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Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Each Christmas, my kids love giving me gifts. The biggest challenge they have is finding something that I'll like that's in a reasonable price range. 

I've learned that if Mom makes a Christmas Wish List with pictures, it helps the kids a ton. 

They feel so proud of their Christmas gift choices and can't wait to wrap it and give it to me on Christmas morning.

If you're looking for inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom, we hope this list inspires!


Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom


The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama

The Light We Carry: Overcoming Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama (Hardcover)


I am a huge fan of Michelle Obama and absolutely LOVED her first book, Becoming. It was one of the most inspiring books I've read.

This appears to be just as fabulous as she shares more of her own personal story and how she works through and overcomes so many of the strong feelings that we all feel as humans.


Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (Hardcover)

Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (Hardcover)


At night, before bed when I'm trying to wind down I watch one of three shows: Friends, Mom, or Seinfeld. These shows soothe me and help my brain turn off from all of the day's adventures.

Friends has been one of my go-to shows for a long time. I love learning more about the actors and actresses involved and where they are today. 

When I heard Matthew Perry was writing a book, I couldn't wait to read it.


Folding Pedal Exerciser


Folding Pedal Exerciser


A few months ago my bicycle desk broke. It was quite devastating to me as I do a lot of my exercising while I work, and haven't been able to since.

We've looked into getting a new bicycle desk, but at this point it's not really in the cards. As I've looked around for other options, this folding pedal exerciser became an option.

The more I read about it, the more I love it as I can use it while I'm working at the computer desk, at the table of when watching something on the TV.

I love that it's so compact and can be stored in small places easily.


3 lbs Ankle Weights

3 lb Ankle Weights


I absolutely love my lower body workout, but it's beginning to be too easy. These weights will add the extra challenge I need to keep going and take things to the next level.

They'll also be great to use on walks, especially if I'm needing to move a bit slower than usual with Sunshine in tow.


Keyboard and Mouse Pad Wrist Support Set


Keyboard Mouse Pad Wrist Support Set


As a blogger, I'm on the computer ALL THE TIME. 

Even before I became a blogger I was developing carpel tunnel syndrome. 

Last year I injured my hand and now wear a brace when I work.

I am in desperate need of some wrist supports while I work.

These supports are absolutely beautiful and in my favorite color!

Compact Camera Bag for Cannon Camera


Camera Bag


Photography is part of my job as a blogger. 

I have a beautiful Cannon DSL camera, without a case to store it in. The poor thing literally sits on my desk or on a high shelf in my kitchen.

It's time to give my camera some tender love and care, and to provide opportunities to take pictures on the go.

This case will allow me to do all of that!


The Crown Season 3


The Crown Season 3 Blu-ray


If you've known me for any length of time, you know I love following the royal family. 

The Crown is one of my favorite shows. I've watched seasons 1 and 2 and anxiously waiting to begin season 3 once I receive this gift!

Big Miracle Blu-ray

Big Miracle Blu-ray


This movie has been a favorite, for quite a while. I love whales, cold weather, and native culture. Unfortunately, I've never owned it.

Now that Sunshine is home, we're a PG family when she's present. (She can't handle PG-13 movies yet.) 

This will be a great option to have on Friday night movie night to watch as a family and introduce to Sunshine.


Khaki Stretch Cotton A-Line Maxi Skirt Size X-Large

Khaki Stretch Cotton A-Line Maxi Skirt Size X-Large


Last Christmas I received this beautiful wool green and blue sweater.  I absolutely love it!

The problem is that other than jeans, I have nothing to wear it with.

This skirt will allow me to wear the sweater at church and to other events.



ZOYA Happy Holo-Days Quad

ZOYA Happy Holo-Days Quad


Polishing my nails is a form of self-care. ZOYA is my favorite brand of nail polish. 

I absolutely love darker colors and how they look with my skin tone and nails. 

This is a set that I do not own, that I can't wait to try out as it includes colors that go along with multiple outfits.

