Here at Please and Carrots, we’ve been busy finding the best TOYS AND BOOKS this season to share with you and the little ones in your life. We have suggestions for all ages that we think you’ll love!


Here are the BEST DEALS we’ve picked for you:


For Babies

Baby University Book Set

Babies and adults will both love this set of books created by a scientist. They feature colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles in space, math, science and physics that are fun and engaging. And it’s fun to have your little one use works like “Hydrogen” and “Gravity” and surprise family and friends! (Ages 1 year+)


Engraved Personalized Teether

A beautiful, personalized teether made of non-toxic food grade silicone – FDA approved with no BPA/lead/PVC/mercury/phthalates/cadmium. The perfect gift! (Ages 6 months+)





The Way I Feel

Kids need words to name their feelings and this book does that with a good combination of imagery and words. Recommended by parents, teachers and mental health professionals. (Ages 2-6 years)


And Tango Makes Three

We love this book for teaching that loving families come in many forms. This book is a timely and beautiful story that messages inclusiveness and open mindedness. (Ages 2-6 years)


Press Here

“Again!” Each of our children have insisted over and over after we read and re-read this book to them. It’s clever commands and anticipatory responses on each page make this interactive without ever being on a screen. (Ages 2-5 years)


Mix It up

A wonderful follow up book to “Press Here”. The author Herve Tullet has again created a simple yet sophisticated “interactive” (but not digital!) experience with mixing paints and teaching colors. (Ages 2-5 years)


The Awesome Book of Thanks

Gratitude is one the trickiest emotions to teach young children. This book conveys, in pictures and simple language, all the ways one can be thankful, and all the different things in life to be thankful for. (Ages 3-5 years)


Wooden Crocodile Walker

A fun toy for newly walking toddlers! The sturdy wood walker has an easy-grip handle, non-skid wheels, and includes three wooden Buggy beads to grasp and spin. This will help with gross motor skills, coordination, and color recognition. (Ages 12 months-2 years)


Music Table

This fun music table introduces songs and sounds of instruments such as the piano, drum, xylophone and trombone, and has a learning mode that teaches basic shapes, the alphabet, numbers, colors and more. Children can stand and play or explore on the floor as they dance and sing along to classic children’s tunes in either english or spanish. (Ages 6 months-3 years)


Play Kitchen

Do they make this kitchen in adult sizes? This deluxe kitchen set has tons of fun interactive features to engage your little chefs and keep them cooking. The stovetop burners and ice maker both feature realistic lights and sounds, oven knobs turn and click and the appliance doors really open and close. There’s even a cordless phone! (Ages 3 years+)


Wooden Play Food Set

Along with your kitchen, you’ll need some food for your little chefs. This set has bread, cheese, vegetables, eggs, a cutting board and child safe knife. It features easy to cut Velcro veggies to help introduce kids to food preparation techniques. Food sets are great for imaginative play and role play. These food items are made from environmentally sustainable wood and durable child safe paint and solid wood construction. (Ages 3 years+)



We love this fully playable ukulele and is realistic while remaining kid-sized and friendly. Your child will love discovering their musical interests, and parents will enjoy teaching them about rhythm, and musical techniques. (Ages 3 years+)


3-Sprouts Animal toy box

And to contain it all…We love giving this as a gift to new parents. This toy chest provides an organizational tool for any room. Large enough to hold whatever you throw in it, this toy soft, yet sturdy chest adds a pop of fun to every room. The lid is easy for kids to open and close. (All Ages)



Ages 3 years +


The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Sure to be a new favorite for bedtime reading, this book inspires hopes and dreams. The illustrations are just as wonderful as the simple comforting rhymes. (Ages 3-7 years)


Dragons Love Tacos

This is a laugh out loud and silly book that your kids will love. Dinosaurs love tacos but what about that spicy salsa? And for adults reading the story, you’ll recall some familiar dinosaurs from your own childhood. (Ages 3-7 years)


