Hey You! Get Ready To Rock The Festivus Season This Year With The Mint Chip Mama’s Most Excellent Jaw-Dropping 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!

The Mint Chip Mama 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to The Mint Chip Mama’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s been a crazy few weeks with every emotion possible coming out. It’s hard to move forward sometimes, but you must keep moving forward. The holiday season is filled with lots of love and light. I’m hoping that my 2023 Holiday Gift Guide will bring you some of that.

The Mint Chip Mama 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Happy Holidays

Bring On The Mint Chip Mama’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!

All year long I comb toy shows, events, the internet, and everything in between to make my Holiday Gift Guide unique and special. I try to make it fun and lighthearted as we all need and want to laugh.

In this 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, you’ll find gifts for kids, sisters, brothers, teachers, techies, adults, and friends. Plus, unique toys, corporate gift ideas, white elephant presents, secret Santa, grab bags, taco lovers, and everyone else. My goal is to find hidden gems but also funny and meaningful (I did say taco lovers) gifts for all the people on your list. As always – don’t forget about yourself! You’re the only one who knows exactly what you want – and you deserve it!

Our tried-and-true repeat favorites are indicated with an “*”. These special items are so well loved they’re still sitting on our living room floor bothering my husband.

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Click Away! I Spent The Year Testing Everything Out!

I love testing out new products and visiting interesting places so I can report back here. As a blogger, I rely on my readers to help spread the word. So, I ask you again please share this gift guide on your social channels. While there, please follow on my BlogAmazon page (where you’ll find most of the below links) FacebookInstagram, Pinterest, and TikTok pages.

The Mint Chip Mama 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Happy Holidays

The Mint Chip Mama’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Is Updated All Season!

Don’t forget, I update my 2023 Holiday Gift Guide all season long, so please save and visit regularly! As always, one of my favorite gifts to give is an experience – which you can’t wrap in a box – so as the holidays unfold, I’ll be adding more there too.

Innova Smart Shorts

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: The Mint Chip Mama, Take Me Away…

Ulike At Home Laser Hair Removal Device

Apollo Neuroscience Stress Reliving Wearable

Opal Cool Eye Mask and Cool One Cool Pack Therapy for Pain & Fever Relief

INNOVO Pelvic Floor Strengthen Smart Shorts save $250 on your INNOVO kit with code “MINT250”!

Luxe Bidet NEO 185 Plus

Osim Massage Chair

Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Shower Mist*

Contour Memory Foam Pillow For Side and Back Sleepers*

Mountrax Foot Massager*

Weighted Blanket*

Rechargeable Hand Warmer*

World’s Softest Socks*

Samring Women’s Button-Down Pajama Set*

Kitsch Derma Roller*

I’m not a teen but teens like beauty and this picture is cute so go with it…No one wants to see me in Hotty Hots.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Teens (That Aren’t Hair, Makeup, Or Skincare)

XPLORA XGO 3 – Watch Phone With Text Messaging, GPS Location, Camera and Pedometer

Friends Top Trumps Quiz Game

Lululemon Hotty Hots

RUKUSfx Pro Motion Controlled Gaming Music Mixer

Phone Loops Phone Strap

Running Shorts

Spaghetti Strap Bodycon Dress

Soffe Shorty Shorts

Period Swimwear Bikini Bottom

High Waist Ruffle Mini Skirt

Nike Socks

A Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag*

Shoe Crease Protectors*

Air Force One Nike Sneakers*

LED Strip Lights*

Big Joe Fuf*

Beachwaver and Youth Foria

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Hair, Makeup, & Skincare (For Teens And The People Who Drive Them Places)

Kitsch Heatless Curling Set, Luxury Shower Cap, and Towel Scrunchie save 15% with code “STACEYWALLENSTEIN15

Beachwaver Rotating Curling Iron and Blow Brush save 20% with code “STACEYWAVE”

Youthforia Color Changing Blush Oil and Pregame Setting Spray

neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum

Trapstix Fun & Trendy Lip Balm

Level 3 Men’s Styling Powder

Good Molecules Skin Care Products

Laneige Hydration Gift Sets

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky-High Washable Mascara

Rare Beauty… anything

Organic Castor Oil Eyelash Kit

Pimple Patches and Drying Lotion

ScrubzBody Oilz+ Shea Butter Moisturizer* save 15% with code “Mintchipmama15” (ScrubzBody products only)

