Gifts for Kids from One to Ninety-Two!Posted by Whole Earth | 11.28.2022
Gifts for Kids from One to Ninety-Two!
Looking for fun gifts for all ages? You'll find them at Whole Earth! Our toy department has been delighting generations of Texas children and adults for many years. And there's more! Possibilities include t-shirts, books, kitchen goods, and even hats! Here are a few suggestions that will bring a smile to their faces.
T-shirts are a fun gift for all ages. They can help your recipient represent some of their favorite places, foods, people, and even brands. For those who think a white Christmas is overrated, a Life is Good Women's Somewhere Else Crusher Tee may be just the thing. Life Is Good t-shirts are known for their softness and comfort, for both day and bedtime wear. We have a good assortment of Life is Good holiday tees as well as many other fun t-shirts from a variety of makers.
Caps and knit hats are another way to represent. At Whole Earth we have a wide selection of caps including traditional baseball caps, truckers, and snapbacks with a variety of embroideries and patches that can deliver a message. Proud Texan? Dad? Partial to dogs, campfires, National Parks? We've got a cap they'll love. You can also give the gift of warmth this winter with a knit hat or beanie for all ages. Help them keep their ears toasty on cold winter days in knit hats made from an assortment of styles from our collection.
Fun for family and friends!
Games are a way to immerse the group in the holiday fun. Card games and dominos are classics, while a good board game can combine chance, strategic thinking, and bold moves for a dramatic finish. Other games may depend more on memory and quick wits. This year at Whole Earth, you'll find classic games like Mexican Train, revivals like Colorforms, and some new twists on old favorites. So, gather your fun-loving family and friends and let the games begin!
Playmonster Colorforms 70th Anniversary Boxed Set
For kids of a certain age, Playmonster Colorforms 70th Anniversary Boxed Set comes as a surprise. Could it truly have been that long ago? The holidays are a great time to share this childhood favorite with the grandkids and enjoy it yourself. The 70th-anniversary set is an expanded version of the original with over 500 colorful pieces. The reusable pieces stick to the board using "static cling." They can be arranged to make scenes, mandalas, and freeform designs by creative children and adults. Small pieces make this appropriate for ages three and up.
Fat Brain Toys Heap-O-Sheep Game
Here's an update on Tiddly Winks with sheep! Instead of coins or disks, Fat Brain Toys Heap-O-Sheep Game uses a springboard that flings the sheep into a fenced field. Each player has their own springboard and fenced enclosure. It may take a bit of time to get the knack of it which helps even the odds in adult and child matches. The first player to corral all their sheep wins! This award-winning game is for two to four players.
eeBoo eyeSpectro Strategy Game
The eeBoo eyeSpectro Strategy Game is a colorful game based on the color wheel. The colors are numbered from one to thirty-six. Players draw triangular playing pieces each with three numbered colors. The goal is to place their triangular pieces alongside a matching numbered color. As the game progresses the matched triangles make changing shapes. Be careful to match the colors correctly! Imperfect matches are scores for your opponent. eyeSpectro builds visual acuity and strategic thinking for two to four players, eight and up.
Hog Wild Stunt Disk
When it's time to shoo the gang outside for some outdoor fun, consider the Hog Wild Stunt Disk. This re-engineered flying disk is easy to throw but is capable of surprising moves like 360-degree corkscrew spins. See what the disk experts among your family and friends can make this disk do. It adds a new challenging element to backyard games of toss. Recommended for ages eight and up.
Many families set up a card table and tackle jigsaw puzzles during the holidays. We have puzzles of varying levels of difficulty from the simplest for very young children to 2000 and 3000-piece behemoths.
Peter Pauper Press 1000 Piece Plant Earth Round Jigsaw Puzzle
Here's a puzzle that's near and dear to our hearts! The Peter Pauper Press 1000 Piece Plant Earth Round Jigsaw Puzzle provides an opportunity to test the group's puzzle-solving prowess while learning more about the topography of North and South America. The puzzle pieces are precision cut on European blue board and have a linen texture that cuts down on glare. The finished puzzle is 26.5 inches in diameter and comes with a poster of the finished puzzle that can be used for reference. Warning: the pieces are small and can be a choking hazard for children under three.
Galison Books Rainbow Crystals 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Looking for a puzzle that kids and adults can work on together? The Galison Books Rainbow Crystals 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle may be just the thing. The crystals and gems are separated by a white background which makes sorting and placing pieces easier for all ages. This is a ribbon-cut puzzle meaning the pieces are all similar square shapes that line up in neat columns and rows creating a grid pattern. The finished puzzle measures 20 by 20 inches.
