Holiday Gift Suggestions Week #1!

It’s that time of the year and I am so excited to share that there will be a Holiday Gift Guide feature every week until December 22nd!

So, check out this week’s gift suggestions!

Looking for some fun gift ideas for family fun? ThinkFun has you covered!

Roller Coaster Challenge

Build An Amusement Park in Your Living Room!, $29.99
Roller Coaster Challenge is our first thrill ride building game. Benefits? Engineering challenges that help players understand physics and logic concepts – all while watching a coaster glide down the track, complete with dips, curves and loops! Roller Coaster Challenge just made Amazon’s Top 25 Holiday Toys list!  (Ages 6+) This one really is a lot of fun!

Rover Control

Strategic Thinking + Coding Education = Best Educational Gift Under $20, $14.99
//CODE: Rover Control – Prepared for a programming space mission? In this 40-challenge game two Rovers have been sent to explore Mars. The trouble is, the Rovers are programmed to travel on color and most of the pathways were left colorless in a dust storm. You’ll need to call on your critical thinking skills to correctly color the pathways so the Rovers stay on course. Challenges introduce “decision points,” “loops,” and “increment instructions” as you progress–all advanced computational skills that are delicately embedded into a fun play experience and will have you thinking like a true programmer. Just earned The Dice Tower Seal of Approval! (Ages 8+)

Color Cube Sudoku

Stimulating Play + 3D Logic Puzzle = Perfect for Kids and Adults Alike, $19.99
Color Cube Sudoku – is a brilliant re-imagining of the classic Sudoku puzzle using colors instead of numbers. Flip and arrange your nine color cubes until no colors repeat in any row or column. With over 2 trillion different ways to position the 3-D cubes, it’s more challenging than it may appear! Color Cube Sudoku is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner and earned finalist status in American Specialty Toy Retailer Association’s (ASTRA) Best Toys for Kids! (Ages 8+)


With Utter Nonsense! The Hilarious Accent Game-Family Edition gather the family around the table and get ready to laugh. You don’t have to be good at accents and the combinations don’t need to make sense, that’s where the fun comes in! Players combine silly accents with even sillier phrases to create sayings and actions that are just plain ridiculous. Players are encouraged to improvise too. Chock full of family fun, you and your family will be rolling on the floor laughing in no time.

Age range: 8+

MSRP: $24.99

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Looking for some fun and educational gift ideas?  Toysmith offers several educational STEM kits from its 4M line that encourage curious young minds and builds confidence through a wide range of products from robotics and fossil digging to crystal growing and beyond.

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T-Rex Dinosaur DNA ($16.99): Excavate and build your very own glow-in-the-dark T-Rex model and collect buried DNA. This innovative kit even brings dinosaurs to life through Augmented Reality using the free Dino Codes app (Google Play or iTunes)! Take photos and videos of yourself interacting with T-Rex and instantly share via email, text, or social media. (Ages 8+)

Crystal Growing Experiment Kit ($19.99): Perfect for young scientists, the Crystal Growing Experiment Kit offers hands-on experience that grow and challenge their imagination while introducing them to geology. (Ages 10+)

   Tin Can Robot ($16.99): Grab an empty soda can and learn the basics of electrical wiring, battery power, and most of all, using items from your recycling bin. Add your own creative touches to decorate the can for more personality. (Ages 8+)

Here are a few great gifts for Toddlers!

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With HABA’s Zookeeper Sorting Box, children have twice as much fun! Just like in a real zoo, within every enclosure there is a slide: If pushed down, only the half wood shapes fit through the opening. If pushed upward, the opening is large enough for the whole wood shape. This is fun because as children play, they can pretend to feed the animals while becoming more familiar with color and shape recognition. Includes 8 wooden shapes and 1 sorting box. 

Age range: 12 months+ MSRP: $34.99

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Learning Resources’ Snap-n-Learn™ Matching Dinos, kids snap together these cute dinos and spark an early love of learning about colors and shapes. These colorful dinosaurs mix and match together, so little learners have endless hours of fun while they build their fine motor skills. Entire set stores neatly away in the sturdy plastic bucket. Includes: 18 pieces (9 two-piece dinos).

