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Holiday Gift Guide 2023 – Your Modern Family

Bynewsmagzines

Dec 13, 2023
Holiday Gift Guide 2023 - Your Modern Family


Each year, I put together a gift guide filled with unique, new, and fun finds! These gifts are ones that we have in our house & wanted to share with you. Don’t miss our list of meaningful gifts for YOUR parents and our top ten favorite personalized gifts, too.

As the holiday season approaches, I’m excited to share my carefully curated holiday gift guide! This year, I’ve focused on finding items that are both unique and practical, ensuring there’s something for everyone on your list.

From innovative gadgets to cozy home essentials, each gift is chosen to bring joy and utility. Whether you’re shopping for a tech enthusiast, a home chef, or a self-care guru, you’ll find the perfect present here.

Dive into this guide and make your holiday shopping a breeze – there’s something special here for everyone! Happy gifting!

As the holiday season rolls in, I’m thrilled to unveil our specially curated holiday gift guide, featuring gifts generously provided to us along with some of the gifts that we purchased along the way. Each product links directly to the brand or store, so you can order what you need easily- Happy holidays!

  • Lang purifies and remineralizes tap water with all the essential salts, minerals, and flavors your body needs to thrive. Simply plug it in and go, as this 3-step filtration system uses reverse osmosis to remove sediment, odors, flavors, and harmful particulates. It delivers fresh, great-tasting water with the push of a button. Plus, it is free of sodium and microplastics, and it filters 1L in less than 4 minutes!
    It’s a Best Seller on Amazon (for good reason!)
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  • Heirloom Video Book allows you to create custom video books (like a photo book but with video) to send to someone you love. It is fast, easy, and oh-so-beautiful that you will want to make more for different occasions. Once completed, Heirloom will ship your video book directly to the recipient. We’ve created these as gifts, and they are always a hit!

  •  SIQ Basketball is a smart basketball and corresponding app that tracks your child’s stats, making it the perfect training tool. Learning your fingerprint in just 500 shots, the smart ball provides athletes immediate access to stats such as makes/misses, consistency, quickness, and more. You even have access to certified basketball trainers and coaches who can provide real-time feedback. Here’s a look at how it works.

  • Down Alternative Comforter from Fluff Co is made from microfiber blended with Tencel™; the Down Alternative Hotel Comforter regulates your body temperature and gives you that extra fluffiness you crave. This comforter is the perfect weight to ensure you are not too hot or cold and uses the latest material technology to regulate your temperature throughout the night.
  • Vitapod Bottle + Pods is a massive hit in our family. With the convenient and easy-to-use supplement pods containing a comprehensive range of essential vitamins, nutrients, polyphenols, and antioxidants, you can choose from the five tailored solutions depending on your needs. Expertly formulated to support hydration, beauty, immunity, sports performance, and more without sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  • Unplugged Soy Candles offers unique, holiday-themed candles with an estimated burn time of 75-80 hours. The 11.5 oz candles, available in 19 scents, are made with 100% pure soy wax, premium fragrance oils, and lead-free cotton wicks and are known for their all-natural candles that are handcrafted artisanal.
  • Mophie UV Sanitizer with wireless charging. Kill up to 99.9% of Staph and E. coli surface bacteria on your phone, keys, credit card, remote control, or earbuds without using heat, liquid, or chemicals, all while keeping your battery charged. 

  • Buddha Boards: Screen-free mindfulness tool to help you get in a relaxed state of mind. You only need water (no ink or paint) to create beautiful, relaxing art. Just dip your brush in water and paint.

