(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Amazon Launchpad for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.)

Let’s jump right in: Amazon Launchpad is a rad place to find unique gifts from startups, small businesses and even larger businesses you may already be familiar with.

Amazon Launchpad is where startups can go to sell their products and you can still take advantage of Prime shipping — especially now, as you’re wrapping up your Christmas shopping!

For the consumer, the Amazon Launchpad experience is seamless — it’s the same confidence you get from shopping anywhere on the Amazon site (backed by the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee), but with the cool, unique gifts you’d find on the popular crowdfunding sites.

You might even see innovative gifts on Amazon Launchpad that you’ve seen elsewhere. For example, some of my favorite finds were the Kano Computer Kit, littleBits, Makey Makey and the Osmo Genius Kit. It’s not just about maker stuff – there are also gifts like indoor herb gardens, bluetooth speakers (even Star Wars-themed!), and grilling tool kits. There are pet supplies like food, leashes and pet cameras, and kitchen supplies like sous vide tools, coffee makers and bento boxes. There’s a lot of really awesome stuff here in the easy-to-use Amazon format and the best part? A lot of it is eligible for Amazon Prime shipping!

I personally bought a mix of things that both my family and I can enjoy:

Bears vs Babies

1. Bears vs Babies: A Card Game From the Creators of Exploding Kittens. My family loves playing Exploding Kittens, and when I first heard that Bears vs Babies was in the works, I knew this would be a hit as well. The object is to build up your army of monsters with frankensteined bears with a variety of deadly body parts in order to fight an army of babies. Weird, right? Super fun. It’s a game that the whole family can learn and play. And because there’s strategy and a little bit of randomness, any member can win too.