I am totally ready for all the fun of the holiday season. I love getting into the spirit and finding a great gift for everyone on my list. The idea of gift-giving has always been so much of what makes Christmas and the whole season so enjoyable to me.
This year I’ve searched for some of the hottest toys available for kids and found a few winners. Since I have four kids starting with a newborn all the way up to age 8, plus a 9yr old niece, I had a lot of looking to do! These toys round out selections that will work for a variety of ages, and all are sure to be a hit for everyone!
Toys for 0-2
Soft, tummy-time elephant friend to Play, Stow, and Go
• Folds up compact for easy storage and portability
• Features 7 busy activities for tummy-time entertainment
• Lots of fun colors, textures, and sounds to explore
• Machine washable
My daughter (almost two) had to get this out of the box and test it out right away. It is meant for her younger brother, but she definitely still enjoyed playing with it herself!
When it comes to those busy days with baby, simple is better. These space-saving stacking cups toy that makes it super easy for you to play, stow, and go!
Includes 7 cups, cover, and base.
Toys for 2-5
My daughter had an absolute blast playing this game, and a few months later, still does! If a toy can stand the test of time, you know it is good. This is one of my TOP PICKS for toys this year, and fun is definitely sure to be had by those of all ages. You can see my review, and the Crocodile Dentist Game in action, here.
Elmo never goes out of style, and when you have someone who just loves Elmo in your house — you know exactly what to get! This toy is also voted one of the Fab 15 Toys for 2015 at Kmart! (Don’t forget to sign up as my free client with Shop Your Way rewards and you can earn points back on every purchase at Kmart, plus get a free personal shopper!)
Toys for 5-8
Just admit it. This game looks like tons of fun! The kids are going to love watching to see if you get a pie in the face, and will be just as thrilled if it ends up being them instead.
Everybody’s Going Places – on the LPS Jet. The LPS Jet is the perfect place to tell lots of jet-settin’, pet-lovin’ stories. Where should the pets travel today? Wherever they go, they’ll enjoy VIP treatment on this awesome jet.
Pet, hug, and hold her, and watch as she flutters her beautiful, delicate wings and her horn flashes in different colors to match her mood! This poseable unicorn figure has moves and style to keep you entertained for hours! Her front leg moves; she sits, stands, and lies down; and she can even move when she hears music! StarLily also has a beautiful mane and tail — and she loves it when you braid them so they look extra fancy.
StarLily is another toy that was voted one of the Fab 15 Toys for 2015 at Kmart! (Don’t forget to sign up as my free client with Shop Your Way rewards and you can earn points back on every purchase at Kmart, plus get a free personal shopper!)
Toys 8 and up
My little helper was helping me take a peek at the Baking Star Edition of the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. We plan on gifting this to my 9yr old niece, but we had to check it out first! This oven lets kids feel like baking stars when they make scrumptious treats for family and friends. Includes oven, baking pan, pan tool, chocolate brownie mix, vanilla frosting mix, rainbow sugar crystals, and instructions.
• Bake sweet and savory treats for friends and family
• Includes everything kids need to bake delicious mini Sparkle Cakes
• Electric baking — no light bulb required
• Kids can feel like a baking star
• Works with any Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven refills (sold separately)
With this Scrabble Twist game, players twist the unit for a wordsmithing win! The object is to find a word, tap it into the game unit, and twist the unit to score. There are 3 fun ways to play this classic word game. Party mode offers a knockout round for 2 to 8 players. In Turbo mode, players face a head-to-head challenge. In Solo mode, the player can practice their skills!
We are a huge board game-loving family, and this game is just another ‘twist’ on an old classic. I also love that can be having fun while learning…without even really realizing it!
- For 1 to 8 players
- 3 fun modes
- Find a word, tap it in, twist to score
- Take it on the go
- Ages 8 and up
All of these games have been either tested by my family, or have been top picks from kids.
Which are on your kids’ lists this year?
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