Teach My Baby Learning Kit
Teach My Baby is the first kit in the Teach My series. It is the multi award-winning, all-in-one learning kit for babies 6 months+. Screen-free, the kit has everything necessary to teach the basics. From finger puppets and books to blocks and puzzles, babies can learn first words, first numbers, sounds, touch, and self-recognition. Teach My Baby can give your mini scholar a head start. The kit promotes fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and encourages parent-child interaction.
Available at major retailers across the country, or on Amazon. Prices start at $12.
Buddy Balls Plush
Buddy Balls they are super cute plush that transforms into a soft playful ball. Your kiddos can also use the bear to hide their treasures and trinkets in! There are two different Buddy Ball Collections: Originals and Teammates. The Original Collection features four short haired bears, each with a different color. The Teammates Collection features the sports football, basketball and both boy and girl bears for soccer. Watch my Buddy Ball Video Review.
Available at BuddyBalls.com and Amazon. MSRP $20
HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
At just 275 grams, this headset is comfortable on your neck and its ear cups rotate his in a 90-degree angle for a better fit. Its 50mm directional drivers position sound directly into the ear for audio precision and gaming-grade sound quality. For ultimate comfort in prolonged gaming sessions, it features high-quality HyperX signature memory foam.
Got a swimmer on your list? Or planning a beachside vacation for the holidays? Make sure to check out the Swim Outlet for all your swimming needs. The Swim Outlet has put together several gift guides geared towards the swimmer, surfer or snorkeler!
Available at SwimOutlet.com.
FinFun Mermaid Blanket for Adults & Kids
Cuddly, soft and perfectly sized! At the end of the day your little ones will love to snuggle up in the best mermaid tail blanket in the deep blue sea! Made of dreams and incredibly soft double-sided minkie fabric, kids and adults alike will adore climbing inside and flipping their cozy fins.
Buff Junior Headwear
Simple, effective and infinitely adaptable. At its core is a moisture-managing microfiber fabric that is wind-resistant and able to control odor. Just the right size for ages 6 and up, Junior BUFF is perfect for younger hikers, bikers, boarders and skate park show-offs. It keeps hair and sweat out of young athletes' eyes and fits comfortably under a helmet.
The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray DVD
When their owners leave for the day, pets from the building gossip with their friends, satisfy their sweet tooths, and throw outrageous parties. But when a pampered terrier and his unruly new "roommate" from the pound get lost in the urban jungle of New York City, they must put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
Available on Amazon. MSRP $35
EA Sports Games
For the gamer on your list...
FIFA 17: FIFA 17 immerses you in authentic football experiences by leveraging the sophistication of a new game engine while taking you to brand new worlds accessible only in the game. Complete innovation in the way the players think and move, physically interact with opponents and execute in attack lets you own every moment.
Titanfall 2: Experience a single player campaign that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Dominate the competition in multiplayer action, featuring six all-new Titans, enhanced Pilot abilities, an expanded customization system, new maps, weapons and much more.
Polaroid Snap Touch Camera
With the Polaroid Snap Touch camera's built-in printer, you can share on the spot with high-quality, full-color photos on adhesive-backed paper. There are no ink or toner cartridges to contend with and you can choose to print right away or later. You can also capture the moment in high-definition video. Customize your photos with borders, filters, and digital stickers. Bluetooth connectivity lets you connect to the Polaroid print app for more editing features.
Now until December 31, Polaroid will be giving away one camera a day to those who share their favorite photos on social media and use the hashtag #PRINTitFORWARD.
Brick Loot Monthly LEGO Subscription
Your LEGO Lover will surely enjoy a monthly subscription filled with LEGO and LEGO accessories. Receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect. Read our past Brick Loot reviews.
Available at BrickLoot.com. Subscriptions start at $33 shipped
Document Dunk Trashcan Basketball Hoop
Keep your desk clean and clutter free with the Document Dunk, a miniature basketball goal designed for a wastepaper basket. Just aim, shoot and swish.
