Get organised and get shopping so you can focus on celebrating!
Whether it’s your own munchkin’s birthday month or you have a million and one parties to attend in April (seriously, our kids have better social lives than we do), we’ve pulled together some of the hottest toys this month that will seriously put you in the parenting good books. Forgot the mad dash around town trying to find a gift 30 minuets before the party, we’ve done the all the browsing for you.
Budget ($100- $250)
Selfie Mic Music Set (from $70)
Okay, so parents may not thank you for this one but if the birthday girl/boy loves to belt out a tune this is a great gift. This is a microphone meets selfie stick that can be attached to most smart phones and comes with a karaoke app (warning: beware of in-app purchases!) so you can even record your own home-made music videos. Family carpool karaoke anyone? (Ages 4 and older) Available online via Amazon. Total cost, including shipping is about $150. Plan ahead to accommodate delivery time.
Enchantimals Bree Bunny Doll ($95)
A classic doll but with a fantastical twist. There are plenty of nature-based characters to choose from the Enchantimals world but Bree Bunny is the perfect pick for Spring babes. These dolls have become massively popular and collectable items and each doll comes with a cute animal friend. (Age 3 and older). Available for about $157, including shipping from Amazon.com.
Nickelodeon – Sludge & Slime ($149)
Slime was all the rage in 2017 but the craze isn’t completely over yet (we would very much like to know when it will end…) but this DIY slime kit encourages any budding young scientist to experiment and create slime worms, slime monsters, and general good gooey fun. (Age 8 and older) Available online from Toys “R” Us.
Marvel Black Warrior Pack ($199)
Perfect for any little Avenger (boys and girls ‑ because anyone can be a superhero!) in your life who likes to play dress up. Costume toys are great for encouraging kids to use their imagination during play and are perfect to have on hand for any last-minute fancy dress parties. The pack comes with the Black Panther mask and gloves with cat-like claws. (Ages 5 and older) Available online from Toys “R” Us.
Bop it! ($250)
The classic Bop It! game from the nineties has been revamped with 10 new electronic commands. So now not only do you “Bop It” and “Twist It” there are also a variety of very 2018 commands including “Golf It” and “Selfie It”. It can be played solo or as a group. Buyer beware, Bop It! is noisy and addictive! (Ages 8 and up). Available online from Toys “R” Us.
Lego Star Wars BB-8 Watch ($270)
This is a practical gift for any Star Wars fans or lovers of Lego (or both!). This watch has an analogue face and is fantastic for helping the birthday kid learn how to tell the time. It features a durable scratch-resistant acrylic lens and the strap is specifically made for little wrists. Just remember to pick up batteries too! (Ages 6 and older) Available online from Toys “R” Us.
VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera ($485)
There are lots of children’s cameras on the market but the Vtech Kidizoom Duo has been ranked one of the top cameras for children online. It’s durable and designed specifically for children. It has two lenses (one for selfies and one for regular forward-facing photos) and voice recording features that offer five hilarious different voice-changing effects as well as stop frame animation. (Ages 3 and older) Available online from Selfridges. Shipping to Hong Kong is $260.
Air Fort ($662)
Every kid loves building their own fort out of the living room furniture, but sometimes you just don’t have the time (or energy!) to put your front room back in its place. That’s why you and your birthday babe will love the Air Fort! It connects to a fan and inflates your kids own private personal play area in 30 seconds. It’s also a pretty cool place (literally) to chill out when the full force of a Hong Kong summer hits. (Ages 3 and older) Available online from Amazon for $662, including shipping.
Super NES Classic ($708)
This one might bring back some classic gaming memories for some parents. The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the original nineties console, only smaller. Plus, this one comes fully loaded with 21 classic games including Mario Cart and Street Fighter so you won’t find game cases littered across the apartment! Available online and in store from Fortress.
Star Wars R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid ($998)
This is the droid you’re looking for. Another gift for Star Wars fans, this mini personal R2D2 droid can be controlled by a smart device. He can interact with other droids and will even sit and watch the Star Wars movies with real-time reactions. (Ages 8 and up) Available online from Toys “R” Us.
VTECH InnoTab Max 7″ Tablet (from $1,050)
If you’re looking to introduce your little one to technology but don’t want to spend too much (or you’re just sick of your kid stealing your tablet) the VTECH InnoTab tablet is a good starting point. It combines Vtech’s expert-supported learning library with carefully selected educational Android apps and has a durable design making it perfect for little hands! (Ages 3-9) Available online from Selfridges. Shipping to Hong Kong is $260.