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Holiday Family Gifts 2011 - Holiday Family Gift Guide

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VIP Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Package

Aquarium Tank

Description: Invite a special someone to share a day of VIP treatment at the California Academy of Sciences. Take an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour and get an up close and personal look at the greenest museum on Earth. For lunch, choose between The Moss Room and the Academy Café, run by renowned chefs Charles Phan and Loretta Keller, and featuring local and organic ingredients. The Academy is yours to explore for the rest of the day, including express entrance to the four-story Rainforests of the World exhibit and reserved planetarium seating. After returning home, flip through your copy of Nests any time for a reminder of the treasures within the Academy and its research collections. Package includes: • Two tickets to the Behind-the-Scenes Tour (available daily; must be redeemed by June, 2012) • $50 Gift Certificate for The Moss Room or Academy Cafe • Admission to the Academy for the rest of the day (included in Behind the Scenes Tour ticket) • Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them, a book of photographs by Sharon Beals • (Retail value is $230 – a savings of 22%)

Price: $179.00 Visit the Website

Home For The Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Description: This family favorite makes our list again this year. It really has something for everyone! The kids will enjoy the chocolate dipped Nutcracker cookies, Build Your Own Gingerbread Man kit, Peppermint Candy Lollipops and the Dancing Gingerbread Man. For the adults we have included an assortment of dark chocolates, goat’s milk caramel sauce, Organic dried cranberry and a Peruvian cocoa bean chocolate bar. The whole household will devour chocolate enrobed marshmallows, Grandma’s Apple Pie spread, and old-fashioned ribbon candy. They can warm up their cold nights with Holiday Spice Apple Cider nights and Triple Chocolate Coco. Lastly the cheeky member of the family will get nothing but coal in their stocking.

Price: $115.00 to $215.00 Visit the Website

Peanut's Pampered Pooch

Peanuts Pampered Pooch

Description: Back by popular demand, this doggy basket has everything they’ll need to keep their tails wagging! Starting with their playtime essentials, we have an eco-friendly Harry Barker Good Dog bone toy, multi-colored felt trophy balls and a Jax & Bones Nautical rope toy. After playtime they can be treated to spa time with biodegradable Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner. Finally, they can relax with the pet friendly scent of ‘Field of Dreams’ candy, and munch on their all-natural Peanut Butter Treats. Ben Stiller loved this basket so much he gave it to Babs! Starting at $75 As pictured $229

Price: $75.00 to $229.00 Visit the Website

Ancestry.com Gift Subscriptions

Ancestry.com

Description: Ancestry.com is home to over 6 billion historical records and millions of family trees. Families can reconnect with long-lost relatives through and explore the paths their ancestors took to make them the family they are today. Ancestry.com gift memberships and products make great gifts for fathers and grandfathers. For example, a family might discover that their ancestors’ experiences during the World War II by exploring Ancestry.com’s WWII Navy Muster Rolls and Navy Cruise Books. Over two-thirds of Americans would have ancestor who lived through the Civil War, so many can find their families’ histories during this turbulent time by searching Ancestry.com’s Civil War Collection. Ancestry.com gift subscriptions begin at $69 for six months of access to the U.S.-focused collections and max out at $299 for world-wide access for 12 months. In addition to gift subscriptions, users can create unique family memory books, posters and gifts that showcase their family histories.

