2016 Toy Gift Guide
The joy of the holiday season can be so exciting or stressful, depending on what’s going on in your life. It is a time of forgiveness and an opportunity for families to take some time out of their busy schedules to reconnect. Don’t let shopping become a major stressor.
We need to appreciate the time being together with family and friends, and not let the process of buying gifts become overwhelming. The 2016 Toy Gift Guide will provide some wonderful ideas for gifts for the children in your life from babies to teens. From teething rings and baby gyms to fun games and electronics – you’ll find something for every child on your list.
Make your shopping days for the holidays easy and stress free by shopping online and having the gifts delivered to your doorstep. The last thing you’ll want during the hectic holiday season is to fight the traffic and stand in line at malls.
There are so many options for delightful baby gifts that you may have trouble choosing your favorite things. Babies’ toys are relatively inexpensive, so you can purchase more and double the joy of seeing the baby’s reaction to their new toys.
Fisher-Price has always been a brand you could go to for quality and helpful baby toys. The Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym is a sensory wonder for a baby – there’s so much to see and do.
She can kick the piano keys and get the reward of lively music or look at herself and make faces in the large mirror. If she gets tired of that, there are toys such as elephant clackers and a yummy hippo teether to catch her interest.
The gym will address the baby’s physical growth and the Ver-Baby Children’s Intelligence Learning Toy Table Activity Center will stimulate the brain. This exclusive learning desk for babies features 3 playing modes – one for standing up, one for sitting down and one for holding.
It’s colorful and mind-stimulating with animal sounds, songs, colorful keys that flash and an array of buttons to press. Creative development is crucial for children and starting them off early in life with these fun and educational toys is a way to ensure that need is met.
You can find all the information you need to make a decision about a baby gift online. When you click on the toy you want to check out, you’ll receive all sorts of information about the ages it’s meant for, durability and size details.
Shop early to ensure that you get the exact toy you want and that it can reach you or your recipient in time for the holidays. Most sites offer gift-wrapping and some even offer free shipping.
Toddlers can be challenging, but mostly they’re delightful to watch. Their little minds are like sponges and now is the best time for a small child to learn and develop his motor skills.
If you have a toddler on your gift list, you’re in for some fun. Check out all the best-selling online toys that will give you all the information you need to make a decision about which is best for his age and developmental path.
Harry, the Electronic Pet Dog is a great substitute for an actual puppy. You don’t have to feed and walk Harry – just touch him and he launches into a list of activities that your toddler will love.
Harry is about 7-inches long and 6-inches tall and barks, walks and makes other little puppy sounds. He’s made in the form of a Dalmatian dog and your toddler will soon learn where to touch him to keep him going.
Plus, this pet dog talks and sings. “How Much is That Doggie In the Window” is one of his favorites. Your toddler will soon learn that different things happen when he touches different parts of the dog’s body.
Down time is an important part of a toddler’s daily activities. They play hard and rest hard. When it’s time to rest, your toddler will love to cuddle with KiKi Monkey Elephant Pillow.
You can choose from six different colors for KiKi Elephant pillow – blue, grey, red, pink, purple and yellow. It’s so soft and plush, measuring 24 inches – and ecologically safe for baby. There’s no fading and it’s lint free, too.
Choose from a wide variety of plush toys for your toddler gift online and begin a tradition that will go on through the teen years and beyond. They make great decorative items for a kid’s room and add color and whimsy too.
There’s no shortage of toys for toddlers. A simple search online will reveal all types and prices of toddler toys from which you can choose. It seems that manufacturers have outdone themselves with toys for toddlers that can stimulate the brain and developmental abilities or help with their physical development.
There are many new startup toy companies that are enjoying great success with their foray into toys. Read the reviews and make your own decision about whether it’s the one you want or do you want to stick to the old brands who have proven themselves time again – such as Fisher-Price.
While women are breaking glass ceilings and are making enormous strides in their professional lives, little girls are still playing with dolls and doing all the girly things that little girls love to do.
Having a young girl on your gift list will be a pleasure to shop for. So much to choose from – and you can find the perfect gift for her age and likes. She may like to play with electronics and soldier toys, but she’ll still love the other toys typically geared toward girls.
Boys and girls will love to play with the Pretend Play Electronic Cash Register Toy with Realistic Actions and Sounds. The set comes with play money, groceries made from ABS plastic and even credit cards that, when swiped, opens the register with lights and sounds.
She’ll shop to her heart’s content and learn how to operate the simple machine. It comes in pink or a blue/green combination, making it a good fit for either gender. When she has her friends over for playtime, the Pretend cash register will be one of the most popular toys in the room.
No matter how sophisticated toys get, little girls usually love to play with dolls. One of the most popular dolls on the market is the American Girl Doll collection. One of the newest is the Maryellen Doll from the 1950s who comes with a book that tells her story of growing up in the 50s.
