2016

 

It’s hard to find just the right gift for your kids!  We’ve rounded up some favorite toys we know they will love.

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We love the Fire Station Playset from Green Toys is made of 100% recycled plastic and made in the USA, encourages imaginative play and all fits inside the fire house, which doubles as a carrying case.  Hours and hours of fun are in store for little ones ages 2-6.

 

 

 

grace-mega-blocks  We know and love American Girl for their dolls, but this year they have put a new spin on our beloved characters and have introduced American Girl MegaBloks! We love them!  Check out this adorable 2-in-1 buildable home for Grace! Loaded with accessories and details, this will encourage fine motor skills and imaginative play. Comes with Maddie, Grace, Ella, and the cutest French Bulldog!

SQ_WiiU_SkylandersImaginators.jpgThe latest game in the Skylanders family has quickly made its way to the top of many wish lists this holiday season.  We can see why! Skylanders Imaginators is a blast to play!  New to the game platform, players can create their very own characters!  You can use those in addition to the large assortment of characters you can also purchase.  Each character has their own attributes for the game and helps you to achieve your ultimate goals as you navigate the many adventures available. My favorite character, Crash Bandicoot, even makes a comeback in this awesome game! It’s available on many different platforms for your gaming preference.

 

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Little girls who loved Frozen will adore Northern Lights Elsa!  They will feel like they have special powers as they wave their hands over the snowflake and beautiful colors, sounds and lights appear.  Pretty “cool” to have Elsa singing “Let it Go” and have her talk to you.  She says over 40 sayings, in both English and Spanish.  A very pretty doll that you can easily style her hair and play with for hours upon end. Suggested for ages 3 and up.

 

 

myaudiopet-main_largeIf your child loves to listen to their favorite tunes while playing indoors or out, My Audio Pet is the perfect gift.  Adorable little critters are actually portable bluetooth speakers that you can take anywhere! While they are tiny in stature, they are huge in sound.  You can clip them on your backpack and no one would have a clue that a very sturdy speaker was held within.  So awesome!

 

 

 

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Looking for something soft and sweet to cuddle this holiday season?  Bears for Humanity has just the thing you are searching for!  For every bear you buy, one will be donated to a child in need and a contribution will be made to the Semper Fi Fund, to thank our veterans. Each bear is made in the USA of organic faux fur, a process that is a surprisingly difficult one, but important to the creators of these sweet stuffed animals to brighten the day of children everywhere.

 

 

 

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We totally get why Tsum Tsum’s are all the rage right now.  Who doesn’t love mini collectibles?  Especially when they come in your favorite Marvel superheroes,right? Tsum tsum is Japanese for the words  stack stack, meaning you can stack these little figures on top of each other when not playing with them.  A fun, easy to transport way to play with your favorite characters, tsum tsum’s encourage lots of imaginative play (which we don’t think you can ever get enough of!)  They come in three different sizes and are available in small sets, perfect for gift-giving!

 

geckobotFor those that love to create, the Geckobot by Thames & Kosmos is a great gift that encourages hands-on physics and building.  Follow the instructions to create an actual robot that can climb walls and windows, all while learning is disguised as some serious fun! It seriously works and is really cool to put together and play with! Who knew that air pressure and suction could be so fun?

 

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.