2018 Holiday Gift Guide- This & That Giveaway edition!

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The Holidays are upon us. Whether it’s sneaking up on you, or you’re like me and were ready months ago for to to begin, the fact is, it’s here!

Wait, before you shop make sure you use eBates to save hundreds of dollars this holiday season!

Crazy store lines, special holiday pricing, Black Friday rushes, and Cyber Monday craze is all a part of the fun (OK, maybe not so much fun) but lucky for you, I’ve done some of the legwork for you.

I have been keeping my eye out on my top picks for some time now, so I am happy to finally share my Holiday Gift Guide for 2018, AND make it even more special by combining my guide with the “This and That” Holiday giveaway hop, because what is better than WINNING your gifts???

Before I get started on my hottest gift list (down wayyy below but I promise, it is PACKED full and worth the read), check out and enter my giveaway package (a $50 Value!)

You will win;

  • 2019 Just Dance for Ps4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch (Your choice!) $40 Value
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card to help you get a jump start on your shopping

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Make sure to ENTER between November 6th & November 27th to get in on all the fun!

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Giveaway Hop Hosted by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island

Enter many more This & That Giveaways via the links below! All giveaways are $50+ values!

1. The Kids Did It – Host 24. Calm The Fork Down 47. The Monarch Mommy
2. The Mommy Island – Host 25. JeanBookNerd – WW 48. Kerrific Online
3. (VIP) Still Blonde after all these years 26. It’s Free At Last 49. Bargnhtress
4. (VIP) Coupons and Freebies Mom 27. Freebies Deals & Steals – WW 50. Practical Frugality
5. (VIP) Way 2 Good Life 28. Nanny to Mommy 51. Style on Main
6. (VIP) Broken Teepee 29. Mom To Grandma 52. How Was Your Day?
7. (VIP) Beautiful Touches 30. Tizzy Says 53. Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More
8. (VIP) Sunshine and RollerCoasters 31. Eclectic Evelyn 54. Java John Z’s
9. (VIP) Simply Sherryl 32. Andersons Angels 55. Parenting In Progress – US
10. (VIP) Shopping Kim 33. Says Me Says Mom – WW 56. Humble Mama Hustle
11. (VIP) The Moody Blonde 34. MyStyleSpot – US 57. Here We Go Again Ready
12. (VIP) Lindsey Blogs at SEBG  35. icefairy’s Treasure Chest 58. Angie’s Angle
13. (VIP) Beauty Info Zone – $80 Becca Palette and Luxie Brushes – US 36. Mama’s Mission 59. Mom The Magnificent
14. (VIP) Reviewz & Newz – $400 IG Charcoal BBQ Grill – US 37. Erica Ever After 60. Christy’s Cozy Corners – US
15. (VIP) Win! Win! Win! – $70 Silver Plated Sugar Skull Ring With Roses – WW 38. Woman of Many Roles 61. Sugar, Spice and Family Life
16. Zombie Parenting 39. Daisy Day Designs 62. Roadside Travels
17. Rockin’ Book Reviews 40. Hollybee Tells 63. A Modern Day Fairy Tale – US
18. Three Boys & an Old Lady 41. Silver Dagger Book Tours 64. Lisa-Queen of Random
19. Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life 42. My Crafty Zoo – WW 65. It’s a Jersey Thing Blog – US
20. Celebrate Woman Today 43. Luv Saving Money – US 66. Batch of Books 
21. Savings in Seconds 44. Susie’s Reviews 67. Miss Molly Says
22. Stacking My Book Shelves 45. Candid Mama
23. Mommy’s Playbook 46. NaturalHairLatina

Here are my TOP PICKS for this holiday season!

Video Game Picks;

Just Dance 2019 – Available Now on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 for $39.99… Rated E for Everyone

 

Dance to the rhythm of your own beat with Just Dance 2019! The #1 Music Video Game Franchise of All Time, with over 65 million units sold, is available now with 40 new and fun songs. Whether there’s something to celebrate or for no reason at all, Just Dance is there for every occasion! Join a community of more than 120 million players around the world and bust out your best moves!

Create a memorable holiday season with your friends and family by getting your groove on with the fun visuals and hot track list of Just Dance 2019, which includes hit songs like:

  • “Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars Ft. Cardi B
  • “Havana” – Camila Cabello
  • “One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
  • Mad Love – Sean Paul, David Guetta Ft. Becky G
  • And Many More!

Keep the party going with a huge catalog of 400+ songs through Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service. A one-month subscription is included with every copy of Just Dance 2019.

Hungry Shark World (Click for my review of this game in full!) Available now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch

 

The award winning Hungry Shark® series dives onto console with more than 20 sharks, four unique locations and tons of epic missions for you to sink your teeth into. Experience life as a shark in full HD with fully optimized gamepad controls from the comfort of your own home!

 

Gear Club Unlimited 2 – The most successful racing game on the Nintendo Switch is back coming out this year on Dec 4!

With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of races!
On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position over the course of more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges. Check out the teaser below!

 

Mario Party for Nintendo SwitchThis is a FAVORITE of mine and will for sure be a gift this year in my house! It’s a hefty tag at $59.99 MSRP, but well worth it in my opinion. Not only is it fun for all of the kids, it’s a blast to play for Family Night or sleepovers!

 

Released on October 5th 2018, It’s a complete refresh of the Mario Party™ series. The original 4-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party! Freely walk the board: choose where to move, which Dice Block to roll, and how to win the most Stars in skill-based minigames. Wait till you see the 2 vs 2 mode with grid-based maps, the creative uses of the console, and the series’ first online minigame mode!

 

Toys for all ages;

Thomas the Train New 2018 ToysThomas the Train is back and better than ever! Now on Nick Jr., Thomas is focused on the whole World with it’s new series and accompanying toys.

