What gifts do I buy this year?
What is the "in" thing for tweens?
Is there anything unique that has hit the market?
How do I know what to get for my niece/nephew/cousin's son/best friend's daughter?
And so on, and so forth.
So, unless you're ultra-organized and have kept track of every interest of every child in your life, it doesn't hurt to have a little extra help, right? This year, that is not only made easier, but also incorporates charitable giving thanks to Kmart.
First, Kmart has unveiled their annual Fab 15 ultimate list of hot holiday toys, making it easier to narrow down shopping lists for children of all ages.
Whether purchasing the toys in-store, buying online and getting free store pick-up, or having them shipped directly home, getting the most wanted toys is easy, affordable and convenient. Just visit Kmart.com/Fab15 online or from a mobile device to find the nearest locations or place an order.
As for the 15 on-trend toys for all ages and stages that made the list, 2013's includes:
- Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo by Hasbro
- Disney Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center by Just Play
- LEGO Eglor's Twin Bike
- Flutterbye Fairy by Spin Master
- Furby Boom by Hasbro
- Holiday Auburn Barbie 2013 Doll by Mattel (Kmart exclusive)
- Hot Wheels Car Maker by Mattel
- Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair Doll by MGA Entertainment
- LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra
- Monster High 13 Wishes Party Doll by Mattel
- Disney Planes Pilot Pals Dusty Crophopper Remote Control Plane by Mattel
- NERF Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow
- Fisher-Price Imaginext Rescue City Center
- Disney Sofia the First Transforming Dress & Trunk by Jakks Pacific (Kmart exclusive)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser by Playmates Toys, Inc.
How perfect is that? Just visit the Shop Your Way Charity Gift Registry and 'gift it forward' to help make the season brighter for every child. I love that a parent can sit down at the computer with their child and not only quickly and easily browse toys that will surely top wish lists everywhere, but can also incorporate a wonderful lesson about donating to a good cause.
Around here, the girls and I have been discussing the importance of philanthropy and giving to others as well as having fun with the arrival of the Disney Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center by Just Play.
Including all of the accessories needed in order to heal toys of all kinds, the Doc McStuffins Checkup Center allows for measuring, weighing, x-rays, diagnosing boo-boos, and much more. Not to mention that it's just so darn cute and fun!
While I was initially slightly overwhelmed at the number of pieces, I found that Just Play included labeled, step-by-step instructions that made the whole assembly process not all that difficult.
In around 10 or 15 minutes, I had snapped all of the various pieces together and stepped back to see Doc McStuffins herself peeking out from behind her colorful checkup/storage center.
Standing in at just over 2' tall (20" x 6.5" x 27"), this colorful, pint-sized doctor's office includes a variety of tools, lights and sounds that make medical pretend play entertaining and fun.
Both Big Sister E and Little Sister B were instantly thrilled to check out all of the little details and get right to work on making their stuffed animals and toys feel better!
There are so many fun aspects to this set that the girls have returned to it time and time again!
The movable growth chart, weighing their plush pals on the scale, putting Lambie on the examination table to hear Doc speak, turning the pages in the Big Book of Boo Boos to hear even more diagnoses, making "calls" on the play phone, pulling Band-Aids from the storage door... the fun never ends!
As this Checkup Center is made from lightweight plastic and weighs only 13 pounds, it is easy and convenient to move from one location to another. On the other hand, however, the whole thing is a little less sturdy than it would be if it were made from thicker materials.
All in all, even though it might have wobbled a time or two, it has still held up perfectly well to continuous play from all ages.
Retailing for $74.99, the Disney Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center is an entertaining, unique imaginative toy for any young Doc McStuffins fans. Be sure to head over to find out more from Kmart and place your order in time to have this waiting under your tree this holiday season!
Find the entire Kmart Fab 15 list at Kmart.com/Fab15 and shop for any or all of the items at local Kmart stores nationwide or online. You can also connect with Kmart on Facebook and Twitter, while checking out their great Shop Your Way Charity Gift Registry to help make a difference in the life of a child in need.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon have a fantastic gift for the future doctor in their life as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Disney Doc McStuffins Get Better Checkup Center from Kmart!
A big thank you to Kmart for providing a Checkup Center for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.