2021 Annual Holiday Gift Guide

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Holiday Gift Guide

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. 

Our Holiday Gift Guide is broken up by three categories: Gifts for the Whole Family (experiences, camps, gift cards), Gifts for Adults and Gifts for Kids. Click the buttons below to navigate to that section of the guide or start from the top and enjoy the entire guide!

Gifts for Kids

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Oral-B electric toothbrushes for kids featuring Marvel heroes, Disney princesses and more. To make brushing easy and fun, kids can use the electric toothbrushes with the free interactive brushing app: Disney Magic Timer App from Oral-B. Each one includes 1 rechargeable handle, 1 charger, 1 brush head and 4 handle stickers and are available at major retailers including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Options include:

Price: $29.99

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Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit helps inspire a love of learning among preschoolers, is equipped with age-appropriate games that allow kids to engage in core subjects through hands-on play. Learning kit includes 4 educational game apps that help kids with letter recognition, phonics, drawing, social-emotional learning, problem-solving and more. These interactive learning games teach core subjects in the most innovative way possible. Available for iPad or Fire.

Price: $79.99
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Transform your tablet into a hands-on coding adventure. Osmo Coding Starter Kit teaches various levels of coding to kids 5-10, combines bestsellers Coding Awbie, Coding Jam and Coding Duo (no longer sold separately), and makes coding accessible and fun through hands-on learning games specifically designed for kids 5 to 10. Children learn basic coding concepts including problem solving, computational thinking, and coding fundamentals, in addition to more complex concepts, such as sequencing, looping, logic thinking, and pair programming. Available for iPad or Fire.

Price: $99

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Happy Camper Live brings the excitement and joy of summer camp to children through their website. The focus is on elementary-age kids K-5.  Happy Camper Live offers subscription-based access to hundreds of creative activities hosted by camp counselors and exciting live streams from camp. Enjoy summer camp all year long and from your home.  A great experience-based gift.

Price: Varies.  Still looking for the perfect gift check out their holiday guide here.

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Space Jam: A new Legacy – Lebron James Action Figure is the perfect toy for a Tune Squad fan.  This 12″ Lebron Action Figure will say over 8 sounds and phrases from the movie when you press on his chest.  There are 4 cool accessories that attach to his body.  Re-enact scenes from the movie and connect the ACME Blocker to LeBron’s back and place the Basketball and Basket Boom into the claws. Age range is 4-8 years old.

Price: 15.99-19.99.  

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The Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter is an easy and inexpensive way to cruise around the neighborhood with your kids (ages 8-11)! Get the kids outside and scooting on this lightweight Razor with 8” wheels and adjustable handlebars. The Razor A5 Lux is foldable for easy storage, has a rear fender brake and comes in 5 bold colors. 

Price: $109.99

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Renee’s Book Corner is 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. Price range: $5-75. @reneesbookcorner 

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pediped offers a great selection of footwear for holiday gift giving and receiving from Mary Jane and athletic styles to boots and more!  Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award winning company the fastest-growing children’s footwear brand in the United States. More than 120  designs are available for boys and girls between their three lines, from birth to age 9. Price: Varies based on selection. @pedipedfootwear

Wanderwild

Wanderwild was founded by two moms who love experiences. Featured is their airplane camo print bag was designed for the adventurous kid that is always ready for take-off! Wanderwild created backpacks with great features, fun prints, and the right fit for kids. Pockets where you want them, adjustable straps, and details made for kids’ fingers. Wanderwild packs are perfect for school, sports, trips and activities. Price: $50. @wanderwildco

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SnooperBear plush essential oil diffusers are the cozy, convenient and fun way to deliver aromatherapy, for natural relief and wellness. Whether snuggling at home or on the go, SnooperBear can be used with any essential oil to facilitate sleep, rest, calmness, joy, relief from coughs and colds, and so many other wellness needs. Kid tested and Mom approved, SnooperBear delivers comforting cuddles that bring smiles to everyone.