Price: $69.00 to $299.00 Visit the Website

HDS MEDALLION™ Distinctive CarryAll Bags

HDS MEDALLION Poppy Punch Red CarryAll Bag

Description: HDS MEDALLION™ Distinctive CarryAll Bags are fashionable bags for mothers, grandmothers and disabled women using a mobility device including walkers, scooters, power chairs and transport wheelchairs to get around. Most bags available for mobility devices today are asexual, colorless and unattractive for women with a sense of style and who want to look and feel good. HDS MEDALLION bags are not only attractive; they provide a healthy psychological lift in women’s spirits. They are elegant and fun while delivering familiar purse-like functionality. It’s the perfect gift for women that they will use daily with enthusiasm. Women using a walker or other device can have a practical and fashionable purse that looks great and feels feminine. What makes HDS MEDALLION™ CarryAll Bags unique? • Premium quality 100% cotton fabric inside and out (most mobility bags are made of canvas backpack material) • Available in a wide range of vibrant colors and stylish patterns – a dozen different styles available • Enhanced by decorative embellishments like Swarovski™ crystal or brass buckles, ribbons, silk flowers etc. • Feminine, yet practical features like access hook & loop closures for easy access instead of difficult zippers and magnetic closure

Price: $60.00 to $80.00 Visit the Website

An Easy Way To Send A Smile To Friends And Family Each Day

Unique Gift in a Jar

Description: KindNotes offers jars of themed or personalized messages enclosed in mini decorative envelopes for the recipient to open each day or anytime they need a smile. This unique gift brings back the sentiment of opening a pleasant letter in the midst of modern day technology and emails. Pre-made designs are available or you can customize the look of your gift (jar, envelope, filling, ribbon, messages). Choose from hundreds of message ideas, including love, family, friendship, inspirational, get well, and more; or opt for blank papers to write your own notes. KindNotes have been seen in magazines, newspapers and on national television.

Price: $35.95 Visit the Website

The 2012 Entertainment Memberships

2012 Entertainment Book

Description: Entertainment® Promotions, a leading provider of discounts and promotions, has great new ways to access savings and expanded programs with its 2012 Book Membership and Entertainment.com Savings Membership. The 2012 Entertainment Memberships include countless 50% off coupons and 2-for-1 discounts from leading national brands and regional businesses, access to online printable coupons and links for even more local and national offers, and a free download of the mobile companion app to easily search and redeem local and national deals right on a smartphone. Additional ways to save available with the 2012 Entertainment Memberships include: •The Frequent Values® Key Tag, which detaches from the Membership Card, can be used in conjunction with the Entertainment mobile app or the directory found online at Entertainment.com to uncover ongoing 10% to 20% offers that can be used again and again with thousands of participating merchants; •Bonus Savings Cards, found inside the 2012 Book front cover and online, provide one-time $5 off deals with participating merchants that require no minimum purchase; •In addition to the great hotel deals that can already be found with a 2012 membership, the new Entertainment Hotel Bucks program provides up to 40% off instantly on thousands of hotels worldwide and 150 “hotel bucks” worth $150 in savings. The 2012 Entertainment Memberships can be found on their website. Additionally, the Entertainment Books can be bought through a local community fundraiser, as well as national retailers.

Price: $35.00 Visit the Website

Perplexus Epic™ - The 3D Maze Game That Will Leave You Perplexed

Perplexus Epic™ from PlaSmart

Description: Perplexus from PlaSmart Inc. is a 3-dimensional maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a large-sized transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, Perplexus challenges players like no maze has before with numerous paths to choose from and dozens of barriers to overcome offering hours of entertainment and fun. Players can race each other or the clock. In addition to being an entertaining game, Perplexus is a great tool for cognitive development, encouraging children to exercise their problem-solving, motor and dexterity skills, as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. Ready for a new challenge? The new Perplexus Epic takes 3D mazes to a whole new level with more than 125 barriers to conquer! New for 2011. Age: 8 - 108

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Doggie Doo Game

Doggie Doo Game

Description: The #1 toy in the U.K. is set to take the U.S. by storm! It’s the gift that keeps on giving- the one-of-a-kind, brand new Doggie Doo Game (www.doggiedoogame.com). Just like the name says, this game is all about getting the pooch to poo. You feed the doggie and then take turns “walking” him with shovel in hand. Scoop up three #2s and you’ll be number one! The game is funny and entertaining for “kids” of all ages, complete with sound effects that will crack you up! Be the hit of the party- all you have to do is bring Doggie Doo. It’s the only game where scooping $#*@ makes you a winner! For more information, photos, a sample or an interview with the man behind Doggie Doo, contact Michelle[email protected] Check out the Doggie Doo Game in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyxN3NF4LT8 **British Toy Retailers Association chose the Doggie Doo Game as one of its top 12 must-have toys for 2012.

