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2013 Holiday Gift Guide & A $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Don’t you just love the Holiday season?!

I love cold weather. Snowfall, crisp air, and the sweet smell of a fresh Christmas tree…you’d be hard pressed to find something I don’t enjoy about winter. Today marked the first legitimately cold day here in the Kansas City metro and there’s no better way to celebrate the coming of the season than by launching the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll take some time to outline some great gift ideas for your little ones this season. To kick off the series, I present you with a review and $50 gift card giveaway from For Small Hands. This company provides unique and developmentally appropriate games and activities for children ages 3 to 8 years. Their parent company, Montessori Services, has items geared towards schools. Both sites have some pretty incredible learning resources and I’m excited to present one of their most unique items to you today.

Design Your Own Lamp (Item #A503)

Image Credit: For Small Hands (Montessori Services)

For the purposes of this Gift Guide, I asked For Small Hands (Montessori Services) to send over an item that they thought would be a fun, unique gift idea for this Christmas. They sent over this really incredible design your own lamp, which I’ve fallen in love with. Here’s what they have to say about this item:

“Create a thrilling one-of-a-kind lamp with your child’s artwork. Redesign your mini-gallery as often as you (or the children) like. 

‘Anything flat fits between the flame-resistant shades: fabric, postcards, wrapping paper, ribbons, sheet music, theater programs, ticket stubs… A unique gift for grandparents!”

The design your own lamp is an ideal gift for children who enjoy showcasing their favorite artwork around the house. We plan to place this lamp in our daughter’s art area of our newly finished basement (more on that later). I have no doubt that children of all ages will enjoy displaying their creativity in a way that is as unique as they are. This is also a fun gift idea for parents to put in their offices or grandparents to have at home. Standing at just over a foot high, pictures and artwork can be rotated as often as you like relatively easily. It only took me about two minutes each time I switched things up. Take a look:

Design Your Own Lamp

Design Your Own Lamp Review

It's An Ordinary Blog Small Hands Review

The Design Your Own Lamp retails at just under $30 and makes for a really great gift for children and adults alike. For Small Hands has an assortment of gifts for families to match just about any budget. The company has graciously offered a $50 gift card to one lucky reader! Want to get in on the action?! Simply follow the steps below for your entries! A winner will be randomly selected from all entries on Wednesday November 20th at 5:00pm CST. As always, good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.

$50 For Small Hands Gift Card Giveaway

*each option earns you one entry*

1. Head on over to the For Small Hands website, take a look around, come back and comment on THIS post telling me what your top three favorite items are from their site.

2. Head on over to the iFamilyKC Facebook page (“like” it) and say “hi”. Be sure to mention how excited you are for the #ItsAnOrdinaryBlog and #iFamilyKC giveaway from #ForSmallHands.

3. Head on over to the It’s An Ordinary Blog Facebook page (“like” it) and say “hi”. Be sure to mention how excited you are for the #ItsAnOrdinaryBlog and #iFamilyKC giveaway from #ForSmallHands.

4. Head on over to the For Small Hands Facebook page (“like” it) and tell them that @ItsAnOrdinaryBlog and @iFamilyKC sent you!

Disclaimer: For Small Hands sent over a Design Your Own Lamp free of charge in exchange for a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review and my opinions are uniquely my own. Please feel free to email me anytime with questions:

6 thoughts on “2013 Holiday Gift Guide & A $50 Gift Card Giveaway!”

  1. What a great giveaway! My son loves to pretend to cook soy three favorite items from For small hands site would have to be the block food cutting set, utensil set, & cooking apron for him.

  2. I like the “Hugg-a PLanet (for my hippie insides), Diatonic Glockenspiel (because I am the crazy parent that likes to add MORE noise to her house and then complain about it later), and the ice cream maker (because…well…icecream)

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