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The Best Christmas Gifts For All Ages 2017

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Here is my list of the nicest Christmas gifts for all ages for 2017 in random order.

  1. Pariot Bluetooth Handsfree Carkit + Handsfree bel  + FM Transmitter + 2 USB ports
  2. GoPro Accessories Camera Kit
  3. Headphone Bluetooth 4.1  Headset Earbuds Wireless
  4. Aluminum Creditcard holder / Anti-RFID
  5. ZeroX Sports Action Camera with Ultra 4K HD – 2 Inch LCD Screen | Wifi Certified | 16 MP | Waterresistent
  6. Imaginarium FAMILY SWEET HOME
  7. Wifi video doorbell with intercom + wireless bell
  8. Pill box Week 28 Compartments (7 days – 4 days) (Pillendoos Week 28 Compartments ( 7 days – 4-day portions)
  9. Buddha bracelet – set of 2 bracelets with bronze Buddha and symbol Ohm in the color matte black
  10. DoYourFitness – Office Ball Fitness Ball Pilates Ball – incl. Pump –  55cm
  11. Stepper inSPORTline EasyStep – I have this one in my childcare and the children are quite fond of it.
  12. Cashmere van Home-textiles – blanket
  13. Smooff Hipnic – Multifunctionele Picnic bag – Shiny Silver
  14. Star Shower Motion Projector + Remote
  15. Alecto COA-26 Carbon monoxide alarm – Alecto COA-26 Koolmonoxide melder
  16. Hoverboard 6,5, Rood, Samsung battery, Bluetooth, LED light with TAOTAO motherboard 700W – Red
  17. Hovercart for Hoverboard
  18. Mookie Swingball Championship
  19. Salta Combo Trampoline – 183 cm
  20. Youniversity Activity Centre
  21. Fisher-Price Learn Fun World Globe
  22. Longfield Games Kart holder 50 cm – Wood
  23. VTech Kidi SuperStar black – Karaoke Set
  24. Woodburn set deluxe (nr. 0261)
  25. Syma X5SW Drone Quadcopter Wifi live Cam FPV _Black Edition + 2 X 4stuks Alkaline batteries Original !!

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It’s always hard to find the perfect Christmas gift, especially for elderly people. They have everything already, that’s why I thought about the carbon monoxide alarm and the cardholder.

For kids of 9+, the hoverboard is a topper! In combination with the hover cart, it becomes a very attractive and functional toy even to use for younger kids 6+.

The Youniversity Activity Centre and the Fisher-Price Learn Fun World Globe are educational responsible toys for the youngest of 1-4 years of age.

And who doesn’t want that silver cashmere blanket for cozy hours on the coach?

A few months back I bought the Stepper inSPORTline EasyStep – the kids of the daycare are quite fond of it.

Decorate wood and make your own nametag at the front door with the wood burner, the children here are having a lot of fun with it.

Key/chain/Pan flap racks

Read also my blog reviews about the best children’s toys and the worst children’s toys.

I believe and hope that I gave you lots of great ideas to go for Christmas shopping!
When you can’t find the perfect present in the list, you can visit Bol.com for more great shopping gift ideas

Enjoy your Christmas shopping!

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Airwheel Self Balancing Electric Unicycle

When you want to have something original, the airwheel self balancing electric unicycle is amazing!

airwheel self balancing electric unicycle

Specifications

MANUFACTORY:  Metem Technology

CATEGORY:  Outdoor

AGE:  12 up

GENDER:  Uni

MATERIAL: synthetic

PRICE:  € 360

BATTERY: 170Wh

Product Description

Relaxed floating through the streets or stunting with your friends while you transport yourself from the station to school or work. That’s pure enjoyment! Enjoy the freedom this electric one-wheel-cycle will give you.

Your body is your steering wheel. By leaning forward slightly the airwheel accelerates up to 18 km / h. Braking is done by sitting back. Easy! Do not worry about your balance, the gyroscope together with the fuzzy logic software are always taking care for the right balance. So you can literally without falling move towards all sides.

Learning to ride on the Airwheel X3 is easy, within a few hours you have mastered it. The Airwheel X3 comes standard with a workout set of two side wheels that you can fix on the footpegs.