This fun 3D light includes; STORMTROOPER Helmet night light, crack sticker, wall plugs, and screws to give the illusion it is popping through the wall. 3D deco lights are safe as they are cordless, and battery operated. They are cool, they never get hot to touch. The eyes and bottom part of the helmet light up for a cool look!
The World’s Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle: London
Stretch out the city and connect the dots from end to end. Color-coded numbers help you keep track of your position, and you'll build concentration and focusing skills as the lines build depth and shading. When you're finished, you'll have a unique piece of art to display on your wall!
In Explore a Shark, a detailed three-dimensional format gives the reader a hands-on exploration of the most feared predator of the seas--the great white shark. This unique "model" can be deconstructed and rebuilt layer by layer, system by system, just by turning the page, so the reader can see how each part of the shark's body is connected to the others. MSRP $22. Ages 8+
Build the Shark will teach you about the shark’s body, how it interacts with its environment, where it lives in the ocean, and how it survives. This unique set includes a 32-page book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about sharks, plus 35 slotted pieces to build a three-dimensional great white shark. MSRP $20. Ages 6+
Modarri Deluxe 3 Pack
A fully customizable set as every piece is interchangeable across all the Modarri cars and allows kids to mix and match thousands of different design options! Right out of the box, there are 235,000 unique combinations that kids can customize to make their car their very own!
Freaker started as a is a one-size-fits-all beverage insulator then in 2015 launched a colorful line of 100% American-made socks. Socks pictured left to right: Shrimp Pimp, Odell Beckham Jr. Socks, and Colorado. Freaker products feature designs and styles that fit outside the box!
Reindeer Littles Carry-All Caddy
This classic caddy is an adorable alternative for stocking stuffers or to carry holiday cookies and treats. The exterior mesh pocket allows you to add a note or a fun surprise. Also available in "Santa Suit" design.
Available at ThiryOneGifts.com. MSRP $12
My Fairy Garden Magical Cottage
My Fairy Garden takes it to a new, exciting level by allowing children to interact with it as part of an enchanting play set! Children plant the quick-germinating seeds, and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends, and accessories! It’s a great collectible line and a fun addition to the ever-growing STEM category of toys.
Infinite Journey Roller Coaster Building Set
Send the orange coaster car zipping through the track by using the kid-powered, slingshot-style launcher. This set comes with 347 parts, primarily rods & connectors, to build a K'NEX thrill ride! Recommended for builders ages 7+.
365 Things to Do With LEGO Bricks
This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities.
Visual tips and advice from LEGO fan builders will encourage you to get creative while learning new building skills such as building your own LEGO pet, challenging your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock, and creating a LEGO treasure hunt.
Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History
This updated edition includes a whole new chapter covering Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and new Star Wars–themed lands coming to Walt Disney World Florida and Disneyland California. The Updated Edition provides a unique timeline of every facet of Star Wars history, as well as the saga's impact on popular culture and world events.
Crayola Air Marker Sprayer
This sprayer converts ordinary Crayola Broad Line Markers into a vivid, smooth spray of ink. Kids can use the sprayer to create their own patterns or pair it with the included stencils for precise themed designs. And thanks to its motorized, electric-powered design, the sprayer provides hours of uninterrupted fun--no batteries required.
Cate & Levi Plush
No two Cate & Levi wool products will ever be the same. Each one is made from reclaimed wool whose colors and textures are individually selected. The wool comes from reclaimed sweaters. Each item is as unique as the child who adopts it. This little guy is the Owl Pillow Pal (MSPR $28). This eco-friendly plush is handmade in Toronto, Canada.
Brick Builds: Animals and Cars & Trucks
Animals: In Brick Animals, anyone with a drawer full of LEGO bricks will be able to build and customize cute animal models, including a cute cat, wild swan, big polar bear, friendly monkey, and more. 40 original, ingenious, and unique buildable projects!
Cars & Trucks: Vehicles include a Ford Model T, SUVs, monster trucks, fire engines, and more. Many of the designs in these books use fewer than 100 bricks, so you don't need a lot of bricks to get started.
