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One of the joys around our house is walking by our 6-year-old daughter’s room as she plays to hear her singing. Whether a song she learned at school, church, or from her favorite movie, oftentimes she puts on her own little concert! With the eKids JoJo Siwa MP3 Karaoke machine, her concerts are going to the next level.
This karaoke machine connects via Bluetooth to your devices so that you can stream any content to the machine. It also features an internal memory that can store hours of your favorite music. If you run out of space, no problem! Just add a flash drive to the built-in USB port for even more of your favorite songs!
Of course, no concert is complete with a real working microphone and lights, eKids has you covered with a wired mic and multi-colored LED lights as well. It is lightweight and includes built-in rechargeable batteries so that your child will be ready to hit the road with their favorite songs along for the ride!
Do you ever stand in awe when you think about all the details known about our universe and even the thought of what we don’t know about it? The universe is most definitely something to stand in awe over. Why not add some fun, adult coloring while thinking about all the wonders of the universe. It is known that coloring is a stress reducer. The relaxation of the coloring mixed with having a moment to just focus on the wonders of the world makes for a great de-stressor at the end of your day!
Let’s face it, our kids are far more tech-savvy than any generation before them. I remember being amazed a few years back as my then two-year-old daughter got the tv remote and said: “I can do it!” Sure enough, I watched in disbelief as she began to change channels, control volume, and even turn on and off when asked.
With tech being such a part of life, it is vital that we as parents find ways to use this to help our children both educationally and productively while allowing them to have some fun too! With the included pieces and interaction, it also gets them physically involved as well!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit is a great way to turn an iPad or Amazon Fire into such a great educational tool! Recognized as a winner of numerous prestigious children’s awards and utilized in over 30,000 classrooms, this program is a great way to get your child learning while having a great time.
Each of the 5 included programs has multiple modes and levels for hours of learning fun. From word games to math problems, problem-solving to science, there is something for everyone! One of our favorite programs is the Masterpiece program. Simply take a photo of any object using your tablet and Masterpiece will transform it into a basic line drawing that your child (or mom or dad) can retrace to draw their very own Masterpiece!
Osmo Genius Starter Kit will be a great addition to any home! Watch with joy as your child has hours of fun educational and creative playtime and be prepared to be amazed as their minds expand with the great and age-appropriate knowledge Osmo gives them!
Crayola knocked it out of the park with this new product. The Scribble Scrubbie Safari will literally keep your little one busy for hours. Regardless of how creative your child is, coloring the animals in Scribble Scrubbie Safari is loads of fun. Children can color each animal and then let the animal slide down the slide, into the water to wash the paint off the animal. Then, they can start all over. You will be amazed at how much more creative your child will become when playing with Scribble Scrubbie Safari.
Nitro Circus Never Say Can’t & You Got This
The Nitro Circus “Never Say Can’t” and “You Got This” books are great for easy reading. These books are for second to fourth-grade readers but, of course, any age can read them. They both encourage positive thoughts and let children see that their indifferences don’t mean they can’t do certain things. The guys in Nitro Circus have to overcome many fears and even physical obstacles. Despite the differences of each of the Nitro Circus members, they all believe they CAN.. so they DO!
Do you have an avid book lover on your list? Maybe they love reading at night but their family is not keen on trying to sleep with the lights on? The Beam n Read Lights are a gift that they will not only thank you for but their family with thank you for, as well! The Beam n Read Light hangs like a necklace around your neck providing a hands-free light source. They are easy to switch from bright light to a filtered, dimmer light depending on the task at hand. Batteries last much longer with the Beam n Read than a traditional clamp on book light. Find out more at ASF Lightware Solutions!
Ever been on a long road trip with your little ones with everything going smoothly until the blood-curling scream from the back of the vehicle? As you gathered yourself together mentally and begin to investigate what life-threatening emergency was taking place in your back seat, you realized that your child’s phone or tablet had just gone dead. Yup… that type of drama really does happen! With My Charge Power +Chord extends the battery life and keeps your device running no matter where you go! Grab one before your next road trip, you will be glad you did.
Your little gal will love this! The new craze among kids is the toys that contain a big surprise. The Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise will have them squealing with excitement on Christmas morning. You won’t even need wrapping paper for this fun surprise. Will Belle Flamingocorn, Bowie the Unicorn, or Bobbi the Llamacorn be hiding inside the Rainbocorn. Along with a new stuffed pal, you will find a big sequenced bow, and other treasures hiding inside the Rainbocorn.
Dominos is a classic game that has been a big hit for many years. Kids, young and old, love to play the game of Dominos or even just set them all up in a line to watch them knock each other down. Now, ThinkFun Games has added a new twist to such a classic game! It isn’t just a game, it is a logic puzzle! With 60 challenge cards, players can test their reasoning skills by navigating through pivots, around blockers, and even up and downstairs! Domino Maze is a great way to challenge your critical thinking skills! Find out more about Domino Maze.
Kids love to build. Plus-Plus gives children a mystery 3D pet to create with included instructions or for a little added fun, scan the QR code for instructions. Once they learn to build one pet, watch their imagination soar as they come up with more and more creations all on their own. The pieces lock in place and are even bendable! The creations are endless! What will your child create?
A map of the world by day and a view of all the constellations by night! There is a natural interest children have in looking at a globe. Gazing at the stars is calming and interesting but not all nights will you have a clear view of the stars. With Little Experimenter’s 3-in-1 Globe, children will be able to learn about all the constellations regardless of where they live or what the weather outside may be like. Create a desire for your little explorers to seek out the world around them with Little Experimenter’s 3-in-1 Globe.
There are few universal toys that span age and gender. These dart guns are perfect for any kiddo on your list! My boys have literal tubs of these things that have seen hundreds of hours of playtime. As soon as the little princess of the family could walk she joined in the friendly fire. I love to watch my kid’s imaginations soar as they engage in a friendly game of hiding and seek, making memories that will last a lifetime. Adventure Force is a must on every child’s Christmas list!
Ok. I am totally digging the Pixel Art Kit by Pix Perfect… It is a surprise for my daughter but I KNOW she is going to fall in love. Think of the idea of a Lite Brite but without needing a light. Instead, attach sequence pieces to the design of your choice. Follow instructions to create a design that Pix Perfect has come up with or be unique and create your very own! Little girls are in love with sequence… add a craft and you will have a happy girl!
Calling all Critters lovers! There’s a very special meeting taking place at Town Manor that you just can’t miss! Stella, a Hopscotch Rabbit, and her home, The Elegant Town Manor will bring hours of imaginative play to your home. This will be a super cute addition to your Calico Critters collection
The two-story home comes with high ceilings to match the elegance of the home which also gives a wider area for play. Between a luxurious chandelier, a balcony, a spiral staircase, and fancy furniture that is so fitting to the home, this set is just perfect as an be. Wanting to have your child learn about being proper? This is a great set for some incredible teaching moments during playtime!
Looking for the good in everything… even the little things can be easy to forget. For a dog, they find love in even what we consider to be “little things”. Have you noticed how dogs look at a simple meal with such excitement and anticipation? A pat on the head is heavenly for a dog. Are you as excited about life as your dog is? Take time and read Eat. Sleep. Love. It has 100 heartwarming life lessons from a dog’s perspective. If you let those thoughts soak in and apply them to your life, life will be much grander!
Pillow Pets offer a wide range of different animals and characters, check out this adorable Baby Fox Pillow Pet! This grey and white 18 inches stuffed pillow folds and then fastens to transform from a fluffy pillow to a stuffed animal. The underside of the fox has a calming pattern of trees, hearts, and gold dots. Pillow Pets are great for sleeping, reading, snuggling, and simply having a pal to share the day and night with.
Combining a mix of classic spin art and spiral art into one to add more depth to your spin art. First, create a background design on your paper with the enclosed gears. Next, pick your colors for your spin art design and spin away to create a beautiful design. You can use both spiral art and spin art on the same paper or pick just one form of art. It is all your choice, so get creative!
I am a mom of a six-year-old, I like for her to have a “busy bag” with her when we are going to be in the car or a waiting room for a long time. It keeps her busy and keeps me sane. Ha! Axol & Friends sent new a book bag that is absolutely perfect for a “busy bag”. It is not quite big enough for a school book bag but plenty big for a “busy bag”. I must admit, it is the most durable backpack she has ever had. Plus, the fact that she can decorate it herself with Axol & Friends pins makes it an even nearer “busy bag”. Inside her bag is her buddy, Axol the Axolotl. It’s a pink stuffed animal that definitely brings out the creative side of her!
Blue Orange Games Sherlock Express
Do you have a budding game enthusiast? A couple of my kids LOVE to pull out a game and battle it out any chance they get! This mystery game is going to be a perfect addition to our stash. It’s perfect for my 11-year-old and 16 year old alike!
