2018 Holiday Gift Guide Kids

The ALEX DIY Paper Swirls Swirl Station

Plan an evening with you little one making memories come alive. Either make gifts for loved ones or just have hun, rolling, shaping and creating with the With the ALEX DIY Paper Swirls Swirl Station. “Curl paper strips into coils to create adorable paper characters, cards, jewelry and more. One touch operation allows you to swirl paper in the blink of an eye. ALEX DIY PAPER SWIRLS Swirl Station introduces young craft enthusiasts to the world of quilling; making art with rolled paper strips. Make art, cards, toys, jewelry and more with 200 colorful strips of paper. The Swirl Station makes quilling easy by rolling the strips in seconds, with the push of a button.”

Available on Alex Brands get yours today.

Thames and Kosmos Pepper Mint Sea Voyage

If you love pop up books this is an adventure you have to take! The Thames and Kosmos Pepper Mint Sea Voyage is not only educational it’s also exciting to look at with all the different pop ups that just come to life. Not only is this a magical journey full of expeditions. But one that enhances mechanical physics, electric circuits, and physical science principles related to water and air. What a way to spend time together with your child while sneaking in some educational exercises. “In this story-based STEM kit, Pepper Mint accompanies an expedition to the Bermuda Triangle. Soon she discovers that the ocean water there behaves in strange and unexpected ways. When the onboard systems of the research vessel fail, Pepper Mint figures out how to use water to make simple hydraulic machines and conduct experiments with pressure and density.”

Available at THAMES & KOSMOS

Josie the Great & Max and Bear

Looking for just the right story to read to your little ones?  Pam Saxelby’s stories touch the hearts and feelings of young children

Available at Pam Saxelby 

Bulls I Toy

Get ready to wrap up plenty of fun this holiday season with a selection of fabulous toys and collectibles from Bulls I Toy! You’ll find great brands that kids love in unique products like L.O.L. Surprise Slap Bands and Brainstem CUB3D Block2bot or Goo Lab Putty. Join in the squishies craze with Squee-Zoo-Balls and Squish ‘Ums Skull Series or Yummy Series 2. Combine the popular obsessions of unicorns, slime, and poo toys with Poo-Goo Unicorn Poo for a trendy trifecta. With all of these awesome, fun products, you’re sure to be the hero of the day!

Available at: BullsIToy.com


Get your children back outside this Holiday Season – Flybar Pogo Trick Board, Swurfer Kick, and Pogo stick Bring the outside back into your kids’ life this Holiday Season with Flybar! It’s great interactive toys like this that interest me. A lot of kids are inside glued to the television. Flybar brings a modern touch to classic toys that never left. Kids can enjoy swinging from a tree branch with the Swurfer Kick. Which will have them surfing the air in no time. Maybe they want free roam with their new toy. The interactive iPogo Jr. would be the perfect gift to get them bouncing around. Looking for something that might help release some of that energy. Then the Pogo Trick Board is just perfect for them. Not only are all these toys fun to play with. Flybar is a great way to get the kids back outside burning off that energy and building social skills.  “Flybar has been around since 1918 and has since then been known as the Original Pogo Stick Company. We have been working tirelessly to bring you new and exciting products beyond just pogo sticks. To date, Flybar has since moved beyond just being the top pogo stick company, into an all-around sporting goods company. New research and development continue to bring you fun and exciting new products. Our team is continuing to grow and we can’t wait to show you where Flybar is going.” Flybar, Since 1918. Available at Flybar



There is nothing in the world more magical than being able to express yourself through creative art projects. OOLY has a huge selection of wonderful products that offer children (and grownups, too!) the chance to let their creativity take hold. Create a perfect family portrait in their dog, cat, or fox sketchbook with Sketch & Color Colored Pencils or Brilliant Bee Crayons. If they identify more with Picasso, they’ll love Big Bright Brush Markers or Chunkies Paint Sticks. Add in a fun kit like the Creatibles Window Art Kit or a creative twist with Scratch & Scribble Books. The sky is the limit for creativity!

