elfing around logoElfing Around is “the hippest, coolest, most fun new interactive 12 day Christmas craze for children.” Elfing Around is far more than just an elf doll – it’s a complete package of family activities to get excited about Christmas. But, more important than the holidays the daily fun and family interaction that comes with completing the Adventure Guide.elfing around boy elf

About Elfing Around

Elfing Around is not just a Christmas toy, but an amazingly heartfelt Christmas experience.  Our 12-inch plush elves “visit” all the children on Santa’s Nice List for the 12 days before Christmas.  The elves have to be still during the day, but are very adventuresome at night.  Each morning your child will awake with the wonder and excitement of trying to find out exactly what their silly elf was up to the night before.

Glitter the Elf

In addition to a boy or girl elf doll, every Elfing Around package includes a Parent Adventure Guide, 2 elf temporary tattoos, letter from “Herbie Elf, Jr.” with envelope (the boss elf), Official Wish List and envelope to Santa, and “I”m Here” and “See You Next Year” letters from your elf.

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Our Elfing Around fun will start with the letter from Herbie Elf, Jr., that is personalized with our kids names, telling them that Glitter (or elf) is on her way. Once our elf makes her debut, Toddler Boy will leave her in the same spot every night (our fireplace) and wake to find her in the midst of something – often some harmless trouble.

Family Activities

The Parent Adventure Guide is great – it comes with 12 suggested nightly adventures for your Elf. The suggested activities are set up to be quick and easy for parents to prepare and fun for kids and include everything from a scavenger hunt (with pre-printed clues) to  making reindeer food. Here’s an example:

Elves Love Snowflakes
Parents Guide: Have your elves make a mess creating homemade snowflakes by folding paper, and cutting them randomly. Decorate your snowflake with whatever you have around the house – extra stickers, markers, gel pens, glitter, etc. Tape a few on the windows for extra excitement.
Note to Kids from Elf: It’s snowing! I made it snow in the house! I had so much fun making snowflakes for you. Each one is different. Each one is super special-just like you! XOXO

Like many of the suggested activities, this leaves open an opportunity for a fun project. I think Toddler Boy and I will definitely take over where the elf leaves off and make more snowflakes together.

To Buy or Not to Buy…

To Buy… For those non-creative types like me, the Elfing Around set is complete with everything you need to engage the whole family in a fun Holiday tradition. It really couldn’t be more simple – and I can’t wait to play with my family. I think my husband and I will have a blast setting up the activities, and Toddler Boy will no doubt love the daily surprises.

Or Not to Buy… Toddler Boy is probably on the young end of the suggested age spectrum. Any younger and he wouldn’t get it.

Shop! The entire Elfing Around set is available for $29.99 at ElfingAround.com. After the first year, you can purchase an Adventure Guide Book and accessories for $15.

Win! An Elfing Around Interactive Holiday Set for your family to enjoy.

How to Enter: Visit Elfing Around and then leave a comment here whether you’d like a Boy or Girl elf if you win and who will enjoy the Elfing Around adventure.

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The Fine Print: Open to US mailing addresses. Giveaway ends November 25. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Thank you Elfing Around for providing a sample for the purposes of this review and a product for the giveaway prize.



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    A girl doll please 🙂 My Daughter would love it! She’s only two but she loves to sing songs and get into things. I think the Elf will help her learn a little more about Christmas and get excited for it!

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    Amanda Starr

    So cute! I would want the boy…

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    Amanda Starr

    Fan of The Shopping Mama on Facebook

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    Bridgette Groschen

    We’d like a girl elf. Our 4 kiddos would love it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Bridgette Groschen

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    Bridgette Groschen

    I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
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    I follow your blog thru google friend connect.

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    I subscribe to your blog by email. Thanks!

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    toni jensen

    i would love either since my son and 5 daughter would love this it would be a fun christmas tradition

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    i follow

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    nan lara

    i would like the boy elf to visit my son!

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    Becky M

    I would love the boy elf for my son!

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