Looking for a gift idea for your friends or family who have kids? Here we’ve compiled a list of some holiday gift suggestions that will make any parent’s life a little bit easier. Some of them sort of straddle the line between being for the kid and for the parent. See all of our holiday gift idea lists here.
My Tot Clock is the first all-in-one sleep clock, alarm clock, nightlight, timeout timer, and activity timer for tiny tots who can’t yet tell time. The magic of My Tot Clock is that it changes color to teach little ones when it’s time to sleep (blue light) and when it’s okay to wake (yellow light). Parents set the routine! My Tot Clock, with its child-friendly analog clock display, also plays bedtime stories, lullabies, fun wake-up music, and even white noise to make the traditionally stressful bedtime and morning routines more enjoyable. No more negotiating before bedtime! My Tot Clock also includes a light blue light for nap time or quiet play time, a red light for timeout, and a green light for any positive timed activity like potty training and picking up toys. Managing important tot time has never been easier!
Buy My Tot Clock at Amazon for $49.95
Soft, stretchy, and stays put! At last, the perfect place for rubber duckies and squirty fish to call home. Made of mesh and neoprene (the fabric wetsuits are made of), TUBBY allows water toys to dry out-and stay mildew-free-between baths. Its stretchy, wide mouth makes toys easy to find and grab, and its cool design complements any bath. Mesh porthole lets you see the toys inside. Stay-put mounting plate with 4 suction cups secures bag on tile or glass. Hangers double as hooks for washcloths. Available in blue or orange.
Buy the Tubby Bath Organizer at Generate Design for $24 (ships free!)
Make your kid’s food and drinks a little more fun and interesting with silicone rubber ice cube trays. Pack of three with 26 letters, A-Z. Can be used with ice, jelly, cookies, butter, etc.
Buy Alphabet Ice Cube Trays at Generate Design for $29 (ships free!)
This device stores and prints grocery lists generated from the items you speak into its microphone. Using an integrated voice recognition system, the shopping list manager matches a spoken item with one of the 2,500 food, beverage, household, beauty, and office products in its database. Each spoken product appears on the LCD and you can add it to the list and print an alphabetized record with the touch of a button. The device recognizes words as specific as swordfish, emery boards, and lawn bags, and identifies errands, such as going to the bank, library, or veterinarian. You can create and manage two different lists simultaneously, add products to the database (up to a maximum of 5,000 items), and customize the sequence in which the products print to correspond with the layout of your grocery store. Attaches magnetically to a refrigerator or mounts to a wall with the included kit.
Buy the Voice Recognition Grocery List Organizer at Amazon for $149.95
Easily share photos with grandparents, family and friends! This compact recorder effortlessly copies photographs from your digital camera’s memory card directly onto a CD for playback on a DVD player without using a dedicated computer. Photographs are converted into MPEG format and immediately burned onto a CD, which can be placed in a DVD player for slide show viewing using your DVD player’s remote control. The recorder can also burn photographs onto a CD in JPEG format, allowing you to view the CD’s photographs on your computer. The recorder has both RCA and S-video inputs that allow you to connect it directly to your TV and view photographs either from a burnt CD or from an inserted memory card.
Buy the Digital Photo To DVD Converter onsale at Hammacher for $99.95
FlyeBaby gives you the convenience of a baby seat at home or on-the-go without the bulk of an actual highchair. Simply attach the fabric straps to the back of the chair or tray table on the airplane. Straps at the bottom of the seat attach securely around the adult’s waist or the base of the chair and the baby is secured by a three-point harness. It creates a comfortable place for baby, and allows for face-to-face interaction. FlyeBaby is a cotton/poly blend and is machine washable.
Buy the FlyeBaby Hammock Sling at Amazon for $49.99
Moms and Dads: are you sick and tired of saying the same thing over and over and over again? Let the Mom/Dad-o-Matic do the dirty work for you! With six key phrases that you can unleash at any moment, the Mom-o-Matic and Dad-o-Matic allows you to keep the peace, draw the line, be good cop and bad cop all while catching up on some important TV reruns. Ergonomically designed for the ‘grip of rage,’ the handsome audio module with speaker fits in the palm of one’s hand or conveniently for parents on-the-go on your key chain. Being a parent may seem hard until you’ve used the Dad or Mom-o-Matic!
Buy the Mom-o-Matic or Dad-o-Matic at Amazon for $10
The Ride On Carry On makes travel easier by strapping a chair onto your luggage that your kids can ride along on. The chair folds up and fits under the seat or in the overhead compartment of the plane, so it’s quick and easy. The headrest even folds down so kids can have their own tray table. It’s universal fit is good for any luggage 18-22? tall.
Buy the Ride On Carry On at Amazon for $43.50
Tastefully showcase your children’s masterpieces with the Li’l DaVinci Store & Display Art Cabinet. A discreet hinge allows you to open the front of the frame and easily swap out pictures or artwork. The spring-loaded corners make it possible to hold 1 to 50 pages, so you can archive all of your children’s creativity. Each frame is made from wood with a black matte finish. The frame can be latched closed to prevent unwanted tampering. Reduce refrigerator clutter, encourage your child’s artistic talent, and transform their art into framed masterpieces. Available in two sizes, both of which can be hung vertically or horizontally (mounting hardware is included).
Buy the Li’l DaVinci Store & Display Art Cabinet at Vat19 for $24.95 (more for the larger size)
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