Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Fun for Everyone!

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Happy Holidays!

Every year I struggle with what items to include in my gift guide – I could include 50 items and still think of other great ones! This year I hand picked our sponsors and reached out to most of them because I believed in their products and appreciated the value in them. We have moved away from toys that just get tossed aside and prefer products that can give you an experience. I have tried every single product below and every single one is high quality and worth gifting for the holidays. You’ll notice most of these are educational which is the type of gifts we tend to have in our household. Many of these are also great to gift to classrooms as well!

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Makey Makey

Makey Makey is geared for kids ages 8+ and is a phenomenal hands on simple engineering kit for kids to get creative with. It turns normal everyday objects like bananas or even cardboard into a touchpad for computer games and apps! Thousands of possibilities are only limited by your creativity and willingness to come up with something new!

 

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Laser X Laser TagAs a mom of 2 boys (ages 7 & 9) sometimes you come across a product SO cool the entire family is dying to play it. The Laser X Laser Tag system is as COOL as it looks and we’ve got it on our wish list to buy several more sets! Play laser tag at anytime of the day or night from up to 200 feet away!  Get your kids (and parents!) up off the couch and running around looking for the best strategy. You won’t want to miss out!

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Youth Digital Minecraft Server Design Course for Kids Review

If there is a Minecraft for in your house you absolutely must look into this Youth Digital Server Design course which teachers kids ages 8-14 step by step how to code in javascript on their own private Minecraft server. With over 12 modules, 30+ hours of programming, and full time support from teachers your children can talk to directly – this is the perfect educational coding course for kids who love Minecraft!

 

 

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HP Sprocket

The HP Sprocket is a new portable printer that lets you instantly print 2×3 inch snapshot stickers straight from your smartphone or tablet! Choose photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or your own phone! Add fun borders, text, and print them out to share with your friends! Available at HP, Amazon, Best Buy, & other retailers.

Don’t forget to buy HP ZINK sticky paper for your HP Sprocket! Also available on Amazon and Best Buy!

HP15 Notebook

Add a little color into your life with the HP15 Laptop on sale at QVC*! It boasts some sweet colors along with a 2TB hard drive, Windows 10, an HD camera and a whole bunch of software to go with it! I love the sleek design which makes it ideal to tote around for your high school and college students! Available in mint and lilac colors. Lowest price available on Nov. 26th here!

 

 

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Samsung VR Virtual Reality Headset

 

The Samsung VR Headset scores one of the highest ratings for virtual reality headsets under $100 – and for good reasons! Add an extra dimension to your sensory and gaming experience – check out our educational VR app list here!

 

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Build & Imagine Malia's House STEM Toy ReviewIf you’ve got a child who loves to be creative in imaginative play an likes to build look no further than Build & Imagine! From Malia’s Beach House to a Marine Rescue Center and many more occupational options, these building sets are a fantastic introduction to basic engineering principals while having fun!

 

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Magic Sketch Boogie Board art gift review - Holiday Gift Guide

The worlds of art and tech collide with this Magic Sketch by Boogie Board. Kid-proof, water resistant, and shatterproof – kids can create new art and swipe it away with the touch of a button. Not only that but the LCD screen is so thin you can even trace on it! Enter to win one now!

 

 

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Fisher Price Code-a-pillar STEM Kids Toy

I absolutely LOVE Fisher Price’s Code-a-pillar for toddlers and preschoolers. It is the best simple coding toy I’ve seen for young children and even my 2 year old can make him work by herself without help. You can purchase expansion packs if you want or just use him as is. It’s very durable and absolutely a fantastic fun learning toy for kids.

 

 

 

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