15 Smile-Inducing Holiday Gifts for Kids of All Ages
Stressed about your holiday shopping? We've done the work for you! Here are the 15 hottest toys of the holiday season for infants, toddlers, kids and tweens!
LEGO Star Wars Minifig Alarm Clock
If you can’t manage to get your junior Jedi up in the morning, then maybe this digital alarm clock will help! $29.99, available at thinkgeek.com. Ages 6+.
HEXBUG Nano Hive Habitat Set
The Hive Habitat Set is a transportable environment that enables Nano architects to customize the design and layout of the habitat. Besides the construction pieces, the set comes with 2 merry-go-rounds, 1 seesaw and 1 extremely rare Hexbug Nano mutation. Who knew bugs could be so much fun? $34.99, available at hexbug.com. Ages 3+.
Fijit Friends Interactive Figure
This squeezable little creature is packed with personality! It can tell jokes, respond to your voice (it understands more than 30 commands), ask you questions and best of all, it can bust out some serious dance moves! This amazing toy really had us at “hello”! $39.99, available at Target stores nationwide. Ages 6+.
LEGO Alien Conquest UFO Abduction
Enlist your kids to fight alien abduction before the UFO’s illuminated tractor beam is fired up to capture an unsuspecting farmer! If UFO lands on the farmer, he’ll be trapped inside! This out-of-this world set includes 3 minifigures: alien defense unit soldier, farmer with pitchfork and alien trooper. $29.99, shop.lego.com. Ages 7+.
Melissa and Doug Trunki
Traveling with your kids doesn’t have to make you want to reach for the Chardonnay! One part suitcase, one part pull-along toy and two parts fun, this handy dandy storage bin can hold up to 100lbs of your little one’s favorite things. Best of all? Kids can ride it through the airport, eliminating the need to carry them! $39.99, melissanddoug.com. Ages 3+.
Skip Hop Hug and Hide Activity Toy
It squeaks, it crinkles, it rattles! The Hug and Hide Activity toys provide one hidden surprise after the next for your little one. Each one includes over 10 developmental activities, plus a tuggable teether and more. $18, skiphop.com. Ages 3m +.
LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet
If you are tired of having applesauce, finger paint and yogurt smeared all over your iPad, then LeapFrog has the solution for you. The LeapPad Eplorer is a personalized learning tablet just for kids (with many built-in activities focused on learning) with a camera/video recorder and microphone. Little ones can download age appropriate apps or use Leapster compatible cartridges or even read E-books. You really need to check it out for yourself to appreciate how much it has to offer. $99.99, toysrus.com. Ages 4+.
Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set
Hot Wheels has taken racing car sets to a whole new level. The Wall Tracks starter set mounts to any flat surface – walls, doors, inside closets – and all without damaging them. The Track is compatible with Hot Wheels die-cast cars and can be expanded with additional pieces and sets. Oh – and have we mentioned what a space saver it is? $27.99, toyrsrus.com. Ages 4+.
Bogo Razor Pogo
Looking for the next great kid-friendly gadget? Enter the Bogo Razor Pogo. While it has a patented bow-assist spring to add power boost to the bounce and updated wide foot pets for stability, this item will provide some good old fashioned fun for your kids. $79.99, razorama.com. Ages 6+.
Crayola Model MagicJewelry Boutique
With the Crayola Jewelry Boutique, your aspiring in-house designer can create more than 160 unique jewelry beads with a soft and nontoxic modeling material. They’ll be fashioning together fabulous bracelets, necklaces, earrings, charms, pendants and trinkets in no time at all. Perfect for jewelry making parties too! $24.99, crayolastore.com. Ages 6+.
Playmobil Secret Agent Headquarters
Should they accept their missions, your little top agents will oversee this secret headquarters and participate in high priority activities! The set includes an electronic alarm system with motion detector, a trap door leading to a jail, a command center with an LED board, a jet ski for emergency escape and a multi-function vehicle and more. Pretty cool, right? $89.99, playmobilusa.com. Ages 7+.
Melissa and Doug Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set
Cupcakes have become big business. So why shouldn’t your pint sized baker take part in the fun? This special set contains three dry-erase markers shaped like icing tubes to decorate the smooth, removable, wipe-off cupcake tops, decorative wooden candles, an oven mitt and a baking pan. Ideal for tea parties and pretend birthday parties! $19.99, melissaanddoug.com. Ages 3+.
Boden Kitty Cat Hat and Mittens Set
This hat and mittens set is a win-win for you and the little girl in your life. She dress up, keep warm AND look adorable in it. Your only problem may be getting her to take it off! $42, bodenusa.com. Ages 2+.
Am T-Pain Microphone
Watching your kids pretend to be rappers never gets old. What’s different about the I Am T-Pain Microphone (besides the hilarious name) is that transforms your voice into T-Pain's style of singing with a press of a button. It contains 3 original “beats”, record/playback features, 3+ minutes of recording time and the ability to download and share online. Get ready to rock! $39.97, walmart.com. Ages 7+.
If your kids think of board games as “bored”games, then it’s time you introduced Family Charades to them. This classic game has gotten an update and now includes separate decks that cater to different age groups. It’s perfect for rainy days, camping trips and long overdue family nights at home. $26, uncommongoods.com. Ages 4+.
BONUS: uDraw Game Tablet
Unlike some of the “zombie” games that are out there, the uDraw game tablet encourages creativity and expression, so it’s more like educational entertainment (but the kids only see fun). Your little one will love drawing, and exploring color palettes and other interactive tools with this gadget. With so much to do, the uDraw is a great value because it’s so much more than one game. $69.99, available at toysrus.com. Ages 6+.
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