I know it’s hard to buy the best gifts ever, but when you surprise someone you love with the perfect gift, the reward is worth the time and effort it takes to find the gift!
So what does it take to find the perfect gift? Well, you can start by perusing our carefully curated gift guides. The following gift guides represent a labor of love – the gift guides I’ve created by listing the gifts my family has loved over the years and including a few gifts myself and my family members would love to have in the future. Really, truly special gifts. High quality gifts. Practical gifts and gifts that will bring a smile to their face. Here are some other steps to finding the best gifts ever this year.
To Buy the Best Gifts Ever, Ask Leading Questions
Another great place to start to find the best gifts is with the person you are buying for. How well do you really know this person? Do you know what he or she has been staring at, stalking sales of, and talking about for weeks? Do you know the things she really wants? You don’t have to ask for a list – but you can ask leading questions!
- If we could afford to get you any appliance you wanted, any brand, for any purpose, what would you get?
- What is one thing you’ve seen at a friend’s house that you would love to have?
- What are the latest trends in (current hobby or interest)?
To Buy the Best Gifts Ever, Observe Trends Yourself
It’s one thing to ask your loved one what the trends in his/her current hobby are, it’s another thing entirely to come up with one of those trendy hot items without asking. Find some of the forums and groups she hangs out in and troll the posts for product recommendations people are asking about. Look for blog posts about that hobby and go talk to the store clerks at her favorite stores for that hobby or interest. Buy the newest tool, supply, or gadget.
The BEST Gifts For Moms
Unique Gifts Moms Love Some of the best unique gifts I’ve seen – from cute aprons to fun gourmet food subscription boxes.
The Best Gifts for Busy Work-At-Home Moms Some of my favorite tools that make working at home easier and more enjoyable.
Best Gifts for Homeschooling Moms Because homeschooling comes with its own special set of challenges, these gifts are a huge help with those extra things we deal with (like heavy printer loads and feeding all-the-people lunch every single day!)
Christmas Joy – Unique Gifts for Moms Who Need Joy A few years ago I started collecting decorations with the word Joy on them to help me remember to have a good attitude and focus on God’s gift during the busy holiday season. This gift guide is for all the moms (like me) who need more joy.
The Perfect Gift for the Friend Who Has Everything It is very rare for a product sent to me unsolicited to absolutely take my breath away. This one did.
Best Gifts for Peppermint Mocha Lovers If you have anyone in your life who always has a peppermint mocha in her hand from November through the first part of January, this is the gift guide you want to shop.
Best Gifts for Pumpkin Spice Latte Everything Anyone who loves pumpkin spice in everything is going to love the gifts on this list.
Must-Have Best Instant Pot Accessories for Busy Moms For the mom who just bought one of the 1.5 million Instant Pots sold on Black Friday – this is a fabulous list of accessories that will take the IP to new levels.
Top 10 Best Purses for Moms with Kids If you have kids at home, and you carry a purse, these are the best purses that will survive the child-rearing years.
Best Books for Moms: Encouragement and Inspiration For the mom in your life who needs encouragement and inspiration, these books are the cream of the crop.
DIY: The Best Essential Oils Starter Kit for Holiday Gift Giving If you are looking to help someone get started with essential oils without investing in an MLM oil company, this list walks you through exactly what to get.
The BEST Gifts for Kids
Complete List of Perfect STEM Gifts for Kids of All Ages When kids are at the perfect age to learn all the science, technology, engineering, and math we can throw their way, it makes sense to get the toys that are FUN and still help teach those skills.
Small Gifts for Kids’ Stockings Fitting something worthwhile into a stocking is no joke! These are fun small gifts that are actually gift-worthy.
Best Gifts for Tween Boys If you would love to consult an actual boy the age of your tween child, this gift guide is where to shop — all of these gifts were chosen by my son.
How to find the Best Gifts for Babies and our Favorite Baby Gifts Nothing makes me smile like shopping for a baby, and this gift guide is like one big smile in a blog post. So many cute and practical things!
Best Gifts for Toddlers After raising six kids past the toddler years, I have a pretty good handle on what works and what doesn’t, so I chose the best gifts and the things we loved for toddlers.
Best Gifts to Teach Kids about Choosing Life This very important value we want to pass on to our kids can be re-inforced with great books and fun clothing items!
Best Christmas Picture Books to Share with your Children about Jesus A few people in our family have a practice of purchasing a new Christmas book for their kids each year. This selection of books includes our family favorites.
Hand-picked and Best Christmas Gifts for Tween Girls Another list carefully chosen by my daughters to represent their favorites during the tumultuous tween years.
Best Minecraft Gift Guide: 55 Awesome Gifts for Minecraft Fans Minecraft fans alert! If your kids love minecraft, they will love the Minecraft gifts we’ve found.
Twenty Piggy Banks and Savings Tools for Kids I remember the year I decided it was a good year to get the kids a fun piggy bank for Christmas. It took us forever to find the perfect piggy bank, so this list is a collection of twenty of my favorites so you can find the one you need quickly!
The BEST Gifts for Dads
The BEST Gifts for Coaches and Teachers
15 Best Gifts for Coaches and Teachers This curated list includes items you can make and items you can purchase for any of the teachers or coaches on your list.
Our Family’s Favorite LEGO Sets and Books
Free Printable LEGO® Catalog Christmas Wishlist At the end of this post, each of us listed our single favorite LEGO set – including mom and dad!
15 Educational LEGO Books Your Kids Will Love! (w/Free Printable) Each year we buy our kids one book to put under the tree, and each year I go on the hunt for the coolest new LEGO books to add to their collection. I’ve found some pretty incredible books!