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Your Child's Motor Development Story By Jill Mays

Your Child's Motor Development Story by Jill Mays

Description: Your Child's Motor Development Story is for all parents. It is intended to serve as a guide for normally developing children as well as those struggling with aspects of sensory motor development. With an understanding of the basics of sensory motor processing and motor development, parents will play with their children in ways that support growth in these areas. This book is written by an occupational therapist who describes for everyday parents how BEST to help their kids develop. She takes them from birth to crawling, all the way to their first sports. Problems like slouching are tackled from lack of core strength, along with more pervasive coordination difficulties that many children face. Any new parents, and their kids, will gain from this book.

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

Help A Poor Child

$22 a month provides children with medical, dental, educational, and nutrition support.

Description: For $22 a day provide medical and dental care, educational support, and nutritional help to poor children around the world. These children and their families live on less than $1 a day. Choose a child to have a real one on one connection from one of eleven countries around the world--Chile, Colombia,Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, The Philippines, Zambia, and The United States. Visit www.children.org to find out more about this gift that grows with you.

Price: $22.00 Visit the Website

Make Your Memories Last With Memory Maker!

Three albums to custom design!

Description: The eco-friendly Memory Making Kit arrives complete with three albums featuring two snap-locking poly rings to easily change and add pages to hold any size of memories, from large to small. Also included are corresponding insert pages, adhesive pockets in three sizes and lesson plans to help spur creative ideas. Memory Making Kits are available at Amazon.com. Packed full of essentials, the Memory Making Kit includes a CD wallet, mini wallet, or the Mini View Case Binder, which is the same size as a standard planner. Create a personalized cover using the full wrap overlay as well as use the clear sheet protectors for holding photos, DVDs or pages. Still need creative inspiration? UnikeepTM offers a variety of themed templates for cover inserts at www.unikeep.com. What's in it: Mini View Case binder Mini Sheet Protectors (25pk) Wallet (CD 10) with 10 poly pages Mini Wallet (80mm) with 10 poly pages 3x5”Adhesive pockets (1 sheet of 4) 4x6” Adhesive pockets (1 sheet of 4) Business Card size Adhesive pockets (1 sheet of 8)

Price: $21.99 Visit the Website

The Vanilla Visa® Gift Card

The Vanilla Visa® Gift Card

Description: The Vanilla Visa® Gift Card is a single card that offers a million options. Offered exclusively by InComm, the world’s leading prepaid product and transaction services company, the Vanilla Visa is the most flexible gift option available. The Vanilla Visa is available for purchase at thousands of major retailers nationwide and can be used anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. That makes it the perfect gift for anyone, on any budget, for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, or holiday celebrations with co-workers, friends and family. Important Tips for Using Vanilla: Pay Online: As some sites require a zip code to verify card purchases, register your card on the website shown on the back of your card and you're ready to point, click and buy with ease. Pay at Restaurants: If the meal costs more than the balance on your card, let the restaurant know the amount on your card, and simply pay the difference. Pay for Gas: It’s best to pay the attendant inside the gas station, as the pump terminal will often put a hold on your card up to $125. For other tips and news regarding Vanilla, check out: YouTube.com/InCommWorldwide Facebook.com/vanillacard Twitter.com/vanillacard

Price: $20.00 to $500.00 Visit the Website

Perplexus - The 3D Game Maze That Will Leave You Perplexed!

Perplexus - The 3D Game Maze that will leave you Perplexed!

