Do you know how many years I had to ask Santa for a Snoopy Sno Cone Machine before he finally brought it? I circled it in marker or cut out the picture and glued it to my list Christmas after Christmas after Christmas before that ice-crushing sugar-syrup-dripping thing eventually showed up.
If I recall correctly, I think I used it approximately twice to make sno cones. So... maybe it's possible that Santa knew something that I didn't?
Regardless, these days it is much easier for parents everywhere to have help picking out the very best in toys for children of all ages thanks to Kmart's Fab 15 Holiday Toy List!
Featuring the ultimate toys that kids want for the holidays, the Kmart Fab 15 Holiday Toy List provides parents and gift-givers with insight into the season's hottest trends. These aren't just a random collection of toys, Kmart carefully selects their Fab 15 each year 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.
From big toys that make great, unexpected gifts to toys inspired by characters that kids know and love, the Kmart Fab 15 list of hot holiday toys for 2014 includes:
- Holiday Auburn Barbie™ 2014 Doll by Mattel® (Kmart exclusive)
- My Little Pony Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks Mane Event Stage Playset by Hasbro® (Kmart exclusive)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Power Wheels® Lil' Dune Racer by Fisher-Price® (Kmart exclusive)
- Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime and Grimlock 12-Inch Electronic Figures by Hasbro® (Kmart exclusives)
- WWE® Cardinal Red John Cena 31'' Figure by Wicked Cool Toys® (Kmart exclusive)
- Zoomer Dino by Spin Master™
- Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll by TollyTots
- LEGO® Super Heroes Line from Marvel™ and DC Comics™
- NERF® Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster
- Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Look-Out Playset, Vehicles and Figurines, and Rescue Racers by Spin Master™
- Play-Doh® DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Complete Design Set by Hasbro®
- Simon Swipe Game by Hasbro®
- VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch
My girls would have a blast with just about all of these toys, with Little Sister B reaching first for the Holiday Auburn Barbie, My Little Pony Equestria Girls Playset and Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll and Big Sister E leaning towards the Nickelodeon PAW Patrol items, Zoomer Dino and Simon Swipe Game. What fun!
This holiday season, Kmart is also encouraging members and 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 customers purchase any of the Kmart Fab 15 toys, $1.00 will be donated to St. Jude – up to $25,000.
Customers can also donate at check-out at any Kmart store or online now through December 27th. Kmart is the all-time leading corporate fundraiser for St. Jude as 100% of the donation to the St. Jude Thanks & Giving campaign goes toward understanding, treating and defeating cancer other diseases in children.
How great is that? I love that a parent can sit down with their child and the Fab 15 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.
Customers and members can shop for any of the items on the Fab 15 list at local Kmart stores nationwide or online anytime, so head to your nearest store or to Kmart.com today!
What is on your child's wish list this year? Is there a must-have toy that makes you nostalgic for your youth?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.