We celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah & New Year’s quite in style, coming together with family & friends. It’s one of our favorite ways to spread joy during the festive season. We have been in full holiday mode for a month now, and it’s been a season of kindness, community, discovery and acceptance. It’s been completely wonderful and I think a memorable year for my kids. We’ve been expanding our horizons. I decided it was the year to introduce you all to my holiday gift guide for kids!
Obviously, as you can imagine, we have a lot of fun trying out fun kid gifts for y’all, and you’ll see why each and every gift on my gift guide excites one or both of my kids. And if we’re being honest, I get pretty excited too! Here’s why:
Fun Holiday Gift Guide For Kids From Babbleboxx:
1 – Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit. This is SO COOL, especially if you love the idea of creating and flying your own drone. It’s an all-inclusive kit that gives teens the ability to draw the “wires” to the motors with conductive silver ink. And they can use the included cardboard arms to make something out of nothing. The kit comes with a Circuit Scribe Pen – filled with non-toxic conductive silver, and it’s used to draw traces from the motors to the hub, allowing kids the ability to quickly build and fly their OWN drone with a smart phone. (Android & Apple)
Kids can assemble the drone hub and pre-made arms, and then place the motors on the arms by matching the symbols on the motors and hub, and by turning on the button underneath the hub for a red light to flash. You can connect your device’s network to the CSDrone Network, open the CSPilot App on your device, select the “phone tilt control” and then tap the button with one arrow pointing up and one arrow pointing down to take off and land. Making a drone is STEM fun for teens.
2 – Candlewick Press Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise. Are your kids familiar with the Caldecott Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling book – Interrupting Chicken? Mine love it. And now the little red chicken is back and as silly and endearing as ever. This is David Ezra Stein’s follow-up book and the little red chicken has just learned about something every good story should have – an elephant of surprise! Or is it an element of surprise? Wait until you find out! There will be surprises for YOU, as well as the characters in this great read-aloud book. David Ezra Stein is an award-winning author and illustrator! Enter the promo code: CANDLEWICK at checkout on candlewick.com for 25% off all books!
3 – The Grinch PEZ Gift Tin. Movie lovers and PEZ collectors will love this! This wonderful Grinch PEZ gift tin is shaped in the iconic silhouette of The Grinch himself. And each gift tin includes four new PEZ dispensers: The Grinch, Cindy Lou, Fred, and Max! PEZ holiday gifts are always a hit, and Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch hit theaters on November 9th, 2018. And did I mention that there’s a fitting and festive sour Green Apple PEZ six pack included with each gift set! YUM.
4 – Klutz My Clothespin Zoo. This is such a fun crafts kit! You can bring the entire zoo home in one simple activity kit – and your youngest crafters will love creating TEN adorable animals from clothespins. Not only do they make 10 different animals out of colorful clothespins, but they also learn fun facts about each one. This is a wonderful gift for the preschool crowd – with its accessible and familiar materials – and how it builds fine-motor skills.
5 – My Simple Sewing. another fun skill-building kit, and such fun to make your own food friends! Kids can use pre-cut and pre-punched felt and a plastic needle that is safe for little hands. The kit contains three projects: a cookie keychain, a pizza pouch, and a cupcake plushie. It builds fine-motor skills, dexterity, and a practical knowledge of sewing. Kids can start with the card stock lacing projects to understand the motion of stitching, and custom “Yarn Stoppers” and a plastic needle ensure that kids can successfully complete these projects on their own.
6 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition. How fun is this? It’s the third book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series now illustrated in glorious, full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay. This gift-worthy hardcover edition has a ribbon bookmark illustrated in vibrant colors (also by artist Jim Kay) and has great pricing compared to other retailers. Right now, use the coupon code: Babbleboxx SITEWIDE to get 10% off here. (Valid through January 2nd, 2019 at midnight CT – excludes video games, video game consoles, and select turntables.
7 – Funko 5 Star Albus Dumbledore Pop Figurine. Oh what fun for your Harry Potter loving kid! Funko has a 5 star line featuring this Dumbledore – with 3 points of articulation for a perfectly posable wizard! And he comes in an artful window-box package with Fawkes the Phoenix. Kids can build their own Harry Potter narrative.
I love that kids can create their own storytelling moments in the Harry Potter universe, and that Dumbledore comes with Fawkes the Phoenix, and all other characters come with character-specific accessories. And it comes with a window display box packaging that puts each character in the Potter world. For deals on Funko Collectibles, DVDs and Blu-ray, and Harry Potter merchandise, use the coupon code: Babbleboxx SITEWIDE to get 10% off here. (Valid through January 2nd, 2019 at midnight CT – excludes video games, video game consoles, and select turntables.