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Gifts for Kids – 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Heart For Heart Dolls – Click here to purchase

Children love dolls that look like the people they are closest to. Their mom or dad, their sisters and themselves. Hearts for Hearts Girls designs dolls represent different cultures through ethnically diverse features, fashion, jewelry, and character backgrounds.  For each doll purchased – Hearts For Hearts Girls donates $1.00 to World Vision to support their humanitarian programs that better the lives of those in each dolls represented country. Some of the countries they have available now are: USA, Mexico, India, Ethiopia, Laos and others. Whether you know a child who is of another ethnicity of you, or you are wanting to show children the array of people we have on this earth you will be pleased with your choice of Heart to Heart Doll.  Hearts For Hearts Girls mission is to inspire girls to celebrate diversity, be agents of change in their lives, and positively impact the lives of those in their community, and ultimately the world!

Super Undies – Click here to purchase

Most all kids need to get potty trained, but usually it doesn’t come very easily. This company focuses mostly on the potty training world, but also caters to cloth diapers. Not only do they cater to toddlers who are learning, they offer solutions through the adult size. After receiving requests from many in the special-needs community, they grew their brand and started making their products larger. How cool! We can all appreciate companies who cater to their customers. The Super Undies brand is run out of the home of its owner and employers, all located in different parts of the country. Pretty impressive if you ask us.

Sunny Bunnies Blabbers – Click here to purchase

Kids love YouTube, and when they fall in love with a show or character what can be better than to bring that character home! Sunny Bunnies is a internet hit, and loved by boys and girls alike. Sunny Bunnies feature fluffy, family friendly video shorts that use non-verbal communication, and noises (think Minions) to communicate with each other. This is great for children to learn how to communicate using their bodies, tone of voice and reading facial reactions. Now your kids can cuddle the Sunny Bunnies as 9 inch talkative plush characters! They come with batteries (no nice to now mess with that when opening a new gift) and there are several characters now available on Amazon. Simply squeeze their bellies to hear them make unique and silly sounds. Collect them all!

 Robo Alive™ Attacking T-Rex by Zuru – Click here to purchase

My children love interactive toys that play with them. Ones that make sounds, move and even light up. The new Robo Alive Attacking T-Rex by Zuru does it all!!! Biting Movement and Realistic Roar, Robotic Enhanced Walking Motion, Glow In The Dark Scar, Light Reflecting Eyes and it comes in 2 different colors. This toy is simple to use and play with, making it great for smaller children who love dinosaurs. At 15 inches long and 8 inches all this T-Rex is sure to please the dinosaur lover in your life.

Rainbocorns by Zuru – Click here to purchase 

MamatheFox’s 6 year old daughter is obsessed with all things glitter, sequin and surprise-type open toy. With the new Rainbocorns by Zuru, you get all of these wrapped up in one amazing toy. The new Rainbocorns hatch from a large, bright egg. All of them come with a reversible sequin heart on their belly they changes color when you swipe it. All 12 hearts revile a different surprise and are removable, so you can wear them yourselves too. Each Rainbocorn comes with a fluffy head of furry hair perfect for grooming and playing with.  The Rainbocorn collection includes a Puppycorn, Kittycorn, Unicorn, Bunnycorn and Hamstercorn, each with their own sequin surprise. Every Rainbocorn also comes with a little baby Boo-Boocorn, a tiny collectible hiding in a little egg! These are sure to be a hit this holiday season so grab one while you can now!

PlaSmart Kimber Verve – Click here to purchase

After the winter season kids are always itching to get back outside to play. My kids actually love getting Christmas gifts geared for summer, because when the weather warms up it’s like getting a new gift all over again! The Kimber 3 Wheel Junior Kick Scooter is the just the set of wheels you want to get your new rider! The stable design is easy to balance and the three-position handle bar adjust to growing kiddos. Hands are easily kept in place with the soft rubber hand grips, while stopping is made easy with the rear foot break. The PlaSmart Kimber scooter comes in two colors; red and blue!

Pediped – Click here to purchase

Pediped offers more than 120 designs for boys and girls between its three lines; Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. The award-winning footwear is available in EU sizes 17 to 38 (US newborn to 6 Youth).  Pedipeds Flex Force sneakers are the perfect everyday shoe for your little one!  The ultra light technology is specially designed to support kids’ feet in all activities while giving them the flexibility and freedom their developing feet need. Take them to playground, vacation, school, or any adventure and easily clean them in the washer afterwards. In addition, Pedipeds has a unique Flex Fit System, additional inserts can be added or removed to create the perfect fit for your child’s ear growing foot! Pediped shoes have exceptional quality and unsurpassed comfort!  Their award-winning design and technology makes them one of the fastest growing children’s footwear brands in the United States.

My USA Interactive Map – Click here to purchase

Kids love to learn about the world around them. This exciting interactive map shows kids not only the basic geography of the USA but does so much more! It includes capital cities, largest cities, climate, general knowledge, and fun facts with basic and challenging quiz. My kids love that it can sign the United Stats National Anthem. If you have kids of different ages and knowledge levels this map comes with 2 settings, basic and advanced, making it perfect for kids ages 5 to 12. The map can be played with by laying ti on the floor, or it may be hung up on a wall.  If you are wanting to give an educational gift that kids will actually want to play with then this is going to be the sweet spot gift this holiday season. Check out the link above for more information about this fun toy and other products by Best Learning, one MamatheFox’s new favorite brands.

Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home 

Calico Critters has been a classic town that has lasted to test of time. Introduced back in 1985, when MamatheFox was a kid herself, played with these beautiful, small, fuzzy toys. Calico Critters is a line of miniature animal figures, with homes, furniture and accessories. The animal figures are unique because they are made of a special flocked material that gives them an endearing quality. The newest set and selling hot this holiday season is the Red Roof Country Home. Red Roof Country Home features a red roof with brightly colored walls that makes up the delightful Hopscotch Rabbit Family home.
Rooms come with 3 lights, each of which can be turned on and off.The house can be opened up for play at 90-degrees, 180-degrees, and any angle in between. Additionally, the second floor room on the left side, and the roof on the right side are removable, and can be put back together to allow multiple ways to play. In a world of screen time, take the investment to unplug, sit down, and play using your imagination with Calico Critters this winter.

