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Cats, Dogs, & Laser Toys

I've written a lot of blogs about pet toys, including one I update every year called the 19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts, but I don't write a lot about laser toys.  There's a reason for that, and with the holidays soon upon us, I want to share my thoughts about buying laser toys as pet gifts.

3D Poster Paint Markers Open A New Dimension In Drawing

Move over, Crayola, 3D magic markers are here! Posca 3D markers come in 8 vivid colors and include a pair of stereoscopic 3D glasses that make your creations really stand out.

Chalkboard Placemats Keep Them At The Table - No Duct Tape Needed

It is a big step when kids graduate from sitting in the high chair to having a spot at the family table.  The novelty of being at the big table may keep them there for a little while, but soon after they have a tendency to start wandering.  Chalkboard Placemats may help hold your child’s attention, at least until dinner arrives. 

Ultimate Designer Yo-Yo Is Wheel Expensive

The made-to-order Nostalgia ultimate yo-yo by Japanese artist and designer Shinobu Konmoto is a replica of the 2007 world championship winner, so you know it can roll with the best.

Want to Own the Most Powerful Action Figure Ever Made????

Question: How much power can an action figure with zero points of articulation have?

Answer: Unlimited.

Mini Snap Dual-Mode USB Digital Camera Takes A Licking, Keeps On Clicking

The Mini-Snap USB rechargeable toy digital photo and movie camera was designed for school kids - and to survive the school of hard knocks. As for batteries, they're not included because they're not required!

Hut-Hut Kids Rocker Blends With Your Contemporary Style

Kids have a lot of toys and many of those items do not fit in with a clean, sophisticated look.  Luckily there is the Hut-Hut Kids rocker.  This piece looks nothing like your conventional rocking horse, but appears to be just as much fun, if not more.

Giant LEGO Storage Blocks Make Cleanup Fun And Creative

As we all know, LEGO has evolved since its beginnings.  There are now different sizes, colors and shapes to suit every age group and taste, but there have never been life-sized pieces until now.  Lego Storage Bricks are an ingenious idea for de-cluttering kids’ rooms.

Monster Hands Is 'Handy' Entertainment For Young Kids

I have found that sometimes the simpler things are far more intriguing to challenging little kids than fancy new toys.  With this in mind, I think that Animal Hands and Monster Hands temporary tattoos are a great baby/toddler entertainment idea.

Neiman Marcus Unveils The Gingerbread House Of Your Kids' Dreams

There are so many fun things about the holidays and when you are a kid the excitement is multiplied by about a million.  It is hard to imagine anything kicking that enthusiasm up another notch, but I am pretty sure that the life-sized, edible gingerbread house at Neiman Marcus would do it.