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ZIPIT Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids

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The holiday gift buying season is coming to an end and if you’re like me, you still have a bunch of people left to buy for on your list. I know on my own list there are several nieces and nephews to buy for and I want to score points for being “the cool aunt” by picking out the perfect gifts for them.zipit-funThis year, my nieces and nephews have some fun ZIPIT items listed on their Holiday Wish Lists. Have you seen this adorable line of pencil cases and pouches, storage boxes, backpacks and bags before? They are so cute!IMG_8341ZIPIT bags stand out in a sea of boring, unoriginal bags and cases. They are a hot item that every kid seems to know about. My daughter was the one who first told me about them and now she has an entire collection of ZIPIT that she uses for school.
I’ve put together a little ZIPIT Holiday Gift Guide to showcase some gift ideas that you can check out for those left on your list to buy for. Here are some of the coolest ZIPIT gifting items this year:
Grillz Junior Backpack – IPIT Grillz Children Backpack come with built in attitude so you can go through your day in style! The hood, eyes and shimmering grillz combine to make this one cool school bag.grillz-mini-backpackColor Boxes Storage Case – Durable pencil box with a hard, protective shell. It holds up to 60 pens and pencils! It can also store your scissors, sharpeners, crayons, markers, and more. I love this bold geometric design.zipit-colorz-storage-box Talking Monstar Pencil Case – The design features one long zipper that can be fully zipped and unzipped! It’s a cool pencil pouch for boys or girls zipit-talking-monstar-pencil-caseAs an added feature, there’s a free Monstar app that goes with this poiuch and is so  fun and playful. You can download the free app to your iOS or Android device and your pencil case will come to life with a personality of its own! Play games, take photos and videos, and share them with your friends on social media. Here’s a short video showing how it works:

Beast Box Storage Case – keep your school supplies, office supplies and more safe inside this sturdy fabric covered case. This is a cool pencil box for girls and boys of all ages!zipit-beast-box-pencil-case

Shell Backpack – Keep everything safe and sound inside the protective soft shell exterior of this super cool backpack with zipper closure.zipit-shell-backpackMonster 3 Ring Binder Pouch – A 3 ring pencil pouch with a playful Monster smile to protect your school supplies and help you stay organized all year long.Trustzipit-monster-3-ring-pouchTrust me when I say, any ZIPIT product you decide to give as a gift this year will hit it out of the park with the kids on your list! ZIPIT is sold in over 30 countries around the world, the worlds’ major chain stores, and soon in our own specialty retail store and is constantly growing and developing an ever-changing variety of products. To see their full line of products, please visit their site here.  For holiday delivery, shop for ZIPIT products on Amazon here and don’t forget to select expedited (or Prime) shipping at checkout. Happy Holidays!zipit-holiday-gifts

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STEM Toys Holiday Gift Guide for Girls and Boys

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If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’ve heard the term “STEM” used all over the place lately, especially when talking about education. STEM is an acronym and stands for Science Technology, Engineering and Math. stem-1Many school districts and private schools have already began implementing curriculum and activities in schools that integrate these very necessary subjects into fields of study. Very important to remember is that STEM isn’t aimed at just one gender but rather, includes and encourages both genders.stem-merry-and-brightThis holiday season, why not consider giving STEM toys from Educational Insights as gifts to the child(ren) on your list? Educational Insights has so many great ones, designed for all different ages, that’ll make Merry and Bright gifts. Here are just 3 of the many great reasons to do so:

    • STEM gifts help better prepare a child for subject matter in school by providing them with the building blocks to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math.
    • STEM gifts occupy children without the usage of screentime or TV. They’re a great alternative to video games and social media.
    • STEM gifts are perfect for fostering playtime for both parents and children.

stem-gift-guide-geo-safari-jr-talking-microscope-2Here are just a few great STEM toys to consider for this year. Lucky for you, they’re all available for purchase on Amazon, with shipping options that’ll get them to your doorstep in time for the holidays.

Educational Insights GeoSafari® Jr. Talking Microscope – Featuring Bindi Irwin – for Preschoolers! – I love that Bindi Irwin is the face of this product, as I’m a big believer in encouraging girls to take an active interest in all.curricular areas, especially Science. Bindi Irwin shares kid-friendly facts about nature! Take a closer look with the only talking microscope for preschoolers packed with photo-quality images and audio about the amazing, up-close world of animals, plants, everyday items
stem-gift-guide-geo-safari-talking-microscopestem-talking-microscopeLearning Resources 1-2-3 Build It! – Your budding engineer will love using these mix-and-match pieces to build three different modes of transportation—an airplane, a tugboat, or a car (one at a time). Use the play screwdriver to put the large, durable pieces where they go.

