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Holiday Gift Guide Check Out Our Favorite Things for the Entire Family! And a Special Travel Gift Idea

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Does your child feel good about herself/himself? Do they show respect to themselves, others, or even animals? Happy Kids-Happy Pets has created sixteen packs of trading-size cards with 14 lesson cards in each pack and . . . an audio download. The front of each card has a different photo of a pet and the back has a read-a-long lesson, “written” and “read” by the dog or cat. If your child tunes you out, they will love the lessons on the cards, which are loaded with sound effects galore, and will relate well to what the pets have to say. Ages 5 – 12 https://youtu.be/jo88uefIGXY Please visit us at http://www.happykids-happypets.com to find out more.

Life Lessons Trading-Style Cards 4 Pack Series Does your child feel good about herself/himself? Do they show respect to themselves, others, or even animals? Theses cards teach solutions to everyday situations. The front of each card has a different photo of a pet and the back has a read-a-long lesson, “written” and “read” by the dog or cat. If your child tunes you out, they will love the lessons on the cards, which are loaded with sound effects galore, and will relate well to what the pets have to say. Ages 5 – 12 $4.95 Available at HappyKids-Happypets.com

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Dealing with Bullies 4 pack Series of Trading Style Cards These cards talk about everyday bully situations. Either the dog was bullied or their human brother or sister was. The front of each card has a different photo of a pet and the back has a read-a-long lesson, “written” and “read” by the dog addressing solutions to these problems. Ages 5 – 12 $4.95 Available at HappyKids-Happypets.com

Caring for Your Dog 4 pack Series of Trading-Style Cards Do you have a dog or or you thinking about getting one? Caring for Your Dog series teaches the basics of compassionate treatment and care of dogs. These cards teach the importance of Spay/Neuter, socializing, keeping your dog safe and healthy and much more. Ages 5 – 12 $4.95 Available at HappyKids-Happypets.com

Learning About Cats 4 Pack Trading-Style Cards Do you have a cat or are you thinking about getting one? These cards are filled with cat information “written” and “read” by cats. Do you know your everyday care of cats or information about different breeds? Do you know about Trap-Neuter-Return, Feral cats, shelter cats, etc? These cards can help make your friend your forever friend. Ages 5 – 12 $4.95 Available at HappyKids-Happypets.com

Happy Kids-Happy Pets App The App has 5 Categories • Dealing with Bullies • Life Lessons • Learning About Dog Breeds • Learning About Cats • Caring for Your Dog Over 250 stories, all for only $9.95 Available at HappyKids-Happypets.com

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Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Babies & Parenting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Books & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bikes & Scooters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Dolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Toys & Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Teens & Tweens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Him & Her . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Beauty/Wellness & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Electronics & Technology . . . . . . . . . . 77 Home & Family Products . . . . . . . . . . 80

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GUND Philbin Teddy Bear GUND is proud to introduce Philbin — one of our most popular character bears in an 18” chocolate colored seated plush toy format. This classic design features cute paw pad accents and a curious expression that’s impossible not to love! $29.99 Available at www.gund.com

GUND Philbin 18” Teddy Bear (Beige) GUND is proud to introduce Philbin — one of our most popular character bears in an 18” beige seated plush toy format. This classic design features cute paw pad accents and a curious. $29.99 Available at www.gund.com

GUND Slumbers Teddy Bear GUND is proud to present Slumbers, a big ol’ papa bear that’s as soft as they come! This original brown teddy bear design features bold paw pads for a realistic touch, as well as cuddly fur with tan chest accents. And at 17” tall, there’s a lot to hug! $27.99 Available at www.gund.com 5


Apparel

baby deedee Sleep Kicker You will love the extra cozy sleep kicker! Made from soft high quality fleece, it will keep your child warm through the night. Perfect for early walkers or toddlers who need a wearable blanket they can walk around in. Kids just love the pockets!! 18 months – 4 years $41.00 Available online at babydeedee.com, amazon.com, Target.com

Bamboo 2 Piece Pajama Set Made of luxuriously soft and breathable rayon from bamboo Snug fit for safety and warmth; stretch bamboo rayon fabric for extra comfort and movement. By Silkberry Baby. Ages 12 months – 4 years $33.90 Available online and at www.silkberrybaby.com

Children’s Merry Merry Christmas Socks Sock Grams delivers warm hearts and cozy toes to the super star kid in your life! This holiday season, give a fun yet practical gift to the amazing kids you love. These Children’s Merry Merry Christmas Socks are sure to tickle their feet and make them smile. Ages 1 – 14 $9.95 Available online and http://www.sockgrams. com/index.php?main_page=product_ info&cPath=181_116&products_id=922 6


Blade & Rose Robin Baby Leggings Adorable festive baby leggings. Christmas Tree Green, Red and Cream chunky striped leggings with a cute robin in a Santa hat on the bum. Keep your bambinos cosy and snug this Christmas. Blade & Rose is a leading British children’s retailer specializing in a trendsetting range of leggings and clothing accessories. Blade & Rose was created whilst designer Amanda was on maternity leave. Which ultimately led the company to be named after her children’s middle name ‘Blade’ and ‘Rose.’ Each piece of the collection is unique and has the trademark design on the bum. A major component of the development was to ensure that the quality of the fabric was durable, functional, would wash well and most importantly, that was soft and kind to children’s delicate skin. The initial range quickly sold out and now the British family business has stockists all over the world including Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands,Greece, Japan, China, Taiwan, UAE, New Zealand and Australia & is now extensively rolling out in the USA. Blade & Rose will continue to extend the clothing range with matching accessories, hoodies, stuffed toys and new designs. $16.00 Available online and https://www.bladeandrose.co.uk/shop/ rudolph-leggings

CinchMe™ Iron On Adjustable Waistband with Stick On Adhesive Strip CinchMe™ Iron On Adjustable Waistband with Stick On Adhesive Strip is the fastest, easiest way to custom tailor. Instantly adjust any waistband with the Stick On Adhesive Strip and Iron On later for a permanent bond. Great for growth spurts, hand me downs or buying a size up to maximize use and stretch dollars! Perfect for tall, thin body types! Ages 1 – 18 $9.99 Available at www.JustCinchMe.com

Women’s Merry Merry Christmas Socks Sock Grams are the perfect little cozy gift! These Women’s Merry Merry Christmas Socks will be a lasting present that she can wear for many holiday seasons to come! Ages 15 & Up $10.95 Available online and http://www.sockgrams.com/index. php?main_page=product_info&cPath=119_122&products_ id=923

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Heat Holders The Warmest Thermal Socks! Wide variety of styles and colors for every member of the family. Thick, chunky and with a massive tog rating of 2.34, Heat Holders® are made from a specially developed heavy bulk yarn which has extreme thermal qualities. With long pile cushioning, these thermal socks will help keep feet fully comfortable and supported. The inside of each sock has been intensively brushed that not only feels sensationally soft but also traps warm air close to the skin keeping your feet warmer for longer. Heat Holders® are non-binding. They are diabetic friendly and provide relief for cold feet due to circulation problems. Fiber Composition: 58% Acrylic, 36% Polyester, 5% Nylon, 1% Elastane. Check out all our products including throws, luxury blankets, hats and gloves, etc at . . . www.HeatHolders.com Prices range from $9.99 & Up Available at select retailers nationwide, online and www.heatholders.com

Women’s Fair Isle Knee-high Socks in Red These fun, funky, and stylish socks are the perfect holiday gift for that trendy girl! From Sock Grams. Ages 15 & Up $12.95 Available online and http://www.sockgrams.com/index.php?main_ page=product_info&cPath=1_24_117&products_id=426

Men’s Handsome Snowflake Socks Get him in the mood to make a snowman, ski or have a snowball fight! Sock Grams are a perfect gift delivery alternative. Send a Sock Gram for a cozy and unique holiday gift delivery. Ages 15 & Up $11.95 http://www.sockgrams.com/index.php?main_ page=product_info&cPath=66_127&products_id=825

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baby deedee Sleep Nest

Babies & Parenting

No more loose blankets! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the use of baby wearable blankets. Clever shoulder straps! Shoulder straps make it easy to place baby in the sleep nest, even when asleep. No more struggling to get baby’s hands through an armhole! This patented design is exclusive to baby deedee wearable sleep sacks. Comforting cocoon shape! Unique cocoon shape provides a cozy environment. Babies sleep better when they stay covered throughout the night. Parents sleep better knowing baby is comfy & secure. Quilted duvet material! The baby deedee sleep nest is quilted for an extra layer of warmth. Cotton exterior & lining for pure comfort! The sleep nest shell is made from 100% cotton for maximum breathability. Product warmth: Our sleep sacks for infants and toddlers are lightly quilted. They are intended to be worn over regular sleepwear. Recommended room temperature is 67-72°F. Sleeve length and thickness of baby’s sleepwear should be adjusted accordingly. Shell: 100% cotton Filling: 100% polyester Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low Made in India $38.00 Available online at babydeedee.com, target.com, walmart.com, buybuybaby.com, amazon.com

baby deedee Sleepsie Quilted Our one piece lightly quilted baby footie pajamas are warmer than the traditional cotton PJs and are an ideal solution to keep your infants and toddlers warm and cozy all night long. Smart and cool, they come with our new easy zip feature for quick diaper change. Available in 5 sizes from 3 months to 2T. $30.00 Available online at babydeedee.com, amazon.com, buybuybaby.com 9


The Convertible Woombie Arms open to convert from the Original Woombie swaddle sleep sack to an arms-free sleep sack when the time arises to transition the baby. Cotton/Spandex blend. Stretchy fabric. Great for daycare ad transitioning! Newborn – 9 months. $29.99 Available online at amazon, woombie.com or your local boutique.com

Cozy Cover DockATot Deluxe is the multi-functional, go anywhere baby dock for napping, lounging, playing and tummy time. DockATot keeps babies safely contained and offers a hypo-allergenic microclimate that is reminiscent of the womb. It helps keep baby on his back while sleeping to reduce the risk of SIDS, all while allowing baby to rest peacefully near parents anytime, anywhere. As baby grows, it is also perfect for supervised tummy time. Available in a variety of designs and colors to match any decor. For babies up to 8 months. $16.00 Available online at amazon.com, babysden.com, pishposhbaby.com, thetot.com, albeebaby.com, DockATot.com

DockATot Deluxe DockATot Deluxe is the multi-functional, go anywhere baby dock for napping, lounging, playing and tummy time. DockATot keeps babies safely contained and offers a hypo-allergenic microclimate that is reminiscent of the womb. It helps keep baby on his back while sleeping to reduce the risk of SIDS, all while allowing baby to rest peacefully near parents anytime, anywhere. As baby grows, it is also perfect for supervised tummy time. Available in a variety of designs and colors to match any decor. For babies up to 8 months. $185.00 Available online at amazon.com, babysden.com, pishposhbaby.com, thetot.com, albeebaby.com, DockATot.com

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3 in 1 Catchie Car Seat Catch Mat The car seat protector with a net-like feature keeps all of your child’s toys, bottles, snacks, shoes and blankets in one place allowing for easy retrieval by a passenger when you’re driving. Safeguard your vehicle’s floors and seats from crumbs, spills, and lost toys! Ages 0 - 4 Product Highlights Keep all items within arms reach Attach to headrest or clip to backseat pocket Doesn’t interfere with seat belts or LATCH anchors Foam barrier traps spills and messes Waterproof and durable vinyl top makes cleanups easy Durable cotton bottom provides a non-slip base Use with forward and rear-facing car seat $50.00 Available online at amazon.com, https://www.amazon.com/Catchie-Concepts-Toddler-Carseat-Protector/dp/ B01GQIYUXC/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1478276531&sr=8-1&keywords=catchie%2Bconcepts&th=1

Comfy Canopy Indoor-Outdoor-Day-to-Day Use-Rest & PlayExtended Stay • Our SPF 50 material protects baby’s sensitive skin • Sets up in less than 2 seconds with only one hand • Protects from flying or crawling insects MOSQUITOES • Fine mesh panels provide full visibility and easy access • Machine washable padded insert • Weighs less than 1 lb. for convenient, portable use Open: 28” L x 18” W x 18” H Closed: 11” DIA. x 2.5” H From EquiptBaby $49.95 Available online at www.amazon.com, www.thegrommet.com. www.walmart.com, www.equiptbaby.com, www.skymall.com 11


Finn + Emma Play Gym Get ready for the best playdate ever! The Play Gym has a 100% birch wood frame finished with non-toxic stains and lacquers (free of lead, phthalate, nickel, mercury, and VOC’s). The wooden toys are non-toxic, made from all natural untreated indian hardwood buffed with vegetable seed wax. The knit dolls were made with phthalate-free rattles inside and hand knit from organic cotton. All Finn + Emma play gym buddies are interchangeable, can be used away from the Play Gym in the car, the bumper bar of your stroller or on a high chair, and best of all never need a ride home at the end of the playdate. Available in three finishes: dark, light and new white. 6 – 24 months. $135.00 Available online at amazon.com, thetot.com, buybuybaby.com, pakkadots.com, modernnursery.com, newegg.com, finnandemma.com

Travel Happens™ Sealed Wet Bag with Handle Now with adjustable snap handle. BPA-Free, PVC-Free, Lead-Free, CPSIA compliant. Thick & soft polyurethane laminate waterproof lining interior. Measures 11-inches by 14-inches. Great for diapers, travel, swimwear, the beach and much more.Machine wash in cold water with like colors, no bleach, line dry recommended. Perfect for all ages. Great gifts for news moms! Available online or at https://www.itzyritzy.com/travel-happens-sealed-wet-bag-with-adjustable-handle

RaZ-Berry Baby Spoon The first 3 in 1 Spoon. The reconcilable berry bumps allow baby to easily dip the spoon into food while the bumps do all the work and hold onto the food. After they eat to their hearts content, the spoon now becomes babies favorite teether! Berry bumps sooth sore gums. Not ready for self feeding? The RaZ-Berry Spoon is not only a dipping spoon but can also be used a traditional spoon by either the mother or baby! 100% soft silicone is softer and safer. Age Group 3 & up $5.99 Available at Babies “R” Us, buybuybaby.com, amazon.com, razbaby.com

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Kleynimals Arctic Friends 3 Piece Baby Flatware Set Meet Pippi the Polar Bear, Scout the Snowshoe Hare and Otto the Snowy Owl featured on the 3 piece Arctic Friends stainless steel baby flatware set. Made in the USA of non-toxic, 100% food grade stainless steel. Stainless steel eliminates the worry over chemicals like BPA or phthalates, and is environmentally friendly. Set includes: 1 feeder spoon, 1 baby spoon and 1 baby fork. Makes for a lovely, heirloom gift set for a new baby. Ages 12-48 months $35.95 Available at amazon.com, kleynimals.com

Green Apple Plate Natural feeding plate. Made from natural bamboo. Completely plastic-free. Strong, durable and safe. Machine washable, top rack. Biodegradable / compostable. Complies with EU and US safety standards. Ages 0 – 5 $9.99 Available online at https://www.pacificbabyworld.com/collections/all/ natural-bamboo-feeding?page=2

Ubbi Tweat Snack Container The Ubbi Tweat Snack Container is an innovative snack container that combines playfulness and functionality making snack time enjoyable for both parents and children. Fitted for a small child’s hand, the bird shaped Ubbi Tweat stores and seals snacks to keep them fresh. Cleverly designed, the lid remains attached when open and the weighted base leans and wobbles to prevent the container from tipping over. The Tweat opening has a practical soft spill guard and is large enough for easy snack access. 9 months & Up $9.99 Available online at buybuybaby.com, amazon.com, and Babies “R” Us, http://www.toysrus.com/search/ index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=ubbi%20tweat&keywords=ubbi%20tweat&origkw=ubbi+tweat&sr=1

The Complete BPA-Free Feeding Set Free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, PET, melamine and biologically harmful chemicals. Bento box with air tight snap-on lid to prevent leaks. Baby bowl and soup bowl with easy to locate color match lid. Kids cup with handle that clips to attach to bag straps. Made from medical grade stainless steel, wrapped in polypropylene. Interior and exterior separate for easy cleaning. Dishwasher safe (top rack recommended). Available colors: Light Blue, Light Pink, Green, Orange. From Thinkbaby Thinksport. $39.99 Available online and shop.gothinkbaby.com 13


Natural Bamboo Feeding — Star Bowl & Cup Pacific Baby’s Bamboo-Based Natural Feeding Range is made from natural bamboo fiber, plant-based starches and food-grade color pigments. The range is very durable, can be machine washed, and is 100% plastic-free. In addition to these very interesting features, the items are completely biodegradable, and should last from 18 months to two years. The natural feeding range is comprised of six different bowls, plates and utensils in four colors each. • Natural feeding bowl and cup • Made from natural bamboo • Safe & healthy! • Completely plastic-free • Strong, durable and safe • Machine washable, top rack • Biodegradable / compostable • Complies with EU and US safety standards $10.99 Availableat www.pacificbabyworld.com/

Kathy Davis Baby Watercolor Giant Wall Decals Bring beautiful colors to nursery walls with Kathy Davis Baby Watercolor Giant Wall Decals by RoomMates Decor. Friendly, safe, removable and repositionable, RoomMates Wall Decals make it fun and easy to personalize those special places in a home. Ages – Baby $20.99 Available for purchase at RoomMatesDecor.com, as well as other online retailers including Walmart, Amazon, Toys “R” Us and Home Depot.