Description: Perplexus is a 3-dimensional maze game where players maneuver a small marble around challenging barriers inside a large-sized transparent sphere. Unlike traditional flat-surface mazes that are composed of one path, Perplexus challenges players like no maze has before with numerous paths to choose from and dozens of barriers to overcome offering hours of entertainment and fun. Players can race each other or the clock. In addition to being an entertaining game, Perplexus is a great tool for cognitive development, encouraging children to exercise their problem-solving, motor and dexterity skills, as well as improving their hand-eye coordination. With three different game versions, there is one to challenge every child, adult and Perplexus-addict alike. Ages 4+

Price: $19.99 to $29.99 Visit the Website

What Matters Most Is What You Do Next: Dealing With Adversity

Dr. Geoff Mount Varner

Description: What matters most is what you do next: Dealing with Adversity, the new book by Geoffrey Mount Varner, MD, is a journey of triumph. At its core, this inspiring book is about preparing for life’s storms with the help of faith and God. It also offers warm reminders of how little things in life can help you through even the worst nightmares. In fact, shocking real life Emergency Room stories also provide humbling comparative reasons why we should feel blessed every day—no matter the situation. Though Dr. Mount Varner focuses his advice for those preparing to weather any storm, the backdrop for what matters most is what you do next: Dealing with Adversity is sexual harassment. It also provides important preparedness information for employers, employees, HR departments, private investigators, attorneys, and even innocent bystanders who might be faced with direct and peripheral involvement in a sexual harassment situation.

Price: $19.98 to $20.00 Visit the Website

Bee Inspired Gift Boxes

Bee Inspired Signature Box

Description: Bee Inspired (www.beeinspired.com - from $19.95) has a wonderful selection of inspirational gift products perfect for the holiday season. They have beautifully decorated gift boxes filled with hand-rolled inspirational quotes from top thinkers, authors, dreamers and leaders with boxes for different themes of Kindness, Love, Success, Motherhood and more. Give them to moms, teachers, parents, co-workers and even kids to help them achieve their goals.

Price: $19.95 to $48.95 Visit the Website

Siopa.com - Shop In Ireland As If You Were There

Shop In Ireland As If You Were There

Description: Ireland has always been known for its welcomes — the ability to make people of all backgrounds immediately feel comfortable and at home. The experience of a traditional Irish home is a unique amalgam of comfortable style, great food, boundless generosity and great conversation. A new website makes the trappings of an Irish home available to the global diaspora and to tasteful home-makers of every background! Siopa.com is access point for Foxford blankets and throws; for Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Louise Kennedy Glassware and Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen and Belleek Living Jewerly. These artisan crafts and apparel exude charm and easy comfort and style.

Price: $16.99 to $249.99 Visit the Website

Cozy Gifts Under $99 From Northridge Fashion Center

Cinnabon’s world-famous, ooey-gooey, melt-in-your-mouth Cinnabon CinnaPack are ready to bring home.

Description: Northridge Fashion Center hunted down the season’s best holiday gift ideas for keeping cozy at home: COZY IN THE KITCHEN – California Pizza Kitchen Family Cookbook ($16.95, CPK), Collegiate team football adult size sweatshirts ($60, All Pro Sports), GET WARM AND COMFY with UGG slippers ($99, Takken Shoes) COOK UP A HOLIDAY STORM – Philippe Richard’s 15-piece cookware ($79.99, JCPenney) and TREAT THE FAMILY – Cinnabon’s world-famous, ooey-gooey, melt-in-your-mouth Cinnabon CinnaPack are ready to bring home. (Prices vary at Cinnabon)

