Nana’s Guide to Spoiling the Grandkids this Passover

Zippy Sandler
13 min readMar 21, 2024

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Welcome to Grandma’s Guide to Spoiling the Grandkids this Passover, where joy and excitement abound! As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better time to shower your beloved grandchildren with tokens of love and affection. This curated gift guide is brimming with delightful toys sure to capture the imaginations of youngsters and bring smiles to their faces during the Passover festivities. From classic favorites to innovative new finds, Grandma’s Guide offers a treasure trove of playthings that will make this holiday season one to remember. So sit back, relax, and let’s embark on a journey of fun and enchantment as we explore the perfect gifts to spoil your grandkids this Passover!

Zipstring

The patented ZipString carefully balances several forces of gravity, lift, tension, and drag to fly the string in the air. Any movement that a Zipster (a user of a ZipString) does, the string follows.

Introducing Luma! The Ultimate Glow-in-the-dark ZipString! Whether camping under the stars or at your favorite festival, ZipString Luma is the go-to companion to captivate all. The Hidden UV light Infuses the String to Create a Stunning Glow. So what are you waiting for? Wonderment Awaits!!

FLIPEEZ PLUSH

Flipeez stuffed animals are adorable plushies with big personalities and the cutest expressions — including heart-shaped pupils — perfect for Valentine’s Day! Squeeze their feet for a giggle-inducing surprise! Watch their arms flap or their ears flip, depending on the character. The unique interactive experience lets kids control their animated movements. Flipeez are made of super soft fabrics and the squishiest fillings to make them extra snuggly!

The first assortment of characters includes Jett the Dragon, Phil the Puppy, Jane the Panda, and Jinx the Fennec Fox.

  • Manufacturer: Just Play
  • Ages 3+
  • SRP $14.99

FLIPEEZ SLIPPERS

Flipeez slippers are plush slippers with personality, including heart-shaped pupils in their eyes — perfect for Valentine’s Day! With each step, these super cute and colorful slippers reveal a cuddly character with ears or arms that pop up. Flipeez slippers are like warm, comfy hugs for little feet and are crafted with premium, washable materials and a non-slip sole for worry-free play.

Characters include a dragon, puppy, panda, and unicorn. Size small fits kids sizes 10–13 (US), and size medium fits kids sizes 1–3.5 (US).

  • Manufacturer: Just Play
  • Ages 3+
  • SRP $19.99

Beverly Hills Teuscher

Easter baskets, champagne eggs, bunny boxes, Oh My!! Your one-stop shop for all the Easter goodies to make your holiday special!

Blue Star Press

Blue Star Press publishing focuses on the arts, creative processes, wellness, and witty non-fiction. We collaborate with wildly creative authors and independent artists. Our team of thinkers, designers, and wordsmiths brings talent and hard work to every project, with a deep commitment to publishing Bold Fine Print in service of our mission to inspire wellness through creative expression.

These children’s books are perfect instead of candy.

Wishy Washy

Wishy Washy takes your young child on an adventure as they learn new words through life-like paintings, bright colors, and an animal friend who guides them along the way. Written by licensed speech therapist Tabitha Paige, Wishy Washy features strategically chosen first words that include a child’s earliest developing sounds, such as m, b, p, t, etc. So join our little chipmunk friend on a creative adventure as he encourages your child to talk in a fun and interactive way!

You Stole My Name

You Stole My Name is a stunning collection of illustrations that takes you and your child on a colorful journey through the animal kingdom, telling the stories of the most interesting creatures and their namesakes. Written and illustrated by renowned artist Dennis McGregor, this book is also the perfect sing-along book for you and your child

Learn to Letter with Luna the Llama

Your child can master the basics of calligraphy alphabets through letter repetition, then build more skills with the nine fun creative projects in this cute kids’ lettering book. Learn to Letter with Luna the Llama will improve your child’s handwriting skills and help them creatively express themselves on homemade crafts, cards, school notebooks, and more!

