Friday, December 11, 2015

Must Haves for Lil' Monsters Holiday Gift Guide & ULTIMATE GIVEAWAY! #LilMonstersGiveaway

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With just a mere 2 weeks until Christmas Eve and Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us have you finished your holiday shopping? The better question is, have you even started? The monsters and I have had the best time this year checking out and playing with some of the coolest toys, games and gadgets out there from some of your favorite brands and if you don't quite utilize the DVR and sit through the commercials played after any of the children's programming, your kids have spotted the awesomeness out there too! From Dancing Snoopy, to slapping whip- cream in each others face (without getting in trouble) to rocking out while gaming with friends on a guitar, there's something for everyone! We've rounded up a few of our favorite Must Haves for Lil' Monsters in no particular order to help you guys with gift choices and because we are grateful for all of our readers new and old we are going to offer 1 Reader an insanely fun Giveaway.





For the Gamers



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Disney Infinity 3.0 - In this action adventure video game from Disney Interactive you can switch between your favorite characters from Pixar, Marvel and this year's big focus on Star Wars.  Aside from the Starter pack you can purchase additional playsets, individual characters, power disks for added features and of course you need a carrying case for the figures and power disk wallet  to store it all. $64.99 

Lego Dimensions - For the first time ever, you can find your favorite characters from The Lego Movie, Lord of the Rings and DC Comics in the same game. This one is a favorite in our house because you can travel to different lands and end up riding along on the Batmobile one minute and then land on the infamous Simpsons couch the next.  You can enjoy added fun with the level packs and fun packs featuring other popular characters. Check out CJ's YouTube review. $79.00

Guitar Hero Live -  With an all new Guitar controller you can unleash your inner rockstar in front of audience with new GH Live person view. The Lil' Monsters couldn't wait to jam with each other  $79.96


Personalized Book 
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The Intergalactic Journey Home - Allows little ones to journey page to page from outerspace to find their way home. They'll love seeing their name spelled out in comets and to see themselves hovering over a view of their real neighborhood.

Educational Gadgets & Gizmos
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VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX -  This watch is perfect to keep kids ages 4+ up busy with 5 games, 3 activities, a camera and videocamera, 50 clock faces and it's splash and sweat proof, pretty dang awesome! $57.99

LeapFrog Epic Tablet - We've been buying leapFrog products for the last 8 years and swear by them . The Epic is an android based tablet that grows with your child. It has over 20 apps, a kid-safe search browser, has 16GB of memory and a 2mp camera. Now you won't have to share your galaxy tablet  with your mini me. $111.99  


STEM Based Learning 


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Code Master -  These days kids are way more tech savvy and are gravitating towards learning how to code with. Code Master will enable kids to practice their problem solving skills and learn programming without a computer. $19.99

Jungle Crew Lab set- Introduce preschoolers to science with this science lab kit that comes with 6 animal themed sets. I remember my first microscope and telescope and by using them at home with my parents, I was even more excited to use them in the classroom. Sets like these are perfect for rainy days too! $29.99

Design and Drill Brightworks - Their creativity will light up as they drill in translucent bolts in varied patterns to see them glow. Great for problem solving, hand-eye coordination and fine motor schools. $27.99


For the Littlest Monsters

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Peanuts Happy Dance Snoopy Plush: We gifted Tristan one for his birthday and he giggles like crazy when Snoopy does his happy dance. I guarantee Snoopy will put a smile on everyone's faces. $29.99

Play all day Elmo: It wouldn't be Christmas if there wasn't a must have Elmo for lil' monsters to go crazy for. This new version from Hasbro will have little ones interact with Elmo  who has 150 phrases and you'll find them playing endless games of Red Light , Green Light and Freeze Dance. $41.99

Fisher Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space: With smart touch technology this vibrant and fun colored  play space interacts with baby's touch, grows with them trough the sitting, crawling and cruising stages while playing music and teaching the abcs, colors, numbers and more. I have my first nephew on the way and this is going to be gifted for sure. $52.99


Get Cooking!


