Best Gifts Top Toys Guide

bestgiftstoptoysWelcome to this year’s 2016 holiday gift guide! You will find all of the best gifts top toys for 2016 all in one convenient place. Gosh, I have been working on this guide nonstop since the beginning of October, and I am so excited to be unleashing it today. I hope that this best gifts tops toys guide will serve as a place that you can come and look for hot gift ideas for everyone in the family. I will be adding to this guide as well as creating individual gift idea posts through the holiday season. So definitely check back often.



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We all know that one person, particularly, that ONE female person who has it all. I mean she has EVERYTHING. What do you buy someone who has everything under the sun? I have compiled a list of best gifts for women who have everything. There is also some gifts for the average women, gifts for mothers, gifts for aunts, and sisters, and any other women you might need to buy for.


100% Natural Ultimate Jojoba Youth Potion Ideal to use on the face and combines 100% natural Australian jojoba with antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acid to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, helps even skin tone and boosts the skin’s radiance. Women love Jojoba because its loaded with natural goodness. It brings out your natural beauty, and leaves your skin looking flawless.

7th Heaven Passion Peel Off Mask Pulped Pomegranate, Passion Flower, Raspberry, Grape, Cranberry and Vitamin E contain antioxidants that help protect skin, while pores and dead cells get a deep clean from our peel-off mask! Great stocking stuffer item or for beauty basket.

7th Heaven Chocolate Mud Masque Guilt-free dark Belgian chocolate! We’ve blended creamed Cocoa Butter & crushed Cocoa Beans, with ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter to leave skin silky soft & deeply cleansed. A mouth-watering face mask, but please don’t eat!. Great stocking stuffer or to add to a beauty gift basket.

7th Heaven creamy Coconut MasqueWe’ve harnessed the hydrating goodness of fresh Coconut Water, and added lots of lovely ingredients to this tropical treat to help moisturize & hydrate, including super smoothing Shea Butter.

7th Heaven Hot Spring Sauna Masque Bursting with nutrients, the feisty ground Volcanic Spring Minerals, chopped Ginger and Pumpkin in our self-warming sauna mask opens up pores for a deep cleanse. Exfoliating Bamboo gently polishes and removes dead cells, leaving your skin sparkling. What a great gift to include in a beauty basket or stocking.


6 Pack of Urban Market Bags 6 soft and durable reusable shopping bags. These eco-friendly nylon market bags have a handle length that is optimized for carrying by hand - conveniently stored in one drawstring pack that fits in the cupholder of your car or handbag so you'll never forget them when you go shopping or to the grocery store.
Holiday 2016 Limited Edition Celebrate the holiday season with soft, beautiful lips! This very special trio features NEW Visibly Soft Honey Apple plus fan favorites Organic Wildberry and Passion Fruit lip balms.

Makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.
Holiday 2016 Limited Edition 2 pack Get ready for a holiday season full of delightful softness and warm smiles! This limited edition duo includes fan favorite Vanilla Bean and NEW Winterberry lip balms.

Makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.
Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Vanilla Bean is back just in time to add (even more) delight to your holiday season!

Makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.


VERT Brow Duo Brush know someone with perfect eyebrows? There is a lot of work that goes into that. Give her the gift of a lifetime!

VERT Lip Brush This precision point brush allows you to create the perfect, sharp lip look. This brush is great for women and teens who love makeup, and like to create different looks. This item makes great stocking stuffer or include it in a beauty gift basket.
VERT Beauty Eyeliner Pencil The VERT Beauty Eyeliner Pencil provides rich, vibrant color with a hint of shimmer and mega staying power. Infused with an anti-aging blend of mango and meadowfoam seed oils, the vegan formula glides on like a dream (no tugging or skipping!) while keeping the delicate skin around the eyes soft and hydrated. It is available in five colors and can be used to achieve diverse looks, from subtle to dramatic.

Draw a thin line as close to the lash lines as possible for a natural, defined effect, or smudge it out for a smoky, seductive look. For control, use short strokes and start at the outer eye corners and work your way in.