  • Lazarus Artisan Goods- Cecilia Tote is their best-selling bag. Handcrafted in Honduras from 100% leather, this tote features a hard base, a large external pocket, four smaller internal pockets for organization, and a chic strap to keep your bag securely closed.
  • Muslin Quilt in Prarie Floral by Parker Baby is so beautiful!— a special baby blanket designed to be a cherished part of childhood. Made with four layers of 100% Muslin Cotton and lead-free dye, it’s soft, safe, and perfect for snuggles. This durable, oversized quilt grows with your child, from infant to toddler, making it an ideal, versatile choice for baby shower gifts and a cozy addition to any nursery decor. Plus, the pattern couldn’t be more beautiful.
  • Belt Bag, by Parker Baby, is a trendy, practical, helpful accessory designed for parents on-the-go. It offers a practical size to fit essentials (I carry my wallet, keys, phone, tissues, etc.) or to carry diapers & wipes. It features an adjustable strap and multiple pockets for organization. Available in three neutral colors, this stylish bag is versatile enough to complement any outfit, while its functional design keeps parenting necessities within easy reach.
  • Birch Bag Diaper Bag, by Parker Baby, is a stylish, affordable designer diaper backpack designed for on-the-go parents. It features 10+ functional pockets in three chic, neutral colors, including insulated bottle pockets and a padded laptop sleeve. Durable, water-resistant, and equipped with a foldable changing pad, stroller hooks, and comfortable adjustable straps, the Birch Bag combines convenience, style, and practicality for everyday parenting adventures.

  • DreamRoo: The DreamRoo Over the Sink Colander expands from 14 inches (closed) to 19 inches (fully expanded) to easily wash fruits and vegetables, drain cooked pasta, dry dishes, thaw frozen food, and more.
  • DreamRoo Bento Boxes are one of their best sellers. The Bento Box has three compartments to keep foods fresh under an airtight lid. These boxes are fridge, freezer, oven, and microwave-safe! It’s perfect for the lunch box, with a secure lid that is spill-free.
  • Wanderwild Backpacks & Lunchboxes –  Wanderwild created backpacks & lunchboxes with fun prints and great features… pockets where you want them, adjustable straps, and details for kids’ fingers. They are water resistant with a PEVA interior, reinforced seams & handles, clips to attach to a backpack, and a side mesh pocket— perfect for Pre-K through 8th grade.
  •  BāKIT Box is a unique baking experience with rotating globally inspired recipes. Each box contains three themed baking kits with step-by-step instructions, pre-measured ingredients, and engaging games and activities woven into the recipes.
  • Freestyle, a baby care brand and a Good Housekeeping 2023 Parenting Award recipient, prioritizes superior quality and eco-conscious products. Freestyle’s BambooTek™ Diapers are the first and only 100% tree-free diapers in the US, and they were even selected as a Good Housekeeping 2023 Parenting Award recipient.
  • Giboard is a fun, challenging, and safe balance trainer for everyone! This modern take on a balance board is eye-catching and never boring! Strengthen your posture, fitness, and creativity – rain or shine!
  • Jigsaw Surf Co.’s exclusive surfboard-shaped puzzles are a premium, tactile diversion that becomes a unique piece of art ready to adorn your walls. High-end quality with a premium soft-touch finish, each surfboard comes with specialized wax (puzzle glue), making it ready to hang art! We have (and love) the puzzles from the Seascape Collection: Wading Wanders, Shaka, and Paddling Out.  All of the collections look great together (especially framed!)
  • FlipBelt is perfect for the running & active lifestyle. Multiple pocket openings are designed to keep your phone, keys, and personal items more secure, comfortable, and bounce-free while exercising, hiking, traveling, and more! After reading over 20,000 Amazon reviews, you’ll have a hard time picking between the Classic Running Belt with moisture-wicking fabric and multiple pocket openings for quick and easy access and the Zipper Running Belt with a secure zippered pocket that can stash a passport or wallet. You can’t go wrong with either Flipbelt! They’re perfect for every activity.
  • Stomp Rockets make great gifts for kids, encouraging active play and STEM learning while having fun! These toy rocket launchers have been designed to fold for storage and travel. They are 100% Kid-Powered (just Run, Jump, Stomp!), so you don’t need batteries. (yay!) Our favorites are the X-Treme Rocket, the Original Glow Jr, and the Original Dueling Rocket.
  • SharkBandz 2 is a wearable Shark deterrent designed for beachgoers, ocean athletes, and marine professionals—government-tested & validated shark deterrent technology that also deters stingrays. No batteries or charging are required. Its sleek design is lightweight, compact, easy to take anywhere, and easy to wear with an adjustable band and secure clasp.
  • Plants for Pet Parents: This shop specifically focuses on pet-safe plants, pots, and planters, like this Savar Basket set. With two baskets in the set, it’s perfect for displaying large plants. The Savar Basket with side handles comprises 100% natural fibers – raw jute and seagrass. Each product is designed and curated by Korissa, sustainably handmade by Fair Trade artisans in Bangladesh.
  • Fresh Keeper by Luxear comes with 15 pieces to make five-stacking containers. These multi-functional Storage Containers combine soaking, washing, draining, and storage. It keeps fruits & vegetables fresh three times longer with the airtight lid technology and an elevated drainage basket that minimizes water buildup, reducing spoilage while maintaining ideal humidity.