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Oven -  TMNT lovers new and old will love this turtle shell oven that bakes real pizza in 1/2 the time of other ones already on the market. My boys love to be in the kitchen so this is perfect, who doesn't love pizza? $39.99

Candy Craft Chocolate Pen - Using a pen that dispenses chocolate, you can design sweet treats that harden in fun shapes and 4 different colors. This would be a fun activity during a birthday party to decorate cupcakes, cookies or to make solid chocolates. $24.99

 MasterChef Junior Kitchen sets - Keep your little mini foodies in the kitchen with these adorable sets inspired by the show that feature mini versions of the real thing. $59.35


Big Fun for Big Monsters


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Pie Face - This was great fun on Thanksgiving with our family. It's like a game of Russian roulette, spin the wheel, land on a number turn the crank and fingers crossed you don't end up with whip cream on your nose. We laughed all afternoon long at my brother who got smacked w/ cream on each turn he took. $25.99

Create a WWE SuperStar Ring Builder - As WWE ambassadors we had to include this awesome ring that allows you to mix and match 30 pieces that include turnbuckles, mats and ropes. When they are done they can take it a part and make something new! $39.99

Ruby's Sky-High Cable Car - Thrill seeking Ruby helps inspire girls to build by teaching them engineering principals, spatial skills and confidence in problem solving. As a student that went to a specialized high school that focused on engineering I think this doll is great for encouraging young ladies to be anything they put their mind too. $14.99


Stuff those Stockings 


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KidzBop 30 ($11.99) - Have a dance party with kid- friendly versions of 14 of today's trendiest tunes that will get your kids tapping their feet up until it's time to brush their teeth before bed. Then they can grab their Arm and Hammer Tooth Tunes Musical Toothbrush. to jam out while taking care of their smiles.

GameStop Gift Card -  Head to a local store or order online to purchase all of you gaming needs: from accessories to the most popular games, smartphones, tablets and consoles. You can also trade in old games, consoles and accessories to get credits for new stuff!

Visa Gift Card - Can't figure out what to get because there are just so many choices, a Visa Gift card takes the guessing out and allows them to purchase whatever they want.

Mr. Potato Head Mixable Mashable Heros - Turn this classic childhood character into one of your fave marvel characters mix and match parts to create your own new hero!


Crafty Kids
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Crayola Cling Creator - Every year we head to the stores to find festive holiday clings that the boys end up wanting to keep up all year round. With this one they can create up to 20 designs that will stick on windows, lockers and mirrors. $19.99

 Galison Mudpuppy- It wouldn't be a monster giveaway without cool monster products. We discovered this brand at a MomTrends holiday event. Their drawing and craft kits, shadow puppets and stickers are great ways so spark their imaginations at home or while traveling. $7.99 -$19.99 



And Now for the GIVEAWAY Prizes:
One Lucky Reader will Receive all Items Pictured Below
To Enter: Let us know in the comments section which item is a Must Have for your Lil' Monster and then enter the Rafflecopter for additional entries. 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please Note: Prizes will be fulfilled by each brand that is sponsoring. Giveaway begins on Saturday December 11th and ends on December 17th 5:00pm. Entrants must be ages 18+ and live in the continental U.S to win. Must reply to email within 24hrs before a new winner is chosen. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!




66 comments:

  1. my son would love the Lego Dimensions and that Game Stop gift card!

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  2. Oh, it's hard to choose just one when you have 3 young people! Probably Lego Dimensions. 😊

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  3. Must have a gamestop gift card to buy my son more video games.

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  4. Lego dimensions! As a mom I will always choose any Lego product.My once challenged learning son tapped into Lego products and Lego education which identified he was a hands on learner.Now he is getting all the practice and building confidence as he prepares for the world of engineering.Go Lego!

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  5. Easy Bake Oven for the little and big kids!

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  6. Whoa games now are really so cool. I've seen the Disney Infinity 3.0 in a toy store and I can't believe that we have that kind of technology already. Power disks add features and you just have to switch them to get your favorite characters on the game. The GameStop Gift Card would be most ideal if you don't know what the kid prefers to buy.

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  7. My son is dying to have Lego Dimensions.

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  8. A PS4. He has expensive taste LOL.

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  9. All things lego for my son. He's crazy over them.

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  10. my girl would love the ELmo and my son loves lego stuff.

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  11. legos and plenty of video games

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  12. Great list. We bought that Snoopy stuffed animal for both of my kids. It is one of their gifts from santa! So fun! Also, I want my husband to play pie in the face. I might buy it for him! HAHAHAH!

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  13. MasterChef Junior Kitchen sets and Pie Face =)

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  14. Lego dimensions is at the top of the list this year!

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  15. Crayola cling creator, for sure!

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  16. Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway, cool prizes! I love The Peanut and Good Dinosaur! Great movies

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  17. Kristin Goodson
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

    My son wants Marvel mashems and legos.