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer*

Flat Iron / Hair Straightener*

Eyelash Comb*


2023 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Creative Kiddo

CircuitMess DIY DJ Mix Table Kit and DIY Encrypted Wireless Communicator

Crayola Ultimate Light Board and Silly Scents Dual Ended Markers

Smencils – Scented Mechanical Pencils

3Doodler 3D Pen and Filament Refill Bag

Craft-tastic DIY Puffy Charms

LEGO Bricks*

Tubelox Deluxe Building Set*

The Mint Chip Mama 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Zen Battle Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Family Games

Every single game from SolidRoots

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Exploding Kittens Anarchy Pancakes and Without Fail

MUKIKIM Drench Soda Game

800 Pound Gorilla

Stack Royale or Iced Out Family Card Game from The Uzzle


Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set*

Zen Battle: Survival Of The Chillest*


Cobra Paw*



Rubik’s Race Game*

Sequence Game*

Ticket to Ride Board Game*


Popular Workbooks

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Elementary-Aged Kids

Hairy Sven and The Day I Tried To Take A Selfie Books by Eggs McManus


Hot Wheels Racer Verse Cars

Female Firefighter Plush Doll

TeeTurtle – Plushie Tote Bag

Stomp Rocket – Rescue Racers – Dueling Race Cars 

Aurora Adorable Palm Pals Peppa Pizza Slice

Bendon Imagine Ink Magic Ink Pictures and Game Book

Bubble Tree Refillable Aluminum Bubble Bottles

Iscream Fun Comfy Clothes and Products

Sky Castle Toys

Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener

Popular Workbooks*

The Original Air Fort*

Rechargeable Long Range Two-Way Radios with Earpiece*


2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Sporty Spices and Spies

SiQ Smart Basketball & App

Thames & Kosmos Spy Labs Inc: Secret Message Tools and Night Vision Goggles

Palmgard Protective Catcher’s Glove Insert

Baseball/Softball Compression Socks

Franklin Sports Baseball + Softball Sunglasses

Champion Sports Steel Softball Fielder’s Mask

Tie Dye Ghost Fastpitch Softball Batting Gloves

Easton Tie Dye Ghost Fastpitch Softball Bat

Baseball Number Necklace

SKLZ Foam Training Baseballs*

Baseball Catcher’s Custom Thumb Guard*

Champion Sports Deluxe Batting Tee*

Baseball/Softball Practice Hitting & Pitching Net*

Bike Family

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Bicycle Spice

Windproof Cycling Bike Jacket & Gloves*

Rechargeable Bike Light*

Thermal Bike Shoes Covers*

Water Bottle Holder*

Schwinn Bike Foot Pump*

Padded Bike Underwear Shorts*

Bike Shorts*

Bike Lock*

Padded Bike Seat*

Bike Saddle Bag (Including Emergency Kit: Bike Tire LeversMini Bike Tire PumpBike Tire Patches)*

Slackers Skateboard Swing

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoor Fun

Mozy Softshell Lightweight Outdoor Weatherproof Wrap

Slackers Outdoor Adventure Ninja Course ItemsSkate Swing and Rope Ladder

Corners Championship Ring Toss

Buena Onda Games MayaFlya – Frisbee and Ultralight Bocce Ball Hacky Sack Game Kit

Creative Playthings Stand N Swing*

Inline Light Up Skates*

Bottle Bash Game*

Bucket Stilts*

Day-Glow Two-Rider Sled*

EzyRoller New Pro-X*

Collapsible Picnic Table*

The Mint Chip Mama 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Jessica’s Natural Foods

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Foodies

Jessica’s Natural Food Granola, especially Chocolate Hazelnut! save 15% with code “TMCM

Mightylicious Handcrafted Cookies

Bettr Studios Peanut Butter Stirrer

Planetary Design Airscape Premium Coffee Storage System

LuvyDuvy Astronaut Ice Cream

Stuffed Puffs Filled Marshmallows

The Only Bean Crunchy Dry Roasted Edamame Snacks

BRAMI Lupini Beans Snack + Shelf Stable Bean Hummus Dip & Spread


Razab Glass Food Storage Containers and 8” Japanese Chef Knife

Wild Grain Box save $10 on 1st box + FREE Croissants using this link!

