We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we set out to find really well made, fun, and affordable gifts that kids would love, with a little learning snuck inside.
Redwood City, CA (Vocus) September 14, 2010
Education.com, the go-to web destination for involved parents of school aged kids, today unveiled its 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. This one-stop shopping resource helps parents and other shoppers find fun, educational, unique, and well made gifts for all the children on their holiday lists – without breaking the bank.
For each grade, Education.com’s 2010 Gift Guide includes 15 hand-picked items, five of which are priced under $10. From a chalk board brief case to a kid sized croquet set, an Erector Empire State Building to a “freestyle mini luge,” this year’s guide is packed with fun and unique selections that work kids' brains and bodies. Some under $10 highlights include a working microscope, a quick to knit scarf kit, temporary tattoos that turn kids’ hands into instant puppets, and lots of great games.
Education.com Editor-in-Chief, Danielle Wood, explains the 2010 Gift Guide selection process: “We know families are still tightening their belts in the face of the economy - we’re all going to be watching our spending this holiday season. But we also know parents aren’t going to settle for giving junk to their kids. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but we set out to find really well made, fun, and affordable gifts that kids would love, with a little learning snuck inside. We were extremely picky in choosing products for the guide - we brought in over a thousand products to review. If a product was highly educational but not really fun or if it was entertaining but didn’t contribute to the child’s physical, emotional, or cognitive development, it didn’t make the guide.”
Unlike many other gift guides on the market, product manufacturers were not asked to pay a review fee to be considered for Education.com’s gift list. Gifts are chosen entirely on merit.
“We think holiday shoppers are going to find our gift guide really refreshing,” notes Wood. “They’re going to find lots of surprises – things that seem like they should cost more than they do. The goal was to make it easy – select the grade of the kid you’re shopping for and you’ll find everything you need from stocking stuffers up to the ‘big gift.’ Most of all, this guide is about making kids light up when they open that package and giving them something they’ll still love long after the holidays are over.”
Education.com’s 2010 Gift Guide (and information about where each item can be purchased) can be found at http://www.education.com/gift-guide/ and a PDF version of the list is available at http://www.education.com/static/gift-guide/2010/GiftGuide-2010-All-Grades.pdf.
With more than two million visitors a month, Education.com is the go-to web destination for involved parents. From kindergarten readiness through college prep, Education.com gives parents the information they need to help their kids reach their full potential and the ideas they want to make learning together fun. Often called “The WebMD of education”, Education.com offers articles, video content, educational activities, printables, and worksheets, a rich community, and a resource that provides qualitative and quantitative information schools across the country. Education.com was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.education.com.