Category Archives: Gift Ideas

It is almost the last week before the Christmas break, are you ready with gifts for your kid’s teachers?

What is the best christmas gift for your kid’s teacher or a day care provider?? I have often seen parents have this question. Over the period of time, I have developed my thought process on this. But I was introduced to a new concept this year when my daughter started a new school. Here we have a little teacher’s survey that we do at the beginning of the school year where the teachers tell you about their favorite things – so when it is time to get them something you know what is the best option available. Check with your class parents may be you already have such list available as I have seen a few schools using that. In her class we pull funds together and get her a gift card for her favorite place which is a great idea!

Other than that anything person home made, hand made is alway appreciated. If you have multiple teachers gift cards from Starbucks – you can never go wrong with it. But my favorite option has always been amazon gift cards. What ever amount you need their gift cards start as low as $10 and comes with a beautiful card or gift box if you are purchasing higher amount cards! Amazon has been my goto gift card for a while now – as they can buy anything they want from the comfort of their home. And with Prime membership gift cards arrive in as little as one day! Awesome!! And of course if it is a last minute thing – go for eGift card comes with beautiful design you can either email it or just print it out!!

If you haven’t already bought something and are interested in getting Amazon gift cards check out the following link – Gift Cards

 


Have you met Santa yet? Are you ready for Christmas?

Have you started your Christmas decorations yet? For us we get started on it right after Thanksgiving if we are still in town. This time around it was raining all through Saturday and Sunday and it seemed like a perfect time to get the Christmas tree and ornaments out – Need less to say we use a fake tree… We set it up and let our little once put ornaments on the tree…. First experience for my 2 year old! They had an awesome time doing this…. So we are set with out Christmas tree, luckily we also put up the lights outside the house on Saturday morning before it started pouring… But I still have to get the gifts and put their stockings out….

It is always a problem to get some great stocking stuffers which makes the kids jump with joy, and I am just starting to look around…. Here are some of my favorites from Amazon….

Melissa & Doug Family Dinner Questions - A perfect way to make family dinners interesting!!

Foam Glider Assortment - A perfect gift for Christmas parties!!


Miniature Basket Ball and More - And perfect for my toddler to play around with!!

And checkout some more HERE: Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Also for next year I am planning to get a bigger Christmas tree some awesome new Ornaments:

Here are some ornaments inspired by frozen:

Snowflake Ornaments - Beautiful with light reflections!!

More Disney Frozen Ornaments - My girls will be extra delighted!!

Unfortunately I still haven’t had a chance to take my girls to meet Santa!! I am planning on doing that soon -

Los-Angeles-Zoo-Holiday-Lights

photo credit: Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

I love this time of the year, it is fun to see all the decorations all around for me and my girls. Here are some great spots to check out in and around Los Angeles for Christmas light viewing -

Here are some of my favorites!!

Wild for Lights: Los Angeles Zoo

The Biggest Tree: The Grove, Los Angeles

Not So Sleepy: Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza, Torrance

Drive By Lighting: Candy Cane Lane, Woodland Hills

Posh Electricity: Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Plan to visit some of them soon!! Are you done with your Christmas decorations, please share your thoughts in the comments section!!

 

Best Deal of the Week – $30 off on Amazon Fire HD for Kids

Best deal of the week comes from Amazon.com – $30 off on Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet.

It comes wiht 8 GB storage,
1 Year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited,
2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee,
Kid-Proof Protective Case

Great option gift option for the holidays!!

Don’t miss out on this deal from Amazon – 50% off on select Melissa and Doug Toys

I know it is not the deal of the week time – but Melissa and Doug toys have made my kids favorite list most of the time, so couldn’t resist sharing this deal:

Access the deal before it is sold out HERE.

Best Deal of the Week – Are you ready for Cyber Monday

Best deal of the week comes from Amazon.com – A special Cyber Monday deal just for today: 50% off on select Hasbro Toys!!

Access the deal HERE.

One additional deal this week: Another great Cyber Monday deal for the young photographers – 60% off on select digital cameras for kids.

Access the deal HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving Every one!!

I asked my older daughter who is 5 what are the 3 things she is thankful for and here is her reply:

1. I am thankful for my whole family specially my sister.

2. I am thankful for my house and the purple walls in my room.

3. I am thankful for all my friends.

It was great to see how fast she could come up with the list and how excited she was to talk about it… :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

And here are the 3 things I am thankful for this year:

1. I am thankful for the bond my two girls have with each other it is an amazing feeling seeing them doing almost everything together!!

2. I am thankful for great friends – specially my husband who is the biggest friend, philosopher and guide for me….

3. I am thankful for some great opportunities opening up for me….sometimes things just happen without trying!!!

Please share what you are thankful for this thanksgiving and don’t forget to spread the word and the joy… the official holiday season is starting and for me it literally is the “most wonderful time” of the year!!! I love the happiness all around, the christmas trees the decoration and the kids lining up to give Santa their list…. it is all so beautiful and fulfilling….!!

Have your kids made the list already or you are still looking for some options. Don’t forget to check out our best gift ideas section HERE.