Gift Ideas From Playmonster
For a number of years, Playmonster has provided some great ideas for my gift guide. Here are this year’s suggestions.
Slip on the silly sea fingers to become a stacking octopus…a Stacktopus!™ Stacking these cups should be easy, but when you’re wearing octopus arms on your fingers, it becomes silly competitive fun! Race to match your stack of cups to the card shown to win! It’s great fun for kids, but also for families—wearing the silly sea fingers levels the playing field for kids and adults! Stacktopus is available here
This adds a Superstar feel to the classic Fashion Plates Deluxe! Aspiring designers can create mix and match pop star looks that are sure to blast to the top of the charts! Pack everything neatly in the trendy portfolio case and hit the road! Compatible with other Fashion Plates sets. Fashion Plates Superstar Deluxe is available here
It’s an engaging strategy game that challenges players to Master the skies by harnessing the power of ever-changing winds and get ahead of opponents by using the wind in creative and clever ways. Windward is a Barnes&Noble Exclusive
Create AMAZING works of textured yarn art with the ease of colouring! Thread the Y’Art pen and colour in the numbered areas — yarn magically clings to the Grip-N-Stick Y’Artboard as you swirl, twirl, and zig-zag to complete each unique design! Totally mess-free and OOPS-proof — if you make a mistake, simply lift up the yarn and reposition. Y’art makes their canvases pre-printed and numbered for you. This allows you to create vibrant textile art to frame and display! Y’art is available here
Build endless blossoms with the Fantastic Flowers complete paper flower making studio. My youngest loves art and making crafts. This is a great choice for the crafty child in your home. Fantastic Flowers can be found here
Race to make the silliest face with this smile-filled classic game that sticks like magic! Spin the spinner and land on a face space to fill, then choose from a wacky assortment of re-stickable Colorforms pieces to stick on your face card. The first one to complete a whole silly face wins the game. Available here
Your favourite sewer-dwelling crime-fighters are back! Create your own adventures with the heroes in a half shell. Enjoy hours of creative and re-stickable fun with this classic playset—just like you remember! Available here
Latchkits 3D designs put a new twist on the classic latch hook craft we used to do as kids. Just match the extra-long yarn to the colour-coded spaces to add 3D effects within your design! The sturdy canvas features fabric-lined edges and hanging loops to create your very own soft and fuzzy Llama design that’s ready to hang on your wall or use as a mini-rug. Latch hook Llama can be found here
A fun craft that’s also a toy! Design your own kitty friends! Rinse and redesign as many times as you want! This is something that will please the cat lover in your family and it can be found here
Classic Care Bears is back with a game just like you remember. Now you can share the same sweet characters you loved as a child with your own children! Available here
Gift Ideas From Thames And Kosmos
Over the years, Thames and Kosmos has had a large number of educational STEM toys and games to my gift guide and this year’s selection is very interesting.
Aqualin is a two-player strategy game that is easy to learn but challenging to master. During the game, each player attempts to group together as many matching tiles as possible and to form the most groups. One player works to create groups of the same colour, while the other makes groups of the same type of sea creature. The bigger the group is, the more points it’s worth. At the end of the game, whoever has the most points wins. Aqualin is available here
Starlight Kitty & Cutie Crew includes 66 Creatto pieces, a string of 40 LED lights, and assembly instructions to build a kitty cat, mouse house, teddy bear, and squirrel, but the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! What will you create?
Starlight kitty can be found here
Thames and Kosmos is partnering to offer a giveaway for Starlight Kitty.
Ends Jan 10 and is open to Canada and the US
Gift Ideas from Green Kids Krafts
Green Kids Crafts offers some very interesting STEM box kits and even offers a subscription box service to offer your children ongoing STEM fun.
We got to try the Volcano and Geode kit for our gift guide. The kit can be found here
Gift Ideas from Ripley’s
Ripley’s is another mainstay on our gift guide. Our children love the new facts they pick up each year. Mind Blown is a new favourite in our family.
It is available here
Ripleys is partnering with us to offer a copy of Mind Blown.
Open to Canada and US and Ends Jan 10
Gift Ideas From Puro Sound Labs
Puro Sound Labs BT2200 was designed by a father after his daughter’s hearing was damaged by loud music in her headphones, the puro line was created specifically to produce a safe listening headset for children.
In addition to the volume limiting feature, this particular headset is great at blocking out external noises as well.
The BT2200 can be found here
Puro Sound Lab is partnering with us to offer a BT2200 headphone.
Open to Canada and US and Ends Jan 10a Rafflecopter giveaway