Holiday Gift Guide 2019 from HowtoLearn.com
Looking For Innovative Gifts for the Kids?
Want Special Gifts for Mom and Dad Too? (These are right below the kids’ gifts and they rock – check out the Nanopresso!)
HowtoLearn.com found all of these goodies for you!
This year find toys, educational items, specials for mom and dad, and just plain fun!
For the Kids
Tanoshi 2-in-1 Kids Computer
An educational and fun learning tool for children is the Tanoshi 2-in-1 Kids Computer – it’s a computer and tablet in one device developed for children 6-12 years old.
It runs on Android 7.0 and has a 10.1″ HD detachable touch-screen plus a full-size children’s keyboard.
It comes pre-loaded with Google Docs and Sheets so kids can conveniently do their homework, two pre-loaded apps (ScratchJr and Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues) teach kids how to code and hundreds of educational apps are ready to download from the Play Store.
Kids will enjoy taking photos on the front and rear-facing camera..
Tanoshi makes tech safety a top priority.
It comes pre-loaded with the Google Family Link app so parents can easily manage screen time, approve or deny app downloads and remotely lock the device when screen time is up right from their cell phone.
Green Kid Crafts Monthly Subscription Box
Green Kid Crafts has shipped over 1 million award-winning educational packages that inspire kids ages 2-10+ to exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them.
Green Kid Crafts delights kids each month with sustainable STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), delivered right to their door through the company’s award-winning subscription program. Every month’s package is packed with up to 6 science and art kits designed by teachers and STEAM experts to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while helping to raise a generation of creative leaders.
KIBO STEAM Robot
KIBO is the screen-free robot kit for kids that lets 4- to 7-year-olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO is an easy and fun way to bring robotics and coding to your young learners and spark their interest in STEAM.
- When children code with KIBO they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) skills and future careers. As they learn all these skills, they will think it is just play!
- Based on 20 years of early child development research, this hands-on educational robot engages young students to learn STEAM concepts through play and creative self-expression.
- STEAM learning with KIBO is fun, imaginative and easy. Your youngest learners will playfully discover these concepts by coding with wooden building blocks, creating sequences, and learning design processes.
- Used in 55 countries and tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers, KIBO has proven efficacy in helping kids learn STEAM, and getting them excited about it!
Charm Bracelet Making Kit
Got my granddaughter one of these kits and she absolutely loves it! Hours of fun and enjoyment! And what a beautiful finished bracelet!
- This jewel set comes with 20 metal beads, 15 beads with dangle, and 10 rainbow glass beads. You will find Cinderella’s glass sandals and castle, rabbit and clock in Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan’s fairy, Anchor and starfish in Mermaid, and many more.
- MAKES 3 COMPLETE BRACELETS: This kit includes 3 silver plated snake chain bracelets of adjustable length to fit most girls of age 6 or older. There are sufficient beads to make three full bracelets.
- NO TOOL, NO GLUE, NO MESS: The beads can be interchanged easily without tools. Mix and match beads and dangles to personalize and create a fashion statement bracelet for different occasions and moods. The child can also create unique bracelets to give friends and loved ones.
- GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR GIRLS: Beads and bracelets come packaged in a small colorful bamboo jewelry gift box, making it a great gift item for girls who like DIY accessories. Also, it can be a fun party craft for girls.
The Kodable app is an engaging and exciting way for children (and parents) to learn both programming and creativity. Trusted by over 50% of US schools, and close to 200 countries worldwide, Kodable beautifully combines drag and drop programming, the ability to create fun characters, the option of building your own levels and easy transition into real code for children – ages preK through 5th grade – who showcase a wide range of programming knowledge/expertise.The app is $6.99/month for a monthly plan – or you can save by signing up for annual billing at $4.99/month.
All plans include:
– hundreds of coding activities
– unlimited creative options
– 4 player profiles (perfect for families with multiple future coding superstars)
– adaptive hinting system
– the ability to modify Kodable games to share
– challenges that cover 11 key concepts
– new challenges released regularly
– access to exclusive new features
Turn your child’s screen time into productive, educational, creative time with Kodable!
Color Changing Lightbox
Inspired by retro cinema signs, The Original Cinema Lightbox is the first of its kind offering a creative way to express yourself. Simply slide in letters to make your own sign!
Perfect for home and dorm decor, milestone announcements, reminders, and it’s incredibly Instagrammable!
Featuring three LED power modes: classic white, color-changing, and hold on any solid color to set your room vibes.
This upgraded Original Lightbox includes letter storage on the back of the lightbox. The new battery compartment slides open easily and takes 6xAA batteries or use the included USB cable for power.
Axol and Friends
Do you want your kids to have fun and teach them about preserving endagered species at the same time?
Axol and Friends is a socially conscious startup that produces plush toys from eco-friendly materials in the image of rare endangered species, as well as storybooks, enamel pins, and accessories.
The use a portion of every sale to fund nonprofit programs where they empower youth to be activists and community leaders across the globe!
The company also gives back by donating plushies to children in need, through local partnerships with foster homes and hospitals.