The Day The Crayons Quit Gift Set

Hilarious and fresh – this will makes a great gift for the holidays. It combines the best seller “The Day the Crayon’s Quit” with “The Day the Crayons Came Home”. (Ages 3-7 years)


Inside Out Mixed Emotions Gift Set

Adorable and fun five storybook set based on the Pixar’s film, your child will go inside and learn more about their favorite characters: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. Some parents with children with autism recommend this book. (Ages 3-6 years)


Elephant and Piggie Complete Set

Neither us adults or our children can get enough of these two friends, Gerald and Piggie. This set of 25 books will keep your little reader busy on all of their fun, sweet and funny adventures. (Age 6-8 but we think younger and older alike will love.)


Magnetic Blocks

Children of all ages will love magnetic blocks. At a younger age, they stimulate motor skills and as they get older, the imaginative and creative play will help develop spatial problem-solving, logical thinking, and mathematical reasoning. (Ages 4 years+)


Ryan’s Mystery Egg

Ryan is the #1 toy reviewer on YouTube with 17 millions followers. This is predicted to be one of the hottest toys this holiday season. The Giant egg is filled with surprises including an exclusive lights and sounds vehicle, ultra-rare figures, special slime and putty, a limited edition squishy, plush and more. Each egg is different! (Ages 4 years+)



So ugly – it’s cute! These are fun, mischievous, little critters with human like teeth! Comes with an adoption certificate. It’s just the right combination of funny and creepy! (Ages 4 years+)


Interactive Map

This is a fun, interactive (it talks) map that will help kids learn about the world. It can be hung on a wall or used as a playmat on the floor and has over 1,000 facts and questions regarding 92 countries including population, flags, capital cities, languages spoken, landmarks, and fun facts. There are quiz options to test what they’ve learned. (Ages 5 years+)


Learning Resources Primary Science Deluxe Lab Set

Develop a love of science with this fun experiment kit. The kit includes step-by-step instructions, 2 large test tubes with stand, eyedropper, 2 funnels, safety glasses, tall stand with adjustable holder clips, 2 twisty connector tubes, 3 stoppers, sensory tube with solid and vented lids, primary science ViewScope with viewing case, 20 double-sided activity cards. (Ages 5 years+)



Ages 6 years +


Magic tree house Book Set (Books 1-28)

Young readers will get engrossed in the adventures of Jack and his younger sister, Annie who discover a magical tree house in the woods. Jack and Annie go back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs, a medieval castle, ancient pyramids, and treasure-seeking pirates. (Ages 6 years+)


Boxcar Children Bookshelf (Books 1-12)

The Boxcar Children mysteries are fun, easy to read chapter book series that has been a favorite for generations. The stories feature a close group of friends having adventures and solving mysteries together. This set has the first twelve books of the series. (Ages 7-10 years)


MorfBoard Skate & Scoot Set

This is a multi-use board that changes from scooter to skateboard with easy to switch attachments. Skate, scoot, bounce and balance. (Ages 8 years+)


Treasure X

An exciting search for treasure through 10 levels of adventure! Kids will have a blast excavating the figures and treasure chests out. Tip: It’s a bit messy so you may want to do outside or somewhere where cleanup is easy! (Ages 6 years+)


Feisty Pets – Glenda Glitterpoop Unicorn

Feisty pets are a line of plush animals with “stuffed attitude”! Each pet changes expression from cute to ‘feisty’ when you gently squeeze it behind the ears. No batteries or extras necessary. The Glenda Glitterpoop Unicorn (the name alone will elicit giggles), is one of the most popular among this set. (Ages 8 years+)


Fuse Bead Set

This set will provides hours of fun and creativity for kids with the fuse beads. They can follow the designs in the idea booklet or create their own. Includes (8000) multicolor beads, (4) pegboards, (2) storage trays, (1) ironing paper, and (1) idea booklet. (Ages 6 years+)




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Stephanie and Shilpa

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