Atlas Coffee From Around The World save 50% with code “STACEYW50ATLAS”

Gift A Green Card

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Creamy Cinnamon Spread

Blue Duralex Glass Tumblers

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Sandy Leaf Farm DIY Cheese Making Kit – Homemade Ricotta, Burrata, Mozzarella

Chefman Crepe Maker*


Senablocks Storage Bag Organizer*

A DIY Letter Cake Pan Adjustable DIY Letter and Number Cake Pan*

Letter/Number Candy Dish from Sweese or Coffeezone*

Stainless Steel Drinking Straws*

Quick Defrosting Tray*

Dolphin Hat Games

What The World Needs Now Is Tacos, Sweet Tacos

Boo Boo Buddies Kids Pizza & Taco Adhesive Bandages

¡Taco Gato Cabra Queso Pizza! aka TCGCP – Spanish Edition (perfect for TCGCP loving Spanish students!)

Squishmallows Kellytoy Guacamole

Funwares Tricerataco Taco Holder*

KITCHENATICS Stainless Steel Taco Stand*

Mojimoto Taco Repeating Talk-Back Toy*

Burrito Blanket*

The Mint Chip Mama 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Nee Doh

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Fun Things To Keep Your Hands Busy

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

GooToobz Gamers, Squishy Sensory Game Controllers

ZipString String Rope Launcher Loop Fidget Toy

Boogie Board Jot Pocket LCD Writing Tablet

SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Patented Fidget Cube

Schylling Nee Doh Stress Fidget Balls

Speks Fidget Toys

PlayMonster Magnatab Lightning Bolt – Sensory Drawing Tool Fidget Toy


2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Pokemon Fans

Pikachu Pokémon Holiday Festival Plush Key Chain

Pokémon Violet, Scarlet, and Detective Pikachu Returns Video Games

Scarlet & Violet Booster Bundle

Pikachu Card Sleeves

Fuecoco Happy Spring Plush Key Chain

Pikachu and Snorlax Oversize Pin

Pikachu Power Grid Playmat

Pokemon Friends Mini Tin

Pikachu Double Deck Box

Nintendo Switches

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Nintendo Fanatics

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hallmark Keepsake 1″ Miniature Super Mario Christmas Ornament

Cakeworthy Super Mario Flannel Shirt

Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Mario Red Edition

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Game

Sonic Superstars Game

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Game

Nintendo Switch Online Individual or Family Membership

Mario Kart Game*

Nintendo Switch Console*

Additional Joy Cons*

Nintendo Switch OLED*

Carrying Case For Your Nintendo Switch*

Fast Charger

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Gadget Lovers

EZQuest Fast Charging Block

CORDBRICK Weighted Cord Holder

Handheld Mini Rechargeable Fan, Power Bank, Flashlight

Smart 6-Zone Wifi Sprinkler Controller

Anker Portable Charger

Screwdriver LightSleeve* – The world’s first screwdriver light!

Light Up Electronic Word Clock*

Flameless USB Rechargeable Lighter*

Toilet Bowl Rainbow Nightlight*

Toothbrush Holder and UV Sanitizer*

Apple AirPods or AirPod Pros*

Apple Watch*


Alexa Echo Dot*

LED Headlamp Flashlight*

Tilt Museum

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Retro Gifts

Golden Girls 3D Foam Keychain

Friends Playing Cards or Top 30 Moments Top Trumps Card Game

Mean Girls and Clueless Box Set

Schylling Mini Tin Tops

Classic 3-Dimensional Pin Art Board

Saved by The Bell Uno*

I’m So Excited* – Saved By The Bell Jessie Spano Mug

Vintage Casio Calculator Watch*

Mind Glowing Moon Lamp

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Pretty Things For The Person Who Has It All

CMY Cubes Original

Halarosis Soy Candles

NAKABAYASHI Hikigiri Champagne Gold Slim Scissors

Big Discoveries Life Light Animal Carabiner Flashlight

Flameless LED Tea Lights

Blue Fairy Lights

Stainless Steel Wind Spinner

Mind Glowing 3D Light Changing Moon Lamps*

Astronaut Light Projector*

Nush Nush Shiny Reusable Tote Bags*

Earplugs at Hot Wheels Monster Trucks

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Something You Need Gift Ideas

Joining a Community Solar Farm

Basic Invite Holiday Cards save 40% on holiday cards using code on here!

