Figgy is where it’s at if you want to give your kids something that will inspire them to do exactly whatever their imaginations want to do. What is Figgy you ask? It’s a modular play couch. Sounds weird when I say it that way, but hear me out. Go to FiggyPlay.com and pick your favorite color that can easily match your home’s aesthetic. There are many color choices to choose from that will easily blend in with the space you want to keep it in. I love the neutral colorscapes that don’t make your eyes hurt while looking at them. Instead, the colors easily blend in with your family’s decor, making it a natural addition to family rooms and playrooms everywhere. Also, making it something your kids will comfortably use all the time. Anything goes here and that’s where the beauty lies. Do your kids want to make a tent in the living room? Done! A pirate ship? Of course! A castle? Who wouldn’t want that? Keep going– what about a stage to sing your favorite songs to an imaginary audience? It makes a great stage! A fort for your stuffed animals and puppy? Naturally. An indoor trampoline? Most definitely! The possibilities are endless and that’s what is so wonderful about it. It can be whatever they can imagine it should be. All the while being a super sturdy and cushioned play area, so you don’t have to worry about it being safe. The fabric is incredibly soft, perfect for playing on. It includes velcro to help you secure your structures and it works so well! When it isn’t being used as an indoor climbing gym or other incredible creation, you can just as easily snuggle up on it, read a good book or watch a movie.
I love giving personal gifts. I was recently introduced to MemoryStitch and I can’t rave about them enough! I’m sure you have a stack of well-loved t-shirts from trips, favorite characters and more that create a patchwork of incredible memories if all put together. That’s exactly what MemoryStitch thought when they made it possible for us to create one of kind patchwork blankets made from those same t-shirts. This is the greatest gift idea and so simple to do. Simply visit their site, select the size of your blanket and begin the process. All you need to do on your end is select the correct number of t-shirts for the size you are creating. You can cut them to size, or for a small fee, let them do the work. Select the stitching and backing for your blanket. You ship it to them and that is where your efforts end. Before you know it, your t-shirts will be returned and transformed into a very special gift that will be cherished for years to come. I love that you can create something so meaningful and memorable so easily. The end product is absolutely wonderful! I got to try this out for myself and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Try it out yourself and get 30% off your order by using code THEMOMMYAVENGER30OFF good though January 1, 2023.
Turn Mickey Mouse into a pirate and give him his own ship and you’ve got a bonafide hit on your hands! Disney Junior and Just Play have created the best Mickey Mouse Funhouse Treasure Adventure Pirate Ship that will have little ones super excited to receive it for the holidays. I love this adorable playset loaded with favorite characters, treasure, slides, cannons and more. The look they have on their faces when they opened this fun gift will be all the treasure you need!
Whether you want your kids to learn some skills at home or you find yourself having your own preschool after all the commotion these last few years, I’ve got a super cool gift for you! The AILA Sit & Play from Animal Island Learning Adventure is an awesome educational toy. Through repetition, songs, dance and activities, AILA can help your little ones grow accustomed to and excited to learn. Whether you use it in broadcast mode or through learning sessions, your AILA can become a personalized learning adventure tailor made for your family!
Madame Alexander has several great dolls that little girls will adore. For little ones (ages 18 months and up), we recommend getting a Baby Cuddles Unicorn Jumper. Your favorite little one will enjoy having their own soft 14″ baby doll. It’s a great baby to start with! I love the baby’s sweet features and details. Your little one will love to take care of her own baby doll! You are going to want to pick up some fun accessories to help add to the fun. Madame Alexander has all sorts of great must-have baby gear for your littlest baby. I love the Pack-and-Play Crib in soft gray for a neutral play space for their new little baby. This folds up easily and includes a carrying bag so that you can take it wherever your favorite kiddo goes, too.
