With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to hunker down and get that Christmas shopping finished and I’m sharing some of my top picks for Christmas gifts this year. A combination of toys that my kids have and love and items that are on their lists this year, but everything is kid approved by the littles in our house and some of them just happen to be on all the 2015 Hot Toys lists this year, bonus!
1.Sing-A-Long Elsa Doll – Create the perfect duet with Elsa! The magical microphone can recognize who’s singing so you and Elsa can Sing-A-Long together! First, place the microphone near Elsa’s mouth to hear her sing the full length award winning song, “Let it Go”, then start singing your favorite part with the Mic and have Elsa pick up where you leave off! Pass the microphone back and forth to create the perfect duet and watch Elsa’s necklace and dress light up as you ‘sing-a-long’ to create a magical winter wonderland. Dressed in her iconic Snow Queen dress, Elsa is ready for an enchanting musical adventure!
2. Shopkins – Shopkins are the hottest thing out and they’re flying off store shelves. My kids are addicted and I have to admit, they’re growing on me too. From blind baskets to different sized packs, to play sets, Shopkins are a must have this year!
3. Zoomer Dino – Boomer’s the interactive dinosaur who just loves to play. With real dinosaur movements, sounds, and dino-sense responsiveness, Boomer can detect when you’re interacting with him. He will react to being stroked and touched.
4. Pie Face – Pie Face is the hottest game this year and it’s been a hit with everyone from kids to adults. The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get splatted! Just put some delicious whipped cream from home or the wet sponge on the “hand” of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handles. It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face! You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the one who scores 25 points wins. Take some risks and hope for the best in this hilarious Pie Face game! Read our Review.
5. Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo – Little ones love watching Elmo play with his friends on Sesame Street. Now it’s their turn to play along with Elmo: Meet Play All Day Elmo! This cuddly and interactive Elmo toy includes 8 games and activities and 150+ responses to help keep kids engaged. Play All Day Elmo has 2 modes of play (Toddler and Preschool) to encourage both younger and older children to have fun. Young children can enjoy basic cause-and-effect play in Toddler mode, like tickling Elmo or squeezing his nose to see how Elmo might respond. Preschool mode takes play to the next level by encouraging preschoolers to play games and activities, like “Red Light Green Light,” “Pat-a-Cake,” “Freeze Dance,” and more! When playtime is over, preschoolers can cuddle with him while listening to a lullaby. After everyone is rested, your child can start the fun again! Read our Review.
6. Star Wars Remote Control BB-8 Droid – Launch into action and adventure in the world of Star Wars! Discover the exciting stories of good versus evil in a galaxy of starships and vehicles. BB-8 is the spherical, loyal Astromech Droid of the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. Picture new moments of adventure! This RC BB-8 figure rolls in any direction and makes expressive droid sounds as you lead him into adventure. Collect and battle with this and other figures and vehicles from Star Wars.
7. Play-Doh My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Style Salon Playset – What’s more fun than a magical, fashionable pony? A pony you can “grow” hair for! This Rainbow Dash Style Salon playset includes a pony extruder that looks like Rainbow Dash and 6 colors of Play-Doh modeling compound. You can make a rainbow braid for her and cut it off with the scissors and make all kinds of fun decorations for her! When you’ve got the Rainbow Dash Style Salon playset, the only limit to the creativity is your imagination!
8. Mario Maker Wii U – Mario experience of your dreams has arrived and is bursting with creativity…including yours! Play a near-limitless number of intensely creative Super Mario levels from players around the world. It’s easy enough to create your own levels with the Wii U GamePad controller that it may feel like you’re simply sketching out your ideas on paper, but you can now bring enemies and objects into a playable course in ways you could only dream of before. What was impossible in traditional Mario games is now impossibly fun, so let your imagination run wild!
9. MAGFORMERS – Are easy to use and never frustrating. The patented intelligently designed MAGFORMERS magnets are housed in colorful, high quality ABS plastic. They always attract and never repel, so the moment any two pieces touch they connect. High quality magnets that instantly connect are sure to spark curiosity and play time is creative, stimulating, and constructive. Building with MAGFORMERS engages mathematical and scientific thought, deductive reasoning, and requires use of spatial awareness. Manipulating the powerful, colorful MAGFORMERS magnets IS educational, but despite being an educational experience, play is magical and FUN!
10. Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo – A press of BeatBo’s tummy or any of the buttons on his feet activates fun songs, learning content and dance moves. This futuristic friend even allows mommy or baby to record a phrase, and he’ll remix it into his favorite song! His 3 modes – Dance ‘n Move, Learning & Games, and Customized Sing-Along – “grow” with baby to make him a fun, entertaining companion for years to come! And all the while, he’s introducing baby to letters, colors, counting, music, cause & effect and much more!