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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

2014 Holiday Gift Guide babies

Do you have a baby or toddler under the age of 3 on your shopping list this holiday season?  I know it can be tough to navigate the baby AND toy aisle, but hopefully this gift guide will help to provide you with a few great gift ideas.

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Little Twig Lavender Calming Baby Wash
MSRP: $12.50

Little Twig Baby Wash

Little Twig Baby Wash is a great Stocking Stuffer for the wee ones. As a mom I would love to get things like this as gifts for my little one. Not only was it something he needed, but it is also giving him the gift of a baby wash that is good for his skin. And with the Lavender scent, it smells so good, leaving my little one smelling fresh and clean after bath time.

Shower your little one in serenity with this organic blend of essential oils and mild foam. Our formula combines skin softening vitamin E with just a whisper of lavender and chamomile. Gentle enough for newborns.
Phthalate Free
Pediatrician Tested
Paraben Free
Sulfate Free
Nut, Soy and Wheat Free
Non Irritating
No Synthetic Fragrances
Head-to-Toe
Ideal for Sensitive Skin
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ClearRinse

MSRP: $129.99

There is nothing worse than a baby with a cold. They are miserable, they don't know what to do to clear the drainage, you can't tell them to go blow their nose... It is just a miserable time for them and for the parents.

If you are looking for a great gift to gift a new baby (okay the mom) CLEARinse is definitely one to consider, especially since The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends salt water irrigation and aspiration as the most effective, safe way to relieve nasal congestion in infants and children.

When Colton was sick, the only thing that seemed to clear up the runny nose was saline and a bulb sucker. Well that was before I learned about CLEARinse, I will definitely be using CLEARinse from here on out. :-)
WubbaNub
MSRP: $12-$15
Wubanub

WubbaNub is more than a just a pacifier for your little one, it is a soother that is easy for your little one to hold. WubbaNub comes in 32 designs, so I am sure you will find a cute animal that your child will love. :-)

Why This Makes a Good Gift:
The WubbaNub is great for any little teeny one. A WubbaNub a fun way to soothe your little one and bring a smile to their face.
Baby Legs Little Mister Body Suit Set
Suggested Sale Price: $20
Baby Legs

BabyLegs are best known for their Leg Warmers, however they do have these ADORABLE Body Suit Gift Sets that make REALLY great gifts for the itty bitty ones that are on your shopping list this year.

This set is a complete look with a body suit and a pair of leggings to match.

This is my personal favorite, but they do have many other styles to choose from for both boys AND girls.
Avent Toddler Drinking Cups
Suggested Price $12.99 for 2

Avent Toddler Cup

This new revolutionary Toddler Drinking Cup is a perfect stocking stuffer for a little one that is starting the transition from the sippy cup to an adult drinking cup. It allows your toddler to learn the process of drinking, but since the cup seals when your child is not drinking from it parents don't have to worry about spilled drinks like they do with no lid cups.

Why This Makes a Great Gift: My #1 reason is because it is something that toddlers will use for a LONG time- my 5 year old just got a set of these and LOVES them. Great stocking stuffer, kids will love them and parents will thank you for thinking of what their kids need and not just more toys. :-)
Avent Spout Cup

Suggested Price $7.99

Avent Sippy Cup

The Avent Spout Cup is a great soft spout sippy cup for helping your baby make the transition from breast or bottle to sippy cup. The best thing about this sippy cup is that it is spill proof so no mess for mom to clean up as baby learns to drink from a sippy cup.

Why this makes a great gift:
The Avent Spout Cup is a great gift for a little one that is learning to transition to a sippy cup or is currently drinking from a sippy cup. Babies and Toddlers will love it and parents will thank you for buying a gift that their child actually needs :-)
Lalabu Bambu Bib
Regular Price $15 + Free Shipping

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The NEw Bambu Bib from Lalabu is SUPER cute, it comes in a variety of modern patterns and colors. Beyond the cuteness of the bib it is custom designed for the ultimate functionality of a bib. It had ties instead of snaps or velcro for a snug fit and it wont snag other clothes in the wash. The Bambu Bib is made with Bamboo terry cloth and stuffed with Bamboo filling so it is soft and absorbent. If you are a fan of products made in the USA, this is a great one, not only is the Bambu Bib made in the USA, it is also made by legal women refugees.

