What better way to kick of the holidays than with these favorite picks that will help you make the most of season. Here we are sharing our top picks for cozy home, essentials for holiday parties, perfect ways to have holiday fun as a family, and stocking stuffer picks.
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Who doesn’t love an Ugly Christmas Sweater? At Fun.com they have a wide variety of styles for the whole family from truly ugly to cute and funny and everything in between. As a family we love picking out holiday sweaters and wearing them throughout December. My husband picked out this Ugly Peppermint Candy Christmas Sweater that is part of this years collection!
Fun.com really does have something for everyone in the family, all of these sweaters came from their selection! I picked out the Adult Vintage Santa & Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater which is really cute and works for either gender. I loved the way it fit and that it wasn’t tacky so I could wear it all season, and not just to a Ugly Christmas Sweater party!
With the holidays comes cold weather and the desire to snuggle up with your loved ones. What better way to get comfy this holiday season than with Puffy Blanket! It’s a soft faux fur on one side and a velvety micro mink on the other side. Both sides are so soft and cozy, you can’t go wrong with either side, but the combination makes this blanket heavenly!
Choose a Puffy Blanket sized large enough for your bed or perfect for a couch throw. Either way, you’ll be guaranteed to love it with a 101-night sleep trial! Try it out and if you don’t love it, you’ll get a full refund! It’s also covered by a lifetime warranty, just like all of Puffy’s products! Grab a Puffy Blanket with the limited time 15% discount that’s available through the end of the year.
Decorating your home helps the season feel even more festive! The Christmas Inflatables by Joiedomi are an easy way to add to your decoration with little effort! This darling Giant Santa Claus on Sleigh with Three Reindeers Inflatable is 9.5′ long and is a whole scene that is sure to delight! It includes everything you need to ensure it is staked securely and pops up in in minute!
My favorite of their designs is this darling Tall Holiday Penguin Inflatable. His cheery smile and darling accents including a Christmas hat and scarf and bells make it perfect for the season! At 5′ tall, he’ll impress in your yard and be a fun sight for the kids that pass by. Browse the entire selection of fun Christmas inflatables including scenes, archways, even 8′ tall inflatable options at Joiedomi!
Family Holiday Fun
Host your own family dance party with Just Dance 2021! It introduces 40 new hot songs to dance along with along with a 1-month free trial to Just Dance Unlimited to expand the collection with more than 600 songs! Choose from a variety of modes including kids mode, sweat mode to have fun exercising, or co-op mode to work together to complete levels!
Just Dance 2021 is rated E making it the perfect family game for everyone in the family to join in on! It’s available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and will be launching on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S on November 24th giving you time to enjoy and play through the holidays!
Get into the kitchen and bake together with the help of BakeDeco baking and decorating products that will help you make all the best holiday treats to share. One holiday tradition that my boys love is baking cookies! We love making simple press cookies and Oxo Good Grips Cookie Press makes it easy with different designs for a variety of seasons!
Whip up your favorite mixes and batters using the Oxo Good Grips 3pc Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set. Then, bake up your favorite banana bread recipe or other loafs using a Baking Silicone Glazed Aluminized Steel Loaf Pan. No matter what you love to cook and bake for the holidays, BakeDeco has a wide variety of supplies to help you make the most of the season!
Games & Stories for the Holidays
What better way to have fun as a family then with board games and puzzles, and Ravensburger has a wide selection to help your whole family have a blast! We’re so excited about this new release Harry Potter Strike Dice Game! It fits all the things my boys love – Harry Potter, dice, battle elements, and fast paced competition! Work together as a family piecing the At the Dog Park 500pc Puzzle. It’s a scene everyone will love with a variety of charming pups!
You can get the kids playing and laughing together with these two new games that are perfectly sized for stockings! Try Ready, Set, Sloth! where you’ll race to climb the tree as fast as you can, while not falling asleep! Then, in Penguin Pile Up you’ll have to help the penguins navigate the ice and keep their balance. Carefully balance the iceberg so that the penguins don’t all fall in!
Share the love of music and stories without the screens and unnecessary distractions with the coolest new toy to hit the market – Toniebox! This soft-sided speaker connects with a variety of darling Tonies, which are characters that bring content to life! Switching from stories and music is as easy as changing to a new Tonies character.
Tonies are available in an assortment of kid-loved characters including Minions, Cars, Toy Story, Frozen, and dozens more with new releases coming all the time. What a perfect way to cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a magical Christmas story with the latest Tonies, A Christmas Carol and Tales! Each character comes pre-loaded with stories, music, or both! Or, you can shop Creative Tonies to add your own music, audiobooks, or even a sound clip from grandma and grandpa added so they can listen to specially curated content you know they will love!
Are you looking for a personalized gift that shows your recipient you’ve been thinking just of them? We’re loving these Name Crayons by The Crayon House that are the perfect gift for kids stockings! You can choose from a variety of shaped and styled crayons to fit their personality and interests. Or, customize your own crayons set with the letters of your child’s name!
The Name Crayons come in a personalized gift box and can be customized to fit up to 12 letters, with pricing very affordable based on your total letters. Each crayon is a variety of fun colors and shaped in big chunky letters that are easy to hold. The crayons are 1-1/2 inches tall and 5/8 inch thick. I was so impressed with the thoughtful packaging and beautiful crayons! I know my 6 year old will be so thrilled with such a gift that has his name!
Do you have a holiday tradition of driving around to see Christmas lights? These 3D Holiday Specs will take your tradition to a whole new level! We have used these for the past 6 or so years and they’re always a hit! If your family hasn’t tried them before, they’ll be blown away! Simply slip on a pair of Holiday Specs and all the twinkling lights will transform into shapes!
Each point of light will change before your eyes to snowflakes, penguins, candy canes, gifts, snowman, Santa, Christmas tree, or one of the other designs! You’ll want to swap glasses to check out all the different designs! Holiday Specs Eyepop Ornaments make wonderful gifts to share with friends and neighbors this holiday season to spread cheer!
If you’re looking for the perfect water bottle, look no further than The Boulder 24oz Insulated Water Bottle by EcoVessel. It’s large size helps keep you hydrated and encourage drinking more water. But it’s thoughtfully design to keep your drinks cold (or hot) with TriMax Triple Insulation that can keep drinks cold for up to 74 hours! Another thoughtful feature is the fitted silicone bumper on the bottom of the water bottle that protects it from drops!
The Boulder has a double lid that makes it easy for cleaning and filling up, with a second smaller opening with a soft silicone spout for drinking. The included removable strainer that lets you customize your drink with fresh fruit, ice that won’t spill out, or your favorite tea! EcoVessel has a variety of products for everyone on your gift list. Shop their Holiday Gift Guide for even more products for your loved ones!
Watch for our Holiday Gift Guide series of posts publishing through the end of November! You can find all our gift guide posts on this landing page!
Which of these holiday favorites would your family love most?