By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein
You’ve just recuperated from Black Friday and here I am with a long list of new toys and holiday gifts perfect for the little ones in your life. But trust me, the smiles you’ll see after giving these gifts will make you wish there were 20 days of Christmas!
Take your homemade cardboard forts to a whole new level with Box Creations. This new line of U.S.A. made, durable, recycled cardboard play lands, including Country Cottage, Carriage, Medieval Castle, and the all-new, award-winning Pirate Ship, are perfect for kids ages 3-7. They come with detailed line work and markers to provide children and parents with a great way to enjoy “Do-it-Yourself ” fun! Large enough for 2-3 children, Box Creations inspire creativity and imagination. Visit http://www.boxcreations.com.
One Step Ahead’s Kids Safety Trampoline
You will never forget the image of that ear-to-ear grin your child will bear while jumping on the Kids Safety Trampoline from One Step Ahead. This revamped tramp features an ergonomic safety bar for easier grabbing, a soft, cushioned handle for firmer gripping, and covered, padded edging for maximum protection. This One Step Ahead Exclusive takes 5 minutes to assemble and features stable, screw-on legs over less-dependable foldouts. A fantastic and safe energy buster for ages 3 and up (up to 80 lbs), it’s perfect for some NYC apartment fun! http://www.onestepahead.com.
Ikea’s Soft Toys
These soft, cuddly animals will no doubt make your little ones happy this holiday season, but with the IKEA Soft Toy Campaign, they’ll actually make many other children happy as well. Running from November 1 – December 24, this annual event raises money to educate children around the world. Since 2003, the campaign has donated $47.5 Million to UNICEF and Save the Children. These adorable stuffed animals, finger puppets and books range in price from $.49 – $19.99 and are available in all IKEA stores and online. And for every IKEA Soft Toy that a customer purchases, approximately $1.35 US is donated to the Soft Toys for Education Campaign. These incredibly affordable and cuddly creatures will certainly put a smile in the hearts of children, while supporting millions of other children who are in need of a quality education.
VMV Hypoallergenics Hollycoddle Time Kit
Smother your baby with love, kisses and the amazingly gentle products from VMV Hypoallergenics. Their Hollycoddle Time Kit includes VMV’s must-have Grandma Minnie’s Big Brave Boo-Balm, an antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal ointment ideal for a variety of skin issues, as well as Grandma Minnie’s Mommycoddling All-Over Lotion, an effective and gentle daily moisturizer perfect for mom and baby. And the best part? This certified hypoallergenic, parabens-free kit comes in adorable, Norman Rockwell-esq packaging – no wrapping paper necessary! Visit http://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com.
The perfect go-to clothing line for all your gift-giving needs, Blume carries a wide variety of apparel to outfit you every day or on your most special days. Whether you’re the bachelorette, the bride, a new baby, a big brother or even a dog, Blume has got you covered. I love the high quality of their personalized items and my latest favorite is the Dapper Dude Kid Vest Tee. No need to worry about extra pieces – the faux vest and tie are sewn on! Visit http://www.blumekid.com.
Kaskey Kids Sports Figurines
Too nervous for your kid to actually play football? Kaskey Kids Award-Winning Sports Figurines are the solution! Each action figure set comes with up to 30 total pieces including two full teams, a field, accessories and a cool storage container that allow children ages 3 and up to recreate a variety of sporting games and enjoy imaginary play for hours! And, these action figures are a great visual teaching aid for little league coaches. Combine both their love of sports and their obsession with action figures. Visit http://www.kaskeykids.com.
Play-Doh Twirl ‘n Top Pizza Shop Playset
Have some pizza dough, PLAY DOH style with the Twirl ‘n Top Pizza Shop. This pizza parlor playset will have kids entertained throughout the endless school vacation. Create the perfect PLAY-DOH pizza crust in the “brick oven,” crank out realistic looking grated “cheese,” add favorite toppings like pretend pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers, and then use the handy tools to cut and serve to friends. Set includes plenty of playdoh for some pizza-doughy fun.
Babo Botanicals Stocking Stuffer Bunny Loves Soap Set
Complete with the adorable Babo the Bunny and three fragrance-free bunny-shaped soaps for sensitive skin, Babo Botanicals gives you a perfectly packaged stocking stuffer to make both mom and baby smile! Snuggly is made and stuffed with 100 percent organic, machine washable material and the soaps are made with the best ingredients for worry-free bath time.
With these products on your list, this gift-giving season will be a breeze.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!