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Raise your hand if you are still looking for gift ideas! ✋ Christmas will be here before we know it so I thought it would be helpful to share some gift ideas with you all that are perfect for kids. I’m also including links to purchase most of the items on Amazon so you can finish shopping easily from your computer and cross that task off your holiday task list! (Stay tuned for my tweens gift guide which will be live in a few days as well!)
CAT Construction R/C Dump Truck
These full-function remote control Cat machines are designed to bring the construction site to your backyard! Scoop up and load gravel, sand or loose dirt with motorized dump bed and shovel.
Disney Princesses Pley Subscription Box (Ages 4-9)
Children get 4-6 official Disney Princess toys, activities and fashion accessories every two months with this subscription box. Learn more and order it here.
Wild Things Animal Blankets
Fin Fun’s Wild Things soft plush hooded animal blankets feature a comfortable design with hand pockets that easily wrap/cascade around the body. Special touches like animal ears, eyes, paws or flippers make these perfect for imaginative play. Styles are available in youth size only, and include: Snowcap Polar Bear, Snapper Turtle, Timber Brown Bear, Cinder Black Bear, and Roary Lion.
A Little House Picture Book Treasury written by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8)
Laura Ingalls lives in a snug little log cabin with her ma, her pa, her sisters, Mary and Carrie, and their dog Jack. Almanzo Wilder lives on a farm with his family and lots of animals. These pioneer children have all sorts of frontier adventures, including trips to town, county fairs, spring snowfalls, finding new friends on the prairie, cozy winter days, and holidays with family. This collection includes the following picture books: A LITTLE PRAIRIE HOUSE, GOING TO TOWN, COUNTY FAIR, SUGAR SNOW, WINTER DAYS IN THE BIG WOODS, and CHRISTMAS IN THE BIG WOODS.
Crayola Magic Scene Creator (Ages 3+)
Turn still pictures into fun animations with Magic Scene Creator. To use, simply place any of the 70 included Motion Cards on the tablet screen and watch the cartoon drawings come to life. You can also make your own drawings and animate them using the Motion Cards .The Magic Scene Creator comes with six Gel FX Markers so you can draw directly on the screen or enhance the Motion Cards with your own embelishments–create your own car with wheels that appear to spin or draw a cool bird with wings that appear to flap! When it’s time for something new, simply wipe the screen and cards clean with a damp cloth. This fun coloring gift set is a wonderful way to experience the magic of animation.
Despicable Me 3
Despicable Me 3 is now available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarming comedy. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother — a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps — the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad. Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia (Ages 7-10)
Attention dinosaur fanatics! This is a big, gift-worthy hardcover that is also the most complete and comprehensive dinosaur reference ever. Although these amazing creatures roamed the Earth ages ago, new dinosaur discoveries are still being made today. The new edition includes favorites, like the fierce T-rex and the gentle Brontosaurus, plus audacious new finds, like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops, and Yi. Every dino profile is colorfully illustrated and features descriptions of when they roamed the Earth, how they lived, what they ate, and more. There are more than 600 dinos featured in all, including 10 profiles of recently discovered dinosaurs and new entries in the Dino Dictionary. Reports from paleontologists present the latest news and insights from the field.
GET QURIOUS Explorer Box (Ages 4-8)
With GET QURIOUS, children engage in creative play with story cards, sticker books, puzzles, masks, and more. Their play experiences can then be enhanced by playing with the Augmented Reality apps. Once downloaded, the apps bring endless game and activity variations to the children’s play experiences while fostering their curiosity, discovery, and passion for STREAM – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. Kids can enjoy these activities by themselves, or with others. Different boxes are available. The GET QURIOUS EXPLORER BOX and Augmented Reality app bring the adventures of Manu & his friends – Leo and Emma – to life as they blast off into space together. The fun experience of combining physical game pieces with an interactive world encourages curiosity and imaginative play. The EXPLORER BOX helps you create your own stories, build different spaceships and maneuver them within 3D space animations, record stories with four masks of your GET QURIOUS friends, and discover hidden artifacts in four brilliant 3D animated space worlds.
Hot Wheels Extreme Action
Unique Hot Wheels vehicle styles with cool, characterized actions. Buttons unlock motorized drive action with ‘jaw chomping’, ‘spider crawling’ or ‘tail striking’ fun! Features exciting light effects, fun sounds and character themed music.
Erupting Cross-section Volcano Model (Ages 6+)
There’s nothing like an erupting volcanic eruption to get your child fired up about science! Create your very own erupting volcano with this unique no assembly required model. Includes an easy-to-prepare lava recipe, a 13″ clear plastic tray and a removable tube that allows for quick clean up. Detailed cross-section shows the inside of the volcano. Includes a fact-filled Activity Guide, with all the information kids want to know about volcanoes.
Disney Princess Felt
Stitch together 10 of the most popular princesses from the world of Disney animation! The 48-page instruction book has step-by-step instructions and color photos to help you bring these characters to life. Die-cut templates, felt, stuffing, embroidery floss, and a needle are all included so you can make Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Ariel, and six other adorable felt princesses. These fun, collectible characters make great gifts for Disney fans of all ages!
Rocketbook Color – Reusable, Cloud-Connected Notebook
Rocketbook Color makes it easy to create, save and share our childrens’ masterpieces without wasting a single leaf of paper. Here’s how it works: kids draw in the Rocketbook Color notebook with Crayola Dry Erase, Washable or Silly Scents crayons and markers, parents tag finished drawings using icons at the bottom of the page, parents scan each page using the Rocketbook app, blasting drawings to each icon’s corresponding destination and then pages erase like magic with a damp cloth after drawings are sent to the cloud.
Street Beats Road Rippers (Ages 3+)
Custom-designed vehicles with high-impact speaker-pulsing action! Features great music, realistic vehicle sounds and flashing lights.
National Geographic Kids Pleybox (Ages 5-11)
This subscription box offers surprises each month with a mission to rescue an endangered animal in a new part of the world. Box includes curated activities and accessories to complete the adventure. Each box provides 5-10 hours of learning, creativity and pure fun! Learn more and get it here.
The King Of Too Many Things Book
King Jasper loves being king. Ruling over his small kingdom, he spends his days reading, coloring, and playing with his dog, Greg. Life in the castle couldn’t get any better! Or could it? With a wizard who can conjure anything Jasper wants—dragons, robots, superheroes, even rainbow-colored kittens—the young king creates a magical mess only he can clean up. A hilarious, modern fairy tale about the dangers of overconsumption, The King of Too Many Things will keep kids guessing with the turn of every page, while showing how always wanting MORE can ultimately lead to LESS happiness.
And, if you are already looking to get ideas for spring and summer birthdays….you’ll want to check out Rocking Monsters!
Rocking Monsters launched on Kickstarter recently with planned production in January and delivery starting in March (for early backers). Rocking Monsters are a unique series of outstanding wooden rocking toys for little kids to get endless fun. Created by professional graphic designer every Rocking Monster is ergonomic, safe, and extremely entertaining. Learn more and back their Kickstarter campaign here.
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