Holiday Gift Guide: The Outdoorsy Gentleman

My husband would most likely say that I am the most difficult person to buy for. But sometimes, I really beg to differ. 

Finding that special something for the special guy in your life can be quite a challenge. What do you get the man that has everything? The man that loves to be outdoors, but also lives for a good shave and hair cut? 

Luckily, I've had over a decade to perfect the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Gentleman

Holiday Gift Guide: The Outdoorsy Gentleman

A good podcast or audio book is a staple on our family road trips. CBC's Vinyl Cafe is one of our favourites (and even where our daughter's name came from). Dave and Morley's Christmas adventures are some of my favourite stories, and we can now enjoy them all year round with the Vinyl Cafe Christmas Pack - a set of 4 audio CDs. Over 4 hours of stories!

Stay connected while you're outside and on the go with these touch screen compatible fleece winter gloves from The North Face. Full palm conductivity allows you to use your touchscreen devices without removing your gloves and exposing your hands in cool conditions.

3. Sock It To Me Men's Fun Crew Socks 
My husband loves a good pair of fun socks to dress up his not so fun work attire. Fun socks are always a go-to when I'm filling his stocking. Look good, feel good, play good, right? Sock It to Me creates fun and funky socks and underwear with dinosaurs, cupcakes, ninjas, sasquatch, unicorns and all things magical. They make make quality products with unique and inspiring designs, all at an affordable price. If you live in the US, Sock It To Me also offers a fun monthly subscription service, delivering fresh, fun socks to your door each month. (Pictured above: Trail Life)

4. Enso Mens Ultralite Silicone Wedding Band
The perfect wedding ring alternative for those that are not able to wear a typical wedding band. If you’re looking for the silicone ring that you’ll forget you’re even wearing, this is it. Enso's ultralite silicone ring is exactly that, ultra and light, and comes in a variety of different colours and styles. Also in women's sizes, styles and colours. 

Design custom case for your iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, MacBook and more with this easy-to-use online design tool from CaseApp. Upload your own photo, or chose from their design library. For my personalized case, I chose to upload a photo of Morley that we took on our recent trip to Alaska. When I receive the case, I was surprised by the quality of the plastic, as well as the resolution of the photo I chose.

OFFER: Receive 20% OFF your own customized CaseApp case with code 20TOANDFRO (valid until 12/22). 

Stanley is a go to brand on our camping trips, and this flask will be a welcomed addition. Hot toddies anyone? An easy but legendary gift that will last a lifetime. Made of rustproof stainless steel, and BPA free. Comes in a variety of colours.  

7. Dollar Shave Club Subscription
Dollar Shave Club is a subscription-based company that delivers razors and other personal grooming products right to your door on a monthly basis. Quality razors without the high cost. 

8. Fitbit Blaze Bands (8 pcs)
We love our FitBits, and are always challenging each other to up our daily step goals. But sometimes, I wish I could change up the colour of my band. Now you can! Personalize your wristband to match your daily style and outfit with these 8 pack of FitBit Blaze replacement bands. 

This portable charger is incredibly small and light for its capacity, being smaller than a deck of cards and weighing less than a baseball. With its ability to charge your device 3-4 times before it needs to be charged itself, it is perfect for someone that is on the go or even travelling. Compatible with Android, Apple and almost all other devices charged via USB, and comes in both white and black. 

10. Tile Mate
Keep track of your keys, bags or whatever else you can think of with Tile Mate, the little Bluetooth tracker that easily attaches to just about anything. Perfect for the man that has everything, that also loses everything. 

11. Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast
Does your special someone enjoy spending time in the kitchen? With Lure, readers embark on a wild Pacific adventure and discover the benefits of healthy oils and rich nutrients that seafood delivers. Authored by chef and sustainable seafood advocate Ned Bell, features this cookbook features simple techniques and straightforward sustainability guidelines around Pacific species as well as 80 delicious recipes to make at home. 

The original reusable water bottle from Nalgene is perfect whether you are on the go, hiking in the woods, working out at the gym or even at your desk. It will stand up to any bumps, bangs and drops you throw at it, without springing a leak. Comes in a variety of colours. 

What is on your gift list for the guy that has everything? I'd love to hear!

Disclosure: I received product in exchange for a review, however, all opinions are 100% that of To & Fro. This post also contains affiliate links. Purchasing through these links helps to support To & Fro, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your continued support!

