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Holiday Gifts for Kids

When you think about buying gifts for kids I'm sure there are tons of brands and toys that run through your mind. I know even at the age of 14 I still buy things that one may consider a "toy" for my daughter. She is one of those kids that loves to be creative and loves to try new things. So for me it's easy to pick something I know she would enjoy "testing" out or as some would call it "playing" with.For the child that loves to be creative the Crayola Imagination Art Set features plenty of art tools to get kids creativity flowing! This inspiring art set contains 115 pieces in a colorful carrying case. The set includes 14 Super Tips Markers, 15 Short Colored Pencils, 14 Pip Squeaks Skinnies Markers, 56 Crayons, 15 Large Sheets of Paper. Also built into the case are 3 Rubbing Plates to create cool textured effects. It’s the perfect birthday or holiday present for girls and boys ages 4 and up.

With Crayola Pets, you can colorfully celebrate your pets! Light the way to paw-some art and draw cool scenes with your pet using the Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad. Place a photo or other likeness of your pet on the Drawing Pad and cover it with a blank sheet. The bright light from the Tracing Pad lets you easily trace the image, then you can add funny props and backgrounds. Try photos, magazine covers, and much more! Includes the Light Up Tracing Pad Unit, 12 Short Colored Pencils, 10 Tracing Sheets, 10 Blank Paper Sheets, 1 Graphite Pencil, and 6 Page How-To Guide. A great gift for pet lovers, ages 6 & up!

The countdown to Christmas is almost as fun as the holiday itself, and with every passing day, your kid’s excitement will only escalate as they discover the many surprises hiding behind the doors of this advent calendar from Joyin. Fun, interactive kids’ advent calendars help you make the most of this special time. The advent calendar craft kit includes 6 suncatchers, 6 glitter types of glue with different colors, 12 paint tubs, 4 tiles, 4 rocks, 5 decal transfers, 18 sticky jewelers, 3 wooden magnets, 3 paintbrushes, and 1 sponge.

Joyin's kid's bath bomb gift set includes 12 bath bombs (4.2oz) with assorted mochi squishies inside. These bath bombs are rich and full of shea butter and coconut oil, which help moisturize and smooth your dry skin. Simply drop the bath bomb into the tub filled with warm water, the bath bomb will rapidly fizz, turn the water into beautiful color and create rich foam and bubbles and wait for the reveal of that special surprise inside.

Crystal Secrets from Make it Real is a DIY blind box collectable that contains everything you need to make a charm bracelet inside. Each kit includes an adorable, mystery animal charm kids will love collecting, vibrant beads, cord and locking heart shaped box. Get ready for a big surprise with a mystery animal charm bracelet, glimmering with a colorful Swarovski® crystal. Each collectible bracelet features one of eight adorable animals. Wear the magic of the universe with this collectible DIY bracelet in vibrant star-lit rainbow colors, embellished with Swarovski™ crystal and completed with a special charm shaped like an adorable animal.

The most iconic arcade video games are back in a size that will fit in the palm of your hand! The screen size is less than 1.5 inches and the overall cabinet sizes are 4×2 inches. Each Tiny Arcade comes with the complete gameplay, full-color, hi-res screen, authentic game sounds, joystick and two control buttons in a backlit arcade-style cabinet.

Introducing Wacky Packages Minis! New, surprise, 3D puny products based on the official Wacky Packs, the hilarious trading cards featuring parodies of common household products. Produced by the Topps Company beginning in 1967 and popular as ever today! Each Wacky Packages Minis comes with five surprise mini toys and one Wacky Packages sticker. There are so many to collect – 60 products from old school brands to trendy new brands PLUS 6 rare styles to find! Track your collection with a checklist included. These zany cards appeal to both kids and adults, as more and more people in their 30’s and 40’s recall this childhood craze and desire to re-collect them.

Designed and developed for children ages 6-11, Snapsies™ offer innovative snap-and-match technology allowing kids to customize their figures to create thousands of unique combinations. These undeniably cute Snapsies creatures, including Llamas, Hedgehogs, Unicorns can be transformed into Jett the rock star unicorn, Billie the super-athletic mountain goat, and hedgehog Boe. Snapsies come packaged in an enclosed ball container, adding an element of surprise to the play experience.

Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, board games, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters.

PLAYMOBIL SCOOBY-DOO! Scooby and Shaggy with Ghost - PLAYMOBIL continues to befriend a whole new generation of curious-minded kids - and evoke nostalgia with parents - with the launch of the new Scooby-Doo! line. Check out this amazing set that includes Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Ghost, Scooby Snacks and more!

Holiday Poppers from Hog Wild -  Stuff a stocking with this festive collection of squeeze Poppers that includes an Elf, Snowman and Reindeer! Just squeeze their soft belly and with a fun “POP” sound, shoot a soft foam up to 20 feet.

DinoMazing Egg Decorator - The DinoMazing Egg Decorator allows kids to color and create their own dinosaur eggs using a mechanism that spins the egg while you decorate! Plus, inside each Dino egg is slime and your own collectible dinosaur!

Treemendous Ornament Decorating Kit - From the creators of the original EggMazing Egg Decorator…the perfect DIY craft to embrace the holiday season. Place one of the ornaments included with the kit into the tree-shaped decorator and let the fun begin! The machine holds and spins the ornament while the markers are used to create stripes, line and other designs!

#HatNotHate Quick Knit Loom Kit from Faber-Castell® USA Give the gift that gives back! Knitting and crocheting have seen huge rebounds in popularity, but they’re not the easiest skills to master. With this special edition loom kit from Faber-Castell subsidiary Creativity for Kids, crafters from age 7 to 97 can use simple tools and instructions to easily make two blue hats, which they can keep, share, or donate to the #HatNotHate anti-bullying campaign.

