For Kids

Portable Nightlight Balls

Boon Glo NightlightThis nightlight is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. I can’t imagine how many scary nights as a kid that this would have fixed.

The Boon Glo Nightlight has three spheres, or balls, that sit atop the spacey designed nightlight. Each sphere can be removed and will glow in the dark for up to 30 minutes. And when the balls are in their holding place on the lamp, they can change colors according to your desire. There’s a color control slider at the base of the lamp, that can also be set to cycle through all the colors.

Now, when you remove the balls, they all glow in the greenish glow in the dark color we all know. Just imagine how handy this would be for children who need to go to the bathroom at night, but can’t reach the light switch, and are scared of dark hallways. It’s brilliant!

It measures in at 15 inches tall, so it’s just the right size. Pretty cool stuff, I think I want one!

Keep scary monsters away here.

Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp

Tetris Stackable LED Desk LampOkay this one is really cool. It’s a lamp constructed of colored Tetris blocks! The blocks can be stacked any way you like, as long as they are in 90 degree variations, and if they touch each other, they light up!

ThinkGeek’s description, as you’ll see if you follow the links, voices a concern that many of you may have. What happens if you stack the blocks in a solid structure? They’ll disappear, right? Well, rest assured, they will do no vanishing, or point-giving, only lighting.

If you know somebody with OCD, this is your chance to build some lamps with gaping holes and blatantly poorly placed blocks, just to drive them mad!

As far as how it works, I have no idea. I do know that somewhere, the thing plugs in to the wall, so you won’t need batteries. I’m guessing one block has a cord attached to it, then the rest hook up magnetically or something. They are lit by LEDs, so you really won’t ever have to replace bulbs.

Play lamp Tetris right here.

I was pretty curious as to how this thing looked in action, so here’s the quick little demo video of the Tetris lamp.

Amazon’s Valentine’s Day Deals

Valentine's Day at Amazon.comWith Valentine’s Day just 10 days away (as I’m posting this), there is still a bit of time left to browse and find the best gifts at the best prices.

Amazon’s got the largest quality gift selection, as far as I can tell. The discounts range from 10% off all the way up to 60% off, in just about every category imaginable.

Here is just a quick list of categories you can check out with this link:

  • Beauty
  • Clothing (for him, her, kids)
  • Fragrance
  • Jewelry
  • Watches (for him and her)
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Sports Collectibles
  • Home Improvement
  • Plush Gifts
  • Crafty Gifts
  • Books for Kids and Teens
  • Kindle Gifts
  • Kitchen and Dining
  • Home Audio and Headphones

Click on over to Amazon.com to finish your Valentine’s Day shopping.

Transformers Movie 2 Bumblebee Role Play Helmet

Transformers Movie 2 Bumblebee Role Play HelmetWell this is awesome. You can give a lucky kid the chance to be the hero Transformer from the latest movies! I still remember my Optimus Prime transformer I had growing up. I don’t remember Bumblebee, but he’s the favorite today for sure. This helmet is pretty sweet. Here’s some highlights of the mask/helmet:

  • Awesome helmet remixes your voice just like the BUMBLEBEE voice from the TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN movie and features cool conversion sounds and movie-voice phrases.
  • Suit up just like the BUMBLEBEE character and prepare to save the universe with your amazing voice-mixer helmet.
  • Easy-to-adjust straps help you get a comfortable fit.
  • The helmet also plays realistic conversion sounds of the BUMBLEBEE.
  • Three different modes and awesome electronic features.

Turn your favorite small person into their favorite Transformer here.

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters

Zhu Zhu Pets HamsterBlack Friday 2009 is almost here, so I figured I’d put up some hot sellers for this year. Today we’ve got the Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster. This little dude looks a lot like a real hamster, except it’s yellow and won’t die after a week of wrestling around with kids! I really don’t know much about these except that you can get all kinds of pretty awesome contraptions for these little furballs to run around in.

The links on this post will take you to Amazon’s page of all things by Zhu Zhu Pets. So make all the kids happy by getting them a hamster playground with non-stinking battery powered hamsters!

Get all your Hamster stuff here.

Disney Stuff

Walt Disney Collectibles and Gifts, Disney FigurinesSince opening this blog a couple years back, I have moved to Central Florida, which is where the magical land of Disney World resides. With Christmas coming up soon, many little girls want nothing more than some great little gifts from Disney.

Check out everything from Hannah Montana dolls to Tinkerbell necklaces to Mickey Mouse phones. There are all kinds of figurines and statuettes representing many Disney characters. This is the real stuff too, no rip offs here. Due to that, the prices are gonna make the purchase count, but the face of the recipient should be well worth it!

So head on over to check out the full line of Disney collectibles.

