for your family on here!
These are some of the toys in my house that have stood the test of time and been favorites of both my girls: 1) Melissa & Doug Portable Dollhouse 2) Hape Mini Kitchen 3) Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Set 4) Melissa & Doug Basic 60 Wooden Block Set and 5) Soft Unbreakable Tea Party Set .
Kiwi Crate is a monthly subscription service that delivers all the hands-on materials you need to inspire 2-3 craft projects per crate. The crates have different themes like music, color, robots, and safari, along with educational materials to make it an intereactive learning experience.
Promotion: For 25% off your first month’s subscription, use code MS25. New subscribers also receive free shipping PLUS a bonus welcome kit. Valid until 12/31
1) Warm or cool face mugs 2) Foodie Dice 3) Zoo Friends Pancake Pan 4) Julia, Child book
and 5) Bicycle Pizza Cutter.
Cutie Tattootie from North American Bear ($25) is a woven cotton doll that comes with 12 Tattly temporary tattoos complementing each character— a girl, a shark, a fox, a bunny, a monster, and a DJ— six for your kid and six for their super cool doll too. All tattoos are one-time use and non-toxic ink, removable from your child’s skin and machine washable for the doll.
Promotion: For 20% off AND Free Shipping on all orders of $25+, use code SHORTS20, good until 12/17
1) Frozen themed sweatshirt 2) Ridley’s Balloon Modelling Kit 3) Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids and 4) Domo Monster Toaster.
1) Seedling Fashion Designer Kit 2) Sew Cool Machine 3) My Wonderful World of Fashion Coloring Book and 4) Fashion Design Portfolio.
1) Umbrella Doll Stroller 2) Little Henry Vacuum 3) Get Out n’ Grill Kitchen Set and 4) Groovy Boy Doll.
Apple Park’s Baby Gift Crate ($46) is all packed up and ready to gift with some of Apple Parks’ best sellers, curated in a cute box fashioned after a wooden crate. Each crate includes a soft teething rattle, a baby burp cloth and a finger puppet, all made of 100% organic cotton. Plus, it includes Apple Park’s beloved board book introducing their Picnic Pal characters.
Promotion: For 20% off, use code MS20, good until 12/20
1) Crochet headphone cover 2) Chat Books to print out your entire Instagram feed in mini books of 60 pics a piece 3) Poste Smartphone Wallet and 4) Cardboard camera phone projector.
1) Simon Game 2) Connect Four 3) Clue 4) Go Fish 5) Retro Mastermind and 6) Monopoly.
Babiators Sunglasses are the most stylish aviators for adventurous and fashionable babies and kids. They are made out of flexible rubber frames which are virtually indestructible. The lenses are shatter-resistant with100% UV protection. Plus, Babiators offers a Lost & Found Guarantee! If a child’s loses or breaks their Babiators within one year of purchase, Babiators will replace them. Limited edition Holiday Babiators come in four fun winter colors. Plus, they come in a holiday-themed box, making them the ultimate gift or stocking stuffer.
Promotion: Use code “HolidayBabiators” for 20% off, good until December 20th.
1) Tulip Tree-to-Be 2) Customized Children’s book with your kid’s name 3) The Baby Owner’s Manual and 4) Mysterio Baby Tees which come emblazoned with an unknown and totally random future for your baby.
1) Make Your Own Snow Globe 2) Story Box Circus 3) Big Box of Art 4) Scribble On Your Own Leggings and 5) Bo The Rainbow Creature Kit.
BoomBoom Prints features kid-friendly designs from independent artists all over the world on a wide variety of products like wall prints, onesies, tote bags, phone cases, and more. You can also upload your own artwork to sell. The photos above were both taken by me. When I posted those pics, a few of my Instagram followers asked if they could purchase them. Yep, now you can! Canvas prints are printed on high quality canvas, laminated, and stretched on 1 3/8″ wooden bars. The artwork comes complete with a sawtooth hanger.
Promotion: Use the code MommyShorts14 for 15% off, good through 12/31/14
1) Baby Toms 2) Indie Rock Coloring Book 3) Miniature VW Beetle 4) Hape Early Melodies Ukulele 5) Mustachifier and 5) a mason jar sippy cup.
1) Book of Frozen Hairstyles 2) Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset (characters not included) 3) Princess Elsa Costume 4) Frozen Karaoke CD and Karaoke Player.
