Top Gifts of 2016 For Kids- ‘Tis the Season!


With the Christmas and giving season around the corner, may parents, grandparents and kid-friendly people are starting to look for gift giving ideas. It seems as though the ‘common’ thing to do is give money to kids so that they can purchase a gift that they’d like to have.



We can all take the ‘easy way out’ and buy gift cards, give money, or simply take a kiddo out and buy them what they want- but what happens Christmas morning when there aren’t any gifts to open- especially if the kids in question are young?



This list should help give ideas on what’s ‘in’ for kids, and what your special youngster may like to receive as a gift.



1) ‘Hatchimals Eggs’

are really cool and have been a favorite all year. They are eggs that kids take care of and they hatch with a surprise animal inside of them. These are a big hit with younger boys and girls alike- both because of the element of surprise and then for the surprise animal that they can foster and take care of. These eggs run about $60.00 and they are a great gift for younger children.


You can see a link to ‘Hatchimals Eggs’ here, but you need to pre-order them because they are out of stock: click here 




2) SELFIE Mic Music-Set in Black & Gold

This is the ultimate gift for the kid who loves to sing and things that his/her singing is the best thing since peanut butter- as you can record and watch yourself sing. It may need to be turned down later in the evening but this is an awesome way for kids to have a lot of good clean fun, and it will take up all kinds of time and attention. Singing isn’t the worst thing a kid can do!






3) The Pie Face Game by Hasbro

Clearly created to taunt parents everywhere into wanting to curse Hasbro, the Pie Face Game is a riot! Who doesn’t want to see their friends get a pie in the face? To be honest, who doesn’t want to get a pie in the face?? This is genius!






4) Franklin Throw-Down Base Set

Who doesn’t want a beautiful real base set when you are out to play a pick up game of softball or baseball with your buddies? ‘Throwing like a girl’ is a complement these days. This is a perfect gift for a young baseball lover!






5) Guitar Hero Live For Xbox 360

Guitar hero truly is a great game to play for the entire family. There are several different music choices and it’s really a fun thing to see who can keep up and play! You can have tournaments and play-offs, and competitions, or just practice on your own. Kids who enjoy Guitar Hero can also develop their proclivity to music. It’s a great interactive game that promotes hand/eye coordination as well as music appreciation! You can get Guitar Hero at any video game chain store, or online anywhere!



Have fun this season and think outside the box! There are so many interactive toys that can lead children to appreciate different things that life has to offer! Wishing everyone a wonderful gift giving season- may all of your dreams come true!


Top Gifts For Boys


Christmas is coming and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for all of the boys in your life. Whether you have sons, grandsons, nephews or simply friends, we all know that buying for boys can be difficult- especially if it’s not something like a cell phone, video game, or XBox controller. Here are a few ideas for gifts for younger boys that don’t necessarily relate to electronics.



1) The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Kitlego-star-wars-millennium-falcon-75105-building-kit1


I personally purchased this giant Millennium Falcon for my Star-Wars-Crazy son when he was around eleven years old. I can say that it was more than likely the best toy he ever got. He put it together and played with it all the time. He was the envy of all of his friends. I am not sure what the draw to Star Wars is with boys (or grown men and women!), however if your guy likes Star Wars this is a phenomenal gift! You can see a link to the toy here:



2) Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Deadzone Blaster


A stereotypical boy is probably fascinated by zombies, as well as guns. This Zombie Striker is extremely cool and it does great work when it comes to soaking your friends. It makes a better gift at Christmas, however, because it’s too cold to fill it up and squirt it! It’s something the kids can look forward to on vacations and during the summer.



3) Amazon Fire for Kidsamazonfiretablet6



The Amazon Fire for kids is durable and it has a two year warranty. It’s not a sluggish tablet, and it’s very reasonably priced at around $80. If your child breaks it, Amazon will replace it for free for up to two years. It’s a great little tablet to watch movies, or read from. You can see the link to this tablet here:





4) Big Bucket of Zombie Action Figuresbucketof



For decades now, boys have been playing with little green soldiers and building them up all around living rooms, dining tables, and outside. The soldiers give a young boy a feel for the art of war, and help them with their critical and strategic thinking skills. The big bucket of Zombie action figures are just like the soldiers, but the new twist is that the figurines are actually zombies! These are hip, fun, and they’ll give young boys hundreds of hours of play time!







5) BB-8 Spherostar-wars-sphero-bb8-droid-star-wars-bb8-droid-sphero-review-uk-release-date-sphero-uk-review-droid-369643



You can’t go wrong when you give a boy a BB-8 for a gift, especially if he’s a big Star Wars fan. The BB-8 does fairly cool things, like walks into walls and sort of cusses- and it can be trained to follow your voice. It’s a neat thing to see BB-8 rolling around the halls and rooms of your house. It’s like a pet that you don’t have to feed.