The Absolute Best Christmas Gifts for Kids

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Every year when the time to start shopping for Christmas gifts rolls around, I am at a loss. I seem to always be the last in the know.

Firstly, I never know what is the “It” toy for that year. I didn’t find out about the egg “hatchimal” thing until about a week before Christmas last year.Everyone and their uncle

Everyone and their uncle was losing their minds trying to find that thing. Most of the reviews I read were somewhat negative and the majority said it took way to long to “hatch”.

This year I’ve done a little research and looked up the Amazon Hot Toy list to get a jump on the “it” toys for this year.


This first one jumped out at me and I really want to get it for Allie. It is really nostalgic for me 🙂

Teddy Ruxpin is back!!!

This guy was a staple during my childhood. Until he started to lose his battery and sounded like a devil bear. But, I’m sure they fixed that freaky feature.

1- Teddy Ruxpin – Official Return of the Storytime and Magical Bear

This next one is pretty cool.

Great for a child who is a logical thinker.

2- ALEX Toys Future Coders Poppin’ Pictures Coding Skills Kit

I think this one would be great for the young child who loves building models.

3- Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit

This is such a cute little playset for the My Little Pony Lover in your life.

4- My Little Pony: The Movie Seashell Lagoon Playset

Allie is a Paw Patrol lover so this would be a great gift this year.

5- Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights, and Sounds

Uh-Oh this is another one Allie would really love from the Paw Patrol

6- Paw Patrol Sea Patroller Transforming Vehicle with Lights and Sounds

We might be in trouble, Allie also loves the PJ Masks.

Do you have a Cat Boy lover in your family? This would be a great gift for them.

7- PJ Masks Cat Boy Car

More PJ Masks!!!

8- Just Play PJ Masks Headquarters Playset

This would be great for your learning little one on the move.

9- Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘N Tag Movi

Allie’s Daddy loves buying our family members children Nerf guns almost every year. So, I had to have a Nerf option on my list 🙂

10- Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos

I just had to include this one because I think it is just so cute and fun!

11- Zoomer – Show Pony with Lights, Sounds and Interactive Movement


12- Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

Design and build amazing moving machines!!!

This one is so cool I might even play with it on my own!

13- K’NEX Kid K`Nex Budding Builders Tub Building Kit

This one is pretty cool and you can’t go wrong with a race car and a track

14- Lionel Mega Tracks – Corkscrew Chaos Green Engine

Having a toy with colors, shapes, and ways to make different sounds is a great teaching tool for young children. So, this is a great choice for a gift this year

15- Hape Pound & Tap Bench / Educo Early Melodies Pound and Tap Bench

I chose this because it looks like it would be a great, fun choice for the family game night.

16- Soggy Doggy Board Game

This one is a bit on the expensive side but if you have the money to spare and more than one child I think this would be a great little set.

17- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Star Diner Restaurant

This one is just fun. Play Mat and all Plastic Components React in the Dark with the UV LED Glasses or UV Pen Light. Make Cars, Run Them into Each Other, or into the Walls, Watch Them Crash and Fall Apart

18- Sands Alive Glow Sand Car Crashers Kit

I think this one is a great choice for your little one to learn colors, how to play a structured game, and the different animals.

19- Color Wooden Blocks Cartoon Stacking Game for Kids 51 pieces

Get this one for your little Mickey and the Roadster Racers fan build and refuel the car ready for Mickey Mouse’s next big race.

20- LEGO DUPLO Brand Disney Mickey Racer 10843 Building Kit (15 Piece)

A great set of tools for kids to use their imagination and “build” some fun.

21- Kids Tool Set, Construction Toys for Pretend Play-36 PCS of Repair Accessories & Tool Box for Boys and Girls

I have been wanting to get this for Allie for a few months and I think it will be a great Christmas gift this year!

22- The Original Blankie Tails Mermaid Tail Blanket (Youth Size), pink/aqua

I put these 2 games together because I believe they are a must to have when your children are young. Such fun games to play together as a family, no matter how old they get 🙂

23- Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land

24- IMDEN Magnetic Blocks, Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Tiles, Educational Toys for Baby/Kids, 92 Piece

I don’t know any child who doesn’t love magic tricks and trying them out on their own. So, I know this is going to be a big hit this year.

25- Fantasma Toys Retro Magic Hat


This is my list of the Top 25 Hot Christmas Gifts for 2017.

Hopefully, you got some ideas for your children or your family members Christmas gifts this year.

Have you thought about your Christmas shopping yet this year? Are you one of the many people who wait until Black Friday or later to start shopping?

What is your plan to tackle the Christmas shopping madness this year?

Let me know in the comments.

Have a wonderful week!!!


christmas gifts for the year



Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Christmas is looming near… are you in the Christmas spirit yet?

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.


Learning toys:


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.


Kids Electronics:

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



Kid’s Bikes:

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




Learning Toys:


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


Kid’s Electronics:



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.


Kid’s Bike’s:

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.


Kid’s Dolls:


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.

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Learning Toys:

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 


Learning Resources

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.


Kid’s Electronics:


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.



Kid’s Bikes:

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



Kid’s Dolls:

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!

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Merry early Christmas!!!

Wishing all of you a great weekend!


Allie’s Mommy

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.