2020 Holiday Gift Guide

NASCAR Crash Circuit Road Course with Winner’s Circle is a cool, new race set that will bring the excitement of NASCAR home with its one of a kind “Roval” track and cars that break apart upon impact. Players will race around steep turns at insane speeds and pass their competition or risk getting wrecked. The Road Course Track set with Winner’s Circle comes with two motorized race cars, two flash chargers, pit crew figurines, and a Winner’s Circle that really spins! NASCAR Crash Circuit Road Course with Winner's Circle is recommended for ages 5+ and is available on Amazon for $49.99.  

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This enormous Hot Wheels City Ultimate Garage playset has parking for up to 100+ vehicles and a surprising Robo T-Rex nemesis that fuels kids’ imagination.  It’s the ultimate challenge in the tallest Ultimate Garage so far, offering endless storytelling and vehicle action play.  Kids take vehicles all the way up in the kid-powered two-car elevator.  They can race down through the multi-level garage and experiment with multi-play mode for continuous thrills. For ages 5-10 years. Available for $99.99 at Amazon.

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From Hasbro’s Star Wars Collection comes The Child Animatronic Edition toy with sounds and motorized sequences. He may look like Baby Yoda, but this lovable creature is called The Child and now you can become his protector. Touching the top of The Child’s head activates over 25 sound and motion combinations. Includes figure and Mandalorian pendant. The 2 AAA batteries are included. For ages 4 and up. Available for $59.99. 

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Squeakee The Balloon Dog by Moose Toys is an interactive balloon pet that’s part dog, part balloon and your new best friend. Play with Squeakee, feed him and train him with his ball. He listens and responds to your voice, and features more than 60 sounds and movements with multiple touch sensors. For ages 5 and up. Available for $59.99.

Pokemon Trading Card Game Battle Academy is the first ever board game adaptation of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. It includes a two player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides and game play accessories. There is a code card that allows trainers to enjoy the Pokemon TCG digitally through the free-to-play Pokemon Trading Card Game online experience on IOS, Android and Pokemon.com. Find it at Target, GameStop and Best Buy. For ages 6 and up. Available for $19.99.

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Create a virtual dream version of yourself in Pixel Stars Dreamhouse! This virtual dollhouse lets you build, decorate and customize your world, with endless possibilities and nonstop fun! Choose to become a Celebrity Chef, Street Style Fashionista, or Social Media Star. Customize your outfit, style your hair, decorate your house, adopt a pet, and so much more!  Switch characters to build a whole new world! Pixel Stars Dreamhouse is perfect for fun at home, with friends or on the go! It is not connected to the internet, allowing kids to play in a secure, closed environment.  Start your new adventure with Pixel Stars! For ages 6 and up. Available for $29.99 on Amazon.

Kids can team up with their favorite character in the real world with LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course. The set features a LEGO Mario figure that gives instant expressive responses via the LCD screens and speaker. Rearrange the bricks to create new levels to master. A free LEGO Super Mario app is available for enhanced play. For ages 6 and up. Available for $59.99.

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Kids learn about the science of pitch, vibration and acoustics with DIY Music Maker by Hand2Mind. In this award-winning STEM kit, they can build their own box guitar, pan flute and ocean drum. The kit includes an illustrated story book and activity guide that features 10 STEM-based activities. Find it on Amazon. For ages 5 and up. Available for $34.99.  

Meet the newest member of the Mensch on a Bench family, the Snow Mensch™. The first Jewish snowman is not only adorable, but he sings too! Featuring the Dreidel song by the Maccabeats, the SnowMensch sings eight unique versions of the song, including rap, blues, and rock. Available for $19.99 at Michaels or Amazon. For more information, visit www.themenschonabench.com.

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Be a kid creator with the KidiZoom Creator Cam digital camera! Create awesome videos with this high-definition video camera kit. Use the included green screen and 20+ animated backgrounds to get chased by a T-rex, go to outer space, or make yourself disappear! For ages 5-10. Available for $59.99 at all major retailers, including Walmart and Target.

After going viral on TikTok, the 5 Surprise Mini Brands Series is a global phenomenon. Now there’s a whole new series, 5 Surprise Mini Brands Series 2 by Zuru, that can fit in the palm of your hand. There are more than 100 new brands to collect, including Heinz Ketchup, Kool-Aid and Jell-O, in addition to new shopping accessories. Find them on Amazon, Target and Walmart. For ages 4 and up. Available for $6.99.

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The only gifts that unbox themselves are Present Pets by Spin Master. It features two themes (Furry Pups and Fancy Pups) and one of two possible surprise pets in every box. Kids pull an oversized gift tag on top of each box and immediately the puppy inside will start barking as it begins to shake and paw its way out of the box. Then it’s ready to play with more than 100 sounds and actions. For ages 5 and up. Available for $49.99.

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Disneyland Resort celebrated its 65th Anniversary this summer, however the celebration continues all year with the release of limited-edition Funko Pop! Rides and Pop! Keychains. Inspired by classic Disneyland attractions, the collection brings you up close and personal with Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Peter Pan’s Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. It’s the perfect gift for Disney lovers, young and old! Grab your very own at Funko.com!

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Take circuits off the board and into your imagination with Circuit Explorer by Educational Insights. Using a brand new 3D circuit technology, Circuit Explorer is a line of kid-friendly, real working 3D circuit pieces. Match the conduits with simple markings and lights, sounds and motion all become possible. The set includes astronaut and robot figures. It requires 9 AAA batteries that are not included. Find it only on Amazon. For ages 6 and up. Available for $29.99-$59.99.

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With the Just My Style® All-in-One Jewelry Carry Case, it's easy to design your own vibrant accessories! Packed with a variety of cording and beads, each jewelry piece can be uniquely detailed with colorful patterns, monograms, and fun textures. Learn different bracelet-making techniques with ease as you use the friendship wheel and easy-to-follow directions. Whether you make bracelets to match your favorite outfits or personalized keychains to share with friends, this all-in-one kit has everything you need to start creating — plus a carry case to keep yourself organized and design on-the-go! For ages 6 and up. Available for $29.99.

For anyone who loves hair play and horses,  Breyer Mane Beauty Styling Heads will bring both of these together in a new way. Create your own vision of harse beauty by styling, grooming, and creating magnificent braids with a horse of their very own. Mane Beauty Styling Heads are realistically sculpted and decorated with diverse color ways, and long, silky, no-tangle manes. For ages 5 and up. Available for $24.99.

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The more kids unwind this ball of yarn, the more surprises they’ll find with Ravel Tales by Sunny Days. Start by unwinding the yarn ball and uncovering 12 fun surprises along the way. Surprises include a collectible plush pet plus materials for DIY activities. Kids can create braided charm bracelets, a braided pet collar, pom poms and a pillow bed for their new pet. Find it at Target and Amazon. For ages 5 and up. Available for $9.99.