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!
I am not sure where to start when it comes to the Star Wars The Last Jedi Press Junket. It was a surreal and awesome experience that I still can’t believe I was a part of. To sit in a room with the main talent of the film, the director, and some intense Elite Praetorian Guards, it was a dream come true for this Star Wars fan. The day was full of opportunities to experience a galaxy far, far, away. Ready to join me? Punch it Chewie!
I was invited to an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles. Affiliate links are used below.As always, all opinions are my own.
The day started with the Q & A with the main talent of The Last Jedi. Which trumped any morning afterwards, because who can top a day starting with Luke Skywalker making jokes about socks? I won’t give too much away, the post with all the juicy bits is coming next week, but trust me you will want to know what these guys are laughing about! Such tease I know.
While exploring all things Star Wars, I met the new droid, BB-9E. At first he wasn’t too sure about me, something to do with my dress not representing droids. But after I explained that I didn’t make the dress, he seemed to forgive me and we became friends.
I think we make a cute pair.
After saying goodbye to BB-9E and promising I would pick up his Funko Pop, I found something that is going in my husband’s stocking. Who doesn’t need a R2-D2 razor? Or if you prefer the dark side there are those too.
One of the hardest decisions I had to make was picking out my t-shirt design. Look at these, and you’ll understand why I debated heavily with myself.
After deciding on R2-D2, I got to watch as they printed my shirt right in front of me! So cool!
The gamer in me was not disappointed with the X-Lab VR game: Droid Repair Bay. It felt so realistic, like I could reach out and touch BB-8. The graphics are high quality and smooth, plus the game is free to download!
Screenshot of me repairing BB-8. Keep an eye out while you play, Poe runs by the repair bay!
Another demo I LOVED was the Star Wars Jedi Challenges over in the Disney Consumer Products area. I took on Darth Maul and won. He was no match for this Jedi!
After showing Maul who is the boss, I did some wish list making with all the other sweet Star Wars products.
I hope my husband is reading this. Hint hint babe.
We have BB-8 from Sphero so naturally we also need R2-D2. Just saying.
My kids oohed and ahhed over the new costumes, Legos, toys, and clothes.
That cute angry Darth Vader Mighty Muggs will debut next year from Hasbro!
I wonder if they make this in my size?
My son has his eyes on the Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2. This fitness tracker will record their steps, sleep, and activity levels. Plus you get to unlock challenges and adventures with your favorite Star Wars characters! Again, can they make this in adult size? My wrists are kinda small…
Who out there is Team Porg? I have found the one Porg to rule them all.
And yes he is as cuddly as he looks! But if you are looking for something slightly smaller, I would grab this cute Porg mug available on Amazon!
If you have a blossoming creative in your house the littleBits Droid Inventor Kits are a must! Both kids want their own for Christmas. You can build R2-D2, and then customize him, or her, however you want. This one on display could have been made by my daughter or myself. You can never have too much glitter!
I’m a bit of a nerd, shocking I know, so behind-the-scenes and props from films is exciting to me. It gives me the feeling that I’m there and a part of something epic.
Getting a peek into Disney Parks Star Wars: Galaxy Edge after riding Star Tours that includes a segment in the new park area, made me even more anxious for this new land to be complete.
Director Rian Johnson, shared some of his on-set photos with us at Star Wars Celebration. Here I could actually spend the time walking through and looking at each photo.
This picture sums up how I see myself in the resistance, ready for battle but first coffee.
Also on display were the costumes of Kylo Ren, Rey, Leia, and Luke.
Uh oh! The Elite Praetorian Guards were trying to keep me from rejoining the rebels.
Don’t worry I escaped, I used my Jedi mind tricks on them.
I rewarded myself with the Ample Hills Creamery Star Wars inspired ice cream. Because even Jedi like dessert.
My friends from Movies Anywhere invited me over to hangout and learn how Disney Movies Anywhere has merged with the other major film studios to become Movies Anywhere.
If you don’t already have this app get it. Right now. Not only does it now have all my digital copies in one place, it is my lifesaver when I travel. Everyone in my family can watch their favorite movies on the plane. You don’t even need wifi for it work. Just download the movies before you leave and you’re all set!
I got a hologram message telling me BB-8 wanted to see me. There was no way I was leaving without saying goodbye to my bff! He even sent a special message to my kids, so yeah I’m the coolest mom ever in case you were wondering.
