2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Grinning Cheek to Cheek Holiday Gift Buying Guide. Bringing you some of 2017’s best gift ideas. From gifts for baby to top toddler toys our gift .Enjoy our suggestions and best of luck shopping!


Finn + Emma Rattle Buddies

Ages 0+  | ARV: $28.00

Finn + Emma make super adorable 100% organically grown teethers, pjs, play gyms, rattles, and more! We had the chance to check out a Rattle Buddy called Belle the Bunny and it’s so cute! It’s the perfect size for baby hands with easy-to-grab arms, legs, and ears. The body is cute and exactly true to the online picture. Plus hand-knit, organically-grown, and non-toxic so I don’t have to worry about a thing. This is a fun little toy that any baby could love, snuggle, and play with for years to come. And the Rattle Buddies come in a variety of animals, so you can pick one that fits your baby best!

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Cocoon Cam System + 6 Months Of Breathing MonitoringCocoon Cam

Ages 0+  | ARV: $149.99

The Cocoon Cam is a great WiFi video cam that does so much more! It functions as a high quality video monitor (through a phone app), and keeps audio in the background while you are in other apps. The most interesting part of this monitor is that it monitors and tracks baby’s breathing. This takes detailed set-up and a subscription (free the first 6 months), but seems decently accurate. The app will alert you to changes in breathing pattern and baby’s movements, which is as helpful as you let it be. Keep that precious bundle close even when you are far away with a Cocoon Cam!

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Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock

Ages 0+  | ARV: $49.95

I absolutely wish I had one of these when my second kiddo was a baby! The Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock straps onto a standard shopping cart basket to create a second, baby-size seat. Either strap the car seat safely into the hammock, or strap baby right into the hammock. Either way, baby is safe a sound, sitting sideways above the cart. Plenty of room underneath for all the groceries, and safe up to 50 pounds! Absolutely great product idea, huge space saver for shopping, and great for keeping baby safe while mom or dad shop!  

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Little Tikes Waffle Blocks

Ages 2+  | ARV: $14.99+

We have dozens of Little Tikes toys and items around our house and yard and we love them all. The one that currently gets the most use is our Waffle Blocks though! My kids adore making these blocks into the intended designs, or simply using their imagination to build towers, boats, and more. My 4 year old can play with them for hours at a time. I love that it expands his imagination and increases his hand-eye coordination and fine motor movements all while he totally entertained. A step up from blocks and such a great toy!

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Lego DUPLO: My Firsts!

Ages 1+  | ARV: $5.00+

We love Lego! And we LOVE our DUPLOS! Especially our newest set, My First Number Train! This set includes numbers 0-10, 4 train cars, two kids and a cat, plus some other pieces to go with it. It’s a great set for my creative kiddos that love to make things that move! Check out the My First Plane and My First Bus for the transportation-loving kids in your family too! DUPLOS are perfect for toddler and preschooler hands and brains! Watch them grow from jamming pieces together to making imaginative creations, to actually following instructions to build real things! Enjoy!

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Lego Juniors

Ages 4-7  | ARV: $5.00+

If your child is getting bored of the large Duplo bricks but isn’t yet ready for the complexityof regular Lego bricks, get them a Lego Juniors set! The great sets are easy to assemble  and great to play with after assembly. This is a great way to get them used to the little bricks while following basic instructions. Then play! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these sets for my little man. Super fun, definitely a big hit in our house!

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Lego Ninjago

Ages 6+  | ARV: $5.00+

After the young Master Builders celebrated with Lloyd in the Lego Ninjago Movie, they are ready to build their own world. Your child will love building sets from the movie and creating his or her own ninja scenes at home! There are lots of different scenes and items to choose from, like the Green Ninja Mech Dragon with working stud shooters. Enjoy!

