6 SPECIAL GIFTS YOU CAN GIFT-YOURSELF

This article is sponsored by Wantable

Holiday season is a super busy time with all the decorations, activities, and gift shopping. I’m here to tell you that you deserve some gifts for yourself too. Make time for yourself and favor your life with some special gifts. I am sure a little selfcare would make you a lot happier in the middle of this overwhelming life. Here are 6 special gifts that you can gift-yourself even when there is no occasion at all.

Some new clothes to your wardrobe

I am sure I’m not the only one who usually thinks it’s okay to wear the same items again and again until they get too old. Especially moms with a busy lifestyle. However, I have to admit that habit is not healthy for your inner well-being. Adding a couple new pieces to your closet is never a bad idea, at least once in a while.

Another way to often get yourself some new clothes is to sign up for Wantable. They are a try-before-you-buy service which will send you a box of 7 items based on your answers to their style quiz. You’ll have 5 days to try the items, then keep what you love and return the rest. That is a very convenient way to try on new clothes especially for busy moms. I shared some styles I love from Wantable in another blog post, click here to check them out.

A do-nothing-day

This is what I love most as a busy mom of a 4 -year-old girl. As housework is overwhelming sometimes especially when you work at home at the same time. If possible, give yourself a complete do-nothing-day. It will recharge your energy after such a long time of hard work. A long sleep without any pressure of laundry or a deadline sounds impossible for many moms. A day to spend all for herself is even dreamier. But I’m telling you it’s doable. Have someone, husband for example, that can help? Go make your wish come true. You can totally ask your partner to  take care of the family for just one day so you can have your do-nothing-day once!

A fresh bouquet of your beloved flowers

This is actually one of the most effective one out of all 6 special gifts you can gift-yourself. I love to give myself a pretty bouquet of light orange roses (or sometimes simply a bouquet of fresh eucalyptus) during grocery shopping time. Flowers and greeneries have an amazing ability to lift up my mood and boost my energy. Moreover, adding new color to your house with a fresh little bouquet helps brighten your living area. By doing this, you are giving your room a new refreshing look which significantly does wonders for your inner well-being.

An interesting book

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes”. Yes, how long haven’t you made time for reading a good book? As this crazily connected life is totally filled with social media, reading is becoming un-favourable to some young generations. However, reading a real book gives a different feeling, you know, I love the way I have to turn the pages by my hands while reading, I love the way I have to stay focused on every word written by the author and keep asking myself what makes this story so good. Reading keeps you away from stress and this messy reality while giving a chance to dream, to love and to think at the same time. 

A stay-cation 

Hmmmm, if a long vacation is not convenient for you, stay-cation is a good substitute. You can totally plan a stay-cation for yourself by booking a pretty hotel at your living town and spend all day doing what you like or exploring the place you live inside out. What you can do with a stay-cation? Here are some recommendations that you can take: going to spa, getting your nails done, reading books at a nice coffeeshop, going to a hair salon, trying trendy-food in the town, hanging out with your best friends, etc. 

Clothes that you never tried before

This is different from the first idea above. What I mean is that you can give yourself a chance to try a new style of clothes too. Getting to try on items that you’ve never tried on before is fun. It’s such a fresh feeling to see how you differently look in the mirror. This is when try-before-you-buy retailers like Wantable become handy.

Wantable offers personal styling service so that you can receive handpicked items based on your style quiz. They currently have 3 options: Style Edit for women, Active Edit for women, and Men’s Active Edit. You will get a box of 7 items to try on, keep what you love and return the rest within 5 days. This is actually a great way for you to try on a totally new style that you have never tried before. If you love that style, great. If you don’t, just return the item(s) without being charged for those. Check out my new outfits from my previous Wantable Box.

Listen to yourself and strive for what you really love to do as well as what makes you happy. No one can make you happy better than yourself. Again, not only your loved ones, you deserve some special holiday gifts from yourself too. Choose one of the 6 special gifts above to gift-yourself and enjoy!

Good luck n have fun <3 

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Have you finished buying holiday gifts? If not, there’s still time. The past couple of weeks, I have been posting gift guides for different groups of receivers. Today, I round up all the ideas in this post. You will find all the gift ideas you are looking for in this Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2020.

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The cozy gifts for women

There are a ton of gift ideas for women but it’s never easy to choose the perfect gift out of all ideas. Whether you are buying a gift for your wife, girlfriend, mom, besties, or sisters, the list of Cozy gifts for women below is for you and I am sure they will be the best gifts for her in the 2020 holiday season.

