The Christmas shopping crunch is on, but you don’t have to go on a hunt for the best gifts. We have found all of the hottest toys for the kids, a special something for your special someone, and products that you will want to buy for yourself as a treat.
These easy-to-use scooters are the highest rated scooters for 3-5 year olds who love the fun, safe-to-steer design. The nonmarking wheels offer a smooth ride that parents love. M-Cro scooters are available for all age groups. $80 www.microkickboard.com
Imaginative Maryellen Larkin™ has hazel eyes that open and close, and her long strawberry-blond hair is worn in a high ponytail with sideswept bangs. She comes in an authentic 1950s outfit and the Maryellen Classic Book One. Part of the Be Forever collection, this doll will hold a special place in your child’s heart. $115 www.americangirl.com
Easy, fast and delicious, this fuel-free cooker can bake, boil or fry a meal for up to eight, using only the sun day or night, thanks to the optional Thermal Battery accessory which now enables you to solar cook at night. This is the perfect gift for moms and dads. $550 www.gosunstove.com
This bottle is perfect for the photographer in your life and boasts a stainless steel lining and a screw top lid – making it ideal for use as a travel mug. It’s perfect to show off with when you ask the local barista to add an extra shot to your morning Americano. $24 www.modcloth.com
The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, perfect for the whole family, and somebody’s bound to get splatted! Just put some delicious whipped cream from home or the wet sponge on the “hand” of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handles. $20 www.pieface.hasbro.com
A surprise for your eyes, HOLIDAY SPECS are a one-of-a-kind holiday favorite – perfect for everyone. These special holographic lenses miraculously transform Christmas lights into magical figures of candy-canes, angels, stars, ornaments, snowflakes, gingerbreadmen, elves, reindeer, snowmen and even Santa! $1 per pair www.holidayspecs.com
Turn everyday objects into touchpads, connect the world around you to your computer, and invent incredible things. This kid is perfect for all ages. $50 www.makeymakey.com
Looking for a gift the whole family can enjoy for years to come? How about an IN GROUND trampoline? Much safer and better looking, but just as much fun! Excellent quality and easy installation (no retaining walls). Avyna Pro-Line USA offers 3 color choices. 10 year warranty. Save $50 and get free shipping with code: JOY. http://www.trampolinesinground.com/ Instagram: @avynaprolineusa #bestChristmasever #parenting #gifts #holidays #Christmas
Get the best quality footwear for every child with these fine leather shoes. They will quickly become a wardrobe staple and range in sizes 2-13 for boys and girls. $40 www.elephantito.com
Give Mom a Night Out! Painting with a Twist is the answer! A little bit of paint, wine, and a whole lot of fun! Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with local artists. Classes are $35 or $45 for 2 or 3 hour classes. Gift Certificates are available in any denomination. Available at ww.paintingwithatwist.
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This state of the art robot is buildable and easy to use. Standing almost 4 feet tall the Meccanoid G15 KS uses advanced technology and 10 motors to deliver even more realistic movement to its arms head and feet. $300 www.meccano.com
These cuddly pals are here to give you unconditional love, laughter, and even a little touch of magic whenever you need it. Come on a journey that fulfills your ultimate pet-lovin’ dreams, where your imagination can soar and you can enjoy enchanted adventures with a very special pet friend! $96 www.hasbro.com
Bring literary classics to your kids with this beautiful book that tells the story of the “Iliad.” Perfect for kids ages 8-12, this mythological tale will help get your kids excited about literature and learning. $20 www.candlewick.com
Tampa Bay Lightning fans rejoice! We have partnered with the Bolts for this exclusive giveaway. Winners will receive tickets to see the Bolts, a signed puck, lanyard, shirt, glasses, bag, and more. To enter, visit TBParenting.com/GoBolts.