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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!
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.
I’m in love with this toy. Cracker Barrel has the best toys, don’t they? I am a stickler for wooden toys. It combines a bit of nostalgia with such simplicity. Your little one will love playing with this big truck and the four chunky cars. It’s more than just rolling vehicles around, it is also a magnetic loader. They can pick up the smaller cars and load them onto the bigger truck. This will keep your little one occupied while helping them practice their motor skills. It’s a win-win for mom and child!
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 parent’s 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?!
My daughter’s teacher asked for all of my daughter’s supplies to be labeled with her name.. including each pencil. Wait, what?! More teachers are requiring this to help children keep from taking one another’s belongings. It has worked. My daughter has yet to have to bring more pencils to school because she still has all the ones she started with. Labeling them was a pain… until I started using Stuck On You. Every item inside the School Kit has your child’s name on them. No worries of little Susie stealing a pair of scissors or Johnny taking hold of my daughter’s pencils. Cute, colorful, and secure! Check out all the products that come in this kit!
Little girls love bubble baths just like grown girls do. The problem is, so many bubble baths are full of chemicals that are dangerous to our little ones. Tubbubble has four different kinds of bubble bath products that provide more than just bubbles. Made from essential oils (no fragrances or dyes), Tubbubble products moisturize the skin. That’s not all! No need for soap because Tubbubble ingredients clean the skin as well! So, it’s a soap, lotion, and bubbles all in one!
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!
There is SO much to look at and talk about in The Big Wimmelbooks! These books are great ones to have around for the times when you want to spark some great conversations with your children. Let your child’s imagination soar. Have them create a storyline. You can also use the Wimmelbooks to talk about safety, hard life lessons, and the many jobs out there. Choose between, A Day at the Zoo, Cars That Go, On the Farm, Firetrucks, and several others.
You little gal will love this! The new craze among kids are 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.
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 CityPASS 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 CityPASS, 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 CityPASS!!
The Empire State Building has been on my bucket list for years now. My husband, he 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, CityPASS for making traveling easier and more affordable! Give your child the gift of exploring the world around them!
Do you buy an ornament every year to commemorate the year? Precious Moments has many adorable ornaments but my favorite has to be the I Llove You Lots llama ornament. My mom, every year, buys each of the grandkids a special ornament. She tries to buy an ornament that coincides with something new they learned to do that year or a “favorite” from the year. This year, my son will be getting the “I Llove You Lots” ornament. All year, my son has been crazy over llamas after a visit to a drive-thru zoo. He got up close and personal with a llama and has decided they are his favorite animal. When he is older, and his “favorites” may have changed, he will have this ornament to remind him of the year of loving llamas along with his special trip to the drive-thru zoo!
I as 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!
Times have changed since I was in kindergarten. It used to be that we went to school with very basic education and the teachers would teach us our letters, numbers, and how to read. Now, most schools expect children to already know their letters and numbers (some before preschool even!). Offering educational books to your children starting all the way at birth will help get them used to recognizing the letters of the alphabet. A is for Apricat and ABC What Can He Be are great Starter books to get your child on the right track!
Kids love to use their imagination when they are given the opportunity. Building with blocks has ben around for many generations and will likely continue for many generations to follow. It is just what kids do! A block set full of shapes plus made of a durable (but soft foam) is a winner for me. I have had enough kids in my hoe mover the years to know that blocks get thrown. These foam blocks prevent accidents and damage from occurring. They all come in a reusable clear tote so the blocks can even go to grandma’s house!
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.
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 on each kind of dinosaur along with great real-life looking images.
Children love to get a hold of mom and dad’s tablet or phone to play games or watch videos. Why not turn that curiosity into a time of true learning? Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit has everything you need to begin teaching your child through a very interactive “game system” to use with your tablet or phone.
Learn numbers, letters, and even how to draw without feeling like they are learning! Osmo is an interactive system since kids learn so much better when it involves hands-on play.
So how does Osmo work? Simply slide the projector on the camera of the tablet, open the app and begin playing! It projects anything placed in front of the tablet and brings it to life on the screen. Your child can even draw a picture and Osmo will convert it into a fully animated image on the screen. As a parent, it blew me away to see the technology Osmo delivers!
The Little Genius Starter Kit is great for ages 3-5. They will learn numbers, letters, create designs with tangrams, draw masterpieces, and even learn physics! Yes, physics in simple age appropriate games. You have to check out Osmo!!