The luxury gifts for your parents

Ever since I became a mom myself, I feel grateful for my parents a lot more. Our parents deserve the best. Below are 10 luxury gifts you can give your parents this holiday season.

The perfect gifts for any parents

Whether you are looking for holiday gift ideas for your relatives or for your friends who are parents themselves, this gift guide is for you. Below are perfect gifts for parents you can keep in mind for the 2020 holiday season.

The thoughtful gifts for travelers

The next group, is the travelers. Whether the travelers you are buying gift for love traveling by car or flights, I am sure the ideas below would be thoughtful gifts for them. Click here to learn more about 8 Thoughtful Gifts for Travelers in 2020.

The best gifts for toddlers

Last but not least, gifts for toddlers. Buying gift for this age stage is so fun. If you are looking to buy gifts for your friend’s children, your niece, or your own toddlers, let’s take a look. I hope you will love this list of 8 best holiday gifts for toddlers in 2020.

That’s a sum! I hope you enjoy this Ultimate gift guide I create for the 2020 holiday season. You can click each image above to go directly to my detailed post. More than never, a gift during holiday season can warm up your loved ones. So, I hope you find what you think they will enjoy. Happy shopping and happy holidays.

8 Best gifts for Toddlers in 2020

Holiday season through children’s eyes are always magical. Let’s make it even more magical and special by surprising them with the cutest gifts. This is the gift guide I enjoyed making the most since everything is just super cute. If you are looking to buy gifts for your friend’s children, your niece, or your own toddlers, let’s take a look. I hope you will love this list of 8 best holiday gifts for toddlers in 2020.

Micro Kickboard – Mini Deluxe scooter

This scooter will be perfect for toddlers from age 2 since it has an adjustable handlebar (49-68cm) which makes it perfect for growing adventurers. What makes The Mini Micro Deluxe unique is the adjustable T-bar and lean-to-steer design. Because children steer by using their body weight to lean right and left, I think it’d be the best gift for an active toddler.

Vtech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2

If you are buying gift for a 4 years old, this watch is perfect. The Vtech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 has a kid-friendly design, secure, splash proof wristband is perfectly sized for kids’ wrists. It allows kids to take quality videos, pictures and selfies, customize them with funny filters and make them into watch faces. More than that, kids can have  an AR experience where they capture monsters in the real world with the Monster Detector game. Besides pink, it also comes in blue, and purple. Overall, this watch would be the best gift for a 4 years old.

Marbotic – Deluxe Learning Kit for iPad

When buying gifts for kids at age 3-5, keep this kit in mind. Especially if they have an iPad, the Marbotic – Deluxe Learning Kit will make them very excited. It provides an immersive, hands-on learning experience for preschoolers by keeping kids active as they can interact with our digital games using our wooden block toys. That’s why it is one of my top picks.

Chuckle & Roar Flashlight Seek & Find

This book is for age 3+. The Flashlight Seek & Find book from Chuckle & Roar allows kids to use a flashlight to explore and search for hidden objects within five unique scenes. With over 100 objects to find, this book is a fun activity for kids. My daughter also has one and loves hers. Plus, it’s about $10, great for stocking stuffer.

Handcrafted Plush Bunny

This Plush Bunny is a handcrafted gift from the World Vision Gift Catalog. A stuffed animal is always a great gift idea for toddlers at all age. But what makes this cute little bunny special is that it’s a gift of give-back. Your purchase from this organization go to the World Vision Fund that equips people to rebuild in the wake of disasters and helps empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Therefore, I include it here so you can get one and double the joy.

Lovevery Gift Card

Lovevery is always my favorite montessori toy brand. I love getting toys from this brand for my daughter. They are always made with care and are very unique. They also offer The Play Kits, which is a montessori-based toy subscription. Give parents a gift card from Lovevery so they can order toys that are based on their children’s age. I am sure they will love this gift as much as I do.

GUND Animated Flappy The Elephant

I am sure this cute stuffed elephant would make the best gift for toddlers because my daughter owns one. She has been loving it since we got it for her at 8 months old til now (she is 4 yrs old now). The Flappy The Elephant sings and plays peek-a-boo that makes your toddlers to interact with. So, you can already see why this cute animated stuffed animal is a perfect gift for toddlers at all age.

A DockATot!

