It’s been a little tricky to put this particular gift guide together. It seems there is always a little pair of eyes peering over my shoulder to see what I’m doing on my laptop. But I hid and pressed on, in case any of Santa’s helpers could use a little help this Christmas. I’ve broken down these fun things into age groups and included some things my kids have and love and a few things that are on their list this year. . .
A few things to note. . .
Ages 3 to 7: Our twins got the VTech watches last year and still play with them all the time. They call them their “smart watches” and have been especially great for long trips in the car. My sister’s boys (ages 3 to 8) are way into Beyblades right now so I think Santa may bring a set here. And, the jeeps are at the top of their lists. We may need to clean out our garage before Christmas Eve. . .
Ages 8 to 10: These ride-on toys have gotten great reviews for all ages and might be a nice alternative to a bike. My 8-year-old has the Unicef band and and loves the idea of having a goal while helping other kids. And, I’m not sure I’m totally on board with the Hatchimal craze but she has it on her list. (What do you think? Worth the money??)
Ages 11+: We have now reached the stage where I have two that are asking for tiny, expensive things this year. Truthfully, I think they’d both be happy with cash but what fun is that for Santa?! We have Wits & Wagers and it’s their favorite game. The Bose speaker is also great and the mini trampoline was a hit with my gymnast. I’ve heard great things about Spike Ball and my preteen put Birkenstocks at the top of her list. Apparently, it’s now trendy to wear them with fuzzy socks. . . #yikes
What’s on your kids’ lists this year?