2010 Toys & Games Gift Guide


Please browse the gift ideas we have come across for fun toys and games throughout 2010. We hope you will find this gift guide to be helpful in finding the perfect gift for someone special in your life.



Perfect Recipients: any child ages 3 to 8

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas,

Description: This rough and tumble remote control toy performs over 80 functions, emotes, tumbling, and sleeping. Comes with a kid-friendly remote, charger, and rechargeable battery.

Price: $90.00


Review: Read it here




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Gift: Cars Toon - Mater's Tall Tales (for Nintendo Wii)

Perfect Recipients: any child ages 6 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, just because

Description: This Wii game is fun for all ages to play and watch. Mater, Lightning Mcqueen, and other Disney Pixar Cars characters are as endearing as ever in this single or multi-player game. (Rated E for Everyone)

Price: $49.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas,

Description: This solid wood toy workbench comes with tools, parts, hardware, a working vise, and a booklet with instructions for project ideas. There are enough tools and parts for more than one child to play at once.

Price: $99.99 (Retail)


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 6 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, just because

Description: This value bundle contains one guitar that plays 3 songs, an adjustable guitar strap, and an amp.

Price: $34.99 (Value Bundle)

Buy It: BJ's Wholesale Club Store

Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, stocking stuffers, just because

Description: The transparent cars light up when tapped on a hard surface. Child can apply the decals that accompany these individual cars, adding to the fun of these light-up cars.

Price: $5.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, summer vacation, just because

Description: This conveyor belt play set comes with 15 molds, a play mat, and four 3oz containers of Play-Doh compound. Requires two "C" batteries, which are not included.

Price: $29.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, summer vacation, new playroom, just because

Description: This cardboard rocket stands 65" high and requires adult assembly. It is designed to be decorated with different art mediums. Can be folded flat when not in use.

Price: $54.95


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: adult or child ages 2 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, costume party, sleepover, just because

Description: The custom capes are available in 22", 30", and 48" lengths. Cape color, emblem shape, emblem color, initial, and inital color can all be customized. Capes have a Velcro closure at the front of neck.

Price: $24.99 to $34.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, just because

Description: The four buttons on this microphone offer your child applause, laughter, silly noises, the Sid the Science Kid theme song, and an echo effect for realistic pretend play.

Price: $14.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 4 to 9

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, reward for excellent grades, summer vacation, just because

Description: This handheld educational gaming console is also an e-reader. Additional game cartridges, e-books, camera attachment, and charger can be purchased separately. Requires four AA batteries, which are not included.

Price: $69.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 5 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, just because

Description: A perfect gift for a young animal-lover or aspiring veterinarian, this playset requires adult assembly if gifting to an early grade school age child. The set includes baby animals, 2 Playmobil figures, and a wide assortment of accessories. There are many small parts, which are choking hazards for younger children.

Price: $69.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 4 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, just because

Description: This marble run by Quercetti Toys increases the fun because the tubes and chutes are all transparent, keeping the marbles visible at all times. This 44pc set includes the tubes, chutes, marbles, and more. Your child will enjoy testing out the laws of gravity by creating various configurations for the maze.

Price: $21.95


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child ages 5 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, summer vacation, just because

Description: This field explorer gear is kid-sized and really works. Items in this collection include a Cargo Vest, a Bug Vacuum, a Land and Water Periscope, and more.

Price: $19.99 to $24.99 per item


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: boys, girls, preschoolers, grade schoolers, siblings

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, just because

Description: This 15-piece set of pretend play tools come in a gender-neutral red. The power tools do require batteries. For a gift, you should include 6 AA batteries, as they are not included.

Price: $35.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any creative child 5 years old and up

Perfect Occasions: birthdays, Christmas, summer vacation, just because

Description: This Calafant Pirate Fortress is a cardboard structure that requires minor assembly. Perfect for the creative child, this fortress is to be painted, colored, or decorated prior to being played with.

Price: $24.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child age 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, new doll, new bedroom, new playroom, just because

Description: Crafted from solid hardwood, this doll furniture collection is made like real furniture, but on a smaller scale. Collection includes a high chair, cradle, table and chairs set, single bed, bunk beds, and buggy. Also available in an Expresso finish.

Price: $50.00 (High Chair), $70.00 (Cradle)


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child age 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, new playroom, just because

Description: This white wooden kitchen includes a sink/stove/oven unit plus a refrigerator/freezer. Both units are also available to be purchased separately. Approximately 35-1/2" tall.

Price: $159.99


Review: Read it here




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Perfect Recipients: any child age 3 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, just because

Description: This pony is the perfect substitute for a typical baby doll and is sized just right for a preschooler to hold. She says a variety of phrases when her foot is pressed. Comes with a bottle for feeding. Includes two AAA batteries.

Price: $16.99


Review: Read it here



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Perfect Recipients: any child age 4 and up

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, just because

Description: This interactive toy cat has soft fur and will react to your touch by purring, walking, and kneading. Includes three AAA batteries. Realistically sized like a large kitten or small cat.

Price: $19.99


Review: Read it here




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Gift: Harry Copter's Animal Rescue by Wow Toys

Perfect Recipients: any child age 1-1/2 to 5 years old

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, new big brother, just because

Description: This friction-based toy is completely battery-free. The propellers rotate when the trigger is pumped at the base of the helicopter. There is a magnet on the copter's chin that picks up the magnetic animals. This set comes with a medic, a panda, a lion, an alligator, and the helicopter.

Price: $36.95


Review: Read it here



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Gift: Mastermind Board Game by Pressman

Perfect Recipients: Anyone ages 6 to adult

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, family vacation, just because

Description: This two player game allows the codemaker and the codebreaker to face off. The object of the game is for one player to create a secret code with the colored pegs, while the other player tries to guess the correct color and correct order of the pegs.

Price: $15.00


Review: Read it here



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Gift: Tony Hawk Ride

Perfect Recipients: gamers ages 10 to adult

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Christmas, report card reward, just because

Description: Available for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and Sony Playstation 3, this console game simulates live action skateboarding.

Price: $119.99 (Further discounts may be offered by retailers)


Review: Read it here (for Wii)




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Perfect Recipients: children ages 3 to 9

Perfect Occasions: birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas, stocking stuffer, reward, just because

Description: Accompanied by the free online interactive website about endangered species www.YoohooAndFriends.com, these unique plush animals are available in a keychain all the way up to a 24" plush. The selection includes a wide variety of endangered species from around the globe. Some sizes make lovable sounds when their tummies are pressed.

Price: $7.00 to $110.00


Review: Read it here


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NOTE: The majority of products listed in this gift guide are ones we have personally had the opportunity to use and report on in the form of a product review. The products featured here without a link to a product review have not been tested by us, but appeared to be a pleasing gift and have been included in this gift guide for a small fee. Please remember that this guide exists to offer gift ideas and you, as a smart consumer, should not base your purchases solely on the recommendation of this gift guide.