Last but not least, a DockATot. So, what is DockATot? It is not only a baby nest, it also is a combination of superb design, functionality, innovation, exceptional quality. Same to the elephant toy above, my daughter has been using it since 8 months old and she LOVES it so much. We swear by it, as well as many other moms out there. Thus, this would make a luxury gift for a toddler, which his/her mom will appreciate too.

So, what do you think? The above are 8 my top picks that I think would make best gifts for toddlers in 2020. I hope you enjoyed looking at this gift guide. Again, holiday season especially Christmas is very magical in children’s eyes. I hope you found what you can buy to surprise them. I also have more gift guides for everyone else in the family, click here to read them.

8 Thoughtful Gifts for Travelers 2020

This year makes traveling unpredictable. However, people are still finding the safest ways to travel. Whether the person you are buying gift for loves traveling by car or flights, I am sure these ideas below would be practical for them. Before looking at this list, check out my other gift guides here. Now let’s jump into the 8 thoughtful gifts for travelers in 2020.

Vera Bradley Journey Backpack

Each of this backpack made of recycled plastic water bottles. It’s the Journey Backpack from the brand Vera Bradley. It’s durable, lightweight and water-repellent. Besides practical pockets, it also has a laptop compartment and trolley sleeve. Therefore, I think it’d be a great gift idea for travelers in any gender.

A mobile wifi hotspot device

As a family who loves to travel, we find ourselves struggle with internet connection many times. That is when a mobile wifi hotspot device like the GlocalMe G4 Pro becomes a great gift. It provides stable and secure network, without hidden charge. It is sim card free, and just pay as you go. Moreover, they cover more than 140 countries and regions.

Cobra SC 200D Dash Cam
For those who love to road trip, the Cobra SC 200D Dash Cam would be a very thoughtful gift. It records in ultra-clear 1600P resolution and captures all of the details. A rear-facing accessory camera is also included. The best part is that it’s voice-control, and that means hands-free for safer drive. This dash cam has a bright 3″ screen so you can see exactly what’s being recorded. Plus, it comes with a 16 GB SD card.
Trtl Protect Face Mask

This face mask is very unique. It has 3 transition modes: Mask Mode, Shield Mode, and Scarf Mode. The Trtl Protect Face Mask comes in 2 sizes with adjustable fit. It is sustainable, machine washable, and reusable. Plus, it’s multistage filtering so you can have peace of mind wearing it.

Cobra JumPack XL H2O CPP 15000
Know someone who loves road tripping? Then this gift would be perfect for them. This device is called Cobra JumPack XL H2O CPP 15000. It is small, powerful, and convenient. It can jumpstart just about any vehicle while also charging phone multiple times on a single charge. This device allows users to jumpstart their vehicles the traditional way or through the 12V port (CLP) inside the vehicle. More than that, it has a built-in flashlight with SOS and strobe functions for emergency situations.
EcoFlow RAPID Power Bank

Compared with power banks at the same capacity, RIVER Rapid is the smallest, lightest weight power bank. Not only that, it also supports quick charging. I am surprised by what it can power. So, I am sure it’d be a very practical gift for a traveler. Click here to learn more about the RAPID Power Bank.

Trtl Travel Pillow

I swear you have never seen a travel pillow looks like this. The Trtl Travel pillow combines super soft, hypoallergenic fleece with hidden internal neck support to hold your head and neck in the best position for sleeping. Unlike U-shaped travel pillows, this pillow is compact & lightweight that fits in hand luggage. Therefore, I truly think it’d be the best gift for whoever travels by flights.

The Makeup Eraser

A Makeup Eraser would be a great little gift for women who travel around. All it takes to remove makeup is clean water, and a little hand soap or shower gel to wash it. It can be reused for a thousand times. By how effective and convenient it is, this would be a great gift for a woman to bring when she travels.

All right, that’s all you guys! The above are 8 thoughtful ideas that can make great gifts for travelers. Did you find one that you’d be likely to buy? If so, I would love to know which one. I hope that this gift guide is helpful for you this holiday season, and that the person you’re giving gifts will love them. Lastly, happy shopping and enjoy holidays.

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Parents 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the perfect time to show the important people in your life how much you care for them. Whether you are looking for holiday gift ideas for your relatives or for your friends who are parents themselves, this gift guide is for you. Below are perfect gifts for parents you can keep in mind for the 2020 holiday season.

