Holiday Gift Guide 2017


Entertainment

To Purchase


HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK – 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
In this hilarious, high-flying adventure, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is stuck in New York City, while his parents spend the holidays in Florida! And although Kevin finds food, lodging and fun using his dad’s credit card, he learns that the Wet Bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) have escaped prison and are also in New York! It looks like he’ll have to outrun and outprank them – again!


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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET – 70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Miracle on 34th Street is an irresistible fable that has, for many years, become synonymous with celebrating Christmas. This three-time Oscar®-Winning* tale is sure to delight fans old and new!


The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard (Edmund Gwenn) is hired as Macy’s department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit...except for his boss, Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara), who’s raising her daughter (Natalie Wood) to not believe in Santa. But when Kringle is declared insane, and put on trial, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old alike face the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?


Captain Underpants Blu-ray/DVD - My review
 

To Purchase
 This is Us Season 1 on DVD
To Purchase
 Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & More

To Purchase




Books

The Greatest Brick Builds: Amazing Creations In Lego - My Review here

To Purchase
Doodle Dress Flip Up Book - My review here

To Purchase


Fashion Stylist Fall/Winter Collection - See my review here


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National Geographic Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark - See my review here 

To Order

National Geographic View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World - See my review here

 
To Purchase

 Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard  See my review here.

 
To Purchase

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition - see my review here



For Her 

White Gold 24K Deep Moisturizer for Face from OROGOLD Cosmetics

To Purchase

Amazing moisturizer. The price point may scare you but it is worth it. My face feels tighter and smoother and I get to put gold on my face.
Ninja® Coffee Brewer with Auto-iQ - See my review here
To Purchase


Ninja® Coffee Brewer with Auto-iQ® One-Touch Intelligence and Thermal Flavor Extraction® Technology unlocks your coffee’s full flavor potential
  •     Choose a Size: Cup, Travel Mug, Half Carafe, or Full Carafe
  •     Choose a Brew: Classic, Rich, Over Ice, or Specialty
  •     Pod-Free Single Serve
  •     Auto-iQ One-Touch Intelligence adjusts the brew cycle based on the brew size and brew type you select
  •     43 oz. Glass Carafe and Intelligent Warming Plate
  •     Removable water reservoir
The Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ




The Fearless Path: Get on your path to emotional healing and inner peace. Emotional workouts and meditations suitable to help anyone transform.

Sage Aura Spray: Clear away negativity & refresh your space with Sage Aura Spray. Included aventurine gemstone, the lucky stone, to attract new opportunities and positivity

Mystic Chakra Rock & Roll-on Balancing Perfume: Essential oils blended perfectly to balance & restore your mind. Every bottle has an amethyst for peace & calming. 

Transcend Body Balm: Balm for your body and spirit. Lavender & spearmint blend soothes cuticles, dry skin & used on the temples aids tension headaches. 

Mediation CD: Balance your charkas with this guided meditation cd. Get grounded, open your heart and clear your mind for ultimate serenity


For Him


Small Bamboo Cutting Board Details:
  • Made of sturdy bamboo with cut out handle. Due to the nature of bamboo color and grain will vary.
  • One side of the cutting board has a grooved edge, the other side is smooth and flat
  • Approximate measurements: 7.25" W x 11" L (includes handle) x 1" D
  • Hand washable




Stocking Stuffers

Sphynz Portable Razors - My Review



Cute Christmas and Santa's Kitty Helpers - My Review




In Cute Christmas, have yourself a furry little Christmas with this heartwarming coloring book featuring happy pets in festive settings. Feel the stress of the holidays vanish as you focus your your mind on the sweet expressions of these beloved creatures. With Santa's Kitty Helpers, colorists will be charmed by the expressive-eyed furry friends depicted in the artistry of acclaimed illustrator Kayomi Harai.

Despicable Me Mineez Blind Pack Series 1 (One Supplied) by Moose Mineez

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Despicable Me Townley Girl 3 Super Sparkly Nail Polish for Girls

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 Hot Wheels PlayTape - my review here


To Purchase

There’s no better creative play and use of imagination than cars and trucks and InRoad Toys Hot Wheels® PlayTape® opens up a universe of open-ended vehicle play that's as simple and unbounded as “Unroll, Stick, and Race!™” Ideal for creating roads for playing with toy cars, sticks to any flat surface, easy-tear, made of paper, no scissors required, repositionable – mistake proof, easy removal, leaves no residue.

