Pensacola Mom Collective’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that TIME OF YEAR!

With the holidays around the corner, it had us thinking how we can be more helpful to you? 


Here we are to help!

We polled the Pensacola Mom Collective Contributor Team to gather some of their MUST HAVE items on the LIST this year for themselves (hint hint), their husbands, in-laws, siblings, friends, and of course THE KIDS.

Here are ALL our recommendations….


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Ladies…THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES! The moms, sisters, besties, mother in laws, sis in laws, aunts and other very important women around. Here is our roundup for those females.

  • Here is my favorite sweatshirt for the winter and spring; grab one for the ladies in your life and grab one for yourself too!
  • Nothing beats a great purse, we love the woven purses and this green woven tote is perfect for the stylish lady.
  • Speaking of bags, this is a HUGE fan favorite for weekend trips, workout bags or a day at the beach. Check out the State Wellington Bag!
  • A cozy sweater for the cool days from J. Crew.
  • Lake Pajamas Holiday Edition are a DREAM for anyone special in your life.
  • Speaking of PJs, it’s the silk pajamas for me that make the Christmas season magical.
  • Lip masks, need we say more. This lip mask is hands down the best gift to share with those ladies you love.
  • While we are on the self care gifting, these Rothy Slippers are the perfect addition to a lip mask and silk PJS.
  • Who doesn’t have a love/hate relationship with Spanx, but have you tried their leggings? They are a game-changer!
  • Speaking of leggings, they are pricey but they fit great and are so soft. I love all the colors of these Align leggings.
  • All the scarves…but a cute and cozy plaid scarf is a MUST!
  • Do you have a ton of hair? This Crown Affair Hair Towel is a dream after a good shower.
  • Speaking of hair, PURE Silk Hair Ties are great for the hair, and they don’t leave creases, damage, or breaks in your hair.
  • Speaking of silk…every woman needs one silk pillowcase to sleep on at night. Not only does it add another level of comfort to your bedtime routine, but it is also recommended by dermatologists for skin.
  • Every lady needs a good facial, and this 5 minute facial does not disappoint.
  • Pearl Earrings from J. Crew are always a great everyday piece.
  • I can’t get enough of theseNew Balance 327 tennis shoes, they have great color options too.
  • These etched stemless wine glasses are a classic and so elegant.
  • Adorable Tory Burch statement belt to wear all the time.
  • This face mask/massager gimic is all the rage. Added to list IMMEDIATELY!
  • This North Face Beanie is cute and warm for winter!
  • This Polar Box cooler is a cute, light cooler for sporting events and summer.
  • This link chain bracelet is adorable and so fun!
  • Don’t forget all the new and fun Stanley Cups that ALL women in your life need.
  • This Dior Kit from Sephora is a dream- add to cart immediately.
  • This Skylight Digital Picture frame comes highly recommended as a great gift for those who live near and far. Pictures can be updated from your phone!

Here it is! The list for THE MEN… you know- the dads, brothers, guy friends, father in laws, brother in laws, uncles and all the very important men in your lives.


  • These Peter Millar sneakers are stylish and comfortable and come in great colors.
  • Speaking of shoes, don’t forget all the men in your life need these Ugg Slippers!
  • This men’s commuter overnight bag is the perfect gift for the man on the go.
  • A personalized growler for the man who enjoys keeping his drinks ready and cold.
  • Nothing is better and more comfortable than HOKA for the man who needs a good pair of sneakers.
  • Peter Millar’s hybrid jacket is the perfect jacket for a Florida winter.
  • For the bookworm- this Spy book comes highly recommended this year.
  • For the man who loves to BBQ, this comes highly recommended as a great gift Drip EZ Prep Tub.
  • A digital meat thermometer to make sure the meat is always done right on the grill.
  • Boots are all the rage and Tecovas has you covered!
  • Here is a gift that keeps on giving: a Ninja Ice Cream Maker is perfect for dad to whip up for the whole family.
  • Apple AirTags are great for the man who tends to forget a few things behind 😉 They are also great to use in your luggage when you travel.
  • These men’s duck boots are a great gift and last forever.
  • The Theragun mini is amazing for sore muscles and working out those stress knots.
  • The Solo Stove was a popular item last year, I am here to tell you that if you didn’t get it then NOW IS THE TIME. We still use ours often.
  • This relief band is fantastic for those who get motion or sea sickness. It’s great for road trips and more importantly a deep sea fishing adventure. This is Pete Lauter tested and APPROVED!
  • Add to cart immediately, these Fabric Shavers work wonders and we are on our 2nd one and this one is the best one.
  • Does one of the men in your life enjoy the outdoors? These camo MUCK boots are awesome and keep your feet dry and warm.
  • The best charger out there. It charges your phone, earbuds and watch.
  • Every avid golfer needs a rangefinder and you can’t go wrong with this one.
  • Last but not least, every man deserves amazing under garments and these Tommy Johns DO NOT DISAPPOINT!

