This post was sponsored by Toy Kingdom.
There are a few days left before Santa makes his big arrival at the Vijendranath household. Luckily, this year I am a bit more organized than last year. I managed to do my last bit of shopping last week Thursday at Toy Kingdom in Sandton City.
I ended up purchasing a gift for my niece and daughter thanks to Toy Kingdom’s awesome gift card. 😉
Kitana had created a wish list for Christmas – it was a long list and many of the toys she wanted weren’t available in South Africa (Thanks to all those Youtube videos she watches).
Kitana’s top picks included:
1. Baby Annabel
3. Furby (She finally has one, thanks to Hasbro!)
4. Dora Doll (Santa’s gift.)
Both number 1 and 2 is very difficult to find in South Africa at the moment. I knew I had to find something that could match up to this and make her smile on Christmas morning!
Trying to pick out the right gift for a 4-year-old can be a little difficult especially when they are set on something. I explained to Kitana that the gifts she wanted won’t make it in time for Christmas and she had to think of something else she really wanted.
I mean, Vije even checked in the USA while he was there and he couldn’t find both of her favorites. I guess they are extremely popular right now.
Toy Kingdom created a list of Top 50 toys to check out which I thought was an awesome guideline for parents like me who were totally confused on what to get for their little ones.
The list included BABY born which is very similar to Baby Annabel. I knew that this would be the perfect gift for Kitana since she is obsessed with baby dolls at the moment.
Baby Born Interactive doll features:
The BABY born interactive doll has nine features which don’t require any batteries.
She can drink from her bottle and eat her BABY born porridge from her plate with a spoon. And whatever goes in, needs to come out again of course: she can wet her nappy and go potty for peeing and pooing by click. BABY born can move her arms, legs, and head and loves spending time in the water. From time to time she cries real tears when she gets tired from all the playing. But if you give her the dummy, she will quickly close her eyes and peacefully fall asleep. Source: BABY born
I think Kitana is going to love this doll because you can add items to the doll’s collection. You can purchase accessories and different styles of clothes for her.
So once Kitana’s gift was sorted, I had to buy a gift for my niece who will be spending Christmas with us. She’s 6-years-old and like Kitana is obsessed with dolls and imaginary play. I knew that the Barbie Malibu townhouse would be the perfect Christmas gift for her since she has a huge collection of Barbie dolls already.
Barbie Malibu Townhouse features:
The Barbie 3-Story Townhouse is home to so many storytelling opportunities.
Fold up the house with accessories inside for easy and convenient storage; unfold with ease to start play. The first floor features a kitchen and living room; the second is home to a bathroom and bedroom, plus a closet to hang Barbie doll’s fashions.
Travel between floors on the sleek child-activated elevator. When Barbie doll reaches the second floor, the rooftop opens up for a fun surprise complete with a colourful pop-up umbrella! On the first floor, a contemporary swinging chair in the living room opens up so Barbie doll can swing on the inside or the outside of the house.
Furniture includes classic pieces with contemporary designs like the transparent and sleek bathtub (which can also be used as a rooftop spa), modern dining table and two chairs, footed sofa and cozy-looking bed, all with realistic details. The best part is you can always add additional accessories to the townhouse. Source: Mattel
Shopping at Toy Kingdom at 7 pm was so awesome. The store wasn’t really full so I could explore and shop at my pace. They have an awesome team who is always ready to assist, they even ended up wrapping my gifts for me with a personal touch from the brand.
The Toy Kingdom stores close at 8 pm every night during the festive season so I say take advantage of that. 😉
The Top 50 Toy list includes:
Read my post about Top Toys to check out in South Africa.
- HAPE HAPPY GRAND PIANO PINK
- MONOPOLY MZANSI
- PLAYSKOOL ROLL N GEAR CAR
- NERF MODULUS ECS10 BLASTER
- ASSORTED PONY PACKS
- PLAYSKOOL BUILD N ROLL TOWER
- FURBY CONNECT BLUE
- CINDERELLAS MAGIC TRANS CARRIAGE
- MALAVILLE FASHION STYLIST MAISHA
- 3D DOODLER ESSENTIALS PEN SET
- PAW PATROL RESCUE RACERS
- BUNCHEMS MEGA PACK
- PAW PATROL AIR PATROLLER
- ZOOMER MEOWZIES
- ZOOMER CHIMP
- HEARTLAKE PRIVATE JET
- POP STAR TOUR BUS
- AIRPORT AIRSHOW
- POWER WOMAN WONDER WOMAN
- BARBIE STAR LIGHTHOVERBOARDER DOLL
- BLAZE CORE DIECAST ASST
- FP BRIGHT BEATS DANCE AND MOVE
- SOFIA THE FIRST LIGHT UP SHOES
- LITTLE LIVE PETS BIRDS CAGE
- SHOPKINS CHEF CLUB PLAYSET
- LEAPFROG SING & PLAY FARM
- TURTLES NINJA ROLEPLAY SETS ASSTD
- MECCANO 5 MODEL SET CAR
- TRENDY DOG
- PUPPIES AND KITTIES CARRYING CASE ASSTD
- HOVERBOARD GOLD
- FIREMAN SAM WALKIE TALKIE 10 CM
- YETI IN MY SPAGHETTI GAME
- X5HC QUADCOPTER 2.4G WITH CAMERA
- HAMSTERS ULTIMATE HAMSTER HOUSE
To find out more about these toys, click here.
If all fails, I suggest you get your little one a gift card to shop and experience the store on their own. There’s so much to see and do including a Build-A-Bear workshop.
Visit www.toykingdom.co.za to shop online or more information. Follow their Facebook page for exciting competitions and latest news.