Love, Santa: The 8 Top Toys for Kids This Christmas

Believe it or not, Christmas is almost here. Retailers are prepping their Black Friday sales, so it’s time to start planning your shopping list for your kids’ Christmas gifts. If your child is less than forthcoming with their Christmas wishlist, then you probably need to do a little research about what to get them.

Are you wondering about the top toys for kids this Christmas? Read on to learn all about them!

1. Baby Yoda

Disney+ has a smash hit on its hands with The Mandalorian, which is now entering into its second season on television. One of the biggest stars out of the franchise is, of course, baby Yoda (The Child).

If your kids have been dying to cuddle up with this little cutie, then your prayers have been answered in the form of an animatronic Baby Yoda. This toy features a number of different movements and over 25 different sounds. You can program him to take a nap, too, just in case you get tired of hearing him all day.

This awesome gift is priced at $59 on Amazon, and it’s selling fast. Better get your order in right away!

2. Pets Alive Fifi the Flossing Sloth

Look, there are few animals in the world that are cuter than the sloth. With that in mind, Zuru’s Pets Alive line has released a purple dancing sloth toy known as Fifi the Flossing Sloth.

Fifi dances to three different songs and will keep your kids super entertained with its awesome dance moves and butt wiggles. This fun sloth won’t teach your kids about oral hygiene, but it will make them giggle by embracing one of the year’s biggest dance crazes: the backpack kid floss.

3. PlayStation 5

The Sony PlayStation 5 is one gift that’s on pretty much everyone’s Christmas list. This latest iteration of Sony’s hit gaming console was released just in time for the holiday season. Of course, that also means that pretty everyone is dying to get their hands on it and it is sold out in a number of places.

The PlayStation 5 will also cost you a pretty penny, coming in at either $399 or $499, depending on whether you want Ultra HD Blue-Ray disc playback capability. If this is too rich for your blood, then there is a solution for you. Keep an eye on Walmart clearance finder to spot a deal on this hot item.

4. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen

If you want to give your child a gift that is super fun to use and helps them learn to appreciate healthy eating, then the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen toy should absolutely be added to your Christmas shopping list.

This item is double-sided, so your child can grow fruits and veggies in the garden and bring them into the kitchen to cook. They also get to gather eggs and hone their green thumb by planting flowers. This toy is great for children between 18 and 36 months of age, and it is a great deal at around $60.

5. Healthy Roots Dolls: Zoe

Do you want to get your child a doll that looks like them? Want your child to learn more about diversity by surrounding them with dolls of varying ethnicities? The Healthy Roots doll Zoe is a great way to do all of and support a BIPOC owned and operated business.

Zoe is a black-American doll with curly hair that can be washed and styled. She is 18 inches in height and comes in a super cute outfit featuring a heart jumper and yellow converse.

Zoe is priced competitively with its American Girl doll counterparts at $79.99 and is currently being sold on a pre-order basis.

6. American Girl Joss

American Girl dolls have been all the rage for decades, and this company is showing no signs of slowing down. Joss is the 2020 American Girl doll of the year, and she’s flying off the shelves.

Joss is a surfer girl with a hearing aid to help her stay on top of her cheerleading routines. She’s 18 inches tall with long brown hair that can be styled. She comes with a full outfit, a pink swimsuit, a carrying case for her hearing aid, and a paperback book about her life. There is also a number of accessories you can purchase along with the Joss doll to get the complete experience.

7. Kid Trax Semi-Truck and Trailer Ride-On Toy

Does your kid like heading out for a drive around the neighborhood? This ride-on semi-truck is a great way for your child to explore the neighborhood and feel like a grown-up, too!

This semi-truck looks just like the real thing and hits speeds of up to 4 miles per hour. It has functional lights in the cab, a PA system, and a horn, too! It is powered by a 12-volt battery that is easy to charge up at the end of a long day of hauling. It seats one rider with a max weight of 77 pounds and is priced around $250.

8. LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course

Want to throwback to the days of your youth? Then the LEGO Super Mario Adventures is a great gift for your kids this Christmas.

This kit has 231 super fun pieces that your kid can assemble to re-create the fun of the Super Mario video game. It includes LEGO Mario, with LCD screens for his eyes, mouth, and stomach. Mario is programmed with over 100 reactions to movement and includes a speaker.

In short, this $60 starter course will bring Super Mario to life in your own living room!

These Top Toys for Kids This Christmas Are Sure to Thrill!

Buying any of these top toys for kids this Christmas will undoubtedly make your kids super happy on Christmas morning. Of course, some will take more effort to find, but if you can score one, you’ll be their hero. Happy holiday shopping!

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Cool Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Teenage Girl

It can prove challenging shopping for the right gift for your teenage girl, and this is attributed to the changing trends, pop culture and music. Christmas is a great time of the year where family and friends converge to have good times, and sourcing for a gift that captures this moment can prove even more challenging.

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To ease your buying decision, here are a few gift ideas that may be perfect for your teenage girl.

Bluetooth Smart Light Bulb 

Teenage years are the time of life where kids love to experiment on alcohol or drugs, which means that the love for music and party is at its peak. A Bluetooth smart light bulb is a great gift to light up those fun moments in your teen girl’s room. One of the unique aspects of this smart light bulb is that it constantly changes colors.

