Products To Keep You and the Little Ones Busy This Holiday Season
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Snowed In? 42 Products To Keep You and the Little Ones Busy This Holiday Season

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| LAST UPDATE 11/22/2022

By Arianna Morgan

'Tis the season to stay indoors - and head online for some Amazon shopping! From DIY projects to STEM activities and gingerbread houses, these products are bound to keep the whole family busy this winter.

The Easiest Way for Your Little One To Enjoy Fruits and Veggies

Now that your little one has seen you make a smoothie, they want in on the action! Melissa & Doug has the perfect Smoothie Maker Blender Set that comes with play food and will make your child feel like they're a part of the action!

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Patricia Zawistowski's grandson is loving his new toy! "I ordered this for my 3 1/2-year-old grandson, he loves cutting the fruit, putting it in the blender, and turning the knob to make it work. It was a big hit he shows it to anyone entering the house and takes their order for a smoothie. I've been served so many smoothies it's a good thing they aren't real."
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Starting the Day Off in Child’s Pose

Breakfast is over, smoothie is made, and it's time for a little morning workout! What does everyone need to get started? An Ewedoos Yoga Mat. It is guaranteed to be odor-free, with an extra grip to provide a premium cushioning performance that delivers comfort and support for every position.

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According to Amazon user Monk, "The Ewedoos Yoga mat is so good! I do HIIT, Yoga, and Tai Chi on it. Let me tell you, this Yoga mat does not slip on my hard floors at all. I can't say anything for carpet since I don't have it, but the grip on this mat is perfect! "
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Cold Brew That Is Sure To Put a Pep in Your Step

While your little one is focused on the Nintendo, it's time for coffee! The Cuisinart DCB-10P1 Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker makes it easy to get out of bed in the morning. The compact machine comes with a 7-cup glass carafe with a removable stainless steel filter lid that brews the perfect cold brew coffee in 25-45 minutes.

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Most users found this product useful after preparing cold brew the old-fashioned way and spending hours and hours working toward the final product. However, with the Cuisinart Automatic Coldbrew Coffeemaker, things have changed. Kindle Customer -"This is comparable to the overnight cold brew I would do. I needed something that would make a big batch of cold brew in a short amount of time."
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Blend, Chop, Whip, Grind and More This Holiday Season

Breakfast is over, but you need something to get you by for the rest of the morning. The Magic Bullet Blender can help! The 11-piece set comes packed with two different-sized cups, the 250W motor base, resealable lids, to-go lids, a 10-second recipe guide, and more pieces to indulge in a delicious morning treat.

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Adrian is giving this product five stars! "My previous blender was not getting the job done, and most of my shakes and smoothies were coming out clumpy and not enjoyable at all. It was time to find a better blender! Getting the magic bullet was probably one of the best and easiest decisions I've made."
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There’s Nothing Like The Smell of Maple Syrup in the Morning

What pairs perfectly with a cup of cold brew? Some waffles, of course! The BELLA Classic Rotating Non-Stick Belgian Waffle Maker makes the fluffiest 1" thick waffles that everyone in the family can enjoy. The high-powered machine can whip up four waffles in just 10 minutes!

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Amazon user yn79424 is loving the waffle machine! "I received the waffle maker yesterday and could not wait to try it this morning. It arrived on time & well packaged. It has instructions. Just as described. This waffle maker is amazing. I'm getting rid of all of my old waffle makers and just keeping this one."
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Hit the Gym and Break a Sweat

The BalanceFrom Colored Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set is the perfect way to spice up your morning yoga! The dumbbell set comes with assembly tools to build the three-tiered weight rack. The colorful dumbells are available in 5, 8, and 12-pound sizes.

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Frank L. an Amazon user disagrees with some reviews claiming the stand is "flimsy and not very durable." He said, "This weight set is perfect for the whole family for at-home use. The dumbells are snug and comfortable and coated nicely, so it does not damage any floors," 
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Put in Those Wireless Headphones and Listen to Music Like a Kardashian

Beats Fit Pro x Kim Kardashian is the only way to listen to music while working out - or tuning out! These sleek and sexy wireless noise-canceling earbuds are perfect for the entire family-mom, dad, brother, sister, you name it. These headphones provide all-day comfort and impeccable sound quality.

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In addition to being rated highly by Ms. Kim Kardashian herself, many Amazon users are finding their headphones to be a top-quality product. Alison Jenkins - "I've had lots of wireless ear buds, these are by far the best. I tried the noise canceling in the office, and it worked so well that I was surprised the learn that a group of people near me had been carrying on a conversation."
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Roll, Roll, Roll, Your Roller Gently All the Way!

The workout is finally over, and your body deserves a break. Time to pull out the 321 STRONG Foam Roller, one of the best recovery tools on the market, perfect for stretching, treating muscle pain, and increasing performance and flexibility, plus it just feels good!

