Things We Like: Toy Edition

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The holidays are upon us, and that means coming up with awesome gifts to make little ones smile all season long.  Check out our Annual Holiday Toy Guide for toys that spark imaginative play, and find more ideas below. 

 

Mirari® Shelby

Ages 9M+

Playmonster.com

$19.99

Drop the balls into an adorable snail’s shell and then let your little one pop them out of her month when she taps the tail or moves the snail along the floor for droppin’, poppin’, rollin’ fun.

 

 

 

Automoblox™ Mini S9 Police/X9 Fire SUV/T900 Rescue – 3 pack

Ages 3+

Playmonster.com

$39.99

These mini-rescue vehicles is a new take on traditional wooden toy cars, with interchangeable parts that lets kids create their own unique car style.

 

FC Cincinnati’s Krazy Kat Lion

shopfccincinnati.com

$20

This adorable little plush fella (pictured above) will turn your tot into a fan for sure! With a cozy scarf and a friendly face, the Krazy Kat Lion is easy to bring along to a game, the grocery store or Grandma’s house.

 

 

WowWee Magnaflex 34-piece Magnetic Strip Set

Ages 5+

Wowwee.com/magnaflex

$49.99

Unplug and let magnets and your child’s imagination take over with Magnaflex strips. The strips twist, bend and connect with each other to create 2D or 3D animals, accessories and more.

 

 

My Fairy Garden® Bean Blossom

Ages 4+

Playmonster.com

$14.99

Budding naturalists can grow their own real, live garden plant in a play set that includes tiny fairies and accessories. The coolness factor increases exponentially when you realize the beans that come with the watering can contain messages that appear as the plant begins to grow.

 

TinkerToy 100-Piece Essentials

Ages 3+

Knex.com

$39.99

This set features all the most familiar TinkerToy parts including spools, rods, flags, washers, end caps and more, along with an instruction sheet that features building tips and ideas.

 

 

Qwitch™ The Quick Switch Card Game

Ages 7+

Playmonster.com

$11.99

It’s a twist on the familiar matching game, but this one involves letters and numbers, so be ready for some tricks on the eyes!

 

MindWare Qwirkle

Ages 6+

Mindware.orientaltrading.com

Mix, match, score and win in this game of matching colors and shapes that requires a few tactical maneuvers on your part.

 

Chatbooks

Chatbooks x Rifle Paper Co. Series Photo Books

Starting at $10

Chatbooks.com

These unique photo books make the perfect gift for grandparents and long-distance relatives and friends. Use the Chatbooks app or web site to upload your photos from your social media channels, then print a book to ship right to your gift recipients’ doors!

 

 

FCC Ornament

$15

shopfccincinnati.com

Decorate in style with some FC Cincinnati holiday flair with this blue tree ornament.

 

FCC Blanket

$50

shopfccincinnati.com

Your FCC pride is on display with this super soft blanket that will come in handy on those crisp afternoons, chilly evenings under the lights or when you are curled up in front of the television.

 

FCC Winter Hat and Scarf

$25 each

shopfccincinnati.com

Keep warm and cozy and show off your team spirit!

 

Hip, Hippo, Hooray For Fiona!

$25.99

in stores and at Amazon.com

Pick up a copy of this book from author Jan Sherbin that features the Cincinnati Zoo’s lovable hippo, Fiona. Great for Cincinnatians who have been following Fiona’s story from birth, or to give out-of-towners a peek at what makes her so intriguing. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati Zoo.

 

8 Wonders of Cincinnati

$21.99

The History Press

We all have our favorites when it comes to the Queen City, whether it’s flying pigs, Music Hall, the Cincinnati Reds, or Skyline Chili and Graeter’s. Author Wendy Beckman and illustrator Allison Raniere have put together a book that shines a spotlight on some of our cities most interesting wonders. 

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