The Ollie Swaddle Ollie Swaddle Nature Collection — The Ollie Swaddle extends the duration of sleep for all babies (including preemies and high risk), reduces fussiness and helps baby self-calm. Its custom designed/ patented moisture wicking fabric speeds up moisture absorption and diffusion, regulates baby’s temperature and reduces risk of overheating and keeps baby’s delicate skin dry which prevents rashes. The Ollie Swaddle is made to last and grows with baby so you will only need one. The elasticity allows for freedom of movement, preventing unnecessary pressure on the joints, while the opening at the bottom makes it easy to change diapers. Available in four soothing colors specifically selected to help baby soothe and calm. Birth to 6 months $59.00 Available at amazon.com, TheOllieWorld.com 14


The Brushies Limited Edition Gift Set • Two Doctor designed the world’s first puppet toothbrush with four loveable Brushies - Momo, Chomps, Pinkey, and Willa and an adorable board book. • Together Dr. Hilary & Dr. Colleen reimagined how brushing should be by ­­— understanding the importance of starting early (at 4 weeks) through a daily routine and that the most effective form of learning comes from play. • Made in the USA. • The Brushies are for ages 4 weeks to 4 years and are non-toxic, 100% food grade silicone, BPA and Phthalate free, safe and easy to use. • Dental decay is the leading cause of disease in children and one of the biggest reported struggles for parents. That’s why the founders are committed to volunteering their time to educate families and a portion of Brushies sales will support the health of children around the world • Ages 4 weeks – 4 years $26.95 Available at select retailers and thebrushies.com

All About Baby Chalkboard Trendy and fun, our reusable All About Baby Chalkboard lets you customize and capture your little pearhead’s monthly highlights. Fill in baby’s name, stats, and likes and dislikes with colorful chalk, prop up next to baby, and share with everyone you love! The chalkboard surface is easy to erase and clean so you can use it for each month of your baby’s first year. Perfect for posting on your social pages. #pearhead #mylittlepearhead. Ages 0 – 1 $24.95 Available at Babies “R” Us

Yookidoo Musical Duck Race Four fun duckies race ‘round and ‘round this awardwinning, battery-operated, musical bath toy that draws water from the tub and creates a unique fountain and race track. Features four mischievous ducks that magically chase each other around an amazing water display while cheerful music plays. Each duck features a unique different water spraying effect and the leaf lever activates 9 random sound & water effects. Automatic shut-off after 3 minutes. Developmental benefits include: learning through sensory play, introduction to cause and effect processes, eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills development. Ages 3 – 36 months. $34.99 Available at http://www.amazon.com/ Bath-Toy-Musical-Fountain-Racing/dp/ B00SVE4KRQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid= 1446824556&sr=8-5&keywords=yookidoo

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The Good Duck We’ve worked hard to make The Good Duck the safest rubber duck on the market. It is considered by many the only rubber duck that a baby should ever teethe on and all manufacturing, design, and 100% of the materials are made in the USA. Babies love them!! In fact, due to consumer demand, we are now exporting them to China! It might interest you to know that rubber ducks were originally an American invention, but now they are all manufactured overseas. CelebriDucks is pleased to lead the migration of The Rubber Duck industry back to The United States. Our Good Ducks are: • 100% made in America! • PVC Free — Phthalate Free — BPA Free • Medical and Food Grade Materials • Safe for babies to teethe on • Soft to the touch • Recyclable • Completely Sealed to keep out water • Comes in a bright colorful gift box • Latex Free • Paint Free • Won’t mold The perfect duck for duck races to raise money for charity and get tremendous PR at the same time! Why did we try to build a better duck? Through listening to Mommy Bloggers we became convinced that there were no rubber ducks on the market which were safe enough for very young children to put in their mouths. Absolutely none of the ducks were made from tested food grade and medical grade materials. Mothers complained that even the PVC free ducks had questionable materials which smelled like “chemicals,” had peeling paint, did not float upright, and were hard as rocks. Mothers also complained that the natural latex ducks on the market caused allergies, degraded over time, took on water through the hole in the bottom, and were often found to have black mold growing inside. Finally the moms did not trust the integrity of overseas manufacturing facilities. Since the folks at CelebriDucks always listen to our Mothers, we created The Good Duck, 100% made in the USA with tested medical and food grade materials and completely sealed to keep out water. Great For All Ages! “Hi there! Just want you to know that our daughter LOVES her Good Duck! We can’t even have it be a bath toy as she wants to hold it ALL the time! She is 8 months old, and it is her favorite toy. She even falls asleep holding onto it! We are going to buy another one in blue that is going to be a “just for baths!” toy. Thanks for making this safe and fun product that our little girl LOVES!” Sarah and Luciano $11.99 Available at CelebriDucks.com and brick and mortar and on-line retailers

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NFL, NHL, MLB, and NCAA Baby Rattles and Push-Pull Toys New MasterPieces Baby Rattles and Baby Push & Pull Toys are 100% natural wood and nontoxic colors and materials. Ideal to appeal to every (parents) and young sports fans, the rattles and push-pull toys come in nearly every fans’ favorite teams through MasterPieces licenses with the NFL, NHL, MLB and NCAA. The product are 100% Baby Safe. The products meet all industry safety standards. They are completely BPA, phthalates and formaldehyde free. Ages 3 months & up $34.99 Available at Nordstrom stores, www.MasterPiecesInc.com

New Embracing Belly Boostier Finally, an amazingly comfortable back support for pregnant moms that is Made in the USA! Easy to use, the Embracing Belly Boostier is like a backrub for relieving aches and pains sometimes felt during pregnancy. Made of high quality medical grade materials, the Embracing Belly Boostier is patented and comes in four sizes. $58.00 Available online at http://itsyoubabe.com/ and in select retail stores. Email us or Call for store in your area: info@itsyoubabe.com 877-661-9682

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Blade & Rose Robin Baby Leggings Adorable festive baby leggings. Christmas Tree Green, Red and Cream chunky striped leggings with a cute robin in a Santa hat on the bum. Keep your bambinos cosy and snug this Christmas. Blade & Rose is a leading British children’s retailer specializing in a trendsetting range of leggings and clothing accessories. Blade & Rose was created whilst designer Amanda was on maternity leave. Which ultimately led the company to be named after her children’s middle name ‘Blade’ and ‘Rose.’ Each piece of the collection is unique and has the trademark design on the bum. A major component of the development was to ensure that the quality of the fabric was durable, functional, would wash well and most importantly, that was soft and kind to children’s delicate skin. The initial range quickly sold out and now the British family business has stockists all over the world including Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands,Greece, Japan, China, Taiwan, UAE, New Zealand and Australia & is now extensively rolling out in the USA. Blade & Rose will continue to extend the clothing range with matching accessories, hoodies, stuffed toys and new designs. $16.00 Available online and https://www.bladeandrose.co.uk/shop/ rudolph-leggings

Mustela® Diaper Rash Cream 1-2-3 Prevents, Relieves and Recovers Baby’s Delicate Skin at Each Diaper Change $9.00 Available at Target, Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby CVS, Diapers.com, Walgreens and MustelaUSA.com

Stretch Mark Prevention Cream Baby your belly with a rich, yet lightweight and extraordinarily gentle stretch mark prevention cream that absorbs instantly and dries quickly. We’ve added an ingredient that stops late stage pregnancy itching in its tracks!. Even the most sensitive skin with be able to enjoy this dermatologist tested cream that will leave your belly smooth, soft and silky all day. $30.00 Available at http://www.bfskincare.com

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Jasmine Aroma Diffuser • Jasmine offers parents and babies alike a gentle stream of fragrance to open nasal passageways, aid in a calming sleep or freshen rooms • An ultrasonic aroma diffuser which blends water with pure essential oil and emits fragrance • Runs for 8 continuous hours or for 24 hours on interval mode. • Automatically shuts off when water empties, giving peace of mind. • Long running time and low maintenance makes her ideal for the nursery Available in white, black, berry, metal, lime and bronze $59.99 Available online major retailers, Swizz Style and Stadler Form

Submarine Spray Station This best seller multi award-winning, batteryoperated bath toy draws water from the tub and magically creates a safe stream of water flow through the diver shower head without wasting any water from the tap. Water flow can be directed into the water activity center to generate a chain reaction of surprising magical water effects. Features jet sprinklers, a spinning propeller, and rotating water gauge. Submarine also doubles as a hand shower that is specially designed for easy grip and activation by little hands! Developmental benefits include: encourages independent play and exploration, eye-hand coordination and fine motor development, stimulated sight and touch senses, and teaches cause and effect processes. Ages 2 – 6 Years $29.95 Available online and http://www.amazon.com/ Bath-Toy-Submarine-Station-Operated/dp/ B00SVE65EM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=144682 4556&sr=8-2&keywords=yookidoo

Eva Humidifier from Stadler Form • Eva — Ultrasonic humidifier that aids with breaking up congestion and clearing sinuses to offer a peaceful sleep • External humidity sensor that offers the ultimate in precision control • First humidifier on the market equipped with the unique Adaptive Humidity™ technology • Adaptive Humidity™ technology allows the humidifier to automatically adapt its output when in Auto Mode • Quiet and efficient with low energy consumption • Automatic shutoff • Five output levels and a pre-heating option for an even higher performance output • Night Mode gives users access to three LED dim levels and a fragrance dispenser • The Eva humidifier is available in both white and black. $199.99 Available online, major retailers, Swizz Style and Stadler Form

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Books & Music

Lisa Goes to England

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Holly is a little girl who loves adventures and has a big imagination. Jonathan, the younger brother, always seem to have something up his sleeve. Daniel, the older brother, loves to see famous places and plans all their adventures. Lisa, Holly’s magical stuffed animal, keeps her entertained and looks after her when they go on adventures. Join all four as they discover legendary sites, meet a very famous woman and find out how Lisa gets the kids out of trouble on their trip to England. Ages 4 – 8 $9.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Lisa Goes to France Holly is a little girl who loves adventures and has a big imagination. Jonathan, the younger brother, always seem to have something up his sleeve. Daniel, the older brother, loves to see famous places and plans all their adventures. Lisa, Holly’s magical stuffed animal, keeps her entertained and looks after her when they go on adventures. Join all four as they continue their adventures in France, seeing beautiful sites, amazing artwork and racing against time to save the day once again. Ages 4 – 8 $9.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of Sweet Tooth Rock This is the third book in The Adventures of Sophie and Scottie Series. Sophie and Scottie couldn’t wait to start their new adventure through the magical crystal picture frame they’d received as a gift from Auntie Jill. Once through the frame, they find themselves in North America where candy maker Samuel McSweet asks the girls to help him find out what happened to the world’s sugar! The girls empower themselves with their wit and determination as they encounter a grizzly bear named Grizz and a bald eagle named Suka to assist them in this sweet mystery. Ages 8 – 12 $9.99 This book can be purchased on amazon. com and; http://www.amazon.com/ dp/1518727344 as well as a signed copy on; www.cindycmurray.com


The Red Car That Tyler Wanted A Mom’s Choice Award recipient tells how a young rabbit gives away his long-awaited birthday gift to make a younger rabbit happy. Has surprise, goodness, and expressive illustrations. It’s a story all mothers would want their children to read or be read to. It’s perfect to give as a gift. Mary A. Kurban, author, illustrator, and publisher eBook $4.99 Paperback $7.99 Hardcover $15.99

Lorena Canals Car and Boat Cushion Lorena Canals whimsical eco friendly cushions are beautifully designed and machine washable. They are handmade from all natural materials by artisans in India using eco-friendly nontoxic dyes and 100% natural cotton. Easy to mix and match with other accessories. Available in variety of shapes and colors including cars, sailboats, clouds, hearts, dots and more. Healthy and safe for your kids and the environment. $55.00 Available at bambibaby.com, classichostess. com, albeeBaby.com, houzz.com, lorenacanals.com

Dream Too Much Lorena Canals whimsical eco friendly cushions are beautifully designed and machine washable. They are handmade from all natural materials by artisans in India using eco-friendly non-toxic dyes and 100% natural cotton. Easy to mix and match with other accessories. Available in variety of shapes and colors including cars, sailboats, clouds, hearts, dots and more. Healthy and safe for your kids and the environment. $7.99 Available at amazon only: https://www.amazon.com/dp/ B01K3U6EEC

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You’ve Got Me Music CD. Furry alligator puppies, runaway socks, musical skeletons and flying ships are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in Sara Lovell’s fanciful world of songs for children and families. Ages 3 & Up $15.00 Available at www.saralovell.com, CDBaby.com, amazon.com and iTunes

I Will Find You No Matter What: The Songs of Luc and Bob Schneider This new album of original songs features songs written by Austin based songwriter Bob Schneider and his now eleven year-old son, Luc. The two began recording together when Luc was just four years-old, to create a family album for music lovers of all ages. Schneider, the multi-award winning singer songwriter from Austin, TX calls the project, “one of the most rewarding things I’ve had the pleasure to do since I began making music.” “It was a thing that just came very organically and with no agenda other than just to be creative with my son,” Schneider explains. The album will be followed by an animated video to bring the songs to visual life, available via Prime Music later this year. Ages 3 & Up $9.99 Available at http://www.amazon.com/iwillfindyou

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Children

Just Add Sun Just Add Sun is a “hot” new solar oven that uses the sun’s energy to heat up tasty treats, perform interesting experiments and create original artwork. The product includes directions to melt s’mores, make nachos, mix crayon colors, and many other “cool” activities that all use the power of the sun. With the Just Add Sun Solar Science and Art Kit you can learn how solar energy works and eco-friendly energy alternatives. See how the energy of the sun can be used for heating and cooking, and experiment with light, heat transfer, reflection, and more! Griddly Games has even included ‘upcycle’ items to create fantastic art! Ages 8 & Up $25.95 Available at griddlygames.com, Open Sky

