Thanksgiving is one week away and the day after Turkey Day, known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day in the U.S. This is a fabulous day to get your holiday shopping done. But rather than fight the crowds at the mall, I'm going to show you how to enjoy stress free holiday shopping with my top picks for fabulous holiday gifts for the whole family. Everyone loves a great deal and Black Friday is famous for incredible sales online. Many companies will offer free shipping and/or special discounted prices on your favorite items. Some brands will also offer gift with purchase items which is a fab way to score an extra goodie to keep or gift to a friend or loved one. There is a cool app I recently discovered called Promofly, which is free to download, which does an automatic search for promo codes for shopping sites your on and also suggests promo codes items you might like. This is an awesome app that helps you save time and money!
All of my holiday gift picks can be purchased from the comfort of your own home while your relaxing in your PJs and sipping on some hot cocoa..yum!
If you are looking for the perfect gift for a new baby which can transition into the toddler years, the Nuna LEAF is a hot new item! Your beautiful baby will rest safe and sound in the Nuna LEAF which is a great baby seat for sitting, napping and playing. The LEAF can hold up to 130 pounds and so your lil cutie will love using their LEAF for many years to come. And with the LEAF's sleek design, it is no wonder that celebrity mamas like Penelope Cruz, Megan Fox and Kate Winslet all keep their kids snuggled in the Nuna LEAF. For more information check out http://shopnuna.com .
One of my favorite brands for kids toys and products is One Step Ahead. This company puts so much thought and care into their line of unique and creative toys. If your child is like my two year old son and loves to mimic whatever you're doing, then One Step Ahead has some great gift options that will help your lil cutie feel all grown up while learning and using their imagination.
One Step Ahead's My First Laptop Learning Toy looks just like your computer, but is for your precocious toddler. The laptop helps your child learn about colors, numbers, letters while practicing their favorite nursery rhymes. It also has a quiz mode feature with seventy five questions.
If you're baby or toddler loves playing with your keys, then One Step Ahead's Toy Keys for Toddlers will make a great holiday gift. The toy keys are teething safe and come on a key fob that looks just like the one Mommy & Daddy has. The keys have a car, home and alarm button which when pushed make realistic sound effects and say fun phrases like "here we go!" and "hit the road!" This is a fun gift that teaches color recognition and helps build vocabulary while encouraging your lil cutie to use his imagination to dream about all of the fun places he's going to see on his road trip. Automobile not included. wink wink.
For your lil foodie, One Step Ahead's Pizza Party Play Food Set makes a wonderful gift. This set allows your child to celebrate her birthday all year round with her friends. It comes with a pizza which your child can practicing cutting with her plastic cutlery, a birthday cake with fake flames that retract when your kid blows them out and even an ice cream set with interchangeable flavors. If your child loves watching the Food Network and playing store or restaurant at home, then he needs his own Deluxe Toy Shopping Cart. Your toddler can cruise around your house with ease and do his grocery shopping as the shopping cart corners like it's on rails and has a removable shopping basket.
If you're traveling over the holidays and bringing your iPad with you to help make the trip more manageable, One Step Ahead's Shockproof Silicone Case for iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4 will be a lifesaver. You will have peace of mind that your tablet will be protected. It has anti-slip bumpers which allow your child to have a great grip on the case and the case actually amplifies the speaker making for great sound. With the bright orange color, it is sure to stand out, and you won't be searching through your luggage to find your iPad so your lil cutie can watch her cartoons.
For the fashionista in the family, iiJin's brand new patent see through Oxfords will make a fab gift. The shoes come in an array of fun color combinations and have iiJin's signature invisible wedge which will give you an extra two inches of fabulosity. iiJin's Oxfords can help you achieve a casual chic look with leggings and a cozy sweater or you can rock them with your adorable holiday party dress. American Idols Kimberly Caldwell and Diana DeGarmo and pop icon Debbie Gibson all love iiJin's fabulous footwear collection. iiJin's flagship U.S. store will open next month at 116 S. Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Finally, for the men in the family or your favorite hostess with the mostest, The SodaStream machine will add some holiday bubbly to your soiree. With the Sodastream machine you can quickly turn ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling waters or made to order, fresh cocktail mixers in minutes! This gift is fun for the whole family and is a great interactive activity as everyone can choose from over 60 delicious flavors, including Ocean Spray Cranberry juice drinks and have a blast making their own custom beverages. If you're hosting a holiday party, come up with a theme and create a custom drink/cocktail menu with your own SodaStream flavors which you can give festive names too. Guests will appreciate the personal touch and who knows, you might even be ale to make a love connection for your single friends by having them play mixologist at the SodaStream machine. Make sure to hang the mistletoe nearby! Drew Barrymore, Busy Phillips, Olivia Munn, Julie Bowen and Sarah Michelle Gellar all love their SodaStream machines and word is that Scarlett Johansson even travels with hers to enjoy her favorite custom beverages on the go.
All of these holiday gift picks are available online. Happy shopping and wishing you a healthy, happy and joyous holiday season! Check out more great party and gift tips on Twitter @TrueheartEvents,