Holiday Gift Guide 2019

 

 

Welcome to Mommy Has To Work’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! This year we are focusing on fun gifts for children. Check out our tops picks below for the holiday season.

 

 

Feature Talking Dobby

Now you can take home your very own Talking Dobby plush from Wow! Stuff. Standing at 40cm tall, simply press on Dobby’s belly and hear as he recites 6 classic phrases from the Harry Potter films. Complete with poseable arms and legs, Dobby can sit or stand in any position.
Age: 3+

MSRP: $34.99
Availability: Fall 2019 on Amazon

 

 

 

Tom Riddle’s Diary Notebook

Tom Riddle used his diary notebook to invisibly store all of his secrets and memories. Now you can do the same! This all new diary set allows Harry Potter fans to leave mysterious notes and messages, just like the ones seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The Slytherin House pen included is filled with invisible ink, which can only be seen under the glowing wand’s UV light. The wand is designed to be attached to any of your favorite keyrings (keyring or key fob not included), so keeping it safe and hidden from Muggles should be no problem.

Age: 8+
MSRP: $17.99
Availability: Fall 2019 on Amazon

 

 

 

Rubik’s Cage

Rubik’s Cage is a fast-paced game of strategy and competition you can enjoy at your next family game night over the holidays. You can twist, flip and turn the Cage to knock your opponent’s Cubes out of place to win the game! Will you be the first to get three of the same color in a row before your opponent’s shake up the game?

Available: Walmart

MSRP: $16.99

 

 

 

Splashlings Princesses

Splashlings© is a Splashlastic world of collectible characters filled with tiny mermaids and ocean friends who love to discover new underwater realms! The newest Princesses Collection offers all-new realms and royal Princesses along with new sea creatures and friends to collect.

Age: 5+
Approximate Retail Price: $13.99 Availability: Specialty Stores and Amazon

 

 

The Giant Color Morph Bubble Ball

The Giant Color Morph Bubble Ball is your answer to stress relief. Squeeze this giant ball and watch the bubbles and watch the bubbles burst through the netting to reveal the bright green color inside.

Age: 8+
MSRP: $19.99
Availability: Specialty Stores and Amazon

 

 

Foam Alive Make ‘n’ Melt Ice Cream Kit

Melt your worries away with the satisfying new addition to the Foam Alive collection! The Foam Alive Make ‘n’ Melt ice cream kit is the latest compound toy that will make any regular ice cream cone flow as if there is something magical flowing within in! Includes three different colors, cones and scoops. Fill the cones with Foam Alive and watch them melt!

Age: 5+

MSRP: $19.99

Availability: Specialty Stores and Amazon

 

 

13 Dead End Drive Board Game

13 Dead End Drive first hit the scene in 1994. Now this fan favorite is back, by popular demand, to entertain a whole new generation. Your goal is to be the last surviving heir and inherit Aunt Agatha’s fortune. Which one of her motley crew of friends and employees will it be?

Age: 8+

MSRP: $30.95

Availability: Winning Moves

 

 

Scattergories

The game of Scattergories took the country by storm when it was first launched in 1989. This classic reproduction features the components and categories found in that original Scattergories game. The mechanical timer has 3 different settings so players can set it for more time (for an easier round) roles time when they want more of challenge.

Age: 12+

MSRP: $40.95

Availability: Winning Moves

 

 

No Stress Chess

Unlike any other Chess teacher, No Stress Chess teaches you how to play using illustrated cards and an illustrated 2-sided board.

Age: 7+

MSRP: $18.95

Availability: Winning Moves

 

 

 

 

 

Adventure Force Max Morpher

The Adventure Force Max Morpher by Buzz Bee Toys is a 4-in-1 dart blaster that will transform right before your eyes! Fold out the stock or fold out the barrel to use the blaster in either pistol or rifle position. With blasting power up to 100 feet, you can easily keep the competition away!

 Ages 8+

MSRP $19.97

Available exclusively at Walmart

 

 

Air Warriors Mutator

The Mutator by Buzz Bee Toys offers unparalleled versatility that allows users to expand the barrel, transform the blaster and select distance blasting up to 100 feet or extreme accuracy with PrecisePro darts.

Ages 6+

MSRP $34.99

Available exclusively at Target

Baby Secrets Series 3 and Merbabies Series 2

These cute babies have a secret for you to discover in the Baby Secrets Series 3 Mystery Tubs! Dip the diaper in the water filled bathtub and it will change color to pink or blue to reveal the baby’s gender. Once the secret is out, you can name your baby on the birth certificate. Will you find all 50 new babies?

Now you can also discover the secrets of the Merbabies! Dip and reveal to see if your Merbaby is a boy or a girl. You can even make them swim in the water! There are 24 Merbabies to collect!

MSRP: $2.99 and $5.99

Series 3 Available at: Walgreens, HY-Vee Inc, KVAT Food Stores, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Sheetz Distribution Services, HEB, Amazon, Blain Supply, Toy Wiz, Nexcom.

Merbabies Series 2 available at: Target, Cracker Barrel, Party City, Joanns, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, The Paper Store, Scheelds All Sports, Matty’s Toy Stop, Kalahari Resorts, Toy Wiz.

