Today and tomorrow ONLY: All toys are 15% off + $6.95 flat rate shipping at The Land of Nod
Last week The Land of Nod catalog arrived in our mailbox. When I was flipping through, I realized something: for each and every year I have been a parent, there has been at least 1 toy from Land of Nod under the tree for the kids. I also realized that the toys we still have and the toys most played with on a regular basis, are those very toys from Land of Nod. My kids range from 1 to 7 and we often have friends, neighbors, etc playing here too. The toys that come out every day for YEARS now are all from The Land of Nod: their tent and teepee, the play campfire, the shopping cart and the (kind of loud but always fun) accordion. In addition to those tried and true favorites, I’m sharing a few other top picks from this year’s catalog.This accordion from Land of Nod has been playing music for 6 years now….
Above is a photo of our Land of Nod tent on Christmas morning 2014. Below is the same tent 3 years later, with double the kids! It’s played with inside, outside and almost every day.
Whether your shopping for your baby’s first Christmas, are a grandparent trying to find a special toy or a parent of multiple kids that just wants “good quality, unique toys they’ll actually play with”… I would highly recommend The Land of Nod. The list is not by age but rather by awesome gifts I think all kids in the family will enjoy from baby on up. These are toys that will last for years and will be enjoyed by all of your children.
Top 10 Picks from The Land of Nod for Kids of All Ages
1. Teepee or tent
2. Doll house
4. Play kitchen
5. Trains/ tracks
6. Comfy bean bags or Nod chairs (all currently 20% off!)
7. Cash register and shopping cart
9. Dress Up
10. This Year’s Special Collections: There are 3 awesome special collections this year at Land of Nod that make great gifts. Head on over to see the lines from Paul Frank, Dylan’s Candy Bar and Care Bears.
Above is our shopping cart on Christmas morning 2011 ordered from The Land of Nod. Below is the same shopping cart… being played with this morning. This has been a huge favorite over the years. It’s super sturdy and looks just as new today as it did 5 years ago.
For safety reasons, check out the suggested age for the toys. When I say “toys for all ages” I think sometimes the best gift might be a bit older because it’s something they’ll have forever. For example, I always recommend a nice dollhouse as a first Christmas gift or 1st birthday gift. While the baby might not play with it right away, they won’t outgrow it in a month like many baby toys. It’s something special they’ll have forever. This is a great list to forward to family members looking for special holiday gifts for the kids. I absolutely love the tagline on The Land of Nod’s website right now, because it’s so true and so important for gifts for kids: “Gifts that run on pure imagination. No batteries required.” Have fun this holiday season!
Disclosure: While we do receive some credit from the Land of Nod for toys, this post is not compensated and all thoughts and opinions are our own. I really believe this is a great brand for kids.