Category: Gift Guides

Metropolitan Mama's Gift Guides help you select timely and thoughtful gifts for family and friends.

Christmas Tour of Our House - with Ace Hardware!

The wonderful thing about Ace is that there always seems to be one "right around the corner" - no matter where you live. Our house is a good ways out of the city center, with majestic mountain views and not a Target within 10 miles, but - lo and behold - there is an Ace […]

Top 10 Gifts to Buy at Kohl's

I remember the excitement when Kohl's opened in my city 15+ years ago. Everyone was talking about the deals to be had! I've since been inside a number of times and, for the most part, I've been happy with the affordability and the selection. My only request to Kohl's would be to add "price scanners" […]

Christmas Gifts for Children 2013

When shopping for children, we prefer to think beyond the hottest toys of the season. We search high and low for gifts that are imaginative and educational. For this year's recommendations, we're proud to shine the spotlight on books, art supplies, baking accessories, and additions to the dress-up trunk. Following are some excellent picks for […]

Christmas Gifts for Women 2013

Shopping for a woman? Here's a 3-step system that won't let you (or her) down. First, check her Pinterest board. Next, scroll through my list of ideas. If you're still in doubt, go for a gift card accompanied by an encouraging note with a well-thought out compliment. Safe bets for gift cards are Nordstrom, Amazon, […]

Christmas Gifts for Toddlers 2013

Toddlers are excellent gift-givers (and gift-receivers!) because their joy is so blissfully obvious. The glowing cheeks. The sparkling eyes. The sweet pudgy hands pulling at pretty wrapping paper. Following are some excellent picks for toddlers (ages 9months-3years). All listed products were provided to Metropolitan Mama for testing and review purposes. Wheely Bug by Prince Lionheart […]

2013 Christmas Gift Guide

Welcome to Metropolitan Mama’s 2013 Christmas Gift Guide. This is the 6th year that I've run a gift guide in this space and, as always, I'm proud to bring you the best gifts for creative, active, and global families. The products we feature tend to be artistic, cultural, educational, colorful, and fanciful - rather than the […]

50 Stocking Stuffers for KIDS

Oh the joy of opening stockings on Christmas morning! Our three young daughters often love the miniature treasures that they discover inside even more than larger wrapped gifts. The trick is to find items to pack that won't land in the trash the day after. You want gifts that have instant kid-appeal, but plenty of […]

Christmas Gifts for Men 2013

Got an active guy on your gift list? Here are a few ideas that are guaranteed to help him hike, bike, run, backpack, rock-climb, golf, play with his kids, etc. All listed products were provided to Metropolitan Mama for testing and review purposes. Pendulum Trail Running Shoe by Vasque   For the discriminating outdoorsman, Vasque […]

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