Monthly Archives: December 2015

Last Call For Stocking Stuffers Via Amazon Prime!

For the procrastinators out there — time to get clicking!  It’s the last day to order stocking stuffers (or anything else) for free via Amazon Prime!  (Because those USPS and UPS employees really need more packages to deliver this week, right?)

For our full list of stocking stuffer ideas, see here.

And here’s a visual showcase of our favorites from our list for babies & toddlers/preschoolders — all screened for availability for 2-day delivery via Amazon Prime (as of this morning)!



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B. One Two Squeeze Blocks Boon Water Bugs Floating Bath Toys with Net Folkmanis Mini Monkey Finger Puppet Hape - Little Dump Truck Hohner 4 Piece Baby Band Lifefactory Multi Sensory Silicone Teether

Manhattan Toy Skwish
B. Fun Keys

Open the Barn Door

Plan Toy Stacking Ring

Raffi The Singable Songs Collection

Sassy Ring O' Links

Skip Hop Treetop Friends Stroller Toy

Wooden Egg Shaker

Zutano Unisex-Baby Newborn Cozie Fleece Bootie

Toddlers and Preschoolers

Animal Face Masks Babiators sunglasses Bubbles

Crayola 48 Count Sidewalk Chalk Crayola Bathtub Crayons

Djeco : Wooden Magnet Play Set, Alphabet Letters

Faber-Castell - Beeswax Crayons in Storage Case

Hero Arts Ink and Stamp Set, Sea Life

Hohner Kids Toddler Music Band

Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack

Kid O Go Car Klean Kanteen Kid's Stainless Steel Bottle with 3.0 Sport Cap

Melissa & Doug 20 Animal Magnets in a Box Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box

My First Early-Learning Sticker Books Play-Doh Party Bag Dough Slinky Original Plastic Slinky Jr. Red & Green Holiday Gift Set Bundle Assortment

Sugarbooger Silverware Set

Tegu Pocket Pouch

Wikki Stix Rainbow Pak

Wonder Stars Super Kit

Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Gift Guide for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Note: Check out the latest (2016) version of this gift guide here!

Looking for the perfect holiday or birthday gift for your little one, a grandchild, or a family friend?  Here are our curated lists of age-appropriate gifts that are proven hits.

If you’re planning on buying a toy, see also our Buying Guide: Baby Toys & Books for info on buying safe/non-toxic toys.

0-6 months

6-12 months

1 year olds

2 year olds

3-4 year olds

All ages

  • Clothing: For a classic holiday gift, how about some snuggly jammies?  Our top picks are the organic sleepers and two-pieces from Hanna Andersson — they’re  fantastic quality and last forever!  The rest of the year, nice pieces from top brands like Baby Gap, Mini Boden, Tea Collection, etc. are always Mom favorites.
  • Looking for something handmade? Check out our top picks for baby goodies on Etsy
  • Experiential gifts: Trip to a local farm or zoo; hike at a local trail or park; a train or bus adventure; or an afternoon of art, cooking, or some other creative activity with gift giver (see also our Pinterest board for great baby & kid activity ideas)
  • Free and fun: Don’t forget the big cardboard boxes and discarded wrapping paper that all those presents come in!

Any other favorite gift ideas for little ones? Let us know in the comments!

Note: All featured products and brands are editorially selected by our editors; we do not accept compensation in exchange for coverage.  This post does contain affiliate links, meaning we may receive a small proportion of any purchases you make after clicking on them (at no cost to you); thanks for your support!  See our full Editorial Policy & Affiliate Disclosure here.

TotScoop “Win Your Wishlist” Sweepstakes Giveaway!

Win your wishlist | Dec. 4-13, 2015 | TotScoop

TotScoop just went into public beta!  We’re celebrating by announcing the TotScoop “Win Your Wishlist” Sweepstakes Giveaway (December 4-13, 2015)!

The prize

Win everything on your TotScoop wishlist, up to a value of $300!

