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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

11/06/2014 01:57PM ● Published by Nancy Babin

Organization is the key to having an enjoyable holiday, especially once the bustle of the season is in full swing. But the truth is that the parents who can relax and enjoy the holidays the most are the ones who get organized and start preparing early. With that in mind, we have put together a sampling of some of the hot, new and interesting gift suggestions to get the ball rolling for you! 


Personalized Gifts


Treat Jar - Personalized with your dog’s name on it, 31 ounce jar with an airtight lid, 7” in height. www.personalcreations.com  $20.  

Beverage Tub - This Personalized, galvanized beverage tub is great for all your BBQ's & parties. Waterproof and rust-resistant. Handles for easy carrying. Can customize with name or message.  $28

Personalized Teether - Toofeze® is recognized for its cutting-edge design and ability to soothe, calm and comfort fussy teething babies. Engraveable for a lasting keepsake.  Pink N Blue Avenue/Destin, $20

 

Custom Bike - 
SharkTank helped this custom bike manufacturer grow. Customize every part of your beach cruiser and name it yours. They even do corporate custom bikes! www.villycustoms.com $590 & up. 














 

Baking Dishes - 
If you want to give the perfect gift to someone who loves to cook look into personalized stoneware casserole and baking dishes. www.redenvelope.com  $59







Green gifts


 

Recycled Wine Bottle Platters -
Made from 100% recycled glass, this adorable plates are perfect for finger foods at your next party!  www.uncommongoods.com $17
Farm Buddies - Snuggle or play with Farm Buddy plush toys with their soft 100% organic cotton bodies, silk noses and naturally hypoallergenic filling. Pink N Blue Avenue/Destin $10-$18








 

Smart Planet Porcelain Eco Cup Set - 
3-Pack, these 12 ounce cups will keep your drink hot and are reusable for a lifetime. $18






















 

Recycled Fire Extinguisher
Vase, your choice of warm or cool colors on this one-of-a-kind vase will look perfect with flowers!  uncommongoods.com $65










College

Adobe Ink & Slide - Digital pen, stylus and ruler compatible with an iPad to help with drawing or diagrams. $200
Coolest Cooler - Equipped with Bluetooth speakers, USB charger, LED lights, a fully functional blender, cutting board, rolling tires, integrated storage and a bottle opener! coolestkickstarter.com $300
UE Boom Speakers - Water and stain resistant, pair up to a device, 360 degree speaker to provide stereo sound! $200
Bitlock Keyless Bike Lock - U-lock allows you to unlock your bike with your smartphone instead of a key, recognizes your phone from up to three feet away even if it’s in your backpack, the app also logs where you parked your bike so you can find it again later! bitlock.co $119
Mr. Coffee Smart Coffee Maker - WiFi-enabled brewer, through an app you can schedule different brew times for each day of the week, turn it on or off and delay brewing all from your smartphone in bed! mrcoffee.com $150

Teen Girls

Braids, Buns and Twists - This book pulls together 80 contemporary and classic hairstyles and gives you great step-by-step tutorials for each one.  $16
Photo Cube Portable Printer - Print color 4x6 and panorama size photos simply by downloading an app and connecting your phone, no computer required, compatible with all iPhone, iPad, Galaxy and other Android devices. $160
Phone Case Of The Month Membership - This new subscription service sends you a limited-edition phone case each month! She'll remember you all year round. www.phonecaseofthemonth.com c30/3 months OR $99/12 months
Gift Card - Gift Cards are the perfect gift for those hard-to-buy for teens on your list.  You pick the price!

Teen Boys

JAM Classic Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Portable, wireless speaker, can connect via Bluetooth to your device from up to 30 feet away, comes in six different colors.  $40
NBA 2K15 - The latest and greatest of the NBA, featuring Kevin Durant on the cover. $60
Custom Stool - Street style cool comes your way with this custom, built stool from artist Jason Podlaski. Features a creative reuse of of roughed-up skateboards. www.uncommongoods.com $250
PS Vita - Slimmer and lighter version, 1 GB of internal storage, LED screen. $179
Contigo AUTOSEAL Kangaroo Water Bottle with Storage Compartment - 24-Ounce, press the Autoseal button to sip, spill and leak proof, with a built in compartment to store an ID, money, keys and more, with a clip to attach to your gym bag.  $12

