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Family Review Magazine 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours ...

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Edition

Merry Christmas! Two words, with such different meaning for each one speaking them to another or hearing them spoken to them. Two words that in some cases have become offensive, yet at the same time become reinforced as meaningful to others because of the significance of their true meaning. I wonder what those two words means to you, or if they hold a true meaning at all? I wonder if you will have a merry Christmas this year, of if it has been tainted by life’s hurts, inconsistencies, let downs and failures. My hope for you is that this will be not only a merry Christmas, but a merry year... a merry season in your life. One that is filled with more ups than downs, more hopes that dashes, more dreams than failures, more energy than illness, more smiles than tears and more reason to live than wishes to be done. In this day and age we are bombarded with bad news and unsure tomorrows, like never before. Be it because of social awareness, instant access to news, or the very nature of the media wishing to portray the evils over the good, whatever the reason, we are still surrounded by a good report. A world filled with people that love, people that care, and people that are there when we need them .... and we should all strive to be one of those people, reaching out to help one another. As I heard someone say recently, be the change you want to see. We all have the opportunity to reach out and be the hands to help one another. Some of us can do it in large ways, others have limitations on what they can do physically and monetarily, but if we all do our little bit, it adds up to so much good. Family Review Center, as a company, is setting high goals to help more small and new companies this year than ever before in our fifteen years in business. By contributing more free and low priced opportunities for companies to get the word out about their products, we will help new and struggling companies get off to a good start, much easier. We are also committed to helping more families with donations of reviewed products, than ever before. We are opening up a birthday and baby shower registry for mothers to sign up to receive free products we have reviewed for their newborns and young children, to help those single and struggling mothers in need with quality products sent in for review. We have done this in the past on a smaller scale but this year we will make it a larger focus. This Christmas season I challenge each of you to find a way to help someone. Reach out of your circle, reach out of your comfort zone and lend a hand. Some call it paying it forward ... I call it paying it back because all of us have been there, where we needed a helping hand and someone was kind enough to take a chance and help ... Let’s all lend a hand up and over the hurdle this year and get our neighbors out of the tough spot they are in. We can all do something .... Will we, is the question? I would love to hear your stories of how someone has helped you, or you have reached out to help others. Please drop me a note and share your story. We may just feature it (anonymously) in an upcoming issue of the magazine, in order to inspire others to do likewise. Merry Christmas, everyone! Thank you for another GREAT Year! 2015 - Celebrating 15 Wonderful Years - Featuring 15 Top Products from those years! Sincerely, Rita and the Family Review Center Team

Gifts Under $10.00 D.L. Carroll, Author Children’s Books

Sir Licksalot Series

Don Winn, Author Children’s Books


Don Winn, Author Children’s Books

Sir Kaye, The Boy Knight Series

Baby Banana Brush Baby Daily Essentials

Baby Banana Brush

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Gifts Under $25.00 Aoede Do You Believe In Magic? Children’s Music CD’s

Eat To Win Games & Puzzles

Eat To Win

BE Good Company Games & Puzzles

Shuttles Strategy Game

Goliath Games Games & Puzzles

WordsSearch Jr

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Gifts Under $25.00 Out Of The Box Publishing Quack A Doodle Moo Games & Puzzles

ThinkFun Games & Puzzles

Rush Hour Shift

Bernard Games Games & Puzzles


WordTeasers Games & Puzzles

Wordteasers Faith Edition

Carole Hausman, Author My Dream For You Is Happiness Children’s Books

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Gifts Under $25.00 SandBiz SandHole The Beach Game Games & Puzzles

Swifty Snap Baby Diapering

Baby Mini With Sidekick

SandBiz Sandtoss The Beach Game Games & Puzzles

Terry John Barto, Author Children’s Books

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon

Terry John Barto, Author Children’s Books

Gollywood Here I Come

E ncourage Creativity

Create a Keepsake

Explore ns Imaginatio

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Gifts Under $25.00 Precidio Design Home & Garden

Drink In The Box

ThinkFun Games & Puzzles

Code Master

SES Creative Children’s Rock Painting Kit Craft Room

SES Creative Fantasy Horses Casting & Painting Kit Craft Room

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Gifts Under $25.00 Kel-Gar Inc Snug Tub Baby Bathing

