I have been collecting these beauties for the past few weeks & am ready to share them…
1.) For the little girl or boy who loves to dress up, check out Disney’s website & outlet site, Buycostumes.com, Amazon, Khols online, Melissa & Doug and create your own costume Dress Up Trunk!
My daughter, age 4, loves to play dress up, yet the pre-boxed trunks seem to be too small, whereas if you order costumes, they are the, “just right size”.
2.) For the Lego-lover, you MUST go to the Lego store in NYC in Rockefeller Center. You can purchase a plastic container that you can individualize colors from their Lego wall!
3.) Great accessory for the IPAD for kids, it is called, “Iguy foam pad stand”. What I love is that it has two handles that children can hold, or stand it up to watch a movie. (It sells on Amazon.)
4.) Gift cards to specialty stores (American Girl, Lego, FAO, Target, Barns & Noble, or Toys r Us) where your child can go after the holidays to get great deals on toys, and have a special day with you! Target for one has a 30% off section right after Christmas to blow out all of the overstock fyi. It is als a great time to stock up on birthday gifts then too! 🙂
5.) Sbyke P-20 rear steering scooter on Amazon, love the bike handles and breaks, for kids tend to go too fast!
6.) On Amazon they have a section where you can look at age appropriate toys from birth-teenagers, and read individual review for toys & products. With toys for babies being recalled, it is a great way to research, and the hw is done for you… love it!
7.) For the American Girl lover, aside from the store or online, Target & Pottery Barn Kids have a less expensive line of products that fit and go with the dolls!
8.) Good old board games! Children today are busy with activities, technology and so much more, and NEED to learn how to THINK! Board games are a great way to teach critical thinking & strategy, as well as INTERACT with others, aside from DS, IPADS, & other video gaming systems. Target, Wal-Mart, 5 & Below stores, Toys R Us, The Learning Express stores, & Amazon have great deals on games, so stock up!
9.) Library basket, go to Barns & Noble, Scholastic Book, or Amazon’s websites and order age appropriate books that your child loves. Whether it be a character they like, an interest, or something they would like to learn about, this is a GREAT way to promote the love for books!
10.) Buy a toy from your era that you think your child would like! I gave my daughter a few of my dolls, as did my husband give our son some of his Matchbox cars & Star Wars figures which they got a kick out if it! Some of the toys from the past, are still enjoyed today, lol! (FYI I am only 38, lol)
More gift ideas to come…