Last Minute Toys for Christmas

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The time to shop for Christmas is quickly drawing to a close. However, if you hurry you can win last-minute toys!

I know that there are a few last-minute shoppers out there. After taking a quick poll at my part-time job the other day it seems like I am the only one who has gotten all of their shopping and wrapping taken care of. Shopping for kids can be the most fun experience of the year, even if you are a little bit behind. There’s still time to win toys on DealDash, and if you pay today you will receive them in time for Christmas! There are some exceptions, of course, but most items can be delivered in time for Santa to leave them under the tree.

LEGO Elves Ragana's Magic Shadow Castle 41180LEGO DUPLO Number Train

What is the perfect last-minute gift for girls or boys? Legos! There are Legos of every color and so many different sets that encompass so many different interests of boys, girls, and both. Either gender can enjoy tie-ins to popular movies, video games, and TV shows such as Angry Birds, Ghostbusters, and Elves. If the child you’re shopping for is too young for regular Legos try the Duplo blocks. Around my house we call them “Baby Legos.” DealDash has both types – Lego and Duplo – up for auction.

Another great last-minute toy idea is ride-on cars! Toddlers on up through early elementary-aged kids love these. My niece has a ride-on car that looks like a little VW Bug, it’s adorable! The good thing about these ride-on toys is that they look awesome under the tree. They are a real “WOW!!” type of present. They don’t need as much space as you might think, either. My niece rides hers around the basement, as it’s too cold to drive it around outside now.

$50 GameStop Gift Card

If you’re searching for a toy for a child that’s a little bit older, video games are always fun. DealDash has video games for all of the game systems – Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U. If you’re not sure what system that the child has, then a gift card for GameStop is always appreciated as well. If you don’t have a Gamestop in your town, then DealDash has the solution – gift cards to Toys R Us, Wal*Mart, and Target.

I hope that you found this article about last-minute toy gifts helpful. If you have another type of toy in mind check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section on DealDash. DealDash has so many toys that would make a perfect gift for the child in your life. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Who Has a Sports Fan at Home?

dealdash-loves-sports DealDash has lots of great presents for the sports lover in your life. Here are some gift suggestions that you can use.

Do you know a sports lover? Do you have a child in soccer, a grandchild that loves basketball, or maybe a husband who just can’t get enough football? If you’re struggling to find them the perfect gift this year DealDash can help.When you get someone in your family sports equipment for a Christmas gift it’s like getting the whole family a gift, since most sports equipment is more fun when used by more than one person. Here are some gift suggestions from DealDash.

Luckily for you, DealDash has so many different sports equipment auctions. No matter if your sports fans enjoy tennis, swimming, trampoline-jumping, or all of the above, DealDash has the auction for you!

If your favorite sports fan loves basketball, DealDash has you covered! DealDash has both Indoor basketball hoops and outdoor basketball hoops as well. Basketball is a great family activity, because you can have as many or few players as you like. Basketball provides a great workout and is really fun, too.  One of the things that I like best about having a basketball hoop at home is the kids can run around like crazy while playing basketball, or the whole family can play “Horse” together and it requires no running – which is a definite perk for me!

Lifetime Portable Basketball Hoop - 44 Inch Backboard

Maybe your sports fan is more into baseball. Well, no problem there, DealDash has many baseball-related auctions available for bidding. DealDash has collectible baseball bats, collectible baseballs, baseball hats and gloves, and even this baseball training system that is pictured below.

SKLZ Hit-A-Way Portable Training System

If your sports fan is more into solo sports, DealDash also has swimming pools, weights, and bicycles up for bid. No matter what sport you are looking for, DealDash has an auction to accommodate your needs.

If you’re interested in indoor or outdoor basketball hoops, bikes for the family, baseball equipment, or other sports equipment be sure to visit DealDash. DealDash also carries sporting goods store gift cards. If you’re interested in bidding on anything sporty, check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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We Love Our Brothers

 

Do you sew? One of the best companies for sewing machines is Brother, and guess who has them? Here’s a hint. It’s DealDash.

Do you or your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend enjoy sewing? Sewing is a hobby for many people now, but 100 years ago it was a necessity. And do you know what company has been around for 100 (108, actually) years? Brother! The Brother company was started in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. In 1954, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliate.

I consider myself a fairly advanced sewist – I have been sewing since I was 15 years old, and I am 36 now. I have owned a few different brands of sewing machine, but time and again I come back to Brother when I decide to upgrade my machine.

