Holiday Gift Guide for 2011-NEW!
Welcome to the December version of our Holiday Gift Guide for 2011. Click here to see all the great gift ideas from the November issue of North Texas Kids.
This was Liz’ daughter Mia favorite sample we received this year! Cute colors and soft fabric plus stylin’ ruffles make these a great stocking stuffer for the little girls in your life. Legruffles are a ruffle-themed legwarmer and armwarmer knitted with a beautiful cotton blend yarn giving a soft, flowing feel. A great way to protect a tiny dancer’s legs from the cold, to show off that beautiful set of bloomers or to match perfectly with pettiskirts. Older girls can proclaim their fashion style in the trendiest way with LegRuffles on their arms and legs and once mom tries them on, she will want her own pairs too. Comes in a wide selection of solids and stripes with various trims, including a cute Cha-Cha with ball fringe and stylish Vintage Lace. Sizes include “Nubies” for newborns to 6 months, “Regular” for older babies and young children and “Longes” for tweens and adults. $12.50 – $17.50, Huggalugsusa.com
Olympus Digital Voice Recorder
We received this Olympus Digital Voice Recorder to test and I loved it. The VN-8100PC can be plugged directly into any laptop via USB and recording features such as Scene Select Mode allow users to capture pristine audio even in a noisy 300-person lecture hall. With the VN-8100PC, students can record entire lectures then download the audio files to their computer. No more buying “Class Notes” or missing key information as they frantically write. I used it to record some notes and some interviews. I even used it to record a talk I was giving so I could listen to myself after the fact. I own an older model which I love but found the sound quality on this newer version to be much better. Great value and a great gift for teens, college students, business owners, writers or anyone else who loves to capture information! Price: $59.99 Product Page:http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1511
This would be a great gift for the foodie in your family. With oils and vinegars that range from Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar to Garlic Olive Oil that are Italian and Californian in origin, these artisan olive oils and vinegars vary in taste and flavor for even the most discerning home chef. There are nearly 60 unique olive oils and vinegars available in 375 ml to 750 ml bottles that range from $9.45 to $33.90 and can be mixed and matched. Select specialty oils and vinegars are also available in 250 ml bottles. The Olive Tap® also offers elegant yet affordable gift baskets.
This holiday season, The U.S. Fund for UNICEF– along with exclusive partners such as IKEA, Gucci and Disney by FEED – has everything shoppers need to find the perfect gifts for people of all ages. Even better, all money raised through UNICEF’s holiday “Gifts That Give Back” program will help in its mission of reducing the number of daily, preventable deaths of children under five from 21,000 to zero. A percentage of all sales from the following gifts will be donated to Unicef. I love gifts that give back! Read the full article here on all the great gift ideas to support children around the world through UNICEF.
Fake gift boxes that appear to contain ridiculous products from clueless companies.
• Perfect way to trick your friends and family during that special holiday
• The box of your choice gives the impression that you picked out an absurd gift
• Just fill the box with whatever the real gift is and your prank is ready to go!
Available at: www.prankpack.com
Celebrate the winter holiday season with family-favorite stories about Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa with THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EDITION GIFT SET. The title tale, based on Clement C. Moore’s timeless poem, has been adapted from Ruth Sanderson’s exquisitely illustrated book. With festive music and narration by Anthony Edwards, this version is sure to warm the cockles of any grinch’s heart! Among the 11 additional colorfully animated stories found on this 2-DVD gift
set—narrated by celebrities such as Jane Curtin and Christopher Lloyd—are: In the Month of Kislev (adapted from a story by Nina Jaffe and narrated by Theodore Bikel), Seven Candles for Kwanzaa, (adapted from a story by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, narrated by Alfre Woodard), Too Many Tamales (presented both in English and Spanish), and four bonus stories featuring Ezra Jack Keats’ The Little Drummer Boy, Sam and the Lucky Money, and two Rosemary Wells classics, Max’s Christmas and Morris’ Disappearing Bag. (AVAILABLE NOW, $19.95SRP).
Make sure to see the entire Scholastic Holiday Gift Guide. It’s full of fabulous and highly recommended storybook treaures.