Disclosure: I was NOT compensated for this post. I did receive a gift bag for attending, but all opinions are my own.
Two weeks ago I had the chance to attend The Big Toy Book’s Holiday Event. Beyond getting out of the house and pretending to be a productive adult for a few hours, (and I had a cup of coffee that I managed to finish while it was STILL WARM) I had a great time checking out all the hottest toys of the upcoming season. I’m a little stunned that we are actually in November now and it really is almost the holiday season. What happened to summer??? Remember the hot toy of your childhood? For me it was the Christmas when Cabbage Patch dolls were insanely popular. We were convinced Christmas would be ruined if we didn’t get one. Somehow my mom got two – one for me and one for my sister. I cannot say I’m really looking forward to the first time Jack comes at us with a wish like that, but I hope we manage to rise to the occasion!
Now here are some new personal favorites I saw while at this year’s holiday event:
First up is for me…or the boy. Really for me. Cloud b Twilight Turtle Tunes. The Twilight Turtle that my Jack loves so much now comes with a wireless Bluetooth option. Parents can now program this baby with up to 24 hours of music and soothing bedtime sounds. It’s my dream product basically. Jack can have his stars and I can set it to play endless repeats of Simon & Garfunkel! (no really, that’s his bedtime jam)
EB Brands Iron Man Extreme Hero Flying Remote Controlled Toy
This one is for my husband. Honey, you can now remote control fly Iron Man 200 feet into the air! Enough said.
Just Play Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center Playset
and Just Play Doc McStuffins Make Me Better Lambie Set
Everyone was flipping for these Doc McStuffins toys. If you’ve got a little one you know Doc by now. Our pediatrician even told us she loves this show. She says it’s changed her daily life – kids are not so afraid to go to the doctor now. I know this is certainly true for Jack. At his last check up he chatted with his doctor about all her instruments and said proudly, “Time for my check-up!” This Check-Up Center is so cool, if we had room for it, I’d get it. I love that the Make Me Better Set has an ear thermometer just like us. It’s the little things.
Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset, Red/Blue
and Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy, Blue/White
We love Green Toys in our house and have the tug boat and the fire truck already. Simple toys that encourage imaginative play that are made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers right here in the USA. They have no BPA, phthalates, or PVC and are dishwasher safe. Jack has seen the Rocket in our local toy store and he wants to play with it every single time we walk by. I’m going to drop a hint with Santa…
There were so many more cool toys – I’d be writing for days if I tried to include them all! If you’re looking for more toy inspiration head over to The Toy Insider and check out their Hot 20 and Top Tech 12 lists for this holiday season. Or grab a copy of Women’s Day and flip through the Toy Insider insert.
Start your engines moms and dads…it’s toy shopping season!
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