Roominate Cotton Candy Carnival
Roominate is an award-winning line of complete building sets that are designed for girls in order to bridge the gender gap in STEM. Bettina and Emma are ready for the carnival. Design and build a carousel, a ferris wheel, or anything else you can imagine! Add circuits and motors and bring your creation to life!
Winning Moves Board Games
Uncle Wiggily Game: The Classic, Childs first reading game. The first player to get their Uncle Wiggly Mover to Dr. Possum's office wins (MSRP $16). Velveteen Rabbit Game: The game captures the spirit of the cherished story as players' rabbits venture around the board, collecting cards along the way, in a quest to become real (MSRP $16).
LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack
Attach the Abby Yates minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game. Then use her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the 3-in-1 Ecto-1 to boost your gameplay, rebuild it into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes a buildable Abby Yates minifigure with her Proton Blaster, a 3-in-1 vehicle, Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build, six new game levels, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.
Chalkboard Lava Lamp
Chalkboard paint allows for complete customization of this lava lamp. Draw pictures, write notes, erase and repeat for endless hours of fun! enjoy the motion and spark your creativity with this version of the timeless lava lamp.
Kontrol Freek Gaming Gear
KontrolFreek offers gaming accessories that enhance the gaming experience and give gamers of all skill levels the competitive edge. KontrolFreek products are developed based on a careful study of ergonomics, ensuring each product also helps to reduce gamer fatigue, improving overall gaming comfort.
NailSnaps Custom Nail Wraps
With NailSnaps, transform social images into salon-quality custom nail wraps that can be applied at home in minutes. NailSnaps houses the largest database of purchasable nail designs in the world with over 60K designs created by a global community of artists, fans, and fashionistas!
Zootopia Police Station Headquarters
The Zootopia Police Station is the headquarters for all ZPD officers. This large playset comes with 3 inch Clawhauser Figure that features poseable arms, neck, and legs, a 1-inch safety squirrel that fits into the included mouse helicopter. A projector simulates a computer monitor with three images, and the Police Station comes to life with lights and sounds of sirens and dispatch announcements while the sliding elevators create a multi-level play.
Sterling Wire Writing Name Necklace
A wire writing necklace will make a uniquely meaningful gift! The necklace is handcrafted from your choice of aluminum or sterling silver wire. A sleekly elegant snake chain is included and available in three sizes. The letter height approximately 1/2″. All necklaces are lovingly enclosed in handmade origami packaging.
Available at FabledTreasures.com. MSRP $35+
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book
With The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book as your guide, you’ll make classic globe and barrel ornaments, all out of LEGO, as well as original gingerbread houses, a charming wreath, arcade cabinets, and many more. Packed with step-by-step instructions for 15 charming builds, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect family activity this holiday season.
X Rocker II Wireless Video Game Chair
With the X Rocker II, you can now not only hear your music but actually FEEL it. Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, you will become a part of it. The X Rocker has wireless audio transmission and includes 2 forward facing speakers and one powerful subwoofer. The side control panel has volume, bass control, input/output jacks, and band switch. There is a headphone jack for personal use. The Ergonomic design has full back support, and the foldable construction allows for ease of storage and portability.
Available at hayneedle.com. MSRP $199
Blaze And The Monster Machines: Fired Up! (DVD + Ornament)
Get fired up for 4 action-packed Blaze and the Monster Machines episodes! Whether he's transforming into a fire truck, a bumper car, or an ice-making machine, ready to team up with you to use speed, stunts, and STEM to save the day!
Walmart Exclusive Includes The "Blaze And The Monster Machines: Fired Up!" DVD Plus A Blaze (Red Monster Truck) Ornament
Available at Walmart.com. MSRP $13
Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas (DVD + Ornament)
Join the PAW Patrol for 7 snowy saves, including a special double-length Christmas episode! The pups gear up to fix Santa's sleigh and save Christmas, plus return penguins to their frozen home, help Everest on some snowy rescues, and more! Walmart Exclusive Includes The "Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas" DVD Plus A Paw Patrol Puppy Ornament.
