Sure, personalized gifts are thoughtful, but it can be just as much fun to put the kids in the driver’s seat and let them choose their own adventure with a gift card or two.
One exciting way to spend those gift cards is to pool all the cards together and splurge on one big gift you might not otherwise be able to get, such as a jumbo ride-on or a life-sized play set. And sometimes it’s just as thrilling to finish off the remainder of a card with some inexpensive goodies, like blind-bag squishy toys to start or add to a collection. Here are the best suggestions on how to use those gift cards while the post-holiday sales are still in effect.
Please pass the salt, and don’t forget the Peppa! Kids can put on their chef hats and cook up a feast alongside their favorite sassy piglet, Peppa Pig. This kitchen play set stands 37 inches tall so little ones can literally walk right into Peppa’s kitchen from the show, featuring a teakettle that whistles, a frying pan that sizzles, a light-up oven, and a faucet that makes water sounds. No detail is left forgotten, with a ton of play accessories included, such as baking trays, oven mitts, cookies, and cupcakes. Let’s pig out!
Slime is always a surefire slam-dunk, and this DIY kit couldn’t be any easier to make. All kids have to do is empty the included powder packets right into the container, add water, and shake it all up. The result is more than a pound of super-stretchy gooey, gunky, squishy slime with a neat built-in container to store it in. It’s a simple way to finish the last of the holiday gift cards with a super slimy high five.
Jackie Cucco is a senior editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She writes and Instagrams for the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider, and contributes to the Toy Book. She's still not over the loss of Sirius Black and word to the wise: Never insult Albus Dumbledore in front of her. You can visit her pet bunny Peepers @thebigpeep on Instagram.
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