Founded by anti-bullying activist and Lion Brand Yarn Company ambassador Shira Blumenthal, #HatNotHate collects homemade blue hats from around the globe to distribute to kids and students while educating them about bullying prevention. The special edition #HatNotHate Quick Knit Loom kit is now available for purchase at specialty toy retailers and major crafting retailers. It can also be purchased on Amazon, as well as and more.

The new Social Studio by WeCool Toys has everything one needs to shoot their very own viral videos. Equipped with an adjustable base and rotating head to shoot at the best angle possible, this device allows kids of all ages to shoot viral videos hands free! Kids can use their Social Studio to shoot all types of videos. From cooking, crafting, and sliming, children have the freedom to create fun videos. Includes fun and trendy backgrounds, mixing tools, various slimy compounds, and sparkly mix ins! The only limit is your imagination. $19.99, 4 and up.

Hydration just got a lot more fun with the iLY Hydro Bottle from Activity Kings!  This kit comes with everything kids need to personalize their very own hydro bottle! Includes doodle markers, sticker sheets and a premium BPA Free Water Bottle! Kids can express themselves by decorating their hydro bottle however they wish! Decorate Your Hydro-Bottle with stickers you can color and pre-designed decals!

Making beautiful friendship bracelets doesn’t have to be difficult! The new iLY 3-in-1 Pura Loom Deluxe Bracelet Maker by Activity Kings is the easiest way to make the most beautiful and trendy friendship bracelets! Learn different techniques to make a variety of textured and colorful bracelets for you and your friends! Create colorful twisted designs with beads, charms & more!

The new iLY Scruncheeze Loom by Activity Kings gives children everything they need to make their very own, one-of-a-kind scrunchies! Just a few easy steps! Create 13 hair scrunchies using the easy to use Scruncheeze Loom tool. It even comes with 3 surprise charms that can be added to truly make each Scrunchee unique! Kids will be able to add their own personal style to every scrunchie they create.

Encouraging your child to play independently is a win-win situation for everyone. In fact, children who are exposed to an array of independent play activities from an early age are known to have greater problem-solving and cognitive skills than those who do not.

This giant Dolce Primo Kangaroo is perfect for cuddling! It comes with a bonus, baby Joey, in and additionally, the kangaroo pocket features a shaker egg. Featuring a peek-a-boo door on one of its feet and is also adorned with beads and a teether on its other foot. Dolce stands for Develop, Observe, Learn, Create, Educate. Let your baby DEVELOP sensory skills with a variety of quality textured fabrics. OBSERVE the colorful fabrics. LEARN cause and effect through the activities.

Explore the great outdoors with The Stick-O Forest Friends 16Pc Set. Kids can use their imagination to build adorable animal friends including an elephant, duck, caterpillar, bunny and more. The Forest Friends 16Pc Set includes 3 Spheres, 3 Sticks, 2 Discs and other magnetic accessories including bunny ears, flowers, cones, flower pots, and elephant ears.

All systems go! The Green Toys™ Cargo Plane is filled with freight and ready to take flight! This bright yellow and blue flier features a three-wheel design and handle on the body, so little pilots can easily go from taxiing on the ground to soaring in the sky on an eco-friendly adventure. Access the spacious cargo hold through a flip-down door that doubles as a ramp, perfect for loading up the included Green Toys™ Mini Car or anything else imaginations want to stow away. Great for indoor and outdoor play, the super-safe design has no metal axels or exterior paints or coatings. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with eco-friendly inks.

Holiday SCENTsory from Crazy Aaron’s. Cozy up with these four delectable holiday scents featuring fun SCENTsory texture that will joy to anyone’s world. New putty pals features awesome SCENTsory texture, play pieces, and nostalgic holiday scents sure to delight anyone on your list.

Fan-favorite pup Marshall lends his fire truck theme to this gift set and invites viewers to join him and the PAW Patrol for over 12 hours of heroic rescues. To add even more fun and action-packed adventures to the collection, for the first time, Robo Dog will get his very own DVD, PAW Patrol: Robo Dog Rescues!, which is all-new and only available in the Paw Patrol PUP-tastic 8-DVD Collection!
Collection includes: PAW Patrol: Robo Dog Rescues!, PAW Patrol: Ultimate Rescue, ​PAW Patrol: Jungle Rescues, PAW Patrol: Pups Chase a Mystery, PAW Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis, PAW Patrol: Sea Patrol, PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues and PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue!

Zaks mealtime sets, like this one featuring Paw Patrol, will bring the adventure to your table!
With bold character art to make dinner fun for any fan, the set contains an 8-inch round plate, a 4.5-inch bowl, flatware and 9 oz. plastic tumbler. It’s perfectly sized for kids, made of durable plastic and stainless steel. For easy cleanup, every piece can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher, and it’s all BPA free as well. Dinnerware sets are available in a wide selection of children's favorite characters.

Skater XL features 30 major skateboarding brands, including Nike, Etnies, Dickies, New Balance, and DC Shoes, as well as music from artists like Interpol, Modest Mouse, Getter and more. The future holds much more for the game, with extra content continuing to come in the end of the year and through till 2021. Critically acclaimed by Engadget, Vice and Esquire, Skater XL makes for a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer for the skateboarding or gaming nut in your family. Skater XL is available on PS4 or Xbox One.

Visit my main Holiday Gift Guide page for even more great ideas!
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