Comes in 5 different colors: Bleu, Noir Or, Violet, Cuivre, and Vert.
Anti-Aging LED Light Therapy (Essentials) Our Essentials Anti-Aging system is a clinically proven solution that tackles fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, elasticity, skin dullness, and uneven skin tone.

Revive is a popular item this year, with many women buying them. So this is a great item to give mom, or to treat yourself.
KB Shimmer in Chai-huahua On a colds winter’s evening, nothing is better than snuggling up with a warm cup of chai, and your favorite Chihuahua. This polish was inspired by the spices that make chai such a winter drink, cinnamon, cloves and anise. This warm brick red covers perfect in 2 coats.
This polish is silky smooth, and the color is GORGEOUS. This polish would be a perfect stocking stuffer for your teen or even a present for your coworker.
KB Shimmer in Bling in The New Year Shiny silver hats, half glasses of gold champagne, noise makers long forgotten, all covered with a dusting of confetti are a signature of New Year’s Eve parties. Inspired by that aftermath, this polish features colorful shifting flakes in pinks, greens, gold and blues dancing among silver holo glitter and metallic flakes. 2-3 coats recommended

This color, oh my goodness it is to die for! Put this in your teen's stocking. Trust me on this 😉
isabel Toledo Moon Orchid Perfume is available only at Lane Bryant and is part of the designers hot house collection.

Inspired by a moon orchid, with notes of violet, night blooming jasmine, gardenia blossom, Ashoka tree flower and sheer white musk.

Great for White Elephant, office gift, or something for the special someone in your life.

Facial Redness Cleanse & Repair Kit includes facial redness repair, and facial redness cleaner. Both products help eliminate redness in facial skin, and leave skin looking healthier.

Helps reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation, helps relieve Rosacea flare-ups, and improves overall skin tone. The cleanser calms redness with healing botanicals, and it gently cleans and soothes without irritation. Both products are great for sensitive skin.

NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer KitThis is the handheld massager that uses a harmless microcurrent to revive the face and neck. Delivered below the sensory level, the painless pulse of electricity gently stimulates the skin to improve tone, facial contour, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Used in clinical settings to help repair atrophied facial muscles, microcurrent therapy also sparks the production of fibroblasts and collagen to restore elasticity and leave skin taut, toned, and younger-looking.

*I have been using this for a few weeks now and have seen noticeable differences!

High Endurance Active Foundation is a great gift idea for the women in your life that leads an active lifestyle. Active foundation is sweat proof, and stays put for hours. It is water-resistant and has a luminous effect that is pleasing to skin. It pairs exactly with mineral puff and is long lasting.

High Endurance Eyebrow Liner is pretty amazing stuff. Long lasting, water resistant, and made to define and build up your brows. Great for women who want a more natural look. Great stocking stuffer, office gift or even for the teenager in your life
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Shredded Memory Foam Pillow is designed for those that have a hard time falling asleep at night. Since sleeping on this pillow for several months now I have noticed improved sleep, and I am tossing and turning less through the night.

If you know someone who suffers from insomia this pillow would make a great gift.

Body Envy Body shots & Candles great moisturizing candles that burn like normal soy candles but can be used as body oil once the candle melts. The candle wax won't burn when poured directly onto the skin, and can be used for cupping and massage. These make excellent gifts for coworkers!



The great thing about buying gifts for kids is they pretty much love anything that is wrapped in pretty wrapping paper. Here you are going to see the very best gifts top toys out right now, and we know what kids want because we have kids of our own.

