Holiday Gift Guide: Toys + Giveaway

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Can you believe Christmas is just 11 days away! I mentioned last week that we were doing some last minute shopping and we finally got a chance to pick up the rest of Madison’s toys. I love that she still loves pretend play, that is, until I have to get down on the floor with her. We try to mix things up when it comes to her gifts. We get some things that she likes and some that we think she’ll like with a little bit of learning to go along with it. This gift guide includes some of Madison’s favorite picks like the Hatchimal that is almost impossible to get at this point. Also, enter our Amazon e-gift card giveaway below.

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Build-a-Beat Dance Mat

This little interactive mat and beatbo is an update from last year’s version. It teaches ABCs, numbers, colors and shapes. It also helps little ones move and dance and we want to get the little ones moving. Ages 9 mos – 3 years

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar

The little ones are learning to code at an early age and this code-a-pillar is a great way to get them started. It teaches sequencing and problem solving. The pieces can be re-arranged and helps develop critical thinking. Ages 3-8

Little Tikes – My First Flyer

A remote control helicopter for the little aviator. The helicopter actually suspends in midair and has LED lights and make sounds for extra fun. Ages 4+

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set

This sturdy elevated figure-eight track with four intersecting crash zones delivers amped up crashing action. It has motorized boosters and crash zone and comes with one hot wheels car. Ages 5+

Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

A great way to introduce young children to STEM. The mouse can be programmed with an easy push-button and follow the maze your little one creates to find the cheese. This set challenges kids to think critically and problem solve. Ages 5+


This toy is the hot ticket item this holiday season. Madison has it on her list but I don’t think we’re going to get our hands on one. Big sister is supposed to get it so we’ll see. This toy is an egg that hatches and contains an interactive furry animal. Your little one will then help “raise” the toy from baby to toddler to kid. Ages 5+

Crayola Emoji Maker

Madison loves arts and crafts and emojis. The Crayola Emoji Maker is a fun way to learn how markers and stampers are made while you make your own. Ages 5+

Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy

Every year Madison adds a puppy to her wish list. We don’t think she’s ready for one and don’t want to be responsible for picking up poop and walking a dog. This little puppy is the next best thing, as far as I’m concerned anyway. He moves like a real puppy and even falls asleep in your arms. Ages 5+

Barbie Stem Kit

This is another toy that teaches kids STEM skills. If you’re little one loves Barbie this is a great way to mix play with learning and development. The kids can create dresses while learning lessons in biology and chemistry. Ages 4-8


Simon is a classic game of memory. My older kids had this game growing up and loved it. It looks the same but performance seems to have been improved. Ages 7-15

Shopkins Shoppies Juice Truck

I’m not sure what the big deal is with these little shopkins but Madison loves them. This little fruit truck comes with a shopkin and the shopkin dolls fits as well. Ages 3+

Razor E100 Scooter

The E100 electric scooter features a kid-sized deck and frame for riders. This quiet running, electric powered scooter tops out at 10 miles-per-hour and you get 40 minutes of use before having to recharge. Ages 8+

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