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2013 Gift Guide For Kids (Giveaway!)

2013 Holiday Gift Guide featuring To -Toys!

In September I took a trip to New York City to get a preview of the  2013 most wanted holiday toys before they hit the market at the Time to Play Magazine Holiday Showcase. I was invited to this annual media event as a Parent Panelist of Time to Play Mag.  Just like last year, the Holiday Showcase did not disappoint. There were toys, toys, and more toys! So many toys, it was hard to pick. Below are the toys that made my 2013 top toys for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 10. Some of these toys are under $20.00! What are your favorites toys this Christmas? Be sure to share yours in the comment section!

Time to Play Showcase 2013

Kid Friendly Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister Track Set

My son has hours of fun with his Hot Wheels. Hours. The Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister Track Set is on his list for Santa and with good reason. With three tracks, two controllers and one huge crash zone, it’s multicar mayhem that little boys will love. Collision courses and blasts through tunnels are part of the fun. And this game can become even more interactive. It includes an iPad stand and Action Capture App to make the track come to life!

Disclosure: These are my unbiased reviews and opinions on these toys. I did receive some products for review and consideration for this gift guide. Not all products were included.  Some of my links may be affiliates which means I may earn a small commission on your purchases. You can read my full disclosures here. As always, I thank you for your support!  

The World of Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar

I was really excited about featuring this line of toys. The World of Eric Carle will be celebrating 45 years of its most famous title, The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 2014.  For those families that loves the colorful book, you’ll also love the new line of toys and games perfect for babies and toddlers that debuted this holiday. Two of Eric Carle’s toys made my list. Bonus, visit The World of Eric Carle on Facebook and Pinterest for free downloadable activities, craft and activity projects to enjoy with your little ones.

Baby Play mat Hungry Caterpillar

The World of Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Plush Playmat is inspired by the award winning book. The play mat is perfect for Tummy time for your little one. The mat is soft with bright colored artwork from the book. An attached pillow (not featured) includes a ring with a strawberry teether and soft mirror for the curious teething baby.

The World of Eric Carle Alphabet Floor Puzzle

The World of Eric Carle Alphabet Floor Puzzle is great for toddlers learning their ABCs. This bright colored puzzle pieces are very large easy for little children to hold and manipulate. When finished, the puzzle is an amazing 10 feet wide! The price of this toy is just right, retailing at about $16.99!

Dora Singing Kitchen

Dora Sizzling Surprises Kitchen

Dora the Explorer: Sizzling Surprises Kitchen is perfect for your little one that loves to dance while they cook! There are over 50 English/Spanish phrases for your tot to learn and repeat while playing with this kitchen. The fun and upbeat music is a plus that most kitchens don’t have. The realistic cooking sounds will make your mini chef feel like the next top chef! This kitchen features the whole gang-  Swiper, Boots, Isa, Benny, Map, Backpack and even the Fiesta Trio! This kitchen is all about traditional kitchen play but with a magical twist. Traditional play features include an oven, sink, prep area, stovetop, and hooks for hanging utensils, pot, pan, and tea cups.

Nickelodeon TEAM UMIZOOM car

Team Umizoomi Come & Get Us Counting UmiCar

My six month-old nephew can’t get enough of the Team Umizoomi: Come and Get Us Counting UmiCar. And with good reason! The Come & Get Us Counting UmiCar includes a motorized UmiCar with Milli and Geo, and an easy-to-use UmiPhone remote control with three buttons.  Press the center button to call UmiCar and he’ll magically drive straight to you, just like on the TV show.  Press the forward arrow button and UmiCar moves and counts.  The Team Umizoomi Come & Get Us Counting UmiCar helps teach numbers and counting along with the fun remote control. My favorite feature about this car is that it’s unisex in color and the characters include a boy and girl. It’s a great for boys or for girls.  The remote is easy enough for a toddler to operate but an older sibling will still love that Umicar finds you and will drive to you!

