Shopping Picks in Holiday Gifts for Kids
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Your kids can harness the power of solar energy with this 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit. The kit comes with all the tools to build six different solar powered robot models (windmill, revolving plane, airboat, plane, car, solar puppy), or even a robot model of their own design. Once each model has been constructed, all they have to do is place it under the bright sun to set each robot model into motion.... more
Get the whole family together to celebrate Hanukkah with this fun KidKraft Chanukah Puzzle. The puzzle features 30 brightly-colored, wooden pieces that, when placed on the board, create a beautiful menorah. Not only does it make a great Hanukkah gift, but it's also a great way to teach children about their Jewish culture, and in a way that gets both the kids and the adults involved.
Foster the next Project Runway winner with this Bandai Harumika Runway Showstopper Set. The set comes with everything your budding fashion designer needs to create his or her own miniature line of clothing, including fabric swatches, rhinestones, and other accessories. Each masterpiece can be displayed on the included dress form. The set even includes a USB camera to take pictures of each creation to show to friends, and a set of charms with special... more
Fans of Dora the Explorer will love to find this interactive Dora under the tree. Using a USB device, the Fisher-Price Dora Links Doll gives girls access to an online world where they can help Dora and her friends solve mysteries and play games. They can disguise the online Dora by changing her hair, eye color, and jewelry, and watch the changes appear on their own Dora doll. The doll even lets them know... more
The JAKKS Pacific Eyeclops Mini Projector lets your kids project their favorite movies, pictures, and even video games up to 60 inches in size. The super LED illumination works with DVD players, iPods, and digital cameras. While it doesn't come with all the bells and whistles of a more professional projector, it's easy enough for children to operate. It's perfect for setting up movies on the back of a garage for backyard camping excursions... more
Sure, we've placed these under the "kids" category, but you know you want a set of your own. These Nuop Design Strawz Connectable Drinking Straws make a great stocking stuffer. Each straw connects to create your own straw masterpiece that can be used to drink your favorite milkshakes and sodas. You can even design a straw that allows for two people to share. The 44 pieces are dishwasher safe and non-toxic.
Medical technology has moved forward since we were kids, so we shouldn't have been surprised by the updates we found in the Learning Resources Pretend and Play Doctor Set. For today's pretend doctor, there's a pager and a cell phone along with the classics like a stethoscope and thermometer. There are 19 pieces in the set, so more than one kid can set up practice and treat the whole family's injuries and ailments.
This is a decidedly low-tech gift, and that may be one of the reasons why we like it. The Prince Rocking Horse is beautifully detailed and the hand-painted designs are in royal red and gold. Our favorite details include the velvety pillow on the back of the rocking horse and the gold tassels that hang from the saddle. It doesn't use batteries or need electricity to run and with a little care it can... more
Most moms and dads do their best to keep their kids clean, but we think that's a losing battle. Especially with very cool gifts like Peg Perego's John Deere Utility Tractor. This is one toy that makes it even more fun to play in the dirt. It not only looks like its real-life counterpart, it even has a front loader that works like the real thing.
This classy kid's Grand Piano from Melissa and Doug is the perfect gift for a budding musician. It comes with a songbook and key chart to help your little one master musical scales and melodies. The top lifts up for the true concert-hall look, but has a safety hinge to keep fingers safe and the matching bench is non-tip to avoid accidents. All your little maestro will need is a sequined suit (and bouffant... more
It's hard for us to pick our favorite Wild Republic stuffed animal, although the Cotton Topped Tamarin has a slight edge because of its resemblance to a friend. You can choose from hundreds of animals that are actually found in nature and not just in a cartoon. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! They're realistic but so cute any kid will fall in love with them, and so soft that you'll find yourself... more
If your kids liked the Wall-E movie, they will love the Ultimate Wall-E robot. Designed for children ages 8 and up, the robot stands 16" tall and uses 10 motors and 2 microprocessors to play music, dance, talk to you, follow you around, explore, and more, all using the programmable remote control. If it also ran errands and washed dishes, we'd buy one in a heartbeat.
The Dreamworks hit Kung Fu Panda is now available on DVD, and is sure to turn up in many a Christmas stocking this year. The movie stars Jack Black as Po, an enthusiastic but clumsy panda whose dream is to become a Kung Fu master. Other famous voices you'll hear include Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, and Ian McShane of Deadwood fame. The DVD contains 3 vignettes, a "Kung Fu Fighting" music video,... more
Miley who? Bratz Girls Really Rock this holiday season. Punk Jade, Hip Hop Sasha, Pop Star Yasmin, and Rock Star Cloe each come with their own guitars, instruments, and wardrobe changes. See all Bratz toys.
"This is Serious" Ming-Ming brings to life all the great signature phrases, songs and dance moves from everyone's favorite Wonder Pet, Ming-Ming. Ming-Ming is an animated plush doll with two modes of play. When she hears the Can Phone song, she will answer the Can Phone, strike her signature pose and dance the "This is Serious" dance, all choreographed to the Wonder Pets theme song. In interactive mode, Ming-Ming takes kids through some of... more
Kids ages 1-3 will love learning letters, numbers, colors, songs, and more on the Sit to Stand Alphabet Train. It comes with 26 double-sided letter blocks, a book with six turning pages, five colorful number buttons, one movable elephant character, a motion sensor, a ride-on carriage and a drop-space for sending the blocks from the train to the carriage. Use alone for floor play, push along as a walker, or attach to the carriage... more
This big rig holds the ultimate spy adventure! The evil Dr. Inferno is a prisoner in the gigantic rolling Mobile Command Center - but his henchmen have arrived with their hover-jet to break him free! Your mission: alert all the LEGO Agents and prevent his escape. Fortunately, this big truck is full of super-spy surprises, from a computer center with light-up mission projector, tool shop, loading crane, high-tech prison, and weapons bay to a... more
According to dailypress.com, "Bakugan has taken the world by storm, with a craze not seen since Pokemon." Bakugan is at once a game, a TV show, and a large assortment of toys, from the official Bakugan Battle Arena to individual Battle Brawlers, trading cards, and accessories. Red Nova 12 Pyrus Dragonoid shown here.
CNN had an article on the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker, where a toy industry analyst is quoted as saying this new product could give the classic Easy Bake Oven a "run for its money." Designed for girls ages 8-10, the set comes with everything you need to make 4 batches of cupcakes: Cupcake maker, froster, microwave container with cupcake holder, four mixes, four frostings, four cupcake cups, sprinkles, bowl, measuring spoon, spatula, recipe cards, and... more
Disney teamed up with Techno Source to create these toys with Clickables technology, so that girls can click on these charm and friendship bracelets to unlock unique gifts at PixieHollow.com, thereby combining online and offline fun. Shown here is the Fairy Friendship Bracelet in pink.