Zoom Tunes Enhance your scooter experience with Fuzion Zoom Tunes. Zoom Tunes allows you to blast your favorite tunes while riding around town or capture your scootering adventures on video. The built in speaker and auxiliary cord allows you to connect to your music player, cell phone or even pick up FM Radio. Turn your cell phone into an action sports camera by placing it in the safe-pouch case as you ride. The Zoom Tunes comes equipped with 95 mm PU wheels that are durable and provide added stability for a young rider. It has a solid one-piece neck design with a heavy duty aluminum deck and anti-slip grip tape. It also features soft foam grip handles, a rear foot brake and an adjustable handlebar height to accommodate riders of different ages. Ages 5 – 10 $34.99 Available at Walmart

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BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat Inflatable Car Booster Seat — Booster seat for kids between 4 and 11, easily deflates for packing and taking on vacation, carpooling or school trips. Winner of more than 20 design and innovation awards. Ages 4 – 11 $29.99 Available at toysrus.com, walmart.com, target.com, bedbath&beyond.com, amazon.com, bubblebum.co.us

Bundle Blanket Soft, Durable, water-resistant travel blanket and play mat for use both indoors and outdoors. Newborns & Up $89.99 Available at amazon.com

Silicon Shoe Lazy Laces Multi colored no tie shoelaces easy to install once — 1 set 16 laces plenty for 1 pair of shoes. High quality silicone material elastic stretchable shoelaces — fun for for kids and very convenient for the elderly. Convenient for kids and parents who are on the run or simply making their own fashion statement. These shoelaces stretch and adjust by walking, running and stretching movements. All Ages $6.99 Available at amazon.com or https://www.amazon.com/Funsparks/pages/11407421011

DigiNail — Studio from Worx Toys These DIY wraps peel off easily so you can change your nails as often as you change your mind! $9.99 Available at amazon.com or Party City

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Sweet Scented Pillow Pets Scent-Sational Fun! Sweet Scented Pillow Pets deliver the smell of yummy sweet treats in a plush you can hug. The softest, sweetest smelling stuffed animals by day, turn into a subtly scented pillow for a delicious night’s sleep. Perfect for play, travel, sleep, or anytime, Sweet Scented Pillow Pets are surface washable and feature long-lasting subtle scents that are created in the US from sustainably harvested trees or cotton. Sweet Scented Pillow Pets are available in Cotton Candy Unicorn, PupCake, Cookie Pup, Gummi Pup, Popcorn Panda, Ice Pop Penguin and Watermelon Ladybug. Ages 3 & Up $19.99 Available at sweetscentedpets.com, amazon.com and retailers nationwide

Tulio Dream Lights & Tulio Night Lights Tulio Dream Lights and Night Lights $39.99 Available at amazon.com

Treehouse Fairies of Merrywood Treehouse Fairies mingles imagination and outdoor fun with an original fairy tale. Fall in love with the tiny fairy named ‘Tessa’ and her friends as they prepare for a very special party. Our boxed set includes a 64-page, full-color book entitled “Treehouse Fairies of Merrywood” and a sturdy wooden “fairy house” for decorating. Presented in a delightfully-illustrated package, our set makes a perfect gift for fairy-lovers of any age! $36.95 We are available on our website store, in numerous retail locations across the U.S. and on amazon.com

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Farm Hoppers Farm Hoppers Animal Bouncer. Ages 18 months & Up $29.95 Available at amazon.com

FarFaria Parents and teachers love this “Netflix for Children’s Books.” FarFaria offers unlimited reading from over 1,000 ebooks created for children ages 2-10. Each story comes to your mobile device as fully illustrated book that kids can read alone or have read to them. With FarFaria’s Read-to-me feature, words are highlighted as a professional actor reads aloud. All of FarFaria books include standard-aligned reading levels. FarFaria offers thousands of titles and new books every week. Available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire FarFaria helps kids develop a passion for reading. Ages 1 – 10 $4.99 Available on iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as the Kindle Fire

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Disney Princess Storybook Peel and Stick Wall Mural Empowered character art in storytelling frames celebrate the power of strength and friendship in this Disney Princess Storybook Peel and Stick Wall Mural by RoomMates Decor. Printed on high quality vinyl that is safe, RoomMates Peel and Stick Murals are removable and repositionable, making decorating fun and easy. Ages 2 – 8 $35.49 Available for purchase at RoomMatesDecor.com, as well as other online retailers including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Toys “R” Us, and Home Depot.

Mini Monkey Mat The *NEW* Mini Monkey Mat is a clean, portable surface you can take EVERYwhere in ultra-compact pocket sized pouch! The 5’ x 3’ mat in attached 4” x 4” pouch, is a mini version of the Original Monkey Mat. Water repellent, weighted corners, and durable soft fabric — spills, grass, sand, dirt, etc shake right off! Great for beach, airport, picnic, sporting events and more! For all ages, all places, all year long! $9.99 – $11.99 Available at www.monkeymat.com, www.amazon.com

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for Children High Five Bilingüe™ Magazine ¡Hola! and Hello! Filled with the character- and skill-building fun that has made High Five™ magazine a perennial favorite, High Five Bilingüe is a magazine for young children — in Spanish and English! Each monthly issue brings 36 pages of read-along stories, poems, puzzles and crafts that set young children on the path toward lifelong learning and language proficiency. With content appropriate for beginning readers, as well as for children and adults just learning Spanish or English, High Five Bilingüe engages little ones and makes them excited to learn and practice vocabulary. Ages 2 – 6 $39.96 per year / $4.95 newstand issue Available at Highlights.com/FamilyChoice

High Five Magazine High Five magazines help you encourage your child’s development and give you an ideal opportunity for one-on-one fun together. They’re the perfect magazines for preschoolers and kindergartners! Each monthly issue brings 36 pages of read-along stories and poems, simple crafts and recipes, learning games, puzzles for beginners and other activities that can set your child on the path to becoming a lifelong learner. Every page reinforces skills that prepare preschoolers for reading, math and other areas of learning. High Five also offers positive role models and constructive activities that help build character and self-confidence. Ages 2 – 6 $39.96 per year / $4.95 newstand issue Available at Highlights.com/FamilyChoice

Highlights Magazine Highlights magazine is a gift you can feel good about giving. The experts at Highlights know how to keep kids motivated with fun while they are learning and practicing the essential skills they will need in school. In every 40-page issue, kids explore new topics, investigate cool subjects and find out about the world. Highlights magazine for kids is filled with stories, games, puzzles, riddles, science experiments, craft projects and interactive entertainment! Highlights provides a commercial-free zone in which to play, learn and just be a kid. Children look forward to receiving Highlights magazine in the mail. It’s something special just for them. It’s like receiving a gift 12 times a year! Ages 6 – 12 $39.96 per year / $4.95 newstand issue Available at Highlights.com/FamilyChoice

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A toddler magazine subscription? You bet! Hello magazine for babies and toddlers delivers colorful images, age-appropriate stories and fun activities parent and child can enjoy together. Mailed cleanly wrapped and made of a safe, durable material with rounded corners and no staples, each 16-page issue: • Encourages quality time together • Offers story-time tips for parents • Engages toddlers and young children visually • Helps parents teach their kids about the joys of reading • Supports early language development Hello magazine makes it easy for parents to read to and bond with their babies and toddlers. Ages 0 to 2! $39.96 per year / $4.95 newstand issue Available at Highlights.com/FamilyChoice


Hidden Pictures — Let’s Play

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Designed for everyone from beginning solvers to young puzzle pros, Hidden Pictures books are the perfect way to learn through play! With puzzles, crafts, recipes, introductions to world languages and more, your child will build concentration and school skills, sharpen attention to detail and learn and grow with every Hidden Pictures puzzle. Ages 3-6 $6.95 Available online and highlights.com/fun

Designed for everyone from beginning solvers to young puzzle pros, Hidden Pictures books are the perfect way to learn through play! Filled with Puzzles, crafts, recipes, introductions to world languages and more. With Hidden Pictures books, your child will builds school skills through play, sharpen attention to detail and learn and grow with every Hidden Pictures puzzle. Ages 6 & Up $6.95 Available online and highlights.com/fun

Highlights Puzzle Buzz

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Puzzle Club activity books are packed with ageappropriate mazes, sticker puzzles, word games, number and logic puzzles and more-specifically designed to keep kids engaged and entertained while they practice important learning skills. Highlights for Children. Ages 4 – 7 $6.95 per book https://www.highlights.com/store/puzzle-book-clubs/ puzzle-buzz

Highlights Puzzle Club activity books are packed with age-appropriate mazes, sticker puzzles, word games, number and logic puzzles, Hidden Picture scenes and much more-specifically designed to keep kids engaged and entertained while they practice important learning skills. Ages 7 & Up $6.95 https://www.highlights.com/store/landing/ highlights-puzzle-club

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Rookie Chef Apron The Rookie Chef Apron features a detachable hand towel. Perfect to wipe hands, then wipe off cart and toss into the wash. Every apron should have one of these. Ages 5 – 12 $19.99 Available online and www.rookiechefs.com

Rookie Chef Slicer Dicer This Slicer, Grater, Chopper, is intended to reduce the use of knives for the beginners. It allows participation without the danger of knives. *NOTE* It is very sharp. Parental Guidance required. Ages 5 – 12 $29.99 Available online and www.rookiechefs.com

Rookie Chef Handy Slicer This apple corer has attachments as well. It has a mango corer and french fry maker. The easy on/easy off feature makes for easy clean up. Ages 5 – 12 $19.99 Available online and www.rookiechefs.com

Rookie Chef Mixer-Upper Vintage hand mixer intended for light mixing. This would be a good starter gift. Great for puddings, Jellos, eggs, etc. Not intended for dough or thick batters. Ages 3 – 8 $14.99 Available online and www.rookiechefs.com

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Rookie Chef Island Cart The very first mobile kitchen island scaled down for the size of a child. The Cart is height adjustable by 3”; perfect for kids 5-12. It features a butcher block top, flip up extension, ample storage space and a handy paper towel bar. Rookie Brands is the parent company. Rookie Chef is the first of the Rookie brands to launch. Ages 5 – 12 $299.99 Available online and www.rookiechefs.com

Potsafe, Cooktop Safety Accessory A revolutionary new kitchen safety accessory that will become the number one safety product in the kitchen. Potsafe fits easily to your existing ceramic/glass induction or electric cooktop. Available in 1 Ring, 2 Ring and 3 Ring sizes, each supplied with a matching saucepan. Assembles and secures in minutes, protects a lifetime! Help protect the ones you love . . . Potsafe protects from children pulling a hot saucepan down from the stove. Perfect for Elder Care-who may not be able to grip a hot saucepan safely, leading to spills and burns. Potsafe is perfect for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. $59.00 Available online and at www.potsafe.com

Natural Bamboo Feeding — Star Bowl & Cup Green Made from natural bamboo. Safe & healthy! Completely plastic-free. Strong, durable and safe. Machine washable, top rack. Biodegradable / compostable. Ages 2 – 7 $11.99 Available at Pacific Baby, amazon.com, EcoHabitude, Houzz

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Large City Zooike Featuring the quality and attention to detail that has encouraged kids to use their imaginations for over 40 years. Enter this zoo-themed playset through the turnstiles to visit animals of all kinds like the penguin habitat and lion enclosure! Be sure to check out the feeding schedule first! Visit the souvenir shop to buy a stuffed animal, penguin balloon or even post cards! Includes tons of realistically designed accessories. Ages 4 – 10 Available on line and major retailers

PlayWheels Trolls 2 in 1 skates SKATES THAT CONVERT FROM STABLE 3-WHEEL TO INLINE SKATES AS KIDS IMPROVE: PlayWheels Trolls Convertible 2-in-1 PlayWheels Convertible 2-in-1 Skates: • Safe, Stable trike setup for beginners to provide stability • Convertible 2-in-1 skates easily convert from a three wheel skate to inline skates • Ages 3 – 6, available in junior sizes 6-9 $39.99 Available at Toys “R” Us

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Bikes & Scooters

Zycom My 1st Zbike — Balance Bike The Zycom My 1st Zbike is the ideal introduction to riding a bicycle for children aged 18 to 36 months. Designed with fast developing children in mind, it features an adjustable handlebar and seat to adapt with your child as they grow. The lightweight Zycom My 1st Zbike helps to focus your child’s attention on the fundamentals of learning to ride a bike — balance, steering and judgement while developing their confidence without the complication of pedals. The Zycom My 1st Zbike is the fun & safe way for your child to transition from walking to riding! 18 months – 3 years $49.99 Available at amazon.com

Speed-O-Meter Fuzion SPEED-O–METER is unlike any other scooter. The Speed-O-Meter’s built in speedometer and odometer has a digital numbers display with speed bar indicator so it easily lets you monitor your progress so you can have fun sharing it and comparing it with your friends. The Speed-O-Meter comes equipped with 120 mm PU wheels that are durable and provide added stability for a young rider. It has a solid one piece neck design with a heavy duty aluminum deck and anti-slip grip tape. Soft easy grip handles and an adjustable handlebar height and rear foot brake. Adjustable handlebar to accommodate riders of different ages and featuring soft foam grips. Ages 5 – 10 $34.99 Available at amazon.com, WalMart, fuzionscooter.com

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CitySeat Padded Bike Seat Cover CitySeat is a bike seat cover that is patterned and padded, allowing you to ride to your own rhythm, comfortably. We hope that our fun designs empower people to be comfortable and confident during their ride, using a seat cover that reflects their personality. Whether out on the open road or tapping it back in a spin class, CitySeat has you covered with a water-resistant barrier between the seat and your bottom. The seats are really whatever you want them to be: they add a touch of personal style, they keep you dry, keep your new outfits clean, and they keep you comfortable on a ride. As an added bonus, CitySeat is made and produced in America, importing fabric from Milan and printed and manufactured in New Jersey. The Italian fabric has a four way stretch, allowing CitySeat to fit not only outdoor bikes, but also spin bikes snugly without needing a toggle or expander. CitySeat folds up into itself, creating a 2x2 pouch so you can throw it in your travel bag and ride on wherever you are! Ages Teen – 45 $35.00 Available at www.cityseat.com, www.amazon.com

CityGlide The Fuzion CityGlide provides a superior and fast ride for riders on the go. Oversized 210 mm PU wheels and a lightweight solid aluminum frame low to the ground makes it stable and effortless to kick. The CityGlide is the perfect adult kick scooter designed for a speedy commute or a trip around town. CityGlide is the scooter of choice for professionals looking to cruise to and from work. Parents looking to cruise around with the kids or anyone looking for a smooth and comfortable ride not typical of most kick scooters. CityGlide’ s easy folding mechanism allows you to take this lightweight scooter anywhere and everywhere. The CityGlide like all other Fuzion products is constructed of top quality materials and is built to last. $79.99 Available at amazon.com, WalMart, fuzionscooter.com

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Zoom Tunes Enhance your scooter experience with Fuzion Zoom Tunes. Zoom Tunes allows you to blast your favorite tunes while riding around town or capture your scootering adventures on video. The built in speaker and auxiliary cord allows you to connect to your music player, cell phone or even pick up FM Radio. Turn your cell phone into an action sports camera by placing it in the safe-pouch case as you ride. The Zoom Tunes comes equipped with 95 mm PU wheels that are durable and provide added stability for a young rider. It has a solid one-piece neck design with a heavy duty aluminum deck and anti-slip grip tape. It also features soft foam grip handles, a rear foot brake and an adjustable handlebar height to accommodate riders of different ages. Ages 5 – 10 $34.99 Available at Walmart

