Saturday, November 10, 2018

Maria's Space 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

Fake News Game From Breaking Games - Create the best headline and win the game. See my review here.

Watch Ya' Mouth 90s Edition will take you back to a brighter, more simple time when Scrunchies were cool and Marky Mark was a musician. With the 90s bundle, you get twice the content and nostalgia for days! That's tight, yo! We are loving this game! See my review here.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Combo featuring 3 Dr. Seuss classic movies. I am also hosting a giveaway on Maria's Space too! The Giveaway Ends 12/12. See my review and Giveaway post here.

Blast from AtGames - Love classic arcade games? Blast is easily attached to your TV thorough an HDMI input. The price is great and we had a blast. See my review here.

Dcappella - Disney songs done A Cappella. Listen to this group sing some of your favorite Disney songs.  Fans of Disney, A Cappella and Pitch Perfect will enjoy this CD, especially the Mash Ups.
See my review here.

Robin Williams A Comic Genius from Time Life is the perfect gift for Robin's fans. This 22 DVD set has over 50 hours of all things Robin. Stand Up shows, behind the scenes, late night show appearances, interviews, performances and more. See my review here.

It’s time to defend the house! Big G Creative introduces the Home AloneGame, available exclusively at Target. The notorious Wet Bandits are casing the neighborhood, hoping to score some valuable loot! Team up as the burglars to try and steal the goods, or play as Kevin to unleash an arsenal of creative contraptions to protect the house in this nostalgic family board game. Who will triumph - the little guy or the bad guys?

The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition featuring 5 Christmas classics the whole family will love. See my review and giveaway on my post here

The Comfy - The wearable blanket you will be fighting over so I suggest you buy one for everyone! My review

3 foot Bean Bag Chair. This is a large chair that is perfect when you need a little extra seating. We have 2 and love them! Very comfy. See my review here

Smithsonian Exploration Stations Human Body And World Atlas are sets of educational fun for one and all. They are fun of fun and knowledge. Everyone will love them. See my review here

Verilux HappyLight Compact Personal, Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp. My boss swears by this for the cold months.  She gets to work when it is dark and is home after dark. Everyone needs some sunshine and this helps lift her mood with just a few minutes a day. Getting one for my husband this Christmas because he is not a winter person and I see the bad mood setting in after a few short weeks of cold and darkness. Hopefully it helps him too.  

Lotus Trolley Bag - From shopping cart to house! The bag that helps you shop without the plastic that is killing our environment. It fits into your shopping cart so you can organize your cart.  See my review and giveaway here

Local Hive Honey. Order honey from 16 different locations around the United States. See my review here.

Dave's Sweet Tooth Toffee is truly amazing. I have ordered way too many of these bags of delicious chocolate in the past few months. See my review here.

Polaner Fruit and Maple Spreads - Wonderful on toast, waffles and more. Check out my turnover recipe using Polaner

103 Cake Recipes - This full color book has some of the most delicious looking pictures I have ever seen. I can't wait to try some of these cakes for myself. My review

Melitta Coffee Signature Series Pour Over - This is perfect when you can't brew a cup and there is no Keurig! I have mine at work and it is my favorite cup of coffee. I never know how clean the office Keurig is so I just boil my water and pour it over coffee grinds. Perfect cup of coffee. My review here

Crated With Love - A subscription date night box with everything you need to connect. See my review here.

El Dorado Art
That it-girl on your shopping list will love these beautiful accessories that are handmade in Columbia. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and is as special as she is. El Dorado Art discovers the finest ethnic clothing, jewelry and art and brings them home for you.

The Infinity Belt - She may have other belts, but none will compare to the InfinityBelt. It’s made from stretchy colored elastic that closes with hook and eyes … the same fasteners your bra has. Because there’s no buckle, the InfinityBelt™ lies perfectly flat under your clothes, so whatever you’re wearing has a perfect shape. What’s more, because it’s made from stretchy elastic, it’s a must for maternity mamas and when you’ve gained or lost some weight.

ErgoErgo - She will love this fresh take on seating! Doctors agree that we need to strengthen, not “support” our bodies. We should sit up naturally, using our own muscles instead of leaning passively against a seat back. On ErgoErgo, your body feels a new ease and freedom. The core muscles are engaged, the spine achieves its natural curve, the pelvis gently moves, and the legs stretch.

Crated with Love subscription Date Night Boxes for under $20. See my review here.

We’re going to give you to the count of 10 to order a cheese pizza and to grab these great gifts. Now fans can dress up as the classic Little Nero’s delivery driver featured in Home Alone – seriously, no fiddlin’ around! Offerings include a Home Alone Little Nero’s Pizza Satin Jacket (SRP: $130.00 / available soon at and Little Nero’s Pizza Hat($35.00 / available soon at Plus, ThinkGeek is offering their own Little Nero’s Tee (SRP: $19.99) and Little Nero’s Hoodie (SRP: $49.99).

