Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Parents & Kids

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but don't fret if you haven't got all your chocolate hearts in a row.

If you're still searching for just the right gift for your perfect little someone, here are a few ideas.

1. Pinkberry Swirly Gram

We are huge Pinkberry fans, and I was so excited to see that the L.A.-based frozen yogurt company is offering their signature Swirly Grams, which can be hand-delivered via mail (order before 12 p.m. PST on Feb. 11) or picked up in one of their stores through Feb. 14.

The Swirly Grams, pictured above, come in three packages: Swirly Spree (a gift-wrapped Pinkberry gift card for any amount); Cupid's Swirl (choose from three flavors and pair with Valentine's Day toppings, $10); Take Me Home (your flavor in a bigger size, serving 4-6, $20).

Every Swirly Gram comes outfitted with a Valentine's Day card and balloons. Very sweet, indeed!

2. Julius Dance Machine iPod Docking Station from Paul Frank

If you're up for monkeying around with your little monkey, this is definitely the right way to go. The Julius Dance Machine iPod Docking Station ($99.95) from Paul Frank offers a cute alternative to all of those nondescript iPod docks.

It takes very little to get CC up and dancing, but having a monkey around for encouragement surely wouldn't hurt.

3. "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubbzy Be Mine" DVD

CC loves Wubbzy, that cute little yellow creature with a curious mind and kooooky tail.

His latest adventure, full of "Wubb love" for his friends Walden, Widget and Daisy, has Wubbzy delivering Valentine cards for Wuzzleburg's ill mailman only to find that there are none for him -- until his friends arrive with deliveries of their own. That's just one of three episodes on the DVD (SRP $12.98).

4. Ninja Chocolate Cookies from

For your little ninjas, blogger Jenn (and mom of two boys) from (and offers up a fun recipe for Valentine's Day goodies.

CC loves to help out in the kitchen, even if it's a small task like pouring sugar into a measuring cup, so little ones will surely be thrilled by these clever creations.

5. Build-a-Card App: Cupid Edition

For all you tech-savvy parents out there who want to get the most out of those hundreds of photos you have on your iPhone or iPad, here's a holiday app that's sure to make for lots of Valentine's Day fun. And that goes for the kiddos, as well.

Build-a-Card allows you to take images and create personalized Valentine's Day cards to share over email, Facebook and Twitter. Parents and kids can choose their own card design and add fun photo extras, such as candy hearts, little Cupids and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Write a fun message, and you're ready to hit "Send."

Not bad for a 99-cent download!


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Anonymous said...

Cool list! Here is one more for the nature lover in all of us. Grow a pet TickleMe Plant indoors and watch how the leaves fold and the branches droop when you Tickle it or blow it a KISS.


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