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    The Holiday Gift Ideas I Showed On World News Now.

    If you missed the spot on World News Now, I'll post a link once it airs.

    Fun for the whole family with Reindeer Ring Toss Game. 

    When I saw this game on Amazon I thought it looked like a great fun game for family fun on the holidays. Something to get everybody - kids and adults involved. I ordered a set of two, and I paid about $11.00. First, here's what Amazon says about them: Let's play Christmas Reindeer games! You throw 2 red and 2 green round rings onto the large Reindeer Antlers on your friend's head!Take turns wearing the antlers and make your own games. Great fun for your holiday party. It's funny and fun to play. They're cheaply made and as you'll see by the reviews often don't inflate and sometimes have leaks in them. But through it all, most people said they still had fun. I did too as you'll see in the video. They don't seem to hold air which makes them look goofy on your head, but you can still play ring toss even if not totally inflated. It actually seems to make it funnier. Be sure to buy a 2-pack since the quality of the product is so low. I bought a few sets. The last set I bought on Amazon was under $10 & it came with a mini-air pump. The link is below, but Amazon prices can change at any time. 

    More info about this game is here in my Giz Wiz Videohttps://youtu.be/36vh_2hgK9o     

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2Er40WW 

    (Giz Wiz link. Pay the same everyone else, Giz Wiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff to use on shows.)


    Thermal-Aid Zoo Natural Heating and Cooling Packs for Kids

    These cuddly animals, bears, rabbits, etc, are huggable toys for kids but they have a secret. They can act as a heating or cooling pack so a child will feel comforted rather than intimidated when nursing a boo-boo. Thermal-Aid says their patented process also eliminates toxic mold/fungi from forming making these packs safe. They can also be washed if necessary. The larger Thermal-Aid Zoo animals are $19.99 on the company website, and there was a 20% off offer if you sign up for updates. There's a mini version too for about $8.

    Company Store: https://thermalaidproducts.com/collections/zoo-animals 

    I didn't see the mini zoo animals on the company website, but the company has them on Amazon for $7.99 + $3.00 shipping.



    A Tee-shirt That Does Amazing Things Once You Download & Use Their App.

    The Virtuali-Tee offers a guided tour inside your body! It's easy. Put the Virtuali-Tee shirt on, open the app and point your device’s camera at the Virtuali-Tee. The app scans the Virtuali-Tee and you'll see an image of the internal body system. Then you can - and kids will love this part – you can virtually dissect the organs in gross detail!Tap anywhere on the screen to peel back the layers of the body and interact with the different systems and organs by clicking on the hotspots. The app can also work in selfie mode, so anyone wearing the t-shirt can use the front camera to explore the internal systems on themselves. But wait, there's more! If you have a VR headset you can also activate VR mode by tapping on the VR goggles icon. The app is compatible in most cardboard headsets as long as they allow camera access. Hans Glover is the anatomy expert that will guide and talk you through all the different systems and organs. The newest feature is the Heart Rate tracker that allows users to test their own heart rate directly through their device camera and then actually visualize their own heart rate beating live in AR through the app. The inventor says this can be a fantastic addition to science lessons, bringing an immersive new dimension to learning about the Heart and Circulatory System. Kids and adults sizes: $29.95

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/kx_OehEavSQ


    Company website:https://www.curiscope.com/  

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2Qv8Zwt

    Giz Wiz Link. Pay the same as everyone else Giz Wiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff for the show.


    The Tech Neck Hands-Free Collar Device.

    Who could come up with such a weird gadget? You want me wear that crazy thing around my neck? Well, relax, it's not a real product. It's true, the Tech Neck Device Holder does not exist. It's a Prank Pack designed to fool the receiver into having to thank you for a really stupid gift. But, the box is empty so you can put your real small-sized gift inside. There's also a “You've been pranked note” inside the box. This empty box costs $8, expensive since it's a job, but the company did a great job of making it looks like a real product with models using the device in all sorts of situations. Even the copy on the box looks real, so I guess it did cost them a bit of $$ to design and produce the new Prank Pack.

    Amazon link: (I paid $7.99 on Amazon, but it was under $7 as of 12/12/18. That price can change at any time.)


    UPDATE:  Original link sold out - but I found it here on Amazon for under $7 with free shipping, but not Amazon Prime;


    A great stocking stuffer that can be used all year long.

    They're called Easy Fold Bags.

    A small nylon pouch hides three neatly folded ripstop nylon shopping bags. The company says the reinforced stitching is designed so each bag can carry up to 20 lbs. And they're easy to take any place. Each bag folds into a pouch about the size of handkerchief, so they're easy to put in a pocket, purse, backpack, etc. This is a great “green” way to help eliminate the use of plastic shopping bags. They're available in red, green and blue. A pouch with 3 bags was $9.99 as of 12/12/18, but Amazon prices can change at any time.

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2LcgKkT


    Giz Wiz Link, pay the same as everyone else The Giz Wiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff to show.