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2017 Holiday Gift Ideas that the Whole Family Will Love!

When I give gifts to my friends and family, I like to give gifts that are a help to the whole family! From items that will help in the kitchen, to those that will create everlasting family memories – here are some of my favorites. Each item on this guide was personally tested and/or approved by Mama’s Geeky or her family. This guide may contain affiliate links.

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The Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ

The Ninja® Cooking System with Auto-iQ™ is four appliances built into one: a slow cooker; a stove top for searing and sautéing; a steamer; and an oven for baking. Auto-iQ allows consumers to choose from more than 80 pre-programmed recipes – just add ingredients, select a recipe from the included cookbook, and let Auto-iQ handle the rest.

Available at retailers nationwide, NinjaKitchen.com, and on Amazon.

Awkward Family Photos

All the elements of an epic game night await, as players caption awkward images from the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com, with comical, offbeat, dramatic and action-packed lines from hundreds of memorable movies. Many lines you’ll know. Others will be new to you. But the gameplay is inconceivably fun and easy…and no movie knowledge is required!

Available on Amazon.

Ninja Precision Processor with Auto-Spiralizer

Ninja Precision Processor with Auto-Spiralizer

Ninja® Precision Processor™ with Auto-Spiralizer™ powers through tough ingredients with its unique stacked blade design. Its dough blade makes up to one pound of dough, while its auto-spiralizer easily transforms ordinary fruits and vegetables into fun noodle styles. Its stainless steel chopping blade mixes, chops, purees and more.

Available at retailers nationwide, NinjaKitchen.com, and on Amazon.

EatSmart Precision Elite Digital Food Thermometer

Designed by cooking professionals for home use, the Precision Elite Thermocouple is a perfect tool for the serious home cook, baker or griller. This digital thermometer allows users to confidently cook food to the ideal temperature. With a temperature range from -40F to 572F, there isn’t a temperature reading this unit can’t handle! This thermometer is great for cooks who spend all their time in the kitchen – and for not-so-great cooks who just try to get by in the kitchen! We have both in our family, and this thermometer has been a life saver to all who use it!

Get it on: EatSmartProducts.com

Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy

Bring your family and friends together with America’s game, wheel of Fortune, the most-watched program on TV, and America’s favorite quiz show, Jeopardy! now, for the first time in full HD, you can test your reflexes, show off your smarts, and experience the thrill of these classic shows with friends and family at home or with thousands of active players online.

Get it on: Amazon.com

TickleMe Plant

Grow the only house and garden plant that moves when you tickle it – and you’ll never look at plants in the same way! The TickleMe Plant is a real house plant that closes its leaves and lowers its branches when you Tickle it. Minutes later the leaves re-open! Adult TickleMe Plants can even produce sparkling pink flowers. This is something that is sure to be fun for the whole family! Make it a science experiment and learning opportunity for little ones.

Available at TickleMePlant.com.

Monopoly (Video Game)

America’s favorite family board game, monopoly, makes its debut on Nintendo Switch system with new ways to play! experience three unique 3D boards at home or on-the-go with up to six players in total, or take your game online and challenge players in quick matches. Customize your game by selecting from six official House rules chosen by monopoly fans around the world. Don’t have time for a full game? speed it up with special goals that shorten play sessions, and actions cards to move you around the board and personalize your opponents. Build your empire and trade your way to victory!

Get it on: Amazon.com

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Casio Lighted Keyboard (LK-265)

Casio’s LK-265 portable keyboard opens up a whole world of creativity and music with 400 high-quality Tones, 150 built-in Rhythms and Casio’s Key Lighting System, which illuminates keys to indicate which notes to play. In addition, the LK-265 not only comes equipped with Casio’s new Dance Music Mode, which divides the piano keyboard into different instrument sections like drums, bass, and more but also features a direct connection to the Chordana Play app, which allows users to download their favorite songs via MIDI file.

Available on Amazon.

Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Gift Box

Shopping for a new parent or need the ideal baby shower gift? This holiday special includes a FREE GIFT with purchase. YourCreative Memories Photo Album Gift Box makes the perfect personal gift to save memories beautifully, with a bit of fun! Each gift box includes a 12×12 scrapbook album with predesigned pages, so it’s quick and easy to add those adorable photos. It also includes apen, adhesive, page protectors and 50 die-cut embellishments (a free bonus!) for added dazzle! All of it comes in an impressive gift box, guaranteed to make an impression and become a cherished keepsake.

Get it on: CreativeMemories.com

Dancing Deer Baking Co.

