The Morning Blend


Family Gift Guide with Bethany Braun-Silva

Posted at 4:28 PM, Dec 09, 2021

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Supply chains may be making holiday shopping more of a challenge this year, but that’s not stopping consumers from buying gifts for their friends and family members. A new survey finds holiday shoppers are planning to spend up to $276 per family member on average this season. That’s a lot of gifting for those who were either naughty or nice on your shopping list.  

What should you get your favorite picky, sensible, yet completely nutty people in your life?  

About Bethany Braun-Silva 
Bethany Braun-Silva is the former editor at, one of the most trusted resources for parents online! She received her Bachelor's Degree at New York University, where she studied theater arts and creative writing. She then received an M.F.A. from Pace University at the Actors Studio Drama School. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 where she began her career in journalism. It was a particular Broadcast Journalism class at UCLA that confirmed her passion for telling stories and being of service to the community. She worked at various media companies before landing her first job as a parenting editor. It was there that she knew she could blend her love for writing with her love of being a mom—she had just welcomed her first son Eli! Since then, Bethany has worked for, Big Apple Parent Magazine, CafeMom, RedTri, Mommy Poppins, OK! Magazine, Hollywood Life and various other parenting publications. She can often be seen interviewing celebrity parents and of course at her local playground with her two boys.