But, man, sometimes it's hard to know what to get!
Well, friends. I'm here to make our lives a little easier. As I am wont to do this time of year, I have compiled a few of my fave picks into a gift guide to help guide your gift buying. These are items the Andersons have on their own holiday lists.
Or stuff we just really, really dig.
Available on Amazon and target.com.
Yoga Spinner is a delightful introduction to yoga that encourages teamwork and healthy physical activity. Give the spinner a whirl and perform the pose on the corresponding Yoga Pose Card. If you can hold the pose for 10 seconds, you keep the card, and the first player to collect a card in each color wins! You’ll need a little luck and teamwork, and a bit more flexibility and balance to win this entertaining yoga game. Available on Amazon.
Vivitz ! The Fun, Flexible, Girls Activity system, where you can "Connect, Create, Decorate" yourself, your room, your world! Soft to the touch Vivitz pieces connect together to create everything from fashions for you, to decorations for your room! My kids are currently obsessed with this fashionable building system.
Rubik's Cube ? Can you improve your time once you solve it? Pit yourself against the ultimate brain teaser!
Activity-packed, portable playtime. The fun-filled FlashPad Infinite is a handheld electronic touchscreen device with 16 built-in games like Catch Me, Remember Me, Chase Me, and lots more. Its 16 LED light circle touch points and seven different LED lights ensure that there's never a dull moment.
A Year with Frog and Toad follows the unlikely friendship between cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Their friendship blossoms and grows as they learn many life lessons along the way. Filled with musical numbers that will make you laugh and cry, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is a show to delight every age. The Arden Theater will be presenting A Year With Frog and Toad with music by Robert Reale and book and lyrics by Willie Reale from November 23, 2016 – January 29, 2017. Based on the beloved Frog and Toad children’s stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad is the first of two Children’s Theatre offerings during the 2016/17 Season. Buy tickets now!
For Grown Ups
Hubby and I believe in the importance of journalism and supporting the print medium of newspapers and magazines, especially during this season of life where these things are under fire and threatened to extinction. As a way to show your support, consider gifting a subscription to your loved ones - or even yourself! A few of our favorites:
Food Network Magazine
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Womens Running Magazine
The New Yorker
Darn Tough Socks socks are American-made and simply the best. That's all. We wear them almost exclusively.
SUPER HEAVY DUTY bbq grill tools set - We use 20% thicker stainless steel than normal barbecue sets so they are extremely durable and will never bend or break when picking up large pieces of meat. SPATULA BOTTLE OPENER FOR TAILGATING - serrated edge for cutting, contoured tip for easily flipping burgers, oversized face for large steaks - Grill Tongs Have 6 Teeth for turning hot dogs and sausages & Includes Metal Loop that Latches Shut for Easy Storage. DISHWASHER SAFE FOR EASY CLEANUP - Extra Wide Hanging Hooks with Leather Straps fit on any grill tools holder including Weber Genesis and all other barbeque models.
Amazon Fire TV Stick has changed the way we watch TV. We love that all of our apps and networks are connected, the parental controls are great and integration is fantastic.
The women and men of your expedition build the first two settlements. Fortunately, the land is rich in natural resources. You build roads and new settlements that eventually become cities. Will you succeed in gaining supremacy on Catan? Barter trade dominates the scene. Some resources you have in abundance, other resources are scarce. Ore for wool, brick for lumber - you trade according to what is needed for your current building projects. Proceed strategically! If you found your settlements in the right places and skillfully trade your resources, then the odds will be in your favor. But your opponents are smart too. Settler's of Catan Board Game is our favorite board game, hands down! Great for kids 10+.
The AeroPress coffee maker is a new kind of coffee press that brews coffee under ideal conditions: proper temperature, total immersion, and rapid filtering. This results in amazingly delicious coffee with a wide range of beautiful flavors but without bitterness and with very low acidity. Since its introduction the AeroPress has become a much beloved brewer for serious coffee lovers and coffee professionals around the world.