See the Northpole like never before with this 3D kit. Comes with 3D goggles, a very cool map for your little one to explore every inch using the goggles. goggles come with two sets of lenses: One that views in 3D and the other allows you to explore in kaleidoscope.
You can purchase this at the Hallmark website your nearest Hallmark store for only $12.95. Shop here

northpole communicator

To go with the map and goggles the the left of this I bring you an even awesomer (is that even a word?) tool to use with your wee ones. No house is complete without the Northpole Communicator! Your kids will be able to talk to Santa everyday. Everday Dec 1st through Christmas they can chime in and hear all kinds of goodies.
This item can be purchased for $24.95 at the Hallmark website or find it at your local Hallmark store.
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Keeping baby happy is a parent’s #1 concern. Baby Magic is on any new parent’s baby must have list. The Healing Balm Eczema Care and Baby Powder both help keep baby happy, healthy, and healed. Of course, both products would be idea for new baby gifts baskets or a new parent gift basket. Even if you’re not a baby, there are plenty of uses for this healthy gem. From absorbing extra moisture on the scalp to reducing irritation, Baby Magic Baby Powder is great. The Healing Balm Eczema Care can help soothe irritation. Both are super easy to use and ideal for babies and adults alike. Baby Magic Baby Powder and Baby Magic Eczema Care
Looking for children books ages 2 4 that teach good lessons can be tough, however, there’s one book on the market that is sure to not disappoint. Win or Lose, I Love You! by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, teaches kids that their value doesn’t change based on how they play. They are who they are, nonetheless. Lulu and Max help some of their friends in the Field Day contest determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest. Field Day quickly becomes not-so-fun because there are tempers flaring, unkind winners, and even sore losers. Parents can read this book to their child to help them understand that poor sportsmanship isn’t necessary. And of course the most important lesson to be learned is that whether a child wins or loses, they are still loved despite it all. This is a book that many families can relate to. It would make an awesome cheap kids gift for Christmas Eve or it’s also one of the best kids gifts for giving on Christmas Day! Purchase this book now Win or Lose, I Love You $15.99

Super Impulse Precision RBS Rubber Band Launcher - Chiron is a highly accurate rubber band launcher that has a Quick Load feature, designed for rapid, on-the-move reloading! The unique design has plenty of ammo storage – it holds up to 100 added bands. Chiron holds 12 small size bands and 8 medium size bands. I t has rapid launch action, with range up to 30 feet. And with the release trigger, Chiron becomes two RBS launchers – a fully functional unit with all the features of Talos, PLUS a unique hand launcher, capable of firing ANY size rubber band.

Super Impulse Precision RBS Rubber Band Launcher - Hyperion Nothing surpasses the Hyperion! This is a highly accurate rubber band launcher with the capacity to hold three different bands sizes, including the large size, #117, the medium size, #33, and the small size #16. Hyperion has pinpoint accuracy and extended range – up to 50 feet!. It has plenty of ammo storage, with side storage and cleat storage. Plus, Hyperion feathers the unbelievable BURST feature – launching 14 bands AT ONCE!

Super Impulse Precision RBS Rubber Band Launcher - Talos The lightweight talos is a highly accurate rubber band launcher that holds up to 12 of the small size, #16, rubber bands and up to 8 of the medium size, #33 rubber bands. It launches up to 30 feet. The built in extender allows for more range of the medium size bands. It has storage cleats for extra ammo. Talos is perfect for quick, smooth, multi-shot action.


For Teens

Wacom Intuos Art Creative Pen & Touch Tablet is perfect for the teen that already has some artisitc ability. This tablet goes a little more in depth then the draw version. Your teen will be able to show off their art electronically, print their designs, or share them with friends. It's everything you need to be creative, paint and share.

Wacom Bamboo Slate in the large size will allow your teen to design on ordinary paper and the design will transfer to his phone! Use it to draw, take notes at college, or use it for other fun things. This device does take pen refills to work but you do not need any special paper. Your kid can use regular printer paper, lined paper and so much more.



Guys can be so difficult to buy for. I know from experience that when it comes to buying gifts for dudes it just sucks. Last year, the hubby seemed to only want fishing gear, so I focused on that. Whatever the men in your life are into hopefully something on this list will intrigue him. We have all of the best gift top toys for the men in your life. From fishing gear to hot electronics, these top toys and best gifts are IT.