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 play time!
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 doesn’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!
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 a 130 feet away, shoot your opponents gun to make sounds and lights go off. Everyone has nine lives… who will be left standing in the end?
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 with how much more creative your child will become when playing with Scribble Scrubbie Safari.
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!
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!
I can not begin to count the number of hours between my boys that they have spent on the Xbox. More than the games themselves, my boy’s favorite thing about their Xbox is that they have a way to get a group of their buddies from church or school together in a “group chat”… aka when they are playing a game. A new gamers headset was on my son’s Christmas list. The PuroSound PuroGamer is my top pick because it also protects my boy’s hearing by not allowing the sound to go above 85 dB but still allows them to hear their friends clearly. Also, I love that the microphone is built to pick up just the one wearing its voice. I hate feeling like all their friends can hear every conversation in our home. The PuroSound PuroGamer gives us privacy without having to make our kids get off the Xbox if my husband or I need to have a private conversation with someone else in the home.
Cuddle up with some hot chocolate and your favorite little one this Christmas. Follow Frog on his exciting journey to keep the letter to his story in order! Enjoy quality time that only books can bring. The innocence of story time has always been one of my favorites. Give the gift that will continue to give long after the holiday is gone!
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!
“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!
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!!
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.
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 farther 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!
Who doesn’t love a good surprise? In Twin Trouble, Max and Ruby are certainly in for a BIG one! Their mommy has a baby in her tummy! Soon their family will be growing. Not to worry though, Ruby knows all there is to know about babies and soon fills Max in on how to bathe them, what they eat, and even where they come from! The family won’t be getting a lot of sleep soon, but thanks to Ruby, Max will be ready to help, even if there is an EXTRA surprise!
There are many important figures in years gone by. Some they will learn about in history class, others they may not. Little People, Big Dreams are perfect for kids between the ages of newborn up to age six or so. They take real life people who had typical lives but wound up doing something big with their lives. Stories are told in kid friendly ways so kids can appreciate history and see how even their little life can do big things!
Bath toys are always so fun but add education into the mix and both mom and child will be happy! I also must mention that the TeachMy Toddler Bath Time Set has an incredible price point. It comes with all 26 foam letter blocks along with a target holder for each. Children can use the included squirters to knock down the foam letter targets. Also included is a bath book that goes right along with the theme of the set. Learning will be fun and easy to clean! All the items fit neatly inside the carrying case. All of this for just $9.99.
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!
I jumped at the opportunity to test out these toothbrushes. They are far from ordinary toothbrushes. Picture this: everyone is rushed in the morning and just as you are about to walk out the door, you stop in the bathroom for one last quick check in the mirror to be sure your hair and makeup look ok. While in there, as always, you find toothpaste chunks in the sink and a half squeezed on the counter tube of toothpaste. Yuck!
Now imagine walking in and just seeing a toothbrush. No toothpaste in the sink or on the counter. You must have a Kangaroo Toothbrush! A three months supply of toothpaste is kept inside the toothbrush, dispensed a little at a time. The cherry on top is that they also have a light to help your kids know how long they need to brush their teeth. Sound like a great stocking stuffer idea?!
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 create 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!
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! Kid’s LOVE blind bags. There are nine different baby critters hiding, will they be able to collect all nine?
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!
Are you looking for an out of this world kind of gift for someone this year? Here it is! These adorable plush toy will bring imagination to life! Want someone to sing with? Rizmo can do that! Just need a hug? Rizmo is great at giving hugs!
Rizmo has taken a “stuffie” (what my daughter refers to her stuffed animals as) to a whole new level. Watch as your child builds a bond with their Rizmo this Christmas!!
Trying to figure out what to get your budding musician? Look no farther! The Keiki Ukuleles are perfect for anyone with an interest in music! My kids have been begging to learn several different instruments – and this will be one of them! Great quality and super sound will serenade your snowy wi tee evenings with these Ukelels from Keiki!
A whole yard of bubble gum! Yes, you read that right! You think a bubble gum out of a gumball machine makes your kiddo happy? Wait til they see this many gum balls 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.
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?
Cuteness Overload with this one! My daughter was testing out this train costume by Suitables. After putting it together, she had to climb aboard the train and check it out. My nephew is going to love this train costume for every day imaginary play (if my daughter will let me give it to him)! Everyone will know he’s coming when he hits the button on the top of the train and real sounds come out of the speaker box. Who said costumes need to be just for Halloween?! I have a feeling this little Suitable is going to be dearly loved for a very long time!
