This year has been another wild one. As it wraps up, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the holiday season.
HA! We wish — as parents, we know November and December are full of holiday tasks to complete. Planning family get-togethers, cooking those big meals, and the holiday shopping — all with kids in tow.
It’s the most wonderful, but stressful, time of the year.
Avoid the extra stress this year, and start your holiday shopping early. On top of everything else, supply chain issues are affecting stock across all industries — and the toy world is no exception. There are shortages, shipping delays, and high prices in store this holiday.
But you don’t have to go all “bah humbug.” There’s still plenty of joy to be had. And at Purple Ladybug we’re keeping the merry spirit alive. We are fully stocked with your favorite crafts and toys for gifting. Read on to fill your cart and cross off your list, without the extra stress!
What’s causing the holiday shopping headache?
What exactly is causing all of the shopping challenges this year? Well, in one word, COVID. But the details are a lot more complicated.
In some cases, the raw materials needed for creating your favorite products are in short supply. And there’s a shortage of workers, both in factories and transportation.
Then the products that are shipping from overseas are getting stuck in cargo traffic jams, with many ships waiting to come into port. Dock workers and truck drivers are in short supply, so unloading is going slowly — adding to the bottleneck.
And, between increased shipping costs, limited inventory, and increases in demand, the prices of your holiday family favorites are spiking. These challenges are facing all industries, not just toys. From the food for your table to your Christmas tree, it seems like everything costs more this year and will be harder to get.
Your favorite toys and crafts for holiday gifting
Want to avoid the shopping challenges this holiday season? Buy your gifts from Purple Ladybug! We are doing everything we can to keep your holiday shopping stress-free.
Your favorite gifts are in stock and ready to go. And they are still available at the affordable prices you love. From stocking stuffers to picture-perfect surprises, kids of all ages on your list will be delighted to find our unique line of crafts and toys under the tree.
Here are our top picks for stress-free gifting!
The 2021 Gorgeous Gifts Advent Calendar
There’s still time to grab our award-winning calendar for the littles in your life. It is packed full of 24 brand-new gifts for 2021.
From scratch paper and jeweled crafts to kid-safe makeup and fashion accessories — your child’s smile will shine throughout December.
Want a sneak peek of everything inside? Check out the video on Amazon to discover the gifts included in this year’s calendar. And don’t forget to read each day’s holiday trivia for even more fun!
Craft Your Own Lip Balm STEM Kits
Gift some STEM kits your kids will actually want to play with! STEM 🧪 (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is so much more than robotics and coding. It’s about inspiring creativity and discovering something new. 💡
Now your child can uncover a world of science with our unique Lip Balm sets. Using high-quality, simple ingredients (just beeswax, shea butter, and olive oil) your child can create their very own lip balm.
Everything you need is included in the kit — even a variety of fun flavors for extra customization! There are beautiful jeweled cases for kids who love glitz and glamour ✨. Or check out the colorful 10 piece rainbow set.
Both boys and girls will enjoy crafting their own lip balms with this unique STEM kit. Choose your favorite set of cases and start creating!
Create Your Own Beeswax Food Wraps
Teens can be tough to buy for. Their list has gone from toys to just a bunch of gift cards. Instead of gifting cash, check out one of our newest kits!
The Create Your Own Beeswax Food Wraps 🐝 is the perfect choice for your eco-conscious teen. The craft is fun but simple — all they need is an iron and our kit! And when they finish creating, they’re left with four real beeswax food wraps.
These wraps are one of the best ways to reduce plastic use. Wrap up a sandwich, or seal up a jar or bowl. The wraps can be reused for up to a year!
Now your teen can ditch the plastic bags and plastic wrap and work on saving the planet. Even small changes make a big impact. This gift will help them do their part. 🌎
Grow Your Own Crystals
This is another excellent STEM 🧪 activity that younger kids will love. With just a little hot water and mixing, your child can grow their very own crystals!
Over the course of several days, your child can watch their crystal creations form. It’s a great activity to start on Christmas day to help countdown to the upcoming new year. Spend the week discussing the science behind the crystals while tracking and documenting their growth.
When the week is up, you have a colorful creation they’ll be excited to show off. We have three different crystal kits, each with two colors — purple and orange, blue and yellow, or festive red and green.
Choose your child’s favorite, and create science at home with these fun kits!
Mermaid Makeup Kit
This is the perfect stocking stuffer for your glamorous little one — and it’s all kid-safe! This set includes a shiny wristlet, mermaid-themed makeup brushes, a shell-shaped compact with eyeshadow, glittery lip gloss, lipsticks, blush, nail polish, and a sparkly, colorful hair bow!
If your child dreams of living under the sea 🧜🏽♀️, she’ll adore this kid’s makeup kit.
Christmas morning tip 🎄 — pack everything in the wristlet and watch her excitement grow as the surprises keep coming!
All of the included makeup is water-based, non-toxic, kid-safe, and easy to wash off. She’ll love the colors and getting to dress up just like Mommy. And you’ll love being able to keep your makeup to yourself. 😉
Bonus — even after the makeup is gone, this kit is great for pretend play! The brushes, compact, and wristlet are the perfect accessories for all of her pretend underwater adventures. Keep the creative and imaginative play going for years with this creative mermaid makeup kit!
Design Your Own Color-In Tumbler
If your child loves to color, gift them more than just a basic coloring book. Check out our Color-In Tumbler! It includes a 16oz, BPA-free water glass with lid and straw, three tumbler liners for mix and match designs, glittery stickers, and 10 vibrantly colored markers. 🌈
Extra bonus — this gift set includes a color-in pencil case to hold your child’s new markers or favorite colored pencils! Your kiddo will love stretching their creativity and choosing their tumbler’s unique design. The three included liners make it easy to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. It’s so much more than a coloring activity! 🎨
And when they’re done, they have a favorite new way to hydrate! That’s a definite holiday win.
Stocking Stuffers Galore!
Our Amazon store is full of some of the best stocking stuffers for kids on the market. Even better — our crafts and toys have staying power. Your kids will be playing with them well into the new year!
Many of the kits above are perfect for a stocking surprise. But don’t forget our great selection of stickers, scratch paper (the mini-notes are perfect for stockings!), and decorate your own water bottle crafts.
Fill up their stocking with fun surprises they’ll love without blowing your entire holiday budget! There’s a crafty kit for every kid and every age — all at great prices.
Shop our Amazon store today, enjoy Prime shipping, and rest easy knowing your Christmas list is handled. Way to go!