DealDash has a lovely selection of Brother brand sewing machines up for auction. DealDash even has one of my all-time favorite Brother machines – the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine. I had a Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine for 10 years, and I gave it away to a friend while it was still in perfect working order so I could upgrade. If you get the Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine from DealDash you will have a sewing machine that is easy to use and amazingly durable. You can check out this awesome machine at this link here.

 

 

Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Another favorite of mine is the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400. I have another much higher priced embroidery machine made by Singer, but this compact SE 400 is so easy and quick to use I find myself using this one more than my higher end machine. DealDash has the Brother Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine SE 400 at this link here if you would like to check it out.

DealDash has even more sewing and embroidery machines available for auction.  You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I inspired you to either get out your machine and start sewing, or get a new machine from DealDash! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Gift Cards

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

Well, if you still haven’t figured out what to get for the absolute hardest people to shop for on your list, I guess it’s come down to gift cards! Some people think that gift cards are a little too impersonal, kind of like giving cash, but if you are able to tailor the specific gift card to the person’s interests and tastes then it becomes less impersonal, and more like a great idea!

The first thing that you should think about when choosing a gift card for someone is what their specific interests are. It wouldn’t make any sense to get a couch potato a gift card to a sporting goods store, now would it? DealDash has tons of gift cards for just about every type of interest that a person could have. I have prepared a handy list of people that you might be shopping for and gift card choices that might work for them (each of the options are clickable to take you directly to the DealDash page):

Mom/Grandma: Barnes & Noble,  Kohl’s

Dad/Grandpa: Advance Auto Parts, Lowe’s

Brother/Uncle: Gamestop, Cabela Sports

Sister/Aunt: American Eagle, Bath & Body Works

Of course, there are probably tons of people on your list that you really don’t know all that well but you would like to get them a little something anyway – such as a teacher, co-worker, mailman, neighbor, or friend of a friend. For these types of people I suggest $10 gift cards from places such as:

Dunkin’ Donuts

Subway

Wal*Mart

CVS

As I said before, though, gift cards can be thought of as a little impersonal for a close family member, so I would suggest that if you are going to go with a gift card then you might want to pair it with something small that you know they like such as a favorite candy bar or some lottery tickets. However, for a person that you don’t see too often or don’t know that well personally they are a great gift to let them know that you thought about them during the holidays

If you are interested in seeing even more gift cards from many different places and in many different denominations, check out DealDash’s Gift Card section. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Let’s Talk Legos

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

 

Up until now we have mostly been talking about great Christmas gift ideas for older teens and adults. However, as everyone knows, the people who tend to get the most enjoyment out of Christmas is kids! Especially younger kids. In face, there are some grouchy people out there (Looking at you, Hubby!!) that think that Christmas gifts are JUST for kids!! Well, I don’t believe that, but I do think that shopping for kids can really be the most fun experience of the year, along with watching them open their presents on Christmas morning.

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The first gift that I would like to highlight is really good for most ages of kids, as long as they are past the “putting things in their mouth” toddler stage – Legos! Every single kid that I have ever had the fun of interacting with loves Legos. When I was a kid back in the dark ages of the 1980s there really wasn’t a lot of Lego variety. They were mostly primary colors, and while they were unisex they were mostly marketed at little boys., though there were definitely some cool space sets that both genders could enjoy. Well, times have changed! Now there are Legos of every color, and so many different sets that encompass so many different interests of boys, girls, and both!

LEGO Disney Princess Cinderella's Dream Carriage Building Set

For example, above there is a picture of a great Lego set that was specifically targeted at girls that’s subject is Cinderella. It’s great for girls 6+, however my daughter has similar Lego sets that she absolutely loves and she’s only 4. Like I said, as long as kids are past the “chokables” stage of life, Lego is good for all ages. This Cinderella set is available for bidding at DealDash, check this link here.

There are also Lego sets for super hero fans, such as this Hulk or Spiderman set, both available on DealDash at this link here.

LEGO Super Heroes Hulk Lab Smash Play SetLEGO Super Heroes Spider-Helicopter Rescue Play Set

There are also many other Lego sets that come up on DealDash, just click this link here and you will be taken to all of the current and upcoming Lego products that DealDash offers, including video games as well as character sets.

I hope that you enjoyed reading about Lego sets, and if you’re interested in bidding on anything Lego, or if you have another type of toy in mind check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Shopping for Crafters

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

Today we will be talking about crafters. For the uninformed, a crafter is someone who does any sort of craft, including sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, crochet, papercrafting, or even newer types of crafting such as using a 3-D printer. Think about the people in your life such as your wife, mother, daughter, Grandmother, or even your husband, brother, or friend. Do any of these people talk about the crafty side of life? If so, I have some great suggestions of what you might want to get them for Christmas.