Baby Jives makes adorable handmade mobiles; her cloud mobiles with falling stars being her most popular. This Frozen twist on her classic cloud mobile uses ice blue or turquoise clouds with gold or silver falling snowflakes. Add a custom initial and you’ve got one very special gift for a Frozen fan.
Promotion: Use the code MOMMYSHORTS for free shipping in the US
Tart Collection was founded by a California husband-and-wife team who wanted to create a laid-back line of sexy-cool clothes that would take women seamlessly from day to night. The collection includes a line of versatile maternity dresses like the Rhainnon dress pictured above.
Promotion: Use code Mommy25 for 25% off your entire purchase
1) Disney INFINITY: Toy Box Starter Pack 2) Zoomer Interactive Puppy 3) Laser Pegs Indy Car and 4) Apple iPad Mini .
1) Fifty Shades of Grey Wine 2) Downton Abbey 3 Tin Tea Set 3) What Would Olivia Pope Do tote and 4) Mellark Bakery apron from the Hunger Games.
Baby Jack and Company creates sensory tag blankets with a unique design consisting of sewn shut ribbons, so little fingers do not become intertwined in loops. Their newest blanket design uses an educational print that encourages early learning with basic shapes, colors, ABCs and 123s. All blankets come with a toy link teething ring that can be clipped to car seats, strollers or baby carriers.
Promotion: For 25% off, use code MOMMYSHORTS, good until December 31st
1) Pantone Mini Board Books 2) Wood Alphabet Factory Blocks 3) Miller Goodman Wooden PlayShapes and 4) Font Alphabet puzzle.
1) Cabbage Patch Kid 2) Rubik’s Cube 3) Monchhichi 4) Unicorn headband 5) Lisa Frank Sticker Book and 6) View Finder.
Why invest in a “My First New Year” or “My First Christmas” shirt when baby’s only going to wear it for a few hours and cover it with spit up? This pack of 12 removable holiday stickers from Sticky Bellies guarantees adorable pictures with the look of a custom shirt and the convenience of a sticker. Simply peel, stick, and snap a pic!
Promotion: For 15% off, use code TISTHESEASON
1) Reusable Juice Boxes 2) My Quotable Kid 3) Lego Sort and Store 4) Fortune Cookie Booties 5) The Storymatic Family Game and 6) Soopsori Doctor Play Set.
1) Children’s Toy Drum Set 2) Tub of Loose LEGOs for parents to step on at night 3) Tiny Doll with even tinier clothing and shoes 4) Tots Finger Paint Set and 5) the most annoying cat piano around that every child loves to infinity.
1) Nice Underwear doormat 2) Nose Plug 3) Cookie of the Month Club 4) Toothpaste squeezer 5) F-bomb paperweight and 6) Mommy Shorts mug (the best item on this whole guide).
Phew. That’s it. See what I mean about it being a beast?
Oh wait! That’s not it! The giveaway…
The giveaway includes one pair of Babiators, one Cutie Tatootie, one print from Boom Boom Prints, one crate from Kiwi Crates, two personalized mini Frozen themed mobiles from Baby Jives, one item from Tart Collection, one set of Sticky Belly Happiest Holiday stickers, one Baby Jack Blanket, one Apple Park gift set and one Mommy Shorts mug.
One lucky duck will win EVERYTHING.
1) Tell me the gift you are most excited to get your kid this year in the comments below.
2) For a second entry, pin any graphic in this post to Pinterest with the caption “95 awesome holiday gift ideas for babies, kids, moms and dads”. Then leave a second comment saying you did so.
3) For a third entry, tweet the following and leave a third comment saying you did so:
“I hope I win the holiday gift guide giveaway from @mommyshorts! http://bit.ly/1qvtAy5”
Winner will be announced on December 19th.
A device that allows one to cook bacon in the form of a bowl!! (taking extra bonus points for the obscure 80’s reference in my comment. And for bacon being in it) 😉
My baby is only 4 months old but I’m most excited about doing her Christmas stocking. It’s the start of a life of traditions that she will want (hopefully) to pass on to her family
Tweeted…I really want to win!!
this is seriously the best gift guide (BY FAR!) that i’ve seen so far. so many things on here that i want!!
Awesome giveaway! I’m most excited to give my 2 year old her first dollhouse.
