Wow, that went fast. December always does though, right? Obviously we’ve acquired all the gifts for all the special people in our lives. We were prepared enough to get out to our local shops and support the small businesses that make each community special. This year we were really on top of everything. For the most part.
Shit happens though. Always shit happens. You probably still have a few last minute presents to buy. And, if you’re like us, you’re going to be spending some time over the next few weeks around family, food, and plenty of responsibly consumed cannabis. So you’re probably looking for kids’ gifts that won’t drive you crazy – or even kids’ gifts that you yourself might enjoy.
We’ve got a last minute list that will provide plenty of holiday entertainment for kids and cannabis aficionados alike. Whether you’re treating chronic pain or anxiety so that you can enjoy the family time, or you just like the feeling of mixing a little infused tincture into a mocktail, you deserve to have fun on Christmas morning too! These are all currently available on Amazon and scheduled to arrive before December 25.
A Board Game With A Funny Name
You’ll giggle through this fast-paced color-matching contest at your next Family Game Night. Flip cards to stock up on nuts to fill your den for the winter, and beat your kids to the acorns to assert your parental authority.
Things To Build
Combining the marble runs some of us remember from our childhoods with a few Rube Goldberg-ish contraptions, this Chaos Tower gives kids a chance to explore principles of perpetual motion while playing with trampolines, bucket elevators, and other cool features.
When Splimm Co-founder Jenn Lauder was a classroom teacher, these materials were a big hit with everyone. Kids from 1st through 5th grades loved constructing with Magna-Tiles: everything from imaginary worlds to the Notre Dame. Jenn bought a set for her home after leaving the classroom – for her child of course – and brings them out to entertain all her friends.
Toys For Budding Artists
Besides their inherent value as a teaching tool – enhancing kids’ understanding of math, color, and design – pattern blocks are a whole lot of fun. Children and grownups alike can spend hours composing symmetrical shapes or making mandalas with these cool geometric blocks.
Look, we work hard at Splimm to break down tired old cannabis stereotypes. We know that everyone can enjoy this plant and that there really is no such thing as a “typical stoner” or “ something all stoners will love.” It’s wrong to assume that just because you like weed you’re going to love making spiral art in all sorts of shapes and colors. Anyone can bring this to the family reunion and spend hours designing cool shit with the kids while the uncles explain the new tax code to those who shun creativity.
Written for the author’s newborn, this award-winning “tour” of our planet is a sweet and simple overview for little ones. A witty meditation on the fundamentals of being Earthling with stylized, cosmic illustrations, it’s a bedtime story children will ask for and parents won’t mind reading again and again.
Who said poetry has to be serious? If you’re a fan of comic wordplay, or you want your kids to be, this collection is for you. A New York Times bestseller, I’m Just No Good at Rhyming might just inherit the Shel Silverstein throne for hilarious poems that adults read even when the kids aren’t around.