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100 Great Gifts for Giving

by Elena Epstein

We have had a fun year at NAPPA Awards—unboxing, testing, and playing with lots of toys and other family products. And now we’re bringing you the best of the best. We have something for everyone on your list—toys focused on creative play and robots that teach about circuits, creative games for family fun night and the newest surprise collectibles. At NAPPA Awards we know the best memories are made through play and family time spent together. That’s why we have been celebrating the best family products for the past 29 years.

FUN & LEARNING

Moving Creations with K’nex
Learn to apply STEM principles just like an engineer using experiments and “Think Bigger” challenges. $39.99, 8-14, www.hand2mind.com

More Great Products
Beaker Creatures Alien Experiment Lab (beakercreatures.com)
• Botzees (pai.technology)
• Coding Critters (LearningResources.com)
• LeapBuilders ABC Smart House (leapfrog.com)
• Learn & Groove Shakin’ Colors Maracas (leapfrog.com)
• Marbleocity 4-Bar Link (playmonster.com)
• Novie (spinmaster.com)
• Osmo Little Genius Starter Kit (playosomo.com)
• PAW Patrol Learning Watch: Chase, Marshall, Skye (vtechkids.com)
• Remote-Control Gear-Bot (lakeshorelearning.com)

IMAGINATIVE PLAY

Dig It Up! Discoveries: Dragons
Chip and chisel to release 12 fantastical creatures from their golden eggs and learn about each one’s mystical powers in the discovery guide. $25.95, 4+, www.MindWare.com

More Great Products
• American Girl Bowling Alley (americangirl.com)
• Ariel Music & Lights Vanity (target.com)
• Automoblox (amazon.com)
• Build & Play Treehouse (lakeshorelearning.com)
• Croco Jungle Research Station (schleich-s.com)
• Disney Princess Style Collection Play Suitcase (jakks.com)
• DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free Spirit & Lucky Grooming Paddock (justplayproducts.com)
• KaBlocks Blast (MindWare.com)
• KidiGo Walkie Talkies (vtechkids.com)
• Let’s Pretend Shopkeeper (kidkraft.com)
• Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Adventures Playset (JustPlayProducts.com)
• PLAYMOBIL Mars Space Station (playmobil.us)
• Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill (leapfrog.com)
• Sweet Raspberry Home (calicocritters.com)
• Toy Story 4 Buzz Lightyear Star Command Center (jakks.com)
• Treasure Seekers Pirate Ship (vtechkids.com)

FUN WITH FRIENDS

Juno My Baby Elephant
With over 150 lifelike movements and sounds. $99.99, 5+, www.junomybabyelephant.com

More Great Products
• Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama (zuru.com)
• Disney Junior Minnie Walk & Dance Unicorn Feature Plush (JustPlayProducts.com)
• Disney Junior T.O.T.S. Nursery Headquarters Playset (JustPlayProducts.com)
• DreamWorks Dragons: Hatching Baby Toothless (target.com)
• Gigantosaurus Roar & Stomp Giganto (jakks.com)
• Harry Potter Hedwig Interactive Creature (jakks.com)
• JoJo Siwa Singing JoJo Doll D.R.E.A.M. (JustPlayProducts.com)
• Julie’s Pinball Machine (americangirl.com)
• Monti Kids (montikids.com)
• Myla the Magical Unicorn (vtechkids.com)
• PJ Masks PJ Seeker (JustPlayProducts.com)
• Playdate Ariel (jakks.com)
• #SNAPSTAR (snapstartworld.com)

GET CREATIVE

Scribble Scrubbie Safari Oasis
Adorable, colorable, and washable pet figures that kids can customize. $19.99, 3+, www.shop.crayola.com

More Great Products
• Aquabeads Deluxe Studio (aquabeadsart.com)
• Blinger Diamond Collection (wickedcooltoys.com)
• Cool Maker Go Glam Nail Stamper (coolmaker.com)
• Cool Maker KumiKreator 2-in-1 Maker (coolmaker.com)
• Crayola Spin and Spiral Art Station (shop.crayola.com)
• Gifeez (spinmaster.com)
• Kinetic Sand Sandisfying Set (kineticsand.com)
• Make Your Own Cross Stitch Wood Jewelry (MindWare.com)
• My Fairy Garden Nature Cottage (playmonster.com)
• Playfoam Pluffle (educationalinsights.com)
• Y’Art (kahootz.com)

GAME ON!

Mad Moves
Perform ballet as a T-rex or limbo like a baby. Get ready to dance like you’ve never before. $19.99, 8+, www.playmonster.com

More Great Products
• Butts Up (playmonster.com)
• Cheeky Butts (bananagrams.com)
• Disney Villainous: Wicked to the Core (ravensburger.us)
• Fish for Fish (yulutoys.com)
• Friends of a Feather (ravensburger.us)
• Heads Talk Tails Walk (thinkfun.com)
• JAWS: A Game of Strategy and Suspense (ravensburger.us)
• KIC-Start – Kids in Conversation (contenderbrands.com)
• Marble Circuit (mindware.com)
• Meltdown (playmonster.com)
• My First Memory Game Ocean (tlji.com)
• Orangutwang (playmonster.com)
• Pencil Nose (fatbraintoyco.com)
• Pick Me Up, Piggy! (MindWare.com)
• The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Box of Lies Party Game (hasbrogaming.hasbro.com)

STOCKING STUFFERS & COLLECTABLES

Awesome Bloss’ems
Plant a seed and grow your very own doll. $6.99, 5+, www.spinmaster.com

More Great Products
• Blume (BlumeDolls.com)
• Crayola Glitter Dots (shop.crayola.com)
• Dino Smashers Epic Egg (smashersworld.zuru.com)
• Dragamonz Multipack (spinmaster.com)
• HairDUDEables BFF 2-Pack (justplayproducts.com)
• Hatchimals Pixies (hatchimals.com)
• Jurassic World Snap Squad Assortment (target.com)
• My Singing Monsters Exclusive 3 Pack of Musical Collectible Figures (amazon.com)
• Pomsies Lumies (skyrocketon.com)
• Pinata Fiesta (jakks.com)
• Pixie Belles (wowwee.com)
• Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise (zuru.com)
• Rainbocorns Sequin Surprise Series 2 Plush (zuru.com)
• Ryan’s World Super Surprise Safe    (JustPlayProducts.com)
• Shopkins Real Littles (www.moosetoys.com)
• TLC Kritters (redwood-ventures.com)
• Twisty Petz Cuddlez (twistypetz.com)

OUTDOOR FUN

Kid Trax Rideamals Dino
Tot-sized triceratops featuring multiple types of interactive play: feed, pet, walk and ride. With a maximum speed of 1.5 MPH. $129, 18-30 months, www.walmart.com

More Great Products
• Crazy Bocce (funsparks.com)
• Crazy Cart Shift (razor.com)
• E-Punk (razor.com)
• EzyRoller Drifter Pro X (ezyroller.com)
• Fold & Go Rally Racer (simplay3.com)
• Free Wheelin’ Rider Sport Convertible Balance Bike    (playmonster.com)
• Primo Foldable Lights (globber.com)
• The Globber One K E-Motion – E10 (globber.com)
• Turbo A Black Label (walmart.com)
• Wild Ones (razor.com)
• X-Power Dozer (jakks.com)


For the full product reviews and pictures, visit nappaawards.com

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