The Toddlers are a GROUP we felt deserved its own section, because let’s face it THEY ARE THE CUTEST!

Let’s BEGIN…


  • The Tonies Audio Player Box, this is a great gift that can keep on giving.
  • Learning Talking Flashcards that are fun and interactive. There is no reason not to start the flashcards early 🙂
  • This Kitchen is hard to say no too. I mean every toddler/kid needs a play kitchen!
  • Speaking of kitchen, how cute are the kitchen toys. No amount is too small when your kids is having fun in the kitchen.
  • Another adorable item we found is the PB Play Market Stand, that even comes with the check out station. I wish I had this when I was a kid!!!
  • Art Easels were a fan favorite of my kids and this Ultimate Art Easel keeps all the art in one place! Dream come true for mom and toddler.
  • Mess Free Coloring is another item that your toddler and you will love.
  • Mega Bloks are such a great gift!
  • This Vtech Learn and Drill Toolbox is a great item for any toddler boy.
  • A balance bike is such a great way to develop more balance and get them ready for a big kid bike soon.
  • The little tykes t-ball set is a fun outdoor gift for lots of ages.
  • Does your toddler have LOADS of energy? Here you go…this easy store trampoline can be for inside or outside.
  • The infamous cozy coupe! I can’t even think of a toddler who hasn’t played with one of these until bedtime.
  • FAO Scwartz Learning Letters Animal Alphabet Board to help make learning letters fun!
  • It’s about that time…PLAY-DOH time and YOU’RE welcome 🙂
  • Don’t forget the Play-doh accessories.

Next up- THE KIDS! We consider this ages 4-10 and both boys and girls can enjoy all of the items listed below.


  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is always a fan favorite for reading in our house, and the new book “No Brainer” is a hit this holiday season.
  • Twister Air is the newest game that sure is a fun twist to the old school game. Take moves from the mat to the screen.
  • A Spalding over-the-door basketball hoop is great for any kid’s bedroom.
  • Okay, how cool is this? FAO Schwarz Pottery Wheel Studio All-In-One Sculpting Workstation is a crafting kids dream.
  • Inside, outside, night time or even day time, this super cool light up frisbee is a great gift for kids, both big and small.
  • Kids, both big and small, will enjoy Magna Tiles for years. They can be played alone and with friends.
  • Melissa and Doug makes the most adorable interactive play items, but this market is the cream of the crop and fun for all ages.
  • FlyBar Pogo Stick is a blast for kids of all ages!
  • The Razor Scooter is a great outside activity that all kids enjoy. Check this link for lots of scooter color options for girls and boys.
  •  Nerf Pro Gel Fire is a blast for the kids and the grown-up (who still want to be kids) 🙂
  • The Claw Machine ! My neices have this and they laugh and have fun with it for hours. Fun and entertaining gift this holiday season.
  • This Lego Creator Kit building set of dogs is fantastic. Once they are built they even include some dog accessories.
  • This mini karoke machine with 2 microphones is a great gift for sleepovers and fun after school playdates for the kids who love to entertain.
  • Paw Patrol Launch and Haul is a great activity for toddlers who love the Paw Patrol Gang.
  • Lego Super Mario Entertainment set brings me back to my childhood. What is better than the original Mario games.
  • Have some fun with this Hip Hopscotch Mat, its fun for ALL ages!
  • Skating is fun exercise and these skates certainly won’t disappoint!
  • Slime… I don’t understand the craze but I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t LOVE it yet. We only allow ours to be played at the table outside so fair warning to keep it contained!
  • While we are on the topic of the stuff played with outside…here is something my kids also really enjoy. Kinetic Sand is always a WIN!
  • Check out these youth On Kids Clouds. Great colors and lots of sizes.
  • It’s basketball season and these black and gold Jordan Kids Mids are a popular shoe right now for kids.
  • This Melissa & Doug, let’s play house is a great gift!

Here we have arrived at the Tweens. Boy and Girl Tweens are moving up in the toy category but haven’t quite made it to the teen years yet. Check out what we have in mind for this age group.



