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Due to the number of items we have split the guide up into three different sections – kids, 18+, and tech. You can check out our 18+ picks here and our tech picks here. Enjoy!

2016 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Game Truck


Party Game Express helped us become parent of the year, as far as your kids are concerned, a party with Party Game Express is how to make that happen.  This 32 foot mobile video game theater has all the latest games for Wii, WiiU, and XBox. It comfortably accommodates up to 24-50 people at the same time.  Several packages are available to fit any price range.  My favorite part, everything takes place on the truck so I’m left with zero party mess in my house.  This is sure to be a BIG hit for your next birthday party, family reunion, graduation party or just for fun.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8


Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Grape) With Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets) + Compact Bag Case + Batteries & Battery Charger  This great camera is auto flash and focus free. Take bold, vibrant pictures, even in low lighting. Automatically determines the best brightness and suitable setting by lighting the corresponding mode (Indoors, Cloudy, Sunny, Very Sunny).  This would make a great activity for creative expression for younger kids, and adult kids alike. In a world of all digital, my kids have loved getting an actual photo to share with friends.



Cozmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He’ll nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised. He doesn’t just learn; he plots and plans. He doesn’t just see you; he gets to know you. Cozmo expresses real emotions in response to your actions. This is more like a friend than a toy, and he’s fun on a whole new level.

D. Wade’s Get It Hoops


This toy is a lifesaver on yucky weather days when the kids are stuck indoors.  The included app communicates wirelessly with the hoop to keep score and record playbacks. This is not the usual indoor basketball hoop.  My boys really like that they can play arcade style, solo, one on one or full court. This is available at most toy stores and, of course, Amazon.com.

ClickBlock ClickWhiz 3-D Magnetic Construction Toy Space Gear Set


ClickBlock ClickWhiz 3-D Magnetic Construction Toy Space Gear Set, 21 Piece This is a toy your kids can grow with from the time they’re just putting blocks together, to the time they’re building technical works of architecture.  When play and learning collide, it’s a win.

  • 21 pieces total: 4 squares, 4 right triangles, 3 large gears, 2 small gears, 5 base, 3 accessories, and 10 bonus symbol cards
  • Develop creativity, imagination, mathematical, and scientific thinking
  • Create movable rockets, house, spacecraft’s, words, animals and towers
  • High resistance PC plastic which will not break or crack, pa-free plastic
  • Patented cogwheel structure (U.S. Patent pending) allows stronger binding strength compared to other leading competitors’ products

Laura Ingalls 18″ Doll


Who remembers Little House on the Prairie? Did you read the books or watch the series on t.v. Check out this gorgeous doll that we found locally for those of us that want to share the love of Laura Ingalls with the next generation. We were sent this doll for review and it has been one of our favorites from the whole year. My girls love it!

Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls 18” Doll, made by The Queen’s Treasures.  The Laura Ingalls 18” Doll is available online at TheQueensTreasures.com and Target.com.  A full-line of accessories is available on TheQueensTreasures.com.

Check out the Little House on The Prairie website as it has so many helpful and educational resources about Little House on the Prairie including a historical timeline, and many history articles, as well as fun crafts, recipes and more.

Discovery Kids Foldable Tent


Saving the best for last! I have 2 girls and they can’t get enough of this! My older daughter babysits quite a bit and ever since we got this tent the whole babysitting time is spent playing and having tea parties inside. Your little one’s imagination will run wild while playing in this foldable tent. This cute piece is made with durable wood poles to sustain all of their imaginative play for years of use. Great for indoor or yard use. Best thing is that it is available at Toys R Us, Belk, Kohl’s – so right in your neighborhood (or just a click away).

  • 52-in. x 37-in. x 39-in.
  • Assembly required
  • Cotton – Spot clean only

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