DMB’s Holiday Gift Ideas 2017 :: For Family & Friends

Disclosure :: This is a sponsored guide brought to you by, Circle by Disney, Mastermind, Storybook Blankie, The Coloring Table, Toymail Talkies, Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Every last one of these recommendations has the Dallas Moms Blog “stamp of approval,” and we personally solicited all companies for inclusion – both sponsored and organic! 

Sometimes those we spend most of our time with can be the hardest to shop for during the holidays. CoWorkers. Grandparents. Teachers. It’s time to show all of these family members and friends how much we appreciate them and with the help of our DMB contributors, we’ve come up with a few of our favorites! 

We hope this #DMBGiftIdeas for Family & Friends {presented by} guide helps make shopping this December a little easier. 

Enter below for a chance to win the ENTIRE #DMBGiftIdeas for Family & Friends!

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Circle by Disney


This device is a must for any special family in your life. Whether it’s a gift for the grandparents when grandkids come over OR a co-worker who’s entering that new stage of parenthood.

Circle with Disney will make managing a family’s connected devices a cinch! It’s easy to set up as it pairs with a home’s Wi-Fi and lets parents manage every device on a network, both wireless and wired, without ever needing to put software on them.

You can buy Circle at, on Amazon, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Disney Store, Microsoft, Target, and Walmart. 

Retail Value :: $99


Have a stressed-out mom in your life or at your office? Give her the gift of healthy time to herself this holiday season. 

Mastermind is the region’s most accessible gym for your brain – a mindfulness-based meditation studio offering a regular schedule of classes seven days a week. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator, our goal is to guide and support you in using mindfulness to improve brain health. All classes are led by a Mastermind-trained professional and range from 30-45 minutes. Studies show that meditation can reduce stress and anxiety and improve relationships and mental health and focus. 

Retail Value :: The five class pack, a value of $65, is a great jump start to discovering meditation and the benefits that come along with it.

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Be THE most thoughtful ‘gifter’ for any occasion involving that wee-one in your life with a custom embroidered baby blanket from Storybook Blankie. Dallas’ premier custom baby gift creator is sure to wow you with excellent service and a gift that “oozes” thoughtfulness and love. Perfect for any holiday or special occasion (Christmas, Hanukkah, new birth, baptism/christening, baby naming/dedication/bris, adoption, becoming a big sister/brother – or any other special milestone)!

Baby shower or Baby not born yet? No problem. They offer personalized note card gifts or can help you with an appropriate message for the new arrival!

Retail Value :: $49+ (varies by blanket type and customization)

SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER :: Use “DALLASMOMS” coupon code at checkout for FREE Regular U.S. Shipping (USPS Priority Mail) – $7 value. 


The Coloring Table is a DMB Contributor favorite product for all occasions and anyone on your list!

A fabulous community, family, or party experience that can be used as a lasting keepsake of a special event, or it can be a re-usable entertainment item for any gathering. The tablecloths are washable and wrinkle free, and the patent- pending, specialty backing ensures your table is always protected. It’s a unique and thoughtful gift for grandparents, teachers, or anyone who may need instant kid-friendly entertainment without a mess! 

(For best results, use Ultra-Washable Crayola markers so you can enjoy your tablecloth multiple times. Or for a lasting keepsake, use fabric markers and wash accordingly to set the color permanently.)

Retail Value :: $29.99

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Toymail Talkies


With just a push of a button, kids can connect to Mom, Dad, Grandparents and friends at any time, from anywhere. Parents use theToymail app to send messages, and kids use a cute and cuddly plush toy to send messages back. Parents can approve the child’s trusted circle through the Toymail app.

It’s one of the hottest new gift ideas for 2017!

Retail Value :: $59


Do you have a niece or nephew who’s ever dreamed of stardom? Are their sights set on becoming a singing, acting, or dancing sensation? Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts (DAMPA) is committed to helping make musical dreams a reality and a you’d finally become that favorite aunt or uncle with the gift of classes!

Students at DAMPA receive world-class training from top notch instructors in voice, acting, dancing, and a variety of musical instruments. We also offer Early Childhood Development classes, allowing music to be enjoyed by all ages!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER :: Mention “Dallas Moms Blog” and receive $50 OFF new student enrollment. 

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Lily & Val Kitchen


Meals are memories, sweet and simple. Whether it’s your grandmother’s famous stuffing or the chocolate cake you shared on a romantic rainy night with your favorite person, those memorable meals have long-lasted time’s interference—each time you smell that stuffing or taste that chocolate, your heart bursts with nostalgia.

To record these recipes that narrate special moments, Lily And Val created the Keepsake Kitchen Diary and comes highly recommended from our DMB contributor Megan Harney! Each spread in this one-of-a-kind family cookbook has ample space to record dates, occasions, and thoughts in a meaningful way!

Retail Value :: $45.99

Here’s your chance to win some of the featured products from our Guide above!

To enter, simply complete as many entries below as you like. ONE winner will be selected on Friday, December 8th to win this #DMBGiftIdeas for Family & Friends. Good Luck!

View our other 2017 Holiday Gift Idea Guides by selecting from the categories below!

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