All the Animals: How to Draw for Kids Mini

Perfect for budding artists and kids who have never drawn before, this beginner drawing book will teach your kids how to draw their favorite animals in no time! Author and professional artist Alli Koch’s kid-friendly mini-drawing lessons will help your child practice their basic art skills and teach them how to draw with confidence.

This book is perfect for kids 7–12, but kids as young as 5 with an interest in art will be able to easily follow along as well. No experience is required!

Presently Goods

A curated collection of eco-friendly and socially conscious toys, gift-wrapped for birthdays, holidays, or just because!

Rockstar Musical Pillow

This artistic musical pillow that comes as Freddie Mercury, John Lennon or Elvis Presley introduces the classics to your little one — Not the usual lullaby but the rock classics. Listen to We Are the Champions, Imagine, or Love Me Tender as your little one gets ready to sleep.

Why Kids Like It

Kids are delighted by this huggable soft pillow that plays a soothing melody.

Why Parents Like It

Made from organic cotton, this pillow introduces one of the greatest songs of all time to children. Parents will love hearing music that they also enjoy. The pillow is durable and washable!

Details

- Ideal for newborns and toddlers
- Machine washable at low temperatures with bleach-free detergents
- Made with organic cotton, polyester, and corn fiber padding and GOTS-certified inks
- Complies with CE (European) standards
- Made in France

Why We Love This Brand

Tambour Battant is a French toy company established in Toulouse in 2016 by two sisters with a love for music and a natural gift of creativity and art. This woman-owned company uses organic, eco-friendly materials with each handcrafted piece produced in very limited quantities and sold in select places. Mireille designs in Toulouse, Nathalie sews in Bordeaux. “The musical and artistic education of our children is essential and must start as soon as possible! To avoid the pitfalls of Gims, a Bowie rattle? It is a matter of humanitarian decency. Or just to safeguard the eardrums of the parents.”

Mabel’s Labels

Name Label Gift Pack

Mabel’s Labels Name Label Gift Pack is the perfect personalized addition to any Easter Basket or Passover Pleasure gift

With adorable designs and durable materials, these labels are perfect for labeling gift baskets, toys, water bottles, clothing, and more.

Their labels offer peace of mind for parents that their kiddo’s gear won’t get lost at school, daycare, summer camp, or sports. They know just how hard parents work to gift their children — so their labels help with preventing costly replacements.

Miniland

Miniland Group is a dynamic and innovative company dedicated to providing high-quality educational toys and resources for children worldwide. With a commitment to fostering learning through play, Miniland offers a diverse range of products designed to stimulate creativity, critical thinking, and social development in young minds. From interactive educational games to multicultural dolls and STEM-focused kits, Miniland Group is at the forefront of creating engaging and enriching experiences for children of all ages. With a focus on quality, safety, and educational value, Miniland Group continues to inspire children to explore, discover, and learn through play.

Doll with a Hearing Implant

Not all dolls are the same! And to celebrate diversity, Miniland offers this new doll with a hearing implant and handmade-like clothing, in an exciting ochre color. This doll is the friend every boy and girl wants to have. She will accompany them on every adventure and listen to the little ones.

Feel to Learn: Nestable sensory tree

Nestable puzzle of tactile and visual sensory stimulation for babies from 12 months. With it, the little ones will enjoy playing while they develop fine motor skills and learn to concentrate, a skill that will be of great help in future stages, through its nestable games.

Babies’ curiosity will be triggered, thanks to its contrasting colors and its 6 pieces of different textures in the shape of leaves, fruits, and flowers. A game in which they will learn to associate each “shape” with its “hole”.

ECO Cool Junior Sand Set

Pastel-colored sandbox set for children. It includes a bucket, shovel, sieve shovel, and rake. It is manufactured with eco-friendly materials, specifically 60% biopolyethylene and 40% recycled polypropylene, respecting the environment. All pieces can be stored in the bucket. Due to its maximum strength and durability, this set is suitable for collective use.