Why this makes a great Gift:
If you have a little one on your list, this will make the parents happy because #1, you can never have too many bibs and it is a gift that he or she will use for a long time. Not to mention, babies and toddlers get a TON of toys and stuff they DON'T need for Christmas-- so help mom and dad out by getting them something they do need and can use. Plus with this unique bib, this is sure to be one of mom's favorites and she will thank you for it every time her little one uses it. :-)
Newborn Babylegs Lil Super Star
$10
Baby Legs Stars

If you have an itty bitty baby on your shopping list Baby Legs Newborn warmers are a great gift to give! They can be worn under shorts, with a onsie, for girls- under a dress... there are many fun uses for BabyLegs! My favorite thing is that with BabyLegs warmers, it makes diaper changes a breeze if your little one is just hanging around the house in a cute onsie :-)

Why this makes a great gift:
BabyLegs are awesome, they are cute and parents will appreciate you getting their baby something cute, unique and functional. :-)
NEW BabyLegs Diaper Cover
$12

Baby Legs Blue Diaper Cover

BabyLegs has a new addition to their product list, Diaper Covers for both boys and Girls. They come in a variety of Colors and with an without ruffles.

Baby Legs Little Miss Muffet Diaper Cover
For boys they have Blue and Grey and White Stripes and for girls they have Solid Pink and Light Pink and White Striped (both with the adorable Ruffles!)

I can not wait until Caleb gets here and he can wear these new diaper covers :-)

Why this makes a great gift:
FIRST- if you have a girl, Diaper Covers are a MUST. There is nothing tackier than a cute little girl in a dress with no diaper cover (unless she is in a cute cloth diaper). So diaper covers are a must!

For Boys- if it's a hot day and you want to just let your little man hang out in a diaper-- viola, cute diaper cover makes that completely okay :-) But I am a huge fan of pairing a diaper cover with a matching pair of BabyLegs and maybe a cute Tshirt too.

Functional baby fashions! :-)
BabyLegs Warmers

Prices $6-$15

Baby Legs Alps Winter Leg Warmer

BabyLegs Leg Warmers are great for both boys and girls. When Colton was younger he wore BabyLegs A LOT. It helped me stretch out those cute summer rompers into the cold seasons, and were super cute with a onsie too. They didn't have the diaper covers when Colton was little, but I sure wish they did!!!

For girls there is an added benefit of accessorizing dresses and helping to keep little legs warm without the discomfort of tights.

Why This Makes A Great Gift:
Functional Baby and Kids Fashions. Baby Legs regular sizes are one size fits most 4 Months and Up. So they will also fit toddlers and young children. This is a gift that will grow with your little one!

Check out this idea: Legs warmers for arms to make those short sleeved shirts good for all season :-)
Baby Legs Boy Warmers
Tot Logic 2 In 1 Baby Wash and Shampoo

$14

Tot logic shampoo

If there's any product you need from the TotLogic line, this sulfate free TotLogic 2 in 1 Wash & Shampoo is the one that does it all.

Just do a bubbly once-over with this 2 in 1 Baby Wash & Shampoo for clean, huggable and nourished skin and silky smooth hair. Its naturally derived, gentle, and pure formula makes it suitable and safe for infants, toddlers, kids, and of course adults too!
Baby Trend Go Lite High Chair

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Go-Lite DX Feeding Center is constructed with lightweight aluminum steel. It transforms from a high chair to a booster seat as your child grows.

Why this makes a great gift:
Parents get a TON of newborn baby stuff at the baby shower, but often the next stage of items that they need is forgotten when you are thinking newborn baby for the shower. If you have a wee little one on your shopping list, this is THE PERFECT high chair to get him or her. they will use it for a long time, it is convertible and stylish :-)

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have a child on your shopping list this holiday season?  If so, you will want to check out this Gift Guide to help you find the perfect gift for the little ones on your shopping list.

Mr Bubble Retro Box Liquid Bubble Bath

Retro Mr Bubble Bubble Bath

For a limited time exclusively at Walmart, Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath is available in this special-edition Retro Box. The box contains 8 oz of liquid bubble bath in the original Mr. Bubble bubblegum scent, bringing you right back to your childhood. It makes the perfect stocking stuffer or tree ornament for any Mr. Bubble fan!
National Geographic, My Weird But True Fact-A-Day Journal

Nation Geo 2

MSRP: $12.99

The National Geographic books are always a huge hit in this house. The Weird But True Fact-A-Day Journal is a fun way to learn something new every day for your kiddo. The photography and illustrations are beautiful and the facts are definitely appealing to kids. There are even prompts for your kids to respond to the fact of the day, turning this journal into a keepsake that you can look back on in years to come.

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Ani-Gram-It Board Game
Traditional Board Game MSRP: $59.99
Ani-Gram-It To Go MSRP: $19.99
Anigram

About Ani-gram-it:
Ani-gram-it is a beautifully designed board game that teaches children the ins and outs of the animal kingdom through play. Children are challenged to “build” animals from the inside out, using intuitive building blocks of anatomical information. Each play leads to new discoveries about how animals are made—and reinforces how they are classified in the natural world.

