Welcome to The Mint Chip Mama blog! A fun, lighthearted parenting, lifestyle and travel blog for families on Long Island & the Tri-State area. Fun things we do at home, local hikes, new products, art projects, & giveaways.
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!
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.
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.
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 Blog, Amazon page (where you’ll find most of the below links) Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok pages.
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.
2023 Holiday Gift Guide: The Mint Chip Mama, Take Me Away…
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.
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!
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.
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