 Foundation Chemistry: Beakers & Bubbles by Yellow Scope

STEM products that actually are fun and educational for elementary kids can be trying – but not with Yellow Scope! This wonderful newer brand has several STEM kits that are great for kids who love science and experiments.  As a mom to a 6 year old daughter, I want her to know that she can have a future in the field of science. That its normal for girls to love STEM and they too can work in the math and sciences when they grow up. Yellow Scope was started by moms who has PhD and a MPH, who wanted to close the gender gap in science.  We love their Foundation Chemistry set: Beakers & Bubbles. We can mix, pour, bubble, create! This kit comes with loads of supplies and for girls’ imaginations … there is no limit to what they can discover. The detailed lab notebook outlines 19+ colorful and surprising experiments for hours and hours of fun exploring chemical reactions, molecular motion, and temperature. The Foundation Chemistry Kit has been featured on The Today Show, and has won numerous awards including a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a Dr. Toy Best Toys Award, and was Finalist for the 2016 Toy of the Year! They have several other kits and add on’s like extra googles for siblings who want to discover with their sister! Check out all their products in the link above.

Kids Pedestal by Singing Machine – Click here to purchase  

My kids love to jam out to all the toddler and kid classics. Songs like Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Farmer In the Dell and John-Jacob-Jinglehimer-Shmit! They also love songs from their favorite movies and TV shows. Right now my kids are in love with singing any song from The Lego Movie and Descendant.  If your kids love music like mine do then this holiday you need to get them the Kids Pedestal. This karaoke machine was made with small kids in mind every step of the way.  Sing and record your performance with record and playback capability. Transform your voice with 6 fun voice-changing effects. Connect your device via Bluetooth or line in and sing to your favorite Karaoke Songs. The best feature of this machine, in MamatheFox’s opinion is the duel microphones! Having a kid have to wait their turn can be headache waiting to happen. Now that problem is solved! It even has a special tablet holding feature. This way you can play from your music app or a karaoke app you have downloaded. It has an adjustable height going from 25-36 inches tall to grow with your child throughout time.

 X-Shot™ Flying Bug Attack by Zuru – Click here to purchase 

MamatheFox’s 4 year old son loves all things “gross” and “shooting” style – out these two hot toys together and you get the new X-Shot Flying Bug Attack. This fun and interactive toy will be a hit in any household this holiday season. This unique toy has a launch pad that uses your foot to work the peddle. The motorized launcher works by pressing the button down with your foot so you have your hands free to shot down the bugs! Then use the Swarm-Seeker gun to shoot your bug targets down. The Swarm-Seeker is specially tailored for quick fire with its 10 dart capacity magazine so you’ll have plenty of shots to hit your targets. Comes with 12 Darts, 2 Flying Bugs and 1 Motorized Launcher.

JoJo Siwa Singing Doll “Hold The Drama” – Click here to purchase

JoJo Siwa is a household name for girls ages 4 to 14. Jojo, who started as an internet YouTube star, is now signed with Disney and has several major hits and a huge line of accessories available at stores on-line. Girls love her happy demeanor, she positive songs ad dont let it bother you attitude.  Children can brings Jojo Siwa home this holiday season with the new singing doll by Just Play. It features her smash hit “Hold The Drama” which tells young girls to not let the school drama get to them, shake it off and be yourself. This inspiring song is upbeat and has a super catching rhythm that will be a blast to sign and dance along with. She is a great role model for your children and will be a cherish new doll this holiday season.

 Smashers Series 2 Gross Mini Figure 8-Pack – Click here to purchase

MamatheFox’s 4 year old son is obsessed with his Smashers. These exciting blind toys are perfect for kids who love to shake things up and are physical – like all little boys and girls!  To open these blind toys you take the Smasher ball in your hand and SMASH it against the floor.  The plastic ball snaps apart and the toy inside is revealed.  This series has grown in popularity throughout 2018 and now just released their Series 2 edition.  Series 2 features an eyeball designed ball that you SMASH opened. The eyeballs are able to be put back together again, so you can smash them over and over again for fun.  Use the included Collector’s guide to swap Smashers with your friends. There’s over 100 to collect from Gross categories such as Filthy Food, Odd Bodies, Toilet Humor and the ultra-rare Ooze Dudes!

SMASHERS™ Series 2: GROSS SMASHERS Sludge Bus – Click here to purchase 

 To go along with your Smashers Gross Smashers is the Sludge Bus! This series is full of gross characters, which are the coolest for little hands this holiday season. Series 2 by Smashers features all things Gross – and this Sludge Bus is a perfect addition to the Grossness. It comes with a 2 new Series 2 Smasher Ball to be SMASH opened – they are exclusive to the Bus alone! To maximize the grossness you can use the plunger in the bus to fling your Smasher collectible into the toilet! The tipping point for my 4 year old son is the plastic, realistic looking Doo-Doo Poop included with the Sludge Bus. This is going to be a hilarious toy to play with this holiday season and will induce loads of giggles and interactive play.  

 Brian the Pekingese Organic Children’s Pajamas – Click here to purchase

Last Christmas both the Fox kids woke up Christmas morning wearing their organic pajamas from Brian the Pekingese. We love how soft and comfortable the pajamas are from Brian the Pekingese. Brian is an adorable dog, a pekingese, with his own stuffed animal and book – all available for purchase. If you’re a grandparent or aunt looking for a useful but fun gift then you need to look at Brian the Pekingese. Pajamas are not only useful but fun! Kids love getting snugly before and you can provide them with gift that will be sure to be used and appreciated by the caretakers of the child too. The pajamas are easy to wear and wash, making it the easy choice for the something not toy gift this holiday season.

