Retro Game Consoles and other Electronic Gifts for Kids this Christmas

Retro Game ConsolesRemember those cool Atari games you used to play as a kid? This Christmas you can get them as a present for your kids. They’re not as fast and flashy as current gaming console games but they’re on trend – retro game consoles are cool again.

And don’t forget Pac-Man. Pac-Man used to be the best game ever. I loved that game as a kid! Now it’s your kids’ turn. They can plug Pac-Man into the TV and play it themselves… Continue reading

Best Dolls for Girls this Christmas – Inspiring, Comforting, Nurturing

Best Dolls for Girls this ChristmasDolls are just as popular now as they were in previous generations. The only difference now it the amount of choice your child has. There are dolls for every theme you can think of. Another difference is how sophisticated the dolls are these days. There is detailed clothing for dolls as well as accessories, vehicles, pets and loads of other items for your doll. To find the best dolls for girls this Christmas, take a look… Continue reading

Transformers Action Figures – For Kids Aged 3-7 years

Transformers action figuresTransformers action figures have been around for many years but the latest ones are really focused on the skills of younger kids. If you have a child aged 3 to 7 years you’ll probably find that all their friends are playing with these Transformers. They’re easier to transform but they still have all the detail we love.

Personally, what I love about Transformers is that they engage my child’s mind and keep his hands busy. They help develop fine motor skills, but more importantly, they keep my kids occupied when I need them to give me some peace and quiet.  Let’s take a look… Continue reading

50 Best Gifts Under $50 (many under $20) – Christmas is almost here!

Best Gifts Under $50Every year I have to buy presents for people in my family who already “have everything”. I also buy presents for my neighbors, the teachers at school, and several other random people who are always difficult to find something for. You know what it’s like. We all face this year after year. And that’s the reason I came up with this list of 50 best gifts under $50. Continue reading

Arts and Craft Sets for Kids – Great Christmas Presents

craft sets for kidsArts and craft sets for kids make great Christmas presents. I always enjoy seeing my children making things because they’re having fun while being productive.

When they begin a project there is always a little bit of doubt in their mind, will it work out or not? If it works out first attempt then they feel proud. When it doesn’t work exactly the first time they learn to be persistent and resourceful. These are positive traits to learn as a child.

Personally, I love giving craft sets to my children as gifts because it keeps them busy. Also, I like to see them improving fine motor skills while playing. At first you may not think that a slime kit should be included in the category of arts and crafts. But as soon as you see how much enjoyment your child gets out of this immensely popular hobby, you’ll be happy you bought one. Sewing sets are more traditional but just as popular now as they’ve always been. See more sets for children here… Continue reading

The Essential Guide to Star Wars Kitchen Items – Great For Christmas

Star Wars Kitchen ItemsStruggling to find a Christmas present for your nephew? What about your niece, husband, grandfather, uncle, son or wife? Here’s the essential guide to Star Wars kitchen items. From Star Wars waffle makers to salt and pepper shakers, you’ll love these Star Wars kitchen accessories. You could even redo your kitchen decor to be all things Star Wars.

With so many choices you can give everyone in the family different Star Wars kitchen gadgets and make your Christmas shopping easy. Continue reading

Looking for the Best Barbie Walking Horse this Christmas? Here’s the Dream Horse and more

Barbie Walking Horse Dream Horse 2017When I was a little girl, Christmas was special, but there is one year in particular that really stands out in my memory. There was no Barbie walking horse back then, but it was the year Golden Dream Barbie hit the market. That Christmas was possibly the best ever.

That Barbie doll was one I really wanted. She had a beautiful golden gown and the most important thing on her was her golden hair. She had “real” gold streaks in her long glossy hair. I brushed that hair so often I’m surprised it didn’t fall out.

That was many years ago but Barbie is still one of the most desired presents for little girls now. And Barbie still evokes an emotional response because girls love these dolls so much.

One of the hottest girls’ toys released in 2017 is the Barbie Dream Horse that comes with a choice of a blonde or black hair doll.

And no, that’s not a typo. It is Dream Horse not Dream House!

This Barbie set is going to be one of those standout presents this Christmas. For many little girls, this Barbie DreamHorse set will last in their memories forever. And I’ll explain why. Continue reading

Struggling to Find a Present for a Toddler? Best Toys for Toddlers

Best Toys for ToddlersChristmas is looming and you need to buy presents for a toddler. Toddler toys can be the most satisfying to shop for. The best toys for toddlers are bright and colorful and there are lots of educational toys to help your toddler develop and learn. When you’re buying a present that looks good and helps them learn, everyone feels good about it.

