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With the holidays upon us gift guides being created by every company for every product for every man, woman, and child, even pets. So why am I adding to this barrage of product pushing? Well let me start off by saying that some of the items on this list were sent to me by the manufacturers for review and consideration at some point during the year. It was not required to have them included in this guide. This is my guide for my readers. Other items I purchased on my own, with my money, for my personal use. Some of these items are even on my wish list for the girls!
I’ve compiled this list for you because I wanted to share with you some of the fun, educational and just gotta have toys my family is really into now. I have no agenda, except to create some great content and guides, but more importantly to give you some ideas on items that I have used, want to use, and/or use and have found extremely fun and/or educational for my girls. I hope that you will find these items just as remarkably useful as I did. I hope that your children, nieces, nephews, grand kids, cousins, or any one else that receives them as a gift really enjoys them too! The items are numbered in no specific order, and it is done so solely for your convenience. Please note that the pricing below is current as of this posting date and are subject to change. Enjoy.
The Holiday Gift Guide picture below is linked to a printable pdf version of the Mama’s Mission’s Holiday Gift Guide Hot Toys For Boys & Girls so that you may take it with you on your next shopping trip. The links below have been added for your convenience and will help you find these items online from the convenience of your own living room. This is just one of the many guides I will be working on this week. I’ve already posted the Gift Guides for New Mamas, Teens & College Students and The MAN, so be sure to check them out. If you have any product suggestions you’d like to see included. Be sure to send me an email!!
I humbly present to you…
Holiday Gift Guide
Hot Toys For
Boys & Girls
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This fierce, prehistoric powerhouse is totally kid-powered and ready to demolish anything a child can imagine! Wrecker is the leader of the pack and rolls up onto the scene with dino track treads that leave footprints in sand or dirt. From the playroom floor to the beach, our green machine from the past can turn even a pile of blocks into a kid-powered construction project. Made to last, Wrecker has no electronic parts and is free of metal pieces. Water, wind, sand, and snow cant get in the way of this dinosaurs chomping, movable jaw or swinging tail. Wreckers hardware-inspired arms loom down over imaginary cities or outdoor puddles as kids push this dino across anything in its path. Get ready for hours of imaginary play when Wrecker hits the construction site! Totally kid-powered, with no batteries required.
If your child loves Skylanders, this would be a fantastic gift idea! Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands. it’s up to you and the Skylanders to find and capture them. using Traptanium, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements, you have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight for you! Begin the ultimate adventure as you explore Skylands in search of the escaped villains! This Holiday Bundle includes: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack, 1 Triple Pack, 1 Mini 2-Pack, and 1 Trap!
3. Little Live Pets Cage #2 Beauty Bella Bird Cage – $43.49 – HOT ITEM!!!
If your child has wanted their own pet, this would be a great idea! Your child can enjoy an interactive pet experience with the Little Live Pets Bird Cage in the Beauty Bella style. The included Little Live Pet Bird, Beauty Bella, sits in the palm of your child’s hand and responds to touch just like a real pet. The bird features a chatter back button, so your child can record up to 10 seconds of his or her voice and then listen to the bird respond back. Beauty Bella chirps, tweets, whistles and more as she sits in her colorful cage or swings on the perch. Alternatively you can get the Green Friendly Frank bird for $24.99.
4. K’nex 70 Model Building Set 705 piece – $49.99
K’nex are such a classic gift idea that help foster creativity with a child of almost any age! This Ultimate Building Set has all the pieces to build anything you can imagine! From planes to trucks, animals, and amusement rides the possibilities are endless. The step-by-step building instructions gives creators ages 7+ ideas about what they can construct. Build all 70 models – or anything you can imagine with the 70 Model Ultimate Building Set! This 705 piece set includes building ideas for a hot air balloon, boats, trucks, a sand castle and more! Set includes a convenient storage treasure chest, large enough to fill with other K’NEX sets! All Rods and Connectors are Made in the USA. Recommended for builders ages 7+.