Ambient Weather WS-2902A 10-in-1 Wi-Fi Professional Weather Station with Internet Monitoring, Compatible with Alexa. My husband asked for this for Father's Day and he loves it. We love that we always know the weather but he loves how much information he learns every day.

The Forecast Agency is offering a selection of Home Alone themed apparel at key retailers including FYE (Home Alone Christmas Sweater, SRP $49.99), GameStop (Home Alone Battle Plan Tee, SRP $19.99), Hot Topic(Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Shirts, SRP $28.90) and BoxLunch(Home Alone Filthy Animal T-Shirt, SRP $28.90)

Inspired by the beauty of the Western landscape, Abby Paffrath's Art 4 All offers one of a kind snapback hats using a traditional Indonesian art form known as Batik; a wax resist dye technique used to create images and patterns on fabrics. A bright take on wildlife and nature images, it’s easy to see Abby’s deep-seated love of the great outdoors.  See  my review here

Let me give you the skinny on ties. Pick up some Danzi ties for your man this Christmas. Check out my review here.

Grabese - These easy to hold, safe, utensils help babes and toddlers be the master of their plates! They can learn to self-feed quickly (and easily!) thanks to Grabease special design which promotes proper hand grasp, fine motor skills and pincer strength. They’re also designed with a special choke proof barrier so you can feel comfortable giving your pumpkin more feeding independence.

Easy Baby Traveler - Give the gift of organization to the parents to be! Take the baby out with Easy Baby Traveler diaper bag organizers. These cute and functional bags make the mommy life so much easier!  I never thought packing a diaper bag could be easy, until now!

BooginHead helps busy people get a grip on parenthood with Stylish Baby Essentials. Keep pacifiers, soothers, toys, and teethers close, clean, and ready for baby.  Are you over pacifiers and teethers ending up on the floor? Or does your kiddo get a kick out of playing fetch with a sippy cup?  You need PaciGrip, PaciPals, Bandana Teether Bib, & so much more.  With patented grips, universal loops, plush fabrics, and materials held to the highest standards of child safety, , BooginHead baby essentials will be your little saviors! See my review here.

Audrey's Bear - The personalized Albuquerque Aztec blanket, with its Southwestern charm and arrows, is soft, stretchy, and makes swaddling easier than ever. This is an essential gift that every new parent would LOVE!  Plus you can personalize these with a name.  These are perfect for infant photo shoots!

The Spell Book of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palumbo - One of my favorite books of the year.

Blu Notebook for artists, day planners, journalists and more. See my review here.

It's Saturday Morning - This book is the perfect companion for anyone who loved cartoons from the 60s to the 90s. It has all the cartoons I watched as a kid and so much information about all of them. Anyone who loves cartoons will love this for their collection. My review

TERRIFIC TODDLERS (Magination Press, children's book division of American Psychological Association), authors, Carol Zeavin, MSEd, Med, and Rhona Silverbush, JD, use groundbreaking research to craft age-appropriate stories that takes into account the language level and comprehension level of a toddler.  All books in the series include a concise “Note to Parents and Caregivers” in the back that provides parents with guidelines for both navigating these challenges and helping their toddlers understand their world. The three books are: ALL MINE, BYE-BYE, and BOO-BOO. See my review here

Disney The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: A Center Stage Pop-Up Book - See my review here.

Star Wars Build Your Own Millennium Falcon - See my review here

Simply Amazing by KC Armstrong, former cast member of the Howard Stern show and 20 year veteran of radio, has is on radio network called the "World's Most Amazing People" radio, On his show he has interviewed hundreds of people about their lives, the impact of the world on themselves, and how they overcame adversity to inspire and help others. My review coming soon.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019 - See my review here.

The Glimmers Save Christmas - A story about hope, faith and remaining positive even when everything around you seems to be negative. See my review here.

I Am a Wonder Woman an entertaining and inspirational look at some of the most influential women in history, from ancient times to the modern day, including lesser known visionaries such as Annie Londonderry and Britta Tott, to household names like the Bront√ęs, Cleopatra, Hellen Keller, J.K. Rowling, and more. Each page is filled with amazing stories about the women who have shaped the world and inspired others to follow in their footsteps. Readers can step into the lives of these pioneers by completing unique activities and answering thought-provoking questions for themselves. Quirky artwork throughout helps bring each woman’s story to life - See my review here.

Five Nights at Freddys Book Collection - A wonderful book collection for someone who loves the games or a reader who loves the YA horror genre.

Sesame Street: Another Monster at the End of This Book: An Interactive Adventure See my review here.

Anna and the Apocalypse - The perfect Christmas and Zombie read. See my review and giveaway here.

An Old Fashioned Christmas Favorite Yuletide Quotes & Tradition - filled with quotes that will have you thinking all those warm and happy thoughts of the season. See my review here.