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Safari Ltd Toobs

Ages 3+  | ARV: $11.99+

Safari Ltd makes tons of detailed animals and more for playing and learning! I’m 

excited for my kids to open their TOOBS on Christmas! TOOBS contain a selection of little characters and animals varying from 1 to 3 inches in size. They are non-toxic and BPA free, so safe for kiddos to play with (and chew on, because we all know they will at some point!). We are especially pumped for the Gnome Family TOOB! And I know my daughter will love the Friendly Fairies. Plus an Endangered Species – Land TOOB and Bernie the Gator.  So fun and great for learning about the animals and characters in our world and imaginations. 

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Little Tikes Games

Ages 3+  | ARV: $10.99+

Little Tikes games are great fun for preschoolers and older! Our current favorites for preschoolers are the animal memory game (cute animals!) and the Crazy Toaster (it shoots cardboard toast in the air!). The Crazy Blender and Hot Hoops are great for young elementary age kids. If your kids like games, or you want to introduce them to family-friendly games, check these out!

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TeddyRuxpin_TOTY Finalist_PackagingTeddy Ruxpin

Ages 2+  | ARV: $99.99+

Teddy Ruxpin is a 14 inch teddy bear that tells stories an sings songs to entertain an educate the little ones you love! His mouth moves with him, an his eyes are color LCDs with 40 animations! Teddy comes with 3 free stories, an you can download the free app to read and play along. Let Teddy tell stories, sing songs, an start your kids on their reading journey. 

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Egg Babies Series 1 6-inch Mini Figure (Color/Style May Vary)
Egg Babies

Ages 2+  | ARV: $9.99

Egg Babies are bright colors foam eggs with soft, lovable animals hiding inside. Collect all 6! Tortellini the Turtle, Bubble Gum the pink Bunny, Hamlet the purple Pig, Kiwi the fluffy Chick, Snowflake the white Kitty, and Patches the blue Puppy are all ready to be loved by your kiddos! Snuggle, play, and love them together!

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RoseArt Charminis

Ages 6+  | ARV: $24.99

RoseArt Charminis are little rubber charms that kids can fuse together just using water! Use a little water to stick pieces together and attach a plastic ring and make lots of fun little charms for bracelets, necklaces, and more. It takes about 3 minutes for the water to fuse each piece, so this is definitely for kiddos with a bit of patience and a lot of creativity. Comes with a charm tree, lots of charm pieces, water bottle with a brush, and glitter dome to add sparkle to each creation. 

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Little Tikes My First Drone

Ages 4+  | ARV: $42.99+

This is the perfect gift for a preschool or older child, especially one that loves all things flying! The Drone is large enough for little hands and easy to control. It charges off the remote, which uses 6 AAs. (Have batteries on hand!). It flies nicely, about 4 feet high, and makes loud flying noises. The Drone is much like the My First Flyer, which we also love. Overall a super fun toy for learning how to fly a drone!

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Thomas Stop and Go R/C


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                                       Ages 3+  | ARV: $34.99+

This is the perfect gift for a preschool or older Thomas the Train fan, When you’re done building, hop aboard the Thomas Stop & Go R/C! This R/C features realistic train noises and Thomas The Train phrases with just the push of a button! Watch as Thomas comes alive with a realistic train conductor and the plastic steam changes colors as he chugs along. This is a very exciting toy for any Thomas the Train fan. Watch as your little one chugs along with Thomas this holiday season

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Osmo: Creative Kit

Ages 5-12  | ARV: $29+

Osmo is a great way to combine your iPad or iPhone with learning! Kids love iPad time, combine it with fun games and activities that teach math, coding, drawing 

skills, and so much more at the same time! The Creative Kit includes Monster (who brings drawings to life) Newton (draw and use the laws of physics to bounce a ball to the goal), and Masterpiece (turn everyday objects into simple-to-trace lines). Great fun and learning in the same package. 