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Shave Mob Mens Premium Razor & Tea Tree Shave Cream Membership $16-$35 choose between a 6 month, 12 month, or forever membership ranging from $16 to $35 dollars. Less expensive than your average name brand shaver but you get the same quality for a lot less. Choose between 3 blade types - the 3 blade Baby Face, 4 blade The Average Joe, and 6 blade The Caveman. This would be a great gift to give your father, brother in low or son in law.
SOG Ultra C-Ti is the newest in the SOG Knife collection. Perfect for gutting fish, or camping. This knife is light at just 1.3 oz! The Ultra C-Ti does not take up much space and fits comfortably in the small watch pocket of jeans. The 2.8-inch clip point blade opens and closes with one hand smoothly and locks open with our exclusive Arc-Lock. The high quality VG-10 steel ensures that every cut is as sharp as the first. Utilizing carbon fiber for the handle and titanium for the clip, it is light yet strong and durable. Although every bit of excess weight has been engineered out of the Ultra C-Ti, you will be surprised at the power it conveys.
Moxyo uptown™ (P3000) portable power + led flashlight compact brushed aluminum body with soft touch rubber ends. this rechargeable battery includes a full LED light bar and carrying lanyard. with 3000mAh, you can light up the dark and keep your smartphone going. fast, safe, portable power.

You can never have too many charging devices in the world. We are powered by our cell phones, laptops, and Apple devices. That's why this would make a great stocking stuffer for the guy in your life.
Moxyo Thin & Durable Case for iPhone 6s/7 when you touch and feel this beautifully crafted, impact resistant case, you will know it was designed to withstand the test of time. when your phone was designed to impress, show it off.
7th Heaven Spearmint Deep Pore Cleansing Peel Off Masque Dig the dirt out of your pores with deeply cleansing sea salt and the zing of natural spearmint for a smoother, cleaner complexion. Who says guys can't be luxurious to? Guys want health clean skin to. This is a great item to include in a grooming kit or stocking stuffer for the guy in your life.
Snap Power Charger Our easy-to-install, sleek, and energy-efficient design safely transforms your outlet coverplate into a convenient USB charger. It requires no wires or batteries and leaves all outlets free for use! This is a great gift for someone who is uses their phone as an alarm clock, and makes a great stocking stuffer for the teens.
Snap Power Guidelight Our easy-to-install, sleek, and energy-efficient design safely transforms your outlet coverplate into a convenient night light. It requires no wires or batteries and leaves all outlets free for use!

This is great for the guys who get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water. Also for the young men who are still a little afraid of the dark.

New Ninja Coffee Bar 2 would be a fantastic gift to give the guy you love. This thing is fantastic and it makes great coffee. It has all the bells and whistles a guy would want in a coffee maker including multiple serving sizes, an attached milk frother, and a sleek new design with build in storage for its accessories!

Bella 2.2lb Air Fryer makes a fantastic gift for the guy who loves french fries and other fried foods but has to cut back. Now he can enjoy his favorite foods and not feel guilty about it! This is a great healthier alternative to fried deep frying, and little to no oil is required.

Memory Foam Contour Pillow is great for a restless sleep. Created to stop snoring in its tracks, this pillow is not only comfortable but does what it is supposed to do.

Made from quality memory foam this pillow is everything a guy would want for a great night of uninterrupted sleep. The pillow contours to your body for great comfort.

bestgiftstoptoysPets are such an important part of Americans lives and our pets love getting gifts.

