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1. A kids' origami kit that inlcudes 54 different paper projects (and luckily 55 pieces of paper) for nimble little fingers to learn the fine art of paper folding. Just be prepared for the migration of cranes that will soon be landing all over your home.
2. A three-chord Loog Mini acoustic guitar so you can start teaching your little punk kid the entire Ramones catalog. Comes with flashcards of chord diagrams and full access to the Loog Guitar app. Hey! Ho! Let's go!
3. A water-proof, easy-to-clean, 27-piece jigsaw puzzle popper fidget game for solo or team play. Pop those bubbles and arrange that Tetris-like puzzle all while relieving some stress and employing some serious STEM skills!
5. A Fisher-Price "Sit-to-Stand" giant activity book that transforms from a sit-down storybook to an upright activity center with 120+ songs, sounds, and phrases for all the important early learning.
6. A huge (2.5 feet tall) 240+ piece Gujo Adventure Mars mission rocket building set to help develop problem-solving skills (left brain) and imaginative storytelling (right brain). Bonus: all the pieces are waterproof and washable. But is there any water on Mars?
7. A colorful, 33-piece wooden Haba "Kullerbü Kringel" domino play set to make setting them up and knocking them down as easy as possible for little hands. Also works with other sets from the brand so as the kids get bigger, so do the courses they can build!
8. An easy-to-install two-tire pack of LED bike wheel lights so cyclists can add some style and some safety to their rides. Keep the lights static or use the flashing mode for up to 40+ hours of bike-riding that's totally lit (just like the kids used to say).
9. A 2-in-1 baseball and tennis pitching machine with an auto mode that tosses every five seconds or a remote control mode (via the bat, but not the racket). Just the thing for solo practice sessions or when a parent's arm is just too tired to throw any more.
10. A Kids Against Maturity card game with 600 question and answer cards filled with "age-appropriate toilet humor and funny innuendos" the whole family can enjoy. The player who gives the funniest answer to the fill-in-the-blank questions is the winner. But, really, there are no losers here either.
11. A Craft-tastic "Make a Fox Friend" craft kit for kids to learn the basics of sewing while putting together a full wardrobe of clothes and accessories for this fantastic (and fabulous) little fox stuffie. No special tools or additional supplies to buy makes this a great all-in-one gift!
12. A Hape Quadrilla Super Spirals building blocks set for all the marble madness and Rube Goldberg goodness a kid could possibly enjoy.
13. A 43-piece Melissa & Doug "Fill & Fold" taco and tortilla set that can be played with on Tuesdays or any other day of the week for that matter.
14. An interactive, remote-controlled My Little Pony "Sing 'N Skate" Sunny Starscout with over 50 combinations of sounds, lights, and movement, because if they ask for an actual pony this is probably your next best bet!
15. A Pictionary Air Harry Potter drawing game where players pick their Hogwarts house, draw HP-inspired clue cards, and use the "magic" wand to actually draw images in the air (that will appear onscreen) for teammates to guess.
16. A Clixo "Grip and Stick" pack combining origami, magnets, building blocks, and now suction cups too (!!!) for a completely new and unique way for kids to create and play.
17. A LetsGlow Studio DIY arts and crafts kit to create reflective DIY accessories that change colors by using an LED light that clips to a smart device (no app required). Just the thing for the young TikTokker in your life!
18. A portable (and affordable) Crosley Cruiser Plus turntable with built-in speakers and Bluetooth (for streaming to other devices) to spin your kids right round, baby, right round with a more tactile and immersive music listening experience.
19. A remote-controlled flying butterfly that looks, flutters, and flies just like a real mighty Monarch up to a distance of 100-feet. With a smart take-off function enabled by lifting your hand up and down and an automatic emergency stop in the event of a sudden crash, it's a great option for inexperienced flyers trying to earn their wings.
20. A set of handcrafted, nontoxic constellation blocks to learn the symbols, names, hemispheres, and scale of magnitude for 16 constellations in the night sky.
21. A Popdarts suction cup throwing game that encourages players young and old to put down the screens and engage with some good old-fashioned family fun (and competition). There's no more satisfying sound than hearing one of these darts stick to a surface!
It might not be Turbo Man, but the kids are gonna love it regardless...
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