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Fun Holiday Gifts for the Whole Family

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2020 has been challenging to say the least and this year more than ever price, product, and convenience remain top of mind for consumers. So, we will see contactless options stick around as well as people getting creative and of course, being especially budget conscious.    

You can’t go wrong with gifts that keep people busy! Here are two favorites:

A fantastic new game from the makers of Exploding Kittens: A Game of Cat & Mouth is a fiercely competitive, magnet-powered game that is all about quick thinking with a touch of precision. It’s like a kitten-powered battleship! It’s a two-player game or you can create a tournament on their website catandmouth.game for even more friendly competition. Available exclusively at Target for $24.99.  

And we may not be able to give the gift of travel, but how about the gift of language with Rosetta Stone. Their Lifetime subscription, which gives you the ability to switch between any of the 25 languages they offer as often as you want, is on sale for just $189. That’s a one-time payment and the subscription doesn’t expire. Now, your loved one will be ready when we get to travel the world again.

Personalization will be a huge trend this year. The My Magna-Tiles from CreateOn are one of my favorite personalized gifts – you can create a one-of-a-kind, personalized Magna-Tiles set from your own photos at createon.com! So great for family members we may be missing over the holidays.  CreateOn also reimagines classic Magna-tiles with educational storylines from beloved children’s brands like Sesame Street and World of Eric Carle. You can use them for display or play!

                           

If you have loved ones who are struggling financially, send their gifts early in the form of “spending money” that they can use to buy holiday gifts, if they wish. Giftya is a new digital gift that gives them spending money for their favorite store. You can personalize it with a photo, video or different colors and designs, and the funds arrive on their phone in seconds. They can even switch retailers or opt for a Visa gift card if they’d prefer to shop elsewhere or even pay bills with the funds.                 

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