PlayTape from InRoad Toys




Car enthusiast dads will love reliving childhood days with award-winning PlayTape from InRoad Toys. With PlayTape, kids (young and old) can instantly create roads and rails for toy vehicle play anytime, anywhere! Just unroll, stick, and drive! It’s hours of entertainment on a single roll. PlayTape sticks to any flat surface and is easy to tear by hand and reposition. It peels up without any residue and is recyclable, so cleaning up is a snap. 100% Made in the USA. Ages 3+. U.S.  MSRP: $3.97 and up. Available in stores at Walmart.
 


TOYS

Spirit Riding Free – Spirit & Lucky Deluxe Feeding Set (my review here)


To Purchase


Despicable Me Minion Dave Talking Action Figure

To Purchase
  • 55 Minion sayings & SFX; Original voice
  • Press his pocket to hear Dave talk with funny expressions Press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression
  • Banana Mode-Press the back of Dave's tongue and he will think you are feeding him; Then press his pocket or move his head to hear him make a farting sound "Feed" him more than once to hear super fart sounds

 Despicable Me Dru's Super Lair Playset 

To Purchase
  • Features trap doors, silly sounds, and launchers to recreate your favorite Despicable Me 3 moments
  • Inspired by Dru's Secret Lair from Despicable Me 3
  • Comes with 3 exclusive Mineez figures
B

Scooby Doo Bi-Plane Model Kit


My Review here


With the STEMEngineering & Design: Building Set Playground from Learning Resources, little engineers can come up with their own designs or they can follow the Challenge Cards, which include how to build different pieces of equipment on a playground (a twisty slide, a swing set, a seesaw, and more). Reproducible worksheets based on the engineering design process are included in the Guide. For ages 5 years+.  MSRP: $24.99. Available online at Amazon

Magnaflex - See my review here


Flex your imagination with Magnaflex by WowWee - a creative construction kit that’s turning magnetic play upside down! Its exclusive flexibility allows kids to build up, out, and even down to form ​any ​2D and 3D ​figure​ they can imagine​ ​- from balls and crowns to spiders and snakes! All strips are bendable, zippable, snappable​, and stackable - and they’re all interchangeable so kids will never run out of ideas!



Baby

Lullapop Lullabies - my review




21-song collection of soothing instrumentals crafted for the millennial parent & child.

LULLABY VERSIONS OF CURRENT POP SONGS MADE FAMOUS BY JUSTIN BIEBER, ADELE, ED SHEERAN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SIA, RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, & MORE



Pink Elephant Organic



Wrap your new baby up like a gift in this adorable Swaddle Wrap with a beautiful bow by Pink Elephant Organic. All of their products are made from 100% organic cotton. It is so pure and soft on your baby’s skin, not to mention that it is healthier and more economical for cotton farmers to grow.  

Sophie's Color Books


It’s no secret that babies love Sophie the Giraffe, so continue the love this Christmas with Sophie’s Color Books. This learning book features Sophie the Giraffe and her friends as they teach your baby all about the wonder of color. Make that first Christmas morning brighter with Sophie and her color  

Abiies




Carry your baby with ease this holiday season with Abiie’s NEW Huggs Contour. This revolutionary carrier booster not only provides all-day comfort, the ergonomic design ensures a healthy sitting position and support for heavier babies. While some types of baby carriers may interfere with healthy hip positioning, Huggs Contour actively prevents hip dysplasia by seating baby in a healthy position for an extended period of time. Spoil your loved ones with the gift of ultimate comfort with Abiie's NEW Huggs Contour

Bookroo Subscription - Stimulate the love of reading in your favorite little ones with a subscription to Bookroo. 

It is so cute. The books comes wrapped and ready to be opened and shared. Read to your babies, they love it.




Choo Choo! The FunFriends Choo Choo train is perfect for any toddler that likes to get their groove on. Daddy will love getting down on the floor with baby, pushing and pulling this train with lights that flash to the beat of the music! The vibrant characters will attract your child and keep them entertained while encouraging active fun. For 12 months + MSRP: $24.99 Available at Amazon

Mickey Mouse Camping with Friends Activity Saucer

To Purchase-BabiesRUs
 
Mr. Ray Ocean Lights Activity Gym 



To Purchase
 Let baby pal around with Mr. Ray, Nemo, and friends in the Mr. Ray Ocean Lights Activity Gym. Mr. Ray's captivating canopy environment is filled with lights, music, puppet play and more! Capture baby's imagination with 20+ minutes of ocean-themed melodies for fun and auditory stimulation. Includes six detachable take-along toys for baby to get their hands on including a Dory finger puppet for co-play during storytelling, baby-safe self-discovery clamshell mirror, Squirt rattle filled with colorful beads, Nemo bead chaser, tug-able Pearl the octopus, and sand dollar teether.
 


