Games for Motion Chocolate board games
Games for Motion’s chocolate versions of classic family board games are a delicious gift to wrap up this season. Choose from family favorites like Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Candyland (literally) and others. Edible Belgian chocolate game pieces ensure a satisfied sweet tooth; actually winning? That’s all on you. $44 on amazon.com.
My Comic Book Kit
Creative kids can get their art on with this fun release from Lulu Jr. The kit includes everything needed to create a custom-made, one-of-a-kind, 18-page comic book all made by your right-brained rugrat. When the illustration phase is complete, simply mail it off in the included postage-paid envelope, and not long after, the professionally printed keepsake will be returned to treasure for all time. $29.99 at amazon.com.
Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art
Score HUGE points with your Marvel fan with this top-notch collection from DK. The Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is a perfect 320-page collection of Marvel comic book covers featuring everyone from Spider-Man to Iron Man and every character in between. Many of these never-before-seen images will keep even the most devoted Marvel fan engaged for countless hours. $50 at Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble and amazon.com.
Relive a bit of your youth when you bestow upon the next generation The Original Spirograph Deluxe Set. Using any of the included gears inside one of the two wheels, kids can create countless designs in a variety of colors. Kicked up a notch for the 21st century, all of the included equipment now fits in the storage case; no more beat-up box for all of the parts. Kit includes 45 pieces including design paper, retractable ballpoint pens and built-in work space. $26.95 at fatbraintoys.com.
Budding chess experts will be moved by this very grown-up version of the game. A 12-inch-by-12-inch fossil marble and red onyx board is the foundation for every thought-provoking round. Hand-carved pieces span 1.5 to 3 inches in height, and it all comes beautifully packaged in a velvet gift box. $88 at mosaictiledirect.net.
Mini Wizard Spiral Gumball Machine
For the child—and child at heart—who enjoys a good bubble-blowing session now and again, you can’t go wrong with this spiral gumball machine. The “Mini Wizard” features a 10-inch acrylic globe that holds up to 10 pounds (yes, POUNDS) of gumballs and comes fully assembled. Let the chewing commence! Accepts quarters or can be set to “free spin” to yield endless free orbs of goodness! $177.10 at gumballs.com.
Portable Tech Station
So much tech, too many cords and never enough outlets! Such is the cry of teens (okay, adults too!) everywhere. No more!! Gather all the electronics, and get ready to turn your teen’s world into an efficient, well-organized charging station! This sleekly designed portable storage and charging station features compartments for every electronic a person could own — cell phone, tablet, laptop — and includes a six-outlet power strip. Stow the devices, attach their power cords, plug in the portable tech station and wake up to a life fully charged! Available in several materials. $50 at greatusefulstuff.com.
Whether it’s a scrapbooker in the making or a kid just looking for something to pass the time, Rolli Stamps will make her (or him!) a happy, happy camper! Available in countless styles, Rolli Stamps are a fun and fulfilling way to decorate paper and art projects or to simply pass the time. $9.99 each at funnyboneproducts.com.