Carrera Revell Aston Martin DB5

Introducing the brand new Carrera Revell Aston Martin DB5 — James Bond 007 Goldfinger. Elevate your collection with a touch of cinematic history, as this exceptional replica pays homage to the legendary Goldfinger edition. Whether you’re a seasoned collector, a dedicated builder, or simply captivated by the allure of James Bond, the Carrera Revell Aston Martin DB5 is a must-have addition to your collection.

WhirlyGoRound

WhirlyGoRound is an Indoor Thrill-Ride for Ages 3-to-8.

It’s a whirlwind of joy that turns any room into an amusement park.

The mystifying spinning action is rooted in principles of physics. Harnessing the earth’s gravitational pull and utilizing their core muscles to shift their center of mass, children unlock the power of gravitational potential energy; unleashing exhilarating rotation.

Spinning offers significant benefits for developing young brains (which is why kids love to spin!). The vestibular stimulation contributes to improved balance, coordination, impulse control — even the ability to concentrate in the classroom. Hand-crafted from premium bamboo, its commercial quality is meant for schools, children’s museums, and health care. Families are offered a special 30% discount so your kids can enjoy the long-term play value. These premium materials, stunning appearance, and heirloom quality will provide fun for years to come, even for the next generation!

This one toy parents won’t have to “pick up” when company comes!

FURREAL MY MINIS INTERACTIVE TOY — Puppy, Kitty and Piglet

Taking care of a pet has never been cuter than with the furReal My Minis Interactive Toy Puppy. This adorable pooch comes in a house-shaped box and is ready for silly play and sweet cuddles. Pet the pup’s back to watch its tail wag and head bobble up and down — just like a real pet. Sized at 5 inches long, this fun kids’ toy fits in coat pockets, backpacks, or even lunch bags to create instantaneous fun during recess, at sleepovers, and at home. For the most pet play fun, collect all 3 furReal My Minis Plush pets, including a puppy, kitty, and piglet (each sold separately). furReal My Minis make sweet additions to any kids’ collection of stuffed animals and other furReal Pets.

  • Requires 1 x AA battery (included).
  • Great for birthdays and everyday celebrations for kids ages 4 years and up.

LITTLEST PET SHOP PET SURPRISE SINGLES, SERIES 1

Calling all Littlest Pet Shop fans — LPS Generation 7 Series 1 has arrived! Collect a new generation of bobblin’ pets with the LPS Pet Surprise Singles! Panda, kitten, otter, anteater and so many more of the first 18 that are eager to become your new besties. Discover the must-have crew, their unique purrsonalities, breeds, and rarity levels. Each surprise box includes 1 adorable 2-inch collectible pet, 1 accessory, 1 collector card, 1 collector’s guide and a virtual code so you can join the Littlest Pet Shop virtual experience on Roblox! Use the code on the coin to unlock pets, coins or other surprises as you embark on a next-gen adventure like never before!

  • Manufacturer: Basic Fun!
  • Ages 4+, SRP $3.99
  • PET SURPRISE TRIO — SRP $9.99

DISNEY DOORABLES MULTI PEEK TECHNICOLOR TAKEOVER

Open the doors to unbox a guaranteed 5 figures, but perhaps 6 — or even 7. This first-of-its-kind series includes 50 characters and features an additional 10 special-edition Technicolor Takeover figures — Rapunzel, Marie, Cheshire Cat, Stitch, Olaf, Tinkerbell, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger too! Some will find the limited-edition Pepita and Genie as Gameshow Host. Each of these figures are designed with a unique ombre coating. When all 10 are lined up in the proper order, they’ll create a beautiful rainbow of color. Some will find never-before-featured Doorables from the stories of Disney’s Peter Pan and Wendy, Zootopia, Fantasia, Finding Nemo, The Rescuers, and more. Look for special flocked figures from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and Pearlized Translucent figures from Disney Pixar’s Elemental. Each figure stands approximately 1.5 inches tall and features stylized detailing with sparkly glitter eyes.

