gifts for kids
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Get 'em while they're hot!
Take a break from technology this holiday season.
Toys that talk, tablets that "grow up" with your kid, and robots you build (and then order around) -- yep, this holiday is shaping up to be the techiest ever for kids. And if you think you've seen it all before, just wait.
Nothing says Easter quite like chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jelly beans so we're kidding ourselves if we think that the kids aren't totally psyched about loading up on sugar Eater morning.
I've been attending the New York International Toy Fair, the Western Hemisphere's largest toy trade show, for the past nine years and always have a blast combing through 400,000 square feet of wall to wall toys. I get seriously pumped about what's new.
Whether you are looking for items for your own baby or gifts for the new expectant parents on your list, think long-term.
When it comes to gift buying for kids -- at Hanukkah, Christmas or birthdays -- I'm an advocate for giving a child something they really want. In other words, gifts are supposed to add to a child's happiness. And my emphasis here is on the stand-alone word "child's," with no gender-labeling modifiers.
They say good things come in small packages. Tech toys may not be the biggest items your kids will unwrap this year, but they certainly will be full of good stuff.
Between the nonstop television commercials, the sales flyers and the email blasts, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the focus on consumerism all around us during the holidays.