30 Great Gifts for Giving

Oct 29, 2015 | Blog, Cozi Recommends

Cozi is excited to partner again this year with the National Parenting Publications Awards. Their list of top toys and gifts – newly updated for 2015 – is your go-to holiday shopping resource!

Deciding whether a toy, book, game or album will make a good holiday gift can be a daunting task involving a taxing list of questions. Is it made well? It is age appropriate? Will it last? Will the child like it? Most importantly, is it fun?

For the last 25 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), has answered those questions for you. Their expert judges and parent and kid testers play with and evaluate hundreds of products each year and choose only the best of the best to receive the NAPPA seal. We’ve put together a sampling of winners below, all of which were recognized for their quality, durability and, of course, the “fun” factor. See more of the winners at NAPPAawards.com.

 

TOYS & GAMES

Alphabet Learning Locks
Lakeshore, $29.99, LakeshoreLearning.com, Ages 3-7

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Colorforms Big Wall Playset
Colorforms, $29.99, www.Colorforms.com, Ages 3 and up

Don’t Dump Dumpty Game
BeginAgain, $30, www.beginagaintoys.com, Ages 2 and up

Glow Show Sticker Launcher
Moose Toys, $24.99, www.buyglowshow.com, Ages 5 and up

 

Hello Kitty Karaoke Kar by Dynacraft
Dynacraft, $199.99, www.dynacraftbike.com, Ages 3 and up

Jr. Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer
Little Tikes, $199.99, www.littletikes.com, Ages 2-8

Minions Bike with Fart Blaster by Dynacraft
Dynacraft, $89.99, www.dynacraftbike.com, Ages 4-8

 

Ninja Control Leonardo
Playmates Toys, $59.99, www.playmatestoys.com, Ages 4 and up

 

PortaPlay
Oribel, $149, www.loveoribel.com/us, Ages 18 months and up

Roominate Amusement Park
Roominate, $49.99, www.roominatetoy.com, Ages 8 and up

Shape Whiz
SimplyFun, $24.00, www.SimplyFun.com, Ages 10 and up

 

Spiral Art Design Center
Lakeshore, $19.99, LakeshoreLearning.com, Ages 4-11

 

TONKA® Mighty Dump by Dynacraft
Dynacraft, $349.95, www.dynacraftbike.com, Ages 3 and up

Worry Eaters
The Haywire Group, $22.99, www.haywiregroup.com, Ages 3 and up

APPS, TECH TOYS & WEBSITES

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy
Age of Learning, $7.95 per month (subscription), www.ABCmouse.com, Ages 2-7

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Bluebee Pals

Bluebee Pals
Kayle Concepts, $59.99, www.bluebeepals.com, Ages 3 and up

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Speakaboos

Speakaboos
Speakaboos, $4.99 for a 1-month subscription and $49.99 for a 1-year subscription, www.Speakaboos.com, Ages 2-7

BOOKS

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - HOUSE OF ROBOTS by James Patterson

HOUSE OF ROBOTS by James Patterson – Audiobook Edition
Hachette Audio, $17.98, soundcloud.com/hachetteaudio, Ages 8-12

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - I AM MALALA: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

 

I AM MALALA (Young Readers Audiobook Edition): How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Hachette Audio, $22.98, soundcloud.com/hachetteaudio, Ages 10 and up

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Music Together Singalong Storybooks: Hey, Diddle Diddle, Ridin' in the Car and Two Little Blackbirds Music Together

Music Together Singalong Storybooks: Hey, Diddle Diddle, Ridin’ in the Car and Two Little Blackbirds Music Together
$9.95 board book; $13.95 hardcover, www.musictogether.com/storybooks, Ages 1-8

 

MUSIC & DVDs

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Deep Woods Revival

Deep Woods Revival
Red Yarn Productions, $15, www.redyarnproductions.com, Ages 2-8

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - French for Kids: Allons Danser! (Let's Dance!)

French for Kids: Allons Danser! (Let’s Dance!)
Whistlefritz, $14.99, www.whistlefritz.com, For the entire family

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Meet the Pod Squad

Meet the Pod Squad
NCircle Entertainment, $9.99, www.ncircleentertainment.com, Ages 3-7

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Miss Melodee's "Find Your Melody" Album

Miss Melodee’s “Find Your Melody” Album
Melstar Entertainment, $14.99, www.missmelodee.com, For the entire family

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Simpatico by Renee and Friends

Simpatico by Renee and Friends
One Melody Records, $11.99, reneeandfriends.com, For the entire family

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child Double Feature

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child Double Feature
NCircle Entertainment, $19.99, www.ncircleentertainment.com, For the entire family

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - The Wonder Years Complete Series

The Wonder Years Complete Series
Time Life, $249.95, amzn.com/B00NUNILZK, Ages 8 and up

 

NAPPA Best Gifts for Kids - Tomorrow Is a Chance To Start Over by Hilary Grist

Tomorrow Is a Chance To Start Over by Hilary Grist
The Secret Mountain, $16.95, www.thesecretmountain.com, Ages 2-8

 

by Julie Kertes, General Manager of the National Parenting Publications Awards

NAPPA HOLIDAY MAGAZINE & SWEEPSTAKES OPPORTUNITY
Visit NAPPAawards.com to access our digital holiday magazine, Jingle: Your Guide to Holiday Fun. Read about ways to save during the holidays, get DYI gift ideas, try the best winter recipes and enter to win our holiday sweepstakes worth $600 in toys, games and more! Sweepstakes ends Dec. 11, 2015.

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