Fishing Gift Ideas and Family Card Game Giveaway


The great outdoors offer so many family adventures like camping, hiking, boating, biking and fishing! Sounds like a fun trip! In our southwest Wisconsin hometown, we’re surrounded by beautiful opportunities for outdoor activities. Recently, we’ve been doing more fishing. The Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers have many public lands which are accessible using, or These public spaces include fishing piers, boat launches, picnic pavilions and campgrounds for tent or RV’s.

I’ve really taken as many opportunities this year, to go camping, walk more (thank you HCA) and I continue to look for fun, kid accessible fishing nooks. I’ve let my family know that if they do not give my holiday gift ideas, I will be buying them outdoor gear, like fishing gifts! 😉 Below are some of fishing gifts that I’ll be putting under our Christmas tree for my family and friends who love fishing!

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Best Fishing Gifts 2021

Fun Fishing Gifts for Kids

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GONE FISH’n—The Legend of Leech Lake Card Game – ONLY! $9.99

We LOVE this card Game! I broke out our GONE FISH’n family card game to play with my boys and we played over and over. I asked the boys, “Do you want to try playing GONE FISH’n more?” and they replied, “YES!, this is so fun, let’s keep playing!”

Gone Fish’n by TREND enterprises is a fun family card game designed for 2-4 players ages 6 and up. Setting up and playing this card game is very easy and exciting! We noticed that even when the Game Warden took away our fishing licenses, and we had to put all our fish back in the water, we were still able to catch up to other players! We also loved how there was not only a Big Eddie “Island” card but also, a Shovel and Gold Fish card worth many points. We will continue to play GONE FISH’n through the holidays and in the future as a family too. Please enter our Gone Fish’n card game giveaway to win one of your own! Ends 12/8/21.


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Oceans & Unicorns Magic Reveal Pads – $18.99

Bright-Stripes-Oceans-and-Unicorns - Magic Reveal Pads-MRP-B01As a youngster, I used to LOVE playing with magic reveal pads! This time-honored bundle brings beautiful artwork and fun to each notebook. Each pack includes 5 pages and a refillable water brush. Other Magic Reveal Bundles by manufacturer Bright Stripes Co include STEM Learning; Animals and Space and; Jungle Friends.


WaterGame Board Game by Adventerra Games

Adventerra Games manufactures games which help teach kids and adults how to respect the environment. WaterGame is a cooperative board game which is really fun and teaches kids and families tips on how to save water. In this educational game, players move down the river and use the community water tank to work together to save water for each of the board game players. We love how this game encourages each other to work together with the water saving or water wasting cards and answering quiz cards.


We also walk the talk; we select environmentally-friendly materials and components, and our games are aligned with many of the “Sustainable development goals” promoted by the UN Agenda 2030.


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Fishing Gifts for Kids & Adults

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Fishing Rod & Reel

There are many inexpensive, high-quality fishing poles to choose from on Amazon. Some fishing poles come with tackle boxes for kids, some are telescopic, some come with carrying bags and some include extra lures. The push button casting reels make these fishing poles wonderful for beginners and experienced anglers. Don’t forget to buy a fishing accessories set including bobbers, sinkers and hooks.


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Fish Drinking Glasses

If you’ve ever dropped your glass outside, you will appreciate these stainless steel pint-size drinking glasses. These Magic Pine brand pint cups are fun, useful glasses which are available in six styles: fish, camping, farm animals, bugs, vegis and golf. Made of food grade stainless steel, these make the perfect novelty gift and are eco-friendly too!


Fishing Gifts for Mom & Dad

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Intex 2-Person Kayak

The 10-foot long Intex Explorer K2 Kayak comes with lots of accessories including: 2 adjustable seats with backrests; 2 paddles; a removable rudder (Skeg); front and back handles and grab-lines for portaging; carrying bag; high-output hand pump with quick deflate/inflate valves; it’s big enough for two adults and; has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds!