  • Mixing Bowl Set of 6 by Luxear: This set of mixing bowls offers a generous 18.4QT of space (0.21QT, 1.06QT, 2.01QT, 3.38QT, 4.86QT, 6.87QT), surpassing other mixing bowls on the market. With their greater capacity and deeper bowl design, you can effectively manage your ingredients without worrying about splatters or spills. Whether preparing an elaborate family dinner or a small baking project, this mixing bowl set is tailored to meet all your cooking needs.

  • Ski Like a Girl redefines ski fashion while giving back to the skiing community by donating a portion of their sales to Girls Inc. Ski Like a Girl inspires young girls to conquer life with gear like beanies, headbands, and baseball caps. The comfy and ultra-soft hoodie gives the perfect combination of comfort, warmth, and style. We ordered our daughter the Ski Like A Girl Hoodie in Cotton Candy and the “ I Know I Ski Like A Girl – Try to Keep Up” Hoodie in white.
  •  ZoomBroom is an innovative and unique product designed to solve all cleaning needs for your outdoor living areas; the ZoomBroom is an air-broom that is simply a sweeping success. While it may initially compare to a leaf blower for many, the ZoomBroom eliminates the noise, the heavy equipment, the bulky battery packs, storage problems, and much more. It has been named on Good Housekeeping 2023 Cleaning and Organizing Awards in the Amazing Outdoors & Fresher Air category and was the recipient of a Global Innovation Award for 2022.


  •  Puffer Hug (Child & adult size- even pets!). This fleece-lined wrap with deep pockets for essentials is a thoughtful gift, perfect for getting comfy at home, the office, outdoor events, and travel. Send a hug to your favorite person – family, friends, team – and more! I love that it’s lightweight, has big pockets (for my hands, keys, phone, or whatever else I’m carrying), and keeps me warm. It’s so versatile and comfy!
  • MOZY– It’s The Jacket For Your Legs! The Mozy is the ultimate cold weather blanket; this thermal wrap is designed to move with you and keep you cozy in temperatures as low as 20℉. Created by a thermodynamics engineer, the patent-pending Mozy has been tested and found to be 500% warmer than a traditional stadium blanket thanks to its innovative convective heat loss-blocking design, plush, heavyweight fleece interior, and weather-proof outer shell. Its versatile and adjustable wrap design lets you move about the firepit, campsite, RV, or stadium stands without slipping or bunching. 
  • Paddle Smash– PaddleSmash is a new outdoor game that combines the best elements of Pickleball and Roundnet into a fun and easy-to-learn game. Perfect for playing in your backyard or at the beach with your most competitive family and friends. 
  • Lotus Trolley Bags– As the #1 reusable shopping bag solution, the Lotus Trolley Bag helps you stay organized with four heavy-duty reusable bags, including an insulated cooler bag so your ice cream stays cold. With additional pockets on the inside & outside of the bags, these smart and sustainable bags are a grocery shopping game-changer. 

  • XPlorer Maps – Shop the world’s finest and original hand-drawn story maps with accompanying gifts of national parks, states, historical sights, and travel destinations.
  •  Celestial Silk pillowcases are wonderful! These 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcases are a luxurious addition to any bedroom. Unlike many other brands, these pillowcases contain a remarkable 20-30% more silk, ensuring a premium touch. Sleeping on silk is more than just a treat for the senses; it’s a natural remedy for restful sleep. I also love that they zip closed, so you don’t have to worry about your pillow sliding out in the middle of the night.

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