On a single charge of only 120 minutes (80% battery load in 90 minutes) the AirWheel battery X3 runs 18 to 23 kilometers. The unicycle is easy to carry in bus or train, thanks to the handle, the optional matching backpack can be ordered with it, and the Airwheels minimum weight is 9.8 kilograms. Conversely, the compact unicycle may carry 120 kilos.

Airwheel Self Balancing Electric Unicycle

Everyone is watching YOU!

The Airwheel is here and it is absolutely bonkers!
This self balancing one wheel electric unicycle scooter solves your transportation needs.

And although it is easy to learn, due to the balance side wheels, you really will feel some muscle ache the next day. When you own a pair of shin guards it’s recommended to wear a pair faced the inside of your shins until you’ve got the hang of it. The key is to shift your weight from one side to the other, and in the meanwhile keeping pressure on your feet so the wheel stays in motion.

 

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The nicest Christmas presents for all ages

The nicest Christmas presents for all ages you will find at bol.com.
I have searched for presents suitable for all ages.

Some sales are temporary and only valid during a few weeks.

The nicest Christmas presents for all ages

Light Stax Christmas puzzle € 17,95

Light stax Christmas puzzle, Light Stax Kerstmis Puzzel
Light Stax Christmas Puzzle

Product specification
10 pieces
Users info
Suitable ages 2 – 99 jaar

The nicest Christmas presents for all ages

Smiffy Christmas Jumper Costume € 52,99

Smiffy Christmas Jumper Costume
Smiffy Christmas Jumper Costume

Product specification
Seizes – Regular fit
Users info
Age – 20-99
Unisex

De leukste kerstmis cadeaus voor alle leeftijden

3D Christmas Tree € 7,99

#D Christmas tree
3D Christmas tree

Product specifications
Multi trendy color
Seize: 43,5 x 34 x 34 cm (lxbxh)
4 – 14 jaar

de leukste kerst kado's voor alle leeftijden

Santa Claus name apron € 15,95

Santa Claus name apron
Santa Claus name apron

Product specifications
Mijncadeautje.nl via Bol.com
Size: One size
Color: Multy
Age: 16 – 99 jaar

The nicest Christmas presents for all ages

Benza Santa hat with lights, LED € 6,25

Benza Santa hat with lights, LED

Product specifications
Brand: Benza
Size: One size
Color: Rood
Age: 12 – 1200 months

The nicest Christmas presents for all ages

Moulds nativity set complete € 48,95

 

Moulds nativity set complete
Moulds nativity set complete

Age: 8 – 99 jaar

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Stars for Christmas tree shape – 12 pieces € 7,25

Stars for Christmas tree shape - 12 pieces

Product specifications
Stars – Firework
Age: 12 years and up

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Philips Viva Airfryer HD9230/20 – Hotair fryer – Black € 149,00

Philips Viva Airfryer HD9230/20 - Hotair fryer - Black
Philips Viva Airfryer HD9230/20 – Hotair fryer – Black

Product specifications
Color black
Cool Wall Yes
Insulated handle Yes
nonstick Yes
Non-slip feet Yes
Maximum capacity in gram 800 gram

Sales Action
4 Disney DVDs gift worth € 60 * when you buy a Philips Airfryer
And a chance to win a magic holiday Disney Cruise Line

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Powerbank € 29,99 or € 19,99
with 1000 airmiles

TP-Link TL-PB10400 Powerbank 10400 mAh Power Bank – Wit | TP-Link

Award winning product!

Smart charging technology detects your devices, and load the quickest possible. Ideal for home, on the train, on a long flight or other outdoor activities where you have no outlet handy.

Smart charging technology
Smart charging technology

Product specifications
White, Blue
Brand TP-Link
Weight 350 grams
Packaging width 90
Packaging height 60
Packaging length 140
Package Contents TL-PB10400 Power Bank,
Micro USB cable,
carry case,
instructions

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A – Black – Tablet € 239,00

Samsung Galaxy Tab A - Black - Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A – Black – Tablet

Product specifications

Product information
brand Samsung
Color black
introduction 2015
2 year manufacturer warranty
Operating System Android 5.0
Internet Connections WiFi
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Version 4

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Catan Big Box € 54,99

Catan Big Box
Catan Big Box

 

What’s in the Catan Big Box?