Price: $39.95. @snooperbear 

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Geppetto’s fun toy store has been family owned in San Diego for 40 years and has expanded from a small store in Old Town to 10 locations throughout the county! All the toys here are brand new. They have toys for newborns up to the teenage years. Lots of the toys are geared toward sensory learning; lots of fun kinetic sand and squishy goo type things – you know, the kind of stuff your kid loves and makes you squeamish!  Price: Varies.  @geppettostoys

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The Sarah + Abrahamon  is a stationery and gift retailer based in Naperville, Illinois. My goal is to help create moments that delight and add cheer to an otherwise ordinary day, whether it’s a special plate that your little one uses for breakfast or a custom notepad that you use for writing notes to the teacher. Recognized for quality and service, all of our paper goods are produced in-house with love and care. Price: Varies. @sarahandabraham

Gifts for the Whole Family

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Give the gift of a COVID-safe outdoor Farm Camp experience to a nature-loving child in your life. After-School Farm Camp at Coastal Roots Farm teaches kids where food comes from, why it matters, and how they can change the world. Farm Camp is especially for K-5th grade kids who like to get their hands dirty, create craft masterpieces, and investigate science concepts, and prepare their own colorful snacks. Choose from month-long sessions on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

Price Varies based on camp selection. @coastalrootsfarm

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Gymboree Play & Music makes building connections and making memories with your child and with other families easy. Our programs and products are designed to enrich the lives of families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our San Diego locations are currently offering Outdoor classes, Private Play Pods, and a wide selection of developmental toys designed to engage and amuse children ages 0-5 years.  

Purchase an eGift Card for a family you love today! Available in any denomination and redeemable at any Gymboree Play & Music location. @GymboreeSD

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A Birch Aquarium membership is a fantastic gift that lasts all year. Buy a Gift Membership Certificate today and get the best price of the season. Members visit all year long and enjoy special discounts, perks, and events—all while supporting Birch Aquarium’s education and conservation initiatives. Annual membership certificates start at just $35 and pay for themselves in two visits. Take advantage of this one-time offer of $20 off gift certificates for NEW memberships at the Individual, Dual, Family, and Aquarium Associates Levels. Available online only and cannot be used for renewals or combined with other offers. Offer ends December 25, 2020. The membership begins when the gift certificate is redeemed so no one misses out on any of the fun! @birchaquarium

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The Marriage Retreat in A Box is meant to help couples plan for life’s unique challenges and while it cannot prevent some of these challenges from happening, it can help them choose how to face those challenges together.

True to its name, the Marriage Retreat in A Box comes in a box full of all the things partners need to (re)build communication patterns, (re)connect and strengthen their relationship and bring even more fun and adventure into a relationship.

Price: $72

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Give the gift of health this holiday season. MyYogaTeacher has wellness, fitness and enlightenment in mind for Mom, Dad, and all the kids! And even grandparents. What makes it different? MyYogaTeacher offers live (not pre-recorded) private and group yoga sessions online with expert Indian yoga teachers, who include yoga therapists, doctors of yoga, and many with a minimum 900 hours of certified training. Via 2-way interaction, teachers provide feedback, guidance, and help students practice safely. Teachers are consulted for a wide range of physical conditions—from stress relief, to pain reduction, to improving flexibility, strength and fitness. Over 42 daily group classes. App has over 12,000, 5-star reviews and a 4.93 rating in the Apple app store.

Price: $49+

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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 Code: SDMOMS for 10% OFF.  @BeauteNouveau

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ENJO (pronounced en-yo) is a modern alternative to traditional cleaning methods that is both chemical-free and waste-free. ENJO uses fiber technology to treat cleaning mechanically, rather than chemically, to lift, trap, and remove dirt and bacteria using only fibers and water. ENJO fibers clean 6x more hygienically than traditional methods and are reusable for up to three years, eradicating the need for toxic chemicals and unnecessary plastic waste, leaving your home, and our planet a cleaner and healthier place.

Price: $25+

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Jadiant Creation adds a touch of glam to your home! Featuring themed wreaths, ornaments, headbands and decorations! 