Since we live in Miami, Em doesn’t get to see or play with snow. This was a fun alternative and she’s been having a blast with it! Made by North Pole elves, this snowball launcher is the perfect way to practice your snowballing’ skills. Set up snowflake targets and launch the included snowballs at them to rack up points. Fun activity for the entire family. From the North Pole Est. 1820 collection. Includes Avalauncher, three lightweight white balls two-inch in diameter, and three snowflake targets with point values. Load Avalauncher with air to discharge the snowballs. Suitable for ages 6 years old and up!
6. Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablets – $32.95
Do you have little ones that are starting to write or draw? This is one of the coolest things that I have ever seen and so much fun! The Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablets are a great way to save on paper as well! For your child to write they simply use the stylus that is just like holding a pen and write or draw whatever they would like! The LCD screen is 8.5 inches, ultra light (4 oz.) and thin (1/8 inch). You can erase the image on the LCD screen with the simple touch of a button! The Boogie Board tablet’s pressure-sensitive LCD writing surface creates lines of different thickness based on how hard you push – just like paper and pen! The case and LCD are made from durable plastic materials. Safe for school use & all around the house, office & car.
7. Joovy BicycooBMX Balance Bike – $79.99
Is your little one not quite ready for a two-wheeled bicycle yet? The Bicycoo from Joovy is a great place for children to start practicing their balancing skills if they are wanting to ride, but not quite ready. The Joovy BicycooBMX is a durable, well designed balance bike for kids 3 years and above. The frame is made of aluminum so it is strong and lightweight just like high end bikes. The lightweight frame makes controlling the bike easier for kids, unlike the heavy wooden and steel versions. The tires are pneumatic and refillable. Many balance bikes on the market use EVA plastic tires which are cheaper and wear out quicker than these rubber tires used on the Joovy BicycooBMX. The suspension qualities of pneumatic tires give kids a smoother ride. There is also a hand brake for the rear tire. When you combine the high quality of the BicycooBMX with Joovy’s great customer service, you can’t go wrong with this bike. You’ll love the look on your kids face when they finally figure out how to balance and ride with no feet touching the ground! The seat is height adjustable for a perfect fit. The bike has 12″ tires and the overall bike dimensions are 33.50″ x 15.5″ x 22.25″. The weight is 7.25 lbs.
As you may have seen in my Instagram pictures, we already have these dolls. If you have a Frozen fan on your shopping list, this would be a toy to bring huge smiles to their face during the holidays. They will enjoy hours of fun playing alongside this Anna or Elsa My Size Doll! Standing over 3ft tall these dolls are sure to become one of your little princess’s favorite toys. My Size Doll includes a beautiful dress for the doll as well as matching shoes and a wear and share light up clip that can be worn by Anna, Elsa, or by your princess! Keep the Frozen magic going with these Anna or Elsa My Size Dolls! This is recommended for children 3 and up!
9. Teeter Popper – $36.95
If you are looking for a unique gift idea, this is it! The Teeter Popper is a great gift idea for kids of all ages. This toy can be played with in so many ways because your child controls how they play with it! A cinch to maneuver – stand, sit, rock, tilt, wobble, wiggle, spin. How children play is however they choose. The Teeter Popper has a very simple design with suction cups on the bottom which will give the child a “POP-POP-POP… POP-POP-POP!” every time they move it! Their senses go for a ride every time they play! Kids find themselves teetering on the brink of perfect physical play. In playful exploration, Teeter Popper improves core strength, stability, leg strength, balance, coordination and gross-motor skills.
10. VTech Smart Shots Sports Center – $27.99
Sports can be such a fun activity for little ones, and this would be great for some indoor play! Cheer on your little sports star with the Smart Shots Sports Center by VTech. This electronic sports center features a soccer net and basketball hoop for a fun 2-in-1 play experience. Boys and girls will have fun tossing the basketball into the hoop and watching as the LED screen counts the number of baskets. Kick the soccer ball into the net, and the sports center will respond with encouraging sounds and phrases. In addition to counting baskets, the LED screen also encourages play with fun animations. Build fine motor skills with a variety of manipulative features. Turn the gears to hear playful sounds and press the shape buttons to learn shapes, numbers and hear fun sounds. Score, learn and win with the Smart Shots Sports Center!
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