My 2 1/2 year old is obsessed with Super Mario (due to her nerdy parent’s influence) – I’m in the process of making her a custom Mario themed menorah for Chanukah. Nothing pinterest worthy, just rolling poster board together and lots of gluing of print outs, but she has no idea it’s coming and she’s gonna flip out in the best way.
Is this a US only giveaway? I am guessing it is. But commenting anyway because I am most excited about giving our six year old the walkie talkies he has on his list because a) he will be totally thrilled and b) you bet me and hubs are playing with them after he’s in bed.
I’m painting a wooden doll house castle for all of her peg people I paint and I know she’s going to love it.
I really don’t know. Five year old Bob says he needs to consult a catalog. Does the kid vac really work? I think one of those would be key.
I am very excited to give my 2 yr old his first race track and my 1 yr daughter her first Little People set.
We’re doing a new playtable and art supplies for our kids. Can’t wait to give it to them.
I am excited to give my son his first guitar and daughter her American Girl Bitty Baby!
I tweeted too! @bcvannier
Excited to get my 3 yr old the Elsa Snow Globe doll!
I am most excited to give my kids not a whole lot, maybe new suitcases. We are going to Disney in January so that is taking up a large portion of the holiday spending budget.
I pinned it!
tweeted it out!
We can’t wait to give our daughter her first doll house – I know she is going to love it!
I’m most excited for the Baby Toms! Can wait to get a pair for my 16 month old.
I want to get my kids a play kitchen, but I think I need to wait until our renovation is done to have the space…
You know that cat piano that you tagged as the most annoying thing on the planet? Wellll I found the same one at a consignment sale last week and bought it for my daughter for Christmas. That WAS the present that I was looking forward to giving her….now I’m not so sure….
I can’t wait to get my girl a frozen dress 🙂
I am really excited to get ‘The Book With No Pictures’ by BJ Novak for my 4 year old – I think he’ll LOVE it!!
I’m excited to give my daughter a play cash register, it will go well with the play kitchen that Santa brought her last year
I am most excited about the train table that my husband is building for our 2 year old boy. He is finally old enough to really be into the holidays like his big sis. He is basically going to lose his mind when he sees the table!
My son enjoys doing scientific experiments (who doesn’t like to see things change colors and explode!). He has asked for a microscope and I just ordered one for him. I am hoping he will have a great time playing with it.
A little ball pit… she goes NUTS for the one at church, so I can’t wait for her to have one at home to play with.
The gift I am most excited to give my son this year are my old Lego street pieces that are 12″X12″. I gave him my actual Lego collection for his birthday last month, and am giving him the streets for Christmas. I know he will love them! I also bought him the Rescue Bots, which will probably excited him more than the Lego streets, but the Lego streets excite me the most!
I’m excited for my daughter’s sandbox, she’s going to live it even if it is a mess!
We are getting my 2 girls a very pink wooden play kitchen this year. I am very excited about it.
I’m looking forward to making our baby a personalized board book
I’m really excited to get my two boys their own tablet. Really, I just want them off of mine!
I am so excited to give my 18mo old a play kitchen!
My oldest son is 12 and 1/2, and we decided to get him the Fire TV Stick for Christmas. I think it will be a great alternative to having an actual television in his room, as the stick can be taken out, because eventually he will break the bedtime rule 🙂
I want to get my 2 year old and 4 year old the leapfrog leap tv.
i am getting my 2 year old a POTTY! He’s been asking to pee on the toilet for months and I thought it was too early so I a, excited to get rid of the diapers.
A wooden activity centre/cube by B. Toys.
most excited for my daughter to get jaq jaq bird chalk a doodle book OR her poppy drops tattoo jewelry! for my son he loves the smart cars so i got him a giraffe one 🙂 would love to keep some of the prizes and i have a new niece/nephew coming soon who NEEDS like all of that stuff! lol
My daughter really wants piggy paint! I can’t wait to see the look on her face when she opens it!
I’m most excited to give my girl her Jammie’s on Christmas Eve. Growing up we got one gift from mom and dad and we always got to open it on Christmas Eve and it was always Pajama’s for us to wear that night. Our little one is 16 months old and I am beyond excited to start all of these traditions that I loved growing up with her.
My girls love Lego, so we want to buy them each a nice set. My oldest likes the classic legos while my youngest prefers Lego Friends!