All American Girl Dolls have stories they tell about their lives in an accompanying book. Little girls love to read the book and then use their imaginations to play with the doll. She’s got posable limbs and brush able and style able hair, plus many other outfits and accessories that are sold separately.
Begin an American Doll collection for the little girl on your gift list. She’ll keep them forever and pass them on to her little girl. Dolls are always popular with girls, but the American Girl Dolls are collectibles and make excellent gifts they’ll keep and treasure.
Girls love electronics too – and there’s no shortage of fun and useful gifts that you can choose from in the electronics realm. They’re not really considered toys, but kids play with them.
Some feature games while others teach. They’re good options for kids who have all the toys they’ll ever need. Check online today for favorite girls’ gifts and place your order early.
Boys and toys just go together like fun and games. In fact, there’s lots of fun in store this year when you shop for boys’ toys. When it comes to toys for boys, you won’t go wrong with toys that stimulate their love of games and building – and those that stimulate the imagination.
LEGO seems to be synonymous with boys and the boys on your gift list will love the LEGO Star Wars 75146 Advent Calendar Building Kit. It’s a holiday delight that he’s sure not to have in his LEGO collection.
Your little boy will love the Star Wars themed calendar where you open a door each day for 24 days to reveal gifts. There are Slave I, TIE Interceptor, Republic Cruiser, Sleigh and many more vehicles in the set.
You’ll also get 8 mini figures and a Battle Droid – plus, weapons such as Skywalker’s Light saber and two blaster pistols. He’ll get to experience adventures of Hoth, Naboo and Hoth while enjoying hours of fun with this new LEGO set.
It seems that the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Star Wars gifts under the tree. Most little boys (and adults) are enamored with everything Star Wars, and you’ll be able to find a wide selection of toys that emulate their favorite heroes online.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Chewbacca Electronic Mask is a fun playtime disguise that little boys love. It looks just like Chewbacca in the movies – and when its mouth opens Chewbacca roars. Open it a bit wider and it roars even more.
The Chewbacca mask has straps to ensure a good fit and the package includes instructions for use. Masks and costumes aren’t just for Halloween anymore. Kids use them to enhance their playtime fun.
You’ll find a wide collection of Star Wars and other popular costumes and masks online. Check them out for boys and girls and include one with their favorite themed toy. Now, kids can act out their favorite movies during playtime with authentic looking costumes and masks.
There are so many wonderful gifts for little boys. They’re not little for long, so have fun while you can with choosing gifts that will bring fun into his life and he’ll remember and appreciate it forever.
Check out all the boys’ toys online today and place your order early so there will be plenty of time for gift-wrapping, monogramming and shipping to your doorstep. You’ll be happy you don’t have to fight the crowds during the holiday season.
You may think it’s difficult to decide on a teen gift for the holidays, but they’re really kids at heart and sometimes like the same things younger kids do. Besides electronics that feature games and socializing, there are some other choices you can make that will make them happy.
The Craft-tastic String Art Kits are perfect for the girl or boy who loves to work with his hands. String art has been around for years, but it’s taken a new turn and kids love it. This particular string art kit begins with the canvas that measures 8 ½ inches (square).
Your teen simply pushes the pins into a foam canvas (3 per kit) and use the designs (hi, peace or heart) to create art. Your teen won’t need a hammer or nail like some string arts kits recommend.
Your teen will love hanging the new art on the wall in his room – or lean them up on a dresser or other. It’s a great way for the teen to get away from electronics, homework and socializing and do something that’s totally for him or her.
Teens love to get together and play games, too. You’ll find a wide array of online games in your favorite online shopping sites and can have it sent to your home or the teen recipient.
The Lightning Reaction Reloaded – Shocking Game is fun for young and old alike. It looks like a space age contraption and works by having each player grab a handle from the base.
When the player presses the button in the center, the red light blinks and the eerie music will begin. Then, when the light turns green, the fun begins. Press the trigger button as rapidly as you can.
If you’re the last person to react, you’ll get a shock. It’s not a bad shock, but you can rev it up with settings from Low to Medium and High. You choose. It’s a shocking game, but one that’s fun and will encourage lots of reactions.
It’s fun to watch kids pull away from their cell phones and other electronic devices and enjoy fun and simple games that will help them socialize with friends and family. Other, tamer, family friendly games are available online. These are a way to connect all year long. Establish a family game night and spend time together enjoying the games and build up that relationship with your teen.
Teens also love gift certificates that allow them to shop online at stores like Amazon, or for iTunes or Steam credit. Don’t wait too long – place your orders online now to ensure you get the gifts you want, prices that are competitive and affordable shipping.
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