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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: 6 Ideas for Kids


Kids tend to be easy to shop for during the holidays. A little too easy, judging from the number of toys occupying valuable real estate in our basement. But just in case you’re drawing a total blank or just need a little fresh inspiration, you’ll find a couple in this gift guide that’ll please any kid!

Action Figures


Again, does Target ever fail to deliver? And since I just saw the newest Disney movie Moana over the holiday weekend (highly recommend, in case you’re curious), I’ve got Moana’s Adventure Canoe ($17.99) on my Christmas list. Likewise, any superhero fan in your life will love these Super Hero Action Dolls ($19.99) along with any numerous action figures they carry.

Coloring Book


For the fashionista artist on your list, try The International Fashionista’s Lookbook Diary ($14.99). It’s a coloring book and diary that is focused on fashion design, world culture and self-expression. It’s a unique and fun holiday gift perfect for ages 8-12. It has 83 pages for detailed coloring along with writing and sketching prompts to get girls thinking about how to approach developing an idea.

PaperTrax Race Tracks


Paper Trax is a completely recyclable, all paper-based race track created to race cars on the walls. The newest addition to the Paper Trax collection is the Paper Trax Speedway Edition ($24.99). All you do is pop open the box, fold the Trax and stick them to the wall with a removable adhesive tape, and your kids will be entertained for hours.

Stuffed Bunny


This Blue Motif Star Bunny ($24.95) from Kahiniwalla is not only adorable and cuddly, but it also helps support women in rural Bangladesh. Made by women in Dhaka, these 100 percent organic cotton bunnies will capture your child’s heart while helping others.

Kids’ Marble Run

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Let your littlest engineers get creative with this Hape Musical Marble Run ($99.99). Encourage logical thinking, spatial understanding and creativity. Kids can set up the wooden rails, blocks and musical chimes to make their very own marble run in countless configurations.

SuperME Cape Backpacks

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Let your little superheroes take near flight on their way to and from school with these SuperME Cape backpacks ($39.99). When it’s time for serious business, the cape can be tucked away in a pocket.

Bonus Idea: Strider Bikes


It may be a little chilly to learn to ride a bike, but a Strider Bike (like the one you see above for $99) makes for a great gift for Santa to put under the tree. We’ll have a full review coming up in a couple months, but these are good for ages toddler to 3 years. It’s basically a bike without training wheels, and kiddos can walk, run or ride them at whatever pace and difficulty level feels best to them.

See, this is the problem. I want to get all of these for my kids! Limits. Must have limits.Erin

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