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The decorations are filling the shelves, the promos are starting and the jingle bells are ringing!! Christmas is just around the corner and if your house is anything like mine the kids have already started putting in their requests ha. I am not one to spend hundreds of dollars on my kids for Christmas. A few fun things, a few practical things, a bit of laughter and fun with family and some good food is what is normally on our list.
This year I am a bit excited as we are taking the kids to a nursing home that my mum manages for the morning and dressing them up as little elves (my dad will be Santa and my mum Mrs Clause) to spend the morning handing out some gifts and having some fun spreading some Christmas cheer with some lovely elderly folk who have been forgotten.
Aside from our Christmas day plans the Christmas list is at the top of my kid’s lips on most days haha.
As I said before I am often on the lookout for affordable and fun toys my kids will like and below is a list of some toys filling the shelves that we have bought in the past for our kids that have been a hit which I would recommend if you are looking for some ideas.
I hear about Zelfs … EVERY.SINGLE.DAY … Zelfs first came into our house when my eldest daughter turned 8 and the only thing she pleaded and requested for her birthday were Zelfs. I have to admit that I do love a Zelf. I collected trolls when I was a kid and Zelfs are kind of similar but just a more attractive version of them and their hair is so soft to touch. There have been many hours playing with Zelfs at our house and the best part is they start from $2.99 (a great stocking filler).
Shopkins first entered our home when my middle daughter turned 4. We received quite a few different sets as gifts for her birthday and they were a hit from day dot. She has spent many hours playing with her Shopkins and I have to admit they are pretty darn cute! Packs start from $2.99
3: The Ugglys Pet Shop
Somehow a few of The Ugglys Pet Shop toys have ended up in our house. No idea where they came from lol. These tend to be targeted more at boys as a similar idea as Shopkins and there is a full range of fun and gross looking little pets. Packs start from $ $3.99
If you have a child that loves to craft then Beados is for them! My girls have spent hours making necklaces and rings and keyrings out of the precious gems. The best part about Beados is the only thing you need to add is water so there is no mess to clean up afterwards. WINNING!! Kits start from $9.99.
Qixels are similar to Beados but are targeted more towards boys. Having said that my girls have loved making ninjas and dinosaurs out of Qixels as well. Similar to Beados all you need is water so there is no mess. You can make all different kinds of designs and my kids loved the little accessories that you can put on your creations. Qixels packs start from $12.99
Following on the crafting theme Geleez have be alot of fun for the girls as well. If you have kids that love to paint then this is for them. Geleez makes it easy for your kids to get creative with some colourful paint without the mess and have an assortment of different packs of cute little products they can create including dreamcatchers, treasure box, charms and more. Packs start from $9.99.
Card games have always been a hit in our house and this one does not disappoint! My mother in law actually bought this for our family as a gift during a holiday and it has been tons of fun. There are 5 different card games you can play with Dobble and it has been simple enough for Miss 4 and Miss 7 to play so that was a win. Many night have been spent playing Dobble in our house. Dobble costs $16.99
8: Glow Show
My kids have always loved putting glow in the dark stickers on their ceiling in their room and this takes it to a whole other level. How the Glow Show works is you choose your glow sticker, charge it up and launch it with the Light Launcher to create a glow in the dark Starlight Galaxy show on your ceiling! Fun times! a Glow Show launcher costs around $29.99
9: Little Live Pets
Both of my daughters have nagged me for a very long time to get them their very own pet. My husband and I feel like we are barely able to look after our 3 children and a pet would tip us over the edge lol. The closest I could come up with was a Little Live Pet. So for my middle child’s 5th birthday we bought her the bird below. She loved it! It’s pretty awesome because when you hold in the button under it’s beak and speak it repeats back to you whatever you have said. Lots of fun and she has played with it a lot. It seems to be a big hit with most kids that come over our house as well. Little Live Pets start from $13.99
I have also just recently seen a fancier Little Live Pet bird which looks pretty awesome. It’s called the Cleverkeet and it gives your kids an even more real pet experience because you can teach it to talk, swing on its perch, dance, sing and even ride its cart! How cool is that!
10: Glitzi Globes
My girls do love a snow dome so when I saw Glitzi Globes I thought they would definitely be a winner with them. They include a range of globes and adorable jewellery for girls to swap pop share and wear which is pretty cool. Packs start from $8.99.
These are just a few of my suggestion of some great affordable fun toys which your kids will love! If you would like to see our full video review of Beados and Qixels click here.
We are giving one lucky family the chance to win a Moose prize pack for their kiddo this Christmas. All you need to do is comment on the blog post below and tell us … Which toy would your kids love this Christmas, and why?
PRIZE PACK INCLUDES:
2 x Medium Zelfs
2 x Super Zelfs
3 x Shopkins S3 12 pks
2 x Ugglys Pet Shop 8 pks
1 x Beados Gem Sunshine Pack
Total Prize Pack $131
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