Since it’s controlled using a mobile application, it can set the room to whichever mood your teen wants. The energy-saving LED can fit in most lighting fixtures and last for hours without going off.

Polaroid Camera

When the festivities finally arrive, many teenagers want to capture the big moments. One of the ways to ensure that your teen never misses capturing the holiday celebration is by investing in a Polaroid camera. If your teenager is about to join college the following year, the camera will be an awesome tool to collect all the good memories of friends and family to decorate her room or keep an album.

The other aspect that makes it a handy gift for your teenager is that it comes with a self-timer feature and a battery life that can last up to sixty days.

Friendship Lamps

If your job requires you to work during the holidays, a friendship lamp will help you remain connected with your teenage daughter no matter where you are around the world. The beauty about these lamps is that when one is touched, the other glows gently. Whenever you see a gentle glow on your lamp, you will always know that your little girl is thinking about you.

These lamps come as a set of two lamps, which are pre-paired as a group. You can choose to use them as is or consider adding them to an existing group.

Vanity Makeup Mirror

If you have a teenage girl, what matters most is their appearance, and there is no better way for them to get that flawless look than with the help of a vanity mirror. If your daughter loves to get her makeup on before leaving for a Christmas party, the mirror may just come in handy. The same also goes for those who have body piercings and want to have a closer look before putting on a captive bead ring.

Christmas is an exciting time of the year because it’s when friends and family gather to celebrate, and if you have a teenage daughter, you have to be smart about the gifts you should buy for them. Despite the pandemic, remember to gift your daughter fun gifts that will keep them active.

Winter Time Games #Staples

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Baby it is cold outside!! I love this time of year, fireplace going, hot chocolate and the smell of baked goods in the oven. Nothing better, except sharing all of this with your three grandsons! I love spending time with them, usually we try and do outside activities but since it is so cold here we decided to find some fun stuff to do inside.

Thanks to Staples for supplying our games, we now have several of inside games to choose from during this winter weather.

First we absolutely love to play with Lincoln Logs.

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Not only is it fun and safe, but it helps the boys use their imagination to build things. I love how they would rather do that then watch tv! These would make an awesome Christmas gift. You can mix and match Lincoln Logs to make even bigger designs. We can play for hours just building different items. It is recommended for 3 years old and up, due to small pieces.

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The next thing we love to do while it is cold outside is draw! As a former teacher, I couldn’t wait until the grands wanted to start writing. We learn letters and numbers. As a reward after lessons, they get to play with the Spirograph Kit. This is so fun to them and they love to hang up their final design on Mimi’s fridge. I have a fridge of memories!! These are awesome for their little brains because they have the freedom to design it like they want.

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This too would make an awesome Christmas gift. It includes markers and paper in it’s own tray. Great for children who need to work on their motor skills and allows them to learn to make their own decisions by choosing their colors and designs. My favorite type of gifts!

Last we love Bounce Off, this gives them a chance to get up and move, which three little boys seem to love to do. Bounce Off is a game where you have to throw the ball in a pattern.  You draw a card telling you which pattern to use. This has been so neat to watch them grow while playing this game. The are learning so much from counting and patterns.

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This is also my grown children’s favorite game to play with a bunch of friends, so from young to old everyone will love this!

If you think these games look fun, you should see what winter time Staples Games Terri’s playing over on Shabby Chic Boho.

I have tried to simplify my shopping this year, I love spending time over money with the grand kids, I want them to learn the importance of family and time. Staples has been a lifesaver, they have such a variety to chose from. I was able to order most of my Christmas online and save a ton of money.

If you are in need of last minute gift ideas, check these out. You will have so much fun while it is cold outside!

Children’s Handmade Christmas Decorations #DIY #Christmas

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With three little grandsons running around our house, I have learned the best moments are those making memories. I love to do arts and crafts with them and just trying to take every opportunity to teach them new things. This time of year makes me really realize what is important…. memories!!!  My favorite gifts are their pictures or handmade items. I am sharing the best, easiest and cheapest DIY Christmas gifts for children to make. These would be awesome to do at school, Sunday School or at home.

http://www.joann.com/christmas-bell-ornaments/482608P25.html

 

http://dearcrissy.com/diy-christmas-photo-ornament/

 

http://myclassroomideas.com/christmas-ornament/

 

http://sheaffertoldmeto.com/on-2nd-day-of-christmas-gifts-for-my/

 

http://littleilluminations.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-bulletin-boards.html

 

http://3peas-in-a-podprim.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-07-27T05:53:00-07:00&max-results=5

 

http://frommrstomama.blogspot.com/2013/11/20-days-of-christmas-crafts-with-kids.html

 

http://www.thingstoshareandremember.com/sled-craft-ornament/

 

http://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/20-keepsake-ornaments-for-kids-to-make/

 

http://krokotak.com/category/holidays/christmas/

Feel free to add some you like or find this season. I would love to see even more! I can’t wait to share some of these cute ideas!!

 

Kid’s Pretend Electronic Circular Saw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid’s Pretend Electronic Circular Saw

My grandsons love to follow their poppy around EVERYTHING he does they have to do. This pretend saw was the perfect gift. It makes noise and moves to imitate their poppy’s real one. They feel like they are helping which is so cute!!

They love that they are able to do it all by their self and we don’t have to worry if it is safe or not. This toy is like poppy’s real one but safe enough for them!

Check it out:

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