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The Holiday season is quickly approaching and that means it is time to buy for all the kids and teens on your holiday gift list. Are you confused? Not sure to what get them that will really WOW them? Make sure to check out my Gifts for Kids and Teens for some holiday gift inspiration!
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Gifts for Kids and Teens
Gifts for Kids
Omano JuniorScope Microscope
The new Omano JuniorScope is the perfect microscope for your young scientist. The JuniorScope is a high quality, easy to use microscope built with kids in mind. With the JuniorScope, your kids can look at everything from plant cells to water bears. Unlike other children’s microscopes, the JuniorScope has precision glass optics, is easy to use, and gives a crystal clear image of what is on the slide.
The JuniorScope is a real compound microscope with low and high settings, has high quality, glass optics and magnification from 40-400x and operates anywhere on 3 AA batteries.
ZURU Mayka Toy Block Tape
The original Mayka Toy Block Tape instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for toy building blocks, figures and accessories. Build around corners, up windows and on all your favorite objects to MAYKA 3D brick world! Simply cut, shape, then stick your toy block tape anywhere. Mayka Tape is reusable and compatible with all leading toy brick brands. So, discard those boring old toy block base plates and take your building and creativity to new heights.
Since 2003, Pillow Pet® plush folding stuffed animals have been bringing smiles to the faces of all ages. Pillow Pets plush folding stuffed animals add true function to that warm and wonderful feeling by combining the security of a stuffed animal with the functionality of a pillow. Made of high quality, super soft chenille, Pillow Pets plush folding stuffed animals make the most precious snuggle pal for you or your loved one.
Pillow Pets come in a variety of collections, including:
- The Original Folding Plush animals
- Examples: Emojis, Unicorn, Elephant, Bunny, Puppy, Monkey
- Sweet Scented Pets
- Animals that smell sweet, like Blueberry Muffin Bear, Milkshake Cow, and Popcorn Panda
This year’s Hess Toy Truck is the Hess Dump Truck and Loader. It’s the first-ever dump truck in the Hess Toy Truck fleet, and the heaviest, most complex truck Hess has ever made, with tons of features that make it better than ever.
Hess has also partnered with Baylor College of Medicine to develop a STEM curriculum with 8 new lessons using the 2017 Hess Dump Truck and Loader as a learning tool to help teach core STEM concepts. You can download the curriculum for free at HessToyTruck.com.
Hess Toy Trucks are available at their website here.
Oonies are the coolest way to create! Take an Oonies pallet, place it in the inflator and watch it magically grow into an Oonie! They stick to each other so you can make amazing creatures and designs! No glue. No water, no mess. Just air filled balls of amazing fun! They’re Oonies! Inflate, create and make ’em great!
Available at major retailers including Amazon .
The HOT toy of the year, Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble.
Fingerlings are available at all major retailers and Amazon.
Kids can be pretty easy to buy for but teens? That is a whole other ball game! Ask a teen what they want for the holidays and you are likely to get a grunt and a shoulder shrug….that’s why I’m excited to show you these fun and unique gifts that your teens will love!
Gifts for Teens
The HP Sprocket Smartphone Printer makes it easy to capture your favorite moments. This perfectly portable printer lets you print fun 2 x 3” (5 x 7.6 cm) stickable photos from your smartphone, just as easily as posting them.
The Sprocket is for purchase on hp.com, Amazon.com and bestbuy.com.
Limited Edition Hockey Coins
These limited edition packs are packaged in blind packs so you don’t know what you are getting until the package is opened. Sealed blind pack for $100 or as a collector box with four randomly inserted coins for $499. The collector box includes one of three rarer coins and comes with a display that holds up to 20 coins.
Only 6,600 coins total made:
- 5000 coins colored silver (i.e. Connor McDavid from Edmonton)
- 1000 coins high relief silver (i.e. Sidney Crosby from Pittsburgh)
- 500 coins frosted silver (i.e. Patrick Roy from Montreal)
- 100 coins ¼ oz 24 kt gold (i.e. Wayne Gretsky from Edmonton)
To order Upper Deck Hockey coins please visit their website here.
The Barnacle and The Barnacle + – 100% water proof speakers that are a great gift for guys or gals of all ages!
The Barnacle + is the world’s first 100% fully waterproof, floatable speaker with a 4GB built-in flash drive that can store up to 1,000 songs. It is designed to float with the speaker side facing up to always keep your tunes afloat, and allows for hands free calling, so, that you don’t have to be tethered to your phone to take calls (especially helpful if you’re floating with your Barnacle in the pool/ocean/tub!).
It comes in a variety of colors and designs to suit any mood, and has basically merged convenience with functionality to redefine the possibilities of waterproof speakers. So, now, kids and adults can take their tunes anywhere! From the pool, to the shower, to surfing, skiing and biking around the neighborhood. With the built-in suction design, users can stick the speaker to any smooth surface, making it possible to bring more music more places. And, with the small size, you can stash it in your bag and go!
Celebrate your teens love of their favorite PA sports team with a CatStudio Penn State Pillow.
Inspired by a love of world culture and art, catstudio‘s original geography collection is a timeless ode to geography and craftsmanship. These iconic hand-embroidered pillows embrace a love of travel and discovery with a twist of humor, nostalgia, and hand-craftsmanship. Available in over 200 designs, with new products and designs constantly being added to the collection. In addition to the original geography pillows, catstudio also offers their designs on dish towels, glasses, and many other items as well.
Check out the local Pennsylvania and Penn State designs on their website here.
Make sure to check out my recent appearance on PA Live where I talk about all of these great gift ideas for your kids and teens!