Tis the season friends! All year long we have searched and found some of our favorite holiday gift ideas to share with you. Here are some of our favorites companies who have generously offered a goodie for our lovely community! Prizes valued at over $800! Good luck and have a wonderful holiday season!
Mike Kungl is one of our favorite artists around. Mike Kungl works with Disney along with many other companies such as the Chuck Jones Gallery and Stan Lee of Marvel Comics. After completing art and design school M Kungl applied his graphic design education to achieve a successful career in advertising. Spending nearly two decades creating award winning logos, package design and illustration for companies such as Panasonic, Johnson & Johnson, Toshiba and Nissan Motors, Kungl then focused on fine art full time and within two years of heading off on his own was selected to create the official artwork for Miami Beach’s 25th annual Art Deco Weekend.
About the piece:
Title: 77 Vader
artist: Mike Kungl
signed by Mike Kungl and Adam Carolla
16″ x 32″ glow-in-the-dark lithograph print
For the Kids:
Minecraft Online Coding Camp: Winter 2016 Camp Session Giveaway ($150)
The winter coding camp experience unlike any other. Learn how to code in-game using the programming language Lua. In-game, hands-on instruction from experienced counselors. Campers will learn how to code, mod and play in a safe, multiplayer environment on Connected Camps’ moderated camp servers with the guidance of expert Minecraft counselors. Accessed in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience, kids will learn Lua programming, problem solving and design and web literacy. Coding Camp offers:
- Learn how to code in-game using the programming language Lua
- Small camp size: 2 counselors, 12 campers
This camp is recommended for kids aged 10-14.
The retail value is $99 for the winter camp, $150 for 2016 camps.
Winter Minecraft Coding Camp information: http://connectedcamps.
They also offer a free play Kids Club here: http://connectedcamps.
DINOTRUX Mega Chompin™ Ty Rux ($59.99)
Little ones will have a roaring good time with Ty Rux. This half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle comes to life with kid-activated lights and sounds. Ty Rux encourages interactive play through his many exciting features, including a chomping mouth, swinging wrecking ball tail and large rolling tires. 3 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up. $59.99
DreamWorks Animation’s Dinotrux can be found at netflix.com/dinotrux.
Pet Vet Set
DocMcStuffins: Pet Vet DVD + Toy
Doc McStuffins opens a new veterinary practice in her backyard clinic where she treats stuffed animals and toys in “Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet.” Including 5 themed episodes of the Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins,” each highlighting lessons about care and responsibility for pets, the DVD also comes with a FREE exclusive pet collar. “Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet” is a must own for any little one!
PBS Kids Prize Pack
Enjoy the holidays with some of your favorite PBS Kids characters! Prize Pack includes: ODD SQUAD Reindeer Games, Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs are Different, WordWorld Merry Christmas, Caillou’s Christmas, PEG + CAT: A Totally Awesome Christmas. (Valued at $50). You can find lots of fun holiday activities and games at pbskids.org.
National Geographic Kids Prize Pack:
Nat Geo Kids or Little Kids magazine subscription + four books including WHY book, National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry and National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World.
For the Home:
HP Envy Printer + Social Media Snapshots. I love my HP Printer and the Social Media Snapshots paper are about the coolest invention yet! I created this fun DIY Antique Shelf and downloaded some recent pictures of our family. It is a super easy process and one you will love as much as me I think!
HP Envy 5540 ($129.99 value)
This HP ENVY all-in-one is the easiest way to print lab-quality photos and laser-quality documents in fewer steps from your smartphone or tablet. Perfect for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list, the HP Envy 5540 is not only a 3-in-1 wireless printer, it also comes with a FREE 3-month subscription to HP Instant Ink! HP Instant Ink is the gift that will keep giving all year long. You can save up to 50% on the cost of ink with this subscription service that automatically ships ink when you are running low. With the HP Envy 5540 printer and HP Instant Ink, you will #NeverRunOut of ink again and printing will cost a lot less!
HP Social Media Snapshots ($9.99 value)
HP Social Media Snapshots Removable Sticky Photo Paper come with 25 sheets per pack. The 4×5 inch photo sheets have a sticky back that is perfect for printing, displaying and reliving life’s moments. Best of all, you can now unlock your favorite photos from Instagram and Facebook by printing them directly from your smartphone or tablet. Currently HP Social Media Snapshots is available at Staples and HP.com and coming soon to other major retailers. Now through November 30th, HP Social Media Snapshots are Buy One Get One Free at Staples when you use the following link and click “redeem now” – http://bit.ly/snapshotsbogo. #StickAPic
It’s a Bundt:
Headline Shirts $50 Gift Card
Headline Shirts is a San Francisco based t-shirt and apparel brand specializing in original and intelligently funny products for men & women. Browse their large selection of tees, hoodies & socks to find the perfect gift for any member of your family!