The Dancing Deer Baking Co. has tons of great sweet treat packages that will be the perfect addition to any holiday spread. We recently received the Supreme Brownie, Cake & Cookie Collection – and it was delicious! There are so many delectable delights in this gift. It is packed in a hamper-style Dancing Deer gift box with a cake gift box tied artfully to the top with a green grosgrain bow. This ultimate gift contains 8 Molasses cookies, 7 Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip cookies, 7 Chocolate Chip cookies, 4 Peanut Butter brownies, 4 Chocolate Chunk brownies, 4 Salted Caramel squares, a bag of 10 Chocolate Sea Salt Star cookies, a Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Bar (7 oz) and a Chocolate Almond Pound Cake (serves 4-6).

Get it on: DancingDeer.com

Rayman Legends for Nintendo Switch

Rayman, winner of multiple artistic and musical achievements, is now on the Nintendo Switch system in Rayman Legends Definitive Edition. In this game, Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting. This is truly fun for the whole family!

Get it on: Amazon.com

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Shark ION Robot Vacuum

Shark ION ROBOT™ 750 Connected Robotic Vacuum combines the ease of a robot with the performance of a Shark, making it a convenient solution for automatic everyday upkeep. Wi-Fi connectivity and an optional easy-to-use mobile app with voice control through the Shark® skill for Amazon Alexa allow consumers to program and monitor the robot from anywhere as it cleans, docks and recharges, automatically.

Available at retailers nationwide, SharkClean.com, and on Amazon.

Simon Optix game

Simon Optix Game

It’s the wearable SIMON challenge! See the world through SIMON’s eyes with the SIMON OPTIX Game! With this, touch-free headset, players follow the game’s patterns by waving their hands in the correct sequence. As players progress, the levels increase in complexity, with additional moves that make the game even more challenging and exciting! One wrong move and the buzzer will sound, signaling the end of the game – and the time to start round two! Looking for a head-to-head challenge? Opponents can sync multiple SIMON OPTIX game units (each sold separately) to see who can beat the SIMON game! Every player will be given the same sequence and speed; the player that repeats the longest sequence successfully wins!

Available at most major retailers nationwide, Amazon, and HasbroToyShop.com.

Piper Computer Kit

Today’s kids grow up with “black box” phones, computers and gadgets that come in beautiful packages, but leave no room for tinkering or understanding how they work. Piper believes it is critical to understand how technology works in order to make sense of our environment and invent the future. The Piper Computer Kit comes with everything you need to assemble your own computer. Inside, you will also find a revolutionary learning system that teaches kids engineering and programming through a combination of engaging storyline, physical building, and Raspberry Pi Edition of Minecraft.

Available on Amazon and Piper.

Tin Can Robot

Grab an empty soda can and learn the basics of electrical wiring, battery power, and most of all, using items from your recycling bin. Add your own creative touches to decorate the can for more personality. This is a fun family activity!

Available on Amazon.

Crystal Growing Experiment Kit

Perfect for young scientists, the Crystal Growing Experiment Kit offers hands-on experience that grow and challenge their imagination while introducing them to geology. This kit also provides some great family bonding time.

Available on Amazon.

T-Rex Dinosaur DNA

Excavate and build your very own glow-in-the-dark T-Rex model and collect buried DNA. This innovative kit even brings dinosaurs to life through Augmented Reality using the free Dino Codes app! Take photos and videos of yourself interacting with T-Rex and instantly share via email, text, or social media. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy together!

Available on Amazon.

Just Dance 2018

Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance 2018! Dance to 40 of the hottest tracks of the year, including “24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars, “Side to Side,” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Chantaje,” by Shakira Ft. Maluma, and many more! Great for family gatherings, parties, and holidays, Just Dance 2018 brings family and friends together like no other game.

Available on Amazon.

Turtle Flip RoosterFin Games

Turtle Flip from RoosterFin Games

All players are part of the action in this fast-paced card game of left, right, flippin’ fun! The game is a classic memory game with the twist. Is easy to set up and will have your family laughing in minutes. The object of the game is to win FLIP tokens by playing high numbered cards. It is like a game of hot potato or musical chairs. The player left with the best card when they stop moving wins!

Get it on: RoosterFin.com


Kamik Drizzly Snow Boots

Puddles and mud are no problem for the Drizzly rain boot. The waterproof, rubber rain boot features an easy grab lace lock, keeping feet dry and protected. The vibrant color offerings and soft fleece lining will have children embracing even the rainiest of days. With Nite Rays, visible technology embedded into the design, children can safely step outside and enjoy nature’s playground. Toddler Sizes 3-10, Children’s Sizes 11-3; Available colors include: Purple, Strong Blue, Black, Teal.