High Road Seat Back Protectors Travel Gear

Dawn Sign Press Movies : DVDs’

Once Upon A Sign Series

DuneCraft Home & Garden

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Gifts Under $25.00 Ready2Learn Giant Christmas Stamps Craft Room

Ann Williams Group Craft Tastic Finger Crochet Kit Craft Room

Ann Williams Group Craft Tastic String Art Kit Craft Room

Ann Williams Group Craft Tastic Pom Pom Kit Craft Room

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Gifts Under $25.00 Darlyng & Company Baby Daily Essentials

Yummy Mitt Teething Mitten

ThinkFun Games & Puzzles

Compose Yourself

BubbleBum Sneck Travel Gear

Owi Robotics Educational Toys

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Gifts Under $25.00 Squeasy Gear, Inc. Home & Garden

Squeasy Snacker

Swim Elite Sports & Fitness

2-in-1 Premium Silicone Swim Cap

SISU Home Entertainment Enough Already DVD Movies : DVD’s

SISU Home Entertainment Chanukah & Passover on Planet Matzah Movies : DVD’s

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Gifts Under $25.00 Futurepace Tech Home & Garden

Insulated Sports Water Bottle, 20 oz

Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

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Gifts Under $50.00 Creative Foundry Games Kerflip Games & Puzzles

Little Lids Children’s Clothing

The Kerryman Scally cap

Blue Box Toys Inc Baby Bath Time

Ocean Pals Sprinkling Shower

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Gifts Under $50.00 ThinkFun Games & Puzzles

Laser Maze Jr

Crayola Story By Me Hardcover Kit Craft Room

Encourage Play Games & Puzzles

Getting To Know You Tumbling Blocks

Kid’s Email . org Child Safe Email Membership Software

Gifts Under $50.00 High Road Cool ‘n Ride Cargo Organizer w/ Cooler Travel Gear

BubbleBum Junkie Travel Gear

Battat Ribbit Tat-Tat Indoor Toys

DuneCraft Home & Garden

Super LED Cactus Garden

Scan the Code to Visit the Author’s Page to make a donation to help with her fight against cancer or to keep up to date on her progress. Linda is an awesome woman and we are sending our love, thoughts and prayers her way and trusting for a full recovery on her behalf. | | Family Review Magazine | 29

Gifts Under $50.00 Dress Up America Children’s Clothing

Blue Noble Knight Costume

Ann Williams Group LoopDeLoom Weaving Loom Kit Craft Room

Ann Williams Group LoopDeDoo Spinning Loom Craft Room

Bee Bear Designs Baby Mealtime

The Baby Sleeve

Squeasy Gear, Inc. “Easy feeding on-the-go!”

It all started back in 2011 when the disposable food pouches were really becoming popular. They were really convenient but they cost so much money and so much plastic was being thrown away. We were sure there had to be a good reusable container to buy for us to serve our own favorite smoothies and purees to our children. To our amazement, we couldn’t find anything. We knew exactly what we wanted but it did not exist. We got some paper and a pencil and the initial sketch of the Squeasy Snacker came to life. We started listing all the features our dream feeding container had to have. “Are we really considering making this?”, we asked ourselves. “We have to!” was the response. We weren’t the only ones that had this “Ah-Ha!” moment. Today you can find several different products that try to meet the demand parents have for a good reusable feeding pouch (most of which are made out of all plastic, are hard to fill, leak, or just don’t work well). Though it was discouraging to see new products pop up while we were still perfecting the “Squeasy Snacker”, none of them met all the requirements we knew parents, like us, wanted for our kids. We took a risk as parent entrepreneurs and poured our entire heart and soul into our idea. Every time one of our three children excitedly asks for their “Squeasy”, it makes it all worth it. We hope your family enjoys them as much as we do. All our love, The Wilsons

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Gifts Under $100.00 Brackitz The Architect Set Educational Toys

Build & Imagine Malia’s Beach House Indoor Toys

Anna Griffin Craft Room


SleepBelt Baby Carriers & Covers

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Gifts Under $100.00 Feltman Brothers Children’s Clothing

Pima Cotton Embroidered Bow Romper

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Gifts Under $200.00 Chibebe Snuggle Pod Baby Daily Used Items

Numbers Alive! Educational Toys

Standing Plush Number Characters Set

Sassafras Around The Globe Table & Chairs Home & Garden

What is SleepBelt?

