Welcome to the Toys and Games gift ideas section of our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. Be sure to visit all the other categories in our guide.
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Toys and Games Gift Ideas
Playper – Curious Kingdom
Playper experiences are all about 3 things: Creative Play, Fun Learning, and Sustainability.
Did you know that 90% of all toys are plastic, 660 billion pounds of plastic are produced each year, one plastic toy takes about 1,000 years to break down, and many plastic toys end up in the trash after a few days?
As an emerging toy brand with a clearly-defined mission to take on the toy industry’s reliance on plastic, Playper thinks this is a BIG problem and they’re here to provide a solution! From concept to finished product, Playper considers the environmental impact on their processes and materials and is proud to sell green toys.
This November, Playper is launching its first product – Curious Kingdom, a unique build-and-play playset box that combines hands-on play with digital learning fun.
Curious Kingdom is an open play world where your child’s toy comes alive and leads them through animated episodes with interactive stories, learning games, music, and hidden surprises. And best of all, Playper playsets are planet-friendly, so you can feel great knowing your child’s toys aren’t harming the environment. Kids build their own eco-friendly toys, then bridge their play to the free app, which fosters math, reading, spatial and emotional skills through animated stories and games, with plenty of giggles along the way!
Combining two modes of play, the Playper playset box experience starts with the physical assembly of the toys, encouraging children to use their imaginations and engage in valuable pretend play, but the experience doesn’t end there! Children are then invited to bring their toys to life by scanning them with the free app, which acts as a magic wand, bringing the toys to life with stories, songs, educational games, and surprises.
The colorful characters in Playper’s Curious Kingdom play a crucial role in keeping kids engaged by giving them relatable characters who explain concepts in a fun, simple, and helpful way. Playper’s brand aesthetic is fun, recognizable, charming, and they’ve thought through every element of the product – from the packaging and unboxing to the play pattern, to ensure that the customer receives a magical experience.
The Curious Kingdom box contains a 22 piece playset (Castle + 4 Characters + Props), and the free app gives children a way to unlock episodes with stories, games, songs, and surprises for each toy. All this for only $24.99!
- 22-Piece Playset with Storage Box
- 1 Magic Sticker Sheet (reusable + AR-enhanced)
CURIOUS KINGDOM HIGHLIGHTS:
- Build-It Yourself
- Fun Characters
- 100% Green Materials
- No-Mess Toy
- Creates No Clutter
- No Choking Hazards
- AR Enhanced
- Integrated App
SHOP: Now at Playper.com for $24.99
A 2021 Toy of the Year Award finalist, Clixo entered the toy scene last year and made a splash when it revolutionized classic building toys and gave them a modern makeover.
Clixo is all about kids creating with an “open-ended play system that combines the magic of paper origami, the ease of classic building blocks, and the power of magnets.”
Unlike traditional building toys that are rigid, geometric, and sometimes bulky, Clixo is light, flexible, and has multisensory features that make it a joy to play with. The flexible 2D pieces can be folded or clicked together to create a wide variety of 3D creations that can be hung, folded, looped, or even worn. You’ll be amazed at what you can make with just a handful of these Clixos!
They’re wonderful for creative experimentation and stress-relieving fidgety fun, not just for kids but for adults as well. When you’re done, simply stack and pack the minimalist pieces for seamless storage or travel. The colorful pieces are made of non-toxic, recyclable materials, and are dishwasher safe!
Clixo packs are available in a variety of price points (from $17.99 to $119.99) but for this holiday season, we highly recommend their newest and largest pack – the Wheel Creator Pack. It contains the full collection of colors, shapes, and accessories from the Clixo line. There are enough pieces for the wildest creations or to make up a game that the whole family can play together. Best of all, this pack is on sale for Black Friday making it an amazing steal for the holidays!
TIP: I spy a discount of 10% off when you sign up for their newsletter on the Clixo website!
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