Best Gifts from the Holidays 2019

Melissa and Doug Around Town Water Wow Deluxe Page with one streak of wet page board

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Melissa and Doug Around Town Water Wow Deluxe Page with one streak of wet page board
  • What: Best gifts
  • When: 2019 holidays
  • Why: My kids keep coming back to these
  • Where: Our home

My kids got a lot of great stuff this past holiday season. Some things they love, but then neglect after a few weeks. Others stand the test of time, so I like to round up the winners after they’ve had a month or more to play. Check out these top five gifts they use and play with on a regular basis, even after going back to school and starting up their other activities.

Girl wearing Unicorn Hoodie made from Make It Real kit

Unicorn Hoodie Blanket: This craft project for kids rocks. Thanks to the felt fabric and strips tied into knots, it requires minimal sewing skills. Yet they complete an entire blanket that doubles as a hoodie. As an added bonus, this activity keeps them busy during long winter days off school.

Glow in the dark and regular magnet tiles used to recreate Super Bowl LIV 49ers Chiefs Lego figures

Glow in the Dark Magna-Tiles: My kids still use their Magna-Tiles every day. They love having even more shapes to connect and construct fabulous creative ideas. And the dark days make a perfect time to experiment with the glow in the dark aspect.

Lego catalog page with Snow Resort Ski Lift Friends 41324

Lego: My kids have a Lego obsession, and their Lego gifts this year ranked in their favorite presents. My oldest son can complete his set in a matter of hours, but it takes the younger two a bit longer to finish their constructions. Then they mix and match elements to entertain themselves after completion, which make these a great gift for time off school.

Boogie Board Farm friends accessory bonus pack

Boogie Board Bonus Pack: My son plays with his Boogie Board more often now that he has accessories to accompany it. I love that he practices his burgeoning writing skills, and he loves that he can use the clings and tools to make new designs that stay put until he erases with the touch of a button.

Melissa and Doug Water Wow Deluxe Around the Town with red lens and water pen on page

Water Wow Deluxe: My five year old has gone back to this simple present over and over again. He loves filling in the pages and searching with the red lens for the hidden objects. And each time it dries, he can start all over again.

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