Top Christmas Presents blog has the latest and greatest in Christmas presents. Whether you are on a budget or looking for something unique for that special someone you’ll find some great ideas for great gifts. Have a look around and feel free to let us know what you are looking for or your favorite gift ideas and resources.
Kids love stories and this story telling elf is a fun toy that kids will enjoy playing with and making up their own stories. The story telling elf is a little like the Mad Libs story game where you make up fun stories by filling in random nouns, adjectives and verbs.
Grab n Gabs Elf asks you questions and you record your answers with the built-in microphone. The elf then tells a silly story filling in your goofy words you recorded using a silly elf voice. Kids can play with this for hours recording themselves and having the elf tell their ridiculous tales.
This makes a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for kids and adults and is a fun ice breaker or game for family game night.
Story Telling Elf
Hallmark Grab N Gab Games
Tell Me A Story – Fairy Tale Mix Up Game
Tell Me A Story – Fairy Tale Mix Up Game is a fun story telling game for young children. The game consists of story picture cards that you can mix and match to tell a new fairy tale each time. It’s a game for using your imagination and no reading is required so even little kids can make up stories too.
Downton Abbey is a blockbuster hit on PBS of all places. Season 3 of Downton Abbey is over now in both the U.S. and U.K. Viewers had the treat of following along with the comings and goings of the Crawley Family and their downstairs staff for the past three seasons and we all can’t wait to see what happens next in Season 4.
If you missed any of the episodes and want to catch up or want to watch your favorite Downton Abbey episodes again you can get Downton Abbey on DVD.
Season One of Downton Abbey starts with that fateful day back in 1912 when the Titanic sinks. Of the many passengers aboard, the heir to the Downton and his son drown in the icy waters. This is the premise that begins the saga of the Crawley Family. We get to see the inner workings of the household both upstairs and down. From the squabbles between the staff and the backstabbing of two of the sisters, it is a drama that pulls you in and delights. The guests that arrive and stay in the stately mansion are just as interesting as well. Their stories intertwine with the families and the servants and you are eager to see what happens next.
Season two continues with Britain being in the midst of World War I. Everyone must do their part and adapt to the new way of life and death the war brings. Some of the men in the house have left for the war and some stay behind but each has an interesting story to tell. The women of the house have new rules to play and these massive changes are not welcomed by some as much as others. We are completely drawn in with the life and death struggles in the hope that everything will turn out alright in the end. Some of our favorite characters are lost and we mourn but times are changing and things move on. Where will it lead the characters next?
In Downton Abbey’s Season three, the war is over and happier times have come with weddings and babies but there are still struggles and heartache. We finally get to see some of our favorite character living their dreams and other seeming to get what they deserve. Others members of the group seem to have changed and grown in inspiring ways. Things may be grand at Downton but there is always a challenge to be faced and that way of life is offer threatened. It continues to be a thrill to watch this quality drama unfold.
Find out all about the real life of the Countess of Carnarvon and Highclere Castle the setting of the fictional Downton Abbey. Discover the fascinating history of the castle from it being a hospital in World War I to the Egyptian treasures from King Tut’s tomb housed there.
There are lots of elements of the real Countess of Carnarvon’s story in the fictional events that happen in the Downton Abbey series. If you want to know more about the history of Highclere Castle then this would make a great read.
Hedbanz Games are popular games for kids, adults and family game night. Hedbandz by Spin Master is an easy to play game. You wear a band on your head that holds a card with a picture and the words “I am a ___”, the blank being the thing in the picture. Everyone else can see your card but you.
The object of the game is to guess what you are before time runs out. Each player takes turns making guesses and the other players let them know if they are right or wrong.
There are Hedbandz games for kids and Hedbandz games for adults that are a little bit more challenging. There are special themed Hedbandz games like Disney Hedbanz.
Whichever version of Hedbanz you play, it’s a fun game to play and the more the merrier. Choose from any of the games and they make a great gift for birthdays, holidays, parties, vacations and family fun.
Hedbanz Game for Kids
Hedbanz Game for Kids is a fun game for kids to guess what they are. Wearing a headbanz and guessing your object makes for loud and lively fun. This is one of the top ten gifts for the holidays this year. Get yours now!