Spinner Shark The Fuzion Spinner Shark 4-wheel kneeboard is an action-packed ride designed to provide the ultimate ground-shredding fun way for kids to cruise the neighborhood. Featuring inclined rear caster wheels for smooth drifting and spinning. The Spinner Shark makes power-sides, fishtails and 360s easy! Powered by kicking or “pumping,” with a sleek low center of gravity it’s designed for razor sharp steering, maximum maneuverability, and loads of fast paced fun. Its skateboard quality 7-ply real wood deck with custom eye-catching graphic and low to the ground stability combined with responsive hand-controlled steering and dual wheel-braking technology makes the Fuzion Spinner Shark a safe and controlled sidewalk shredding machine. Ages 6 – 12 $59.99 Available at amazon.com, WalMart, fuzionscooter.com 35


4 Wheel Sport The classic Fuzion 4-Wheel Scooter features extreme stability and safety while helping young riders to learn basic balance skills. Fuzion’s unique dual pivot steering technology provides the ultimate fun carving experience making wide sweeping turns or for just getting around the neighborhood. The Fuzion Sport features Fuzion’s unique steering technology turns by either leaning the deck or by turning the handle bars. The Sport also features a wide and stable riding deck surface, four wheels for added stability, adjustable handlebars and Fuzion’s patented dual rear wheel brakes. All designed for delivering a smooth carving experience and a fun, safe controlled ride. The Fuzion Sport 4-Wheel Carving Scooter is unlike any other scooter. The Sport fuses the feelings of skateboarding carving and scooter riding with the added safety of improved control and handling. Ages 6 – 12 $39.99 Available at amazon.com, WalMart, fuzionscooter.com

Zycom Zing Scooter The Zycom Zing 3 Wheeled Kick Scooter is designed for kids 3 to 5 years old. The Zycom Zing is specifically designed to help develop balance and coordination through the use of its unique pivot steering mechanism that allows the rider to carve from side to side generating speed. The three wheeled construction and cambered front wheels supply the stable foundation for kids to learn to ride. With a three stage height adjustable bar that extends from 20” up to 26,” the Zycom Zing is future proofed for your growing child and also features a simple push button handlebar removal function to easily pack away for storage or transport. The Zycom Zing is the smart choice for quality, function and price! Ages 3 – 5 $49.99 Available at amazon.com

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Zycom Zinger Scooter The Zycom Zinger 3 Wheeled Kick Scooter is designed for kids 5 years and up. The Zycom Zinger is designed for fun and the ultimate riding experience. Kids absolutely love the unique pivot steering mechanism that allows them to generate speed by carving from side to side and rolling smoothly on wide high-rebound PU wheels. With an easy Twist-Lock Height Adjustable Bar, the Zycom Zinger grows as does your child. When it’s time to go, the Zycom Zinger’s easy folding mechanism makes for easy and compact transportation or storage. The Zycom Zinger is the smart choice for quality, function and price! Ages 5 & Up $89.99 Available at amazon.com

Space Scooter Discover a new way to move! The Space Scooter® award winning design means that you and your family can experience a fun and unique way to travel. Reconnect with the outdoors on a foldable scooter which is faster than a traditional kick scooter and more compact and convenient than a bike! The Space Scooter® is an awesome innovative scooter, propelled forward by pushing the board with both feet in an active teeter-totter motion. It’s able to go faster and further than any conventional scooter, just pump and go! • Foldable for easy storage • Handbrake included • Air suspension • Durable X360: 4– 8 years old X580: 8+ years old X360: $99.00 X580: $149.00 Available at Spacescooter-usa.com, amazon.com, Toys “R” Us

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NEON Flash Light up your ride! Introducing the Neon Flash kids scooter. This kids scooter gives a quiet ride and with flare. Glide in lights with the cool LED deck and motion-powered wheels. With its reflective deck featuring a neon under glow, kids can’t help but be noticed wherever they go. The neon under glow is reflected onto the deck from the dynamic ultra-bright LED wheels which light up as soon as they take off. This strong and durable scooter with a lightweight aluminum frame is perfect for quick and easy transportation. Ages 5 & Up $79.99 Available at Toys “R” Us and www.Yvolution.com

NEON Hype Get up and glow with the Neon Hype skateboard. Featuring a neon red light-up deck and quality PU Wheels, the Neon Hype board is the revolutionary new way to skateboarding. The super grip neon deck ensures a flexible, smooth ride for ultimate comfort and control. You’re bound to be noticed on the Neon Hype board with its’ cool light-up deck featuring multi-mode light patterns as well as a sleek design. Ages 5 & Up $49.99 Available at Toys “R” Us and www.Yvolution.com

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Dolls American Girl’s Emerson Holiday time is also about spreading goodwill to others, and American Girl’s new WellieWishers line is designed to help teach younger girls ages 5 to 7 the skills of kindness, empathy and being a good friend. • The WellieWishers line features five character dolls, early chapter books, garden-themed accessories, and clothing for girls (Prices range from $5.00 – $250) • Young girls will also delight in seeing the WellieWishers world come to life via American Girl’s first-ever animated series available through Amazon Prime Video. Girls can tap into their “can do” spirit and have hours of fun with an array of other fun gift ideas and stocking stuffers, including the Mega Bloks American Girl construction line ($3.99 – $69.99), American Girl-themed cookware and cookbooks from Williams-Sonoma ($9.95 – $59.95), and engaging advice and activity books ($9.99 – $24.99). And, last but not least, girls and their guests can enjoy a memorable day at American Girl’s retail stores nationwide. Holiday-related events and experiences are available throughout the season. Available at American Girl Retail Stores and http://www.americangirl.com 39


American Girl’s Melody The holidays are a time for sharing special moments and making memories with family and friends. In the spirit of the season, American Girl is bringing “Joy to Every Girl” through thoughtfully-conceived products and meaningful experiences designed just for them. American Girl’s newest BeForever character, Melody, brings a message of love and hope to girls this season through her inspirational story of growing up in Detroit during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. • Melody’s story comes to life through the 18-inch Melody doll, historically authentic 1960s doll outfits and accessories, and Melody-inspired clothing for girls ages 8 and up (Prices range from $9.99 – $250) • Girls and their parents can enjoy a rich and inspiring on-screen experience together while watching An American Girl Story — Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, a live-action adaptation of Melody’s series created for Amazon Prime Video. Available at American Girl Retail Stores and http://www.americangirl.com

Officially Licensed Little House on the Prairie® 18” Laura Ingalls Doll & Accessories Introducing our officially licensed Little House on the Prairie® Laura Ingalls 18” Doll inspired by the treasured Laura Ingalls Wilder stories. Designed by highly skilled artists to embody the beloved character’s spirit. From expressive, tilt-close eyes to soft pigtails and rosy cheeks, Laura’s kind-hearted and energetic nature comes through the moment you catch her eye. Laura comes in an eyelet ruffle-front nightgown and cap, an adorable rag doll, a pillow, patchwork quilt and a clever keepsake box that converts into a cozy bed which tucks in a log cabin backdrop, complete with window! 6 piece set makes an instant heirloom collection. High quality and unsurpassed detail — Laura features vinyl shoulders and a soft poseable body. Doll measures 18” high. Box measures 18 3/4”L x 7 1/4”W x 4 1/4”D. Sized for play with other 18” dolls and 18” doll accessories. Ages 6 & Up $99.99 Available at www.thequeenstreasures.com, eBay, Amazon, Toysrus, Sears, Target,Hayneedle, Overstock, Groupon, and Zulily

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Feltman Brothers 100 year Anniversary Doll Feltman Brothers 100 year Anniversary Doll-At 100 years strong this year, Feltman Brothers is celebrating this momentous anniversary by releasing a limited edition collector’s doll. This special doll reflects the standards of craftsmanship that the company insists upon, to ensure that little girls can cherish their new friends, for years and generations to come. The tradition for excellence and quality workmanship, for which Feltman Brothers heirloom baby clothes collections are known, have been re-imagined in exquisite detail for their limited edition doll collection. The 100 year anniversary dolls, choose from Emma or Caroline Grace, are life-like with soft skin, real eyelashes, baby scent with a pixie cut. Each piece of clothing is an authentic hand-embroidered, hand-made Feltman Brothers garment. Each doll comes with a birth certificate and 4 pieces of clothing — a dress, a bonnet, booties and bloomers. Ages 5 & Up $149.99 Available at feltmanbrothers.com

Baby’s First Little Talker Our Baby’s First Little Talker was inspired by the many children who are at that adorable age where they’re discovering their very first words & phrases. She brings the world of chat and play to your little ones! Little Talker can say over 20 fun phrases, and she sings songs too!. Ages 1 & Up $20.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Target, Meijer

Baby’s First 19” Unbelievably Soft Baby The idea for our 19” Unbelievably Soft Baby was to make a doll that was light enough for a young child, while allowing it to be soft or firm. Filling a doll with air seemed like a good way to do both. Now we had a doll whose softness could be adjusted from firm & plump to soft & huggable. With a patented special air pillow in her tummy for baby-like softness, she is 25% lighter than a stuffed 19” doll! $25.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Target, Meijer

Baby’s First Sleepy Time Baby Baby’s First Sleepy Time Baby doll is the perfect bedtime companion, designed to help children get to sleep more quickly! She “knows” when she’s laying down thanks to her dual mode gravity switch and makes all the noises of a baby settling down for a nap, complete with eyes that drop off to “sleep.” $29.99 Available at Toys “R” Us, Target, Beales 41


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Janod Baby Forest Fox Stacker lets your little one build their own woodland companion. 5 wooden pieces and a head stack on a wooden base, so when your child puts everything together correctly, they will have a friendly fox they can name and call their own. And whenever the mood strikes, they can take him apart and rebuild. When fully assembled the fox is 7in. high x 4in. wide. Includes 5 stacking pieces, fox head and a base. Ages 1 – 3 $14.99 Available at amazon.com

Janod Puzzle Dance Academy Packed in a sturdy hatbox carrying case. The puzzle features a cast of multi cultural dancers. Instead of one big scene, it shows multiple scenes with ballet practice, costume design, dressing for the dance and the big recital on stage. When complete the puzzle is a bit more than 19” X 15” and sure to delight your ballerina. Ages 5 – 8 $19.99 Available at amazon.com

Janod Tactile Puzzle Life on Ice Janod Tactile Puzzle — A Day at the Zoo lets your little one go ice fishing indoors! Build the 20-piece puzzle to create a scene featuring 7 types of arctic animals in their habitats. One of each animal is textured, so you can feel their fur or skin. Touch a penguin, salmon, polar bear, whale and more, they won’t bite! Includes a 25.5in. X 19.5in. puzzle with 7 textured pieces. Ages 3 – 6 $17.99 Available at amazon.com

Janod Zigolos Pull Along Tractor Hen This colorful pull-along toy offers little ones a fun way to develop their motor skills and boasts non-skid wheels to protect your floors. Ages 0 – 3 $29.99 Available at amazon.com 44


Touch & Learn Activity Desk™ Deluxe The Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe is a three-in-one desk with interactive activity cards that’s expandable for more fun and discovery. The desk features an interactive desktop and five pages to explore that are filled with engaging content including letters, numbers, music, colors and more. Choose from eight expansion packs (each sold separately) that each focus on a specific curriculum like reading skills, animals and numbers. It also transforms from a desk into an easel and chalkboard with plenty of storage space for art supplies to encourage play and discovery. The LED display illustrates letter and number stroke order and how to draw basic shapes. For even more fun, toddlers can play with the toy telephone or listen to fun tunes on the music player. Enjoy hours of fun as kids create, discover and learn. By VTech. Ages 2-5 $54.99 Available at amazon.com

Tiny Friends 20 Piece Set Young minds will love discovering how to build 12 different animals with the Tiny friends set. Create a puppy, butterfly, snail and much more with squares, triangles and isosceles triangles in bright opaque colors. Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click. When playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store. Ages 3 & Up $34.99 Available at K-Mart and Online at Mass, Specialty, Magformers.com

Care for Me Learning Carrier™ The Care for Me Learning Carrier is an interactive pet carrier that lets little ones take their plush pet anywhere! Put the plush puppy inside or take her out of the carrier and hear playful phrases when opening and closing the door. The activity panel on the side of the carrier is packed with learning fun. Press the light-up buttons to learn about colors, shapes, pet care and more. Sliding the letter beads introduces letters and plays music. Sliding the window and spinning the roller add to the fun and encourage motor skills. The carrier also includes four pet care accessories so toddlers can groom, feed and play with the cuddly puppy. Ages 9 – 36 months $24.99 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, amazon.com

Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Blast-Off Space Station™ It’s all systems go for learning with the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Blast-Off Space Station! Little astronauts will love helping the rocket lift off from the launch pad for an outer space adventure. They can maneuver down the space ramp, spin the galaxy or even pretend to tumble through a black hole. This out-of-this-world playset includes a variety of features to strengthen motor skills and teach cause-and-effect. Along the way, they’ll use the included SmartPoint rocket to zoom past five SmartPoint locations to hear fun phrases, music and more. Press the toy rocket’s light-up button to hear sing-along songs and learn the letter “R.” Collect other SmartPoint vehicles, and connect to other Go! Go! Smart Wheels and Go! Go! Smart Animals playsets with tracks (sold separately) to encourage children’s creativity. By VTech. Ages 1-5 $54.99 Available at Toys “R” Us, amazon.com

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Go! Go! Smart Friends® Twinkle the Magical Unicorn™ Soar through the kingdom with Twinkle the Magical Unicorn from the Go! Go! Smart Friends world. Press the enchanting unicorn’s button and she will walk forward, move her head and flap her wings. Place the included MagicPoint character, Princess Prisma, on one of Twinkle’s two MagicPoint locations to trigger delightful responses, sounds, motion and lights. Twinkle also interacts with her carrot accessory. Toddlers can create a whole kingdom featuring princesses, princes, fairies, magical creatures and more with Go! Go! Smart Friends characters and playsets (sold separately). By VTech. Ages 1 – 5 $29.99 Available at amazon.com

ThumbThings Handmade Finger Puppets Check out our collection of handcrafted finger puppets from Peru! There are over 200 different characters to collect, trade, and share. Each is handmade, fair trade and every purchase benefits subsistence communities. Ages 3 & Up5 $2.99 Available at Retailers nationwide and online at www.fingerpuppetsinc.com

NORBERT Plush Toy — YOU BUY ONE, WE GIVE ONE! For every plush Norbert that you buy, a plush will be donated to Toys for Tots® where it will be given to a child in need. This super-soft, cuddly, life-size plush toy is inspired by Norbert, a real-life 3lb registered therapy dog, philanthropist and internet sensation. You can expect your Norbert to have his soft whitish fur, big dark eyes, little black nose, and his trademark tongue peeking out of his smiling mouth. When your plush arrives, you can gently comb and style the fur to look just like the real Norbert! Your plush Norbert is: • approximately 10” in a seated position • machine wash, gentle cycle, air dry. Do not use a dryer • child safe for Ages 3 and up • super-soft, cuddly and adorable • a perfect gift when bundled with Norbert’s picture books The Norbert Plush is a proud recipient of a 2016 Family Choice Award. The Norbert plush meets or exceeds all U.S safety standards as required by law. The Norbert plush is NOT intended as a toy for Dogs or Cats or other household pets. Child Safe for Ages 3 & up $30.99 including shipping Available at http://www.pollyparkerpress.com/shop

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Sassy Scents These sassy little stuffed animals are slightly fruit scented and fruit color inspired cuddly collectibles. Their extra soft fabrics and large, glitter-rimmed eyes make them simply irresistible. New Sassy Scents come in raspberry snow leopard, strawberry elephant, grape penguin, blueberry wolf, and many other fan favorite animals and popular scents. Ages 3 & Up $7.99 Available at www.wildrepublic.com