Teens

Foodie

Honey Gift Boxes from Carmel Honey Company



Three gift packages available:




$100 box. This box features a custom Carmel Honey Company logo apron, custom mug with attached spoon, custom honeybee/honeycomb design socks, a 12-oz. jar of Wildflower Honey, an Orange Blossom Honey Stix pack, and a honey dipper, all in a white box with bow.



 $50 box. Features Earl Grey Supreme Tea in a silver tin, 8-oz. jar of Sage Honey, custom mug with attached spoon, and honey dipper in black box with bow.



$30 box. Features a four-pack of Carmel Honey Company honey, Sage Honey, Wildflower Honey, Orange Blossom Honey and Meadowfoam Honey, gift wrapped in black box with bow.

Ninja 4-in-1 Cooking System

To Purchase
The Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™ is four appliances built into one: a slow cooker; a stove top for searing and sautéing; a steamer; and an oven for baking. Features include:
  •     Auto-iQ allows consumers to choose from more than 80 pre-programmed recipes – just add ingredients, select a recipe from the included cookbook, and let Auto-iQ handle the rest
  •     Auto Stay-Warm and programmable digital timer
  •     Triple Fusion Heat® offers three different heat options compared to the traditional slow cooker’s one option
  •     6-quart, dishwasher-safe pot, glass lid with handle, steaming/roasting rack, and cookbook with more than 100 recipes

Ninja 4-in-1 Kitchen System, Blending, Processing & Spiralizing

To Purchase

 The Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™ is four appliances built into one: a slow cooker; a stove top for searing and sautéing; a steamer; and an oven for baking. Features include:

  •     Auto-iQ allows consumers to choose from more than 80 pre-programmed recipes – just add ingredients, select a recipe from the included cookbook, and let Auto-iQ handle the rest
  •     Auto Stay-Warm and programmable digital timer
  •     Triple Fusion Heat® offers three different heat options compared to the traditional slow cooker’s one option
  •     6-quart, dishwasher-safe pot, glass lid with handle, steaming/roasting rack, and cookbook with more than 100 recipes

 


The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant That Revolutionized Eating in America - My review here


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Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way by Rolando Beramendi - See my review 

To Order




Family Gifts

The Purple Cow Doodle a Droodle Drawing Game - my review here

To Purchase
  • DROODLES: Are Nonsense amusing cartoons that were originally created by Roger price in the early 1950S, comprising a mix between Doodles" (a sketch) and "riddles"
  • FAMILY GAMES: Entertaining fun where the guesses can be just as funny as the sketches. Drawing along with riddles for kids are sure to make family game night a hit! Also a great party game! "
  • DEVELOPS: Fine motor skills, creative and out of the box"" thinking as well a sharpening one's sense of humor. Let your imagination run wild, the possibilities are endless."
  • AWARD WINNING: Winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2016, which also means it will be an award winning game for your friends and family and students.
  • " WHAT'S INSIDE Besides a box full of fun this game includes 108 droodle cards, erasable white board, 2 erasable pens, a sand timer & instruction booklet. Comes in a sturdy magnetically closing box."
  




Science is not only fun, it’s CRAZY FUN with The Crazy Scientist LAB sets by The Purple Cow. Most sets come with more than a dozen experiments and the materials needed for each. Choose from new activity sets like YoungSurvivor or OpticalIllusions. Your kids will spend hours playing, experimenting, and learning valuable STEM concepts. The large, brightly colored, tin packages make for great gifts for kids. The robust sets are designed for children 6 and up. With the popular Young Survivor set, kids will learn a variety of basic survival skills like how to distill & purify water, generate water from plants, light a fire without matches, build a solar stove, a sundial, and a compass. For ages 8 years+. MSRP: $20. Available online at Amazon



NINTENDO SWITCH CAR RACING GAME

Shark ION ROBOT 750 Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity + Voice Control

To Purchase


Shark ION ROBOT™ 750 Connected Robotic Vacuum combines the ease of a robot with the performance of a Shark®, making it a convenient solution for automatic everyday upkeep. Features include:
  •     Wi-Fi connectivity with optional cleaning and scheduling from your smartphone or with voice control through the Google Assistant or Shark® skill for Amazon Alexa.
  •     Easy-to-use mobile app allows consumers to program the robot from anywhere as it cleans, docks, and recharges, automatically.
  •     A self-cleaning brushroll with hair-detangling technology captures short and long hair, dust, dander, and allergens to prevent everyday buildup, making vacuuming with a Shark easier than ever.
  •     Smart Sensor Navigation ensures the robot easily navigates floors and carpets while proximity sensors assess and adapt to surrounding obstacles.
  •     Dual spinning side brushes pull in debris from corners and edges.