Besides Catan basic game and the expansion Traders & Barbarians you will find two new game boards (Mallorca and New York). These include special rules in addition to the history of these two interesting locations. A tableau with two Berlin monuments gives players additional strategic opportunities. The variant “Helpers of Catan” offers solid character cards with special features for players. And as icing on the cake the Catan Big Box contains a pink set of pieces (including documents for Seafarers and Cities & Knights), which lets you substitute a different color.

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Eiffel Tower-Night Edition – 3D puzzle € 26,99

Eiffel Tower-Night Edition - 3D puzzle
Eiffel Tower-Night Edition – 3D puzzle

Product specifications
Product Type: 3D puzzle
Recommended age: 12 years and older
Boys and girls
Players From 1 to 2 players
Weight: 0,581 kg
Dimensions: 27.4 x 6.9 x 19.3 cm (LxWxH)

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Headphones from € 6,88 to € 350,00

 

Always a good choice, to give a headphone.

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Misfit Flash Activity Tracker – Black € 34,99

Misfit Flash Activity Tracker - Black
Misfit Flash Activity Tracker – Black

Keeps track of all your movements – healthy living

Product specifications
Brand: Misfit
Color: Wave, fuchsia, black, reef, red, white
In the box fitness tracker clasp + flash + sport band + battery
Dimensions (W x H x D) 28.5 x 28.5 x 8 mm
Weight 63 g
materials Polycarbonate

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MP3 Players from € 19,99 to € 79,99

MP3 players
MP3 players

Nice to give, nice to get 🙂

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Winmau Blade 4 Bristle – Dartbord € 47,49

For endless playing fun

Winmau Blade 4 Bristle - Dartbord
Winmau Blade 4 Bristle – Dartbord

Product specifications
Age Warning Not suitable for children under 3 years
Product Type: Dartboard
Recommended age: 8-99 years
Boys and girls
Reviews: Quality Good

Longfield Gift Set Soft and Steeltip Darts € 7,99

Longfield Gift Set Soft and Steeltip Darts
Longfield Gift Set Soft and Steeltip Darts

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Ice cream makers from € 26,95 to € 1099,00

Ice cream makers
Ice cream makers

High differences in price-quality ratio.

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The best Kids toys, my review

The best kids toys you can buy in my opinion. My toppers! For different ages. What always has to be bought for children are building toys as Lego, Meccano or Playmobile.

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The best kids toys age 0-4

1. Baby bouncer – € 62.95

Age: 3+ months

Thanks to the handy clip this bouncer is easy to fit to almost any door frame without screwing or drilling. The safety harness is very comfortable and equipped with a lock that can not be opened by children. My children loved it!

Baby bouncer

2. Pooh bear – Winnie de Pooh € 49.99

The best Kids toys
Our Moving Pooh bear with music

Age: 9+ months

Pooh gives a little music and moves, This toy makes your baby smile 🙂 indestructible, our Pooh’s been seven years now.

Pooh bear, winnie de pooh
Pooh bear – Winnie de Pooh

3. Puky balance bike – € 64,99

Age: 2-4 year

Solid starter bike for your little one. It amazes me how quite little children are biking this thing. Super toy!

balance bike, loopfiets
Balance Bike

4. Inline Skates

Age: 4+

This should not be missing in the assortment of your kids toys.

Inline Skates
Inline skates

The best kids toys age 5 – 8

5. 4 in a Row – Download – € 1.99

Age: 5+ year

 

4 in a row download

Or the traditional 4 in a row – € 13.99

Age: 5+ year

Great game to play whilst having teatime with your child, I ‘ve played this one hundreds of times with my children, and still like it 🙂

4 in a row

6. Labyrinth – Doolhof/ Dutch version – € 24,99

Age: 5+ year

Logical thinking and forward thinking is being stimulated with this game. I love to play it with the children.

7. Swingball Mookie – € 33.99

Age: 5+

So much fun, this tennis game, it’s in my garden for over 6 years now, my children and all the children of the daycare like it a lot! And I do also play it!

Swingball Game Mookie
Swingball Mookie

 

Best kids toys age 9+

8. Smart balance wheel – € 489

Age: 9+

Next to the waveboard, the smart balance wheel is quite a nice present to get 🙂

Smart balance wheel

9. AirRaiders Focus – Drone – € 49,99

Age: 12+

A drone with camera, the dream of every teenage boy.