An RSVPify membership save 10% on your upgrade to a selected premium plan (one-time fee plans only) with code “MINTCHIPMAMA”

Moldex Tie Dye Ear Plugs

Collapsible Large Laundry Hamper with Handles

Nonaste Premium Performance Laundry Detergent

Strawflower Seeds

Lemongrass Farms Natural Bug Spray

Don’t Scratch That Patches Bug Bite Itch Relief

Buzz Patch Mosquito Repellant Stickers

INVISALIGN Cleaning Crystals for Clear Aligners and Retainers

Invisalign from Zen Dentistry*

Bug Bite Thing*

Microfiber Beach Towels*

Custom Knockaround Sunglasses*

Mabels Labels* save 10% with code “MINTCHIP” (excluding stamps and sale items))

Monet Ultra Grip Smart Phone Wallet, Grip & Kickstand*

You’re Getting Old

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: 21+ Gifts

Joking Hazard and Master Dater by Cyanide & Happiness

Vango You’re Getting Old Party Game

Bytox Recovery Patch

Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier

Bartesian Cocktail Maker*

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Fashion Lovers

Love By Design Dresses

Alex Evenings Gowns

Dresses on Zulily

Free Country Comfy Clothes save 10% with code “STACEY10”

Women’s Layered Ruffle Hem Flutter Sleeve Dress

White Mountain Shoes Meditate Tall Boot

Tyr Sneakers

Bulk Flip-Flops 

Ryka Women’s Summit Mid-Hiking Boot*

Short Sleeve Elastic Waist Cotton Jersey Minidress with Pockets*

The Mint Chip Mama’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide! Mom Rage Minna Dubin

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Moms

An initial charm or gorgeous, elegant, subtle piece of jewelry from Helen Ficalora’s collection

Mom Rage: The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood by Minna Dubin

Elsewhere: A Novel by Alexis Schaitkin

Breast Milk Freezer Storage Organizer*

Glamourmom Nursing Tanks*

GB Pockit Stroller*

Legoland Discovery Center Westchester

2023 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Gift Experiences

A Gift Certificate to SoMich Skin Spa in Syosset

A Membership To Urban Air

TiLT Museum and Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream Mall

National Museum of Mathematics

Harry Potter: The Exhibition In NY

The Statue of Liberty’s Crown

Immersive Van Gogh and Monet Exhibits

Intrepid Museum

Community tea ceremony or facial at Airem Modern Beauty Rituals

A Broadway show like Kimberly Akimbo, And Juliet or Purlie Victorious

The Gazillion Bubble Show

A minor league baseball game like the Brooklyn Cyclones or MLB game like The Mets

Paddle Pub Long Island save 5% on your gift card or booking with code “MintChip”

A facial at Smooth Generation save 10% with code “mint chip”

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tickets*

Glassblowing lessons at Urban Glass in Brooklyn*

Ropes course and zipline at The Adventure Park of Long Island or WildPlay Jones Beach*

Passes for a pretty day at one of Long Island’s Gold Coast mansions and gardens*

Donate a goat or other animal to Heifer International*

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A Quick Note About The World Right Now

My heart is breaking for everyone in Israel right now. I will be donating all proceeds from this gift guide to Israel and helping the innocent people caught up in recent events, so click away. Even if you don’t order anything, click often! The more you click the more I can send. Simply sharing this gift guide and having your friends click my links helps too.

Happy Holidays!

Still, need more ideas? Check out Amazon’s Holiday Gift HubSmall Business Gift Guide, & Handmade Holiday Guide with even more categories. Or my Holiday Gift Guides from 2022, 2021202020192018, & 2017.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Most items above contain affiliate links. In addition, some items were received in exchange for an honest review. All items listed above on The Mint Chip Mama’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide are items I genuinely think are cool and are things that I think you will like too. Happy holidays!

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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, 10, 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, 2024, 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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