Not trying to freak you out or anything but Christmas is Monday. I know, I’m sorry!! I managed to finish up my shopping last weekend after a 25 minute quest to find a parking spot and some online strategy. If you’re stuck with ideas for your loved ones, these last minute gift ideas are sure to please.
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For The Kids:
LittleMissMatched are adorable socks with a message. They want to empower young women to be themselves and show off their creativity. The designs are bold and a whole lot of fun! Get yours today at LittleMissMatched.com.
Star Wars, Marvel, Elves, Friends, Lego has a set for everyone on your list. I know I put this under kids, but lets face it, adults love these things to. I want the Disney Castle and the Millennium Falcon!
American Girl Dolls: Nanea Mitchell and Gabriela McBride
Nanea, Gabriela, the Christmas Eve Set – how cute is that stocking?!- and so much more are available at American Girl online and in-stores.
Mayka World Toy Block Tape
Mayka Toy Block Tape instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for toy building blocks, figures, and accessories. Mayka Tape is reusable and compatible with all leading toy brick brands. Get it today at Toys “R” Us and Walmart!
It’s a great toy for sensory and motor stimulation. You can grab yours at Toys R Us and Walmart for under $5!
Anything Porg. These guys are too cute! Another idea that might be perfect for the adults on your list!
I have been using GrandeLIPS for weeks and I noticed fuller lips within the first few applications. This gift set includes 3 of the Most Loved Nude Shades: Spicy Mauve, Clear, and Sunbaked Sedona. Get it at Sephora and Sephora.com for a great price!
My favorite tea hands down in Twinings. They only use quality ingredients, sourced from all over the world. If you have a tea drinker on your list grab some Twinings at your local store. Put together a gift basket with assorted Twinings, a cute mug, and tea biscuits.
The all new HP Sprocket 2-in-1 printer has everything you love about the original Sprocket combined with a built-in camera!
You can never have too many Funkos, despite what your spouse might think!
And if you are looking for more ideas, check out my 2017 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
American Girl Nanea Mitchell, is here! She was officially welcomed into the BeForever family this week and her story is an important one for girls of all ages.
Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1941. Throughout her story, girls will learn about the courage and aloha spirit of the islanders during World War Two. American Girl worked closely with an advisory board, including an eye witness to the Pearl Harbor attack, while developing Nanea’s product line. These five-members, provided American Girl with their expertise in Hawaiian culture and history.
In Store Fun August 25th-26th
Visit your local American Girl store for free Nanea-inspired events! There will be hula demonstrations, crafts, a doll drawstring bag giveaway, and a chance to win a Nanea doll! Find more details and locate your store here.
American Girl is supporting the American Red Cross and their Service to the Armed Forces mission. From August 21st, 2017 to December 31, 2017, American Girl will match any customer donation, up to $75,000 maximum, made at americangirl.com or at any American Girl store in the U.S.
To see all of Nanea’s debut collection, check out AmericanGirl.com or visit her in store!
We spend a lot of our summer evenings relaxing with a movie. It just seems like the perfect way to end a day of fun. Especially if you are enjoying some nice A.C. while it is hot and humid outside! We take turns picking what we watch. A few nights ago my daughter picked Z Yang and Summer Camp Friends for Life, an all new American Girl movie free with Amazon Prime!
My girl assembled a few of her girls to watch this all new movie!
In the latest American Girl special, Z and her friend Paz arrive at S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Camp ready for a tech haven. Z wants to work on her videos while Paz invents things. However, the administrator of the camp, Ray surprises them all by restricting their devices. The girls believe their summer is doomed to be boring.
But things start to get a little mysterious when they meet Jordan, a super fun counselor, who oddly seems to disappear whenever anyone else is around. Is she a ghost? Where does she go?
Jordan leads the girls on an adventure to discover her secret. Along the way they learn to appreciate life without tech, the beauty around them, and the importance of making new friends.
Check out the trailer:
Have you met Z Yang?
Z is a creative young filmmaker who loves staying connected with friends and sharing her life on her vlog. Through Z, girls get to learn more about this creative young filmmaker who loves staying connected with friends and sharing a good story through her stop motion videos. My daughter loves her because she is starting to get more into writing her own movies and wanting to film them. She always is busy creating something and wants to grow up to be a filmmaker.
You can find Z and all her fun accessories plus more friends to play with at American Girl!
We received Z Yang from American Girl. All opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate link used in this post.
A few months ago American Girl announced they were unveiling more character options on 2017 in response to us, the fans. We wanted more contemporary characters that represented diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences. They started with Tenney and Logan. And now, American Girl Welcomes Z Yang! Susie, Z for short, is a creative young filmmaker who loves staying connected with friends and sharing her life on her vlog.
Through Z, girls get to learn more about this creative young filmmaker who loves staying connected with friends and sharing a good story through her stop motion videos. My daughter is excited about Z because she is starting to get more into writing her own movies and wanting to film them. She always is busy creating something and wants to grow up to be a filmmaker.
The books will introduce Suzie “Z” Yang and her vlog, Z’s Crew. She’s taking a shot at her dream of becoming a true filmmaker by participating in a film festival documentary contest. Outside of her comfort zone and under the stress Z loses sight of why she liked making movies in the first place. But, with a little help from her crew, she discovers that to be a real filmmaker, she’ll first have to be her real self.
An American Girl Story: Summer Camp Friends for Life, coming to Amazon Prime Video on June 9, 2017.
American Girl stores are hosting Z’s Debut Events! Girls can learn all about Z while channeling their inner director. Girls will also be able to make their own stop-motion film with a Z-themed paper doll craft. Plus there is a special giveaway that includes a doll-sized movie clapboard and director visor.
On May 6, stores in NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, and DC will host meet-up events to introduce fans to real girls who have a strong online following based on their creative passion for photography and videos.
- NYC: Basilmentos https://www.youtube.com/user/basilmentos
- Chicago: AGSmiless https://www.youtube.com/user/AGsmiless
- Seattle: FiveHensandaCockatiel https://www.instagram.com/5hensandacockatiel/
- Dallas: Mixie Pixie https://www.youtube.com/user/mixiepixie7
- DC: FiveDollStars https://www.youtube.com/user/FiveDollStars