It’s that time of year again! Here at Dandelion Moms we’ve hand-selected some of our favorite holiday gifts for the entire family! AND hosting an awesome giveaway for all you lovely dandelions! Take some time to check out each of these cool companies and the products we thought you’d enjoy this holiday season. Prizes valued at over $700! Good Luck friends!
For Your Gamer:
Nintendo 3DS XL:
- 3D screen, enabling 3D view without the need for special glasses and the ability to adjust or turn off 3D effect with the 3D Depth Slider.
- Face-tracking 3D feature automatically adjusts the “sweet spot” based on the location and angle of the user’s face, even in dimly lit conditions.
- Built-in amiibo functionality with NFC reader located on the lower screen above the Home Button.
Here are some recently launched titles:
- Mario Party Star Rush – Released November 4
- Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – Released November 18
- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – Releasing December 12th
Dandelion Moms is offering a $50 GameStop Gift Card so you can pick up the latest Nintendo Games!
Brightly is a Penguin Random House initiative that shares book recommendations from across the children’s publishing world for every age and stage, as well as reading tips and insights, seasonal activities, and more. Brightly (www.readbrightly.com), a site that helps parents raise kids who love to read.
The retail value of the prize pack is $45.
For Your Minecraft Fan:
Some of their content was inspired by Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11). They’ve created posts that contain tips and book recommendations to make science and technology fun for kids, and introduce them to the basics of coding and programming. Perhaps they’ll even inspire a few Family Code Nights.
This prize pack includes:
Kids Who Code: Terrific Books That Introduce Programming to Children
For Your Artist:
For All Ages:
Color Brightly Gift Set includes coloring books and pencils for the artist in all of us! Great for any age.
Mike Kungl will give away a signed 36×24 poster. Perfect for your art loving family member! Retails for $49.00.
An open edition poster “Pacific Island Air”
The Art of M Kungl – A Fresh Twist on a Classic Era
About Mike Kungl:
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.
Soon into his new career, Kungl never suspected that success on one coast would lead to recognition on another. Within just two years the California artist was selected to create the official artwork for Miami Beach’s 25th annual Art Deco Weekend.
You can see more of Mike’s artwork here.
For Your Adventurer:
National Geographic Books
The books for giveaway again include:
- Weird But True 8
- How Things Work (sidenote: this book is what I’m giving to my little cousins for the holiday! A great, sneaky tool for kids’ STEM learning!)
Total retail value is roughly $88.
For Mom or Dad:
Zeel Massage is currently available in 40 cities and their surrounding areas but they are constantly expanding.
They are offering a one-hour massage for a lucky dandelion mom.
HP Sprocket is the fun, new portable printer that lets you instantly create 2×3 inch stickable snapshots straight from your smartphone or tablet so you can share them with friends and loved ones! The app is intuitive and from the first screen you can snap a photo, or select a photo from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or your camera roll. Print your photo or have fun adding frames, stickers, filters and/or text. Sprocket fits in your pocket so take the fun with you to print on-the-go photos! Available at HP.com, Amazon and Best Buy. Retails for $129.99.
Laura Matthews Designs
Laura Matthews Designs offer some really gorgeous jewelry for both men and women. Winner can chose between the necklace or men’s bracelet.
For the Whole Family
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is offering an awesome prize pack with the latest Disney Blu-ray + DVD releases! Winner receives all copies of the following titles. Retail value over $200.
The progressive mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every habitat live side by side and “anyone can be anything.” But when new rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives in town she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of tough, hulking animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack an unsolved, challenging case even if it means working with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. But the case leads these two unlikely partners to an uneasy conclusion that Zootopia’s “evolved” society is being pulled apart by unseen forces determined to use fear to take control of the city by turning predators and prey against each other.
The Jungle Book – Available August 30
The Jungle Book is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Available September 13
The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), causing a catastrophic rift that escalates into an all-out feud. Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout. More than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes.
Beauty and the Beast – Available September 20
Twenty-five years ago, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast broke ground as the first animated feature film to receive an Academy Award® nomination for best picture, and now this tale as old as time joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. There is a host of all-new bonus extras including a rare opportunity to gather around the piano with some of Disney’s greatest composers, including Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), Stephen Schwartz (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Pocahontas”), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”), Robert Lopez (“Frozen,” Disney’s upcoming “Gigantic”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Disney’s upcoming “Moana”) as they sing and share how they’ve personally been inspired by the film’s award-winning music.
Alice Through the Looking Glass – Available October 18
Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated Alice in Wonderlandembraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. In Alice Through the Looking Glass, the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar Alice in Wonderland.
Finding Dory – Available November 15
From the Academy Award®–winning creators of Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them … with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Bring home the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and gallons of bonus extras.
The BFG – Available November 29
“The BFG” unites the talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – to bring to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant (Oscar®-winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg employs a new, hybrid style of filmmaking blending live-action and performance-capture techniques, resulting in genuine, heartfelt performances and super-photorealistic animation. Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delight in extensive bonus features. Spielberg’s directorial debut with The Walt Disney Studios was a labor of love, as he’s been a fan of Dahl’s for years. In fact, he read “The BFG” to his own children when they were younger. According to Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship; it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends; and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” “The BFG” is a Golden Phizzwizard* come true for Spielberg, Dahl fans and audiences around the world.
Pete’s Dragon – Available November 29
“Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) as Grace, a forest ranger in the Pacific Northwest who happens upon 10-year-old Pete, played by Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”). Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) is Natalie, the 11-year-old daughter of Jack, a lumber-mill owner played by Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”). Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) is Jack’s bumbling brother Gavin and Oscar®-winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) portrays Mr. Meacham, an old wood carver who delights the local children with tales of a fierce dragon.
Good Luck everyone!