Welcome to our 2018 gift guide! We’re sharing some of our favorite gift ideas this season, to help you with your holiday shopping. You’ll find great gift ideas for everyone in your life including kids, teens, adults and even babies or new moms. Of course, we’ve got some goodies for the pets or to stuff in stockings too! We’ve received samples of some of the products featured, and have included some affiliate links, though opinions are always our own.
Magna-Tiles are the are the non-tech toy that kids of all ages will play with for years to come! The Magna-Tiles Freestyle Set ($74.50) is a great set to get you started as it is a 40-piece set with the new patented “X” shape with nine free-moving magnets that allow for building in any direction. The more sets you get the more items you can make! Add in the new Magna-Tiles Stardust Set ($29.99) which is a 15-piece set that features tiles with mirrors and glitter! These are educational and fun as kids use their creative skills with imaginative free play.
From games to outdoor toys, YULU has everything you need to fill an adventurous wish list. YULU expands their spy line of games with the introduction of Hackathon and Cut the Wire. For an adult party game they have Pacemaker Extreme where you must outwit your opponent while keeping up the speed. Tic Tac Tongue is a fun game for younger players where you get to wear a lizard mask and flip cards with your lizard tongue. Kids can throw extreme distances with the Helix Hyper Ball as awesome outdoor fun alone or with a group. YULU toys are unique and fun for the whole family! You can find yours at a Target near you and prices vary from $9.99 to $29.99.
Calling all sushi fans! Roll into the new Flying Sushi Kitchen action game from RedwoodVentures! Whether you love sushi or not Flying Sushi Kitchen puts your competitive skills to the test as you pluck pieces of floating sushi rolls from mid-air, which stream from the bamboo shoots, in a mad dash scramble to fill your sushi order and rack up enough tickets to beat the competition. Use the special, kid-friendly chopsticks to fill your order before time runs out. Add a little wasabi and ginger, don’t miss the spicy tuna roll, nab that smoked salmon – and hurry! Get yours for $24.99.
One toy that offers creativity both outdoors or indoors is the OgoBILD POD ($40.00) from OgoSport. PERFECT for kids who love constructive play. The kit that will inspire numerous building projects and you could add a sheet for added fun. With its connective tubes and interchangeable rubber balls, POD allows kids to design all sorts of flexible, moveable, and innovative structures. From creating geometric shapes and 3D objects that can bounce, to building forts to camp out in, kids will expand on their STEAM skills with POD…and have a blast doing it!
PlayMonster has something for everyone! Kids and family games, incredible STEM products, smooth-riding mix-and-match cars, sleek and modern baby and toddler toys that inspire open ended play and discovery, and so much more! Some picks include My Fairy Garden Unicorn Paradise ($24.99) which is a toy that’s also a real, live garden! Chrono Bomb: Night Vision ($29.99) is a game with a super secret spy mission where kids use the included clamps and long string to create a “laser” field to crawl through! Don’t Rock the Boat ($21.99) is a game where you take turns trying to balance your pirate pieces on the ship, but if you rock the boat and send some mateys overboard!
Celebrating more than 25 years of Pig-tastic fun is the awesome game Pass the Pigs ($13.50)! Rack up points by rolling the pig-dice but be careful not to ”Pig Out.” This is a classic party game enjoyed by kids and adults alike! It’s small size means you can pack this in a bag for fun while traveling making this on-the-go fun wherever you are!
An educational tech toy, the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is a wonderful gift idea that will help children learn to code with over 70 step by step challenges. Simply build the wand and use a computer or tablet t make the magic happen, while earning rewards and unlocking secrets. Available for $99.99 at Amazon.com
Fun on the farm for ages 5 and up, the Barn with Silo from Playmobil features a working silo, so children can feed the chickens and cow! Simply remove the silos roof, add in the feed through the top, and tilt the spout to release feed into the bucket! This set includes an assortment of pieces for active play, where imaginations can run wild. Available for $69.99.
The NEW LaurDIY craft kit collection from Mattel features colorful and fun home décor crafts. Designed in conjunction with YouTube entertainer Lauren Riihimaki a.k.a. LaurDIY who has 18+ million social media followers who take her advice to “cutify your space!” The cute Balloon Unicorn Kit can be used to create a balloon-shaped plush unicorn with a gold horn and colorful and sparkly embellishments and the Letter Board Kit is used to decorate and personalize a stylish board and then use it to write fun messages on. These items will be available for purchase in the US exclusively at participating Target stores with prices ranging from $14.99 to $19.99.
