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This gift guide is a bit different than most of the guides I’ve seen. I recently wrote a blog post on ways to simplify Christmas and one of them was about how to apply the 4-gift rule. To make holiday shopping easier, I created a gift guide that’s focused on that rule.

If you don’t already know what it is, it’s an easy gifting rule based on four categories – Want, Need, Wear, and Read. It’s a great because it makes it super easy to shop.

The guide is divided in groups for Kids, Moms & Dads. Here’s a rundown for each category gift recommendations…

Want: These are the fun gifts. The anticipation is so intense that you can barely sleep the night.  Here are some fun gifts for the family.

Need: Need gifts are specific and what your family needs depends on you. Educational gifts are great ideas for both adults and kids.

Wear: Wear gifts are exactly that, something to wear. It’s cold during this time of year, warm and protective clothing (indoor & outdoor) is always a good choice.

Read: Read gifts are gifts everyone, young or old, will appreciate.

If you haven’t started yet, check out the amazing selection at Target.

WANT Gifts – Kids

Twist, turn, play and learn with the RockIt Twist rotatable, single-player game system with three profiles! Four sides of colorful, light-up controls include buttons, dials, a spinner, slider, switch and D-pad to provide a totally unique way to play exciting video games. During game play, one of the eight game controls will light up to indicate when each control is needed throughout a game. Nurture three adorable virtual RockIt Pets that hatch and grow from eggs…More info

Can YOU teach Owleez to fly? Meet Owleez, first interactive toy pet that you can teach to fly! This adorable baby owl can’t learn to fly indoors without your help and practicing together is so much fun! The more you practice, the more comfortable she’ll get. Place her in the included nest and watch as she spreads her wings and magically takes flight right out of the nest! Every Owleez flight is different – you can watch her soar, help her fly or comfort her after a crash….More info

OSMO IS MAGIC: Fun-filled and award winning learning games that interact with actual hand held pieces and an iPad, bringing a preschool childs game pieces and actions to life (No WiFi necessary for game play). AGE and CAPABILITY: Ages 3-5+OSMO enables the continuation of learning. Track game progress, using child game profiles, on a parent app…More info

Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.At home the system rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which lets you play with family and friends on a TV in the comfort of your living room. …More info

NEED Gifts – Kids

Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit. The beautifully illustrated experiment manual guides you through observations of many living specimens found in and around your home: onion cells, pond water, chloroplasts, plant stem cross sections, microorganisms, mouth cells, meat cells, different types of hair and fur, dust mites, bugs, pollen in honey, and much more….More info

Once upon a time children were proud to tell time on their own. This just-for-kids watch will help them on their way, so they can live happily ever after…and on time. It features an easy to read dial with minutes marked for learning, an adjustable and washable elastic fabric strap to grow with them, a durable resin case, an acrylic safety crystal, and 30 meter resistance that can withstand splashes of water…More info

Let your kids revel in the fun of being creative with the Smarts and Crafts Case Art Kit from Kid Made. This craft supply kit is filled with more than 1,000 pieces — in a divider case for easy organization — for all of their craft projects. Theyll love exploring the wide variety of craft supplies in the craft kit. …More info

LAKE PLACID Summit Soft adjustable recreational ice skates! Their kid-friendly fit system expands the skates up to 4 full sizes, allowing him to wear them again and again even as he grows. Insulated soft-tec foam lends warmth and a plush feel to the interior, while reinforced ankle support provides extra stability where its needed most. *Push button size adjustable . *Warm, Woven lining and Deluxe comfort Padding.. * Stainless steel blade. *Water proof sole. *Locking Buckle and Power Strap. …More info

This 16-Inch Kids Backpack from LEGO is perfect for your LEGO aficionado. Not only does it look just like one of those classic building blocks, but it features “LEGO” text on the front pockets, LEGO-shaped zipper pulls, LEGO accents on the shoulder straps and a LEGO inner lining for even more fun. Featuring a roomy main compartment, padded, adjustable shoulder straps, an adjustable sternum strap, a front keychain loop and a side water bottle pocket, it’s as functional as it is cool-looking..More info

Our Bath and Skin Care Essentials includes everything you need to clean, nourish and protect your babys skin from the tip of their nose to their baby toes-and each product includes our NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend.Our 3-step regimen of Chamomile Verbena Bath and Skin Care Essentials …More info

