Holiday Gift Idea:
ThermalAid Zoo Animals Therapeutic Hot/Cold Toy
The ThermailAid zoo animals can be heated in the microwave safely to create a heat pack that kids will love to cuddle up with. You can also put him in the freezer to create a cold pack that will be ready at a moment's notice to help many different "owies". It is also incredibly cute, so it makes feeling bad a little bit better, I think. I personally used this guy myself to comfort me during an illness recently and it was a huge help. I can see why they are doctor recommended. It's also washable, so messes aren't an issue!
On the website, they are buy one get one free right now so I think they would make excellent affordable gifts for kids! They also have a money back guarantee, so you know you're getting a product that is reliable.
I personally adore this therapeutic toy. I would recommend it to everyone.