AirRaiders Focus - Drone
AirRaiders Focus – Drone

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The worst Kids toys, my review

Every day I am looking at Cartoon network, or some other kids TV channel. I am so surprised about the terrible toys grown-ups come up with. The ads which are displayed to kids. The wannahaves!!

I will share my top 10 in random order of the most terrible kids toys they have invented nowadays. And under the video or picture you will find my comment on these toys.

The worst kids toys in my opinion.

 1. Zoomer Zuppies – € 39,95


This is so terrible. The ad is saying it’s ideal for children who can’t have their own puppy be cause of an allergy. I spontaniously develop an allergy for these fony toys. So are the Zoomer Dinos an Kitties

Click here If you still want to buy a Zoomer Zuppie

2. DigiDino Apollo – € 9,99

Never ever saw something as mind blowing like this to give your children.

Click here when you want to buy a DigiDino

The same story you can apply for the 3. DigiBirds –

€ 4.99 a piece

digibirds

Click here if you want to purchase the Digibirds

 
4. The wall racer – € 41.06

Who the heck, wants his children to ride with cars on the wall??

Some comments I found on the internet:

After half an hour the car was already gone.
New batteries … unfortunately without result

Does not move right
The wall racer is a setback. He sticks well as the windows but does not run on it. Also on the floor he comes barely ahead. This is probably because the wheels underneath not protrude enough to drive. I returned the car.

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5. Charley Sheen bobblehead – € 49.95


What on earth are you thinking? Giving this to your child!

When you really want to buy this head, click here

6. Peacekeepers camouflage rifle 59 cm – € 8.74

 Peacekeepers camouflage geweer 59 cm kids toy

What a terrible way to teach your kids about peace.
To give a rifle to an eight year old child? Would that learn the child something about peace?

To get a peacekeeper for your child, click here

7. Cobra Attack – € 27.99

This video is in Spanish but it shows enough about the imitation of this toy. To buy this  very dangerous cobra click here

It’s from the same category as

8. Bello bites – € 24.99

Bello Bites

Click here to buy this doggy

9. Walking Dead doll – € 28.95

Walking Dead Doll

Age 4 year?? Great! Which twisted mind is bringing something  like this on the market?

You can buy this stuff here

10. Pie Face – € 43.99

pie face

Well,  need I say something about this? Spray can whipped cream? The stupidity slaps you right in the face.

Buy it here, exclusive cream

The worst Kids toys are of all times.

Not only today, but in the past there has been quite a few missers too. To name a few.

Skipper which you could stretch and give boobies.
A saddle for Daddy? OMG!
Little kiddies smoking package???
And the inventer of the badman waterpistol surely saw his error after the production of this toy.

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Toymail Free Voice Messaging For Kids, So Cute!

Update: Unfortunately, a warning came out for toys and devices like this. It has to do with the privacy and security of this toy.

You can read here my findings of the warning

 

This is quite a find! I like it a lot!
Toymail free Voice Messaging For Kids.
Can you imagine that you as mum or dad really have to work, and leave your kid in a daycare or at the babysit, and you have the opportunity to send your little girl or boy an instant message 🙂

Look at how it works, it makes you smile from ear to ear!

You got to love this little “Meatball”.

You connect the little mailman to your home Wifi
Then record a message anytime, anywhere, and send it to your sweetheart.
As you know, I am affiliated with the products I tell you about on my website, this “Mailman” isn’t having an affiliate program, but still I truly like this so much, so that’s why I wrote this post.

Toymail free Voice Messaging For Kids

 Toymail Free Voice Messaging For Kids
Toymail Mailman

When the mailman is snorting, wheezing or whining, your kid will know they’ve got a new message. And your child can respond directly from their toy.

I hope it will strengthen the band between family members who can’t be together through circumstances. You can order your MAILMAN here at Toymail

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VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Review

PRODUCT: VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
Website: Bol.com
Price: € 49,99
Overall Rank: Awesome

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

The VTech Kidizoom Action Camera is a waterproof “dashboard” camera for kids.

Play games and make motion movies.

Use the waterproof case to take underwater photos or mount the camera on your bike or skateboard and put all your exciting adventures, wherever you are!