Cultivate What Matters – Write the Word for Kids Bible Journal – Click here to purchase

This brand cares. Cultivate What Matters seeks to give people the community, resources, and encouragement that help make things happen. Use your time intentionally and simplify your to-do lists through uncovering meaningful goals and taking action on them. This brand looks to celebrate progress, not progression. If you’re looking for children to dive into scripture and reinforce principles of faith, this journal is what you want. The carefully chosen verses to write or draw, bible bingo, and coloring pages are just some of the activities included to help the leaning process. This is the perfect activity for kids to do alongside parents during their study time.

Rags – Click here to purchase 

Fashionable, fit, functional. The rags romper is just that. A mom who just couldn’t find the right the one- piece for her kiddos took things into her own hands. After creating a romper of her own from her husbands old t-shirt, she had just what she wanted. The beauty of these rags are that they slip off and on so easily. No buttons, easy on and off, and incredible comfort is what we love about the Rags rompers. The designs offered are absolutely adorable, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Get them while they’re hot, everyone will thank you!

Max Build More Blocks – Click here to purchase

Click together blocks are such a huge deal at the MamatheFox house. We play with them everyday, but they can be very expensive and not in everyone’s budget – Now with Max Build More Blocks any family can afford to make huge rock creations. The 759 piece set is only $25! For that price you can build dozens of giant models. The Max Blocks are now available exclusively at Walmart and come in smaller set sizes, making it even more affordable at prices varying from $9.84 to $24.97  depending on the size of the set. They are compatible with LEGO and other bricks, which makes the smartest gift for any young builder you may be shopping for this holiday season. Help the kids in your life unleash their creative side with Max Blocks.

Cutetitos – Click here to purchase

Cutetitos are the cute stuffed animal mystery toy. Simply unwrap the burrito to reveal which Cutetitos you get. Cutetitos come in 12 possible collectible styles including a variety of puppitos, catitos, slothitos, pigitos, bunnitos, bearitos and monkitos! The stuffed toys are approximately 7.5 inches, making them great for fitting into small hands, backpacks and make perfect car seat friends for long trips this holiday season. In true burritos fashion, each Cutetito’s personality is mild, medium, hot or super spicy -, just check out it’s ‘Hot Spot’, which is listed on its little bum and on the collectors card, which is included with each toy. Kids love the blanket/burrito shell that can easily be re wrapped back around you stuffed animal as you lay it down for a nap. 

Deuter Fox 40 – Click here to purchase

Take a hike with your kiddos and enjoy the great outdoors with the help of Deuter. This adventure enthusiast company has the drive to make quality, creative, and authentic gear for any journey. The Fox 40 pack is the perfect gift for your newest littlest companion. The super comfy cushioning and adjustable Vari-Quick carrying system is great for growing kids. Give the gift of adventure and quality time this holiday season with Deuter.

  Voting With a Porpoise – Click here to purchase

Teaching kids the basics of life is sometimes best taught and explained through a book. The concept of voting can be difficult for a young child to wrap their head around. By using fun characters and story lines you can teach a child the important and fundamentals of this amazing privilege.  To help aid the kids in your life with the knowledge and power we have by our ability to vote, you can gift them a copy of the new book – 2018 Parent and Teacher Choice Award winner – Voting With a Porpoise. This book is fun, timeless, and a beautifully illustrated story that teaches children how elections and voting have the power to solve hard problems. 100% of the profits for Voting With a Porpoise  will be donated to 501(c)(3) non-partisan voting-related causes focused on getting more people of all backgrounds to the polls, such as Rock the Vote, Vote.org, TurboVote, and others. The authors created this book to help change the culture around elections and voting.

Crayola Crayon Melter – Click here to purchase

For the kid who never stops coloring, the Crayon melter is the perfect solution. Grab all those old stubby crayons and melt away to create mess free crayon drip art. The low-heat tip and safe quick-dry technology makes the Crayon Melter a great tool for kids, as well as adults. The crayon melter brings texture and detail to drawings, sculptures, DIY crafts, and so much more. This box of fun includes 8 crayons, wrapper-ripper, the heated color melter, and artwork to get started on! The Crayon Melter has been named one of the Best Toys of 2018 by Parents magazine. It is also a winner of the 2018 National Parenting Product Awards and the 2018 Play that Advances Language Awards.

Crayola Scribble Scrubbies Pets – Click here to purchase

A gift that keeps on giving as kids have endless fun with the Scribble and Scrubbies Pets. Pick one of the 4 scribble scrubbie dogs or kittens and doodle away with the 6 included Scribble Scrubbie Washable Markers. When your pet has out grown their do, pop them in the real working Scrub Tub to wash. Then the fun can begin again! Crayola also sells expansion pet packs for a total of 12 adorable pet characters so the fun can be shared or continued!

Adventure Force Commandfire – Click here to purchase  

Boys who play with dart blasting toys know the pain of reloading. Its so fun to get out there and start to aim at your target, hit it once finally and go to get it again, only to notice you are out of ammo. Ugh! Adventure Force knows your desire for tons of rounds, and came out with the new Commandfire, that allows you to load 40 darts in seconds, leaving your competition in the dust. It can hold up to 80 darts total. 40 in the storage compartment and 40 in the dart hopper. Bust all this blasting looks expsive, right? WRONG! This new blaster is now available at Walmart for only $39.97, making it an affordable and exciting gift this holiday season.


Cake Pop Cuties Jumbo Pop – Click here to purchase

Foam squishy toys are one of the hottest selling toys this year along with blind bag/surprise reveal toys – when you mix them together you get the exciting new CakePop Cuties! This deliciously decorated 4″ pop includes 2 squishy foam Cuties not available in any other CakePop Cuties item, a sticker sheet, plus a large themed accessory piece and 2 mini accessories inside! There are 4 different styles to discover – can you find them all? Having school ages children who love writing with pencils, they have recently found out about pencil toppers and love them – the super exciting part about CakePop Cuties  is that it also serves as a super sweet pencil topper!

