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Hurry! You can still get these John Deere Toys by Christmas

Hurry! You can still get these John Deere Toys by Christmas

John Deere fans, this post is for you! There are a few John Deere toys that are in stores or perhaps available on Amazon right now and in time for Christmas. My favorite option is harder to find in stores so you will have to wait on shipping, but a great way for the kids to spend their cash gifts and gift cards.

The John Deere Johnny Tractor Ride-On Toy with Lights and Sound falls under the category of STEM toys. You can still find this toy in Target stores. Hurry and add it for store pick up! This ride-on toy is for toddlers up to 44 pounds. The STEM feature = Use the included screwdriver to take Johnny’s engine apart and put it back together again.

The TOMY John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride Preschool Toy is on Amazon and in my area, I can still have it arrive by Thursday. This toy by TOMY is for ages 18months+ and includes a push along trailer and 4 animal friends. Children learn to match animal sounds with the correct animal.

This is a favorite of mine and a gift I bought my nephew. This one is worth the wait as it arrives after Christmas. This is the Toy Insider Award-Winning Monster Treads Super Scale Combine Toy Set. It is available on Amazon. The toy includes a combine with a spinning front head, the largest yet Monster Treads toy ever created, and 2 specially selected Monster Tread vehicles — a tractor and a gator. It also has 3 different special effect buttons!

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Riders Republic by Ubisoft makes gaming night fun for the family

Riders Republic by Ubisoft makes gaming night fun for the family

New from Ubisoft is Riders Republic available on PC, PS5, PS4, XBox Series XIS and XBox One. Ride your heart out in any style! You can snowboard, bike, ski or windsuit across a sports world that is vast and exciting. You choose and develop your character as you play.


Within the game you can race in events or team competitions, develop your ‘rider career’, race in PvP events with over 50 other players on consoles or free ride with friends as you practice and hang out. There are even scenes from American National Parks – Bryce Canyon, Yosemite and more. 


If you are looking for a family-friendly (rated T for teen), Riders Republic will be a hit! Buy your Riders Republic edition today and start playing with download or order the disc in time for the Holidays.

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B3 3 Corn Hole Real Wood Bean Bag Toss Game will get the kids outdoors

B3 3 Corn Hole Real Wood Bean Bag Toss Game will get the kids outdoors

If you are looking for a gift that will get the kids outdoors, corn hole is always a hit. This B3 3 corn hole bean bag toss game is unique compared to the boards you are used to. The first thing I noticed is how much easier it is to store a narrow rectangle base than a bulky squared base! We keep our yard games in the RV for campsites and this unit is just as fun and much easier to store.

Corn Hol game

Each board has 3 holes and the unique square-shape bags in red and blue to form teams. With 3 holes, you can create even more scoring options in your game. When you are done playing, the boards velcro and strap together and the heavy rope handles make it easy to carry around. The board is real wood and very durable.

3 hole corn hole

While the kids ask for video games and gift cards, perhaps a gift that will get them outside is necessary. This makes a great game to send teens and college students as well. Campers and beach-goers will enjoy as well.

easy storage games

The B3 3 hole Corn Hole game is available on Amazon and ready to ship on time for the Holidays.

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Buying Toys with Zulily Supports Toys for Tots in November

Buying Toys with Zulily Supports Toys for Tots in November

Tis the season for all things good and giving. As you decide where to start your Holiday shopping and wanting great prices, don’t forget about Zulily! I recently took a new position at work and needed a different type of wardrobe and Zulily has been my favorite place to find great office clothes at the best prices. However, you can find more than apparel in their website. They have Holiday decor, home decor and toys.

This month (November) for every qualifying order that includes two or more items from Zulily’s Santa’s Workshop, the company will donate $1 to Toys for Tots to help distribute toys to less fortunate children during the holidays. Every child deserves to have new toy gifts. Toys play an important role in child’s lives from developing motor skills, imaginative play and role playing. Toys for Tots is America’s favorite toy donation charity and you get to help them deliver toys all season and beyond with your purchases.

What is in Zulily’s Santa’s Workshop? Crayola, LEGO, Star Wars and more. Shopping in Santa’s Workshop at Zulily is easy – shop by age or brand. There are hundreds of toys to choose from at great prices. You will want to start shopping early as shipping delays are inevitable this season. Zulily has toys ready to ship now.

The Marine Toys for Tots Program is thankful for the many generous sponsors which contribute and help raise monetary contributions, toys and program awareness. Their support helps millions of less fortunate children share in the magic of the holidays. Zulily makes a great partner as a brand that has access to great toys at low prices while giving back even more toys to those who are in need.

As you prepare for the Holidays, I cannot stress enough to plan ahead and start now. With crowd limits as we still live with COVID threats, stores may make adjustments to crowd control and access to your favorite brands could be hard due to limits or shipping delays. Sales will still be great, but keep in mind that prices everywhere are going up in all industries so budgeting is still as important as we get through the Holidays in an affordable way because it all just costs more to start. Zulily is a site that discounts brands so you have access to your favorites without retail storefront prices.

For gifting inspiration, visit the Top Toy List for 2021 to see what’s trending among kids and what toys they’ll wish for most this year. The hot toy trends that have been a hit this year are STEM and fidget toys that enhance at-home learning, according to Good Housekeeping. To ease stressful lives these past few years, sensory toys are also a hit. Also, families are home more and have found the desire to spend more time together so games and puzzle toys are also a hit to plan fun Family Game Nights. Start at Zulily and make your purchases this month so that buying toys can work for Toys for Tots.

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