Hello, holiday shoppers. If the kids in your life are like Papa Smurf – and really, who wouldn’t want to be like our favorite hirsute Smurf ☺ — then they’re curious, playful and fun-loving. They’re also a patient problem-solver who loves reading and science. Do you have difficulty buying them gifts? Fear not. I have done the research for you. Here’s a handful of wonderful gift ideas.
1. Do you want your child to be a patient problem-solver? If so, get them the award-winning iXL 6-in-1 learning system from Fisher Price. This learning, entertainment and media center has all the bells and whistles we associate with adult digital devices, and yet it’s designed for children ages 3-7. The interactive toy teaches story comprehension, counting, art and creativity, phonics, writing, spelling, and lots more. It plays music and can hold multiple software titles. Perhaps best of all, it’s extremely durable. Approximate retail price: $80.
2. Is your child a videogame fan? If so, Cars 2: The Video Game for the Sony PSP is a child-friendly way to unwind. Rev up your engine and join Lightning McQueen, Holly Shiftwell, Miles Axelrod and friends in a high-speed race around the globe. If you train hard enough, you might just make it as a special agent for C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations & Motorized Espionage). Approximate retail price: $29.
3. Is your child a big reader? If so, get them the entire Harry Potter book series – all seven books in paperback – from Amazon.com. A little known fact: Papa Smurf was a finalist to play Professor Dumbledore in the film versions of J.K. Rowling’s popular books, but was ultimately deemed too short. This experience did not leave him bitter, and he continues to tell parents that one of the best ways to get their children to read is by introducing them to the boy wizard and his wonderful adventures. Approximate retail price: $52.
4. Does your son or grandson enjoy science? If so, get them The Dangerous Book for Boys Chemistry Experiments at Scientifics Online. These activities are based on the bestselling children’s book, The Dangerous Book for Boys. Discover compounds, mixtures, solutions, suspensions, and more. This kit presents chemistry every kid should know through over 30 fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Includes a full-color, 32-page guide to all the experiments. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Approximate retail price: $35.95.
5. Does your child have a playful streak? If so, get them the Wham-O Arctic Force Snow TracBall at Target. Winter is coming, and for most people that means snow – lots of it, in some cases. Normally for kids that usually means staying inside, snow sledding or the occasional snowball fight. If you’re looking to unlevel the playing field in a snowball standoff, why not opt for the TracBall, which can hurl your well crafted snowball more than a hundred feet! Even Will Ferrell in “Elf” wouldn’t stand a chance against this device. Approximate retail price $6.99.
“The Smurfs” movie comes out December 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray. You can pre-order the holiday gift pack at Amazon.
The Smurfs is also donating a Smurfs gift pack (toys and backpacks) to Toys For Tots for the best, most creative gift idea recommended for your Smurf – er, child — by a reader in the comments section below. Give us your suggestions. The winner will have a gift pack donated in their name and will also have their suggestion Tweeted by The Smurfs.
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