Okay, I will readily admit that I am that mom, grandma, aunt, what have you... I like to make sure the kids get at least one BIG gift under the tree from Santa. This year I've found a way to do that for at least two of the littles in this family, without breaking the bank. American Plastic Toys makes a solidly built Deluxe Plastic Beauty Salon for $35.00 that my granddaughter is just going to love!
|The Deluxe Beauty Station comes with a Bench|
It does require some assembly, but honestly it's not bad at all, and part of the fun of being a parent is complaining about the pre-holiday morning assembly for a gift you know the kids are going to love. This year it will be my son doing it for his litte girl (bahahaha, I love delegating authority...it used to be his toys that I was putting together).
The heart-shaped vanity mirror actually lights up! I think that is going to be my granddaughter's favorite thing about it...that and it's pink. ;)
There are some bits and pieces to put together, and some stickers to make it personal (if stickers are involved in any way, shape or form my granddaughter is very happy).
American Plastic Toys has been making toys in the good ol' USA since 1962, so chances are high if you buy for a child, you've owned a thing or two from them in the past. We owned a kitchen that lasted forever. In fact, we passed it down to one of my little nephews and I'm pretty sure he still has it.
You can easily move one piece to make the truck 'dump' too, which adds to the fun/pretend factor.
It's a sharp looking truck and it's different than the metal ones he has right now, so I think he'll really like it. I'm betting his older sister will somehow find a way to get a stuffed animal or baby doll in there, but that's okay...he loves his sis, and he's a super great 'sharer.'
Keep an eye out for American Plastic Toys while you're out and about shopping this year. They have a lot of really great items...including ride-on toys, sand tables, BBQ grills and more! You can see all they have to offer by visiting their website. American Plastic Toys are sold at retailers nationwide.