Holiday Gift Guide Under $20 and Great for Holiday Travel!

Holiday Gift Guide Under $20 and Great for Holiday Travel!

PlayTapeHere are a few items from our Holiday Gift Guide, all are under $20 and are also great to take along on Holiday Travel. Spending Christmas away from home, these are sure to be a hit at hotels and grandma’s house!!

Thomas & Friends™ Track PlayTape®
I liked the idea of this product, kids can create their own path for their tracks!! Another great product for travel. Leave the bulky track at home and a hotel table can become a new adventure, or grandma’s kitchen floor. Thomas & Friends™ Track PlayTape® enables kids to create their very own roads and rails on any flat surface! Featuring a full 50 feet of 2″ wide track tape, the Thomas & Friends Track PlayTape can be torn and taped to any surface to create any track a child can imagine, providing hours of Thomas-themed railroading fun.
Ages 3+. Made in the USA. MSRP: $14.99 Available at


Laurence Publishing, Stickyscapes Adventures, Holiday Gift Guide, Under $15Stickyscapes Adventures: Polar and Tropical
I am a big fan of Laurence King Publishing, they offer many products that allow kids to think outside the box, and the publications are always of a high quality. This product is a great one to bring along on your Holiday travels!! This year they have added two new titles to their Stickyscapes Adventures series, Stickyscapes Polar Adventures (ISBN 9781856699570 ) and Stickyscapes Tropical Adventures (ISBN 9781856699556). Both titles offer an entertaining and educational format featuring a panoramic pull-out and more than 100 stickers. Children can learn about different locales and the diverse offerings of Mother Nature. Each sticker book contains 8 pages of stickers and double-sided panoramic offering different nature scenes. The stickers are peelable and can be re-positioned and used again and again. Educational factoids describe habitat and species so children learn as they play with these fun and transportable accordion sticker books.
For ages 6 and up, retails for $14.95. For more information visit

Story Book TorchStorybook Torch
The perfect interactive toy to encourage the development of your child’s imagination, this “flashlight” comes with three different projection discs that insert into the torch. The image can be focused to change the size of each “scene.” When projected onto a wall, each of the discs tells a colorful story. One shows children going into the garden to sow carrot seeds; the second shows a tree explaining how the seasons change; and the third shows animals happily running about. The torch is perfectly sized for youngsters – 6” long by 2” wide.  Small size makes this great for travel.
$19 • Ages 4+ Available online from Bonjour Petit,

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