Reviews for Flowers & Food

Mackenzie’s Garden Kids Gift Kits: Make an Enchanted Fairy or Butterfly Garden with your Grandchild

Create Your Own Fairy Garden/Butterfly Garden

$8.50 at Garden Chick

Gardening is such a perfect intergenerational activity. Planting seeds, nurturing seedlings, and watching them grow into mature plants, is so satisfying, whether you are a seasoned gardener or a child trying it out for the first time. Mackenzie’s Garden gift kits for kids, created and sold by Karen Creel (a.k.a. “Garden Chick”), can help you make this experience even more magical for you and your grandchild. Gardening with her own grandchild inspired Creel to start her line of enchanted kids gardening kits. You can choose from a Create Your Own Fairy Garden kit or Create Your Own Butterfly Garden kit. Each kit comes in an attractive purse-like gift package (no wrapping necessary!). The Fairy Garden kit includes a variety of seeds from sun-loving plants that attract “fairies” or fairy-like creatures, such as dragonflies, butterflies, etc. It also includes a card with instructions for planting your garden and some fun info. about fairies. As a bonus your grandchild will receive a little Garden Fairy paper doll sticker book. The Create Your Own Butterfly Garden kit is almost identical — seeds for growing colorful sun-loving plants that attract butterflies, growing instructions, and a booklet containing butterfly kids tattoos. In the Mackenzie’s Garden section of the Garden Chick website you can also purchase a Fairy Dust Cookies cookie-making kit (with fairy, dragonfly and flower-shaped cookie cutters, recipe, and “fairy dust” to sprinkle on top of the iced cookies), as well as a Flower Fairy Tea kit for tea parties (with tea bags of organic chamomile flowers, lemon balm, honeysuckle blossoms, hibiscus flowers, and spearmint). Each of the kits are under $10 yet they offer the prospect of a memorable and, quite possibly, enchanting experience with your grandchild.

 

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TickleMe Plant (Mimosa Pudica from Seeds) Indoor Plant Kids Gift: A Great Science Kit & Fun for Everyone

TickleMe Plants

$19.95 at TickleMe Plants

The TickleMe Plant (Mimosa Pudica from seeds) kids gift is a great science kit for ages 5 and up and fun for the entire family. Kids can experience the joy and responsibility of growing their own TickleMe plants from seeds, and then interact with them. Once the plants’ mature leaves have grown (within a month under the right conditions), you and your grandchild can literally tickle them and watch them move. This kit includes a reusable recycled plastic greenhouse (the gift’s packaging) to help nurture the seeds, as well as 3 TickleMe seed packets (with 10-20 Mimosa Pudica seeds and growing instructions on the back), 6 flower pots, 6 soil pellets and 10 science experiment ideas, such as: Use a toothpick to try to find out which part of the TickleMe Plant is most sensitive to touch. TickleMe plants can be re-potted when they are big enough and brought outside once temperatures don’t dip lower than 65 degrees. Seeds will take longer to grow in rooms that are cooler than 70 degrees. The company’s website has a Growing Tips section with specific instructions for growing, including tips for the Fall and Winter seasons. And for a budget-friendly gift idea under $10, TickleMe Plants sells a Mini greenhouse gift package that includes 1 seeds packet, 1 flower pot and 1 soil pellet for $5.95. This is a great birthday party favor idea as you can purchase 6 mini kits for $29.95. Parents may also want to mention the idea to teachers, as the company sells classroom science kits. TickleMe Plant Company was actually founded by a science teacher and, thus, has that seal of approval. A fun, creative, and educational gift idea!

 

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A Grand Time Cooking Together: Playful Chef Kids Cooking Kit

Playful Chef Kids Cooking Kit

$39.95 at Amazon.com

We know you love it already, but it’s possible to make cooking with your grandchild even more fun, as well as a perfect teaching moment. Just as you feel comfortable cooking with your own set of kitchen tools, so will your grandchild with this kid-tailored set. Included are 5 age-appropriate laminated recipe cards, an overall guide to teaching children how to cook, and pint-sized dishwasher-safe utensils (whisk, spoon, spatula, pastry brush, mixing bowl, timer, baking pan, safety scissors, measuring cups and spoons color-coded to match each recipe), as well as a denim tool belt apron and a vinyl backpack on which you grandchild can write his or her name. Of course, this experience wouldn’t be complete without a recipe featuring our favorite ingredient… chocolate! You and your grandchild will indulge in baking — and eating — delicious “Chocolate Mountain Lava Cakes!” The kit is appropriate for 3 – 10 year olds, and when they’re not using the kit “professionally,” younger grandkids can use it to whip up fabulous imaginary meals. It’s called the Playful Chef Kids Cooking Kit, but it takes intergenerational cooking time seriously. Some great lessons, such as nutrition, food safety, measuring, and following directions, are built into the set, not to mention the obvious — priceless time together creating delicious treats and lasting memories.

