The holidays are just around the corner and that means it is time to start picking out those trinkets and treasures to fill your little ones’ stockings. These finds will make your kiddos squeal with delight on Christmas morning but they won’t break the bank because they are all under $20.
Kandoo® Moisturizing Hand Soap
Kids will love Kandoo® Moisturizing Hand Soap because of the BrightFoam® purple or green color and the sweet scent of Funny Berry or Magic Melon. And moms and dads prefer foaming soaps for their kids because they don’t drip or leave trails in the sink. Plus, they’re more economical – Kandoo soaps produce over 200 pumps per bottle. Kandoo Hand Soap contains Vitamin E and natural fruit extracts, which leave hands soft and happily scented. Kandoo Hand Soap is hypoallergenic and contains no harsh chemicals – featuring a cleansing formula that is gentle on young hands and is dermatologist tested. An 8.4 oz sells for $2.97 at www.walmart.com.
The Children’s Place
The Children’s Place is the perfect one-stop-shop for stocking stuffers, especially for items under $20. Girls will love the jewelry and accessories such as these new Bling Icon 9-pack of earrings for only $7.46 and this Sweets Charm Bracelet featuring ice cream and cupcake charms for only $4.17!! For boys they have this really cool Darth Vader Mask Hat for $11.37 and Spider-Man Wallet for $7.46. In addition to these items, The Children’s Place has a fantastic selection of gloves, scarves, socks, underwear and more. All items available in stores or online at www.childrensplace.com.
Monster High™ Vinyl Collectibles
Since their debut, the ghouls and Mansters™ of Monster High™ have been showcasing their freaky fabulous flaws with scary cool style and hair-raising adventures. Now, favorite Monster High™ characters are available in a new, freaky fabulous vinyl form! Each figure wears his or her signature outfit that fans will recognize from the character’s original introduction. Dynamic poses capture their unique personalities and uhhh-mazing details make collecting and displaying these dolls monster fun! Each Monster High™ Vinyl Collectible retails for $9.99 and is available for purchase at www.toysrus.com.
Strand Bands are the hottest new DIY fashion accessory kits and unlike anything else on the market. The stretchy-soft Strand Bands make it simple and fun to braid, weave, bead or fringe stylish one-of-a-kind accessories that can be taken on and off with ease. Strand Bands are made from a unique peel-apart material that lets kids control the thickness of their designs and create endless colorful and mixable styles. Girls will love the Strand Bands Bracelet Kit. Each Bracelet Kit includes 144 feet of peel-apart Strand Bands as well as an assortment of beautiful beads and charms to create tons of one-of-a-kind fashion accessories. The Bracelet Kits are available in three styles: Techno Brights, Vintage Fashion and City Chic. Each kit retails for $9.99 and are available for purchase at www.toysrus.com.
Minions Inkoos: Color ‘N Glow and Color ‘N Go
For the first time ever, popular characters have joined the award-winning Inkoos draw-wash-redo plush line. Kids can creatively design the two-sided surface of favorite Minion characters Bob and Stuart. Color ‘N Glow Stuart and Bob come with three different colored markers and feature glow-in-the-dark fabric. Kids can decorate them, and then turn off the lights to see their eyes glow. Color ‘N Go Stuart and Bob are available in a smaller size for doodling fun on-the-go! Color ‘N Glow retails for $14.99 and $7.99 for Color ‘N Go at www.walmart.com.
Yummy Nummies are candy, snack, and meal making sets that come with everything kids need to create no-bake, realistic-tasting mini foods. The results are adorable little foods that look and taste just like the real thing – a hamburger tastes like a real tiny hamburger, and the cupcakes and donuts smell freshly baked. Kids will really enjoy this. My daughter and I tried the donuts and they are a tiny tasty treat! She enjoyed making them because it was easy for her since no oven was involved. Yummy Nummies are made with only food ingredients from the USA. It’s a fun way for little chefs to explore and learn in the kitchen! Yummy Nummies come in various sets such as the Cupcake Cuties Maker, Donut Delights Maker, Cookie Creations Maker, Best Ever Burger Maker and more. The kits range in price from $6.99 – $19.99 and are available at www.toysrus.com.
Little Live Pets Lil’ Turtle
I recently saw the Little Live Pets Turtles at a holiday toy event and they are adorable!! Kids will love them for sure. The turtle uses his flippers to walk on land, but as soon as he hits the water he paddles about like a real ocean loving sea turtle. Little Live Pets Lil’ Turtles are available in four colors including: blue, powder, pink and green. Each each turtle is unique with cool shell designs. Little Live Pets Lil’ Turtle retails for $14.99 each at www.toysrus.com.
Hot Wheels™Star Wars™
Two of boys’ favorite brands—Hot Wheels® and Star Wars™—have joined forces! Kids and collectors alike will love seeing their favorite Star Wars™ characters from Episode 7 reimagined as 1:64-scale Hot Wheels® cars and designed to retain the “Force” of their iconic Star Wars™ characters. Re-create your favorite storylines, send the cars flying at lightspeed on a Hot Wheels® Star Wars™ track set (sold separately) or display them with your other favorite Star Wars™ collectibles. Kids can choose from characters including but not limited to First Order Stormtrooper & Captain Phasma ($8.99), Kylo Ren Character Car ($4.98), and BB-8 ($5.99). All items can be purchased at www.amazon.com.