  • Manufacturer: Just Play
  • Ages 5+
  • SRP $11.99

Sky Viper

Sky Viper Drones deliver hobby-grade performance and are easy to fly. The Sky Viper Dash Nano Drone is a 2” compact-sized drone that is great for flying indoors. This ultra-durable drone features auto launch and land, and one-touch stunts.

  • Manufacturer: Skyrocket
  • Ages 12+
  • SRP $22.99

Care Bears Micro Plush

At home or on the go, the Care Bears Micro Plushies are ready to bring you BIG FUN at a MICRO SCALE! Featuring everyone’s favorite Care Bears besties like Cheer Bear, Grumpy Bear, and more, these 3-inch pocket-sized plushies are the perfect companions for kids and collectors alike. Each bear wears their iconic belly badge that encourages you to express your emotions while spreading sharing and caring to all! And with their soft, cuddly fur and adorable expressions, you won’t want to put these lovable bears down. Collect them all to complete your MICRO rainbow today!

  • Manufacturer: Basic Fun!
  • Ages 4+
  • SRP $3.99-$7.99

Once Upon A Farm Organics

New parents have enough on their plate already, give them the gift of TIME back in their day to enjoy that new little bundle, take away all their prep, mess, and clean up, and give them the quick and easy solution to knowing they are feeding their littles the absolute best when it comes to nutrition, immunity, gut and brain health support too. Trusted by parents, craved by kids.

Clean Label Project Certified, Once Upon A Farm is proud to be the first baby and kids food brand to receive the Clean Label Project Purity Award. Farm to fridge making moms and minis happy.

A completely customizable subscription plan lets moms choose their delivery and the variety to ensure she is only getting what they know her baby and kids like! Organic snacks and meals for every occasion. From Overnight Oats, Dairy Free Smoothies, Immunity Blends, new oat bars, and more!

  • Once Upon A Farm Build Your Box Subscription
  • Starting at $70 for a 24 box, also offered with 16-count

Refrigerated Pouches

From baby’s first foods to school snacking to extra nutrition for mom and dad, there’s something for everyone. Always made with organic, non-GMO real fruits and veggies. Try our new dairy options!

OhMyMega Veggie!

Our organic fruit & veggie blends are made with cold-pressed, farm-fresh ingredients for a delicious, nutritious snack that kids & parents love.

Otamatone

Prepare for some fun with the perfectly quirky musical best-seller from Japan! Introducing Otamatone, the fun-to-play electronic musical toy. Shaped as a friendly musical note with adorable moving mouth, and silly, buzzy, amusingly off-key voice, Otamatone is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. The best way to enjoy the Otamatone is to explore its range of sounds and create your own unique music. Express yourself and explore new musical possibilities, singing and playing along with family and friends wherever the mood strikes. This makes an amusing gift for violinists and any other music enthusiast. Otamatone has over 30 colorful designs. Enjoy it as fun characters like Hello Kitty, Kirby, Lucky Cat, and Monchhichi, or select more traditional black or white varieties. If you’ve never played an instrument, this is one sure way of making tunes and unleashing creativity, a portable synthesizer toy enjoyed by all ages.

As we conclude Grandma’s Guide to Spoiling the Grandkids this Passover, may these carefully selected toys ignite laughter, creativity, and cherished memories for years to come. Whether it’s a timeless game that brings the family together or a whimsical toy that sparks endless adventures, the joy of giving is truly unmatched. As you watch your grandchildren’s faces light up with delight, remember that the greatest gift of all is the love and connection shared between generations. So as you celebrate this Passover season, may your home be filled with laughter, love, and the magic of childhood, thanks to Grandma’s thoughtful spoils. Wishing you and your family a happy and meaningful holiday!

Chag Sameach

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Zippy Sandler

69-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!