Tabeo e2 Tablet PInk

Tabeo E2 8 Kids Tablet

Love this new version of  a reliable kid friendly WiFi ready tablet for so many reasons. Besides coming in at an affordable price, the Tabeo E2 8 Inch Kids Tablet – Pink is made with a durable design and is on the Android Jelly Bean platform.  Tabeo e2 is perfect for kids offering a no contract device and is the second generation of this line. The  8” screen has graphics that can compete with other high-end tablets, advanced parental controls, expanded storage, a dual-facing camera, plus the Tabeo App Store packed with thousands of free, kid-friendly applications and dozens of preloaded, premium apps, offer hours of entertainment, fun and education for children.

CRA-Z-ART Loom Shimmer

CraZArt Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker Kit

My seven and eight year-old are crazy for Cra-Z-Art’s Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker. They have spent hours making the rubber band bracelets in many different styles. They make them for fun or to trade with their friends. This kit contains over 600 assorted color rubber bands. It’s been almost a month and we still have plenty of rubber bands left!

Doc McStuffins Checkup Center Builds Kids' Imaginations

Doc McStuffins Checkup Center Builds Kids’ Imaginations

Any toy or product that helps young girls enter the field of science is a winner in my book.  The Disney Doc McStuffins checkup center lets your little girl pretend she is healing her favorite toys. She gives them their healthy toy checkups, too, right along with Doc McStuffins. When she examines Doc’s friend Lambie, she sees blinking lights and hears electronic sounds while Lambie is on the examination table. Pretend X-rays light up, too. It’s everything a kid needs to play along with young Doc McStuffins and to imagine she will be a doctor someday. This toy was featured in Kmart’s Fab15 list and with good reason!

Calico Critters Ice Cream Truck

Calico Corners Ice Cream Truck!

On my daughter’s list this year was anything and everything featuring her favorite small critters– Calico Critters! The new Ice Cream Truck is rolling into Cloverleaf Corners! The truck includes a soft serve ice cream machine, scoops of ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate), cones, cups, bowls, spoons, ice cream scooper, menu, and decorative stickers.

MicoMic toys truck
Mic-o-mic Tow Truck

If your child loves to build and manipulate than this Mic-o-mic line is for you! Mic-o-mic® is a high quality educational toy developed & engineered in Germany. The use of flexible clips and colorful pins allows the builder of mic-o-mic toys the flexibility to pick, choose and design. Each set comes with enough colorful pins for the child to build and rebuild the same toy with a different outcome. Developed with educators, mic-o-mic allows children to develop several skills such as hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and the development of a 3-dimensional imagination.It includes a small chopper (helicopter), tow truck (pictured), and sports car. Building either of these will offer hours of play time fun for your older child.

Despicable Me 2 DVD

Despicable Me 2 DVD

We saw Despicable Me 2 this summer and loved it!  The movie is the top box-office comedy of the year for kids and families. Featuring Gru, his adorable girls, the mischievous Minions, and a new cast of unforgettable characters including Pollito, the blockbuster sequel is a must have.  This laugh-out-loud comedy is “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide®). Right in time for the holiday stockings Universal Studios Home Entertainment is offering the movie on DVD.

GIVEAWAY! {ENDED!}

One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray, Digital HD DVD, a Reversible Despicable Me 2 Minion Beanie cap, Despicable Me 2 Pen, and Despicable Me 2 Plush toy!

Despicable Me 2 DVD

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  8. Giveaway ends December 13, 2013, 11:59 a.m.  E.S.T.  Winner will be picked at random and notified by email if they win. Open to U.S. residents only.

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  22. I like Jorge the best :)

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  41. Dave is our fav

  42. Stuart is my favorite minion.

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  47. Sara Giresi says:

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  48. I like all the minions. They are funny and adorable

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  64. Brittney House says:

    My favorite minion is Kevin.

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  69. beth shepherd says:

    My favorite is Dave. THank you!

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  72. My favorite minion is Dave.

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  83. My favorite minion is Kevin

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  92. Dave is my favorite.

  93. Jorge is my favorite

  94. Dave is our favorite minion.

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  98. We loved most of them I wish more of them were named because they only basically named Dave and Kevin. thank you

  99. I like Stuart

  100. kevin is my favorite minion, i love despicable me and i can’t wait to see 2

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