For The Kids

Super Blanky (my review here)
To Purchase


Marvel Spider-Man Mega City Playset 
To Purchase

Just Play Marvel Swing & Sling Spiderman Plush 

To Purchase

 Dance Code Belle

To Purchase

DANCE CODE Belle empowers and encourages kids to imagine they are bringing Belle to life in a realistic and magical way, including an interactive and story-driven app that introduces kids to early coding techniques. Using the app, kids can learn simple coding techniques such as block coding and ‘connect-the-dots’ to create and choreograph unique dance sequences for their Belle doll to move before their very eyes. The DANCE CODE BELLE doll also features three standalone modes of play, independent from the app. BELLE can instruct kids to dance, hold BELLE’s arm to lead her in a dance or simply press BELLE’s necklace to watch the doll dance to choreographed dance routines. With over 100 phrases and 7 different songs, kids will love interacting and twirling along with the DANCE CODE BELLE! The DANCE CODE BELLE doll comes wearing a gown inspired by Belle’s iconic gold gown, and is a great addition to any young DISNEY PRINCESS fan’s collection! Requires 4 AA batteries, not included

Magic Sketch Deluxe Kit - See my review here

To Purchase

  • Official TV Magic Sketch pad AND protective case, 4 syluses, 60 stencils, 1 roller & 3 stamps!
  • See through screen makes it great for tracing! Study math, practice letters, trace your favorite comic book heroes and more!
  • Perfect for long car rides, road trips, church, restaurants, doctors offices, etc! The case and LCD are made from durable plastic materials.
  • Liquid crystal screen that writes just like pen or paper and erases with the touch of a button!
  • Ships in non-retail packaging.

Marvel Legends Series Star-Lord Electronic Helmet  
To Purchase
Creation Crate See my review here. Learn how to build and program electronics. The crate comes with everything you need.

Pleybox is a monthly or bi-monthly curated box of educational activities, stories and other goodies. They are fun, educational, and they bring out your child's imagination. All items are yours to keep and they are delivered right to your door. How convenient!


Pets

FreshPet - Dog and Cat Food and Treats - My Review 

 

Fresh Patch - My review 

To Purchase

Give Fido the best place to “go” whenever they want with Fresh Patch! Potty training your pup can be frustrating when using pee pads, but the living grass from Fresh Patch absorbs liquids and controls odors naturally, turning puppy training into a stress-free experience. A simple, easy subscription box that provides real grass training pads that are all-natural, Fresh Patch is completely safe to use in the home. Dogs instinctively want to go on real grass, so training is a breeze!

Green Goo's Animal

To Purchase

With winter weather approaching soothe cracked paws with Green Goo's Animal First Aid. A natural alternative to Neosporin that can be used on chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and horses to help speed up the healing process and prevent infection. Green Goo's family is dedicated to bringing you all-natural products -- food for your skin and beloved pets – at an affordable price.

Rex Specs 

To Purchase

Love taking your pup on outdoor adventures? Help protect your dog’s eyes with Rex Specs! Rex Specs are goggles created for the active dog to keep safe from debris, environmental hazards, and harmful rays of the sun. Designed with UVA/UVB protective lenses that help treat canine eye conditions such as Pannus. They are durable, stable and secure while allowing for full jaw motion and field of view to meet the needs of any dog

Bump It Off

(my review)
To Purchase


Pamper your beloved pet with BUMP IT OFF. Perfect for grooming and massaging, this reusable silicone sleeve fits perfectly on your hand. It's also great for lifting pet's loose hair to keep your couches, clothes and carpet hair free. Bump It Off features gentle silicone bristles on one side of the sleeve and smooth bumps on the other, ensuring you get every last hair, while also providing comfort to your pet. Spoil your canine or feline animal with the perfect belly rub from BUMP IT OFF! 

Hostess Gifts

Handmade Swedish Tomte Wine Tube- Christmas Santa Claus Round Wine Tote Bottle Carrier- See my review

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