The Disney Hedbanz game is a Disney themed version of the popular Hedbanz game. With Mickey Mouse ears hedbanz and Disney theme objects this is an easy and fun way to play. Kids can guess what they are from their favorite Disney movies. This version of the game is sure to be a hit.
Hedbanz for Adults game comes with slightly larger headbands and objects that are a little more challenging to guess. Hedbanz is a great game for parties, couples night out or vacations. Try to guess what you are before the timer runs out. This popular game makes a great gift for the holidays, house warmings, and graduations.
Lego Advent Calendars are a holiday tradition. This year there are some new Lego Advent Calendars to choose from. There is the Lego City Advent Calendar set, the Star Wars Advent Calendar set and the new Lego Friends Advent Calendar set. Each Lego Advent Calendar comes with 24 different Lego builds for each day leading up to Christmas day.
If you like Legos and want a fun way to countdown to Christmas, then you can get open a new Lego toy for all the days in December until Christmas and when you are done you will have lots of cool new Lego pieces and figures to play with and add to your collection. You can get a new set every year and make it a tradition.
Lego City 2012 Advent Calendar – Set 4428
Lego City 2012 Advent Calendar Set 4428 is new for 2012 and features 24 different Lego gifts with Lego City characters as they rescue Santa’s sleigh in time for Christmas. This set includes 7 minifigures: Santa, 3 firefighters, brother, sister and a mechanic.
The Lego 2012 Star Wars Advent Calendar Set 9509 features 24 Star Wars Lego gifts that will help you use the force to count down the days until Christmas. This Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar set has 9 minifigures, including 2 holiday-themed minifigures and vehicles that include mini Gungan Sub and General Grievous’ Starfighter.
The 2011 Lego Advent Calendar is the Star Wars Advent Calendar. This 266 piece lego set features the characters and figures from the Star Wars films. Open one of the 24 doors on the advent calendar as a treat each day of December for a Star Wars countdown to Christmas.
Launch the holiday countdown with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar!
The all new LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar will put your Christmas count-down into hyperdrive! Collect 24 galactic gifts – one for each day – including iconic minifigures, vehicles and accessories from the LEGO Star Wars universe.
Includes 8 LEGO minifigures
Features an exclusive version of Yoda not available anywhere else
Vehicles include mini Millennium Falcon and X-wing Starfighter
Open a window every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars gifts!
Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar 2011 – 7958 Review
Lego City Advent Calendar 2011 – 7553
The 2011 Lego City Advent Calendar is a fun toy tradition. Open a new door each of the month of December and you’ll find a Lego toy treat inside. With Lego figures, vehicles and accessories this is the perfect way to countdown to the big day.
Make the countdown to Christmas fly by with the LEGO City Advent Calendar. Every day a new adventure awaits, including policemen in a mini police car and robbers making a slippery escape on snowmobiles! Even Santa Claus joins in the fun. A perfect addition to your existing LEGO sets and a great way to kick off the buildable holiday fun this year.
Features 24 different LEGO City gifts
Includes 6 minifigures: 2 policemen, 2 robbers, fisherman and Santa Claus
Vehicles include 2 snowmobiles
Build larger models with the LEGO bricks from 3 different gift days!
Also features a police dog and Christmas tree
Ages 5-12. 232 elements.
Lego City Advent Calendar 2011 – 7553 Review
Lego City Advent Calendar 2010 – 2824
The Lego City Advent Calendar for 2010 has 271 pieces of advent Lego fun. Countdown to Christmas with 24 days of Lego creations.
The holidays are coming to LEGO City, one gift at a time!
Unwrap an adventure during the first 24 days of December! Countdown to the holidays with a new LEGO City minifigure, vehicle or accessory every morning! Deck the halls of LEGO City with buildable holiday novelties!
Open a window containing a build for December 1st through December 24th!
Includes 24 LEGO City themed gifts
Includes 6 minifigures
Builds inside including a Christmas tree, fireplace and Santa’s train set.
Features holiday accessories, furniture and lots of cool vehicles
Lego City Advent Calendar 2010 – 2824 Review
Lego Kingdoms Advent Calendar 2010 – 7952
The 2010 Lego Kingdoms Advent Calendar contains 24 LEGO Kingdoms themed builds including a catapult, a wizard, a dungeon and a queen with throne.
