Holiday shopping can be stressful especially when your kids seem to have everything they could possibly need. Thanks to Babbleboxx finding unique & interesting items that will truly surprise my kids on Christmas morning is a snap!
Every Christmas my husband and I love to gift our kids with a few items that are educational. Helio: Night Light Projection System is the perfect item to check that box.
What is it? It is an Award-winning children’s educational nightlight projection system. Not only is it a nightlight but it also features lesson plans that are illuminated on the ceiling.
As a Mother, I love products that have a variety of uses. That the Helio works as both a night light and an educator is something I appreciate. My kids (11 and 6) both adore the Helio and love the five educational discs it comes with. In fact, both of my children have asked for more Helio discs on their Christmas list this year. My daughter would like the Presidents discs and my son is hoping for some math ones.
Click here to learn more about the Helio
When you purchase one Helio the second is discounted to $34.95 when you use code: LearningLight
(good through 4/2018)
If you have kids that love to build and create things then I highly recommend checking out the WowWee Magnaflex. Magnaflex is available in a variety of sets that feature bright and colorful connector pieces and magnetic strips. The kits come with directions that contain project ideas for building vehicles, jewelry, bugs, flowers and more.
A few of the many reasons I love Magnaflex is because my kids can choose to follow the directions or make their own creations using their imaginations. Magnaflex allows my kids to step away from technology and use their creativity to build amazing buildings, creatures…really whatever they wish. My children love that they can build both 2D and 3D creations. While my 6-year-old son tends to favor the Magnaflex more than my 11-year-old daughter, it is fun when I catch them creating something amazing together.
Click here to find out more about Magnaflex and their many kits.
My 11-year-old is an avid reader. I often wander into her room late into the evening and find her cuddled up in bed with a book on her lap. When I presented her with The Wonderling by Mira Bartok a new book from Candlewick Press she was in heaven. The book is about Arthur, a shy one-eared foundling (half fox, half human) who was discarded at the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures. Along with his friend Trinket, Arthur sets off with a key, an address and a fragment of a blanket and lullaby. Together they go on a journey of self-discovery.
While The Wonderling is recommended for ages 10-14 my daughter tells me anyone would enjoy the book. She loves that the book focuses on elements such as courage, adventure, and friendship. My daughter also loved that the book had lots of fantasy and gorgeous illustrations. My daughter can’t wait for the sequel to come out.
You can find out more about The Wonderling by clicking here.
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Finding fun gifts that I can hide around the house throughout the month of December is one of my favorite things. This is why I am currently loving the PEZ: Christmas Ornament Collection. These REAL Christmas ornaments can be hung from your Christmas tree and feature mini PEZ dispensers and two PEZ candy refills.
After school, I told my kids to take a look around the house for a special Holiday surprise. They had so much fun finding the PEZ Christmas Ornament. The little Elf is adorable and they loved sharing the delicious PEZ candy for dessert. Having this fun treat definitely got my kids into the Holiday spirit.
To learn more about the PEZ: Christmas Ornament Collection click here.
Our family absolutely adores animals so it was incredibly special when we got the chance to donate to our local animal shelter via a Petlanthropy: Donation Gift Card. Recipients of the gift card can use the gift card to find animal shelters or projects they want to help via Petlanthropy.org. After deciding how they would like to use their gift card the recipient can then apply the value of the gift card to any local animal shelter project/donation page.
I can’t wait to present this special gift card to my family for Christmas. I think we will donate to our local animal shelter where we hope it will be used to assist animals still looking for a forever home.
You will Receive special furry and fun surprises when you purchase,share and gift Petlanthropy Donation Gift Cards.
To learn more about Petlanthropy gift cards click here.
There are always lots of fun Holiday events to go to around this time of year. Thanks to Vince Camuto shoes my kids looking their best. My daughter has been giving her Pietra Studded Ballet Flats lots of use at tree lightings, church, cookie exchanges and more. The Pietra Studded Ballet Flats are covered with sparkly glitter and feature a studded strap and an added bow. Talk about adorable these shoes are just that.
My daughter loves her glitter ballet flats and loves how they can be added to dress up dresses, pants or skirts. As you can see via the photos they are very beautiful, high-quality shoes.
To learn more about the Pietra Studded Ballet Flats or to purchase them for your child click here.
When our family heads out of town for a few days we normally have to lug one of our big suitcases around for each of us. Thanks to Viv + Lou we no longer have to lug one around for the kids. Viv + Lou makes high-quality bags and apparel and accessories that won’t break the bank (hallelujah!). Kids’ travel is less stressful now thanks to Viv + Lou. The adorable Posie Duffle Bag that my family and I received features:
- a zipper closure
- an inside AND outside zipper pocket
- a reinforced bottom
- rubber feet
- an adjustable/removable strap
- two easy to carry handles
- plus its ADORABLE
Next time we head out of town I might just be using the Viv + Lou duffle bag for myself!
To purchase a Viv + Lou product or to learn more click here.
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We hope you have discovered some new and unique products that you and your family will love this Holiday season!