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Kids Gift Guide – New Toy Products & Book Ideas!

Kids Gift Guide – New Toy Products & Book Ideas!

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If you are looking for a convenient place to get ideas for gifts this holiday season, then gift guides are your answer.  Many bloggers create these lists by taking polls on social media, getting lists from popular retailers (like Amazon), working with brands or just list out what they personally love as an easy solution to your shopping.

Below is a list of new toys or books I have received samples from companies that I want to tell you about!

If any of you have these products – I would love some feedback on if you love or hate or recommend yourself as a great gift for those little ones this year!

New Toy Ideas for Kids:

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Gear Ball

This is based on a revolutionary new concept of interconnecting gears that fit together to form a ball. This unique mechanism creates a fluid twisting and turning sensation, stimulating 70,000 nerve endings in your hands.

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Molecubes

Precision craftsmanship creates a smooth spinning puzzle that glides through your hands. Can you get the nine unique colors on each side? It’s a six-sided Sudoku with a bold infusion of color that will set your senses on fire!

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Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics! Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.  Get custom LEGO kits, minifigures and accessories delivered to your door monthly! Invented by a 9 yr old, this box is fun for ages 6 – 99!

Read a full review over here – along with a 10% off promo code!

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Prime Time Toys Zippi Pets Auto-Hover Flying Hummingbird Toy

The Prime time zippi pet hummingbird sings and soars with just a touch on the head.  Pet the cute bird to hear her chirp and then press on her head three times to see her fly.  Children can keep her hovering by holding their hand under her as she flies.  Your zippi pet will sing a special melody when she’s ready to descend.  Measures 1.9″ x 1.77″ x 1.7″ | for ages 5 and up | comes with USB charger.

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Lux Blox

Now kids and parents alike can use Lux Blox’s innovative snap and lock hinge system to bring their inventive ideas into the 21st century with the ability to make models that flex, twist, bend, turn, curve, and move while maintaining strength and stability. From biological organisms to industrial machines or building architecture, the imaginative possibilities are endless with Lux Blox.

 

Books & DVDs:

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Captain Perseverance – How I Became A Superhero

Captain Perseverance, one of three members of the ‘Grit Alliance,’ is an ordinary kid turned superhero who discovers an amazing superpower—he can turn the dread of struggle into the joy of success! From learning to read to working on a project for the dreaded science fair, Captain Perseverance helps young readers learn the power of perseverance, hard work, and determination with his motto: “I break the chains, I fly sky high, there’s nothing I can’t do! I’m a real-life superhero and I started out like you!”

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Dream Big

One by one, Caterpillar, Tadpole, and Flamingo gaze up at the night sky and wish upon a star for their wildest dreams. Baboon, who can’t help but overhear, insists these dreams could never come true. But when he sees Caterpillar turn into a winged butterfly, Tadpole into a dancing frog, and Flamingo into a beautiful pink bird, Baboon realizes that a transformative power exists between these stars and the animals once they truly believe in themselves and their dreams. When Baboon tries out this secret, CATCH-M, his Magical, Mystical, Wished-Upon Star, whooshes down from the heavens to wham! ignite the courage in his chest too, and what happens next is fantastic!

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I’m a Country Gohpher

“I’m a Country Gopher” is a family friendly story depicting the ebb and flow of country life for a gopher and his family: finding food, evading possible threats, and taking time out for good old-fashioned fun. Children will fall in love with the critters and their fun approach to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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It’s Hard to be Good (Life’s Little Lessons By Ellie the Wienerdog)

It’s Hard to Be Good!introduces Ellie the Wienerdog trying her best to do the right thing.She tries, she really does! But can she resist temptation? Thishilariously relatable story will have children, and adults alike,reading and laughing together again and again.

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Owlegories Vol. 4: The Christmas Gift and The Star

Episode 1: The Christmas Gift: The class throws a Happy Birthday Party for Jesus when an unexpected guest shows up. The owls learn about loving others, the true meaning of Christmas, and three important lessons about gifts. Episode 2: The Star (Part 1 & 2): In this special two episode adventure, the class must find Twitch, rescue his parents, and get back in time for the annual Christmas pageant. Along the way, the owls discover three things they can learn about God from the stars He created.

 

Looking for age specific toy gift guides for kids?  Check these out:

Gift Guide For Ages Newborn to 24 Months!

Toy Gift Guide For Ages 2-4

Gift Guide: For Ages 5 Through 7

Be sure to also read my Ultimate list of gift guides page – gift ideas for everyone!

Brick Loot:  10% off Promo Code (This One Is For LEGO Fans!)

Brick Loot: 10% off Promo Code (This One Is For LEGO Fans!)

Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics! Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items that work with LEGO bricks and custom building. Each month your Brick Loot box is filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world… Continue Reading

15 Minute No Sew Tote Bag – Made From a Tank Top!

15 Minute No Sew Tote Bag – Made From a Tank Top!

Learn here how to make a no sew tote bag from a tank top!  It takes 15 minutes – really!!  This is an easy and frugal craft project this is practical and fun!  You could even have the kids work with you on this one!  In fact, my almost 7 year old wants to pick out… Continue Reading

Easy Handmade Journals For Kids

Easy Handmade Journals For Kids

    I think because it’s Spring Break here this week, that I’m collecting all of my frugal kids activities to keep them busy.  Today I’m going to share a kids activity that shows you how to make Easy Handmade Journals for Kids!  Have some family bonding while crafting, and making journals that can also record precious… Continue Reading

Toddler Activities:  Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!)

Toddler Activities: Sensory Bag Using Glitter Glue and Body Wash (NOT Messy!!)

  There was a great coupon not too long ago that got us FREE Suave body wash from Wegmans.  I purchased some extra coupons so that I had like 10 free bottles of body wash.  I use most of it as refills for hand soap.  Some I donate.  The rest I use on projects like… Continue Reading

9 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids!

9 Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids!

I have been on the lookout for some cute ideas for Non-Candy Valentine Gift Ideas for Kids.  My kids got enough candy in their Christmas stockings to seriously last 6 months! The last thing I want to turn around and give them this Valentine’s day is more candy! So here is a list of some cute… Continue Reading

15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal!

15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal!

  15+ Fun Indoor Activities for Kids That are Screen Free and Frugal! Winter finally is here in upstate NY!  We just ended our Christmas break – and even though our kiddos had new toys to play with, I was still scrounging to find some fun and cheap activities to occupy the kids with our… Continue Reading

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