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Here’s What We’re Loving for You and Your Family This Holiday Season

By Elena Epstein, director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com. All product images were provided.

Cake-N-Bake Challenge

Bring the excitement of cooking shows into
the game room. A fast-paced color-matching, cake-building game where the fastest baker wins. Complete with colorful textured foam cake slices and icing cards.$29.99, ages 4+, amazon.com

Claudie Doll, Book & Accessories

American Girl’s newest historical character grew up during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. Arrives in her signature outfit and includes the “Meet Claudie” book. Accessories set includes a cloche felt hat, a silver engraved pendant and an era-authentic Baby Ruth candy bar. $151, ages 8+, americangirl.com

Cool Maker Stitch N’ Style Fashion Studio

Engage your inner DIY fashionista. An all-in-one studio that includes thread system and sewing sensors to make sewing safe and easy. Customize your designs with unique prints magically applied with water. $29.99, ages 8+, amazon.com

Cry Babies Magic Tears Icy World Keep Me Warm

Residing in their own iceberg capsule, these dolls are ready for a chilly winter’s day with their changeable winter outfits. Open the capsule and discover eight surprise accessories. Twelve dolls to collect, including a rare character. $7.99, ages 5+, target.com

DEXOR

Enter a secret world with a new STEM-authenticated line of action-themed building sets. Follow the journey of 10-year-old Derek, a regular kid living a secret life as a young inventor. Kids will build the 12-inch Robot that features detailed graphic paperboard panels, bold plastic building links and a sticker sheet for customizing. $19.99, ages 6+, lukilab.com

Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Funhouse Treasure Adventure Pirate Ship

Have an adventure with Windy the Weathervane. Press the button to hear Mickey Mouse phrases, sound effects and the song “True Pirates We Be” from the show. Comes with five figures (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Wheezelene). $51.99, ages 3+, target.com

Got2Glow Fairy Finder

It’s back in an adorable new size, with 20+ new virtual baby fairies to find. Its wings light up as it detects virtual baby fairies around you. Follow the lights, and you’ll find them everywhere. $24.99, ages 5-8, got2glowfairies.com

 

Land of Dough Mini Cups

Curiosity in a cup. Features a variety of themes in two matching color tones including Red Apple, Orange Fox, Yellow Sun, Green Frog, Blue Whale, Purple Flower, Pink Hearts and Black Penguin.
The adorable 1-ounce cups are conveniently sized for all occasions. $3, ages 3+, landofdough.com

LeapFrog Clean Sweep Learning Caddy
Mop, hop, spin and sweep as the cute lil’ face on the bucket lights up and sings.The interactive caddy brings learning into clean-up time with imagination. Press the pedal to see the mop spinnity-spin. $22.49, ages 3+, amazon.com

OG Easy Cheesy Pizzeria G
Serve up smiles by the slice as you slide your pizza into the wood-burning oven. Includes many realistic details and working features, plus 12 removable pizza slices and two opening pizza boxes to complete takeout orders. $89.99, ages 3+, ourgeneration.com

PAW Patrol Rubble X-Treme Truck

Rubble is ready for mega missions. Packed with amazing features including a command center transformation, a secondary vehicle and an articulated scoop, crane and accessories. $44.99, ages 3+, target.com

 

 

 

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