Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Best Summer Gifts for Kids

Summer is my favourite season, because it's socially acceptable to throw some toys at your kids and then sit on the deck and read your book while they play.

Here are the best toys of Summer 2015.

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



1) Slackers Slide & Surf Screamin' 20' Water Slide ($69.99)

This thing is basically a slip n' slide with a shallow pool at one end, and a cushy inflated piece at the other end. It's awesome! On the regular slip n' slide, I'm always afraid that the kids will shoot off the end and get grass burn. With this thing, they finish with a splash in the little pool instead. The pool is also a good size and depth for babies to splash in. I tried it too, and it is ALSO fun for adults.


An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!

Witness my husband sitting on the deck doing nothing while the kids have fun! This alone is worth the purchase price.

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



2) Cosmic Brightz LED Bike Lights ($24.99)

Pretty much every kid has a bike, so these make a GREAT gift for birthday parties. We bought some in green for my daughter's bike this summer, and they are REALLY bright. They look cool even in daylight!


An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



3) 4M Bubble Science Kit ($14.95)

Bubbles are awesome. Science is awesome. Put them together and you can learn how to make a bubble that's over a metre long, or how to freeze a bubble that lasts for hours!


An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



4) BIG Traffic Signs 3 Pack ($37.99)

I really love miniature versions of big-people things. This set includes 3 double-sided signs (6 different symbols), each of which are 27" tall. I can see myself pulling out the "stop" sign pretty frequently with my kids.

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!





5) Balance Blox Tightrope Set ($114.99)

This is another one of those toys that I want for ME. This is good for gross motor skills and also for being awesome. The price tag, I know. But look how fun this looks!


An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!




6) Space Explorer Inflatable Shuttle ($34.95)

This is a great pool toy, but it would also be really fun for imaginative play. It even has realistic graphics like an instrument panel and a portal view of Earth!

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



7) Bug Book & Bug Bottle ($22.95)

My kids are both horrified and fascinated by bugs. This kit comes with a bottle that allows you to catch insects, examine them, and then set them free (or squish them, I won't judge). The book, written by an entomologist, has information about 47 different bugs.

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!


8) Dinosaur Kite ($19.99)

In case you haven't seen Jurassic World yet, let me summarize it briefly for you: DINOSAURS ARE AWESOME. This is a sure-fire hit for a birthday gift.

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



9) Ride-On Giant Digger ($89.99)

Anyone with kids knows that diggers can provide hours of entertainment. Real live diggers are great, tiny toy diggers are great. You know what's even better? A digger you can RIDE ON and operate!!

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!



10) Adventure Station Diggin' Geology Kit ($34.99)

Rocks are another one of those things that are universally loved by kids. As a nerd, I love the fact that this kit arms kids with a real rock pick and hammer for collecting rocks to examine. It also has a magnifier, sifting tray, and collector's case!

An awesome list of the very best gifts and toys for kids this summer. There's something for every price point!




Do you have any go-to gifts for summertime birthdays?



Full disclosure: Mastermind Toys provided me with a Slackers Slide n Surf to review. I spend lots and lots of my own dollars there because their selection and quality are awesome. I also love that they don't divide their toys into "girl" toys and "boy" toys, because that is dumb.



1 comment :

  1. These are great ideas! I never know what to buy for the backyard.

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