My just turned 5 year old Shane’s favorite activity this fall was making his birthday and Santa list. Every few days he would say with a big smirk “Moooom you know what tiiiime it is” and hand me a ripped piece of paper and pencil. 👦🏻📝 Which reminded me, if you know me, you know I love a good EXHAUSTIVE COMPREHENSIVE list so why not share my ideas for the holidays, or birthday, or rain days, or an holiday or for any gift giving reason! There is definitely something for everyone on this list!👦🏻👦🏽👧🏿👧🏼🎄🕎🎁💰📝.
With 4 kids I actually like to start my holiday shopping in October when things are definitely in stock and I don’t have to wrestle with the crowds. Then last year I decided to just do most of my shopping on Amazon because they have the biggest selection, competitive prices and I could do it from the comfort of my pajamas and my coffee as I sit in front of my tv relaxing (watching CNN). ☕️📺 Since a lot of these are hot items and are sold out in the stores it’s always a great option knowing you can get them online and delivered through Amazon Prime in a few days or OVERNIGHT! 👍🏽 Obviously prices vary as does availability of stock in stores but for convenience and ease of organization I’m using Amazon as my list. So without further ado…this is Shane and Skyler’s Xmas/ Hanukkah/ Birthday Lists…good for ages 2+ and mostly appropriate for girls as well! You can click any hyperlinks you see and like and they will add to your Amazon shopping cart. Forgive me for not adding pictures for each link/item/toy. This post is taking SEVERAL HOURS and since I’m still new to wordpress I can’t figure out an easy way to display an image and a link at the same time (goals for 2018). I am only including most pictures but feel free to click each hyperlink to see an actual pic if there is no picture! Sorrrrrrry 🙁 Also check back every so often because as people suggest toy ideas I will update the bottom of my list with “NEW TO IDEAS ADDITIONS”
There are 2 weeks left till Xmas and less for Hanukkah so if you are like the rest of the world, and procrastinated till the last minute, or you don’t have the time to shop in the stores, or you are too overwhelmed and can’t get your act together, DONT WORRY! I have done all the work for you, just scroll through and see what appeals to your KIDS. 👦🏻👦🏽👧🏿👧🏼🎄🕎🎁💰📝 still have plenty of time to amazon prime your items and WRAP THEM! I have broken up the guide by TV SHOW/ TOPIC… This post is a reminder that its GO TIME! No more dragging your feet, get your holiday shopping done NOW!
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This season it’s alllllll about Paw Patrol and the pups for my boys and for the toddler age group. Seems like a few times a year they come up with a new theme of pups and vehicles. This year it’s about the Sea Patrol/ Transforming Vehicles and Mission Rescue pups and vehicles! Skies the limits with Paw Patrol, there are so many theme and pup options just search Paw Patrol toys and you will have tons of options if you don’t care about the newest themes! 🐶
All the Pups in Their Sea Patrol Transforming Vehicles-
Zuma, Chase, Rocky, Skye, Marshall, Rubble. I will add a pic as an example below
Then of course you can do the transforming vehicle with a bonus friend (the little animal they save). Here are 2 examples-
The Lookout Towers-
This below is the hot new tower this season that you can park your vehicles at! 🔭
Air Patroller (Plane) 🛩
Mission Cruiser (Bus)
Paw Patroller (Bus)
Mission Rescue Pups with Vehicles (collection option 1)
Mission Paw (collection set 2 of vehicles- now I can’t quite figure out the difference but when I was in Toys R Us today it seems like these vehicles are smaller and cheaper). Im giving you the link for Chase but then you can chose whatever pup you want.
Bundle of 6 Mission Rescue Pups–
This is a great deal I think because it has all of them, but i believe its just the figures with no vehicles
Jungle Patrol Vehicles (the pups are all wearing neon green boots) here is an example with Rocky
ok the list goes on and on and on and on with Paw Patrol. There are plenty of playsets, and towers and vehicles to choose from!
16 piece PJ Mask playset (has all the figures from the show)
This picture shows the Deluxe Vehicles and the Transforming Sets
Here are the links for the vehicles:
PJ MASK NIGHTTIME ADVENTURES DIE CAST SPIRAL PLAYSET (Spiral Playset)
Then there are die cast vehicles that go with this track set. BEWARE THESE ARE SMALLER VEHICLES THAT DO NOT CONTAIN THE FIGURE IT IS JUST THE DIECAST CAR. Here is an example of Romeo’s lab vehicle sold separately. Once you click this then you can search the other vehicle options in the suggestions on the bottom of that page.
Blaze and the Monster Machines
As far as I know (from what he told me) they release new cars in each new tv season.
Here is a pack of some of the original guys: Blaze, Crusher, Stripes, Zeg
So I thiiiink the names of some of the new Vehicle Trucks are:
Animal Truck Bundle Including: Alligator, Slop, Crab, Skunk, Ant, Grasshopper (below)
Blaze Track Sets
Flip & Race Speedway (below) and then you can add extra race cars (MAKE SURE THEY ARE FLIP AND RACE CARS if you ant to utilize the flipping feature otherwise the regular blaze trucks DO fit!)
