Holiday gift ideas for grandkids: Toy time!

Holiday gift ideas for grandkids: Toy time!

Seeking unique screen-free toys for the girls and boys on your holiday list?

Check out these five fun gift ideas for your grandkids, all reviewed and recommended by my grandkids.

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Games galore! Fun from Pressman Toy and Goliath Games

Games galore! Fun from Pressman Toy and Goliath Games

The gifting season is upon us, and games never fail to fit the bill. Game gurus Pressman Toy and Goliath Games recently sent me more than a few of their faves for all ages to play and peruse with my local game boy (and grandson), James.

Some of the selections were silly, some challenging, all downright dandy for gift giving to grands.

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Oregon Trail and more: Retro '90s games from Pressman Toy

retro 90s games from Pressman Toy

Long, long ago, in what now seems an alternate universe, I had three daughters living at home, three daughters attending elementary school. Computers in the classroom were new, our home computer even newer. Games on both were DOS-based. And they. were. awesome. Especially in the pixel-dazzled eyes of my daughters.

At school, my girls and their friends clamored for computer time. Oregon Trail time, in particular. They so enjoyed attempting to survive the oft-deadly challenges of the trail west at school that we purchased the game — on 3.5-inch disk... or perhaps it was a 5.25-inch floppy — to play at home.

My girls (and my husband) spent hours at the screen hunting, scavenging, escaping bears, and crossing rivers as they traversed the seemingly never-ending Oregon Trail. Sometimes successfully, sometimes...

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Stocking stuffer for Hot Wheels® fans: PlayTape® Track & Curves

My grandsons have hundreds of Hot Wheels® vehicles. Race cars, trucks, emergency vehicles, and more. Literally hundreds filling buckets and boxes.

I used to carry a new one for their collection to give them each time I arrived at their door. No more. They have plenty, I think.

What they don't have, though, are roads on which to roll those nifty mini machines. And though Hot Wheels® are plenty of fun to roll and race sans tracks, the new PlayTape® Track and accompanying PlayTape® Track Curves will be a fabulous and fun addition to their collection.

playtape track and curves

InRoad Toys rolled out the nifty Hot Wheels® PlayTape® goodies...

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Send inspiration with Hope In A Box

Everyone has a friend or loved one struggling through a challenge of some sort or another. Everyone also has a time he or she faces struggles and sadness themselves.

Whatever the case may be, Hope In A Box can provide support and inspiration and serve as a reminder to those in crisis that God is with them through the suffering. The key is to Hang On Pray Everyday.

Hope In A Box is a creation of Romans 12 LLC, a Christian family business "focused on spreading H.O.P.E. (Hang On Pray Everyday). The unique products and gift boxes help encourage a struggling someone special (including oneself) stay strong in faith or find faith that has been lost or misplaced.

I received delivery of Hope In A Box free for review. My special gift came beautifully packaged:

hope in a box 

Inside was a...

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