Baby’s First Sleepy Time Baby Baby’s First Sleepy Time Baby doll is the perfect bedtime companion, designed to help children get to sleep more quickly! She “knows” when she’s laying down thanks to her dual mode gravity switch and makes all the noises of a baby settling down for a nap, complete with eyes that drop off to “sleep.” $29.99 Available at Toys “R” Us, Target, Beales

Huggers Wild Republic’s fun new plush animals that are meant to be held — and they hug you back. Spread the arms wide open. Give the belly a squeeze, then SNAP . . . the arms instantly wrap around and give you a hug. Hugs onto your wrist, backpack, stroller and so much more. Comes in wolf, giraffe, sloth, tiger, panda, balck bear, polar bear, dog, cat, and many other favorites. Ages 3 & up $7.99 Available at www.wildrepublic.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Heroes in a Half Shell 18 Piece Set Build with Magformers and 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — Heroes in a Half Shell character cards. Create structures and attach Leo, Donnie, Mikey and Raph! Build by laying Magformers squares and triangles flat onto 4 play cards and inserting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character cards. Use the magnetic power to pull the shapes up into 3D Structures. Match the characters to their color shapes and build Turtle towers! Interchange the characters to tell you own story! Builds include a Cube, Small ball, Small rocket, Triangular Prism, Pyramid, Small Tower and Hourglass. Each geometric shape contains magnets that never reject, so you’ll always hear the Magformers click. All Magformers are interchangeable and playtime is over, use the magnetic power to simply stack and store. Ages 3 & Up $34.99 Available at Mass online, magformers.com

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Kaloo Les Amis Small Leopard New “Amis” (friends in French), all soft and tender, are joining the Kaloo family to accompany the iconic Chubby in new adventures. Each elements of all their friends were carefully selected for their softness and outstanding quality. Delicate and sophisticated details will delight every Kaloo lovers. Kaloo proudly presents a new packaging, replacing exclusively for this range the famous round box by a drawer box for the 25 cm and 19 cm soft toys. Inspired by the grace and elegance of macaroon boxes, these beautiful boxes can be used to keep safe baby’s little treasures. All decorated by a burgundy ribbon, a full range of drawer boxes were personalized with different portraits to match the soft toy they host. Ages 0 – 2 $19.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Kaloo Rouge Medium Mouse Ivory There’s a mouse in the house! You’ll squeak with delight at the Kaloo Rouge Mouse range. Large luxurious ears and super soft fabrics make Kaloo Rouge Mouse perfect for a cuddle. Easily recognisable with their signature elbow patch and coordinated label tags, they have weighted bottoms to help them sit up and embroidered stripes on their feet to match their too cute red button noses. Easy care and machine washable, there are 3 different sizes and colours — Sandy, Cocoa and Ivory White. Large Mouse is available in Ivory White only while Small and Medium will make the decision over which one to take home a gnawing problem! Ages 0 – 2 $24.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Kaloo Rouge Small Rabbit Cocoa Brown Start your Kaloo Rouge family today. Long luxurious ears and super soft fabrics make Rouge Rabbit Bunny perfect for snuggles at bedtime. Easily recognisable with their signature elbow patch and coordinated label tags, they have beans in their bottoms to help them sit up and embroidered stripes on their feet to match the cute red button noses. Ages 0 – 2 $16.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Officially Licensed Little House on the Prairie® 18” Laura Ingalls Doll & Accessories Introducing our officially licensed Little House on the Prairie® Laura Ingalls 18” Doll inspired by the treasured Laura Ingalls Wilder stories. Designed by highly skilled artists to embody the beloved character’s spirit. From expressive, tilt-close eyes to soft pigtails and rosy cheeks, Laura’s kind-hearted and energetic nature comes through the moment you catch her eye. Laura comes in an eyelet ruffle-front nightgown and cap, an adorable rag doll, a pillow, patchwork quilt and a clever keepsake box that converts into a cozy bed which tucks in a log cabin backdrop, complete with window! 6 piece set makes an instant heirloom collection. High quality and unsurpassed detail — Laura features vinyl shoulders and a soft poseable body. Doll measures 18” high. Box measures 18 3/4”L x 7 1/4”W x 4 1/4”D. Sized for play with other 18” dolls and 18” doll accessories. Ages 6 & Up $99.99 Available at www.thequeenstreasures.com, eBay, Amazon, Toysrus, Sears, Target,Hayneedle, Overstock, Groupon, and Zulily

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Coleman® Camp Stove Set by Sophia’s® This detailed camp stove set includes 10 pieces, perfectly sized for your 18” doll or plush friend: Coleman® light up stove, cast iron skillet, spatula, burger, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried eggs and bacon make up a beautiful gift for boys and girls who love to camp! Stove available in Purple or Green. $25.95 Available at retail stores nationwide, online and Doll-Clothes.com

Malia’s Beach House — The Magnetic Dollhouse You Design Yourself Hop into the shoes of best friends Malia and Skyler as they rush home from school to their favorite hangout: Malia’s Beach House. They make music videos, tend to the vegetable garden, and goof off in the pool. As dusk falls, Skyler’s dog Hubble nudges them out the gate to explore along the coast. Includes Malia & Skyler dolls, 16 dual-sided building panels, and more than 40 magnetic accessories! Features a swimming pool, functional door, living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathrooms, garden, floor and roof shapes, outfits, accessories, pets, and more! Ages 4 – 8 $59.99 Available at https://www.buildandimagine.com/shop/malias-beach-house/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W8DGZBA/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_1

Beanie Boos Party

Lil Lockitz Memory Studio

Four exciting party games in one – all wrapped up in Ty Beanie Boos cuteness! In the Beanie Boos Party game, players move playing pieces around the board and during a player’s turn, they draw a card that indicates if they have to Draw, Describe, Act Out, or Guess the Ty Beanie Boos character on their card. the game includes a card-holder headband, cards, pencil, drawing pad and the game board that shows all of your favorite Ty Beanie Boos characters. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 Available at www.amazon.com

Lil’ Lockitz Memory Studio by ALEX Toys lets you express yourself as never before to create something truly personal, for yourself or a loved one. Lil’ Lockitz supplies you with gems, backgrounds and charms of your favorite things to float in a wearable collage that tells a story. Memory Maker is your super deluxe design studio for creating Lockitz. With 11 covered compartments there’s room to organize and store all of your charms and locket pieces. Choose the locket you want to make, fill it with the perfect colors and pieces, lock it and with a turn of the knob, the lights and music infuse the locket with your personal story. Then you can wear it as a necklace, bracelet or even use the Keychain Clasp to make a clip-on! Memory Maker even has a place to store up to 4 lockets when you’re not wearing them. The set comes with everything you need to make 10 Lockitz! Includes Memory Studio with Locket Display (3 pc), 10 Locket Tops, 10 Locket Backs, 4 Necklaces, 3 Bracelets, 3 Keychain Clasps, 40 Charms, 30 Gems, 16 Backgrounds, Tweezers, Photo Stencil, Easy Instructions. 3 AA Batteries required, batteries not included. Ages 5 & up $29.99 Available at Toys “R” US and www.amazon.com

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Balance Beans Balance Beans is a logic game and math game all in one. Use the Challenge Card to arrange the Red Beans. then carefully place the blue, yellow, or orange Beans on the Seesaw to keep it from teetering. When you balance the Seesaw, you are actually balancing an equation! This bean-filled logic game is a fun way to introduce young learners to elementary algebra. Balance Beans was recently named a winner in American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s (ASTRA) 2016 Best Toys for Kids list. From ThinkFun, Inc. Ages 5+ $17.99 Available at retailers nationwide, online and www.thinkfun.com

KEVA Maker Bot Maze Calling all creative thinkers and curious minds—it’s time to tinker! The KEVA Maker Bot Maze lets you experiment, innovate and create with precision-engineered KEVA planks and a variety of doodads and gizmos! Customize a pair of motorized bots using crafty items found within this one-of-a-kind kit. The more unique looking, the better! Then construct your maze’s tunnels, doorways, passages and obstacles from the planks and connectors, or by gathering things you have around the house. KEVA Maker Bot Maze is the ultimate engineering tool—watch in awe as your personalized bot zooms through your hand-crafted maze! Creativity is the key to becoming a master maker. What will you create? • Strengthens understanding of design, strategizing and proportion • Creativity meets building • 30 KEVA Planks, 8 KEVA half planks, 25 connectors, 2 motorized bots, 6 tumble blocks and 3 bumper balls • Googly eyes, pipe cleaners, feathers, pom-poms, glue dots, tape, string, felt and craft foam. Ages 7 & up $39.95 Available at http://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com/web/browse/processProductsCatalog?sku=68409

Clue Master Your goal: Help Tippy the dog return to his dog house! Young players use deductive reasoning to place Tippy’s chew bones, tennis balls, and food bowls in the correct order to unlock the secret door and send Tippy home. Ages 8+ $12.99 Available exclusively at Target and target.com

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A colorful game of color reference. When you hear the word frozen do you think of the color blue, white or grey? Is Christmas red, white, or green? How does the color you think of change if words are combined, such as frozen Christmas? In Tactic games’ new Colorology game, each player takes a turn as the COLORologist and draws a word card and chooses the color that they think best describes the word. How many of the other players will choose the same color for the word? Any player that matches the same color as the COLORologist moves forward one space. The first player to reach the finish space wins the game. Ages 8 & Up $19.99 Available online and amazon.com


Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs Every egg in the carton contains a different dinosaur! Simply soak the 3� clay egg in water and then carefully chisel away the shell to excavate the dinosaur inside. The set includes one dozen individually-wrapped clay eggs, each with a chiseling tool and instructions, and an excavation guidebook for learning more about your dino discoveries. It’s a perfect group or party activity! Ages 4 & Up $24.95 Available online and http://www.mindware.orientaltrading. com/web/browse/processProductsCatalog?sku=68489

Rocket Lander 5-4-3-2-WON! Rocket Lander is the out of this world, new strategy game where players discover the thrill of commanding their own Rocket Landing! Rocket Lander is a dice component game with an astronomical, explosive theme. The game challenges players to strategically plot a graph to create the best landing station for his/her rocket. The game theme has players travel through space and around the globe to escort ships, search and overtake opponents, and defend a home turf. Of course, the best strategy and a dash of luck decides who will be the undisputed Rocket Lander. Rocket Lander is set in a 3D space, with an underl;ying math/science educational aspect through the 3-D axis plotting. Game concept invented by well-known and award winning game designer, Martin Nedergaard Andersen. Ages 8 & up $26.95 Available at GriddlyGames.com

Shape Mags-Innovative Shape Mags Shape Mags-Innovative Shape Mags are magnetic tile building sets that allow little builders to create castles, bridges, trains, buildings, pyramids, rockets, their name, the possibilities are endless. Shape mags come in train track sets, gates and fences, frames, arches, windows, doors, vehicle bases, and much more. Shape Mags are compatible with other magnetic tile brands making it easy to add on to your child’s existing collection, but offers a wider selection of tile shapes. Shape Mags stimulate right side brain training through construction and assist your child with spatial problem-solving tasks, pattern recognition, motor skills, logical thinking, and math reasoning while at the same time promoting creativity. Ages 3 & Up. $24.99 & Up Available at amazon.com & Toystodiscover.com

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Lost Puppies 1 to 8 PLAYERS, AGES 5 to 7 years. A Co-operative Strategy Game TM OBJECT Night has come and the puppies have wandered off. Our job is to find and bring home the Lost Puppies. CONTENTS 12 x 12” game board, Rules, 12 Night Times, 4 Telephones, 6 Flashlights, 6 Puppies $15.00 Available at www.familypastimes.com

Make Your Own Dog Treats Kit Create bakery-style treats for your furry friends! Each kit includes gourmet recipes to make healthy, homemade snacks-the perfect training treats for brainy pets. Professional decorating hints and supplies create finished goodies worthy of gift giving or display in “re-tail” store! The kit features themed baking equipment like a pet-shaped spatula, biscuit cutter and biscuit stamper; six treat bags with ribbon and gift tags; a full-color recipe booklet; 24 cupcake liners and 6 decorating bags for applying delicious-todoggies icing. Ages 8 & Up $24.95 Available at http://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com/web/ browse/processProductsCatalog?sku=68240

Trick Shot Sports A line of sports figure character dudes with powerful snap action performance that lets players perform table top action and freestyle play in amazing Trick Shot combinations. The tricks are only limited to a player’s own imagination and Tucker wants to see the best shots. A special website and video channel have been established to allow the best shots to be shared online! Collect all (five, so far) Trick Shots Sports team figures. Ages 5 & Up $9.99 Available at Toys “R” Us

Start-Up Circuits When kids click together these chunky pieces and then flip the switch, they’ll get an exciting result: either a spinning fan, a glowing light or a whistling siren! All switch blocks and action tops are interchangeable for mixing, matching and experimenting with actual working circuits in a completely safe way. Young children will develop an innate understanding of circuitry and build a strong foundation for future STEM success. Includes 3 switch blocks, 3 action tops, instructions and parent guide. Requires 6 AA batteries (sold separately). Ages 2 – 6 $19.95 Available at amazon.com and http://www.mindware.orientaltrading. com/web/browse/processProductsCatalog?sku=68521 52


Works of Ahhh The Works of Ahhh by MasterPieces are cool craft kits for kids that include everything you need to create personalized works of art. Each kit includes a handcrafted object made from solid wood, an artist-quality brush, all accessories for that particular kit (ex: chimes, gem stones, stickers, etc.), and a set of non-toxic acrylic paint. A painting guide gives you tips on how to paint each figure but you can decorate them however you wish. More advanced techniques are also available for mixing colors and blending shades. MasterPieces also offers a free Works of Ahhh painting app availabe from Google play (https:// play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.masterpieces.worksofahhh) or the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/works-of-ahhh...-3d-painting/id791407560?mt=8). This app can be coordinated with your specific project and allows you to plan, see what it will look like, and make changes before you start painting. Great for parties, school projects or fun at home with the family. Some of the Different Works of Ahhh are: birdhouses, jewelry box, nutcracker, sailbox, wind chimes, fairy garden, treasure chest, and many, many more. Ages 4 & Up $6.99 – $19.99 Available at MasterPiecesInc.com, Bed Bath Beyond, Kohls, Amazon

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Galactic Mission • 210 high-density foam and plastic connectors • Includes step-by-step instructions for building a rocket and an astronaut or an exploration rover, a space capsule and an astronaut • Kids can build the illustrated designs or create their own • Big thumbs-up from parents for resistant pieces that are also safe, easy to manipulate and washable • Made in Canada • Ages 6-12 Kids love space exploration, and our new Galactic Mission will set them on a course for timeless hours of fun and countless creative possibilities as infinite as the universe. This 3-in-1 model mutates from a Rocket to a Space capsule and an Exploration Rover. Then it’s up to you to build your way to a fascinating new expedition every time! Mission control, we have imagination lift-off. $34.99 Available online, retailers nationwide and www.amazon.com; www.toysrus.com; www.walmart.com; www.fatbraintoys.com

Sapphiro Dazzling gems are the focus of your quest in this fun family game of luck and strategy. Play your diamond tiles to capture rubies, emeralds and other valuable jewels by matching colors and surrounding the gems. Be careful not to leave a quick or easy way for your opponents to do the same. Be the first to collect six jewels — one of each color — and your quest for fortune will be complete! Quality-made with a wooden board and tiles, Sapphiro is too beautiful and fun to ever put away! Includes wooden game board, 100 wooden tiles, 30 gems and rules. For 2 to 4 players. Ages 6 & Up $29.95 Available online and http://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com/web/ browse/processProductsCatalog?sku=68538

