Yes we are still in October, but believe it or not Christmas is going to be here before you know it. As a father of two I am always looking for great gift ideas for my daughters as well as for my nieces and nephews. So to help out the other parents out there I wanted to share some great gift ideas that your kids might like this year for the holidays.
My Little Pony Crystal Princess Palace Playset
My daughters love the “My Little Pony” cartoon series. So this year when I saw that there is new and fun playset I knew this would be a great gift. The Crystal Princess Palace Playset goes along with the storyline from the cartoon show. This set helps all the ponies get ready for a royal celebration! This palace comes with one pony, dress, 2 sets of shoes, purse, ring, necklace, tiara, trunk, telescope, books, blow dryer, perfume bottle, 2 hangers, 5 gems, 2 barrettes, and stickers.
One cool feature is that this set can connect to the Wedding Castle Playset that came out last year. So now your kids can create a bigger My Little Pony adventure by joining the two sets. The toy costs $24.99 and is geared for kids 3 years and up.
Playskool Heroes Marvel Spider-Man Adventures Web Racing Funhouse Playset
If your child is a big fan of the Amazing Spider-Man you might want to check out the Web Racing Funhouse Playset. The race track allows you to take Spider-Man on all kind of cool adventures. For this set you put Spider-Man on a motorcycle and have him elude all the traps set by his arch-enemies. As he races through the figure eight track he has to avoid Green Goblin and any other bad guys that you purchase separately.
This racing funhouse has great features such as spinning signs, a ball pit crash zone, a funhouse mirror and a motorcycle launcher. With all these bells and whistles you would think you might need a ton of batteries, but none are needed. This is a really fun toy that any comic book fan would love to play with. This set is for ages 3-7 years old and sells for $39.99.
Baby Alive Better Now Baby
My daughters love to pretend that they are the mommy. They like to take care of their stuffed animals by making pretend beds or even cook for them. It is very cute to watch. Sometimes they take care of me. They ask me to pretend that I am sick. Then the fun begins as they help me feel better. So when I saw that Baby Alive has a doll that you can make feel better this was a no brainer for me.
The Baby Alive Better Now Baby allows your child to take care of the doll in a very cool and interactive way. All your child needs to do is press the button on the doll’s bracelet to have the baby come alive. The doll’s cheeks will light and will actually tell your child what is hurting her. The doll can speak English and Spanish and comes with a few pretend symptoms. To make the doll feel better you can use the six fun, doctor-themed accessories.
Along with the doll you get an outfit, bandage sticker sheet, medicine spoon, medicine bottle, stethoscope, and thermometer. Baby Alive Better Now Baby can be yours for $34.99 and is for ages 3 years and up.
Blingles Glimmer Glam Studio
The toy might have a weird name, but it is a lot of fun. My daughters and I like to do at least one craft a week and this art kit will help with that. The Blingles Glimmer Studio allows you and your kids to create and design their own glittering stickers that adhere to any smooth surface. The set comes with four different glitter colors, gems, a glitter roller glimmer pen and brush. Plus each studio allows you to create up to eight iridescent stickers, and stores your designs and supplies as well.
One craft item that we always seem to run out of is glitter. My daughters love to put glitter on everything. The Blingles Glimmer Glam Studio just adds more glitter and more fun in our house. I think we will be having a ton of fun creating our own unique crafts with this art kit. It sells for $19.99 and is for ages 6 years and up.
Zelfs Venus Flytrap Spin Salon
One of the most unique toys out there is the Zelfs toy line. For those who might not know who the Zelfs are here is some insight. They are playful creatures that live in and enhanted garden called Zardenia. Each one lives in their magical habitats. This set uses the magic of the Venus flytrap and transforms into a salon.
The Spin Salon comes with the Zelf, Tressa, one salon chair, three hair clips with extensions, three butterfly clips, three hair elastics, one crown, and one collectors guide. You can add more of the Zelfs to the salon to give them a new hairstyle. The Venus Flytrap Spin Salon sells for $24.99 and is geared for kids 5 years and older.
Star Wars Black Series
This toy line is actually geared for all ages from 3 years old and up. The Star Wars Black Series are awesome 6-inch figures that was developed in conjunction with Lucasfilm, Hasbro, and Gentle Giant. Whether you are a collector or a kid at heart these figures are must have for the Star Wars fan.
Each figure comes with the highest level of detail and authenticity. At a retail price of $9.99, these action figures won’t break your holiday budget and are perfect stocking-stuffers. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, and many other fan favorites are included in the Black Series. This will be a gift that will be on many sci-fi fan’s holiday wish list this holiday.