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Classic Toys for Christmas 2017

Classic Toys for Christmas 2017 Gifts With Lasting Play

For Christmas 2017 we are looking back at classic toys. Over the years as grandparents we have often fallen into the trap of giving our five grandchildren the latest, most hyped Christmas toys. It seems that many of them have been short-term hits. We have learned the hard way that it is much better to stick to the classic toys.
Many of the classic toys are under the category of development toys. The ones that we have observed to be used over and over again are:
1.

Wooden Puzzles by Melissa and Doug

– there are many choices when it comes to these puzzles. There are puzzles that are very directed to different age groups. Once the children get beyond the ones where you just put the piece back into its shape, there are much harder ones. Our girls loved the ones that were themed like:

Under the Sea Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Dinosaur Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle



Fairy Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzle



Ballet Performance Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle



2.

Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

– We had three of these easels in our family. They were used frequently and at different stages of our grandchildren’s growth patterns. Sometimes it was quite messy with finger painting and sometimes magnificent art pieces were produced.

3.

Magnetic Dress-Up Sets

– My granddaughters had several of these sets and spent many hours dressing their magnetic dolls. I like the fact that they could be put back into the original containers. This way all the pieces were there for the next time they came out.

Merry Mermaid Magnetic Dress-Up Set



Lila & Lucky Princess & Pony Magnetic Dress-Up Set



Princess Elise Magnetic Dress-Up Set



4.

Beading Sets

– It is hard to imagine that any child goes without spending some time playing with beads. The following ones are sets that the girls loved.

Butterfly Friends Bead Set



Sweet Hearts Bead Set



Bead Bouquet Deluxe Wooden Bead Set



4.

Card Games

– We have found as the children have grown and changed they have loved to play cards. When they were younger they always wanted to win but gradually they began to understand it is fun to play regardless who the winner is.

Classic Card Game Set


These are a few suggestions of classic toys that would be great gifts for Christmas 2017. They can be given knowing that they won’t be a one-day wonder. They allow for hours of enjoyment.

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Cyber Monday 2017 Specials

Cyber Monday 2017 Specials

Cyber Monday 2017 is upon us. It is predicted to be the largest online shopping day of the year. With many more people doing their shopping online Cyber Monday 2017 is forecasted to out pace Black Friday spending.
We have been keeping our eyes out for quality products that are offering great discounts for this day. Here are some of the products that we can personally endorse for Christmas 2017.

1.

Melissa and Doug

-In our family we have had many Melissa and Doug products. Some of our favourites were the Art Easel, the wooden puzzles available for a whole range of ages, magnetic doll sets, colouring pads, and craft sets.Melissa and Doug ONE DAY ONLY: Buy One Get One 50% Off at Melissa & Doug.Use Code: CYBER2017
2.

CYBER MONDAY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SPECIAL from zChocolat!

 That’s DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ON ALL ORDERS!Cyber Monday Special from zChocolat – Double Chocolate ALL Day!468x60 Cyber Monday Special
3.

Corelle

Cyber Monday Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Corelle.com! Offer is valid 11/22 through 11/29.

4.

Hayneedle

– they have so many great products. There is something for everyone.
Hayneedle
This week only, during the Cyber Monday Week Event, customers can save on Fire Pits, Dining Tables and Chairs, Adirondack Chairs and more! Plus, customers can get free shipping on all orders over $49 at Hayneedle.com!
The Cyber Monday Week Sale Event: The best deals of the season!
The Cyber Monday Week Sale: 10% Off Select Dining Chairs & Tables, Kids Chairs, Benches, Ottomans, & more with code CYBER10
The Cyber Monday Week Sale: 15% Off Select Dining Chairs & Tables, TV Stands, Benches, Ottomans and more with code CYBER15
The Cyber Monday Week Sale: 20% Off Select Bar Stools, Kids Chairs, Activity Tables, TV Stands, & Accent Tables with code CYBER20
Free Shipping on Orders Over $49!

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Small Gift Ideas for Christmas 2017

Small Business Gift Ideas for Christmas 2017

For Christmas 2017 we have been exploring the Internet to find unique gift ideas that won’t break your budget. Below are some of the Small Gift Ideas for Christmas 2017 that we have found.