Happy Salmon Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed with high-fivin’, fin-flappin’ foolishness. With mini-celebrations built into the gameplay, Happy Salmon is the happiest game of all time! There are no turns. Players call out the action shown on their cards as fast as they can. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing the action. Actions include the classic “High 5,” the cool “Pound It,” the frantic “Switcheroo”, and the delightful “Happy Salmon.” Each time a player celebrates a match, they quickly discard a card. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins. The “FIN-tastically” unique and cute fish pouch makes Happy Salmon perfect to take to family get-togethers, camp, or if you are just traveling upstream. Happy Salmon won ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids award, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, the Dr. Toy Best Vacation Award, and The Toy Insider stated that Happy Salmon is “easily one of the best games of the year . . . or ever!” Happy Salmon is available at most specialty toy stores. Ages 6 & Up $14.99 Available at specialty toy and game stores

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Harry Ponder Our whimsical Costume Quacker Celebrity Rubber Duck line celebrates popular themes in American culture. By CelebriDucks. Great for all ages. $11.99 Available at Celebriducks.com, brick and mortal gift stores and on-line retailers

E-Z Grip Soccer The E-Z Grip® Soccer Ball is a dream on the field and a sure thing for goalies. The super bounce makes the ball travel down the field like it was being chased! For goalies, catching the soccer ball with the special high-grip outer web means saving the game!It features a soft but tough outer web that makes catching it easy for any hands. Its high bounce delivers on any surface from grass to street, even sand and water! The durable inner ball and E-Z Grip’s outer web deliver unmatched performance. Ages 3 & Up $12.99 Available online and TuckerToys.com

Easy Disk Frisbee This Flying Disc is fun to use and can fly for more than 130 feet. Its 8.5 inches diameter and 117g or 4.12oz lightweight makes it perfect for ages 6 years and up. The disks soft surrounding ring is safe to use and durable, designed to hold up under intense play. The perfect outdoor toy Frisbee that doesn’t hurt your fingers, hand or anything else. Ages 6 & Up $14.99 Available online and www.amazon.com/funsparks

VR2 (Virtual Reality) Glasses They comes with a button to interact with the 3D game or video app and works with all Smartphone sizes. Innovative fun and shocking IMAX effect created by these laminated cardboard VR2 glasses. Convert your smart phone into the ultimate 3D gaming or movies box and turn every face into a smile face. Includes app ideas and instructions how to download. Ages 13 & Up $9.99 Available online and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KKC79RO

Zoo Jamz Piano™ Now little ones can be rock stars as they sing, play and rock out with the Zoo Jamz Piano. This 4-in-1 instrument lets children choose what they want to play (piano, violin, xylophone or saxophone) with more than 20 songs and melodies. The zebra piano has light-up keys so little ones can follow along or learn to play a song at three different levels to match their skill level. It has a whammy bar and scratch disc that enhance fine motor skills and add cool sounds. Plus, it has a microphone so kids can amplify their voice and sing along. No matter what mode they choose there’s tons of fun packed into this musical toy. From VTech. Ages 1 – 4 $24.99 Available at Toys “R” Us, amazon.com, Walmart 55


GX Edge Timer – 97331 / Stack Pack – 97325 Educational Toy/ Game for all ages by Speed Stacks,Inc. $19.99 / 39.99 Available at Learning Express, Hobby Town and most independently owned toy stores or online at Speedstacks.com

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Turtle Tactical Truck • As seen in the movie, this garbage truck is jam-packed with awesome foot fighting gear to give the Turtles an edge during battle. • The truck includes three battle weapons: giant nunchucks that can be deployed as the vehicle rolls, a capture net to catch enemies and four ninja stars that can be launched to take out Foot Soldiers. • The truck also includes a working forklift and is designed to hold all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (action figures sold separately). Ages 4 & Up $34.99 Available at all major retailers

Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine Hardwood Game Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine Hardwood Game is the biggest authentic hardwood Jenga® game yet. Gigantic fun for ages 8 to adult, it can stack to over 4 feet high! Plus, with available Booster Pack (sold separately), it can stack to over 5 feet! Jenga® GIANT™ Genuine Hardwood Game is made to the exacting specifications of classic Jenga® using 54 precision cut, high-quality, durable, polished, over-sized hardwood blocks, so the fun will last for years to come. It’s a game! It’s a sport! Fun to play! Fun to watch! Ages 8 – Adult $119.95 Available at amazon.com, JengaGiant.com

Star Wars Rouge One Peel and Stick Wall Decals Bring the galaxy to your wall with Star Wars Rouge One Wall Decals by RoomMates Decor. Recreate the heroic story with 20 easy to use peel-and-stick wall stickers. Printed on high quality vinyl that is friendly and safe, RoomMates Wall Decals are removable, repositionable, and reusable making it easier than ever to decorate. Kids, Teens, Adults $14.49 Available at amazon.com, and http://roommatesdecor.com/ star-wars-rouge-one-peel-and-stick-wall-decals.html

Reptool Remote Controlled Ty Rux • It’s Dinotrux fun with best buddies Ty Rux and Revvit. The Reptool Control Ty Rux is motorized and features four modes of play, over 20 sounds and phrases and easy-to-use RC control. • Just push the button on the Revvit remote control for four dino-mite modes of play • Follow Me Mode allows you to point the Revvit remote control at Ty Rux as he follows you around • Scan and Seek mode occurs when you place the remote control within an eight-foot distance of Ty Rux and watch as he scans the area to find his buddy Revvit • Dance Mode lets Ty Rux move to the groove with some sweet dance moves. Ages 4 & Up $49.99 Available at Target, Walmart, amazon.com and other toy retailers 57


ALEX Grow Crystal Jewelry ALEX Toys DIY Wear Grow Crystal Jewelry give a young jewelry maker the unique experience of growing their own stones. Just mix up the crystal powder and pour it into a jewelry finding, and like magic a colorful crystal will grow — right on the jewelry! Make pendants, a necklace, earrings and a ring. 8 pieces in all! The kit includes 6 crystal powder packets, mixing bowl, 6 plastic cups, 6 stir sticks, sheet of duct tape stickers, 4 pendants, 1 ring, 2 earrings, jump rings, 2 earring hooks, satin cord and easy instructions. Ages 9 & Up $17.50 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and www.amazon.com

ALEX Spa Fab Foil Roller Alex Spa Fab Foil Nail Roller puts sparkly color right on your nails without using a brush. Just roll on some color, decorate with a sticker and brush on some topcoat to protect. Create shiny two-tone effects by rolling on a second color! Includes nail roller, 30 foil strips, clear nail polish 0.17 ounce (5 milliliter), 2 sheets of adhesive double sided nail stickers 5.5 inch x 6.5 inch (14.5 centimeter x 16.5 centimeter), storage pouch and easy instructions. ALEX Spa line primps and pampers your child. Decorate their hair and nails or make a statement with temporary tattoos. With kits and accessory sets big enough to share Alex Spa products are perfect for parties and sleepovers. Ages 8 & Up $20.00 Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and www.amazon.com

ALEX Toys Knot-A-Quilt Chevron ALEX Toys Craft Knot A Quilt Kit is an easy way to instantly create a super soft quilt. There is absolutely no cutting, sewing or knitting involved! Simply tie the pre-cut fringe squares together one by one. The fleece squares come in 6 bright colors. Kids will be able to knot a 3.5 foot by 4.5 foot quilt in no time! Includes 35 fringed 9 inch squares. Ages 3 & Up $33.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and www.amazon.com

ALEX Toys Sweetheart String Art ALEX Toys Sweetheart String Art takes string art to the next level. Decorate with pom poms, shimmering yarns, gold beads and shiny faux leather feathers! Make a 22 inch super-fun dream catcher without using pins or nails. With the unique plastic mold you just wrap the colorful yarn around the frame, decorate and hang. Includes 11 inch by 11 inch (28cm by 28cm) plastic notched hoop, four colors of yarn, 20 metallic pony beads, five metallic faux leather shapes, plastic needle and easy instructions. Ages 8 & Up $19.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and www.amazon.com

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ALEX Toys Super Sweet Umbrella ALEX Toys Craft Super Sweet Umbrella makes it fun to go out walking in the rain. With images of cupcakes, lollipops, candy bears, ice cream cones and more you’ll want to stand out in the rain and stare at your umbrella. Your favorite treats are decorated in your favorite colors, because you made it yourself! Includes 24in. diameter preprinted umbrella and 6 weather proof markers. Ages 4 & Up $22.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and www.amazon.com

ALEX Marker Magic Air Brush Studio ALEX Toys Artist Studio Marker Magic Air Brush Studio gives you the classic smooth look of airbrushed artwork without using paint. The battery operated compressor blows ink off of washable foam tipped markers, creating a continuous spray paint effect. The studio comes with built-in marker storage and stencils, so everything you need to create sleek images is at your fingertips. Includes Air Brush Studio with built-in marker storage, 10 washable foam tip markers, 5 stencils and10 sheets of paper. Ages 6 & Up $33.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and www.amazon.com

Bo-Po Nail Polish 8 pack Bo-Po ( Brush-On-Peel-Off) www.bo-po.com is a unique, mess free, nontoxic, water based formula that goes on like real nail polish and dries in seconds. With many vibrant colors to collect Bo-Po will match every mood and Style. Girls can brush on their own nail polish then peel it off again and again . . . no nail polish remover required! With the innovative spill proof bottle, mom doesn’t need to supervise. Ages 3 – 12 • Award Winning Peel Away Nail polish. • Non-Toxic, Odor Free, Hypoallergenic. • Peels Away in Seconds, no nail polish remover needed. • Child-safe formula, Ideal for sleepovers and birthday parties • Fast-drying formula avoids mess • Amazing Spill Proof Bottle • Good for ages 3 and up • 20 Fun Colors To Collect! $19.99 Available at amazon.com/party city

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Shrinky Dinks 3D Butterfly Lights Shrinky Dinks 3D Butterfly Lights turns your bedroom into a butterfly habitat that lights up! The new silicone mold shapes the wings as they shrink, adding a new dimension to the classic craft. Color and shrink your butterflies and attach them to the battery operated string of lights. With the custom colors you choose, the set adds a unique and lighthearted atmosphere wherever they’re placed. Requires 2 AA batteries, not included. Includes Butterfly silicon mold, LED string with 10 LED lights, 8 color pencils, 12 pre-cut and preprinted butterflies and easy instructions. Ages 8 & Up $24.00 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and www.amazon.com

Shrinky Dinks 3D Flower Jewelry Shrinky Dinks Flower Jewelry lets you grow flowers as you shrink them! The new silicone mold shapes the pieces into flowers as they shrink, adding a new dimension to the classic craft. Color and shrink your flowers to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Ages 8 & Up $22.50 Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart and www.amazon.com

MudWatt STEM Kit — Clean Energy from Mud! MudWatt engages kids in STEM in a whole new way, using the power of mud! It harnesses the power of electricity-generating bacteria naturally living in the soil beneath our feet! Kids experiment with different types of soil (and food from the fridge) to maximize their power output. The MudWatt Explorer App lets kids measure their power, track their MudWatt’s bacteria growth, and unlock an awesome educational comic book! Ages 6 – 12 $39.99 Available online and at www.mudwatt.com

Phone Phever Board Game: — The Uproarious Game of Smartphones & Phone Smarts PHONE PHEVER is a new, fast-paced party game that perfectly blends the wonder of smartphone technology with the simple fun of a traditional board game. Players/teams match both wits and smartphone skills in a frantic race to answer fascinating trivia questions and complete hilarious challenges, all 1,200 of which cleverly explore how the world’s favorite invention — the telephone -- has shaped music, movies, TV, history and technology, law and politics, and the rest of Western pop culture. Feeding your smartphone addiction, and cravings for social interaction, PHONE PHEVER will provide countless hours of laughter, excitement, conversation, and learning. And best of all, to play PHONE PHEVER, only your phone needs to be smart! Players/teams can choose to play PHONE PHEVER with one, some, or all six trivia categories. Questions and challenges include: (1) W  hat children’s learning toy did E.T. use to “phone home” in the 1982 sci-fi fantasy E.T.? (2) In April 2013, NASA launched three data-collecting smartphones into space. What were their names? (3) Using only your nose, be the first to cleanly type the word “phone.” PHONE PHEVER is the perfect gift for board game, trivia and smartphone lovers of all ages! Ages 12 – 99 $29.99 Available at amazon.com 60


Yoga Spinner Simultaneously stimulate and calm the mind while encouraging teamwork and physical activity. Yoga Spinner players give the spinner a whirl, choose the corresponding card, and perform the pose pictured to win the pose card. To win the game, players need to collect a card from each of the four categories of yoga poses. Yoga Spinner was recently the recipient of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award and a National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA). Ages 5+ $14.99 Available on amazon.com, Target and neighborhood toy stores.

Scientific Explorer Young Architect City Planner Scientific Explorer Young Architect City Planner helps you find the best city in the world! Design and build your dream city like an Urban Planner. Use colored pencils, templates and traceables to design and layout your town, then organize your 3D buildings. Create your own unique buildings by stacking 7 different structures in innumerable ways! Add vinyl cling facades to detail offices, apartments, stores, fire stations and more. Includes 49 stackable buildings in 3 shapes, 5 steeple roof caps, 5 chimney caps, 5 dome roof caps, 5 slanted roof caps, 6 bridge pieces, 3 colored pencils, 6 sheets of large white paper, 3 paper city guide traceables, acet. Ages 8 & Up $60.00 Available at amazon.com

Build Up 50 Piece Set Construct buildings from 2D to 3D with Magformers Build up 50Pc Set. Use Magformers pull-up building technique to create Cabins, Towers and Apartments. Clip in balconies, windows and bricks and create your own stories. Follow along with the idea sheet to reassemble your Magformers into 6 different buildings. All Magformers are compatible and the possibilities are endless! Ages 3 & Up $59.99 Available at specialty stores, online Mass, www.magformers.com

Jazzminton Paddle Game Fast-paced, action packed paddle game that builds coordination. Super fun to play indoors and outdoors and doesn’t require a net! Perfect for kids of all ages. If you like Badminton but you don’t have the space for the net you truly enjoy Jazzminton especially with the new addition of the Jazzminton LED Birdies available also on Amazon. Ages 6 & Up $14.99 Available at amazon.com 61


Wonderhood Corner Shops Wonderhood is a new line of creative building toys for girls. Designed for ages 5 and up, the new Wonderhood products will engage girls’ scientific and creative sides. Wonderhood building sets foster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills through their unique open-ended design using plastic Design Panels. Because there are no detailed instructions or models to copy, the possibilities are endless! Girls can create whatever they dream up, using their own imagination, spatial and fine-motor skills, and problem-solving. Ages 5 & Up $29.99 – $59.99 Available at www.wonderhoodtoys.com and local specialty retailers

My Gnome on the Roam Family Adventure Kit My Gnome on the Roam Adventure Kit is a suitcase of memories waiting to be unpacked. Your magical suitcase comes filled with all the tools you need for adventure . . . a copy of the best-selling book, My Gnome on the Roam, and a family adventure journal filled with blank pages waiting to be filled, your own DIY customizable gnome-a family mascot ready to join you on your adventures, and a magical pen to help you turn those adventures into stories and memories. You will also have access to our exclusive adventure app, Time to Roam: 15 Minute Adventures for Busy Families. My Gnome on the Roam is a premium brand of educational toys and experiences for boys and girls ages 3-10 years old. My Gnome on the Roams’ goal is building creative family adventures in as little as 30 minutes a week.The company’s products include the best-selling published children’s book ‘My Gnome on the Roam’ available through Amazon.com, the ‘Time to Roam’ app with daily inspiration and activities in under 15 minutes a day available in all app stores and educational toys including their signature gnome Gustav that kids artistcally design, story book, a high quality journal to write about their adventures and a suitcase or backpack. By inspiring a love of reading, writing and exploration, My Gnome on the Roam hopes to help children find their voice while creating genuine moments of family engagement, making the world a better place, one memory at a time. Ages 3 – 12 $44.97 Available at www.mygnomeontheroam.com, Paper Source and select museum gift shops