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"Guys, this back roller has seriously changed my life," according to Princess. "I have fibromyalgia and live in a really humid area, so I get extremely bad flare ups. Just stretching & doing yoga wasn't cutting it for my pain, and this thing changed my life! It will get very knot out of your back that you have had forever, the relief I feel after using it is amazing."
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Is It Getting Steamy in Here, or Is It Just Us?

It's shower time, and you get to enjoy these beautiful scented Shower Steamers from Cleverfy. With 18 per package, men and women are in for quite a treat with these aromatherapy steamers. take a deep breath in and experience the ultimate home-spa experience.

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Guerita from Amazon rated this product five stars, and we can see why! "The scent that seeps out of the box is amazing! I ordered it for myself and love it. These are a great gift idea as well. I would recommend that you place the disk in your shower with plenty of hot water prior to hopping in."
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Why Not Bring the Hair Salon Straight to You?

After that steamy shower, break out the OMO TEAM Professional Blowout Hair Dryer Brush, guaranteed to keep your hair healthy and fabulous. The two-in-one hot air brush allows you to step out of the shower and immediately style your hair as you dry it.

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Glory on Amazon is calling this product "a dream come true!!!" She wrote, "This blow dryer is incredible!!! I have long, thick, naturally curly hair, and it dried my hair in 15 minutes!! That's unheard of. And not only did it dry it faster than ever before, my hair is straight, silky, and full of volume."
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Get Creative Under the Bright Led Lights With These Colors

Why not practice a little more self-care? The Morovan Gel Nail Polish Kit is an excellent way of getting those nails done right from the comfort of your own home.

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Nissi This Amazon customer also suggests watching some YouTube videos too before getting started! "This kit gives you everything you need to give yourself the best love and care your nail needs! It definitely takes some practice, but it's completely worth it. Even for never using anything like this before, I LOVE MY NAILS!"
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Play That Funky Music, All Day (and Night) Long

Throw on some good music before you get started with the Vinyl Record Player Wireless Turntable. It comes with built-in speakers and Bluetooth wireless technology equipment that makes it easy to enjoy your favorite tunes all day and all night.

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According to this Amazon user, this product deserves five stars! Thinkpolicy - "It's good to be able to listen to records, again," he wrote. "My teenage daughters were interested in the idea of listening to vinyl records, so I purchased this player hoping it would work out. We really like it. It's a pretty simple, straightforward record player with a good sound."
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Play That Funky Music Even Louder (and Clearer)

However, if you want to make that music just a little bit louder, grab a JBL Flip 4 and connect it to your vinyl record player! The waterproof and portable Bluetooth speaker is small enough to take with you anywhere but strong enough to deliver a powerful sound.

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According to Alex "I've taken this thing every where. The battery life at half volume is around 10-12 hrs. Full volume which fills a room lasts about 2-4 hrs. It's been dumped in a pool and lives up to its waterproof rating. It connects to your phone automatically if it's the last one connected."
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Get Your Workout In While Getting Your Job Done

YOSUDA Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser is a low-impact mini-exercise bike that ensures you an engaging workout experience while focusing on work from the comfort of your own home. The under the desk bike is used as both an arm and leg exercise!

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According to Amazon user Timothy Francis Swope, who rated the product five stars, he loves his YOSUDA bike! "After 6 weeks with this, I find myself using it daily. Had to reorient my monitor to better take advantage of the under desk space - I have it now in the corner (my desk has a short return)."
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Is It a Blanket, or Is It a Hoodie?

If you feel like ditching the bike, but you’re a little cold sitting at your desk from those winter days, the Wearable Blanket Hoodie from Bedsure is the way to go. The sherpa fleece hoodie is the perfect oversized blanket sweatshirt with massive pockets suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

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Gryfallyn is calling this product "warm" and "fluffy!" This Amazon user said, "I was a little dubious because so many of these aren't nice and plush (or they're made poorly, or the pockets aren't deep enough, etc). This is perfect! It's soft, fluffy, comes down to my knees (5'3"), and is large enough to feel comfortable and un-confining,"
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Take Your Fort Building Skills to New Levels

Let's not forget to keep the kids busy too! POWER YOUR FUN Fun Forts Glow Fort Building Kit for Kids is an excellent way for the kiddos to have a good time and practice their engineering skills!

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"My kids love building forts so I decided to try these," Gabrielle said. "Since they are 9 and 12 I decided to get 2 so they could both fit inside. They think it is so cool, they've created a little lounge inside. You can make different shapes. I got the glow in the dark one and in my opinion it isn't very bright"
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Time To Use Your Marbles and Engineer a Masterpiece

Another great educational STEM toy (and happens to be glow in the dark) is National Geographic's Marble Run! The 80-piece construction set comes with 15 colorful glow-in-the-dark glass marbles and a UV light to recharge them.

