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2017 Gift Guide: Toy Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers seem like an easy thing. How hard can it be to get things to stuff into a stocking? However, I feel that the things inside the stocking should have great play value as their out-of-stocking counterparts. So these toy stocking stuffers may be small, but they are mighty! Click the images listed below […]

2017 Gift Guide: Building Toys

Looking for gifts for kiddos that love to build things? These building toys 2017 are the latest in the toy construction market and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them. They over tons of play potential, work on gross motor skills and imaginations. Click the images below to be taken to the […]

2017 Holiday Toy Gift Guide

The frenzy of the holiday shopping season is upon us and so many people ask me what to buy for their kids for the holiday season. So, I am going to help you all out, and make it easy to find the right gifts! Whether you want to know what are the hottest toys, what […]

Summer Gift Guide: Cool Summer Gift Ideas for Kids

It is officially the start of summer! It can be a great time for trips to the beach, ice cream stops, excursions to the local pool, noshing at backyard BBQs and, most of all, amazing memories. Make those memories more fun with these Summer Gift Ideas for Kids! Whether your are looking for outdoor toys, […]

Toy Gift Guide for Procrastinators

You may be realizing that you need to get a gift for a kiddo. Like, right now. This minute. Oh crap. Because you just realized that Christmas is in 6 days, that you are in the midst of Hanukkah, or that you need a last minute birthday gift. If you need all three, then (a) […]

Autism Friendly Toys Gift Guide

Wondering what toy to buy for a child who is on the Autism Spectrum? Needless to say, they are kids and love toys. However, sometimes a toy can be over stimulating, trigger sensory issues, or cause frustrations. Toys should be fun, and encourage play. Yet, that is not always quite the case if your child […]

My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is Here

Here is my Holiday Gift Guide 2016 with top toys and other goodies! Just in time for those last minute gifts for the holiday season! However, don’t forget all those birthday gifts that you’ll have to think about in 2017! Stock up now at the great prices and be ready to go at a moments […]

Holiday Toy Gift Guide 2015

Here is my Toy Gift Guide 2015 with the top toys from the past year! Just in time for those last minute gifts for the holiday season! But don’t forget all those birthday gifts that you’ll have to think about in 2016  – so stock up now at the great prices and be ready to […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Tots to Teens

Tis’ the season to shop till you drop. Well, hopefully not drop. It is all about shopping strategy – knowing the cool gifts to get (and doing most of the shopping online) so you can put your feet up and bask in the glory. This past year I had the privilege of being a part […]

How Much Money to Spend on a Birthday Gift

Once you get that “{Your child’s name} has been invited to {friend’s name} birthday party!}”  – the big question looms – “How Much to Spend on the Birthday Gift” for said friend? I often wonder how much of a ‘friend’ this person is to my child too. Are the besties? Does this child even say […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Teens

Teens seem to be tough to shop for. What do you get them? If you don’t know what fashion or music they are into, you may default to a store gift card. However, toys for teens can still be a good gift. Teens still are kids (despite them thinking otherwise!) so keep them in kid-zone […]

2017 Toy Guide: Art and Craft Toys for Kids

Looking for arts and craft toys for kids that love to craft items and make art projects? These art and craft toys are the latest in the market and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them. They offer tons of play potential, work on imaginations, and build fine motor skills. Click […]

2017 Toy Guide: Mini Figures and Micro Toys

There are some kids that just love small toys. The smaller the better! Whether it is a mini doll or mini playset, kids who love the pint sized toys. So the selection in this category of toys in this year’s toy guide has the micro in mind! These are limited to character based toys so […]

2017 Toy Budget Guide: Toys Under $25

You don’t have to spend a lot on toys. There are amazing, fun and playful toys under $25. In fact, we have a gift giving rule in our family for the grandkids, cousins, etc. that we do not spend more than $25 on their toys for birthdays or the holidays! So I am always on […]

2017 Guide: Toys for Musical Kids

Do you have a little rocker? Kids that love to bang on the piano or sing to any song on the radio? Here are some musical toys picked to meet those high notes! Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon or click here to shop the toys […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Little Fashionistas

There are some kids that love to dress up and dress other things up too. My daughter is, hands down, a fashionista. She loves jewelry, bows, perfume, makeup, dresses, superhero capes….you name it! The fashion toys in this category are picked to meet those fashion needs. Click the images listed below to be taken to […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for the Gamer

This is the must have list whether your family always has Friday Night Game Night, or your daughter loves racing toys for first place. The toys in this category are picked to meet those the gamer in all of us. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon […]

Toy Guide: Hot Toys 2017 for The Caregiver

There are some kids that are born to nurture and my daughter is one of them. She is always wanting to take care of something. These toys in this category are picked to meet those needs – dolls, playsets, role-play toys. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) […]

2017 Toy Guide: Science Toys for Kids

Do you have a child that loves to create experiments? Or do you have a grandchild that loves figuring out how things work? This is the must have list for science toys for kids for your future scientist. Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon or click […]

2017 Toy Guide: Minimalist Toys

Toys are fabulous, but the downside of some of them is that they take up a lot of room. Plus, sometimes we want a toy that does more than one thing to minimize the number of toys in our house. Sound like your family? I knew I needed to have a small category of minimalist […]

#ToyTuesday: Graffiblocks are Groovy!

My fun find this week is Graffiblocks! It is a kickstarter campaign that I hope gets funded. They sent me a sample to try out. I am glad I got to play with it before my kids saw it. They wouldn’t give them back once they saw the Graffi Blocks. They LOVED playing with them […]

The Toy Insider Toy Wish List

Some exciting news to share for you Toy shoppers! Just in time for the holiday season too! Brand new at The Toy Insider is an awesome Toy Wish List feature! If your kids are like my kids, when they see The Toy Insider’s Holiday Gift Guide, they start circling or pointing to their favorite toys for Christmas and […]

Best Beauty Products from 2015

So I have a Toy Gift Guide 2015 and a Tech Gift Guide 2015, but I wanted to share my favorite beauty finds from 2015 too. It’s not a long list, but these are hands down my best discoveries this past year and are part of my daily existence now. It is small, but mighty, […]

9 Top Tech Products for 2015 Under $400

I love tech products and gear, and this year I have some pretty big wants in that category. So here are my top tech products 2015. These are on my wish list and in my tech gift guide because they offer easy living and all are under $400! I only received one product for a […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center

In February this past year, I got a sneak preview of the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center and I was not surprised to see it in the toy line up for 2015; considering that the new Doc McStuffins new Pet Vet episodes had recently launched at that time. I knew it was going to […]