Posts Tagged ‘ Toys & Games ’

NYIGF Inside Scoop: Apple Park

January 31, 2013    |    By +
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GIFT NAME: Apple Park Woodland Pal Plush Toys & Picnic Pal Backpacks We’re posting about the most unique, exciting and sure-to-be-popular gift ideas that we’re seeing while walking the New York International Gift Fair.  It is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world and it’s right here in our own... Read more »


2012 Toys“R”Us Hot Holiday Toy List!

December 3, 2012    |    By +
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I am always on the lookout for the most popular and unique toys available, and I have a few secret sources that I return to again and again for inspiration. One of those sources is The Toys”R”Us Hot Holiday Toy List that showcases what they predict to be the most-wanted toys of the season.... Read more »


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Hexbug Tagamoto: Time To Play Inside Scoop

September 28, 2012    |    By +
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Hexbug Tagamoto: Time To Play Inside Scoop

The Time to Play event happens twice a year and is THE best event for spotting the hottest toys for the upcoming season. Only the biggest and best will have tables at this exclusive industry event and we have the inside scoop! We’ll be reporting on our favorite discoveries at the event so that... Read more »


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FURBY is Back!

August 20, 2012    |    By +
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FURBY is Back!

14 years have passed since the original FURBY was released and now, next month, kids will be wowed once again by the adorable creature with the distinct personality. With the latest technology, Hasbro has created a new FURBY for today’s generation that is growing up with smartphones and tablets. Kids now have the ability... Read more »


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The Dark Knight Rises Toys are Here!

July 31, 2012    |    By +
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The Dark Knight Rises Toys are Here!

After eight years of exile, on July 20th the Dark Knight rose again. With the emergence of a ruthless masked terrorist called Bane, Batman must come off of his self-imposed exile to save the people of Gotham City. This highly anticipated movie has plenty of gear and memorabilia for Batman fanatics of all ages.... Read more »


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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

July 16, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

The Gift: Squishy Baff (available now for around $13) The Scoop: Squishy Baff is a product I wish was around when I was a kid- it’s so much fun! Just add the Squishy Baff powder to at bath or home kiddie pool and the water will turn into a colorful gelatinous goo! Imagine a... Read more »


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Family Yard Games for Summer!

July 6, 2012    |    By +
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Family Yard Games for Summer!

It’s finally summer, time to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun with your family. Growing up, my favorite family outdoor activities always involved hours in the pool or ball games. I also loved when all seven of us got outside and enjoyed a game together. So, here is a list of my favorite... Read more »


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Are we there yet?!

May 25, 2012    |    By +
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Are we there yet?!

I found the kid travel gear that you won’t want to be without this Memorial Day. Family vacations can be great, but traveling with young children can also be stressful for kids and parents alike. Hit the road with a smile with some sanity-saving essentials in-tow. Here are a few suggestions and game ideas... Read more »


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Toy Fair: Eco-Bonk Animals

February 19, 2012    |    By +
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Toy Fair: Eco-Bonk Animals

Toy Fair is the largest international toy and game trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Tens of thousands are on hand to check out over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing and previewing the hottest games, toys and trends for kids (of all ages!). Each year the Gift Gurus walk the over 350,000 square feet of toys... Read more »


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Frankly Portable

February 2, 2011    |    By +
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Frankly Portable

I’ve always been a big fan of Paul Frank for creating the coolest monkey around…Julius! Teens love his simple and playful designs. Let’s face it, everything he makes is adorable. But, my new favorite is the Paul Frank Julius Dance Machine portable iPod docking station. It lets you take the party with you wherever... Read more »


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.