Kids 8oz Silicone To-Go Cup – Click here to purchase  

The cup that looks like mom and dad’s! For mini mamas and cup steelers, the GoSili silicone To-Go Cup is just perfect. The 100% European grade silicone makes the perfect alternative to plastic to-go cups and is dishwasher and microwave safe! Embedded in the silicone is stainless steel rings to keep the shape and prevent collapsing when gripped. Included is the tight fitting to-go top so your GoSili can go on any adventure.

 

Night Before Christmas by Read Your Story (a new personalized Christmas book) – Click here to purchase

My children love nothing more than seeing their own face in a story book. They feel excitement, joy and self worth when they are truly the main character in a real book. Read Your Story makes a collection of personalized books that go a step above and beyond. They include family photos (which are placed on the walls in the home just like in your own home) and photos of a sibling or parent. This only adds the the real personalized experience you want when making a book such as these. We just love the creamy colors, the soft edges of the illustrations and the easy to read story lines. Not using too many words, but enough to engage older readers, allows the appeal of Read Your Story books to be perfect for toddlers and school aged children alike. Available in hard and soft cover you can create the book best for you. From $29.99, plus FREE shipping to the US and Canada makes this one of the easy choices to buy this holiday season.

Sunny Bunnies Bunny Blast Playset – Click here to purchase  

The hit YouTube sensation, Sunny Bunnies, now has a super fun line of toys with all your favorite characters.  You can make the Sunny Bunnies blast off in an acrobatic adventure with this exciting playset! Push the launch button to see Big Boo, Shiny, Iris, Turbo, and Hopper soar out of the cannon.  The Bunny Blast Playset includes 1 Bunny Blast Cannon and all 5 Sunny Bunnies.  My kids love seeing the silly, colorful bunnies fly out of the cannon. It brings back classic comical jokes of my childhood, but now in a modern version for my children. This toy is easy to use, and very exciting for children – great for ages 3 and up. Sunny Bunnies are all about friendship, loyalty, working together and of course, having a good giggle! Check out all the toys in the collection on Amazon (link above).

 Aquabeads – Deluxe Studio – Click here to purchase

If you know a crafty kid, then they are going to flip over this new Aquabeads set – the Deluxe Studio. Aquabeads bring art to live with the users imagination. The small beads can be laid out in shapes and patterns of your own design or using the templates which Aquabeads makes. Then when you spray your design with water the beads that are touching each other connect to make a solid creation. The new Deluxe Studio set comes with over 1300 jewel and solid beads in 24 colors, tool case with bead palette and layout table, rainbow bead pen, bead peeler, 5 easy trays (heart, bear, rabbit, star, bowl) spayer, 3 double-sided template sheets and instructions. This set case is stackable with several other Aquabead cases, making storage simple and easy. Make, Spray and They Stay!

Fun and Function Sensory Tubes – Click here to purchase 

Support sensory seekers with Fun and Function’s Sensory Tube set! Each acrylic tube has its own unique weight, visual, and movement that are stimulating and calming. Sensory Tubes help visual tracking and sensory processing, as well as supports sensory seekers, over responders and under responders. Fun and Function products cover a vast variety of needs and resources. As their name states, their tools are not just for special needs but also to make learning engaging and developmentally appropriate.

Their website is a great resource for searching for the perfect tool that is in your budget, meets special needs diagnosis, or helps with deficiencies. In addition they provide resources for parenting, finding therapists, and running productive intervention sessions.

Battat Shape Sorter House – Click here to purchase

The basic shape sorter just got more complex and engaging! Battat’s Shape Sorter House is geared towards ages 2 and up and sure to be endless fun. Match the 12 unique shapes to the windows and drop them into the house. Then using color-coded keys, unlock each door to retrieve the shapes. The Battat shape sorters helps kids learn shapes, colors, cause and effect, and sorting; while also exercising fine motor skills. This house is sure to be filled with big stimulating discoveries!

Battat Shape Sorter Cube – Click here to purchase

The Battat Shape Sorter Cube is a perfect introduction to the basics and gear your child towards literacy and math. Included are 6 different sides of fun and learning that engage little ones with moving parts and simple puzzles. Removable shapes include 3 numbers, 3 letters, and 6 shapes. Pieces can be easily removed or stored inside the cube. With unique to Battat colors, this shape sorter is sure to be engaging and visually pleasing!

Field Kids Toys – Click Here to Purchase 

The Field is a 2018 National Parenting Product Award Winner! The Irish company creates realistic model toy fields for children to enjoy globally. The Fields give children a sensory rich, inviting place to imagine and create a farm scene of their own. It encourages development of social skills, concentration skills, and inspires kids to use their imagination. Open-ended toys such as The Field keeps kids interested longer as each playing session is unique and new. Each Field Toy comes with complete green pastures, green hedging, and a wooden hinged gate. The Field is perfectly paired with any animal figurines, transportation, farming equipment, peg dolls, or anything else you can think of!

Safari Ltd.

This family owned company seeks to inspire children to learn through the joys of play. Their ‘toys that teach’ really fulfill their mission. Safari Ltd. seeks to educate children about the importance of nature and its conservation through the joys of play. The products they offer include: wild animal figures, mini animal collections, dinosaur toys, sea animal figures and many more toys that teach. The best part though? All of the Safari Ltd. products are hand sculpted AND hand painted, seriously the coolest. Get your toys that teach quickly; they even offer free shipping!

Camarasaurus -Click here to purchase

Safari Ltd.’s Wild Safari Prehistoric World collection includes this very realistic Camarasaurus. Slightly taller than a can of pop, this dino will give kids a great jumpstart into learning about the Prehistoric World. Holding true to their toys that teach motto.

