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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2015

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2015 Christmas is on its way. Of course, Christmas has been on its way almost as soon as the fireworks faded from the sky after the 4th of July. By early fall, Santa Claus was giving Dracula and Spiderman the signal for a hurry-up Halloween. Black Friday, traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, has been promoted to early-bird status. Parents are feeling the pressure of budgeting and buying this year’s presents.

If you have children, whose ages range from just-got-his-driver’s-license to wore-out-her-copy-of-Frozen, you’re probably trying to figure out how to please everyone without depleting the family savings.

Keeping the family happy at Christmastime can be challenging. How do you find the right gift at the right price and make your holidays memorable, while buying gifts that last beyond the batteries?

We did a little Christmas gift reconnaissance to help you plan your shopping. Check out the list of gifts below. There’s sure to be something on the list that’s destined to show up under a lot of trees in your neighborhood this year. But before you pull out that credit card, give it some thought. What makes Christmas a holiday to remember? Is it what you buy or what you enjoy?

Christmas Gift Idea #1: Anything Star Wars

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids in 2015, anything Star WarsWith the release of Star Wars VII The Force Awakens and the ensuing merchandising avalanche, there’s bound to be something your child wants. The Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad is on Target’s list of top gifts for kids. The review promises that part of the fun is watching the Millennium Falcon flying around the neighborhood. No one has gotten the neighborhood’s feedback yet. There’s no shortage of Star Wars gadgets, furnishings, bedlinens, lunch boxes, underwear—well, you get the idea. Deck the halls with droids and robots…

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids in 2015, The New 3DS XL

Christmas Gift Idea #2: The Nintendo New 3DS XL

This Nintendo boasts that it combines next-generation portable gaming with 3D technology, takes 3D photos, and enhances your gaming experience. For around $500, you can get the PlayStation 4, the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, and the Fallout 4-PlayStation 4. According to Amazon, they’re frequently bought together. It’s a top choice for a gift, and is a must-have selection for “under the tree,” until the next version comes along to take its place. For a “déjà vu all over again” Christmas, Nintendo is tops. O 3DS, New 3DS, How lovely are your buttons!

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids in 2015, Dareway 12-volt battery-powered Ride-On

Christmas Gift Idea #3: Dareway Revolution 12-Volt Powered Ride-On

Your Ride-On, with audio jack and speakers, doesn’t just play music; it gives your child the opportunity to spin 360 degrees. See it as an opportunity to practice for that teen-driving experience in a few years. You were expecting a one-horse open sleigh?

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids in 2015, Porsche 911

Christmas Gift Idea #4: Power Wheels Porsche 911 GT3

Why not let your kids get an early start on the car of their dreams by acquiring a Porsche? This one runs on a 12-volt battery and has a power-lock brake system for quick stops. With a five-mile-per-hour maximum speed, there are no points on the license yet. This Porsche will set you back $300, but look on the bright sideā€”no car insurance to pay. Looking for something high-end, but less sporty? For $100 more, try the Power Wheels Cadillac Escalade, which promises to deliver all the luxury and excitement your three-to-five year old needs. It comes with a real FM radio and a large rear speaker, so your preschooler can cruise to music. We repeat, you were expecting a one-horse open sleigh?

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids, Holiday Barbie 2015

Christmas Gift Idea #5: Holiday Barbie

Nothing says Christmas like Holiday Barbie. Every year, Barbie glams it up, and this year is no exception, in her garnet-colored gown, with silvery foil brocade underskirt, gem-accented strapless bodice, and ornate earrings. Don’t forget the Dreamhouse, a $200 piece of real estate with atrium-turned-pool, smart furniture (that activates lights, sounds and motions) and yes, an elevator. We can’t promise silent, but make no mistake, all is bright…

Top 10 Christmas gifts in 2015, Call of Duty

Christmas Gift Idea #6: Call of Duty: Black OPS III

Teens (and older) love the Call of Duty maiming-and-mayhem series. This one starts with dismemberment and ends, with a warrior that’s much more effective, thanks to his trans-human status. Who can resist? Wired magazine calls it, “seriously brutal body horror.” Not exactly Silent Night…

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids in 2015, Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball

Christmas Gift Idea #7: Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball

If your kids love soccer, why not upgrade to the Giant Inflatable Soccer Ball, filled with helium that’s six feet in diameter (475 times larger than a regulation soccer ball). It can handle kicks and punches too. If there’s a sucker for soccer in your household, you have the perfect gift. Flying in a winter wonderland…

Top 10 Christmas gifts for kids in 2015, iPhone

Christmas Gift Idea #8: iPhone

Whatever version of smartphone your kids have, it’s a safe bet that they want to upgrade. The iPhone 6s Plus assures you that the only thing that’s changed is everything: 3D Touch, live photos, A9 chip, advanced cameras, retina HD display, and so much more. Comparison shop: how much would gold, frankincense and myrrh actually cost?

Christmas Gift Idea #9: GameStop Gift Card

It’s easy for parents, right? They know what their kids want. But if you’re a grandparent, aunt or uncle, and your youthful gift recipient is at that difficult age, you’re going to opt for a gift card. You know that “GameStop is to the younger members of your family” what “a bridal registry was to the next generation up.” The hard part comes in knowing how much to apply to the gift card and make it “gift-buying” worthy? Giving a gift card may seem like an easy way out. But on the other hand, a clueless Christmas won’t work. Let us shop, let us shop, let us shop…

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Christmas Gift Idea #10: Trampoline

If you’re searching for a holiday present for a family holiday, the trampoline offers something for everyone — whether it’s your energetic preschooler, your gymnast-wannabe, kids who want to have fun, or parents who want their kids doing something besides playing video games. Trampolines come in a variety of prices and sizes. They don’t run on batteries. They won’t go out of style as soon as the latest version is launched, and they’re irresistible. A trampoline is the perfect Christmas present for families because the entire family can enjoy it. Building memories with every bounce, trampoline play provides a low-impact aerobic workout, cardiovascular health, balance/coordination, improved physical fitness, and fun! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good height!