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Our Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas For 2021

By Andrea Dillon and Mindy Scirri
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The holiday gift-giving season is upon us! There is so much excitement and wonder in the air as we wrap up the year. However, there can be a lot of pressure and planning that falls on us adults too. We all hope to find that perfect thing to make the receiver’s eyes light up with joy but finding that specific item can be time-consuming. There are so many options out there that it is easy to start to feel overwhelmed. Let us help! To keep you from having to scour the endless stream of gift ideas, we have done it for you and picked out some of our favorites to help make this one less thing on your plate. So whether you are looking for Christmas presents, Kwanzaa gifts, Winter Solstice presents, Hanukkah gifts, or just because items, we have holiday gift ideas for you.

Holiday Gift Ideas For Preschoolers Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids  Holiday Gift Ideas For Teens 
Gifts Ideas For Homeschool Moms And Dads Holiday Gift Ideas For Grandparents  Holiday Gift Basket Ideas


Holiday Gift Ideas For Preschoolers

Holiday gifts for preschoolers can be loads of fun! There are so many bright and colorful options to get your child thinking, playing, and most of all learning! With all those choices it can be hard to pick. What did we look for in our homeschool gifts for preschoolers this year? Sustainable play that can grow while your child through all their stages during the preschool years.



Play-Doh Play ‘N Store Kids Play Table 




Melissa & Doug
Wooden Pizza Counter Play Set





Melissa & Doug

Magnetic Human Body Anatomy Play Set





Little Tikes 3′ Trampoline






Paw Patrol, True Metal 

Adventure City Movie Play Mat Set 






PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set

100pcs  Magnet Building Tiles Clear



Plugo Letters by PlayShifu



Marble Run Building Blocks



7 Set Push and Go Vehicles
Friction Powered Cars Toy
with Play Mat/Storage Bag



Whack and Learn Mole


SoftZone Climb and Crawl Activity Play Set



Count Your Chickens



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Holiday Gift Ideas For Kids

That sweet spot between preschool and teens can be the easiest to shop for, however, that can also mean you feel like they have everything already. What can you buy for the kid that has everything or likes everything? How can you make sure it is something that they will use for more than fifteen minutes and then toss it aside? We suggest trying a few of these holiday gifts for kids.



Artie 3000
The Coding Robot:
Drawing Robot
Hot Wheels R/C 1:64 Scale
Rechargeable Radio-Controlled Racing Cars 
Klutz Lego Gear Bots Science/STEM Activity Kit
Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids




Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit: Clean Energy from Mud!


Read our review of this here! 
Ticket to Ride Board Game
Plugo Count by PlayShifu
SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box
3Doodler Start+ Essentials (2021)
3D Pen Set for Kids
K’NEX 100 Model Imagine Building Set 
Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet
Koosh Sharp Shot
Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of & Mold & Tools
Thames & Kosmos Robotics:
Smart Machines –
Super Sphere STEM Experiment Kit
Giant 1000+ Pieces Ultimate Box of Arts & Crafts Supplies Set


PILPOC theFube Fidget Cube
LCD Writing Tablet
Homeschool Student Shirt
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Holiday Gift Ideas For Teens 

Shopping for teens can be fun but also can be stressful. It is hard to keep up with their fast-changing likes. Get that gift opening smile through wacky, unique, strange but useful gifts. You also can win them over through gifts that will help them express themselves. Try one of these fun holiday gifts for teens below to help!



Elite Sportz Ring Toss
Dimmable 50 Photo Clips String Lights
/Holder with Remote Control$17.99
Letters to My Future Self



Oculus Quest 2
Pizza Throw Blanket
Life Skills for Teens
Folding Lap Desk
Rainbow Scratch Off Art Mini Notes Set
Dwi Dowellin 2.7 Inch Mini Drone
The Imaginary World Of…
Amazon.com Gift Card in a Mini Envelope
$ varies 
Paint Mark 48 Watercolor Paint Set
With 2 Blending Brush Pens
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Holiday Gift Ideas For Homeschool Moms And Dads

Don’t forget about mom and dad! You have a lot on your plate so here are some holiday gift ideas for homeschool moms and dads to help make your life easier. Add them to your cart or point your family in direction of this post to get these presents.


Scuddles Extra Large Picnic Blanket
OneOdio A70 Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones
GEMITTO Fast Defrosting Tray

Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit



Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Penguin Stainless Steel Vacuum Thermos
Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Growing Kit
Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook
The Original Popco Silicone
Microwave Popcorn Popper with Handles
6 Piece Tegu Pocket Pouch
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Beblau FOLD Portable Electronic Organizer
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Holiday Gift Ideas For Grandparents

Going into the gift-giving season, we are all thinking about family we may have had to social distance from this year. So what better gifts to give than something to help bring you closer together or make them think about all the great times you have had before. That’s the idea for our featured gifts below.


Friendship Lamp
Personalized Cutting Board
“My Hometown” Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle
Two State Framed Print
Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame
Personalized Throw Blanket
KiiPix Smartphone Picture Printer
Grandparent Legacy Journal Memory Book
Family Tree Chart
Grandpa & Grandma Nutrition Facts Mugs
Cocomong Grandkids Photo Frame
3D Personalized Wooden Family Tree
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Holiday Gift Basket Ideas 

Need a failsafe holiday gift idea? Try one of these holiday gift basket ideas. These are perfect holiday girl ideas for friends, family, and more.

Start With A Basket

You can be as fancy or as simple as you like. Here are some ideas to try:

Pick Your Theme

Decide what you what to fill your basket with. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

Game Holiday Gift Basket
Art Holiday Gift Basket
Book Holiday Gift Basket
Movie Holiday Gift Basket
Science Holiday Gift Basket

Game Holiday Gift Basket

Are you shopping for a friend or family that loved board games? Make them a game holiday gift basket. Grab a few of their favorite snacks, some cute pens/paper for scorekeeping, and then add a game or two! Here are some of our favorites:


Art Holiday Gift Basket

Shopping for art lovers? Pick up some notebooks and then fill that art gift basket with some of these holiday gift ideas.

Book Holiday Gift Basket

Looking for ideas for the readers in your life? Get your favorite book or two and then add a couple of these book lover holiday gift ideas.

Movie Holiday Gift Basket

Know a movie lover? Head to the store and get their favorite snacks, add in a movie or two, and then toss in a couple of these holiday gift ideas to their movie holiday gift basket.

Science  Holiday Gift Basket

Encourage your science lovers with some fun science-themed holiday gift ideas.


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