2019 Annual Holiday Gift Guide

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Our Holiday Gift Guide is back by popular demand.  We have you covered when it comes to finding the perfect gift for moms, dads, kids, grandparents, friends, and we can’t forget Fido. Check out these amazing businesses, products, and services that make the best gifts for the entire family this holiday season. 

A special thank you to our Premier Sponsors Rancho San Diego Towne Center, Vista Village, Altitude Trampoline Park, Rickaroons and Gymboree Play & Music and all of our other sponsors for making this guide possible.

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rancho san diego

Rancho San Diego Towne Center is the destination for all your holiday shopping needs. Located in Rancho San Diego, the center features Target and Edwards Rancho San Diego Stadium 15 along with more than 25 retailers and restaurants. Immerse your shopping senses in a unique blend of specialty retailers and restaurants this holiday season. @RanchoSanDiegoTC

vista village

A visit to Vista Village offers something for everyone on your holiday list! Located in downtown Vista, the center features a blend of traditional and specialty retailers, including Cinepolis, Frazier Farms and Swami’s Cafe, making Vista Village a staple of the surrounding community. Immerse your shopping senses in over 30 retailers and restaurants this holiday season. @ShopVistaVillage


Give the gift of FUN this holiday season with a gift card to Altitude Trampoline Park in Vista, CA! Crowned the BEST Party Venue for Kids (Ages 5-11) and voted the BEST Place to Play Indoors in North County, Altitude Trampoline Park provides 26,000 sq ft of cutting edge attractions including Performance Trampolines, Trapeze, Rock Wall, Extreme Dodgeball and Log Roll. We also have a huge Main Court and a dedicated Kids Court. @AltitudeVista


Rickaroons make the PERFECT stocking stuffer or addition to a holiday gift basket. Rickaroons is a family company based in Pacific Beach! These coconut treats are full of nutrient dense ingredients that make them gluten free, vegan, organic, Paleo, soy free, and most importantly – taste like dessert. The coconut and almond butter tastes amazing together and yield a nice, slow-burning fuel for your body. Rickaroons are a perfect breakfast on the go, after school snack, or special-occasion dessert that your kids will love! Price: $12.99-$25.99  @Rickaroons



Gymboree Play & Music – Discover a World Of Learning Through Play! Gymboree classes are inspired by play and designed to enrich the lives of families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. As members, you’ll interact and bond with your child, make new friends, and work with dedicated teachers to better understand your child’s development. PLAY. LAUGH. GROW. TOGETHER. Ages newborn to 5 years. Purchase a gift card for a family you love today! Available in any denomination and redeemable at any Gymboree Play & Music location. Monthly Membership and Class Packages available.


At Cades and Birch we create beautiful custom products that celebrate all the memorable moments of life. From birthdays, holidays spent together, engagements, weddings, and anniversaries; to memorializing a life well lived, we make beautiful handmade gifts for all occasions.  Their personalized Unplug Box are the perfect place to store electronics and get them out of sight so we can focus on whats important – family. Price range: $40-55. @CadesandBirch

teal willow

Teal Willow Designs is a small, mom-owned online based business located in beautiful, sunny, San Diego. We pride ourselves on providing each of our customers with custom drinkware that matches their lives and personalities. Each one of our tumblers, coffee mugs, water bottles or wine glasses is either hand glittered or hand-painted with the utmost love and care. Contact us today to customize a product just for you! @TealWillowDesigns

rob rodney

Rob Rodney makes high-end, well designed and stylish leather bags that feature a combination lock to keep kids, pets and whoever you want out of the stuff you don’t want anyone in. Truly perfect for moms or dads!

Inside the customizable compartments make organization a breeze for busy parents, but the premier leather puts style on the forefront. The bag is available in two sizes: Big ($179) & Little ($129). Free shipping on all orders.

ig hubby

IG Hubby Academy was created to help you uplevel your Instagram Husband Skills, Get comfortable in front of the camera & Create content that converts right from your phone. IG Hubby Academy is an easy to use course designed to take with your partner! Whether you’re working with Hubby, Wifey, Biz Bestie or Team Member this is the perfect phone photography course to take you to the next level. Price range: IGHA is $99 thru Jan 1st $129 After.  @IGhubbyAcademy


Inspired by holistic philosophies and Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Therapy), Forest Academy offers a children’s nature day camp energized with art, yoga, music, storytelling, tree exploration and so much more! Our theme is “Stay Wild, Earth Child” and we hope to inspire our children with the spirit of nature to guide us through play, wisdom, and peace. Experiences make the perfect gift and for children they create memories that will last a lifetime. Purchase a gift card today for someone you love this holiday season. Price: $300 for one-week nature camp and a one-day nature camp for $60. @ForestAcademyFriends

