The Nice List: Holiday Gift Guide

Hot Diggity Media’s play experts and toy testers spend the year unboxing, testing and playing with hundreds of toys and games from companies across the globe, so this year we’ve teamed up with them to bring you the 2019 Nice List: A Holiday Gift Guide!

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Here’s a list of their 2019 favorites that encourage quality family time, creativity and cooperative play.

 CRAFTS

Made You Look by Renegade Made by Part Time Renegade, LLC
Ages 8+

Description: A box full of inspiring and fun public art for you to decorate and leave for people to make them smile.

 

Paint Your Own Stepping Stone: Dinosaur Footprint by MindWare

Ages 8+
Description: This dino footprint does double duty: first by creating mysterious tracks in the ground, then as a custom-painted garden accent.

 

Wag Swag by Renegade Made by Part Time Renegade, LLC

Ages 8+

Description: Weave two adjustable* dog collars, then use your skills to make the attachable flower and necktie accessories to decorate the collars for special occasions or everyday Swagger.


FAMILY FUN

KidsEmbrace DC Comics Batman 4-in-1 Push and Ride Stroller Tricycle

Designed to evolve with your growing child! The Batman Push and Ride Tricycle is ideal for children 10 months to 5 years old and weighing up to 49 lbs. Simply unlock the front pedals, fold in the foot pegs, remove the handrail or remove the parent handle to change the stage!


Kidzlane Bluetooth Karaoke Machine for Kids with 2 Microphones, Voice Changer and 100 Preloaded Songs 

Ages 3+

Enjoy the ultimate in kids’ music players with this game-changing device that streams via Bluetooth connection or Aux cable and comes pre-loaded with 100 cheerful songs & nursery rhymes.

 

Bixbee Sleeping Bag

They do exist! Our one-of-a-kind Unicorn Sleeping Bag will make you believe with its mystical, magical details like a golden horn perfect for granting wishes. Expressive eyes and a sweet smile add to its allure. Fun dreamy adventures await!


Happy Feet Slippers

Long known for superior comfort, Happy Feet slippers now offers your favorite Disney and Pixar characters! Whether you’re a fan of the princesses such as Belle and Elsa, the toys-come-to-life from Toy Story such as Buzz Lightyear and Woody, or the classic Mickey and Minnie, we’ve got you covered! The Disney and Pixar fans in your life will love the exquisite detail combined with the comfort you expect from Happy Feet slippers!

 

 

Franco Kids Bedding Super Soft Comforter with Sheets and Plush Cuddle Pillow Set, 5 Piece Twin Size, Disney Frozen 2

DISNEY FROZEN 2 DESIGN: Bring the magic of Disney into her bedroom with this Frozen 2 comforter, sheet, and cuddle pillow set. An animated “Frozen Foliage” pattern features Elsa, Anna, and Olaf along with colorful leaves and cool snowflakes for a whimsical wintery look she’s sure to love.

 

Franco Bedding Super Soft Plush Kids Weighted Blanket with Bonus Door Knob Pillow, 36″ x 48” 4.5lbs, Disney Frozen 2

DISNEY FROZEN 2 DESIGN: Bring the magic of Disney home with this cute and comfy weighted blanket. Featuring sisters Elsa and Anna in a colorful “Seeking Our Destiny” design, this blanket is sure to be a hit with Frozen 2 fans. A great gift idea, this adorable weighted blanket comes with a coordinating bonus Olaf doorknob pillow in giftable packaging.

 

 

Butterfly Farm by Insect Lore

Ages 4+

Description: To celebrate 50 years, Insect Lore has created the Butterfly Farm! Watch as 5 tiny larvae embark upon their remarkable journey from caterpillar to butterfly. Connect your children to nature and give them an appreciation for the outside world that they will never forget!


Dino Smashers Epic Egg by ZURU Toys

Ages 5+

Description: Explore the Jurassic world of the wackiest Dinosaurs you’ll ever meet. Unwrap the shrink-wrap and smash open the giant egg! Use the scratch n’ reveal map to start your journey and discover clues to find the fossils inside!


I AM LiL’ Shark by Madd Capp Games

Ages 5+

Description: Totally JAWSome! Madd Capp Jr. Puzzles’ new I AM LiL’ Shark is taking a bite out of the puzzle world! A poster size (38″ x 23″), 100-piece, animal-shaped jigsaw, it features a colorful, high gloss, realistic image mounted on premium quality chipboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longest Hidden Pictures® Puzzle Ever by Highlights

Ages 7+

Description: This giant Hidden Pictures® puzzle is the ultimate search-and-find challenge. With sturdy pages that folds out to over 16 feet in length, this puzzle showcases an entire city relay race as runners work their way over giant bridges, through busy parks, inside subway tunnels, and more.


 

GAMES

Kidzlane Color Matching Egg Set – Toddler Toys – Educational Color & Number Recognition Skills Learning Toy – Easter Eggs

Ages 18m –  3 year olds and up

12 charming eggs in a carton will help preschoolers learn to count, sort, and match! Each plastic egg contains a different color and number, with corresponding pegs and holes.