Children first comprehend by seeing, and they have spared no detail to make the board game the most visually stunning one on the market, educational or otherwise. Ani-gram-it is sturdy, smooth and absolutely gorgeous. Colorful, hi-resolution photographs bring animals to life on 100 chit board tiles that pop out against the dark grey board. Everything—tiles, board and box—is matte laminated.

Why this makes a great gift:
If you decide to go with the traditional board game or the to-go version both are a great educational tool for any child that loves nature and animals. This game is a lot like scrabble, only instead of letters to build a word, players use animal parts to build an animal. Kids can use creativity to build their own animal. The images and photography used for this game are simply beautiful and sure to intrigue your little learners.
iRigs Keys with Lightning!
iRigKeys
MSRP: $129

iRig KEYS with Lightning® is the first ultra-slim and highly portable universal MIDI controller keyboard for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac/PC. iRig KEYS with Lightning connects directly to the iOS device's Lightning connector, 30-pin connector, or the USB port on your Mac/PC. It features 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys — a full 3-octave range plus one note — takes up minimal space on your desktop and can easily fit in a backpack or a carry-on bag.

This is an AWESOME gift for anyone, but makes an especially great gift for the 8-12 age range because this is the age children generally start playing an instrument, such as the Keyboard or Piano. With the iRigs KEYS you are able to connect your iPad or iPhone to the Keyboard download two apps that will add to the experience of iRigs:
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iGrand Piano FREE for iPhone and iPadiGrand Piano FREE for iPhone and iPad, the concert-quality piano app with 2 world-class, multi-velocity stereo grand and upright piano instruments, expandable library of 15 additional studio-grade instruments instantly available via in-app purchase, MIDI Recorder with overdub capability , and much more (to be downloaded from the App Store).
and
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SampleTank for iPhone or iPad FREE, the virtual sound module including a complete selection of acoustic, electric and electronic instruments and patterns, unlocking 48 bonus instruments in addition of the 20 included with the free version (to be downloaded from the App Store).
Chuck E Cheese Gift Card
ANY AMOUNT



A Chuck E Cheese Gift Card is the perfect gift for any Kid on your list this year. As a mom to a 5 year old... that has everything, part of me DREADS the aftermath of Christmas Gifts because he gets SO MANY TOYS. I love when gift givers think of things that are more than just materials-- EXPERIENCES.

You give my child a Chuck E Cheese Gift Card and you are not giving them a toy they will outgrow in a year or so, you are giving them MEMORIES or good times with our family. Chuck E Cheese is one of my son's favorite places to go, so Chuck E Cheese Gift Cards are at the top of our list this Holiday Season. :-)CEC GC
Moon in My Room by Uncle Milton Toys
Suggested Price $34.99

Moon in my room

If you are looking for a unique toy this holiday season for your child. Moon in My Room should be at the top of your list. Colton is HUGELY into space and all that nerdy stuff so when I saw this I immediately knew this was something for him.

Authentically detailed moon hangs on your wall and shines moonlight just like the real moon. Twelve different phase settings let you match what the real moon looks like outside tonight! Listen to the audio to learn exciting facts about the moon and its unique relationship with planet Earth. Download audio tour at www.unclemilton.com.

Why this makes a great gift:
It is educational and fun for the kiddos. The moon is very realistic, shaped and feels just like what I would think the moon is really like. It comes with a remote so you can match your moon with the real moon. AND it has audio that plays fun facts about the moon. If your child loves to learn this is a great toy for them.
Elemental Ts
$24
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Blue Robot


Elemental T's are an educational Tshirt that is fun for kids. They have a special Holiday line out where they are offering their popular short sleeved shirts in long sleeve.

Colton got his very own Elemental T in the Robot style. The tshirt fabric is nice and soft so you know it is a good quality shirt. I also love the design of the robot and how it is educational where it points out the parts of the robot.

I also really like the Firefly shirt because that would be a cool one to wear to school when they study the parts of a bug. Oh and the tail of the firefly glows in the dark :-)
Elemental Ts

Why this makes a great gift:
This is an awesome Tshirt that is UNIQUE. I am all about unique kid's fashion and this is unlike something you will find at Walmart or Target. It is cute and educational, which makes it a win/win in my book. Colton loves his shirt because he is into the educational side of things and I explained the parts of the robot.
Tinkertoy 30 Model, 200 Piece, Super Building Set

MSRP: $49.99

Tinker Toy

Build anything with your favorite TINKERTOY parts! 200 TINKERTOY pieces including: spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps and more. Instruction sheet with building tips for 20 building ideas, Plus 10 bonus builds online. Made in the USA.

