Coming this holiday season from Tegu, the Tegu Sticky Monsters are a new set of magnetic characters that are fun to mix and match and will add tons of play to any existing sets of Tegu blocks.
You can sign up now to get on the pre-order waitlist. Get behind me in line!
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It is not too soon to start shopping (or at least saving!) for holiday gifts for your favorite little ones. Year after year, The Land of Nod curates the best holiday gift collection and I’m here to share the most impressive best-bets for the ultimate in gift giving for 2016.
For the littlest ones, one of these new activity gyms or play mats are perfect! Choose the Blooming Baby Activity Gym designed by Elizabeth Olwen($100),
the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym from Roxy Marj ($90),
or the Emoji Baby Play Mat from Michelle Romo ($80).
Designed by Colin Walsh, the Carry Home Rocket Ship is portable fun for kids 3 and up. ($80)
The Street Vendor Cart will make the ultimate lemonade stand or whatever other entrepreneurial plan the kids dream up. ($250)
The Land of Nod always has the most exciting and creative play tents and this holiday season is full of new introductions. The Decorate a Teepee and Patch Set add and extra layer of fun to the now ubiquitous teepee. ($200 for the complete set)
Suzy’s Cottage from Suzy Ultman is a charming play home that will look incredible in a little girl’s space. ($180)
The Floral Applique Pavilion Playhouse is another beautiful play space that might look perfect in a little girl’s room. ($200)
With a print designed by Virginia Crofts, the Perennial Playhouse has that look of your grandmother’s bedsheet turned into a tent. Of course the tent is a fancy framed camp tent so you’ve got the best of all worlds. ($200)
The dreamiest playhouse of the bunch is the Planetarium Playhouse Canopy. I love these space-saving hanging canopy style tents. ($190)
This season there are also tons of new dolls for both boys and girls. The Ringside Pals are fun playmates designed by Colin Walsh. ($15)
My favorite dolls for the ladies are the Fairytale Dolls from Nun Studio. Choose Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel or the Princess. ($40)
Dolls can be just as spoiled as the kids this season. There’s the Rosa Doll Size Teepee by Leah Duncan. ($34)
as well as the Mod Doll Bed ($60).
The Pint Sized Table and Chairs are just as cool as the doll-sized furniture, but for kids 1 to 3 years old. ($200)
I love the Off-Broadway Puppet Theater. It’s all the fun without taking up any space. ($40)
This year’s new giant plush is this friendly Dragon designed by John Murphy. ($150)
I’m always on the lookout for the coolest rocking horses and the Zebra Rocking Horse, designed by Dinara Mirtalipova, is my pick of the season. ($150)
Finally, Suzy Ultman’s A-Frame Dollhouse Deluxe Set is going on wishlists nationwide. I’m blown away by all the adorable details like the kettle grill, the crib and the swimming pool! ($300)
What’s going on your holiday shopping list?
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We’ve always loved Green Toys for their commitment to the environment with their use of recycled materials as well as their durable and open-ended toy designs.
Now these new playsets are among their most elaborate toys yet. They feature multiple pieces and tons of play value for toddlers 2 and up. The best part is that all the pieces fit inside the building and with the handles on top it’s easy to transport and put the set away.
Pick the Farm Playset or…
… the Fire Station Playset.
Sleepy King recently introduced three expressive new characters to her collection of heirloom dolls. These handmade friends are full of personality and made with love.
I’m going to call the Myland collection from Kid O the 21st century version of the beloved Little People from my childhood. They’re cute characters with fun vehicles, but the Myland toys feature lights and sounds that respond to various actions.
For example, the lights are activated when characters are placed in the car,
and the horse makes a galloping sound when it rocks back and forth!
I hope they continue to expand the Myland series! Can you imagine the dollhouse that could go with this?!
Hand-crafted in Los Angeles, the Paloma Teeter Totter comes to you ready to assemble and ready to rock! It’s a simple modern design that is sturdy and lends itself well to imaginative play.
The teeter totter comes in six fun colors and retails for $290.
There’s also a larger size teeter totter, aka “The Bigger One,” for $340. Right now you can save $50 with the promo code WCC!
Did you know that it’s national donut day?! And I’ll be heading out to the donut shop next because I made the mistake of searching for donuts on Pinterest this morning. *drool
These are the only types of sugar-free, fat-free donuts I ever want you consider…
1- Donut Plush Chair Pillow– $40
2- Learning Resources Smart Snacks Stack ’em Up Doughnuts– $20
3- Life is Short, Eat More Donuts Print from Creative Type Designs- $12
4- If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff- $13
5- Handmade Kids’ Donut Rattles– $32
6- Donut Wood Toy Teether– $12
7- Tokidoki Donutella Plush Donut Headband– $34
8- Jansport Donut Print Backpack– $49
9- Donut Printed Pillow From In the Seam- $65
10- BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float– $20
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It’s nearly official so…
It might not be the best year to introduce your tots to the political process, but if you’re ready to have a little fun with it, here’s the gift for your future politicians. If nothing else, it will be a great collectible keepsake one day.