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I love my kids.
I love Christmas.
I love to shop.

And thus, I love love, ell-o-vee-ee adore sharing with you the items that I have chosen for my three kids this year. Charlie is 11, Eve is 8 and Alice is 3, but I believe most of these gifts cover a wide age range.

Best of all: All of the links provided have the ability to get these presents to your presentee before December 24.

Grumpy Cat Plush Clip $11 – A grumpy addition to the collection of plushies hanging from their backpacks.

Goldie Blox Zipline Kit and Action Figure $23 – All three of my kids are avid Goldie Blox-ers and I know Eve and Alice will be so excited to have action figure dolls to put in G.I. Jane-meets-STEM scenarios.

Kidz Gear Volume-Limiting Headphones $20 – Call ’em Beats by Dre for kids.

Gravity Maze $28 – Charlie is going to go nuts for this logic and spatial reasoning game. It is a marble run and a logic puzzle in one!

Disney Frozen Elsa Doll $15 – Alice asked Santa for an Elsa “Barbie,” which may go down in history as the easiest Santa present EVER.

Tinker Crate from Kiwi Crate $60 for 3 months – Each month Charlie will receive an original project, materials and inspiration for awesome science and engineering activities.

Pandora Pink Leather Charm Bracelet $40 – At eight years old, Eve is excited to enter the world of “real jewelry.”

Art 101 142 piece art set $30 – Brand new little sister-proof colored pencils, crayons pastels and watercolors for artful afternoons.

Essential Sketch Pads and Pencils Set $9 – For less than ten bucks your child will get 8 graphite pencils of various hardness, 3 sketching sticks, 3 charcoal sticks, 3 charcoal pencils, 1 woodless graphite pencil, 1 white eraser, 1 kneadable eraser and 1 sharpener. What a deal.

Artemis Fowl 3 Book Set $14 – The first three books in this celebrated sci-fi kids’ series – Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, and The Eternity Code – in a paperback boxed set.

Books of Bayern 3 Book Set $22 – Fairytale and fantasy merge in these exquisitely well-written (um, I devoured these before my kids) tales.

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker $13 Hardcover – NPR’s review turned me on to this gift. “Rhythmic poetry and arrestingly bold acrylic paintings accomplish something special by simply doing justice to Baker’s remarkable journey from segregated St. Louis to performing in Paris. Your kids will be dancing around in banana skirts after reading this one.” – from NPR’s Best Books of 2014, which is PACKED with more great gift choices.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Play Set $15 – Alice’s favorite movie. She sings along to all the songs. Thank you Netflix for the hours of childcare, and thank you Disney Store for still carrying affordable toys from this line.

LEGO Architecture Empire State Building $39 – Our LEGO lover is growing up. This display-worthy piece also commemorates my and Charlie’s recent NYC trip.

Goldie Blox and the Builder’s Survival Kit $47 – A big huge box of Goldie Blox parts and projects! 190 pieces plus Goldie’s Diary of Inventions, blueprints for endless creations.

Speedo Teamster Swim Backpack $31-45 depending on color – For the serious swimmers in our house, a Speedo swim backpack will make them proud to strut into their next meets.

Which gift is your favorite? What are you getting your kids this year? Share in the comments!

Affiliate links are used. I received the Gravity Maze game for review. No compensation received. All other items purchased by me or suggested to grandparents. 

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