It’s a game of mystery. Do you enjoy seeking out clues and solving mysteries? Try your hand at being the detective when playing the game Sherlock Express from Blue Orange Games. This game is great for ages 7 and up!
Get up and get dancing with Pets Alive Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama! When you see this dancing llama in action, I promise there will be a good laugh followed by an excessive dance-a-thon. Boppi comes with three songs and dances away to all three. She is super cute and full of energy! Your kiddos are going to love getting their energy out by dancing along with Boppi! What moves do you have?!
Attention all crafters!!! How many of you have a love-hate relationship with glitter? It looks so pretty but… oh… such a mess! Seriously. You need these Crayola glitter dots in your life. I’m not even quite sure how we’ve managed to enjoy our craft time now that we’ve used these babies! These glitter dots are taking craft time for my mini-me and me to a new level. Lots of quality time and giggles as we create crafts and memories. I love that we can make memories and beautiful glittery crafts without the mess!
Check out the Crayola Glitter Dots kits to make keychains and even add texture to the glitter!!
This right here is a true boy’s dream! Smash the huge Dino egg to reveal all the fun awaiting on the inside. Inside, six smaller eggs are ready for smashing. Scratch off the enclosed card to find where the dinosaur’s bones are. They are hiding inside the volcano, inside a bucket of slime, and in other places! Slime, volcanoes, smashing, and dinosaur bones… what more can a boy ask for?!
Dinosaurs are some really amazing creatures to learn about. How much do you know? If you have a child who has an inquisitive mind like mine, you will be asked a million questions about dinosaurs. This is a great book to have on hand when all those questions start to hit. It gives a lot of insight into each kind of dinosaur along with great real-life-looking images.
As a high school teacher, I am finding that girls of ALL ages are falling back in love with the “old school” scrunchies. I brought a few packs of Celestial Silk Mulberry Scrunchies into my 9th grade homeroom today as a special surprise for my girls. You would have thought I was giving out $100 bills. They were super excited… especially after feeling how incredibly soft they are! If you are looking for a gift for your little girl all the way to your teenage daughter, Celestial Silk Scrunchies make for a great, loved, inexpensive gift!
The Popcorn Blanket from Big Mouth, Inc. will be well received by my son. I plan to put a basket together with a few of the movies on this list and some Free Day Popcorn. Do you have someone on your list who loves to pop a bowl of popcorn and then snuggle on the couch for a good movie? The Popcorn Fleece Throw Blanket is a creative, fun, snuggly gift. Perfect for these colder days!
My boys are CRAZY over Nitro Circus. They watch them on YouTube all the time while cringing when they are waiting for them to do an unbelievable stunt. It really is amazing what they do! The Nitro Circus books are a great way to incorporate reading to those who may not enjoy reading as much as others. Since it is something they are interested in, they will read through the book multiple times. They can learn about the people, the stories behind the stunts, and the stunts themselves in Nitro Circus’ book of Legends, Stories, and Epic Stunts.
The latest and greatest scooter from Razor has brought hours of outdoor fun this cold winter season! It comes in a variety of colors that are all super cute. The Pocket Mod is proving to get all three of my kiddos outdoors on a very regular basis. For this reason alone I give it 5 stars!
With good battery life and going up to 15 mph I suspect the Pocket Mod will be seeing lots of action from some teenagers in NC. If you are looking for the perfect gift to get your kids outside – this electric scooter from Razor should be at the top of your list! I guarantee you it will not disappoint. When you give the Mod Pocket you’re really giving much more than a scooter. You’re giving the gift of fresh air, which in turn will give you better mental and physical health!
Laser tag facilities were once the only place where you could get a game of laser tag in. Each game can be costly and you often play with people you don’t even know. Now, with KidzLane Laser Tag Guns, you can bring the game of laser tag right to your own home and play with whoever you want! KidzLane gives you the option to play as many games as you want without having to pay each time! From up to 130 feet away, shoot your opponent’s gun to make sounds and lights go off. Everyone has nine lives… who will be left standing in the end?
At a young age, I encouraged my children to learn about animals. They had a couple of National Geographics binders full of interesting facts about different animals. Now, anytime anyone has a question regarding animals, my boys are walking encyclopedias when it comes to even the rarest of animals. A big thanks to National Geographics. The Little Kids First Big Book of Pets would be a great starter for your little one to start gaining interest and knowledge of the animals around them.
Are you ready to be amazed? Ripley’s Believe It or Not always leaves me wanting more. From a cat with 20+ toes to a man living in a sandcastle for two decades, you won’t be able to put this book down! The photography is amazing and the facts are bizarre and amazing at the same time. This is a great gift for the family! This book will spark lots of interesting conversations around the dinner table!
Headphones can be the most aggravating yet beneficial thing during a workout. Picture earbuds falling out and cords tangling as you jog, then having to stop to untangle so that they don’t pull out of your ear. The i-JAZZ Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are a great, happy medium. The cord won’t tangle and you won’t be scrounging on the floor looking for a lost individual earbud. If someone comes up to talk during your workout, simply pull one earbud out and let it drape across your shoulder, waiting for easy access to being put back in your ear. With the BlueTooth technology, jamming to your favorite tunes or answering a call from a friend is easy. For your tech-loving teen, the i-JAZZ Bluetooth Headphones will bring smiles on Christmas morning!
The taste of Christmas!! eCreamery’s Premium Holiday Collection is everything you could dream of. Christmas flavored ice cream shipped directly to your front door! It is an ice cream lover’s dream. Some may have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads but I know many who would dream of delicious flavors of ice cream instead. Get a box of four pints that include custom-churned ice cream flavors such as White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes (Let it Snow), Chocolate Cake Ice Cream with Fudge Swirls & Brownie Bites (Season’s Greetings), Vanilla Ice Cream with Toffee Crunch (Oh, What Fun), and Sea Salt Caramel Brownie Ice Cream (Merry & Bright). They are great for parties, gifts, or even just a special treat to snuggle up next to the fire and indulge. You sure can’t beat getting ice cream delivered straight to your door. (And if your kids are like mine, they will enjoy some science experiments with the dry ice).
Time to get some good exercise in all while having a blast! Just Dance 2020 is now available on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and UPLAY+. It is rated E for everyone. Get to dancing like nobody is watching! With 40 new songs, stunning universes, and exclusive surprises to discover, Just Dance is back and better than ever! Just Dance has sold over 67 MILLION units, make sure you get in on this fun and an energetic game you can play right in your very own home!
MMMM… Yum! Chocolate… Yes, please! Chocolate Pizza is not truly a pizza with chocolate. I have had several people ask me what it is (after I was bragging about how good it was) so let me explain it to you. The chocolate pizza is basically a sheet of chocolate in the size and shape of a pizza with “toppings” on top. The toppings are sprinkles and chunks of candy that are embedded into the chocolate for decoration (and an extra tasty finish to the “chocolate pizza”. It is perfect for any chocolate lover!
The chocolate peanut butter wings are to die for! You have to just try them. They are chips with peanut butter on them then dipped in chocolate. The Peanut Butter Wings come in a beautiful tin can, already for giving as a gift!
As a Chicago girl, myself, I have a love for the historical sites and familiar locations of the Windy City. The Chicago Treasure Book incorporates real kids from Chicago’s pictures, animated drawings, and real photos of the City of Chicago. The children in the book are on a true adventure through fairy tales and visiting real places throughout the world… But they didn’t forget to stop in to see the Chicago Bears and have fun leaping across the iconic State Street Bridge. See where else the kids explore by ordering your hardcover book of adventure, Chicago Treasure Book.
It is the best of the best when it comes to Ripley’s fun facts! The Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 100 Best Bions is where Ripley’s compiled all Ripley’s interesting facts and showcases the top 100. These stories are unbelievable but they have pictures to prove that it really did happen! Will you believe it, or not?
No need for your little ones to be scared at night. Sir Brave Night Kit is here to help! The kit comes with a stuffed Sir Brave Night, a very special bedtime story inside a hardcover book, and a Magical Knights Projecting Lights with eight different images to project on the walls. Brave Knights offer your child friendship, devotion, love, and guardianship all through the night. The special bedtime story highlights the special bond that develops after Cooper awakes to find Sir William standing on his bed. Your kids will enjoy snuggling with Sir Brave Night while you enjoy a good night’s sleep!
Have a budding engineer on your hands? Get their mind cranking with Creation Crate. Subscription boxes can be purchased on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually basis. Everything you need to complete your project will be included in the box. With the online classroom, learn how to put together your project along with how and why it works. As you complete each box, the level will go up just like in school. The more you do, the more intense of a project you will work on. Start as a beginner and end as a tech wizard! Create projects such as a mood lamp, an audio visualizer, games, and even an FM transmitter! Get creating today!