I love all things 80s, so it’s no surprise that I think every kid needs a Lite-Brite in their own home. The Lite-Brite Stranger Things Special Edition from Basic Fun! is perfect! I love that it is small and very portable and battery operated (that was not the case when I was a little girl and had to be in a dark room plugged into a wall to get the maximum benefit of the Lite-Brite and all it’s glory back in the early 80s.) This pack features iconic holiday lights, Demogorgon and more for a total of 12 templates from Season 4. It has 650 micro pegs (three times as much as my original toy) and they are awesome. It is for ages 14 and up, but I played with my niece and together we had so much fun!
Have a fan of remote controlled toys? Then you have to check out the Mega Chomp RC Shark from Skyrocket this holiday season. Perfect for ages 4 and up, this remote controlled shark is the scariest land shark ever! You can pretend that he’s swimming through deep sea waters and chomping at the bit to find anything he can! This is a fun one to play with, chase their siblings with, and play together with friends. They will love it!
For kids who love to build and shoot darts from a gun, K’NEX Cyber-X is everything they’ve ever wanted. This is so much fun to construct. But the fun doesn’t stop at the construction of the blaster. In fact, the gameplay is going to go on and on because then they can shoot their darts from the very gun they built. You have to love that! There are four blaster options you can choose from, including the C5 Gigablast, C5 Neostrike, C10 Cryto Crank with Motor, and C10 Crossover Legacy with Motor for rapid-fire fun. I highly recommend these innovative sets from K’NEX and know your kids will love them!
Get ready to GLO ALL OUT with “Season 2” of Far Out Toys’ hit fashion doll line GLO-Up Girls! These six fashionistas are showing off all new, fabulous looks, styles, and hair accessories that you can wear too. They even come with a makeup applicator that can change the color of their lipstick, fingernails, and toenails. Each doll comes with her own unique styles and accessories—like hair gems, face stickers, earrings, shoes, socks, and more—that reflect her individual interests and personality. These dolls encourage doll lovers to express themselves, too, by celebrating what makes them unique. This line of fashion dolls was inspired by the TikTok #GlowUp trend, which has amassed over 50 billion views, and seeks to empower kids to be confident—and glamorous!
For on the go fun, a Clixo Tiny & Mighty set is a great way to keep hands busy and keep them learning through play. No batteries ever needed and they don’t take up much space at all. These low-profile, eco-friendly colorful shapes can snap together to create a wide array of objects that the whole family can enjoy making.
Playmobil Air Stunt Show Tiger Propeller Plane is great for kids 5 and up. Easy to assemble, this plane can ignite imagination. The tiger striped design is fascinating to watch as it dives through the clouds. The pilot displays his skills as he flies around the tall pylons with the greatest precision and effortlessly performs daring flight maneuvers at dazzling heights. From the ground, the mechanic monitors the show and is already preparing to inspect the plane after landing. The aircraft can seat two figures and contains a storage compartment in the tailgate. It also comes with a bunch of accessories to complement the adventures they are sure to have playing with it.
Fisher Price League of Super Pets Rev & Rescue Krypto by FisherPrice is a great choice this Christmas. Is your little one a fan of the movie? Relive all the movie moments with this moving and talking Krypto. It works well on all floors and your kids will spend hours incorporating him into their play.
I love this Prextex Kids Vanity available on Amazon. Easy to put together, this table is loaded with fun features. Working drawers, lights, and special sound effects make for a fun little makeup station. It comes with a bunch of accessories like “lipstick”, “nail polish”, and a hair dryer that sounds like it’s real, along with bracelets and hair ties. She will love it!
To go with the cute vanity, pick up one of these adorable pretend makeup kits. They are very realistic and perfect for little ones to feel glam without the mess. I love the pink case everything fits into so neatly! Your favorite little diva will love this set!
For those that love army guys, you have to check out the Click N’ Play Army Acton Figure Military Playset and Base Barrack Command Center, available on Amazon. This playset is loaded with 74 pieces of army toys including 1 military barrack, 6 army men action figures, 1 mini battlefield terrain, 1 ATV, 1 motorcycle, several rifles, guns, ammo and more! Army action figures can be quite pricey and I love that the name brand army guy fits in seamlessly with this high quality set. You get so much for the price and your kids will love playing with them for hours on end.
