Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy for Your Family at Academy

I have partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to create this gift guide but all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The holidays are fast approaching and I have already started making a list of options for my loved ones. I know that finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task, so I’m sharing a few of my favorites with you below. This year I’m tackling my list by shopping at Academy Sports + Outdoors. I have been shopping here for over eight years now and I love their everyday low prices. Plus, their large selection of items. I found everything from athletic shoes to hoodies and wine tumblers.

If you haven’t shopped at Academy before, let me tell you that you will love it. Let’s face it, shopping for a family of four is not cheap, but they make it easier for everyone to get great prices! Having little ones means spending lots of time outdoors and Academy will make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors with my picks below.

Gift Ideas for Girls

  1. Adidas Kids’ cloudfoam Racer TR Running Shoes – the integrated cloudfoam in these shoes delivers plenty of cushioning for little ones. Because my kids are so active, I think these are a great pick.
  2. Nike Girls’ Sportswear Full-Zip Hoodie – this hoodie is perfect for cooler temperatures because it provides warmth through its brushed-back fleece. This is a great piece for layering and keeping little ones warm and cozy.
  3. iWorld Rave Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – uses Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly connect to electronic devices. It also lights up and has a color-changing design, so it will literally bring the party to life.
  4. Heritage Kids’ Cuddly Sleeping Bag – this cuddly companion is great for sleepovers and indoor camping and its roll-up design makes it easy to store. This is the gift those unicorn lovers on your list will love.
  5. Ozone 500 Girls’ 20 in. Majestic Bicycle – This bike is a winner – style and safety come together. It is cute, includes a storage bag, has an adjustable seat and also comes with comfortable grips and reflectors. This will be both your and their favorite gift.
  6. Disney Girls’ Peeking Minnie T-shirt – isn’t she everyone’s favorite cartoon character? I don’t think any girl can say no to Minnie, so this gift option is a no-brainer.

Gift Ideas for Him

  1. Nike Men’s Breathe Dry 1/4 Zip Training Pullover – its breathing fabric and sweat-wicking tech is meant to keep him dry throughout any workout. I love that it’s available in nine colors, now I just need to pick one.
  2. New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam Sport Running Shoes – these running shoes have a contemporary look and a versatile design. Perfect for men who are always on-the-go.
  3. Magellan Outdoors Ice Box 25 – features thick, insulated design for ice retention, a built-in bottle opener and built-in cup holders on top. Football season is in full swing and I can see this being the hubby’s favorite gift.
  4. Altec Lansing In-Stereo Metal Bluetooth Earbuds – connects to devices from up to 30 feet away and includes three ear tip sizes for a perfect fit. A wonderful stocking stuffer!
  5. YETI DuraCoat Rambler 30 oz Tumbler – whether it’s a hot or cold beverage, this tumbler will make sure it stays at temperature. Just fill it up and head out the door! This is a great gift for loved ones who are always on-the-go.
  6. Adidas Men’s Alphabounce Trainer Shoes – its BOUNCE™ midsoles have adaptive cushioning to provide him with ultimate comfort. I love the sleek design.

Shopping is fun when I know my family will love what I’m getting them. But I will admit that sometimes shopping for them is not easy. I love that Academy’s new Christmas Gift Translator on Facebook Messenger is available to help make shopping a bit easier by offering fabulous present inspo for anyone on your list! Check it out!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Favorite Fragrance for Him at Kohl’s

Holiday Gift Guide: Favorite Fragrance for Him at Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included fragrances and perfumes as compensation.

Thanksgiving is upon us and I have started doing some shopping. I personally like to start buying a few presents in advanced and stashing them away until Christmas comes around. As I started making my list, I thought I’d also share a few gift ideas with you. Because it can be hard to shop for that significant other at times, a few suggestions are never a bad idea.

Fragrances… are my go-to gift for loved ones during the holiday season. Just about everyone uses some sort of fragrance, so these make the perfect holiday gift. There are two that I’m absolutely excited to gift this holiday season. And the best part is that Kohl’s; one of my favorite retailers is having an amazing Black Friday Sale, offering 20% off fragrances. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for him, you should try Lacoste and Boss the Scent  Fragrances. If it’s a lady that you are shopping for, I got you covered as well… You can find a variety of perfumes to pick from at Kohl’s!

I love that when shopping at Kohl’s I am never limited, because they have a variety of products. So, if you’re thinking about gifting something other than fragrances, they have some great beauty gifts ideas too. If you’re more of a pick up and go kind buyer, you can check out these beauty and fragrance gift sets.

Lacoste Blanc

Lacoste has a wide range of fragrances, for both men and women. This one I thought was a great choice because it’s light scent is perfect to wear during the day. It combines a blend of woody and herbal components. I love that it brought the matching deodorant.

Boss the Scent

This scent is a bit stronger yet it has a hint of sweetness. I think this one would be perfect to wear for date night. This seductive fragrance has hints of ginger, exotic maninka fruit and leather which seduces the senses. I have to add that I absolutely love the packaging.


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