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

  • Super Cool gadget for cool kids!
  • Imagine, you put the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam on your skateboard, or go swimming with it!
  • This compact and multifunctional camera takes videos and photos with lots of cool edits and effects.
  • Your children are motivated to go and play outsite.
  • The device works on rechargeble batteries.
  • The price is doable.

The Bad:

  • They will make movies of their own accidents 🙁

Who is the VTech Kidizoom Action Camera For?
An awesome adventure for every kid!

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam qualities:

  • The 128 MB internal memory is expandable with a microSD memory card up to 32GB (not included)
  • With a built-in rechargeable battery
  • Includes 7 different accessories such as a waterproof case, wrist strap and a bike-mounting piece
  • Sturdy and durable design

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Price: € 49,99

My Final Opinion of  VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
Just watch the video 🙂 I am enthusiastic!

 

I know for sure you will make your (grand)kids very, very happy with the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

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Vintage Toys – Toys without Batteries

Vintage Toys –  toys without batteries.

When I run through a toys store nowadays, it seems to be quite often you need to put in batteries in toys. Most toys have to produce light and noise or have to move or fly by themselves. That is why I wrote this blog “Vintage toys – toys without batteries”.

construxions from Totum

I wonder which effect this has on our environment. All these batteries need to be replaced sometime. Batteries contain acid, harmful substances to the environment. A battery belongs to the small chemical waste. It also takes a lot of energy, raw materials, and CO2 emissions to make batteries.

Production of batteries

 

The production of batteries consumes a lot of energy. For the environment is avoiding using them therefore always the best. Some types of batteries contain heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury or lead. Heavy metals can cause health damage and ecosystem damage if they get into the environment. Heavy metals are therefore increasingly used in batteries. Since 2008, rechargeable nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries are forbidden except in cordless tools and alarm systems. Mercury is also banned in most batteries. Only button cells may still contain mercury, but no more than 2 percent of the total weight.

Chemical waste

The harmful substances in a battery are produced during combustion. Therefore it is very important to return used batteries as chemical waste. Most supermarkets have a battery return policy.

Toys without Batteries

When you are gone buy new toys for your children, would you consider toys without batteries?

 

Here are some toys I want to bring to your attention.

Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
Tatoo
Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
Tatoo 2

 

 

 

Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
Tatoo 3
Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
Tatoo 4

 

 

 

You can see how we spend several enjoyable hours with to tattooing, even I had to get some!
Super tattoos for boy or girl

tatoeagesgelpen tatoos

 

 

 

 Phlatball, a discus, and ball in one.

 

Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
phlatball

Press the ball flat, throw it as discus and catch it as the ball! As he flies through the air, he jumps back into its original shape! It is made of a soft material, it can float in the water.

 

Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
tennis training set
Tennis training set.

With this Power Tennis training set, tennis gets a whole new sensation!

You can give yourself tennis lessons!

Play in pairs or alone. You can put the stick in the ground and the ball hanging on a string, you can easily play tennis without having to lose the ball. Very convenient, you don’t have to disturb your neighbors for asking back the ball.

 

 

This tennis set is my Topper. All the kids here are crazy about it.

Magic magnetic drawing board
Vintage Toys - toys without batteries
magic drawing board

When you are finished, just start over again.

All my kids enjoyed this one!

 

 

Bedroom basket

binnenhuisbasket

I don’t know if this is a very  handy toy…

 

Click for more baskets on the picture

 

I hope you like the toys I found for you,

fun to play with, without any batteries.

Kids have energy enough by themselves, they really don’t need an extra battery. When my son was 2,5 years old, he was completely obsessed by a roll of scotch tape. He could play with it for hours. Sticking his fingers or feet together, taping 2 chairs together, making a whole sticky cobweb of the room.

When you click on the pictures you find out where you can buy these toys.

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Lazy Laces – Top or Flop

Lazy Laces – Top or Flop, for you spotted on the internet Silicon laces, never tie shoelaces again. You can pull them through the eyelets or hook them behind the brackets. There are two types available.

After the silicon rage of the magic loom bands, still very hot, this new silicon product is trying to conquer the market. I haven’t seen them in the shops, so for now only for sale on the Internet.

Lazy Laces – Top or Flop

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