Can you believe it’s already time for The Holidays?? I feel like we were just on the beach, soakin’ up the summer sun, and all of a sudden Santa’s coming to town! Which means, it’s time for our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!
As usual, this year I’m rounding up my top *unique* gifts for that special person in your life! Some of these gifts might be off-the-wall or different than your usual tie for Dad and rattle for baby, but that’s what makes The Accidental Mrs.’ Holiday Gift Guide so much fun 😉 As an added bonus, I have personally tried each of these gifts and can absolutely vouch for them!
Colonel Popper Popcorn Popper
First up, The Original Colonel Popper – Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper is the perfect addition to any kitchen at home, work, or break room. Dads will love it’s portability for RV’s, campers, or Man Caves.
After trying it at home with my kiddos to accompany our Pumpkin Painting Night, I can definitely say that I won’t be going back to bag popcorn. All you need is popcorn kernels and seasoning of your choice, and a microwave, and voila! Ready in under 3 minutes. And for the under $12 pricepoint, it’s a perfect stocking stuffer!
Party Bowl is already an instant family favorite in our home! Three rounds, two teams, and one Party Bowl! In this instant classic from another one of our favorites, What Do You Meme?™, players use prompt cards to come up with a bunch of words or phrases which get thrown in the Party Bowl. Two teams then compete to out-guess each other in three increasingly high-pressure rounds of fun.
Moms everywhere will love this gift- how do I know? Because I’m a mom, and I LOVE IT! The SipsBy subscription box is perfect for any tea lover, because it’s a personalized tea subscription that is tailored just to you!
The other night, the kids and I got to test out our new favorite Hot Chocolate tea two ways- me drinking it just brewed, and the kiddos with a little bit of frothed milk added to it. Both ways were amazing!
The subscription box features 4 teas per month that makes 15+ cups, all for only $15 per month- definitely a steal!!
Glitter Peel-Off mask from 7th Heaven
This gift is especially fun for mama if it is being given by her daughter and includes a mama/daughter date 🙂 These Glitter Peel-Off Masks from 7th Heaven are the ideal detox for skin after a long day to cleanse impurities that can lead to breakouts!
Featuring pomegranate, cranberry and biodegradable glitter, the fresh fruity scent and fun glitter helps uplift your mood! Available in single-serve pouches for $1.99, it’s a steal!
As you can see, Anissa and I had a blast trying out these fun peels 🙂
Sure, at just a few months old your little one may not be very into toys, but a gift that benefits not only baby but also mom and dad is a winner in my book! This year, my favorite gift for “baby” is a babywearing solution you’ll wish you had all along!
Boppy® ComfyFit® Baby Carrier
The Boppy® ComfyFit® Baby Carrier enables confidence in babywearing because of its simple and supportive structure that is both comfortable and comforting. Inspired by yoga apparel, the lightweight, soft fabric moves with you and your baby supporting your active lifestyle.
Babywearing is a huge part of motherhood for me, so I am beyond excited to try out this easy-to-use, so-cute carrier when Baby Boy comes in just a few months. It has the ease of a structured carrier with the comforted of a wrap- it’s the perfect match! It comes in 4 cute prints, including a new camo print!
Cooper and Belle Nursery Organizer
Another one of those gifts that’s more for the parents than the baby, but hey, that’s cool 😉 Cooper & Belle is a great new brand that I was just introduced to, and is dedicated to creating simple, elegant and high-quality products. I love the look of this beautiful nursery organizer because it is simple and understated, but classy with it’s leather handles. Plus, the inserts are velcro, so you can set them up as you’d like to make the organizer work best for your needs!
Beyond the nursery caddy, Cooper and Belle also has versatile, lightweight bibs, bath aprons that serve as a simple yet effective solution to bath time struggles, and so much more!. Its innovative design allows parents to wear the hooded towel and use both hands to remove and dry off their little one, all while staying dry!
Yum Yummy Yuck
by Cree Lane and Amanda Jane Jones (Prestel Junior)
Taxi Ride with Victor
by Sara Trofa and illustrated by Elsa Klever (Prestel Junior; $14.95)
This sci-fi inspired taxi trip will have kids roaring with laughter.
Victor is everyone’s favorite extraterrestrial taxi driver, but he has a big problem. His memory is terrible! He can never remember his way around the galaxy. When he drops off his passengers at the wrong locations, there are some unexpected and hilarious high jinks. Elsa Klever’s wonderful drawings incorporate every day experiences–like going to the dentist, the library, or the post office–into otherworldly scenes with friendly aliens, talking clouds, grumpy ghosts, and an enormous octopus. The book offers gentle lessons about friendship and opportunity, and children will want to join Victor again and again on his funny, mixed-up, and carefree rides.
A Dragon on the Roof
A brave young girl, a whimsical house, and a ticklish dragon help young readers see the world through Gaudí’s eyes.
Set in Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudí’s most renowned buildings, this joyful story introduces young readers to the architect’s work, inciting their curiosity and imagination along the way. While her nanny is sleeping, young Paloma hears a noise. She climbs the stairs of her house until she reaches the roof, where a dragon is perched. Unafraid, Paloma reaches out to pet the dragon–but he is ticklish, and as he laughs, he spews a myriad of sea animals that he had unwittingly swallowed. The house is transformed into a dreamy aquarium and the dragon settles into a deep sleep on the roof.
We love this book because my kids now like to pretend that a dragon lives on our roof!
What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street
by Felicita Sala (Prestel Junior, Hardcover $14.95)
Anything to do with food and cooking is automatically going to be a winner in our house, and this one is no different! This delightfully illustrated children’s cookbook offers a global menu of dishes to share with friends, family, and neighbors.
Something delicious is cooking in the old apartment building on Garden Street! Pilar is mixing gazpacho, Monsieur Ping is stir-frying broccoli, Señora Flores is preparing a pot of beans, and Josef and Rafik are rolling meatballs. Other neighbors are making mini-quiches, baba ganoush, dhal, and peanut butter cookies. When they’re all finished cooking everyone gathers in the garden to enjoy a delicious meal and each other’s company. Each inviting spread in this storybook offers a recipe from a different culinary tradition.
The recipes explain how each dish is made and come with fun and detailed illustrations. Combining simple, fresh flavors with recipes from around the world, this book will nourish and inspire budding cooks while whetting the appetites of their more experienced helpers.
Well, yall, thanks for stopping by on your way to an online Christmas shopping spree to see what we recommend this Holiday season! We hope you found some gifts you love along the way!
Disclosure: I received free product from all brands listed in the Holiday Gift Guide above in exchange for my open and honest review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.