Tween Girls

Summer Camp! - It's an exciting gift to give and one they will look forward to all year! Riverview Camp for Girls provides your daughter with an experience she'll treasure forever. riverviewcamp.com $1675 and up
Wire Wall Letters - Create a one-of-a-kind display with photos, postcards and more on these twisted wire letters. 14.5 inches high Made of iron with a black finish. Available in letters A-Z. pbteen.com $13
The Kindle Fire HD - The Kindle Fire allows them access to social media, streaming movies, music, internet access and of course books. Music lessons are easy peasy with You Tube tutorials. $170
Sleepover Sleeping Bag - A lightweight, colorful, sleeping bag that is a perfect size for a sleepover. They come with a pillow that rolls up in it. $60
Loom Bands - These tiny and colorful rubber loom bands come in dozens of different shades, colors and patterns!  With glow in the dark, neon and tie-dye being hot, hot, hot! They can make hundreds of different styled bracelets and charms and can make phone covers, doll clothes with tutorials they can find online! $5 and up

Tween Boys

Nerf Zombie Strike Blasters - The coolest way to fight off those attacking zombies with a variety of nerf weapons: slingfire, doublestrike, hammershot, sledgefire, crossfire, fusefire, sidestrike, strikeblade, ripshot, ricochet, a target set, the refill packs and glow in the dark disk.  $7-25
Razor Crazy Cart Spinning Go Cart - Drive like a go cart or crazy cart, includes safety strap, speeds up to 12 mph  $347
Parrot Rolling Spider - Connect to your iPhone, iPad or iPod via Bluetooth to flip and turn across the floor, wall or ceiling, with a vertical camera that takes pictures to determine your speed. $100
Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Figures - Autobot Drift, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Lockdown and Optimus Prime are back to convert from robot to dinosaur, sports car and truck mode. $20

Whole Family

Lighted Bag Toss - Triumph Sports USA LED Lighted Bag Toss Tournament, for your games that don’t always end before the sun goes down, these boards are complete with lights to keep the party going in the dark.  $58
Scene It? - Comedy Movies, anything from the funniest movies ever made, from Airplanes to The Hangover. This game is a family favorite! $30
Qwirkle - The real joy of the game lies in plotting and scheming your way to victory. Winner of the Parent's Choice Gold Award. Qwirkle is destined to be a family game night favorite. $21
Google Chromecast - Plug into any HDMI-enable TV to stream Netflix, Hulu Plus and more.  $35

Elementary

LEGO® Minecraft - Inspire kids to build and play out their favorite scenes from the popular virtual game. $35
Leapfrog Leap TV - Has WiFi, movement sensor camera, and programs that teach reading, writing, math and social studies.  $135
Razor A Kick Scooter - Young Riders will adore the classic scooter design of the Razor A Kick Scooter! Variety of colors and folding down-tube makes the scooter simple to carry and store.  $30
Hot Wheels® Car Maker - Let kids mold and design their very own 1:64-scale Hot Wheels vehicles. $50
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet - This kid-friendly tablet is content rich and offers several games and apps. The FreeTime Unlimited feature will let kids watch videos, play games and read books without any charge. $150
Disney “Frozen” Snow Glow Elsa Doll - Talking doll with light up dress and necklace. $40
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch - Take photos and videos, with photo effects, with clock to learn to tell time, timer, alarm, voice recording, four learning games. $60

Babies & Toddlers

Fisher Price Little People Musical Preschool - Imagine the fun of a real preschool with activities, music, sounds and phrases.  $35
Bright Starts Having A Ball Hide and Spin Monkey - This irresistible monkey will keep baby engaged and on the move providing ball chasing fun.  $40
Let’s Imagine Elmo - Try on different hats to play, count and sing with Elmo, 4 interactive modes with games, songs and actions.  $40
Fisher Price's 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride & Ride Elephant - This adorable elephant pal comes ready to play and ride with lights, music and three "grow-with-me" stages to get infants moving.  $ 45
Rubbabu Toys - Rubbabu's hand made natural foam toys in simple shapes and bright colors are loved by kids and parents alike.  Soft and safe for even the youngest children. Pink N Blue Avenue/Destin $8-$38
Mega Bloks Pull Along Pirate Ship - Easy to pull, while playing a pirate song, complete with a cannon, treasure chest, two pirates, a monkey and a shark. $40


**Prices are accurate at time of publication; price ranges listed in this guide are subject to change based on retailer decisions without notice.  This listing is for informational purposes only.


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