This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NorthpoleFun #CollectiveBiasHave you started your holiday shopping? Do you know exactly what you want to get everyone on your list or could you use a few suggestions? Well, thanks to my collaboration with #CollectiveBias I have discovered a new line of toys, games, books and home decor from Hallmark that would make great gifts for nearly anyone on your holiday shopping list. These items are inspired by the new family friendly movie Northpole and they include everything from wrapping paper, ornaments, cozy nesting bowls, mugs, several different family games, a North Pole communicator, books, stationery and much more. Who do you know that would enjoy a little #NorthpoleFun?
For my son’s preschool teachers, I love the idea of giving a festive mug or set of nesting bowls filled with their favorite coffee, tea or candy. I am always looking for unique gifts to get them. I also know my son’s preschool teachers welcome new books for the classroom, so donating a few of these Northpole books would also be a thoughtful contribution. Many of these Northpole items would make great gifts not just for teachers but also for babysitters, mail people, co-workers etc.
Since I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these new Northpole items, I headed to Walmart and perused the myriad of Northpole toys available, I quickly became intrigued by the Northpole Communicator. This toy is too cute! I also picked up the Peppermint Fling Rings Game and a Magic Snowball. If you are wondering where specifically within Walmart this Northpole display can be found, at this particular store it was on one of the main center aisles, right as you walk in between beauty and housewares.
I decided to share these Hallmark Northpole toys with my friend Jody since she has two kids who I knew would have a blast with these toys! Let’s start with the Northpole Communicator, not only does it serve as a fun Christmas decoration, it is sure to get the kids even more fired up about the holidays.
That’s right, the Northpole Communicator looks like an old fashioned 2-way radio but with a whimsical Northpole theme, from the candy cane striped neck to the snowflakes. Check out Jody’s son listening to the special message from someone at the Northpole, either Santa or one of his elves. Each day a different message is sent to the kids. Just like a “living” Advent calendar, the Northpole Communicator will help the kids countdown the days till Christmas! How cool! Oh, and even if the kids get a little too excited to hear from Santa and his helpers and they dial the communicator multiple times a day, they will only receive one message per day, helping to build the anticipation for tomorrow. The next Northpole toy Jody’s kids were able to explore was the Magic Snowball. It is a soft, furry snowball toy that lights up with the colors of the Northern Lights, so even if there’s no snow on the ground outside, the kids (and parents) can still partake in an indoor snowball fight. Go ahead and turn off the lights in the house so you can see the flickering changing LED lights when you toss the Magic Snowball.
But who can have a snowball fight with just one snowball? Really ramp up the fun by grabbing a handful of these Magic Snowballs to have the ultimate indoor snowball fight. Plus with these Magic Snowballs retailing for under $3.00 they are a great (and cheap) stocking stuffer for kids as well.
The final Hallmark Northpole toy Jody’s kids enjoyed playing with was the Peppermint Fling Rings game. This game consists of a cute elf hat that comes with three soft peppermint patterned rings. The kids had fun putting the hat on and tossing the soft rings at each other. They even tried a variety of contortions like sitting, standing, bending slightly, backwards over the shoulder tosses, and even set it up on the table or floor, but tossing the rings at each other was the most fun!
This holiday season whether you and the kids are stuck inside because of inclement weather or you are in search of fun and innovative gift ideas, consider heading to Walmart and checking out the assortment of Hallmark Northpole toys and other items available.