Knitting Machine Set for Kids

If you’re trying to think about what to get a crafty child you might want to think about getting them a knitting machine. Knitting machines are very cool, you can produce a knit item very quickly without too much effort involved. Basically, you thread the yarn (which is included with the particular machine that is up for auction on DealDash) through a circle of hooks, turn the crank, and knit material is produced! It’s super easy to make a scarf, and when you get more comfortable with the machine you can even make hats and sweaters! If you’d like to check out the knitting machine for kids (age 6+) on DealDash check out this link.

Singer Electronic 100-Stitch Stylist Sewing MachineBrother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

If you’re looking for a present for an older crafter, say age 13+, you really can’t go wrong with a sewing machine! Even crafters who are more into knitting or scrapbooking could probably still use a sewing machine. For example, they might need to sew together pieces of knit fiber or even sew together paper for making scrapbook layouts. Sewing machines are awesome! Some non-crafters might say that I’m nuts, but I have no less than 3 sewing machines set up at one time, sometimes even more. If you are looking for something even more advanced than a regular sewing machine you might look into embroidery machine. An embroidery machine can be extremely useful if the person you are giving a gift to enjoys quilting or making personalized items. You can find both regular sewing machine and embroidery machines on DealDash at this link.

Brother ScanNCut Home and Hobby Cutting Machine

The last item that I am going to suggest for the crafty person in your life is a cutting machine. There are a few different brands of this type of machine, but they all do very similar things. These cutting machines can do a lot of different things, they of course can cut paper to make scrapbooking layouts, but they can do so much more! They can cut out stencils, vinyl stickers, t-shirt transfers, and even fabric. It’s very easy to design a project and cut it out in one sitting, it’s great for people who like instant gratification. These machines tend to be rather expensive, so my advice would be to check them out on DealDash. You can find one at this link here.

 

Thanks for reading, and I hope that I gave you some good ideas that you can put into practice for your holiday shopping. As a crafter myself, I would be overjoyed to receive any of these gifts for Christmas this year. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

Great Christmas Gift Series: Sports Equipment

 

Welcome to DealDash’s “Great Christmas Gifts.” series –  If you’re a person who struggles every year trying to think of gifts to get your family and friends, this series is for YOU!

If you’re wondering what to get your kids, husband, sibling, or other active person in your life this year for Christmas I would recommend sports equipment. There are so many sports and activities out there that there is something to please just about anyone, except perhaps hardcore couch potatoes like myself. Even though I am not a sports nut myself my kids and fiance certainly are. Which brings me to another great point – when you get someone in your family sports equipment for a Christmas gift it’s like getting the whole family a gift.

What’s better than getting your kids new bikes for Christmas and making them smile? Bike rides together with the whole family. What’s better than making your husband happy with a new basketball goal for the driveway? A family game of basketball after dinner. So you see, getting someone sports equipment is not only fun for them, it almost like an invitation to spend more time together. And really, what’s better than that?

If you’re wondering what sort of sports equipment they have available on DealDash I’ll give you a brief overview, all of the underlined equipment are clickable links to check out the item on DealDash.

  • Indoor basketball hoop – This is a great item for the family to use during the winter time when it’s too cold outside but you feel the need for a little exercise.

Medal Sports 2-Player Basketball Game with 8-in-1 Game

 

 

  • Outdoor basketball hoop – Perfect for older kids and adults in the nice weather. Provides a great workout and is really fun, too.

 

Lifetime 44-Inch Court Height-Adjustable Basketball Hoop

Bikes for the whole family – Bike riding is great exercise, good for saving gas if there’s anywhere close you can ride to instead of drive, and also a lot of fun.

 

29-Inch Huffy Bantam Men's Mountain Bike

Table Tennis/Ping Pong – Even though I’m not very athletic myself, I love ping pong! It’s good for kids and adults, even senior citizens can get in on the fun as long as they are able to stand for short time periods.

Sportspower Conversion Top Table Tennis

 

If you’re interested in indoor or outdoor basketball hoops, bikes for the family, or table tennis be sure to visit their links above. DealDash also carries many other types of sports equipment such as basketballs, baseball mitts, outdoor tennis nets, tennis balls, and even sporting goods store gift cards. If you’re interested in bidding on anything sporty, check out the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!