2011 Holiday Gift Guide {Boys & Girls}

Posted by Liz McCoy Sunday, November 27, 2011
Here is a list of great items my family loves or would love to have this holiday season. I’m sure you already know the hottest items on everyone’s lists I’ll try to introduce you to some unique and different gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list.

Check out all the lists: Guys & Gals / Boys & Girls / Babies / The Whole Family / The Grands


Here are a few gift ideas for the boys and girls in your lives.  I’ve separated the lists but as we all know girls and boys love to play and any of these gifts could be given to either

For Boys

ZcurvebowZ-Curve Bow by Zing Toys

is one of our favorite outdoor toys in our family.  We purchased this a few months back and have enjoyed setting up targets around the back yard and running our own “Top Shot” challenges.
  • It takes a bit of coordination to get the arrow hooked onto the bow but my five year old seemed to get the hang of it pretty quickly.

    Age: 6 - 15 years
  • Shoots over 125 feet / left or right handed / arrows made of soft, safe foam
We also own the Zing Shot which is super fun and very easy for young hands to operate.

chugwoodrail1Chuggington Wooden Railway Series by Learning Curve

We are huge train fans in our house. We especially, Thomas the Tank Engine.  Since we nearly own every piece of the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway series. Our five year old was excited to see they now make Chuggington (a disney junior television show) play sets that are compatible with his other wooden trains. The engines in this series are of the same great quality as the Thomas trains we’re used to. I personally love the vibrant colors.  Age: 3+
Thomas & FriendsT TrackMasterTM Cranky & Flynn Save the Day!

Trackmaster Cranky and Flynn Save the Day Playset

You know my kiddo is a huge Thomas & Friends fan and he’s started his Trackmaster collection. Cranky (the crane) has been one of his favorite characters and his wooden Cranky gets lots of play. This Cranky Crane is 29” tall and is remote controlled operated, and what boy doesn’t love a remote! My kiddo loves that Cranky can lift up a whole engine.
In case there is a fire, Cranky can drop a special crate and Flynn the fire engine comes to the rescue
Includes cargo, cargo car, docks, loading destination and a complete loop of track
Age: 3+

For Girls

Cabbage Patch Kids Vintage Dolls

I am a sucker for vintage toys! I love finding toys from my childhood and introducing them to my kids. This year one of the hot toys are the vintage inspired Cabbage Patch Kids! They have that familiar yarn hair and fabric bodies. Even the packaging is classic CPK.  I can’t wait to introduce this childhood favorite to my daughter in a couple years. I still have a few of mine tucked away in the garage. It looks like they have 4 different dolls available.  Age: 3+

Trunki (Ruby) by Melissa and Doug

We are super big fans of our Trunki (Sunny). Our kiddo loves to pack up all his toys to take to Grandmas or on vacation. The hidden compartments are just right for storing those little treasures. Our five year old loves riding around the house on it.

Age: 3+

Berry Sweet Kitchen

I’m a big fan of play kitchens and another throw back character from my childhood Strawberry Shortcake is back! How cute is this kitchen!
;The stovetop creates magical sounds as you cook – the frying pan sizzles, a cooking pot boils, and the tea kettle whistles to let you know the tea is ready!  Includes kitchen playset, frying pan, cook pot, tea kettle, plates, cups and three cooking utensils.
Ages 3+

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