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Christmas Gift Guide 2015

11/04/2015 11:18AM ● Published by Nancy Babin

GREEN GIFTS:




 Introducing beautiful Water Gallery bottles, which feature four amazing Wyland images! These premium swing-top glass bottles are truly “functional art”— glass bottles that are meant to be reused over and over again and also displayed as art in your home. These bottles are fantastic gifts for the Wyland-lover in your life and are a unique way to own a piece of Wyland art. Water Gallery was recently certified Carbon Neutral and is a member of the widely-lauded “1% For the Planet”  organization, so along with giving 3% of each sale to the Wyland Foundation, every bottle you buy gives back to the natural world around us! Guy Harvey Bottles also available! Visit our website www.mywatergallery.com to learn more and to purchase our bottles and accessories. One to three bottles=$35 each - Four or more bottles=$25 each

PopTop Microwave Popcorn Popper to makes healthier popcorn for you and your family in minutes.  Simply add popcorn kernels to the fill line, fold in the triangular panels of the silicone bowl to form a lid, and heat in the microwave for a few minutes to prepare delicious homemade popcorn. As the kernels pop, the panels on top unfold to make room for up to ten cups of popcorn to share.  Vat19.com  $19.99

PERSONALIZED:

 

Cool winter mornings are made warm and cozy when you’re wrapped in this plush, short hooded robe. The looping doodle design makes it extra lovable. Super soft and cuddly. Machine washable. Available in Pink, Purple and Pool.   Can be monogramed for a personal touch. PBTeen.com  $59





 


This custom-made cribbage lake art board is sure to score big time on your next boating trip or weekend away. Cherry wood and made in the USA. www.uncommon goods.com $59.00





 

These glazed stoneware lasagna dishes can go from oven to tabletop effortlessly. Destined to be the most versatile dish she owns, it’s dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Available in red, blue or green and can be personalized on one line up to 25 characters   Gifts.com  $44.99






 


Keep those hard-earned martial arts belts organized and in great shape with this durable wood belt holder. Lightweight and easy to hang, it holds up to 8 martial arts belts. Can be personalized with any name up to 9 characters.  Gifts.com  $39.99




WHOLE FAMILY:

 Everyone is SUPping On the Coast. Surprise someone special this Christmas with a local GUSU board that are custom made in the USA! 

IRIE cruiser $1595.  LION racing board $1995 GUSU - Destin









 The whole family will like the Fitbit Flex as it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, how well and long you sleep, and more. A wide variety of band colors to individualize and great motivation after holiday feasting. This is the perfect device to motivate anyone in the New Year.     Amazon.com  $89.00





 


What's Yours Like? is the game that tells it like it is. This creative word game is perfect for the family and you can even include adolescents. This game rewards creativity and wit, and is sure to stretch your vocabulary. Target  $15.99








 At a starting price of $99, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a great value this Christmas season for any member of the family.  Solid performance and access to ample content, it’s an ideal, budget-friendly gift for someone who isn’t yet a tablet owner, especially if they’re attracted by the free videos, music and eBooks of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership.   Amazon.com  $99.00




 

Be one of the first in America to own a Lopifit electric walking treadmill bike! This bike is a fun, safe viable form of local transportation and provides low to no impact exercise!  Available in 6 colors and yes, you can take it out on a test ride. www.lopifitus.com $1995.00 


COLLEGE:

 

The Polar Pen is the most unique pen we have ever seen! It is the first writing utensil held together entirely with magnets. Using 13 rare-earth magnet segments that form a tube around the ink cartridge, the pen can easily be constructed or destructed in a snap. The long-lasting magnets will provide hours of entertainment for fidgeting fingers. It also boasts a stylus for those times that you need to move your work to an electronic surface. Available in silver, gold, and gunmetal black at Vat19.com $39.99 and up



 