Other Blaze Toys:
Talking Blaze Trucks (around 9 inches and lots to choose from) here is Zeg
Once again there are tons more of the 3 inch DIE CAST vehicles. Just type in blaze trucks. Amazon has a bunch of bundle options.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Roadster Racers
Die cast Racing Vehicles
Or you can get a 10 car bundle pack
2-in-1 Racers (there are several to choose from) Here is Mickey
There are other talking Toy Story Dolls below but here is Woody
There are exclusive theme park toys like this Zurg
DISNEY CARS 3
and you can buy the crash cars separate: Taco, Cruz, Jimbo, T-Bone etc..
Of course if you search Disney Cars there will be tons and tons of toys and cars and racetracks that come up from all 3 movies!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Thomas the Train
There are soooooo many Thomas the Train wooden trains to choose from here is the link for Thomas
Best Idea is to start with the Starter Set
There are pleeeeeenty of Houses and Stores and stations and train accessories and track sets to choose from if you search Thomas and Friends
Train Tables- Of course you can have trains without table to build your tracks on. We use train tables for a lot of our playing with various toys not just trains. May i suggest if you get a table make sure you get one with storage/drawer underneath for quick clean up and ability to hide all the junk and tracks! we have this Kidcraft Table!
Imaginary Play– Dolls, Strollers and Shopping Carts are not only for girls! I strongly believe that boys should get a chance to play house as well. Lots of choices to chose from. My favorite baby dolls are from Corolle. There are tons of stroller options, an you could of course go with a Blue stroller for your son!
OTHER RANDOM TOY IDEAS
ART EASELS, PAINT ACCESSORIES and ARTS AND CRAFTS- Lots of easel options in varying prices to choose from. Don’t forget to add the plastic paint cups, paper, brushes and all the other accessories. This is my favorite easel by Kidcraft because of the storage tub organizers underneath. Don’t forget all the arts and craft stuff as well- markers, crayons, construction paper, glue etc…
VAMPIRINA– A new Disney Show. You can get a figure pack as a good introduction
DOLLS, DOLLS AND MORE DOLLS– Im not even going to insert a pic here because the skies there are an infinite amount of options and accessories that go with the dolls- strollers, cribs, swings, high chairs etc…
SCOOTERS– We started our boys on a scooter around 18 months old and they both got the hang of it very quickly. Our faaaaaavorite 3 wheeled scooter (you can get the mini one for 2-5 yrs old or the next six for 5+) by Micro Kickboard
Any kind of Power Wheels 12v Ride On Car
Vortex Spin Swing Special– A BACKYARD FAVORITE and can hold multiple children and has interchangeable swing options
or anything Coco like their moveable action figures
Mercedes Benz Push/Ride On car– they come in a few colors and my boys are OBSESSED with riding them around the house and hiding all their toys and figures under the seat
3 of our FAVORITE BOOKS
One of our all time basement favorites is the Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer
its about 12x9x6 and can hold a bunch of little bouncing toddlers!
Another basement/backyard favorite for the toddler crowd! Step 2 up & down roller coaster ride on You can search rolle coasters there are a bunch of options some more appropriate for the older kids like 5+.
Amazing for both boys and girls are any of the Little Tikes kitchens. you can choose depending on the size and price point! Don’t forget to add the play food!
Dollhouses aren’t only for girls! There are plenty of boy options as well. To be honest I think its adorable that my boys play with my daughters barbie houses… Kid craft dollhouses are always a safe choice and they have a lot of options and price points!
DISNEY MOANA– Here is a Figure Set
MASHEMS AND BLIND BAGS– What kid (or mom) doesn’t love the thrill of opening up a blind bag and seeing what you got! THIS CAN GET ADDICTING!
DISNEY FROZEN– My boys love Frozen especially Olaf. Search around for lots of options especially with the new Frozen Fever movie out!
Any Construction Vehicles
Any remote Controlled Cars
BOARD GAMES and CARD GAMES
Think Uno, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Hi Ho Cherry-O, lots of choices just search around for some new fun ones!
BIKES– My sons like character bikes and they serve the purpose at the cheaper price points since they grow so quickly i don’t believe in investing a lot of money into a bike until they get older. Shane picked a Paw Patrol bike for his birthday
WINTER FUN– Do not wait till the first snowflake falls before you rush out to get your sleds and snowmen making kits! Plan ahead now. Wooden sled? Saucer? Boogie Board types? Blow up tube? Which will you choose? oh and don’t forget your snow ball makers!
Sno-Tree Kit– add water and paint the snow
Other AMAZON TOY TOPICS to help brainstorm ideas
OK IT IS NOW TIME FOR ME TO PRESSS SEND AND STEP AWAAAAAAY FROM MY COMPUTER! I COULD KEEP GOING AND GOING AND GOING BUT I THINK YOU GUYS GOT THE GIST! Have a very Happy Holiday Season and All the Best in 2018! GOOD LUCK!