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B has named this purchase "always a hit" on Amazon. "I have purchased this marble run on several occasions. It is always a favorite birthday gift for the kiddos of various ages. It's a fun toy but also educational."
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I’ll Be There for You (’Cause You’re There for Me Too)

As for our older kiddos (16+), this one's for you. LEGO brings you a 1,070-piece puzzle inspired by Central Perk from Friends. This is a great sit-down activity for the whole family as you piece together authentic details of the famous coffee shop.

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John Eric bought this gift for a friend who loves Friends and is leaving raving reviews! "He put it together in one night to add to his collection of Monica & Rachel's Lego apartment and Chandler & Joey's Lego apartment. He added a light kit later, connected them all under a plexiglass dome, and I have to say -- he's nuts over it all."
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Disney, Marvel, Sesame Street: Time To Start Coloring!

Looking to keep the kids busy still? Check out Bulk Coloring Books, perfect for a snowy day indoors! The assortment bundle comes with 16 coloring and activity books packed with stickers, mazes, puzzles, and games for children ages 4-8.

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This Amazon Customer purchased the Bulk Coloring Books as a special holiday surprise! "The assortment was just that, a variety of beautiful coloring/activity books. Some included a few crayons. Some included cutouts. And, some included simple posters. Use some for now and put away some for a future time. "
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Feeling Puzzled? This Will Cure Your Winter Day Blues

You might feel like a mid-day pick-me-up, so you pull out the puzzle! The Rekcopu 1000 Pieces Jigsaw Puzzle Board is portable, can easily be stowed away, and comes with a jigsaw puzzle case.

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This portable puzzle board is receiving raving reviews! Chris E. wrote, "One of the cons of doing puzzles is the space they can take up. This eliminates that problem. There are several boards for you to organize your pieces and when you are done for the day you can just stack them on top of each other and slide them under a bed."
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This New Gadget Is Sure To Be a Hole-in-One!

Or, for those in need of a mid-day movement activity, break out the AbcoTech Indoor Golf Putting Green. A way for golf lovers to practice their favorite sport without having to hit the course.

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Sports lovers are giving this golf mat a five-star rating on Amazon! Kevin Ho wrote, "I have practiced on several other putting greens before. This is by far the best one of them all. It was easy to install: unpack, unroll green tarp, snap plastic ball return ramp (which is a Game Changer!) "
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Burn, Baby Burn: DIY Candles Never Sounded So Fun

Hearth & Harbor brings you a Soy Candle Making Kit suitable for both adults and children! The DIY candle-making kit comes packed with soy wax bags, varying fragrance oils, and everything else needed to make your own delicious-smelling candle.

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DIY never sounded so fun, and this Amazon user loved her experience. Haley Crick - "I bought this as a arts and crafts project for me and my mom to do it was the most fun we have had in awhile! The instructions were so easy to follow, the scents smelled amazing,"
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Mixing Science and Art for the Perfect DIY Activity

Still in the DIY mood? DilaBee Soap Making Kit is the way to go. This DIY shea butter soap-making kit includes 2 lbs. of shea butter, multiple essential oils, liquid dyes and more. a most thoughtful gift for a loved one!

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Bubba's Mom on Amazon deems this a "Fantastic Product." She said, "We received this a few days ago and couldn't wait to try it! As first-time soap makers, we decided to start small in case there was a learning curve. We were able to follow the easy directions and made 3 bars of soap. Everything that we needed was included in the package and it arrived in excellent shape."
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Wind Down With a Sewing Needle, Some Thread and Your Imagination

Your creativity is flowing, so you decide to pick up a Similane Embroidery Kit. The DIY craft comes packed with 215 pieces, all geared toward personalizing friendship bracelets, tassels, and more. The package comes stacked with all the practical tools needed to complete your masterpiece!

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Color Me Pizzazz on Amazon is giving this DIY project a five-star rating. "I love this. It is, indeed, for beginners and at a great price, but also for anyone who just wants more supplies to keep at their art! It is an art, no matter what you say. It is also a craft, but you are painting with string, so put that in your giant loom and weave it!"
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No Green Thumb Needed, Just Some Sunlight and You’re Set!

Looking to add some green to your home too? Check out Planter's Choice Bonsai Starter Kit. The gardening kit is excellent for DIY-ers and plant lovers!

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"The key is follow the instructions," according to Amazon user CC. "I am not going to lie I was pretty skeptical about buying it, but I am super glad I did! The instructions are super detailed and very specific. They do give you a good amount of seeds in the packages( I had some left over after I potted them)."
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Cold Outside? Keep Your Cup of Joe Warm All Day Long

Need a mid-day pick-me-up? Take that coffee from the morning, and use a Misby Coffee Warmer to heat it right back up! The mug warmer keeps have an automatic shut-off feature that turns off the product as soon as you remove your mug.