A map of the world by day and a view of all the constellations by night! There is a natural interest children have with 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.
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 to 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 of 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 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!
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!
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 with using the periscope and spray someone without them seeing it coming. With 15 SpongeBob phrases and sounds to top off the fun!
A themed watch full of character adds personality to your outfit! Whimsical Watches don’t just allow you to be on time but they are also great icebreakers! Whether you have a special love for cats or whether you play tennis, Whimsical Gifts has a watch for you. When others take notice of what is on your watch (which they will), begin to carry on a conversation about what is dear to your heart! These watches are especially great for tweens who are looking to begin wearing a watch. The high-quality watches make them feel grown while the themes make them remember who they are and what they love!
Have you ever noticed how much children love to build and put pieces of puzzles together? It seems like that is a common bond among children. Brickmates gives the best of both worlds. They have puzzles with a bit of a unique property… they are buildable. Once children figure out what puzzle piece fits the shape, they can then snap it in place with the Brickmates puzzle clix. Once they get a bit older, they can then use the Brickmates Activity Set to stack the Lego style pieces by numbers to create a specific design. Kids will be developing their problem solving and motor skills with Brickmates.
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 LOUD sound. Your kids can enjoy the best of both worlds. Quality sound without having to crank the volume up. PuroBasic Headphones limits the decibels to not exceed 85 decibels. Thank you PuroBasic for providing me with such a healthier alternative for my kid’s headphones!
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!
Moosh-Moosh Skwishys are perfect for all ages. Even the littlest of hands can get a squeeze in on this plushie. These are smaller and firmer than the regular Moosh-Moosh Plushies.
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 a Pinball with a twist. With each game, players are given a challenge card which 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?
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!
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 our 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 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 grab 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!
Family Movie Night pick 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 Itt for the next while. Family time is the best time!
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!
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.
There are few things more precious than storytime with the littles. I just loved the cuddles from my kids as we would snuggle up to a good bedtime story. Happy Holidays, Pirates will make story time an exciting time for you and your little one. Grab a blankie and get cuddling as you go on a new Christmas adventure. What aaaarghhh you waiting for? Get yours today!
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.
I have always loved giving non-traditional gifts for Christmas. Gifts that cause us to think, or do. This Merry Mazes book will do just that. Get those creative juices flowing as you try to think your way out of the trap! This is a perfect gift for any kid on your list. A gift that will keep giving long after the wrapping paper has been cleaned up and the decorations are put away!
What could possibly be any better than a stuffie that doubles as a flashlight? Our littles will have someone to whisper secrets to and they can put the spotlight on the “monster in the closet” when they’re scared! My little lady is a HUGE fan of stuffies and this one has absolutely stolen her heart. The only problem is deciding which one is cuter! Get the Moosh-Moosh Flashlight for all of your squishy lovers!
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!
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.
Hoyle Sharks are Wild, Super Me, and Waterproof Cards
Card games are a load of fun for both kids and adults but, BOY is Hoyle sneaky with their card games! They are good at sneaking in cognitive development skills without the children even taking notes. Whether playing Super Me, Sharks are Wild or one of the other Hoyle Card Games, they will increase their skills all in the name of fun! Hoyle Waterproof cards are great for sticky, dirty little fingers but also great for adults who want to play cards around the pool! Maybe Santa will be sliding a game or two in your little one’s stocking!
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!
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.
Adora has delivered yet again this Christmas! My little lady absolutely LOVES her Adora dolls and she is going to have some fun play time with Rae! Sunshine friends have three different variations which include a 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!
Talk about a book full of fun, Taxi Ride with Victor will take your kids on a funny 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!
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!
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 fun! Ages 8+ and 4-20 players. Find out more by going to Capture the Flag REDUX.
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 are Bob’s Peppermint Sticks. If you haven’t tried them, you can pop into your local Cracker Barrel or you can purchase them online HERE.
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 a 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 a family craft time – the memories made will last forever.
A best friend, a promoter of good behavior, and a lucky charm all combined into one huggable leprechaun by the name of Buddy McSpuddy. Similar to Elf on the Shelf, Buddy McSpuddy promotes children to achieve good behavior. When introducing your child to Buddy McSpuddy, your child will write down reasonable wishes in a list form. Anytime your child is “caught being good”, Buddy McSpuddy leaves behind a gold coin. Once your child has collected seven coins, they will receive a “wish”. This helps children understand that good behavior creates rewards. Buddy McSpuddy leaves children behaving and parents happy!
