Looking back on the Christmases of my childhood, there are a few toys that brought me such joy that I remember them even to this day. I wouldn’t say that I was spoiled and got everything I wanted all the time but I was blessed. I don’t remember ever being disappointed on Christmas in my childhood years.
My parents once took my sister and I shopping because they had to buy gifts for my cousins. I gravitated toward a stuffed animal modeled after one of my favorite movies at the time, Fivel so my parents purchased it as a gift for my cousin. I was so sad and jealous. Imagine my surprise when on Christmas morning, I found it under the tree! They were good at surprising us.
I was a child of the 80’s, so I loved my Cabbage Patch Dolls, Care Bears, Shrinky Dinks, Snoopy and so on. Luckily many of these toys have been brought back to life again! Now my holiday challenge is finding which toys my kids would love so that I can surprise them too.
Kmart’s Fab 15 holiday toy list features the ultimate toys that kids want for the holidays and provides parents and gift-givers with insight into the season’s hottest trends. Kmart carefully selects the Fab 15 toys 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 like Elsa, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – the Kmart Fab 15 list of hot holiday toys includes:
-Disney Doc McStuffins Sleepytime Lambie by Just Play (Kmart exclusive)
-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
-FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin’ Pup Pet by Hasbro®
-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
All of the Fab 15 items will be available both online and in Kmart stores. And if you’re a Shop Your Way rewards member like me, Kmart is offering a free trial of the Shop Your Way MAX program, which includes free two-day shipping for six months*, with any online purchase of a Fab 15 toy now through Nov. 22.
Also, starting on December 7, when customers purchase any of the Kmart Fab 15 toys, $1.00 will be donated to St. Jude – one of our favorite charities to support – up to a total donation of $25,000. Customers can also donate at check-out at any Kmart store or online now through Dec. 27. Since Kmart is the all-time leading corporate fundraiser for St. Jude, I will be giving them my business this holiday season.
What were your favorite childhood toys?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.