Holiday Gift Guide 2012

holiday gifts, gift ideas

Welcome to The Attic Girl's 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!  

I am excited to show you some of the most unique and creative must-have gift ideas this holiday season for your family. 

You can always find the latest Holiday Gift Guide posts under the Holiday Gift Guide tab in the top navigation bar, and you can find links to all giveaways in the sidebar.

Check back often for new reviews and giveaways to make your holiday merry! 

For Kids
books, gifts, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Believe It or Not Download the Weird; an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from around the world with a twist! Readers can actually download the weird. The brand new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to COME ALIVE! Great gift for teens, tweens and reluctant readers.  

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Available at:  Various Bookstores and Amazon
Price Range: $28.95
stuffed animals, teddy bears, recordable toys
Cuddletunes has a real MP3 player and speakers sewn right inside! Play any MP3 music, plus your own recordings that you create using the Cuddletunes web site.  Great gift for ages 1-8

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Available at:  Cuddletunes and Amazon    Price:  $59
reading, children's books, diversity

Hartlyn Kids books give an authentic snapshot of a day in the life of a child from various regions around the globe.  The Bamboo Dance journeys to the Philippines and comes with a pretend Passport and sticker.  These imaginative books allow children to "travel" around the globe and make a great gift for preschool-elementary children.  

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Available at: Hartlyn Kids site Price: $12.99
tweens, teens
Statz Rings are 5 colorful rings that each represent a relationship status.  * Green: Single* Red: In A Relationship* Blue: It's Complicated * Orange: Crushin' * Black: Noneya Business   Makes a fun gift (especially stocking stuffers!) for teens and tweens!  

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Available at:  Online and various Retailers  Price:  $5.99
007, James Bond007, James Bond, Skyfall

Toystate's 007 James Bond licensed Aston Martin DB5 model toy car:  A simple button press activates secret weapon reveals to give Bond the edge in any high-speed chase! Also features motorized driving action, realistic vehicle sound effects and the James Bond Theme music.  Makes a great gift for ages 6+!  

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Available atAmazon  Price $24.99
Cuddlebarn, app based toys, Talking Friends
gifts, toysCuddlebarn's TALKING TOM and TALKING BEN are the hottest new app based toys based on the Talking Friends app series.  Press his foot and he will repeat what you say in his signature funny voice while moving his mouth.  Makes a great gift for ages over 2+.  

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Available at: Cuddlebarn's site  Price:  $34.99  

SPECIAL PROMO: Save $5 off each TOM and BEN you buy thru 12/31/2012 with code TOM2012
Melissa & Doug, toys, Terrific Twenty Holiday list
Melissa & Doug, holiday gifts, toys
Melissa and Doug's Bella Butterfly Pretend Play Tea Set has 17 pcs. and is made of food-safe plastic for tea party fun.  Makes a great gift for ages 3+.  

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Available at:  Online and various retailers  Price: $19.99

For Men and Women
  digital scale, weight managementEatSmart 

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale features "step-on" technology with a large 3.5" LCD display.  No more tapping the scale to turn on; simply step on and get an instant reading! 

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Available at: Amazon  Price Range: $37.95
digital photos, photo gifts
photo gifts, digital photos  Fracture is a new way to print and frame your digital photos; print your photos directly on glass  and mount on your wall.  Choose from various sizes or customize; available in 3 shapes: landscape, square or portrait.  This makes a great gift for grandparents!  

Available at: Fracture's site  Price Range: $10-$40 depending on size  
Special PROMO:  $5 off any order of $50 or more with code AGPROMO 
expectant dad gifts, dads to be
diaper backpack, dad to be gifts

DaddyScrubs Daddy Diaper Pack is the ultimate backpack for dads featuring full straps and clips to lock it down and many storage pockets to hold diapers, wipes, sippy cups and more. Makes a great gift for expectant dads and veteran dads alike! Check out their site for other great dad gifts including medical scrubs. 

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Available at: DaddyScrubs Price: $69.95
photo gifts, digital prints, calendars, mugs

MailPix allows you to create not only prints and enlargements, but also an assortment of photo gifts including calendars, t-shirts, mugs, blankets and more.  Makes a great gift for anyone! 

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Available at:  Mailpix    Price Range:  Calendars from $19-$28

For the Family
Christmas movies, DVD, family films

The Heart of Christmas, inspired by a true story, is a touching film about a town that comes together to make a little boy's dreams come true. 

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Available at: Amazon and various Retailers   
Price Range: $15-28
Love Comes Softly series, family films

Love's Christmas Journey:  Young widow Ellie (Natalie Hall) goes to stay with her brother (Greg Vaughan), who soon leaves town on business. While he's gone, one of his brood is accused of burning down a barn, and it's up to Ellie to clear his name with help from a handsome deputy (Dylan Bruce). Directed by David S. Cass Sr.  This DVD comes with a collectible Greeting Card.  

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Available at:  Amazon and various retailers  Price Range:  $15-$23
movies, fox home entertainment, gifts

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Everybody’s favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg’s dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn’t stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse!  

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Available at: Releases Dec. 18th on Amazon  Price Range: $30
Fox Home Entertainment, Ice Age, movies, family films

Ice Age: Continental Drift:  Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.    

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Available at:  Releases Dec. 11th on Amazon  Price Range: $30
fox home entertainment, movies, holiday gifts
Strawberry Shortcake Jammin With Cherry Jam: The glow of friendship shines brighter than the spotlight when Strawberry and her pals meet superstar Cherry Jam! Get ready for a rockin' good time as the girls face stage fright, work to impress a talent scout and consider moving to Berry Big City. Along the way, they learn that fame and fortune can be fun, but there’s nothing more important than friendship.

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Available at: Amazon                    Price Range: $10
CafePress is a great place to find customized and personal gifts for everyone on your holiday gift list!  Find T-Shirts, Wall calendars, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Christmas ornaments, Water Bottles and more.
Click here for giveaway   Holiday Extravaganza Deals Up to 50% Off

4 comments on "Holiday Gift Guide 2012"
  1. A lot of amazing ideas in there Shelly! You got something for everyone! Super fun guide! Can't wait for the holidays and these events to open up!

  2. Thanks for all the great ideas! I love the Smart Scale personally :D


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