2017 FIT4MOM Holiday Gift Guide

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 1, 2017 12:09:58 AM / by Shelley Hopper

When it comes to gift giving, no one quite does it like Mom (and Santa, of course!) BUT, Mama deserves a list to send to the North Pole, too. We've rounded up our top picks for holiday gift guides for Mom, Dad, and Little Ones. 

 

Under each photo, find the names + links to each item; we can bet you had no idea you need (like really really need) some of these gems, so be sure to be good this holiday season, because you definitely don't want to be on the naughty list this year with these goodies!

 

HO HO HO and Happy Holidays! 

 

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1. YETI mug

We all know mamas love their coffee and/or tea. Not only are we totally head-over-heels for this mug's color, but personally, I've left this mug in my car overnight and my tea was literally still HOT the next morning. If you're looking for an insulated travel tumbler for your goods to stay hot or cold (and look super cute and stylish while sippin'), this is most definitely it. 

 2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 - Instant Film Camera, gold 

Who has time to actually go through the 29487 photos on their iPhone and print photos?! Every mama needs an Instax Mini to capture cute, candid moments AND have prints of them! Plus, how cute is the gold and design of this camera?! Adorbs. 

3. FIT4MOM crew neck sweatshirt

Trust me when I say this is hands-down one of the comfiest sweatshirts I own. It is literally SO soft, and I may be biased, but I absolutely love the FIT4MOM stitched branding on the upper left. It's discreet, trendy, and this is my favorite winter snuggley crew neck, 100%. 

4. FIT4MOM gift card 

Perfect to buy for the mama who wants to attend her local FIT4MOM classes such as Stroller Strides, Body Back, Stroller Barre, or FIT4BABY (visit here to find classes nearest to you, where you can contact your local FIT4MOM franchise owner for purchase options) or use toward FIT4MOM retail items and purchase here (gift card is sent digitally by e-mail to recipient). 

5. Portable mini projector 

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS WAS A THING and wish I had one like 4 years ago when my neighbors and I wanted to do outdoor movie nights, but portable projectors didn't exist yet....this gem is a must-have for outdoor or indoor movie nights. It can substitute as a DVD player and you can stream from your smartphone, laptop, or even stream games! FIT4MOM Our Village playgroups, I'm looking at YOU when I say you.need.this. AND it's under $100. #winwin

6. Himalayan salt lamp with dimmer

Himalayan salt lamps are said to help purify the air, calm anxiety, and boost the mood. Let me know if you know a mom who doesn't need that...Plus, this one is the perfect size; not too big and not too small, and I love that it has a dimmer switch. Whether you want to use it to set the mood or as a nightlight in your kiddo's room, this is the perfect addition to any room. 

7. FIT4MOM maroon muscle tank

There's just something festive, merry, and bright about maroon during the fall and winter, isn't there?! The cut of this muscle tank is beyond flattering to all body types, the fabric is super soft, and just like my favorite crew neck sweatshirt, I love this FIT4MOM "pocket" design. 

8. iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum

Let me tell you from experience that the Roomba is a total mom game changer. Last year I had back surgery and couldn't vacuum for SIX MONTHS. Try to wrap your head around that...a single mom with a toddler who doesn't have a dog to pick up crumbs and can't vacuum (or sweep). UM, WHAT?! Insert investment of a Roobma. Holy moly, if you have hardwood floors and don't have this yet, please write a letter to Santa, like yesterday, and add this to your list. You can thank me later. 

9. The Empowered Mama book by Lisa Druxman

This book is not only full of tips and tricks to get out of mama overwhelm and back to a life full of purpose, but it's sweet, empowering, and has worksheets to help guide you along the way. We are so proud of our Founding Mama, Lisa, for writing this book, and beyond excited for its release. Shopping perk: It's available here on Amazon Prime. 

10. Adidas Crazytrain Elite tennies

When it comes to tennies, can you ever really have too many pairs? Even if you're the kind of mama who's had a pair of favorite sneakers for like 5 years (I feel you), you still need to make sure you're replacing old shoes you wear to workout at least once a year to keep your feet safe and happy! You can't go wrong with these trendy peach and gray trainers by Adidas. Whether you're running errands, strolling through Target or Strides, or doing a HIIT workout at Body Back, these shoes are good for all of the above. 

