These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Holiday season is festive, it’s a time for gifts and a time to buy new things. It’s a time to introspect, appreciate what we have and who we share it with. It is especially time to celebrate the end of this wild year.
There is no better way to start the new year than with discounts on AMAZING products and experiences. This list is carefully curated to complete all your necessary and “just for fun” holiday purchases.
There is something so special about personalized items, whether you want to treat yourself or someone you love. Give Wink elevates the gifting game with an amazing assortment of personalized gifts for everyone on your list — from babies to adults.
LOLA & THE BOYS
It’s always fun to wear something new on a trip or for the holidays. Whether you need clothes for another season or a specific activity, getting something special is one way to get excited for what’s to come. Lola and the Boys sells the coolest clothes, accessories, and one of a kind shoes for kids of all ages. Funky, colorful, and exciting combinations that will have everyone ready to travel or to party- even at home!
This local Miami toy shop is bringing back some favorites from everyone’s childhood, like the Waka Water Game (great for travel), and reintroducing the concept of “conscious toys.” Check out their incredible wooden instruments and other fun products that are all non toxic and SUPER CUTE!
If you’re a Miami local, shop small and check out their brick & mortar store @ 8210 NE 2nd Ave.
BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME
MEZA BY JH
Spice up your tablescape with these totally original textile charger plate covers and matching napkin rings. The charger plates are included but you can choose as many different washable designs as you want! Holiday table settings or everyday colorful patterns allow you to revamp on a whim. Have fun with it!
MENTION CAMPLISA FOR SPECIAL PRICING
MAKE IT YOURS GIFTS
I’m all about customized products and this shop does it so well! They focus on ink and vinyl printing. From an easy to use family calendar, to a gorgeous tray or acrylic boxes to hold special items or even just your child’s name as an art piece for the wall, the possibilities are endless.
MENTION CAMPLISA FOR SPECIAL PRICING
TAJA COLLECTION CANDLES
The most gorgeous candles with irresistible scents are that can also be completely custom! Choose everything from the color, size, fragrance, and special message you want. It’s a great gift for yourself or for someone who always pays attention to the details.
If you’re a Miami local, shop small and check out their brick & mortar store @2121 NW 2ND AVE #2111 (Street Level)
EXPERIENCES & ACTIVITIES TO CREATE MEMORIES FOREVER
With thousands of subscription boxes out there, it’s tough to figure out which one will be worthwhile. The age appropriate content is spot on, directions are easy to follow and it facilitates spending some great quality time together doing the projects. Each month has a new theme, and a recipe card. Specify how many kids will be participating and they’ll send enough for everyone.
By purchasing your Fine Motor Tools Kit, you are not only getting amazing tools curated by OTs as well as 100 video Lessons and PDFs, but you are also giving a young Autistic adult the chance at employment. All kits are assembled by young adults with Autism. Your purchase gives children the gift of inclusion into society.
It’s always the right time to bake sprinkle cookies. Being in the kitchen together with my kids is sure to be messy, hectic and always memorable. They love to measure, crack the eggs, pour and try out any of my kitchen gadgets. Shena’s cookies come out delicious every time and adding the last touch of sprinkles gets everyone excited.
Zoo Miami puts on a great show and display of holiday lights. Tickets to a late night zoo experience is such a fun way to shake things up. Winter break is also my favorite time to visit the zoo by day — the weather is great and it makes for a really nice day outside.
Use this link for discounted tickets night or day.
ONLINE AND STAY AT HOME FUN
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WAZE with your kids voices
Customize Waze and have fun with it. My drives start with “Have a pleasant drive so much.” I know, it doesn’t seem to make sense but that’s what my 4 year old daughter chose to say, and it makes me laugh every time.
This is free and fun and will keep you all giggling.
Outschool has actually changed my life- there are classes from 6am-10pm taught by certified, super talented and charismatic teachers. Just type in your child’s age, the date, and time they are available, and voila- you’ll be shocked! They offer everything from Paw Patrol classes to learning about panda bears, to drawing classes at very reasonable prices. You can even send the link to the dance class or french lessons to friends and family so they can join and learn “together.”
All in all, this year has been everything but typical. Staying home for more time than we could have ever imagined has definitely challenged all of us. Thanksgiving was just another opportunity to reflect on what I’ve been feeling so grateful for — time with the kids, time for new adventures, a new appreciation for home and all the “adventures” we were able to create even within the confines of our walls.
That’s why adding some newness, whether it’s material or new activities, will keep you thinking “outside the box.” For more holidays gifts click here.
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