Great Gift Ideas for Kids | Holiday Gift Guide 2018

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Great Gift Ideas for Kids | Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Check out some great ideas for kid gifts in the table below.  From this season’s hottest toys, to subscription boxes that give all year long, to things you might have never even considered!

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Rescue Runts




Rescue Runts
Rescue Runts are adoptable pets that you rescue, groom & love and there are four pups in the Rescue Runts line

  • Care for your rescue puppy to take them from Ragged runt to perfect pet.

  • Use the included grooming kit to pick out Fleas, clean their paws, wipe their tears and brush their fur!

  • Clean them up again and again! Rescue Runts’ messy fur, downturned ears, dirty paws and bandage can be restored for repeated rescue play.

  • Soft and cuddly plush perfect for plenty of puppy snuggles!

  • Adopt all four puppies and give them a home to call their own!

  • Rescue Runts are for kids ages 3+


Rescue Runts retail for $19.99   Here's your four choices:

Rescue Runts Spotty Plush Dog, White/Black - $19.99 

Rescue Runts Husky Plush Dog, White/Gray - $19.99 

Rescue Runts German Shepherd Plush Dog, Black/Brown - $19.99

Rescue Runts Spaniel Plush Dog, White/Brown
$19.99
 

Brick Loot






Brick Loot is a box subscription company for LEGO and Brick fanatics!

There is still time to give Brick Loot for Christmas!  The December box ships on December 9th and will arrive by Christmas so order today! 

Subscribers will receive a monthly box filled with unique, custom and never-before-seen items including Custom LEGO Kits, LEGO Minifigures and more.

Brick Loot boxes are filled with 4-8 items that were hand picked by Brick specialists who scour the world for the newest and coolest products for you to collect.

Invented by a 9 yr old, this box is fun for ages 6 - 99!

You can read our review of Brick Loot HERE.

Magformers

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Magformers make great gifts!  G gets a box almost every Christmas to keep adding to his collection.  They're a great STEM/building activity!  And they are great for a wide variety of ages!

If you want to try out the world of Magformers, you can get this Magformers Standard 14 Piece Set (regular price is $24.99).

Discover Magformers always attracting magnetic technology and build a cube, small house and small 'magic ball'. Using squares and triangles with the 14 Piece set is great introductory set for budding builders to learn our pull-up tricks and begin building in 3D. Features 2 Geometric Shapes Step-by-step idea booklet with builds from all of Rainbow range. Compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories.

If you want a slightly larger set, here's a great one:

Magformers Creator Carnival Set (46-pieces) Deluxe Building Set (reg $79.88)

Balance Board





Wooden Wobble Balance Board

I know this might seem a strange thing to show up on a kids' gift guide, but I'm considering one for my 10 year old son. Kids have boundless energy, am I right? This seems like a way to channel that energy when he can't be outside running around.

With options under $25 too, it makes it a budget friendly idea!!

They even have a kid friendly version for ages 3+!



ALEX Active Monkey Board

Promotes hours of fun and gross motor skill development. Parenting Magazine Mom Tested Pick.
Includes platform, two sideboards, dowel, six screws, and instructions. Adult assembly required
Recommended for children 3 years of age and older



Slime is still all the rage and this Galaxy Slime making kit is reasonably priced.

Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Kit with Purple, Pink & Blue Glitter Glue


This is a fun set for LEGO lovers. It takes the popular LEGO Brickheadz idea and makes it customizable.

LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me 41597 Building Kit (708 Piece)

Amazon Fire Tablet for Kids



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Looking for a tablet for Christmas for your kids? The Fire Kids Edition, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case is $99.99 and check out what it comes with!

  • Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee

  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7" IPS display and front and rear cameras. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.

  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked.

  • Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included

  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals



Lightweight Nylon Portable Hammock

You don't have to be a camper to have a portable hammock! What kid wouldn't want their own hammock to sit in, sleep in, snack in, read in?

And at $9.99 this gift won't break the bank!


Wikki Sticks

Wikki Sticks provide hours of reusable, open-ended, endless creative fun! They make a great stocking stuffer!

Little Passports






Check out Little Passports!  A subscription would make a great Christmas gift!


Virtually Travel the World with Little Passports!

Little Passports is every child’s ticket to global adventure! This quickly growing children’s “edutainment” company combines the excitement of postal mail with the accessibility of online games.Little Passports

Their primary product, a monthly subscription service, features two globetrotting characters, Sam and Sofia, who visit a new country every month and share their experiences with your child. Each month, your child receives a package full of goodies from Sam and Sofia, including an adventure letter, an activity sheet, a country-specific souvenir/toy, a photo, stickers, and access to online games.

