If your kids are crazy about LEGOs, you may be going crazy yourself – trying to contain all of those colorful little bricks that seem to end up all over the house!  Since our mission at In Its Place Kids is to help you organize your kids’ stuff, we love to find clever ways to manage perennial kid favorites like LEGOs.   One great source for LEGO storage solutions is Etsy, where we’ve found a number of unique handmade items that are just right for storing, displaying and organized playing with all of those tiny bricks and minifigures.

Below are some Etsy finds that we’re just crazy about and we’re pleased to include them in our collection of storage and display products.  We think these make hot holiday gifts for LEGO builders everywhere (also to be enjoyed by those who clean up after them).  Check these selections out – we bet they’ll make you go a little “Loco for LEGO” too!

Building Tables & Chairs


LEGO Activity Tables

Kids will love building on these LEGO-inspired activity tables.   The table and chairs set (pictured at top) includes built-in storage for all of those little LEGO pieces.

LEGO Men Bookends


LEGO Men BookendsThese laser-cut metal bookends will delight LEGO fans of all ages.  They’re ideal for any space that needs an extra dose of fun!

Minifigure Display Cases


LEGO Minifigure Display Case LargeMinifigure Display Case (Four Sizes/Various Colors)

LEGO Minifigure Series Display CaseMinifigure Series Display Case (Various Colors)

Whether their minifigure collection is large or small, these cases will stylishly display them all!

Display Shelves (Set of Three/Various Colors)


LEGO Display Shelves

LEGO fans will love the brick-inspired design of these shelves.  What a cool way to display their favorite LEGO creations!

Storage Box Shelf (Various Colors)


LEGO Storage Box Shelf 2

This LEGO “brick” can be hung as a shelf for display of LEGO creations or other small items.  Since it opens to provide room for storage inside,  it also makes a cute desktop storage box.

Toy Bag & Play Mat (Two Sizes/Various Colors)


LEGO Bag PlaymatThis bag makes picking up a breeze!  When the bag is open, it works as a play mat.  When kids are  done playing, just pull the cords and building bricks disappear easily back into the bag.

Personalized Storage & Play Boxes (Three Sizes/Various Colors)


Personalized LEGO Storage Boxes

Cleanup gets personal with these custom storage boxes; their lids also offer a great place to build.   They’re available in large, medium or small.  The small box is perfectly designed for travel and play on the go!

Portable Storage & Play Boxes (Various Colors)


LEGO Storage Play Box

With this portable storage box, you can keep kids occupied on car trips, in waiting rooms and anywhere else they tend to get bored.  The top features a LEGO base plate for building on one side with a dry-erase board on the other.

We hope these recommendations help you with your holiday shopping this year.  But don’t stop here; search Etsy’s complete Holiday Gift Guide for other amazing LEGO-inspired gifts.  You’ll find a wide range of fun LEGO things, including jewelry, clothing and home decor.

Happy Shopping!

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Mixbook DIY Ornaments

We love these festive paper ornaments, a cute DIY project spotted on the Mixbook Blog. With some pretty paper, ribbon, scissors and glue, you and the kiddos can make these ornaments in just a few simple steps.  Do them at home or make them as a group activity at holiday parties.   Not only are they adorable as ornaments, we think these would also make fabulous tags for holiday gifts.  You could make them out of sturdy wrapping paper to coordinate with the presents under the tree.

If you need other ideas for craft materials, try using Christmas-themed scrapbook paper from Bluemoon Scrapbooking. ( The paper pictured below is double-sided, so it would be perfect for this project.)

Christmas Paper Pad

We also like this paper string.  Use a coordinating color to tie off your ornaments.

Paper String from Bluemoon

If you want to add some sparkle to your project, try mixing in metallic paper in various colors.  You can get it now at Amazon.

We hope you enjoy this fun and festive project, compliments of Mixbook.  When you finish your ornaments, leave us a comment to let us know how they turned out!

By the way, now is a great time to order your holiday cards.  Mixbook has an amazing selection of customizable designs that let you make personalized cards like a pro.

Mixbook Wonderful Life Card

Happiest Holidays CardYou can enjoy savings on cards, custom photo books and calendars from Mixbook throughout the holiday season.  (Photo books and calendars make great gifts for grandparents!)  Savings are generally up to 50% on Mixbook products.  Click here to see the latest sale offer.


Note:  This post was originally published on 12/14/14.   It has been updated and republished to include new links.

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Veterans Day Care PackagePhoto from The Veterans Site Store – Send Comfort to Our Troops

This Veterans Day, In Its Place Kids thanks our active-duty men and women, their families and all of our veterans for their service to our country.

