The Lille Punkin' Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide10:51 PM
So, you haven't gotten all your shopping done... that's OK! We know what it's like when you have so much to do, and so little time to do it in. We've put together a handful of really great last-minute gift ideas for those hard-to-shop for friends and relatives on your list. Check them out below, and order now for delivery in time for the holidays!
For the Trendy New Mom
New baby things are nice, but mom needs lovely things, as well. If she doesn't already have the Boba Wrap, it's one of the best ways to travel with the little one. If she does, we suggest getting her the Boba Vest this holiday season. Availability is limited, but we managed to snag one on Amazon.com in our favorite grey color. It's snuggly, warm, and a great way to get out and about while keeping you and baby warm while wearing the Boba carrier!
For the Family Know-it-All
If you've been beaten time and again at Trivial Pursuit by one of your kin, it may be time to feed their need for knowledge with one of the best sources of facts and figures available today. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 is page after page of stuff you didn't know and stuff you didn't know you wanted to know! Available in paperback and Kindle ebook, it's packed with the trends and events that made 2013 a truly spectacular year. Take the good -- and the bad -- of the past 365 days and put them in an easy to find format. This is a great collector's item that can be referred to again and again.
The Budding Builder
If whirring machines and battery-chomping baby toys are NOT on your wish list this year, you'll appreciate the simple beauty of the essential building block set. The Skip Hop Giraffe Safari Nest and Play Blocks Set is a sturdy, wooden block set that older babies and toddlers will enjoy looking at, stacking, and then knocking down. The included balls can fit inside, giving curious minds another dimension of play! Non-toxic and safe, these are perfect for children ages 18 months and up!
The Frugal Chef
Mumi and Bubi Freezer Storage Trays are perfect for little portions of purees, puddings, juices and more, ensuring that they stay fresh for longer than in the fridge and are ready to pop out and thaw for your baby's next meal. They also work well for "sneaking" in veggies via purees you put into sauces and stews. The colorful, BPA-free, PVC-free, non-toxic trays with lids stack easily for efficient freezer storage, and they come with a starter supply of 27 recipes to help get you cookin' and freezin'!
The Musical Snowbird
Freezing temps are not the best part of the holidays, but with a little melodic inspiration, it's easy to take a trip to someplace exotic and sunny! The Recess Monkey Desert Island Disc is a collection of smooth tunes that embrace the spirit of sandy toes and afternoons chillaxin' by the seashore. For those of us who have been afraid to venture outside for fear of frostbite, these ultra-hip melodies with relateable lyrics are a nice alternative to the continuous loop of Jingle Bells and Mannheim Steamroller. Like ever other Recess Monkey album we've reviewed, this is the type of music that parents and kids can enjoy together; they are not quite juvenile, but contain the light-hearted messages that feel light on the soul and easy on the ears.... Snag this album now, and fight the stress of the season!
The Gadget Lover
If your giftee never leaves home without their mobile device, it might be time to give them a literal "hand" with their multitasking needs. With Mobio Pivot, you can use Skype™ or FaceTime™ without hands and your device is always at the perfect angle. Mobio Pivot becomes a handsfree, motionless tripod when you take photos or shoot movies. Then, when you want to review what your shot, Mobio Pivot holds your device so all can see. Now, waking up to music, playing games, showing presentations, reading books, cooking with recipes, are all easier and more ergonomic. Unlike other stands with limited flexibility and clunky design, Mobio Pivot is a precision-made, sleek, and elegant piece of art that enhances your experience with mobile technology.
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