Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas For The Kids

Disclosure: I received the items featured to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

 We've covered Christmas for HIM and given you a huge list of ideas for a fantastic Christmas for HER. Now, it's time for Christmas for the KIDS! I've put together a fun, creative list of gift ideas that are sure to bring big smiles on Christmas morning!

ORB Toys


  Morph™ is the shape shifting fluff that does all the stuff – It shapes, it builds, it bounces, it even floats! Ultra Pink is a super light, super fun sensory sensation. It's the coolest compound that you’ll have to feel to believe.

  Braini Putti

  • Super bouncy fun putty toy that snaps, stretches picks up print and melts over any item without the mess
  • Gluten & Phylate free materials
  • Safe for kids ages 3+ and contains no small parts
  • Long-lasting: Never dries out
  • Extreme Electric Bold colors to choose from: Aquatica Blue, Cosmoid Blue, Pinkify Pink, Electroid Metallic, Hyperhue Orange and Luminite Green

Elasti Plasti

  Elasti Plasti™ is the brand new super soft plastic that expandifies, super stretches, bubbles and much more. Grab some friends and create a giant, thin plastic parachute. Elasti Plasti™ super stretches further than anything ever created and lets you blow giant bubbles 20x its size with a regular straw. With infinite play possibilities, Elasti Plasti™ expandifies the way you play! Elasti Plasti™ makes super wacky, slappy, wobbly sounds when thrown or flopped on the floor! Drape it over objects and watch as it expandifies to completely cover them!

 My kids love slime! As much as I can't stand the craze, I'm willing to give 'em a pass for Christmas. I really do love any toy that beckons my kids to leave the screens off and use their creativity. With ORB Toys, there's so many artistic options to choose from!

  Click HERE to check out all of the wonderfully crafty products from ORB Toys! 

Blendy Pens

My friends at Chameleon Pens don't just make fun creative tools for HER, they also make these fun and exciting Blendy Pens for kids! Rather than write how Blendy Pens work, it's so much easier just to show you!

My daughter, Eva, loves drawing, coloring, and working out all of her creative energy! I love all of the endless colors and patterns these Blendy Pens will bring to her efforts and she is going to be excited to unwrap these on Christmas morning!

  Click HERE to check out Blendy Pens! Perfect for under the tree or tucked in the stocking!

Obersee Kids Luggage

When you are headed over the river and through the woods this holiday season, you and your kids will be excited to have one of these great sets of kids luggage from Obersee! My daughter is one of those kids who scours YouTube watching all of the known hacks for everything imaginable. I have no doubt that she will love the fact that that she can pack her clothes and her snacks all in the same bag!


The Obersee Kids Luggage / Suitcase boasts a blend of creativity, functionality and style. All kids luggage features a main compartment for clothing, toys and other travel items. Additionally, the inner compartment features clothing straps and a pocket large enough for books. The outside of the suitcase features two drink pockets, additional outer pocket for easy storage, a carrying handle, quality wheels, and a sturdy pull bar for easy transport. Best of all, the front pocket is an insulated snack cooler for toting snacks while traveling. Measurements: 16" tall x 11" wide x 8.5" deep (40 x 28 x 22 cm); Suitable for use as carry-on baggage; Durable construction; Additional front pocket (on front of cooler pocket) for quick and easy storage; Ages 3+; Meets or exceeds applicable CPSIA & FDA standards.

With TEN different cases to choose from, you'll find the perfect one to fit your kids unique personality or favorite color! 

Click HERE to check out Obersee! Use the code: 2017Q410 and get 10% off your order! 

Sun Tails

Our tails are swimmable and walkable (meaning, you can remove the monofin and pull them up for walking), and such fun for all. We have sparkly tails or smooth and silky premium realistic scale tails for you to choose from.

I'm pretty sure it's every little girls dream to be a mermaid. Both of my daughters spent the majority of their time in the pool pretending to be mermaids, swimming and moving their bodies in true mermaid fashion. Even though the warmth of Summer and time in the pool or on the beach is months away, Christmas is the perfect time to make dreams come true! Now, with Sun Tails, you can do just that!

  Fuji Red Mermaid Tail & Monofin Set

  • Available in child & adult sizes
  • Fuji Red comes in vibrant colors of red and pink
  • Realistic scale mermaid tails are made from 80/20% nylon/spandex material with 4 way stretch. The swimsuit material is very comfortable and works well for swimming, or as a mermaid costume.
  • You can bundle and save when ordering both the tail and monofin set together!

Before I wrapped up this Christmas wish for my daughter, I had to try out the monofin for myself (you know... just to see if it worked) I was really surprised not only at how snuggly the monofin fit, but how comfortable it was around my ankles. So many colors and designs to choose from, there's even shark monofins too! Thanks to Sun Tail, anyone can be a mermaid!

