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Best Christmas Toys for 2014

Updated on December 18, 2014

Christmas is My Favorite Holiday

As the mother of four and the grandmother of seven Christmas is the time of year for church, family and having fun shopping for those presents. I truly love Christmas shopping because I start early and I also do my homework. As I see my family during the year, I ask about the different ideas or items I have found just to see their reaction. This information all goes on a list I keep in my phone. Your phone is a great place to keep your list because if you are like me your phone is never far away.

Here is my list for 2014 - I think my grandkids will love these:

Great Gift for 6 - 12 Year Olds

#1 is Make Your Case - Case Maker

This is perfect because every kid has a cell phone so number one is the Make Your Case - Case Maker. This is fabulously creative because you get molds for several different makes of smartphones and different colors, stencils and decorations to make your very own designed cell phone case. The children can be creative and make more than one case. Also, keeps them busy for hours with a finished product to show their friends. Wonderful gift!

#2 is a Cell Phone Cover

I can't believe I am actually looking at cell phone covers for my grandchildren but it seems all of them now have cell phones. It is really a good thing because there is no such thing as a payphone anymore and I love the fact that they can reach their parents in less than a second.

I picked this cell phone cover because it fits all types of phones and its really cute. The eyes glow in the dark and it smells just like a like vanilla cookie.One of my granddaughters will love this so I ordered it.

#3 is Zoomer Dino

Made by Spin Master this Bonekruncher dino can actually be tamed and taught by my twin 7 year old grandsons. That should keep them pretty busy for a long while! They will get a kick out of the burps and farts produced by this dino if he is fed to much of his "dino snack bone".

#4 is Get Up & GoGo, My Walkin’ Pup

This electronic puppy will thrill the younger children on your list. They can take her for a walk and even make her sit by a simple pat on the head. There is an interactive app that she will interact with and your child can make friends with other Get Up & GoGo, My Walkin’ Pup owners. Hours of fun and some great learning ideas with the app.

Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car by Mattel by Hot Wheels

#5 is Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car

Cars can fly! Your youngster will love taking control of this amazing Street Hawk that is capable of doing aerial tricks at 200 feet in the air as well as racing around curves on the ground using this special remote-control. Did I mention the fact that this toy has it has dual propellors that spin over 35K RPMs. Easily charged using your USB cable. Great for the kids who like speed.

#6 is LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Active Video Game System

This system is build specially for children 3 - 8 using body motion, pointer play or classic controls. Help your young one learn reading, math, science and problem solving in a fun and exciting way. Pet Play World is included with the system and there are hundreds of games which are designed by LeapFrog learning experts to be age-appropriate. Super learning toy and video game system all in one. Great for my younger grandkids!

#7 is VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

This smartwatch is a watch with 50 clock face designs, a camera and a voice recorder that can change your voice to funny sounds. If that's not enough it also has a touchscreen with games. I wish my watch could do all these things and I am sure any one of my grandkids will love it. In fact, I think I will get two of these to finish off my list.

Favorite Gifts for Children

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Remember,start early and ask those questions of the young ones in your life. You will get your shopping done early and have time for the truly important moments of the holiday season.

  1. The reason for the Season
  2. Family and Friends
  3. Food and Celebrations

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    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thanks HoomeArtist ! The cell phone kit is my absolute favorite!

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      Wendy Hughes 

      4 years ago from Charlotte

      You really do have some unique ideas, here, MartieG. I love the cell phone cover kit.

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I know what you mean Nell Rose-loved having the little ones around but grandkids are center stage for me now! : )

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thanks SheGetsCreative, my grandkids run a large range and it's fun to keep up with the popular toys.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      Hi, looking at all these it makes me want to have my son back as a kid again! lol! Great choices, and yes I love Christmas too!

    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice selection, and love that you've covered a wide variety of ages.

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thanks for visiting Richard-with 7 grandkids I try to stay on top of this!

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      4 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Great selection! I no longer have kids to buy for, but they look like a lot of fun!

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      There is always something last minute for me too! Thanks for visiting.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Well one thing for sure is that I never start early, so that means I'm running around like a nut at the minute. What a great idea, using your phone to keep a list. Thanks for the greaat ideas :)

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      #pkmcruk-to be a child again with all the electronics and fun things would be amazing-thanks for stopping by : )

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      #Elsie-my oldest will get money because it is really hard to shop for them and they love to shop the after holiday sales but I love shopping for the younger ones (wish mine would save!) Nice to see you!

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      @billybuc-What you say is absolutely true-start early with holiday hubs AND holiday shopping! thanks for visiting : )

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      4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Nice selection of toys and oh to be a child again and have all these available!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      I used to buy toys when my children and grand kids were young, but now I refer to give them money, which they can save (which I prefer) or buy what they want.

      You have some very nice ideas here.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I no longer need to buy toys, but for me, the best part about this article is that you posted it early so it has a chance to circulate on the web before the holiday season. It's amazing, to me, how many online writers don't understand the value in what you just did. Well done.

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      I know what you mean. It's the same for me. By the time it's Christmas I like to be able to enjoy it like everyone else. Good for you!

    • MartieG profile imageAUTHOR

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I do love the holidays and I really have started already - I know it's early but it relaxes me not to have the holiday stress!

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      I can see it's going to be a very Merry Christmas for some special kiddies in your household. The VTech toys are so good and the kids love them. Nice selection.


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