Earth Dragon – Click here to purchase

This beautiful blue and green dragon is the perfect figure to spark some imagination. Children will never get bored playing with this bright, colorful dragon.

Feathered T Rex – Click here to purchase

This life-like T Rex will take you straight into [the] Jurassic World. Almost every child four and up knows what a T Rex dino is; so it’s hard to go wrong with this one.

Bernie the Gator – Click here to purchase

Bernie, the Safari Ltd. mascot, is part of the Wild Safari Wildlife collection. This one is a classic that will be great for being used in any teaching manner. Let the kids be creative with him, or use him when learning about the Florida Everglades. Children of all ages will love Bernie.

Safell Dream Catcher – Click here to purchase

We all want the kiddos to stay safe, am I right? Situations can never be predicted, and anything can happen. That’s where the Dream Catcher comes in handy. This product provides a soft cushion for curious, adventurous kids.  The Dream Catcher is an inflatable mat that is laid on the floor around the child’s crib. With eight different sections, you can configure it to any nursery size or shape. Protecting our kids is something we all want to do our very best at. Whether its for at grandmas house, or your own, you will feel much more secure while they sleep.

 

 

Coffee Design Co. – Gospel Alphabet – Click here to purchase

Bringing our children up in the way they should go is something that we’re all striving to do, whether we parent with that mindset or not. This alphabet book is the perfect tool to have when teaching our kids about the gospel. Memorizing scripture is tough, but why not start teaching our kiddos early. The 5×7 flip book allows you (or them) to teach the truths of the gospel in a simple way. Each letter has a Scripture verse that contains a word that begins with that letter. Faith comes by hearing… and hearing by the Word of God. The Gospel ABC Alphabet is the perfect way to teach our kiddos the good news of Jesus; one letter at a time.

 

PreciousPegs Wooden Nativity Set – Click here to purchase

Carrie, owner and artiest of PreciousPegs, is so unbelievably talented. The personalized, custom wooden peg dolls and cake toppers are meticulously painted to a perfect, hand crafted tee. Using safe and non toxic paint and varnish, these are sure to be a hit with everyone in the family. This nativity set will become a family favorite very quickly. The solid wood, hand painted peg set is absolutely beautiful. Whether you’re setting out the nativity as a display or the kiddos are playing with it, everyone will enjoy it.

 

Real Shades Surf Sunglasses for Toddlers – Click here to purchase

Sunglasses are a must no matter the season. Whether it’s summer or winter, we (here in Ohio) wear shades. Protecting our eyes is really important, but almost more important is protecting our kids’ eyes. Real damage can be caused from the sunlight, so these durable sunglasses perfect for your child. All of Real Shades glasses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection. Give the kids a fun gift that they’ll love and you’ll be thankful for. The sizes of glasses range from baby to adult, so if you’re interested for yourself, check out our Women’s page of the Gift Guide.

i-Poster My Body – Click here to purchase

Kids love to learn about themselves. After learning the basics, head, shoulders, knee’s and toes, older kids want to know more. We are obsessed with this new interactive leaning posters from Best Learning. This set comes with 4 pages to learn and play with. You can discover how our body parts, organs, muscles, and bones function; filled with interesting facts. Test your knowledge with 2 levels of super fun quiz mode. Parents love that there are multiple volume levels, so you can turn it down when you need.  This toy is great for kids ages 5 to 12. The auto shut off option will save you on your batteries too. You know you cannot go wrong with a Family Choice & Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner 2018!

 

Flip ‘N’ Check – Click here to purchase 

Nothing beats a reusable dry-erase style learning book. Flip ‘N’ Check created a unique style book that allows children ages 7+ to learn while having fun. There are 3 titles currently available: Ocean Explorer Activity Pack, Brain Games and Mad-Lib’s. Flip N Check’s special feature happens when the activity game is flipped over and the answers line up to the child s work.  The Brain Games and Ocean Explore books feature well thought- out and play tested puzzles, mazes, crosswords, and more. The Mad Lib’s is just like the classic ‘fill in the blank’ silly story we grown-up’s grew up playing. These are perfect to take on long car rides and airplane flights this holiday season while traveling to your family get together. Give a useful gift this holiday season that the child and parent will be happy to receive.

 

Let’s Go Fishin – Click here to purchase

Kids will love it, and parents will be taken back to their childhood with this classic fishing game. This fast paced game rotates hungry fish around in a pond, all while their mouths are opening and closing. Up to four players can try to catch fish while playing this clever game. Not only is Let’s Go Fishin fun, but it teaches hand-eye coordination while kids attempt to catch fish quickly. Set up and clean up is super easy with this game, so parents, you’ll love it too!

Mama May I – Click here to purchase

Kids learn best through play! Their growing minds are ready and eager to absorb any new information or skills. Mama May I cultivates excitement for learning by providing tools to make learning through play simple and inviting to all children.  Their handcrafted toys are educational while being developmentally appropriate and engaging. The Mama May I Sensory Box is the perfect way to give a child hours of exploratory learning and fun. The handmade wooden set is full of developmental manipulatives that are open ended to play with an endless number of sensory box mix ins.

Included is:
– 1 wooden box measuring ( 8.5″ x 8″ x almost 2″ deep ) to hold all your tools & can be used as the actual “Sensory Bin”
– 2 different wooden bowls
– 2 different wooden scoops
– 2 different wooden canisters with lids
– 1 pair of wooden tongs
– 1 muslin pouch to fit inside the box & put your main ingredient in

Mama May I has a number of toys that are stimulating and open ended, and can be reused for years and years. Let your kids explore happily while developing fine motor skills for every day life with Mama May I shop!

i-Top – Click here to purchase 

Remember playing with tops? Goliath games has created a new generation of tops with I-Tops. Using smart technology, this high-tech top keeps track of the number of spins while LEDs light up the display. Have a competitive kiddo? I-Top has multiple challenges to complete!  Spin an exact number of spins to show special animations and unlock hidden features. Kids can also challenge their friends to a high score duel! I-Top is non-stop fun with over 10 different ways to play! I-Top is a recommended for ages 7 and up, and I’m sure dads will be just as entertained!

