Is it a puzzle? An action figure? A new best friend? Don’t be so black-and-white - Cubebot is all of those things! This toy, inspired by traditional kumiki puzzles, is just a wooden block until you figure out how to unlock it – then the real fun begins! Available at ThinkGeek for only $20
Your little lady is a princess, through and through. She prefers to stay as clean as possible, never stepping outside without shoes on. Lays out her perfectly assembled outfit the night before. Cleans up her toys without being asked, not because she’s a good girl, but because she can’t stand to see her room disorganized. The Kid’s Royal Rocking Chair is the perfect way to show her how much you appreciate her majestic demeanor. Available at therockingchaircompany.com for only $120 on sale
Kids do not need alarm clocks. They spring out of bed like jack-in-the-boxes (jacks-in-the-box?) earlier every day, carving sleep-deprived chunks out of our souls. But this OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Nightlight isn’t for waking kids up – it’s for telling them when it’s all right for them to get out of bed and start harassing the adults. The glow of this nightlight changes at a pre-set reasonable wake-up time. Pure genius. Available at americaninnovative.com for only $30
It seems cruel that the food we spent the past two months avoiding in order to look good in our bikini is what we ultimately end up floating in a Giant Doughnut Pool Float. Available at Amazon for only $25
We would have killed for one of these as a kid! We weren’t much into baby dolls, but we loved the dolls our mom made us. We, however, are not nearly patient crafty enough to make a hand-sewn doll for our niece, so we’ll surprise her with a Custom OOAK Fabric Doll . The designer will actually work with you to create one that represents your tastes. You can even choose your doll’s accessories! We think thirty-nine dollars is an incredible deal. Available at etsy.com for only $39
Even though we’ve just barely got through the beginning of winter, we’re looking forward to spring days and flying a kite at our local park. We plan on packing a picnic, carting our bazillion nieces and nephews to the playground and having a run with this AirFoil Sport Kite. Available at jollylama.com for only $30.
Now that it’s winter and the country is getting its share of snow, we think it’s about time to go break some bones. L.L. Bean’s Flexible Flyer Sled totally beats the trays we filched (and returned!) from our college cafeteria. Made to glide over snow, we’re excited to drive to the mountains and have a snow day. What, adults can’t enjoy a snow day once in a while? Get your sled on. Available at llbean.com for $88 on sale
The H2GO hybrid is a environmentally friendly R/C car that uses hydrogen to power the battery that turns the motor and moves the toy car. That’s right, this R/C is a tiny electric car fueled by hydrogen. And where do you get this hydrogen fuel? From a pint-size solar-powered hydrogen generation and refueling station, of course.
Toy owners will use a solar panel and water to create the hydrogen fuel supply. The solar panel is also used to recharge the R/C’s remote control and super capacitors. Hydrogen will be used to charge the vehicle’s battery and power the motor, and the H2Go’s super capacitors are used for a little speed boost.
Created by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, H2Go is the perfect gift for the budding automotive enthusiast with a passion for green tech. The $150 kit comes with a hybrid hydrogen car, solar panel, hydrogen station, and remote control and is available at horizonfuelcell.com
Too cool for a rocking horse but not quite old enough for their first set of wheels? This Rocking Vespa Scooter is the perfect first set of wheels for your very own Evil Kinevil. Available at sears.com for only $120
Surprise the little conductor this Christmas season with something he will cherish forever. The Lionel Pennsylvania Railway Express Train Set is an awesome locomotive train set that features a working headlight and choo choo-rific train sounds. Available at potterybarnkids.com for only $120