‘Tis the season to celebrate! Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Don’t worry! I have gathered up my top ten picks for 2015 with some of the coolest gifts for your little ones! I have tried and tested these products myself to make sure your kid will love them and have fun with them as much as I did!
- Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot – is perfect for your little builder who is interested in robotics. Robotics can help to teach children about technology and a variety of educational concepts. Perfect for parents and children to work together. Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot responds to voice commands and comes alive with over one thousand phrases and voice recognition. Meccano will be a hit this holiday season in your home with its pretty cool dance skills, its ability to tell jokes and even tell you the time! Download the free app from Google Play or AppStore to program movements and sounds to play through your phone which can be stored in Meccano’s tummy. www.meccano.com
- FurReal Friends StarLily My Magical Unicorn – will make your child’s eyes light up as she flashes her horn in different magical colors. Your little one can hug and hold Starlily as she flutters her beautiful wings. She comes with colorful hair that can be brushed and braided and responds to voice and touch! She can even play with StarLily on her app. Batteries sold separately. Ages 4 and up. www.hasbro.com
- Pie Face Game – is perfect for the little ones who can handle a game of suspense. Maybe parents vs kids game? grandparents vs the grandkids? You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the one who scores 25 points wins. The game is that simple! just slide your head through the mask and spin the spinner. Splat! www.hasbro.com
- Crayola Creations Thread Wrapper – for the creative child who loves to add their own sense of style to embellish their accessories and gadgets adding a pop of color to their designs. You can upcycle hairbrushes, glasses frames, pens, headphone cords, and more. www.crayola.com
- The Air Hogs Helix Ion – will make for the perfect 1st drone for your little one. The quadcopter is small enough to fly both indoors and outdoors and can even do flips with the touch of a button. The Air Hogs Helix Ion is easy to charge and recharge giving you more time to fly! www.airhogs.com
- Cabbage Patch Kids Dancing Hispanic Performer Doll – for the little dancer in your life! she dances along to James Brown’s classic song, “I Feel Good,” and can out dance you. Simply press her hand to start the song and watch her jam out. Perfect for a slumber party! http://www.wickedcooltoys.com
- The Knit’s Cool Knitting Studio – is a fun new tool that will have your little one creating cool accessories without getting tangled in knitting needles. You can make phone cases, scarfs and even boho headbands with easy to knit patterns and charms. Future fashion designer? keep them inspired by watching “How To” videos at www.knitscool.com
- The Ellipsis Kids Tablet by Verizon – The tablet that will give parents a little more ease of mind! each tablet comes preinstalled with a free premium subscription of Zoodles® Kid Mode® making playtime safe. There are time limits, app blockers, and a child lock to keep your child free from inappropriate content. It has an 8-inch HD IPS display and 4G LTE connectivity. www.verizonwireless.com
- Air Hogs Helix Video Drone – because everyone wants to take amazing aerial footage of their city! perfect indoors or outdoors and can capture high-quality footage with it’s 60 fps camera. The Air Hogs Video Drone comes with a 4GB SD card to store your footage then transfer onto your computer making recording super easy and fun. My kids already want to make music videos! And don’t worry about bumps or crashes because of its patented exoframe. www.airhogs.com
- The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven – brings the flavors of girl scouts cookies to your kitchen. Your little baker will love baking cookies in a real oven that only takes 5 minutes to preheat! I’ve tested and tasted these cookies myself and the flavors are on point! perfect for holiday baking and playdates. http://www.wickedcooltoys.com
While children have already began to write their holiday wish list, parents can get a head start shopping online with toys that encourages imagination, family time and creativity. Happy Holidays!