Put these Fab Gifts from In Its Place Kids on your holiday shopping list!  They’re available today for under $15.00.  Shop now – At prices this fabulous, these won’t last long!

Car Storage CaseCar Storage Case – $9.99 (Regularly $19.98)

This take-along tin storage box has slots for 18 cars and includes six diecast cars to get a collection started!

Lighthouse Stamp Album view 2Hardcover Stamp Album – $11.95 (List Price: $17.95)

This 9″ x 12″ hardcover album is made of extra-heavy card stock with strips to hold stamps or other contents and interleaves to separate pages.  A great gift for kids who are starting a stamp collection!


Cat Walk Pic HangersCatwalk Picture/Note Hangers – $11.99

These kitty clips will keep your photos and notes organized and on display for all to admire!  Includes a 36-inch line and eight clips.

Building Bricks Storage BinBuilding Bricks Storage Bin – $14.99

This handy bin features handles and wheels for easy portability. It’s also stackable (with or without the lid.)  Perfect for storing building blocks (such as LEGO or Megablocks) and other small toys.


Keep Calm And Give Thanks Background‘Tis the season – already.  Can you believe it?  The holidays always seem to sneak up on me, but despite all the hustle and bustle, I really enjoy this time of year.  I love Christmas lights and the decorations in the stores (although they do seem to arrive earlier and earlier every year) and I have to admit that I’m a sucker for sappy holiday movies and just about every Christmas carol ever sung.

With as much as I love Christmas, I want to make sure that I don’t overlook Thanksgiving.  If you don’t like to cook (and I don’t ), preparing a Thanksgiving meal is a stressful event.  However, we all need to remember that Thanksgiving is not really about the feast.  It is instead all about the giving – thanks, that is, and not just for the food on our plates. Thanksgiving should serve as a reminder that we all have something to be grateful for, no matter how difficult our circumstances may be.  Our faith and the right to exercise it freely, our family and friends, our health and our home are blessings that we should never take for granted.  If you know someone who is lacking in any of these areas this holiday season, show your gratitude for what you have by helping that person out.

Whatever you do for the holidays, I hope you can minimize the stressful parts.  Try focusing instead on the reason for the season, count your blessings and make plenty of time to share it all with those you love the most!

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Ever prepared a holiday dish or tried a festive decorating scheme that didn’t quite work out as planned?  Take heart!  Houzz Call: Show Us Your Thanksgiving Fails proves that you’re not alone!

Minimize the chance for disastrous dishes with these Quick and Easy Holiday Recipes from Food Network.

Keep Calm And Give Thanks Background7 Wonderful Reasons to Smile and Be Thankful from reminds us to recognize and appreciate the blessings that we have every day.

Did you know that living with a sense of gratitude can not only make you happier but also healthier?  Boost Your Health With a Dose of Gratitude from WebMD shows you how.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey at BrainyQuote.

Christmas lights are a beautiful part of the season.  Use this Worldwide Christmas Light Finder to discover amazing displays in your area. Just enter your zipcode and you’ll get directions to the season’s best and brightest near you.

Schedule family movie nights and enjoy some quality time together during the holidays.  Here are some recommendations for fun flicks that celebrate the season:

10 Best Family Holiday Movies from Metro: 

Jingle All the WayElf, The Polar Express, Home Alone, Veggie Tales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas, Shrek the Halls, The Nutcracker: The Untold Story, Frozen, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Story .   I would add The Holiday to the list of movies to enjoy this season.  Parts of it are not kid-appropriate, though, so you might want to watch it on a girls-night, instead.

Happy Holidays!



 Put these Fab Gifts from In Its Place Kids on your holiday shopping list!  They’re available now for under $15.00.  Hurry – At prices this fabulous, these won’t last long!


Bricks Storage Case BlueBricks Storage Case – $7.99 (Regularly $9.99)

Kids can store their building blocks (LEGO, Mega Blocks) in this handy storage case and tote them wherever they’d like with ease, using the built-in handle.

iPod 5 Lego Building Brick Case RedLEGO Brick Building Case for iPod Touch 5 – $8.98 (Regularly $29.99)

Build and create with your LEGO brick collection right on the back of your iPod, anywhere you go!

