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The holidays are approaching quickly! I tell myself every year that I am going to have my Christmas shopping done by December, but I never do! I am always doing last-minute shopping.
I also find myself getting overwhelmed with finding that perfect gift for my loved ones. Kids especially, are hard to shop for. Trends come and go, and kids are often not interested in anything besides video games these days.
I have compiled a few gift ideas below of toys that I know a child will enjoy and actually play with, rather than toss it aside after one use.
WHAM-O- The original creator of the Hula Hoop®, Slip N Slide, Frisbee®, and more, is launching an online shop this winter...and it will be fully stocked with all our original childhood favorites. Check these out
- Snowboogie: Air Thunder Foam Sled, Animal Snow Tubes
- Arctic Force: Snow Bow, Monster Sling Shot
- Frisbee: Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Max Flight, Mini Frisbee Golf
I grew up with WHAM-O toys, and I have made many happy childhood memories using my slip-n-slide as well as my hula hoop. I am getting my son, Braxton the Air Thunder Foam Sled for Christmas this year because I have heard we are getting a lot of snow. Plus, we have the greatest sledding hills in our backyard!
MILK & SASS - The patented Macaron for Hair® is part high-end detangler, part travel mirror, and entirely Parisian-chic.
- Dreamed up by the candy-inspired premium hair accessory brand Milk + Sass®, the Macaron for Hair® introduces a detangling brush and mirror compact that is every bit as novel as it is functional.
- Macaron for Hair brings a fun, fashionable, and travel-friendly edge to the typical detangling brush. Amazingly effective, it introduces faster, damage-free detangling for all hair types. Available in a rainbow of flavors.
- Holiday edition golden Macaron for Hair available in November.
- Available in Urban Outfitters nationwide this week!
- Starts at $12.99
Most little girls seem to love combing their hair, and this amazing brush helps you to untangle your hair without pulling or breaking your strands. I love mine! It truly gets out those horrific rat's nests that I often get. This Milk & Sass detangling brush would be the perfect stocking stuffer!
HOBBYTRON.COM – HobbyTron is the largest online retailer of drones, remote control toys, airsoft guns, and more.
- Spider-Man: Jetpack RC Helicopter (recommended for those with flying experience), Herocopter Helicopter (recommended for beginner flyers)
- Drones: Venom Pro GPS, Mini Orion LCD, Striker X, Striker X Glow
- Flying UFOs: Licensed Flying UFO Ball Helicopters
I am getting my son this really cool Spider-Man Herocopter Helicopter. I think he will really enjoy it. (The Spider-Man Herocopter Helicopter is available on HobbyTron.com for $49.95, typically $79.99 on other sites.)
REAL COOKING PRINCESS CAKES- Real Cooking's Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set empowers kids to create, bake, and design their very own princess and fairy doll cakes using fresh ingredients.
- Real Cooking's Princess Cakes Deluxe Baking Set fosters creativity, confidence, child/parent/sibling bonding, develops life skills, is a great party activity, and is way more fun (and rewarding) than playing videos games or watching TV.
- Each set includes all the essentials you need to create two princess cakes. All tools (including kitchen utensils), mixes, frostings, and decorations are included in the kit. Just add fresh ingredients like eggs, butter, and milk. Delicious marshmallow-based fondant molds the dresses.
How cute is this baking set? This would definitely be the perfect gift for a princess-loving little one, and a bonding opportunity for Mommy and Daughter, or whoever wants to help create this masterpiece!
Don't forget! Valentine's Day is around the corner! Look here for more hints to help you find great gifts!
Swappz Interactive is a digital gaming studio developing groundbreaking mobile games using innovative technologies.
Swappz Interactive’s signature games bridge the gap between traditional toy play and mobile gaming. With Swappz games you can play and collect your favorite Swappz collectible characters in two worlds without needing anything other than a smartphone or tablet.
All you need to do is download the FREE games from the App Store or Google play. You then scan your Swappz collectible characters using your device and watch as these characters are transported into the game. Each character comes with a coin system that lets you purchase power-ups, upgrades or unique characteristics for each character. Swappz 3D Object and Image Recognition software lets you scan your characters and coins into the game.
I received two toys from the Swappz Interactive Toys Smurf World Collection to review. (Brainy Smurf and Smurfette.) My seven year old son loves the Smurfs! My husband has an Android and kindly allowed Braxton to download the Smurf World game so that he could play.
Play with your Smurfs, feed your Smurfs, exercise them, teach them and care for your own lovable Swappz Smurfs! Add to your little blue family by collecting all eight Swappz Smurfs characters; Papa, Smurfette, Vanity, Clumsy, Grouchy, Brainy, Vexy and Hackus. You’ll become best of friends as you care for your Smurfs in Smurfs World!
Our Experience: Braxton absolutely loves playing with his Swappz Interactive Smurf characters and including them in the game as he learns to take care of them and interact with them. It is a lot of fun for him and definitely keeps him busy on long car trips. He has the toys clipped onto his backpack to take them with him wherever he goes. I think Swappz Interactive Toys is a great concept to keep your child entertained and to develop the skills required to take care of their character in the game.
Swappz Interactive Games are available in the following collections:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Rumble (excluding United States)
- Smurfs World (available globally)
- Power Rangers: Swappz Mega Brawl (available in North America)
- Trash Pack Dash (available January 2014)
- WWE (Coming Spring 2014)
To learn more about Swappz Interactive toys go to: http://www.swappzinteractive.com
Win! One winner will receive a Swappz Interactive "Smurfette" Character. (Retail Value: $9.99)
How? It's Easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!!!
You can purchase Swappz Interactive Toys at Walmart or Toys R US.
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.