  • The record player is coming back, now how fun is that? This is a gift my daughter loves! Don’t forget the albums too.
  • This inflatable air gymnastics mat is a great gift for the tween girls who enjoys cartwheels, rolls and anything cheer or gymnastics related.
  • The easy bake oven is sure to make any tween girl smile on Christmas morning.
  • Who remembers the spirograph as a kid. It is still a budding artists favorite!
  • This pogo stick is a fun activity to play outside and get the extra energy out.
  • Fanny Pack crossbody (Lululemon dupe) for the tween girl with their name initial.
  • This adorable layering necklace is a great gift.
  • We love this oversized wearable blanket with cute patterns.
  • We can’t get enough of this unicorn snot for all the fun glitter events.
  • This lululemon dupe sweatshirt is HOT this winter, so we found a great DUPE that is adorable and great for your tween girl.
  • This crayola light up tracing pad is a great gift for the crafty tween.
  • This Taylor Swift throw blanket is so cozy and adorable.
  • Olly Kids Arts and Crafts Supplies, ultimate crafting box is also a great addition for the crafty one.


  • Nerf Rival is something that boys will stay entertained with for hours!
  • These electric dirt bikes are full of fun for the kids on the weekend!
  • This glow in the dark basketball is a blast for the boys who want to play well into the evening.
  • Add the basketball hoop in for good measure!
  • This electric skateboard with a remote is a great gift for the active tween boy.
  • Wow, I wish this kind of gift was around for my now teenager. This mini replica of a classic four cycle internal combustion gasoline car engine is great for those who want to get hands on.
  • This Loop Lasso string shooter is a blast for the boys!
  • Glow In the Dark Capture the Flag is a great gift to make evening a bit more fun!
  • Is it time to introduce the gaming system? the PS5 is a great addition and there are so many amazing games to go along with it.
  • These green (or any color you are into) Borough Mid 2 shoes are trendy and fun for tween boys
  • MEGA Pokémon Motion Pikachu Mechanized Building Set is so cool, you can build it and then it is mechanized and becomes antimated when it is activated.

Oh the TEENS…They are a very expensive group of family member we gift to nonetheless, we have you covered with a variety of items to surely bring a smile to their faces on Christmas morning.



  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare III– need I say more for the teen boy!
  • While we are still on the Xbox and PS5 games, Forza Motorsports is a great option for the teen boys.
  • The Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker is great for the teen boy who spends a lot of time outside and on the go.
  • This compact mini fridge is perfect for the teens who have a hard time making it downstairs to get what they need 🙂 It holds just the right amount to stay in bed ALL DAY!
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are the perfect amount of headphone for the teen boy.
  • This adidas mens tiro 19 jogger pants are a great on the go slim fit pant/jogger. They are a great fit, quality and have a great versatility about them.
  • Punching Bag with Stand, this is great for stress relief and entertainment.
  • This bluetooth beanie hat is great for winter and for the boys outside.
  • This GoSports Slammo game set is an awesome outdoor game for the tailgate or in the backyard with family and friends.
  • These needlepoint Smathers and Branson belts are a gift that they can keep forever, they are great quality and high end belts.
  • These Airforce 1 LV8 Sneakers are IN STYLE and this color will look great with his shoe collection.
  • One More Nike Product that is a HOT item this year are the Lunar Force Duck Boots. Classic and a complete essential.
  • This mens quilted liner jacket is also a staple for the wardrobe and will get a ton of use in Florida ALL year long!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team to YOU!

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Jane Lauter
Jane was born and raised in Pensacola, left in her teens for school and returned 12 years later with her husband, Pete. They have two kids, Jack (12) & Sabel (8). Jane can often be found wearing many hats in her daily life. She is the proud co-owner and co-founder of Pensacola Mom Collective, President of The Kugelman Family Foundation & CEO of her household. She is passionate about family, friends, and the Pensacola community. She has embraced her role as a mom but feels compelled to help other moms in this journey of parenthood. When she’s not out and around town, volunteering with Rally Pensacola, Covenant Hospice- My Wish, Sacred Heart Foundation Board, Pensacola's Finest Foundation or playing Uber driver to her kids (her favorite role) she can be found with her family on the boat, at the beach or in the countryside. Her family loves to stay active, wake up early (chosen only by the kids), travel, and enjoy all Pensacola has to offer. Pete and Jane enjoy teaching their children about life through activities, being involved, and doing things in community. They have a special place for the people and businesses of Pensacola and are always doing their best to support everyone. Find her on Instagram (@jmlauter) or contact her via email at [email protected]


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