Available at Walmart.com. MSRP $13
EarZings Pierce-Free Earrings
EarZings are the perfect pierce-free earring for any age! The patented coil design gently hugs the ear with unmatched pierce-free comfort and the coil keeps them secure all day long- plus they look so real!
Kids’ Camo Rectangular Eyeglasses
Translucent black, yellow, and green give these kids’ frames a definite camo vibe. This full-rim rectangular style for boys and girls is made of flexible acetate/plastic and comes with silicone nose pads for added comfort. The black tipped arms come with holes, making these frames neck-chain ready—which should help keep them from getting lost or misplaced.
My son loves camo so when I came across these, I knew he would love them!
Available at ZenniOptical.com. MSRP $13
Over-the-Door Basketball Hoop Laundry Hamper
Just hook The Dirty Dunk on the back of a door and swish or dunk your dirty clothes away! 45“ long nylon net with a handy drawstring on the bottom and it hangs securely from your bedroom door with the sturdy padded metal hooks.
Available at TheDunkCollection.com and Amazon. MSRP $35
Contigo Gizmo Sip Water Bottle
Gizmo Sip is the spill-proof water bottle for kids who have graduated from sippy cups, but not the spills. Kids can just press the button to drink, and release it to automatically seal when they're finished.
Cricket Media Magazines
Cricket Media ad-free kids magazines including BABYBUG, LADYBUG, SPIDER and CRICKET, invite gift-givers to double the reading and double the joy with their new "Double the Giving" Campaign. With Each Magazine Subscription Purchased, Cricket will Donate One to a Child in Need in Partnership with Two Award-Winning Literacy Charities:
Libraries Without Borders and Parent-Child Home Program. Offer ends 1/31/17
Available at DoubletheGiving.com. MSRP $30
Poweraid Solar Hat that Charges
The SOLSOL Hat delivers renewable energy and clean power to your iPhone and Android smart devices when the sunlight hits the proprietary solar panel on the flat brim of the SOLSOL Hat. It is lightweight, comfortable and water resistant. Charges Android Smartphones, iPhone 5, 6, iPad2, Tablets, Speakers, Go Pro, headphones, etc.
Espionage Cosmetics: Nerd Manicures
Nerd Makeup and Nerd Manicures? Espionage Cosmetics features a line of makeup and nail wraps inspired by things the Nerd Brigade loves including comic books, video games, and sundry things throughout pop culture!
Available at EspionageCosmetics.com. Standard Nail Wraps Start at $10+
Bo-Po Nail Polish
Bo-Po (Brush-On-Peel-Off) is a unique, mess-free, nontoxic, water based formula that goes on like real nail polish and dries in seconds. Girls can brush on their own nail polish then peel it off again and again… no nail polish remover required! With the innovative spill-proof bottle, mom doesn't need to supervise!
Available at Amazon. MSRP $30
Singing Moana & Friends
Press Moana’s shell necklace to hear her say movie phrases and sing her song “How Far I’ll Go” as her iconic necklace magically lights up! Moana’s loyal pet pig Pua and her rooster friend HeiHei are included.
Available at Walmart. MSRP $35
Maker Box from Quarterly
Do you have someone who loves to tinker with things? The Maker Box will be right up their alley! Every 3 months, the Maker Box is delivered directly to your door filled with challenging DIY project ideas, kits, tools and more for makers of all ages and skill levels. New experts selected each quarter, this month I received the Maker Box featuring Jimmy DiResta. The expert then hand picks 3 or more DIY projects to include in the box. The trick is, to unlock the letter to each box you need to solve a puzzle!
Available at Quarterly.co. MSRP $100
Build It! Series: Models To Make with Your Lego Classic Set
This series of visually rich instruction books for Lego creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside you'll find a range of creative models to put together--from animals to airplanes, street scenes to seascapes and much more, created using bricks you already have. Each book in this interactive series contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full-color, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.