Pride BitesCustom Frisbee Toy are the perfect gift for your favorite 4 legged friend! Customizing is as easy as 1,2,3... Choose between 8 color options, tell us your dogs name, then upload 2-3 pictures and click Add to cart!West Paw Design Toppl ZOGOFLEX is a puzzle toy for dogs who need mind stimulation. Works as a puzzle, and you can combine the different sizes to make it more challenging. These are great for all sizes of dogs. They are made in the US, BPA free, dishwasher safe, and highly durable.
West Paw Design Wox Dog Toy ZOGOFLEX AIR is made for tug o war, and is extremely durable making it one of the worlds toughest dog toys. Great for interactive play. Dogs love to toss and shake it as well. Made is the US, BPA free, dishwasher safe, and guaranteed tough! West Paw Design Boz Dog Ball from the ZOGOFLEX AIR line is textured, squlshy, light, and soft for obsessive ball catchers. These boz dog balls won't be easy for your dog to chew up, in fact they are guaranteed tough! The balls are floatable, and have a high bounce rate for those dogs that like to play hard. BPS free, made in the US, dishwasher safe, and guaranteed tough!
West Paw Design Dash Dog Frisbee by ZOGOFLEX AIR A high-flying, aerodynamic disc for dogs. Made from soft material that is gentle on your dogs mouth, but not soft enough for him to chew through it. These are US made, BPA free, dishwasher safe, and guaranteed tough! One of my favorites from the ZOGOFLEX Air line. West Paw Design Holiday Bear great for little dogs that love plush toys. available in a red and white chevron pattern and is cuddly soft and fun. Holiday Bear contains a fun squeaker that dogs love to hear as they shake and a soft exterior fabric to snuggle. Filled with eco-friendly IntelliLoft® fiber fill.
West Paw Design Christmas Mitten Dogs will love snuggling this merry mitten soft plush toy. Contains a fun squeaker to keep dogs engaged and entertained as well as eco-friendly IntelliLoft® to make this cozy mitten their warmest holiday toy. West Paw Design Stocking Every dog needs his own toy stocking. This one happens to be filled with eco-friendly IntelliLoft. Made from soft, cuddly fabric, Holiday Stocking is perfect for dogs to carry around in their mouths or snuggle up at nap time.
Pride Bites Microfleece Blanket is incredibly soft and snugly. If your pet loves to snuggle up with blankets in their bed this one is perfect. You can customize the blanket with your pets photo and name. How cool is that?
Pride Bites Leash is available in multiple lengths, colors, and designs. You can also personalize the leash with your dogs name. Made from high quality material that is sturdy and extremely durable. Great for dogs that pull on their leash but gentle on the owners hand.
Pride Bites Personalized Collar in many different patterns, colors and sizes to fit your dogs size and personality. Pride Bites Dog Collars can be personalized with your dogs name, phone number and address. This is a great way to ensure your dog is found if its lost.

Pride Bites customized Placemats are great for protecting the floor from food and water spills. Add food and water bowls and create a complete gift for your friend or loved one.
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New Petcube Play offers play and exercise when you are away. The Petcube Play is great for cats and dogs with separation anxiety because you are able to interact with your pet throughout the workday. Two-way audio to talk to and hear your pet. Sound and motion notification alerts for pet and home security. You are able to turn the laser on through your phone to interact with your animal.

Easy setup via the free Petcube app for iOS and Android. No monthly fees required, and includes a 30-day free trial of Petcube Care cloud video recording service with 10 day history. Share access with friends and family, and capture video and photos clips

This is a great gift for your loved one. I was thrilled to receive it, and would have loved this as a gift this holiday season.
Holiday Heggies Plush Dog Toys is a great gift for the dog lover with small dogs. My small dog loves the holiday heggie that he received. He loves to make it oink.

Heggies are decked out for the holidays but I did not have a picture of them all to show you. If you visit the Petmate site there are different design options all around $9.99 each.

Each one is stuffed and has a squeaker toy inside.
JW Cuz Dog Toy is certified non toxic and extremely durable. Created for the intelligent dog in mind this dog toy is designed for hard play that won't break teeth.

JW has other dog toys at Petmate, feel free to shop around.
Petmate Aspen Plush Pet Bed this luxurious Aspen Pet Luxe Velvet bedding collection is sure to make every puppy’s wish list this season.

My little dog feel in love with this bed as soon as I got it out of the box. He curled up with his favorite blanket and fell asleep, and stayed there for hours.
Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Mini Bones Smoked are easy on the teeth but incredibly tasty. Dogs loves them, and go crazy for them. In fact, my dogs climbed a stack of boxes to get to the box that contain my Hartz goodies just to get to these! These are perfect size for your small to medium size dog.
Pig Skin Twists Chews for Dogs Handmade from all natural pig skin with an oven-baked taste that dogs love! Mini sized chews perfect for small dogs.