I’m excited to get play food for my 15 month old!
I am really excited to get my daughter, Dahlia, a Frozen costume. Dahlia has been making a list of gifts she wants for a while, and this has been on the list for some time. I think she will be excited to know that something she wrote down a few months ago can really come true!
The lose scribble pants look awesome!
I am most excited to get my kid a bathrobe so she will quit complaining about being cold. Or at least I can just make her put the bathrobe on when she starts complaining.
I pinned it, too! Thank you!
I’m most excited about giving my son the movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” We have loved both movies!
I pinned! I hope I win!
Wonder Woman sleeping bags!
I am giving my girls mermaid tails (from FinFun) and a family membership to our local rec center so we can go swim with them. They are so neat!!!
My son wants Leonardo Revolt Tech ninja turtle that we are getting him
Pinned! I’m really thrilled to give our daughter the Kiwi crate – looking forward to lots of fun projects this year!
I am irrationally excited to give my kiddos their Christmas pajamas this year. I think my oldest is also getting a personalized Thomas train/book that he will be pretty pumped about. The youngest may end up preferring the wrapping again this year (17 months) 🙂
I am most excited to gift my daughter a doll house! She has been asking for one since her birthday (february) 🙂
Well I was going to get my daughter one of those pretty Schoenhut pianos but after seeing the M&D cat piano I think she will love that even more even if I would prefer not to have it in my living room. My daughter loves music and we have been looking for a microphone too so this piano looks like it will fit our needs much better.
I’m going to attempt to make a jet pack out of two liters for my six year old son, he’s obsessed with all things space. Maybe my girls will get some too!
Last year, I told a grandparent to get the gift that my daughter had been begging for and I knew she would “flip out” over. While she got it and loved it and flipped out, I want to be the one who gives her the amazing gift that she flips out over…. Selfish? yes. Still gonna do it? yes.
I think it is an easy bake oven, but I need to ask more questions.
I a super excited to get my girls some accessories for their American Girl dolls! It is ridiculously expensive but they are in love and I would have been so excited for this stuff as a little one. Can’t wait !
I absolutely need to get the ‘Nice Underwear’ doormat!!! Love it!! Oh, and maybe the Cabbage Patch doll for my daughter!! l
Pinned a picture! I really do love the juice boxes thing – those look awesome.
I’m trying to limit the spoiling factor at Christmas but it’s hard. We’ll probably do a play kitchen. 🙂
Most excited to give her a Minecraft App for her Kindle, or maybe the Disney Infinity game stuff. Most excited to give him more trucks.
So so excited! I have 3 girls and they would absolutely love a doll house:)
Excited to give my daughter her first easel for her art projects and drawings.
Most Excited to give him the Scooby Doo & WrestleMania Mystery movie… saw it on the TV at the hospital when his brother was born & he was BLOWN AWAY that such a thing existed.
I’m really excited about the Kiwi Crate! I’m always wanting to do crafts with the kids but never get out to gather all the supplies. This seems like such a no-brainer! Thanks for introducing me to this service!
I’m most excited to give the kids some of the books that were my favorite as a child.
Most excited: that ridiculous hat with the elsa braid that flips around. 🙂
I am actually really excited to give my 3.5 year old the game Hungry Hungry Hippos – I think he will get a kick out of it!
we are taking my 5 year old to see Disney’s Frozen on Ice. not sure my husband and i will survive the experience.
I’m excited to get my gamer 5 year old some real board games and get him away from the xbox!
Best gift guide I’ve seen! Taking our now 5 month old to see Gma & Gpa in Phoenix in February- can’t wait for Rowan to sport his Babiators!!
I can’t wait to give my son a shopping cart full of fake food!
I’m most excited to give my son the Boxcar Children series, which I loved when I was about his age. I also am excited to give him the laser pegs Indy car & the Disney Infinity starter pack! 🙂
My baby just turned one so doesn’t get the whole present mess yet- so Im excited for her to get a pottery barn anywhere chair for the living room. Hoping that she’ll be able to use it for a long time!
Pinned it! I’d actually already done that before I read all the way down and saw that I could win something for doing that. 🙂
I am most excited to get my little girl the Janod Story Box 🙂
I am most excited to get my two-year old daughter some plastic dinosaur figurines. She walks around all day saying ROAR!