 

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11. Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter

When it comes to water filters, we know there are approximately 3498 to chose from. Why do we love this one? First off, we stumbled upon it randomly, and thought it was beautifully designed. Then after more investigating, we found out that Soma is the only water filter with 100% plant-based filtration. Distinguished by its clean, modern design, Soma also gives back by donating clean drinking water to those in need through charity:water, and is a certified B-corp. They're also a startup, which I personally love supporting. AND, the "plastic" is made from coconut shells! How cool is that?! P.S. How awesome is the answer to this question to their founder, Mike del Ponte:

Q: What has been the best part of your startup experience?

"The most difficult part of designing the Soma Pitcher was finding the perfect wooden handle. We needed something that is both beautiful and durable, so oak as a wood species was always at the top of our list. The challenge was finding a wood supplier in the U.S. committed to sustainable practices and detailed craftsmanship. Fortunately, we found the perfect partner in Southern Oregon." Triple thumbs up for products sourced from and made in the USA!

12. FIT4MOM Bella + Canvas Sponge Fleece Jogger Sweat Pants 

These joggers are an outfit must have. Just like the Adidas tennies mentioned above, these are perfect for errand running, but unlike tennies, they're also perfect for snuggling by the fire, cozying up with a book, or as PJs. 

13. FIT4MOM coffee/tea mug

Coffee. Strides. Naps. Currently channeling all those thoughts and adding them to a vision board so caffeine can get us moms through the day, Strides can help keep our sanity through fresh air and connecting with other mamas, and naps....we want one and hope our toddlers take one too. 

14. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, gold

With podcasts being the new black and working remote being the new 9-5, every mama needs a solid pair of noise-cancellation headphones. Because whether you're in the trenches of CIO, or need to jump on a work conference call, these are the perfect headphones that fit your ears comfortably while also being stylish AND functional.

15. Echo Show, white

The regular Echo and Google Home are like, sooo last year, because there's a new girl in town who has it all - brains on the inside AND looks on the outside (literally) because the Echo Show has a digital screen that actually SHOWS you what you're looking for. Want a YouTube hair braid tutorial? Check. You can link to home security videos, video call, listen to music and podcasts, and more!

16. Rose gold wall plant vase hangers

Adding plants to your space helps create more oxygen, purify your house or office, and adds an element of nature indoors. These rose gold wall plant hangers are stylish, modern, and so cute! Perfect for baby's room, a playroom, your office, bedroom, or living room. 

17. Sony Alpha a6000 digital camera

Although our smartphones basically do everything but our laundry these days, we still think every mama still needs a good ol' fashioned point-and-shoot camera. You can view all the geeky specs here, but we'll outline a few of our favs:

  • Amazing performance in half the size & weight of DSLRs, world’s fastest auto focus with 179 AF points and 11Fps, capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC, stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600, easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro, record full HD 1080/24/60P video
  • Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points

When it comes to off-terrain adventures or even just strolling through the mall, every family needs a BOB stroller. Our Stroller Strides edition has top-of-the-line suspension, comes with a Stroller Strides fitness class coupon, and a Stroller Strides Fitness Kit by BOB, including a handlebar console, Stroller Strides exercise manual and fitness resistance bands. It's the Ritz of the jogging stroller family. 

19. Philips Sonicare rechargable electric toothbrush

Raise your hand if you actually floss everyday. Okay, now that 9.8/10 of you are still reading, we know that electric toothbrushes can be pricey. That's why we love this hidden gem that's under $40. While it may be small, it sure is mighty, removing up to 6x more plaque than a manual toothbrush and up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute, this Sonicare electric toothbrush provides dynamic fluid action which helps clean between teeth and along the gum line.

20. SKLZ mini bands (shop here for 30% off through December!) 

Whether you're doing an at-home workout, a group workout at one of our classes, or sneaking a workout in while your little one plays at the park, we love these SKLZ mini bands since they're built to enhance strength and endurance levels while being an effective and versatile training tool that can be used anywhere.

21. Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker

Motherhood is hectic and full of chaos (I mean, love. Lots and lots of love.) Carving out time to get organized can feel like the bottom feeder on your to-do list. But this label maker by Brother makes it SO easy to label food containers, toy bins, water bottles + lunchboxes, and more! 

 

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1. L.L. Bean 'Wicked Good Moccasins'

Stay wicked warm with these Wicked Good mocs by L.L. Bean. Dads (and moms, I own them!) love these because they are super comfy, super warm, and a great slipper that works inside and out (thanks to it's rubber sole!) Whether the Dad on your shopping list is catching waves during 5am dawn patrol or chopping wood for your rugged fireplace, these mocs are a fan fav.

2. Golf ball scotch ice 'cubes'

For the dad who has everything, these ice cubes are playful, fun, and practical. Whether he's drinking scotch, or just wants to step up his water game, these golf ball ice cubes are whimsical and classy - no matter what's in Dad's glass.

3. Men's plaid flannel shirt

With Hallmark Christmas movies featuring small-town Luke, the son of the mayor with dreams of owning his own construction business instead of pursing politics, is it selfish to say we know most mamas go crazy over the lumberjack look so that's why we added this to Dad's list? I mean...Dad will love this warm and cozy plaid shirt that he can dress up or down for doing yard work or attending a family dinner.

4. 6-Pack cooler kit

Most men we know love beer. And they love cool gadgets even more. This 6-pack cooler is perfect for tailgating, bringing "a cold one" to a backyard BBQ, or bringing to the beach (as long as you pack your trash and recycle!)

5. Oversized Coleman ultimate man chair with cooler

Soccer dads, beach bums, and camping lovers rejoice over this over-sized man chair WITH a cooler on the armchair. 

6. MVMT gunmetal and leather watch

Every man needs a good watch, and we particularly love this one because it looks great with a cotton v-neck (are those still in?) or a suit. Whether dad spends his days in the courtroom, office, or teaching sports' teams, this gunmetal leather watch is versatile, stylish, and sleek. 

7. Men's GORE-TEX Patroller Jacket

Rain, snow, or shine, this GORE-TEX patroller jacket has it all. Perfect for the slopes, chilly nights, outdoor adventures, or just running in and out of the car during a snow storm, this jacket is functional, stylish, and keeps Dad warm in freezing temps. 

8. SKLZ Accelerator Pro Golf Putting Trainer (shop here for 30% off through December!)

Have a Dad who loves golf or wants to learn the game? This putting trainer by SKLZ doesn't take up too much room (don't worry Mama, we're looking out for your living room and garage), is fun and the perfect training tool to help Dad step up his golf game. Pair this with a pre-paid round of golf at your local course, or a gift card to TopGolf, and boom - the golf-loving dad is all set! 

9. BBQ kabob holders

Who doesn't love kabobs?! We love them because they are healthy, fun to make, turn out really pretty with colorful veggies, and both vegans and carnivores can eat them! Plus, they're great to make any season throughout the year. Get dad back on the grill with these kabob holders, and don't lose any sliced onions to the BBQ black hole in the meantime. 

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1. SKLZ Goal-EE soccer goals (shop here for 30% off through December!)

With authentic white nets, crossbars and posts, the Goal-EE Set features two easy setup, take down goals for pickup soccer games, or as passing and shooting targets in your backyard. Both goals fit in one easy-carry bag and each includes spikes that anchor them to the ground to stand up to the most powerful shots (or toddler Godzilla).

2. Antsy Pantsy pirate ship

How cute is this?! Once you have a Large Antsy Pants™ Build & Play Kit, they sell various covers to what you and your little ones can create, but this pirate ship stole 'er hearts, matey. Set sail with your imagination across the seven seas in search of lost treasure. We bet mom gets a little break with all the fun this will bring! 

3. IMDEN 92-piece magnet set

I'm not kidding when I tell you the first day I brought these home my son played with them for AN HOUR. When is the last time you had an hour for YOU while your munchkin had free-play?! It was amazing, for me, and for him. These truly are so cool - there are magnets on every side of the shapes, so they can build anything and everything! We love to stick them to the dishwasher, too! Plus you can teach shapes and colors, too. Learning can be interactive and fun with this magnet set! 

