Having a great vacation is very important. Vacations are happy, exciting, and bonding times between your guests. To ensure you're getting your vacation rental ready properly- count on these ten tips!
If you are having a hard time giving your special Santa gift ideas you might enjoy to receive this Christmas, we put together a list for you. Some of the items listed we have received in the past and already enjoy and some are on our current wish list ;)
ONE | BACKPACK As a mama to a little one, I love a stylish backpack. It frees up my arms for when we are out and I need to hold or chase after her. -J
TWO | PAJAMAS If there's ever a time to splurge on pajamas, it's Christmas. These are comfy and look sophisticated without being too hot (for all of you other ladies that don't like sleeping in long pants). -M
THREE | AUDIBLE SUBSCRIPTION As someone who loves to start books and never seem to finish reading them, I have an Audible subscription on my wish list. I'm sure to get through several books from start to finish as I can listen to it while in the car or while doing mundane tasks like cooking or cleaning. -J
FOUR | CAMERA LENS Most people these days have upgraded from the normal point-and-shoot camera to a DSLR camera. The next step is to get yourself a 50mm lens. I'm a Canon girl so this is the one I use. It will totally transform your photos!
FIVE | EARRINGS These hammered gold earrings come in a unique shape and could be dressed up or dressed down.
SIX | STACKABLE RINGS Understated yet elegant and could be worn everyday, these stackable rings are a great addition to any jewelry collection.
SEVEN | WORKOUT TOP AND BOTTOMS New workout clothes help to put a little pep in my step when I am trying to get motivated to work out and let's be real what woman doesn't love a comfortable pair of leggings?
EIGHT | LEATHER TOTE Everyone needs a classic leather tote that can be dressed up or down. And this color is perfect because it goes with everything!
NINE | ROLLERBALL PERFUME 'L'Eau d'Issey' Eau de Toilette by Issey Miyake is my absolute favorite scent. I love that the I can throw the rollerball in my purse or in my carry on when traveling. -J
TEN | DUCK BOOTS A classic that is popular this season. Can be worn in the snow and rain.
ELEVEN | WATERCOLOR BOOK For anyone that loves crafting or creating, this watercolor book would be a great treat. I've long been a fan of watercolor prints, and I can't wait to start learning how to make some myself with the step-by-step help in this book. -M
TWELVE | SUNGLASSES An edgy take on the classic cat eye, she is sure to look chic in these matte black sunnies.
If you're like our houses are like ours, your little ones are sure to get more toys than they could ever need! We've selected some gift options that can be used for years to come, give back in some way or will ignite your child's imagination and hopefully not be old news in two weeks :) Anyone, feel us? Let's dive in!
ONE | CUDDLE + KIND DOLLS These precious dolls aren't only adorable (they offer so many different designs), but they are always a great way to give back. Each doll purchase yields 10 meals in the fight against childhood hunger.
TWO | GEOMETRIC STACKER My daughter received for Christmas shortly after she turned one. She's now four, with a two-year-old sister (and three young cousins) and they all love to play with it...three years later. It's also make of wood so it's held up really well after all of the use! -M
THREE | FAWN ROCKER This rocker by Pottery Barn Kids is equal parts adorable (we can see it in a nursery or kid's room now!), sturdy and definitely something you could pass down.
FOUR | DOLLHOUSE The nostalgic look of this dollhouse from Hearth & Hand had me at first glance. The exterior is adorable and would look great in any playroom!
FIVE | PLAY FOOD This play food from Land of Nod not only looks adorable but each piece is made of wood so it will hold up well with little kids!
SIX | SHOPPING CART My oldest daughter received this on her second birthday and has used it every day since. Its realistic design is such a hit, and it's a great place to toss in all of the play food! Even her boy cousins get a hit out of it when they come to visit. Grocery shopping is for everyone! -M
SEVEN | FIRE HOUSE We can't forget the boys when it comes to imaginative play. This one has great reviews (from online shoppers and personal friends!) We're told this KidKraft fire station keeps your little one entertained for hours.
EIGHT | STATIONERY This is one of our cute AND useful gifts. My daughter loves to send mail, and I know having customized stationery with her look (you can even select the dress color) and name would be such a big hit!...and one less toy for the toy box ;) -M
NINE | ANDREA BEATY BOOK COLLECTION- IGGY PECK ARCHITECT, ROSIE REVERE ENGINEER, AND ADA TWIST SCIENTIST These books not only are entertaining with their clever verses but are visually beautiful as well.
TEN | PLASMA CAR Apparently these little guys are all the rage. We've been told they are quite fun (even for the adults who take a spin on them!)
ELEVEN | BAPRON One of my least favorite parts of motherhood is all of the laundry, specifically the constant stain removing. Baprons to the rescue! These baby apron (which fit 6m-3+) are total life savers to my kids' clothes. And did I mention they are made of ezClean fabric, an eco-friendly polyester that is treated for total waterproof protection and maximum stain resistance?? Sold! I just made my second order with this sweet company. -M
TWELVE | MAGNA TILES These geometric magnetic shapes promote imagination and creativity. Children can make 2-D patterns or 3-D structures while developing fine motor and visualization skills.
THIRTEEN | ELECTRO DOUGH KIT For the kid who loves playing with play dough, this kit brings their creations to life and introduces them to how electricity works.
FOURTEEN | DUMP TRUCK Hess Toy Trucks comes out with a new truck every year. This year is the dump truck! Get one for your little and start your own collection to build year after year.