Dogs love smoked and bacon flavors, just like us humans! These would be great for the stocking. I don't know about you but give both my dogs a stocking for Christmas.
Stuffed with Bacon Flavored Crunchy Middle™ Chews for Dogs are savory oven baked smoked pig skin treats stuffed with mouthwatering bacon flavored crunchy beefhide middle. These Pig Skin Twists are the perfect treat for any size dog! These are especially great for my little dog because he can hold them as he chews. Thi would make a great stocking stuffer or gift for the dog lover in your family.
Hartz Flea & Tick Products offers a wide range of flea and tick prevention products including shampoos and flea topical treatments. These make great gifts for basket ideas.
Hartz Dura Play Toys are durable and made with a delectable bacon scent to entice play. With their long lasting foam technology these toys are meant to withstand outdoor play, and they are floatable and bounce when thrown!

Both of my dogs love to play ball so these were great gift ideas, and I will be saving them for Christmas.
Hartz Chew N Clean bones are made for tough chewers but clean teeth as they chew. Great alternative if you don't feed raw bones. There's also several choices to choose from edible center to scented to spark your dogs interest in chewing. The perfect size for stocking stuffers!


Best Gifts For Food Lovers

Little Acre Gourmet Cranberry Sauce is a great gift for the family member who loves cranberry sauce. This little jar of heaven is also fantastic in muffins. Each bottle is made for the foodie in mind, in small batches and handcrafted. Welcome to Oregon Gift Basket an assortment of Columbia Empire Farms most popular items, including their amazing hazelnuts and smoked fish. This welcome basket showcases the best of what's in the Northwest. A great treasure for a foodie lover who lives in warmer climates because it gives them the chance to experience the beautiful Northwest.
Enjoy free spirits at The Mill Fudge Factory with this sampler filled with their most popular spirit fused fudge. This sampler includes Scottish Whiskey, Little bit O' Heaven, Cabin Fever, and Belgian Chocolate. The sampler is 1 lb total. Elenis Cupckaes in a Jar 4 packare the perfect treat for someone with a major sweet tooth. Each jar is packed with cupcake goodness complete with frosting and sprinkles. They come in a variety of flavors to satisfy practically anyone.
Heavenly Tea Leaves Tea sampler sets range from 4-9 tins and are available from $29.99 to $43.99. Elegant single tea canisters range in size from 1.63 oz to 2.65 oz are available from $13.99 to $27.99, while tea sachet packages include 15 silken tea bags and are available for $9.99. A selection of Heavenly Teas is also available for purchase on Amazon.Godiva Gold Collection eatures a signature assortment of classic GODIVA Belgian chocolates. In each piece you will discover exquisitely rich, velvety chocolate, with fascinating flavors and intriguing textures. With a choice of over 10 bow colors.
Godiva Silver Christmas Tree Tin is one of our prettiest holiday gifts and new this season, the Holiday Carre Christmas Tree Tin is filled with 10 individually wrapped chocolates with festive designs in two delicious flavors, Milk Chocolate Roasted Almond and Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib. Combined with a $25 GODIVA Holiday Gift Card, this gift is sure to be appreciated and adored.

$25 GODIVA Holiday Gift Card
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Watcharee Thai Saucesa gift set of 4 amazing Thai sauces that will surely please the palette.

Thai culture is all about sharing good food, and seeking pleasure in the senses. These sauces will alleviate your foodie's concept of traditional Asian cuisine.

The 4 sauces include: Pad Thai, Thai Green Curry Sauce, Thai Massaman Curry Sauce, and Thai Peanut Sauce. All of these sauces are made with quality in mind, and only the finest ingredients go into them.

Put these sauces in a wicker basket along with Thai red chilies, and an assortment of rice noodles to complete this gift.
Hampshire Toffee gifts are great for white elephant gifts or office parties. With gift boxes for as low as $8.95 this is an economical gift that tastes amazing. This gourmet New England toffee is a personal recipe, built upon the savory combination of the finest, all natural, gluten-free ingredients: sweet cream butter, premium Ghirardelli chocolate, California roasted almonds and just the right amount of sea salt.