100+iPhone/iPad Tricks You Can Do Right Now! (iOS 12) - Learned so much including how to make video montages with my photos including music and transition. See my review here.

Paco &Lucia makes the perfect gift for that busy dog owner who wants nothing but the best for their pet. 1% of all sales goes to help animals in need. Co-founder Alejandra has worked with shelters for many years and a commitment to animal welfare is at the heart of the company. 

StayNEat Platefor kids and adults who need their plate to stay, their food separated and their food to stay put! See my review here.

Hoyle Kids Card - The perfect stocking stuffers. These are easy to learn card games for children 4+ that are fun and educational. See my review here.

Woofie - No more trying to get fido to look at the camera. Stick a treat in Woofie which is placed on top of your phone and get that perfect shot. My review.

Colgate 360 Advanced Whitening Tooth Brush - See my review here.

Floral Simplicity are only $2.95 each and come in so many favorite scents that last for months. See my review here.

Sunshine and Glitter body lotions, gels and more. We are in love with these glittery concoctions for your skin! Feel beautiful in glitter and delicious scents. See our review here.

Razor A5 Lux Scooter - The perfect way to get your kids or yourself outside. Get off your computer and get active. See my review here. See other scooters including for toddlers, skateboards or electric scooters here.

Little Passports Game - In this adventure game, the world is only a scooter ride away. Experience 50 different destinations, making memories like touring the Colosseum or hiking the trail to Machu Picchu. Make strategic decisions along the way, avoid travel delays and collect the most memories to win the game. But more importantly, learn about the places you visit.

For the holiday season, Funko introduces three new items exclusively at Target (in-stores only).  The collection includes a Kevin POP! and Beanie Box Bundle celebrating the iconic film (SRP $24.99), plus Home Alone Socks (SRP: $6.00), and a Home Alone fleece blanket (SRP: $19.99).

Megalopolis Toys - The perfect place for fans of horror collectible like Stranger Things, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and more.  We are in love with their products. So much detail and great prices.  See my review here.

The Half Acre Farm - This creative play set comes with a tractor, animals, fence and more. See my review and video here.

Sensory Puzzle Blocks by Edushape- a soft, sensory block set that are colorful and textured. They fit into each other or can be used to discuss colors, built with and more. The perfect toddler block set.  See my review here.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit - 878 Pieces. Potter will love this huge Great Hall.

Photo Pearls lets children transform their photos into unique works of art. It’s super easy – all children must do is upload their photo to the Photo Pearls app to “pearlize” their image. Then they can start assembling their piece of art with the key provided. A wonderful alternative to puzzles, Photo Pearls is a great stress reliever that will leave children with a show-stopping piece of art. Our review here.

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise with 60+ Surprises - Kids seem to love these.
Magic Brix in Motion - The building set for toddlers that introduces them to motion.  My review here

HABA Kullerbu “At The Construction Site

 This is the ever-expandable play world for children ages two and older. It’s not a train, but it has interchangeable tracks and accessories.  

13 piece set includes: 1 construction site effect, 1 traffic sign, 3 universal steep curves, 1 straight track, 1 exit ramp, 1 ball Builder Ben, 1 ball building rubble, 1 free-wheeling dump truck with movable bed, 1 wheel loader with momentum motor and 2 connecting elements. See my review here.

Animal Packers. The perfect backpack for your little ones to carry while traveling this holiday season.

Paint Sation for kids as young as 3. See my review here.  

PAW Patrol My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope & Lights & Sounds. My preschool class loves everything PAW Patrol



  1. (Maria's Space 2018 Christmas Gift Guide) So many awesome gift guide products to look over and read about. I would like to play that Home Alone game with my family.

  2. Lots of awesome goodies on your gift guide. The Home Alone game would be great for my family! We love that movie!

  3. Lauralee Hensley here and I love the idea of card games for stocking stuffers, so the Hoyle Kids Card Sets would be wonderful for the boys stockings. Little Olivia is too little for card games yet but she will be one day.

  4. my grandkids would love any of these gifts off this list

  5. Wow...I need to bookmark Megalopolis Toys for future gift ideas, not only for my nephew, but for his mother, my soon-to-be sister-in-law! Really unique (and kinda gross!) toys there.

  6. We can certainly use The Comfy wearable blanket!

  7. i want the comfy blanket

  8. Great list! A favorite gift item would certainly be the
    Robin Williams A Comic Genius DVD Collection! As well as the cool horror related action figures from Megalopolis Toys.

  9. This is a great list of gift ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  10. There are so many great things listed on the gift guide! My nieces would love the L.O.L Surprise! Bigger Surprise with 60+ Surprises.

  11. I love the 3 Foot Bean Bag Chair!

  12. I like the AtGames for my grandsons.

  13. Wow :)
    This is an incredible collection of ideas!
    Waiting for more helpful pieces.
    You would amazing to read a similar one here-


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