When I was a little girl, my favourite part of Christmas was 4 a.m. on Christmas morning. The entire house would be fast asleep, I knew that Santa had already come and gone and I had the entire Christmas tree to myself. The family dog would groggily wake up to the sound of my footsteps creeping down the stairs and follow me into the living. We would sit for many minutes staring up at the beauty of the Christmas tree all lit up.
After a little while, my curiosity would get the best of me and I would have to peek in my stocking. Of course, I was suppose to wait for the rest of the house but the draw of the stocking would always be too great to dismiss. I would take each item out, one by one, and treasure it. I would carefully lay each one out on the floor so I could put them back in without anyone noticing. The top of the stocking would contain useful things like underwear and socks. The middle of the stocking would contain things like hair ties, nail polish and books. The bottom of the stocking was my favourite part! There would be THE item I had been dreaming of all season long! Each year it changed and contained the hottest toys of the season.
Although, I’m older now, stockings are still my favourite tradition. I love finding new and unique items to fill the stocking. Keeping to tradition, I love to stack the top of the stocking with useful things like body wash, underwear and socks. In the middle, I add fun gadgets that they can use in school, artwork or tiny stuffies. The very bottom of the stocking, the last thing that my kids are going see or pull out would be the toy they really want, the HOTTEST toy of the season! This year, they are L.O.L. Surprise! Series 2 for my daughter and Awesome Little Green Men for my boys!
Girls love playing with dolls, so its not surprising that L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls are such a big hit! This Christmas photography backdrops, L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls release season 2 and they are on the top of every girls wish list. With a mystery to solve, many layers to unwrap and a new friend at the end, what’s not to love! My daughter loves unwrapping the dolls and trying to guess which L.O.L Surprise! Doll will be waiting for her inside the ball. There are three different ways you can enjoy L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls:
L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls: This is ball offers 7 layers of surprise. As you unwrap each layer, you are provided with clues to who your new friend will be. The layers include: Secret Message Sticker, Collectible Sticker Sheet, Water Bottle Charm, Shoes, Outfit, Accessory, and finally the L.O.L. Surprise! Doll. The fun doesn’t end there! Feed or Bathe your new friend see if she changes colours, cries, spits, or tinkles.
Retails for: $13.99-16.99 Recommended Age: 6-9 Puchase: Walmart, Toy’R’Us, Indigo, etc.
L.OL. Surprise! Lil Sisters: Not as big as the dolls, these little sisters still pack a ton of fun! Instead of 7 layers, the Lil sisters come with 5 layers of clues to which lil sister you get. The layers include: Secret Message Sticker, Collectible Sticker, Small Fashion item, Large Fashion item, and Lil Sister. Like the dolls, you can bathe and feed them for extra surprises.
Retails for: $8.99-10.99 Recommended Age: 6-9 Puchase: Walmart, Toy’R’Us, Indigo, etc.
L.O.L. Surprise! Charm Fizz: This is the smallest ball of the group is the Charm Fizz. As the name states you drop it into water to review your charm! It comes with three layers of surpise including: Tattoo Ring, Sticker for the Charm and the Charm.
Retails for: $4.99-6.99 Recommended Age: 6-9 Puchase: Walmart, Toy’R’Us, Indigo, etc.
Get ready for a new backyard battle as they Awesome Little Green Men battle their way through the blind box world! You can collect them, trade them and battle them. Each Solider stands 2 inches tall and comes with a dog tag, chain with breakaway clasp and new recruit’s poster. Each character contains a different personality, battle position and stance. With a touch of humor, these soldiers combine battle and collecting into one fun product. There are over 100+ new recruits to collect and the range from common to ultra-rare. Building your collection is easy with the these options:
Blind Box: This box contains one solider and one dog tag. You never know which team or which character you will receive.
Retails for: $4.99-5.99 Recommended Age: 6+ Puchase: Walmart, Toy’R’Us, Indigo, etc.
Starter Pack: Choose the colour of your team and grow your army. This pack available in either blue or green and comes with 4 soldiers (1 blind bag), 4 dog tags, and 1 chain. There are over 100+ to collect!
Retails for: $17.99-19.99 Recommended Age: 6+ Puchase: Walmart, Toy’R’Us, Indigo, etc.
Deluxe Pack: This is the perfect way to start your collection. With a combination of blue and green soldiers, you get 8 figures (2 blind), 8 dog tags, and 2 chains. Get ready to battle.
Retails for: $34.99-39.99 Recommended Age: 6+ Puchase: Walmart, Toy’R’Us, Indigo, etc.
Although, I’m all grown up I still wake up early on Christmas morning! This year I can’t wait for the kids to get to the bottom of their stockings to find these special surprises!