Gift giving for kids, especially the older crowd can get tricky. Especially when you want to chose things that are safer. If it’s not an iPod or a DSxi or whatever the gadget du jour is, they don’t want to know about it. But that isn’t always true and one of my new favorite places to shop for fun gifts for kids is with Lavish & Lime! They have tons of unique ideas, some of which I featured in my 2011 Holiday Toy Guide this year.
They carry the Green Science line of learning toys that my son and I love. We have a couple of their projects now and although my son is 6, which is younger than they recommend, he and I still enjoy doing these together. The Green Science Potato Clock Kit is a perfect one to start with. It provides all the pieces and instructions you need, you supply the potatoes. Once your scientist has the potato clock working they can try to discover what other materials will make the clock operate. Green Science has several projects, including this Recycled Bottle Light Kit which looks totally awesome! I love showing kids the possibilities that develop simply by reusing something.
Speaking of science, Lavish & Lime also has project kits that any kid would love (like my own who really enjoyed doing this project with me) such as the Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit. What is so great is that it’s all safe ingredients, no harmful chemicals and it’s easy to do with a small group of kids. Included is essential oils, Shea butter, Safflower oil and Beeswax to melt and mix. It’s pretty easy, and fun to do. Considering most kids are home for the holidays and by then will be driving us all bonkers, having a project handy is a good idea. (My kids are already driving me bonkers and school isn’t even out yet!)
Check Out Lavish & Lime! My Canadian readers will love that they are based in Vancouver, Canada! They carry a great variety of eco-friendly kids gift ideas as well as skin care, kitchen and practical gifts for adults. (I’m loving the Animal Print Envirosax!!! Dear Santa…)
Lavish & Lime is giving one lucky reader a $25 Gift Card to spend! Just in time for the holidays…
Here’s How To Enter (Required):
Visit Lavish & Lime and tell me in the comments what you found there that would be a great gift for someone over the holidays!
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One winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Open to Canadian and US readers! Entries will be accepted until Dec 15, 2011 at midnight EST. Good Luck!
Congratulations to Courtney D commenter #25!