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It's The Seriously Awesome Gift Guide for Minecraft and/or Lego Freaks and Wildebeest Children that doesn't include popular toys that no one can find, for those that haven't found THE gift from all of the other seriously awesome gift guides out there and who have wild and crazy children that need ridiculously cool and entertaining gifts that are not video games but might be related to video games.
I've perused so many gift guides and haven't found the right stuff for my family, so I decided to create my own gift guide, based on what our family loves. I hope this helps some families that are sick of the same old things and want or need something new and fun in their lives. If this list does help you, please let me know! I hate wasting my time as much as the next person.
To start, every wild and crazy family NEEDS one of these:
This thing is okay on its own, but add in these accessories to make it a killer present, especially when it's too cold or rainy to go outside:
To be fair, that one wasn't my first choice, but my first choice was sold out. For less $, you can get the Gorilla Gym complete set with everything the stuck-inside child might want to entertain themselves with (like swings and a ladder!), AND you can get add-on items that are adult-friendly too! It also has great reviews. Once I figure out if it will fit our weird doors, I might start with just the bar, which is close to $100 less. Also, most of my kids might be too big for the accessories. If so, we might go with an equally rated but cheaper bar. Either way, something is going in my daughter's doorway this year. After all, she's only been asking for about 4 years!
Next up, a gift for the roughhousing kids in your house (of the adult variety and real children). It's cheap, it makes noise and you can beat each other with them. I bought two.
If you have a Lego lover in your house, you NEED at least one of the next item on the list. They come in all sorts of official Lego colors and sizes. We will have 2 this season and will work toward more in the future. They aren't cheap, but they are oh-so worth it. Plus, I'm pretty sure you can stack them like the real deal! What a catch!
The parents of Minecraft lovers rejoice. There are BOOKS! Have a book-loving, Minecraft-crazed kid already? It's a win! Have a book-hating, Minecraft-crazed kid? Maybe they'll like books with one of these! There are more, but this will get you started. We bought the Construction handbook for my 6 year old Minecraft-crazed book lover:
Oh, and this appears to be awesome too (I bought one for Christmas and it looks nice):
Someone in my house is getting one of these and she's going to be shooting the crap out of a target soon. Who needs Nerf? Well, we need that too, but this is going to be AWESOME.
Back to readers, these books are necessary for wild and crazy kids that have brave, awesome parents. One for girls and one for boys. While I believe either could be helpful for both genders, these were written a long time ago and specifically for scouts. P.S. There are Kindle versions of these too.
I really wanted the American Boy's Handy Book but it was sold out (and I didn't see a second version until later) and I purchased this instead:
Now, if you're a REALLY brave and awesome parent, this fits in with the above books. We aren't getting one for any of the kids this year, but are keeping it on the wishlist for the future, when we've decided that another child is old enough and responsible enough to have one. Our oldest cherished his pocket knife for many years, and now it holds a proud spot on his shelf. This one is for serious kiddos only and we've decided that it's appropriate for no one this year, but hopefully in the next few it will be:
On to clothing (sort of). Do you have any caped crusaders? We have two caped crusaders missing their capes, getting these beauties:
If you have any wild and crazy board game players in your family, this looks like a super fun family game:
That's all, folks! What's your favorite item from this gift guide? What are you getting your kids this year? What's your family's must-have gift? Do you procrastinate as badly as I do?