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The New Classics: 5 Must-Have Toys for Summer

Let the celebrations begin — Memorial Day weekend is here and at long last, so is the warm weather! To help kick things off, we’ve rounded up five of the coolest toys your kids will flip over. From pirate ship sandboxes to sleek wave boards, they’ll be set for endless hours of fun, and impress the heck out of their friends, too. Now that playtime is covered, outfit them from head to toe with adorable swimwear, sandals, and more in our new Summer Shop — then onto a little retail therapy for yourself!


Ahoy! The sandbox has evolved into a sandboat that will keep your little pirates entertained for hours. (KidKraft; $269)


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The Power of Imaginative Play

One of the best things about childhood is that kids can be whoever they want to be: rock stars, princesses, chefs, artists…the sky’s the limit. Our buyers put together five sales filled with creative toys that encourage budding minds to run wild. Starting on Friday, May 3, there are no boundaries, no rules, just pure, uninhibited fun.

Little Chef
KidKraft Red Vintage Kitchen, $155 (from $219.99)

Little Princess
Tinker Bell Costume, $18 (from $29.99)

Little Picasso
Alex Toys Magnetic Table Top Easel, $40 (from $72.95)

Little Racer
Warehouse 36 Flamed Roadster, $129 (from $349)

Little Musician
Schoenhut Baby Grand, $100 (from $143.92)

Little Superhero
Captain America Costume,  $18 (from $29.99)




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Toys That Top the Charts

Shopping. Wrapping. Cooking. Stressing. For parents, that’s the holidays in a nutshell. But for kids, it’s all about the t-o-y-s! Whether they’re posh playthings or stocking stuffers, they’ll bring joy to little faces. Our buyer Adriana started her search for the top 10 holiday toys this summer, and the ones that made the final cut are above. Find out why she chose each one below — hope you have a lot of wrapping paper handy.


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Holiday Preview: Top 5 Toys

We know you’re still thinking about the beach, but the sound of jingle bells isn’t that far off. The holidays always sneak up on us, and we promised ourselves we would shop early (well, we tell ourselves that every year, and it never happens). But this year it’s happening — we’ve realized that surviving the stressful shopping season (with your sanity intact) involves getting a giant head start. So we did some investigating: here is a preliminary list of toys (from two of our favorite brands, of course) that should top the charts come November.


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