Don’t just gift any chocolate or candy for Easter, but do treat loved ones with something very special, delicious and healthy. Do create surprise Easter eggs with dark chocolate, because it’s loaded with nutrients that’s also good for the heart. Dark chocolates contain antioxidants, fiber and minerals. It also helps reduce the risk of heart disease, and protect skin from sun damage. Dark chocolates contain less sugar than milk chocolate, so the darker the chocolate, the less sugar it will contain. So this Easter, do treat loved ones to something healthy that’s beautiful for them inside and outside. La Maison Du Chocolat has the best Easter Bunny chocolate filled with chocolate eggs. Its limited edition dark chocolate bunnies are filled with egg prailine with crispy waffles and roasted almonds and hazelnuts coated in a dark or milk chocolate shell, that are intensely satisfying for both kids and adults. La Maison Du Chocolat has the most beautiful dark chocolate eggs that anyone can ever dream of having for Easter. They’re filled with shapes of dark chocolate fishes and seashells and dark chocolate praline eggs. For grownups, be sure to try La Maison Du Chocolat’s Easter Craquant Gift Box filled with a spectacular combination of Rochers pralines, whole hazelnuts covered with chocolate, assorted dark chocolate fishes and seashells and dark chocolate praline eggs. It’s a guarantee everyone will enjoy every morsel, so for those who want only the best yummy and healthy sweet treats this Easter and spring, be sure to visit your nearest La Maison Du Chocolat!
The Toy Fair 2016, which is own the Toy Industry Association (TIA), showcased some of the best new toys and games at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York recently last month. It attracted more than 1,200 exhibitors, importers, distributors and sales agents that presented their latest and greatest, exciting and fun toys (both domestic and international toy companies), that make adults feel like kids again. This included the nation’s top 25 toy sellers, such as Amazon, Walgreens, Kohl’s, Costco, CVS, Target, Toys”R”Us, Walmart and more.
Attendees enjoyed a special preview of toys that help promote the healthy development of children, such as apps thsat come with toys or games, smartphone accessories, electronics, tech toys, plush, board games, arts and crafts, role play toys and so much more. Spring is finally here and so is Easter. So, be sure to gift children not just any toys — introduce toys that help them become more active and develop their imagination and creativity! Thanks to electronics and tech, toys can easily come to life to bring joy to everyone — babies, toddlers, kids and grown ups too. For those who are looking for some inspiration in the most adorable and cutest toys to fill up those Easter baskets with, take a look at this video.
Below are some of the most sought after, super fun learning toys that are available now or will be launching soon.
Alex Brands offers fun and education toys and games that help children of all ages become more curious and increase their imagination and creativity. It encouraged toy enthusiasts to engage in target practice with new Buzz Bee Toys water and dart blasters. There was even a magician that performed some amazing Ryan Oakes magic tricks. The Alex Toys Spa was not only pampering, but its spa toys really dig into girls’ creativity. Alex Brands’ Skills for Life toys offer embroidery, sewing and yarn kits that are perfect for some quality mommy and me time on a rainy spring day. Alex Brands have everything a kid (and grown ups) can ask for: arts & crafts, bath, building & construction, furniture, outdoor & sports, pretend play, science & learning, slinky and so much more!
Aurora World offers the most adorable, softest plush toys worldwide and new products for 2016 are cuter than ever. This Easter, choose from: bear, chick, bat, bunny, pup, fox, octopus, owl, penguin pig, koala, turtle, whale and many more! They are all super soft, high quality and are available in department stories, major zoos, toy stores, gift shops and at fine florists. What’s special about Aurora is their toys, such as My Penguin Friends, are interactive. My Penguin Friends is part of Aurora’s Baby Talk collection, in which the penguins each make a magical sound to encourage learning and development in young children. The Aurora Pig is part of the Miyona collection, and is incredibly soft and cuddly. It almost feels like a real piglet, and so lovely and sweet to cuddle with. This summer, introduce Sea Sparkles to any little girl and she’ll be sure to have the most unforgettable summer ever. For young children who need a special plush toy to cuddle with to bed or to take with them on family vacations, Aurora World’s plush toys will bring them only joy.
Bridge Direct offers a great line of Shopkins activity purses, plush and construction toys, all of which are great for children who love collectibles and construction, Its Shopkins construction are a must to check out this spring, as it enables kids to exercise their building skills. The SHOPKINS “Kinstruction” construction toys let kids build, customize and create with Shopkins environments and characters, including some hard to find figures. The kits are compatible with Legos and other building sets, and offer kids a chance to re-imagine and build their own Shopkins world. There are also several activity purses and plush toys in the collection, as these “doodle-on” items are a colorful and fun way for kids to design and decorate unique, super sized Shopkins characters. This interesting new construction line is special, as it encourages basic building and structural-solving skills, creativity and innovation. Now kids can build all is their favorite Shopkins environments – from the Supermarket to the Bakery to the Beauty Salon, and create their own unique Shopkins figures by mixing and matching pieces.
