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Here are some ideas to shake up the coming holiday season, starting with the stocking stuffers.

Just Zip It (www.just-zipit.com). They have googly-eyes but these pouches from ZIPIT rock. Made from 100 percent polyester, with large, “grip” teeth, the pouch can hold up to 30 pencils, collectibles, change and more. It’s machine-washable and comes in four different colors: black, blue, pink and purple.

Decal for the Day rub-on decals from OMY (omy-maison.com). There are different themes, such as Paris and NYC, and even letters. More than 120 designs transfer easily. There’s no commitment because these decals wear away naturally and wash off clothes.

Finger Friends (landofnod.com). This cool fingernail kit comes with 25 animal stickers that are perfectly sized for little digits. It has tigers, pandas, monkeys and more!

Send the right message to the kids in your life with gifts made by us and for us.

Kimberly Jesika’s network and doll empire must be seen to be believed. She’s the savvy CEO behind the KidPire TV Network (English and Spanish). Her Kimy fashion dolls with their cool bun signature hairdo are popular. Jesika also cartoons on the Kidpire TV network and in books available on Amazon.com. (https://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-J.-Bowles/e/B008EEU0M2)

The joy of reading can be achieved in this fast, mobile society.

iTunes offers Donna Beasley’s KaZoom Kids Books. Created and illustrated by creatives of color, the library of interactive, multicultural books is designed to inspire children age 3 to 8 to love reading. The fun stories feature diverse characters and are beautifully illustrated and with read-along narration. Books are designed so kids can use them independently. Get two books free, and then subscribe to access all titles. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kazoom-kids-books/id1267330218?mt=8)

Coding is more than fun, it’s essential education. Basic coding fundamentals give an edge to students. Finding the right way to motivate your child can make all the difference, so here are selections are broken down by age group.

Age 5 to 8: Ozobot robot does not use a smartphone or remote control. Children draw lines with different colored markers to “program” Evo. It can also be controlled with a phone or tablet, and it supports a drag and drop programming language, but the tactile sensation of “coloring” with markers is a fantastic way to relate logic problems to children.

Wonder Workshop’s Cue will get a lot more mileage out of Cue’s personalities than preteens and teens, but it’s still a premium quality robot toy for any age. Kids can learn programming skills and create routines for their robot, complete with sounds and lights.

Age 8 to 12: Kamigami are insect-like robots that kids assemble by folding plastic together. These fully functional robots teach kids several STEM skills, and if you get a couple of these robots together they interact. They are fine for smaller kids, too.

CODE board games from Thinkfun don’t require any apps or screens to play. They come in several options and are popular with educators who want to introduce the fundamentals of coding to children. The Hour of Code website lists hundreds of educational games and activities.

Beauty products make great gifts, and Hollywood professional makeup artist, Daurisa Tessier (daurisatessier.com) recommended these choices for the Holiday season:

From Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Gloss and the Kiawatt Freestyle Highlighter duo; from MAC, the Paint Pots eyeshadow primers and the Nude Lipstick Razzledazzler; from Hourglass, the Veil Mineral Primer, Ambient® Lighting Palette; and the Hourglass and Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick; from Marc Jacob, the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and Marc Jacobs Re (Marc)able Foundations.