Holiday Gift Guide: The Next Edition!

It’s really starting to look like the holidays are here! I love this time of the year!

Here are some more great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!

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With ZIPIT Interactive Coloring& Activity Books your creation awakens. Our inspiring themes, coloring pages and Magic Stickers take the ordinary coloring book and makes it extraordinary. Inside this coloring book you will find pages of animated stickers that come alive when you view them with the ZIPIT Creativity App. Go ahead and apply each sticker on top of its own picture. To help you get started several pages have stickers on them already. Once you download the free App, the excitement is just beginning! By looking at the book’s pages through the App, you can see the stickers move and your creation come to life! Hold the app over your colored pages or snap an image of anything you like and unleash your creativity. Comes in blue and pink.

Younger children will love this! I love the creativity!

Age range: 5 years+

MSRP: $4.99

Available online here. 

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An interesting gift is teaching a child how to use chopsticks easily with Marcus & Marcus’ Kid’s Chopsticks. These animal-themed chopsticks will help keep your chopsticks in line. The animal hinges are made of soft, food-grade and brightly colored silicone to add an element of fun to the dinner table.  Marcus & Marcus kid’s chopsticks are made of BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials. These are really cute and so easy to use!

Age range: 6 months+

MSRP: $9.99

Available online here.   

Games are usually a hit with kids of all ages! Here are some of our favorites from our friends at Blue Orange Games!

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Less is more in this subtle card game. Group the cards in your hand by number and color to try canceling out their point values. Multiples of cards are scored as zero, so each number is only counted once. Trade cards while keeping a watchful eye on your opponents. Mind your strategy as you all reach for the goal of canceling out your hand and achieving the ultimate combo: ZERO! This one is fun for the whole family! I like that it is a fast-paced type of game.

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Will you risk it all? Roll all 6 dice and win the number of points that match the big colored die. Decide to bank your points, or take a risk and roll again. Keep scoring as long as you have numbered dice that match the colored die. If nothing matches, forfeit all points won that round and try again next time! Take big risks with this fast and fun dice game! I had a blast playing this one!

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Explore the lands and expand your kingdom! Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure that at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. Build up your 5×5 grid as best you can, as the player with the richest lands takes it all! Game of the year winner!

If you have a little one who loves story-time this next one is a must-buy! This one is pretty cool and I wish I had one of these when my son was a little one! Introducing…Moonlite! 

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Moonlite was invented by former Google veteran Natalie Rebot when she was inspired by her daughter’s love of shadow play before bedtime.  Moonlite is a children’s storybook projector that attaches to almost any mobile phone and uses the flashlight function to project vibrant story images onto the ceiling or wall. It brings storybooks to life with a modern twist on traditional storytelling that both children and parents fall in love with. Her tech background helped her developed the product in the easiest form to bring to moms everywhere. It’s a story-time projector for your mobile phone! It’s easy to use and great for travel too! 
Moonlite is available in Target stores, across the country so look for it this holiday season. This is super easy to use and a lot of fun! I highly recommend this one for anyone with a little one!
Find out more at https://mymoonlite.com/

 OgoSport’s Active + Creative Play Holiday Toys are at the top of my shopping list this year!

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Check out the OgoMinton! It has all the thrill and challenge of Badminton but designed specifically for short range play. It’s smaller sized racket and stretchy ogosoft ball make it ideal for kids to play with indoors or as a travel toy for on-the-go fun. This is a lot of fun and I like that it is easy and safe to play indoors. Great for rainy days!

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For the kids who enjoy active + constructive play, the OgoBILD POD is a kit that will inspire creative building for hours. With its connective tubes and interchangeable rubber balls, POD allows kids to design all sorts of flexible, moveable, and innovative structures. From creating geometric shapes and 3D objects that can bounce, to building forts to camp out in, kids will expand on their STEM skills with POD…and have a blast doing it!  I am really impressed with this one and highly recommend it for ages 6+.

There’s even something for the little ones!

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The Bolli Rattle will strengthen their sensory, fine motor, and hand-eye skills as they squish, roll, grab, chew, and shake this stretchy rattle ball. The open-play design is easy to grasp and teeth, the interior rattle is entertaining, and the material is stretchy, soft, and captivating. It comes in a rainbow of colors, is BPA free, dishwasher safe, and made of food safe silicone (safe for teething!).

Find out more here. 

 Here are a few of our favorites from our friends, Stuck On You!
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 I just love the Personalized Wooden Name Blocks! They are lightweight, do not chip and come in a personalized felt bag. These would make a great gift for a little one this holiday!
Stuck on You has a variety of great gift ideas! I love their Monogram Christmas Cup and I really love the Christmas Address Labels! I  like that you can even choose the font and design.
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Check out Stuck On You this holiday season!
Sunglasses in Winter? You bet! Especially if you live in sunny So Cal! Today it was cold in the morning and it was still sunny and then in the afternoon, it was 77 degrees!
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I love Real Shades! They are quite affordable and premium quality, 100% UV protective sunglasses designed specifically for kids, with the most durable materials available so they will last. They are also available in adult sizes. I really like the quality of these sunglasses and there are many designs to choose from. Check them out this holiday season at www.realshades.com.
Happy Holidays!
Stay tuned for our next Holiday Gift Feature early next week!
6.17.2017 Denise B.-123
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