Last Minute Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers

Looking for some last minute gifts or stocking stuffer ideas?  We’ve come with a short list for you hopefully inspire during your gift searching journey.


The Reindeer Gift ($19.95 – reindeergift.com)

There’s a new twist in the Christmas tradition!  The reindeer feel bored and ignored always waiting around for Santa while he hides all the gifts.  They too deserve the joys of what it’s like to hand out toys.  They each take turns sneaking down the chimney behind Santa and hiding a special reindeer gift for you to find.  Since this is on the sly, they can’t put their reindeer gift under the tree or in the stockings where Santa will be.  Their special reindeer gift is hidden somewhere else in your house.  Where is your gift hidden?

It’s as fun and easy as 1-2-3!

1 – On December 24th, one of the reindeer will hide a special reindeer gift for you.
2 – On December 25th, you will find it.
3 – Which of the 8 reindeer hid your gift this year?
Go to www.reindeergift.com to find out who your gift is from.

This children’s book is super colorful and is such a fun tradition to start doing every year.  Unlike the Elf on the Shelf or the Roaming Reindeer, you only have to remember to hide a gift one time.  A fun idea I had is to create a scavenger hunt for my daughter to find her reindeer gift.  This would obviously be a gift from Comet since he loves playing tag, hide-and-seek and other reindeer games. 

Macy’s Impulse Beauty Eye and Cheek Palette ($25 – macys.com)

This neutral palette has 20 assorted eye shadows in matte and shimmer and 3 blush/bronzers in Macy’s exclusive gun metal quilted case.  These colors can take you from day to night and are great for any occasion.  Tuck it in a stocking or hide it under the tree.  No matter how you wrap it, this palette is a winner.

This is such a fun makeup palette to play around with.  I’ve been having a blast experimenting with different color combinations.  I’m more of a matte eyeshadow gal but these shimmery shadows are great for Christmas and New Years Eve.  My favorite bronzer/blush is the middle color.  It looks great with my skin tone and provides just enough of that rosey-look with going overboard.


Bluebee Pals ($64.99 – bluebeepals.com)

Bluebee Pals are interactive stuffed animals made of soft, plush fabric.  They are embedded with a Bluetooth receiver with a built-in microphone and speaker.  They connect with smart phones, tablets or any other Bluetooth enabled device.  This toy can also be used as a portable speaker.

My daughter absolute loves her Bluebee Pal.  The speaker cranks and is great quality even though it’s embedded in the stuffed animal.  It’s very fun to turn on our favorite songs and dance around with the Bluebee Pal.  This toy is great for kids of all ages and comes in many different characters.  This is definitely a great gift.

Susan Posnick Cosmetics Holiday Gift Pack ($49.95 – susanposnick.com)

For the entire month of December, Susan Posnick Cosmetics is offering this exciting special gift pack to make your eyes sparkle.  This normal prices of the items included in the gift pack ads up to about $75 so this is a steal.

This holiday gift pack includes the COLORCOATED lash enhancing mascara, COLOREYEDEFINE eye shadow and eyeliner combo in platinum and gold and a MINITWEEZER packed nicely in a silver mesh cosmetic bag.

These products are so nice, ladies.  I’m hooked on the mascara and cannot believe how amazing a pair of mini tweezers are.  I’ve been having fun experimenting with the eye shadow/eyeliner combo stick adding it to my inner lids, over the lids or just on my bottom lid.


Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner Toy from Casdon ($29.99 – Toys R Us (USA) or Amazon.co.uk)

Casdons’ Toy Dyson Vacuum is a direct replica of the latest “Ball” model. This realistic toy features a simulated cyclone action with colourful balls, so you can see it working. It also ‘Twists and Turns’ just like the real thing! This great toy also has real suction from the foot of the vacuum that is designed to pick up small pieces of paper waste or small poly beads. This links to a removable dustbin at the back, the child can easily take this out to be emptied and the cleaning can start all over again!
Pre-schoolers learn by acting out and copying what their parents do, making the range of role-play toys from Casdon Toys ideal learning vehicles for youngsters wanting to emulate their parents. Casdons’ Dyson Ball replica is the best toy vacuum on the market! 63 Cms High 4 x C batteries required.
I actually own a real Dyson ball vacuum and I am so amazed at how real this toy looks.  My three-year old is always trying to help around the house and now she can.  This vacuum says it picks up small pieces of paper – well, hey!  We happen to always have small pieces of paper lying around the house from my little one.  Now she can have fun picking them up all day long, just like I do.  Ha!