9 Perfect Gifts for Parents 2020

Gifts for new parents

A new couple who just started their parenthood journey probably are very busy learning new things. Here are a few ideas of gifts that can save them time.

A meal subscription service

This idea is actually genius since prepping for meals can be time consuming. These meal subscriptions do the shopping, meal planning and prepping pre-measured ingredients for you every week. Green Chef is my favorite.

A diaper bag

A diaper bag is never a bad idea especially when gifting a new mom. There are a lot of cute diaper bags but this one from Freshly Picked is currently on a lot of mom’s wish lists.

For parents who love to cook

If those you’re buying gifts for love to cook, check out these ideas below. Parents who love to cook probably have a wish list of kitchen appliances with new technology. This is when the gifts below became very practical and useful.

Instant Pot® Duo Crisp™ + Air Fryer 8-quart Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

This is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, air fryer, roaster, mini oven, broiler, and dehydrator all in one. That makes it the perfect gift for those who love to cook.

Instant™ Ace™ Nova Blender

This Instant™ Ace™ Nova blender would be the gift that parents want to have. It is very versatile, quick, and convenient with 9 smart one-touch programs and 10 manual speed settings.

The gifts of relax

Being a parent means hard work, and that’s why the gifts below will never be a bad option. I’m sure these gifts will add a big smile on their face this holiday season.

Legiral Le3 Massage Gun

This massage gun has over 7k reviews on Amazon with 4.7 stars. It has 6 massage heads and is rechargeable. This is the gift both mom and dad can use and love.

Spa Week Gift card

Gift card is also the idea that you can never go wrong. Get a $50 Spa Week gift card (that comes along with a $25 Bonus Card) at Walmart. This will be the gift a mom would love to receive.

Instant™ Pod™ Coffee Maker

You can make fresh brewed coffee or espresso drinks using this amazing machine. The Instant™ Pod™ Coffee Maker will be the best gift for coffee lovers.

Unique gifts for parents who have everything

This is the hardest people to buy gifts for, but just with a little creativity, you can easily find special gifts for them. Let’s take a look at these unique gift ideas below.

AeroGarden Bounty Elite

This is a smart, attractive, and powerful indoor garden that is compact and convenient. It’ll be the perfect gift for those who love to try cool gadgets out. You can grow both veggies and herbs with this smart indoor garden.

Google Hub Max

Lastly, this smart gadget from Google Nest will be great for those who don’t own one yet. Gifting someone the Google Hub Max means helping them to make their home smart.

The above are my top picks on perfect gifts for parents in 2020. I hope this gift guide is helpful and hope that you find the perfect gifts to buy. I also shared a list of 20 Amazon gifts that are under $100, check it out. If you have a must-share idea, please comment below. Thank you and wish you all a happy holiday.

10 Luxury Gifts for Your Parents – Who deserve the best

Ever since I became a mom myself, I feel grateful for my parents a lot more. Even though our parents probably don’t expect anything from their children, but they deserve the best. This holiday season, if you are looking for the best gifts for your parents, this gift guide is for you. In this gift guide, I will share 10 luxury gifts you can give your parents this holiday season. They are the luxury items that are practical and look fancy so your parents will be excited for. Let’s hop right in!

Caraway Cookware Set

This is my first pick when thinking a gift idea for parents. If you parents love cooking, they deserve a high quality cookware set. I have a set myself and I swear by it. So, I would recommend Caraway Cookware if you have a budget. I am sure your parents will love them too.

Big Blanket

This is a (really) big blanket from the brand named Big Blanket Co. It’s a 10’x10′ blanket that your parents will love. It’s not only because it’s big, it’s also because it’s temperature regulating. I also have one and love it so much so I would recommend it as a gift.

Oransi OV200 Air Purifier

This air purifier is also a great gift idea. It’s like you’re taking care of your parents from the most basic thing: breathing. The OV200 Air Purifier is designed for small to medium sized rooms like a bedroom or office. It removes allergies, dust, pollen, mold, pet dander and light odors.

Google Hub Max

Giving your parents a Google Hub Max would be ideal if they live a little far away from you. With this gift, they can do video call, see the photos you share, access to information easily, and more. Therefore, I truly think it would be a great gift.

“Bonded Together” Tote by Wé McDonald

This is the gift of give back, since it’s an item from the World Vision’s Gift Catalog. Your purchase from this organization go to the World Vision Fund that equips people to rebuild in the wake of disasters and helps empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. So, this bag would be a meaningful gift for your mom.

