This thing is freakin’ awesome! If you’re looking for a droid, this IS the droid you’re looking for. It reacts to voice-commands, can map its surroundings, and it will adapt and learn as your child (or you!) interact with it. It’s like a dog! Except it won’t poop on your cushions.
I’m including this because it reminds me so much of what I loved about being a kid. I was obsessed with laser tag. Now, the Laser X laser tag system for the home makes it so you don’t even have to go to the roller rink with your fifth-grade girlfriend and ignore her while you play laser tag over and over again like I did at that age! Ahh, the memories. Seriously though, I’m probably gonna exhaust my daughter if I end buying this for her. That’ll be a good switch of pace.
Nerf N-Strike Terrascout
I want this thing so badly! I don’t even wanna buy it for my daughter, I want it for me! I don’t think there’s anything I need to say about the Nerf N-Strike Elite TerraScout. One thing: bad…freaking…ass. Excuse my french-ish.
Crayola Air-Dry Clay
So simple, so smart, such an awesome present for kids. They can build whatever they please, let it set out for a few days, and once it’s dry, paint it however they wish! This is a perfect toy for kids to who love to build things (that’s all kids!) or paint (pretty much all kids, also!). The Air-Dry Clay from Crayola definitely had to make it onto my list of last-minute gifts this year.
Harry Potter version of Clue
I don’t even care if you judge me on this: it’s the best gameboard of all-time mixed crossed with one of the coolest, magical characters of all-time. The Harry Potter Clue Deluxe Limited Edition Board Game is awesome! Why didn’t this exist when I was a kid? I feel like I grew up smacking hoops down a street with a stick. Or maybe, a wand.