Want to play some games that get your family moving? Check out these fun options from Starlux games. Wizards & Werewolves is a super fun way to get kids (and adults) playing together. Make it a neighborhood activity when the sun goes down. Up to 10 players can play! So much fun! Feel like battling it out? Pick up a game of GlowBattle. You can turn off the lights and let up to 4 plays battle it out as ninjas with foam swords. Play it indoors or out, just let them burn lots of energy while they play! New to the Starlux games line up is a fantastic game, great for kids 12 and up, called Let’s Split Up. This parody on Horror movies is hysterical and is a great way to pass the time with family and friends. It’ so much fun!
The Ziplinx Triple Tower Blast by Blip Toys is sure to be a great gift to give this year. It was a finalist in the Toy of the Year Awards and winner of the 2022 National Parenting Product Awards, so it’s got some great clout behind it. Kids can play forever with this active and fun toy. Simply click together your design and then launch them to see what happens–it’s awesome!
An exciting new take on action figures, GIGABOTS from Blip Toys is sure to be well received. This line of 13” fully-articulated figures lets kids build, transform and battle – and then re-build and battle over and over again. The point of difference: Each figure starts as a plastic capsule which not only has alI the pieces needed to assemble the GIGABOT, but also becomes part of the build. It’s the ultimate unboxing experience. There are six figures in the line to collect and integrate.
The new Cake-N-Bake Challenge is a totally different kind of action-packed family game with a delicious, rainbow-layer, foam cake being the center of attention! Object of the game is to, well, just be the fastest baker! Players will race to stack their cake slices based on the order on a game card. The first player to correctly stack their cake wins a candle, and whoever collects six candles wins. Great for preschoolers learning their colors – plus no reading required!!
For those little hands that want to build, too, we love the Geomag Magicubes. These blocks are perfect for building anything they can think of. Brilliant engineering made all six sides of the cubes magnetic, so you can create all sorts of creations without the frustration of blocks falling over or off. The blocks are made up 100% recycled plastic, too, which is very cool. These Magicubes are best for ages 1-5 and can be purchased online.
Drones always make a great gift, so check out the Sky Viper Force Hover Sphere Drone for anyone over the age of 6. This light weight drone isn’t what you think it is, though. There are no remotes to control it! Why? Because this award-winning drone has smart sensors inside that can detect your hands and surroundings! You can play games with it, make it do an obstacle course and more. The sky’s the limit to what you can do with it!
When gifts get kids thinking and learning without even realizing it is an added bonus to the fun they are having. I love OSMO for this reason, kids learn through play. For preschoolers, I love the Little Genius Starter Kit for interactive hands-on games that develop so many new skills. BYJU’S Learning featuring Disney Premium Kit for Kindergarten (and also available for Pre-K to Grade 3) is a fantastic gift for those in that age bracket. Explore and learn through favorite Disney stories and characters like Frozen, Toy Story, the Lion King and more. Just select the compatible system and you are ready to go.
For those kids that want to have a cool watch like mom or dad, we love the Vivofit Jr 3 from Garmin. These fitness trackers wear very comfortably and can inspire your kids to move through games and creative rewards. With you as their travel buddy, your child will unfold educational adventures, learn about famous sites and uncover mysteries as they explore everywhere from ancient Greece to Mount Everest. Not only does 60 minutes of daily activity unlock adventure, the more active minutes kids log, the more chances they’ll get to take pop quizzes, learn fitness moves and play tap challenge and matching games. Meeting their daily activity goals also rewards your kid with colorful gems. They can use gems to reveal pictures in a scrapbook that features memories of all their adventures. With coaching from their travel companions, your kid will learn basic exercise moves from fitness training cards, including jumping jacks, downward dog, mountain climbers and more. It’s a great way to inspire little ones to learn and move their bodies! If that weren’t enough, you can even choose from Star Wars, Marvel and Disney Princess character watches.
For kids young and old (and adults, if we’re honest) you’ve got to get a RUKUSfx for them. They can create their own music, make their own DJ-style mixes from 120 pre-loaded music tracks. You can upload songs, your voice, your own remixes and share them, too. The possibilities are endless with this small, LED lit handheld device that will be a huge hit this holiday season.