The Complete Grace Collection by Patricia Heaton

Same to the bag above, this set of jewelries and scarf would be a meaningful gift as well. It’s because this set is also from the World Vision Gift Catalog. They are designed by Emmy® Award–winning actor Patricia Heaton exclusively for World Vision and handmade by artisans in India who are thriving through fair trade business. By buying a gift for your mom, you are helping World Vision’s mission.

BEARPAW Effie Slippers

The BEARPAW Effie women’s slipper has snuggly sheepskin inside, and a cable knit sweater outside. That makes them a cute little gift. Your mom would feel pampered wearing a pair of BEARPAW Effie Slippers. This brand has men slippers too, so you can also find a pair for your dad.

Vera Bradley Duvet set

In the photo is the Night Paisley Duvet Mini Set. The design is beautiful that would go with many bedroom styles. Bedding items from Vera Bradley are made with high quality and unique designs. Plus, this set is available in Queen and King sizes. Therefore, it is a great gift idea for your parents.

Olive & June – The Complete System

Save your mom a trip to nail salons by giving her the Complete System from Olive & June. It includes everything your mom will need for a salon-like mani care and pedi care at home. For that reason, this set would be the best gift ever.

Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI

Lastly, a robot vacuum is the best choice if your parents don’t have one yet. This robot vacuum takes cleaning to a new level with its advanced AIVI technology that can smartly detect and avoid objects on the floor with precision to prevent collisions. Not only that it vacuums, it has the mopping feature as well. A gift like this would save your parents some time cleaning the house.

And that’s all! The above is the list of 10 luxury gifts you can give your parents this holiday season. I hope this gift guide is helpful and hope you found an idea that works best for you. On previous blog post, I also shared a list of Cozy gifts for women, which would be perfect if you are buying gifts for your sister, your mom, your mother in law, or besties. Check it out and I wish you a very happy holiday.

20 under $100 Amazon Gift Ideas

Tis the season I am sure everyone is currently looking for gifts on the internet. It’s not an easy job to find a perfect gift between thousands and thousands products, especially when it comes to prices. An expensive gift is not necessary a better gift. Vice versa, an affordable gift should not be a bad idea. That is why I am putting together a list of 20 items that are under $100 on Amazon which would be great gift ideas. Let’s check them out.

Those above images are my top 20 picks. All of them are available on Amazon and are very affordable gift ideas, which each of them is under $100. Click the product that you are interested in learning more. I linked each product with its Amazon link so you can see more details.

If I have to pick 5

Out of all 20 gift ideas above, I selected my top 5 favorites. Which are the Trtl Protect facemask, the Eve Room device, the Magnetic Wooden Fruits toy, the Roku Player set, and the Kids camera.

Why those 5 items?

My daughter owns a kids camera and a set of magnetic wooden fruits. They have been so loved for a very long time already. I am sure they will be great gift ideas for kids at 2-5.

We have been a fan of Roku because we LOVE how easy the display looks. Even my daughter can easily find her favorite kids movies to watch. The Eve Room device is another item we own. It has been very helpful to give us an idea on the quality of our indoor air.

Last but not least, the Trtl Protect facemask is one of my most favorites out of 20 ideas above! This is an item we didn’t own yet but planning to get. That’s because the idea of this facemask is genius. You guys must check them out to have a better idea of how it works and why I want to get one.

Those are just my top 5 picks based on my personal experience and preference. Any of the 20 ideas above will also make great gift and they are only under $100 on Amazon. I hope you enjoy reading my recommendations. Also, hope that it helps you in selecting gifts for your loved ones. Make sure you give this post a like to let me know. Lastly, check out my previous post for 5 Date Ideas for Busy Parents.

Ultimate Bed Bath & Beyond Holiday Gift Guide

This blog post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond but all opinions are my own

First off, I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving with family. Today is Black Friday and it’s the best time to shop for gifts in my opinion. I’m sharing some gift ideas for everyone in your family. The best part of this gift guide is that you can get them all in one place: Bed Bath & Beyond.

Before jumping into the gift guide, I personally think giving someone you love the Beyond+, a Bed Bath & Beyond membership is the best idea. It’s the perfect present not only for holidays but also for all of life’s biggest moments like graduation, wedding, moving, etc. This membership gives member a 20% off discount site wide.

Whether you are buying gifts for everyone in your own family (including yourself), or for relatives and friends, these items below are very practical that I know whoever receives them could use them everyday.

