All you power shoppers out there probably have all your holiday shopping done already from a pre-Black Friday sale or a pre-pre-Black Friday sale, I know. But if you’re at all like me and haven’t even started shopping or are still not sure what to get your kiddies this season look no further! Here are our top picks for the hottest toys and original gifts this season to help make shopping a bit easier!
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Custom Superhero Cape
You know how quickly kids end up having SO. MANY. TOYS. and you honestly aren’t sure what to get them or what to tell family to get them for the holidays? Well, here is a truly “super” (see what I did there) custom personalized gift that you can feel great about! Get your little loved one his or her very own hand-sewn superhero cape from Baby Pop!! And bonus – feel good knowing you shopped local and small business and helped support a local Philly mom, too! Retail $17
My girls, both huge Lego fans, have been talking about this since before it was even released. Lego Dimensions merges everyone’s favorite brick building with interactive game play. The Lego Dimensions starter set includes a toy pad, 3 Lego characters and bricks to get you started! Retail $99.00
Whether you love to hate or hate to love these tiny little cutely named collectibles, there’s no denying that these are on lots of kids’ wish lists this year! Shopkins are hot and you can’t go wrong with Shopkins blind bags in their stockings or Shopkins play sets under the tree. The Shopkins Scoops Ice Cream Truck lets your littles wheel around their Shopkins or the Shopkins Fashion Spree Makeup Spot will be a fun addition to their collection. I’m thinking about surprising my little Shopkins fans with this new Shopkins Mystery Edition box – shhh! Retail $19.99
In case you maybe haven’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon (Dec. 17th to be exact). People are well, a little excited about it. And you may have seen that there is pretty much Star Wars branding on everything this year. No doubt – Star Wars toys are HOT and you kind of can’t go wrong with anything Star Wars. But this Star Wars BB8 droid is pretty much the coolest thing ever. You can control it from you iPhone or iPad. It moves. It “listens” and responds to your voice. It learns. Truly, it’s way cool and a perfect “splurge” gift for under the tree. Retail $149.99
View Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack
Come on… You remember having this View Master viewer thing when you were a kid right? And it was so cool then just to see the static images, right. Well, now the View Master goes VR and lets kids have immersive virtual experience in worlds like never before with the View Master Virtual Reality! Download the app on a smart phone and then using the kid-friendly viewer, kids are launched into 360 degree immersive experiences traveling the world, exploring the cosmos, and more! Retail $29.99 for starter pack. $9.99 – $30 for experience packs.
Ultra Glow Air Power Soccer Disc
This cool Ultra Glow Air Power Soccer Disc hovers and floats on a cushion of air turning any smooth surface indoors or out into a soccer field. LED lights make night games even more exciting. Plus, the disc’s safe outer rim allows you to finally agree to indoor game play without worrying too much about furniture and walls! Perfect toy for keeping them active indoors all winter long. Retail $19.95
K’Nex Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set
I pretty much love anything that promotes kids as makers and the whole maker movement so this awesome Home Designer Building Set from K’Nex is a great kit for budding architects and makers. It ties in with the K’Nex series of characters and stories promoting STEM for girls. (Now, I do take issue with the whole “for girls” and “for boys” genderization of toys but if it helps any kids get interest in STEM and building then we’ll call it a win, right?) Retail $49.99
Personalized Coloring and Activity Book
How sweet are these personalized coloring and activity books from I See Me? Get your little’s name on a great Fairy Coloring and Magical Snowman Activity Book or other appropriately themed coloring book featuring your child’s name! Retail $9.99
Squishy Human Body
Make learning about the human body fun and educational by having Santa leave a Squishy Human Body under the tree this year (wait, that doesn’t sound quite right, does it…?) This realistically soft and “human like” body shows what happens when you eat food, and lets kids take a tour of the body both inside and out. Retail $27.99
Have a budding artist but are you tapped out on possible projects to help develop that love of art? Art Lab for kids offers 52 creative adventures for kids to explore drawing, painting, printmaking, paper and mixed media art for all ages. Created by art educators and gallery owners, this book will inspire and empower children to create and express themselves with a variety of awesome art projects! Retail $22.00
What do you think of our 2015 Top Toys picks? What else would you add to this list? Can’t wait to hear what you think!