 

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Feed Tummies and Imaginations with Emily Green’s Melamine Kids Plates

Emily Green Plate - Monkey

$12.00 at Amazon.com

We’re always searching for great tableware for kids, and we’ve found a hit! Emily Green’s kids plates, bowls and utensils are plenty durable — made of melamine and dishwasher-safe. Her patterns are whimsical, with vibrantly colored vintage backgrounds and adorable animals you won’t recognize from anywhere other than Emily’s unique collection. Kids will enjoy setting the table themselves, and Mom & Dad may even want to dine on these unusual creations, as they truly are works of art. The 10-inch plates, 6-inch bowls, and utensils are sold separately. Washable placemats, and imagination mats, for kids to draw their own creations, are also available. Choose from a wide variety of animals and patterns appropriate for girls, boys, or both.

 

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Feed Tummies and Imaginations with Emily Green’s Melamine Kids Plates

Emily Green Plate - Dinosaur

$12.00 at Amazon.com

We’re always searching for great tableware for kids, and we’ve found a hit! Emily Green’s plates, bowls and utensils are plenty durable — made of melamine and dishwasher-safe. Her patterns are whimsical, with vibrantly colored vintage backgrounds and adorable animals you won’t recognize from anywhere other than Emily’s unique collection. Kids will enjoy setting the table themselves, and Mom & Dad may even want to dine on these unusual creations, as they truly are works of art. The 10-inch plates, 6-inch bowls, and utensils are sold separately. Washable placemats, and imagination mats, for kids to draw their own creations, are also available. Choose from a wide variety of animals and patterns appropriate for girls, boys, or both.

 

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Embrace Pop Culture with Dale and Thomas Gourmet Popcorn

Dale and Thomas Gourmet Popcorn

$50-150 at Dale and Thomas Popcorn

Everyone is raving about this popcorn (even Oprah!), and we know why. Dale and Thomas Gourmet Popcorn makes decadent dessert flavors kids will melt over, like “Chocolate Chunk ‘N Caramel” (seen here), “Peanut Butter with White Chocolate Drizzlecorn,” and “Butter Toffee and Walnut Crunch,” They also offer plenty of grown-up flavors, like “Garlic and Herb Buttered Popcorn,” and “Southwest Cheddar Chipolte.” And Dale and Thomas place a huge emphasis on the quality of their ingredients and freshness of their final products. They even send chocolate covered popcorn flavors on vacation during the summer months, knowing that they can’t offer the quality they strive for with heat and humidy getting in the way. So know that this is the best popcorn out there, and treat your grandchild, their parents, and even yourself, to a present that really pops!

 

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Use Online Flower Power – Send a Kids Bouquet with ProFlowers

Flowers, etc.

$20-100 at ProFlowers

Flowers work for so many occasions, and sometimes you don’t even need one at all. Teens appreciate flowers for, say, performing well in a sporting event, making a grade, or of course graduation. And younger kids love some of the other bundles ProFlowers has to offer, such as the birthday bear (seen here), or yummy baskets of treats. Mom & Dad always appreciate the refreshing beauty flowers bring into their homes. And for when a new grandchild arrives, check out the adorable “It’s a Girl” or “It’s a Boy” cookie bouquets — decorative and delicious! And you don’t need to break the bank to send nice flowers or a kids bouquet. ProFlowers has arrangements starting at just $19.99.

 

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Say “I Love You” with Online Mail Order Gourmet Cakes by Bake Me a Wish

Cakes by Bake Me A Wish!

$38-55 at Bake Me A Wish!

First, these online mail order gourmet cakes by Bake Me a Wish, starting at just under $30, are unbelievably yummy, and will satisfy a variety of sweet-loving palettes, from simple all the way up to sophisticated. Whether your favorite is cheesecake, crumb cake, tiramisu, or the kid-favorite, “Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake” (pictured here-wow!), Bake Me a Wish will satisfy the fussiest fix, and will customize the cake based on your occasion. Also, we just really like this company. For one year, 5% of every cake order will go to Make-a-Wish Foundation of America, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. In March, 2007, they also began Operation Birthday Cake, which allows families of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanastan to send birthday cakes to their loved ones — and not just any birthday cake. Perfect for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or any old day, simply say “I love you” with cake!

 

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Mmmm… Mrs. Field’s! Order Your Grandchild’s Gourmet Cookies Online and Deliver Kids Cookie Gifts Anytime!

Mrs. Fields Cookies

$20-100 at Mrs. Fields

Who doesn’t love cookies? And if gourmet cookies were delivered to your doorstep — even better! Mrs. Fields cookies are decadently delicious and come in a variety of flavors (our favorite is chocolate chip — a classic). This gift works for all ages, because as we’ve mentioned, very few people, regardless of age, can resist them — and you can order online by clicking our “Click Here” button below. Mrs. Fields has lots of cookie gift arrangements designed especially for kids, such as colorful birthday boxes and buckets — and a whole Disney character line. So when a sweet surprise is in order, Mrs. Fields serves it up!

 

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Shopping Heaven with an Amazon.com Gift Certificate

Amazon.com Gift Certificate

$5.00 - $5,000.00 at Amazon.com

Still can’t decide what to get your grandchild? Sometimes the best gift is allowing kids the freedom to shop online for their own special something. Amazon.com has more products to choose from than any other online retailer. Kids can spend hours, even days if they want, shopping for toys, books, clothes, electronics… almost anything they can think of! Trust us. So when in doubt give them an Amazon.com gift certificate. They’ll be in shopping heaven!

 

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