Now let’s get to the first gift list: Gifts For the Home. I put together a public gift board on Bed Bath & Beyond website that include all the items below where you can shop directly. Click the image below to see.

I have been using Nespresso VertuoPlus coffee machine and been loving it. It’s a gift coffee lovers will be excited to get

This 9pc set of King size bedding is super cute for Springs. It’s on sale now for about $40

This OXO POP Container set I’m sure anyone would appreciate so much because they are a little pricey but so worth the price. The lids of these containers each has a push button with an airtight seal, perfect for dry foods.

You can click directly on the “Gifts for the home” image to see details on all the other items.

The next group of receivers is the one that is hard to buy gift for: new moms. If you don’t know if they already have the item or not, or don’t know if the items below would work for their parenting style, then a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card would be the best option.

Otherwise, these gift ideas below would be very helpful for a new mom (or dad).

DockATot is one of the popular items moms put on their list. It’s the gift that helps making mom life a little easier. I recommend getting the Grand Dock (bigger size) so it would last through toddler stage.

The DockATot helps making transition and travel with babies/toddlers much easier. It’s that pricey item many moms put on their list but still hesitant to splurge. I’m sure a mom would very appreciate to receive this as a gift because it sure worth the price.

If you know they already have it, then click the “Gifts for new moms” image above to see details and shop other items.

Now let’s take a look at the next idea board. This one is so fun to buy gifts for: Pet parents. There are so many pet care items that a pet parent would need compares to the items they might already have.

A cat towel is never a a failed gift for cat parent. I got this Petmaker 4-Tier Cat Tree for my brother’s cat and he loves it.

Give the gift of clean to pet parents. A cordless vacuum would be amazing. This Dyson V7 Motorhead Cord-free Stick Vacuum would make a pet parent so happy.

There are so many cool pet items on BedBathandBeyond.com, a gift card is also a safe choice.

Lastly, I put together a list of amazing Stocking Stuffer ideas. Click the image below to see the whole board with details on every item.

If you decide to give someone a Nespresso coffee machine (listed above), then don’t forget to include a couple pack of Nespresso coffee pods. There are also many other flavors on Bed Bath & Beyond website.

This Silicone Oven mitten from OXO would be a cute useful gift for someone who loves to bake.

The HubPlus Portable Charger from myCharge is a great gift idea for both men and women. It’s compact and provides up to extra 45 hours of battery life.

4 boards above are my entire Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide that you could get everything all at one place: Bed Bath & Beyond. You can also give someone a BEYOND+ Membership which they can get 20% off every single order. Also, a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card will always be the safest choice.

I have shared my ideas, tell me yours in a comment below. If you did a gift guide, send me a link so I could go see it.

Happy Holidays

xo,

Vannie

Toy ideas to keep your toddler busy

As a work at home mom, and as a first time mom, my most struggle is having my daughter play by herself. She is a very impatient toddler who easily gets bored. So we have been spending lots of money buying her new toys and I have to say I got a list of items that she actually likes and plays with them longer than others. I guess we are not the only parents who struggle with this so by sharing this, I hope to help you parents have some free time while your kids playing by themselves, also save some money by not trying so many.

All the items in this list are items that my daughter owns and truly LOVES. Okay, here we go:

  • Kidzlane 12 piece – DOCTOR KIT My daughter has this kit for a long while and it’s one of the toys we would never put away. It’s always there for her and she keeps reaching to it everyday for over a year already. I highly recommend this kit.
  • Kidzlane Karaoke Microphone with Bluetooth This is another Kidzlane toy that she loves. I feel like toys from this brand is so playful and my daughter loves them. It’s super cute and fun watching her throwing her wild dance move and sings along with the nursery theme songs in this karaoke toy.
  • Hasbro FurReal Roarin’ Tyler Playful Tiger This toy is actually a little in a pricey side. However it looks so real and so cute. We have lots of stuffed toys from cheap to expensive and this turns out to be the one she reaches to the most. If your kids love interactive animal toys, this would be one of the best choices.
  • Cheap bandages with cute designs for kids I bet your kids love bandages as much as my daughter does. Some cute bandage would be best to go with a doctor toy kit. Since it’s just for them to play with, get the cheap one. I found this set of 100 pieces for a very good price on Amazon.
  • Puffy 3D stickers stickers is always the best toy for either in door or on the go. We always have some ready. We also use them as the ‘final power’ whenever she throws major tantrums. Tips: puffy stickers is life saver. If you don’t want to spend time and hold your breath taking those flat stickers off your wall and furnitures, get the puffy ones. It’s way easier to take them off.
  • LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart line up teddy bears and stuffed animals along the wall or bench. Have your toddler pushing this cart around and selling ice cream to each of her stuffed friends. That’s what we like to do, and my daughter LOVES it. We sure have a good free time to finish some works.
  • Water Beads OCEAN SENSORY KIT If your toddler gets over the habit of putting things into her/his mouth, this would be the best affordable sensory play idea. My daughter has never put things in her mouth except for food on her plate (I feel so lucky for that). So we have been letting her play with water beads for a long while now. She LOVES it. Anything involved by water keeps my daughter busy for over an hour. This kit is cheap and it can be drained for next time use.
  • Little Tikes Spiralin’ Sea Waterpark Play Table We actually have this water play table to play with the water bead kit above. Sometime we just let her play water with it. However I would recommend having them play with this toy outside (patio, backyard) since water can be all over the place.

