Shopping for children over the holiday’s is one of my favorite things to do! It’s so much more fun to shop for my son and all of his little cousins than the adults – the gifts are so much more exciting!
It can be a little stressful finding just the right gift, so every year I try to find some of the more interesting and fun gifts to give each holiday season.
This year I walked through buybuyBaby Whitby and spoke with their amazing staff to find out what’s new and exciting from their Whitby store.
They had so many awesome gifts that instead of this being a top 5 list, it ended up being a top 8 list! I couldn’t narrow it down – they had too many choices that I just had to share!
Here are my favorites from the buybuyBaby Whitby store for the holidays!
First up, I can’t get this song out of my head! The Baby Shark Song Puppet with Tempo Control is one gift we couldn’t stop playing with when we were putting this post together. When you move the puppets mouth it sings the Baby Shark song, but if you move it slowly the song slows down (hilariously so by the way!), or you can speed it up! It seems like such a simple toy, but this one kept us laughing for a few days. Bonus – batteries are included, and there are three characters – Baby Shark, Mommy Shark and Daddy Shark. It retails for $24.99.
While we are talking about Baby Shark – have you seen the Baby Shark Dancing Doll Plush Toy yet? If you head over to my Instagram Stories here you can watch it in action! He dances to the Baby Shark song that will no doubt stay in your head for days on end, but you can’t help but laugh at how cute this little guy is! Bumping into furniture is no problem since he’s plush, and he’s really cute to dance around as he zigs and zags back and forth to the music. This toy retails for $44.99.
Practically everyone who has a baby knows who Sophie is! I had the little original for my son when he was a baby, and sometimes I miss that squeaking noise as he ate at her cute little head. Sometimes.
Sophie has advanced in her older years, and this year she has become so advanced that I found myself saying “whoa – now THAT is cool!” when I was playing with it in the store!
Sophie la giraffe Touch & Play Plush is soft and cuddly and you could probably nibble on it if you were a child, but it has a really cool feature – it has two sensors that trigger notes and melodies with touch! With each new contact on two parts of the skin, the notes can either trigger an automatic melody or one you create on your own!
I personally liked having my son and I both touch a sensor point and then I could tap a melody on his head – he thought it was hilarious! You can head over to my Instagram Stories here to see it in action! Sophie la girafe Touch and Music Play Plush retails for $49.99.
Leap Frog always impresses me with their interactive toys. The LeapFrog® Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Grill™ isn’t just a regular kids BBQ play set – it actually teaches children while they play.
Children can use food names, colors and counting. Almost all of the pieces make different noises as you play, and storage is included for the 16 play pieces that come along with it! The food items interact with the grill which I thought was really neat! Most kids are interested in playing with cooking sets, but I love that this one will speak to them while they make their imaginary dishes! It retails for $49.99.
One similar set that I thought was a lot of fun as well was the LeapFrog® Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart! This one retails for the same price as the Smart Sizzlin’ BBQ Set and features a magnetic scooper. The only set back is playing with this set will likely encourage your child to ask you for real ice cream, so keep that in mind.
At a slightly less price point the VTech® Stroll & Discover Activity Walker includes so many different activities it could keep your child occupied from the age of 9 months up to 3 years old!
What I love about this activity walker is that the electronic play panel can be removed so a child could use it on it’s own. This is a very cool feature!
There are over 100 songs, melody’s sounds and phrases, the piano keys light up, and the toy cell phone triggers sounds, phrases and a cute song. The wheels also include a speed control so they can’t run off too quickly! Batteries are included, and I think the price point is amazing at $39.99.
I’ve saved my two favorites for last! Last year I was so excited about the Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum, and I still think it’s an amazing gift! It actually works, and as messy as children are they sure love to act like adults and pretend to vacuum just like us! This kid-sized duplicate is an exact copy of the real Dyson Ball Vacuum, and it features actual suction to pick up small pieces of paper or small beads. You can empty the dustbin just the like the real version! It retails for $43.99.
New for this year is the Dyson Cord-Free Toy Vacuum that is a replica of my Dyson Stick! My son was so excited to see how much alike they were right down to the smallest details. Again this little toy vacuum really does work, and I was thought it was cute that they even included the short nozzle option, and the simulated cyclone action with the tiny balls inside!
This vacuum also retails for $44.99, and buybuyBaby Whitby has quite a few in stock right now! Last year the Dyson Ball Toy Vacuum sold out everywhere very quickly, so you will want to grab yours quickly!
All of these favorites can be found at buybuyBABY Whitby right now! If you haven’t gotten started on your holiday shopping just yet, hopefully these suggestions will help you get you started.
I have to mention as well, buybuyBABY Whitby has a great section for children’s books that I love to check out, and they also have an amazing clothing section with everything from pretty dresses for holiday photos, and snuggly PJ’s for Christmas morning!
buybuyBABY Whitby is located at 1650 Victoria St East in the
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.