The CEO Kid
The CEO Kid teaches kids how to have their own entrepreneurial adventure while introducing success principles that will empower them for life!
And we do this through our one-for-one mission.
For every CEO Kid Box we ship, you help us gift a membership to a child in need so that they too can learn how to be their own answer.
Worldwide Buddies’ culture-in-a-box sets teach kids all about the customs and traditions that make various countries unique and special.
The first Worldwide Buddies kit is full of Mexican treats—it includes a book, bilingual playing cards, a stuffed axolotl toy (the critically endangered underwater Mexican salamander), and various other games and activities that will keep kids entertained.
The second culture package features China. It includes everything kids can learn about China, a Mandarin/English memory game and a fun, plush toy, Shui, an endangered spotted seal and more.
All books and toys are designed to spark curiosity and encourage learning, as well as skill development through play.
My Little Farm Multi-sensory Toy Builds Vocabulary and Language Skills
Here’s an interactive, battery-free, no charger required, fun and learning toy for the little ones!
My Little Farm (MLF) is an award-winning, interactive, multi-sensory educational toy that builds early language skills and vocabulary.
Invented by a Speech Pathologist, this interactive toy has eight colorful panels that are fully reversible—a red barn exterior can be reversed to reveal a barn interior and colorful outdoor farm setting.
It’s far more than just decorating a play farm – My Little Farm comes with 32 soft and stick-able felt cut-outs that match outlines in the 8 rooms.
As children are placing the felt pieces in each room, they are also discovering early language concepts, quantity, colors, shapes and sizes.
MLF comes in a sturdy carry-case (so giftable) and it includes a pamphlet with a handy primer on the educational and sensory language skills to instill through play.
My Gnome on the Roam!
What a wonderful idea for families to record their stories and share them!
My Gnome on the Roam® kit is more than just a toy and a book gift and was designed for families and kids ages 3-12 to provide tools and inspiration for busy families to explore, create and connect.
The kit includes a copy of the My Gnome on the Roam Award Winning Story Book, an adventure journal filled with blank pages, a colorless ready-to-be-painted gnome and a magical pen.
After reading the story book, families are encouraged to take their gnome out to explore the world beyond their own picket fence, to record their story and to share it with the broader community via My Gnome on the Roam’s app and social sites. My Gnome on the Roam’s mission is to help families build creative adventures and fun memories in as little as 30 minutes a week.
CatTongue Grip Tape
Solve every slippery problem with this brand new Grip Tape from CatTongue Grips.
They’ve taken the power of ‘GRIPTION’ in their cell phone and tablet grips and transformed it into a tape that you can apply anywhere.
This non-adhesive tape creates a sticky surface without being sticky. You can even run it along your dog or cat without picking up the hair. :)
Tons of designs for you phone, ipad or other device.
FOR MOM AND DAD AND THE WHOLE FAMILY
Groove Life Breatheable Watch Bands for Active Lifestyle
Do you have an active lifestyle and have been searching for a truly a breatheable watch band?
Looking for the best in medical grade watchbands that won’t sweat – and allows air in a moisture out?
Want one for you apple, samsung, fitbit or gamin?
In our family, we are runners and these watchbands are the best! They really live up to their reputation and these bands absolutely do not sweat!
Designed and tested in Tennessee, Groove Watch Bands are the world’s first breathable silicone watchbands created for active lifestyles.
The Groove Watch Band stands out for its discreet design and breathable indented grooves which allow air in and moisture out, freeing you up to live actively, safely and comfortably.
Successfully kickstarted in 2019, Groove Watch Bands surpassed its goal by more than 1,400%!
The Groove Watch Bands are designed with breathable grooves on the interior of medical grade silicone. All Groove watchbands come with the NO BS Lifetime warranty. Groove Watch Bands are perfect for the gym goer, nature-lover and professional,
Family Cookbook Project – Make Your Own Cookbook
Need a lovely go-to place for all your favorite family recipes? I know I had so many of my mom’s and grandmother’s treasured recipes scattered all over the place – tucked into pages of other cookbooks and in the recipe box, written by hand.
Well now, snap a photo of that hand written recipe or type it out and then use the software to design your personalized bookbook and voila! You have a beautiful family momento – with all the recipes neatly organized.
Plus, you can share this family cookbook around – 5 printed copies are included!
This is the perfect gift for mom and dad and the whole family! Make one book, and print up as many as you’d like and give them as gifts to everyone!
Preserving memories and recipes for future generations is #1 reason our customers create a family cookbook.
Parents want to make sure they will be remembered and this is a great gift idea to make that happen. Family Cookbook Project is the fun, easy way to organize recipes and preserve favorite family food traditions!
Unlimited, easy to use design tools included and the 5 free copies of your book. Plus you can order and print up more at any time! This is for sure the perfect personalized gift!
One Dish: Four Seasons Cookbook
Scurbs actress, Jordan Zucker, wrote a delightful cookbook that we think you’ll love! Each dish is paired with wine and a music album.
Can’t wait to have your expresso on the go? Neither can we.