Treat yourself to an ice-cold pick-me-up with this single-serve iced coffee!  Fill a 16-ounce glass with ice and place under spout; add coffee to the filter basket; fill water reservoir of the Hamilton Beach coffee maker with 8 ounces of water; press on and watch it brew right into your glass!  JCPenney.com  $38 




 Mellow is the first mountable electric drive that turns any normal skateboard into an electric skateboard– within minutes. Awesome for college students who need to get around the campus fast. No more worries about crowded parking spots - take your board and park it with you in class.  www.mellowboards.com $1099.00 and up


TEEN BOYS:

 


U-Wheels is the hottest new way to get around town and is the world’s first self-balancing scooter with dual gyros. Weighing only 24lbs, it comes with Bluetooth 4.0 and built-in speakers and is easy to carry. Its superior battery system allows for longer charges and more time on the road.   This is great idea for college kids with little to no parking spaces available. Uwheels.com  $699.99



 

The Human Slingshot allows you to fling your friends around inside of a giant stretchable band. It's like being a human pinball!  Great exercise, fun and coordination come into play! Vat19.com  $99.00




 

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, Hovers over the middle ground between toy and true drone, offering a perfect balance of fun while still allowing you to capture some incredible aerial footage or snap some high-quality photos from its two high-definition cameras. Bestbuy.com  $299.00 




TEEN GIRLS:

 

Fuji film Instax Mini 25   This camera take polaroids that are the size of a credit card! Instant gratification with a picture right in your hand to show off and share! Amazon.com $67.99






 

 The case of the month is still hot this year! Your subscription gives you a new colorful case delivered right to her door so she will think about you every month!  www.phonecaseofthemonth.com ;$30/3 months or $89/12 months




 

 

Game of Phones turns your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a modern day scavenger hunt between you and your friends. Just gather your friends and their smart phones, draw a prompt card, and see who can use their phones the fastest to create an emoji masterpiece!  Collect the most points to win. Only the fastest and funniest will survive.  Photojojo.com $20



 


Want her to think of you every month after Christmas? Try a monthly subscription to Birchbox! These little boxes hold a treasure trove of makeup goodies. She'll get five personalized beauty samples delivered right to her door each month!  Birch box.com $10 monthly





TWEEN GIRLS:

 

Onzie Leggings for girls Size 5 to 16! Fun prints and can be worn for so many activities such as dance, cheer and yoga. Lexy Leah in Destin $46.00






 


Your tween will love personalizing her very own lantern to hang in her room.  Target $17.99






 

We see them a lot now...Mustaches and your tween girl will enjoy hers right on her cup!  $8.50  Claires







 

Who doesn't love socks especially if they are from Dakine! These awesome snowflake Dora socks will keep her warm and looking super cute! Darien.com $20







 

The Daring Book for Girls is every girl's invitation to adventure. This manual is everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all.  Amazon.com $8.44





 


Agree 2 Disagree Girls Metallic Star Shorts ($30.00) and Black Racerback Tank ($20.00). Too much cuteness in this outfit for dance or cheer. Lexy Leah Destin





TWEEN BOYS:

 

Spikeball is intense and fast-paced! Smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. This game will give your tweens a great workout while they are having so much fun. Pick one up at The Shark Shop at Destin Commons or www.spikeball.com  $59.00





 


Dramatically extend the loft and distance of your home made paper airplanes. PowerUp can create flights lasting up to two minutes long and traveling hundreds of yards! Each kit includes a storage case, instructions, power module, charging unit, and spare propeller. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)  Vat19.com  $16.99






 

The Ravensburger The Earth: 540 Piece Puzzleball requires no glue and is a challenge to put together.  It makes a smooth ball and when finished it can set in its stand which can rotate.  Super cool and they might learn some geography on the way! www.christianbook.com  $29.99






 


Marvel Comics Leather Character Trifold Wallet is a cool, practical and affordable gift your tween will like. www.walletnation.com  $26.99






 


The Spooner Board Pro is an indoor and outdoor board for learning tricks. It is indestructible which is great. www.amazon.com  $44.95





 

