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Gift Guide: Toys for all Ages

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Gift Guide: Toys for all Ages

With three kids and a husband, it is a safe bet that toys for all ages are on my shopping list year round. This gift guide features some of our top picks of toys that really work for all ages. We also call these family gifts. This Gift Guide: Toys for all Ages is really a guide on how to excite your family.

1. Oculus – Rift + Touch VR Virtual Reality Headset Bundle

Surround yourself with all the action with this Oculus Rift VR gaming bundle. The comfortable headset features adjustable straps and balanced weight so you can game or watch your favorite movies for hours on end. The Oculus – Rift + Touch Virtual Reality Headset Bundle includes touch controllers with this Oculus Rift VR gaming bundle are ergonomically designed for easy and immersive interaction.

2. K’NEX Thrill Rides Big Ball Factory Building Set

This K’NEX Thrill Rides Big Ball Factory Building Set has returned after 20 years in the K’NEX vault. This battery-powered machine has 3,152 colorful pieces and includes a motorized chain lift and two coaster cars, providing endless building possibilities. This set helps teach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) principles while building on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, and empowering a fun playing environment. K’NEX also supports key areas of children’s developmental growth. Clicking the different parts together and discovering how the building system works strengthens children’s hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, spatial awareness, and imagination.

3. Tinkertoy Basic Building Kit

This Tinkertoy Basic Building Kit will bring back memories from your childhood! this set includes 65 real wood Tinkertoy parts and pieces including rods, spools and end caps. Tinkertoy is great for builders ages 3 and up. Get started creating with the 9 including building ideas, or build anything you can imagine with the included parts and pieces. Once building time is over, use the iconic tube storage container to keep all the pieces together. 

4. Thames & Kosmos CHEM C3000

The Thames & Kosmos CHEM C3000 is the chemistry set to beat all chemistry sets. This kit includes all of the components from CHEM C2000, plus dozens of additional tools and chemicals, and 100 additional experiments, for a total of more than 333 experiments. The 192-page, full-color experiment manual is written at a more advanced level than the other CHEM kit manuals. CHEM C3000 has a similar hands-on approach to teaching chemistry as their other CHEM kits, but also teaches more advanced topics such as chemical equations, atomic structures, and the periodic table. 

5. Apple 27″ iMac

This Apple 27″ iMac could easily become the hub of your household. iMac performance is at an all time high with faster Intel Core processors, powerful Radeon Pro 500-series graphics, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connectivity, and stunning Retina 5K displays that shine 43 percent brighter and support one billion colors.

6. LaserX, interactive game system with Long Range Blaster

The LaserX, interactive game system with Long Range Blaster gets the entire family off the couch for a fun game of laser tag with this updated, technologically-advanced laser blaster system. All-new Laser X features sophisticated electronics and optics that give players pinpoint blasting accuracy up to 200 feet. Laser X sets work together, so games can have as few as two players – or the whole neighborhood can play together. Laser X can be played outside in bright sunlight or in the dark.

7. Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the hottest thing to hit Christmas wish lists in years! Everyone wants one! We LOVE our Nintendo Switch portable game console!   In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The main unit rests in the Nintendo Switch dock at home, which connects the system to the TV. Grab your Switch from the dock for on-the-go gaming. Share Joy-Con so players can go head-to-head while away from home. Enjoy the same games in tabletop mode by using the included stand to prop the system up.

8. Microsoft – Xbox One X 1TB Console – Black

These sleek black Xbox One X console just plays your games better.  40% more power than any other console allowing you to experience immersive true 4K gaming. Blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly, and load quickly even on a 1080p screen. Xbox One X also works with all your Xbox One games and accessories as well as Xbox Live, an extremely advanced multiplayer network, giving you more ways to play.

9. DJI Spark Portable Mini Quadcopter Drone

The DJI Spark Portable Mini Quadcopter Drone features all of DJI's signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries.

10. Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid

This Sphero – R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid will delight the Star Wars fan in your family. Made to resemble the iconic Star Wars character, this fun robot features authentic LEDs for realism and a motion sensor that detects your presence and reacts. An integrated speaker on this Sphero R2-D2 app-enabled droid lets him ‘boop' and ‘beep' in his own special language.

We hope that you love our Gift Guide: Toys for all Ages.

Gift Guide: Toys for all Ages

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  1. Robin rue

    Tinker toys are a classic! I loved them when I was a kid and I know my boys would love them!!

  2. Thames and Cosmos make so many interesting toys. We have a few things by them, and they’re some of my son’s favorites.

  3. These are really cool. I think the quadcopter drone would be a ton of fun. Definitely a great gift idea!

  4. Oh some old school toys! JOY! I remember Tinker Toys and R2-D2 from when I was a kid! Some old and new gift ideas, sure to please all ages!

  5. You simply cannot go wrong when it comes to getting the kids some gadgets for Christmas! Love this list of gift ideas! I’m sure my kids would love to get one of these.

  6. Pam

    The Nintendo Switch has been on everyone’s list! These are all great gift ideas.

  7. You have listed many great items. I would love to get a virtual reality headset. There are gifts for all ages on your list.

  8. These are awesome toy ideas! I am definitely getting that factory building set for my nephew! He will absolutely love that!

  9. brianne

    What a great gift guide. I especially love the Droid!

  10. This is a great list! Will share this with my son, I am sure he’ll find something he’ll love!

  11. K’nex are so much fun. I am so glad my daughter loves them.

  12. That DJI drone would be so much fun. They make awesome drones.

  13. Xboxes are always a great gift idea. They are so fun and versatile.

  14. Kiwi

    I think the VR set woud be fun. I never used one yet but I think kids would have a blast with it.

  15. These are some awesome ideas! I love the virtual reality headset!

  16. I remember having Tinker Toys when I was a kid. I spent so many hours building things with them. Great for the imagination. That will be time well spent with my kids. The Fitbit ultra will help keep me on track with my sleep!

  17. Are tinker toys back? Wow! In this age of everything electronic, I’m surprised to see that. Many of these items look like great gifts especially for the person that has everything.

  18. That R2D2 is so darn adorable! And I know my friend’s daughter would just adore that virtual reality set. Great choices!

  19. My nephew would probably take one of each of these toys! Great ideas!

  20. I would LOVE. new Mac desktop! Once I sell my home and move into a new place I think that is going to be my housewarming gift to myself!!

  21. These are great gift options! My son loved Tinker Toys when he was younger.

  22. Kathy

    This is a wonderful list of gifts. I still would love to get a drone. That’s one thing on my own list that I’d love to have.

  23. My youngest told me that he wrote his Christmas list to Santa yesterday at school. The boy had a ton of great ideas but I hate to break his heart because Santa is already done. 🙂 He wanted an X-Box.

  24. Amy

    You covered something for everyone in my house in this post! Santa does have 1 gift left to get – Maybe I’ll have to ask for the Xbox X

  25. Our Xbox 1 is the best gaming system ever. We also have fun with our virtual reality viewer. I love that they are both fun for all ages. Great selections.

  26. Victoria Heckstall

    Those are great gift ideas! I’m sure my nephew will love one of these!

  27. I always buy toys for Christmas. I love toys that make the kids use their imagination. As they get older, I like to buy them tech toys like those on your list as well. This is a great list and will help me with kids of all ages as I finish up my shopping.

  28. I thought about getting a drone for my boyfriend for christmas, but there are so many to choose from I was having a hard time trying to figure out what was a good affordable one. This one seems pretty good!

  29. These are definitely some great gift ideas for the holiday season! I think the Nintendo Switch will be a hit in our home!

  30. I wouldn’t mind having that R2D2 App-Enabled Droid. That looks like a ton of fun!

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