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Educational Insights Kanoodle®, Jr.– Puzzle play isn’t just for the big kids anymore! Based on the award-winning Kanoodle® brain game series, Kanoodle Jr. offers on-the-go spatial-reasoning fun with simple-to-follow instructions and large puzzle pieces, perfect for little hands. Kanoodle Jr. includes 60 head-scratching puzzle challenges that easily slide into the Kanoodle Jr. board for solo play—perfect for kids 4–7 stem-holiday-gift-guide-kanoodle-jr

stem-kanoodle-jrEducational Insights Smash Pong™ Game – Ready, aim, smash! Get the whole family poppin’ with the hilariously fun and strategically silly challenge game perfect for kids 7+. Smash Pong!™

Educational Insights GeoSafari® Constellation and Solar System Explorer – Stargaze from any room in the house with this telescope-shaped projector to view all 12 Zodiac constellations in three view modes: celestial, connected, and illustrated. Includes a 28-page explorer guidebook, packed with facts and stories about the constellations.stem-2GeoSafari® Motorized Solar System– Watch the planets rotate just like they do in space with eight motorized planets and a glowing light-up sun. Turn off the lights and project a star show on the ceiling for the ultimate in-room space experience!
stem-motorized-solar-systemEducational Insights Playfoam® Shape & Learn Alphabet Set– Preschoolers can practice making letters and more with this all-new Playfoam set featuring 8 colored Playfoam bricks and 13 double-sided cards for learning letters. Kiddos can place their squishy, squashy Playfoam on top of the letter card to practice molding the letter shapes for alphabet mastery. Make learning last with no-mess, non-stick Playfoam that never dries out!
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As I mentioned before, you can order these STEM Toys and more here through Amazon and select expedited shipping options, including PRIME, to have them here in time for the holidays! That’s a win-win! Good luck finishing your shopping! Happy Holidays!

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Kids Can Create Shareable Holiday Wish Lists With Elfster

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What do you do when you’re in the middle of the holiday season and you still have people left to buy for, but have no idea what to get them? For me, sometimes the hardest people to buy for are family members who live far away, specifically kids. With extended families living further apart and seeing each other less these days, holiday gift buying has become way more stressful. IMG_8341There’s nothing worse than giving a gift you know someone won’t like. Yes, we should all be grateful for what we receive but as a working adult, I don’t want to .spend my hard-earned money on gifts that others won’t really use. Can you relate? elfster-home-pageWell, I think I have the perfect solution! It’s called Elfster! If you haven’t heard of Elfster before, it’s a FREE gift exchange website that makes gift giving easier. This holiday season why not take advantage of Elfster’s Shareable Wish List Maker?  kids-can-create-shareable-holiday-wish-lists-with-elfsterNot only is it easy to put together a Holiday Wish List, it’s also easy to share it with friends and relatives. This definitely makes gift giving way more fun and easy. and will help take the guessing out of your holiday shopping. If you’re the cool aunt, uncle, or grandparent looking to buy the best gift for the little ones in your life, Please keep in mind that Wish Lists aren’t just for kids to create, they also have items for men and women. After all, the holidays aren’t limited to just the children, right?

Do you ever find yourself asking yourself these questions when you’re out shopping:

  • What do they like this week?
  • How old are they, again?
  • What’s their size?
  • Where in the world do I buy a (insert this year’s most popular toy)?

Well, Elfster will definitely help take the guessing out of your holiday shopping and put you at ease. Kids can work with their parents to build a list of everything they want from anywhere online. Then parents can either access it for themselves and their own shopping trips or email it to relatives who want to pick out that special and perfect gift this season and score big points with nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

elfster-will-help-take-the-guessing-out-of-your-holiday-shoppingHere are 4 easy steps to put together a Shareable Wish List on Elfster:

  1. Go to either https://www.elfster.com/ or open up the Elfster app on your mobile device. (The mobile app is pictured below.) elfster-moblie-app
  2. Click on “Convenient Wish Lists” and you’ll find yourself on a page with a search bar asking “What are you wishing for?” This search bar will help you pull up just about anything you want to find. There are a variety of gift categories to select from for men, women, kids, home, entertainment, electronics, occasion and sports. Not only can you search by categories, you also have the option to search by price. Once you see something you’ll like to add to the Wish List, you just click to add it.elfster-categories
  3. After a Wish List is complete, you can email it to friends and relatives who are asking what to buy this year.
  4. If you are the one buying gifts, once you access an Elster Wish List, you have the ability to actually buy the items directly through the list.elfster-popular-guides

It’s so easy and convenient to be able to access an Elfster Shareable Wish List and then buy directly from the list, since every item on the site is connected to where you can purchase it. I wish Elfster was around when I was a kid! Boy have times changed!  Do you have family or friends to buy for still? Why not have them make you a wish list on Elster? It definitely makes holiday shopping a lot easier.

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