Price: $16.00 to $99.00 Visit the Website

Song Of The Stars

Song of the Stars book cover

Description: The world was about to change forever. And it almost went by unnoticed… As the holiday season approaches, bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones offers young readers the opportunity to rejoice in the marvelous story of the birth of Jesus through her beautiful new picture book, Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story (Zonderkidz; 15.99; October 2011). Using the lyrical charm and gentle voice readers loved in her award-winning books, Baby’s First Bible and The Jesus Storybook Bible, Lloyd-Jones captures the mystery and anticipation that led up to the glorious moment of Christ’s arrival. One quiet night, news of a miracle echoed to the ends of the earth. With every page turn, readers enjoy a journey around the world as news of Jesus’ coming spreads hurriedly and enthusiastically from creature to creature. Wonderfully vivid paintings by Alison Jay further capture the awe-inspiring moment through the animals’ eyes. SONG OF THE STARS pulses with excitement due to the emotion Jay has painted on the faces of the various deer, lamb, geese, horses and giraffes in the story and as Lloyd-Jones expresses the wonderment of earth’s creatures, like when a lion roars, “The Mighty King! The Prince of Peace!” SONG OF THE STARS is a perfect book for Christmas and a great gift that teaches children about the birth of Christ in a way they can appreciate and enjoy.

Price: $15.00 Visit the Website

Disney By IHome Audio Collection

Dual Alarm Clock Speaker System for iPod

Description: Disney and iHome Audio have come together to produce a new collection of head phones, docking systems and alarm clocks adorned with everyone's favorite Disney characters! Styles include Kermit the Frog from the recently released movie, The Muppets, Minnie Mouse, Jack Skellington from the Nightmare before Christmas, and Perry the Platypus from Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb. This new collection, perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gifts, is available just in time for the holiday season!

Price: $14.99 to $49.99 Visit the Website

The Child With Autism Learns About Faith

The Child with Autism Learns about Faith by Kathy Labosh

Description: Endorsed by religious leaders, this groundbreaking book offers a step-by-step lesson plan for family members, educators, and church staff—including scripted narratives, group activities, prayers, scripture readings, classroom setup guidance, lists of additional resources, and more. Each lesson is also accompanied by a Scripture Study for instructors to help them prepare for each class, where the author provides additional ideas and discussion questions. STUDENTS learn about: Creation Adam and Eve Temptation Cain and Abel Noah Abraham Isaac and Rebekah Jacob Joseph Moses Passover PARENTS and TEACHERS learn: Autism Ministry Class Setup How Kids Learn How to Prepare How to Teach And more! This book is certified by the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur to be free of doctrinal or moral error.

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

For My Children: A Mother's Journal Of Memories, Wishes And Wisdom

For My Children: A Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom

Description: As a mother ages and sees her children go off into the world, she begins reflecting on her time as a mom and yearns to share memories with her kids. While they may be too busy to spend as much time with their mother as they would like, her children will cherish this journal for decades and eventually share with their own children. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this perfect gift contains creative prompts that spark Mom’s recollections of fun family vacations, favorite childhood games, and special holidays. The thought-provoking queries allow Mom to delve into her own lifetime of experiences — her childhood and school years, falling in love and getting married, and, most of all, having and raising children. This collection of fill-in-the-blank lists is the easiest way for a mother to record on paper answers to the questions her children never thought to ask but will love to discover. It covers the little things no one wants to lose as well as the deepest subjects like the wisdom she has gained over the years, the goals she has achieved in her life, and the dreams that remain unfulfilled.

Price: $14.95 Visit the Website

Food Themed Rubber Duckies Celebrate Cupcakes, Chocolate, Wine, Coffee, And BBQ!

Cupcake Themed Rubber Duckie in Gorgeous Gift Box

Description: CelebriDucks, who do a whole line of celebrity rubber ducks that were voted one of the Top 100 Gifts by Entertainment Weekly, has just released their line of food themed rubber duckies celebrating Cupcakes, Wine, Coffee, Chocolate and BBQ. They also are bringing the whole rubber duck industry back to the USA where the soft floating rubber duckie was invented and will be the only company making rubber ducks in America!