Hydro Strike – Click here to purchase

Get ready for some competitive and wet fun with Pressman’s Hydro Strike Game! 2 players battle in a fast-paced pinball action game. Guard your goal while trying to shoot the ball in your opponents goal. Score on your opponents goal and not only get a point, but have a laugh watching them get sprayed with water! Hilariously competitive fun that will get the whole family watching and playing this holiday season! Hydro Strike is easy to refill and play again! Will you win or get wet?!

StickerKid

School aged kids and preschoolers alike are always forgetting something. Leaving a water bottle behind at gymnastics. Their pencils are always walking off at school. But even us parents can loose a baby bottle or hoodie when scrambling through the grocery store. With StickerKid you can create custom labels that are affordable and easy to use. Choose from a bunch of colors, fonts and designs. The tiny strip labels are great for pens, pencils and markers. The allergy labels are perfect for people who need to be cautious of their kids safety. They offer iron on stickers for clothing which are great for kids at summer camp! We love the feature of adding a phone number, great for the pricey item you would hate to really loose. Check out all the options with the link above.

 Scented Secret Notebook – Click here to purchase

Little kids love notebooks. Writing their thoughts, drawing pictures of their family and friends. MamatheFox’s 6 year old daughter loves all things sparkling and shiny. The exciting create your own notebook set from Smitco is a 9″ x 7″ 60 Page scented secret scrapbook with passcode lock, 1 sheet 3D stickers, 2 sheets of scented stickers, 24 pieces of self adhesive jewels,1 feather pen,1 roll of craft tape and 1 pencil pouch! This journal set is pony and horse themed, making it great for young girls, and preteens alike. Having the extra add on bonus of scratch and sniff stickers this is sure to please this holiday season. If you buy though the Amazon link above there are several codes you can use as coupons when you scroll down the page a little. Check out all their products on Amazon.

Scented Nail Kit for Kids – Click here to purchase 

Whether you are shopping for little or young girls, tweens or teens this  111 pieces in this nail art set for manicure and pedicures is going to be hit. This nail kit features non toxic products for your own home spa day. Host a nail party with your girl friends, or between cousins as you celebrate the holiday. This kit includes: 5 Neon color peel off/peeling scented nail polishes for finger and/or toe nails, 20 scented decorating nail patches, 60 scented nail stickers or decals, 20 scented press on nails, 2 nail files, 2 toe separators and 2 nail art sticks. All the products have been tested and is safe for use by kids. The nail polish is also water based and can just be peeled off with no need for acetone to remove it. Easy for parents and fun for kids!

 Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret – Click here to purchase

This new book is perfect for kids ages 8 to 13. It features a young boy named Cruz. He  leaves his home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world’s leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there’s more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why? This novel is great for kids looking for a thrilling adventure with danger and a mission to be completed.

To the Moon and Back: My Apollo 11 Adventure – Click here to purchase 

 Do you know a child who is interested in space? In celebration of the Apollo 11 Mission’s 50th Anniversary, experience the awe and excitement of humankind’s first steps on the moon! In this exclusive, exquisite pop-up adventure, readers follow astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s story as he encounters the “magnificent desolation” of Earth’s only satellite firsthand. This book is great for kids ages 8-12, but never put a limit on the adventures you can have when discovering new moon and space shuttle facts. This is a great book for grandparents to gift to their grand kids. After the book is opened the adult can share where they were when the Apollo 11 moon landing happened creating more family memories for you to hold dear.

 Ultimate Secrets Revealed: A Closer look at the Weirdest, Wildest Facts on Earth – Click here to purchase 

Do you know a kid is is curious about everything. The unique and fun facts kid? Then they are going to flip when you gift them this new book from National Geographic. This jam-packed new series is loaded with cool, action-packed photos, tons of awesome information, and filled to the brim with the weirdest facts ever, this book takes readers behind the scenes of the world of the truly bizarre, to reveal the truth behind our planet’s wildest and wackiest. Meet the bizarre bacteria that make Yellowstone National Park’s Morning Glory Pool pop with radiant color, discover the mysteries behind the Sphinx of ancient Egypt, learn why the beaches of the Maldives glow bright blue, how tornadoes are so powerful, and so much more! And with Q&As with in-the-field experts, fantastic infographics, exciting stories, and more, this book presents a fresh way of looking at our bizarre planet. So, get ready to experience our not-so-secret world.

Ultimate Predatorpedia: The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever – Click here to purchase 

Some kids love the bad guys – and when it comes to animals, the predators are like the bad guys of the animal kingdom. From high-profile sharks, lions, tigers, and bears to the tiniest ants, mites, and spiders. Every animal in this book is ferocious, fierce, and fantastic in its own way! With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia features profiles accompanied by Did You Know details, and fast facts (including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat), as well as thematic spreads covering topics from predatory techniques to defenses and communication, and much more. If you know a kid who loves dinosaurs? But you cannot summon up the will to buy another book about T-Rex…then try this book out. I bet they will love it!

 National Geographic Kids Why Not?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything – Click here to purchase

Do you and your family love interesting facts? I love to find out fun, silly and yet true information. National Geographic came out with a book about they WHY’s?  Now, in this exciting follow-up, they figured WHY NOT? The concept is simple. Got a question? Boy, do they have answers! Over 1,111 of them. Why don’t you keep growing your whole life? Check out the human body section. Why aren’t we traveling by jet-pack yet? Tech has your answer. Why aren’t school buses red? Flip to the pop culture chapter. This is a perfect book for long car rides and travels. Keep you family talking together and learn fun facts together this holiday season.

Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to do with your Canine Companion – Click here to purchase 

Dog lovers love learning more about their “Good Boy”. Learning hot to better interact and play with them is just the cherry on top. For the pet lover in your family this holiday gift this new National Geographic book about Dog Science. Have fun with 22 safe and pup-friendly activities that let you work alongside your dog to discover what makes him tick. Learn to take your dog’s pulse and find out how much blood is pumping through his body. Find out if your dog hears things you can’t by making a dog whistle. What colors can your dog see? Is he color-blind? Each activity is paired with step-by-step instructions, clear and interesting scientific explanations, and cool photographs shot specifically for this book. Hands-on activities and fun information for budding scientists prompt further learning and offer a behind-the-scenes look at current canine research. When you are finished with the book you’ll have a vet-worthy profile of the best canine companion on the planet–yours!

 Just Joking: Jumbo 2 – Click here to purchase

The first was a smash hit, so over course National Geographic would release another amazing book full of hilarious family friends jokes for us this holiday season. This book is  great gift kids and adults of all ages.  MamatheFox has a kindergartner and all day its jokes, jokes, jokes. They try to make up their own, but when they hear and get a real joke its an instant hit in the house. Help them discover new jokes, puns and more this winter. With silly facts that are strangely true, laughable lists, conversation jokes, and long-story jokes with hilarious endings, this full-color, supersize book will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Sidesplitting topics include funny stuff about pets, technology, spooky sensations, adventures, around-the-world wonders, animals, myths and legends, dinosaurs, music, and treasure hunting. Between giggles and guffaws, hoots and haha’s you can enjoy tons of hilarious photos with silly captions. It’s the perfect combination of laughing, learning, and maybe jump-starting a career in comedy!

Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories – Click here to purchase 

MamatheFox is a bird lover and a bird watcher and is in love with this book for her kids. This is a book that helps very young children, ages 4-8 range, about bird facts.  Young birders will learn all about migration and the importance of habitat conservation. They’ll find stories about bird rescues and fun facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They’ll also discover the best bird nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and more. Paired with stunning art and photography and beautiful design, this treasury is sure to become a classic for bird enthusiasts of all ages. Its great for a home use and for classrooms too.

Bilibo – Click here to purchase

In my house open ended toys are the favorite. They keep my kiddos interested and engaged; and without linking the toy to popular characters, my kids don’t grow out of them. That’s why I love having a Bilibo in my house. On the outside it is deceptively simple, but in reality kids can use the Bilibo for limitless play.  The iconic shell shape can be used as a chair, doll crib, bowl, helmet, mountain for cars, and so much more! The Bilibo was designed in Switzerland in conjunction with child development experts. It inspires creativity, imagination, and open-ended play for all kids!

Learning Clock from Best Learning – Click here to purchase

Teaching a kid to tell time is hard. I honestly cannot express how hard it is for me to try to teach this, so I don’t. Now we use the Learning Clock from Best Learning. This amazing toy is also a learning tool and will change how you approach teaching time to your kids. This interactive talking clock toy engages youngsters while teaching them how to read the clock with the movable hour and minute hands. It is a super durable toy and its interactivity is essential to keep children absorbed in Quiz Mode. WE love the added bonus feature of sleep mode. In sleep mode it plays any of 10 classical music and act as a night light with 12 options with a timer up to 60 minutes. If you know kids who has a hard time knowing when it’s morning and safe to get out of bed, then this clock is going to be a game changer. Make getting up for school a joy by incorporating this Learning Clock into your home.

Chrono Bomb – Click here to purchase

I might be the most excited to gift this secret agent maze to my 8 year old nephew! I know that not only will he love it, but I can picture my crazy family all taking turns to get in on the action and beat each others’ scores! The Chrono Bomb creates a “laser” maze using a 37 ft string and rubber grip clamps. The spy takes on his mission with UV night vision goggles by crawling, stepping, jumping and creeping through the maze. At the end there is a bomb to defuse to save the day! If a string is hit the sensor will detect the movement and make the time count down faster! In addition there are multi-task cards to make the missions even more difficult! Set the maze up differently each time for a new game and challenge!

BRIO Take Along Labyrinth – Click here to purchase

This unique labyrinth is perfect for children three years and older. Being completely sealed, the marble can’t be lost; which is the best news for every parent out there. The Take Along Labyrinth offers a gentle start to learning for young kiddos. When kids have a handle on this Take Along Labyrinth, move them up to the BRIO Labyrinth.

 

 

 

BRIO My Home Town Camping Set – Click here to purchase

Battery free toys are my favorite; but wooden, battery free toys.. Literally the best. That’s why I love the My HomeTown Camping Set by BRIO. Any parent will be grateful for this sound-free, learn-by-play toy. Enjoy the outdoors and allow kids to play with this car, camper, canoe, family, and dog all on their own. Imagination is seriously unlimited with this FSC certified wood toy. 

GraviTrax – Click here to purchase

This GraviTrax starter set is perfect for kids who like to build and create. A build your own marble maze with over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements. With the ability to build with curves, crosses, free-falls, and a cannon, kids can experience and learn about the law of physics. Lots of experimenting is to be had with the GraviTrax marble run; heights and angles control the marble speed in different ways. Kids will have unlimited fun with this open-ended track system. Be sure to check out the expansion sets and accessories that GraviTrax offers!

Five Little Fish – Click here to purchase

This board game for kids 3+ is a fun memory game that will have kids wanting to catch more. Lily Pad cards let you know whether you’ll grab a fish or catch a grumpy frog. Drawing a fish means you can grab a fishing poll and hook a fish off the table. The goal? You can to match the color of the fish to the color of the drawn card; it’s as simple as that! At the end of the game, if you’ve got the most little fish, you win! Promoting and encouraging memory and matching skills with this game is easy; give it a try!

