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Adults

Amazon Echo Show: Alexa-powered smart screen displays news, answers questions, looks up recipes, broadcasts your calendar and allows video calls and activation of smart house tools like smart switches, lights, thermostat and Ring security cameras.  Streams video from your Prime account and music from Prime Music, Spotify, and other applications. https://amzn.to/2UHzpcD

Orbi with Disney Circle Range Extender/Router and Security tool: Eliminate wireless low spots and dead zones and enhance security and parental controls.  Very easy to install and use! https://amzn.to/2QVIL5k

Bullet Journal—Going into the new year is a great time for a new journal, or calendar or both https://amzn.to/2SLrF7D pair with some great colorful pens. https://amzn.to/2QP0jQQ

The High Performance Planner: Journal/Planner/Notebook https://amzn.to/2QSCSpD

Indoor Herb Garden https://amzn.to/2CcJHuh

Rechargable Flashlight https://amzn.to/2rCxbOt

Teens

Wireless Headphones: https://amzn.to/2ryT1Cm

Moody Teen with a sense of humor? The Paper Tantrum could be fun. https://amzn.to/2PG3fuw

Smartphone projector https://amzn.to/2CbOQTe

Beat the clutter with this great charging station for USB-powered devices: https://amzn.to/2CbXktx

Recommended Books for Teens: The Hate You Give—Winner of multiple teen book awards. https://amzn.to/2LfzW11  Brene Brown’s Braving The Wilderness—a powerful book on connectedness and belonging. https://amzn.to/2QRxzH5

 

Big Kids/Preteens

Hair Chalk Kit: https://amzn.to/2LmCgUh Fun colorful hairstyles without any messy/permanent color.

Kindle Fire with Freetime: https://amzn.to/2Lf2GH9  This Childproofed version of the Kindle allows for reading, music, games and streaming video through Amazon’s innovative “FreeTime” application which selects age-appropriate content, and ads many levels of safety. Bigger kids can be put on a “must read for XX minutes before streaming content is available” kind of program too!

Lego Hogwarts (from Harry Potter) https://amzn.to/2ryY063

 

 

Kids and Tots

GreenToys has landed on the list every year I’ve created this list so far. Our favorites are their boats—fun from babies to pre-schoolers in the tub of pool. Our favorites are the Tugboat  https://amzn.to/2QyU8Rp and the Ferry https://amzn.to/2Li4S0w

I Spy: A series of picture riddle books. https://amzn.to/2Eo3sk3

Melissa and Doug Toy Pizza making kit. https://amzn.to/2EhcQFX

Kindle Fire with Freetime: https://amzn.to/2Lf2GH9  This Childproofed version of the Kindle allows for reading, music, games and streaming video through Amazon’s innovative “FreeTime” application which selects age-appropriate content, and ads many levels of safety. Bigger kids can be put on a “must read for XX minutes before streaming content is available” kind of program too! Additionally, Amazon’s service guarantee on these is fabulous. If it stops working in the first two years, it is replaced.

 

BONUS: White Elephant Gift Exchange Gifts

Shakespearean Insult Bandages https://amzn.to/2LmASkx

Tequila Mockingbird: Book of literary cocktail recipes https://amzn.to/2LfiF8k

World’s Ugliest Christmas Sweater https://amzn.to/2QwYWa6

Bob Ross “Happy Clouds” socks https://amzn.to/2LmCgUh