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Gift Guide for Him

holiday gift guide for him 2020

The 2020 Gift Guide for Him is here! Lots of great ideas for those men that are so hard to shop for! Click the links and photos to shop.

This post contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission.

Gift Guide for Him


Nitro Cold Brew Maker – if he’s a coffee snob and loves his nitro cold brew, this is for him.

cold brew coffee maker - gift guide for him

Back and neck massager – great for after a long day and to help with headaches.

shiatsu neck and back massager - gift guide for him

Wood phone docking station – a place for him to charge his phone and keep all his stuff in one place. Both my husband and my dad need this since they just plop their stuff all over the counters and dresser.

wooden docking station - gift guide for him

Modal PJ Pants – no more grandpa sweatpants. These will have him feeling a little more luxurious.

modal pajama pants - gift guide for him

Grown up lunch box – I love this one by Yeti.

yeti daytrip lunchbag - gift guide for him

Self cleaning water bottle – if your guy is anything like mine, he leaves his water bottle around and never cleans it (gross). This water bottle contains medical grade UV light to kill 99.9% of bacteria.

lavone self cleaning water bottle - gift guide for him


Sous Vide – our friends turned us on to this when we went over for dinner. Awesome for the guy who loves to cook and also likes his gadgets.

sous vide - gift guide for him

Wallet Ninja – for the guy who likes his gadgets. This thing has a bottle opener, ruler, wrench, screwdriver and more for over 18 uses.

wallet ninja - gift guide for him

Patagonia Better Sweater – my husband has one and it is soooo cozy! Fleece interior makes it a great jacket as well.

patagonia better sweater - holiday gift guide

Google Nest – we have one and it’s great. Works with Alexa.

Google nest - gift guide for him

Weighted blanket – if he’s a restless sleeper, these are supposed to help. The description recommends getting 10% of body weight.

weighted blanket - gift guide for him

Tile – if he’s always losing his keys, phone, wallet, etc. then this is for him. It’s also compatible with Alexa.

tile - gift guide for him


Amazon Echo Show – this makes a great gift for grandparents! The 8 inch screen is perfect for video calls.

Amazon Echo Show - gift guide for him

Brickell mens revitalizing cream – if your guy is into skincare, this is an anti-aging cream for him to protect that handsome mug.

brickell revitalizing cream - gift guide for him

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Gift Guide for Her

holiday gift guide for her 2020

Gift Guide for Kids

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Gift guide for Her

holiday gift guide for her 2020

My picks for the 2020 Gift Guide for Her. Whether you’re shopping for mom, your sister, grandma, friend or yourself (because you deserve it), there’s something for everyone!

Click the links and photos to shop. This post contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission.


Gift guide for her 2020

Chappywrap a nice quality blanket made by a mother-daughter team. Easy to clean, durable and snuggle-worthy.

chappywrap blanket - gift guide for her

Wine glasses – these premium crystal glasses are so chic, whether you’re drinking red or white.

wine glasses - gift guide for her


Cozy Earth pajamas – these are made with a soft bamboo to keep you cool and cozy.

cozy earth pajamas - gift guide for her

cozy earth pajamas

CBD bath bombs – Each bath bomb contains 50mg of CBD and essential oils to calm and soothe. I NEED these!

cbd bath bombs - gift guide for her


Pura diffuser – I just ordered one of these for our home! Use my code OURTINYNEST for 15% off your order.

pura diffuser - gift guide for her


Bedside smartphone vase – a more aesthetically pleasing way to charge your phone.

smarphone vase dock - gift guide for her



Core Meditation Trainer – for the person in your life who needs to reduce some stress. This orb-shaped trainer uses heart rate sensors and vibrations to help you practice mindfulness and reach a state of zen.

core meditation trainer - gift guide for her


Gardeners Basket – Many people took up gardening in 2020. This is the perfect basket for them to collect their harvest.

