SmartNoggin Award-Winning Child Development Toys

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As a new mom, you're going to want all the top developmental toys for your precious bundle of joy. I absolutely love SmartNoggin learning tools for infants. The first three years are simply incredible in growth and development and SmartNoggin products help to develop looking, listening, reaching, and touching in infants.
NogginSeek Peek and Seek Rattle helps encourage your baby’s early milestones through play. It features a clear sphere that encourages shaking, beads that spin with the movement of baby’s wrist, creating baby’s first lesson in physics, and a textured handle for feeling and sized for easy grasping.
It also features a striped tube that slides in and out of handle for visual interest and to encourage wrist rotation, and beads that hide in the striped tube when the NogginSeek Rattle is held upright to encourage awareness of object permanence. It even comes with a Parent Guide to infant milestones.
NogginRings Reaching and Grasping Rings was originally introduced in the 1980’s. I even remember my own daughter (born in 1990) having this toy and it was one of her favorites! NogginRings features flexible rings for batting, reaching, grasping and transferring from one hand to the other.
The contrasting colors of NogginRings helps children to see and visually track. It also features a rattle sound to encourage turning in the direction of sound, and it encourages social play and interaction. The large ring at the top makes it easy to hook onto a stroller for a great travel toy.
The rings are great for teething on too! The happy face in the center is very visually appealing to baby and encourages baby to smile. The NogginRings also comes with a Parent Guide to Baby's Milestones.
The NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle is packed with learning! The base of the NogginStik makes a soft rattle sound to please the ears, plus there is a little mirror on the bottom for babies to see their reflection.
Its head lights up red, blue, and green to stimulate a baby’s eyes and to encourage visual tracking. NogginStik has an easy to hold handle for mastering grasping and fun nubby textures to delight the sense of touch. It will stand up on any flat surface too!
NogginStik comes with a Parent Guide to milestones for baby. All three of these wonderful SmartNoggin developmental toys have won awards - Creative Child Magazine Top Toy of the Year Award, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Dr. Toy's Best Classic, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, and National Parenting Product Award, just to name a few!

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808 Conversation Starters for Couples

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Here is a great gift for your favorite couple! 808 Conversation Starters for Couples: Spark Curious Chats During Dinner Time, Date Night or Any Moment by Robin Westen is the ultimate list of casual conversation prompts to spark fun and interesting dialogue, deepen communication, and increase intimacy. If you and your partner can’t think of anything new to talk about, this book is a great resource! Break away from the same old reliable (boring) subjects and try something different.
This paperback is packed with 808 clever and lighthearted conversation starters. 808 Conversation Starters for Couples is the perfect antidote for tired, shallow communication and gives you exciting new topics to explore. The book features questions, quizzes, and activities in an endless list of areas from childhood memories, school stories, old friends, family histories, politics, sports, literature, films, and much more. Its 224 pages guarantees you and your significant other will get closer through casual and meaningful conversations. It's also a great wedding gift! Get it HERE!


SAFEGO Keeps Valuables Safe On Your Summer Vacation

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If you're going anywhere this summer, don’t let your globe-trotting adventures get ruined by having your personal belongings (like money, credit cards, or passports) stolen while traveling. You can have peace of mind that your valuables are safe with SAFEGO.
This sleek, lightweight lock box is the ultimate theft deterrent. It features a heavy-duty lock and unique flexible steel cable, so it can attach to almost any secure fixture. Lock away your phone, keys, cash, wallet, camera, sunglasses, and jewelry so you can go enjoy yourself with no worries.
SAFEGO has a custom combination that you set, plus key access so only you can get into it. You'll get two keys and a stretchy key wristband so you don't lose the key while you're having fun. SAFEGO is even water-resistant and sand-resistant.
Don't stick your valuables in your shoe ever again! SAFEGO comes in black, white, blue, pink or gold at https://safego.us/ or on Amazon.com. It's perfect for keeping your valuables safe while you're traveling, but also very handy around your home too!
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Spring-inspired Coloring Books that Make Great Gifts

