It’s almost that time of year again, and if you want to avoid the burgeoning throngs at the mall, get a jump on your holiday shopping now. We pored through the hottest gifts of the year to select our top five picks, so you can be sure your kid will be thrilled with Santa’s delivery this year. Check ‘em out:
Yule love this heartwarming and hilarious Charles Dickens-inspired holiday classic. 20 years after the original release, everyone’s favorite Muppets characters are now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with The Muppet Christmas Carol Special Edition, so pop this in and snuggle up with your kids on the couch to start a holiday family tradition of your own.
If your kids really love these muppet characters make these Muppet Finger Puppet Ornaments for your tree!
The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer inspires kids to imagine and explore the world around them. Over 325 applications and front and back cameras help children develop skills in art, reading, science, math and more. What’s better than an educational toy? Your kid will have no idea all that fun is actually good for his brain. (We won’t tell . . .)
This adorable, fluffy Furby has a mind of her own, as she responds to your child’s voice, touch and to music. Her unique personality is shaped by play, so your kid can actually influence her development and teach her skills. Your child will love feeding, tickling, and nurturing this plush, cute, little critter.
There’s nothing ancient about this Wowwee Roboraptor, a robot dinosaur that roams the earth with the help of your child’s guidance—and a remote control. This delightfully daunting dino responds to touch and displays three distinct moods that determine his behavior and the direction of your kid’s imaginative play.
That’s right—Rubik’s Cubes are back! In this day of beeping, flashing, walking, and talking toys, it’s nice to revive a simple old favorite. Plus, this gift provides vital brain-food for your little one who will spend hours of time occupied with finding the elusive solution.