Friday, November 30, 2018

The Best Kids' Stocking Stuffers That Aren't Junk

Bath Drops and Crayons: These seem to make it into stockings every year. On cold or rainy days, we pull these out and take even longer baths to keep the kids busy. 
Rubix Cubes: I got this little set of 2 for Oskar. He’s a puzzle lover, through and through, and the smaller cube will be perfect for him to practice on. He and his dada, who can use the bigger cube, can have races to see who solves it first.

Rubber Frog: This one’s right up in August’s alley. A big, rubber, stretchy, frog. This is great to pick up and play with and I’m sure will be used to prank mama once or twice.

Initial Ballcap: Another jackpot find for August, who is SO into hats lately. I just love this one with his first initial that will definitely make him look more little boy than baby.

Fingerling: I scooped up 2 of these since they’re the perfect size for stockings, and lots of comments on mom discussion boards say that their kids, who received them last year during the Fingerling craze, still regularly play with them and they’re still a favorite this many months out. 

Marvel Uno: This one’s for Oskar, our little family game night fanatic. He loves games and Marvel and recognizes his numbers, so it’s sure to be a hit.

LEGO take along sets here and here: LEGO is everything in our house, and I love these little sets to pack up and take along when we go to restaurants or places with no toys. They can build these and play with them for just enough time to keep them busy and well behaved. 

Activity Book: Because what’s a stocking without one or two of these. I like these options because they’re lighter on coloring (still not Oskar’s favorite), but include word searches, find and seek, mazes, and connect the dots, which he’s way more into.

Where’s Waldo Christmas Spectacular: Childhood nostalgia. If your kids love I Spy books, like ours, I raise you Where’s Waldo.

Lipsmacker Set: A must-have for any little girl.

Elf Popper: we have this in the Easter Bunny version, and the kids still LOVE it. 

Joke Book: I love this idea—Oskar making his whole family laugh for the rest of Christmas day, which is totally his love language.

Hair Bows: The prettiest hair bows you ever did see.

Measuring Tape: File this and the flashlight under “items my kids end up playing with the most”.
Toothbrush: Every year stocking staple.

Scavenger Hunt Car Game: Perfect for Oskar (and maybe even August) to keep him busy in the car for any road trips we may go on.

Reindeer Skid Proof Slipper Socks: These are so stinkin cute, and only $7.99. 

Annie’s Fruit Snacks: We throw the green and red bags of these fruit snacks into Stockings every year.

Invisible Disappearing Ink Pens: This magical invisible ink writes “secret messages”. Once your secret message is written with this invisible ink pen, wait a few seconds, then shine the light from the cover of the pen and reveal what it says. Perfect for playing detective or good guys/bad guys—I know the boys will absolutely love these.

Undies: A good stocking filler—this is our favorite brand of kids undies outside of Hanna Andersson.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday!

It's here! Cyber Monday! One of the comfiest, coziest shopping days of the year. Curl up with your cup of coffee (or use your downtime at work) to take a look at all of my favorite deals, listed here. I'll be working hard to keep these updated all day long (and sharing what I buy), so make sure to check back often! 

LOFT: 50% off with FREE SHIPPING!

Target: 15% off site wide, as well as BOGO 60% off + an extra 15% off on clothing, shoes, and accessories! 

DSW: 25% off of everything online only with code ITSWILD. This brings these beauts down to $75!
Syren Gulf Duck Boot
Hanna Andersson: $25 sleepers and pajamas and 40% off of everything else, with FREE SHIPPING (no minimum order). This only happens once a year, so time to stock up on ALL of your pajamas, because they are the very best! Make sure to size up so they last you an extra year. Also, good news for anybody that didn't get to take advantage of the Black Friday slipper sale--they've restocked! Eyeing these classics for our boys! PS--Hanna also makes the BEST underwear for kids. 
Gap: 50% off with an additional 10% off online with codes CYBER and YOURS, with free shipping.

Old Navy: 50% off of everything with free shipping on orders of $50 or more!

Anthropologie: 30% off everything with free shipping on orders of $100 or more! I already placed my order on Black Friday for these Santa plates and Christmas mugs that I just couldn't resist!

Abercrombie: 50% off site wide with free shipping on all orders! I recently scooped up these pajamas that are some of my absolute favorites!

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Amazon: I'll be announcing deals here throughout the day, but my favorites so far are:
  • Up to 30% off of LEGO, including THIS set, which is an absolute favorite of our boys. This will last you for years to come. 
  • THIS professional blow drier that is an ABSOLUTE game changer in getting your hair dry in about half the time. This is an incredible price and would make the perfect gift. 
BaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Dryer
  • Up to 50% off certain board games for the family, including LIFE, Guess Who, Guesstures, Candy Land, and Operation. Oskar will be getting a few of these since he's all about family game night.
  • Up to 37% off of Braun, Oral B, and Old Spice, which all sound like winners for husband stocking stuffers. I had this electric toothbrush linked in my Gift Guide for Him post, which is now significantly reduced in price.
  • This compact air fryer which is a Deal of the Day.  
  • Certain Fingerlings marked down to $9.99. Grabbing a few of these for stocking stuffers for the boys.  
  • Columbia gear up to 30% off. I love these snow boots and have never seen them marked this low. I'm sure they'll sell out super fast, so run! 

  • Up to 50% off kids and baby apparel from Amazon brands, including this puffer jacket for only $20 and this fleece for only $10. Both come in several colors and are really well reviewed.

  • This genius little clock that lights up when it's OK to get out of bed. Oskar has had one since around 2 1/2 years old.

  • One of our most loved toys--this PJ Masks headquarters--at an amazing price. The boys play with this every morning after waking up, and I always hear all about Catboy and Romeo on the baby monitor.
  • Up to 30% off of furniture and decor from Amazon's brand Stone and Beam, including this side table, this chandelier, this gorgeous area rug (which would be PERFECT for a nursery), and these rustic caddies, which make for great utensil (or crayon and marker) storage.
Express: 50% off with free shipping on all orders!

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off on top brands like North Face, Topshop, Free People, Tory Burch, kate spade new york, and more. 

Urban Outfitters: 50% off purchases of $150 or more, $25 off purchases $100 or more, and $10 off purchases of $50 or more. I've been eyeing a duvet for our bed and think today's the day!

Sephora: Up to 50% off on select products, with my favorites being these Tarte pallets!


More to come, my lovelies! You can also find me over on Instagram stories @laurablog1 sharing deals as they come!


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