Do you find yourself telling your kids to turn their volume down because it will hurt their ears? Yeah, me too! This is why I love PuroBasic. Aside from quality-made headphones that are durable enough for even my six-year-old, PuroBasic has my child’s hearing in mind! Clear sound doesn’t have to come with a LOUD sound. Your kids can enjoy the best of both worlds. Quality sound without having to crank the volume up. PuroBasic Headphones limit the decibels to not exceed 85 decibels. Thank you PuroBasic for providing me with such a healthier alternative for my kid’s headphones!
Cracker Barrel is one of my kid’s (and my) favorite places to eat. Sure, the food is excellent (especially their hashbrown casserole, yum!) but the gift shop makes it a favorite for many. We typically don’t leave until we have all made a round or two in the gift shop, typically ending in the candy section picking out candy for the road. The Unicorn Lollipop is one that is well-loved by my daughter. The colorful pop to it along with the tasty flavor makes it a great gift!
Olaf likes warm hugs! Although this Olaf Pillow Pet won’t melt, it will add a sense of love and coziness to your child’s nighttime routine. The beloved Olaf Pillow Pet is available just in time for the release of Frozen 2 in theatres! Can you imagine how tight your child will be hugging Olaf on Christmas morning? Pillow Pets can be used as a snuggly pillow or folded and velcroed shut to transform into a stuffed animal for on the go!
For those that read my blog often, you probably already know by now how much we absolutely LOVE JanieBee Nap Mats. They are a lifesaver for keeping normalcy for my daughter whether she is home or traveling. We just bring her bed with us everywhere. At home, she sleeps on her JanieBee Nap Mat on top of her mattress. Other times, she can bring it along to sleep on the floor at grandma’s.
It is machine washable (just take the pillow insert out) which makes it ideal for even hotel stays. We can completely sanitize it as soon as we get back home. My daughter has had hers now for three years and truly loves her nap mat. We now have a spare for our foster kids that come and go. They are customizable with special monogramming.
Ages three and up can take part in the silly game, Heads Talk Tails Walk, from ThinkFun Games. The goal is to match up hidden body tiles to match the head and the body of different animals. If you don’t have a match, you have to walk and talk like the animals. Can you hop like a frog all while clucking like a chicken? The Heads Talk Tails Walk game makes for some great memories! Find out more about Heads Talk Tails Walk.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob, of course! Join Spongebob, Gary, Patrick, Squidward, and all of their friends in Bikini Bottom. Grab a box of tissue to catch the tears that will run down your face as you laugh at the best 200 episodes of Spongebob Squarepants. What kind of messes will Spongebob fry up at the Krusty Crab? Will Squidward ever accept Spongebob for who he is? Will life in Bikini Bottom ever be free of the chaos that Spongebob and his friends often find themselves the center of? Enjoy the laughter and hilarious taglines when you sit down to watch SpongeBob SquarePants: The Best 200 Episodes Ever – you may even split your pants!
Family Movie Night picks right here! Gather the popcorn, the pillows, and the kids and settle in for a night of fun that only our beloved Addams Family can deliver. This double feature has had my kids rolling. Double feature, double memories! Now, my kids can enjoy the same classic movies that involve the same characters I grew up watching! I have a feeling my little princess is going to be bumping into things trying to be Cousin It for the next while. Family time is the best time!
I am not sure about you but I love looking at maps. I love to travel and know about random places in the world so I can be sure to add the most interesting ones to my bucket list. Did you know there are some countries that do not even have a river that runs through them? Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds is not just a book of maps. It is chalked full of interesting information about culture, history, and even politics in different areas of the world.
Talk about a book full of fun, Taxi Ride with Victor will take your kids on a fun ride through space. Victor is a taxi driver who seems to get lost EVERYWHERE he goes. As he rides through space, he visits places like the dentist (only with aliens as the dentist and patients), the library, and the post office. This comical book will keep your child’s interest and quickly become their favorite book!
Do you ever see something and think… why didn’t I think of that? The MagnaReady Dress Shirts are definitely one of those products! Everyone who has seen my husband and son’s MagnaReady Dress Shirts has said the SAME thing! GENIUS! They look just like regular collared, button-up dress shirts but the buttons are magnetic. This is convenient for anyone but especially helpful for those with compromised fine motor skills due to health problems or old age. The quality of the shirts is fantastic. They run true to size and are loved by children, teens, and grown men!
BookRoo is one of my very favorite subscription boxes. I can get rather overwhelmed trying to pick good books for my children. Bookroo does that job for me! All you have to do is pick the age range (between 0-10 years old) and BookRoo employees will handle picking out the books to best fit. They pick books from other parents’ suggestions on both classic and hidden gem books. The value of the books is always above the actual subscription fee (up to a 54% discount), so it is a deal for sure! The books come pre-wrapped which adds even more fun to receive the Bookroo package. Will you choose one month, three months, six months, or a 12-month subscription?!
These are the neatest craft-making kit! So, here is the scoop on the fun you can have with Aquabeads… create a design by either following a pattern or creating your very own design. Place the beads on the included plate and then spray the beads with water. Aquabeads gel together when wet. The new flip-away tray allows you to create the design, spray it with water, flip to another tray and start creating a new creation right away! If your creation ever breaks, all you have to do is reassemble it and spray it with water to make it good as new!
Are you looking for a great conversation starter? This commemorative book from Ripley’s Believe it or Not is the gift for you! My kids absolutely adore all things Ripleys. So many cool things to see and read about in this gem. Everyone needs at least one of these under your tree!
“When will it be my turn?” How often do you hear that question while your kids swing on the swings at the park? Now imagine if you could have a swing in your backyard that was capable of holding more than one child? The Swurfer is large enough and strong enough to hold several children or even adults and provides a specially patented cool mesh for the hot summer days. The Swurfer is a wonderful addition to any backyard – providing hours of fun!
My kids (even my teen) all love Moosh Moosh products. They are unlike any stuffed animal I have ever felt before. Honest! I knew when they said that had Slipperz, we HAD to try them. My son loves anything that lives in the water… even sharks. His Moosh Moosh Slipperz feels like you are walking on a pile of Moosh-Moosh stuffed animals. Oh, the softness! They even sell adult sizes so while you are ordering for your kiddo, go ahead and throw in a pair for yourself!
Modarri has reinvented the wheels… literally! These cars are extremely stylish and feature an authentic automotive paint process that makes these toy cars shine just like their real counterparts at the local dealership! Modarri also uses real metal frames and heavy-duty plastic to make these cars last for the toughest of races! Modarri affords your child the opportunity to not only play with their new custom car but literally become the driver. This will ensure hours of imagination-filled open-ended play.
Want a healthy snack to throw in your child’s stocking this year in place of candy? No need to have your child miss out on great flavor… Slammers Snacks have a ton of flavor that kids love. My daughter has approved! She isn’t a fan of veggies but she sucked them down and is always asking for more Snack Slammers. Slammers Snacks are organic, include NO artificial flavors or dyes, no peanuts, are gluten-free, and are high on antioxidants and proteins. What a great way to sneak fruits and veggies into your child’s daily diet. It’s a win for moms AND kids!
For those who were Dora fans as a little tyke, Paramount is releasing an all-new Dora. This time Dora is an actual actress, not an animated character. This has made it exciting for those who still love Dora but feel a bit too old to watch the cartoon version.
Dora is all grown up (just like some of her older fans) and headed to the hardest “jungle” of all… HIGH SCHOOL! Dora has always been one for adventure but high school is a little different than her typical adventure. That is until Boots (her pet monkey), her famous best friend, Diego, and a group of teens finds themselves on an adventure to save Dora’s parents. They are also on a mission to try to crack a case, a case that seems impossible. The case of the lost city of gold. Join Dora on yet another adventure… just a little different than her normal.
Life is full of beautiful things to see and do but it isn’t all a bed of roses. Often life is portrayed to children as fairy tale stories. I love how this book shares both sides of life with little readers. It allows them to see the beauty around them, the possibilities of what life has to offer but also warns them of the hard times that will come in life. It is realistic and enlightening to little minds.
What candy can say “Christmas” more than anything? Red and white peppermint sticks! There is something cozy about the Cracker Barrel Country Store. The familiar smell, the country decor, and the nostalgic candies. Our family loves eating at Cracker Barrel and almost always leave with some sort of candy or toy from the country store. My husband’s favorite is Bob’s Peppermint Sticks.
Many think that painting is a talent. It may be but art is a form of personal expression. Sure, you may not be Picasso but that is ok. Your art is YOUR art… it is the way YOU express YOU! Art is a way to relax and drift off from the craziness around you. This book is all about YOU expressing your version of art. Watercolor paint, paintbrush, and even a book full of ideas along with a space to paint on each page are all included. Remember, painting is not just for kids or the super talented… it is for anyone wanting to have an outlet to express themselves and unwind from a busy day.
