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35+ Fabulous Gifts–From $5 to $500-That Give Back!

Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) • • […]

Mind Games: 10 Gifts to Boost Their Brains!

We wanted to put together a list of toys that would make great additions under the tree not just because they’re fun but because kids will learn new skills from them without even knowing it. So we asked Melissa Bangash, Director of West Side Nursery School in Ridgewood, NJ. to give us her top 10 favorite “mind […]

Gifts That Say “Wow!”

  Amidst all the gadgets and sweaters and scarfs, maybe you are looking for that one big gift to really bring the Wow. Think about something they would never buy for themselves. Here are some ideas: Golden Goose Women’s Sneakers So why are they so expensive? They’re made with a buttery soft leather and have a […]

Our Favorite Gifts for Kids

Fingerlings Baby Monkies Ok, I won’t say this is my favorite, but it is a favorite for my daughter. When I first heard about these, I couldn’t understand how a small plastic monkey could be worth $50. Then my 2nd grader explained to me that they blink, turn their heads and respond to sound and motion. They know when they […]

8 Gift Ideas: Beyond Toys!

1. Get Tickets to a Show. Every year, my kids ask for gift cards for Ticketmaster from all the grandparents. My kids LOVE seeing shows but at $150-200 a pop, it adds up quick with a family of 5. This gives us a chance to see a show and get better seats than we might normally purchase […]

My Favorite Chair of the Moment

  I’ve been shopping for a new chair for my office and after a few back-breaking long days decided to look for one of those ugly bright blue exercise ball chairs. And came across this super-fun–I might even cal it chic–inflatable exercise ball/chair. It comes in fun colorful fur and the slipcover can be removed for […]

A Few of Our Favorite Toys

Spherovelo Ride-On by Early Rider Check out this unique, award-winning, ride-on toy for children ages 12-24 month olds. Winner of the Red Dot Product Design Award 2013, Junior Design Award for Best Toy 2013. Seat height: 7″, Handle bar height: 11″. Made in UK. $120. Available at Fat Brain Toys. Magna-Tiles We bought our set 10 years ago when […]

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