Tis’ the season to be jolly….and shopping! Christmas and the holiday season seem to come earlier and earlier every year! I stopped in Babies R Us on Halloween night for diapers and they already had all the Halloween stuff on 75% off racks and all the Christmas stuff out! Some radio stations have already started playing Christmas music too, but, I have no quarrel with this. I love the holidays and why not stretch them out a bit ;-)
Get a head start on your shopping and check out these top 10 holiday kids gifts to support small businesses this year:
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Great Pretenders Color-A-Costume Collection
What better way to express personal style than to create your own clothes? This is the Colour-a-Dress – one of many options (and they have capes for boys too!). With six markers and a comfortable design that allows your child to slip the dress over their clothes, your little one can be the center of fashion attention. As with all the Colour-A-Costume lines, the dress provides hours of fun by colouring, washing, and colouring again!
$22 - $30
#3 The Stupendous Hocus Pocus Magic Show by Fat Brain Toys
Abracadabra! This is an awesome toy that involves creative play. This all-inclusive magic show set comes with an instruction DVD and everything your child needs to become a mini David Copperfield. Packed with over a hundred amazing tricks and props, this is sure to be a favorite gift – plus, you will get some fun, family entertainment!
This gift is great for growing self-esteem, hand-eye coordination, reading comprehension, public speaking, and more.
#4 Crazy Forts by Fat Brain Toys
This takes fort making to a whole new level! You kids will love this. Just add bedsheets! Comes with 25 geometrically precise balls and 44 sticks easily connect to each other any way you want to build into whatever your imagination can conjure.
A spaceship, a castle, a racecar, an igloo, a martian homestead - Everything comes together with a snap!
Then, once you're ready to play, just throw a blanket over the structure you've built and suddenly the adventure comes brilliantly to life!
69 piece set for $49.95
#5 The Shepherd’s Treasure
The Shepherd's Treasure is a faith based alternative to the Elf Tradition. During the month of December, children follow their Shepherd on a fun, interactive treasure hunt to find the true meaning of Christmas. On Christmas morning, they find their Shepherd kneeling before the greatest treasure of all time: JESUS! This is a great new family tradition that we hope will teach little ones to truly seek Jesus both during the Christmas season and after it's over! (Find Ideas for your Quest: HERE)!
#6 Farm Hoppers by Fat Brain Toys
Have you ever seen a cow bounce? Hop? Jump? Do anything other than chew grass? If not, then you're in for quite the active treat! Soft, bouncy, and sized just right for little farmers, this playfully designed inflatable cow is a thrilling ride your little one will never get tired of.
Just climb onto its back, grab the two horns, and start bouncing!
#7 Discovery Boxes by Revelae Kids
Discovery Boxes introduce kids to a magical world of realistic-looking creatures, sparkling gems and crystals, colorful rocks and shells, and miniature plants or flowers. These themed sensory bins encourage hours of imaginative play; kids can scoop up the sensory beans, water beads or play sand and discover the hidden treasures within each box.
$25 - $40
#8 Future Foodie Play Kitchen by Land of Nod
Your little ones can whip up one imaginary meal after another with our Future Foodie Play Sink. It features two roomy cabinets and three hooks to hold all their cooking essentials with ease.
#9 Byte-Size Personal Laptop Chalkboard By Land of Nod
At first glance, this Byte-Size Personal Laptop Chalkboard resembles a real laptop, but no batteries are required to get started. Portable and powered completely by imagination, it's perfect for every kid on the go. The chalkboard features two writing surfaces and a convenient inlay for holding chalk.
#10 Play Tee-pee by Land of Nod
Everyone needs a little space just for themselves. This multi-dot print kids teepee is the perfect home away from home while trailblazing the playroom frontier. Read books inside, play make believe, mediate, and more.