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    Holidays Gift Guide

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    The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and if you want to avoid panicking because you haven’t bought presents for your friends and family, you should start preparing in advance and making lists of things you can give to those you love most. To help you deal with Christmas shopping madness, we’ve prepared a brief list of lovely presents you can give and which everyone will love.

    For that special someone

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    For your special someone, you will want to find something that’s just perfect, and that kind of gift is always hard to pick. If you are familiar with their hobbies and know what they’re passionate about, it’s easy, but if you’re not quite sure, you can always get them something that shows your love. A nice frame you decorated with your photo inside, a special edition of their favourite book or a video game they’ve wanted for a long time, or even tickets to a concert or a show they wanted to go to will all do the trick.

    For the little ones

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    Depending on how old the children are, you can start buying things that will encourage them to develop their hobbies and inspire their interest in certain things. Why not you give them their first diary or musical instrument (before you get them the latter, make sure it’s all right with their parents). Of course, when they’re small it’s all about toys and accessories they can use in their rooms, for example a teepee tent where they can read, play with their favourite toys or simply daydream if they want. When in doubt, it’s also convenient to buy them clothes with prints of characters from their favourite cartoon or movie – a Star Wars hoodie or Wonder Woman shirt will be much loved and often worn too.

    For your parents

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    They have been doing their best to make every single Christmas peaceful and to make you feel happy and content, and now you can do something for them. As it gets cold this time of the year, you can always buy them super-soft blankets and warm fuzzy socks (the more ridiculous the design of the socks, the better). You can also give them personalized mugs and make your own Christmas ornaments which they can hang on their Christmas tree and wreaths to put on their front doors or windows.

    For gym rats

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    Gym rats are easy to buy gifts for because they make their passion clearly visible and don’t hesitate to share with you how much they love the gym and their workouts. This is the reason why this Christmas, your favourite gym rat should get a gym-related gift from you: a nice pair of yoga pants so their workouts are always comfortable, a pair of New Balance Australia running shoes, a fancy water bottle so they can finally replace the old one, or a brand new gym bag. They will love your thoughtful gifts and whenever they use your gift, they will think of you, which will be quite often probably.

    For yourself

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    When was the last time you bought yourself a Christmas present? The possibilities are endless, but you should give yourself time to reflect on the year that’s passed and to think about what you want from the year before you. If you are feeling a bit worn-out, you can treat yourself with a little something that will make you appreciate the Christmas spirit even more.  Buy that book you’ve wanted for months, treat yourself with a weekend getaway with your special someone or your best friend, visit a hair stylist and change your hairstyle, and go on a nice dinner in a fancy restaurant; you’ve earned it.

    Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year when you get to spend quality time with those you love the most. People tend to get a bit carried away with the gifts and the food, when the focus should be on bonding and love you share with your family and friends. Don’t forget what the Christmas spirit is all about – feeling warm and safe, and sharing that feeling with others.

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    Help Kids Blast Off with This STEM Toy – Under $30

    kids are going crazy for the brand NEW Stunt Planes by Stomp Rocket! We love the tricks and loops they make and this is definitely the gift I am giving all the kids in my family this holiday season. Now available at www.walmart.com for Presale! Nationwide in Mid-November!   

    Stomp Rocket®, the award-winning brand behind the world’s highest-flying, 100% kid-powered rockets, is thrilled to announce the launch of Stunt Planes. These three different planes were designed by aeronautical engineers to do amazing tricks, from loops and flips to glides and rolls. Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes are available just in time to inspire and delight kids this holiday season!

    Everything kids do changes how these Stunt Planes fly! This is a great way for kids to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through active, outdoor play. For example, kids can learn about trajectory by changing the launch angle of Stunt Planes. They can learn about force by stomping harder or softer. And they can discover the importance of aerodynamics by launching Stunt Planes with a head wind, a tail wind, a cross wind or no wind at all.

    Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes Features:

    • 3 Unique Planes in 1 Package –  Each package includes three amazing Stunt Planes, which look and fly very differently. Looper makes giant loops, the Wildcat flips, turns, and soars, and the Glider does tricks and glides over 100 feet!

