Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Perfect Gifts for Older Kids and Teens + Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received these product samples in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own and honest. 

Most of the products I've featured in this year's holiday gift guide have been for younger kids since my kids are only 3 and 2, but recently I have been shopping for my nieces and nephews that are all between the ages of 6-11. I think it's easy to buy for young kids, they love anything! But as they get older, it's harder to find gifts that they will truly enjoy. Today, I'm excited to share with you some of my favorite gifts for the older children on your shopping list!


TRENDiY Art Charm Bracelets
For your fashion forward tween or teen, check out TRENDiY Arts fun design it yourself jewelry kits. This charm bracelet kit contains materials for 18 beautiful bracelets. The kit includes a TRENDiY Art fashion magazine with instructions and inspiration to help create beautiful unique pieces that she will love to wear. One of my nieces will be getting this kit for Christmas and I know she will love it! Check out more of TRENDiY Arts kits at www.trendiyart.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter


Do you have a construction enthusiast in your family? Nanoblocks are micro sized building blocks that allow for amazing detail. They come in over 130 assorted size pieces with difficulty levels ranging from 1-5. Recommended for anyone 8 and up, these are truly a challenging and fun project for kids and adults.  A level 3 project, it took Mike around 30 minutes to build the dragonfly. I think it turned out so cool and the more advanced and complicated projects would be a great family activity. These blocks should definitely be kept away from small children as they are tiny. Nanoblock offers many different designs including a "Sites to See" collection that features famous landmarks such as Big Ben and the Arc de Triomphe. Check out all of the micro sized fun at www.mynanoblock.com and follow Nanoblock on Facebook and Twitter. 


Nano Falcon from Silverlit
I put this helicopter in the kids and teen gift guide because I know it would be a huge hit with them but honestly, I think it would be a perfect gift for adults too. The Nano Falcon from Silverlit holds the Guinness World Record Title for the Smallest RC Helicopter.  It is certainly tiny! No bulky chargers are required, the helicopter simply plugs in to the transmitter. I had planned on giving this as a gift to my nephew for Christmas, but after we played with it for a while, we might be keeping it! Both of my kids loved watching it and I certainly had fun flying it. There is a bit of a learning curve on how to fly it but I can say with certainty that is very sturdy. Connor wanted a turn flying it and he made it go straight up in the air as fast as possible and then dropped it hard. It stood up to the fall with no damage! Like I said, this is a perfect toy for kids and adults. Just a warning, your dogs might think it's a bug and try to attack it, our lab was so confused! Check out all of Silverlit's fun toys at www.silverlit.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter now! 


My Awesome Book
If you have a budding author on your shopping list, give them the chance to create their very own hardcover book this holiday! How cool is that?? With a guide to help them get started, they can create their own illustrations and story and then submit it in the included pre-paid envelope or online. They get to make two cover pagers and twenty book pages. Within 4 to 6 weeks, they will receive a full color hardcover copy of their book. You have the option to order more copies as well if they would like to share them with their friends or family. This is the perfect gift for a young writer and they will never forget their first book!   To purchase the "My Awesome Book" kit, visit Lulu Jr and like them on Facebook

My Comic Book
For the future animator, check out My Comic Book! With the same features as My Awesome Book, the My Comic Book kit includes everything a child needs to create their own 18 page full color comic book. It includes markers, outline pen, pencil and artist eraser, along with a "Comics in Action" guidebook to help get started. To purchase the "My Comic Book" kit, visit Lulu Jr and like them on Facebook


Giveaway

One of my readers will win a prize package with a TRENDiY Art kit, Nanoblocks (1 mini nanoblock and 1 sites to see nanoblock), and a Nano Falcon from Silverlit. 

How to Enter:
This is a Rafflecopter giveaway.  Follow the instructions on the widget to enter. All current likes/follows count! Please contact me if you run into any technical difficulties with Rafflecopter.  The giveaway runs through Thursday, December 19th at 11:59 PM CST! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the US ages 18+.

Good luck!

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54 comments:

  1. My daughter would love the Nano Falcon from Silverlit! She loves helicopters!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  2. My son would LOVE the Nano Falcon! Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Nano Falcon from Silverlit, he would play with it a lot.

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  4. My granddaughter would enjoy the Trendy art kit for hours. She loves creating stuff and drawing.

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  5. This is a great giveaway...there isn't ever much for older kids. I have a daughter and son 12 and 13. My son would love the Nano Falcon and my daughter would love any art kit.

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  6. My kiddo would be most excited about the NanoBlocks!

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  7. My son would love the Nanoblocks! I have wanted to get him a set before, but just haven't ever gotten around to it!

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  8. My son would like the Nano Falcon from Silverlit. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  9. The Nano Falcon would be the biggest hit with my sons.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. My grandson would like the Nano Falcon

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  11. My son would like the nano falcon

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  12. My daughter would love the trendy art kit.

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  13. My son would love the Nano Falcon from Silverlit for his Christmas!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  14. Our son would love the Nano Falcon.

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  15. My son would love the nano Falcon!

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  16. My son would be PSYCHED about the Nano Falcon!!!

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  17. I think the My Comic Book item would be the most popular gift at my house.

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  18. My son would love the nano falcon

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  19. My grandson would love the Nano Falcon!

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  20. Definitely the nano blocks - he loves building things!

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  21. I think my son would love the Nano falcon most. Thanks for the chance! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  22. My daughter would be really excited about the Nano Falcon!

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  23. So many great items. My daughter has started to take an interest in comics, so I know that she'd like the My Comic book.

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  24. The create your own comic book kit would be a BIG hit!

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  25. My son would LOVE the Nano Falcon!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  26. My granddaughter would love the Trendiy Art Charm Bracelet

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  27. My grandson would love the Nano Falcon!

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  28. My son would love the Nano Falcon from Silverlight. I would also like to play with it :) It looks cool.

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  29. My son would like the Nano Falcon from Silverlit.

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  30. I think my grandchild would like the Nano Falcon.

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  31. My nephew would like the Nano Falcon from Silverlit.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  32. I think the Nano Falcon would be enjoyed by the kids and my husband!

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  33. My son would really like the Nano Falcon.

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  34. My daughter would love the Nano Falcon

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  35. My child would be most excited to receive the Nanoblocks.

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  36. My nephew and niece would love the Nano Falcon!

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  37. My son would be so excited to have the Nano Falcon.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  38. my daughter would love the TrendiY Art Kit


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