WEAR Gifts – Kids

Keep him cozy on chilly mornings when hes off to school with this Shawl Collar Pullover Sweater from Cat and Jack™. This toddler boys pullover makes a perfect to update his cold-weather wardrobe. Made from soft fabric for a breathable finish, this long-sleeve sweater is warm and comfy to wear. The collared shawl neck detailing offers him a cute snug finish, while the self-knitted design adds some texture to his looks….More info

Update his cold weather ensemble with this Long-Sleeve Pullover Sweater from Cat and Jack™. This boys pullover sweater makes a cozy layering piece for the cold weather. Made from breathable fabric for a soft finish, this long-sleeve sweater ensures he stays warm and comfy at all times…More info

The Long-Sleeve Open Sherpa Cardigan from Cat and Jack™ makes it easy for your girl to create a layered look for keeping warm and comfy in cooler weather. The open-front cardigan has a cozy sherpa construction, and its designed with a rib-knit pattern on the shawl collars, the lower front and the back for a pop of texture and sweet style…More info

The Printed Long Open Cardigan from Cat and Jack™ makes a versatile addition to her outerwear closet. This open-front cardigan is made from lightweight, soft fabric that provides ample comfort for year-round wear, while the loose fit makes it easy to layer over a variety of dresses or tops. Hitting below the waist, the long-sleeve cardigan is adorned with a charming print in soft colors and it comes complete with shawl collars and a removable belt for added style and a secure fit…More info

READ Gifts – Kids 

SHARON HAMPSON, the late LOIS LILIENSTEIN (d. 2015) and BRAM MORRISON are some of Canadas most famous childrens performers, with fans across North America and around the world. The Elephant Show (CBC/Nickelodeon, 1984-88) and Skinnamarink TV (CBC/TLC, 1997-98), and to release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum…More info

Travel back in time and into the not-so-distant future to dissect, explore, and discover how all kinds of things do what they do! Along the way, youll learn why cotton candy is so fluffy, how scientists built a space suit for Mars, and what goes into animating your favorite cartoons. Look inside, take it apart, turn it over, and figure out how things work!…More info

Every page reveals a surprising story from the natural world that you just wont forget. Discover the wonders of planet Earth and learn about some of the most amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microscopic life that live here. The storybook descriptions and close-up images let you discover the myths and legends of living creatures and minerals, as well as key facts about their natural history. …More info

All the feels, Classic Munsch-style Your favorite Classic Munsch characters are back, here to help young Munsch fans understand and articulate their feelings. Elizabeth and other familiar friends are joined by new faces to demonstrate the wonderful range of emotions we can experience in a day. With three new illustrations by Michael Martchenko, Classic Munsch Moods is the latest in the Classic Munsch board book series designed to help toddlers grasp important primary concepts in fun Munsch style….More info

WANT Gifts – Moms

Are you a fitness fanatic? Then the  Versa Smartwatch with Small and Large Bands – Special Edition from Fitbit is a great addition to your fitness essentials. This accessory band has a built-in NFC chip that allows for secure payments. Made of aluminum, it features a sleek design in rose gold color with a lavender strap to comfortably fir your wrist…More info

iPad Air is thin, light, and powerful. It features the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, which uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality (AR), and more. A beautiful 10.5-inch Retina display with True Tone for easier viewing in all kinds of lighting environments.* Support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.* An 8MP back camera and 7MP FaceTime HD camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay. Size: 256GB. Color: Gold…More info

The Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker features a sleek design with matte finish, and at less than 5” wide is the perfect size for any space or occasion. The K-Mini brewer is effortlessly simple to use – just add fresh water to the reservoir, pop in your favorite K-Cup pod, press the brew button and enjoy fresh brewed, delicious coffee in minutes…More info

QuietComfort 35 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones II are engineered with world-class noise cancellation. And now they’re even better. With Alexa and Google Assistant built in, you can control music, send and receive texts, and get answers using just your voice – without looking at your phone. Just press and hold the Action button, and start talking. With Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II, you can be free from wires by connecting easily to your devices with Bluetooth and NFC pairing. They feature up to 20 hours of wireless listening per charge and are designed with premium materials that make them lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear. Color: Rose Gold…More info