4. Healthy Times baby products

We love Healthy Times Baby Products because they're perfect for all babes, whether they have sensitive skin or not! They are

  • Hypoallergenic for Sensitive Skin
  • Tear Free
  • No Sulfates or Parabens
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • BPA Free

5. Dino taco holder

I MEAN COME ON. We debated putting this on the mom list, dad list, or kiddo list, because let's be real...everyone needs one. So, when you order one for your little guy or gal, order a set for the whole fam too. Taco Tuesday just got WAY more fun with this find.

6. FIT4MOM 'Let the Good Times Stroll' toddler tee or infant onesie

Whether you want a cute photo for your photo album (see mom list above to make sure you grab the Fujifilm Instax too), or for the 'gram, there's nothing cuter than matching mamas and babies in our t-shirts and onesies! Twin with your little munchkins today and shop all styles at SHOP.FIT4MOM.COM!

7. Moana necklace

I think all parents can agree that Moana was one of our favorite movies from this year (that never really seemed to get annoying, right?!) I'll pretend we're in Hawaii any day! We adore this cute Moana necklace where little ones can discover the Heart of Te Fiti! Moana’s iconic blue shell necklace lights up with a soft green glow, and can also light up when closed with a push of a button. Can we have one, too?!

8. Yumbox BPA-free bentobox lunchbox

I post about this bentobox on my personal blog all the time, because my son and I are both obsessed with it. As a mom, my favorite part is that each compartment literally tells you what to pack! So when you're groggy-eyed in the morning after staying up too late to savor quiet time, or just having a mom brownout of what you can pull together as a complete meal for your little one, no fear, the Yumbox is here. Plus, it fits in almost every kid-sized lunchbox and is BPA-free and top-rack dishwasher safe! Woo hoo!  

9. All-new Fire HD 8 Tablet for Kids

We know not everyone is a fan of tablets and screen time, and we totally get that. I held out until my son was 2, and was SO PROUD. But there are a lot of interactive learning shows and digital games that have been incredible tools while he has quiet time or while we're on a long road trip. The new Fire HD Tablet for Kids has 32 GB internal storage (and you can add additional with a microchip!), and up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. Best part for parents - There's a 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and they'll replace it for free. No questions asked. More perks can be found online, but here's a few more:

  • One year of FreeTime Unlimited gives you access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more
  • Add even more content to your child’s profile in FreeTime to give them selected access to apps in your personal library, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Minecraft
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

10. Micro Mini 2-Go Scooter

If there's one thing we love as parents, it's getting our money worth out of toys that grow with our children. Micro did it again with this new 2-Go scooter. The iconic Swiss design features award-winning engineering, silicone Micro grip, adjustable handlebar + clamp, and more. Scooters are perfect for family walks, the skate park, packed dirt trails, or neighborhood adventures! (and help bring on nap time, too!) Be sure to pair with a fun helmet like this one

11. Babyganics Outdoor Essentials Kit

Your little crawler is also a constant explorer. With Babyganics outdoor essentials kit, your little one(s) can brave the great outdoors without worry. Their natural insect repellent includes a blend of natural aromatic oils that smell great to humans but not to insects, especially mosquitoes. (It’s safe for the whole family!) Their SPF formulas provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and glide on smooth for effortless application, and their alcohol-free hand sanitizer eliminates germs and moisturizes skin. Baby exploration is an important part of growing up and being a confident human, so Babyganics got you and your little one(s) covered, literally!

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Love any of these goodies as much as we do? Send this list to Santa or his helper elves (cough, husbands, families, relatives, partners, wives, etc)! 

 

Looking for more gift ideas? We're still crushing on our gift guide from last year too, which you can find here

 

What else is on your gift list this year? 

We'd love to hear from you, so let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

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Written by Shelley Hopper

Mama to a cub living where the air is salty and life is sweet. FIT4MOM Digital Media Manager. Home "chef" and recipe developer and blogger at Seashells and Sit Ups / shelleyhopper.com. Chips and salsa obsessed, golden retriever lover, and single mama to sweet babe, Tanner Kai.

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