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  18. Must haves, anything Star Wars, dinosaurs, or Lego this year.

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  19. Must haves, anything Star Wars, dinosaurs, or Lego this year.

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  20. This is a great compilation! You just gave me awesome gift ideas for my niece and nephews this holiday. Thank you!

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  21. My 6yr old is big into Infinity and is eagerly awaiting 3.0. We haven't gotten into the Dimensions yet but he's played it in the stores. My 4 yr old is all about cooking with dad, so the Master Chef stuff would have him grinning from ear to ear. My daughter has gotten into Mine Craft so the Code Master stuff might be up her alley. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  22. My 1 year old would love the play all day Elmo. So cute and cuddly. My 4 year old would love the game Pie Face and Any of the PS4 infinity characters. Also the Leap pad is pretty awesome!

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  23. My son is just dying for the lego dimensions and pie face

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  24. The thing I know Isaiah would love the most is The Disney Infinity 3.0. Although, everything on here is amazing.

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  25. What a haul! The Master Chef items would be fun since our family loves the show!

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  26. Everything on here is a kids dream come true. But Lego Dimensions is epic...

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  27. Awesomest prizes. !! My Lil monsters would love their hands on pie face and Lego dimensions!!

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  28. Lego Dimensions would be my kids dream.

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  29. peanuts dance PLush Snoopy!!!! He goes crazy for snoopy!

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  30. LeapFrog Epic Tablet is what most of the children I know go cray over!

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  31. Awesome gift guide! I love the cling maker and the cooking sets! Those are fantastic ideas!

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  32. I actually just got that vtech watch for my son for the holidays. I know that he will be SO excited when he opens it up. The pie face game also looks like a really fun idea!

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  33. What an amazing giveaway and gift guide! My son is obsessed with all things Disney Infinity, so he'd love the Game Stop gift card, which he'd use to buy even more Disney Infinity figures!

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  34. The Lego Dimensions! Thanks for the chance! @yoda1librarian

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  35. What an amazing giveaway, love it!

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  36. The Cling Creator is something that my nephew would like to have – he's into art. I think the Peanuts Happy Dance Snoopy Plush is adorable for younger kids. The Chocolate Pen is an interesting and unique gift idea as well.

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  37. What an awesome giveaway!!! My son wasn't too much and I am so stuck. I haven't even gotten him much yet because i'm too confused as what too get him. This is such great list of items. He would freak if he got the Xbox One Starter pack! This is truly an awesome giveaway. My son must have would probably have to be the Lego stuff for xbox. He loves his legos!!! Thank you for sharing such an amazing giveaway

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  38. wow what an amazing giveaway! The chocolate pen is on my daughters christmas list and she would love the disney game too :)

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  39. Crayoloa is a big hit no matter the age.

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  40. My little monsters would DIE for Disney 3.0!

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  41. Everything! Love all your picks. Definitely the Good Dinosaur character for Disney Infinity since Gia is obsessed with dinos and loved the movie. Fingers crossed!

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  42. Disney Infinity is on our list!

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  43. Xbox Lego, anything star wars, code master

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  44. So cool! Love the different gift ideas like the personalized book along with gadgets.

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  45. So far any type of ball is a great hit!

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  46. What an AMAZING giveaway! We'd share the toys and gift cards with a local foster care agency. I can't believe that their are still massive gaps in their wish list being fulfilled! What a great gift guide!

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  47. Our nieces and nephews would flip for these!!! They're into games and legos- perfect ages:)

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  48. My son is about to turn 3 so we're only just beginning to figure out what kinda stuff he loves. So far play-doh is a big hit. but this pack would be an amazing way to let him try out tons of stuff and find many new faves! what a great gift guide and giveaway!!

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  49. My son is a gamer! He loves Legos and using his creativity to build fantasy worlds.

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  50. The pie face game is a must have. They would have so much fun with it.

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  51. What an awesome giveaway!!! My daughter would love the kitchen junior sets!!!

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  52. My Daughter would love the play all day elmo. He's so cute.

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  53. Pie face althought it all looks awesome

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  54. Crayola for my crafty daughter and the game stop gift card for my son

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  55. I wanted to get my son the game Pie Face! It's impossible to get your hands on one!

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  56. Love the gift guide! I've really been wanting to try the pie in the face game!!

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  57. I can't even believe how popular that Pie Face game has become! Who knew?

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