Price: $11.99 to $14.99 Visit the Website

New Children's Book

The Wizard Who Saved the World is available in English and Spanish

Description: Have you ever wondered what you can do to help save the world? In the delightful new story from Big Kid Science, THE WIZARD WHO SAVED THE WORLD by award-winning author Jeffrey Bennett, a young boy named Diego takes a journey from his daydreams about glory and wizardry to real-life inspiration about what he can do to help everyone build a better future. Beautifully illustrated by Roberta Collier-Morales, children can’t help but be inspired to form their own dreams about how they can contribute to our collective future, and to make those dreams come true. The story begins with Diego’s dreams of becoming a World cup soccer player, a rock and roll star, an astronaut, or a scientist who receives a Nobel Prize. But most of all, he dreams of being a great wizard who could solve the many problems we face in today’s world. Through Diego’s imagination, we learn of how tiny and fragile our planet appears when seen against the Sun and the other planets in our solar system, and how fortunate we are to live at a time when Earth’s climate is ideal for our civilization.

Price: $11.00 to $15.00 Visit the Website

Brain Games For Kids- Cubigami7 & IcoSoKu Jr.

Cubigami7

Description: Every mom knows the key to a successful outing with the kids is the bag of tricks. Keep your kids quiet and entertained with these easy to tote toys! Cubigami7 from Recent Toys- This brain game is seven puzzles in one. Best part- you don’t have to worry about a frustration temper tantrum. There is no right or wrong way to solve this puzzle. www.recenttoys.com – ages 4 and up IcoSoKu Junior- This game will entertain your kids while showing them math can be fun! Does it get any better? You will be shocked as you watch your kids’ crunch numbers and love it! Basic addition is all they need. www.recenttoys.com – ages 5-10 You will be a super mom with these affordable additions to your bag of tricks- no batteries, no beeping, just entertaining and educational fun. Your well-behaved, quiet, mess-free “angels” will be the envy everywhere you go!

Price: $10.00 to $19.95 Visit the Website

This Year Give The Only Gift That Comes With Unlimited Galaxy Sized Adventure

The perfect holiday gift

Description: Looking for an affordable gift that they’ll spend hours sharing with friends and family? Most everyone on your gift list has fantasized about what it’s like to voyage through space. For the first time ever, they can immerse themselves in a realistic experience, as they climb aboard their own virtual space ship and fly amid the planets and stars at the speed of light. The fun begins when you claim a star for them. No one has ever been able to explore the mysteries of space like this before! “Claim Your Star is the perfect gift because you are actually giving someone their own piece of the universe,” explains Sytosoft Co-Founder Patrick Pannese, who helped develop Claim Your Star (www.ClaimYourStar.com). “It connects the recipient with the world’s first completely accurate, real-time, 3D interactive atlas of our Milky Way galaxy. It’s an exciting gift that will be shared over and over again, while also being a personalized way to honor the special people in your life.” A new gift idea that will be enjoyed long after the holiday Claim Your Star is a new, high quality, highly immersive educational experience that is absolutely free. By Claiming Your Star, you are giving a star – that actually exists in the night sky – a personalized name, and attaching a special message and photo that are significant to you.

Price: $9.99 to $129.99 Visit the Website

"Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide" (Nightengale Press)

"Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide" (Front Cover)

Description: The inspirational story of an idyllic 1960s American family devastated by the shocking suicide of one of their three children and their incredible journey to survive. Relived through the pain worn eyes of the youngest child, now a parent himself, who was then just sixteen. An enriching story of love, forgiveness and acceptance. Emotionally gripping & inspirational. In softcover and also now available in the Apple iBookstore for immediate download on the iPad, iPhone & iPod. Before Christmas it will also be available as an eBook on the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo Books and in 60 other markets worldwide

