Classic Christmas Toys Available Today
Oh, sure, you can go into mounds of debt to pay for the holiday extravaganza of buying the latest electronic gizmos only to see them strewn about the house while the kids are yelling about how bored they are. Isn’t that a fun family tradition? Well, once upon a time children had imaginations and toys that helped to fire that creativity. Here are some great suggestions to return to those simpler days.
Board games are classic crowd pleasers. Favorites include Monopoly, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Life, Trivial Pursuit, Chess or Checkers. There are also great card games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy 8’s, Matching, Slap Jack, Memory or Uno.
Puzzles are great for developing minds and hand-eye coordination. You can find puzzles that are made from many different materials: wood, cardboard, or plastic. They can also be flat, round, square or 3 dimensional. My son really enjoys the Perplexus maze ball.
Train sets are a real treat for the whole family. They come in all sizes and for any age group. You can find a set to fit any budget.
Wooden toys are great because they are kid powered by muscle and imagination. In the same vein, imagination driven toys also fall into the categories of dress up, play kitchens and playhouses, puppets, and books.
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If you have older kids, crafts are always a big hit. There are some wonderful craft clubs where your gift will be appreciated all year. You can also make up your own kits by looking through craft magazines or books, copying down the instructions, making a list of the materials needed and then go shopping for what you need. Make up 12 crafts and then put each one in its own separate box. Wrap each box and put the name of a month on each box. Put all the boxes in one huge wrapped box and Tada! A perfect Christmas gift that will last all year.
Here’s a list of places to find Safe Toys for your family’s needs:
Magic Cabin, Childhood’s Purest Treasures
This is a wonderland of classic toys and activities that will fire your child’s imagination. You can save $10 off orders of $50 or more when you use code: LSMCTENOFF
Babesta, for trendsetting tots
You will find all kinds of gift ideas besides toys here. You can also find clothes, accessories, crib decorations, books, CDs, DVDs and gift sets.
e-Beanstalk, Expert-Selected Toys Matched to a Child’s Development
They have developmental toys categorized by age. These educational and learning toys are hand picked by child development experts following both American and European safety standards.
Heirloom Wooden Toys
You can find toys here that are top quality and safe for kids. They also have games, furniture and kids decor. You can also search specifically for toys made here in the USA.
I also wanted to give you some tips for buying toys on a budget:
Explore auction sites like eBay for great buys (used and new). You can check out the Daily Deals for gift ideas for the whole family.
You can also search on Google using the key words “wholesale toys“, or “closeout toys” or “discount toys“. You will find a variety of companies that do not require a minimum order.
Another way to save on Christmas shopping is to hit the stores right after the holidays to take advantage of clearance sales. Doing this will make it easier for the following Christmas, but if it’s later in the year you may wish to check the outlets and thrift stores for savings on your gifts.