Ho-ho-hot holiday toys from Fisher-Price!

It’s the first week of December, do you have your Christmas shopping done yet?

When did I become the kind of person who is done the bulk of her shopping by the first of December? I am all about the last minute! I’ve noticed in the last few years, though, that if I don’t have at least a clear idea of what I am getting, if not actually having the stuff hidden in my (shhhhh!) garage, I am downright panicky. I hate the feeling of not knowing what I’m going to get someone!

As the boys are getting older, I’m finding that their Christmas wish lists comprise more and more electronics. I will be sad when the day comes that all they want are gift cards for downloads and cartridges to stick in their devices. I’m enjoying the toy-buying while it lasts.

If you have kids to buy for this year and are stumped for ideas, Fisher-Price has put together a great little site with recommendations for the hot holiday toys of 2013. Here are some of the toys I liked or would recommend for each age group:

Ages 9 to 36 months: the Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car (sigh, I miss this age!). See my blog post about it here.

Ages 1 to 5 years: the Wheelies Stand and Play Rampway. Gravity rocks – such a fun toy for little fingers! See my review of the very similar Wheelies Loops and Swoops Amusement Park on the Fisher-Price site.

Ages 3 to 8 years: while I love all the Imaginext toys, our favourite is still the Eagle Talon Castle. I wrote about it here. Honourable mention to the entire DC Super Friends Little People line, the Imaginext BatCave and the Apatosaurus. Because dinosaurs! So much play value in all of those for my curious five year old!

Imaginext dinos in Manotick!

While I may be partial to Fisher-Price, I still gotta admit I am charmed by this ad for Imaginext at Christmas:

Cute, eh? 🙂

On the Fisher-Price Hot Holiday Toys site, you’ll find a couple more videos and a link to some coupons for some Fisher-Price favourites.

Do you have any toy recommendations, Fisher-Price or otherwise, to share?

Disclosure: I receive special perks as a part of my affiliation with the Fisher-Price Play Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada. The opinions in this blog are my own.

Author: DaniGirl

Canadian. storyteller, photographer, mom to 3. Professional dilettante.

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