Price: $9.99 to $15.95 Visit the Website

The Many Adventures Of Pengey The Penguin

The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin

Description: The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin, the beloved children’s storybook about the tiny and endearing penguin, Pengey, will be joining the ranks of other e-reader stories with the charming cast of characters and twists in Pengey’s quest to find home. The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin (San Francisco Story Works, Dec 2011), winner of the Family Choice Awards and USA Best Books Finalist, is a “bedtime story for the soul,” with a character that is wholesome and reminiscent of our favorite heroes. To read Pengey’s story is to feel empathetic and engaged in this brave little penguin’s harrowing adventures to return back to his first true friend, Wendy. The Many Adventures of Pengey the Penguin is a story of neglect and hope, of friendship and courage, proving that home is truly wherever you are loved. Take a marvelous adventure with Pengey and your children! The best snuggle, cuddle time read you could ever share with them! With a message of perseverance, hope, and that home truly is where ever you feel loved.

Price: $9.00 to $17.95 Visit the Website

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS

Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas

Description: “She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” - Luke 2:7 The mother and son writing team of Jan and Mike Berenstain has been teaching and inspiring children for decades. In their latest story, the iconic Berenstain Bears arrive just in time for the holidays with THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS (Zonderkidz; $6.99; October 2011). In this new book, the family finds fun and adventure as the bears attempt to assemble the family Nativity scene. The story of the Nativity shines through as Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear search the Bear family tree house to find their manger scene, a family “bearloom,” in this memorable and fun lift-the-flap Christmas story. Beginning their traditional Christmas decorating, the Bears pop open the box that should hold the entire Nativity scene, but find only the baby Jesus in his manger. Where are the rest of the figurines? The cubs begin a holiday hunt through their home and discover missing pieces of the Nativity scene in the most unlikely places. Camels are tucked away in a cabinet. Three wise bears are hidden behind a clock on the mantle. And Christmas star dangles behind the family Bible. Young readers will enjoy finding these wonderful surprises along with the beloved Berenstain Bears.

Price: $6.99 Visit the Website

CardLab Visa Gift Card

GiftCardLab.com Christmas Visa Card

Description: CardLab gift cards are perfect gifts for those hard to shop for people on your list, or if you need a last minute idea. The cards are customizable, so you can choose any image to upload, and it will appear on the card. The cards are redeemable anywhere Visa cards are accepted. Go to giftcardlab.com to design your gift.

Price: $5.95 Visit the Website

Image Personalized Calendars Are A One-of-a-kind Gift For Anyone On Your List

Sophisticated technology places the recipient's name right inside the image.

Description: A technologically-advanced gift that has been receiving excellent reviews from consumers of all types are image personalized calendars, notebooks, folders, notecards, and mini-posters from Tukaiz, LLC. These personalized products go way beyond just including the name of your choice--they actually incorporate the name right into the image, making it look as if the photo was taken that way, such as a name written in snow on a windshield or stitched into a jeans pocket. The products can be made online at your convenience by choosing the images you want to include, the name you want to place inside the images, and if ordering a calendar, the starting month. They are offered online by Tukaiz, LLC. You can experiment with different names and images here: http://www.tukaizproducts.com/image_gallery

Price: $5.95 to $25.95 Visit the Website

Debi Lilly Designs Takes Holiday Buffets From Grocery To Gourmet

Grocery Store Chic with debi lilly design

Description: According to a recent survey, 75 percent of holiday hosts say that perfecting their Thanksgiving décor AND meal details was the most stressful aspect of holiday entertaining last year. In an effort to curb those stats this year, Debi Lilly, Safeway's entertaining expert, has designed a line of low cost, high quality products that will take your dinner table from bleak to boutique chic. Debi Lilly can give you the simple, elegant touches you need to make your house shine without having to go any further than your local grocery store. Her line includes an assortment of festive candles, Illusion vases, and double faced satin ribbon. • debi lilly design ™ Illusion Vases ($12.99 to $19.99) • debi lilly design™ Winterberry Dinner Votives ($9.99) • debi lilly design™ Elegant Candle Holders ($12.99-$19.99) • debi lilly design™ Unscented Candles ($4.99 to $11.99) • debi lilly design™ Pumpkin Spice Candle ($4.99 to 11.99)