Available at: OOLY.com

Bulls I Toy

Children’s holiday lists are filled with lots of fun items that are the current biggest trends. Bulls I Toy has many different items, from squishies to slime to fun puzzles that will help you check off those holiday lists. No matter your child’s interests giving them lots of fun things to do throughout their holiday break and beyond is simple. Plus, if they are into collecting, they can add fun items to show off to their friends or start a whole new collection with new series. Just a few of the great products to choose from include:

  • Brainstem CUB3D Block2bot
  • Goo Lab Putty
  • L.O.L. Surprise Slap Bands
  • Squee-Zoo-Balls
  • Poo Goo Unicorn Poo
  • Squish ‘Ums Skull Series
  • Squish ‘Ums Yummy Series 2

Available at: BullsIToy.com

Ballerinas Music Box

Help your child channel their inner dancer with this musical ballerina music box. It’s small in size to fit perfectly on a shelf are on top of a dresser with ease. This is one gift that your child can adore and treasure for many, many years. Click HERE to purchase. 

Santa’s Dog

In this sweet rhyming book written by JoAnn Sky and illustrated by Ed Koehler, kids can follow the adventures of Santa’s dog, Lance. He falls out of Santa’s sleigh and finds himself in an animal shelter. From there, a military family whose father is off serving the country gives him a home. Will he stay with his new family or return with Santa the next Christmas? Read to find out! This story is loosely based on the rescue of a 3 year old mixed breed named Sampson, who was adopted by the author as a companion while her husband was deployed to Iraq. This sweet Christmas tale will truly warm your heart. 

Available at DogsAndBooks

Who Cut the Cheese? Game

It’s no surprise to see a game about farting on the shelves these days. With a plethora of games and toys about slime and poop and farts and boogers, this game fits right in. Kids love gross and this game is GROSS, complete with realistic sound effects! The goal of the game is to  cut the cheese without farting. If you’re successful, you get to advance. If you cut the cheese then you must go back and try again. Have some silly gross fun with your this holiday season with Who Cut the Cheese?

Available on Amazon

We Were Made for Each Other – Storybook and Audio

This heartwarming story of two friends, a pig and a mouse, will be sure to spark your child’s imagination. Join them as they discover the ups and downs of life and help their friends along the way. Read by Julie Nesrrallah and featuring  soothing background music, this is the perfect read-aloud bedtime story. After the fun and festivities of the holiday season, help your little one wind down peacefully with We Were Made for Each Other.

Available on Amazon

Stuffed Safari Animals



Unicorn, reindeer and penguins, oh my! Do your kids love stuffed animals as much as mine do? Introduce them to the magical world of Stuffed Safari. The choices are endless. Want an enormous tiger or a tiny hedgehog finger puppet? They also offer licensed plush, including Sesame Street, Pusheen the Cat, Precious Moments, Dr. Seuss, Disney, Curious George, and many more. With dozens of varieties of animals, bugs, and even puppets to choose from, you’re sure to find a new friend or two for your little monkey to love this holiday season.

Available on Stuffed Safari

Giggles and Joy Gift Set

Are you looking for spiritual children’s books that don’t focus on any specific religion or beliefs? If so, these books are the perfect addition to your kid’s library. They are spiritual in the sense that they “focus on nurturing a child’s spirit with love, optimism, humor, honesty and common sense.” Ideal for ages 2 – 10, these books feature bright, colorful illustrations to go with each lesson. Pick up a set for your little book lover today.

Available on Amazon

Aquabeads Deluxe

Give your child the gift of creativity this holiday season with Aquabeads Deluxe. Arrange the beads into different shapes and designs, spray with water and you’re done! No heat required. The tool case comes with 5 easy templates – a bear, a star, a rabbit, a heart and a bowl, but with over 1300 beads in 24 different colors, the only limit is your child’s imagination!

Available on Amazon


Geomag Mechanics Gravity Jump Run

Unleash the power of STEM for your children this holiday season! Consisting of hundreds of plastic mechanical elements and magnetic rods, your child will love building this mechanical gravity jump run. It also features a gravity motor, magnetic transmission and a magnetic cannon guaranteed to provide house of fun. They won’t even know they’re learning!

Available on Amazon

Piki Piki Bike

Every kid dreams of the day they get their first bicycle. Make that day come earlier for your child with the Piki PIki bike. This bike is designed specifically for toddlers, ages 18 months and up. It’s made of lightweight, durable plastic and stands on it’s own. No balancing required! It also doesn’t require any batteries or assembly. Simply take it out of the box and it’s ready for your child to ride! The Piki Piki bike makes a great holiday gift for toddlers who are brand new to bicycles. Give them the confidence to prepare for a bigger bike when they’re older. 

Available on Gallo Spence Toys