RM Palmer Christmas Candy with hundreds of selections, and many items available at the Dollar Tree this is a great candy company to add to the kids stockings. They now have even more selection of holiday favorites including peppermint bark, double crisp, ugly Christmas sweater themed, and even a giant chocolate dime!


These family book reviews will help you find the perfect book for that family member who is a reader. New parents love books for their little ones, and these books make great children’s gifts as well. and really, any books that focus on the family will show you care. You can never go wrong with a DIY household book for new home owners, and homestead books are great for families that recently moved on acreage or own a farm. Don’t forget that a nice bottle of white or red wine, and a good book can work well for a coworker gift as well.

How Long Is Now: Fascinating answers to 191 mind-boggling questions (Nicholas Brealey, Nov 2016). How long is 'now'? The short answer is 'somewhere between 2 and 3 seconds'. The long answer involves an incredible journey through neuroscience, our subconscious and the time-bending power of meditation. Living in the present may never feel the same. How Long is Now is the compilation ‘The Last Word’ column (which has its home on the final page of New Scientist magazine), dedicated to an endless quest for answers posed by inquisitive readers from age 5 to 95.New Scientist The Origin of Almost Everything From the Big Bang to belly-button fluff, where does everything begin? Did you know that the universe is made of nothing, that the moon was once part of earth, or that black holes are microscopic and invisible? Or whether the invention of the wheel was more or less important to civilization than the invention of the bag? Think about it…

The team at New Scientist, the world’s most popular science magazine, has teamed up with the New York Times’ award-winning designer, Jennifer Daniel, to answer these questions and more in THE ORGIN OF (ALMOST) EVERYTHING (Nicholas Brealey, October 25, 2016), a compilation of modern origin stories as revealed by science. It brings together the most important, interesting and unexpected in 53 short chapters, enhanced by vivid and often humorous infographics.
SPIES IN DISGUISE: BOY IN A TUTU by Kate Scott (11/22/16, ages 7–10, adventure and espionage): Joe thought he had the hang of this undercover thing. Sure, he has to dress up as a girl and change his name to “Josie” to keep his family safe, his new friend Sam knows his secret so he at least has someone to talk to… And it’s finally time for Joe and Sam to learn how to be proper spies—gadgets and all! But their first mission isn’t exactly what either of them had in mind. They have to go undercover . . . as ballerinas! This is a great and fun series for kids who enjoy The Avengers and other spy-centric movies and TV shows.Earning My Spots by Mark Eastburn (ON SALE NOW, ages 8–12, supernatural): Sam and his family are the only werehyenas in their town, and they do their best to keep up their cover in front of the humans while the other more aggressive shifters mock the werehyena family for being weak and passive. But after Sam is separated from his family, he begins to understand how different the world of shifters is that exists outside of his small hometown and realizes that he’s the only one who can stop a war that’s on the brink of erupting. Fans of the Spirit Animals and Warriors series will enjoy accompanying Sam on his quest as he discovers that his destiny and inner strength are greater than he thought.
Snakes & Stones by Lisa Fowler (ON SALE NOW, ages 8–12, historical fiction): Twelve-year-old Chestnut Hill’s daddy stole her and the triplets away from their mama. At least, that’s how Chestnut remembers it. But now it’s 1921, and after nearly two years on the road with his traveling elixir show, Daddy’s still making no move to go back to Kentucky and Mama. Eventually, Chestnut is forced to come up with her own plan, and she discovers that things are not always as they seem. Written with a wonderful mountain hillbilly voice, Snakes and Stones has a mystery at its heart and lovable, strong, and complicated characters.KinderPerfect Card Game allows parents to enjoy embracing humor sharing life’s daily parenting moments as one of the "Top 100 Card Games" on the market. The game was created by husband-wife team Amy and Wayan Vota, parents of 2 children from Washington D.C., and encourages consumers to help develop expansion packs suggesting new card ideas.

Lick Your Plate: A Lip Smackin' Book For Every Home Cook is a fantastic cookbook full of wonderful kid approved recipes. A total of 296 pages full of awesome recipes, and eas to understand directions. Written by 2 fantastic sisters, Julie Albert and Lisa Grant!