Disclosure: I received these books free in order to consider them for my gift guide.
Did you know that there are statistics that say that up to 20% of all children say that have been bullied. I have a total of 4 nieces and nephews and two children so that is saying at least one of them will likely be bullied. Having experienced minor bullying in my own youth I can attest that it isn't a pleasant thing and can really hurt your feelings leaving a lasting effect. That being said it isn't easy to explain to my children what really constitutes bullying. So any additional tool in teaching kids against being a bully or being bullied is gold.
I was given two of The Principle Gang series by Dr. Dan & Bli Dugi in order to evaluate the for the quality of books as well as the interest they sparked in my children. I will first attest to my personal opinion of the two books overall they are quite beautiful with vibrant colors in both the pictures as well as the fonts used. As a reader they really catch the eye giving a feast for those more visual learners. With Luke and Lily being under 6 it's important that they are visually stimulated. The overall stories are both cute and informative.
Out of the two we were given the opportunity to read The Principle Gang book 1 Don't Judge a Lizard by his Scales is our family favorite. That doesn't mean however we aren't fans of book two Wizard Lizard Rides the Subway, we just sort of relate more to the first one being that there is no subway anywhere we live. Overall I would recommend these as great gifts for any child that you may fear may be bullied or a bully. Or for any child heading into school.
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Disclosure: I am hosting this giveaway to go with the review of an item provided by World Vision.
When looking for unique gifts this year take a moment and head over to check out the World Vision Gift Catalog. Each item purchased is hand made by the people that need the help so proceeds go to each cause. That being said these hand crafted items are beautifully constructed and would be an excellent gift for anyone. If that isn't sweet enough to know your helping, each gift has a percentage of which is tax deductible, which is also a super rare thing for gifts.
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When looking for gifts for my mother-in-law I always look for unique interesting gifts as that is her style. She has a free form sort of style and loves things that have a lot of character, so when given the opportunity to include an item from the World Vision Gift Catalog in my Holiday I was very excited. The World Vision Gift Catalog for 2014 features several very beautiful items ranging from beautiful hand-carved spoons as I am going to be reviewing below to hand-crafted necklaces and purses. These items are all very beautiful and proceeds go to help those in need. With the Holiday season being more and more materialistic each year it is nice to be able to give back while still showering your family with beautiful gifts.
The hand-carved serving spoon set I received to review is the most beautiful set of spoons I have ever seen. These serving spoons are hand-carved out of olivewood and have a beautiful swirl pattern that is unique for each set. They arrive in a hand sewn bag from local women of Kenya, the fabric is an African fabric with a vibrant pattern. Just looking at the quality of the work I have to say it's outstanding. I was so impressed by the swirl handle. Having taken several years of wood working and sculpture I can say that the people who carve them are true artists.
My favorite part of these Serving spoons however is the fact that the proceeds go to help the Orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. My heart breaks thinking about a child without a family so any way that I can help them even a little gives me a smile and I know my mother-in-law will appreciate that as much as I would.
I would highly recommend these spoons as a gift for someone in your life who's heart is as big as their smile. They could also be a great gift for yourself!
I almost forgot to mention your purchase will also be tax deductable up to the fair market value price which is included as information of the purchase!
Disclosure: I received this product free in order to conduct the review, no other compensation was received.
When it comes to label makers I honestly thought if you have seen one you have seen them all. That was until I got the chance to try out the Epson LW-600P. This label maker is beyond the normal label maker, not only is it app driven and wirelessly can be operated via your phone, but you can also create bows with it! Okay, maybe that makes me excited,
As if making bows wasn't enough there are iron on label spools that you can utilize with this to individualize all of those hand made gifts. This holiday season you could individualize and create your gifts to wow your family. These also make spectacular gifts for your gadget friendly label fanatic friends and family. I can attest that everyone who has seen it can think of a thousand reasons why they need one. Get organized or help someone who loves organization this holiday season.
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