Juli Auclair gives you some ideas for holiday gifts to buy for children and parents.
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Holiday Shopping Tips for Children and Parents Hi everybody. If holiday shopping is stressing you out this year, let us give you some gifts suggestions so that you can enjoy the holiday season. Parents TV staffers pick to these products at some of their favorite this year. So let’s start with one that I really love. The Early Rider Balance Bike which is designed for children between two and five years old. It's a two-wheel bike with no pedals that really helps kids learn balance, so it's easier to transition to a regular bike without training wheels and it's so cute. And you can't ride without a helmet, right? In this line of nut case helmets is adorable and safe. It has a spin dial fit system and it is designed to snugly fit toddlers up to the age of five. They have other cool designs for boys and girls and I love that it says, “I Love my Brain”, on the back of it. Okay now, some classic toys that we played with when we were kids that are still around today. Do you remember original Colorforms? How can you forget? I love these. They are created in 1951 by students to decorate their walls. The possibilities are just endless with 350 vinyl pieces and they even appear to car windows for those long holiday trips. It’s so cool. Okay next, we have tinker toys, the Classic Construction Toy that dates back to 1914. You can build shapes, structures, animals and more. My sister and I played with these for hours when we were kids. And finally, we have Raggedy Ann and Andy. Remember how cute these were. I had one when I was a little girl. Raggedy Ann, the story was written back in 1915 and Andy came along five years later and the dolls are still bringing kids joy today. For Dad now, I just love this frame by homeworks, et cetera. Every child has a hero. I call mine Daddy, isn't that cute, what a wonderful gift this would be for any Dad. I put a picture of my husband and my son and I know that my husband would really treasure this. We can't forget Mom though. How about for Mom? These t-shirts, this the Me Time T-Shirt, and we really like this one that says, “When Mom is happy, everyone is happy”, isn't that the truth, right? Check out their website for other great designs. We also like the “Just Be” line of t-shirts and apparel the idea behind Just Be, is it a state of mind, the way of life, the philosophy. They have shirts for babies and kids and these one is really cute, “Just to be a Skier”. And this one for Mom is Just Be – here we go, “Just be Yourself”, I really like that a lot. Okay, now, if your kids like doing arts and crafts projects, they’re going to love Wikki Stix. It’s so cute. You may remember, they are for ages three and up and they’re made with wax infused yarn and they’re slightly sticky so they’ll adhere to almost any smooth surface and they come right off. Look at this really cute 3D figure stone here. We have got a tree and a present made by Britney, our intern and his son, and our production crew here. He made to be very impressed with your talents you guys. Okay Kimochi’s toys with feelings inside are a great communication tool for kids. Here’s the Kimochi cat, right over here. It’s a plush character that comes with the set of mini pillows with the feelings curious, happy and cranky printed on them. They can be stored right in the special pocket in the front. The Kimochi’s help kids get in touch with their emotions. Check out their website for other characters and pillows too. Now the handmade Zooni, Mop Top Hat and Muppet mitten collection, is this cute? There not only fun and adorable but there are warm and practical. They have a fleece lining and they are crocheted. They fit newborns through age five. There are lots of other designs. These are the little mittens on their website. Now this is a gift for someone who moved into their first apartment and you’re afraid that they’re not going to eat anything, but take out. Mama says No More Frozen Pizza, is a collection of simple recipes for the new cook like, baked po