Polly Pocket – Get ready to go tiny! The Polly Pocket Tiny is Mighty tour is coming to Smith Haven Mall on 11/17 & 11/18.   If you were a fan of this compact phenomenon back in the 90s, then now is your chance to share the fun with your kids and get a look at Polly Pocket’s world in real-life human scale.

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Mattel relaunched Polly Pocket this year with a new product line accompanied by an animated series to introduce a new generation to the world of Polly.  The series follows Polly and her friends as they embrace big adventures in a shrunken size, thanks to Polly’s magic locket.   Polly Pocket continues to inspire girls to be capable, courageous and tenacious in their own lives, just like her.

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Fingerling Hugs – Playing off of last year’s crazy of the fingerling, these plush monkeys feature long arms so little ones can give them big hugs. Kids can swing, toss, tickle, or turn them upside down for different reactions, or record their voice and have the monkey repeat it back as a silly remix. These are sure to be a hit this year!

 

 

 

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Ryan’s Giant Mystery Egg –  You’ll see this is EVERY toy book out this year, this mystery egg is filled with toys inspired by the popular YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview. Kids can unbox an exclusive vehicle, ultra-rare figures, special slime and putty, a limited-edition squishy, plush, and more.

 

 

Untamed Fingerlings – Speaking above of the last year craze of Fingerlings, This year the Untamed line currently includes three different types of dinos: T. rex, velociraptor, and “bonehead” (skeletal dinos). Each can move its mouth, eyes, and head and makes more than 40 different sound effects. The Untamed will also react to touch; tap its head to get a response, or risk sticking your finger in its mouth. Will you get chomped?

 

Playmobil T-Rex Hidden Temple – Another one on our list inspired by the release of the newest Jurassic Park that came out earlier this year, join the Playmobil Explorers as they embark on a new adventure on Dino Island. The Hidden Temple with T-Rex play set is like Jurassic Park meets the Temple of Doom. Whether kids watch the 10-minute video short to get a sense of the story line, or set off traversing the temple terrain right away, this set packs a play punch.

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GO! GO! Smart Wheels Mickey’s Magical Wonderland – Hop in the car with Mickey Mouse, ride on the Ferris wheel, slide down the ramp, spin the gears, and more. Activate five SmartPoint locations to hear Mickey Mouse say fun phrases and encouraging words.

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Scrabble Board Game – Making a come-back from the popular game “Words with Friends” bringing more interested in these wooden blocks, originally invented in 1933 by Alfred Butts, there are many different sets out there ranging from travel sets to deluxe collector editions. Many other old board games are popular again this yea.

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For Babies;

The Little Book of You – A Personalized book great for any age to cherish forever! Click to check out my full review and see why you’ll want to add this book to your shopping list!

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Dr. Karp’s Sleepea – Give the gift of sleep this holiday season to new parents, new babies and families!

 

 

Created by Dr. Harvey Karp, America’s premier pediatrician, author of best-selling Happiest Baby on the Block and inventor of the Snoo, the safest and smartest baby bed! The 100% organic cotton 5-second swaddler.

Holiday Themed Clothing – Not one person will complain if you get their baby or young child an adorable outfit (the right size of course!) and especially not if you get one as adorable as these in the Zulily Christmas Shop. Shop early if using Zulily as they take a bit to ship. Try and find their “Free Shipping” weekends to get the best deal!

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For Anyone!

 

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These Bass Pro Giant Animal Pillows, which are approximately four feet long, drop from $24.99 to $14.99 each at Cabelas.com. Shipping is free on orders of $50, otherwise it adds $5. This is the best price we could find based on similar animal pillows by more than $11. Choose between turtle, dolphin, clownfish, rainbow trout, shark, bass, or crocodile. They’re packed with a polyester filling, and they’re suitable for people of all ages. Sales tax is charged in most states.

 

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These Softer Than Cashmere Scarves drop from $24 to $9.99 at Zulily.com. Shipping is free when you enter exclusive code ZUBRAD1940 during checkout, saving you at least $5.99 in fees.

Please note that it may take up to 16 days for your item to ship. With free shipping, this is the lowest price we found by $9. Choose from over 100 prints at this price. Each 100% acrylic scarf measures 12.5″ x 66″ with fringes that measure 3.5″. Sales tax is charged in most states.

 

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Women’s puffer jackets drop to $17.79 at Zulily, plus they ship for free when you enter exclusive promo code ZUBRAD1940 at checkout. That’s the lowest price we found, and most sites are charging $30-$40 for similar jackets. Choose from 29 styles in sizes S-XL. Note that these jackets typically ship in 9-12 days, and our exclusive promo code expires tonight. It is recommended at the site to order up a size up if you are wanting a looser fit. Sales tax is charged in most states.

 

Inflatable Chairs – Whether it’s this blue one form Zulily, or one from Amazon, these are great for all ages. These can be used, and then

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deflated and stored away. Great for sleepovers as well where space is limited and everyone wants a seat!

Featuring a bright look and a plush inflatable design, this comfy chair offers a cozy spot to read or play and can be set up quickly and conveniently.

  • Weight capacity: 220 lbs.
  • Inflated: 36” W x 25.5” H x 40” D
  • Water-resistant
  • Spot clean
  • Recommended for ages 6 years and up

 

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Happy Shopping and good luck on your entries!

Also, make sure to keep your eye out for Geoffrey’s Toybox this holiday season!

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53 thoughts on “2018 Holiday Gift Guide- This & That Giveaway edition!

  1. I entered quite a few actually but the last one I just did was A Modern Day Fairy Tale’s prize of National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Mega prize pack..

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