Happy Birthday Cards from Tiny Prints

Happy BirthdayCards are a key element of gift giving. These particular cards are designed with corporate birthdays in mind. It’s a nice design that fits any style birthday.

These cards are personalizable, which I don’t think is a word, but I’m going to use it anyway. Why not stock up on birthday cards anyway? See, I say that because the minimum order for these cards is 25. That may be a bit much for the casual gift-giver, but for a company with hundreds of employees, this makes it nice and easy to distribute good wishes on those many special days.

Get a lot of cards here.

Tuttuki Bako Virtual Finger Game

Tuttuki Bako Virtual Finger GameHere’s a weird one for ya! This little box has different digital characters who live inside. You get to stick your gigantic (in proportion to them) finger in a hole on the side of the box and mess with the little creatures! Why not?

Being one of the weirdest things I’ve posted on this blog, I feel it appropriate to include a little video demonstration of said weirdness. Here’s a little clip of this Virtual Finger Game I found on YouTube.

The clip starts out with a tiny stick man being terrorized by the huge finger. Then at the push of a real button on the housing of the box, a menu appears. That menu, apparently, cycles through the characters with the touch of a digital button. The finger goes on to play with a blob and then an adorable panda who is clinging onto a tire swing. Just precious. Bonus: The song is mesmerizing.

Stick your finger in this link here.

Flying Animals

Flying AnimalsWhat every office space needs is a slew of flying pigs. Maybe a monkey or two soaring through the air. And why not top it all off with a chicken to boot?

Now that dream of flying pigs is a reality! This trio of flying animals will not only fly into a desk 6 cubicles away, but make plenty of noise on the trip. As the image so colorfully displays, each animal makes a different sound of glee whilst soaring through the air.

The way it works is simple. The arms (or chicken’s neck) have elastic bands in them and a little place to put your fingers as anchors. Pull the animal back and let her rip!

Oh, and I suppose kids would love these airborne animals as well…not just bored office workers!

Send an animal into the air here.

Pay Jr. Visa


PAYjr Prepaid Visa Card - Financial Education
This one is a little different. As you will know when I finally get an About page up here, I make a few cents when you, the wonderful reader, buys a gift that I’ve blogged about on this site. So in that vein, here is more of an obvious advertisement for something that I think could be a cool gift idea for a kid.

It’s a prepaid Visa, not really a credit card, more like a debit card without having a bank account. Or maybe it could be considered a gift card for anywhere that accepts Visa. I think it’s a pretty good idea. I’m not sure of the details, but I imagine it would be safer for kids to have than carrying cash. When used wisely, it could also be used to teach kids how to manage their money at an early age.

Speaking of money management, this brings back a memory of when my Grandpa would take us to the Plaid Pantry (a mini-mart down the street) when we would visit him. He’s give us one dollar and let us spend nothing more. He was teaching us how to live within our means I suppose. I remember I was still bummed about not being able to spend the little extra I had in my pocket. I’m still not rich from that, but I must have learned a lesson from it…right?

Give plastic cash away here.

Marshmallow Blaster by ThinkGeek

Marshmallow BlasterThe world is a violent place. It’s time to fight back. What could be more damaging emotionally than any physical bullet? How about being hit by a nice, soft marshmallow? Okay, maybe it won’t do one bit of damage, but that’s why it’s so much fun!

Office habitants can protect their cubicle with this marshmallow blaster. Or maybe when it’s time for hot chocolate around the campfire, the wielder of the gun can bring white fluffy joy to the mugs of chocolaty goodness! I think I’d see how far away me and a friend could be and still catch the fired marshmallows with our mouths. Always a worthy challenge. ThinkGeek was also kind enough to offer their own marshmallow ammunition.

Fight crime the soft way here.

Webkinz

WebkinzI first heard about these little plush stuffed animals a few months ago from a girl who is in her mid 20s. She got one recently and can’t get enough of it. Now, they are catered to children, but apparently any age can have fun with them.

Remember those Tamagotchi things around 10 years back? Yeah, I had one of those. It was pretty awesome. It was a bird of some sort, a chicken or a duck I think. Anyway, these are kind of like that, only different. I think this is how it works. You buy the plush pet, which is a normal stuffed animal. Each animal comes with its own ID code of some sort. With that code, you can become a member of the Webkinz World. That is where the pet comes alive.

There’s a short little tour on the site to catch you up to speed about the Webkinz World. It looks like a fully interactive community focused on these little furry things. So you can treat the stuffed pet like any other one you may have, but then go on the computer and see it walking around in a virtual world. Pretty wild stuff. It’s not all fun and games either. There looks to be some educational activities in there too.

Check out the Webkinz here.