The 2015 "Don't Wait for the Last-Minute" Gift Guide!

We have so many great things to tell you about this holiday season. We've shared recipes, craft ideas, and even some gift guides for book lovers and stocking stuffers. The rest of these fantastic items are for going under the tree. We may have saved the best for last, but don't wait too long to order! Shipping in time for the big day must happen soon.

1. RiQ Robot Building Kit (PCS Edventures, $229.00) - My son is so into robotics, and this kit is sure to be his favorite thing under the tree this year. With all the components kids need to be up and running under a half hour, it's a robot that teaches kids to program in the most simple of ways! With high-quality parts, a full-color instructional booklet, and more ideas for incorporating all of your child's building sets (such as K'nex and LEGO), In addition to the brain and all the gears and motors needed to make it go, you'll find a bluetooth dongle, ultrasonic sensor, infrared sensor, light sensor, touch sensor, and LED's to make all of your robotic dreams come true!

2. EiQ Engineering Kit (PCS Edventures, $129.00) Kids love to build, and giving them a blank canvas to work from is a sure-fire way to let them create amazing things! This engineering kit contains more than 400 fischertechnik manipulatives and a full-color instruction manual that helps them make 48 exciting builds! Your child will be having the best time, while learning the basic concepts of mechanical engineering, structural engineering, physics, gear ratios, and much more! It all stores inside a sturdy box designed to last for years. This is a gift that will keep on giving throughout the late elementary, junior high, and high school years!

3. Guitar Hero LIVE (Amazon, $99.99This game is one of the hottest trends to hit the family living room, and our family loves to play this together. Jam out to dozens of hit songs in pop and rock genres, and live it all from the eyes of the band with the video graphics. Mess up a few notes, and the drummer might give you side-eye. Do really badly, and you'll be booed off stage. Nail the entire set and get points to open new songs. The game can be played online or off, but all the really cool stuff is unlocked when connected to the internet. Get it for Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, and XBox one.

4.  Star Wars Galaxy Hunt Game (Walmart, $19.86) - This fun game requires you to set all the pieces in the tray, then take turns pulling them out one by one. Be careful! If you pull the wrong piece, the pieces will pop out and the arm will reset! It's a clever game of physics and skill, but simple enough for even the youngest players to enjoy! This Star-Wars branded game features no batteries!

5. Star Wars Pictopia (Target Exclusive $24.99) This epic family trivia game features over 1,000 questions about the film franchise, and teamwork will help the best team win! Are you a betting man? This game allows you to wager bigger and win even more. This is the ultimate "fact-finding" mission for anyone hoping to use the Force!

6. Star Wars Star Destroyer Strike Game (Target, $24.99) This fast-moving strategy game features the Star Destroyer Finalizer as it tries to get rid of the Resistance. Get your heroes to safety and avoid the line of fire! Surprise blasts, suspense, and "laser" blasts make this a challenging yet exciting game!

7. The Hee Haw Collection - 3 DVD Set (Walmart, $39.95) Remember this corny show we grew up with? It's now available for unlimited DVD viewing, thanks to the boxed set from TIME Life! Witness the humor and music of Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Donna Fargo, Charlie Rich, Dottie West and Hank Williams Jr.. You'll be blow away by a simpler, more knee-slappin' time! This is a must-have for Hee Haw Fans! Relive favorite episodes:" "Cornfield," "Moonshiners," "Doctor Spot," "Old Philosopher," "General Store," "Haystack," and "Schoolhouse". Also check out larger exclusive sets that offer either 11 episodes across 8 DVDs or 23 episodes across 14 DVDs, for $99.95 or $189.900, respectively. Both sets arrive with hours of bonus programming including in-depth interviews and Hee Haw comedy classics.

8. Big Daddy Pinot Noir 2013 (Holman Ranch $45)  This Fortified Late Harvest Pinot Noir is Estate Grown Developed with 18 months in neutral French Oak and fortified with high proof brandy, this Big Daddy is warm and robust. The dark Chocolate notes are prominent, but the toast, raspberry jam and coffee notes finish it out nicely. It's a wine. It's a dessert. It's a must-have for the holiday entertaining season! Alcohol 13%.

Order your gifts now, and they will arrive in time for the holiday!

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  1. Hi, this is Emily from PCSEdventures. Thank you for the great review of our RIQ and EIQ kits!

    1. Thanks for making such accessible kits for parents and homeschoolers! We are hoping that these products are game-changers for tech enthusiastic kids!


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