Glitter is shiny and fun, and Glitter! A Celebration of Sparkle is sure to dazzzle that glitter loving teen on your holiday gift list this year! This book is filled with everything that you’ve ever wanted to know about glitter, including fun facts and even a few pull-out glitter-quote cards to frame and hang. Of course, it’s also got some super fun ideas for glitter and even some sparkly fun DIY tutorials to aid in the glitter fun! You can pick up your copy of Glitter! A Celebration of Sparkle on Amazon.com for $11.72
Active play is important for big kids too! The award-winning OgoDisks introduces new names to their disk lineup: GRIP ($30), MAX ($30), FORA MINI ($25) and MINI ($25) – hand trampolines for balls. These are fun at the beach, tailgate, party or even in the backyard and teens and adults both will want to get in on the fun! Also check out Ogominton ($25) with a slow motion ball for slightly easier game play. Burn off that energy and test your throwing + catching skills to see how many you can volley back and forth!
It’s no secret that teens love music and the Soundot AF1 FM Headphones are a top gift idea for iPhone lovers this holiday season. Featuring a 15mm woofer and 7mm tweeter dual-driver design, these headphones won’t miss a beat without internet because they can tune directly into FM radio via the built-in FM receiver! Voted “Best In Show” in 2018, the Soundot AF1 FM Headphones are available for under $70 at Amazon.com.
From calendars and notecards, to puzzles and pens, Galison Publishing has a ton of great gift ideas for the teen in your life. You’re bound to find the perfect something here. The MoMA Abstract Pen Set are the perfect writing tools to pair with this adorable Festive Furry Friends Deluxe Notecard Collection. The Advent Forrest Square Boxed 1000 Piece Puzzle will provide hours of entertainment, and perhaps some family fun. You’ll find these gift ideas starting at $16.99.
Topping wish lists of teens everywhere, the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset is the hottest tech gift on the market. The world’s First Standalone VR Headset with WorldSense provides hundreds of incredible experiences at your fingertips. A game-changer in technology the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR Headset is fully self-sufficient, allowing the user to enjoy VR from anywhere at any time. Ultra-crisp Quad HD display, wide field of vision and WorldSense body tracking with all the VR apps from Google’s Daydream, and you’ll be blurring the line between virtual and reality. Available for $399.99 at Amazon.com
Teens love makeup and Eddie Funkhouser is one of the hottest brands on the market right now. The Twisted Kiss Collection is perfect for gifting and includes all 5 shades of the popular Matte Lip Pencil, that gives you control of a lipstick, with the coverage and ease of a twist-up lip crayon. Crank up the rockstar vibe with this velvety lip color that lasts all day. This makeup line is cruelty-free and contains no soy, parabens and is also gluten free and non-GMO. Available for $54.
ooly is the perfect place to shop for that teenager on your list. Full of fun writing and art gift ideas, I’m sure you will find that perfect something for them! The Be Bold and Creative Writing Set ($29.99) features and assortment of fun and colorful writing instruments and the Unicorn Write Stuff Gift Set ($29.99) is perfect for anyone who loves unicorns! It’s a complete writing set with pens, pencils, stationary and stickers!
Playtime is important from birth and that’s why I adore the selection of baby toys from Edushape. They are perfect for little baby hands and make wonderful holiday gifts. The Happy Kitten is an adorable toy that helps provide comfort and stimulation in babies. The Soft Pal Set of 3 are a set of smaller soft animal toys that are great for babies while teething. Each of these toys are age appropriate for birth up and retail for $19.99.
The Gymotion® Lay To Sit-Up Play by Yookidoo is a great gift for babies ages 0-12 months. With 3 stages, babies will get play time on their tummies and backs, and it will also grow with them as they grow, allowing babies to sit in its portable seat. With movable and removable toys, I’m anticipating this one to be a favorite! This toy is fold-able for easy storage, a bonus for parents! Available at Amazon.com for $70.99
For the baby who is teething, Itzy Ritzy is where you can get the most adorable teething toys. You’ll find Silicone Teethers in an assortment of shapes like ice cream cone, fox and cupcake at Itzy Ritzy; along with Teething Mitts that just the most genius idea ever! Perfect for baby’s little hands, you won;t need to worry about baby tossing these teethers out of reach. These Teething Mitts are available in Fox, Cactus and Pineapple. Priced at just $8.99 each, these cute teething toys are perfect for baby’s first stocking.