2-person inflatable Kayak

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Stainless Steel Multi-Tool

Every fisherman’s tackle-box should include a good set of pliers for removing a hook from a fish or for setting bait. The Kilimanjaro Magnus Multi-Tool is a combination-knife tool with 10 essential components, is highly rated and arrives quickly on Amazon. Shop for more products by Kilimanjaro Gear or visit them on Facebook or @kilimanjarogear on Instagram.

Kilimanjaro Magnus Multi-Tool

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High-Speed Wifi from Anywhere with Skyroam

Are you looking for high-speed Internet for your cell phone, tablet or mobile device while on the road or while on the fishing boat? Try out Skyroam! We’ve used Skyroam while on a family vacation in the mountains in New Mexico and while traveling remote roads across the country! Finding high-speed Internet while in the woods or on the water can be challenging. A great solution to get high-speed data in a remote location with no wifi is Skyroam! There are multiple pricing plans for different budgets and a selection of Skyroam products to choose from. To sign up for Skyroam, visit and enter your travel details and they’ll ship the device directly to you in time for your travel trip.

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Fishing Anchor

Fishing AnchorWhether you’re fishing on the lake or river, this handy 3.5 pound marine anchor is perfect for small boats, kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. Anchors are best used to float in place without moving. This anchor includes a 30 foot rope, float, carrying bag and it folds up for easy storage. Ideal of sand, weed or rock bottoms, this small fishing anchor is the ideal accessory for relaxing on the water.


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Check out all these fishing gifts and more on our Amazon Wish ListI’m happy to have the chance to share these fun family adventure fishing gift ideas with you and don’t forget to enter the GONE FISH’n card game giveaway!

If you’ve made it this far, you’re a fishing gifts shopping rockstar! Check out these and more awesome fishing gift ideas for the whole family in our Amazon Wishlist!

Outdoor activities for kids & adults

Do you need other ideas, besides fishing, of other fun outdoor family activities for big or little kids? Whether you’re camping, fishing or just looking to get outside to have fun with toddlers, little or big kids, or other adults, here’s a few fun outdoor family activities to rile up some fun!

  • Hiking
  • Rock hound
  • Float in an inflatable on the waters edge
  • Nature themed scavenger hunt
  • Skip rocks
  • Build a lean-to fort in nature
  • Paper airplane building and flying
  • Swimming
  • Rock or shell painting
  • Goof around at a playground
  • Make hot cocoa or tea
  • Bring a guitar, songbook and have a singalong
  • Boccé ball, wring toss, frisbee, bean bags with corn hole and catch with a favorite ball
  • Build a campfire and roast marshmallows or sausages
  • Buckets, small shovels and toys to play in the sand or mud
  • Bike ride
  • Play a fun card or board game like go-fish, blackjack, Gemz by Trend Entertainment or Uno
  • Visit a nature center
  • Picnic

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Top 2020 Christmas gifts for the whole family

Top 2020 Christmas gifts for the whole family

This year, I feel especially thankful for a great life🙏🏻💯 with people I love and purpose for good. The feeling during the holiday giving season bring home people and give me time to slow down and show appreciation sometimes as a gift! These are my favorite family gift ideas this 2020 holiday 💕 for mom, dad and kids.

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2020 Gifts for Mom and Dad

Echo Auto

Echo Auto

This Alexa enable Echo device works with your phone’s Alexa app to enable your vehicle to have Alexa through your Bluetooth or Aux input! No battery required.

Handmade Candles

Buy a wonderful gift for her that is actually made in the USA. This Fiverr seller offers a variety of handmade candles that ship in 2 business days. This Fiverr seller will make these candles for you in a favorite of scents including French Vanilla; French Lavender; Blueberry Muffin; Apple Cinnamon and; Cranberry Mandarin.

AAA Gift Membership

Want your new teen driver, family member or friend to have roadside assistance and more? AAA offers peace of mind knowing they are covered in roadside emergencies plus travel perks!

Gifts for the Whole Family Christmas 2020

Sony PS4

With the recent launch of the PS5, now’s the time to grab a PS4 as these are on sale with steep discounts! This incredible game console has a long list of entertainment uses including games, music, TV and more!

