Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017



Can you believe it is nearly Thanksgiving already?! It seems as if 2017 zipped by so fast. I can't believe it is already Christmas gift time! Our tree is up, we're sorting ornaments, and planning dinners. CRAZY, I tell ya! CRAZY! 

Here are a few things topping our Christmas Wish List this year! 


The Pencil Grip tends to always top my list. They have a number of great gifts, and I'll also be featuring them in my Special Needs Gift Guide, as well. 



Mr. B LOVES KwikStix!  These sticks are made up of solid tempera paint, and take just 90 seconds to dry. Mr. B loves them! He likes to sling paint brushes, so I try to avoid paint-but he loves to paint. KwikStix is the best of both worlds! He can paint, and I have no mess to clean up. They come in a variety of colors including metallic and neon. You can also get ThinStix which are just like KwikStix, only thinner! 






Loopeez is a fun fidget toy. Each ring is connected to the other by the blue and green pivots. You can twist them around, and they never bump or get stuck. I prefer this to any fidget spinner as they are less distracting, and help keep Mr. B focused. These would make a GREAT stocking stuffer!






Gyrobi is another great stocking stuffer! These little spinners feature various rings that spin independently of one another. Again, these are much less distracting than a fidget spinner, and accomplish the intended purpose of greater focus and calm. Ours is actually square, and Mr. B takes it everywhere!

2.) Books



I am always a huge fan of books for Christmas. We love to wrap up a book a night for a nice bedtime story each night. Rick Warren's Children books are a great addition to this. I'm all for Christmas themed books in December, but a book that can be read all the time is always a great choice! 




This little mini sized robot packs a punch for such a small size. With the ability to attach Legos, and Lego like building blocks, your child will have a blast learning how to code with this little guy! 

4.) DVDs

I can never go wrong by wrapping up some DVDs and putting them under the tree. M and Mr. B both love getting DVDs of their favorite shows and movies. 


 Mr. B will be opening Caillou's Holiday Movie, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab, and Sonic Christmas Blast! Each of these DVDs provide endless entertainment.

Caillou's Holiday Movie has always been a favorite of his. I love the lesson of Christmas around the world featured in the film!






Thomas Edison's Secret Lab feature our favorite scientist hard at work!









Join Sonic and his friends in Holiday themed adventure in Sonic Christmas Blast! Everything you've come to expect from a great Sonic the Hedgehog DVD!












Princess J is going to be enjoying The Little Prince The Planet of Gargand, Doozers Giant Gingerbread House, and Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE Holiday Show! I know she's going to be THRILLED!
 These DVDs are great for kids, especially the younger crowd. She loves to sing along to the shows, and I love the moral and educational lessons she's being taught.








Like I said, You can never go wrong with a good DVD!



5.) Blocks


Blocks...can you ever go wrong? Mr. B has always loved these, and it's time for some new ones. Melissa and Doug brand have stood up to years of abuse, so that's what we're going with again. I did not provide a link since you can find them various places, and at various costs. Rumor has it AC Moore Stores will be having Melissa and Doug on sale for Black Friday, but of course that could change between now and then. 


6.) STEM Activities


From build your own robots and coding computers, to microscopes and circuit boards, STEM activities are always a huge hit with Mr. B. I love gifts that have an educational component to them, and STEM "toys" certainly has that factor! 


Other things on the list:

Of course we have our long standing wish list items of:

Matchbox/Hot wheels cars
Crayons
Markers
Large pads of paper
Craft supplies
Legos
Car sets
MicroCharger car sets (SUPER HARD TO FIND)
Stuffed Animals

Mr. B has also asked for some odd things like a caliper to measure width and a contractor's calculator. 

What's on your Christmas list this year?  Leave a comment here or on the blog, and I'll randomly choose one person to win a 6pk of KwikStix from The Pencil Grip, Inc! 


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