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Lifestyle & parenting expert shares ideas to put both fun and games under your tree

Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 11:47:23-05

(WXYZ) — Do you struggle to find the perfect gift for your kids? Whether your kids are young or old, lifestyle and parenting expert, Sherri French shares tips to help you with great ideas that bring both fun and games under your tree.

It’s never too early to get your kids excited about laundry!

Little Tikes

Little Tikes First Washer-Dryer - $49.99
· It’s new and packed with interactive features that make pretending to do laundry fun
· The First Washer-Dryer includes key features like a spinning drum, a sliding detergent drawer, a tabletop for folding clothes, and realistic sounds
· Includes 11 laundry accessories including 3 baskets, 2 pretend towels, 2 pretend socks, 2 pretend play shirts, pretend play shorts, & a pretend play bottle of detergent.
. www.littletikes.com

Color more than paper

Crayola
Scribble Scrubbie Pets Grooming Truck - $19.99
Scribble Scrubbie Pets Tattoo Shop - $14.99
Scribble Scrubbie Pets (original) - $19.99
· Check out what is new from Crayola with the Scribble Scrubbie Pets Grooming Truck - the colorable pets are easy to color and clean
· The truck comes with a real working spray-pump that allows kids to wash and clean their pets.
· The Scribble Scrubbie Pets Tattoo Shop comes with 3 washable stampers for kids to stamp away on the rotating chair.
· When ready to clean, pets can go into the tub, clean off and color again!
. www.crayola.com

Choose games to play as a family

Blue Orange Games
Fish Club - $19.99
· The goal is to connect 5 of your fish together
· Not as easy as it seems because fish bounce around when you drop them in the aquarium, and you can use yellow blockers to try to block your opponent from forming a group of 5.
· 2 player game invented by David Wexler who is the son of the inventor of Connect 4! Fish Club was nominated as a finalist for the TOTY Award (Toy of the Year)
· Collection of over 100 games for everyone in your family
. www.blueorangegames.com/

Introduce a unique way to get your kids moving

Passback Sports
Junior Composite Passback Football - $29.95
Official Composite Passback Football - $29.95
Peewee Rubber Passback Football - $24.95
· What makes the Passback Football unique is it's flat end - it's engineered to be thrown at a hard surface and bounce back to you!
· The Passback Football comes in three sizes so it's fun for football fans of all ages! Peewee (Ages 4-8), Junior (Ages 9-13), Official (Ages 14+)
· Not only is the Passback Football great for athletes but it's a great option for distant learning physical education or even the average person looking to switch up their exercise routine!
. www.passbacksports.com
. Use code MOMHINT10 for 10% off

Bring the arcade to your home

PopAShot
Home Dual Shot - $299.99
Dual Shot Sport - $189.99
· Pop-A-Shot is THE name in basketball arcade games
· Pop-A-Shot literally created the electronic basketball arcade game and continues to add product innovations (multiple audio options, more game options)
· You don't have to be a professional athlete to play or enjoy...ages 6+ to grandparents love this game!
. www.popashot.net

Crayola

Scribble Scrubbie 2ct accessory pack - $7.99
Color Wonder Activity Pads: Baby Shark, Fancy Nancy, and Puppy Dog Pals - $4.99
Colors of the World Crayons - $2.49
Glitter Dots Key Chains - $9.99
Signature Permanent Liquid Markers - $9.99
Signature Outline Markers - $9.99
64 ct Crayons - $4.99
· The fun continues with Scribble Scrubbies 2 ct accessory packs to add to your pet collection
· Parents will love Baby Shark Color Wonder Activity Pads where Color Wonder Markers only show up on the Color Wonder paper, not on skin, clothes or furniture.
· Colors of the World crayons - now kids can color their very own skin tones. Comes in 24 colors
· Glitter Dots - a less mess way to play with glitter. Simply squish the dot into the plastic key chain and hang the keychain on your backpack or even the Christmas tree
. www.crayola.com

Inklings

Ollie the Oddball Oddbird Soft Toy & Infant Novel Set
Wobby the Wild Eared Wala Soft Toy & Infant Novel Set
Gus the Toothy Tusked Rus Soft toy & Infant Novel Set *Target.com only
· Inklings are based on imagination, diversity, gender inclusivity and humor
· The soft toy has activity features like a rattle, crunch sound and texture
· The "infant novel" (board book) starts out in graphic black and white and as the Inklings appear it turns to full color, taking the baby & her new imaginary best friend on an awesome colorful adventure
. www.inklingsbaby.com

Secret Crush

Secret Crush Large & Mini- Pippa Posie & Millie Dollops - $39.99
Secret Crush Large & Mini- Sundae Swirl & Winnie Wafflecone - $39.99
Secret Crush Minis - $9.99
· Secret Crush offers a unique crushing unboxing experience that reveals so many secrets of adorable fun – kids will love taking the hammer and crushing!
· There are two sizes available, each filled with a beautiful, sweet-themed doll and her mini doll best friend
· For ages 5+
· The heart case also functions as storage, carrying case and doll stand
· The ‘sprinkles’ are also beads that you can use to make bracelets and necklaces for you or your doll
. www.secretcrushsurprise.com

L.O.L. Surprise Remix

L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix 4-in-1 Plane – $89.99
· The new L.O.L. Surprise! Remix series is here just in time for the Holidays!
· The new series is all about music and mixing of different types of music – Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Rock
· The LOL Surprise dolls are outrageous so they travel in style with the L.O.L. Surprise! Remix 4-in-1 Plane –it transforms into a Plane, Car, Recording Studio and Mixing Booth
· BONUS: With 50 surprises and features including working lights and sounds, rolling suitcases, overhead compartments and more, it’s the perfect addition to any kid’s holiday wish list!
· Ages 4+
. www.lolsurprise.com

Wishing Pixies

Wishing Pixie Cailin / girl - $34.95
Wishing Pixie Gasur / boy - $34.95
· Wishing Pixies is a magical world designed to delight children and help parents teach kids emotional regulation – a critical component to becoming independent, successful adults.
· Wishing Pixies start with a doll. The doll represents a friend that the child can nurture and interact with
· In the child’s eyes, the Pixie doll can grant wishes when they are happy and show positive behaviors. The child communicates with the Pixie doll via the Wishing Pixies app. Inside the app, the child lists a set of wishes for the Pixie
· Easy for parents, a four minute set up and nothing to remember. If they are called to play the roll of the Pixie they will be emailed and texted
. www.wishingpixies.com

To find details on all of these great gift ideas head to @momhint on Instagram