Best gifts for kids – holiday guide!

I remember researching the web last year and thinking man those fingerlings look kind of silly but hey, maybe I’ll pick them up for stocking stuffers but no need to get them now. And next thing I knew they were sold out everywhere, all moms were in full on panic and I got a tip that Toys R Us had a last minute shipment so I raced over asap. And dont even get me started on LOL dolls. LOL on parents – who comes up with this crap? Like who invented shopkins? Why wasn’t it me and also, I need to knock you down. SO if you think any of these look remotely interesting buy now and regift later. Warning this will be girl centric and I apologize to readers overseas, I have no idea whether these gifts would be available where you live.

If your child is dying for a pet, look no further – Scruffaloos

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When buying your Pink Scruff-a-Luv, they arrive as a sad ball of matted fur, but once you bath them, dry them, brush them and love them, you will discover what kind of pet they really are!
Who will you rescue? A Pink Puppy, Kitten or Bunny? Only by saving a Scruff-a-Luv you will find out. In return, they will be your FFF (Furry Friend Forever).Actually already sold out at Target at $17.79 but Walmart has them for $39.98. ouch!

Or get Pomsies, the next Fingerling, sort of a bracelet/stuff animal-robot hybrid. Makes sense, right? $14.82 at Walmart and Target, it comes in different colors. Cute little stocking stuffer. There are of course new Fingerlings out there (Panda!) and new Hatchimals (baby Hatchimals).

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Another very similar product is Little Live Wrapples for around $13-17 depending on color. Their eyes light up when you pet them, make 50 sounds etc. Cute little stocking stuffer. If you cant choose between these and Pomsies, I say get both now and whatever you dont use as gifts, you can always use later for birthdays.

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Y’all poop is in. You heard it here first. I don’t get it but then again, I am not their target market. Hasbro has Don’t Step In It, Unicorn game  When it came out it was $19, but Amazon is currently selling it for about $60. Regular version is available for $12.88

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Was your daughter really into LOL dolls? Well, now there’s a LOL surprise house $199 and LOL doll bigger surprise $89.

If your kids enjoyed Scratch Jr app, they maybe into coding. I had to nudge my 9 year old to take a coding class but once there, she loved it! There are several coding toys coming to the market from  coding wands and there’s also good old Osmo. This Bit  coding Robot looks super cool also. $48.99

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Start coding Bit screen-free with Color Code markers and stickers. Advance with OzoBlockly visual programming on a computer or tablet. These tools introduce ages 6 and up to basic coding concepts.

One of the hottest lego sets at this years Top Toy Fair was 878 piece Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall kit. Havent seen the price change much but maybe on Black Friday?

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Or get the 801 piece Harry Potter Hogwarts Express lego set. Amazon currently has it on sale for $64.99

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Interactive toys are so big this year. If you are over all the cutesiness of fuzzy fluffy giggly toys, then there’s Grumblies. There’s different kinds, around $17, the more u mess with them the more angrier they get till they have apparently a very funny meltdown.

grumblies Sort of screams Christmas, doesn’t it?

One more Lego idea, it looks super cute. Almost 1000 pieces, rec for 14+ but several reviewers said 10-12 age range did fine with this. Lego Ship Building Kit. $55.99 on Amazon.

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What are the must haves on your Christmas list? Have you started one? I try, realllyyyyy try to get most of these bought and wrapped as early as I can so I can relax and be Christmasing. 🙂

Love

-h

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