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Finding a creative outlet can be one of the most relaxing ways to relieve daily stress. The Chalk-Style Simple Life Coloring Book and the Hello Angel Coloring Book Gift Set are wonderful gift ideas for your favorite mom, sister, aunt, or friend. Get copies for yourself too!
The Chalk-Style Simple Life Coloring Book by Deb Strain is a wonderful collection of hand-drawn designs that celebrate the community spirit of farmers markets. Color with all types of markers, gel pens and colored pencils to create a masterpiece of your own with all of the charming imperfections of original chalkboard art. From veggies and artisan bread to organic milk and just-picked flowers, these folksy market stands are overflowing with natural delights.
Each white line illustration is on a black background, just like a real chalkboard. Warm colors, bright colors, neon colors, and light pastel shades really pop from these designs. Need some ideas? The guided coloring pages make designing easy with examples and color palettes. The designs are printed on one side of archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper, and the perforated pages make it easy to remove the page for gifting or display in a frame. This book has even earned the DO Magazine Artist Fair Trade Seal of Approval.
The Hello Angel Coloring Book Gift Set by Angelea Van Dam comes in a beautiful gifting box that doubles as storage. This set contains two Hello Angel Adult Coloring book favorites: Hello Angel Relaxing Patterns Coloring Collection, Hello Angel Big Beautiful Blossoms Coloring Collection, plus a booklet of How to Color ideas, and a set of colored pencils with sharpener tube.
Hello Angel Relaxing Patterns Coloring Collection is filled with intricate and intriguing illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Escape to a world of abstract art, motivating messages, and pretty patterns. Relax and unwind as you color these luxuriant images from breakthrough coloring artist Angel Van Dam. Use the included colored pencils or use your markers, gel pens, or crayons.
Hello Angel Big Blossoms Coloring Collection is filled with intricate and intriguing illustrations for you to color and enjoy. Escape to a world of luxurious flowers, motivating messages, and pretty patterns. The Hello Angel coloring books are perfect for adults and teens. These coloring books are the perfect (relaxing) gift idea for busy moms, stressed co-workers, and creative teenagers.
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Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (May 24 - 31)

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Music and Lights Comfy Car from Playgro

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Baby's got a new ride! The Music and Lights Comfy Car from Playgro is filled with amazing activities to keep your little one busy for hours. This adorable plush car is the perfect place for baby to practice sitting up or for older babies to take the detachable steering wheel for a spin, honk the horn and explore the fun light and sound effects!
It even comes with baby's very own side mirror to help them learn about reflections and encourage imaginative play. And when it is time to go on a “road” trip, baby can bring along their favorite toys in the convenient storage pouch in the back of the car! Available in red or pink, this cute Comfy Car provides stimulating play in a safe environment.
The base of the Comfy Car provides an open space for little feet to kick with glee and allows the toy to grow with your child. It encourages both fine motor skills and large motor skills, and the friendly "face" makes baby smile. Turn the wheel, crank the gear shift, twist the key, and drive like mom and dad!
Designed for ages 6 months and up, the bright colors and musical features of this stationary car will help develop baby's imagination. Baby will love the sound of the horn beeping, the indicator clicking and the rattling balls spinning.
Easily detach and attach the music and lights driver toy with velcro straps to strollers or a carseat for another way to play on the go. The Comfy Car is soft and squishy, but sturdy enough to support a sitting baby. It's wonderfully constructed and has lots of great features to keep baby entertained.
Learn more about the wonderful Music and Lights Comfy Car from Playgro at www.playgro.com. You can purchase it at Amazon.com and it's coming soon to Buy Buy Baby Stores. Playgro products are always fabulous and I highly recommend this one!
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GOTTA HAVE IT for the Modern Traveler