Kids look so stinkin’ cute playing the KidzLane Fishing Game! The game stretches their hand-eye coordination while also teaching them to take turns. Flip the fish over for a new game involving numbers. They will have their numbers and colors down pat by the time they play this game a few times. I love how the fish are made of high-quality wood. I am a stickler for wood toys, they seem to last so much longer!
Have you noticed all the fun socks everyone is wearing these days? HappyPop Socks has all the fun socks you can imagine. They have everything from socks for the food junky to unicorn socks for your little princess. Crazy over tacos? Have a fascination with cats? Love to read? Or maybe you just like polka dots and fun colored socks? HappyPop Socks will do just that… make you happy and pop from the rest of the crowd! They have it all from boxed sets to individual socks. It is a one-stop sock shop for men, women, and children
A whole yard of bubble gum! Yes, you read that right! Do you think a bubble gum out of a gumball machine makes your kiddo happy? Wait till they see this many gumballs on Christmas morning! You can bet that they will be telling all of their friends about their giant container full of gumballs! Put a bow on top and you are all set. Stop in at any Cracker Barrel and pick up a yard of bubblegum.
Long before the days of cell phones with cameras, the big thing was a Polaroid camera. It was a cool way to have instant memories of life’s special events and actually have a hard copy as well! The Polaroid Pop 2.0 takes the photo of the ’80s and combines it with today’s technology resulting in an instant much higher quality photo.
Using a touch screen, Pop 2.0 allows you to not only take photos but also edit and add text or emojis before printing! In addition, it also can record high-definition videos as well. Have some pics on your device that you would like to print? No problem the Pop 2.0 can connect to your device to print your favorite photos on the 3 x 4 Polaroid format we have loved all these years! Grandma would be proud of the pictures we can take with the Polaroid POP 2.0!
Are you raising a child who loves to explore or maybe you want them to love to live on the adventurous side of life? The Adventures of Earth book is a must on your child’s Christmas list. In Adventures of Earth, your child will explore the many places here on Earth that daring explorers have been. They will find themselves dreaming of a trip into the jungle or hiking the highest mountains. The adventure will begin with the Adventure of Earth book and end with real-life adventures as they get older!
Do you have a Christmas tradition that allows you to celebrate Christmas for the whole month of December without having to spend a bunch of money each day? Here is a new tradition you can begin with your child. The book, How Winston Delivered Christmas is a 24 and a half day advent book. Starting on December 1st, you and your child can read one chapter of the book. It will give your child something to look forward to and spark their excitement for Christmas Day without the focus being on a gift a day like most Advent calendars!
The debate of whether UFOs are real or not is no concern when it comes to this game! It is all about challenging yourself to complete task cards ranging from easy to super hard. The object of the game? Beam up all the cows (magnetic chips) into your very own UFO (a magnet). Navigate your way around the farm and make sure the red bull (chip) is last to be picked up. Watch out for the hay bales, silos, and fences. They tend to get in the way. Strategy is key! Put your brain to work with ThinkFun’s new game, Invasion of the Cow Snatchers!
Do you bake with your little one? Think about how much more fun baking would be if you had a cute matching set of aprons? Bumblebee Linens allows you to not only match your little one but you can also get the aprons monogrammed to add a personal touch to them. Bumblebee Linens caters to women along with both girls and boys with aprons with a more girly or more boyish style to them.
Space exploration has evolved so much over the years. So, what makes these advances happen? Space Exploration – A History of 100 Objects walks you through the 100 objects that have changed space exploration. Expand your appreciation for all the hard-working scientists and engineers who have made an impact on space technology!
Does anyone else love a book with detailed photos? I love how it gives great conversation to our reading time. My daughter is learning to read so All Around Bustletown is a great book to read. She can read a little and then have a bit of a break while we talk about all the details in the pictures. It gives her time to let her imagination run wild!
Stuff, Stuff everywhere is how I have felt lately. Fostering a newborn and having a daughter in 1st grade, a son in 7th, and another son as a junior in high school, makes our life have a lot of “stuff”. Our kids are all at different phases in life which requires a lot of organization. ZizzyBee Bags helps us eliminate some of the chaos in life! Baby’s must-have items like his nail clippers, nasal aspirator, an extra pacifier (why do they always disappear?), and a small bottle of lotion all get thrown in one ZizzyBee Bag and then into the diaper bag. We know exactly where it is at all times. The bags are washable which makes them really convenient to use when my boys use them to haul their pens and pencils for school.
Mini DJ in the house! Looking for the perfect gift for your music lover? You’ve hit the jackpot with this one! This high-quality synthesizer has it all; colorful knobs, synchronized lights, drum machines, and much much more! I have always loved gifts that challenged my kid’s imagination and this BlipBlox does so beautifully! Encourage your child to explore their passion for music with BlipBlox.
Let’s play a game of Capture the Flag, but with a twist. With 25 light-up game pieces and 12 different ways to play! It’s an awesome icebreaker and a game that can help develop teamwork, social skills, and strategies! All the players will be running, chasing, and hiding away from each other. This is even a great way to get schools (inside a gym with the lights turned off), sports teams, youth organizations, and many other people to relax and have fun! Ages 8+ and 4-20 players. Find out more by going to Capture the Flag REDUX.
What kid doesn’t love to make-believe? With Go Fun Face, they can transform into a roaring lion or a silly monkey! These high-quality animal masks are made of foam rubber material. They are soft, very durable, and even easier to wash! Help your child spark their imagination with one of the seventeen Go Fun Face Animals and Mystical Creature Masks! Great for parties, dress-up, and just plain ole playtime!
This is perfect for the little diva in your life! Practical gifts that encourage creativity are definitely a win/win for this mama! We have started doing a craft with the kids at Grandmas on Thanksgiving day – these will be absolutely perfect. Time with cousins, creating, sans electronics – SCORE! Whether you use these as stocking stuffers, for a birthday party, or family craft time – the memories made will last forever.
Planning a Christmas cruise or maybe you are already looking forward to warmer weather, the AquaVault Waterproof Floating Case will allow you to capture all the memories in the rain, under the water, or in a boat. Water will not be a reason to tuck your phone away. Wear your phone safely around your neck to be sure to capture ALL your memories. With the floating internal air bladder design, the AquaVault Waterproof Floating Case will not sink in the water if you accidentally lose your grip. The AquaVault Floating Case doesn’t only provide protection but it gives an option to take crystal clear photos, even underwater. Find out more by going to AquaVault.
Kids will get a kick out of this fun, eye-opener of a book, Big Cat by Emma Lazell. When Gran loses her glasses, she finds a stray cat and brings him home with her. Little does she know that this BIG cat is a TIGER! Kids will find out about the differences in others and how to accept those who are different in this joke-filled book!
Growing up a child can struggle with adding, subtracting, and even money management. This is a talking automatic teller machine that can help with that! They can insert real money through a coin slot and bill feeder and they can even enter in the amount! A combination lock on the bottom allows one to access their savings in a jiffy, and this bank even has a backlit screen and comes with an ATM card for transactions. **Requires three AA batteries. Ages 5 and up.
For your little future mechanic, the Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set will surely keep them busy! Kids love to fix things independently. The Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set gives your child a chance to “fix it” without the concern of breaking something or hurting themselves. They can experience independence with the 58 piece lifelike car parts. Children can learn how to change oil, replace drum brakes, change out a headlight, along with 15 other repair jobs! After a repair is made, the child can then crank up the car to hear the engine running… just like a real mechanic! Find out more about the Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set by going to Hammacher Schlemmer.
It’s your choice! Choose an adorable Unicorn, Kitten, or Dalmatian! These pets are a charming way to build, assemble, and learn about STEM robotics. Once they’re built, just clap your hands and watch them go!
Fenrici Backpacks are durable and top-quality with new lunchboxes that support children with rare diseases! They are comfortable, roomy, and sturdy all while offering school children an ideal backpack for carrying all of their necessities with ease. This season, Fenrici has expanded the line to include toddler backpacks, lunchboxes, pencil cases, and stainless steel thermos containers too!
Enlisting the help of a real rocket scientist, we’ve created a Thermal Capsule for your phone! The heat from the sun can cause your device to overheat and shut down causing permanent damage to your phone and battery. PHOOZY Thermal Capsules will reflect more than 90% of the solar radiation generated by the sun! Don’t let an overheated phone ruin your adventure or picture taking!
Let’s go fishing!! Gather two to four players and go fishing for fish… and boots?! Yes, depending on the card drawn, players are in charge of fishing out a fish, a boot, a frog, and then last but not least, a duck! Who will be the lucky duck?! Using the box as the game board, your children will love this fun game of fishing by Blue Orange Games!
Rainbows, and Kitty’s, and Unicorns – Oh My! This is the only gift a certain little girl I know will care about this Christmas morning! Can it get any better than kittens, rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies? I think not! This is creative play at its best for your little princess. Not only will she be replaying some of her favorite scenes, but she will also be doing it in style! This Rainbow Kitty Mask is a must-have this Christmas… I wonder if it comes in my size?
