Monday, October 01, 2012

Maria's Space Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Dinosaur Train InterAction Arnie Argentinosaurus

Performs over 80 different sounds, including songs and phrases

  • Motorized action for walking and stomping
  • Remote control wristband enables interactive play
  • Compatible with other InterAction figures (sold separately) 
  • Awesome for Dinosaur Train Fans
  • Sturdy and fun!

Play out your favorite Harmonix moments from Winx Club as the new Winx Club Harmonix fairies arrive to a store near you from JAKKS Pacific. Featuring 11 points of articulation, girls can recreate any fashionable pose they want with Bloom, Stella, Flora, and Aisha!
Stella HarmonixFlora HarmonixBloom HarmonixAisha Harmonix


Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Playset

Monkeez Makes a Difference is designed to teach children the importance of helping others and giving back through kid-friendly toys and tools including the best-selling Genuine Monkeez and Friends™ plush characters, online games, real-life Do Good challenges and a special 10% donation on each child’s behalf to one of three nationally renowned charities of his or her choice.

Spot It!
These games are amazing! We have been playing this game for most of the year. We also love Spot It Halloween and Travel Spot It all from Blue Orange Games

For the Football Fans 

Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold: Sports Illustrated commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the most successful franchise in NFL History. With 176 pages, including 150 full-color photos and an introduction by SI senior writer Tim Layden, Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold captures the team through the eyes of the world’s most accomplished sports photographers and writers. The book showcases players and performances, crucial moments and classic rivalries, and the unprecedented six Super Bowl championship runs that have helped make the Pittsburgh
Steelers America’s team.

At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing: One of the nation’s premiere photographers, Howard Schatz, tackles the sport of boxing in a way no one has before with his new book, At the Fights. Born out of a six-year study and exploration into the sport, this book is a magnificent collection of award-winning photographs and revealing interviews of boxing’s current champions and key movers and shakers including promoters, managers, referees, judges and trainers. The 224 page book captures boxing’s current, recent and legendary champions with 320 breath-taking photographs that will fascinate not only sports fans, but those who value original, cutting-edge photography and fine art.

Sport's Illustrated Football’s Greatest: Who is the greatest running back of all time? How about the most dominant team in NFL history? What was the best play ever? Sports Illustrated has polled its experts, asking them to list their Top 10 answers to these and other questions that football fans have been debating ever since the pigskin starting flying. This new, 288-page book, packed with 150 photos and diagrams, will rank the best of the best, explaining the methodology while paying tribute to those chosen with material from SI's rich historical archive. Released in time for the 2012 holiday season, this is a touchdown for any true NFL fan.

Time Life for Kids Zoo 3D - Absolutely the best book ever. The animals come right off the page. See review here.

Christmas Facts for Fun, is a book for kids of all ages makes it fun to see how much you really know, or just think you know about the Christmas story. Many of us know most of the details, but you may find some questions in this book that will stump you. Some of the answers may even surprise you!

This book is geared for 9-12 year old's, but kids of all ages will enjoy playing with the interactive questions and answers. This is a fun reminder of what Christmas is really about.

One of Our Favorites: What a great idea for a kids book gift. Personalize an adorable story about a Christmas Mouse.  Personalize the story with a child's name that is featured on gifts, stockings, and ornaments; choose the boy or girl character; and customize the character's skin-tone to resemble a child. Complete the book with a special holiday dedication. Each book comes with an ornament that pops out of the cover and can be personalized on the back and hung on a tree.  To order this and other books go to Paper Hat Press

On The Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman - Amazon - 

A personalized book starring you and anyone else you want to add. From romance, to children's books, the classics and even some vampire books. What a truly special and unique gift for book lovers.

My review is here 

A Horse of Course! By Kacy Carlson
Horse Facts for Fun! By Wyatt Michaels - Great for horse lovers. Little interactive book that will test children about the knowledge of horses.

Christmas Facts for Fun by Wyatt Michaels

Dazzling Duct Tape Designs: Fashionable Accessories, Adorable Decor, and Many More Creative Crafts You Make At Home

The Original Care Bear Series: Fans young and old will love this limited edition of Care Bears: The Original Series Collection 30-year anniversary collectors’ set. is a 6-DVD set featuring 64 classic episodes and a full-length movie — starring Cheer Bear, Share Bear, Tenderheart Bear and all of the Care Bear Cousins. Filled with magic, generosity and hope, the Care Bears:


Martha & Friends: Holiday Collection is part of the vast and highly trusted Martha Stewart brand that reaches over 37 million consumers, teaching lessons on helping others and the benefits of teamwork in a unique and fun way. All three animated specials aired originally on Hallmark Channel during the holiday season to help show the joy and excitement that comes with creating something special at home.

Celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas with 10 year-old Martha Stewart & her friends as they solve Holiday mishaps using their crafty skills. Highlighting teamwork and thoughtfulness, Martha & her friends remind everyone that it’s always special when you do it yourself. 



Tarantino fans rejoice! Tarantino XX 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray] (Pulp Fiction/Inglourious Basterds/Reservoir Dogs/Kill Bill Vol. 1/Kill Bill Vol. 2/Jackie Brown/Death Proof/True Romance)


Show her you understand her need to watch sappy love stories with this 4 pack of Nicholas Sparks movies. 

