Christmas toys for little boysChristmas toys for little boys are full of fun and high energy.  We consider “little boys” to be boys 8 and under.   Be sure to click on any product to read details and more specific age recommendations.  Whether your little fellow likes sports, LEGOS, or trampolines, there is something on this page to make him smile.  These gifts for little boys have been handpicked for this page. Read the rest of this entry

The best gifts for 14 year old boys are age appropriate and well suited to his interests.  Most 14 year olds are fascinated by electronics, especially robots. If your 14 year old enjoys outdoor play, bubble soccer is all the rage right now. If


WowWee Chip Canine Home Intelligent PetWowWee Chip Canine Home Intelligent Pet

Chip is a robot puppy –he cannot not replace a real life dog but he’s pretty
close. Chip is an interactive toy but you will be surprised that you actually become attached to him.
Chip is a SmartDog and comes with a Smartband, Smartbed and SmartBall — everything he needs to become your son’s favorite pet ever.

The Smartband is used for control, activity and training.   Chip goes automatically to his Smartbed when he needs to recharge.  And of course, the SmartBall is for hours of fun play with your dog.

Chip will recognize you as his master and no one else as his owner. There are a wide range of interactive
functions and actions that can be carried out between you, Chip and theSmartBand.
Just like a real dog,  you will reward Chip for good behavior and he will learn what you like or don’t like.  After a few days of interaction, Chip becomes unique– trained to your commands and wishes.    Teach him to sit, heel and stay.   No, he does not bite or create a mess in the house.

If you are considering a robotic pet for your 14 year old this year, Chip is our top pick. Read the rest of this entry

unique gifts for adult childrenLooking for unique gifts for adult children and adult grandchildren is often a challenge for us seniors.   But the biggest treasure we have to give them is something we already own — our memories.   Wouldn’t you enjoy reading something today that your parents wrote when they were here with you?

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gifts for people who like birds Welcome to my collection of gifts for people who like birds. Every year, it seems more and more friends are watching the birds – perhaps we need to return to nature for a bit of peace. During these hectic and stressful times, it does help to take a few minutes every day to watch what is going on in our own back yards. Gifts for bird watchers can range from bird feeders to bird houses to a new pair of binoculars or a great bird book. Whatever you choose, encourage each other to spend some time with the birds. It’s good for all of us. Read the rest of this entry

Best Gifts for a 14 Year Old GirlWhat are the best gifts for a 14 year old girl? When I asked my 14 year old granddaughter, she quickly replied, “Makeup, music, and money.”  I insisted we find gifts that could be wrapped in pretty packages — I am the grandma, and that is my choice.  This page is packed with ideas from both of us, so do keep scrolling.

Makeup for 14 Year old girls — I would be hesitant to buy makeup for a 14 year old without input from the parents, but I do know that the Neutrogena BB Tinted Moisturizer is a perfect light first foundation of sorts.  If my 14 year old daughter or niece or granddaughter requested makeup, the Neutrogena tint would be my choice.  Add a light pink nail polish, a lip gloss and a small makeup case.

Music and money requests are both solved easily with
gift cards.  While gift cards do not come in beautiful packages, the teens really do enjoy having gift cards on hand. The best gift cards for kids this age include movie theaters, music, and local restaurants.

Read on for Jessica’s top suggestions of gifts for 14 year old girls. Read the rest of this entry

stocking stuffers golfersStocking stuffers for golfers can be practical or fun.   Search for items that will make your recipient smile on Christmas morning.    Put on your detective hat and discover the brands he/she prefers.  Golfers are really particular about their equipment, especially their brand of golf balls.  Will your stocking stuffers be funny items or more practical gifts? Read the rest of this entry

hot wheels storage ideasHot Wheels cars are great fun, but moms always need a few more Hot Wheels storage ideas.   Boys love to collect these cars and play with them for hours — on the living room rug, in their rooms, outside in the dirt.   Their imaginations are boundless – if it involves cars, most little boys simply do not tire of them.  They just want more!  And so they collect them.  And the Hot Wheels collection grows and grows.

As parents and grandparents, we now have the opportunity to study Pinterest and discover creative ideas for Hot Wheels storage.  On this page, you will find the results of my time on Pinterest today.  I found 4 distinct ideas that seem do-able.

Do click on your favorites and give them some Pinterest love.  Your click will take you to the right spot on Pinterest to do that.   I hope you enjoy my selection. Read the rest of this entry

cute dollhouse ideasCute dollhouse ideas are plentiful on Pinterest — I have chosen my top 4 cute dollhouse ideas for girls. These are dollhouses for play, not for collectors, but I am sure you collectors out there can integrate some of these ideas into your creations too. Today I am searching for dollhouses I think our granddaughter would enjoy. Come join me!

You can click on the large pictures to find them on Pinterest. Share some love with these creative pinners.

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downton abbey gift itemsFans of the now famous and beloved PBS series and the Downton Abbey movie will appreciate any of the Downton Abbey gift items featured on this page. 

We want to remember the special series that brought us all so much great drama every season.  For Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion, you will watch Downton fans’ faces light up with joy. 

Better yet, have a Downton Abbey party to watch an entire season on your Roku and give these for door prizes.  Dress up in 20s costumes.

You’ll find fabulous Downton Abbey gift items here for everyone on your gift-giving list.  Male or female.  Young or old. 

There’s something here for everyone.

These gift items from Downton Abbey can be placed in gift bags, gift baskets, Christmas stockings, and so on.  Be creative and have fun mixing things up a bit. Read the rest of this entry