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CreativeChild has done it again! The gift guide for the book lover and the CD, DVD, and film fanatics is here (and the future robotics engineer!), chock full of educational gifts for the wee ones on your holiday lists.

Here are a few of my favorites from the guide:

Can you believe the cuteness of this designer piggy bank?

 Perfect gift for the child with an unusual name! 
Lovable big designer Piggy Bank that YOU personalize with Wikki Stix.

Wikki Stix adhere to the Piggy Bank with just light fingertip pressure, so kids can have fun being creative.

Dimensions roughly 9” nose to tail and about 8.75” in girth.

Includes 72 Wikki Stix!


How about recycled, eco-friendly building toys?! Yes, please.
Let’s get back to basics, give our kids the tools to be creative, and get out of their way.
We need to be as resourceful as our kids. Seventeen billion cardboard tubes are discarded every year. These could all be made into flying robot monsters instead. And just like we want kids to create from everyday materials around them, we source our recycled materials about 20 miles from our workshop in St. Paul.
Let’s be eco-awesome, people. Our paper comes from certified sustainable sources, our cardboard is made from post-consumer waste. And everything is recyclable.

What is YOXO?

YOXO (yock-so) is a creative construction kit that inspires kids of all ages to invent their own toys.  Our durable, eco-friendly chipboard connectors come in Y, O, and X shapes and connect in thousands of ways to build anything you can imagine.  Made in the USA, YOXO kits come complete with everything needed to build a YOXO hero and are compatible with paper towel rolls, toilet paper tubes, cereal boxes, and other maker stuff around your house.

There are several builders to choose from. My boys would love this robot!


The Smart Playbook!

Written in a relatable style and chock full of games, This engaging activity book will lead you and your child in a collaborative effort to bring manners to a new generation. Five SMART topics to help your child succeed in life! Social Skill Basics, Mealtime Manners, Art of Conversation, Restaurant Behavior, Technology Talk. Your child will gain confidence, character, integrity and empathy in face-to-face situations and technology usage. 

What a precious book – One Voice

In this compelling sequel to the award-winning One Smile, a young boy’s wish for a more peaceful world ignites a chain reaction of goodwill and cooperation that spreads throughout his community. After Jacob gives a teacher his seat on the bus, his simple act of kindness is passed on to a neighbor, a mailman, a lonely young girl, a basketball player, and a dentist’s daughter before finally coming full circle to bless him and his special project.

As Cindy McKinley’s heartwarming story unfolds, we see how even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference. Inspired by Mary Gregg Byrne’s vibrant illustrations, readers of all ages will discover the unlimited power of One Voice.

View all of the great gift ideas here!

Are you expecting or have a new precious one? There’s a gift guide just for you from babyMaternity!
Innovative Organic Cotton Breastfeeding Pillow
The Butterfly Breastfeeding pillow from Moonlight Slumber offers the ultimate in nursing support. Designed with innovative ‘wings’ on either end, the Butterfly pillow offers the unparalleled adjustment and comfort. Sized to fit nearly everyone, each Butterfly wing can be folded under to offer extra support for proper latching. The Butterfly comes with an organic cotton cover that zips off for washing, and is filled with our exclusive hygienic synthetic down, Fusion™ Fiberfill. They are hypoallergenic and stay hygienically clean and free of dust-mite allergens by placing them in your washer and dryer when needed. Launder the cover alone, or the entire pillow because the Butterfly is guaranteed not to clump. A great lumbar support during pregnancy or post-pregnancy, or a positioning pillow to help with neck support, the Butterfly has a life beyond the time you plan to nurse. Pillow can also be used for supervised floor time for baby. A great shower gift and essential new mother tool, the Butterfly Breastfeeding pillow is made in the USA and guaranteed against manufacturer defects. To maintain the synthetic down, simply fluff up or shake your pillow daily to achieve that like new feeling any time. 
I wish I’d have thought of this! An infant play necklace! 
100% cotton. Black large pattern/black small pattern/black stripe. Padded neck strap with three adjustable snaps in white. Three elastic play snaps with detachable shape accessories (square, triangle, circle).

Machine washable — delicate cycle, dry flat.

Product meets CPSC standards.