Puppy In My Pocket Fancy Puppy Purse
Puppy In My Pocket is the adorable collection of pocket-sized pets loved by kids all over the world. Little girls can take their favorite pets with them wherever they go with the Puppy In My Pocket Fancy Puppy Purse. Each fashionable purse includes 4 puppies. Puppy In My Pocket Fancy Puppy Purse retails for $11.99 at www.toysrus.com.
Shopkins 12 pack Season 3
Any Shopkins fan will love to get a new 12 pack, which will seriously pump up their Shopkins collection. This 12-Pack comes with 12 Shopkins, shopping basket, four bags and a collector’s guide so that you can see what Shopkins you have and what you still need to get. The Shopkins 12 pack retails for $9.99 at www.toysrus.com.
From Goody this holiday season comes their new Winter Wonderland Collection. They are perfect for stocking stuffers and little girls can wear them with their holiday outfits. The collection includes ultra-feminine soft lace headwraps, pastel elastics and sparkly bows to accent any girl’s outfit. They retail anywhere from $3.99-$4.99 and are available at your local retailers such www.target.com and www.bedbathbeyond.com.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Three Movie Gift Set
My Little Pony fans across the country will love finding this new gift set in their stocking. This set includes three full-length films including: Equestria Girls, Rainbow Rocks and the new full-length feature film, Friendship Games. In Equestria Girls, when a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet…high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville’s Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds. In Rainbow Rocks, Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. A new girl group, The Dazzlings, arrive at CHS and convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands. Tensions mount and a reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that the Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and are after something far more sinister. The Rainbooms call on Princess Twilight to return to their world to help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school. In Friendship Games, Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition — the Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic — this world’s Twilight Sparkle. This set retails for $17.99 on www.amazon.com.
Forget the candy in the stocking and give the kids a healthy tasty treat from Plum Organics called Mighty Sticks. Mighty Sticks™ are yummy whole grain snacks baked with fruits, veggies, brown rice and chickpeas. They are sized just right for little hands, so your adventurous little eater can snack on-the-go anytime. A 6 count box of Mighty Sticks sell for $3.39 each and available flavors include Apple Carrot or Berry Beet. Mighty Sticks can be purchased at www.plumorganics.com.
Bath & Body Works
My six-year-old daughter loves lotions and potions especially ones that smell really yummy. Bath & Body Works has you covered for great gifts for stocking stuffers or larger gifts if you need one. The Merry On-the-Go Gift Sets is perfect for the stocking. Girls will love the adorable glittery cosmetic bag adorned with cute North Pole animals such as a polar bear and penguin. Inside the bag are convenient travel sizes of their Body Lotion and Fine Fragrance Mist (3 fl oz each) to keep skin soft and scented as well as the new PocketBac (1 fl oz) and Nourishing Hand Cream (2 fl oz) that will leave your hands clean & refreshed. The Merry On-the-Go Gift Sets are available in Winter Candy Apple, Twisted Peppermint and Vanilla Bean Noel. Each set retails for $20.00 and can be purchased at Bath & Body Works retail locations or online at www.bathandbodyworks.com.
Kids and paint go hand-in-hand! I know both of my kids will love getting a set of paint in their stockings. Over the summer I bought them Crayola’s Metallic and Glitter paint sets and they love them! Parents, you will too since the paints are washables! Metallic paint box consists of 6 colors (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple and Orange) with metallic effects, which will add some extra shine to your kids art projects. The Glitter paint set also comes with 6 colors (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple and Orange) and has glitter effects which adds extra dazzle to your kids masterpieces. Another great thing about Crayola Washable Kids’ Paint is that it is a nontoxic water-based paint. Each one retails for $7.49 each and are available for purchase at www.crayola.com.
JJ Rabbit is a design-first, eco-conscious, children’s feeding brand. They offer cool and functional products that make mealtime enjoyable and easy. Their products are modern, fun and contemporary. My personal faves include CUPPIES® and ergoFork+Spoon™. CUPPIES® is the perfect training cup for little ones to transition to a real cup. It features handles on both sides, an adorable hidden animal at the bottom of each cup (our green one has a frog). I reall love the look of thevergoFork+Spoon™. It features an angle handle, which makes it easy for baby to hold, to pick up and put down. It also features a curved tip for easy self-feeding and the elevated spoon tip keeps food spills off the table. Both products are FDA approved biodegradable plastic and are BpA, Phthalates, PVC free. Both products can be purchase at www.jjrabbit.com.
I’m always looking for something that will make my kids remember to brush their teeth and want to brush their teeth. I think I finally found it with the Brush Buddies. Just in time for the holidays, their new Brite Beatz toothbrush features a fun synchronized light and music show while playing everyone’s holiday favorite song “Jingle Bells ($7.99)”, which plays for the dentist recommended 2 minutes. If you’re looking for something with a non-holiday song they also have “Gentleman ($9.95)” from PSY. In addition to Brite Beatz, they also have Brush Beatz, where you can brush your teeth to today’s biggest hits such PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance & Born this Way”, LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It & Party Rock Anthem” among others. All products are available at www.brushbuddies.com.
What little kid wouldn’t love to get a stocking full of awesome products from Nickelodeon’s number-one preschool series, PAW Patrol? Parents have lots to choose from including Training Toothpaste from Orajel for $3.99 at www.kmart.com, ARM & HAMMER™ Spinbrush™ Kid’s toothbrush (features a smaller, soft-bristle power heads to fit little mouths) for $5.00 at www.walmart.com, PAW Patrol designed kids’ LCD watch in a tin box $19.99 at www.jcpenney.com, and an 8.7oz Toddlerific Perfect Flo Double Wall Cup for $14.99 at www.amazon.com.