Mudpuppy Dinosaur Dig 100 Piece Double-Sided Jigsaw Puzzle
Let the kids lead the way with this family puzzle - the Mudpuppy Dinosaur Dig 100 Piece Double-Sided Jigsaw Puzzle. It's easy to distinguish the two sides. The background color differs, and one side offers dinosaurs and the other, their bones. You can flip a piece to see either the bones or the dinosaur! The finished puzzle measures 22 by 16.5 inches. The greyboard contains 90% recycled paper is the puzzle is printed with non-toxic inks. All Mudpuppy products adhere to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations. Recommended for ages six and up.
Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle Sort & Go!
Sort and store your puzzle pieces while the puzzle is underway. The Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle Sort & Go! helps keep things organized. Sort your puzzle into six stackable sorting trays that each measure 7.5 by 6.5 by .8 inches high that can be easily moved to another location to free up table space. Works well with puzzles of up to 1000 pieces. Need more space? Consider purchasing two sets. There's no lid but the stackable trays fit easily into the box which serves the purpose.
Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle Stow & Go!
Sometimes during the holidays, we need to reclaim the puzzle table for other uses. This is made easier when using the Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzle Stow & Go! set. Work a puzzle on the large felt mat which measures 48 by 26 inches, good for up to a 1500-piece puzzle. (It comes folded so it may have to be pressed flat.) When it's time to move the puzzle, inflate the tube, and gently roll the puzzle and felt around it. It can be secured in place by the two securing bands that are included with the set. When the time comes to work on the puzzle once again, unroll and you're good to go!
More gift ideas!
Blue Q Easy as Pie Is Such a Lie Oven Mitt
Blue Q is famous for its attitude in the kitchen on dish towels and oven mitts. This one is a particular favorite. Made of easy-care cotton and heavily insulated, the Easy as Pie oven mitt will be appreciated by bakers and cooks of all levels of skill and years of experience in the kitchen. The other side of the mitt is a colorful pastry lattice. For a fun combo gift, consider giving that special cook a Blue Q oven mitt and dish towel!
Wreck This Journal: Now In Color By Keri Smith
Wreck This Book has been a favorite with kids and adults for over ten years. To celebrate the book's success, Keri Smith created Wreck This Journal: Now In Color. It's a celebration of paint and color with prompts that include poking holes with a pencil, a page for handprints and fingerprints, pressing leaves, documenting dinner, dripping, sewing, collecting favorite colors, and writing with a pen in your mouth. This is just a peek at the zany suggestions found within that assure when the book is completed, it will definitely be one-of-a-kind. Unleash the creativity lurking within your kids or unconventional friends.
The Very Satisfying Activity Book by Gareth Moore
And now for something completely different. If wrecking a journal is the last thing your recipient would think of doing, perhaps they would enjoy Gareth Moore's The Very Satisfying Activity Book: Exceedingly Tidy Games and Puzzles for Perfectionists, Control Freaks, Type As, and Others Obsessed with Order. Within, they can find the i's in need of a dot or t's that need crossing. They can check place settings, find the differences, spy the disorder and so much more.
100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen by Sarah Kieffer
Have an aspiring baker on your gift list or a seasoned home baker? Both will find recipes to treasure in 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen by Sarah Kieffer. The full title says it all - 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More. They'll find the classics as well as new options. Chapters include The Classics, Brownies and Blondies, Fruit Extravaganza, The Next Level, Time To Play, Pan-Banging Cookies, Mix and Match, and Extras. There's an entire chapter on Kieffer's pan-banging technique that creates crisp edges and soft centers. The instructions are clear and include ingredient weights.
Origami Page-a-Day Calendar 2023
The Origami Page-a-Day Calendar 2023 is a gift that keeps on giving for crafty children and adults. Each page is colorful, perfectly square, and ready for use on the following day's creation. Each design includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions, plus there's a downloadable “Origami Key” that covers base folds, symbols, and other fundamentals. And for the eco-conscious, Page-a-Day Calendars now have no plastic base, no shrink wrap, have a durable chipboard backer, are printed responsibly with soy-based inks, and are 100% recyclable!
Treetop Hideaways: Treehouses for Adults by Philip Jodidio
Beloved by kids and grownups alike, a treehouse is a dream getaway from everyday stresses. Today's treehouses can be simple or architectural wonders. In Treetop Hideaways: Treehouses for Adults, Philip Jodidio takes us on a tour of treehouses around the world showing both interior and exterior views with descriptive text. If you have someone on your list who would love to have a treehouse of their very own or delights in seeing what others have created, this book will be an inspiration.
Thames & Kosmos Roller Coaster Engineering Kit
For those who love a STEM challenge, the Thames & Kosmos Roller Coaster Engineering Kit: The Physics of Forces and Fun will provide hours of enjoyment. The challenge is to design and build working roller coaster models and conduct experiments to learn more about force, motion, and energy. The plastic building system is durable, easy to assemble, and reusable. The set comes with a manual with instructions and explanations for 17 projects, but the possibilities are endless. For kids of all ages from 8 and up.