Friday, November 3, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Older Kids

There are so many great items to get for kids on the market today that I could make this section HUGE if I wanted to...that however, is not my purpose. What I am hoping to do is showcase a few really great items that older children might enjoy, and by 'older' I mean higher elementary grades through high school. That is quite a range in ages, so please skip those ideas irrelevant for your age groups and enjoy the ones for your that are relevant. There is a separate category/link for infants/toddlers as well as one that is just for books (we found some really great books for kids, so if you have readers, be sure to check there as well). :) Happy Holiday Season to you!




LEGO video games. Available for all of the major video consoles.
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This is the perfect surprise gift to put under the Christmas Tree! Tweens, teens and even young adults will enjoy this one!

Razor's RazorX Cruiser Electric Skateboard
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The perfect Santa Gift!
Adjustable steel frame Mobo Triton.
Up to 40% through the end of December!
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Ravensburger makes so many different types of puzzles. The traditional Jigsaw is my favorite!
Find these in retail stores everywhere, online (including Amazon) and on the Ravensburger website.
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Singsation All-in-One Karaoke
Great for Kids, Teens AND Adults
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AquaBeads are so good for quiet crafting!
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Super Cool Slime Lab
from Kangaroo Manufacturing.
Kids will LOVE being able to create their own slime. Very affordable!
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smART sketcher (STEAM item!)
This is so perfect for the creators in your family!
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Adventure Force Quantum Motorized Ball Blaster (ages 14+)
Dart Zone: Adventure Force CommandFire with Motorized Full Auto Dart Hopper (ages 8+)
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Zing Sportz Air Storm
Ages 14+
Shoots up to 145 ft.
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The Magic School Bus
Slim, Gel & Goop Kit (ages 5+)
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Playmobil Carry Cases (various themes) 4+
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Chickapig
Hybrid chicken/pigs on organic wood pieces.
Get your group to the other side of the board but sure to avoid obstacles like poo!
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The addictive game from Learning Resources where you build and then aim the ball and swing with the pendulum to knock it all down!
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Family Game
Ya Blew It!
Ages 8+
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Flying Sushi Kitchen
Catch the flying sushi with your chopsticks
and make a meal before you run out of time!
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Available in retail stores and online (including Amazon)




Helix Power Swing
Swing it, toss it, hear it whistle and see how far it goes.
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Playmobil Take Along Haunted House (so cool it doesn't have to be just for Halloween!!) Ages 5+
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Moosh-Moosh Plush, Moosh-Moosh Sequin and Moosh-Moosh Slippers.

So soft and so cute!

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Squishmallows
Super soft assorted toys
This is a small sampling of the huge variety available.
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Take Along Labyrinth
made by BRIO
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