Great addition to Lego city sets
Celebrate 24 days of festive building with the 2008 LEGO City Advent Calendar
Includes 10 minifigures
Includes 24 city-themed surprises for the season, including LEGO minifigures, accessories and more
A wonderful gift for any LEGO builder or the whole family to enjoy
Lego City Advent Calendar 2007 – 7907
The 2007 Lego City Advent Calendar is another is a line of fun Lego Advent Calendars that feature lego city toys for 24 days leading up to Christmas. It’s a fun treat to help you get in the spirit of Christmas.
LEGO building set with Advent calendar counts down the days until Christmas
A new surprise revealed each day behind window — 24 in all
Doubles as decoration during holiday season
232 pieces include city equipment, mini-figures, Christmas tree, fireplace, and more
Recommended for ages 5 to 12 years old
Lego City Advent Calendar 2006 – 7904
Lego Advent Calender – World city theme
Lego City Advent Calendar 2006 – 7904
The LEGO Advent Calendar is full of LEGO Castle fun for the holidays! Discover and assemble a new character or accessory each day, from knights and a jester to a supper table and treasure chest.
Count down the days of Advent by opening a new door every day
Includes 9 minifigures and pieces to make all 24 LEGO City surprises
Includes inspiration for creating your very own holiday City scene
Find a new surprise behind each door – 24 in all
- 2006 Edition – contains 257 pieces
24 days of LEGO Christmas fun!
Lego City Advent Calendar 2005 – 7324
The 2005 Lego City Advent Calendar is a retired set but still lots of fun to collect and create the holiday themed city legos.
The Hallmark Jingle Husky Pup Interactive Storybook Buddy is one of the hottest gifts for children this year. This adorable plush responds to words as you read the story. This gift book set comes in a red plaid box with the plush toy, a read along cd and book.
Reading to your children is a wonderful gift that they will benefit from for a life time. Holiday time is an extra special time to share stories with children. They make the wonder of this special time of year fresh and new to the next generation. Hallmark books and plush pets can make reading these holidays stories even more special for children. They can listen along and be thrilled by their own pet “talking” to them as they read. They are sure to be a gift that they will appreciate for years to come.
Hallmark has several other storybooks and interactive plush toys that your child will love for the holidays and all year round. They get to enjoy the bedtime or story time reading with a special grownup in their life or listening to the story on cd. Plus they get to play with the plush pet and read the story and look at the pictures in the book all by themselves too.
Hallmark Interactive Storybook Buddy Bell
Hallmark Interactive Storybook Buddy Bell is a Husky Pup plush toy with a pink bow and a pink bell around her neck. Bell reacts as you read along with the storybook or play the story on the cd. She is the perfect pet for little girls who love reading and storytime. This gift set includes Husky pup Bell and the story book Bell’s Big Move and interactive CD. Find out what happens when she and her girl Sophia move from the big city to Pineville. Will they like their snowy new world and their new friends?
Hallmark Jingle Interactive Story Buddy iTunes App
Hallmark Jingle Interactive Story Buddy iTunes App let’s you have even more fun with Jingle Husky Pup on your iPhone or iPad. Play Jingle’s new interactive game where you can decorate Jingle’s Christmas Tree and watch the trailer for Jingle’s DVD Jingle All The Way.
Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game is the real life version of the smash hit phone and online Angry Birds game. Now you can build your own wood structures and launch your angry birds to knock those egg stealing pigs out.
The Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game by Mattel is for 2 to 4 players. Game play consists of drawing cards with different points and levels and building the designs. Then players are on a mission and use the launcher to send their birds to destroy the pigs who have taken their eggs.
Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game Review
Angry Birds On Thin Ice
Angry Birds On Thin Ice is another fun Angry Birds game. It is very similar to the Angry Birds Knock of Wood game but it has ice blocks as well the wood beams. There are some new birds and pigs and a TNT box so you can sling your birds and knock down stuff and blow up those pigs.
The Angry Birds Space Game is another great Angry Birds knock ‘em down game. Again it is very similar to the Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game with cards that show you how to set up the beams and girders. The Angry Birds Space Game has rock cubes and beams as well as the wood ones and Space Pigs and Space Birds with a fun helmet and breakable asteroid.
The Angry Birds Card Game by Mattel is a card game that features the character from the wildly popular phone app game. Players roll the dice and try to take out the cards so the angry birds can eliminate the King Pig.
