2011 Most Popular Christmas Presents for Kids

As the year come to an end, Christmas grows ever closer.  Since early October you start seeing Christmas decorations displayed and sold in stores. Along with the holiday spirit comes the stress of buying presents, especially when it comes the Christmas presents for kids. The parents of the kids expect the presents to be of a high standard.  The best piece of advice which can be given is, get on the hunt early!

Toys of today are largely not only for entertainment purposes but they also act as an educational probe or can enhance the artistic talent of a child.  Toddlers can enjoy music with the ‘Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo’; the character plays musical instruments and sings along with the kid.  Other instruments are available; the piano and guitar are sold separately.  Other popular Christmas presents for kids are the Playskool Poppin’ Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper in blue; this toy helps in the development of motor skills of the baby and hand-eye coordination.

For little girls nothing beats a classic doll.  Every age group has their own collection of dolls and accessories. Some ideas for age groups are as follows:

Make believe toys such as dollhouses, mini kitchen sets, diner sets and other such toys are also brilliant ideas. There is just something about dolls and make believe toys that fascinate the girls and have made these toys all time favourites.

Little boys may be easier to buy gifts for as the selection is not so varied. With all the different cartoon characters today, picking one can be tricky, so why not stick to helping the child’s education by considering the Lego Ninjago, K’NEX Mario Kart or Imaginarium City Central Train Table. These definitely fit the bill.

Children’s Christmas presents aren’t all about being materialistic but is also about being able to build the relationship with the younger generation through the things they like most.  It is through toys that they can both have fun and learn in the process. When kids enjoy the holidays and their new toys the adults are happy; so once you’ve chosen the right present it’s a win-win situation for all!

These popular toys for kids should help your search for that perfect toy for the little ones this holiday season. However, homemade Christmas presents for kids are another option, if your budget doesn’t stretch far enough for some of the toys mentioned. The most important thing is spending time together as family and to enjoy the festive period.

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FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup

December 5, 2011 by  
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Coming in at number 4 on our list of hotly anticipated gifts is the FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup. This will be an awesome present this Christmas time and is bound to become a bestseller!

"A dog is for life not just for Christmas" is a saying we’ve all heard and one we all remember when our loved ones asking for man’s best friend. The FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup is a great alternative as it’s all the fun without the responsibility! So, you can feel happy with the knowledge that you can have a dog in your home this Christmas without the worry of high-cost vet’s bills.

The FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup is impressive as it looks, barks and pants just like the real thing! This toy looks adorable as it is modeled on a Bichon Frise dog. Just like a real dog of this breed it is soft to the touch and of a similar size. She barks enthusiastically if you pat her on her head and if you put her on her side she will turn and meet you. When she’s excited she’ll wag her tail and has a cute high pitched bark!

You’re in charge of the FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup using the remote control leash it comes with. All you need to do is pick up the leash and push the forward arrow and she will start walking at a pace that is perfect for your child to keep up with. Turning is simple – just press the left and right arrows on the leash. Watch out, once you set GoGo off she might not stop!

Now for the boring but necessary instructions; The FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup is meant to be used indoors or on any smooth, dry surface. If your child does want to walk their dog outside make sure the ground is dry and that you wipe her rubber paws afterwards. Batteries are included with the FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup. It uses 4 C batteries so get stocked up because this toy will be played with non-stop. Oh, but don’t worry about the barking disrupting your post-Xmas dinner snooze as it does have an off switch!

If you’re wanting the perfect Xmas gift then take a look at The FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup as it is set to be one of the top toys this Xmas 2011.Make sure you order soon so that you get the FurReal GoGo My Walkin Pup before Xmas day. Do it now while GoGo is still in stock!

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Air Swimmers eXtreme from Animal Planet

December 5, 2011 by  
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Toys seem to be getting more and more awesome every year, so much so that adults want to join in the action. There are some toys in Toys R Us this year that will earn a lot of delight and laughter, from anyone who uses them! Topping the list this year is the Air Swimmers eXtreme from Animal Planet. You need to actually see this toy in action to witness how unbelievable it is! It operates veryfluidly; you’ll think you’re in the middle of the fish tank or in the ocean.

You can get the Air Swimmer Remote Control Inflatable Floating Shark or the Remote Control Flying Clownfish. Both toys are greatly in demand right now and are ideal for fun for the entire family.

It changes direction; up or down or an entire 360 degrees! The nylon the toy is made from is strong and long lasting; it can even hit walls without damage. This toy is a huge hit at office gatherings, family reunions, and birthday parties and of course as a Christmas gift.

Once the Air Swimmers eXtreme from Animal Planet is filled with helium it’s ready to show you what it can do. This cool toy is weight balanced, so it won’t rise up too high or fall too low. It is simply amazing and is so easy to use, providing you with hours of entertainment and fun!