Big Money Game – Click here to purchase

Family friendly games are the best, especially around the holidays. This quick, easy game is so perfect and all you’ve got to do is roll some die! Having assets in one of five industries, players roll 5 dice trying to get combinations like a straight, full house, five of a kind, etc. If you’re lucky enough on your final roll, you’ll earn money to spend on more assets from the market. When the bank runs out of money, you want to have the most of it! For ages 8+, this game is perfect for the whole family; you can even play with two players!

Coloryfly Coloring Set

Do you know a kid who loves to be creative? The one who pulls out the markers before you can get the breakfast cereal on the table? MamatheFox’s 6 year old daughter is known to do this, along with getting the glue out before 9 am! We want to help encourage creativity in our kids. By gifting them quality products you can hep them explore the word of art and allow them to use that precious imagination we have in our youth. We love the OOLY line of art products. They are priced for an everyday budget buy only provide top of the line items.   We are in love with their Colorfly Coloring Set. The Colorfly Coloring Set comes with fabulous art products that your artist will thoroughly enjoy. The 3D Colorables Butterfly Masks are a fun inflatable coloring toy. Just add color with a marker, crayon or colored pencil like a coloring book and inflate with the included straw and the Colorable becomes a beautifully colorful butterfly mask. The Butterfly Mask can be colored with the included Color Appeel Crayons Set. Heart to Heart Stacking Crayons and Double Dip Scented Marker Set. Suggested for ages 5 to 7.

 

A to Z Magnatab- Click here to purchase

As a homeschool mama on a budget, I love Kid O’s A to Z Magnatab. With a magnetic stylus as the pen, the bead board as paper, and any finger as an eraser the Magnatab can be used anywhere, anytime. I love my kids can take their Magnatab in the car or into a waiting room. The Magnatab helps kids explore creativity and learning with sensory inviting play. They can see their completed work when each bead is pulled up to form letter, then simply erase and start again! Practicing letters is now engaging and sustainable!

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29 Comments

  • Reply June S.

    (GIFTS FOR KIDS – 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE) So many great things listed here on the gift guide for the kids this holiday. I know my grandson would like a lot of them.

    November 1, 2018 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Rena Walter

    Lots of good unique stuff!

    November 1, 2018 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Kathy Ross

    There a lot of good gifts ideas here. I like the ones that kids can learn from and/or use their minds the best. It’s just so important for kids to learn as much as possible, even if they think they’re playing. 🙂

    November 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Barrie

    So many great gift ideas for young kids! I wish I had younger kids to buy for…love the ideas!

    November 1, 2018 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Calvin

    Lots of kids to gift things to this year, so this can inspire me

    November 1, 2018 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These are such cute gift ideas. I know my granddaughter would love the dolls. Something here for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing

    November 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Angela MacRae

    wow there are alot of good toys out there this year I remember last year struggling to find fingerlings

    November 1, 2018 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Julie Barrett

    Such a great variety of gifts! I especially love the organic pj’s, the Write the Word journal and the Crayola Drip Art Set!

    November 2, 2018 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Sandy Klocinski

    So many awesome things! I like educational gifts

    November 2, 2018 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Stephanie Phelps

    Oh my gosh you have covered all my kids and what they would love. I know she would love love love the Rainbocorns by Zuru.

    November 2, 2018 at 7:49 am
  • Reply Molli Taylor

    these are great ideas/ the rainbowcorns are so cute!

    November 2, 2018 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Paula Pennachio

    There are just too many toys and ages, I’m asking moms

    November 3, 2018 at 2:42 am
  • Reply Sherry Duncan

    love the gifts for kids!

    November 4, 2018 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Angela Ingles

    I’d never heard of the Heart to Heart dolls. I love that they’re so diverse!

    November 4, 2018 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Heather G.

    Great ideas on gifts. I love the sensory tubes and the foundation chemistry set! I’m always looking for unique and educational gifts for my sons.

    November 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Richard Brandt

    You can’t go wrong with a robot dinosaur.

    November 4, 2018 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Candice Sheets

    Lots of great choices to pick from. I think kids are more into blind bags of various types too. The Grumbles are big. And who could leave out Funko products?

    November 5, 2018 at 2:04 am
  • Reply Rosanne

    Perfect grandchildren gift ideas

    November 5, 2018 at 2:55 am
  • Reply Jodi Hunter

    Incredible gift guide. THANKS!

    November 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Keating

    Oh goodness if I thought my kids Christmas list was big before it’s even bigger now. The Crayon Melter, that’s totally awesome, even if I didn’t have kids! I want that for myself!! My daughter would love the Heart for Heart Dolls and the Calico Cats House. My son would be all over anything to do with Dinosaurs. This list is awesome. Thanks so much for putting it together!

    November 5, 2018 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Lula Ruger

    What a great collection of gift ideas ! Thanks for all of the hard work you put into reviewing these things for us

    November 6, 2018 at 11:50 am
  • Reply huda

    Super ! thaanks 😍

    November 7, 2018 at 8:13 am
  • Reply ANN*H

    Wow so many great ideas for the kids for Christmas. I like the Sunny Bunnies Blabbers , I think my great grand daughter would love these. thanks so much.

    November 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Maureen

    Great ideas. Love the personalized book. My nieces and nephews love having books read to them and to have it with their name–what a treat.

    November 11, 2018 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Helen

    My little girl loves her playhouses, so I know the Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home would be a perfect Christmas gift for her.

    November 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply April v Monty

    these are some totally great suggestions ,my grandbabies would adore them!

    November 12, 2018 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply ANN*H

    I see lots of great ideas for the grandkids for Christmas. I like the National Geographic for Kids , the smaller ones can read them as they get older to. Building blocks are always good for the younger one to let them build things.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Nancy Burgess

    These are all such great gift ideas thank you for sharing.

    November 14, 2018 at 11:52 am
  • Reply MD Kennedy

    My goodness, what a list! All of these are wonderful gift ideas. If I were to pick one for me, though, I’d want the Robo Alive™ Attacking T-Rex. I am currently reading a book about dino hunting and am inspired about all things paleontology!

    November 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm
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