Gardening basket - gift guide for her


Grow your own lavender kit – because 2020 was a dumpster fire and we could all use more calm.

grow your own lavender - gift guide for her

Mama bracelet – the beads on this are so pretty! Super cute for the new mama or your mom friends.

little words mama bracelet

Corkcicle mug – holds 16oz and will keep your drink cold or hot, whichever you prefer.

corksicle mug - gift guide for her


Air BnB online experiences – Treat your loved ones to virtual experiences like making cannolis with a Sicilian chef and diving under the sea with a shark expert.

air bnb online experiences - gift guide for her


Mackenzie Childs Casserole – I adore this pretty pattern with the flower knob. And this dish can go right from oven to table.

mackenzie childs casserole dish - gift guide for her

Kindle Paperwhite – If she loves to get lost in a book, then this is the gift for her! Thin and lightweight with a glare proof display.

kindle paperwhite - gift guide for her

Miracle sheets – no more hot flashes or night sweats. These Miracle Sheets are legit. They will keep you cool and are infused with silver for anti-bacterial, self cleaning properties.

miracle sheets - gift guide for her

Love/Friendship lamp – ok hear me out. This may look a little funky but essentially it’s a great gift for those who are long distance. Touch the lamp and the other person’s will light up letting them know that you are thinking of them.  They also have a love/friendship picture frame option as well.

friendship lamp - gift guide for her


Check out the other 2020 gift guides

Gift Guide for Him

holiday gift guide for him 2020

Gift Guide for Kids

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Capital District local holiday gift guide

thank you for shopping local

Since a huge majority of my followers have local ties to the Capital District, I decided to do a local holiday gift guide. The Upstate area is home to so many amazing crafters and small businesses. And with this year’s events, I think more than ever it’s a great opportunity to shop small.

I’m sharing all of my favorites in this lineup and including their Instagram handles so you can follow their creations on social media.

Capital District Local Holiday Gift Guide



Haute Messes in Dresses – I connected with Nicole and Randi, the women behind Haute Messes in Dresses, on Instagram. They are personal stylists who also create some stylish apparel. I worked with them to create this “Mama” hoodie. But be sure to check out all of their other designs including their tie dye collection.  @hautemessesindresses

local holiday gift guide

Crooked by Design – Amanda is a local mom and knitter based out of Saratoga. Her shop Crooked by Design has a great selection of handmade knit and crocheted hats and scarves. (Her little baby yoda hat is adorable!) You can follow her on instagram @knaptimeknitter

knit earwarmer - local holiday gift guide

Compas Life – I’m obsessed with these “Upstate of Mind” sweatshirts. Compas Life is a business between 2 friends where they hope to inspire people to get outdoors and disconnect from technology and the stresses of everyday life.  You can also find their stuff at the Fort Orange General Store. @compaslife

upstate of mind - local holiday gift guide

Solulu Handmade bags – Created by Allison, all of her handbags are made of durable, high quality materials. I love this Signature Stripe Commuter Bag. She also makes face masks and stuff for your furbabies too! @soluluhandmade

local holiday gift guide

Home Goods

Twin Dhalias – A beautiful local flower farm that does a summer flower share, similar to a vegetable crop share. Gift 5 beautifully arranged fresh summer bouquets. Memberships go on sale Small Business Saturday. @twindahlias

twindahlias - local holiday gift guide

Bluebird Home Decor – Nicole is the local owner of Blubebird Home Decor. Based out of Schenectady, and with a shop that just opened in Troy, her store has a gorgeous variety of home decor and gifts. @bluebirdhomedecor

bluebird home decor - local holiday gift guide

Wick Apothecary – Based out of Clifton Park, Michelle makes all natural 100% soy, phthalate free candles so they are better for you and the environment. You can find her on Insta @wickapothecary.

wick apothecary - local holiday gift guide

Rad Soap – I love their sugar scrub made with local Death Wish coffee and their pumpkin face mask. They also make an array of soaps, and other bath/body products. You can shop online or check them out in Stuyvesant Plaza. @radsoapco

radsoapco - local holiday gift guide

Abby Kirkman Quilted Goods – I discovered these adorable pillows on instagram and had to check them out in person. Abby Kirkman is a local quilter who makes a variety of quilted goods including these New York State pillows. They come in a variety of colors and patterns including solid, floral and flannel. @abbykirkmanquilts

new york state pillow _ local holiday gift guide


Birds of a Feather – I met Sarah, the owner of this shop and a wonderful mama of 3 this past year when she was my patient and I had the pleasure of caring for her. Her and I instantly clicked and have stayed in contact. Sarah’s creations are available for sale at the Anchor No5 Boutique in Troy. These adorable cuddle bears would be perfect for your littles. @birdsofafeatherhandmade