Wilton Non-Stick 9 inch Pans

Wilton Non-Stick 9 inch Pans with Lids


We make just about every meal, dessert, and snack from scratch at our house. 

Now that Sunshine is home, we're making a gluten free, corn free, soy free, dairy free, refined sugar free version of everything, along with the regular version for everything else.

Many of Sunshine's recipes are designed to be made in a 9x9 square pan, which we don't own. These pans with lids will be very helpful!


Pyrex Lids Replacement Set (9 Pack)


Pyrex Food Storage Lids 9 Pack


We use Pyrex containers and lids on a daily basis. The containers hold up really well, but after four or five years, the lids have cracked and torn.

I am so thankful that Pyrex makes lid replacements so I don't have to buy a brand new set. 

No one at our house enjoys using plastic wrap, especially since the containers aren't stackable without the lids.

Keeping things neat and organized helps my sanity so much!

To some, these Christmas gift ideas may seem silly, but to me they're perfect. 

I hope they inspire you to come up with the perfect gift for a mother in your life!

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FREE Santa Cutting Strips

 Cutting is one of Sunshine's favorite fine motor tasks, but she still has a ways to go when it comes to accuracy. Santa themed cutting strips are sure to entice her to practice.

I'm excited to provide this activity for the older kids to practice as well. They really struggle with cutting and have only lately expressed a desire to learn to cut better.

No matter the age and ability of your kiddos, these FREE Santa Cutting Strips are sure to delight during the holiday season!


FREE Santa Themed Cutting Stips

FREE Santa Cutting Strips


To use these cutting strips, all you need to do is download the free printable, cut the strips and pair with scissors!

Source: The Santa Cutting Strips Printable Pack is a free printable. Just click on the link at the bottom of this post to download.


Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle

Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle


The FREE Santa Cutting Strips Printable Pack is designed to go along with the NEW Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle!

This AMAZING 300+ page holiday resource designed for children in Montessori preschool and elementary classrooms

It focuses on all of the "American" aspects of Christmas including Santa, elves, reindeer, and more.

If you have children who LOVE Christmas, they will love this bundle.

Now through December 13, 2022 this bundle available at 75% OFF for only $11.99!


Montessori-inspired Santa Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Santa Printable Pack


The FREE Santa Cutting Strips Printable Pack uses images from the Montessori-inspired Santa Printable Pack included in the Montessori-inspired Christmas Bundle.

This resource provides so many opportunities to practice language and math skills using one of children's favorite holiday characters.

What I love most about this printable pack is that everything included in the printable pack is Montessori-friendly.

Even though the theme of the pack is Santa, work focuses on vocabulary and real holiday celebration concepts.

The math work is absolutely stunning and so fun to work with.

We hope you enjoy these Christmas resources!

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Christmas Gift Ideas for 14 Year Old Boys

Bulldozer's wish list this Christmas truly reflects who he is and all of the passions he holds so dear.

If you're looking for Christmas Gift Ideas for a 14 Year Old Boy, you're sure to find something that fits the bill here.

I love that he wanted to make sure that each and every item was fun. 

His interests are diversifying, which is so exciting!

Christmas Gift Ideas for 14 Year Old Boys


We hope this list inspires and helps you finish up your holiday shopping!


Christmas Gift Ideas for 14 Year Old Boys


Spider-Man: No Way Home Blu ray


Spider-Man: No Way Home Blu-ray


Bulldozer is a HUGE Marvel fan. He has watched every single movie that has been released (minus Deadpool which is rated R), as well as every series that has been put out on Disney+. 


He collects each and every Blu-ray released and is so excited to watch a Marvel movie on Friday Night Movie night when it's his turn to choose.


We were able to go see Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters. Bulldozer can't wait to watch it at home on something bigger than his phone.


LEGO Marvel Gargantos Showdown 76205

LEGO Marvel Gargantos Showdown 76205


Bulldozer continues to collect every single Marvel character LEGO minifigure that he can. 


This set includes two that he does not have: Wong and America Chavez. 


He is also really excited about receiving the gargantos as well.