Chuggington StackTrack Koko’s Icy Escapade Playset ($39.99 – Target.com and Amazon.com)

Stack your track as high as the sky! Koko’s Icy Escapade Action Playset features Koko and the Ice Cave. In this action-packed train set, Koko has to be careful going down the rickety bridge with the ice cargo. You have everything you need to pick-up the ice in the cargo car, crash through the ice gates and deliver it to the top. Chuggington StackTrack playsets from TOMY feature revolutionary track that is engineered for stability and sturdy connections, letting you build elevated layouts like never before. Plus, every action-packed playset can be built multiple ways, so your child’s imagination can run wild. Traintastic adventures await–see it in action!

My daughter absolutely loves Chuggington and has been having a blast with Koko’s Icy Escapade Playset.  This is definitely a gift-worthy product.  The price is right, too.  
We struggled a bit with the instructions and ended up figuring the track out on our own which was a little bit of a downside.  Once it was built, though, my daughter knew exactly what to do.  She even added her Hot Wheels cars to the track for even more fun.  This is a great product for boys and girls of all ages.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers for Boys from HasbroToyShop.com

Transformers: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise One-Step Changers ($9.99)  It’s quicker and easier for kids to get into the action of Transformers!  The greatest Autobot, Decepticon and Dino-Bot characters from the new film Transformers: Age of Extinction can convert from a great robot action figure into a vehicle or dino-mode and back – in just one step.  Kids will have a blast converting characters like Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Bumblebee, Drift and Lockdown, each with their own unique method of converting inspired by the film.  Flip it, pop it, pull it and more.  There are 19 figures to collect in 2014, each sold separately.

Marvel Battle Masters Challengers ($14.99)  Marvel Battle Masters Challengers are ready for battle.  Get your favorite Marvel heroes, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine and Thor, and take on your opponent in face-to-face smash action play.  Includes one character and the controller.  Each character sold separately.

Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Figure 2-Pack ($6.99)  The bots are back and better than ever.  Designed for little hands, te two-packs collection includes the iconic characters from the television show in all new forms.  With recognizable characters and friendly faces, each pack contains two adventurous figures that are perfect for preschool play.  Choose from Optimus Prime, Heatwave the Fire-Bot, Bumblebee and Blades the Copter-Bot figures; each sold separately.  (Note:  product does not convert)

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series 3.75 Inch Action Figures ($9.99)  Team up with characters or pit them against each other with these awesome 2-figure packs, featuring heroes and villains from the Star Wars saga and from the new animates series, Star Wars Rebels.  Each pair of figures highlights an epic rivalry or a classic partnership.  Each pack is sold separately and includes two figures with five points of articulation and accessories.


Stocking Stuffers for Girls from HasbroToyShop.com

My Little Pony Pop Starter Kit ($3.99)  The My Little Pony Pop assortment delivers playful, poppable pony fun.  Fans can pop-out and build any of four My Little Pony Pop characters, including Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Princess Twilight Sparkle and Rarity, personalizing each pony’s look with colorful pop-on manes and themed stickers.  Each sold separately.

Littlest Pet Shop ($2.99)  Bobble in style with the return of the fan-favorite bobble-head pets in the Littlest Pet Shop singles assortment.  Fans can collect 24 adorable pets from the Littlest PetShop animated series, including Zoe Trent spaniel, Sunil Nevla mongoose, and Penny Ling panda – as well as tons of other cute pets like dogs, cats and birds.  Each sold separately.

Elefun and Friends Barrel of Monkeys Game ($4.99)  Start your own wild monkey parade with the Barrel of Monkeys game.  These little monkeys have gone wild and when you throw them all in a big pile, pick up another with the first monkey’s arm.  Don’t drop your monkeys as you build your parade or you’ll lose you turn.  Build the longest monkey parade to win.

Belli Skincare Essentials (belliskincare.com)

These four pristinely pure products from Belli Skincare make great stocking stuffers for anyone concerned with what they put on their skin.  The ingredients in these products have been safety screened for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding making them ideal for anyone.  They’re also free of artificial fragrances and dyes, phthalates and paraben preservatives.

Belli Skincare makes amazing products with my favorites being the Pure and Pampered Body Wash and All Day Moisture Body Lotion.  I also really love their peppermint body scrub and use it about three times per week in the shower.

