GeekMom 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #1: Holiday-Themed Gifts

As we did last year, here at GeekMom we have rounded up some of our favorite products of the past year, along with a few older but still great products for our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.

This is the first of our themed guides, starting you off with holiday-related gifts to get you in the mood. While this particular gift guide is short, we will start in earnest after Thanksgiving, running two gift guides per week. They will encompass such things as toys, games, books, and various practical gifts. Stay tuned, as we have a lot of great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!

Image: Playmobil

Playmobil Christmas Sets and Playmobil Advent Calendars
Prices vary
For the kids on your list, Playmobil Christmas play sets and advent calendars are a great option. Some assembly is required, but once they are set up, kids will enjoy playing with them all season. Be sure to get your advent calendar before December!

Image: New Kideo/Scholastic

Giving Thanks… And More Stories To Celebrate American Heritage
$14.95
Giving Thanks is a DVD in the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection of DVDs. It includes two stories on Thanksgiving, one from the Native American prospective and one from the Pilgrim prospective. There is also a story about Hiawatha as well as a story that tells of the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Image: Hallmark.com

Jingle the Husky Pup Storybook and Story Buddy
$29.95
Every kid wants a puppy under the Christmas tree, but just in case you’re worried Santa will drop the ball, have a backup plan with Hallmark’s Jingle the Husky Pup. This adorable plush is more than what meets the eye, though, since he reacts with bark, whimpers and even happy howls as you read his story. Jingle All The Way tells kids how Jingle finally finds a home, with the help of a guy in a sleigh. As you read, certain lines of text trigger reactions from little Jingle. Kids can even get creative, making their own Jingle stories and reading those same lines to get responses from Jingle. The perfect solution for kids who want a puppy this year!

Stay tuned next week for more GeekMom gift guides! Have a great Thanksgiving week.

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Jenny Bristol is an Editor at GeekDad and a founding Director at GeekMom. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, losing herself in history, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.