Those are the toys that my daughter has been loving. Again, my daughter always ask me and my husband to play with her. The toys above are the ones she can play by herself so I am sure your kids would too.

I hope this blog post is helpful. If you have any toy ideas that you think would fit the list, throw it in the comment below.

Thanks for stopping by,
xo
Vannie

Kid Toys for Toddler

Gifting is fun this Holiday season especially buying gifts for toddlers/kids. As a mom to a toddler, I found it to be so fun and magical for them to open the gifts.

Below is my top 10 picks. Hopefully it is helpful for someone who is looking for kid gift ideas.

1-Mystery box with Kinder Surprise Eggs giftguide3I made this idea for my daughter’s 2nd birthday and it was so fun watching her digging the box to find toys. So I think I would do it again this Christmas. Instead of makeup toys, 15 pieces of Kinder surprise eggs would be perfect. This idea is fun while doesn’t hurt your wallet. I bet kids who receive this will totally love it.

2-Learning Recources Puppy Play setgiftguide2My daughter loves pets. This set is great for her. It is simple and cute. It would make the best first puppy set for toddlers 2+ years old. Learning Recources also has a wide range of toys for all ages.

3-SoulSlings Doll Carriergiftguide6For toddlers who love dolls!!!!! This is the cutest item. I love seeing my daughter wearing her doll using this carrier, just like a mini me. I also have a matching actual toddler carrier which is also from the brand SoulSlings. Adding a cute little lightweight doll is perfect.

4-Kidzlane Piano Matgiftguide4This is a super fun item for 3+ years old. My daughter is a little too young to enjoy all the fun but she loves making random music with her little steps. If you are gifting this to a big kid at 4+ years old, I believe he/she will love it a lot.

5-Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends 12-Pack giftguide8This has been what my daughter watching on youtube. She LOVES seeing others playing with PlayFoam and I know she wanted it too. It is so fun and sastifying playing with these. Yes even I do get attracted. Each pack has a cute animal in it which is the extra fun. Great for family with 2 or more kids.

6-USA Toyz – Snap N’ Glow Trax Light Racer Setgiftguide5This would be the best for boys. Girls also love it, for example my daughter. She will needs to be a little older to play with it longer so I would say it’s great for 4+ years old.

7-USA Toyz – Unicorn Play Tentgiftguide7Now this unicorn little play tent is the girls favorite. It folds compactly just like the size of that box in this pic, and pops up beautifully and roomy. Adding a little unicorn plush toy is perfect.

8-Cubcoats 2-in-1 giftguide1This 2-in-1 stuffed toy transformss into a jacket. How cool is that? It would be the item that both kid and mommy will love. So convenient for on the go.

9-MiniDiva Reborn Baby Doll giftguide9This doll is in new born size and weight. It looks just like a real baby with soft silicone arms & legs. It is the perfect gift for 2+ toddlers who loves playing dolls. Use my code XMAS15% for 15% off.

10-WoomBike – Woom 1 for Toddlergiftguide10This is the very high quality bike for 2.5+ years old. It does say for 1.5 to 5 years old but I personally think my daughter will master it at 2.5 or 3. Love that the seat height is adjustable. This is the great gift for active toddlers.

Those 10 items above are listed in ascending price. Hope that helps too. Any of those items I mentioned is already on your list? Do you have any other item you think must be added in? Comment down below.