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Holiday Gift Guide: Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods carry some interesting and out of the box gift ideas! We have two favorites this season that are great for imaginative play!

Pallina Dropping Ball Game

Pallina is a fun, suspenseful and strategic game that's fun for the whole family! Each player chooses a color. The object of the game is to remove your color sticks from the basket without letting any of your color balls fall. The winner of the game is the player who has the most balls in the basket by the end. Made of sustainable bamboo in China.

Includes 1 basket, 20 bamboo sticks, 16 wooden balls, 1 purple felt mat, and 1 reusable storage box.

Ages 4 and up.

Price: $36.50


 Make Your Own Family


The only time it's ok to draw on your brother's face is if you're making him smile. Encourage creativity and family unity with an imaginative kit that lets kids create their own wooden family from seven dolls, 3 pieces of fabric, 3 pieces of felt, craft glue, yarn in 4 colors, and 12 colored pencils. Instructions included. Made in New Zealand.

Ages 4 and up.

Price: $40

Check our more of our 2013 favorites in the Real Mom Media Holiday Gift Guide!


Holiday Gift Guide: LeapFrog Creativity Camera

If your little one loves to take pictures, you want to check out the LeapFrog Camera!

LeapFrog Creativity Camera

Create, learn and stretch your imagination with photos! Designed for little ones with simplicity in mind, the LeapFrog Creativity Camera Protective Case & App combine the camera power of your iPhone or iPod touch with creativity-focused fun!

Your budding photographer can use 6 different modes to edit photos to make silly pictures, go on photo missions to create special albums and even play an exciting augmented reality game. This breakthrough app toy turns your device into the ultimate creativity camera.

Works with iPhone 4/4s/5 and iPod touch 4th & 5th generation (sold separately). Does not work with LeapPad or Leapster Explorer systems.

Appropriate for children ages 3 to 6 years.

Suggested Retail Price: $19.99

Holiday Gift Guide: SmartMax

We are continuing sharing our favorites from our upcoming Holiday Gift Guide! Today, we are sharing some great Imaginative Play gifts from SmartMax!


SMARTMAX® allows kids to explore the fascinating world of magnetism in a safe way.

SmartMax Lighthouse

With SmartMax Lighthouse, children can effortlessly create houses, towers, and other bright structures thanks to easy to manipulate magnetic balls and multi-colored bars, two of which are lit with LED lights. 

Approximate Price: $59.99




SmartMax Pip & Pete Plane

The new pull back vehicle set, SmartMax Pip & Pete Plane features Pip, a compact car, and Pete, the yellow place. All SmartMax vehicle sets allow children ages 3 and up to build various vehicles and work with the SmartMax construction sets. 

Approximate Price: $22.99



SmartMax Tommy Train

SmartMax Tommy Train, a train with hopper cars, can stretch up to 35 cm in length and is perfect for transporting loads of magnetic bars or balls included in the packagining, or even small items found around the house. Tommy Train is perfect to share with friends because children ages three and up can easily create two seperate vehicles. All SmartMax vehicle sets complement and work with the SmartMax constrution sets. 

Approximate Price: $22.99