    • 100% Kid-Powered – Kids get plenty of active outdoor time as they run, jump and stomp to  launch their Stunt Planes.

    • STEM- –  Stunt Planes can get kids excited about scientific concepts like gravity, force, trajectory, and the power of air. Who knows? These planes could inspire the next generation of aeronautical engineers!

    • Portable – Unpack Stunt Planes  in the back yard, at the park, on playgrounds, at birthday parties, at campsites, and at family gatherings for safe, year-round fun.

    • Instant Entertainment – Stunt Planes  are ready to launch in seconds. The planes and their brand new, sturdy launch stand come fully assembled, with  no batteries required.

    • Ages 5 to 12 — Adults love Stunt Planes too!

    You can thrill kids’  thirst for knowledge even more by adding the Stomp Rocket’s® book Stompin’ Science: Making Science a Blast to their holiday stockings. Filled with short, fun lessons appropriate for kids from elementary to middle school ages, Stompin’ Science makes it easy for parents and teachers to inspire excitement about important STEM principles and even help kids conduct their own experiments with Stomp Rockets.

    Starting in November 2017, you can find Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes at www.stomprocket.com and on Amazon.com, Target.com, BedBathandBeyond.com and in Mills Fleet Farm stores. Other Stomp Rocket® products are also available online at BedBathand Beyond.com, and in-store at Toys R Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Big 5. 

    About Stomp Rocket®

    Run, jump and STOMP! For 25 years, Stomp Rocket® has been entertaining kids and their families, and stimulating active, outdoor play. The Original Stomp Rocket® is 100% kid-powered, and the product line includes rockets that soar up to 400 feet in the air, as well as toys that are appropriate for kids as young as age 3. Stomp Rocket® has sold over 5 million toys and won numerous awards from industry experts, including Good Housekeeping, Creative Child Magazine, Dr. Toy, iParenting Media and Toy Directory Monthly. Stomp Rocket® is made by D&L Company of Minden, Nevada, www.StompRocket.com.

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    Chew on This!

    It is always a scary time when your baby starts teething! Between the tantrums and chewing on your nice things – you need a break! Check out our top picks and give that little cutie something safe to chew on.

    Lulu Lollipop:

    Your baby will FALL in love with Loulou Lollipop’s innovative comfort while keeping their products chic, trendy, and in style. Whether you want teethers, pacifier clips, necklaces, or luxury blankets, give your baby the high-profile treatment with Loulou Lollipop! With quality being a top priority, Loulou Lollipop makes all of their adorable goods by hand. Their creative and innovative product designs are unique and completely Instagram worthy! Check out their teething necklaces, today!

    Jammy Jams:

    The Jammy Jams/Gumeez Lobie The Lion Teething Toy features original Jammy Jams/Gumeez design with multiple colors and teething surfaces. Awesome toy for your teething rock star! The teether is 100% food-grade silicone, made from the same material used in pacifiers and bottle nipples. Easily cleaned with soap and water or in the dishwasher. Package includes download code for 10 FREE Jammy Jams lullabies. Lullaby Renditions of Hip-Hop, Pop and Rock!

    Sophie of Giraffe:

    Don’t worry! No more painful teething tantrums with the adorable Sophie la giraffe! Handmade in France with 100% natural rubber and painted with food grade dyes, her special design entices all five of the senses: touch, sound, sight, smell, and taste. From the way she looks, to the way she smells (faintly of vanilla), to how easy she is to grab and wave, it’s no surprise Sophie is one of the first toys babies become attached to. Sophie has magical powers to calm, comfort and entertain little ones for hours, making for one happy momma!

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    Keep Kids Inspired With A Thoughtful Holiday Gift!

    s the holiday season is approaching, it’s time to get a head start on gifts for the little ones in your life! Poketti Plushies are cute and functional toys that have a back pocket to hold just about anything! Poketti is meant to inspire your kids to take on new challenges, think of others and work hard to reach their goals.

    Motivate your child to be the next young entrepreneur with Poketti

    Keep your little ones entertained this holiday season with a thoughtful, positive gift – Poketti! Eight collectible stuffed animals and a brand new Young Entrepreneur’s Handbook, created by the teen founders themselves! Inspiring others to work hard, take on new challenges and be more compassionate, Poketti Plushies help kids explore and reach for their dreams. Cute and functional, these empowering toys are gender-neutral, making them a great gift for anyone on your list!