Price: $2-$65

homegirl

HomeGirl is a San Diego based company designed to make life at home easier. We provide a variety of services from home organization, restorative yoga, childcare, and pet care. Our desire is to empower you. To encourage your body, your mind, your family, and your environment to feel healthy and happy.​​  
Price range: $20-50 per hour

dripping candles

Dripping Candles and Designs was created in 2020 out of my love for candles and my desire to share candles that smell absolutely amazing and most importantly that are eco-friendly. Our wood wick candles are made with fragrances that are eco-friendly, none of them containing prop 65. Candles have always been a significant component of my daily life. They change the mood of a room with inviting fragrances of cinnamon, or have been agents of relaxation with smells of lavender, or creating warmth and feelings of coziness to spaces.
Price: $20+

grace and heart

Grace and Heart Precious yet powerful, our jewelry is as authentically beautiful and artfully individual as the women who wear it. Not costume or trendy but classic and creative, each piece capturing an enduring style that embodies the spirit of the real woman. Featuring .925 sterling silver jewelry accented with brass, semi precious stones and leather, Nickel and Lead free, Artisan made around the world, Gorgeous Gift Packaging, Lifetime warranty and Free exchanges and returns.
Price: $20+

tiny trucker hats

Tiny Trucker Co. is 100% owned and operated by women. We are focused on high quality and stylish products for everyone in the family & every occasion. We’ve been featured in numerous media outlets such as Vogue, US Weekly, Life & Style, and Parents Magazine. Our goal is to focus on the quality and fit of our product, and we are committed to creating a family brand that everyone can enjoy. Price range: $20+

the January moon

January Moon is a full line of contemporary, ultra-durable jewelry, teething tools and feeding accessories by Nashville jewelry designer, Jenny Luckett, designed for families to use and enjoy through all stages of life. It combines shape, color, and texture with premium, safety tested materials to create downright droolworthy teething solutions.  The Rose Teether + Clip Set will make any mom happy this holiday season. Price: $36. Use code SDM20 for 20% off. @thejanuarymoon

readydesk

Readydesk helps you turn any space into workspace. Great for when you want to WFH more comfortably, or need to set up a learning pod. We like that the company manufactures in San Diego, and that all of their laptop stands, stand up desks and screen holders are made of sustainable Birch. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, the sleek, sweeping lines complement the decor in any room of your house.

Prices very from $24.99 – $159.99. @readydesk 

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The Cravory was first founded in 2014 in Point Loma, San Diego, by two entrepreneurs looking to create a new treat experience. Building on the texture of the traditional cookie, they began to handcraft gourmet combinations that could meet both the savory and sweet taste buds of cookie lovers, with an edge. Give the gift of cookies baked to order and shipped immediately. 

Price: $20-$99. Use code SDMOM for 20% OFF online. @thecravory

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Get ready to make heads turn! TWELVElittle’s compact and classy looking Peekaboo Crossbody is smartly structured to store diapering needs and more. With a true blend of both style and convenience, every detail of the bag— from the pockets to the compartments— is meaningfully designed to make your outings a breeze. So whether you’re out running errands or enjoying date night (sans kids), it’s the perfect little pocketbook that you can fit all your quick essentials in. Price: $75. @TWELVElittle

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Stone & Glass’ The Collector’s Club subscription is a perfect holiday gift. Subscription levels – Devotee (4-mo.), Fanatic (6-mo.), Addict (12-mo.) Glass type – Stemless wine or Rocks. Limited-edition hand-blown drinking glasses delivered to your door. Spoil yourself or someone special with the gift of artistic drink ware, you deserve it.  Over the length of your subscription you will collect a series of glasses you will be proud of and guests would like to steal. Price: $49/mo. @stoneandglasssd

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Meet Pumpables, a new breast pump company focussed on making pumping easier, kinder and smarter for mamas, even those who find pumping hard. The SuperGenie Hospital Grade Breast Pump is a perfect gift for a new mom that was made by mamas, for mamas.

Use code MEETGENIE to save $50. Price: $249 @pumpables

 

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Give the gift of D’liteful Chocolat this holiday season. D’liteful Chocolat’s mission is to improve lives through chocolate… by applying and sharing our knowledge, passion, and skills for chocolate and patisserie, while supporting the ethical farming industry and being mindful of our impact on the global community. Price: $5+ @dlitefulchocolat

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Give the gift of joy and happiness to the family member that loves plants. In Succulent Love’s whole mission is to bring joy and happiness to their customers through their mutual love of succulents. From DIY succulent wreath kits, to ready to ship arrangements. 