Fur for her boots – because even the smallest of divas need to look the part! These precious boots will step up the fashionista even more on your favorite little one. You can wear them with jeans and head to the market or pull out a favorite little dress and leggings – these Fold Fur boots are the perfect accessory. The only problem I can see is which pair to order – they’re all so cute. I think I’ll take one in every color! You know what they say – a girl can never have too many shoes!
Got a tech-loving teen who drains the battery at the most inopportune times? Yeah, I’ve got a couple of those myself. Save your sanity and win “Best Mom of the Year” when they open these little gems! I have found the best way to my teen’s hearts is electronics and this external battery is going to earn me a bear hug this year for sure! No more – “Mooooommmm, my phone died. Now, what am I supposed to do? (Insert huge sigh and rolling eyes here.)” Nothing but peaceful rides and rainbow skies (hey – a mom can dream can’t she…?).
The ABC’s of Art by Sabrina Hahn is one for the bookshelf, for sure. Aside from helping your child learn his or her letters of the alphabet, ABC’s of Art digs deeper into your child’s mind, cultivating a love and appreciation for art at a young age. The book showcases famous paintings along with teaching information about the artist themselves. Your child will most likely not be the only one to enjoy, but you yourself will likely find this book to spark your inner creativity and challenge your imagination!
This sweet, delightful, interactive baby doll is perfect for your child. With a soft, cuddly body that kids just love, the Cuddle & Coo Sweet Dreams Baby Doll encourages open-ended play and unlimited nurturing. Your child will be excited about this baby doll’s five touch-activated features. Kiss a Cuddle & Coo Baby and she’ll kiss you right back! Tickle her tummy and she’ll giggle with delight. Squeeze her hand and she will cry… but a pat on the head will make it all ok! With included batteries, an on/off switch, lifelike baby powder scent, open and close eyes, removable clothing, this 15” blonde hair (or brunette depending on which you choose), the blue-eyed baby will be loved from day one! Besides, who can resist such a sweet, adorable face?!
I think I’ve fallen in love… with Cutetitos! These little babies are sure to be all the rage this year. As I was looking through the huge variety of animals they offer, I honestly couldn’t choose a fave. Each one is cuter than the last. I love the sleepy eyes of Cloudito and the loving smile of Houndito. I can already envision Christmas morning discovering which Cutetitos we will unwrap from the darling little burrito blanket. Welldone Cutetitos, well done.
In today’s world, phones have gotten in the way of communicating with those you love. It is easier to stay glued to a phone and miss out on some great conversation with those right in front of you. Bring back the conversation with Personalogy Party Edition and Personalogy Family Edition. The Personalogy Party Edition adds life to a party or all those awkward social situations! Bring them along on a road trip with your bestie for a load of laughs! The Family Fun Edition works as a great relationship builder with your family with 125 memorable questions for your little ones to answer. Personalogy Games make for excellent stocking stuffers and great inexpensive gifts for friends!
Sitting around the dinner table has become a thing of the past. Time to bring it back, better than ever! You won’t want to miss a night with the family around the kitchen table with Family Time Fun Games by Continuum Games! The Original Dinner Games and the Beginner Dinner Games provide entertainment at every meal. Quick, easy games such as Guess the Macaroni, Last Bite, Pass the Pepper, Fruity Feeling, Rainbow Dinner, Magic Spoon are just a few you will find in the Family Time Fun Game Decks!
Do you have little hairstylist budding in your home? Have I got good news for you?!? These little Hairdorables live up to their name – they are absolute adorbs! My daughter LOVES to fix my hair and has started exploring with her own hair as well. These dolls will give her imagination room to expand and her creativity a place to bloom! This is a must for the future beautician in your life!
Essential Oils… Oh, how I love thee! I can not say enough about the healing powers of the things we find naturally around us. I have diffusers in my office, my kitchen, my dining room, bedroom, bathroom… pretty much every room. I have rollers for immediate relief. That is one of the things I love most about essential oils, they are versatile and totally mobile. I never have to leave home without my blend for anxiety or allergies. If you’ve never tried essential oils, what are you waiting on? You can thank me later!
What could be better than The Twelve Days of Christmas? Adding taffy of course! What a great idea to celebrate the season. I think I may just use this yummy taffy to encourage my kids in their daily chores… want your taffy? Clean your room! I can see them speed cleaning now! How do you celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas? Let me know your favorite flavor of this delicious Salt Water Taffy!
Here is a great game of physics for your children ages eight and up (although even children a little younger can probably get in on the action as well). Blue Orange Games’ Tumble Maze reminds me of a mix of the classic game show game of Plinko and Pinball with a twist. With each game, players are given a challenge card that shows how to arrange the board and where to drop the ball. Then, they have to try to find the perfect place to add your additional bonus piece to force the ball into the right ending hole. Can you complete each challenge?
Bedtime for your kids just became something to look forward to! With Wonder Forge’s NEW Snuggle Time Game, kids get to help Mickey Mouse get all his farm animal friends to the barn for bedtime before it gets too late. This preschool game makes a great bedtime game with its soft game board. Unlike a lot of games, Snuggle Time can be played with just ONE player! Add a fun-filled game to your child’s bedtime routine with Snuggle Time Game!
Wonder Park’s lead character, June, is a young girl with an imagination full of extremely creative ideas. She and her mother create an imaginary amusement park, called Wonderland. When life throws a curveball for June, she faces the decision to give up or keep living out the dreams of creating her own amusement park. Follow June and her furry friends on their adventure and learn just how June faces her inner battles! This will be a movie that gets put in the DVD player time and time again, as it has in my own home!
Are you tired of telling your kids they will trip on their own shoelaces if they don’t get them tied? Are you tired of tying your own shoes? Slip-on shoes were a huge time saver in our home as my kids were toddlers. With Hickies straps, you can enjoy lace-up shoes with a slip-on design! Hickies straps can be threaded through any shoes with eyelets. They can easily be adjusted to fit any shoe! Check out all the fun colors available at Hickies!
Bring Christmas magic to your home for years to come with The Magic Christmas Ornament Collection. The book inspires one to believe in the magic of Christmas. Follow along with Victoria, Joseph, and John as they gather around the fireplace to hear their father’s story about this favorite Christmas ornament. The Magic Christmas Ornament Collection provides you with your very own magic ornament to hang on your tree for the Christmas season. What magic will it bring to your home? This set will become a tradition passed on from you to your children and then you will find your children reading the book to their children!
Do you have a kitty lover on your list? If so, National Geographic has got a gift for you! In true National Geographic fashion, the quality is unparalleled. Learn what makes your cat purr and read about some pretty amazing felines while you’re at it. With 20+ activities and pictures galore, this book will bring hours of educational fun!
If you have a dog lover to buy for look no further for the perfect gift! The Doggie Defenders Series from National Geographic is sure to bring lots of fun to Christmas morning. Follow Stella the rescue dog as she helps people in need. As with everything National Geographic does, the quality is superb. Vibrant colors and exciting stories! Get yours ordered today.
In the market for a new puppy for Christmas? Don’t make a decision without checking out this Dog Breed Guide from National Geographic. From poodles to pugs and beagles to Dalmatians, every dog you can think of has detailed information in this book that you NEED to know. What a fun way to choose your next member of the family. Comb through this book as a family after dinner and decide who the new addition will be!
Do you have a crazy cat-loving kid? I do! She’s bonkers for them. She’s going to love exploring the different breeds and all about them with this book. Who knew there were so many different families of cats? If you have a cat lover, this book needs to be under your tree this Christmas!
These cold winter days have me dreaming of fun in the sun and toes in the sand! This oversized beach blanket is going to be the talk of the beach this summer and yes, I plan to use it often! If you have a beach lover on your list go order this blanket! It will not disappoint.
Ciao! Has offered baby portable high chairs for a while now but they have something new for the bigger little kiddos. Perfect for toddlers and younger grade school-aged children, the Hoopman! Portable Basketball Goal will be a slam dunk this Christmas! Weighing just five pounds, this basketball goal folds up just like a camping chair, making it easy to play on the go. Bring it to a park, play a game at the grandparent’s house, or simply take it inside on a rainy day for a fun, indoor game of ball!
My kids love history. They do love to read but sometimes just enjoy a good picture book. The Show Me History Books Series is a comic book-style way of learning about people in history. Want to know a little more about Honest Abe? What about digging deeper into the “Pioneer of the Sky”, Amelia Earhart, herself?! Bring your child back in time as they discover new interesting facts about four different men and women in history. The series currently includes books on Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King Jr., and Alexander Hamilton.