    Make travel time fly right by with this fun, motivating and on-the-go companion! Cure boredom with the new products from Poketti:

    The Young Entrepreneur’s Handbook

    From lemonade stand to startup, encourage your kid to be the next Steve Jobs with this helpful handbook! Follow these fun, simple steps to test, develop, and bring your ideas to life. With bright coloring pages and puzzles, this active, thoughtful process involves four worksheets that outline the 10 steps in the handbook. Incorporating drawing, observation and prototype making, you’ll go through the process of developing a product idea!

    For a truly meaningful gift this holiday season, pair this handbook with the perfect Poketti Plushie for a young entrepreneur – techy, focused and enthusiastic Shawn the Unicorn! With dreams of one day being an entrepreneur, Shawn’s Pocket Power is innovation. Your kiddo will cherish a soft companion and learn the importance of Confidence, Kindness, Innovation, and more!

    Avoid hearing your child say those dreaded words this holiday season: “I’m bored.” Give them the meaningful and unique gift of Poketti Plushies! Poketti Plushies are sold separately or pair one with The Young Entrepreneur’s Handbook for a kit that will spark every child’s imagination.

    ABOUT POKETTI

    Young entrepreneurs Sydney and Toni, sisters from Palo Alto, California launched Poketti in 2013 after being inspired by their 7th-grade entrepreneurial class at The Girls’ Middle School. They loved the entire process of running a business and convinced their parents to turn the idea of “plushies with a pocket” into a real company. Poketti Plushies with a Pocket are cute and functional with a useful back pocket to hold your phone, notebook, glasses, tooth fairy treats, or other small treasures. Their second series of Poketti Plushies with Pocket Powers have positive character traits expressed using stickers in the pocket and activities online to inspire kids to follow their dreams as Sydney and Toni have. They successfully raised funds on Kickstarter for manufacturing and have continued to pour their hearts into their business ever since.

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    10 Essentials to Keep in Your Diaper Bag

    Life is hectic for new parents–especially when heading out the house. Whether it be a long vacation or just grocery shopping, you need to be prepared for anything which is why having a stocked diaper bag is essential.

    Sophie the Giraffe

    Keep baby entertained on long outings with Sophie the Giraffe. Handmade exclusively in France, Sophie the Giraffe has been the go-to teether for parents across the world since 1961. Made from 100% natural rubber and painted with food grade dyes so babies can chew and squish to their hearts’ delight. Each Sophie the Giraffe is non toxic and is designed to stimulate all five of baby’s senses

    Sophie’s Colors Book

    Also pack a thin book to help your little one learn all the colors of the rainbow with the illuminating Sophie Colors Book! Through the power of reading, go on a 14-page adventure with Sophie and her friends as they discover different colors.

    CreekBaby

    Every busy mom needs a go-to crème that does it all!. CreekBaby Coconut Body Crème is 100% Pure Organic Coconut Oil. It is simple, unscented, and safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. It is conveniently packaged for throwing in your diaper bag. Its many uses include:

    • Soothe Diaper Rash

    • Nursing Cream

    • Face, Lips, & Hands Moisturizer

    • Cuts, Scrapes & Bites

    • Sun Burns

    Mouthimals

    When your little one starts teething, they will try their best to get their mouth on anything they can get their hands on. Mouthimals are a soothing, simple, and leak-proof alternative to wet fabric teethers utilizing re-freezable cold packs of pure water enclosed in a back pouch. These cuddly organic fabric animals have a unique fold over design that keeps the cold pack inside without the use of buttons or Velcro. They also offer nighttime teether which includes a small attached blanket allowing babies to fall asleep with their cold teether, mess-free.  

    True Natural

    Don’t forget to protect your baby’s fragile skin from the sun’s bright rays! Slip this all natural sunscreen in your diaper bag to have it ready for your next outing. It is extremely gentle, alcohol free and suitable for babies and those prone to skin allergies. This high performance, all natural and water resistant (40 minutes) sunscreen provides the ultimate in safe, long lasting sun protection for the whole family.