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!
Do you have a craft-loving decorator in your home? If you just answered yes: Stop Scrolling! Seriously. My little princess LOVES drawing me pictures. Lots of pictures. I love her pictures, honest I do, but my refrigerator door is only so big. Imagine her delight when she gets to create the Christmas ornaments for us to decorate our tree with, year after year. Not only will it light her little face-up, but I’ll have those ornaments and the memories of her chubby little hands creating them to cherish.
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!
Do you have a budding inventor in your family? I have one who has created and invented since he could walk. I love to see the wheels turning as children create their masterpieces. E-Blox makes it so easy for kids to get lost in a world of their making. Hands-on play is the best in my opinion and Blox makes it so much more fun! If you can dream it – you can build it with E-Blox!
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…
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. Adventure will begin with the Adventure of Earth book and end with real life adventures as they get older!
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!
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.
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…?).
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), blue-eyed baby will be loved from day one! Besides, who can resist such a sweet, adorable face?!
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!
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.
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!
Pillow Pets offer a wide range of different animals and characters, check out this adorable Baby Fox Pillow Pet! This grey and white 18 inch 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.
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 the 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 future beauticians in your life!
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 in 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!
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!
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!
Have you ever heard or seen BuddyPhones? If so, do you already have a pair for your child? Ok. If you don’t… now is the time! BuddyPhones Play Headphones are durable for even the rough kids, they fold easily for compact storing, and they provide 14 hours of battery life. Ahh, what a relief! We have gone through so many headphones in the course of almost 17 years of parenting. I am glad to have finally found headphones that will last!
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 thread 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!
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!
Even the littlest hands can jump in on the Rubik’s fun! Children can begin on the Rubik’s Junior Puppy from Winning Moves Games when they are just a preschooler and graduate to the regular 3×3 Rubik’s cube once they have the hang of the three-level play. The Rubik’s Junior Puppy is colorful, cute, and gets the juices pumping in those little brains! Great for stocking stuffers!
Let your child’s imagination will soar with the Magformers Amazing Construction set! Endless hours of fun and creativity for your little one. Use the 50-piece magnetic play set to build your own structures or use the enclosed instruction guide to spark your ideas! What will your child build? Explore and have fun! Appropriate for ages 3 and up.
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!
Zak Toy Story Divider Plate, Thermos, and Mealtime Set
Toy Story fans!!! Get your kids excited about meal time with the Toy Story themed dinnerware set, divided plates, and stainless steel bottle. They will be sure to clear their plates to see Buzz, Woody, and friends! How about having a child sized bowl of popcorn while watching Toy Story? You KNOW your little one will love these products!
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 got mine!” arguments. Everyone has their color – LOVE it!
Imaginative play has always been a big deal to me. In our electronic obsessed world, it seems that kids are losing that special creative time in their life. BizyBeez is sure to keep your child occupied for hours on end. Dragons, Castles, 5 eyed monsters… the sky is truly the limit with these easy to handle magnetic stacking toys. Give your child the gift of imagination this Christmas with BizyBeez! I promise you will be so glad you did!
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 grandmas.
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.
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!
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?!
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!
Traditional Bingo is fun, especially if you win. Little kids can get rather bored with a plain game of Bingo. With Bouncing Bingo from Winning Moves Games, there is no such thing as boring! Bounce the ball into the Bingo platform that is full of animal pictures to find out where the next chip will go. If the ball lands on the pig, find the pig on your card and place a chip. Get a Bingo and you win the game!
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!
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 their creative products to ensure the best quality for their 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!!!
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!
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 a rock star 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!
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!
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!
Do you have a Snow Princess on your Christmas list this year? I have one in my home that will be absolutely giddy when she sees this beautiful Snow Queen! Superior hand-painted quality at this price point is hard to find! I can already imagine the hours of fun this Queen will bring my princess!
My mother in law absolutely LOVES the Nutcracker. So much so that she has life-size nutcrackers flanking her front door every Christmas. She also collects dolls. Guess what she’s getting for Christmas… eeek. I’m so excited to see her eyes when she sees the beautiful detailing on this doll. I just hope I can wait until the 25th to give it to her! Both dolls are sold individually.
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!