Price: $10-$200 @insucculentlove

 

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Give the gift of an annual membership to the Children’s Nature Retreat. As a valued member you will enjoy a full year of fun and adventure, while being proud that you are supporting a cornerstone in the community.  Price: Adult Membership: $130   I  Child Membership: $85mo. @childrensnatureretreat

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Pure Bloom is an innovative collection of natural, CBD-powered products. Each consciously formulated to activate the naturally occurring therapeutic properties of certified organic hemp extract + synergistic plant actives with smart science to truly elevate skin health and daily wellness routines at every age & life stage. The Clean Mask Refresher makes a great stocking stuffer. Price: Varies based on product. Enjoy 20% Off ALL orders using Promo Code: SDMOM.  @purebloomcbd

ergopouch

All of ergoPouch’s products are made using natural breathable fibers such as organic cotton and bamboo. From their Cocoon Swaddle Bag to their Sleep Suit Bag, they are a new mom’s number one go to brand to ensure a restful night’s sleep for them and their little one. Their mission is to give baby a safe, ethical and overall better night’s sleep… and in style! So give the gift of an extra hour or two of sleep for a new mom!  Prices Vary.  @ergopouch_usa 

Green Sprouts

Founded in 1982, Green Sprouts has been mother-daughter owned and operated for over 35 years, with a mission to provide healthy and practical products for the well-being and whole development of babies and children, along with resources for parenting naturally. This Holiday Season, choose Green Sprouts’ Toddler Feeding and Playtime Set! This set includes their Snap + Go® Easy-wear Long Sleeve Bib and their Platemat made from Silicone to keep your baby or toddler clean and comfortable during mealtime or creative play activities. Price $29.99. @greensoroutsbaby

three peaks

Give the gift of health and wellness this holiday season, Three Peaks ultra-premium manuka honey.  Created in the heart of New Zealand, in the remote hills of the volcanic central plateau adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Tongariro National Park, Three Peaks is certified 100% pure and authentic.  Available in a UMF scale ranging from 5+ to 20+ with a range that includes elegantly packaged glass Tongariro Jars, Manuka Everyday Jars, Multifloral Manuka Honey Blend Jars and Single Serve Multi-Packs. Price: $20+. @threepeaksnz

babo botanicals

Babo Botanicals products are designed for the most sensitive skin, from babies to adults and are 100% gluten, soy and dairy free.  Some of their top holiday offerings include their Nutri-Shine™ Luminizer Vegan Lip Gloss Gift Set (Pack of 4), a perfect gift for mom and their newborn premium gift set, the perfect gift for any new or expecting parent!  Babo Botanicals’ Newborn & Baby Premium Gift Set is filled with the essentials to keep baby’s skin clean and moisturized. Specially created for newborns super-sensitive skin. Prices Vary by Collection. @babobotanicals

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The brand-new Super Sonic Light Toothbrush by The Super Dentists’ comes with a built-in LED light so parents can see inside their child’s mouth when they’re helping them brush. Targeted for kids, age 6-36 mos., The Super Sonic Light also has sonic vibrations to gently massage babies’ & toddlers’ gums to relieve discomfort from teething. Extra-soft, rounded bristles help protect the enamel on babies’ & toddlers’ delicate new teeth. Price: $16.99 @thesuperdentists

 

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Solly Baby Wrap has been worn by some of Hollywood’s most beloved mamas. Elle Rowley created the Solly Baby wrap with her second child after using migraine-inducing carriers that left her feeling like a packhorse with her first baby. Elle wanted something comfortable and chic to wear, that could not only best meet her son’s needs, but also enable her to still chase after her toddler. Made of 100% certified Lenzing Modal, Solly Baby provides an essential product for moms throughout baby’s first year. Price: $65+. @sollybaby

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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.

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 SDM Reader Offers) @PositivelyZenJen

unplug

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

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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.  Price Range: $40 – $150. @beautybyhannahlebron

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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.

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