Products Shown Above

  • Eye Brightening Cream — A Vitamin K enriched eye cream that revives and illuminates tired eyes, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
  • Pure & Pampered Body Wash – A pure and balanced cleanser for the entire body that leaves skin hydrated and silky, never tight or dry.
  • All Day Moisture Lotion – After the shower, treat skin to this luxurious, deeply moisturizing cream featuring uplifting lemon oil and soothing chamomile.
  • Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator — A daily moisturizer rich in botanical humectants and antioxidants.

Makeup Brush Set from Andre Lorent ($27.95 – Amazon.com)
André Lorent has introduced a cruelty-free and vegan makeup brush set with unique synthetic LuxFiber™ and a sleek carrying case.  Made with the highest quality synthetic hair, not only are the brushes more hygienic but they are also more durable than other natural brushes on the market. The PRO Makeup Brush Set is ideal for the woman wanting convenience, functionality, and luxury.  In addition, the LuxFiber™ technology guarantees beautiful results with every application.
Aside from my large powder brush coming apart at the handle, these brushes are amazing.  I seem to always have this problem with makeup brushes but it’s nothing a little superglue can’t fix.
This All Inclusive Brush Set includes:
·Eye Shadow Brush – for shading and blending eye shadow.  This brush is ideal for applying either shadow or cream to the delicate area of the lids.  Perfect for the brow, too.
·Angled Liner Brush – works well with eyeliners and brow powders.  It is designed for precise lining along the lash line or filling in gaps in the brows.
·Powder/Blush Brush – with a high hair count for powders, blushes and bronzesEnsures that coverage is spread evenly and flawlessly.
·Lip Brush – for a glamorous effect far superior to that of applying lipstick from a tube. This lip brush evenly distributes color or lip gloss for luxurious depth and definition.
·Foundation Brush – is perfect for applying and blending foundation. The super plush head ensures an evenly covered, airbrushed finish.
·A Stylish Designer Case – to keep all 5 brushes in one convenient location. Fits easily into makeup kits and travel bags.
Chuggington Snow Rescue DVD ($14.98 – Amazon.com)
Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum are ringing in the holidays with the Dove Family approved CHUGGINGTON: Snow Rescue, as it rides its way on DVD December 9, 2014! Embrace the spirit of the season with this all new festive winter adventure with beloved characters Wilson, Koko and Brewster. In the most wonderful time of the year, watch old and new friends go on a magical ride in these five specials filled with fun and heartfelt lessons enjoyable for kids and parents alike!
It’s wintertime in Chuggington and the Chuggers are busy making preparations for the Parade of Lights Festival, adorning themselves in glowing colored lights for a special procession through Chuggington! But, when freezing fog traps Koko and a snowy avalanche derails Fletch, that’s when Wilson and the Chug Patrol team must set out on a wild winter rescue! This action-packed collection features five Chuggington specials, including the all-new Snow Rescue Special airing for the first time this fall on Disney Junior! With added bonuses including new character montages and coloring sheets, your own little Chugger will discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork.

My daughter and I watched this DVD together the other day and it’s so nice to see some fresh Chuggington episodes.  Chuggington is so much easier to follow and more colorful and fun than Thomas which is why my daughter loves it.  It will make a great stocking stuffer or gift for boys and girls.

National Geographic Kids – Try This Experiment Book $16.99 & Kids Cookbook $19.95- 

What a great gift idea for imaginative and creative boys and girls.  These fabulous books are filled with colorful, descriptive projects geared towards kids but even adults will have a blast with them.  National Geographic is one of my favorite learning brands so I instantly fell in love with these books.

Join Barton Seaver—master chef and National Geographic Explorer—on a year-round culinary adventure as he explores what it takes to create the ultimate dish. Barton provides mouthwatering recipes, the ins and outs of healthy eating, awesome crafts and activities, and food-focused challenges, proving once and for all that cooking can be a blast. Follow along as he teaches you to plant a kitchen garden, host a dinner party for your friends, and pack the perfect school lunch. Other highlights include ways to play with your food, festive holiday meals, snow day snacks, and family cooking competitions. With fascinating sidebars, profiles on real people, and cool facts, the National Geographic Kids Cookbook will have you ruling the kitchen in no time!

Discover what makes science fun in this engaging book, filled with weird, wacky science facts, basic principles, and 50 creative science projects that take interactivity to a whole new level. Dynamic photos and art highlight projects step by step so kids can conduct experiments with confidence and accuracy. Most projects involve kid-friendly subjects like electrical charges, chemical explosions, and food chemistry and are based on materials easily found at home. Bonus projects throughout encourage curious kids to dig deeper and experiment on their own.

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