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.

To enter:

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.

Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner is Katie, who is excited to give her boys the new ‘Ninja Turtle’ movie that came out after Thanksgiving.  Thanks for playing!