Love you too BB-8!
As if I wasn’t already chomping at the bit for The Last Jedi with every ounce of my being, this press junket took my level of anticipation and raised it by about a million. Give or take.
Star Wars The Last Jedi is in theaters everywhere December 15th 2017!
(We are a week away you guys!!)
Find the Force online #TheLastJedi
It’s here! The Teachable Mommy Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017! There is something for everyone on your list in this Gift Guide and even a few things you might want for yourself!
This post contains affiliate links and some products were sent to use for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.
Make Your Gift For Her Stand Out
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The Grande Cosmetics Instant Hydrating Lip Plumper Trio is available at Sephora and Sephora.com for a great price!
3. Her Universe
Top Tech Picks
5. Sphero R2-D2
6. HP Sprocket Photo Printer with HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper. This little printer has become my new best friend for parties, school projects, and just because. The kids and I like to print, stick, and decorate!
7. CUJO Smart Firewall
8. Google Chromecast
10. Descendants 2 Dolls because you can’t celebrate your wickedly good side without these fun dolls.
11. Star Wars anything, everything. The Force is strong with the toy selection this season. I want a few for myself!
12. Cars 3 Toys: Pillow Pets, Race Tracks, and die cast!
13. LEGO LEGO LEGO. I know I have this in the kids’ section, but seriously LEGO sets are for the whole family. In fact, I think I’m keeping the Thor Ragnarok one for myself 😉 I love that LEGO toys encourage family play and creativity. Our Christmas morning traditions have evolved to include spending time building the new sets together. We all have fun and it is nice to have that time, sitting on the floor in our jammies. I know it is something the kids will remember their whole lives.
LEGO has something for everyone in the family. From littles to bigs, you can find sets, Minifigures, activities, and more to keep everyone happy this holiday season. You can’t go wrong with LEGO!
15. ZURU Tangle. It’s a great toy for sensory and motor stimulation. You can grab yours at Toys R Us and Walmart for under $5!
Guys Gotta Have It
16. JORD Watches. My favorite accessory on a man is a nice watch. My husband got his gift a little early when I picked out a JORD watch for his birthday. You can get yours for 25% off your purchase using the code “teachablemommy” plus enter to win $100 gift card here!!
Wood Watches by JORD
17. Shaving Kit
Fun For The Family
21. Books – One of my picks for the kids is Gokul Village and the Magic Fountain. This book celebrates teamwork and cultural diversity. With the help of Friendship Fountain, six friends travel the world, explore and celebrate the festivals of different cultures and traditions, forge friendships for life, and save the day!
23. Funko Shop – 10% off Entire Purchase! You can never have too many Funkos, despite what your spouse might think!
24. SNES Classic- for every 80s and 90s gamer kid!!
Get The Gifts!
Shop this entire guide by clicking here: Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017
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Holiday shopping season is here and Best Buy is the place to go to find gifts for every kid on your list. Yes you read that right, you can get the top toys of 2017 at Best Buy!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Find classics like FAO Shwarz, learning toys like Osmo, and the coolest kid tech on the market at Best Buy!
When the Best Buy Toy Catalog arrived at the house the kids took it and ran. All I heard coming from the other room was “Ooooh” “So cool” and “Oh yeah, I want THAT!” After they finally conceded to let me look at it too, I could see what had them so excited. These toys are awesome! If I was a kid I would definitely be earmarking pages and taking notes for my parents.
Check out this Osmo Pizza Co. Game. It challenges players with a series of real-world math and money problems as they work in their very own pizzeria.
The kids zeroed in on some favorites pretty quickly. My son was all about the FAO Schwarz Classic RC Racer and LEGO sets. The Batmobile is on the top of his list and any others that are “the coolest.” Thank goodness Best Buy has a selection of “the coolest” LEGO sets!
Shop today at BestBuy.com!
My daughter couldn’t stop gushing over the adorable Hatchimals Surprise. I don’t blame her, look how cute they are!
As for me, I am all about the Sphero Droids. We have BB-8, which means we need R2-D2. Right? These Sphero Droids are a must for Star Wars fans!
Get your holiday shopping for little ones to teens done all at Best Buy. There such a variety of products available, your kids will be in heaven making those lists this year!
Knock out your holiday shopping in-store or at BestBuy.com today!