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Kim_bur_lee admits she "didn't know how much [she] needed this." She wrote, "I drink coffee pretty much all day, especially during the fall and winter. It was a hassle to go back and forth to the kitchen at work to warm my coffee. I saw this product and thought I'd try it, and I absolutely LOVE it."
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No Need To Be a Ping-Pong Pro for This

Momentum is high, so you grab the PRO-SPIN All-in-one Portable Ping Pong Paddles Set! The table tennis set allows you to turn any table into a ping-pong table.

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Michelle Calmy bought this for her son's quarantine birthday and was very pleasantly surprised. "I honestly wasn't expecting much from it, but thought it was a good deal to try. It exceeded my expectations! It is easy to set up and is very sturdy. We have a large rectangular table, and it works great. "
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Be Your Own Italian Chef: Prepare Spaghetti, Fettuccini, and Lasagna!

It's dinner time! Break out that ISILER Pasta Machine and start cooking. This FDA-approved machine allows you to create delicious and gourmet pasta in all different shapes and sizes.

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Lingo Star is giving this product a thumbs up! "I purchased the ISILER pasta machine for making fresh homemade linguine. The machine works great and my child loves this activity of making pasta together. We have also used it for playdates and have found it's a great kids' activity."
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Add Some Hops to Your Life, Become Your Very Own Beer Brewer

Why not add a glass of beer to your bowl of pasta? The Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Starter Kit is the best beer kit for first-time brewers. Mr. Beer's kit only takes 30 minutes and comes with everything you need to make your first batch.

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"This starter kit got us hooked on home brewing," according to D&G. "I had wanted to get into home brewing for years, but it seemed like it wasn't compatible with small apartment living. All of the large pots, carboys, and boxes of bottles seemed like far too much to handle."
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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's snowing outside, dinner is over, and you're looking for one last family activity before bed. Check out SEWANTA's Gingerbread House Kit and create your dream gingerbread house!

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Despite the cost, Bette A. Caruso found this to be the perfect family activity! "Although the grandkids sampled the icing and treats, they did not eat the houses. It was strictly for decorating fun! Ages 3-22 worked their magic. I was impressed by how carefully the items were wrapped. Everything was intact."
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Escape to a Different Galaxy (From Your Bed)

It's time to get the kids tucked in, but why not turn their bedroom into the ultimate otherworldly galaxy experience? The BlissLights Sky Lite 2.0 requires no installation and brings instant ambiance to any situation.

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Meg K. "bought this as a fun 'night light' for the kids' room," and they loved it. "At night, they lay down and look at the stars on the ceiling and just stare. We also have some soft music that we play, and within minutes they are asleep. They love this. It is bright enough to light up the room so it isn't scary for them but also dark enough to help them fall asleep."
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The Only Way To Flip Through Pages These Days

The Kindle Oasis is the latest edition of the original Kindle. The waterproof product comes with a 7-inch display and adjustable warm light to shift the screen shade from white to amber.

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Amazon users are loving the Kindle Oasis and all its updated features. This Amazon shared she was "intimidated by the price of an Oasis" but finally decided to purchase and loves it. WH - "The two features I love most are the back lighting as well as font style options and size. The third best feature is the the page turn buttons. I didn't think they would be a big deal, but I've come to love them just as others have said in their reviews,"
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Sweet Dreams, Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Are your kids too excited to sleep on Christmas Eve? Check out Magicteam's Sound Machines White Noise Machine, which comes with 20 non-looping natural soothing sounds.

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"Ok, this is a long due review," wrote Heba. "I've got my first white noise machine about 2 years ago and bought the next one few after, me and my 2 little boys cannot sleep without it, it makes all the difference in the world, the low humming is making it easier to cut the outside world and sleep peacefully,"
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Transform Any Room in Your House Into Aromatherapy Heaven

What else do you need before bedtime? The Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set from Ultrasonic. This diffuser comes with ten essential oils, such as lavender, tea tree, orange, and lemongrass, all formulated using high-quality plants from regions around the world.

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Cocobeanbean is calling this product "easy to use." This Amazon user wrote, "I wanted something that would help make my home smell nice and give a calm, relaxing smell while I'm working from home. This does the trick. It's easy to use, just be sure to refill by pouring water from a cup and don't unplug and bring to sink for water."
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The Perfect Handheld for Gamers Flipping a Switch on the Go

The Nintendo Switch Lite is the perfect way to keep you or your little ones engaged all winter (or all year) long. The handheld gaming system is so compact and so lightweight that you can throw it in your bag and walk out the door!

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This Amazon Customer who purchased their Nintendo Switch Lite in 2019 gave glowing reviews to their yellow Nintendo Switch. "For anyone who already owns a Switch and is interested in this system, it's a no-brainer. The Switch Lite is maybe the best handheld made by Nintendo so far,"
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