Holiday Gift Guide: Toddler

While we may have celebrated Morley's first Christmas last year, this holiday season, we are expecting it to be a bit different.

Slowly but surely as she begins to see decorations, trees and even the odd Santa pop up, she is starting to grasp that something magical is about to happen. She knows who Santa is (and oddly is not afraid of him), but not yet exactly get what he brings.

Santa or no Santa, we are excited to celebrate this Christmas through the eyes of our toddler. Including seeing her reaction to some of the pretty awesome gifts waiting for her under the tree.

Do you have a toddler, and are having a hard time finding that perfect gift? Check out To & Fro's Toddler Holiday Gift Guide - some of Morley's tried and true favourites, plus a few new ones that  we know she is going to love.

Toddler Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Toddler

1. Valtech Magna-Tiles 48 Piece Deluxe Set 
We first discovered Magna-Tiles at a friend's house, and I instantly knew Morley had to have her own set. I'll admit, there are many toys out there that fall flat. These magnetic tiles were one of the first toys that I have seen her play with that has kept her engaged, for a long time. I guess I could say the same for myself. I was down on the floor engaged with the tiles, and playing with my daughter. It was incredible to watch her little mind work - how to put them together, and then how to break them apart. They are an amazing toy and learning tool! Magna-Tiles comes in a variety of different colours, sizes and shapes, and can be purchased in sets of 32, 48 and 100. 

Toddler Holiday Gift Guide

2. Paw Patrol Soft Potty Seat
Morley has started to become very interested in the "pee pee potty" (but that's another story for another post). So to start the pre-planning, we got her a Paw Patrol soft potty seat. "Paw 'Troll" is one of her favourites, this seat will hopefully peak her interest even more. The removable cushion makes cleanup a breeze, while built-in handles ensure easy transport and comfort for your child.

3. Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Airplane
What a classic. I have fond memories of playing with Fisher-Price Little People when I was younger, and am thrilled that they are still around. Morley is a big fan of the farm, and I know she will love to ‘hairplane’ too. The variety of Little People toys and playlets make the ideal educational toy and help children explore their creativity and develop social skills like sharing and taking on new roles.

Ok, this one may not be so much for toddler as it is for toddler's mom and dad.  Mabel’s Labels created durable labels for families - baby labels, child safety products, sports labels, household organizational labels and seasonal items. They’re extremely durable, they’re laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe – and they’re 100% guaranteed. To prevent her things from going missing at school, we recently purchased the starter label pack which comes with 24 mini custom name stickers, 8 custom shoe stickers, 42 tag mates stick on clothing labels and 2 personalized bag tags. The labels are customizable with the option to chose your own theme, colours, text and font. 

You better believe Morley will be on her first pair of skates this winter, even if they are just a simple pair to teach her the basics. The skates have two long straps that attach around the ankle and 2 short straps that attach over the foot, with a double blade provides superior balance. Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years, and adjustable for youth sizes 6 to 13. 

    6. cuddle+kind Doll
    I really can’t say enough about cuddle+kind. These dolls are ethically produced, hand-knit dolls that help feed children. And although the price may initially shock you, once you understand what this company is all about, you will be in full support. 

    Morley received Willow the deer (little - 13”) when she was around six months old. She sleeps with her every night, has taken her on the plane and in the car, and as a result, she has been washed multiple times. You could say she’s been around the past year, but is still the same quality as if she were new. 

    Ezpz mat is the original, all-in-one placemat and plate that suctions to the table (as seen on Shark Tank). The mat is made from 100% food-grade silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free. It is designed for infants and toddlers, age 4+ months. 

    In anticipation of our vacation to Cuba when Morley was 10 months old, I purchased one of the mini mats. I must admit, it was such a smart decision, especially eating at an all inclusive resort where who knows the last time the high chair tray was cleaned properly and all that was available to eat off of were ceramic dishes. 

    8. Melissa & Doug 20 Wooden Animal Magnets
    We have an animal lover on our hand, and now, thanks to these wooden animal magnets, also an animal expert. The variety of domestic, zoo and farm animals allow young children to learn to identify their animals, and even incorporate colours, allowing your child to sort. They are a strong magnetic, and are easily stuck to your refrigerator. This is also key in keeping them occupied when trying to prepare dinner.

    What are your favourite gifts for toddlers? Will any of these be under the tree this year? I'd love to hear!

    Disclosure: I received product in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post also contains affiliate links. Purchasing through these links helps to support To & Fro, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your continued support!