The SleepBelt support is a premium quality product designed for the 4th trimester and beyond; it is recommended in “Sweet Sleep” by La Leche League International, a PTPA Winner and Champion of the Center for Babywearing Studies. It is used in hospitals in NICUs and with full term babies. A hands free skin-to-skin support system and nap wrap, the SleepBelt support allows baby to sleep sound, snug and secure on mom or dad’s chest while giving parents their hands back to read, use a tablet, or otherwise relax; it literally belts your sleeping newborn baby to you, enabling and encouraging rest and recovery while easing your baby from womb to world. When baby outgrows SleepBelt’s skin-to-skin application, you can use it to keep baby snug on your lap or chair.

WHY SleepBelt?

1) It’s Comfortable and Universal - It keeps Baby in his most comfortable position, be it knees tucked, legs flexed or froggy style, with his arms in or out, head turned left or right. The unique 4-way stretch naturally mimics the womb. - No knots, clips or buckles to dig into Mom or Dad. No pressure on the shoulders or weight on your back. No bulky fabric to make you sweat. - The soft and stretchy design means even the smallest of babes will be comfortable and secure in a SleepBelt support. It’s true. SleepBelt has been used in the NICU on babies as small as 1200g, so you can rest assured they are happy. - 12” of adjustable sizing means it will fit you, your changing postpartum body, other caregivers, and your growing baby. - Unisex; skin-to-skin is one of the best ways for dad to bond with baby. 2) It’s Simple - It’s EASY. With no tying, buckling or adjusting, the SleepBelt support is on in mere seconds with zero intimidation or frustration. - When Baby falls asleep, you can transfer him to his crib with minimal disruption. No contortionist act required. 3) It’s Versatile - Holds baby skin-to-skin or against your clothed chest (0-3 months) - Secures baby forward-facing on your lap (4 months+) - Acts as a gentle seat support (6 months+) NOTE: do not leave baby unattended - Provides leg support with soft structured carriers - Adds additional support with traditional wraps It’s NOT for carrying your baby, but because of it’s unique design, the above benefits are possible. If you have any questions about our product, we are always happy to help; drop us a note at Happy Snuggling xo.

Christmas by Anonymous

Every time a hand reaches out To help another... that is Christmas. Every time someone puts anger aside And strives for understanding That is Christmas. Every time people forget their differences And realize their love for each other That is Christmas. May this Christmas bring us Closer to the spirit of human understanding Closer to the blessing of peace!

Health Benefits

The special shape of the bean bag is designed to help prevent GERD (reflux). The soft seat helps prevent flathead. The ultimate in comfort is just a bonus!


With our Snuggle Pods Baby Bean Bag, your child is safely and comfortably nestled in a resting position, while also being able to interact with the world around him or her. The Chibebe Snuggle Pod seats include a layer of padding in the seat for additional support and comfort. The added padding also suppresses the typical “noisy bean” sound associated with beanbags, creating a “cloud 9” cozy experience


One of the greatest assets of a Snuggle Pod is that it was designed be used from birth right through to pre teens. By simply swapping the detachable harness seat to the toddler seat that’s included, it meant your child could continue to use his or her furniture it had owned since birth.

Our High Safety Standards

We have our Snuggle Pods tested and retested by a worldwide renowned laboratory to meet the strictest standards for use by babies from newborn age. We test for mandatory AND non-mandatory standards so that your child can rest safely in our Pods. Your children need to be safe in our bean bags…and we make sure of it.


Take a look at our swinging Pod Rockers for the Snuggle Pod! (Sold Separately) The Pod Rocker changes the baby’s entire Podding experience, allowing the Snuggle Pod to rock back and forth divke, well, a rocker! The smooth motion creates a relaxing, calm feedivng that babies appreciate and enjoy.


Snuggle Pods can easily move from room to room and from the house to the car without any issue. This is important for a family on the go. Weighing almost nothing with department store beans inside, anyone can divft these bags and tote them to a new location.

2015 Family Review Center Holiday Gift Guide  

Our annual Gift Guide with gift ideas from vendors worldwide, offering products from $10 and up.

2015 Family Review Center Holiday Gift Guide  

Our annual Gift Guide with gift ideas from vendors worldwide, offering products from $10 and up.