2010 Great Gifts Guide for Gay Parents and Merry Kids
|by K. Pearson Brown | From SheWired – Article Date: 12/21/2010 3:16 PM|
There are still a few days left for parents or kids at heart to shop for that perfect gift for this holiday season. From gay-friendly companies that support all types of families, here are some great gifts for kids of all ages.
I Spy the Perfect Gift
Budding secret agents will be thrilled with the assortment of Spy Net gadgets that make missions more fun, like the Spy Net Video Watch, packed with features, including a real-working hidden video camera and audio system, Spy Net Rearview Glasses with a special reflective mirror that reveals the action behind you, or the Spy Net Invisible Ink Pen, which allows you to write secret messages that you can read later with a special light. Ages 5+, $7.99 – $49.99
Better Than Allowance
Teach tweens and teens how to budget and spend wisely, and show your confidence in them by giving them their own Bill My Parents Pre-Paid Mastercard. Parents can top it up with allowance or holiday money and then keep track of their children’s spending by monitoring and approving transactions through the BillMyParents site. Standard fees apply.
No Lines for this Theme Park Thrill
Inspired by the popular Disney Theme Park experience, Toy Story Mania brings the fun of the ride right into your living room. Andy’s toys have set up their own carnival and you’re invited to aim, shoot, pop, toss and blast your way across a number of fun arcade style games…right on your TV! No gaming console or video game software needed – just plug into any television. Ages 5+, $49.99
It’s a Puzzle, it’s a Rocket, it’s a Table & Chairs!
Combine a bunch of things kids love — Toy Story, Disney Princess and Crayola crayon themes, a giant puzzle, kiddie pools, trays, stools and more, and convert them from a rocket ship, caste or giant crayon into a sturdy activity table and chairs, and you have JAKK’S Kids Only! Preschool Furniture, a new line of indoor furniture that engages kids in endless activity. Ages 3+, $59.99
Handywoman (or Handyman) in the Making
Grab your hard hats and safety goggles! Kids will love JAKK’S Real Construction Deluxe Tool Set, a play set with durable foam Kid Wood material that looks, saws, nails and builds just like real wood, and a whole tool kit – a saw, hammer, screwdriver, hole borer, small detail saw, nails & screws, plus an instructional project book featuring two projects using over 120 pieces. Ages 5+, $24.99
For the preschooler who can’t get enough of heavy machinery, the Rokenbok’s Get ROK’n Young Builder Action Set is a budding builder’s dream come true, with a full function remote control Dump Truck with ROK Blocks, and a Motorized Conveyor with chutes and loading docks for sorting and delivery. All the action is controlled by the ROK Star Controller. As the construction project and your child grows, more Rokenbok remote controlled machines and building sets can be added. $99.99
For Your Listening Pleasure
Long flight or road trip this holiday season? Kids (or you) can chill out with the Sansa Fuze+ MP3 Player. It features sleek styling and invisible touch control, and it delivers a great user experience, including video, FM radio with the ability to record stations, and the option to add a microSD card to expand your own music library or an optional slotRadio card for an instant library of songs. 4GB to 16 GB, $79.99 to $119.00