Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas


My family always does a special brunch on Christmas. My mom makes quiche and coffee cake, we have hot chocolate and open our stockings and just enjoy being together before we open our presents throughout the day. While Christmas dinner is the meal that gets all the hype and attention, I thought it would be… Read More

Hostess Gifts For the Holidays

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Whether you’re stopping in for dinner or spending a week in a friend or relative’s home a hostess (or host) gift can go a long way in saying thank you. So, tally up who you’ll be seeing this season and prep your gifts ahead of time. Here’s a good place to start for ideas! Polygon… Read More

10 Great Christmas Songs You May Not Have Heard


As you may have noticed, Christmas carols are now in regular rotation on many radio stations. If you’re starting to get tired of all the “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” here are 10 festive alternatives that you may have never heard. They are all available for download on iTunes. 1. “A… Read More

Christmas Dinner Side Dishes

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I’m all about the side dishes for any big family meal. Be it Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, I’m a vegetarian and that means I never do the main course. Today I’ve rounded up some amazing Christmas side dishes that pair well with your main course and will be big hits with everyone at your Christmas… Read More

Christmas Biscotti

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For years I’ve dreamed of making my own biscotti around the holidays, but it always seemed like a step above my cooking abilities. Come to find out, it is much easier than I expected and this chocolate-y biscotti is now a family favorite! Next round we are going to nix the nuts and try a… Read More

Christmas Arts And Crafts For Kids


Christmas means the kids are home from school and antsy to keep busy, and there’s no better way than to keep the little ones occupied than to make some fun Christmas arts and crafts! Crafting with your kids helps get their creative juices flowing,  and also gives you time to be in the moment and… Read More

Must Make Christmas Candies

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Have you ever thought about making your own Christmas candies instead of buying a box from the store? I’ve always wanted to try my hand at homemade candies and with Christmas soon approaching I thought it only fitting that I round up some must make Christmas candies! I hope you find a few that sound… Read More

Readers’ Favorite Holiday Traditions


The season of trimming trees, lighting menorahs, and singing Christmas carols is upon us. But it’s also a time when families come together to carry out their own unique traditions. We asked Baby Gizmo readers to share their favorite holiday traditions with us, and we are sharing some of our favorites with you! Perhaps they’ll… Read More

Congratulations to our 2013 Holiday Photo Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to our three winner of our 2013 Holiday Photo Contest! They each won a $150 Target gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted all the adorable photos and all those who voted!  

Christmas Dessert Ideas


Christmas is about trees, Santa, presents and desserts, right? For me it is! We’ve got to eat our fair share of sweets before we swear off desserts for our New Years Resolution! So I’ve rounded up some delicious Christmas dessert ideas that will be perfect to serve after your big Christmas dinner this year!  … Read More

DIY Christmas Card Ideas

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I’ve been on the hunt for Christmas cards this year and I just can’t seem to find any I love. The more I shop for them, the more I think I should just create my own! After searching the internet for different options, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite DIY Christmas card ideas.… Read More

Creative Christmas Cupcake Ideas


Am I the only one who lives in their kitchen during the holiday season? As soon as December is here, I feel like I’m constantly baking. There’s parties, church events, family gatherings, and lots of baking to do for all my loved ones. One of my favorite things to bake are cupcakes! There are so… Read More

Cute Christmas Cookies


Tis the season for baking, cookies, and all things sweets! Whether you need to whip up a batch of cookies for friends and family, for a holiday party, or for your kid’s classroom, I’ve rounded up some of the cutest and most clever Christmas cookie ideas around that are sure to be enjoyed by all!… Read More

DIY Festive Christmas Decor For Your Home


Christmas time means lots of decorations going up! My mom is famous for her Christmas decorations and every year I swear her house looks like a winter wonderland. Complete with a Christmas tree, garlands, wreaths, nativity scenes, you name it and she has it up in her house for the holiday season! Today I wanted… Read More

Cute Christmas Stockings

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions has always been waking up early on Christmas morning, rushing to my stocking, and tearing open all of the tiny presents inside that my mom perfectly wrapped. I’m now in my late 20s and yes, my mom still fills my stocking for me. Only now she fills ones for… Read More

Things to Do During Christmas in New York

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The old saying is true—there really is no place like New York City at Christmastime. If you’re planning a trip there this holiday season, here are seven things you must be sure to do! 1. See the big tree at Rockefeller Center. The hallmark of Christmas in New York is the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.… Read More

7 U.S. Neighborhoods with Amazing Christmas Lights Displays


As the holidays draw near, parks, zoos, theme parks, and other public places are working to put up dazzling displays of Christmas lights. But sometimes, nothing beats piling the family in the car and driving around the neighborhood to check out the holiday displays put up by your own neighbors—especially because it’s free! Here are… Read More

Time To Order Christmas Cards!


Do you hear those jingle bells? Yep, Christmas is just a few weeks away which means ordering Christmas cards are on many of our to do lists. Over the years I’ve toggled between Christmas cards and a Christmas newsletter. And this year, I think I’m going to do both! I mean, I’ve got to get… Read More

Peg Perego Polaris Sportsman 850 Review (VIDEO)

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  We are back to holiday toy shopping! Yep, holiday toy talk in September is totally normal here at Baby Gizmo. Today we are talking ride-on vehicles! While our 3 to 6-year-olds love the traditional (outside) battery-powered vehicles, they usually outgrow them long before they want to stop riding them. Our 5 to 10-year-olds drop… Read More

Christmas Funfetti Cupcakes


I think it’s mandatory that all children love funfetti cake. My husband must be a kid at heart because funfetti is still his favorite “flavor” of cake. I decided to take a homemade funfetti cupcake recipe and turn them into super cute cupcakes appropriate for Christmas. These are really easy to make and your children… Read More