GameStop $50 Gift Card:
GameStop is THE PLACE to help holiday shoppers find and purchase their favorite gaming and tech items affordably and simply. They have deals on games of all kinds and for all systems for EVERYONE in the family. GameStop also has the hottest games since the launch of the next generation consoles, including Star Wars: Battlefront! GameStop also now has collectibles in all its stores with everything from POP! Vinyl to the Star War Sphero BB-8 App Enabled Droid! Make sure to swing by a GameStop to take advantage of Black Friday deals or visit gamestop.com and its Holiday Hub for more information.
FortuneKeeper is a Brooklyn, NY based company that has created a unique niche for themselves through their beautiful necklaces (with or without a Swarovski Crystal), bracelets, key chains (with or without a Swarovski Crystal), ornaments, and zipper pulls. Have you ever opened your fortune cookie and wanted to keep it? Now you can! No more sticking them in your pocket, taping them to your computer monitor, under a magnet on the fridge or crumpled in your wallet ~ now you’re able to wear them (or maybe it’s a quote, prayer or inspirational message ~ anything that has special meaning to you) and keep them close. On one side a beautiful piece of jewelry shows while on the other it’s clear and visible to read; along with being able to change out the fortune or handwritten message/poetry whatever easily! It’s fantastic. FortuneKeepers’ motto is: Read It ~ Keep It ~ Believe It!
Necklace (Black Buddha Namaste w/Swarovski Crystal $29):
Bracelet (Transformation Bracelet $39.75):
***FortuneKeeper will be in Columbus Circle NY on 12/1 starting at 10am EST ~ if you’re local stop by and see them in person. Chrisie their designer will be there and she’s fabulous and extremely artistic! Tell them dandelion moms pointed you their way!***
Unique Jewelry that inspires. Opens to safely store your fortune, goal, or dreams!
CHOOZE is a children’s brand featuring footwear, apparel, and accessories designed to inspire creative confidence in kids of all ages. You have to read Sharon’s story (the designer and creator of CHOOZE) on how CHOOZE began: here ~ it makes me smile everytime I think of CHOOZE and/or look at their social media! Their children’s slippers ($25.95 – $29.95) are adorable and you’ll wish they made them in your size!
The mission at CHOOZE: the profits from their products give families in poverty the power of choice. As a Good Returns company, they invest annual profits in anti-poverty programs. These programs provide training, support, education, and loans to women so they can start their own businesses and lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Loans are paid back at the end of the year & they start the cycle over. More powerful than a donation, it’s a sustainable way to have a positive impact by giving a hand-up rather than a hand-out. When kids (big and little) wear CHOOZE shoes, they are helping other kids live better lives. The steps you take create a difference in the world.
Sensu artist brushes are the ultimate tools for digital artists. They deliver an authentic painting experience on your tablet or smartphone. Over the years, we’ve developed a lot of artist brushes and have learned tons from some of the best brush makers in the world—careful craftsmen who understand the subtle properties of hair taper, flexibility, and strength. We’ve applied this knowledge to the creation of these unique tools. This design uses advanced hair technology that creates a spring and responsiveness that feels like real painting. The Buddy stylus is the latest addition to our product offering and is meant to go on your favorite pen or pencil to turn them into a stylus. You can go digital and sketch on your touchscreen with Buddy or analog in your notebook using your pen or pencil.
Buddy Stylus ($4.99):
Simply attach the Buddy Stylus cap to your “favorite” pencil or pen ~ easy. No batteries, charging or special software required. Use with iDevices or Androids (including Kindle Fire) and more to play games, draw/sketch and apps.
Amazon Gift Card – 2 $25 gift cards from dandelion moms to do some shopping this holiday season!
UPDATE! Thank you everyone for participating in our dandelion moms Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas giveaway! Here are the winners. We will be contacting you this week.
Mike Kungl Art: Gloria Wilson
Connected Camps Club Minecraft: Helen Wagner
DinoTrux Mega Chompin Ty Rux: Heather Dawn
Doc McStuffins Vet Kit + DVD: Cassandra Eastman
PBS Kids Holiday DVD’s: Diane Richards
National Geographic Prize Pack: Jeff Wilson
ENVY HP Printer + Social Media Snapshots paper: Melissa Teears
It’s a Bundt: Birdie Bee
Headline Shirts $50 Gift Card: Jason Watson
Game Stop $50 Gift Card: Dinah Garcia
FortuneKeeper: necklace: Karen Hinkle; bracelet: Nicole Hulst
Chooze Slippers: Beth Garrett
Sensu Buddy: Elana Istomina
Amazon $25 Gift Card: Nina H.
Amazon $25 Gift Card: Ashley K.
Thanks again everyone!