How cute are these pencil sharpeners?! Aside from their cuteness, they actually work AND even come with a lifetime warranty. How many pencil sharpeners come with that long of a warranty?! Amazeko stands behind its creative products to ensure the best quality for its customers. These are available in multiple themes including a couple of different ice cream trucks, a SWAT team truck, and a fire truck!
Are you looking for a new tradition to begin to countdown to Christmas? Who needs a partridge in a pear tree… I’d rather have ice cream! Wouldn’t you? eCreamery will deliver the ice cream straight to your door! In each package, you will find two full sets of 12 individual cups of ice cream. They are the perfect size for an evening snack. There are a total of 24, 3.5-ounce cups in the pack made up of six different flavors. The flavors include Raspberry Sorbet, Chocolate Ice Cream, Cookies, and Cream Ice Cream, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cups & Fudge Swirls, and last but not least, Mint Ice Cream with Cookie Crunch & Fudge Swirls.
I can not say enough about this product! Illustory saved Thanksgiving for us! We had to stay home from visiting family out of state due to illness. My daughter needed a little pick me up. I pulled out the Illustory – Create Your Own Book box and she went to town (at the age of six) writing her very own autobiography!
Kids write their own story, become their own illustrator, and even get to publish their very own hard-covered book… with their own rights to the book! Totally awesome and even better, it is so affordable!!!
Oh, for the love of silly string… and SpongeBob Square Pants! This combination will have kids giggling for SURE! The SpongeBob Giggle Blaster has a real, working periscope. What a great combo with the silly string?! Now, kids can sneak around a corner using the periscope and spray someone without them seeing it coming. With 15 SpongeBob phrases and sounds to top off the fun!
No Stress Chess offers players a way to play two different versions of chess. Players can decide between a standard chess game or a different style of chess. Cards depict what your next move is which helps young learners, learn the game without stress!
Oh goodness you guys, how precious is this? YETI has thought of everything now! Junior can now have a cup just like dad (or the diva can match her queen). The only thing small about these cups is the size. Still the same high quality that YETI never fails to deliver. Keep milk or your ice water cold for hours on end. With a variety of colors, no more “he got my cup – she has mine!” arguments. Everyone has their color – LOVE it!
Do you have a child, teen, or maybe even an adult who has a great love for SpongeBob? I have a great gift idea for you. SpongeBob Stretch Pants wants his owners to stretch SpongeBob’s arms and legs. Fighting over this toy is ok! One kid grabs an arm and a leg and the other can grab his other arm and leg. Pull it as far as you can. The harder they pull, the funnier SpongeBob gets with his 20 unique silly sounds and phrases!
Sleep, I need sleep and good sleep at that! Do you hear your friends or family talking about how rough of a night’s sleep they have had recently? Snuggle-Pedic’s Bamboo Pillows will make all the difference. With their KoolFlow Organic Cover, your head won’t get too hot or too cold through the night. Their shredded memory foam that is tucked inside can be adjusted to just the right thickness. You can take as much out as you need to get just the right comfort. These pillows will not let you down. They do not lose their shape like most pillows we have had in the past. I have had these pillows for over a year now and they feel the same way they did the day we got them! Give a good night’s sleep to a friend this Christmas with Snuggle-Pedic!
It is a puzzle of a puzzle! What fun! This very colorful puzzle throws an assortment of colorful puzzle pieces together to make a “puzzle” masterpiece! How long would it take you to put together a 1000 piece puzzle? Have the family join around to help and make this a new tradition. Our family loves putting puzzles together. It is a great time to bond with each other. Maybe you want a little quiet time for yourself? Make sure you look at Ravensburger’s Puzzle Board!
Moosh Moosh is well-loved in my home. I am excited about their new Moosh Moosh Squared. It is the same loved Moosh Moosh plush but now they are going to be even easier to stack. If you know my daughter, her bed is already covered with Moosh-Moosh Plushes.
Nitro Circus Best of BMX & Best of Scooter
How DO they do it? That is a question so many of the Nitro Circus fans ask themselves on a regular basis. I know my boys are in constant amazement of the tricks that the Nitro Circus team members complete… successfully, at that! These two books will answer a lot of questions about how the BMX and Scooter pros can achieve all their cool tricks. Get the inside scoop to answer some of the “HOW?!” questions you may have.
What a great gift idea for your little analyzer! My eldest has always loved to figure things out and simply loves the game of chess. He would have totally flipped over this Story Time Chess when he was younger! What a great way to teach chess to our littles. Maybe my eldest can finally teach his mom how to play with Story Time Chess. 😉
Give the gift of being active with this super fun. Game from Sea Turtle Sports! This is a great game to break out at a family get-together this season. Watch as the competitive edge comes out in the unlikely as they try to catch the ball. This is a great game to give and get. So… go get yours and get one to give!
Slime. What kid doesn’t love slime?! Combine slime, a surprise, and SpongeBob and we have a winner in the eyes of most children (and teens alike). All you have to do is load the 3-inch figure with Nickelodeon Slime, push the slime and watch it ooze through the figure. You don’t know what figure you will get until you open the package which makes it extra fun for kids. Collect all six figures and be on the lookout for some pretty special Gold SpongeBob Slimeez. This will be the ultimate surprise for the little ones on the list!
Zoku Easy Clean Flip Gulp
What is about cute drinking cups that call our name? We have a cabinet full of water bottles and “special cups” that haven’t lived up to the hype they came with. This super cute Flip Gulp from Zoku can stand tall in my cabinet! Great quality with all of the cuteness we crave. The little lady of the house is going to LOVE pulling this cup out of her stocking this year!
January 1st is coming. And with that infamous day, resolutions will flood our minds. One of mine every year is to drink MORE water and improve my overall health. This Ultralight Cup from Zoku is going to help me hold firm to my commitment. It comes in a variety of colors, so get yourself one and find a partner to work out with and stuff their stocking with a cup and a promise to help each other be the best you can be!
Children are always so eager to spend every dime that sits in their pockets for more than about three seconds. Having a bank to help them save their money is a great way to work on being patient with spending. Look at this bank from Moosh-Moosh!! Children will be begging to be putting every bit of their change inside these fluffy, squishy bank characters.
The original and ultimate Stockpile card game! Created in 1905, this American classic is back to entertain a whole new generation of card game players. If you’re the first player to play all your cards in sequential order, you win!
What kid does not love chocolate milk? Now, with the Best Messless Chocolate Milk Mixing Mug, you and your child can enjoy chocolate milk! Kids are always messy but with this mug, there are no worries. The Best Messless Chocolate Milk Mixing Mug is drop-safe, leak-proof, and dishwasher safe! Just add your choice of chocolate mix, pour the milk, and enjoy! Let the Best Messless Chocolate Milk Mixing Mug do the mixing for you, without the mess!
If you have a Calico Critters enthusiast, this accessory set is a must! We love how detailed each individual piece is. This set is a great addition to the Elegant Town Manor as Stella, the Hopscotch Rabbit’s older sister needs a place to work AND live. In the Design Studio, Stella can work on creating her designer clothing. The entire Calico Critters set is a must for the many cold days ahead of us this holiday season!
Exploring a big city can be a thrilling adventure. Between beautiful structures, history to learn, and stunning views (especially at night), my “to-do list” when visiting has always been bigger than my bank account. I have used City Pass in Chicago before which allows visits to some of the best attractions in The Windy City. My husband and I took a quick trip to New York City earlier this year and have plans to return. We didn’t have time to enjoy the city as much as we would like. I already have our tickets for all the places we are dying to visit together! Great thing is, with City Pass, the tickets are 44% less than if you bought them straight up. Now, THAT is more in line with my bank account! We love using City Pass!!
The Empire State Building has been on my bucket list for years now. My husband, has been anxious to go to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. We had plans to go while we were there in February but had a family emergency that cut our trip short (the day we were to go to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum)! Among the other places, we will be visiting with city pass include the American Museum of Natural History (for my history-buff of a husband), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (which will be more up my alley), and then we both are stoked about the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. We went to eat in the Rockefeller Center in February. I can only imagine the view from the observation deck! Seeing the Statue of Liberty from the boat will be much different than getting to experience walking right next to it!
My kids will be jealous. Maybe we will need to just buy some additional tickets and change it to a family trip! Thank you, City Pass for making traveling easier and more affordable! Give your child the gift of exploring the world around them!
Drawing is made easy with the Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute Book! Do you love expressing your creativity with art? This book guides you through techniques on how to draw different creatures and make them your own drawing! You can change any creature (and create your own ones!) and make it unique to your illustrative ideas! Anyone who likes to draw will love this step-by-step book to unleash the artist in them!
Weighted blankets have become the new craze with adults who are looking for some calming in their life. What about babies who need a little extra sense of security. Does your child wake up through the night and just need a little loving from mom or dad? Now, mom and dad can sleep better at night with Michael the Mellow Monkey from SensaCalm’s Peaceful Pals collection. Michael, the Mellow Monkey’s hands are oversized and weighted, perfect to rest on your baby’s back to provide comfort all night long! Peaceful Pals come in both a three and a five-pound weight. With the waterproof fabric, Peaceful Pals can even comfort a crying, drooling, snotty-nosed baby needing a little hug. Just throw it in the wash and it will be good as new! Check out the other Peaceful Pal friends from SensaCalm!
