Buying toys for the kids at Christmas and birthdays is definitely a love/hate relationship. Anyone else feel that way?? Obviously I want to give my kids what they want (reasonably so, of course), but I am SO over toys ev.ery.where and my kids being over the toy they were “obsessed” with 48 hours after they receive it.
So, we try to do a good mix of one or two things we know will last as well as experiences/trips. I cannot wait to tell you what Santa is bringing this year!!! It is definitely an experience/trip and items to go along with that. Memories last a lifetime!! That being said, I know kids need exciting things to open Christmas morning.
The list below is a combination of things we already have and LOVE, the kids have seen and I know they want and things that will be under our tree!!
Crocodile Creek Dinosaur Puzzle – $10.22
Shay is so into dinosaurs right now and the vibrant colors on this puzzle totally caught my eye. He actually saw me putting this post together and asked if I was getting this for him?!?!
Unicorn Headband – $16
Something so sweet and so simple and so affordable to make your little one light up is this Unicorn Headband!!
Echo Dot (Second Generation) – $29.99
So, my kids will not stop talking about this!! AND, we have never had an Alexa or whatever the other names are, so I think it’s hilarious that they even know about the Echo. I do think it would be fun to have and at that price, it is going to be under the Johnston tree this year!!
Glow in the Dark Race Car Track – $49.99
We actually saw this Glow Track on the TODAY show, it was one of their toy picks. Shay could not stop staring at it and then asking Peter if he could get it!!
How gorgeous is this doll!?!? I would use this is my room for decor. I know this is almost too pretty to give as a doll, but I am thinking in terms of a keepsake to pass on to your little’s littles. (Crazy thought, huh!!)
Monique Lhullier Designer Doll Annabelle – $69 + 20% off with code UNWRAP
The older Matti Jane is getting, the more time she spends at her vanity. I don’t think she’s vain or that much into her looks, there is just more to pay attention to…her newly pierced ears, her side ponytails she’s dying to wear everyday…you get the picture 😉
Madeline Vanity Stool, Ruffles – $70 + 20% off with code UNWRAP
What kid would not want this drone!?!? And parent, hahaha Peter is dying for one!! Of course he would say it’s for Shay and the girls, but I know better 😉
My girls would be in HEAVEN in this sleeping bag. How fun is the gold unicorn horn?!?! If they hadn’t received sleeping bags last year, this would be on their list, for sure!!
We have this track and trust me when I tell you, it is so much fun!! The track and the cars are magnetic and you race through their app, on your ipad. Peter calls it “modern day slot cars”. Shay LOVES changing the track around and winning (of course ;-)).
Anki Overdrive – $110.49
You can control this Robot with any smart device…how cool!?!? It interacts with the other Star Wars app-enabled Droids by Sphero. Just super cool especially if you are a Star Wars fan!!
Sphero Star Wars VD-1 Robot – $129.99