PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) – Some call it the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also be the most stressful, especially when it comes to giving gifts. Here are six unique ideas for kids and families.
Do you have a budding chef or do you want to give your children a little bit of world culture? Then Eat2explore Recipe Treat Box is the perfect gift! The most recent is Eat2explore’s World Holiday Treats Part II. It includes popular holiday treat recipes and ingredients from Turkey, Sweden, and Colombia. It’s not just about the food. The box provides families with tools to cook and learn about different cultures together. You’ll have a great time learning about the history of Swedish chocolate oat balls and Colombian natilla (a Christmas cream) while making these delicious treats. The boxes do not contain perishables, so you can use the included ingredients and cook when you have time. If dessert isn’t your thing, Eat2explore also offers savory boxes from 19 countries / regions like Italy, Mexico and Greece. Buy on www.Eat2explore.Com and on Amazon.
Encourage your child to be a lifelong reader with OwlCrate Jr.’s monthly subscription box for ages 8-12. Or there’s also OwlCrate’s classic young adult box for readers ages 14 and up. The really cool thing about OwlCrate is that you get more than just a book. It’s quite a thematic experience with several goodies, like an activity to encourage creativity and exploration. There is also an exclusive letter from the author. Each month OwlCrate Jr. Box is organized to be gender-neutral and books are published within 45 days of the date of shipment. Previous themes included “code breakers” and “bump in the night”. You can get a single box or offer three or six month subscriptions. Boxes start at around $ 30.
Let’s be handymen! These super cute new Pottery Awesomeness kits are the perfect projects for kids and families to make together. They have themed subscription boxes. I showed the Christmas Cheer Box on “Good Morning Arizona”. Children will be delighted to get these boxes, which contain everything they need to create a masterpiece. Each box includes three figures, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, gloss sealant, and an instruction card with QR codes for painting tutorials and instructions. Better yet, for every kit purchased, Pottery Awesomeness donates a painting kit to a sick child in hospital. They start at $ 38.
Familink is a modern digital photo frame that is easy to enjoy for people of all ages. Anyone can send photos, add captions, and send text messages through a mobile app, website, email, or even Facebook Messenger without using WiFi. The frame is automatically connected by a 4G SIM card which is included. It instantly displays photos sent by family and friends. Familink allows the whole family to exchange photos without any configuration or setting. There is no limit to the number of users. All you have to do is plug it in. Up to 10,000 photos can browse the frame at a time. Familink is available in a 7- or 10-inch frame, starting at $ 169.
Inspire young girls with the award-winning Girls Can! Crate, a monthly subscription box created to empower girls – and boys – to do and be anything by introducing them to fearless women from history who made the world a better place. The box is designed for children from 5 to 10 years old. Each month a new kit celebrates the life of a strong and diverse female model like Ella Fitzgerald, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Malala Yousafzai, Sally Ride, and more. Crates include an activity book with an original story celebrating a featured woman and other fun activities, 2-3 hands-on steam challenges (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) with the necessary supplies you have need. They start at around $ 35. You can make a one-off box or buy a subscription.
This one is a must for a family movie night! What could be better than snuggling up to a bowl of hot popcorn to watch classic holiday movies? Quinn’s Varied Movie Night Popcorn Kit contains nine ready-to-pop sachets of non-GMO organic pits, oil sachets and seasoning sachets. The Quinn Microwave Popcorn Bag is made of compostable paper, free from chemicals or plastics, using only real ingredients and no artificial flavors.
The kit includes a variety of fun activities and games, including movie night bingo, trivia, word searches, and crafts printed right on the recyclable box.
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