This Razor GDF Fury has a go-kart style frame and cruises at speeds of up to 12 mph. The bucket seat and Spark Bar add just enough flash to leave the competition in the dust.   Walmart $265.98





 

The Meccano MeccaNoid robot uses over 600 pieces and 6 motors so your tween can construct a real working, talking, moving robot that hapersonality, including a sense of humor! www.amazon.com  $148.95 and up





ELEMENTARY:

 

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. They also hold a mother daughter weekend  that is a weekend to remember! riverviewcamp.com $495 and up



 


First introduced in 1965, Spirograph makes it possible for aspiring artists of all ages to create beautifully intricate designs combining principles of art and mathematics that has inspired generations. The wheels and rings work with most pens, markers or pencils. Target  $14.99 and up




 


The wild Planet Dodge Discs set includes two launchers and 20 soft foam disks that shoot up to 25 feet! With rapid-fire trigger this is great fun for indoor or outdoor play. www.amazon.co,  $59.00





 

This spotlight camisole features fun multi straps and comes in a variety of fun colors, $28.99. Girl’s sweaters run from 22.99-35.00. Lexy Leah in Destin








Every girl will want to liven up their wardrobe with the Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker which turns ordinary rubber bands into cool jewelry they will love! The simple loop, weave and wear design lets you create unique bracelets, necklaces, rings and more!  Target $12.99





 

Klutz Lego Crazy Contraption It's a kit in a book, packed with LEGO ideas to build out 16 vehicles and other contraptions with super-clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams Wal Mart  $21.95






 

Wheel Brightz are a way for your kids to pimp their rides!  A wide range of colors to light up the night! $14.99 & up  FatBrainToys.com





 


The Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex. This 2.5-foot dino walks forward and roars. With a press of his power pads, his eyes light up and his mouth opens and closes with chomping sound effects. He comes with three Imaginext figures and launchable boulders and projectiles.  Walmart $79.99 





TODDLERS & BABIES:


Sweet bonnets and clothing designed for pea-sized models with a particular preference for tasteful and timeless pieces. Bonnets are always a great keepsake especially monogrammed ones. $24-$52 Pink and Blue Avenue - Destin







 


It's easy to build a fort, hideout or playhouse with this EZ-Fort building set.  Perfect size for indoor or outdoor play  Zoolily.com  8.99 & Up. 





 

 This Color of the Sea Ariel doll contains water activation technology that allows her to reveal a magical light show inside her tail when submerged in water. She sings “Part of Your World” in both English and Spanish. Walmart $34.99






 

This two-in-one electronic Tiny Love 584 MUSICAL STACK & BALL GAME offers a multi-sensory experience, integrating lights, sounds, and textures. It has easy-to-grip rings, crinkly ears, and four colorful balls with rattles inside to encourage baby’s exploration. Walmart $40.00






 

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. Come in a variety of shapes from balls, car to letters. Pink N Blue Avenue/Destin $8 up.






 

The underwater disco light show is an ingenious floating gizmo that projects psychedelic multicoloured light sequences onto the bottom and sides of the bath. The pulsating effects are distorted by the water in the tub and make for a great time for kids! You can also put this into your pool for a light show for guests!    Amazon.com  $14.89






 

Amazing silicon Mini-Melissa shoes that are extremely comfortable and fun! Wide variety of colors and styles priced for every budget. Pink and Blue Avenue in Destin $42 - $65






 


The John Deere Pick N Pop Combine has a kid-powered sit-and-scoot design that picks up balls and pops them out. It plays two musical tunes and sparks imaginative play for toddlers.   www.johndeeregifts.com $61.99




 

This two-in-one electronic Tiny Love 584 MUSICAL STACK & BALL GAME offers a multi-sensory experience, integrating lights, sounds, and textures. It has easy-to-grip rings, crinkly ears, and four colorful balls with rattles inside to encourage baby’s exploration.Walmart $40.00




All prices were at time of print and subject to change. 


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