 

Hairdooz- Minidooz

The Hairdooz are now mini! Collect Pixie, Sparkle, Crystal, Lilly, Skye and Candy in their mini versions with their new fuzzidooz! Spin the super cute nail polish capsule to reveal your Minidooz doll and hairstyle. Stick your Minidoo on the suction cup or stick her on the end of your pencil! Create your own Hairdooz salon and give yourself a manicure with the cheeky mark nail stickers!

MSRP: $5.00

Available at: Five Below & Toy Wiz

 

Which toys are you going to get for your kids? They are all so great!!

 

* I was given some of these items in exchange for this holiday guide. All opinions are my own

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Your Kids will have a Blast with Spitzy the Club Petz Llama!

 

Meet Spitzy the Club Petz Llama!! 

Only available at Target, meet Spitzy the Club Petz Llama!! Spitzy is an adorable plush llama that loves to make your little ones laugh and smile. Spizty comes with batteries and is ready to play with right out of the box! Spizty makes the funniest chewing and burping sounds, along with spitting water! My kids think Spitzy is hilarious!

 

Highlights

  • Club Petz Spitzy is a funny (and hungry!) Llama
  • He makes lots of noise when he chews. He is always burping and if you press his leg will even spit at you
  • Spitzy is such an odd but cute Llama!
  • You won’t stop laughing with Spitzy!
Club Petz Spitzy the funny Llama is always hungry and makes lots of noise when he chews! He is always burping and if you press his leg, he will spit at you! Uh oh! His jaw just became dislocated while eating. Spitzy is such an odd but very cute Llama. You won’t stop laughing with him!
Number of Pieces: 1
Dimensions (Overall): 26.45 inches (L) x 8.74 inches (W) x 2.7 inches (H)
Suggested Age: 18 Months and Up
Weight: 2 pounds
Spitzy would make an amazing holiday gift!
Spitzy is only available at Target stores and Target online. Retail cost is $24.99.
*I received this product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Your Child will have a blast this Summer on the Globber Primo 3-Wheel Scooter!

Check out the fun Globber Primo 3-Wheel Scooter! 

 

Kids are all about Scooters these days! With so many brands and types available, how do you know which one if the best for your toddler/preschool aged child? I had the opportunity to check out the new Globber Primo 3-Wheel Scooter, and I will let you know why this one has my vote!

 

About the Primo Scooter:

The Globber Primo 3-Wheel is the perfect scooter that’ll grow with your child. With a modifiable design, low deck for stability, and adjustable handlebars, your little one will be scooting along in no time!

Offering a range of patented innovations without compromising on style or functionality, the Primo 3-Wheel is guaranteed to deliver ultimate value for money!

Make sure to check out the patented secure Direction Button Lock which keeps the scooter moving in a straight line to help your child learn balance and gain confidence while riding! Reinforced body supports up to 50kg. Available in colors: Red, Dark Blue, Pink, Green, and Light Blue.

MSRP: $99.99

Age: 2-6 years

Available: Toys “R” Us, Canadian Tire, Indigo, Mastermind, Amazon

 

This scooter is perfect for a child that is around the ages of 2-6. You can even push to  age 7 since my 7-year old son fits on it well. I love 3-wheel scooters because getting the act of balancing is easier on this type of scooter. Plus, very little chance of falling while learning to use it. It also teaches your child to lean on the side they wish to turn. This scooter comes in a variety of colors for any girl or boy! I was sent a red scooter to review, and I love the bright color of it.

One really cool feature of this scooter is that it has a Direction Button Lock. You can use this lock so the scooter stays straight so your child can learn to balance easier. It also has easy adjustable handle bars so this is the perfect scooter to grow with your child, and will last many years.

The scooter is made very well, it is not flimsy or cheap feeling. It is very solid. This scooter also has a heel brake that is very easy for the child to use and to stop the scooter.

 

 

There are so many pros to this scooter. The ones that make this scooter an A+ for me is the sturdiness of the scooter, ease of use for the child, direction button lock and adjustable handle bars. I love that it can grow with the child and be used for many years. Check out this fun scooter today!!

 

*I received this Scooter in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own.

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Treat the Man in your Life to an Amazing Gift Basket from TheBroBasket.com

Are you trying to figure out what to get someone who has everything? Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and I was at a loss on what to get my husband who has everything! My kids always make or buy him something that is specifically from them…but I also like to get him a gift to let him know how much of a wonderful husband and father he is. I was contacted by a company called TheBroBasket.com and I was excited to see what they have to offer as gifts for men that have everything.

About Bro Basket: 

The BroBasket offers awesome gift baskets for guys!  Most of our unique gift baskets are completely customizable and feature their favorite beer, wine or spirits.

 

I must tell you, I was completely overwhelmed when I viewed their website. In a good way that is. So many awesome baskets to choose from. Whether the man in your life likes beer, vodka, whiskey, gin….there is something he will definitely love.

 

My husband loves trying different types of beer. When I viewed “The Ultimate Beer Gift for Men-Beer Lovers Gift Basket”, I knew it would be a big hit.