Yo Ring

We just received Yo Ring in the mail and are super exciting to try this out as a family! My kids love to play outside and this seems like a perfect fit for all ages who like activities! Available in red, yellow and blue single or 3-packs. “Everyone Is Talking About The Pocket-Sized Yo Ring That Sails Through The Air And, Eventually, Lands On Your Finger.”

Froggy’s Lair African Dwarf Frogs BioSphere

Froggy’s Lair African Dwarf Frogs BioSphere

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I’ve had my Froggy’s Lair 1 gallon Biosphere in my office for a few months now and they give me a calming relaxed vibe. These frogs are the definition of chill. They relax and vibe out and bring a touch of nature to my workday space, which I enjoy. The Frogs have been named Swimmy One and Swimmy Two, mostly, Swimmies. I love feeding my Froggy’s Lair frogs and my kids also help feed Swimmies. The frogs are active but they relax and vibe out often. More recently Swimmy One hangs out near the upper half of the Biosphere on the baboo plant stalk under water. They come up for air infrequently, the frogs seem to enjoy feeding time and are very-very low maintenance, feeding 2 times per week and easy tank cleaning every 3 months or so.

2020 Holiday Gifts for Kids

PowerHaus by Adventerra Games


@hollandale964 & @coolkeller playing PowerHaus #boardgame

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Oliver, River and Keller played PowerHaus by Adventerra Games North America. I noticed while we played PowerHaus that we learning quick, fun tips about how to save on our home’s energy bills! This board game provides an ingenious way to teach my kids how to save money by using less in at home. PowerHaus is age-appropriate for kids and teens and adults too (lol). The eco-board game showed us tricks we didn’t know too. For example, we can save on our electricity bill by unplugging unused appliances and phone chargers, when not in use. Reading the game directions is required to learn gameplay and PowerHaus was fun and challenging. We even had success playing with three players! A great cooperative family game. 💯

iHeartArt art kits by Bright Stripes


Thanks to #brightstripes #iheartart for the art supplies! @coolkeller

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The Bright Stripes art kits are the perfect gift for creative adults or kids because of their high-quality and excellent price! Keller had such a different idea of what to create with his iHeartArt kit as he used dots of the paint and added water to make shirls. Watch it all in the TikTok video above. We also tried out the LED Candle Critters creative art project where Toli was able to paint an LED candle-light designed as a Fox! Candle Critters are available in fun varieties like Unicorn, Mouse, Turtle, Bunny and more.

Blue Snuggle Monster and bedtime book companion from Continuum Games

Fungisaurs Dino-mushroom hybrid toys & AR app

Fungisaurs Dino-mushroom hybrid toys & AR app

This summer we first tried out Fungisaurs which turned out to be fun to play with outside as well as inside the house. Outside, we posed our Fungisuars around the garden and in the yard using the AR iOS app to render our Fungisuars on screen! Check out the top #Fungisaurs posts.

Jambo Books Club subscription

Talking ATM Machine by Thin Air Brands


Toli had fun sharpening his math skills with the Dr. STEM Toys Talking ATM machine! This is a great holiday present for kids! Follow Thin Air Brands – Dr. STEM Toys on Instagram • @DrSTEMtoys

Card Games by TREND Enterprises

Card Games by TREND Enterprises

Since we’ve had our new card games from TREND Enterprises in the house, an often asked question I hear is, “Can we play Gemz?” What that, I’m proud to announce, it’s Official! Our favorite game to play with Sami is definitely Gemz From TREND Enterprises. Thanks to @TRENDEnterprises on Instagram for the holiday game image above 😉

Corduroy plush Tiger from TriAction Toys European importer

Whatsitsface emotional plush Kitty-Cat pal


Sami had an interesting and fun time making the same emotional faces as his Whatsitsfacetoys kitty cat. Whatsitsface identifies six different emotions and our plush cat had sam challenged to flip to a face then mimick how the toy’s face looks on our face! It’s great practice for conversations about feelings, emotions, and being human. Whatsitsface has recently even been nominated for Plush Toy of the Year by the Toy Association!

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