If you’re wondering what toys are popular this year, we are here to help! Here are some toys that are at the top of many kids’ wish lists this year.
Apple White is the daughter of Snow White and attends Ever After High where she is the leader of the Royals. Recommended age: 6–13 years
Have your youngsters ever wanted a pet monkey? Cuddles My Giggly Monkey is a toy pet that responds with giggles and sounds when you play with it. Recommended age: 4 years and up
For the big kids on your list, a karaoke machine will be a hit. This one plays regular CDs in addition to CD+G dics, plus it has a disco light. Sounds like fun for the whole family! Recommended age: 7 years and up
Kids can play educational games on the VTech InnoTab 3S Tablet, but that’s not all. Parents can download e-books, videos, and music to suit their child’s interest and age. Recommended age: 3–9 years
Children can stomp, step, and slide to create tunes on this gigantic piano mat. The keyboard mat is 6 feet long and has 8 other instruments built in! Recommended age: 3–10 years
This Dusty Crophopper Plane is no ordinary toy plane. The child can move the wings of the plane with the 2 remote controllers (one per wing). Dusty also says phrases and makes sounds for an even more fun adventure. Recommended age: 3 years and up
Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fir, and pine! We love to decorate with fresh evergreens because we love the crisp scent that emanates from the verdant branches. Want to send a unique holiday gift to someone on your list? Send a fragrant Christmas present such as a wreath or decoration.
The Woodland Eucalyptus Wreath is made from fresh evergreens (noble fir and juniper) with sprigs of eucalyptus and is accented with pinecones and red berries.
We like to think that we are a cultured bunch of elves up here, enjoying the food, traditions, and wares of different countries. One country we all definitely love is Japan (especially Raymond and Becky, which I’m guessing you already surmised from their trip to Japan). If you also have some Japan-loving friends in your life, here are some gift ideas for them.
If you have friends in your life who are skilled at wielding a knife, flipping an omlette, or roasting meat to perfection, read on. These chef-inspired gifts were hand-picked for you. Perhaps your chef friend is looking for a new gadget or simply enjoys experimenting with new techniques and ingredients. Whatever strikes their fancy, here are some gift ideas to inspire their creativity in the kitchen. (Looking for a tasty gift in a jiffy? Check out these gift baskets.)
This Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce is an award-winning sauce and one of Stonewall Kitchen’s top sellers. Use it to add sweet and savory flavors to meats or veggies.
Ever heard of cooking on a slab of salt? Use this Himalayan Pink Salt Slab for cooking meats, veggies, or even bread. I bet it would look nice to serve a variety of cheeses on it, too.
This Cast Iron Garlic Roaster makes it easy to roast garlic in the oven or on a grill. This gadget is great for budding chefs or seasoned pros alike.
Use the Brieftons Spiral Slicer to make curly vegetable strands. Not only is the spiralizer a great tool to prepare healthy meals, but it also enables a chef to get creative with his food presentation.
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If you prefer shopping online over shopping in stores, then Cyber Monday is your day to shop! Take advantage of these sales and deals because they won’t last long. Below we’ve compiled a list of the deals some of our favorite online shops are having today. Just remember, many of these deals end tonight, so hurry!
(Psst! If you are looking for more good deals, check out these Black Friday Deals—some of them are still good through tonight.)
I had so much fun looking for Star Wars themed gifts for today. In fact, I had a difficult time narrowing down the list of ideas. There are just so many neat things! I’m sure you don’t need my help determining whether your friends are Star Wars fans or not, but here are a few funny thoughts.
You know you’re a Star Wars fan when…
You (or your kids) renamed everyone in your family after a Stars Wars character.
Do you know someone who loves artsy things, but you’re not quite sure what to get them for Christmas? These colorful, spirited pieces will brighten and liven up any space.
This beautiful piece is an original work of art created by Elise Wehle. To find out more about this piece and the artist’s process, click here.
The busy details of this Flotsam & Jetsam Zipper Pouch remind me of some of Gustav Klimt’s paintings. This pouch is a good size for pencils, cosmetics or other small objects. Made from 95% recycled content.
A good size to sit atop a desk or table, the cobalt blue Ikebana Vase is handmade by artist Jeff Peters in Massachusetts. Notice the prongs directly below the opening; they will keep stems in place so you can beautifully display your favorite flowers.
The colorful swirls on this oil lamp are reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. This orb-shaped lamp is handcrafted from recycled glass making it a unique present. It is available in other colors, too!
The Melting Clock is no ordinary clock. Hang it from the edge of a desk or shelf, and this clock will surely turn heads and inspire conversation. Great for those who are fans of Salvador Dalí.
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It’s that time of year again! Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Many a local shop will be crowded with bustling shoppers determined to take advantage of all the great deals. Avoid the long lines and crowded stores by shopping online. We’ve gathered some deals and coupons to kickstart your holiday shopping.
Kids just want to have fun! What your child(ren) finds fun is a matter of personal preference. Whether they like drawing, coloring, puzzles, science or humor, there is something below for everyone. Check out these gift ideas for kids, ages 7–9 years.
For kids who are up for a challenge, Perplexus Epic is the game for them! Their skills will be put to the test with this puzzle that is full of twists and turns.
This garden craft kit comes with everything a kid needs to create a home for gnomes or fairies. There’s a Gnome Garden Kit for boys and a Fairy Garden Kit for girls.
Whatchamadrawit is a fun game that tests one’s imagination and drawing skills.
The book, Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, is filled with good, clean jokes will keep kids entertained with its one-liners, riddles, and knock-knock jokes.
How do you define a foodie? Someone who loves to eat? Someone who loves to cook? Without a doubt, the foodie is a curator of the palate with a penchant for delicious fare. For your foodie friends, here are some gift ideas to inspire their inner culinarian.