I’m listening to my kids play one of their favorite games as I type this. If you don’t have a family game night, you are missing out! Some of my favorite memories growing up are from us around the dining room table strategizing to cream our family… 🙂 I can’t wait to add this 30th edition of Scattergories to our weekly lineup. If you don’t have your family game night already set up, give it a try! Challenge yourself for the next 45 days to have at least 4 game nights – I do believe you will love your time together and make forever memories!
Portable North Pole is such an awesome idea for kids!! Just by adding a few simple answers, the Portable North Pole will create a personalized video from Santa to your child. It isn’t like many other videos I have seen before. These videos are very realistic looking and Santa isn’t just an animation. Santa encourages good behavior and creates excitement about Christmas Day. With the Premium version, kids will even receive a call from Santa during one of their videos.
Working hand in hand with the videos, Portable North Pole has many different products for sale. We got the possible Elf which allows us to move the Elf around each day since Santa’s Elves are watching for good behavior. We also received a top-notch Christmas Activity Book full of Christmas games, great for traveling. Don’t forget a fluffy, squishy version of one of Santa’s reindeer.
Oh goodness! I know one little horse-loving enthusiast that’s going to LOVE this game! She eats breathes and sleeps equine anything. This fun game from Wonder Forge is going to bring us many hours of fun “horseplay” (see what I did there?). If you have a horse enthusiast this Giddy Up game is a must-have!
You just can’t beat an old classic! This was one of my favorite games as a child and I love playing it with my kids! Memory is truly one of those games that anyone from 2 to 102 can play! Super fun to pull out at family gatherings and sit at a table. Just watch how folks migrate to it. “Just one more game! I can beat you this time!” Watch as a game brings unlikely pairings together. A matching tournament is ALWAYS fun!
What kid doesn’t like a night light? I know my daughter HAS to have one to sleep. I was stoked when I found out about the Akola Sleepy Lights. My daughter is a huge giraffe fan, making it even more perfect. They have several different designs. The neat thing about it is that I can buy additional themed plates to switch them out from the base. There are different power modes including a sleep mode which has a dimmer light that cuts off after 60 minutes. Another mode is a rainbow mode which allows kids to light up their character (and bedroom) with multicolors. Lastly, the side lamp can be used to aid in bedtime reading with a bit of a brighter nightlight.
We are sticklers for family tradition. Bedtime is one of those where we typically stick to a routine. When I read about the Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek Bedtime, I knew this would make a perfect addition to our nighttime routine. We often have foster children in our care who are extra scared at night time. Snuggle Monster is the opposite. He is scared of the light. Before bedtime, hide Snuggle Monster in your child’s room. Read a book to your child just before going on an adventure of a little game of hiding and seeking to find Snuggle Monster. Now, have your little one climb up in bed and snuggle up with Snuggle Monster. He is a great companion and will help children to learn that bedtime isn’t scary!
Sometimes, women just need a little extra voice of encouragement. Life pulls us in about four different directions all at the same time. It is easy to forget to be in the moment and feel confident. Little Words Project Bracelets is a great way to remind the special woman in your life that she is pretty awesome! Help build someone up today!
There is just something about cranking up the music and letting it all go! With Little Pretender’s Kids Karaoke Machine, kids will have the best time singing away to their favorite songs! Simply connect the machine to your favorite device and let the good times roll! With the adjustable stand, children can become rock stars or they can just grab the mic to move around a little more! This is a MUST HAVE for any child who has a love for singing. As it says in Elf… “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loudly for all to hear”! Spread some Christmas cheer with Little Pretender’s Kids Karaoke Machine!
What a perfect gift for your Paw Patrol lovers! My nephew is in love with Chase and actually dressed as him for Halloween! So cute and just in time for the cooler temperatures that have settled in. Watch your favorite pals tromping around in the snow while it falls outside your window. Sounds absolutely perfect to this mama!
The OwlCrate Book Subscription Box brings the excitement of reading to a whole new level. OwlCrate creates boxes for its customers that include more than just books… it is a book theme box! Inside the box, you will find a book and a mix of bookish goodies that correlate with the book. The author even adds in their own goodies including signed books!
Are you up on the times? kNOW by Ravensburger will put you and your friends to the test to see who is more “in the know”. The game is always up to date. Using Google Assist, players get asked questions like, “How many more days until the world cup” or “What time is it in Moscow”. Google Assist will be the judge to see who got the right answer. Gear up for some friendly competition and be aware that you will most likely wind up with some memorable conversations when playing kNOW!
I just loved pulling on shoes for my kids when they were younger. It made getting out the door SO much simpler. These leather slip-on shoes from ABABA are going to rock your little one’s world. The comfort of hand-stitched shoes has a super grip to keep the littles from slipping and sliding and they move with your foot! So comfy and cute too boot!
Music is such a huge part of my life! Whether running errands, working out, doing chores around the house, or just hanging out, most of the time I have music playing. The Jabra Move Style Edition has taken my personal music to a whole new level! It has an ultra-light headband and features Jabra’s Digital Signal Processing making listening to music enjoyable for hours! Speaking of hours, the battery life is good for up to 14 hours off a single charge and 12 days of standby!
The Jabra Move Style Edition has the ability to be connected through a wired jack or wirelessly with a range of 32 feet! With three great colors to choose from this headset truly looks as good as it sounds!
Whether you want to add to your child’s collection or just have a non-candy toy option to add to their stocking, the Calico Critter Baby Shopping Series Blind Bags add excitement to any situation. Not knowing what baby critter (and accessory) will be hidden inside is a gift in itself! Kids LOVE blind bags. There are nine different baby critters hiding, will they be able to collect all nine?
I love it when companies reuse items that most of us toss and never think about again. Shore Buddies is creating these super cute and cuddly stuffed animals and the only problem you’re going to have is picking which one. My daughter’s best friend LOVES turtles and she is going to LOVE getting Shelly for Christmas and my daughter will LOVE giving it to her. Shore Buddies knows that giving is better than receiving as well. Buy your favorite marine stuffy and help save marine life.
Many laughs are going to come from these NINJAS. Boys and gas just seem to go hand in hand. My two guys are going to love playing pranks on their friends. I may just have to give one of these in my family’s “dirty Santa” game this year… we adults may or may not still get a kick out of this humor too!
My youngest son like many his age loves all things video games. From playing video games to watching videos about his favorite games, I think he could be engulfed in them around the clock if he were allowed. The Gamer’s World Records Book Gamers Edition is a perfect book for him. For 2020 the book is themed around some of the legendary characters of video games. Names like Mario, Pikachu, and Spider-Man. There is even a Fortnite chapter with a “build” yourself into the record books! This is a must-have for the serious gamer in your family!
Oh my goodness! I’ve died and gone to pajama heaven! I remember wearing these as a young tot. So comfy! Big Feet Pajama Co. has taken the Big Feet Pajamas to a new level and I’m loving their designs. I do believe you will too! They have something for everyone in the family! We may just have our Christmas picture made in these for our cards this year!
Escape to yesteryear with Slide Quest! Who will be the valiant warrior? It could be anyone! This is a must for your family game nights! So much fun and even the littles can enjoy playing!
YUMMY! Is there anything better than nice warm popcorn to settle into your favorite movie too? What if I told you that you can have your corn all-natural? It’s true and you have Free Day Popcorn to thank! My kids love love love popcorn. That is my eldest’s go-to snack. I love the fact that I can give him his favorite snack and not add the harsh chemicals that come from the bagged corn. This will make SUPER stocking stuffers for everyone on your list.
Sit back and relax while flipping through Jamie Shelman’s book series, Lessons From My Cat. Why not think like a cat? Her witty, but insightful thoughts on how to live will give you a laugh but also makes you think about life. Sometimes, we take life way too seriously… so… go wild and live like a cat sometimes!
My little unicorn-loving princess is going to fall head over heels for this adorable t-shirt. I can already hear the giggles as we get to design her favorite unicorn, her silliest unicorn, her warrior unicorn… I can only imagine the stories she will tell with this super cute shirt. A shirt that sparks the imagination. Well done Chalk of the Town. Well done.
I must admit… the little lady of the house may not be getting her hands on this tote bag from Chalk of the Town. I absolutely love being able to personalize this bag. I can write my errands on it so I don’t forget – not that I ever forget, ahem. If I do give in and let her “borrow” it, I will write sweet notes to encourage her every time she sees it. This bag will be a great gift for any age group!