birds of a feather handmade - local holiday gift guide

Chelsea and Marbles – If this is baby’s first Christmas, check out this locally run shop! Katie is the mama and creator for all the adorable things for little humans. Teethers, rattles, swaddle blankets, monthly milestone cards and more. Her work is beautiful! @chelseaandmarbles

babys first christmas - local holiday gift guide

So Handmade – These are the most adorable playmats to inspire imagination! And they roll up making them easy to store and take with you any where. @sohandmade1

playmats - local holiday gift guide

Coral & Blue – Kid-friendly stationary. Ashley is the creator behind this small biz and she just sent me some for my oldest. A great way to teach them gratitude, help with their writing and to keep in touch with loved ones they may not see these next few months. Plus, they’re lined and big enough for those learning to write. @coralandbluepaperco

Coral and Blue paper co - local holiday gift guide


Cookie Therapy – I have loved watching Faye and Ashley’s success grow. When the pandemic started, they turned their love of cookies into a business, creating delicious cookie lineups every week. They’ve since gone national and have been featured on Tamra Hall. And these stuffed cookies are legit and the reason for my Covid weight gain. Check them out on Instagram @cookietherapyalb

cookie therapy - local holiday gift guide

Detox Box Delivered – This is the perfect gift for the health nut or the busy mom on the go. Ready to blend smoothies with all fresh, real ingredients shipped right to your door. Laura is a wife and mom to 3 from Amsterdam, NY who turned her passion for healthy eats into an amazing concept and business!  And you can use my code OURTINYNEST for 10% off. @detoxboxdelivered

Detox Box Delivered - local holiday gift guide


What’s Poppin – for the popcorn lover. Amazing gourmet popcorn with an array of flavors. Create something special for the popcorn aficianado in your life. Would make a great stocking stuffer or addition in a movie basket. @whatspoppinalbany

whats poppin - local holiday gift guide

Grate Expectations – did you think I’d have food without an epic charcuterie board? These boards and boxes are great for celebrations at home or if you want to gift someone a “date night in”. @grate.expectations.ny

charcuterie board - local holiday gift guide



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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2020

holiday gift guide for kids 2020

The first of my holiday gift guides is here, and to kick it off, we’re starting with the kids!

Typically, I love to gift experiences, but since we’re all staying home more, this year’s gift guide is a roundup of some of my favorite toys and activities for kids. Click the links or photos to shop!

This post contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2020

Rainbow Rocker This is perfect for kids ages 9months-5years old. We were just gifted one and it’s great for when the littles need to get their energy out!

rainbow rocker

Bounce Houseset it up in the lawn or in the basement during the winter months. This was a lifesaver for us this summer and we plan on using all winter too!

bounce house

Pickler Triangle playset Can’t go to the playground? No problem. Set up this baby right in your house. Another great Montessori toy. Santa is getting this for the boys this year.

pickler triangle gift guide for kids


Kinetic Sand one of the sensory activities I love because it doesn’t make a mess.

kinetic sand gift guide for kids

Quiet Busy Book a soft book with over 10 activities to keep those little hands busy

busy book gift guide for kids

Light Bright I loved mine when I was little and would play for hours.

lite brite amazon gift guide for kids


Tot Tube Playset this is a very simple concept but I think the boys would have fun for hours.

tot tube playset gift guide for kids


Poke a Dot Books interactive books to help develop language skills

poke a dot books gift guide for kids

Colorama kits we were just gifted some of these and they are absolutely adorable! There are several themed boxes to choose from including unicorns, rainbows, monster trucks, dinos, the beach, etc. Plus, it’s a mama run small biz!

colorama - holiday gift guide for kids



Sago mini pillow playset several different themed play ideas.

sago pillow playset gift guide for kids

Melissa and Doug lacing cards great for developing fine motor skills.

Melissa and doug lacing cards - gift guide for kids


Osmo – this is one time I don’t mind when the kids want screen time. Hands on educational games!

osmo holiday gift guide for kids


Play Excavator works in the sand, dirt and snow! We go to a local farm every fall that has these and they are the boy’s favorite!

play excavator - holiday gift guide for kids



Cinemood – Create your own little at home movie theater. This is another awesome idea! Comes with Disney e-books and you can also stream all your favorites like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video.

cinemood gift guide for kids

Check out my other 2020 Gift Guides!

Gift Guide for Her

holiday gift guide for her 2020


Gift Guide for Him

holiday gift guide for him 2020