All week, along with my friends Andrea at The Cottage Market and Lisa at The Pennington Point, we've been sharing some ideas on how to help Santa stuff those stockings this holiday season. Little boys are easy for me to shop for, since I seem to want to buy Brady everything under the sun. Hey - that's what grandma's are for, right? My step-daughter might disagree, but I think he needs just about everything here.
dinosaur puzzles will help keep in busy for a while, and learn something along the way. I love that they come in a neat little box, that will make them easy to put on a shelf when they're finished playing.
binoculars. But, since little boys seem to be a little tough on toys, these durable ones from Fisher Price are kinda perfect. They're adjustable, so even as they grow they can keep on using them.
Blaze the Firefly makes for a cute flashlight - but then I always expect adorable things from Doug & Melissa. No matter if he's just camping out in the living room, or trekking outdoors to catch fireflies, he'll love to lug around "his" flashlight.
Watch a Bug. It pops open to let them carry around their little "friend" for a bit and let them go. Of course, it's a much friendlier option for showing mom their current finds, too :)
marshmallow gun? They really shoot the sweet stuff - or in this case, mini-marshmallows. Although it's small, this little marshmallow shooter can send them up to 30 ft. away. Pretty cool stuff! It even comes with a small bag of marshmallows to get them started.
Bananagrams is a fun word based game, but it's great for travel since it comes in a fun zipper bag. Or course, I'll keep your secret that you're trying to help him increase his vocabulary and spelling skills. He'll be having too much fun to even realize it!
Yo-yo's date back to Roman times as one of the oldest toys on earth. They are even depicted on urns from ancient Greece. Along with the Romans, they were also played with by children of the Mayans, found in China, and Egyptians and several other cultures. It's definitely one of those toys that has stood the test of time. And there's a reason for that... it's just plain fun to learn how to walk the dog!
Let's fast forward now, to a little something more motorized. This tiny remote control car is a pint sized version of the popular counterparts. A micro car is perfect for adding into their stocking. Of course, remote controlled cars are cool enough on their own, but when they come this little it kicks it up just a notch.
I think I saved the best for last.... or at least my favorite of the bunch. How awesome are these little remote control "spiders"? Hexbug Spiders come in a variety of colors, and may just be the most played with toy on Christmas morning. Dual band controllers means that two separate spiders can be controlled at the same time, perfect for those "death matches."
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