Pony Up Daddy Saddles Toy saddle designed for kids that love to receive pony rides. The Saddle is designed to provide a little seat for a child as well as a handle. Winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. Ages 2 – 7 $24.99 Available at www.ponyupdaddy.com 62


Triumph Tumble A large twist on a traditional block-stacking, Triumph Tumble includes 54 pieces which are used to construct a 27” tower. The object of the game is to remove blocks from the tower while keeping the structure standing. From Escalade Sports. Ages 9 & Up $79.99 Available online and academy.com

Enchantails Enchantails is a mermaid-inspired slumber bag and book series, built around real-life places in the ocean for young girls to explore. Each elegant and plush Slumber Bag set includes: an adventure book, a Carry Tote, decorator pillow, the slumber bag featuring glow-in-the-dark thread, and wall decals featuring each Royal Mermaid (3 of 12 currently released) and their Sea Buddies. The first 3 of the 12 Enchantails Slumber Bag Sets — Mermaid Kelani, Mermaid Lucienne and Mermaid Tasi. Ages 4 – 12 $150.00 Available online at Enchantails.com and BedBathBeyond.com now, and Macy’s, SteinMart and Bealls in the Fall. 63


NEON Flash Light up your ride! Introducing the Neon Flash kids scooter. This kids scooter gives a quiet ride and with flare. Glide in lights with the cool LED deck and motion-powered wheels. With its reflective deck featuring a neon under glow, kids can’t help but be noticed wherever they go. The neon under glow is reflected onto the deck from the dynamic ultra-bright LED wheels which light up as soon as they take off. This strong and durable scooter with a lightweight aluminum frame is perfect for quick and easy transportation. Ages 5 & Up $79.99 Available at Toys “R” Us and www.Yvolution.com

NEON Hype Get up and glow with the Neon Hype skateboard. Featuring a neon red light-up deck and quality PU Wheels, the Neon Hype board is the revolutionary new way to skateboarding. The super grip neon deck ensures a flexible, smooth ride for ultimate comfort and control. You’re bound to be noticed on the Neon Hype board with its’ cool light-up deck featuring multi-mode light patterns as well as a sleek design. Ages 5 & Up $49.99 Available at Toys “R” Us and www.Yvolution.com

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Senseez Hooded This trendy, calming pillow vibrates when you squeeze or sit on it, easing the senses. This can help some people calm down, focus, stay sitting, or even fall asleep! The Senseez Hooded is one of our Trendables line, made for teens and adults with who have trouble sitting, need to relax, or have special needs such as autism, ADHD, or sensory difficulties. The classic fleece pillow has pockets and a matching hood to play with, and gives the comfort of someone’s favorite hoodie. Ages 12 & Up $39.99 Available at senseez.com or at over 100 special needs, education and toy retailers internationally

UnderCoverWaterWear Active/Swimwear UnderCoverWaterWear Active/Swimwear. Modest clothing to wear to play, work out, or to the beach. Made from UPF 50+ material to provide all day protection from the sun even when you’re enjoying water activities such as swimming, boating, waterparks and more. Made from 80% Lycra 20% spandex for comfort. Dries quickly, is chlorine proof and does not cling when wet. Set includes a top and flair skirt. Protects your skin from the sun’s strong rans without having to apply sunscreen. Made in the USA. Ages 10 & Up $60.00 Available at amazon.com, modli.com. undecoverwaterwear.com

Gelli Arts Mini Printing Plate Kit A kit containing a 3” round mini gelli® plate, a round container for storage and to be used as a stamping mount, punchinella, and a 3 sided texture tool. Ages 8 & Up $17.99 Available online and at www.gelliarts.com

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Winner

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY TO NATURALLY FEED YOUR PET! For Meals and Treats How you feed your pet is just as important as what you feed them. Mealtime as nature intended. The Original mine Pet Platter is a new more natural way for dogs and cats to eat. They’ll eat in ways you never imagined—exploring, sniffing, maneuvering and licking their way through the last bite. Every detail of The Original mine Pet Platter’s patented design is crafted to unleash your pet’s natural instincts — promoting a healthy mind and body while making eating fun and indulgent. Nature knows best! Slow down eating. Scoops and ridges naturally adjust the pace of eating. Engage finicky eaters. A fun and interesting meal is one they’ll look forward to. Easy clean-up. So easy it’ll make your tail wag— completely dishwasher safe. Safe for pets and the planet. 100% designed, sourced and manufactured in the USA — using THRIVETM, an innovative cellulose fiber composite developed by our trusted friends at the Weyerhaeuser Company. The Original mine Pet Platter is food safe, BPA free, sustainable and recyclable. Available in small and large bone shapes to accommodate the size of your dog. Small - $34.95 & Large - $39.95 Available at www.minepetplatter.com and select retailers nationwide.

Cut, mix, spread, pour, scoop and serve – any food dogs love!

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Kelvin 36 — The Ultimate urban Multitool

Him & Her

The Kelvin 36 is designed for all of your daily fixes around the home, The ultimate indoor DIY Multi-tool. The Kelvin 36 includes a screwdriver that lock in at 90º and 180º with 26 Chromally Bits, Bottle opener, Corkscrew, utility knife, LED Flashlight, Liquid Level, 6 ft. Measuring tape, Light duty hammer and 2 powerful magnets packaged in a Metal Storage box. Aluminum Base, engineered ABS plastic, ergonomic rubberized handle Chromally Bits, LED light, Magnets, Liquid Level, 4 SR44 lithium Batteries. The Kelvin 36 is perfect for your House, Condo, Apartment, School Dorm, RV, Trailor, car, office and vacation home, wherever you live life. the Kelvin 36 makes and ideal gift for Father’s/Mother’s Day, housewarming, birthdays, weddings, perfect college dorm accessory, Holiday stocking stuffer. $49.99 Available at better gifts shops, online at kelvintools.com

Toydriver Toydriver is a small, battery operated screwdriver specifically for those pesky screws on all toy battery covers. Toydriver was created by a mom of 3, who was fed up with hunting down the right-sized screwdriver to change out batteries in her kids’ bubble guns & train engines. An all-in-one solution, Toydriver’s bits replace small to medium-sized screwdrivers, and allow families to get back to having fun faster. Toydriver’s long and narrow bits reach recessed screws perfectly. And with just the right amount of power, Toydriver won’t strip small screws. ** Please note that Toydriver is NOT a toy, it is for adult use only. $9.99 Available online and at www.thetoydriver.com

Petal Fresh Smoothing Coconut Body Butter Hydrate and moisturize your skin with Petal Fresh® Pure Coconut Body Butter. This rich formula is fortified with essential oils and good-for-you ingredients. The Coconut scent will have you believe you have entered a tropical paradise. $8.00 Available online and at www.petalfresh.com

Pura d’or Healing Conditioner Pura d’or Healing Conditioner is a 99% Plant-Based, lightweight detangling conditioner that soothes hair & scalp and provides intense shine. A perfect blend of Lavender Oil, Vanilla Extract, Argan Oil, and premium natural ingredients nourish as well as manage hair. Ages 18 & Up $24.99 Available at www.purador.com 67


BUMP IT OFF by GODDESS OF GADGETS Bump It Off is an eco-friendly, 100% silicone sleeve that fits on your hand in four different positions, enabling you to concentrate scrubbing power in the palm of your hand or on your fingertips. With gentle silicone bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other, Bump It Off has endless cleaning applications in every room of your home! BODY: Cleans, massages and exfoliates in the shower or bath and kids love it too! LAUNDRY: Use with laundry liquid or stain remover to loosen and lift stains. Gentle on fabrics! KITCHEN: Safely scrub dishes, pots and pans without scratching. Won’t mildew like kitchen sponges! PET: Groom pets, and lift fur off upholstered furniture like magic! $19.99 per each 2-Pack Available at www.BUMPITOFF.com, www.GoddessofGadgets.com

Treasure Necklace The new Treasure Necklaces from Chamilia, a Swarovski Company, are destined to be classics. Six delicate sterling silver disc pendants complete this collection, each featuring an engraved sentiment on the front — Love, Friend, Family, Mom, Sister or Daughter — and Chamilia’s iconic hummingbird logo on the back. Beautiful sterling silver, open-filigree frames are electroplated in 14 karat gold and lay freely on top of the discs, which hang from 18” sterling silver chains with a 2” extender. Perfect for holiday gift giving and to express love and treasured relationships year round. ($75 MSRP) $75.00 Available online and at chamilia.com

IsabelleGraceJewelry Curved Bar Initial Necklace Isabelle Grace Jewelry is designed from the heart, celebrates life and love and has timeless style with enduring quality. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind commemorative designed to celebrate your life’s most precious moments and is made by hand from the highest quality materials right here in the USA. The Curved Bar Initial Necklace comes in a silver or gold finish, and is personalized with initial of choice. Choose a sterling or 14 kt. gold filled chain accented with pyrite. Curved initial bar approximately 1-1/2 inches long. Ages 12 & Up $68.00 Available at isabellegracejewelry.com

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The Cozy Sports Vest©

Unlike any sports vest you have ever seen or worn. Finally, a sports vest that provides chest compression and back support. It was lovingly created and designed by a competitive female athlete — for athletes or otherwise.

• A compression-style sports bra • Short and long-line versions • No hooks, no under wire • No digging into shoulders or back • Easy on/easy off zippered front • Long-lasting, stretchable neoprene/nylon fabric • Promotes water-weight loss • An under garment • An outer garment • A fashion garment • Unique (two-for-one) reversible design • Stabilizes and promotes good posture • Fits dress sizes 4 to 22 • Machine or hand washable • Available to men, chest size 29-52

Size Needed When Ordering

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Beauty/ Wellness & Spa

Elchim 3900 Dryer Great for ages 20 – 35 $199.00 Available at ULTA Beauty, Ulta.com

Bombay Hair Growth Serum Coconut Silk Curl Definer, Bombay Hair Growth Serum, Elchim 3900 Jirano Beauty Hair Oil. $24.95 Available at jirano.com

Coconut Silk Curl Definer Styling Cream, Jirano Beauty Ages 16 – 35 $17.95 Available at jirano.com

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BUMP IT OFF™ by Goddess of Gadgets

Some of it’s many uses: KITCHEN: Cleans produce and safely scrubs dishes, pots and pans without scratching. Won’t mildew like kitchen sponges! “No More mildew sponges or dish cloths, Bump It Off provides the best alternative”

Kitchen LAUNDRY: Use with laundry liquid or stain remover to loosen and lift stains. Gentle on fabrics! “Bump it Off has an incredible range of uses for every day chores”

Laundry

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BODY: Cleans, massages and exfoliates in the shower or bath and kids love it too! “We are very surprised by this incredible new massage product”

Body

PET: Groom pets, and lift fur off upholstered furniture like magic! “Best Pet brush EVER!”

Pet “Bump It Off is a MUST HAVE for EVERY Family & EVERY room in the house”

Eco-friendly, 100% Reusable silicone sleeve that fits in your hand in four different positions enabling you to concentrate scrubbing power in the palm of your hand or on your fingertips. With gentle silicone bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other. BUMP IT OFF has endless cleaning applications in every room of your home! Easy to clean, dishwasher safe (top rack).

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BUMP IT OFF by GODDESS OF GADGETS Bump It Off is an eco-friendly, 100% silicone sleeve that fits on your hand in four different positions, enabling you to concentrate scrubbing power in the palm of your hand or on your fingertips. With gentle silicone bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other, Bump It Off has endless cleaning applications in every room of your home! PET: Groom pets, and lift fur off upholstered furniture like magic! LAUNDRY: Use with laundry liquid or stain remover to loosen and lift stains. Gentle on fabrics! KITCHEN: Safely scrub dishes, pots and pans without scratching. Won’t mildew like kitchen sponges! BODY: Cleans, massages and exfoliates in the shower or bath and kids love it too! $19.99 per each 2-Pack Available at www.BUMPITOFF.com, www.GoddessofGadgets.com

Pets

Pet WellNess Mats Signature Series WellnessMats, the leader in anti-fatigue mat innovation, are engineered and medically proven to provide comfort and relief underfoot. Take a stand and feel the comfort and relief. Providing comfort with style, WellnessMats fuses the best in ergonomic technology with beautiful design — offering over 200 colors, designs, shapes and sizes of therapeutic solutions for the home. From beautiful reds, blues, and browns to metallic and pastels. And now, one can now monogram their mat as well with the new SignatureMat. All WellnessMats’ offer a myriad of health benefits including; improved circulation, posture, balance, and boosted energy while offering proven relief from muscle pain and joint fatigue. They are a snap to clean, anti-microbial, 100% Made in the USA and backed by a 20-Year Warranty. Standing is believing! $139.95 – $269.95 Available at www.wellnessmats.com

TrustyPup™ Sensi Sofa™ Orthopedic Pet Bed

Sensi Sofa™ Pet Bed from TrustyPup is made from high-density and humangrade convoluted foam that provides long-lasting therapeutic comfort. The low-profile bolster supports head and neck. Machine washable cover Available at amazon.com, www.trustypup.com, Walmart and other fine retailers

WHIMZEES™ Natural Dog Treats WHIMZEES Natural Dog Treats are made with limited natural, functional ingredients and no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, preservatives, GMOs, gluten, or meat. They’re also high in fiber and low in calories and sugars. Their unique shapes ensure proper blood flow through the gums and prevent bad breath and the build-up of tartar. WHIMZEES are produced sustainably, because we love a healthy world as much as we love a healthy smile. Available in all sizes for all sized dogs. Available at Petco and Petsmart 74


The Original Mine Pet Platter The Original mine™ Pet Platter is a revolutionary way to feed your pet! Created to unleash the instinctive eating behavior of dogs and cats, it boosts the health benefits of today’s natural pet diets. The Pet Platter’s patented design — with its scoops and ridges — encourages pets to engage in healthier natural eating behaviors and stimulates their minds in a way that is both entertaining and psychologically rewarding. The Pet Platter can be used with any type of pet meals and treats including dry, canned, raw, refrigerated, and home cooked! It is knife and utensil safe so it can be used during the preparation of pet meals. Made of next generation THRIVE™ that is completely manufactured and sourced in the U.S., the mine Pet Platter is food and dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, eco-friendly and recyclable. Small: $34.95 & Large: $39.95 Available at www.minepetplatter.com

goDog® RhinoPlay™ The Beast™ Ball goDog® RhinoPlay™ is a line of unique and durable foam dog toys that was developed by Worldwise® in conjunction with the One World Play Project™. The Beast and The Beast Jr. are the only self-inflating balls, closely based on the One World Play Project®’s Futbol™ The Beast Ball continues to inflate even after it has been punctured Available in two sizes: Small and Large $15.99 – $19.99 Available at Pet specialty stores such ares Petsmart, Petco, and amazon.com

SmartyKat® Racin’ Rascal™ 2-IN-1 REMOTE CONTROLLED TOY & LASER POINTER • RC mouse toy with laser pointer built into the remote • toy is rechargeable with included USB cable • captivates cats and encourages healthy activity. Great for all ages! $19.99 Available at amazon.com and As Seen On TV http://getracingrascal.info

