11 Unusual Christmas Toys That Will Excite Your Kids

Tired of looking at all the same “top toys” and not seeing anything your kids will like?

Looking for something new and different to give the kids on your list?

Or maybe something that you loved yourself as a kid?

We’ve got some ideas for you…

My Kids’ Adventures asked top parent bloggers and experts on the web to tell us what favorite “unusual” toys they have at their houses.

In this article, we’ll share their best out-of-the-box gift ideas—and with 10 to choose from, you’re sure to find something perfect for your child.

Find the perfect out-of-the-box gifts your kids will play with long after the decorations are taken down.

Why Give Something Unique?

If you’ve started your holiday shopping, you’re probably seeing the same toys over and over. Every year has its “hot” item, its best-seller that’s nearly impossible to find.

But what happens when you manage to get those “top” toys? Your kids (and you, too) may be drawn in by the marketing and social excitement, only to find that the actual toy is not so cool after all. It may break or be relegated to the back of the closet within weeks.



How to Have a Recycled Gift Exchange Your Kids Will Love

Looking for some light-hearted fun at your family festivities for the kids and the grownups?

Trying to keep holiday spending in check, despite a long list of loved ones?

Wondering what to do with that misguided gift or regrettable impulse purchase?

Dig it out of the closet and get ready to regift! Don’t let the kids have ALL the fun at your holiday gathering. Liven things up for everyone with a good, old-fashioned recycled gift exchange.

In this article I’ll show you how to wrap a great party, open laughter from people of all ages, get rid of the old and leave with something “new.”

Learn how to wrap a great party, open laughter from people of all ages, get rid of the old and leave with something new

Why Have a Recycled Gift Exchange?

Got STUFF? A recycled gift exchange will help you get rid of some unwanted things and have a blast in the process. True, you’ll exchange your items for other stuff, but you may end up with something you like better.

Call it what you want: White Elephant, Yankee Swap—or as it’s been called in the south around Christmastime, “Dirty Santa” (which just sounds wrong!).

By any name, a recycled gift exchange is a fun and memorable event for everyone at your holiday gathering—young and old—and is a great way to exchange gifts without spending any money.


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