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Pokemon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest PlaysetPokemon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest Playset

Ages 4+  | ARV: $24.99

The Pokemon Petite Pals Forest Playset is a cute little tree house that comes with 3 Pokemon characters and 24 accessories. Watch your kids use their imagination as they play with the cute little Pokemon, operate the crank elevator, and rearrange the house. At 10 inches tall, it’s small enough to tuck onto a shelf and big enough for hours of fun play. 

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 Toy State Nikko Remote Control Stop & Go Thomas The Tank Engine Remote Control Train Vehicle Little Tikes My First Drone Safari Ltd Wild TOOB With 12 Great Jungle Friends, Including a Giraffe, Brown Bear, Tiger, Camel, Lion, Crocodile, Gorilla, Hippo, Rhino, Zebra, Panther and Elephant (Discontinued by manufacturer) RoseArt CharMinis Charm Maker Deluxe Jewelry Studio Variety Pack Osmo Creative Set with Monster Game (Base required) Osmo Genius Kit Pokemon Petite Pals Escape in the Forest Playset

holiday gift guideMarble Run

Ages 4+ | ARV: $56

85 see-through Marble Run pieces allow little ones to see all of the action. Comes with standard toy size marbles. Little ones can build tracks that twist, turn, spin marbles. Includes merry-go-rounds, windmills, and spinners. 

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Wonder Crew

Ages 3+ | ARV: $29.99

Wonder Crew is your child’s next best superhero friend. developed by a therapist to promote social and emotional learning, imagination, and build confidence. Wonder Crew superheroes were designed to help boys see themselves as caring, creative and strong people. Wonder Crew available in Erik, Marco, James and Will. 

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Cabbage Patch Kids Little Sprouts

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CPK Cabbage Academy 2

Cabbage Patch Kids are a classic toys, an Wicked Cool Toys has made them into little collectibles, complete with pets, a little academy, and a little vet clinic! Get them individually, in pairs of baby and pet, or in bigger sets of 4 or 8 friends. These are great for you child that loves to play pretend an go on adventures with their own miniature cabbage patch kids, babies, and pets. 

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Magformers Log Cabin Set

Ages 3+ | ARV: $99.99

Kids ages 3 and up can enjoy building there very own log cabins with this 87 piece set. Clip in balconies, add walls and windows with the Magformers Log Cabin Set. Snap, Build and design this holiday season with Magformers. So much fun!

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Ultra Dash™ picturePlay Monster Ultra Dash

Ages 6+ | ARV: $24.99

This easy to learn game gets kids up and moving. Set out the 5 colors targets throughout the play space, choose the game (3 choices) on the tagger wan, an go! The top of the wand will flash a color and run a timer. Push the wand into the correct color target and it will flash the next color. Complete the colors too see your time. Then race against friends, against yourself, or play as a team like a relay race. Enjoy!

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Ages 3+ | ARV: $69.99

The original PlasmaCar® is a fun innovative ride on toy for kids ages 3 and up. PlasmaCar® requires no batteries, no pedals just natural kid power force to move the car along. Can be used indoors and outdoors for endless fun.  Easy to use simple fun.  PlasmaCar® makes a great holiday gift. Enjoy!

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Gifts for Family

Candy Drop Initial BraceletIsabelle Grace Candy Drop Initial Bracelet

Adults  | ARV: $56

Isabelle Grace makes and sells beautiful, personalized jewelry for any member of the family. The Candy Drop Initial Bracelet is a simple but elegant bracelet for a special woman in your life. Choose the metal, a single letter for engraving, and a single stone to make it perfect for her. Make sure you order soon so it arrives in time!

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Shark ION Robot

Adults  | ARV: $349

The Shark ION Robot is at the top of everyone’s wish list this year. The Shark ION Robot cleans, docks and recharges itself automatically. Helping you stay ahead of the everyday pickup. With the user-friendly app clean up is a breeze. Why not purchase a Shark ION Robot for a friend family this holiday season. Grinning Cheek to Cheek received this Shark ION Robot from Shark as compensation for use in gift guide. opinions are 100% our own and are not influenced by compensation.