Houndations™ Bite-sized Soft-Chew Treat from Loving Pets 100% Made in the USA, Houndations are bite-size, soft-chew dog treats for small dogs and little learners. Houndations is the PERFECT training treat, and is also great for small dogs and pups. 100% All-Natural ingredients — grain, wheat, gluten, soy and corn free. 5 delicious varieties. FREE carabiner with EVERY bag! Makes it easy to go hands-free when training, hiking or playing. 1 – 100 Available at http://lovingpetsproducts.com/where-to-buy/ 75


Purr-ifier The most powerful way to control litter box odor Imagine a litter box that has no smell! The Purr-ifier eliminates cat urine and feces odors and filters the air you and your cat breathe. The Purr-ifier attaches to the top of any covered litter box to quietly and continuously draw air through a 7-layer filtration system to eliminate odors, allergens and dander that will keep your cat happy and your home smelling fresh and clean. The Purr-ifier is engineered to deliver powerful odor control by combining an ultra-quiet fan with a specially engineered filter that offers three times the protection of the typical litter box vent filter. This exclusive combination eliminates odors by drawing fresh air into your litter box while pushing fresh, filtered air into your home. The Purr-ifier’s exclusive multi-layer filter utilizes natural carbon-based materials fused with state-ofthe-art odor neutralizers. The Purr-ifier installs in just minutes on your existing covered litter box –– no tools required. Once attached, just plug it in and Voila! With regular litter cleanings, each Purrifier filter will last up to two months. And the custom design makes replacing the filter a snap. $29.95 Available online and www.catboxcure.com

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Electronics & Technology

Kidz Gear Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones For Kids Providing true freedom from cumbersome wires that kids can easily get tangled in, the NEW Kidz Gear™ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are perfect for everything from music, gaming, dance, and exercise apps that require movement, to watching movies and interacting with audio educational and entertainment apps. Essential audio gear for children everywhere, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are compatible with all devices that support Bluetooth 4.0, including iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Android smartphones and tablets, and computers (with a Bluetooth adapter). The headphones will also quickly charge through USB with the included FREE cable. Available in blue and pink, the headphones also include a patented removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone, ideal for children’s foreign language studies, audio/verbal test-taking at school and at home gaming and online chatting. Designed with versatility in mind, these wireless headphones can even be transformed into wired headphones with the simple addition of the included audio interconnection cable. Ages 2 – 12 $39.99 Available at costco.com, Target, amazon.com, GearForKidz.com

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Water-Resistant Crystal Clear and Loud Sound, incredible strong for a 3W Speaker. Water-Resistant, Shockproof, Dust-proof. Modern Design. Works with all Bluetooth enabled devices, i.e. Smart Phones, Laptops, etc. Micro SD card. AUX cable. At 80% volume: with Bluetooth about 5 hours; with Micro SD Card or AUX about 6 hours. Recharge by USB the high-end built-in battery. Includes: 1 Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker, 1 USB Cable, 1 AUX cable, 1 User Manual. Ages 10 & Up $24.99 Available online and https://www.amazon.com/Funsparks

The Holding CellUniversal Cell Phone Holder with a Built-In Charging Cord Holder The Holding Cell was created to alleviate the everyday issues we experience storing and charging our phones at night. Sick of your phone slipping off the nightstand, getting lost in the sheets or under thebed, don’t have a nightstand, or simply disconnecting from the charger and dying during the night? The Holding Cell is the answer to it all. Plus, it’s an effective phone mount for people recovering from a difficult pregnancy or medical operation. It’s compatible with most smartphones, cell phones, mobile phones, baby monitors or remote controls. It can be used anywhere — on a bed, couch, dorm, wall, kitchen, bathroom, office, garage, boat, RV or Hospital Bed. Get the mobile support you need anytime, anywhere, without disrupting your sleep or your morning. Ages 15 – 99 $19.99 Available at amazon.com, Walmart, Toys “R” us and www.myholdingcell.com

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NEW Mobile Micro Gifts Don’t miss a moment this holiday season with NEW mobile micro gifts. According to the National Retail Federation, gift cards continue to dominate the number one most requested gift on holiday lists. A new invention called Gift Tokens™ makes it easy to send someone a restaurant appetizer, lipstick, a beer and much more. The gift Tokens are micro gifts valued anywhere from $5 – $25 so they are inexpensive to send but make the recipient feel truly appreciated! Today micro gifts make up 26% of all gifts given. Gift Tokens are perfect for the service providers, coaches, and teachers in your life as well as all those that are out of town. The Holidays aren’t just Christmas morning they are all the moments in between. Share a holiday story, a cocktail for your sister across the country, pj’s for Christmas morning, a slice of cheesecake to share with friends or tickets to their favorite holiday flick. Gift Tokens can be sent via email or text and have the ability be wrapped in digital wrapping that makes the experience even more memorable and exciting. There are gifts for everyone on your list with nearly 100 Gift Tokens available. Enjoy the easiest way to make your gift cards memorable this holiday season! Ages 18 – 55 $5 – $25 Available at App Store for IOS and Google Play for Android

Dr. Panda Bath Time Interactive App Dr. Panda, a leader in the development of award winning interactive apps that help kids learn life skills, has launched their newest game, Dr. Panda Bath Time. Playing Dr. Panda Bath Time, children will learn all about staying clean and healthy in a fun, interactive way as they help Dr. Panda’s friends get cleaned up while learning about good hygiene. Getting clean in the bathtub or shower, washing clothes or going “potty” has never been so much fun. Ages 3 – 5 $2.99 Available at Tunes, Google Play, amazon.com 78


Bitsbox Bitsbox — Because not all screen time is created equal! Bitsbox (www.bitsbox.com) teaches kids as young as 6-years old to code their own apps with a box of inspiration that comes in the mail each and every month. Bitsbox kids use real code to make anything from ninja driving games to magical unicorn simulators. Their apps work on any smart phone or tablet. Bitsbox believes that not all screen time is created equal, and that the best apps for kids are the ones they make themselves. “Our job at Bitsbox is to show what’s possible with code, and to make coding fun and accessible for every kind of kid.” — Scott Lininger, Co-founder & CEO, Bitsbox With 600,000 kids who have built apps on the Bitsbox website and subscribers in over 50 countries, Bitsbox is the fantastically fun and hands-on product that opens doors for kids to effectively learn and love the ins and outs of coding. So how does it work? There are coding projects in each monthly box for kids ages 5-13. In three easy steps kids will be coding with confidence and creating amazing apps on the Bitsbox site. Ready, set, go: kids look through the Bitsbox monthly materials and pick an app, kids type the app into the Bitsbox website, and kids use and share their apps on any mobile device. What’s in the box? From a coding book chock full of apps to a motivational mystery toy along with stickers, temporary tattoos, app trading cards, a challenge item, and a great reusable box, the Bitsbox experience is one that kids will have fun with and grow on as their coding/creating confidence levels rise. Why Bitsbox? Because coding is like learning a language and the younger one starts the easier it is. Kids can literally use Bitsbox as soon as they can read and write. It’s direct and easy since Bitsbox uses simple commands to create cool apps that really work. What’s more, because most people learn challenging things by imitation and repetition, with Bitsbox, kids learn to code by copying apps and making them their own. Coding, app development, typing, confidence, and fun! That’s what’s included in each monthly Bitsbox. Ages 5-13 $24.99 Available online and www.bitsbox.com

Our Space Adventure (powered by SmartyPal) Our Space Adventure is a fun and educational cooperative game powered by SmartyPal. In this exciting story about a space mission, two players (parent/ child, siblings, or friends) collaborate on the same device. Along the way the players have to discuss and make choices as a team and those choices alter the flow of the narrative. The tasks require critical thinking and teamwork to problem-solve and make tough decisions. SmartyPal is a technology suite developed in partnership with leading educational researchers and funded by a National Science Foundation grant. SmartyPal was designed to take content from creators, often awardwinning stories from videos or books, and build interactive elements into that content. For children’s content like Our Space Adventure, this process increases interest in the stories and improves their educational value. SmartyPal’s personalization and adaptation technologies then allow the activities to be tailored to each user, ensuring the content changes each time they play and that the challenge is set to their skill level. This same technology enables SmartyPal to track how well users are learning and provide that information via reports. As seen in Our Space Adventure, SmartyPal’s technology also allows users to cooperate on the same screen, which encourages children to play with their peers, siblings, and parents. For children, this can help take app play from an isolating activity to something that will encourage interaction and promote social-emotional development. Ages 5 – 7 FREE Available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartypal-ourspace-adventure/id1142711713?mt=8

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Home & Family Products

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Grill handle wrap. Protects your hands from getting burned on a hot grill handle and looks great on your grill too. Wraps tightly around the handle and is reversible to a bright new print if one side gets faded or dirty. Available in many prints. $20.00 Available online and at www.TheWorkshopLasVegas.com

WellNess Mats Signature Series WellnessMats, the leader in anti-fatigue mat innovation, are engineered and medically proven to provide comfort and relief underfoot. Take a stand and feel the comfort and relief. Providing comfort with style, WellnessMats fuses the best in ergonomic technology with beautiful design — offering over 200 colors, designs, shapes and sizes of therapeutic solutions for the home. From beautiful reds, blues, and browns to metallic and pastels. And now, one can now monogram their mat as well with the new SignatureMat. All WellnessMats’ offer a myriad of health benefits including; improved circulation, posture, balance, and boosted energy while offering proven relief from muscle pain and joint fatigue. They are a snap to clean, anti-microbial, 100% Made in the USA and backed by a 20-Year Warranty. Standing is believing! $139.95 – $ 269.95 Available at www.wellnessmats.com

Mini Monkey Mat The *NEW* Mini Monkey Mat is a clean, portable surface you can take EVERYwhere in ultra-compact pocket sized pouch! The 5’ x 3’ mat in attached 4” x 4” pouch, is a mini version of the Original Monkey Mat. Water repellent, weighted corners, and durable soft fabric — spills, grass, sand, dirt, etc shake right off! Great for beach, airport, picnic, sporting events and more! For all ages, all places, all year long! $9.99 – $11.99 Available at www.monkeymat.com, www.amazon.com


BUMP IT OFF by GODDESS OF GADGETS Bump It Off is an eco-friendly, 100% silicone sleeve that fits on your hand in four different positions, enabling you to concentrate scrubbing power in the palm of your hand or on your fingertips. With gentle silicone bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other, Bump It Off has endless cleaning applications in every room of your home! KITCHEN: Safely scrub dishes, pots and pans without scratching. Won’t mildew like kitchen sponges! LAUNDRY: Use with laundry liquid or stain remover to loosen and lift stains. Gentle on fabrics! BODY: Cleans, massages and exfoliates in the shower or bath and kids love it too! PET: Groom pets, and lift fur off upholstered furniture like magic! $19.99 per each 2-Pack Available at www.BUMPITOFF.com, www.GoddessofGadgets.com

Thinksport Insulated Sports Bottle, 500ml Free of BPA, PVC, lead, phthalates, dioxins, and biologically toxic chemicals. Double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless steel. Keeps contents cold for 18+ hours or hot 4+ hours. Perfect for hot or cold beverages, doesn’t sweat or burn your hand. Contoured design creates visually distinctive look and feel. Dishwasher safe (top rack recommended). Available colors: Blue, Lt. Pink, Lt. Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Natural Silver, White Matte Black. All Ages. By Thinkbaby Thinksport $17.99 Available online and at shop.gothinkbaby.com

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Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Hawai’i

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By Flora Lazaro, Contributing Editor

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hana means family, and everyone at Aulani truly knows how to make you feel like part of their ohana. Upon arrival, you’re greeted with big smiles and the traditional lei. Once in the lobby, the beautiful high ceilings and artwork are a sight to behold. “As guests enter, they are flanked by a ki‘i representing masculinity on the right, and a ki‘i representing femininity on the left.” “A third piece, topped with the image of the ‘io, or Hawaiian hawk, represents the many generations of Hawaiian people who descended from these ancestors. (disneyaulaninews.com)

The Resort The rooms are gorgeous and highlight the Hawaiian culture in big and small ways, from the lamps made with the same lava stone as the Pohaku ku‘i ‘ai (poi pounders), to the rugs featuring taro leaves typical of Hawai’i. The “rooms are angled and views include ocean and partial-ocean, poolside garden, island garden, and standard.” (disneyaulaninews.com) The concept of femininity and masculinity are echoed throughout the resort, with a mural of goddess Hina on the outside of one building, and a mural of demi-god Maui on the other.


Laniwai Spa The word Laniwai means “freshwater heaven.” As Lucia Rodriguez, Spa Director, explained, Laniwai features 15 treatment rooms, each with a name inspired by rainbows, a full service salon and fitness center, and a hydrotherapy garden. If you’re getting a spa treatment, plan on enjoying the Kula Wai Hydrotherapy Garden. “The 5,000-square-foot garden retreat offers pampering amenities, including private vitality pools, a reflexology path, six rain-style showers, whirlpool jet spas and a lounge area with a menu of healthy snacks.” (disneyaulaninews.com). Ask for a menu as you come in and enjoy lunch in the garden. You won’t be sorry.

Dining There are plenty of dining options at Aulani. If you want a quick bite, visit the Ulu Café. They offer fast service and plenty of options. Quick tip: buy the Aulani refillable mug when you arrive, and you will be able to reuse it throughout your stay (excludes alcoholic drinks). You can’t miss the Disney Character Breakfast at Makahiki. The buffet is amazing, and who can say no to Mickey-shaped pancakes? The best part: Mickey and Minney come by to say “Aloha!” to all the guests! For a beautiful dining experience, visit ‘AMA’AMA, the resort’s signature restaurant, located just steps away from the beach. Their menu consists of Contemporary Island cooking made with fresh local ingredients. Make dinner reservations and enjoy a stunning sunset worthy of a movie scene.

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Entertainment Pick up The Daily ‘Iwa, the resort newsletter, for a list of daily activities and entertainment offered at the resort for guests of all ages. Just a few of your options are:

Aunty’s Beach House A “5,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art kids club designed to entertain and delight.” (disneyaulaninews.com) Kids, 3-12 yrs, can become part of Aunty’s extended ohana, while parents relax and enjoy some alone-time. Stop by from 8-9:30 for the open house, and register your kids online (at least 2 but no more than 90 days ahead of time) to save time. Children with special needs are accepted on a case by case basis.

Mo’Olelo Fire Pit Storytelling with Uncle and Moana

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Learn about Hawaii’s legend and lore as you listen to master storyteller, Uncle, with his special guest, Moana, Disney’s newest heroine. The entire family will be mesmerized “as the stories come to life with magical effects”. (disneyaulaninews.com)


Island Excursions: Gold Coast Catamaran Experience Sail aboard a 53-foot catamaran and enjoy an exciting adventure with Hawaii Nautical! During the shuttle ride to the beach, Adventure Guides will regale visitors with fun facts about Hawai’i flora, fauna, and folklore! Once aboard the catamaran, a lunch will be served. Bring your swimsuits and jump in the water for some snorkeling, or simply enjoy the tranquil view of Oahu’s Leeward Coast. Other adventures offered include horseback riding, kayaking through protected inlets, and more.

KA WA’A — A Lu’au at Aulani If you’re visiting Aulani you simply cannot miss their new and exciting KA WA‘A luau! Disney incorporates Hawai’i tradition, music, and storytelling to create an unforgettable show that will move and inspire you. “KA WA‘A or “the canoe,” symbolizes the incredible journey across the ocean by the Hawaiian people — from ancient times to the present day.” (disneyaulaninews.com) Before the luau, Disney cast members will teach you and your little ones the art of lei making, ku‘i kalo (taro pounding), kapala (printing), and the hula kahiko, a traditional Hawaiian dance. Guest will also enjoy a veritable feast of traditional foods and lively music. For your next family vacation, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Hawai’i, should definitely be at the top of your list! For more information, visit DisneyAulani.com

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