I have made it a point that each of my children knows how to prepare at least one meal. I may not be shooting for the stars there, but two of them are teenage boys who would much rather consume than cook. How I wish I had Kidstir when they were smaller! Learning to prepare food that both tastes good and has nutritional value is a life lesson so many kids are lacking now. Make learning to cook simple and fun with Kidstir. Be sure and let me know which recipe you liked the best!
Creation Station here we come! People Toy Co. has done it again. I can’t wait to see my nephew’s chunky little hands exploring with these magnetic-car-shaped blocks. Toys that encourage imaginative play are number one in my opinion and these cars deliver high quality on top of creativity! These blocks are going to be a huge hit for many years to come!
Every fisherman has probably spent some time at some point watching the pros online or tv. One of the things I love about those shows is getting to see what happens under the water during the battle between fish and anglers! I have often thought when bass fishing how cool it would be to be able to see that same kind of action with the fish I am catching. Using the GoFish Camera that dream is now a reality!
The GoFish Camera attaches easily to your line regardless of what type of rig or fishing you are doing. It can be used in either fresh or saltwater and can be used at a depth of up to 500 feet! It features built-in WiFi to easily connect to your phone so that you can enjoy and share the HD video of your underwater battles with all of your fishing buddies! By using this camera it allows you to see what fish are in the area and even identify things such as where the fish beds are too! You can even purchase a floating accessory to turn the camera into a bobber and with it above water, live stream your fishing action! Made with a rugged military exterior, this Camera is a welcomed addition to any anglers tackle box! The more you see the more you catch and the GoFish Camera is the perfect way to find that trophy fish!
Guinness World Book has been a part of our family for years. Our oldest son received his first copy when he was 6. He instantly fell in love with it and ask for the newest edition every year! (He’s now almost 17!) . The books are loaded with content to read, photos to look at and even some interactive displays using your phone or tablet. The 2020 edition is the 66 installment and brings us some really cool new features such as what records were set on your birthday! Plus they take a look at some of the record-breaking robots! Don’t miss this edition!
Adora has delivered yet again this Christmas! My little lady absolutely LOVES her Adora dolls and she is going to have some fun playtime with Rae! Sunshine friends have three different variations which include blonde, brunette, and black hair. The best part, her bathing suit changes colors when it gets in the sun! How fun is that?! My princess loves going to the beach and Rae is going to help her pretend she’s there this winter!
Rainbow Kitty is in the house and her action power paws are going to help my little diva go on amazing adventures! Defeating her brothers is her current favorite adventure. These paws have already brought hours of fun and creativity! This is a must for your Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty lover!
Does it get any better than this? Minnie AND her unicorn? My Minnie-loving little lady has not let this one out of her sight since she unboxed it! Penelope and Minnie are in for some super exciting days ahead. I hope you’re ready to “Giddy Up Penelope” because I know one little girl that is!
Boy, oh boy! This brings back some great childhood memories! Pound Puppies are BACK for your children to enjoy, the same way you did when you were little!! They look and feel just like the ones you played with as a child. Adopt a pound puppy today and give your child lasting memories!
These dart blasters never go out of style! I played with them when I was younger and I can’t even count how many we have amassed in our home for my kids! My boys love these blasters. They can have a showdown outside on nice days and we’ve had our fair share indoors on rainy winter days. The Adventure Force Max Morpher is going to lots of “game time” in this house!
Getting a new puppy for Christmas? Dogs can make some of the greatest travel buddies but sometimes keeping them safely in the backseat while driving or when stopped can be a challenge. The EzyDog Click Adjustable Car Restraint is a great solution to keep your dog in place on your next trip. Just click it and go. It is fully adjustable from 17.5 to 26 inches! It will keep them safe while giving just a little freedom in the backseat, something your dog will love.
My kids have a fantastic science teacher at their school. The kind of teacher who makes learning fun! I can’t wait for the little diva to witness how awesome science can be. She’s getting some practice in early with this science kit from Yellow Scope and her wheels are already starting to turn! Thank you Yellow Scope for a superb science kit that helps my little lady love learning!
Creativity at its finest! My little lady still loves to play and create. This Mad Mattr from Relevant Play is going to be one of her favorites! I love the fact that it is gluten-free. We are gluten sensitive so I love products that keep families like ours in mind. Dream it and then build it – that’s her motto!
This will be a great game for birthday parties, Christmas get-togethers, and family game night! With over 15 different games you can play, the fun will last for hours. This will be great to get my teens off of their electronics on dreary winter days!
Like most families today, we are always on the go. Whether kid’s sports games, trips to the grandparents (5 hours away), camping, or our recent family vacation on a cruise (yes I wish I was still there) we are just busy. We love taking photos and videos with our phones and our kids always have their devices handy to play a game, watch a movie, or chat with friends.
The Zendure A8QC External Battery has been a game-changer for our family! When we start packing one of the first things we make sure we have is this battery! This battery can charge not one but 4 devices at one time! With a family of five, it takes away the arguments of who gets to charge next!
What I love most is how much power and how quick this battery is. It can charge a smartphone from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes. It can also charge them multiple times. For example, on a full charge, the Zendure A8QC External Battery can charge an iPhone 8 10.5 times!
Living where we do, we can get ice in the winter and occasionally hurricanes in the summer. In addition to being a must-have when we travel, this battery is part of our emergency plan for those times we lose power. We have been a couple of days without power and thanks to the Zendure A8QC External Battery have been able to stay connected with our phones to let our family know we were ok.
So whether you are on the go or preparing for those times when electricity is just out of reach, the Zendure A8QC External Battery is the perfect solution to keep your family charged and ready for all your adventures!
This summer our family was privileged to go to a family camp with our church family. People of all ages from toddlers to senior citizens were there. There were lots of activities going on throughout the week, but undoubtedly one of the things we did the most was to put jigsaw puzzles together. Especially in the evenings, you would find a team of different folks of all ages coming and going all working together to complete our puzzle. As a matter of fact, we did 3 in a week!
Ravensburger has incorporated a high-quality puzzle with something most kids (and parents) can relate to, Toy Story 4! With each piece of this 100 piece puzzle having its own unique shape, it combines characters kids can relate to with a level of challenge that will encourage your child’s concentration and creativity. Created for kids 6 and up, this is a great way to spend time with your child while having great conversations and making memories!
Any coffee mug to me is a great thing because that means ONE thing… it’s time for coffee! This Star Wars mug has me even more excited than just the idea of coffee. It is a COLOR changing mug! How absolutely awesome is THAT? Have a Star Wars fan on your list? They are going to love it. Find out if your coffee needs reheating based on what color the cup is. That is pretty awesome if you ask me!
It is true that dogs really are man’s best friends but sometimes training them at first can sometimes be a daunting task. Walking with your four-legged buddy can be a real joy but when an over-exuberant puppy takes off after its latest distraction while on a leash can become quite uncomfortable for both the dog and its owner!
The EzyDog Zero Shock leash is the perfect solution! Made with EzyDog’s patented Zero Shock technology it drastically reduced the strain and discomfort for both the dog and its owner. The leash also features reflective stitching for those nighttime walks and on the 48 and 72-inch models, an extra handle for traffic control is available! This leash is available in 8 different colors making it easier than ever to express your pet’s personality and keep them safe and comfortable too!
Do you have a child who constantly asks questions just beyond your area of expertise? I do and he is going to LOVE this book. He’s always been interested in what makes things go. I’ve lost quite a few dollars by him taking my household items apart to see what’s happening inside. He can get quite frustrated when I can’t give him the answer he’s looking for. Thanks to “Ask a Science Teacher”, no more, “I’m not sure honey” answers for him. He can skip asking his “not in the know” mom and go to “Ask a Science Teacher” to ring the answers.
Do you have that “one” on your list who seems to be cold… All. The. Time??
I have a few of those on my list! FeeJays is sure to warm their hearts (and warm their hands and feet, too). It’s more than a hoodie and pants. Fee Jays are cozy hoodies with built-in mittens. No worries about snow getting to your fingers with FeeJays! There is no need for socks because FeeJays has you covered with comfy ultra plush sherpa-lined footies! FeeJays has clothing to keep both adults AND kids warm this winter.
Looking for a gift for your boss, your child’s teacher, or that hard to buy for a family member? Free Day Popcorn has you covered with an array of fresh popcorn kernels of different types that won’t even need wrapping. Free Day Popcorn offers popcorn in rustic burlap bags or mason jars decorated with a piece of burlap and a ribbon. All popcorn is grown on a family farm near the Kansas/Nebraska border and then shipped fresh from the farm!
Are you looking for a more hands-on, educational gift for a child? Green Kid Crafts is one to take note of, for sure. These are not your typical craft kits. These kits spark creativity and imagination that will instill a love for science and experimenting! I may just be winning aunt of the year with this gift this year – with the kids AND the parents! Green Kid Crafts shows kids that learning IS fun. I think that is what you call a win-win!
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