Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Our Favorite Toys

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Scrambling to find the perfect holiday present for your kids? Well, here are a few ideas for kids. We’ve tried these personally and can no doubt recommend it.

Our favorite toy for little learners: Anything from Lakeshore Gifts

I’m a huge advocate of educational gifts. Lakeshore Gifts is my go-to store for educational gifts. My daughter loves especially loves these locks. She loves trying to find the correct key to open the locks.  It’s also great for fine motor skills.

These Alpha-Bot toys are also a favorite of my kindergartener. He loves transforming the robots into letters.

Our favorite toy for learning how to code: Cubetto

Don’t think your kids can code? Try Cubetto and you’ll amazed. My kids ages 7, 5, and 3 all participated and loved playing with this robot. It’s simple, well made, and FUN!

Our favorite books for unicorn lovers: Uni and the Unicorn & Uni and the Uni and Unicorn and the Dream True

Are unicorns real? Are girls real? Such cute books from a perspective of a unicorn and a girl. These two books from Amy Krouse Rosenthal are so much fun. The illustrations are gorgeous and oh-so-colorful! Want to make it extra special? Add the actual unicorn from the books or this highly rated unicorn for more smiles from your unicorn lover!

Our favorite personalize books:  Any book from iSeeMe!

I’ve ordered personalized books before and they are always a big hit. This year, I received a few books from iSeeMe! and I have to say — I am a huge fan! The quality of the book is wonderful, one that can withstand time (and rough kids!) Plus, there are a variety of books to choose from. I ordered a holiday book and it was so adorable. My daughter’s road trip book was also a big hit especially since it came with a scratch map! Love! Read more about our experience with iSeeMe!

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Our favorite game: Pop the Pig

What’s not to love? Feed the pig until his belly pops. The game is simple enough to play that my 3-year-old can play with her two older brothers. Here are other games that we loved from the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.