NEED Gifts – Moms

You love the staying power of a liquid lip. The dryness, not so much. Patent-pending CleanPower Technology™ powers the all-day wear of our color-drenched, shine-to-matte Liquid Lipstick. What’s more, the vegan formula nourishes (thanks, avocado oil), feels flexible (bye, dry-by-noon status quo) and instantly hydrates (hello, hyaluronic acid) to keep that color power going strong and feeling fabulous. …More info

A corkscrew design adds interest to this sleek, white diffuser, which can last up to 6 continuous hours using under 5oz of water. Lasting up to 6 hours, this diffuser has a soft white light that combine with the aromatic mist to create a relaxing, calming environment…More info

Heres the deal: If you wake up with tangles and frizz, your pillowcase is probably the culprit. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase helps your hair retain its natural oils, and unlike cotton pillowcases, it doesnt pull, create tension or cause breakage. Dont even get me started on the KEH French Pin. Once you get the hang of it, its a game changer for throwing your hair in a quick, chic bun. Tip: Combining the Kristin Ess Hair French Pin + a satin pillowcase can extend the life of your style and minimize tangles + frizz in a big way. Color: Gold White. . …More info

The rich flavors of Thailand are the inspiration for this tasty blend. It is a combination of green tea, lemongrass, vanilla, coconut and ginger. Tin of 20 sachets. Each tea sachet brews a 12 oz cup of tea. Caffeinated. Kosher. Ingredients: Green tea, lemongrass, coconut flavor, vanilla flavor, ginger flavor. Contains natural flavors…More info

WEAR Gifts – Moms

The Keurig K-Mini single serve coffee maker features a sleek design with matte finish, and at less than 5” wide is the perfect size for any space or occasion. The K-Mini brewer is effortlessly simple to use – just add fresh water to the reservoir, pop in your favorite K-Cup pod, press the brew button and enjoy fresh brewed, delicious coffee in minutes…More info

Swap out your usual ballet flats for the unique style of the Rebecca Pointed-Toe Two-Piece Ballet Flats from A New Day™. These pointed-toe ballet flats feature cut-out sides, with the back portion wrapping around one side of the heel to the other, and the front portion starting at the toes and ending around the middle of the foot, creating the appearance of two separate pieces. Add these flats to a fit-and-flare dress for a day at the office or pair with skinny jeans and a graphic T-shirt for an afternoon of running errands…More info

Redefine femininity with the powerhouse lines of the Women’s Femme Blouse – Who What Wear™. A crisp, slightly retro point collar and pouf sleeves are the perfect on-trend blend, while a sleek cut looks great worn loose or tucked into your favorite work bottoms or sweeping skirt. Color: Dandelion. Gender: female. Age Group: adult. Pattern: Floral. Material: Polyester….More info

Redefine femininity with the powerhouse lines of the Women’s Femme Blouse – Who What Wear™. A crisp, slightly retro point collar and pouf sleeves are the perfect on-trend blend, while a sleek cut looks great worn loose or tucked into your favorite work bottoms or sweeping skirt. Color: Dandelion. Gender: female. Age Group: adult. Pattern: Floral. Material: Polyester….More info

READ Gifts – Moms

In her newest book, bestselling author and founder of Simplified(R) Emily Ley brings a revolutionary exploration of how to live a life of more in a world that often overwhelms to the point of burnout. Emily empathizes with readers in the throes of exhaustion and provides tools for nourishing their spirits and achieving a life where less bes more. Statistics dont lie. People today are more fatigued, burned out, and overwhelmed than ever.  …More info

WANT Gifts – Dads

Level up with Fitbit Versa 2™ Special Edition. You get two looks in one with a jacquard woven band and an extra classic silicone band, plus personalized health and fitness guidance with a 3-month free trial of Fitbit Premium*. Enjoy all the features of Versa 2—Amazon Alexa Built-in, Spotify, in-app Sleep Score, advanced fitness features, 6+ day battery, Fitbit Pay™ …More info

Nest Hub Max with the Google Assistant helps your busy family stay in touch and on track. Leave video messages and make video calls. Check in on home when you’re away with the built-in Nest Cam. Share reminders and to-dos. Everyone sees their own calendar, commute, and more with just a glance. View answers from Google. Enjoy your best and latest Google Photos. Watch YouTube videos, the news, live sports, and your favorite shows on YouTube TV. Listen to your playlists on YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. On the 10-inch HD screen and stereo speakers, everything looks and sounds great….More info