Button, Button, Belly Button by Peaceable Kingdom – A MindWare Brand

Ages 2+

Description: Button, Button, Belly Button engages 2-year-olds with a topic that’s familiar and fun – belly buttons! Your little one learns basic concepts such as same and different, color matching, taking turns, body awareness and language skills.


KaBlocks Blast by MindWare

Ages 3+

Description: KaBlocks Blast uses kinetic force rather than air power to blast soft foam blocks even higher – over 6 feet into the air! Now even the littlest three-year-old can create impressive explosions time after time.

 

Uh Oh Hippo by Educational Insights

Ages 4+

Description: Place the munchies inside of Hugo Hippo’s mouth for feeding time and see if you can remember what he ate. Close his mouth, and when it opens again, one piece is missing! Do you remember what it is?

Recycle Rally by Adventerra Games

Ages 7+

Description: Drive recycling trucks around town and maximize your score by collecting higher-value materials. But sort carefully! If too many recyclables are left behind, useful stuff is incinerated and the whole town is in trouble.

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BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE by Ok2Win

Ages 8+

Description: BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE is a dynamic, family-friendly matching game with an explosive twist! Ignite as many matches as you can by using special action cards, strategy, your memory, and a little bit of luck.


Poker Tiles by MasterPieces Inc.

Ages 12+

Description: The all-new original game, Poker Tiles is a competition that combines the strategy of a tile game and the excitement of real poker action. Players use the game board to play traditional poker hands to score points, make combos with the tiles, and use the wild jokers to increase their score.

 

STEM

Osmo Little Genius Kit by OSMO

Ages 3 to 5

Description: This kit features games that help preschoolers learn critical skills like the alphabet, problem-solving and creativity while sparking their imaginations and having fun at the same time.

 

Little Experimenter Globe for Kids: 3-in-1 World Globe with Illuminated Star Map and Built-in Projector, 8”

Description: Inspire learning & discovery with our kids globe that displays a clear view of Earth’s countries, capitals, deserts, oceans and seas in easy-to-read text.


Oribel VertiPlay Wall Toy – Tree Top Adventure by Oribel Inc

Ages 2+

Description: Join Mr Caterpillar on an adventure filled with action and movement that kids will want to play again and again!

Coding Critters™ by Learning Resources®

Ages 4+

Description: The Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce preschoolers to critical thinking, problem-solving, and other STEM skills with the help of fun playsets, storybook coding adventures, and two interactive modes!

Osmo Creative Starter Kit by OSMO

Ages 5 to 10

Description: This kit, which has been updated with new hardware and content, features three games that encourage drawing, creativity and problem solving. Track children’s progress, using child game profiles, on a parent app.

Little Experimenter 2-in-1 Kids Projector + Telescope with Collapsible Tripod – Great Space Exploration Set!

Description: View constellations in the night sky and project bright, space-themed pictures on your bedroom wall with this life-sized telescope for kids! Featuring 2x magnification and a foldable tripod, this charming space toy set will let your child explore the solar system in vivid 3-D detail.

 

Circuit Scribe 32 Piece Ultimate Kit  by Circuit Scribe

Ages 8+

Description: Draw Your Own Circuits! Electrify your circuit drawings with conductive pens from Circuit Scribe! It makes learning and designing circuits as easy as doodling. With Circuit Scribe, who needs wires?

Just Add Sugar by Griddly Games

Ages 8+

Description: Just Add Sugar is the exciting new science activity kit that is a sweet way for science to be even more fun. This kit comes with everything you need except for the adding ingredient … sugar!

Moving Creations with k’nex® by hand2mind®

Ages 8+

Description: Learn to apply STEM principles just like an engineer! The Moving Creations set from hand2mind, a leading developer of classroom learning tools for over 50 years, is created in partnership with k’nex®. The step-by-step illustrated guide contains nine different builds, educational science content, 18 STEM experiments and “Think Bigger” challenges to practice the scientific method.

Stocking Stuffers

Costume Sunglasses Frozen Olaf Sun-Staches 

All Sun-Staches Sunglasses provide 100% UV400 protection and impact resistant lenses! Find Winter Classics from Santa Claus & His Reindeer Friends to New Disney Styles like Holiday Mickey & Minnie, Santa Minions, Santa Batman & More! Perfect for Matching Family Dress-Up, Holiday Photos, & Seasonal parties. Whatever the occasion might be, we have the exactly what you need to kick-off the holidays in style!

Cozy Phones 

CozyPhones Kids Headphones Volume Limited with Ultra-Thin Speakers & Super Soft Fleece Headband – Perfect Toddlers & Children’s Earphones for School, Home and Travel.

 

 

Lucky Fortune by WowWee

Ages 6+


5 Surprise Mini Brands by ZURU Toys

Ages 3+


Ooshies Set 2 “Marvel Series 1” Action Figure (7 Pack) by JAKKS Pacific

Ages 5+

 

Hairdorables ‐ Collectible Surprise Dolls & Accessories: Series 3 (Styles May Vary) by Just Play

Ages 3+