Angry Birds Bean Bag Toss Game gives you the bird throwing fun of the online app game. Toss the birds through the holes for points. Set includes three angry birds one red, one black and one yellow bird. Great for ages 3 and up.
Wuggle Pets are the cute and cuddly stuffed animals that your kids can make themselves. There are several different animal pets you can collect. The starter kit comes with a cuddly puppy and a magical unicorn. You can also get a funny monkey, playful pony, bashful bear and more.
Each Wuggle pet has a clip that you can use to attach it to your book bag, back pack or belt loop. That way you can take your Wuggle pets everywhere you go and always have your little friend with you.
The starter kit has everything you need to make two Wuggles. The kit includes the Wuggle stuffing crank pump, fluffy polyfill stuffing, magical sparkle dust, and personality charms to give your Wuggle a special personalized touch.
There are lots of Wuggle Pet refill kits to get so you can make your favorite Wuggle animal pet.
You can make these Wuggle pets and lots of others too.
You can even make your Wuggle Pets talk. You can get the optional Magic Voice Box and record your own personalized message. Your Wuggle can say a 10 second phrase of your choice. Tell someone you love them or want to play. After you record your message you can place the magic voice box inside your Wuggle and press the button to make them talk.
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Check out more Wuggle Pet refills and make even more Wuggles.
Getting a Mario Kart Wii Bundle is a great way to get an awesome new Wii game system and Mario Kart game together. This Black Wii Console bundle comes with a Wii sensor bar, Wii controller, Wii steering wheel, Wii nunchuck and Mario Kart for Wii game.
Mario Kart is a classic Nintendo game and Mario Kart for Wii is a must have for your Wii game collection. Mario Kart for Wii has lots of race levels and is fun for young and old. You can get the Wii system bundled with the Mario Kart Wii game or get the Mario Kart Wii game by itself. There are Wii wheel accessories that you can get for your Wii remote to pretend you are really steering and racing.
There are the standard Mario Bros. and other Nintendo characters like Donkey Kong you can choose to race with and there are even Mario Kart Wii unlockables that you can win in game play to unlock more fun characters. There are short cuts to discover and racing cups to win. Let’sa Go!
If you really want to get in on the racing action you can get this inflatable Mario Kart Wii Racing Kart to play the game with and pretend to be really racing. You can sit in the racing kart and your Wii controller fits into the attached Wii steering wheel. This accessory takes Mario Kart racing to the next level.
The Razor Sweet Pea Electric Scooter is a great gift for pre-teen girls. It’s great for a quick ride to the corner store or out in the country. It can reach speeds up to 15 miles an hour and can go 10 miles on a single charge. It can be fully charged overnight or any 8 hour period.
Razor has won numerous Toy of the Year awards and offers a wide range of electric powered ride-on toys and scooters.
The euro look of this pocket mod is so retro fashionable. It is sure to look great under the tree. It has lots of great features and will be her favorite gift this year.
Fijit Friends are the hottest new interactive toy for the Christmas holidays this year. Now Fijit Friends have new smaller friends to play with them. They are called Fijit Friends Newbies. Fijit Friends Newbies can interact with you and sing and wiggle too. If you have more than one they can do a duet too.
In home mode the full size Fijits can interact with you. They can tell jokes, ask you questions, sing and dance. When Fijit Friends are in chirp mode they can interact with the chirps on the Fijit Friends website. Now they can interact with the new smaller Fijit Friends Newbies.
There are four Fijit Friend Newbies available now to collect, Tika – purple, Tia – pink, Zia – green and Zinzie – yellow. There are four more that will be available soon, Mila, Melodee, Kira and Kenzie. They make a nice gift for Fijit fans and are a little less expensive than the full size Fijits. They are going to be hard to find so you better get them while you can.
Here’s a Fijit Friends Newbies review video to show you more of what they can do.
The 2011 Holiday Barbie is just lovely in green and gold. She is the perfect addition to your Barbie collection. She has long blonde hair and she is wearing pretty gold dangle earrings. Her lips and nails are a bright holiday red and she has glittering gold eyeshadow.
Her holiday gown is a wrap style dress in emerald green with gold and crystal accents. The under skirt is a lovely satiny gold lamé full length sheath.
Watch your little girl’s eyes light up with delight when she receives this beautiful 2011 Holiday Barbie Doll.