    Pebbles by Kahiniwalla

    Environmentally and ethically conscious, Pebble makes beautiful, hand crocheted toys that are safe for infants to play with. Designed by Samantha Morshed, Pebble has a unique European style and aesthetic. Each Pebble toy is hand crocheted and made with love and care. All Pebble toys are made of 100% cotton. The best part is that these toys are easy to clean – simply throw them in the washer, and they will be as good as new.

     

    Little Goodall
    Made with the soft, airy feel of Liberty of London cotton lawn and adorable ruffled edges and tassel ties, these bonnets create a truly charming look while not taking up much room in your diaper bag. They are darling and will keep youngsters protected from the sun. They are not only functional but have the loveliest tiny prints that delight.

    Tranquilo Mat

    Keep your little one calm and content through hectic traveling with Tranquilo Mat. Tranquilo Mat is an innovative game-changer for parents and babies dealing with the “fourth trimester” after birth and beyond! The revolutionary, portable vibrating mat soothes babies in their cribs, strollers, on-the-go carriers, or car seats, and can be used during travels to the park, visiting grandparents, and on family vacations. The mat was designed to help baby transition from a mother’s womb into the world. Tranquilo Mat’s constant motion and sound provides the reassurance of the womb by mimicking a mom’s heartbeat and motions through gentle vibrations and soft sounds. Just turn the Tranquilo Mat “ON” to turn baby’s crying “OFF.” Roll up the map and slide it into your diaper bag to ease baby to sleep on the go.

    Boppy

    Lightweight, and ultra-soft, breastfeeding on the go no longer has to be a hassle. With the Boppy® Infinity Nursing Scarf simply unwrap, adjust strap and nurse! The key to successfully breastfeeding in public is picking the right things to wear. When it comes toclothing nursing mothers have unique needs. The Boppy Company recognizes that fashion for moms should be stylish and modern, but also functional and affordable. The Boppy® Infinity Nursing Scarf with the innovative peek panel™ can be worn as a fashionable accessory and also provide full coverage for discreet breastfeeding.

    Stubby Strip

    Need an easier way to carry your little one’s bottles? Moms love using the Stubby Strip Original to hold bottles in place and keep their diaper bags organized. No more loose and floating around and it keeps breast milk nice and cool! You can slip up to seven bottles in the Stubby Strip Original and take your milk on-the-go!

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    MGA Entertainment Launches World’s First-Ever Unboxing Video Booths, Gives L.O.L. Surprise!

    MGA Entertainment (MGAE), one of the world’s leading privately held toy and family entertainment companies, will launch the world’s first-ever unboxing video booth and celebrate the official release of L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise on September 29 in Hollywood, Calif. Toy unboxing is an internet phenomenon with L.O.L. Surprise!, providing the ultimate IRL unboxing experience and garnering more than 200 million views across digital platforms. L.O.L. Surprise! has topped sales charts since its debut in fall of 2016. Now with its new video booths, MGAE will give fans the opportunity to create their very own custom videos in Toronto, Ontario; London, England; and cities across the U.S.

    The L.O.L. Surprise! fun doesn’t stop there; MGAE will take unboxing to new heights with the official release of the highly anticipated L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise. L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise offers the ultimate unboxing experience with 50 surprises inside a super-size sparkly package (Age: 6+, MSRP: $69.99). L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise was selected as one of the top toys of the holiday season and featured on the Toys“R”Us 2017 Holiday Hot Toy list and Target’s 2017 Top Toys list.

    During the L.O.L. Surprise! celebration, MGAE will be joined by top influencers in the country including DCToys Sandaroo Kids and CookieSwirlC for a live unboxing event taking place at Hollywood & Highland on September 29, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. The first 50 guests (one per family) will receive a free L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise, and the fun-filled day will include many other surprises. “We are excited that L.O.L. Surprise! has maintained its reign as the #1 collectible doll in the country and is a hit in international markets,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. “Our goal is to continue to innovate, surprising fans with new features and L.O.L. Surprise! experiences.”