Available on Amazon.

Kamik Glitzy Rain Boots

Add sparkle to the rainiest of days with the Glitzy rain boot from Kamik. Kids will be skipping into the first day of spring with the vibrant Glitzy style featuring sparkles embedded into its design, adding some pizzazz to wet and gloomy days! The 100% recyclable, domestically made rain boot is the perfect pop of color for the rainiest of days! Children’s sizes 11-6; Available colors include: Magenta and Charcoal.

Available on Amazon.

Personalogy Family Game

Personalogy is a discovery card game that gets the whole family talking, laughing and having fun! Kids love to play, it creates hilarious and memorable moments for family dinners, parties or road trips! Personalogy brings families together through more meaningful and amusing conversation. Personalogy promotes families to share stories. The interactive component of describing “why” is what generates surprises and laugh out-loud moments.

Get it on: Amazon.com


Explore the lands and expand your kingdom! Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure that at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. Build up your 5×5 grid as best you can, as the player with the richest lands takes it all! Game of the year winner!

Available on Amazon.

Diono Radian rXT

Say hello to the only car seat you could ever need. Lovingly engineered with a full steel frame, the Diono radian rXT all-in-one car seat provides unmatched safety for your child from birth to booster – and every marvelous moment in between. Your child’s security is Diono’s top priority. They engineered the radian® rXT with premium, innovative features like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced sidewalls, energy absorbing EPS foam and a reinforced adjustable head support to keep your little one protected and comfortable.

Available at Diono.com.

Mickey’s Christmas Storybook Treasury

Celebrate the spirit of the season with MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS STORYBOOK TREASURY, a collectible Mickey & Friends volume featuring four beautifully illustrated Christmas stories: “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” “Huey, Dewey, and Louie’s Christmas Wish,” “Donald’s Christmas Tree,” and “The Gift of the Magi.” Bring home the timeless appeal of Disney storytelling and experience the magic again and again!

Available on Amazon.



RawSpiceBar was tired of having to choose between over-priced, over-sized, pre-ground spices that have lost their flavor before even hitting store shelves. They knew there had to be a better way, so they created RawSpiceBar to return to the basics: great flavors at a great price. They source the highest quality ingredients. Then toast and grind each individually to draw out eye-popping aromas and deep, complex flavors. Then expertly blend each ingredient to create the characteristic tastes of each region’s unique cuisine profile.

Bringing these flavor blends into your own kitchen can lend authenticity to global recipes and provide creative inspiration for everyday cooking. They also perfectly portion each flavor kit so you can make a dish serving 3 to 4 people – no need to let these flavors sit in your kitchen shelves. The spice subscription includes 6 freshly ground spices & blends, shipped quarterly. Enough to cook 2 meals/week for 3 to 4. Change it up with a new kit each quarter!

Subscribe here.

Simply Chocolate Gift Boxes

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. recently launched Simply Chocolate, a new destination for individuals to discover a curated assortment of gifts and join a passionate community celebrating the love of chocolate. Whether looking to send something special to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or if you have a chocolate lover on your holiday gift list, Simply Chocolate offers beautiful gifts filled with the very best chocolate from iconic chocolatiers and innovative artisans across the globe. Just think about how happy you could make the chocolate lover in your like this holiday season with a Simply Chocolate Gift Box!

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Giveaway Alert

Enter to win a Neuhaus Holiday Belgian Chocolate Ballotin Simply Chocolate Gift Box using the Gleam form below. Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!

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  1. I would love to have the Godiva Patisserie Dessert Truffles Box, yummy! I always go into the Godiva when I'm at the mall to grab a few, they are delicious! :)
  2. I finally got smart and searched the website for other Simply Chocolate products. The Simply Chocolate Deluxe Splendid Sweets Basket is full of delicious goodies I LOVE!! TY
  3. I don’t get too many sugar free choices, especially ones that I really like! So I’m back to the Berrylicious Sugar Free Dipped Strawberries!
  4. I am so sad because I am reading all of these yummy goodies and I don’t know if I can even eat the ones I like ? I can’t even say that I want to sink my teeth into these Sugar Free Dipped Strawberries! I had a very painful oral surgery over three weeks ago and had all of my teeth removed! 2018 has to be a better year!
  5. I hope the Fannie May No Sugar Added Mint Meltaways that I found are part of this giveaway! I really loved mint and would like this!
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