The Favorites | Top 3 Favorite Gifts For Boys

Usually when we get presents for the kids, they’re pretty much over them by the end of January. However, this year we had some clear stand-out winners that they are still in love with. This quick little post is to let all of the other parents out there know who the clear winners are and why.

      1. Ball of Whacks Six Color: This was a gift given to our 11-year old, but it is the most coveted gift that was given. After playing with it for slightly more than an acceptable amount of time, it is totally addicting! The pieces are magnetic, and it is seriously sensory-licious!  The pieces are cool and smooth, they have an extremely satisfying ‘clink’ when the pieces snap together. When he first opened the present, I was a little miffed honestly because I figured I would find the pieces ALL OVER THE HOUSE… but I was seriously mistaken. He has resorted to forcing his brothers to come ask him permission before they touch it at all. They all 3 love it!
          • Portability: ♥♥♥♥♥
          • Mess Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
          • Favorite Scale: ♥♥♥♥♥
      2. Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Game: This has been a huge hit. It’s hands-on, it’s programming, it’s gaming, it’s learning, it’s creative. It is literally… all the things. You create your ‘players’ by using the blocks and the board it comes with, scan it into the app that you download for the iPad, and magically, you are playing the characters you create. Our 11-year old LOVES it!
        • Portability: ♥♥
        • Mess Factor: ♥♥♥
        • Favorite Scale: ♥♥♥♥♥

3. Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone: This one I was seriously unsure about. However, the sci-ency-creativity this sparks is totally worth it. All us parents can appreciate that it stows away in a tiny little box, but when in use, it’s super cool. The kids have scoured the house looking for ‘conductors’ and have successfully played many online games using crazy things like bananas, apples, oranges and forks!

        • Portability: ♥♥♥♥
        • Mess Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
        • Favorite Scale: ♥♥♥♥

These are the 3 overall favorite gifts. From our creative home to yours, I hope that you pick up one for your little creators. If you get one of them, drop me a line and tell me how much you guys liked it!

If you have any other gift suggestions, I’m always open for those! Who doesn’t need a few more gift suggestions for the little loves in their life?

Love you guys!
Kim

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