Christmas is fast upon us and to help you decide on a perfect gift, this week I’ll be featuring the items within my holiday gift guide in more detail. I hope you find them helpful on finishing up your shopping with some amazing products.
Gifts Everyone Will Love
My Pillow Pet
How could I not include the My Pillow Pet in gifts everyone will love? Because while they may be marketed towards kids, my husband and I conveniently leave them on our couch so we may cuddle with them at night and watch t.v. together when the boys are in bed. They are soft, they are cuddly and make fabulous pillows in addition to friends. We love our elephant and puppy!
BUY IT: Pillow Pets retail for $19.95 plus s/h with discounts given for multiple pets purchased!
I first heard about Loaded Questions from a co-worker several years ago. He talked about how hilarious this was to play at a party and highly recommended it. I can’t wait to play it at my next adult get together. (I’m very patiently waiting! Anyone want to come over and play??) In case you aren’t familiar, here is a product description:
Our best-selling family/party game tests players on how well they know each other with more than 1,000 questions designed to spark laughter, creative discussion and lasting memories. Whether you’re with friends, family or people you’re just getting to know, Loaded Questions is the perfect answer to “what should we do now?” (Teen to adult)
With several different version now available including adult (18+) , junior (6 and up), parenting, pop culture, political party and travel (8 to adult) versions, you are sure to find the perfect fit for anyone on your list!
BUY IT: LOADED QUESTIONS retails for $24.99. LOADED QUESTIONS ON THE GO, LOADED QUESTIONS PARENTING 101, LOADED QUESTIONS POP CULTURE, LOADED QUESTIONS JUNIOR and LOADED QUESTIONS POLITICAL PARTY each retail for $11.99. All games are available at www.loadedquestions.com and Amazon.
Tidy Books Bookcase
The Tidy Books Bookcase has been the answer to my ” we have too many books that we can’t stay organized” woes. This slim bookcase holds a whopping 85 books and makes it very easy for children to select their own books by seeing the covers versus the binding. The height is just right for my two year old to reach the top and he loves selecting books this way. The slim design is ideal for not taking up a lot of precious space.
Review: Tidy Books Bookshelf Review
BUY IT: The Tidy Books Bookcase retails for $199 and can be purchased directly from Tidy Books.
Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Software
I am constantly taking pictures and videos of my kids, not to mention for review items and I’m always on the lookout for an easier way to create movies and slideshows. What can you do nero 10? Here are just a few of the things you can accomplish with this software!
- Easily create photo slideshows.
- Add advanced personal touches for stunning results.
- Create and edit videos and movies and export to create HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
- Apply high quality movie themes to your slideshows and videos with the automatic slideshow creator
- Share photos and videos on social media communities
- Burn with the world’s most trusted award-winning burning engine. SecurDisc technology helps ensure data accessibility regardless of scratches, age, or deterioration.
- Automatically convert saved audio files into other formats.
- Compile CDs that contain both audio and data files. Create Audio CDs from mp3s for playback on various media players.
- Backup and Recovery
I installed this on my own machine myself and had really no troubles follow the online instructions. It kept me from my laptop a bit longer than I would have liked but it gave me an excuse to clean my kitchen while it installed!
I’ve already had the opportunity to play around with creating a video. It was very easy to create the storyboard and edit/crop the videos. It took me a bit to figure out how to add a screen of text but after a couple of google searches I found exactly what I was looking for. I look forward to try out other features and make more professional movies!
BUY IT: Nero 10 Multimedia Suite Platinum HD retails for $129.99 but can be purchased at a discount on Amazon with free super saver shipping!
Shaun the Sheep Season One
We love Shaun the Sheep at my house. So much so we’ve converted my parents and my niece and nephew to love it too. Really, what is not to love? This funny show with clay and CGI to great a hilarious story using no words whatsoever, just fun sounds from the characters and music in the background. Shaun the Sheep is one show that any age will enjoy and this box set includes all episodes from season one. That is a total of 40 episodes! If you haven’t seen Shaun the Sheep or just would like to own the entire collection for a reduced price, this DVD is for you. The only complaint I have is that that this version is the full screen version instead of the original widescreen format which is a bit of a bummer. It is still a fabulous value for a great show however!
BUY IT: Shaun the Sheep: Season 1 has an MSRP of $29.99 but is available for a reduced price of only $18.99 right now on amazon with free super saver shipping!
Watch for my next summary of gifts and check out more items from my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!
Disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of reviews, however no monetary compensation has been received. Some items may contain affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions remain 100% my own and yours may differ!