Little Passports has been featured in Real Simple, Parents Magazine, on The Talk, and is used by celebrity moms. We are a Parents’ Choice Award Winner and iParenting Media Award Winner.

Ready to get started with Little Passports? Head over to their website to sign up! Packages are as low as $10.95 monthly. World kits are recommended for kids ages 5-12 and USA kits are recommended for kids ages 7-12.

Echo Dot Kids Edition!






  • Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller — and she’s always getting smarter. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more — all with younger ears in mind.

  • Up to $109 in savings on Echo Dot (Black), 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a kid-friendly case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free

  • The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to thousands of hours of fun and educational content, including ad-free radio stations and playlists, Audible books, and a growing list of premium kids skills. 



Be sure to check out this list for gifts that the whole family can enjoy!


L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll with 7 Surprises

It's no surprise (see what I did there?) that last year's wildly popular L.O.L Surprise toys are on a lot of Christmas lists again this year.

Look for lots of new products that this company has added to it's line of toys.



L.O.L. Surprise! Under Wraps Doll- Series Eye Spy 2A


Get the rundown on more of the hottest toys for Christmas on the Hot Toys for Christmas Watch List.





Micro Blasters





Micro Blasters are the newest addition to a line of products that includes: original Laser X, which blasts 200 feet; a Long-Range Blaster, which blasts 400 feet; and a Gaming Tower with 10-built-in games.

Like other Laser X gear, Micro Blasters feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects that bring the excitement of a laser tag arena right to your own backyard. Strap a receiver onto your upper arm, and blast opponents up to 100 feet away. Reloading is easier than ever; Just press and hold the trigger.

The Wonky Donkey



Give the gift of laughter when you gift the story of the  The Wonky Donkey 



Make it the perfect gift when you also get The Wonky Donkey Sticker Scenes book so the kids can play along with stickers while you read!  Just click here and scroll down until you see the "Add Both to Cart" button.

If you haven't seen the video of the grandma trying to read The Wonky Donkey to her grandson, you need to see it! 

LEGO Creator 3in1 Pirate Roller Coaster 31084 Building Kit (923 Piece)





LEGO Creator 3in1 Pirate Roller Coaster 31084 Building Kit (923 Piece)

Hold tight and prepare to scream as you set out on a LEGO Creator 3in1 31084 Pirate Roller Coaster train adventure. This amazing set features a functional roller coaster with pirate-themed props, including a sunken galleon, skull archway, palm tree and an octopus. The working roller coaster train track is shark-themed and the ride’s main drop has a water splash feature and a cannon that fires water elements. Other features include a ticket booth, castle, spinning skull, balloon salesman, a skeleton figure and 4 minifigures ready for the fun of the fairground. The bricks in this set can be rebuilt for further LEGO fairground adventures aboard The Skull Ride or The Ship Ride.

3DLIGHTFX



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3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season. They have a full range of comic book, super hero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall! They are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them any where in the room! Your kids will loves having these in their rooms and they’re also the perfect editions to a den, family room, man’s cave or office!


Find all of these amazing products here.


K'NEX



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K'NEX Clock Work Coaster Set

  • HOUR-HAND INSPIRED ROLLER COASTER – K’NEX Clock Work Roller Coaster Building Set is a motorized coaster car toy that brings the exhilarating amusement park experience to your home. The hour hand lifts the car upward on the 2.6-feet-high track and lets it go once it reaches the summit, racing through the twists and turns as it roars to life. This roller coaster building set provides endless hours of fun and works well with other K’NEX toys.


Ages 7+


Doodle World Map Pillowcase, Color Your Own Pillow Case, Coloring Pillowcase with 10 Washable Fabric Markers

100% Turkish cotton pillowcase complete with a set of 10 doodle color wash out pens
ink washes out completely on a warm machine wash
set contains 1 pillowcase approx 75x50cm and 1 set of 10 double-ended wash-out fabric pens
features a beautiful world map illustration packed full of fun facts, wild animals and exotic sea creatures
it's a round-the-world learning adventure with so much to colour-in and discover!



Foam Pogo Jumper





PlayHurray The Original Foam Pogo

I am all for anything to keep the kids active! A kid-safe foam pogo stick just might be the trick!

Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet





Boogie Board Jot 8.5 LCD Writing Tablet + Stylus

G loves his Boogie Board he got for Christmas last year! He doodles on it, works math problems on it, writes notes - it was a great gift idea!

 

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