Chocolate Pen by Skyrocket Toys is a real motorized chocolate pen that dispenses real chocolate in pink, blue, brown and white chocolate. This motorized Chocolate Pen hardens in minutes at room temperature or in the refrigerator, and will keep kids busy all day as they create their own sweet treats. They can use it to draw yummy shapes made with real chocolate, write loving messages on their cupcakes and fill in special candy molds for Easter. Cleanup is a breeze, because the melted chocolate is in a plastic tube that can be easily replaced. Whether your child inspires to be future chocolatier, or loves arts and crafts, the Chocolate Pen makes a great gift.
Clip-A-Phone is the perfect smartphone accessory to pack for spring break, because it transforms a hat and a phone into a hands free camera. The price is very affordable at only $19.99 each, so definitely stock up to gift for Mother’s and Father’s Day, graduation gifts and birthdays. Clip-A-Phone comes in very handy for capturing precious moments during family gatherings and vacations. There’s a free app on iOS and Android phones, that enables users the ability to pair their phones with the bluetooth remote, control smart phones camera and share photos and videos with friends and family. Per Brent Stuchlink from Clip-A-Phone, it’s incredibly easy to use and it captures still photos, with no shaky movements. Simply pair your smartphone with the bluetooth remote that’s included, put the phone in the clip and slide it onto your hat. Put your phone to picture or video mode, and then press the bluetooth remote button to record — it’s as easy as one, two, three.
Funrise makes Gazillion Bubbles more fun than ever. Its Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster is Gazillion Bubbles’ most popular bubble machine now comes in a hand-held blaster, Kids can now harness the awesome bubble-blowing power of the Hurricane in the palm of their hand with the Gazillion Bubbles Hurricane Blaster, Each blaster comes with a four ounce. bottle of Funrise’s “top secret” non-toxic Gazillion Bubbles solution. Just pour the solution into the reservoir and press the button to create a storm of colorful bubbles. Its Gazillion Bubbles Triple Bubble Blaster creates three times the bubbles with the new Gazillion Bubbles Triple Bubble Blaster. Simply pour Gazillion Bubbles solution into the specially designed tray and dip each of the three wands of this handheld bubble blower into the solution. Tap to drain any excess liquid, hold the blaster upright, and press the button to create a gazillion bubbles blowing in three directions. Each Triple Bubble Blaster comes with a four ounce bottle of Funrise’s “top secret” non-toxic Gazillion Bubbles solution and a specially designed tray.
Jakks Pacific is highly regarded for new and innovative toys such as Disney Frozen, Disney Princess, Sophia the First, Star Wars, Nintendo, Minions and the list goes on and on. One of the cutest of them all that’s perfect for Easter is Disney Tsum Tsum Figures, which are super cute, adorable, playful and available in all your kids’ favorite Disney characters. It’s so fun to collect and stack them on top of each other. These precious little collectibles will definitely teach kids a sense of ownership, pride, responsibility and a world full of wonder. Here’s a teaser of what to expect this spring and Easter. These will definitely spoil all good boys and girls (grown-ups too): Jimmy Cricket, Dumbo, Bambi, Thumper, Suzy, Alice, Cheshire Cat, Lady, Piglet, Eeyore, Ariel, Flounder, Buzz Lightyear, Peas In a Pod, Scrump, Perry, Elsa, Olaf, Joy, and many many more.
Just Play manufactures toys for small and big kids, and work with the world’s leading children’s brands such as Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Twentieth Century Fox. For Doc McStuffins fans, Just Play offers the Get Better Checkup Center and Pet Vet Checkup Center, both of which kids can’t get enough of. Below are a couple of must-have toys for dog lovers.
- Puppy in My Pocket offers the cutest puppies, and will make even those who don’t like dogs fall in love with puppies. There are over 100 cute, soft and tiny puppies to choose from. They look real and even has play sets and accessories, such as puppy charms to wear. Puppy in My Pocket are great for stuffing Easter eggs with, which is wonderful for parents who don’t want their children to eat too many candies. Kids will prefer Puppy in My Pocket too, because there’s a mystery in every bag. Kids (and adults too) love surprises, and it’s so fun to anticipate which Puppy they will get in each blind bag. What’s cool about these precious little Puppies, is that every single one of them has its own special name, breed and personality. View Just Play to learn more about your favorite puppy and their special personality profiles.
- Puppy Surprise is perfect for kids who love puppies and surprises, and it teaches little girls responsibility of being a mommy. This toy set features a beautiful mommy dog with a surprise number of puppies in her litter. Back and better than ever, the new Puppy Surprise line has three new puppy families for girls to love, groom and nurture. The soft and huggable mommies are Popcorn, Sugar, and Zoey – and each one could have three, four, or even five sweet little puppies inside! Each set sold separately. Ages 3+
Moose Toys an Australian toy company that sells toys worldwide, has the newest spring products that will make any kid and grownup feel happy even on a rainy day.
- Shopkins Season 4 Surprise Eggs are a must for an fun-filled Easter egg hunt. Instead of stuffing Easter eggs with candies and chocolates, try Shopkins Surprise Eggs, and your kids will love you even more. These colorful Easter eggs are so exciting to open up and super fun to collect. Each egg contains a cute and adorable mystery Shopkins mini figure, so definitely collect them all. This year, also be on the look out for new Shopkins Shoppies, Limited Edition Shopkins Bling, Fashion Spree Slumber Fun, Fashion Spree Gym Collection, Frosty Fashion Collection, Food Fair and so much more of the most sought after Shopkins.