 

 

Because what man doesn’t LOVE a BIG tub of their favorite beers. 

The Craft Beer:

Three Variety Packs of Four Craft Beers from Three separate breweries = A selection of 12 awesome craft beers!

Our craft beer experts choose what beers come in this to truly make it Ultimate!
So if they don’t like IPA’s, only like IPA’s, or don’t even know what an IPA is…
Not a problem!
If you know the styles of beers they like, just ask us to put those in at checkout, OR get them exactly what they want with our
Customize Your Own BroBasket. 

The Goods:

1 – Large Metal Tub
1 – BroBasket Bottle Opener
1 – BroBasket Pint Glass (16oz)
1 – Popcornopolis Gourmet Flavored Popcorn

The Freebies:

2 – BroBasket Coozies
1 – Greeting Card with your special message on it.

$89.95

 

This basket has everything in it you could possibly want! I was super impressed when I received it. It was packaged so nicely. I love how you can also customize it, my husband really loves IPA beer, so knowing I could add a variety of them to this basket was pretty awesome. The bottles were wrapped so they don’t break during shipping, everything was nice and secure. I experienced no issues when I took the basket out of the shipping box and looked it over.

Checkout process is easy, an adult needs to accept delivery and that adds $2.95 to the price. Shipping is very pricey I must say. If you want a Saturday delivery, you will be charged an extra $9.95 fee on top of the shipping fee.  You can pick your delivery date which I think is great. Most weekday dates I checked was about $28 to ship this basket. If you are a last-minute shopper and need the basket within a few days, expect to pay a lot more for shipping.

I decided to surprise my husband with this basket early, just because I was so excited to give it to him. He was thrilled and very happy! He was looking forward to trying all of the different beers. He especially loves the glass that came with it, along with the bottle opener. Bro Basket provides everything you need.

If you do not want to order a basket that contains alcohol, they have other options such as a protein basket and snacks basket. You can also customize your own the way you would like.

 

I think this is a really cool idea for gifts to get a man who you cannot think of what to get! There are tons of options to choose from, and the customer service and website ordering that I experienced were fantastic. You will not be disappointed!

One of these baskets would make a great gift for holidays such as: Birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas etc…

 

To order click here: The Bro Basket

 

*I received this product in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Groove Silicone Rings Review

 

 

 

Do you have an occupation that will not allow you to wear metal type jewelry? Gold/metal wedding bands can cause harm in certain job fields. Or if you lead an active lifestyle…you need to check out Groove Life Silicone Rings they are amazing!

 

 

 

THE WORLD’S FIRST BREATHABLE SILICONE RING

We get it. Wearing your hard metal ring on the job or at the gym is uncomfortable. More importantly, you run the risk of losing your finger if your ring is caught on something. We made Groove to solve these problems so that you can push your limits, achieve your goals, and live life with a little less worry. Groove On!

 

 

Groove offers different types of rings for men and women. They offer designs and colors that everyone will love. I was sent the following:

Groove Thin Silicone Ring in Copper color

Women’s Stackable Silicone Wedding Ring-Air in Mint/White colors

Stackable Women’s Air Twilight Patterned Wedding Rings

I was very impressed by the quality and feel of these rings. Each set is super light, you forget you are even wearing them! I lead an active lifestyle with my children, so I did wear these rings swimming, playing soccer and doing lots and lots of walking at a local theme park. They were perfect to wear while exercising in the Florida heat. They were super comfortable to have on, and very breathable. I love all of the available colors and patterns….my favorite is the mint/white combination. It matches my apple watch band perfectly.

 

 

Sizing:

How will you know what size to order? Check out this great sizing guide to help you with your measurements. The rings are designed to fit snug, even if you are certain of your ring size, please re-measure using their guide. Groove also offers an easy exchange policy just in case your rings do not fit. You can also try 3 different rings out for 5 days (only $1.99 shipping, and return shipping is free). Groove makes it super easy and convenient. I ordered a size 5 which is what I wear in my normal rings, and the Groove rings fit perfectly.

 

Warranty Details:

Groove offers an AMAZING warranty for the rings!

OUR 94 YEAR UNLIMITED WARRANTY

Groove silicone rings are tough, durable and ready to endure anything. However, for your safety, Groove is designed to stretch or tear under pressure so you lose a ring; not a finger. No matter what happens, we will cover your Groove Ring with our NO BS Warranty! If your ring gets damaged, cut, stretched, stuck in nuclear waste, eaten by a fish, or even LOST we will replace it. Our mission is to blow your mind and we’ll go above and beyond to make you happy!

Did you know our No BS Warranty applies to all Groove Adventure Gear too? If your gear gets torn, stretched out, or even LOST we’ll replace it. That’s Groove… we’re not like other companies!

 

In conclusion, if you lead an active lifestyle, work in an industry where you cannot wear metal type jewelry, or just want to be more fashionable…I highly recommend Groove Life Rings. They are extremely comfortable and look amazing!!

Check out the website to order and for more information: https://groovelife.com

*I received the mention rings in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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