Price: $4.99 to $19.99 Visit the Website

3D And 2D Flip Animated Customizable Ornaments From Snapily

www.snapily.com

Description: Make this holiday season stand out by adding a 3D or 2D flip animated twist to your decorating and gifting with one of Snapily’s innovative, customizable products. Snapily’s online fast and easy ordering process makes it simple and affordable to add 3D depth or a flip animated effect to ordinary photos. This allows anyone to put the spirit of the season into their decorating by transforming their favorite pictures into thoughtful, one-of-a-kind holiday-themed photo cards (perfect for the traditional family photo!), greeting cards and stocking stuffers such as journals, notebooks and bookmarks. The Christmas tree is about to meet its newest ornament with the introduction of an exclusive new line of original, holiday ornaments that can be personalized with photos of family, friends, pets and the most memorable moments of 2011. Snapily takes the cherished tradition of holiday cards, stocking stuffers and décor to a whole new level of creativity and family fun with these ornaments that are customizable on the front and on the back. They will add a distinctive touch to anyone’s Christmas trees and are great to show off your loved ones with either 3D depth or flip animated effect.

Price: $4.99 to $13.99 Visit the Website

Game Sets

Game Sets from Marshalls

Description: Whether enjoying a night in with the whole family or road tripping in an RV, make sure to pack some games! Chinese checkers, dice or cards; are all sure to thrill everyone from mom and dad to daughter and gradma. Games are made out of the finest products and are reasonably priced allowing you to purchase a variety of options.

Price: $4.99 to $16.99 Visit the Website

Greeting Card Universe - Any Card Imaginable

Christmas Card

Description: Producing high quality custom greeting cards has been Greeting Card Universe’s goal from its inception in 2000. Since then, our hand-picked community of artists has designed over 500,000 unique greeting cards, invitations, and announcements to fit all of your special occasions. With over 1,000 new custom cards added each day, Greeting Card Universe is the world’s largest online greeting card store. Personalize your own card and we’ll ship it to you or directly to the recipient. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring our selection of unique greeting cards today and discover any card imaginable!

Price: $3.00 to $4.00 Visit the Website

Why Not Enjoy

Why Not Enjoy hat

Description: Why Not Enjoy encourages people to carry with them the spirit of optimism and take a positive outlook on life. The company is able to share this feel-good philosophy by creating awareness and encouraging others to pass along the message of optimism through a wide variety of inspirational products, including T-shirts, shorts, yoga pants, hats, mugs and more. Each item is designed with “Why Not Enjoy” written on it to serve as a constant reminder to its wearer. In doing so, they are effortlessly spreading positive, introspective thoughts to others and helping inspire people to enjoy life. A portion of the profits for select items go toward benefiting Why Not Enjoy's Kids Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of children all over the world. A truly feel-good gift that keeps on giving, Why Not Enjoy products fit any special occasion!

Price: $0.75 to $60.00 Visit the Website

IKEA Soft Toys

TORVA - $7.99

Description: The IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign is back in full swing again! Running now through December 24, this annual event continues to raise money to educate children around the world. For every IKEA Soft Toy purchased, one euro (approximately $1.35 US) is donated to UNICEF and Save the Children. Since 2003, the IKEA Soft Toy campaign has donated 35.2 million euros ($47.5 Million US) to these organizations, granting over 8 million children in nearly 40 countries access to a quality education. IKEA Soft Toys – which include stuffed animals, finger puppets and books – range in price from $.49 - $19.99 and are available in all IKEA stores and online at www.ikea.com/us. These incredibly affordable and cuddly creatures will certainly put a smile in the hearts of children, while supporting millions of other children who are in need of a quality education around the world.

Price: $0.49 to $19.99 Visit the Website

Published on Dec 22, 2011

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