My children are now through the toddler stage, what a shame! When I look at this year’s wonderful offering of the best toys for toddlers, it makes me want to buy them. I hope you find exactly what you’re looking for. The toys are divided into categories to help you make a decision based on the benefits they can offer your child. Continue reading

Find a Christmas Printable for Every Purpose – Lists, Calendars, Wall Art and Projects

Christmas is such a fun time for everyone in the family. If you love to decorate your home, you can find a Free Christmas Printable here to help make it fun. There are so many to choose from, you’ll enjoy them all. There are lists to help you get organized. You’ll also find DIY projects. Print a quote or a wall art image and frame it for your mantel, hang it on your wall or place it on an accent table. Grab these Christmas printables while they’re free. Continue reading

Monkey and Banana Costume Theme

Monkey and Banana Costume Theme for Families or Groups

Looking for a funny family group costume theme for Halloween this year? What about a monkey and banana costume theme which includes the choice of each family member being either a monkey, gorilla, Tarzan, Jane or a banana. These costumes are hilarious if you’re going to a Halloween party or event. For all the details, including prices and where to buy, see more here… Continue reading

Batman Costumes from all the Movies – for Kids and Adults

Batman Costumes from Movie and TV SeriesLet’s face it, when it comes to superheroes, Batman is the best. He wears an awesome Batsuit and he always retains his composure. Whether you’re a toddler of an adult, everyone wants to be Batman. The best thing about the Batman costumes is that they come in all sizes from babies to adults and everything in between.

And Halloween is the best excuse to become Batman. Can you resist? Don’t miss out on getting your costume this year. Batman is very popular and selling fast. Here are the details on the different Batman costumes… Continue reading

Top 5 Cute Baby Halloween Costumes – You’ll Adore Them

Cute Baby Halloween CostumesI used to love dressing my kids in cute baby Halloween costumes. And you don’t need to wait ’till Halloween to enjoy baby and toddler costumes. They can wear them any day of the week.

Not only do children love to be in costume but they also love the way adults smile at them and interact with them when they’re dressed in a precious animal or character costume.

There’s something really good about always having people respond positively to you when they see you. I think this must be a huge confidence boost from an early age. If you’re looking for a baby or toddler costume for Halloween (or for no particular reason at all) then here are five of the best. Take a look, you’ll love them. Continue reading

Wonder Woman Costume – From Infants to Girls and Teens to Women

Wonder Woman CostumeWonder Woman costumes are available for every age. She’s a strong character and right up there with all the other superheroes. So, it’s no wonder the Wonder Woman costume is so popular this Halloween.

Siblings can dress as superheroes to compliment each other and the Wonder Woman costume is perfect as part of a couples superhero theme. Why not get the whole family dressing as superheroes. Here are all the details on the latest and traditional Wonder Woman costumes. Continue reading

The Best Smurfs Costumes for the Entire Family

Smurfs CostumesI used to love Smurfs when I was little and now, all these years later, my kids love these blue skinned creatures. Smurfette was always my favorite and I cherished my little Smurfette plastic toy. Since I played with that toy so much I’m surprised it didn’t get lost. I actually still have it all these years later. It’s no wonder we all love Smurfs Costumes for Halloween. They’re a fun way to enjoy Halloween. If you’re keen to dress as a Smurf, here are the details you need.
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Beauty and the Beast Costumes for Adults and Kids

Beauty and the Beast CostumesThe advantage of Beauty and the Beast is you can dress the whole family in this theme or it’s especially good for couples. Of course, you can also go solo with one of the Beauty and the Beast costumes.

Just choose your favorite and you’re set. The dresses are beautiful for girls and women and the Beast costumes are very impressive, whether you want to dress a man or a toddler. Continue reading

Despicable Me Costumes – Gru, Minions, Kevin, Dave, Stuart and Agnes…

Despicable Me costumesDespicable Me costumes are hot this year. The thing I love best about them is that couples can dress in complementary outfits and they’re also perfect for families where you need lots of different costumes for everyone, including the dog.

If you’re buying Despicable Me costumes for a group you’ll need to get in early. As mentioned, these are very popular costumes and they’re selling fast. Sizes are available for adults and kids so hop online and find what you need, including accessories. Here are all the details you need about the characters and their costumes. Continue reading