    The L.O.L. Surprise! unboxing video booth allows fans to create a unique video up to five minutes long. To start the awesomeness, fans purchase an L.O.L. Surprise! Series 2 doll through a claw-enabled vending machine, and then step inside the booth to make their video. Once complete, fans can share the video with the world and possibly become the next viral sensation.

    Each vending machine will also include one L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Series ball (Age: 6+, MSRP: $9.99) which includes a Series 1 doll encrusted in glitter from head to toe! The new L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Series includes Queen Bee and other fan favorites in all-new outfits. The L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Series will be available at major retailers starting October 1. Special L.O.L. Surprise! events will be held in Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, NY; Toronto, Ontario; and
    London, England.

    MGA Entertainment will also launch “Unboxed” on September 29, a new digital content series that gives fans a behind the scenes look at its most popular brands. The first episode will feature L.O.L. Surprise!, the brand that has taken unboxing to the next level. If you’re looking to add an element of fun and surprise to your day while you’re on the go, you can play the L.O.L. Surprise! Ball Pop game from your mobile device. The new app is available now in the app store for iOs devices at iTunes and Google Play. Players can aim for, pop, unbox and collect L.O.L. Surprise! characters.

    Diamonds are everyone’s best friend, and fans will have an opportunity to win a 1-carat L.O.L. diamond charm by entering the L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise Sweepstakes also launching on September 29. For rules and details, please visit www.LOLSurprise.com/bigsurprise beginning September 29. Sweepstakes Rules Enter for your chance to win 1 of 50 surprises, including a 1-carat diamond charm! Find LOL Surprise! Big Surprise Sweepstakes scratch-off cards in specially marked L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise toys. Scratch to reveal your entry code. Other prizes include the entire collection of LOL Surprise! Glitter Series, L.O.L. Surprise! Series 2 Dolls, L.O.L. Surprise! Lil Sisters and L.O.L. Surprise! Fizz Factory.

    Many will enter. Few will win. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US or D.C. who are 13 or older. Sweepstakes runs from 9/29/17 at 12:00:01 AM PT to 1/31/18 at 11:59:59 PM PT. Odds of winning: 1:5,356. All properly claimed Prizes will be awarded. Restrictions apply. For full Official Rules, odds and prize details, go to www.LOLSurprise.com/bigsurprise beginning September 29.

    Some other cute toys I would love to recommend for kids as the holiday gifts.

    Project Mc2 Perfume Maker – NEW, Available Now

    Ages: 6+, MSRP: $29.99

    Project Mc2’s culinary chemist Adrienne Attoms’ next mission is to use her cosmetic chemistry skills to formulate the perfect fragrance for saving the world! Combine scents and/or fragrant household items such as vanilla or flower petals, to create the perfect perfume!

    •Pump the ingredients through the tubes and watch as the newly blended scent drips down and collects in the beaker. Then, pour into the test tube – shaped spritzers to take them on the go. Experiment again and again using different combinations.

    •Includes perfume station with pump and tubes, beaker, 3perfume spritzers, 2 scents, 2 pipettes and instructional booklet.

    •Household items not included.

    Little Tikes Light ‘n Go 3 – in – 1 Sports Zone – NEW, Available Now

    Age: 12 – 36 months; $54.99

    Triple the play with the 3 – in – 1 Sports Zone! Dunk, kick and score with baby’s 3 favorite sports: basketball, soccer and bowling! Toddlers will enjoy playing basketball with an adjustable height hoop, soccer to build gross motor skills and bowling to teach them shapes, colors and cause and effect. Includes 3 balls. The backboard lights up and features over 75 songs, sounds and phrases that activate when shots are made. Best of all, it folds up compactly for easy storage.

    Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage – Available Now

    Ages 18 Months – 5 Years, MSRP $129.99

    Little girls will beam behind the reins of this magical Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage ride – on! Parents can push their child with the built – in handle and feel comfortable that their little one’s feet will not drag with the removable floorboard in place. The horse and carriage riding toy encourages active play, imagination and development of motor skills.

    About MGA Entertainment
    MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment products company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, consumer electronics, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award- winning brands such as Little Tikes®, LalaloopsyTM, Project Mc2 TM, Bratz®, Num NomsTM, L.O.L.

    Surprise!TM, and Zapf Creation®. Visit at www.mgae.com.