Why this makes a great gift:
We LOVE Tinker Toys in our house. Absolutely love! Colton and I have fun building different things with his Tinker Toys for hours. This is great toy that lets kids use their imagination and create something that is out of box.

A great learning toy and a must have for every play room. :-)
SOL Republic Tracks Air Wireless Headphones

MRSP $199.99

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Tracks AIR Wireless Headphones by SOL REPUBLIC x Motorola combine stellar sound, unmatched 150-foot wireless range, dual-device connectivity and an unbelievable 15-hour battery life, providing on-the-go convenience that active music lovers will celebrate.

Why this makes a great Gift:
The SOL Republic Tracks Air Wireless Headphones are great for kids because they are wireless. No dangerous cord makes these a safer option for kids. A 15 hour battery life means less charging and more listening too. :-)
Leap Frog LeapBand

$29.99

LeapBand

Discover the only activity tracker made for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits with 50 fun challenges and a free Petathlon Games™ app.

Why this makes a great gift:
The LeapBand is an educational toy that kids put on their wrist like a watch. The LeapBand encourages kids to get up and get moving. They earn Joules for completing different tasks and can redeem these Joules for new characters on the game.

Colton has had his LeapBand for about 2 months and LOVES it! He is constantly playing it (when mom remembers to charge it for him) and I like that he is up and moving around, completing different exercises while he is playing it.

I also like that I can add time limits to the LeapBand, so when it is time for bed, the LeapBand only shows the time and doesn't allow him to play any games, feed his pet, or any other activity. This has been a great way for me to say "it's bedtime" if he is playing the game right before bed :-)
PlasmaCar Blue

MSRP: $69.99

Plasma Car

The PlasmaCar is a well-designed toy that provides a thrill that belies its simple, colorful look. Driving around the house, maneuvering nooks and crannies, and going in reverse never lost its appeal for our testers. They were surprised by just how much speed the car was able to pick up considering its manual operation.

Our testers found the PlasmaCar rides best on hard flat surfaces. Carpet, grass, gravel, and other "rough" surfaces diminished the toy's ability to propel forward.

Develop Motor Skills While Having Fun

The PlasmaCar rewards good hand-eye coordination and fluid movements and provides a fun way for kids to get exercise while keeping occupied. As kids learn to drive faster and more precisely, they will be developing motor skills. Young children who have trouble propelling the car forward by steering can still have fun on the PlasmaCar by pushing off with their feet.

Because it has no electronics or motor, this toy is pleasantly quiet making it appropriate for indoor and outdoor use.
Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

MSRP: $24.99

Spirograph

Spirograph will provide hours of fun for you and your kiddos. All you need is a Spirograph Kit, some different colored pens, and paper!

Spirograph is back, and it's better than ever. Your whole family can have hours of creative fun with the amazing Spirograph Deluxe Set. Since it was first introduced in 1965, Spirograph has made it possible for aspiring artists of all ages to create beautifully intricate designs. Originally developed by mechanical engineer Denys Fisher for use as a drafting tool, the Spirograph's distinctive wheels and rings cleverly combine the principles of art and mathematics in a way that has inspired and delighted generations. Now you can create your own cool designs and awesome pictures with this fun Spirograph Deluxe Set, winner of the ASTRA 2013 Best Toys Award. This set features all the iconic wheels and rings of the original, re-engineered and updated for today. Simply choose from the gears and wheels, put your paper in place, and create whirling, spiraling, mix and match patterns for a totally awesome image. Use the design guide to try out tried and true designs, or get creative and create cool and colorful graphics of your own. The 45-piece Deluxe Set includes 19 Spirograph Precision Wheels, 2 Spirograph Precision Rings, 1 Spirograph Precision Rack, 0.21 ounces of Reusable Spiro-putty, 3 Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 14-page Guide Book and 20 sheets of design paper. It all comes in a carry-along storage case with a built-in work surface. For age 8 and up. Brought to you by Kahootz Toys, where we use our skills and passions to bring great kids' products into the world.
Kinetic Sand

MSRP: $14.99

Kinetic Sang

It’s more fun when it’s wacky! Feel the difference with Kinetic Sand! Pack it, pull it, shape it and love it, Kinetic Sand is so incredible you can’t put it down. It’s kinetic—meaning it sticks to itself and not to you—so it oozes, moves and melts right before your eyes. It flows through your fingers like a slow-moving liquid, but leaves your hands completely dry. Shape anything you want and use it over and over again. Kinetic Sand never dries out and is gluten free. This soft and stretchy sand cleans up easily while delivering non-stop fun!

Kinetic Sand is a unique gift that is sure to bring hours of fun to the child receiving it... Oh, and less mess to the parents. So it is a win/win for everyone!