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2017 Gift Guide: Last Minute Kids Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

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Christmas is just over a week away. Are you done shopping, wrapping, and getting ready for the big day? I’m not! I still have a few last minute gifts to get, stocking stuffers to buy, and let’s not get started with the wrapping. I have a feeling I’ll be spending a good chunk of next week wrapping after my littles are in bed because I am determined not to be up until 4 am again on Christmas morning. Those last minute items I have to get? Well here’s a few fun suggestions!

Charminis – The set comes with over 60 charm pieces so you can put together endless charm combinations to create customized jewelry like never before. Select several sweet treat and fashion icons charm pieces that you want to turn into a charm. Brush with water, stack all the pieces together and watch as they instantly fuse! It’s as easy as that – no glue needed. When finished, add the jump ring so that you can wear your charm and allow it to set for a few minutes. Don’t forget to admire the charming cuteness of your creation! Use the jewelry stand as your work space and drying station. It’s a complete charm-making studio with a stylish design you will want to display in your room. Get creative with Charminis and show off your finished charms and finished pieces of jewelry!. Charminis Jewelry studio includes a glaze pot, a mini bush, a jewelry tree, six nylon cords, two safety clasps, and over 60 tasty charm pieces. 

Crate Creatures – Break into the crate to unbox your new beast friend. Use the crowbar to pop the lock and open your creatures crate. Pull his tongue and creature vibrates, makes fun noises and has glowing eyes. A motion sensor inside creature reacts when they’re upside down, knocked over, or laying down. Record your voice and creature will play back your message in creature voice! Each creature comes with 45+ unique creature sounds and with its favorite food, which unlocks chomping sounds when placed in mouth.

Twinkle Play Tents – From Jay@Play, creators of the popular FlipaZoo and Playbrites, comes the super fun play tent that moves and change colors to music and sounds. Go inside and play your favorite song out loud and watch how the tent lights up to the sounds all day long! Twinkle Tents come in two styles to be enjoyed. Kids can go for an epic adventure in the Dragon Lair or be the belle of the ball in the Princess Palace. Each tent also comes with one carrying bag and one star light unit.


Monster Treads Mega Wheels – TOMY’s John Deere lineup features the newest Monster Treads which is filled with more souped-up action and features than ever before, perfect for your little one’s next adventure and dream filled imagination! And for the first-time, Monster Treads have expanding tires!

Luna Petunia Amazia Garden Figure Playset – Amazia is full of incredible and beautiful places, but no place is as pretty as Luna’s garden. This play set includes an exclusive 3.5” garden themed Luna figure, colorful plants, the magical fun mirror cave and more. Press a button to see the flower magically grow or walk Luna and her friends down the crystal-studded path! 

Tonka Tinys Rescue Response Station – Take your Tonka Tinys on an epic adventure through the Rescue Response Station Playset! This ultimate playset features 3 levels of Tonka Tinys fun. Launch your vehicles over the flames, through the cinder block wall, and down the main gravity ramp! Store up to 8 Tinys vehicles on level one. The Rescue Response Station Playset includes 3 exclusive Tinys vehicles and is compatible with every vehicle in the line. All Tonka Tinys playsets can be connected to expand your Tonka Tinys world! 

Atari Plug & Play Joystick –  Based on the iconic Atari 2600 gaming console, the Atari Classic Games Joystick plugs directly into your TV and offers ten different classic Atari games including Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Missile Command and more! The games feature retro graphics and all the original gameplay, without all the cartridges. Plug directly into your TV to play 10 classic Atari video games! Authentic 80’s graphics, sounds, and gameplay. Includes Adventure, Asteroids, Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Millipede, Missile Command, Real Sports Volleyball, and Warlords!

Doc McStuffins All-In-One Nursery – Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins is learning all about baby care thanks to her role as a Chief Resident. Preschoolers can nurture and care for their baby dolls right alongside Doc with the All-in-One Nursery – an adorable role-play center full of exciting doctor features and accessories to explore! Use Doc’s portable electronic patient laptop to diagnose, featuring a light-up screen, sounds and lullaby music. The light & sound stethoscope is perfect for checking baby’s heartbeat. When it’s time for a checkup, measure baby’s height and weight on the scale and use the special nursery tools. After the checkup is complete, give the baby patient a bandage from the sticker dispenser. When it’s time for a nap, spin the baby mobile and rock the cradle – the best prescription for sweet dreams! 

STEM Toys Monthly Subscription Box – Available for ages 3-4, 5-7, and 8-13. For just $19.99 each a month (free shipping) Amazon will send you a new STEM toy for your child to enjoy.

Cars 3 Mack Mobile Tool – Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 Mack’s Mobile Tool Center brings the ultimate Cars 3 experience straight to your home. The set features a large Mack that opens to reveal 24 play tools and pieces, including a Lightning McQueen vehicle with removable tires for practicing your speedy tune ups and tire rotations. Mack’s side doors transform into storage displays for hanging your awesome pit crew tools. The truck bed doubles as a rising lift to elevate McQueen when performing tune ups and fixes. The bed also features a drop-down ramp so McQueen can roll off to the races when you’re done tuning up. Use the light and sounds control center to evaluate what McQueen needs fixing and when you’ve finished, pack up your tools, close the Mack Truck and use the handle to take Mack and McQueen on the go with you. Press Mack’s hat to turn on his headlights and rev his engine. Mack’s Mobile Tool Center includes 24 pieces.

Make Your Own Bath Bombs Arts and Craft Kit – It’s time to transform your bath with fizzy bubbles, fun color, and a fantastic fragrance. With this kit, you’ll learn the science behind creating the perfect fizz and make up to 12 colorful bath bombs in five different shapes—right in your own kitchen. Then dunk them in a bathtub full of water to release the sensational strawberry kiwi scent.

American Girl Doll – Is there one thing your child really wants for Christmas? For us, It’s an American Girl Doll. Our daughter has been talking about one for weeks and little does she know this gorgeous doll will be waiting for her Christmas morning. I never had one growing up, but seeing the excitement of my daughter talk about these dolls is heartwarming. This weekend we’ll be heading to our local store (at Park Meadows Mall) where she can browse around and loo at everything they offer. 

American Girl offers a variety of dolls from bitty babies which are for toddlers and older to their Historical Characters which come with a book about that dolls story. There are so many dolls to choose from and I love that you can find a doll to look similar to your little one. In addition to dolls they have doll clothing, accessories, and doll & me matching outfits. The possibilities are endless with American Girl and it could be your little ones new BFF.


Need stocking stuffers? Check out my list of 65+ Stocking Stuffers for under $5 (they all ship free). 

More gift ideas? Check out my $50 and under Kids Gift Guide!




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Brenda Haines

Friday 19th of January 2018

I am going to have to get my son a crate creature for his birthday.


Thursday 18th of January 2018

This is a great list. My grandchildren would really enjoy these presents.

Jess Housel

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

What a great round up of toys and craft items. I remember having an Atari as a kid!


Sunday 14th of January 2018

These toys are really cool and fun for the kiddos. Love it.

Dandi D

Friday 12th of January 2018

These are some really great ideas I know my kids would love!

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