We are making a donation today to support the distribution of care packages to our troops deployed around the world.  You can help in this initiative by donating as little as $5.00.  Click here for details.

You can also help our homeless and hungry vets by doing some holiday shopping at the Veterans Site Store, where you’ll find a variety of great gifts including American Spirit clothing and accessories.  Every purchase you make pays for at least one meal for a veteran through the Food Recovery Network, Veterans Village of San Diego and Veteran Homestead.

Happy Veterans Day!

Note:  This post contains affiliate links to the Veterans Site Store; In Its Place Kids will receive commissions for purchases made through these links.  In support of our troops, we will donate 50% of commissions earned through the links in this post to the distribution of military care packages.


Breast Cancer Pin with Stone from PinMart

Pinmart Breast Cancer Pin

As a mom and a survivor myself, I know first-hand how a diagnosis of breast cancer turns lives upside down for women and their families.   The good news is that the treatment options available today are helping more and more women to not only survive this disease but thrive in the face of it.   Early detection and medical research are critical weapons in the fight against breast cancer.  This month, you can help on both fronts – just by shopping!

Note:  In Its Place Kids will receive commissions on purchases made through the affiliate links in this post.  In support of  breast cancer research, we will donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation 50% of all commissions we earn through these links.  Please help us reach more consumers by sharing this post with your family and friends.


Shop for Pink Ribbon gifts, jewelry and clothing to fight breast cancer. Every purchase helps give free hospital mammograms to women in need.

BreastCancerSite ClothingPink Ribbon Trimmed Polar Fleece Jacket / Pink Ribbon Flight Long Sleeve Tee

Shop For Pink Ribbon Gifts Now To Cure Breast Cancer!

Shop For Pink Ribbon Jewelry Now To Cure Breast Cancer!

Shop For Clothing Now To Help Cure Breast Cancer!


Who do you wear pink for? Shop PinMart for Breast Cancer Awareness items. They’re the perfect fit for fundraisers, walks and awareness campaigns.

Pinmart Breast Cancer BackpacksBreast Cancer Awareness Backpack from PinMart (available in Black or White)

Pinmart Pink Paracord Bracelet

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Parachord Bracelet from PinMart


Lands’ End Pink Thread Project – Now through October 31, 2015, add a pink monogram (where available) to your purchase and Lands’ End will donate 75% of the $6 personalization fee to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Lands End Pink Thread Project



Little Ghosts & Goblins will love carrying their loot in these Trick-or-Treat Totes.  You’ll love the price – they’re all available now for under $15!

Light Up Trick or Treat BagsLight-up Trick-or-Treat Totes – $7.99/each

Light up Halloween night with these spooky treat bags. They’ll help to keep your favorite ghosts and goblins more visible as they gather their loot!   Available in Pumpkin or Skull designs.

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Treat BagGlow-in-the-Dark Personalized Skeleton Trick-or-Treat Bag (Various Colors) – $12.00

This bag features a dancing skeleton that glows in the dark, helping to keep kids visible at night.  Bag available in Black, Green or Orange. FREE PERSONALIZATION – choose font color and specify name up to nine letters.  Note: To ensure that your bag arrives in time for Halloween, orders should be placed no later than October 1, 2015. Quantities are limited.

Halloween Totes 2Personalized Trick-or-Treat Bags – $12.50/each

Trick-or-treaters can bring home quite a Halloween haul in these roomy, personalized bags. (Which means more for Mom and Dad to snack on after bedtime!!!) Available in various styles as shown. FREE PERSONALIZATION – specify desired name or monogram, font style and font color.

Double Sided Totes 4Double-Sided Personalized Trick-or-Treat Totes – $12.99/each

Shop now and get 10% off!

Accessorize your child’s Halloween costume this year with a coordinating personalized trick-or-treat bag! These bags are double-sided; the front side includes your child’s name with a character logo. The back side features a character logo with “Trick or Treat” text.  Available in various styles (only some shown here).  Smaller bags also available for toddlers ($9.99/each).  FREE PERSONALIZATION. 

Ghostly Glow Treat BagsPersonalized Ghostly Glow Trick-or-Treat Bags – $14.99/each

Order today and get 25% off!

Ghostly Glow Treat Bag WitchThe white parts of these spooky designs glow green at night for all to see, making your little ghost or goblin the safest (and coolest) trick-or-treater on the block! Available in various designs as shown. FREE PERSONALIZATION.

These are just a few of our spooky Trick-or-Treat totes.  Click here to shop the complete collection.

Get inspired to create a fun, family Halloween.  Follow our Haunted Halloween board on Pinterest: