Just For The Kids: Holiday Gifts 2020

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on November 17, 2020 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle,

Ready to see their faces light up this holiday season? Then take a virtual stroll through this hand-picked gift selection for the littles and you’ll soon have all your lists checked. Stand by for hugs! 


Baketivity’s Face-Bake DIY Cookie Set

Baking just got a whole lot more fun! This all-in-one Baketivity kit for kids lets parents give a complete baking experience with none of the usual hassle. No searching for recipes, shopping or measuring. Baketivity includes clear recipes and pre-measured ingredients for your convenience. First, upload your images or choose your text. Then, put on some baking music, assemble the pre-measured ingredients and bake those sugar image cookies. Once baked, stick those edible stickers on your cookies and grab a bite! These custom-printed cookies are perfect for keeping kids entertained this holiday season. $44.99

Keep Calm & Craft On! Craft Kits For All Ages

These well-packaged kits are the perfect way to let children’s imaginations and creativity soar. Each Cara & Co. kit comes with a variety of fun supplies to help kids enjoy and develop their crafting skills by making necklaces, bracelets, key-chain/lanyard clips and more. There’s even a mini DIY kit for children’s face mask lanyards. The pre-made kits are a wonderful sensory activity for kids and a nice alternative to too much screen time. $8.99-$32.99

Pottery Awesomeness

The Pottery Awesomeness kits are the perfect project for kids and parents to enjoy together. With themed-subscription boxes, kids will be excited to receive the boxes that come with everything they need to create their own pottery creation! From $30

Professor Maxwell’s VR Labs

We’re excited about gifts that keep kids busy at home this year. Professor Maxwell’s VR Labs incorporates augmented reality and virtual reality to make learning fun and tech accessible for kids. With four new themed kits including Science, Universe, Magic and Chef, each kit layers the learning process and combines tangible play with digital technology to connect ideas to real life examples. They can create their own volcano eruption and, with the VR goggles, teleport to see a historic volcanic site in action. Bake a chocolate cake, travel to Peru (virtually) and learn how the coca plant is harvested. This gift encourages a physical project, then experiencing it in virtual reality. $49.99

Guide Dots Art Set

The Guide Dots art set is a curriculum designed to teach kids to draw, and perfect for kids already interested in art. The subscription includes online instruction to get kids making frame-worthy masterpieces in their own time. Get him/her started with their first box, which will likely spark all kinds of imaginative designing. The box should contain everything he/she needs to get going. From $89.99


Funko Marvel Battleworld: Battle Ball

For the many Marvel fans out there, this game allows them to pick their favorite hero, rescue friends, and win battles to defeat Thanos! Battleworld is a revolutionary collectible adventure game featuring dozens of characters from all over the Marvel universe. Players get to crack open the mysterious Thanostones during the course of play to reveal the mystery character inside. When kids can’t go to the theater, this game brings the movies to them. From $9.84

TOMY’s Snap Dragon Action Board Game

Looking for a tongue-pulling, coin-grabbing, teeth-snapping game! Then TOMY’s Snap Dragon is it! Full of surprises, this kids’ game is great for family game nights and exciting fun for ages 4 and up. Packed with lots of laughs and edge of your seat excitement, Snap Dragon is fun for the entire family and is sure to keep everyone on their toes! Ages 4 and up. $24.99

Screwball Scramble Level 2 Maze Game

Screwball Scramble 2 tests their coordination and skill on a topsy-turvy journey through a table-top maze full of brand new surprises. Play solo or take on family and friends on game nights. Fastest through the maze wins! For even more of a challenge, connect Screwball Scramble 2 to the classic Screwball game (sold separately) by using the included bridge. Now there’s an even more exciting maze that doubles the fun. Ages 5 and up. $24.99


Ricky’s House Adventure Playset

Perfect for pre-school boys and girls and the fans of the Nick Jr. cartoon show. Offering hours of interactive fun, Ricky’s home features multiple ramps for the toy motorcycles to roll down, a tire check station, a telescope and an elevator to get from floor to floor. This cute toy pack playset also includes Ricky Zoom Motorcycle and Ricky’s little sister Toot. The fold-away gear-up rescue station gives these toy bikes a handy place to store the included accessories. Ages 3 and up. $39.99

Mega Cyborg Hand

From Thames & Kosmos, kids can use over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes that fill with water to build an awesome mechanical hand that uses hydraulic power, and fits like a glove! Allow kids to explore the world of robotics with the Mega Cyborg Hand. $39.95

The CrunchCup

The CrunchCup is a functional (and fun) gift for kids, whether they’re eating their breakfast in the car on the way to school, in front of the TV or just fixing for themselves. Ditch the spoon and bowl for cereal on the go with this dual-chambered, reusable, dishwasher-safe tumbler. Add a few of the individually packaged cereal boxes in the stocking for a dynamic duo. $20

Once Upon A Pancake Stories

This hands-on book is full of unfinished stories for children of all ages. Each book contains 20 stories with writing prompts that kids and parents can write and draw together. Young kids can write about superheroes, princesses and trucks, while older kids can write about saving the galaxy, sports and more! $12.95

Eyelike Sticker Books: Trains

Twelve pages contain 400 hundreds irresistible, reusable and collectible stickers for all ages to mix, match and trade. Detailed and vibrantly colored, there are stickers of engines, cars, crossing signs and other icons of railroad life. Whether on windows, notebooks, lunch boxes or scrapbooks, these peel-and-place stickers are perfect for creating their own work of art—anytime, anywhere. Plus, these stickers are ultra-high quality—when playtime is over they can be peeled up and used again and again! Trains is one in the series of Workman Eyelike Sticker books, that include dinosaurs, baby animals, trucks, pirates, horses, puppies and more. Ages 4 and up $6.95

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