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When I travel, there is so much to carry, so I simply love it when a company creates something that makes traveling easier. The Hydaway Collapsible Bottle is a genius idea! Since you cannot carry a water bottle through the airport security anymore, it is such a hassle carry along an empty water bottle and at the outrageous price airports sell water for, I often have to wait until beverages are served mid-flight for a drink.
The Hydaway Collapsible Bottle is the perfect solution! Small enough to fit in your pocket at just over an inch thick, it pops up into a water bottle in seconds. It comes in lots of great colors and you can choose from 12oz or 21oz. All Hydaway lightweight, collapsible bottles feature an easy to use, flip-up straw for quick sips, a carabiner-friendly carry handle, and come with a watertight guarantee. They are also BPA-Free, taste and odor-free, and are dishwasher safe.
Don't travel anywhere without a Hydaway Collapsible Bottle. Toss one in your lunchbox, handbag, backpack, and car so you always have one handy. When you're done drinking, just press it down and stow it away for next time. Get one for everyone in the family. Hydaway bottles can help us to reduce waste and keep plastics out of landfills. I love my Hydaways!
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Antsy Pants Build and Play Kit

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Children love to play pretend. It helps them to understand the world around them when they use their imagination. Pretend play allows them to be someone other than themselves and to try on other types of roles. The new Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits allow your child to be both the builder as they construct a number of different play structures, plus hours of play once it's built!
I received the small Antsy Pants Build and Play Kit plus a Tent Cover to try it out for myself. I initially though the small kit would contain the pieces for only the tent, but I was delighted to discover that it contained enough building pieces for several different structures. The covers are sold individually, so you can purchase several different covers using just the one main kit.
There are also two other building kits, in medium in large, which will provide even more building pieces, as well as expansion kits and other accessories. If you're on a budget, you can stick to one small kit and one cover. The small kit came with an instruction booklet with easy to understand step by step assembly.
Simply choose what you want to build and the booklet will tell you which poles and which connectors to use to build that structure. My tent took about five minutes to completely assemble. The connector pieces easily snap into the poles and are secured by a little bump that fits into a hole in each pole.
I could easily see a child as young as five being able to assemble this on their own, but having an extra set of hands would certainly be helpful. The structures are safety rated for children as young as three for play. I found no pieces in the kit that posed a choking hazard either.
Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits allow children to construct tents, lemonade stands, farmers' market stands, donut shops, and so much more. For even more creative fun, there is a creative cover so your child can use markers to make their own play structure. Endless imaginative toys that require no batteries are the best kind of play for a child!
The building pieces are made of plastic and the play covers are made of polyester, making the pieces easy to clean if necessary. The tent cover is brightly printed with snow-capped mountains, stars, and a twinkling moon. The cover wraps all the way around the building pieces, providing a three-sided cover with a front and back opening.
The cover easily slipped over the building pieces and the cover even has edges that wrap slightly around the structure, making it even more sturdy. I can easily see this being a permanent fixture in a child's bedroom and my own kids would have chosen to make their beds in this tent when they were small. It's the perfect spot for my grandkids to play and sleep when they come to visit!
Antsy Pants Build and Play Kits and Covers are available exclusively at Target and Target.com. When you purchase your child Antsy Pants products, Antsy Pants will help national non-profit KaBOOM! build playgrounds for kids living in poverty across America. For more info on the Antsy Pants donation program, please visit www.antsypants.com.
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Goodnight Dorm Room - Perfect Gift Book for High School Grads!

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If you have a graduate heading off to college this year, you're going to want to get this book for them! Goodnight Dorm Room: All the Advice I Wish I Got Before Going to College by Keith Riegert, Sam Kaplan and Emily Fromm (illustrator) is a fun and meaningful gift your grad will love. College is an amazing experience and there is always a bit of trepidation on the part of new college freshman as they approach one of the biggest days of their lives. This book answers many questions that high school graduates may not even think to ask, like - Why should I get to my dorm room early on Day 1? Or is it really a bad idea if I major in archaeology? And how does one use a “washing machine”?
Packed full with information and advice in a wonderfully rhyming voice and bright illustrations, this book is one that every college grad wishes they had gotten before freshman year started. Be sure to sign the inside of the cover for your graduate and give them a piece or two of your own advice! Goodnight Dorm Room is the perfect gift for any high school grad.