SOURCE: Lifestyle Expert Lynn Becker

November 25, 2013 09:30 ET

Family-Friendly Holiday Gift Choices

Tips From Lifestyle Expert Lynn Becker

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - Looking for fabulous, affordable holiday gifts for your family and friends? Lifestyle expert Lynn Becker has great recommendations:

  • Magic Fun Dough, from RoseArt, is for ages three to seven. Non-toxic and made from wheat and gluten-free dough, its sets include magic transfers that create characters and props for imaginative play.
  • The Mega Bloks Hot Wheels collection brings the world's most famous car brand to building toys. Kids can build, collect and customize their Hot Wheels vehicles, and each set includes a micro action figure.
  • Shrek The Musical, the Tony Award-winning show, can now be watched at home on Blu-ray and DVD, thanks to DreamWorks Animation. Or take to the skies with the DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD gift set.
  • Clarity is offering the first-of-its kind Ensemble home phone for people with hearing loss. Ideal for parents or grandparents, it allows them to read other person's words on a tablet display, as well as hear amplified conversations.
  • Scotch Duct Tape makes it easy to create festive gifts, with its colorful tapes, which include Batman, Barbie & Monster High patterns. For example, you can transform a basic container into a tackle box, or dress up boxes.
  • The Pilot MR Metropolitan fountain pen is an affordable luxury. It comes in three elegant colors, and is available in ballpoint and gel ink versions. Pilot's G2 and G2 Fashion pens write twice as long as other gel brands, and their new FriXion Clicker is retractable and erasable.
  • Genuine Thermos Brand products are great to use on-the-go. Their food jar has a removable inner liner this is microwaveable, so food can be heated up at home and placed in the stainless steel shell to keep warm until lunchtime.
  • The Terra Flame by Princess House is the ultimate grill, bake and serve stone. You can sear and cook meats; roast and grill vegetables; bake cookies; and lots more. It's made in Europe of a unique, durable clay that retains heat.

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