The iconic SEGA Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturized unit. The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 40 legendary games and is plug and play ready right out of the box…More info

Pac-Man the Board Game – rediscover the arcade classic all over again! Master the maze, beat the ghosts, get your initials by the high score! Stay alert, move quick, and be smart. Gulp down power pellets and eat the ghosts for extra points in this collaborative and competitive game. Game contains 1 maze game board (4 parts), 1 electronic PAC-MAN pawn, 4 ghost pawns, 35 level 1 ghost cards, 5 level 2 ghost cards, 3 yellow PAC-MAN dice, 4 ghost eyes tokens, 4 power pellet tokens, 16 blue ghost tokens, 3 fruit tokens, 3 PAC-MAN life tokens, 4 scoring pieces, 1 high score note pad…More info

NEED Gifts – Dads

The Roomba 960 robot vacuum seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done. Roomba 960 loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt with up to 5x more air power and requires less maintenance. Just press CLEAN or schedule Roomba on the go with the iRobot HOME App. …More info

Take your morning joe on the road! Even with a large capacity of 30 ounces, this stainless steel travel mug fits in most car cup holders. Close the slider on the press-in lid to prevent messy splashes, or leave it open and drink your cold beverages with a straw. The tumbler is vacuum insulated, keeping hot drinks hot for up to 4 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 20 hours, while preventing condensation. Durable and BPA free, this fashionable tumbler is the perfect addition to your commute…More info

FAST WIRELESS CHARGING MADE SIMPLE Optimized to deliver fast wireless charging to Samsung up to 9W and Apple up to 7.5W, so you always safely get the fastest possible wireless charge. Just place your phone onto the stand for a quick and easy power boost. Power any Qi-compatible phone using this single charger. The BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Stand 10W has been engineered to charge Apple and Samsung smartphones at the fastest possible speed while delivering 5W to all other Qi-enabled devices. Charge without removing your case…More info

Make your cooking easier than ever with the Duo Pressure Cooker from Instant Pot. Designed to make cooking an absolute breeze; use it as a traditional rice cooker or make use of this multi functional 7-in-1 pressure cooker that features 14 smart programs to accommodate a variety of cooking needs – from soups, broths, rice and meats to even grandmas famous chicken recipe! This versatile steamer can do it all and that too in record time! Whether you choose to sauté your vegetables or youre whipping up a batch of your favorite chili for gameday…More info

WEAR Gifts – Dads

Stay warm all winter long with the Quilted Thinsulate-Lined Tech Touch Snap Gloves from Goodfellow and Co™. These men’s gloves feature a sleek black design with a snap cuff for extra detailing, making them perfect to pair with any winter attire. Durable materials ensure they last for years to come, and they contain added fill to ensure your hands stay nice and warm. When you need to use your phone or other device, these gloves come with tech touch padding on the index finger and thumb so you don’t need to freeze your hands by taking them off…More info

Take on the winter season in style with the Argyle Standard Fit Fair Isle Holiday Sweater from Goodfellow and Co™. This men’s sweater features an argyle pattern on a gray background for a look that is perfect for holiday gatherings or wearing to the office. Made from a durable fabric, this patterned sweater is super soft and designed to stay in great shape wear after wear…..More info

For a combination of holiday fun and themed flair, thrill the comic book fan in your life with the mens Marvel 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar. This socks Advent calendar includes 11 pairs of low-cut socks and four pairs of crew socks, giving you plenty to take you through the holiday season….More info

Mens 3-in-1 Backpack – Goodfellow and Co. Stylish and durable. A perfect balance of professional and casual it’s great for at work or at the gym. Plenty of pockets and a spot for your laptop too…More info

READ Gifts – Dads

From Publishers Weekly This guidebook promises to “hack” conventional thinking by exposing readers to the faulty logic of “brules” (bullsh*t rules) in what Lakhiani calls the culturescape–the mental world of relative truths and ideas that people “should” believe. Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, a learning experience company, uses personal anecdotes and those of his successful, famous friends (including Arianna Huffington, Elon Musk, and Ken Wilber) to illustrate how liberating oneself from brules and creating new models of reality can lead to an extraordinary mind…..More info

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