Christmas is Looming Near
Are you in the Spirit Yet?
Christmas season is shortly upon us. Being as stores have had Halloween merchandise out on the shelves since the week after The Fourth of July. Thanksgiving is undoubtedly not far behind. Then the Christmas rush drops down and we scramble to get everything on that dreaded list.
Let us delve into the new and amazing gadgets, gizmos, toys and games that are hitting shelves this holiday season. If only to occupy our busy days with new and pretty things to distract us more from our ever changing and growing to-do list. Or ya know to make our loved ones happy or whatever the case may be for each of us.
Most of the things I will be searching for will be for my happy, bouncy, beautiful two year old daughter. Who, as much as the family room floor would like to differ, does not actually have every toy known to man woman or child.
Our favorite store to shop, especially during Christmas (a.k.a Black Friday) is Target.They gave so many great deals. Then when you add Cartwheel (an app that I recommend highly) and the 5% savings with the RedCard, you make out like a bandit.
Second on our store list is (gasp!) Wal-Mart! Now, some people refuse to shop at Wal-Mart at all because they think it is to cheap and beneath them. But, if you do your research you can find a lot of great deals on some really good stuff. And, we don’t have the luxury to shop at the “nice” places/
And then, when we can’t find exactly what we are looking for we move on to our Amazon Prime account. Amazon is great for, well… pretty much anything. I bought a blog plannerand a bag of peach gummi candy in the same order. Progress.
So, without further ado… (whatever that means)… The list of Christmas presents… so far…
I always try to get one Big Christmas gift and a few small ones so it looks like a lot without breaking the bank.
Melissa and Doug Shape Sorting Cube
Includes 12 colorful shapes and a 3-D hardwood storage cube with removable lid.
Alex Toys Bop and Roll
Little hands can grab and bop one of the three brightly colored balls into the hole on top of the base, then watch as it cascades down four levels of patterns and designs. Sturdy wood and convenient ball catch at the bottom ensure baby can keep the fun rolling along
Tiny Love Musical Stack and Ball Game
When the balls are dropped into the cone, Baby is rewarded with flashing lights and music. The balls then come rolling out of the open shoot for time-and-time-again fun. The 4 colorful plush rings stack over the cone, creating a friendly elephant.
Hot Dots Jr. Princess Fairy Tales Interactive
Four 24-page, full-color illustrated storybooks with 11 early learning activities that develop readiness for school success
Hot Dots Jr. Magical Talking Wand lights up and has 17 speech and sound-effect responses
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
The Action Cam features a 1.4″ color LCD screen and can take regular videos and photos in addition to stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. Your child can also explore their creativity with fun effects, frames and photo filters. They can download their photos and videos to a computer using the included micro USB cable and share them with family and friends. For even more fun, they can also play three exciting learning games.
Super Wings Remote Control Jett
The easy-to-use controller is designed for little hands, so Super Wings fans can have fun re-enacting their favorite Jett missions from the popular TV show, or creating their own adventures! Requires 5 AAA batteries (not included). “Jett RC vehicle plus electronic lights & sounds Speedy forward motion and 360° spinning action Controller is easy-to-use and designed for little hands
Radio Flyer Kids 4 in Trike
The 4-in-1 Trike features safety features for the youngest riders, including removable wrap around tray with cup holder, and a 3-point harness. The trike has quiet ride tires and pedals that become footrests for early stages. The height-adjustable push handle and unique stroller-style canopy remove for older riders. The sturdy steel frame and adjustable seat ensure it will last for years.
YBIKE Extreme 2.0
The new YBIKE Extreme 2.0 features new lightweight easy roll wheels and a lighter weight frame. Still equipped with solid rubber wheels
Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Sara Brunette
She’s a sweet little doll who needs your daughter to make tasty snacks for her. Help her use the reusable doll food and shaping tools to make different kinds of snacks to feed her Snackin’ Sara doll. Then it’s changing time! The doll tells her when she’s hungry, sleepy, or full with phrases in English and Spanish, like “Is it snack time?” You’ll love watching your little girl learn about being a mommy with the Snackin’ Sara doll!
Honestly Cute 14″ My Sweet Toddler
She’s a sweet doll with cute polka dot skirt and pink sweater. Lovely pig-tails that your little girl can brush and braid
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
Keeps baby on track teaching shapes, colors, animals, music and how to stand up
Disney Minnie Mouse Minnie’s Musical Mat
Piano spot, music spot and memory game
Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Video camera with photo effects Voice recorder with voice-changing effects
HAPPY`S PINK POODLE & CAR COMBO
Amazing pets that really play with you. Includes 1 Happy’s Pet Poodle Lulu, 1 Happy’s Treat Wiggle Trick, 1 Sports Car
DigiBirds Bird With Bird Cage
Experience the ‘tweet life with DigiBirds! These interactive, tabletop birds are full of animated movements and can sing up to 20 songs! Place your Digibird inside of its Bird Cage and use the included Whistle Ring to activate its singing.
FurReal Friends Lil’ Big Paws Snappy the Gator
This Snappy the Gator toy is a funny pet who’s always good for a laugh! He’s looking for a snack, too. Press his tummy make his mouth chomp! Luckily, he comes with his favorite treat, a crab cake. Feed him his treat and he’ll make happy, funny eating sounds.