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This Holiday season give the gift of cool, healing gemstone jewelry made in San Diego. Lovepray jewelry is everyone’s favorite jewelry when looking for a hip piece of jewelry that will be loved and worn every day. Give your loved ones the gift of California style! Visit us online at www.loveprayjewelry.com for a large selection of malas, chakra jewelry, essential oil diffuser jewelry for men women and children! Price range: $14- $198. @Loveprayjewelry

co create

Give the gift of a Pregnancy or Postpartum Foundation 5 Week series at the new CO/CREATE family movement and resource studio this holiday season! This 5 week series helps build confidence and preparedness in functional movements people encounter daily & commonly in our classes. Their facility is designed specifically for pregnancy, postpartum, and partners! Give the gift that keeps giving all year, Health! Price: $320. (5 weeks of unlimited pregnancy or postpartum classes) @CoCreateCommunity  


At San Diego Family Wellness, all of our perinatal practitioners and massage therapists are certified in prenatal massage. This means that we truly understand the benefits and have years of training and experience in this particular field and we are passionate about supporting pregnant people and new parents through this major life transformation! Our therapists make sure every session is customized to support your individual needs so you leave feeling rejuvenated and well cared for. Give the gift of a massage to your pregnant loved one this holiday season. SPECIAL: Now through January 1, 2020: Buy one gift card/get one 50% OFF (One gift card per recipient only) and an extra $25 OFF already discounted massage packages! 

Rock Paper Sprinkles

Skip the toys and gift an EXPERIENCE this holiday. Rock Paper Sprinkles sells fully planned kid parties, delivered to your door. Their Reindeer Romp party is full of HOLIDAY FUN and includes twelve imaginative games and activities. Buy a Reindeer Romp party or any themed party today for a family you love! You are not only giving the gift of fun for the kids, but giving a much needed break for the parents to sit back and relax as a full planned party is delivered to their door.  Price Range: $139-$449 (Themed parties) $25-$38 (Costumes). @RockPaperSprinklesCo


Beaute Nouveau is a locally owned botanically based beauty line that includes a vast lineup of products for all skin types for the face and body. Their Facial Starter Set is a great way to try the top 5 most popular facial products all at the same time and makes the perfect gift.  Also, do yourself a favor and try one of their famous Butter Balms as a gift to yourself – they are a game changer!  Price range: $8-$98 with the price for most products at $28.  @BeauteNouveau


Octopus Kids Smart Watch v2 is the first icon-based watch that empowers kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time. It links time to events thru 2000+ icons*, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand and helps parents prioritize expectations and stay consistent with daily routines for their kids. Give yourself the gift of an independent and responsible child and get your kids the Octopus Kids Smart Watch this holiday season! Available in red and blue. Price: $79.99.  @JoyFamilyTech

super dentist

The Super Toothbrush by The Super Dentists is the toothbrush that makes kids love to brush! Kids will enjoy the colorful Super Dentists characters, integrated augmented reality and fun catchy song that encourages kids to brush for two minutes. You’ll love the high-quality design, and built-in technology that will make it easier to get your kids to brush. Price: $11.99. @TheSuperDentists

travel tray

Life on the go just got easier with My Travel Tray! Give the gift of safety and convenience to your friends with kid. My Travel Tray keeps your drinks and snacks within arms reach while you are out and about, helping to keep everyone a little bit happier. My Travel Tray fits into most cars, car seats, strollers, beach chairs, shopping carts, and anywhere you can locate a cup holder! Whether you are zigging or zagging your way through life, keep your things secure! Price: $15 Use code SDMOMS for 20% + Free Shipping


Give the gift of a family photo session with Shoott San Diego. Shoott is making professional photography more accessible to everybody, particularly families in the San Diego area!  With their fun and Insta-worthy 30 minute outdoor sessions, you receive a digital gallery of 40+ high-res, lightly edited photos in 3-5 business days, and only pay for the photos you love at $15 or less per photo. Their sessions are great for family portraits, holiday cards, personal branding, social media, engagements, and more. Gift cards available 11/20. @ShoottPhotos  (Promo-code SANDIEGOMOMS for 10% off orders of 5+ photos)

Beauty Counter

Our partner Jennifer Duronio of Beautycounter has gift ideas for just about anyone on your list that will be sure to delight. Beautycounter products include makeup, skin care products for the face and body and they have a whole section dedicated just for holiday gifts. One by one, BC is leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty.  Formulate, advocate, & educate. Why? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you. Give the gift of clean beauty this holiday season. Price Range: $20-$100  (Contact Jen for exclusive SDMB Reader Offers) @PositivelyZenJen


Give the gift of exploring San Diego with a gift card for a Pedego electric bike rental! It is the very best way to experience San Diego and beyond! Conveniently located along Harbor drive, across from the World Pier there are numerous nearby bike trails that are safe and breathtakingly beautiful. This will be an outing that the entire family will enjoy and never forget! Price range: $20-30 an hour. @PedegoSD


toni kathryn

Give the gift of beauty, with a gift certificate to SDMB Approved hair stylist Toni Kathrynn owner of Hair by Toni Kathrynn. She has been in the industry for 8 years and specialize in women’s cut and color. She enjoys enhancing a women’s beauty and making them feel good about themselves! ⁣⁣Purchase a gift card simply by messaging her on Instagram or schedule the appointment for your loved one today. @HairByToniKathrynn Hair services start at $50+. SDMB Readers receive a special rate of $50 for a haircut and style (normally $65) so be sure to mention SDMB when you reach out!. 

