December 15, 2017
When the bigger kids become too cool for Santa, you definitely need the WOW factor gift in your back pocket. Our editors from across the country share their older kiddo must-haves this holiday season.
Get Evo for as little as $49.99 on Amazon
Evo might be tiny, but it'll provide hours of fun. Color code or watch it come to life with the push of a button; Evo has lots of cool tricks. It's a real WOW gift.
Wendy Custer, Hulafrog Bloomington, MN, & mom of two
$59.95 exclusively on apple.com
Calling all future doctors! Parker is much more than a snuggly teddy. He is a STEM toy! While your kids are having some imaginary fun, they are learning about basic biology and digital literacy! Fun AND educational.
Tia Quinn, Hulafrog Plymouth-Middleborough, MA, & mom of two
$279.99 at Toy "R" Us
How much will the kids love taking their new wheels for a spin? This is a step up from the ride-on vehicles because you use a dual joystick to steer, shift into forward/reverse and spin 360 degrees for some whirls and twirls!
Cristin Krokosz, Hulafrog Account Executive, & mom of four
Snag one on Amazon starting at $13
Check out this super cool, easy to use camera. Take pictures on the go with a Snap Petz and create a collection of photographs! Pics easily upload to a computer or smart device.
Kerri McCorkill, Hulafrog Mansfield-Attleboro, MA, & mom of three
Find it on Amazon for less than $20
Spin, paint and sparkle! Kids create one-of-a-kind art, including frames, cards and tons more. This will keep my 5-year-old busy as she experiements with colors and designs. Bonus: Special, homemade birthday cards for friends and fam!
Jennifer Fedorchak, Hulafrog Cape May County, NJ, & mom of two
Under $50 at Target
My kids played outside for hours with this game! At 8 and 10, they have a lot of energy and this was the perfect gift to keep them busy, active and happy. Win-win for us all!
Leslie Len Meis, Hulafrog Pasadena, CA, & mom of two
Google "Escape Rooms" and your location
We've put this on our non-toys list for our 3 oldest ones. Parents can find the nearest Escape Room and book a session or get gift certificates for their kids and friends to crack codes, discover clues and solve puzzles.
Maria Chen, Hulafrog Aurora, CO, & mom of five
On sale for $59.99 at Amazon now
Not going to lie- I want this for myself! But I think my kids would love this music mixing game system. You download a free app and there are no explicit lyrics (whew!).
Mariana Gallegos, Mobile, AL, & mom of two
Starting at $24 on Amazon
Even us parents love the adorable Soggy Doggy. Race around the board to give the dog a bath, but if you get soaked, you get sent back to start. Get ready to get wet, because the little pup loves to shake himself dry!
Shar Berger, Hulafrog Tempe-Mesa-AZ, & mom of five
Starting at $67 on Amazon
So much fun for big kids and adults. Santa is bringing a set up for our entire family this year. Equip your laser targeting weapon and turn any neighborhood into a virtual battlefield.
Diana Natal, Westchester North, NY, & mom of four