Sit back and relax while flipping through Jamie Shelman’s book series, Lessons From My Cat. Why not think like a cat? Her whitty, 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!
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!
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 keep your device running no matter where you go! Grab one before your next road trip, you will be glad you did.
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!
Especially if you have been to any of Ripley’s Aquariums, you will really appreciate these books. Join Norman and Gabby (the Ripley’s Aquarium mascots) in colorful illustrations of some very funny kid-friendly situations. These would also be awesome books to give if you are planning to give Ripley’s Aquarium tickets to your kids for Christmas! Slide the tickets in the front cover and you have a gift that will be loved on Christmas and great memories to come during your visit to meet Norman & Gabby!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Opposites and Funny Feelings
Kids have many emotions. Don’t we all? The problem with kid’s emotions is that they often don’t understand why they have all these big new feelings. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Funny Feelings Books bring to light all of those feelings so kids see that they are normal. It is a great way to start talking to your children at a young age about being happy, sad, scared, and many more “big” feelings.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odd Opposites has some hilarious drawings to show children opposites. With two very extreme opposites such as clean and dirty, the book gives a very clear picture of how they can be so different!
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.
Fancy Nancy lovers – here’s a fantastically fun gift! It’s like paper dolls but BETTER! Find Your Fancy is a great way to help your toddler learn to match their clothes. I’m all for allowing kids to express their own style but sometimes we need to put our best foot forward and matching always helps. 😉 super easy and quick to learn and FUN to play! Get yours today! I may wrap this one for a teenage guy in my house. How many times do I have to say, “just because they’re both blue does NOT mean they match!” Love that boy to pieces but fashion is not his forte.
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 on 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!
Finding just the right blanket for your baby is an important task. Most of the time, their first blanket is one that is kept for many years to come. The Stuff4Tots Inspirational Baby Blanket is one for keeping, for sure. With quilted patches, this beautiful 45×40 quilt also has Bible verses stitched on several of the patches. What a great gift for the newest baby in the family this Christmas.
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 hide and seek 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!
Ok, the Color &Shine Emoji Notes is so fun, I want one for myself! Inside the box, you will find a clear plate, a light-up stand, a remote control, and markers! Oh, we can’t forget the emojis!! Get creative with drawing some fun stuff on the clear plate or even write reminders (almost like a dry erase board but more fun!). Simply light it up the way you choose (soft light, bright light, or multicolored lights
I just loved pull 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 have a super grip to keep the littles from slipping and sliding and they move with your foot! So comfy and cute too boot!
Zephyr is truly going to get your creative juices flowing. The possibilities are endless! Want to play with a loose, sandy type of product? You can do that. Want to create a sculpture? Go ahead! Interested in watching it float in water? That is quite all right! How about saving your creation to paint and put on display? You can do that, too! Just stick it in the oven and watch it harden! Get creative with Zephyr Kinetic Sand!
This right here is a true boys dream! Smash the huge Dino egg to reveal all the fun awaiting on the inside. Inside, six more smaller eggs are ready for smashing. Scratch off the enclosed card to find where the dinosaurs bones are. They are hiding inside the volcano, inside a bucket of slime, and other places! Slime, volcanoes, smashing, and dinosaur bones… what more can a boy ask for?!
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!
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 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!
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.
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! Joke’s on her! Take $25 off your order of $150+ and get free shipping! Code FREE25.
There is something about construction vehicles that make most little boys stop and take notice! With the Cat Tough Machines, not only do they look like the real thing, they sound like it too! Just touch the start ignition on the Cat Tough Machine and the rumbling action begins! Not only that, but there are also other buttons which make lifelike flashing lights, back up beeper, hydraulic and engine revving sounds! These toys will surely bring playtime to life for your little one!
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.
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 know my years of playing baby dolls with my little diva are going to come to an abrupt end all too quickly! These new Journey Girls dolls are helping us enjoy some bonding time while styling her outfits and clothes. These dolls are excellent quality and have beautiful detail. Any little princess will be jumping up and down to open this Journey Girl Doll up on Christmas morning!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Calling all craft-loving kiddos! With over 30 colors the creative juices are going to be flowing at this house! I love seeing what my kids create when left on their own for a bit. Unicorns with two heads, Rainbows with smiley faces, mom with four hands… the list is endless and so are the possibilities with this modeling clay from Smitco. If you have a crafter, let me know what your most memorable gift has been!
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!