The Top Five 'Recall-Proof' Holiday Gifts for Kids

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This list of fun, creative, and "worry-free" gifts will make kids and their parents smile this Christmas.

New American Parents

Safety is our number one concern when it comes to toys. Parents want gifts that are 'recall-proof.' It is also important that holiday presents are fun, entertaining, and educational. NAPS News has found five great gifts that are cool, unique, and 100% worry-free.

Recall-phobia is the number one concern this Christmas as parents scramble to find gifts that are not produced in China, are not slathered in lead paint, do not break into sharp plastic shards, and have no other risks or defects. Recent recalls by Mattel, Aquadots, and other popular toy makers has wreaked havoc on many kids Christmas wish lists. In the import-rich toy industry, parents around the world are struggling to find great gifts that are also "safe gifts."

Mark Kaye, Editor-in-Chief of New American Parents News explains, "Safety is our number one concern when it comes to toys. Parents want gifts that are 'recall-proof.' It is also important that holiday presents are fun, entertaining, and educational. NAPS News has found five great gifts that are cool, unique, and 100% worry-free."

1. Buy Your Child Their Own Star
Imagine how exciting it will be for your kids to tell their friends at school they have their very own star. This is also an imaginative way to get kids excited about science and astronomy. Stars start at $54.00 from InternationalStarRegistry.com

2. The First Adventures of Incredible You
Winner of the iParenting Media Award for Outstanding Product this amazing reading gift puts your child right inside as the star of their very own special storybook. Each page is filled with beautiful illustrations and is personalized with your child's specific information. $32.95 from Custommadeforkids.com

3. Holiday Messages From Santa Claus
Who says Santa isn't tech savvy? This year Santa has started his very own podcast from the North Pole. Kids get updated from the Big Man himself as he prepares for Christmas Eve. Santa also gives kids his personal email address to send him their Christmas gift lists and tell him how good they were all year. Seven Podcasts for $29.95 at Clauscast.com

4. Money Smarts for Kids
It's never too soon for kids (and parents) to learn sound financial money management and investment practices. A kid and family-friendly index fund gets kids to appreciate the magic of compound interest; and they can walk around the house pointing to all the cool stuff made by the companies they now own a piece of. Starting at $100 from Vanguard.com    

5. Kid Coupons For Free Family Fun
Teach your children the value of coupons and put the power in their hands. Kid Coupons are a great gift that last for an entire year. Redeemable for "A Day At The Park," "Extra Dessert," "Pajama Day," "Kids Choice Dinner." Make your own or download printable coupons for free in the NAPSNews.com Holiday Gift Forum.

For more information contact Mark Kaye, Editor-in-Chief, New American Parents News 202.557.0058.

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