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Bulldozer has been expanding his book and movie choices, dabbling with some dystopian and horror options. This book is at the top of his list of ones he wants to read.

He has been building up to it, reading and loving Divergent.

I love that he's excited about trying new genres!

2022 Panini Score Football Minnesota Vikings Team Set 11 Cards with Drafted Rookies


2022 Panini Score Football Minnesota Vikings Team Set 11 Cards with Drafted Rookies


Bulldozer continues to collect football cards, just like his brother. His favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings. He is thoroughly enjoying this football season, as his team is doing well so far.


The reason he wants these cards in particular is that they include new rookies that he doesn't have.


Vault Premium Pocket Trading Card Album


Vault Premium Pocket Trading Card Album


Bulldozer has A LOT of football cards without a home. He is desperately wanting at least one of these cases for Christmas so he can start organizing his cards and keep them protected all at the same time.


Go Long! Football Dice Game


Go Long! Football Dice Game


Bulldozer LOVES board games. Friday Game Day (in place of learning time) is his favorite day of the week. He is always looking for new games to add to his collection for all of us to play.


This game is football themed, which means he can probably get his brother to play it with him. 


If not, I love that it has a single player option.


Since Bulldozer loves football as much as his brother, this game is an obvious choice for him!


Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague Blu ray


Hans Zimmer Live in Prague Blu ray


One of Bulldozer's passions is movies, and not just watching them, but knowing ALL about them. 

A specific aspect of movies that draws Bulldozer's attention is the movie score. He knows every movie composer and their work.

Bulldozer listens to movie scores around the clock and is so excited that he can now watch a performance. 

Cinephile: A Card Game

Cinephile: A Card Game


For Bulldozer's birthday this past year, the ONE thing he wanted to do was to play an Oscars Trivia Game. He researched all the wins from previous years and then quizzed us on them. 


He'd give a year, category, and then choices. We would then pick an answer, write it on our white boards and reveal. 


Jason, my husband won every time. (It appears he definitely gets this passion from him. Lol.)


Ever since this experience, Bulldozer has been looking for a game he can play with us about movies. When we discovered this game, we knew it was it!


Whether we play in teams or he plays with his Dad, this is sure to be a hit!


Nerf SurgeFire Elite Blaster


Nerf Surge Fire Elite Blaster


I don't know if boys and men ever grow out of playing with Nerf guns. The kids still use them as teenagers all the time!

There have been church youth Nerf gun wars. Friends come over weekly where epic battles are held.

The more guns the better, especially when there's a variety of choices.

This Nerf gun is Bulldozer's newest choice.



LEGO Star Wars The Armorer's Mandalorian Forge 75319


Once a Star Wars lover, always a Star Wars lover! Bulldozer has watched and owns EVERY Star Wars movie. He watches EVERY Star Wars series on Disney+. 


As I type this, he's currently catching up on Andor episodes with his brother.


Like with Marvel, Bulldozer loves to collect LEGO characters for his collection that he uses to have epic battles. This set includes figures he does not have yet.


Star Wars The High Republic: Light of the Jedi

Star Wars The High Republic: Light of the Jedi


Bulldozer has been searching for a Star Wars book series to enjoy for a while now, especially since his brother loves Thrawn so much. This is it! 

He loves the time period this series takes place in. 

The author is supposed to be fabulous. 

The best part is that Bulldozer will now have something new to read before bed. He loves staying up late reading a good book to help him wind down.


Halo Infinite for Xbox One (Hard Copy)


Halo Infinite for Xbox One (Hard Copy)


Bulldozer looks forward to Xbox time with his brother each and every week. Lately they've been playing a lot of sports games. Bulldozer is ready to move on to something else.

Bulldozer and Dinomite have collected Halo figures for a while. It's finally time to start playing the game. We are in support of this one because it's rated teen.

It still amazes me how much Bulldozer has grown up this year, transforming from a boy to a teenager. I love that he loves the same stuff, but has taken it all to a new and more mature level.

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