One of the best things about being a parent is that you also get to be a kid all over again. When your little one asks you to go down the slide with them at the playground – you can! When your toddler asks you to color with them – you can! When they get all sorts of fun new presents on Christmas morning and ask you to play with them – you can! Having kids brings back the magic of Christmas in a whole new fun way. In a way that is somehow even better than when you were a kid yourself. Though I must admit I did have some pretty rockin Christmas mornings growing up. I absolutely loved my Cabbage Patch Kid dolls – I named the one in the picture below Charlie. And I obviously thought I was bad to the bone riding my Big Wheel around in my red footed jammies, hehe.
But let’s fast forward nearly thirty years and talk about the hot toys of 2014. About what your kids and mine will be hoping to find under the Christmas tree after Santa visits. The toys we will get to play with too! Ya know your getting excited just thinking about it. In case your kids are being stingy with the hints – my older 2 are barely giving me any ideas – Kmart has made it easy for parents. Each year they carefully select their Fab 15 Toys based on industry trends, input from kids and parents, as well as more than 50 years of experience in knowing what toys resonate with different ages, stages and play patterns. The list covers everything from big toys that are sure to wow to character inspired toys that kids know and love like Elsa and Doc McStuffins.
1. Disney Doc McStuffins Sleepytime Lambie by Just Play (Kmart exclusive)
2. Holiday Auburn Barbie™ 2014 Doll by Mattel® (Kmart exclusive)
3. My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage Playset by Hasbro®
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Power Wheels® Lil’ Dune Racer by Fisher-Price®
5. Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Grimlock 12-Inch Electronic Figures by Hasbro® 6. WWE® Cardinal Red John Cena 31” Figure by Wicked Cool Toys® (Kmart exclusive)
7. Zoomer Dino by Spin Master™
8. Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll by TollyTots
9. FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin’ Pup Pet by Hasbro®
10. LEGO® Super Heroes Line from Marvel™ and DC Comics™
11. NERF® Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster
12. Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Look-Out Playset by Spin Master™
13. Play-Doh® DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Complete Design Set by Hasbro®
14. Simon Swipe Game by Hasbro®
15. VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch
See anything on that list that would make your child’s Christmas morning perfect? I know that Willow would flip if she opened the Zoomer Dino by Spin Master and my older girls would both squeal with delight over the Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll by TollyTots. Any of these items can be found at local Kmart stores nationwide or on the Kmart website. Plus now through November 22nd with the online purchase of a Fab 15 toy Kmart is extending its free trial of the Shop Your Way MAX program to their Shop Your Way members which includes free two-day shipping for six months!
I love shopping at Kmart because they always have the hottest toys, but another reason is that they are the all-time leading corporate fundraiser for St. Jude and the understanding, treating and defeating of cancer other diseases in children. This holiday season they are encouraging customers to give the gift of hope by joining them in support of St. Jude’s commitment to saving children’s lives. Beginning December 7th when you purchase a Fab 15 toy Kmart will donate $1 to St. Jude up to $25,000! You can also choose to donate while checking out both in store and online now through December 27th.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.