  Click HERE to pick out your perfect tail! Use the code:THRIFTYNIFTYSOUTHERNSTYLE and get 10% off your entire order!

Venice Lounger

Now that we are officially a homeschooling family, I love creating learning environments in our home. Most of our work is done on a nice clean dining room table over cups of hot tea, but for quiet reading time my Eva loves curling up in her bed. I wanted to find something for Elijah that wasn't just comfy, but fitting for his personality. When I came across the Venice Lounger, I knew it would be perfect for his new reading spot!

When story time rolls around, kids will have an extra-special place to read with our Venice Lounger. Filled with the same plush gel memory foam as our mattresses, the Venice Lounger promotes comfort in stillness. It’s the perfect spot to snack or snooze after a busy play day, and not to worry, the lounger is big enough for grownups too, if you’re looking for some bonding time with your child.

  • Filled with nontoxic polyurethane and gel memory foam for premium comfort.
  • Cover is completely removable, replaceable, and washable.

A memory foam bag chair that is also machine washable? Yes please!

Click HERE to snag a Venice Lounger for your little (or big) reader!

 It's hard to believe that in a couple short weeks, kids will be struggling to sleep on Christmas Eve, excited for all of the joy that awaits them in the morning! Secretly, I think I'm more excited than they are. With gifts on this list from practical to creative to magical and fun, these products for kids will hopefully make your shopping a little easier this holiday season!


One lucky reader will win the prizes pictured above. Prizes and/or color subject to change based on availability. To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools form below. Giveaway open to the lower 48 United States, ages 18 and up. Ends 12/25/17 at 11:59pm EST.

Disclosure: I received the item pictured above in exchange for facilitating this post. Our Southern Style and Thrifty Nifty Mommy are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.


  1. I would pick the Venice Lounger because it is so perfect for the kids to cozy up in for watching a movie or reading.

  2. My little artist would love the blending pens!

  3. I love the Luggage!! We travel to hubby’s aunts lake cabin a lot in Spring and Summer and he’s due for a luggage upgrade!!

  4. My oldest loves drawing so defintely the blendy pens would make an awesome Christmas present. Also, I think all of my girls would love the sun tails.

  5. Any or all art supplies for my little artists!
    I (or my furry friends) would like the Venice Lounger.

  6. I'd like to see Obersee Kids Luggage under the Christmas tree.

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  7. The blendy pens look like fun!

  8. I would love to have the Venice Lounger My grandchildren would love this. It looks so comfy. Thank you so much for sharing

  9. I would pick the sun tails or Venice lounger.

  10. I would pick the Venice Lounger. My granddaughter would love it for reading.

  11. My kids all want those Blendy pens.

  12. I'd like to put the Blendy Pens under our tree!

  13. I would like to put the Sun Tails under my tree for my daughter!

  14. The luggage because that is something they will use for a long time.

  15. Love the Obersee Kids Luggage because we travel and my kids could use a bag that is meant for them to use.

  16. I would put the Venice Lounger under our tree.

  17. venice lounger would be great under our tree

  18. My daughter would love the Blendy Pens! I love the luggage!

  19. It would be sweet to have the Venice Lounger for my grandkids when they visit.

  20. I would love to put the Blendy Pens under my tree...for my granddaughter AND for me! hahaha I love them. Happy Holidays everyone!

  21. I choose the Obersee Kids Luggage for my 2 daughters. We often visit their grandparents at the beach and using shopping bags for their belongings. They could really use their own luggage bags, and these Obersee Kids Luggage looks amazing!

  22. The Venice Lounger is just what my kids would like, they like to sit on the floor and lean up against things to play the tablet or read so this would be a major upgrade!

  23. I like the bendy pens to put under xmas tree for the kids not for myself.

  24. I'd love to give my kids any of these. The chair would be the least messy haha but I would love to see what kind of things they would create with the blendy pens.

  25. Those mermaid tails are pretty awesome. She loves the Little Mermaid too!

  26. I want to get my kids some of the Braini Putti! They love this kind of stuff, especially playdoh and slime, but it SO messy! This stuff sounds amazing!

  27. I would really like the Sun Tails for my niece as I live near several beaches.

  28. I would love to get the Obersee Kids Luggage for my granddaughter!

  29. I would love the Venice Lounger for under our Christmas tree!! It looks like it would be so comfy and I know my 2 little book worms would enjoy curling up with a good book on it.

  30. I would choose the Obersee Kids Luggage because my daughters would love to play with and use it!

  31. I like Elasti Plasti and would give it to my grandson.

  32. My kids would really like a Venice Lounger

  33. I would put the Elasti Plasti under the Christmas Tree. My kids love anything Slime/Putty.