For the mom to be, Bump Boxes ($39.99) are a great gift idea in the form of a monthly box filled with 4-8 full size healthy and fun pregnancy products! Each box is different, so mom will have plenty to pamper herself with! Bitsy Box ($49.99) is a newborn gift box full of products just for baby and can be gender neutral, and also tailored for a boy or a girl.
From Yookidoo,the Sensory Bath Mobile is a game changer when it comes to baby bath time. This one of a kind mobile features colorful spinning and squirting flowers and a bird that swivels and sprays a gentle stream of water. Fitting both baby tubs and full size bathtubs, the Sensory Bath Mobile is completely portable and perfect for making bath-time more fun for newborns, babies and toddlers. Available for $34.95 at Amazon.com
KiddoLab is a new brand that supports the initiative to provide babies with a solid foundation for the development of early skills during play. the Star Projector Night Light Musical Crib Mobile. This rotating musical mobile projects a stellar light show of moons and stars onto the ceiling. Calming music and soothing sounds can be set to continuous or to stop after 15 minutes. Made from BPA-Free materials and CPSC Certified, this precious Star Projector Night Light Musical Crib Mobile can be installed with little effort and will provide baby with many comforts at bed time. Cost $39.99
Also from KiddoLab are fun toys like the My Little Driver Musical Activity Wheel ($29.99) that features a soft fabric wheel and light up buttons that play music. The Musical Baby Microphone My Little Rockstar ($16.55) features a bright and colorful design, light up buttons and musical sound effects. Use code OUTNUMBERED25 to save 25% off your order!
Many new moms breastfeed, so the Motif Duo is a wonderful gift idea this holiday season. It is Motif‘s first double electric breast pump. Moms will appreciate the features like – lightweight, handheld with 10 expression settings, 10 massage levels, and a memory option. This lithium ion battery breast pump is portable and can be used for single or double pumping.
Thirty five years after first introducing what would become one of the most popular action figures of all time and revolutionizing the toy and entertainment industries with a whole new way to play with favorite tv, movie, sport and music characters, Mego is back by popular demand! These action figures have held a huge place in the hearts of their dedicated fans and now new generations can enjoy them! The first wave features 18 characters that fans know and love, with only 10,000 limited edition figures per character available. More waves are quickly following! Product is available exclusively at Target ranging from $14.99 to $29.99.
For the crafter in your life, becker&mayer offer an assortment of unique crafting kits to help get those creative juices flowing. Transform ordinary stones into beautiful pieces of art with the Stone Garden Transfer Art ($24.99). This kit included everything that you need to get started, including the stones, and extra transfers to make even more lovely stone art pieces. The Handcrafted Lip Balms ($19.99) kit makes DIY natural beauty projects easy and includes everything your gift recipient will need, as well as instructions to make 12 different types of lip balms.
Everyone needs a wireless speaker in their life and the iHome iBT68 Color Changing Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Speakerphone is a perfectly giftable one for anyone on your list. Featuring a battery life of up to 8 hours, speakerphone capability and four different LED color effects, this bluetooth speaker is small and portable, so it can be taken anywhere. Grab yours for just $26.95 at Amazon.com
From fun interactive toys for budding scientists to the Shark Week Vineyard Vines collection, Discovery has something that everyone on your list will love! The Womens Shark Week Whale Line Classic Tote is a bag with bite! For the pool, beach or boat this shark-themed women’s tote makes waves. A perfect partnership with Shark Week to create casual gear and accessories to celebrate the favorite parts of summer! Look for the new holiday shirts in the Shark Week/Vineyard Vines collection as well and show off your Christmas spirit with Santa and sharks!
Flowers are a perfect way to show you care and as always, Teleflora has you covered this season with an assortment of gorgeous holiday bouquets. Their beautiful made-by-hand bouquets are delivered directly to your door. Their Teleflora Table collection includes all-new floral arrangements and beautiful keepsake vases. Teleflora’s Cardinals In The Snow Ornament is one of my favorites and is a beautiful tribute to loved ones who have passed, whom many of us like to remember during the holiday season. prices start at $59.99.