This toy works thanks to infrared technology. To operate it, you have to aim the light the controller directly onto the receiving pod (the fish or the shark). When you want the air swimmer to move you use the tail button. When you activate it, the tail moves back and forth from left to right as it propels forward. You can go fast or slow depending on how you control the tail button. When you want the Air Swimmers eXtreme from Animal Planet to turn, you simply push the tail button the desired direction. Whenever you want the fish or shark to change altitude, you move the button to make it climb. When you want to lower the Air Swimmer, you use the dive button.

You and your children will be delighted and amazed at the antics of this toy. The Clownfish Air Swimmer is 57 inches in length and 36 inches in height as is the shark.

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Mini Kick Scooter

December 2, 2011 by  
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Younger kids always want to copy what older kids are doing and don’t want to be left behind. Scooters are typically a toy for older children that younger children want.  For 3 to 5 year olds many parents feel regular scooters can be dangerous causing accidents. Thanks to the Micro they have made a Mini Kick Scooter that is safe for young children to use, it has the basic functions of a regular scooter without the worry for parents.

The Mini Kick Scooter’s features include:

  • Large panel- As the panel is large enough to accommodate both feet to be placed on the panel they can enjoy the ride without having to balance on one foot. They won’t have to keep pushing off from the ground either making it easier for them.
  • Low deck panel- With a deck lower to the ground makes scooting easier for the little ones to scoot safely as they can hop on and off the board as they please.
  • Lightweight- The Mini Kick Scooter only weighs 3.3 pounds which makes for easy transportation to bring anywhere.
  • Spoon Break- At the back of the scooter there’s a brake giving more control to your child when their riding.
  • Tricycle styled wheels- There are two wheels at the front of the scooter stability unlike the traditional scooter.There is a single wheel at the back of the scooter is designed for mobility.
  • Italian Made Wheels-The wheels are made from Polyurethane allowing the children to have a smooth ride also, the wheels make no noise so no disturbances. Furthermore due to thehigh quality materialif the scooter was used indoors it won’t leave any scuff marks on floors.
  • Durable Construction material- Due to its high quality Swiss design you can be assured that you child will be able to ride the scooter for years to come.

The Mini Kick Scooter will bring a smile to your child's face and  will last for years to come. One mother was extremely happy with the Mini kick Scooter in 2007 she purchased the scooter and updated her positive review of the scooter for two years with it 'still going strong'.

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Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset

December 12, 2010 by  
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Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset

The brand new Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset gives your child everything they need to command the coolest fireman around.

Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset/No firetruck
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The very first thing that grabs you with this toy is just how compact and space-saving it is. Unlike other toys that might take up most of your living room floor, or have so many bits and pieces that many inevitably get lost over time, the Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset comes in one neat case that doubles up as the fire station command centre. This, and the clever carry handle on the top of the case, not only makes the whole set very easy to carry, but because all the pieces fit easily and tidily back inside the case when finished with, your child is much less likely to ever lose that all important piece and it won’t leave your room in a mess.

Another great thing about the Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset is that with no fiddly assembly and no batteries required this playset really is ready to go. From the minute you open the box your toddler is free to play to their hearts content. Just open up the fire station to reveal the fire fighters headquarters, where you’ll find the kitchen and utility areas as well as a nifty turn table for Jupiter (the fire engine) to be turned and directed out of the opening doors.

In addition to these cool features, the Fireman Sam Deluxe Fire Station Playset also comes with Officer Steele and Fireman Sam character figures as well as neat little accessories such as a fire extinguisher and a fireman’s pole. It even includes a bell on the side of the fire station for that realistic fireman ring!

You can even create the whole village of Pontypandy by connecting the Deluxe Fire Station Playset with the other playsets in the range (including the Mountain Lodge and Supermarket) to make a comprehensive play setting for Fireman Sam and friends. Then your child can even have them drive the vehicles around the village using the Road Track pack.

A compact and tidy fun house, packed full of fun features, accessories and figures, as well as being able to connect to other sets in the series, the Deluxe Fire Station Playset with fire engine turn table is the perfect toy for your little one this Christmas. Once they experience the fun of Fireman Sam and friends in his own Deluxe Fire Station Playset, they’ll never want to stop playing.

FurReal Friends Newborn Bunny – Grey and White

December 13, 2009 by  
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This adorable newborn is no ordinary bunny! She was born in the wild, and now she needs your love and care! She's very sleepy, so wake her up gently. Give your newborn lots of love and affection by petting the soft fur on her back. Then watch your ba [Read More....]

Fur Real Friends Newborn Chimp Black/Brown

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FurReal Friends Newborn Biscuit Puppy

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Furreal Friends Newborn Lamb

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Fur Real NewBorn Kitten-Light Brown/White

December 11, 2009 by  
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Amazing, lifelike kitty really comes to life with electronic kneading movements and kitty sounds! Includes 3 AAA batteries. Kitten comes with bottle and adoption certificate. For ages 4 and up.

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