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Click and Grown Smart Garden 

Adults  | ARV: $99

The Click and Grow Smart Garden is a great way to grow many of your everyday herbs, flowers, and fruit. Grow basil, wild strawberries and many more of your favorites right in your home. The Smart Garden comes with a refillable water reservoir and a handy app to help maintain your garden.

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ThinkFun Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Set

 Ages 6+ -Adults  | ARV: $29.99

Enter for a chance to win Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & building game by ThinkFun. Finalist in the 2018 Toy of the year awards this fun games combines logic, building and education all in one. Play by yourself with four levels of twisting turning roller coaster fun. Designed for Ages 6+. Check out the video below for more details. Want a Roller Coaster Challenge of your own enter the giveaway between now and Dec 15th for a chance to win. 

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Gifts for Anyone

HalloweenPut Me In The Story Books

Ages 1+ | ARV: $10+

Put Me In The Story has a great selection of books and we are super excited about their selection of Christmas books! There are tons of titles for kids and some options for grown-ups. Personalize the books with the recipient’s name and picture for a unique book starring them. With books about love, life, holidays, superheroes, imagination, and so much more, you’ll definitely find a great gift for anyone on your list. 

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The Bacon Crate: Man's favorite flavor in man's favorite gift container.Man Crates

Ages Any Man | ARV: $29.99+

Man Crates are boxes full of man-related greatness. There are so many options, I can’t even begin to cover them, but there is sure to be something perfect for any man on your list! Like crates full of bacon items, beard supplies, wilderness tools, personalize beer glasses, exotic meats, and grilling tools. The crates also come with a little pry bar to help open them. Or check out the ammo cans full of awesome things, or Jerky Cany Cane, or Salami Bouquet! Find a unique and awesome gift! Take a moment to check out the options, and chat with the super-helpful customer service if you have any questions!

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Goliath Games and Pressman Toys

Ages 2+ | ARV: $9.99+

Game night (or afternoon) is a great way for families to bond, friends to have fun together, or kids to pass some time while parents work around the house. Goliath Games and Pressman Toys have some fantastic games for your family! There are games for any age. My kids (3 and 5) adore find their ducks in the Lucky Ducks Game. And chasing the right color balls to get them into Mr. Bucket. Googly Eyes would be great fun at a girls’ sleepover! Or try Stuff Happens at the next youth gathering. These games could complete your Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties this year!

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Image result for chut up condiments imageChut Up Condiments

Ages 1+ | ARV: $4.50+

Chut Up is a line of condiments that are made with innovative, healthier ingredients. These are great for topping off your favorite (or not so favorite) foods to make them taste even better. Try all three: Beet Ketchup, Apple & Caramelized Onion Chutney, and Peri Peri Hot Sauce. High quality ingredients and minimal processing make these a great piece to top off a delicious meal. 

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Zoganic Drink Supplements

Ages Any | ARV: $29.99+

Zoganic Drink Supplements are little powder packets to mix in to drinks or shakes to give you a boost and 100% of daily vitamins and minerals. They taste good, slightly sweet. These are great for anyone on your list interested in making their water more healthy! The 4 different flavors have different focuses: energy, immunity, digestion, and wellness. Boasting all-natural, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free, zoganic drink mixes are safe for anyone on your list. 

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Ravensburger Games and Puzzles

Ages 1+ | ARV: $9.99+

Ravensburger has a huge selection of games and puzzles for any age. Give them as gifts, play them at gatherings, or save them for a rainy day. Maybe start a game night at your house! Despicable Me Eye Found It has over 1,000 hidden things to find as you travel through the various lands from Despicable Me on a 6-foot game board. Or search for El Dorado by building your deck with the right cards to trek through the dangerous jungle. Who knows what your next adventure could be?!?


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