Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Favorite Holiday Gift Guides

I had high hopes of of creating my own BBM gift guide this year, but instead I decided to compile a list of other gift guides for you to peruse. No need for me to spend the time making a list when others have done a splendid job of it already! Here are some of my favorite gift guides that I found for the 2013 holiday season!

Modern Parent's Messy Kids (MPMK)
This is the end-all-be-all of gift guides. You really don't have to look any further than MPMK's yearly compilation of gift ideas. They have it broken down into 10 different categories, i.e., Best Learning Toys for Quiet Time and Independent Play, or Best Building and Constructing Toys, making it all the more easy for you to find something for the kids you know so well. They have reviewed over 250+ toys, games and puzzles and asked countless parents, teachers and care-givers for their input when putting the lists together. You won't be disappointed with this gift guide!

Daily Candy gifts for Littles
Who doesn't love the Daily Candy emails? I remember receiving these 10 years ago. I would look forward to them each day, waiting to see what these ladies thought was the coolest thing to buy or see. They have compiled a great list of unique gift ideas for kids of all ages on their site. My favorite being this personalized memory game by Pinholepress.com that I have already ordered for my girls!
Personalized Memory Game c/o pinholepress.com

Real Simple Gifts for Kids
I love me some Real Simple magazine. I always pick it up and read it on plane rides, or when I am feeling like my house could use some organizing (which is always). Do I actually ever take the advice in the magazine? Of course not. I just waste my time looking at all the clean photos of people's anally neat closets and pantries and perfectly organized purses. But they do put together some great gift guides. Check out this one for kids for some unique gift ideas, including this fabulous monster hoodie. I want one in my size ASAP.
Monster Hoodie from cutesybutnotcutesy.com

They also have some amazing ideas for stocking stuffers, including this Ryan Gosling coloring book. Totally absurd, but every girl needs one right?
Yummy Ryan Gosling coloring book from blueribbongeneralstore.com

And for you parents with teenagers or tweens (God help you :) they have this gift guide full of unique gifts for those older kids with 'tude. I should add that I want everything on this list - what does that say about me?
Animal head from cardboardsafari.com. I want this!!

Time Out New York
Time Out New York compiled a great gift guide this year full of things you can find in New York City as well as online for us out-of-towners (or foreigners as we are considered by all New Yorkers). They have broken it down by age range, making it easier for you to shop for the kids on your nice list. I am in love with this all-in-one dinner set by Doiy Design.
If you live in NYC you can pick one of these up at E.A.T. gifts

Queen Oprah's Favorite Things
And then finally the gift guide for the rich and famous, or those that don't mind spending hundreds of dollars on truffle oil for their grandmother. Oprah's Favorite Things - because who doesn't need a chocolate nativity scene? I know I don't!

$79 for 3 baby bibs. BIBS. Bibs people!! Come on, Oprah. 

If you didn't find anything to your liking in the lists above be sure to visit my favorite gift giving sites below:
- Uncommongoods.com 
- Etsy.com
- Landofnod.com
- The MOMA store

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