2012 Holiday Gift Guide For Kids w Giveaways

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? We’re keeping Christmas low key this year in the I’m Not the Nanny household, but I do have a few more gifts to pick up for the kids. Here are a few of our favorite things. It’s up to you to tie them up with string.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to enter to win some of the items on the gift guide! Here goes:

Orangutan Van by SteveSongs My kids are huge fans of SteveSongs aka Mr. Steve. Orangutan Van is his newest album, but the songs already felt familiar to our family. We’ve seen Mr. Steve perform live several times and he workshopped some of the songs on this album at his concerts. We feel like insiders. Or groupies I guess. 
The songs do not disappoint. They are catchy and fun plus you’ll catch yourself dancing to them. The album doesn’t officially release until January, but if you order it from SteveSongs.com, it’ll ship mid-December. Just in time for Christmas! Retails for $14.99
Rabbit Days and Dumplings Elena Moon Park, a member of Dan Zane and Friends, struck out on her own with debut album Rabbit Days and Dumplings. Park introduces us to updated versions of songs from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Tibet. I love that these folk and children’s songs are mix of English and native languages. It’s a beautiful album and a fun way to introduce your children to East Asian inspired music. Dan Zane even makes an appearance.  Retails $12.56 at Amazon.com.
Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects Are you dreading winter break? Give the kids a break from screen time and technology. Pick up a copy of Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects (Quirk) by Sarah Goldschadt. Each page contains a of fun and whimsical craft with easy to follow directions. The book is divided into weekly themes such as moustaches (my kids love that week), snowmen, speech bubbles, party hats and more. You can choose a craft by the date or just open the book to a random page. Even if you don’t consider yourself crafty, you’ll find yourself inspired. Retails for $24.95.

Little Passport Subscription GIVEAWAY ITEM Give your kids the gift of international “travel” with a monthly subscription to Little Passports. They can follow Sofia and Sam they travel all over the world and United States. Each month, a package full of activities will arrive on your doorstep to take your kids to their next adventure. Choose between World or USA subscriptions. Recommended for ages 5-12. Monthly subscriptions start at $10.95.

Dino Lingo Kids Language Program Looking for a fun way to teach your children a new language? We recently took Dino Lingo’s Vietnamese program for a test run and the kids really love it. The program comes with 5 DVDs and they offer supplemental materials like posters, maps, and flashcards. Dino Lingo offers over 30 different language programs including Urdu, Finnish, and Tagalog. DVD set starts at $99.

Ruby’s Studio series: The Friendship Show GIVEAWAY Before I even knew that The Mother Company was making The Friendship Show, my kids have been asking for it. They absolutely loved The Feelings Show (review here), and Jaxson even developed a crush on Ruby. This time, Ruby discusses qualities of being a friend including the golden rule and bullying. This is perfect timing for 3 year old Jaxson who is learning how to share and play with his friends.

The Friendship Show is currently available as a full download for $11.99 but you can save 10% with code FRIEND10. DVDs will be available Dec 14 and are available for pre-order.

PBS KIDS Fishing Game This game had Jaxson’s name written all over it. in fact, don’t tell him because it’s his Christmas present. PBS Kids has introduced a line of all wood toys and activity kits that are fun and educational.

Jaxson has made his own fishing pole from a string and twigs so he’s going to enjoy actually catching some fish. Games start at $9.99 and are available exclusively at Tuesday Morning.

Ready to win some prizes? We’ll have two winners. You can win one of the following:

Little Passports USA Discovery Starter Kit & the 1st month’s mailing OR

The Mother Company’s The Friendship Show DVD and an activity book
Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Note: Prizes are not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

Samples were received for review purposes . All opinions are my own. These products have been a hit with the kids. This post contains affiliate links.