Ice Age Continental Drift in 3D - see my review here.


Shari's Berries are delicious and beautiful. See our review here.

Moshi Monsters Moshlings: Theme Park for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS

Fans can uncover secret codes online at, which will unlock special areas and content on both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS systems. By achieving high scores in the DS game kids can also unlock exclusive content online at  Users of the Nintendo 3DS can interact with other Nintendo 3DS players via the StreetPass™ feature and play cool games to bring the Moshlings to life in a whole new dimension. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park marks the first time fans can interact with beloved characters via 3D technology.

Jam-packed with exclusive content, Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park also introduces fans, for the very first time, to “Furnando”, a brand-new Moshling character.  He is just one of 60 Moshling characters that take part in this thrilling journey to get the theme park back on track!  In addition, every new Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS game comes with a free week-long membership to and a redeemable code so users also can interact with their new Moshling on the Moshi website.

Kidz Bop Christmas!

Phineas & Ferb fans will love these ultra cool sneakers. Girls and boys will love the Agent P pair and some girls like me will want the pink Candace and Isabella pair from Etnies.
Your Santa Story™ is a customized DVD containing the story Mom and Dad want told to their children through the REAL Santa Claus on Christmas morning. Head over to
Our review can be found here.

Go Green with your Ornaments this year. Green Bride Guide and Platypus Papers partnered on this super cute ornament. 

              FIZZYSLUNCH LAB Fresh Pick: Search for the Next Lunch Labber **NEW! Launched Dec 13** Professor Fizzy is holding a competition to see who has what it takes to be the next Lunch Labber! Kids put math and problem solving skills to the test while navigating their way through the grocery store, coming up with the right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serving food to a room full of hungry customers.  For iPad, Kindle Tablet and Nook Tablet for kids ages 6 – 8. Cost: FREE

              DANIELTIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD “Play at home with Daniel” Playing is learning as kids explore bedtime, bath time ad play pretend doctor at Daniel’s house. For iOS and Android devices, Kindle Tablet and Nook Tablet for kids ages 2+. Cost: $1.99

              SUPERWHY! ABC Adventures: Alphabet Named one of the Top 25 iPad Apps for kids by, kids can play five literacy games while mastering the alphabet. On iOS devices for ages 3+. Cost: $2.99

              DINOSAUR TRAIN “Mesozoic Math Adventures” Kids develop math skills and explore life sciences, vocabulary and concepts alongside Buddy, Tiny and Don. For iPad, Nook Tablet, Kindle Tablet for kids ages 3+. Cost: $2.99

              MARTHASPEAKS Word Spinner Up to four players can join in the fun, with six interactive mini-games that both kids and parents can enjoy together while building storytelling and vocabulary skills. For iPad for kids ages 4+. Cost: $1.99

              CYBERCHASE3D BUILDER Kids can help rebuild a town turning 2D shapes into 3D structures while developing spatial and reasoning skills. For iPad for kids ages 6+. Cost: $1.99

The Phillips Beard Styler and Shaver Pro


External Charger - PowerGen Mobile Juice Pack 5200mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger 1A output for Apple iPad 2, iPhone 4 4s 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch / Samsung Galaxy S3 S S2 S II, Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Epic 4G / Blackberry Torch Bold Curve / HTC Sensation 4G, XE, XL, One X, Thunderbolt, EVO Shift 3D, Inspire / LG Optimus V 2X 3D t / Motorola Droid Razr X 3 2 Bionic, Atrix 2, Triumph / Nokia Lumia 900 800


Anker® SlimTalk - This device has a micro USB charging plug attached so you can charge your Kindle along with your Bluetooth headset, your iPhone. 3200mAh Backup External Battery Pack Charger with Embedded Micro-USB and Flashlight for iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS 3G, iPod; Android Smartphones: HTC Sensation / Samsung Galaxy S3, S2, Samsung Galaxy Series Smartphones / Motorola Droid / LG Optimus, PSP, MP3 MP4 MP5 Players and Many More Mobile Devices

Agloves ® Sport Touchscreen Gloves, iPhone Gloves, Texting Gloves - Only $25.00 - No more reasons to remove your gloves to use your smart phone. Keep your hands warm.


  1. Anonymous9:14 AM

    I think my boys would really love the Time 3D animal book. They would say - cool and awesome!
    They have Ice Age on their Christmas List too!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Very good list and different from what I have seen so far. Love the duct tape idea that is popular around here and a great go many designs to choose from.

  3. I wish I had seen the Steelers book before now! My mom would LOVE it. I did get my hubby an ornament like the one you have pictured, though. I love how it turned out; hope he does too!

  4. You gave me a lot of last minute gift ideas. I love the Loop DeDoo Bracelet maker and the Phineas and Ferb Sneakers.

  5. The loopdedoo and frienship bracelets look like a lot of fun - I love finding new crafts! Thanks for the suggestions!

  6. We love "On The Night You Were Born" It's such an endearing book. Thank you for posting your ideas; I can always use a fresh look.


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