The stocking are hung, the lists are written and the Elf has arrived. Now all the is left to do is shop, wrap and celebrate!! It’s the Holiday Season and my kids are already asking and asking and asking for more and more and more. I can’t keep up with their wants but I do know what they need, what they like and what they will truly use after the excitement is over. Toys that stand the test of time, that will be played with during the snow days of February and sports equipment that isn’t just a gimmick but truly will endure hours of backyard playtime. Those are the kinds of gifts I am looking for this year. Quality over quantity, enjoyment over the spur of the moment want. It’s hard to say “no, you don’t need a robot” but honestly I know they would only play with it for a day as opposed to something like a Nerf Indoor Basketball Net that I know will get played on all year round.
I want the kids to open up gifts that inspire them to sit at the table and create something like the Crayola Emoji Maker. Something that they will enjoy together, possibly not fighting, while sitting and playing. How about the good old days of getting boardgames like Scrabble and Yahtzee. I have been thinking about this for a while and that’s why today I decided to write my Fresh Picks as a Gift Guide for Kids and include the kinds of gifts I know my kids would enjoy all year round!
My daughter Hayley is 6 and obsessed with playing babies. She likes all kind of babies!! She loves to dress them, feed them, put them sleep, have them play and sometimes they even go in time out!! Here are some of my picks for kids that like to play with dolls
American Girl Truly Me™ Doll: Love that you can choose a doll to match your child’s coloring. Hayley picked Light Skin, Caramel Hair, Blue Eyes
Holiday Penguin PJs for Girls & 18-inch Dolls: Hayley loves dressing and undressing her dolls. Matching them is a huge perk
So Truly Mine Doll: Love these beautiful dolls from the Ashton-Drake Collection. You can choose the hair, skin, eye color and sex
Nighty, Night Accessory Set For The So Truly Mine Baby Doll: Sweet and cute accessories for the So Truly Mine Dolls
Our Generation Ride in Style Scooter : Hayley LOVES having toys for her dolls!
Our Generation My Sweet Canopy Bed: Nothing like putting your babies to bed in their own bed.
Our Generation Rodeo Playset: How sweet is this rodeo outfit!
Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House: Way easier than building a Gingerbread House with icing and candy. This is one my kids can actually do themselves.
Guess Who?: Nothing like family game night
Scattegories, Categories: More family fun for cold winter days
Clue: I love playing gams I loved as a kid with my kids
Scrabble Junior: Hayley LOVES Scrabble Junior
Then there are some toys that my kids just love. The kind of toys that when you open the box they take it to the playroom and a whole play time starts. Whether it’s an Imaginext Pirate Ship or a Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart there are some toys that are always winners are gifts
Imaginext Pirate Ship: You can never go wrong with an Imaginext toy
Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart: Hayley loves Doc McStuffins Toys and giving all her pets check ups.
Disney Princess Elena of Avalor & Princess Isabel Doll: Hayley is obsessed with Elena of Avalor
PLAYMOBIL NHL Hockey Arena: Great gift for tweens that love sports but still want to play
NBA Locker Room (Starter) Set: LeBron James: Derek LOVES his set and wants to collect them ALL
LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Aaron Fox’s Aero-Striker V2: Derek loves building LEGOs and challenging himself to build bigger and bigger sets
LEGO Anna & Kristoff’s Sleigh Adventure: Hayley is 6 and loves that she can finally build her logo sets herself
Frozen Boombox: Perfect for kids that love to hear themselves sing (ummm all kids)
Tzumi’s Dream Vision Virtual Reality: A great affordable way for younger kids to try virtual reality goggles
Kitty Surprise: Kids can guess how many kittens are inside each mommy kitten. Super cute!
Barbie Food Truck: Food trucks are all the rage and add in Barbie for a great gift idea!
My kids are big sports fanatics. They love to play them and watch them. When they aren’t at a game or practice they can often be found running in the yard with some sort of ball. Keep an eye out for another gift guide coming up with gifts for kids that love sports!!
What’s on your child’s wish list????
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