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5-year-old girl gift guide

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Call it Christmas in July, but I always begin my Gift Guides in the summer, when my kids have birthdays. This post lists presents that she's loving already and gifts that she'll receive for her birthday this week. If you're shopping for a 4, 5 or 6 year-old girl, here's what's hot. Items with an * supplied as samples. Post contains affiliate links. What to gift a 5-year-old girl American Girl Doll and Paperback Book -- Rebecca has been hiding in her box at the top of her closet since … [Read more...]

Kitchen Gift Guide

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I mean... who doesn't give their kitchen gifts, right? Well... not really, but last month I featured a few favorite kitchen products that I really just can't live without. Whether your making your list, or just need a little upgrade, here's a compilation of my best-loved products in my kitchen that make the perfect gift for you or someone you love. 5 Must-Have Items for your Kitchen Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron French or Dutch Oven This is definitely gift-worthy, especially if … [Read more...]

Top gifts for entertainment gift guide

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Looking for a gift that plugs in and entertains? Here are a few best bets for your giftee’s hours of enjoyment. Bonus! Check out the awesome giveaway below. Disney Classics Box Set   Product Description: “From The Studio's earliest days, music has always been an integral part of the Disney creative process. But when 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf' debuted in 1933, it began a musical legacy that remains unmatched to this day. Disney Classics Box Set is a music collection that … [Read more...]

Toys and Gifts for Learning: JV Gift Guide 2013

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Are you ready to start shopping for the kids? This year, I scoped and shopped for some of the best learning based-gifts for kids, ages preschool through 7th grade, or so. I'll continue to add to this list, so be sure to be following on my Pinterest board: Best gifts 2013. All recommended toys and games will be listed there as well. uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game Product Description Kids are having so much fun playing uKloo that they have no idea that they are actually building their … [Read more...]

Julieverse Gift Guide Giveaway Hub

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'Tis the season of gift guides, gift gifting, gift stress and, yes!, gift giveaways. This season, the Julieverse Gift Guides will be laid out a bit differently. I've pulled together some fabulous prize packages for you that will accompany the guides. Among the items being given away: WD TVLive DropCam speck iPad case 1-year subscription to Office365 Kindle ... and more! So, yeah. You're going to want to come back for more and more to enter to win these awesomely fabulous … [Read more...]

Julieverse Gift Guide Hub 2013

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It's gift season and Julieverse, as always, is here to advise you on great gifts for your family. This year, we're focusing on the following topics: Great Toys & Gifts for Learning Great Toys & Gifts for Movement Entertainment for the Family Book Gift Guide Gifts for YOU (two installments: $25-100 and $100-500) Gifts for the Men in Your Life Kitchen Gifts for the Foodie (or the Foodie wannabe) Teacher Gifts Along with the Gift Guides and some product reviews, I'll … [Read more...]

Small gifts and Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide


You know when you need to spend an extra $5 or want to gift something small? Or you need a few things to toss into the stockings to make them look full. Here are a few tips for filling those stockings: Magazines, coloring books and activity books Our parents always included a hot magazine or a coloring or activity book. Now that I think about it, I'm willing to guess they ran into a pharmacy and grabbed a few goodies on Christmas eve. And what a smart buy! full-size books take up a lot of … [Read more...]

Video game gift guide for kids 2012

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We had a really sad thing happen last month: our Wii broke. It was about two days after the boys purchased Skylanders Giants and just as we were placing dance2 into our wii. The screen told us there was an error. I blamed the new game. And then they put Skylanders back in and... well. It's dead. So, of course I asked around and learned that a 2ish year death is very early for a wii--unless you don't use those air things to dust them. So. Lesson learned. Our next wii will be dusted. Often. … [Read more...]

Pretend Play Gift Guide

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This is one of my favorite posts to write each year, because I love the quiet, intense learning that comes with kids who get so into playing with toys they enter a different world. And, being a teacher who specialized in teaching through drama, I adore seeing kids play new parts and stepping into shoes that don't quite fit. For the most part my Pretend Play Gift Guide doesn't change year-to-year. A home that embraces pretend play needs a few things: castle or doll house train table or … [Read more...]

Preschooler Gift Guide (ages 2 and 3)

Oh, you didn't really think I'd let the holiday's go by without a Gift Guide for my own kids, did you? Well, they almost did. But people keep asking me: what are your kids getting? Here's my preschooler gift guide, also known as what's on my daughter's list... with suggestions for both girls and boys ages 2 and 3. Babies, dolls and accessories This year, Little is all about babies. She probably has too many already, but every doll she sees she melts over. On her list are several from Corolle … [Read more...]