12″ Schwinn Roadster Trike
The classic Schwinn trike’s sturdy construction features an extra-low center of gravity frame that helps prevent children from tipping. This Schwinn tricycle will not only provide transportation, but valuable lessons in riding and balance.
KaZAM Balance Bike,
Step-through frame allows for easy on/off, and KaZAM’s patented foot platform sets our balance bikes apart. Our footrest is in a natural position, similar to where they’re feet would be if coasting on a pedaled bike. Having a foot platform that is both comfortable and functional helps kids find their center of gravity. KaZAM balance bikes offer a better alternative to training wheels! With KaZAM, kids learn at their own pace without fear of falling.
Lil’ Cutesies 10″ All-Vinyl Standing Toddler Doll
The Lil’ Cutesies Standing Toddler Doll will make a sweet addition to your child’s toy collection with its adorable design. This figure has a cute compact size that makes it easy for your little one to take with them on the go. Each sweetly sculpted all-vinyl doll has those chubby cheeks, pudgy little wrinkles and rolls just where you love them most. It features a delightful expression and a cute little caterpillar both on her pink fabric dress and pretend hair tie.
MSL 12″ Baby and Rocking Crib with Sounds
he MSL 12″ Baby and Rocking Crib With Sounds can give your little one a creative option for playing mommy to a little one. With its soft construction, it will cuddle with your child anytime they want.
16″ Toddler Doll, Caucasian with Red Outfit
Your little one will love to play pretend with this doll. Featuring rooted hair and eyes with lashes, the doll comes with a removable dress for hours of fun dress up.
(if you would like to purchase any of these items just click the image and it will take you to Amazon) (-if you do purchase I will get a comission for these items that will go to the operation and upkeep of my blog. Thank you for your help and support.))
The Learning Journey
Match It! Spelling
This colorful set of three-letter and four-letter puzzle cards provides children with an introduction to spelling They can learn to spell by associating the object with the word and correctly assembling the puzzle pieces The puzzles are self-correcting – only cards with the correct sequence will fit together Match It! Spelling is a fun and easy way to learn this necessary skill
Gears! Gears! Gears!
Get “little engineers” building with this perfect beginning set that fosters imagination and provides opportunities to design and build structures while experimenting with simple mechanics and science Supports STEM by introducing children to sorting, grouping, counting, designing, constructing, and putting physics into play with spinning gear movement; learning gets more intricate as children’s abilities advance Boosts fine motor skills while promoting reasoning and problem solving as children create moving experiments with spinning, colorful action
VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk
Activity table features an interactive desktop and four double-sided cards that introduce numbers, letters, animals, music, people and more Innovative learning table allows you to flip up the kids’ table and create a masterpiece using the easel or chalkboard.
VTech InnoTab Max Kids Tablet
Children’s tablet combines the best of both learning worlds; features an ever-expanding library of over 650 educator-supported learning cartridges and educational Android apps It tablet has an adaptable design with a tough, kid-friendly cover that can be removed for a more grown-up feel; ever-expanding selection of hand-picked Android learning apps that are perfect for kids of all ages
Best Choice Products Kids Electronic Toy Drum Set with Adjustable Sing-along Microphone and Stool
Volume adjustment knob allows kids to play the toy in either a soft or loud noise environment Drum set contains a bass drum, left and right snare drum, microphone, and a cymbal
Babrit Wireless Remote Control Smart Dog Electronic Pet
Multipurpose smart dog-Amazing gift for kids and he will be a great friend of your kids. Unique sounds: Different sounds show different emotions.Enjoying the great happiness of playing with the dog.
Huffy Girl’s Disney Princess Bike
Wide training wheels for added stability The 12 inch Disney Princess features an enchanted doll carriage which is removable for more playtime and holds assorted dolls Princess tires and grips feature hearts and crowns for a royal look.
Smart Gear Wooden Smart Balance Kids Bike
KID FRIENDLY – Riding Toy with: Rugged Tires, Stable Wheel Base for Safety RIDE – Ride All Day With the Comfort of a Cushioned Leatherette Seat UNIQUE – Handle Available to Carry the Kids Toy Around From One Location to the Next with Ease GREAT QUALITY – Outdoor Bike with Easy Assembly. Cool Toy! CHILD SAFETY – Renewable Birch Wood Construction and Non-Toxic Building Materials; Recommended For Ages Two Years Old and Up
My First Disney Princess Sofia Toddler Doll
Meet Sofia, the Princess of Enchancia! Sofia is the only Princess with a magical amulet that lets her speak to the animals in the kingdom Join Sofia on royal adventures to discover magical fun and friendship!
Little Mommy Princess and The Potty Doll
It’s time to celebrate a major milestone-Potty Training Doll gives girls nurturing, role-play and make-believe fun Features realistic silly sounds and giggly phrases
Little Mommy Baby So New Doll
This soft and cuddly newborn is all dressed up and ready for her first outing! Doll represents a unique style personality All she needs is a little mommy to take care of her
These are the things I have been looking at for my daughter for this Christmas. But, as I do every year I’m sure my list will change when the Black Friday Sale ads come out.
It is always a good strategy to have an idea of what you would like to buy for the people on your Christmas list. Hopefully my list will help you out a little bit.
The holiday season is always a very stressful time. But, it is also the season for giving, so remember to be nice to each other 🙂 Merry Christmas season!
Merry early Christmas!!!
Wishing all of you a great weekend!