Could you use holiday gifts for your kids?  The last few items to complete your baby registry?  Gear or toys for your child’s latest stage of development?  If it’s available for sale somewhere on the web (and it’s related to kids or parenting), it’s winnable on your wishlist!

How to enter

To enter, just review your favorite products (for pregnancy through preschool) on anytime from December 4th through December 13th. You will automatically be entered to win each time you submit a product review or add a new product to the site during the contest period.

  • You’ll earn 1 entry for each new PRODUCT REVIEW that you submit (note that your review must include a text review to qualify)
  • You’ll also earn 1 entry for each NEW PRODUCT that you add to the site — something you either “Have” or “Want” (NB: You can DOUBLE DIP and earn 2 entries by adding a product to the site and reviewing it at the same time!)
  • You can also earn bonus entries by LIKING and/or SHARING our Facebook giveaway post
  • New users registering for TotScoop for the first time during the contest period will also earn a bonus entry!

There is no limit to the number of entries that you can earn!

Then, don’t forget to fill up your TotScoop wish list!  Add items to your wish list by “Want”ing items you see on, or by adding new products to TotScoop via the “Add product” button at the top of the screen and clicking “Want.”

We’ll randomly select one sweepstakes winner to win all of the items on her wish list, up to a total value of $300.

The winner will be announced on Monday, December 14th.  Full contest rules appear below.

Full giveaway rules & details

I) ELIGIBILITY: Open to registered users of who are US residents ages 18 and older.

II) CONTEST PERIOD: Entries will be accepted from Friday, 12/4 at 12:01am ET through Sunday, 12/13 at 11:59:pm PT. The winner will be announced on Monday, 12/14.

III) HOW TO ENTER: TotScoop users will automatically be entered to win each time they submit a new product review or add a new product to the site during the contest period. Users will earn 1 entry per new product review submitted during the contest period, and 1 entry per new product added to the site (for a total of 2 entries for each new product added to the site and simultaneously reviewed).  Users can also earn bonus entries by LIKING and/or SHARING our giveaway-related posts on Facebook (as described in those posts).  Note that these Facebook bonus entries can only be earned by registered users of whose accounts are connected to Facebook (so we can link your Facebook activity to your TotScoop account).  New users registering for TotScoop for the first time during the contest period will also earn a bonus entry.


  • All content (including reviews written and products added to the site) created for the giveaway must be relevant to TotScoop’s audience, i.e. expecting parents, parents, family members, and caregivers of babies through preschool age children
  • Reviews must be authentic (i.e. the reviewer must have genuine personal experience with the product being reviewed) and high quality. Fake and/or low quality reviews will be judged and removed at the sole discretion of TotScoop
  • New products added to the site must be relevant to pregnancy, children under age 5, and/or parenting, and must be incremental to the product catalog. (For example, a different color or style of a product already on will generally not be considered new.) Irrelevant and/or duplicative products will be determined by and may be deleted at the sole discretion of TotScoop

V) WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: The winning entry will be randomly selected from the pool of entries as defined above. The winner will be notified at the email address associated with her TotScoop account, and will also be publicized in a post on the TotScoop Facebook page (we’ll also make every effort to tag the winner on our Facebook page as well). The winner must must claim the prize and provide a mailing address via email (or alternatively via Facebook message to the TotScoop page) within 48 hours.

VI) CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: This contest is being run by TotScoop. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

VII) PRIZE FULFILLMENT: TotScoop will have the items comprising the winner’s wish list, up to a value of $300, shipped to the mailing address provided by the winner, for estimated arrival no later than 12/23/15. TotScoop will determine, at its sole discretion, where to source the prizes; note they may be delivered in multiple packages and/or from multiple sources. If the value of the winner’s wish list exceeds $300, TotScoop will contact the winner to work out which items to send (and may top up with cash as appropriate). If the lowest price item on the winner’s wish list exceeds $300, the winner will receive $300 in cash. If the combined value of the winner’s entire wish list is less than $300, any shortfall in value will be forfeited (so fill up your wish list!!).

Good luck everyone!!