This fits right into your hand and makes the best expresso – use with finely ground coffee or get an add-on to use with nespresso coffee.
Enjoy coffee from anywhere with a new nature inspired color line up of portable espresso makers.
All you need is hot water and your favorite espresso and you can create a cafe quality espresso wherever you go.
At just over 6” and weighing less 1 pound, it is one of the smallest, quality, hand powered espresso machines on the market.
You can toss it in your purse or backpack for a quick caffeine fix at work, on your next flight, or at a hotel.
The AirHook 2.0 – Winner, Innovative Travel Gift of the Year
Love to travel with your family on airplanes? Want your kids to watch movies in the back seat of your car?
On the plane, you know how the trays just get in the way and they won’t hold your cup and your mobile device or laptop in a stable, safe way?
In the car, you can quickly attach the air hook to the back of the seat in front of you child. No more having the kids drop their devices or drinks.
Enter The Airhook 2.0. It is a two-in-one solution for airplane travel comfort: a stable drink holder for a can, cup, or bottle, and a secure mount for an electronics device from a cell phone to large tablet.
The Airhook uses the tray table in its vertical and locked position as an anchor, rather than horizontally across your lap as a platform.
Many NEW features, including a stabilizer bar that makes setup on the tray table more secure, a convertible mode where the drink holder folds away when not in use, a separate device perch for a full range of viewing angle, and integrated can support.
Plus, now you can use in first class, exit rows, and OUT OF THE PLANE! No more sacrificing space! ** Every Unit Includes A Neoprene Travel Pouch **
- Universal electronics device holder
- Hold airline cup or cans & bottles (up to 16 ounces) with built-in support
- Adjustable angles for reclined seats and a better device viewing posture
- Great hands-free entertainment for children
- Perfect for big and tall travelers
- Collapsible for easy storage
Dream List is a new kind of online wishlist that helps families surface and support things that are truly meaningful to them over time.
For example on DreamList, parents can both manage a list for their child and add not just any item from the web, but also non-monetary gifts, or larger pursuits like classes, projects, a bigger purchase, room renovation, or 529 plans.
That way friends and family can put small amounts toward the little one’s big dreams overtime and help them get there sooner. They can also direct goodwill to charity or a friend in need.
We share one DreamList link and friends and family can both see what the kids are passionate about and contribute in a more meaningful way than just shipping love in boxes, without having to spend a lot of money.
They can just keep coming back on future occasions and contribute more to the bigger dreams they really want to support over time (the site can show their contributions over time).
DreamList is also used by disaster recovery teams who direct goodwill to families in need, and by foundations doing Holiday Gift Drives.
Goal Crazy Planner
GoalCrazy is a uniquely designed planner and journal to help people set and track their goals.
It starts with a Life Crash Course that helps the user discover what their goals are and build a plan to achieve them.
It helps the user break down their goals into the monthly, weekly, and daily steps to get them.
Using the unique tracking system, the user will be able to give themselves a grade each day, showing them what they did well, and where they will need to improve.
Plus is includes habit tracking and 90 day guided journal, weekly organization, productivity habit tracker, inspirational, life setting and comes in black leather with almond pages.
Luxor Linens Plush Bamboo Sheets
Indulge Mom and Dad in these awesome bamboo sheets!
Get in bed with bamboo sheets and experience pure zen. Ultra-soft and breathable, these sheets will keep you cool and comfy all night long.
Available in a variety of colors and naturally wrinkle-free, these sheets are not only luxurious but practical. They also offer monogramming and gift wrapping.
Galactic Adventures of Hazel
Starlight is a software engineer so with her IT background in computer science, she makes these galactic adventures not only a fascinating and entertaining story of future possibilities in artificial intelligence, technology and space travel, but also a tale crafted with problem solving skills and ideas.
The book consists of amazing friendships and shows that friendships can be between aliens, intelligent machines, animals, and people of all ages, sizes, and shapes.
Ed Massey, retired project manager for Voyager and NASA says: “An interesting take on the future in a well-crafted tale that integrates what education, technology, business and everyday living might be like a few centuries from now.
Throw in space travel and interactions with beings from other planets and it is a science fiction page-turner.”
My Mommy Likes
Hilarious way to teach kids to read based on what they think Mommy likes, including soggy ice cream cones!
The ABC’s of Learning Issues
A unique resource to help kids with learning issues! Available in English and Spanish if you know any parents or teachers who need answers then this is the right book!
The One-Minute Gratitude Journal: For the Moments That Matter
Number 1 best-seller, The One-Minute Gratitude Journal is a 52 week guide to express your gratitude in just one minute a day! Studies show that gratitude journaling improves your health, reduces stress, and even rewards you with better sleep. Inside you’ll see a week at a glance along with an inspirational quote, a beautiful design at the top of each page and even a free gratitude course.
At the bottom of each page you’ll find a guided prompt to cultivate even more gratitude. If you like, you can even color the designs. All the entries are undated. Grab a copy for your friend, family or co-worker and enjoy the journey together. Give this book as a gift and show the person just how grateful you are for them!
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