For Her Small Gift Ideas for Christmas 2017

1. Zaful trendy novel sweater A Zaful sweater – this warm versatile sweater is perfect for the cool weather. This Zaful trendy novel sweater has as many ways to wear it as your imagination allows. Made of a combination of acrylic and polyester this chunky cable knit has a convertible collar. I would love to receive this stylish sweater.
2. Sparkling Gold Casual Runners – looking for glam for her feet look no further. The Rosegal gold sneakers give a very dressed up look while being extremely comfortable.
3. Strata Home Cadet High Suction, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Fur and Allergens, Hard Floor / Carpet – This small compact vacuum will reach in all those hard to get places. At 3” high the Strata Cadet Robot Vacuum fits easily under most furniture pieces.
4. SuperSkate mules Mules by FitFlop’s new SuperSkate mules – stylish, comfortable, slip on mules in a preppy look. Shop their Black Friday sale and get up to 60% off plus an extra 20% off using the code SALE20.
5. Pyjamas – Nicole Satin PJ Nicole Satin PJ – silky, soft, luxurious pyjamas. Front buttoned with lace trim give a sex appeal.  Add the Nicole Satin And Lace Robe for a complete sophisticated look. Shop $20 Bras and $3 Panties, plus get free shipping on all orders during the Frederick’s Of Hollywood Black Friday Sale which runs through 11/25. Then save 50% on all bras and panties during Frederick’s Cyber MondaySale which runs 11/26-11/28.
6. Sneakers F-Sporty sneakers from FitFlop with mirror toes and flexible, superlight Anatomicush™ midsoles for amazing all-day comfort. Shop their Black Friday sale and get up to 60% off plus an extra 20% off using the code SALE20.

For Him Small Gift Ideas for Christmas 2017

1. NASA sweatshirt from TeePublic – warm Ringspun fleece of 80% cotton and 20% polyester in four choices – classic, lightweight, classic zip, lightweight zip. Preshrunk for accurate fit. TeePublic’s Black Friday sale is running 11/22-11/25 and their Cyber Monday site wide sale is running 11/26-11/28.
2. Monoprice wireless charging pad – a wireless way to charge your phone. Simply plug the charging pad in and lay your phone on top. It automatically charges. This would make a wonderful stocking stuffer.
3. MT360 Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Watch a very affordable way to control your phone, take photos, and play music.
4.Classic Tux From Moores Classic Tux From Moores – perfect for the formal occasions during the Holidays. This classic tux has a slim peak grosgrain lapel, all the way down to sleek flat-front slacks. Take $ 20 off your in-store purchase of $100 or more!

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Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017 and Some Special Gifts

christmas-2017 We hardly shut the door on the last Halloween goblin when Christmas 2017 slammed us in the face. Overnight every store was filled with Christmas goodies.
It is interesting that in spite of the increasing popularity of online shopping that in our immediate area a huge big mall has been built. It consists of many struggling small retailers combined with many big box stores. When I first started this site I was very new to online shopping. Now nine years later I find myself doing a combination of online shopping and instore shopping. The instore shopping is often a result of leaving things much too late. However Christmas or not I almost always look up the products I want to buy online first.Christmas-2017
This week brings the scurrying of Black Friday shopping following the U.S. Thanksgiving. Here in Canada the stores are already advertising discounts to try to catch some of the Black Friday purchasing.
Trolling the Internet we have come across the following enticing Christmas Gifts with special buying deals.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com

GourmetGiftBaskets.comOnly the best Gourmet Gifts are brought to you by a reliable family owned business. Their goal is to wow you with quality products and outstanding customer service. Many of the choices ship for free.
Black Friday Sale: 15% off any order or 20% off orders $50+ with code BLACKFRIDAY Valid 11/22-11/26

zChocolat.com

These are beautiful elegant chocolates. Anyone giving these for Christmas will have the confidence of knowing they have gifted only the very best. They are hand crafted and delivered Worldwide. Made for that very special person on your list.
NEW COLLECTIONS OUT NOW! Try our holiday collection! Shop Now! For A Limited Time Only At www.zchocolat.com !


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Hayneedle


Hayneedle can deliver to you and your loved ones everything from Christmas trees to bar stools. With such a range of items there are gifts for every price range.
The Black Friday Event: Save on Christmas Trees, Fire Pits, Patio Sets and more!
The Black Friday Event: EXTRA 20% Off Select Bar Stools, Kids Bedroom Furniture, Dollhouses, Play Kitchens, Media Fireplaces, & Recliners with code BF20

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