I think we are inundated with choices for our kids each year when trying to buy the perfect gift. I have tended to shy away from buying it all to buying what the kids really need and will use. I remember when my first child came a long, I wanted everything and that was insane because not only was it financially irresponsible it was ridiculous to think that she would play with everything she got and then some. Those days passed quickly and fast forward a few more children added into our mix and the cut back was not only necessary but prudent as stuff was just stacking up. I reassessed and have found that the few items they had, the more they cherished them, used them and we in the end actually got our money’s worth. Now as we shop, I have a few items each year that I want to be special for each child, not just a generic gift or gift of clothes but those that most fit their persona. Lavishly live U11 gifts out loud with me as I have shopped till I dropped to find the perfect gifts for my U11 crowd, from headphones to plush, there is something for everyone.
The ReTrak Animalz Headphones
My son loves listening to music, playing on his tablet, and watching movies everywhere we go, when we travel for hockey. Often, I am quite preoccupied with driving, the weather challenges etc, and the last thing I want to hear is the singy-songy things he is listening to as I am challenged at the wheel and it just becomes another obstacle. I never have just handed him earphones because I wanted to make sure that whatever I gave him was volume limiting to protect his young ears and that nothing could enter his canals, so to date, I have not given him earphones. This year I will be giving him The ReTrak Animalz Headphones.
I found these great ReTrak Animalz design earphones which do not enter his ears, offer volume limiting tech to only 85db for his youthful ears and nothing is going to be jammed in his ear canal. The story on these gets better. The design on the earpieces are sharks, so they are cool looking and inside of them is a tangle-free storage that allows him to pull the cable to extend and retract the cord(the cable is 3.2ft! I am not worried about these fitting on his head as they headband is adjustable. These are soft, fuzzy, friendly and easy to port, and the fact that the cable retracts means no winding up, just pull and snap back into the earpieces!
The Original BedBug
My one son is often ill, in bed or he just wants to hear my voice because he is not feeling well. I can’t sit there all day long, but I do want to give him comfort, and snuggling that he might need. I love The BedBug because he is able to hear my voice, and has 3 separate messages. There is the embroidered Morning, Night and Story on the legs, each of which can be changed. If you travel, you will find this The BedBug just the perfect treasure for your child’s room in your absence. If your child spends time in the hospital and you are not with them, this is also a gift beyond. You can re-record the messages anytime you want and you don’t need internet connection.
For recording it could not be easier. Just use the Good Morning message or Night Time message you want to record and once the child presses the corresponding sign, they will hear your voice.
The BedBug is really soft, very hug-gable and the feet are satin. This is a great if they are snuggling at night because it is not disruptive to their sleep, if they fall asleep on it, it will not just sound off, because they have to physically depress the little embroidered sun, moon or story in order to hear your voice, this is a great feature, unlike some of those plush toys that often activate with a touch in the middle of the night.
Lavishly let your kids live the holidays out loud with some great choices such as The Original BedBug, or the ReTrak Headphones, while you provide a gift that they will love.
*products were provided to facilitate review, images, and opinions are my own as I lavishly live life out loud!