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If you see the cutest mint vintage trailer, you know The Trailer Park Girls are near.  The Trailer Park Girls sell brightly colored accessories and fashion. So whether you are looking for trendy stocking stuff or gifts for your girl gang, Lauren has you covered. Price Range: $5 – $40. @thetrailerparkgirls

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Renee’s Book Corner – a mom-owned-San Diego local small-business features the best children’s’ books and gifts available this holiday season, Usborne Books & More! Our books are professionally designed for developing young minds, foster imaginative thought, engage easily distracted and high energy children and build empathy to others. Create a LASTING CONNECTION between parents and family, with the little-loves of their life from the laps of parents. @reneesbookcorner
Price range: $5-75. 


HGG Carr

Photographer, Crystal Carr of Crystella Photography, uses her expertise to tell your story through lifestyle photography. The result is a seamless combination of your vision with her shooting style.  My clients cherish their families and loved ones. From simple gestures to milestones, they seek to document priceless moments in their lives. They are fun loving. They are life loving. They just love. If this sounds like you, contact me to capture portraiture that you will cherish! @CrystellaPhotography Mini sessions start at $175.  Full sessions start at $300.


The Beauty by Hannah Lebron, Inc. team is made up of beauty professionals that specialize microblading, brow artistry, waxing, facials, lash extensions, keratin lash lifts, makeup, and spray tans. They offer luxury to the every day woman… and man.
When you go into our boutique you can expect to find an intimate, clean front office where you will be greeted by fantastic scents and a friendly face. They offer complimentary cold water, tea, coffee or wine for you to indulge in while you wait for your service to start. Once your technician is ready, you will be taken into a relaxing treatment room and ensure the service is performed professionally.   
Price Range: $40 – $150. @beautybyhannahlebron

Little Red Truck Co


Little Red Truck Co is a mom owned business based in Temecula, CA.  Created to honor her father, Sharon works closely with her customers to bring their vision to life. If you want it customized, they are your one stop shop. Price Range: $8 – $35@little_red_truck_co


Blessed Little Bird

Blessed Little Bird is handcrafted jewelry to remind us all of the love of family, how fragile life is, and how blessed mothers are.  We use a variety of nickel silver, silver filled, copper and gold filled materials. Hand designed and crafted each product, No two are ever the same, and no one is ever perfect. Price Range: $20-$65. @BlessedLittleBird


Cage and Lantern

Cage and Lantern is a husband /wife team crafting and designing leather goods and a few other accessories for Men, Women and Children! All of their products are handmade in the USA, some products are made by the husband some by the wife, all products are made with 100% care and quality. Their goal is to create unique pieces for your travels far and wide to last you a lifetime. Price Range: $13 – $130.  @CageAndLantern

Advanced Skin and Beauty by Aby

Advanced Skin and Beauty by Aby has been operating since 2018 when I decided to follow my passion in aesthetics and skincare and transform it into a business. Since then, I’ve been helping people be and feel their most beautiful selves. Price range: $20 – $600. @advancedskinandbeautybyaby



Summer Buns

Summer Buns is your go to destination for trendy accessories. We currently sell pearl hair clips with scrunchies & scarves on the way. All products are designed with love in sunny San Diego, California.  Price Range: $10 – $30.  @shopsummerbuns

Sparkly Scribes

Sparkly Scribes = Stationery aficionados here to add a little fun to your day by saying no to boring supplies!  If you have to sit through tons of lectures, research projects, and meetings or enjoy writing lists, cards, and letters, we’re here to support that journey. We try each of our products in our own daily lives.  You deserve unique, quality, supplies for planning, school, or office that all reflect your style and make you smile. @sparklyscribes


Pigment is located in sunny San Diego and they aim to be your first choice for design-savvy gifts, flora, and furniture. Their team is made up of 44 gals and 4 guys, who are constantly working to bring you the best locally and internationally made products, curated in a way that tells a story and excites you. They’re inspired by color, design, California and the good ol’ days. Price Range: $10-100 @ShopPigment

Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven Kits are a hilarious gift for pretty much anyone who farts!  The Original Dutch Oven Kit comes with a Super Soft Fleece Throw Blanket, Fart Recipe Card and Stickers. The perfect gift for your Stinky Family, White Elephant Party or Smelly Secret Santa! Available in 5 great colors: Roadkill Tan, Tactical Green, Celadon Steamer, Soggy Camel and Cracked Rat Gray. Price Range: They offer 2 sizes: Original ($29.99) and Deluxe ($39.99) with FREE SHIPPING on all orders! @DutchOvenKits.

screen enlarger

12’’ Screen Magnifier for Smartphone is a perfect holiday gifts for families! This Mobile Phone 3D Magnifier Projector Screen for Movies, Videos, and Gaming complete with a foldable Phone Stand with Screen Amplifier and is compatible with all smartphones. If you watch a lot of movies and videos on your smartphone, and you want to relieve that visual fatigue and discomfort that comes from focusing on a small screen for extended periods of time, our smartphone screen magnifier is the perfect solution! Price: $16.95

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The Barbie Dreamtopia Brush n’ Sparkle Unicorn adds magic to playtime with four different lights and sounds to add surprise and delight! With easy activation means kids can repeat the action over and over again for storytelling surprises and magical effect! ​There are two ways to play — brush the unicorn’s long pink mane with the included brush or press the button on the unicorn’s body; however, you do it, the effect is always magical. ​Price $36.99. 


The Disney Frozen Elsa deluxe styling head holds endless Hair play possibilities! Elsa features her iconic, beautiful, shiny blonde hair that is perfect for brushing and styling. Endless styling possibilities. Elsa even features a water activated color change snowflake on her outfit! Disney Frozen deluxe Elsa styling head features long blonde hair in Elsa’s iconic braid and kids can use the styling accessories in their own hair. Ages 3+. Price: $29.88

paw patrol

Paw Patrol, Super Paws, 2-in-1 Transforming Mighty Pups Jet Command Center with Lights and Sounds is a 2-IN-1 TRANSFORMING JET that can switch from deluxe jet into a mobile command headquarters with room for all the pups & one Deluxe Mighty Vehicle (each sold separately)! Comes with an exclusive Ryder figure! Paw Patrol action figures, playsets, transforming vehicles, collectible die cast vehicles, plush toys, craft kits & games make a great gift for boys & girls ages 3 & up. Price: $41.49

leap frog

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book, Green – In this brightly colored book, the Learning Friends teach more than 100 age-appropriate words chosen by learning experts in 12 categories that include pets, animals, food, mealtime, colors, activities, opposites, outside, vehicles, clothes, my body and fruit. Touch the words and pictures on each page to explore words, fun facts, music and sounds. Flip the language switch and hear the words in Spanish, too. Price $14.99. 


TECBOSS Microphone for Kids, Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with LED Lights, 4+ is a wonderful Karaoke Microphone that will allow you to enjoy karaoke anywhere and anytime. A Great Gift Idea for Family – This Bluetooth microphone makes it an excellent choice for belting out your favorite tunes outside, in a park or in your backyard. And it is best for those who like to regularly arrange home gatherings or family karaoke. Price: $25.99.


Costzon Kids Ride On Car, Licensed Maserati Battery Powered Vehicle with four wheels suspension design, auto/remote control car door opening function, swing function, can swing up and down, bringing unique experience to children, multimedia function:Bluetooth, Radio, MP3 input, Reading audio, poem and story files and continuous play time for about 60 minutes.  Suitable Age:36-72 months. Price: $139.99

amazon kids tablet

All-New Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet is Amazon’s largest and fastest kids tablet, includes a full-featured Fire HD 10 tablet, Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. Enjoy the brilliant 10.1” 1080p full HD display, faster processor, 32 GB storage, enhanced Wi-Fi, and immersive audio, and up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, video watching, and music listening. Price $199.99. 


The 2019 Agassi Kids Digital Camera for Girls 1080 HD, Mini Digital Camera (Pink or Blue) is a new upgraded digital kids camera comes with more functions, photo capture, video recording, playback, self-timer, date setting,recording etc.funny kid games,Support multi-languauge,4000Mah Rechargeable Battery, The photo and video mode. Bring more fun to children. This camera is specially designed for kids to record childhood in the eyes and minds of kids, and to cultivate their interest in photography. Price: $55 for Blue and $32.99 for Pink.

mini scooter

Light up your scooter with the all NEW Mini Micro Deluxe LED. We have meticulously redesigned the classic Micro Scooter, improving every feature to create a scooter that is unsurpassed. The Deluxe version now has an adjustable handlebar allowing the scooter to grow with your child. An anodized stem, anti slip silicone footplate, superior rear brake and ingenious light up front wheels all combine to make this THE scooter for every preschooler. Price: $99.99 (Pink) and $89.99 (Blue)

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