Birthday Gift Guide

Welcome to the 2016 Ultimate Birthday Gift Guide (for Kids)! Mama Smith’s is bringing you ideas to help give your little one a great birthday! Each item on this guide was personally tested and/or approved by Mama Smith’s. Please enjoy and remember to keep coming back because new items are added daily! This guide may contain affiliate links. 

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CVS InvitesBirthday Invitations & Cards (CVS)

Choose from dozens of layouts and designs and personalize with your photos and embellishments for the perfect invitations and cards for any occasion. These cards and invitations are easy to create – and everyone will be impressed. Personalize your child’s birthday invitations and cards with CVS and you will not regret it.

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Teach My PreschoolerTeach My Learning Kits

Teach My Preschooler is the multi award-winning all-in-one learning kit for preschoolers age 3 years+. Requiring no screens, the kit has everything for teaching preschoolers the basics. Teach My Preschooler is divided into four sections: Reading, Printing, Numbers to 100, Adding and Subtracting. Developed with education consultant, Judith Rowlands, M Ed., Teach My Preschooler is designed to give preschoolers a head start, develop fine motor skills, encourage parent/child interaction and increase school readiness skills. Teach My also has these kits for Baby and Toddler available as well as bathtime kits! Check them out a Target near you!

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MLP Pinkie Pie Swan BoatPinkie Pie Row & Ride Swan Boat

Row, row, row your boat with Pinkie Pie and her awesome Row & Ride Swan Boat! She’s poseable for rowing action and as the boat rolls, the music plays and she rows! When you scan your Pinkie Pie figure’s necklace into the My Little Pony Friendship Celebration app (device not included), you can unlock her character in the app! It’s going to be a great day at the park with Pinkie Pie and her Swan Boat!

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VEX Robotics ArmRobotic Arm Construction Kit (Vex Robotics)

This unique Robotic Arm is hand powered and can pick up and relocate items using four degrees of freedom and an articulated grabber hand. The whole crane can rotate 360 degrees, allowing this miniature robot to perform the complex actions of its real life counterpart. Kids and robotics enthusiasts alike will have fun building this STEM-based kit that pays special attention to important scientific principals including gear reductions and power transfer through the robotic arm’s intricate gearing techniques. HEXBUG hopes to inspire future generations of engineers and designers by allowing them to explore this exciting field through the fun of hands-on creative play.

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Read My Review: VEX Robotics Robotic Arm: Unboxing, Review, & Time Lapse Build Video
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2dsNintendo 2DS

The Best of Two Worlds. The Nintendo 2DS system brings the power of two systems together into a single, affordable package. Play all games both Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS in 2D. Connect with friends, other players, and wireless hotspots using the wireless StreetPass and SpotPass communication modes to unlock exclusive content for games and download other entertainment. From games to photos and beyond, Nintendo 2DS is the ultimate 2D gaming experience.

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leapstartLeapFrog LeapStart Jr.

Tap into big fun with the amazing, all-in-one LeapStart interactive early learning system for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten, jam-packed with key school and life skills for curious 2-4 year olds. The system works with a library of replayable activity books (sold separately) and comes with a Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten sampler book. The Leap Start interactive learning system is designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. Get kids excited about everything from counting to creativity, phonics to problem solving, and shapes to social skills with replayable activity books bursting with fun on every page.

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LeapStart SrLeapFrog LeapStart Sr.

Tap into big fun with the amazing, all-in-one leap start interactive learning system for kindergarten and 1st grade, jam-packed with key school and life skills for inquisitive 5-7 year olds. The system works with a library of replayable activity books (sold separately) and comes with a kindergarten and 1st grade sampler book. The leap start interactive learning system is designed to help build key skills and challenge kids to get ready for their next step in learning. Get kids excited about everything from STEM to social skills, reading comprehension to Communication, and problem solving to scientific thinking with replayable activity books bursting with fun on every page.

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zootopia dvdZootopia

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. Bring home this hilarious adventure full of action, heart and tons of bonus extras that take you deeper into the world of Zootopia. It’s big fun for all shapes and species!

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Kung Fu Panda 3Kung Fu Panda 3

KUNG FU PANDA 3 is “a beautifully rendered, lovingly constructed action-comedy that’s sure to please kids and adults alike,” proclaims Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times. James Vernier of the Boston Herald asserts that KUNG FU PANDA 3 is “spectacular.” And Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio News declaresKUNG FU PANDA 3 is “non-stop action, thrills and laughs!” Kick off the summer with the KUNG FU PANDA 3 Awesome Edition on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD. Featuring more fun, funny andaction packed bonus features including 2 all-new Kung Fu Panda animated shorts, Everybody Loves A Panda Party Karaoke with Po, Make a Panda Party Paper Pal and more!


Pie-Face-GamePie Face

The exciting Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get splatted! Just put some delicious whipped cream from home or the wet sponge on the “hand” of this hilarious game unit and start turning the handles. It could go off at any time, so keep your fingers crossed and hope you’re not the one who gets a splat in the face! You score a point for every time you turn the handle without getting pie-faced, and the one who scores 25 points wins. Take some risks and hope for the best in this hilarious Pie Face game! This is a favorite in our house – my girls just laugh and laugh whenever we play. Definitely a family favorite!

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GigamonsGigamons

Enter a realm where magic reigns and the world’s elements are creatures with mythical abilities! On your turn, you will look at 2 of the face-down Elemons on the table, revealing them to all players. When you find a pair of Elemons, you will earn them and also invoke their unique special power, giving you an advantage for the rest of the game. Every three of the same Elemon you find, will summon the corresponding Gigamon to your side. And when you have 3 Gigamons, you win the game! Gigamons is a game artistically designed to engage the player’s imagination and carry them away to a new world. This game is a blast for the whole family! The Elemons are adorable and my girls just love them!

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Zootopia Police Station PlaysetZootopia Police Station Playset (TOMY)

The Zootopia Police Station is the headquarters for all ZPD officers. It’s where Judy Hopps gets her assignments, where Chief Bogo’s office is, and where Clawhauser eats his donuts. This large playset comes with 3″ Clawhauser Figure that features poseable arms, neck, and legs, a 1″ safety squirrel that fits into the included mouse Helicopter. A projector simulates a computer monitor with three images, and the Police Station comes to life with lights and sounds of sirens and dispatch announcements and the sliding elevators create multi-level play. Get ready for jailbreak action as the sirens sound and the jail door flies open!

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back-to-schoolWatchMinder

The WatchMinder is a simple wristwatch that can easily be programmed to set up discreet vibrating reminders throughout one’s day. Invented by a child psychologist, the WatchMinder was designed to aid children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD) and others with special needs in staying focused, managing their time, and modifying their thoughts and behaviors.

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The opinions expressed here are that of Mama Smith’s only. While the products in this post were given complimentary (unless otherwise stated) for me to review, that does not alter my opinion of the product(s) mentioned. This post may contain sponsored links and affiliate links (which will be stated at the beginning of the post).