For those that love to frolic in the snow, we highly recommend a heavy duty snow tube from GoSports make an appearance under your Christmas tree. Enjoy lots of family time or sledding with friends over the winter months with this large tube that will be a blast to use for years to come. Available in a variety of colors and even double tubes. The tube is so nice and boasts many features that make a day sledding so much nicer than other alternatives!
Once you are done with the cold and sledding, wouldn’t it be fun to go home and play some Foosball in a nice warm family room? Of course it would! GoSports is loaded with tons of great merchandise for the outdoors, but also for the indoors, too! We love their affordable 48″ Foosball table for indoor play. Available in a few different finishes, you can select what works best with your decor. You can guarantee that it will be well loved and it’s a great way to spend time together as a family or to enjoy with friends. It’s best suited for ages 8 and up and easy to assemble. We love that GoSports knew that this game can get extra rowdy and so they built this particular table to withstand the competitive natures they knew would be playing with it!
After a day of fun both inside and out, some downtime enjoying a good story is always a great idea! Check out the Yoto player. This interactive player is impressive! Download the app to create a customized experience, including a nightlight and alarm clock at bedtime. You can purchase audio cards that will play stories for you, sound bites, music, podcasts. You can even create your own sounds on your own cards. There are so many ways to enjoy this throughout the day. It’s seriously the coolest!
I love old-school 80’s fun, so you know I am going to have to recommend Fashion Plates from PlayMonster. I remember having so much fun with these as a little girl. It’s so much fun to create your own fashion designs with the interchangeable plates. Packaged in a cute fashion case, these are easy to take with you on the go and entertain kids. Not only do they come in the Classic Styles, but also Action Plates to create your own customized super hero!
Speaking of old-school faves, you can’t go wrong with Spirograph! Available in a wide variety of products now, these were some of my favorites to make the coolest designs. I am loving the Spirograph Mandala which kicks it up a notch or two. Still able to create the mesmerizing designs, you can even use stencils to add more beautiful patterns and details to your creations. So pretty! A great STEM and stress-relieving toy that even adults and teens will love.
When I was a kid KOOSH balls were all the rage. Now, they are even more improved and fun to play with. I love the new Koosh Flix Stix for interactive fun. Basically like playing lacrosse but with a Koosh ball, this is a great gift to give to anyone. You can play it outdoors and when it’s too cold to go outside, no worries, you can easily play it indoors too, because Koosh is not going to hurt anything or anyone. Super fun way to play!
For little ones, we love Playskool GloFriends Humbug & Harmony Pop, Push and Roll! These cute friends are interactive, of course, and allow for lots of imaginative play, as well as components that move and pop when playing with them. Really adorable little characters that are great for ages 2 and up.
Playskool Little Wonders Pop a Tune is perfect for your favorite little people! They will love pushing the keys and watching and listening to what happens next. Expect lots of enjoyment from this cute toy! Whether they play it just for the fun of clanging the keys, or if you help them learn about cause and effects, color matching, or how to play a tune, there is much more than meets the eye to this educational piece.
Harry Potter fans will love these great offerings from Scholastic this holiday season. Kick it off with the Harry Potter: Happy Christmas, Harry! Official Advent Calendar Inspired but the Films. Open it up and there are 24 pockets containing different books, stickers, drawing sheets, press out ornaments and more. Each day holds a different Harry Potter themed element or activity that will have the biggest Harry Potter fans excited to count down each day. For those that love to bake, gift them The Official Harry Potter Baking Book. This is loaded with great Harry Potter themed bakes that will be so much fun to create and eat. Make a gingerbread Hogwarts, Gryffindor Sword Cookies, and a Whomping Willow Cheese Straw and so much more!
For fans that love the Harry Potter books, check out The Christmas Pig from J.K. Rowling. This is a sweet, magical story of saving a best friend on Christmas Eve with a very daring and exciting plan. You will definitely want to add this story to your collection!
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