Fun Christmas Toys for Girls

We’ve found some neat and fun toys that we think your little girl would just love.  This includes some of the most popular lines of toys in recent years including FurReal Friends, My Little Pony, and Barbie.  Take a look and see if you can find something your girl would flip over.

FurReal Friends Torch – My Blazin’ Dragon

FurReal Friends Torch

FurReal Friends Torch

We love this addition to the FurReal Friends family.  The FurReal Friends Torch – My Blazin’ Dragon is very interactive and fun to play with.  This pet responds to touch with 50+ sound and motion combinations.  He breathes flame-colored mist, and well as burps, when his “tank” is filled with water.  This set includes the pet, a color-changing treat, water-filling crystal and filter.

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My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle

Your girl will just adore this translucent My Little Pony Equestria Crystal Empire Castle.  This castle lights up and features a variety of play areas.  It comes with 16 accessories including a throne, crystal vanity, dress, jewelry as well as other things.  The My Little Pony franchise is alive and well, and this set is a great example of it.

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Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck

Num Noms Lipgloss Truck

The Num Noms Lipgloss Truck includes everything your girl needs to make her very own flavored lip gloss.  She gets to pick her own flavor, adds some sprinkles, and mixes it up to create her lip gloss creation.  It can be a little messy, so this may be better for girls that are a little older.

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LEGO Disney Princess Castle

LEGO Disney Princess Castle

For the girls that like to get hands-on with their toys this LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle is just the thing.  There are 292 pieces in this building set, and it comes with the castle and many other accessories like an icicle tree, sleigh, ice skates, and many others.  It has a lot of great online reviews, and we’re sure the girl (or boy) who receives it will have hours of fun playing with this set.

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The Secret Life of Pets – Hot Toys

The Secret Life of Pets is one the most widely anticipated movies of 2016.  Trailers and commercials have been playing for months, raising the excitement level in both kids and parents alike.  The premise is fantastic: What do your pets do when you leave the house for the day?  Plus add the wonderful animation and personality-filled characters, then you have a laugh-a-minute movie.

At this time the movie has just been released and has had a great opening weekend.  So although the movie is hot the hotness of the toys are not yet established, but we’ll highlight some toys we think your kids would love and adore.

Chloe Plush (and others)

(Links take you to Amazon product listings)

There are so many cute plushes, but we love the Chloe plush, the Buddy plush, and the Gidget plush.

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Chloe Plush

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Buddy Plush

Gidget Plush

Gidget Plush


Movie Posters

Don’t want or need a plush? Then how about a reproduction Secret Life of Pets movie poster.  These posters are not huge, but they’ll add a spice to any kid’s room. (again, links take you to Amazon)

Duke Movie Poster

Duke Movie Poster

Max Poster

Max Movie Poster

 


Large Wall Decal

Secret Life of Pets Decal

Secret Life of Pets Decal

This is a neat wall decal from the Secret Life of Pets.  It’s a pretty large size – about 39 inches wide.  And it has many of the characters from the movie. The decal is removable and repositionable.

Secret Life of Pets Lunch Kit

Secret Life of Pets Lunch Kit

Secret Life of Pets Lunch Kit

This Chloe lunch kit is really cute and would be a welcome gift for any Secret Life of Pets fan.

 

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Hot Kid’s Board Games in 2016

Kid’s love games – and not just video games.  There’s a part of every kid that just want to have some interactive fun with other kids, whether it involves a controller, some cards, or a handful of dice.  Speaking of which we’ve picked a handful of games for younger kids that we think will keep them laughing for a while.

Pie Face Game

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Hasbro’s Pie Face Game

This is not your typical “take your turn and roll the dice” board game.  In Hasbro’s Pie Face game you or your kids might get a little messy (or just wet if you choose to use a wet sponge instead of whipped cream).  There’s not much to it, but it’s all great fun.  The players take turns cranking the crank until someone is unlucky enough to trigger the hand and get a faceful of … something.  Just don’t forget the paper towels.

Recommended ages: 5 and up.

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens Card Game

Exploding Kittens Card Game

As the package says this game is for “people who like kittens and explosions and laser beams, and sometimes goats”.  Well what could be better than that.  In the Exploding Kittens card game players draw cards until they draw the Exploding Kitten, at which point they are out of the game … but not if they have the Defuse card.  There are a lot of other wild and strange cards such as laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.  This game was one of the top earning games to have been listed on the fund-raising site Kickstarter.  So why not give it a try.

UPDATE: Also check out the Exploding Kittens expansion pack called Imploding Kittens, to be released in October (you can pre-order before October).

Recommended ages: 7 and up.

Stinky Pig Game

Stinky Pig Game

Stinky Pig Game

The Stinky Pig Game is pretty much like “hot potato”, but with a gassy pig.  That’s right – you pass this pig to one of your fellow players until the unlucky player is stuck with a pig that … toots.  Okay – FARTs.  It’s an affordable little oinker of a game, it’s very popular on Amazon.com, and kids as young as 6 can play.

Recommended ages: 6 and up

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Fun New Toys for Girls – Christmas Preview

It may only be June, but that means Christmas is only 6 months away.  What better time to start thinking ahead to what you may want to buy that special girl in your life.  We’re scanning major retail sites to identify new and popular toys in 2016  – and some of these may turn out to be hot sellers this Christmas season.

Finding Dory Toys

Every year brings one or two smash movies from Disney Studios. In 2016 one of the premier Disney movies is Finding Dory – a well-known sequel to the original blockbuster Finding Nemo.

So hear are a couple of Finding Dory toys that we think your girl (or boy) will love.

Finding Dory Playhut

Finding Dory Playhut

This Finding Dory playhut lets your kids get into the action by crawling through or stopping in this little mini-fort.  It can connect to other playhuts, and it collapses for easy storage.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.  Find this item on Amazon.

Finding Dory T-shirts

Finding Dory T-shirts

These Finding Dory t-shirts for younger girls are really cute, and they are made and sold by Disney.  They come in various sizes, and they are really fun to wear.

Fashion Headbands

Fashion Headbands

Fashion Headbands

The Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands set is a great way to foster a girl’s creative side.  It contains ten (10) base headbands and lots of decoration material to make lots of different fun and fashionable headbands.   It’s especially great for play days when two or more girls are together.

Recommended for ages 3 and up doe to small parts.

Shopkins

We did a review of some Shopkins products last year, and we saw lots of Shopkins merchandise being bought before Christmas.  We expect nothing less this year.

Shopkins is a line of collectible toys where each piece has a face and a name.  There have been “seasons” of toys lines released since 2013 currently consisting of seacons 1-5.

There are many Shopkins toys to choose from – here are just a sampling to get your toes wet:

Shopkins Season 5 Bundle

Shopkins Season 5 Bundle

Shopkins Makeup Spot

Shopkins Makeup Spot

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

American Girl Fashion Sketch Portfolio

The American Girl BeForever Fashion Sketch Portfolio is for girls that are a little older.  This portfolio allows girls to create fashion for “today” inspired by fashions of the past for the Historical American Girl dolls. Girls can explore different fashion styles of different eras.  The set includes sketch sheets, stencil sheets, sticker sheet, adhesive embellishments and an instructional design guide.

Recommended for ages 8-15.

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