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70 Great Gifts for Kids

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping

Tis the season for shopping, but don’t let the pressure of finding that perfect gift take the “happy” out of your holidays.

Before you hit the mall—or internet—take a look at these fantastic finds, all of which were recognized and awarded by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA).

For the past 26 years, NAPPA has been the go-to source for parents looking for quality, entertaining, and educational products for their families. NAPPA’s team of expert judges and parent and kid testers meticulously evaluate hundreds of submissions each year and award only the best of the best with the coveted NAPPA seal.

See more of this year’s winners at

Toys & Games

1. 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set by WobbleWorks, Inc.

$49.99 | | 5+

6. Fin Fun Mermaidens by Fin Fun

$44.95; Monofin insert: Jr: $60, Pro: $65 | | 5+

7. Fiona’s Colors Liquid Chalk Markers by Fiona’s Colors

$34.99 | | 4+

8. Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle Puppet by Folkmanis

$39.99 | | 3+

9. FURBY CONNECT by Hasbro, Inc.

$99.99 | | 6+.

10. Grabolo by PlayMonster

$11.99 | | 6+

11. Hannah the Hanukkah Hero by Mensch on a Bench

$29.99 | | all ages

24. Smithsonian Planetarium Projector by NSI INTERNATIONAL, INC.

$39.99 | | 8+

25. Square Panda Phonics Playset by Square Panda

$119 | | 4+

28. Teach My Kindergartener Learning Kit – Deluxe by Teach My

$29.99 | | 4+

32. Little Lullaby by Rory by Roar Music, Inc.

$9.99 | | Birth and up.

33. Explorer of the World by Frances England

$12 | | 5+

34. Songs About Us by Kerry Fenster by Muzic School Records

$12.98 | | For the entire family

35. The Maestro Classics 12 CD Set by Maestro Classics

$149.97 | | For the entire family

36. The Nutcracker by Maestro Classics

$16.98 | | For the entire family

37. The ONE Light Keyboard by The ONE

$299.99 |

NinjaLine from B4 Adventure Active

Lux Blocks from Lux An amazing construction toy.

Archery Bows from Two Bows Brows Invented by kids, brought to market by their mother.

Rubik’s Race from University Games

A great game that “plays” on the fun of the classic Rubik’s Cube.

Sherpa Bears or Animal Pals from Bears for Humanity

Buy one of these Teddy bears or other plush animals and one is given to a child in need. Purchases through Timbuk Toys support The Denver Children’s Home.


Books for Mom:

Today Will be Different by Maria Semple;

Love Warrior by Glennon Melton Doyle;

Paris for One by JoJo Moyes;

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith;

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Books for Dad

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen;

Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard;

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore;

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles;

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Books for Kids

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers

Penguin Problems by Jory John

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Second Star to the Right Bookstore

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