- Little Live Pets are battery operated, super cute toy pets that come to life. The Mommy and Baby Duck are the newest Little Live Pets. They can talk to each other, and the mommy duck can teach the baby duck to sing. Little Live Pet Turtles make great spring and summer toys, as they can actually swim in water and walk on land like real turtles! Put it in a bath tub or kiddie pool, and see the cute turtles use their flippers to paddle. Little Live Pets Mouse House makes another wonderful Easter gift. The adorable little pink mouse can spin in its wheel and run out the door to play. Little Live Pet fans will be in for a huge surprise treat later in the year, as there will be super cute house pets (such puppies) that look and act so real.
- Qixels are very interesting and great for both boys and girls. These are cubes that can turn into a pixel world of monsters, warriors, bugs and more. Kids can build their own Qixel design, blast it with water from the Fuse Blaster and let it dry to create their ver own Qixels. The Qixels S2 Glow in the Dark Design Creator is great for kids who are afraid of the dark, as they can glow in the dark to act as a night light.
My Little Pony Squishy Pops by Tech 4 Kids Inc. also make great Easter gifts — they’re mini sized, so just hide them inside Easter eggs for a fun-filled egg hunt. They aren’t just for little girls, and Squishy Pops are proof of that. These collectibles are also stickable, squishable and wearable, so big girls (and even big boys) will love them too. These precious mini sized little ponies actually stick onto a surface when turned upside down and they also can pop right off. The Squishy Pops play set is a must have to display all those cute ponies on. At the Toy Fair, they displayed new sets such as a Ferris Wheel Set, that will be coming out later in the fall. For girls who love fashion, the Squishy Pops Fashion Pack is great for creating and customizing bracelets with. Collect them all: Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, BonBon, Lyra Hearatstring, Trixie Lulamoon. Each fashion pack includes one of each: squishy pop, bracelet, pony medallion, cutie charm and gem charm.
Num Noms by MGA Entertainment are new collectible toy that’s available at Toys”R”Us. These precious little miniatures smell yummy and really do bring food to life. They’re colorful, cheerful, sweet and make great Easter basket gifts. Every Num and Nom character is full of surprises. The Nums are so soft and squishy on the outside, and the Noms are the inner, hard shelled cuties that are filled with yummy flavored lip gloss. They are each specially scented, and can be mixed and matched to create more hundreds of customized scent combinations. These are perfect for children who enjoy experimenting with different scents and collecting cute little toys. Definitely get several characters to mix and match to create a whole bunch of fun scent combinations.
SmartLab Toys offer educational and super fun toys for kids and adults too. For parents who don’t want to just give their kids just any kind of toys, but something that enable their children to take advantage of hands on learning while playing, then SmartLab is the answer. Choose from art and craft kits, beauty and spa kits, robotics and science toys. Kics can enjoy learning about different types of insects, creating lip balms, jewelry, sewing, smart circuits, slime, build their own headphones and so much more. Staying in during a rainy spring day just got so much fun, thanks to SmartLab Toys.
VTech, famous for its electronic learning toys and engaging tech toys, showcased its award-winning Go! Go! Smart Adventures, which will continue to expand with new themes and extensions to the Friends, Wheels and Animals lines. For those who love the Touch & Learn Activity Desk, VTech is coming out with the Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe, which offers endless learning fun and creativity, an expandable, three-in-one learning desk with interactive activity cards. VTech will also expand its successful core Baby, Infant and Preschool lines this year to introduce nearly 50 new products designed for each child’s unique age and stage. Last year, VTech’s Kidizoom Action Cam and Smartwatch, Flipsies were super hot items. This year, some of the latest and greatest VTech toys to look out for are: The Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe, Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess Palace, Go! Go! Smart Wheels Blast-Off Space Station, Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure, Go! Go! Smart Animals Happy Paws Playland, Mix & Move Bizzy and Care for Me Learning Carrier.
Westminster, which has been in business for more than 40 years, offers toys that are ageless and loved by everyone — from toddlers, to kids, big kids, grown ups and even grand parents too. Westminster’s toys are innovative and its battery operated toys are incredibly cute and most precious as they come to life. There are so many fun characters and things to choose from: puppies, kitties, monkeys, piggies, flying UFOs, wind breakers, silly straws, buzz magnets and more. Click here to check out Wesminster’s product videos to view a teaser of how some of its toys come to life. This spring and Easter, don’t miss Westminster’s battery operated plush toys in their Playful Pets product line. These little precious pets will make the best Easter basket ever, as they are super cute and will melt anyone’s heart, from child to adult.
- L’il Kitty is a furry white feline, perfect for cat lovers.
- Sparky is a super cute pup that walks, barks heels, flips 360 degrees.
- Barney is a precious little beagle that walks, barks and wags its tail.
- Bacon Bits is a piglet that can oink and wiggle its snout.