The Mint Chip Mama’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to The Mint Chip Mama‘s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

Well – it has been one heck of a year to say the least. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and we need to give ourselves gifts this year. We cannot forget ourselves. It has been hard. It has been REALLY hard. So, what does that mean for a Holiday Gift Guide? Sorry – it is a little deeper than usual. But we are not living in a world of light and fluffy right now. It means be generous with YOU. In time, kindness, and physical presence and presents.

Does it mean buying whatever is on sale (that you do not need) on Amazon at midnight – in your underpants – on your couch – because it makes you feel good? DO IT. Does it mean splurging on a gift for someone who has had a tough year? DO IT. Does it mean upping your kid’s teachers holiday gifts A LOT – OH BOY, YES!

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Spread the Good – It’s Free!

Spread the good. Give the gift. Remember to make someone smile this holiday season. Have no budget? Print out this Holiday Gift Guide, flip it over, fold it into a card, and write a personal note to a front line worker thanking them for giving 4500% this year.

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Get Bricky

With that said, it is my annual joy to bring you The Mint Chip Mama’s Holiday Gift Guide. I love finding the best gifts and toys – also the weird and quirky – and bringing them to you. I love finding things off the beaten path that will make you laugh. P.S. Your gift to me can be to follow me on my Blog, FacebookPinterest &  Instagram pages (mwah).  

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from this year, some repeat items (indicated with an “*”), and some unique ones to give to the adult who has everything.

I will be updating often, so please save and visit regularly!

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Thames & Kosmos Telescope

Unisex Gifts for Kids

National Geographic LED Stomp Rockets

Thames & Kosmos My Discovery Telescope

Thames & Kosmos Ooze Labs Colorful Crystal Lab

Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pen Set

Chocolate Pen

Binoculars for Kids

Vintage Casio Calculator Watch

LED Headlamp Flashlight

Learn to Read with Bob Books and VersaTiles*

VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2*

Speak & Spell*

Mabels Labels* (Use coupon code MINTCHIP for 10% off sitewide* (excluding masks, stamps and sale items))

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Amigo Games Ring-A-Ding-Ding

For the Discerning Preschooler

Clack! Game

Ring-A-Ding-Ding Game

Rhyme to Read Program

Brain Quest Workbook & Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades Pre-K & K

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Think Fun Chicken Wars

Family Games

Chicken War

Scholastic Race Across the USA Game

Briarpatch Automobile Alphabet Travel Card Game

Scholastic Math Match Game

Miss Bernard is a Wild Card – The My Weird School Game

PlayMonster Relative Insanity: See What I Mean?!

Exploding Kittens Card Game

Sleeping Queens or another strategy game from The Zesty Orange (use discount code “mint20” to save 20%)




The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - CreateOne Magna-Tiles

For the Child Who Likes to Build

Get Bricky – Turn Yourself into a Brick Minifigure (use coupon code TMCM15 to save 15%!)

CreateOn Magna-Tiles – Letters, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, etc (use coupon code TMCM10 to save 10%)

Smartivity Kaleidoscope STEM Building Toy (use coupon code HOLIDAY643 to save 5% & get free shipping)


Tubelox Lifesize Building Set (use coupon code get20 to save $20)

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit*

PLUS PLUS – Construction Building Toy*


The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Big Joe Fuf

For Your Tween

Big Joe Fuf

Kore Wobble Stools

Aerial Yoga Flying Yoga Swing

Tie Dye Masks (Individually Wrapped, Disposable, 3 Ply)

Velvet Hair Scrunchies

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Harry Potter Room Decor

For the Harry Potter Obsessed Fan

Magic Castle of Wizards – Peel & stick wallpaper

Warner Bros. Boys’ Harry Potter Boxer Briefs

Harry Potter Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves

Harry Potter UNO

Invisibility Cloak*

Harry Potter Uno*

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set*

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Adventure Park LI

Experiential Gifts

The Adventure Park of Long Island

Social Play Haus Family Trivia Nights

A private party of virtual trivia with The Big Quiz Thing

Wildlife Conservation Society Membership in New York City*

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Fire Pit

Making Your Property an Oasis

Fire Sense Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater

Mystical Fire Flame Color Changer

Solar String Lights

Collapsible/Foldable Folding Hammock

Solar Powered Star String Lights

Fun Stuff to Play with Outside

Boulder Sports Adjustable Net & Amazin’ Aces Pickleball Paddles

JOOLA Midsize Compact Table Tennis Table & Hit Set Bundle

Champion Sports Deluxe Batting Tee

Baseball & Softball Practice Hitting & Pitching Net

EzyRoller New Pro-X

Walkie Chalk Stand-Up Sidewalk Chalk Holder

Stomp Rocket Dueling Rockets

PlayMonster Super Duper Spinner*

Razor Spark Ultra Kick Scooter*

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Franklin Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker

Quevos Egg White Chips

AvoSeedo Bowl Set Grow Your Own Avocado Tree

Franklin’s Original Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Machine Popper

I Love Tacos! Taco Holders

Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream Maker

Stonewall Kitchen Double Chocolate Pancake & Waffle Mix

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide - Mabels Labels

For the Adult Who Has It All

Collegiate Shorts from Legacy History Pride

A fun 80s/90s mask lanyard/chain from RSDUbs Ribbons

A portrait of you as royalty with Masterpiece Me (use coupon code Stacey15 to save 15%)

ApothePure Votive Candle, Irish Linen and Green Pear, Potion No. 07

Cleer Sound Ally Plus Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds (use coupon code STACEYW10OFF to save 10% off)

Kitsch Derma Roller

 Vera Bradley Recycled Tote Bag

The Hair Edit – Finish & Shine – Lightweight, Boar Bristle Finishing Brush

Noodle & Boo Instant Hand Sanitizer

Flexible Tripod

Solar Powered LED Camping Lantern with AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio & Cell Phone Charger

Mini Movie Projector

Umbra Space-Saving Hanger with 5 Flip-Down Hooks in Sticks or Skyline (for your masks)

Intex Excursion 5 Person Inflatable Boat Set & obviously matching Captain Hats

Tie Dye Hoodie Sweatshirt Dress with Pockets (those are all the best words)

Just Love Spaghetti Strap Nightgown & Tie Dye Thermal Pajama Set

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series on DVD

Scrubz Body Oilz+ Shea Butter & Botanical Oil Lotion

Light Up Electronic Word Clock

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws*

Shinesty‘s absolutely amazing Chanukah & Christmas outfits*

Did you love this 2020 Holiday Gift Guide but still need more ideas? Check out Amazon’s Gift Hub, Small Business Gift Guide, & Handmade Holiday Guide with even more categories. Or my Holiday Gift Guides from 2019, 2018, & 2017.

Happy shopping and as always – let me know what you think!

The Mint Chip Mama - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Many of these items above contain Amazon Associate links for your convenience. Some items were also received in exchange for an honest review. All items listed above on The Mint Chip Mama’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide are items I genuinely think are cool and are things that I think you will like too. Happy holidays!

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (13, 9, and 7). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022 & 2023, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.

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