Age range: 2+ years

MSRP: $19.99

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E-I-E-I-OH! Educational Insights’ Peekaboo Barn Game gets little ones working together in this farming fun game based on the preschooler app sensation, Peekaboo Barn™. This game promotes vocabulary development and storytelling, encourages interactive and social play, and introduces early game play to younger kids. Game comes with a 3-D Barn with two levels, 1 Silo spinner, 8 Animals, and a multilingual game guide (English, Spanish, French, and German)

 Age range: 2-4 years
 MSRP: $24.99
Available online. 
Looking for a creative gift idea for younger children?  Magic Sketch, a fun new way for your kids to draw, play, and learn! The flexible, LCD screen is transparent, allowing kids to trace with the provided stencils or from their own images!  Magic Sketch is from the makers of the hit product Boogie Board who are also the leaders in crystal display technology.
Each Magic Sketch retails for $29.95 and includes:
  • Magic Sketch
  • Protector Guard
  • 1 Roller
  • 3 Stamps
  • 20 Learning Stencils
  • 20 Games Stencils
  • 20 Art Stencils

This one would make a great gift for ages 4-8.

How about sending someone a Popcorn Bucket or a stash of candy? is the site to check out this holiday season! 


I like that they have a wide variety of different items that you can send to someone special!

I love this next one! Tweens, Teens and even adults will love Show My CoCo. Created by teenage entrepreneurial sisters, Show My CoCo is a new line of personalized and customizable phone cases designed to help girls and women of all ages express their personalities and bring out their fun and creative sides.

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After purchasing the clear sliding back phone case, users can choose from a wide array of different stainless-steel charms that include emotions, sayings, and other items that help users express themselves. Place those charms in the case, slide the back on and you are ready to show your CoCo!

This is really a cute idea! Check it out at

Reduce Stress and Give the Gift of Relaxation this Holiday Season with The AiroSpa Pillow!

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With the gift buying/giving season right around the corner, the annual struggle as to what to get that friend or significant other will confront many shoppers. This year, buyers can give the gift of relaxation and help those important to them relieve stress with the AiroSpa™ Pillow,

 The AiroSpa™ Pillow is one of the simplest and most affordable solutions to the stress challenge and a solution to the gift-giving conundrum.

 I had the opportunity to try it out and was impressed with how simple it is to use!

The AiroSpa™ Pillow is a unique, simple to use, affordable, multi-purpose stress reliever and aromatherapy pillow that can be enjoyed at home and while traveling anywhere. With its built-in and patented fan, airflow vents and face-down angled construction, the AiroSpa™ Pillow can be used as a home/office/travel massage experience enhancer with a partner or all on its own for a calming and relaxing experience.

 The AiroSpa™ Pillow comes complete with a simple to inflate, padded, face-down pillow, a patented insertable fan to provide air flow and to disperse the pure-essential oils that all comes neatly packaged.

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 The entire set retails for $29.95 plus shipping and handling and includes three pure essential oils (Lavender, Chamomile, Geranium). For a limited time this holiday season, the AiroSpa™ Pillow will come with three additional pure essential oils (Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang), normally a $30 value, at no extra charge.


The last item for this week is definitely going to be a big hit this holiday season! So, I’m ending this holiday guide with a bang! Check out the GOTRAX HOVERFLY!


GOTRAX™ Launches New Line of Hoverboards and Electric Rideables!

GOTRAX™, a new Denver-based brand on a mission to boost imaginations and the possibilities for personal transportation into hyperdrive, announces today its line of hoverboard self-balancing scooters and electric rideables.

The GOTRAX™ GALAXY is beaming down its signature UL certified hoverboards, the HOVERFLY and HOVERFLY PLUS. These stellar self-balancing scooters allow Commanders to accelerate, stop and steer with a simple shift in body weight using advanced gyroscopic technology. Commanders can experience the zero-gravity feeling of hovering as they cosmic fun glide through the GALAXY.

Both the HOVERFLY and HOVERFLY PLUS are among the most powerful hoverboards in the cosmos, producing top-ranking extraterrestrial torque thanks to dual 350-watt electric motors (compared to typical competitors’ 250-300 watts) capable of propelling Commanders up to 7.4 miles-per-hour for 12 miles on a single charge.

I had the chance to try out the Hoverfly and it really is a lot of fun! I love that it includes a Training mode and I felt safe..which is pretty important to me! 

Available in five Cosmic Colors, both models feature lunar-bright LED lights, durable, high-quality aluminum construction with an external shield, aluminum wheels and rubber tires. Multiple modes including a Training Mode for quick and easy flight training make it easy to be a master faster. All GOTRAX™ products are fully UL 2272 tested and certified for electrical, battery and charging safety.

Look for GOTRAX™ products this holiday season! 

The GOTRAX™ HOVERFLY and HOVERFLY PLUS are available now at GOTRAX.COM and on Amazon.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the items listed above to facilitate this Holiday post. Images were also provided. 




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