Every girl needs a little pampering in her life and the Mini Collection Gift Set from Lifetherapy is the perfect gift to start her journey of scent and mood. This set includes mini hydrating lotions and mini body wash & bubbling bath in all 5 of Lifetherapy’s signature fragrances – Grounded, Energized, Inspired, Loved, and Transformed. Each of these are travel sized, so they’re perfect to take along on trips, or enjoy at home. Available for $39
Joining the world of Stikbot from Zing are the new Stikbot Monsters and Dinos that let aspiring stop-motion animation movie makers create themed pop-up movie scenes right at home. With over 360 million views on YouTube, Stikbot continues to turn kids into creative stop-motion animation moviemakers, letting their imagination run wild. They are easy to pose figures, built with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface. With the free Stikbot Studio app kids can snap individual photos and stitch them together into a film, complete with built-in music and sound effect options. Share creations using #Stikbot and see what others are making all over the world! Found at Target, Walmart and Five Below as well as Walmart Exclusives from $4.99 – $9.99.
Continuing with the squish craze comes the new Smooshy Mushy line full of exciting, super S-Q-U-I-S-H-Y, slow-rise surprises! Smooshy Mushy Cup ‘n Cakes and Bentos. Open up your hot coca to-go cup and see which NEW, sweet smelling, pet and bestie you received or with one Bento character with 2 unique scented Besties and much more! Available at Walmart ranging from $9.99 to $14.94.
The world’s most poopular Emoji just got wee bit stickier! Meet Sticky the Poo from Hog Wild! This poo sticks. . .to the floors, the walls, even the ceiling! It’s super squishy, sticky surface and moldable middle let it “splat” and stick to just about any flat surface. Then pull it off and start all over again. Available in three different faces; collect and “splat” them all! Get yours at Amazon, Walmart and JC Penny for $5.99.
Radz collectible line of toy candy dispensers, comes in four festive holiday related characters: Frosty the Snowman, Toddy the Elf, Santa Claus, and Rudolf the reindeer. Other styles include DC Characters, Jurassic World, Unicorn Foam Radz, Unicorn Twistz and more so there is a Radz design out there to appeal to each child. Each Radz character comes with a pack of delicious Radz candy. Twist the characters top, pop open the bottom or open the mouth to get the candy! Look for these at a Target, Walmart and other stores near you for $2.49 – $4.99.
Playfoam ($8.99) is a great gift idea to bring out a child’s imagination and creative side. They can form and sculpt with this non-toxic and mess free foam that never gets muddy or dries out! It’s great for building dexterity and is wonderful for sensory play. Playfoam Pals ($7.99) are available in a 2 pack, and are the same squishy foam, with a fun surprise “pal” inside.
Bulls i Toy has a wide variety of toys to fit any stocking! The CUB3D BLOCK2BOT ($7.99) lets you twist and lock from Block 2 Bot to create your very own figure or design! Putty Tins ($5.99) From Brainstem Goo Lab lets your little ones have hours of creative fun without the sticky residue. Bounce it, stretch it, mold it, twist it, snap it, squeeze it, and sculp it! Poo Goo: Unicorn Poo ($2.99) is a sensory explosion as it feels like liquid but plays like goo! LOLs are as popular as ever and now there are LOL Mini Tins (4.99) which offer different characters to collect with surprises including magnets, puffy stickers, charms, and mini wristlets! Squee-Zoo-Balls (9.99) are ADORABLE slow rise squishes that are also a super soft plush that is shaped in a round ball! These are all trendy toys that kids of multiple ages will LOVE!
The Wonderbag is one of those things that everyone needs one of. It’s a a simple but revolutionary non-electric, portable slow cooker that continues to cook food without the use of electricity or fuel for up to 12 hours, after it has been brought to a boil. Simply drop your pot in and be done. This is perfect for pot lucks, camping, you name it! The Wonderbag can also work to keep your food cold. Handcrafted in their South African factory, $1 of each Wonderbag purchase is donated to the Wonderbag Foundation to host WonderFeasts in vulnerable communities around the world. Prices start at $39.99.
Mosquitoes are a total nuisance and anyone that lives in warmer climates still has to deal with them during the holiday season. Just pop the Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent on your patio table and your guests won’t have to run indoors for cover. Rechargeable, scent-free, compact and powerful, just a simple touch of a button turns the Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent on to create a 110 square foot mosquito protection zone. You can grab yours for $44.59 at Amazon.com
For all of your holiday printing needs, Epson has you covered with a great new line of printers, including the Expression ET-2750 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer has a scanner and copier built in and offers wireless printing. This cartridge-free printer is easy to fill thanks to its super-sized ink tanks, to print up to 5,200 pages. Available at Amazon.com and other retailers for $299.99.