Barbie Storage ToolboxBarbie Storage Toolbox – $9.99

This multi-purpose storage box includes a removable tray.  Great for storing Barbie accessories, art supplies and other small items.

iCreate Crayon StylusICreate Crayon Stylus – $11.99

The perfect way for kids to interact with the screen on a phone or tablet. The silicone stylus works with any capacitive touch screen such as Apple iPad, iPod or iPhone.


Want a unique gift for that special little someone this holiday season? A Personalized Storybook makes your favorite kid the star of the show!


Books from Tinyme:

Kids love to see their name in print, especially when it’s included in some really fun adventures with a globe-trotting “Cheeky Monkey”!  This adorable collection of personalized storybooks from Tinyme puts kids in the middle of the action and makes reading tons of fun.  Whether they’re solving a mystery in New York or preparing an “extremely excellent party”, children will love being part of these stories:

Tinyme Mystery in New York City

Tinyme Excellent PartyYounger kids can star in their own educational adventures, too.  The Amazing Alphabet, complete with a cast of fun letter characters, helps to develop an understanding of upper and lower case letters.

Tinyme Amazing AlphabetWhen they get involved in a Colorful Conumdrum, kids will learn all about colors and teamwork – and have a great time doing it!

Tinyme Colorful ConundrumTinyme personalized books come in seven different titles and are available in two sizes, each with 28 full-color pages of educational fun!  Have several special kids on your holiday shopping list?  For a limited time, when you buy any two personalized books from Tinyme, you’ll get 15% off both.  Buy three or more books and you’ll get 25% off them all! 

Books from Lillian Vernon:

Lillian Vernon, long-time purveyor of personalized gifts, offers a collection of 30+ titles that can be customized to make your child the star of the show.  Here are some of our favorites:

Lillian Vernon Storybooks My NameMy Very Own Name / My Very Own Fairy Tale / My Very Own Pirate Tale / My Name is….

Your child’s name is at the center of the action in these beautifully-illustrated books.  Not only are they fun to read, they also help kids recognize letters and learn to spell their names.

Create a festive keepsake for your favorite little kiddos.  The titles below will become cherished holiday classics, as children read their own Christmas stories year after year:

Lillian Vernon Storybooks ChristmasYour Letter to Santa / When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney / Night Before Christmas / Very Merry Christmas

These books and many more from Lillian Vernon are available now — order by December 1 to ensure Christmas delivery.  Also, take advantage of this special offer, available now through January 5th at Lillian Free Shipping on all orders over $59 with promo code 35JAO100.

Happy Holidays!


 Put these Fabulous Gifts from In Its Place Kids on your holiday shopping list!  They’re available now for under $15.00.  Hurry – Prices are subject to change!


Lego Zipbin Death Star ExteriorLEGO Zipbin Star Wars Death Star Case – Now $10.27 (List Price: $24.99)

With pockets for up to 6 mini figures, this toy box/carry case can hold 1000 LEGO bricks and unzips to a flat surface for easy play and storage.  Makes a fabulous gift for your favorite LEGO fan!

Classic Pen StylusClassic Pen Stylus – $11.99

This retro Classic Pen Stylus is like using an old-school writing tool on a 21st-century device! Now your kids (or you!) will be able to draw or write with more accuracy and ease on a tablet or phone.  (Engineered to work perfectly with iPad, iPhone and other devices with touch-screen technology.)  Perfect stocking stuffer for your young Technophiles!

Monster High Doll and Accessory CaseMonster High Doll & Accessory Case – Now $12.99 (List Price: $16.99)

Store and transport those creepy-but-stylish Monster High dolls in this very ghoulish, vinyl coffin-case.  Fans of the Monster High Ghouls will love this!

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3 Sprouts Storage Caddy in Various Animal Designs – $14.99

This caddy is the perfect organizational solution for any nursery or kids’ room/play space. Made of sturdy canvas, it’s the perfect tote for a variety of baby and kids’ stuff.  Fill it with diapers and lotions or kids’ art supplies to make a memorable holiday gift!  Click link above to view all available designs.

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