The holidays, while they should be filled with nothing but joy, can sometimes get clouded with stress. One of the biggest dilemmas that come with this time of year is the question of ‘what gifts to buy.’ In this latest holiday shopping installment, I thought it would be useful to feature some cool holiday gift options for the youngsters in your home. I must advise you however, if your looking for the hottest video games and devices–you won’t find them in this list. These suggestions solely highlight gifts that promote good ol’ fashion fun, fun that won’t have kids bogged down and glued to their T.V. or handheld device, but that can create some special moments and memories at home this holidays season. Happy shopping!
For a lot of families, owning a pet just isn’t in the cards. They can be too much of a smelly responsibility to take on in addition to life’s everyday craziness. Thanks to technology, there is a new breed of dog available called the Zoomer. Zoomer is an interactive dog that behaves just like a real dog. It can be taught tricks and understands English, French, Spanish, and Russian. This holiday season, give your kids what they want most: a puppy!
This Christmas, I will be ditching electronics for some good ol’ Legos. My younger brother, who is 9, used to be in love with building creations but this past year he has become consumed with playing video games. As young as he is, he can build kits that have 500+ pieces, which is incredible. Legos are perfect for any creative kid and really great for keeping them busy for a couple of hours. I love their Architecture kit line because it features popular landmarks like the United Nations Headquarters, The Empire State Building, and even The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
I had the special privilege of enjoying 2 miles of zip-lining in Mexico. Ever since then, I’ve been addicted and can’t wait to try it again. This awesome gift will definitely keep your kids (and adults!) entertained and outside for hours!
I think this Black & Decker mini workshop is just the cutest thing of all time. Set this up in your garage and let your child help you do some weekend work around the house. Teach them to start contributing early!
My favorite gifts as a child were the crafty ones that I could do at home at the kitchen table or on the floor of my room. In my opinion this is one gift that actually serves a purpose. Bring on the rain (or snow)!
Why pay money for those pottery painting places when you can do it at home? Kids will surely have a great time creating their own masterpieces. The best part is these bowls can totally be used and re-used for years to come.
I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t stop for a second and marvel at how incredible snow globes are. That being said, when I came across this snow globe maker I knew I had to feature it. This gift will definitely be a hit! It will look great displayed on any mantle, shelf, night-stand etc.
Do you have a budding sewer on your hands? If so, this might be a great gift to get them started. This set allows your child to create their own doll!
9. BOP IT!
Growing up in the 90s, this was one of the best toys on the market. It was so entertaining and super challenging. I could spend at least an hour straight playing with this and what made it even greater was how portable it was. The newly designed BOP IT! is sure to be just as fun and is a perfect addition to those holiday parties at home where both kids and adults alike can jump in on the fun.
I thought, since we’re on the nostalgic path, why not bring back what might have been one of the most popular gift of the 90′s: the Talkboy. This iconic toy was made popular because of its appearance in Home Alone 2. Did you know, the Talkboy wasn’t a real toy? It was a prop designed just for the movie but after the premier consumers demanded it be made for production. I’m pretty sure I need one.