Holiday Gift Guide: Preschool (Ages 4-6)

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candylabMO-TO by Candylab Toys { $35 each } – We love these simple, vintage-vibe wooden cars that encourage creative play.  This company, started by a dear friend of mine, who is the epitomy of cool dad created this perfect hipster, modern Christmas gift they will treasure for years to come. My kids love love love these classic heirloom cars and know they are definitely something special.

ribbonsRibbon Barrettes for Research { $3-$4 each } – Not only are these incredibly chic hair accessories, they are helping to raise money and fund important research. Ribbon Barrettes for Research is one little girl, Emily’s dream to find a cure for her best friend and many others who have Cystic Fibrosis. 100% of barrette sales benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This goes to show, even the smallest one can make a difference!

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photo 4Vtech InnoTab 3S Bundle { MSRP $49.99 } – One of my child’s favorite toys to use, this tablet is great if you’re looking for some educational tablet fun.  Games that include some of your child’s favorite characters can be played for hours on end.  You will be happy knowing your child is learning how to read, write and improve on his math skills through play.   Your child will be having so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re busy learning new skills.  (see full review here).

zoomerZoomer Dino { MSRP $99.99 } – If you remember last years super popular Zoomer Pup, you will definitely want to add Zoomer Dino to your list.  This next generation toy has got some major personality.  Pull on his tail and he gets angry, but his burping and farting will have your kids in stitches.  My kids are loving training Zoomer Dino to dance, chase, chomp and roar around the house on his two wheels.  That is amazing unto itself, featuring True Balance technology to help prevent him from falling over.  It also comes with a new controller to help tame your wild beast.

IMG_1523In addition to the Zoomer Dino, we recommend the Zoomer Zuppies Interactive Puppy.  Slighty smaller but equally fun, Zommer Zuppies do tricks, play games, and are eager to please their owners, much like a real puppy!  (Find them at YoYo.com for $41.49)  My daughter is crazy for her Zoomer Zuppies, she’s in her miniature phase and loves her new companion.

delta_carsDon’t you love gifts that are mutually beneficial?  Having recently finished off our basement into a new playroom for our kids, we were lacking in kid-friendly furniture until we found Cars Upholstered Sofa { MSRP $99.99 }.  A total hit with my boys who are huge huge CARS fans, we loved the hidden storage which can hold all of their cars, all 250+ of them, under the cushion. Finding out the manufacturer is none other than Delta Children, a company we know who prides themselves in safe and quality products, made the purchase a no-brainer!  We are currently on the hunt for the super cool looking Darth Vader chair { MSRP $79.99 } to complete the room.

Definitely HOT this season are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The toys are flying off the shelves and our favorites include Stretch and Shout TMNT { MSRP $24.99 } – This Teanage Mutant Ninja Turtle toy is unlike any other.  Kids of all ages will enjoy listening to the sillyIMG_1524noises that this toy will make by pulling on their flexible arms.  The more you pull, the higher they shout.  I love that this toy is big enough for even your younger ones to enjoy and your kids will love that their favorite character is coming to life right before their eyes. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Electronic Masks { MSRP $24.99 } – Unlike any other mask you’ve encountered, this mask has over 20 sounds and phrases and eyes that light up. This mask is perfect pretend play fun for any TMNT fans.  Just watch the hilarity ensue with your little ones.

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tsumtsumTsum Tsum { $4.95 – $24.95 each } – Okay, you know my family and I are total Disneyphiles, so already a home full of Disney stuffed, we could not help adding these to our collection.  These snuggly loves from the new Disney Tsum Tsum game features all of our favorite classic beloved characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and many many more.  There are 3 sizes, perfect for children of all ages.

IMG_1327 (1)VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch { MSRP $59.99 } – For the tech savvy tykes, the SmartWatch does more than just tell your kids the time.  This highly sought after product enables users to take pictures, videos, play games, record sound, and more, providing hours of educational moments for your child while at home or on the go.  It’s fun and easy to use, and recommended for children ages 3-9.  (see full review here)

wildkrattsWild Kratts – The Wild Kratts toy line from Wicked Cool Toys,  promotes imaginative play.  I specifically love the Creature Power Suit  { MSRP $19.99 } which is a replicated version of the same suits that the Kratt Brothers use on the show to “activate their creature powers'” and bring their stories to life.  As seen on PBS, The Wild Kratts are making their way into the homes of many these days.  Children everywhere are joining the Kratt brothers as they embark on different adventures, where they learn about creatures big and small. Each episode begins with the real-life Kratt brothers, Chris and Martin discussing what it would be like to experience a never- before-seen wildlife moment.  As soon as they ask “what if..”, the Kratt brothers then become an animation and the adventure begins.  The brothers bring early-elementary school children into the secret lives of extraordinary creatures, and through a combination of educational fun and adventure, they take you on a journey to animal habitats around the world.  The Wild Kratts are huge in our house and my son loves to imagine he is right there with the Kratt Brothers on their adventures.

IMG_1526Kinetic Sand  { MSRP $14.99 – $24.99 }- When I first discovered kinetic sand, I couldn’t stop playing with it. It feels amazing and you just want to keep touching it.  This fascinating product brings lots of creativity and stimulates the imagination like no other.  Sandboxes are always fun, just not the mess, and Kinetic Sand sticks to itself, and not to you. Sold  in a 2LB Kinetic Sand Packet
or in a Kinetic Sand – Sandbox & Molds Activity Set, it is perfect for a child with sensory issues as well. This makes for a  great  gift or even as stocking stuffers.

rosettastone_readingRosetta Stone Kids Reading  { $99.99/year } – Fostering the love of reading at a young age is so important.  I love fun gifts that educate at the same time.  With a 1-year subscription, this gift gives all year long.  Marcus is having an awesome time, getting his computer time while mom is loving that he is learning the fundamentals of reading from specialist Rosetta Stone.

chuggingtonChuggington StackTrack Brewster’s Big Build Adventure Playset { MSRP $49.99 } – Marcus and Luca are in love with Chuggington and this Stack Track set features 3 levels of elevation and multiple layouts. Everything from a working escalator takes the engines back to the top so they can go speeding back down again and again. Or, take Brewster for a ride on the elevator so he can get to the top, operate the working mega crane, and repair the broken track. This set, combined with and created for the Chuggington: Chuggineers Ready to Build DVD  {MSRP $14.99 } special which aired this fall, will help your little one discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork. This toy scores high on my boys holiday list for fun and high on our list for its compact, friendly size, building up, not wide.  Additional StackTrack sets can be purchased and added on for more creative play.

I’m super excited to be hosting this giveaway. (1) Lucky MomConfessionals’ reader will win one of the awesome MOTO Wooden Cars! There is ONE mandatory entry. You have several additional entry options if you’d like to increase your odds of winning!  ALL ENTRIES ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE WIDGET.  Good Luck!

{ disclosure:  This gift guide is comprised of personally purchased products, samples received and simply wishlist items and may contain affiliate links.  As always, all opinions expressed here are our very own. }