Would you believe it if I told you that this year I had no idea what to put on my children’s Christmas wishlists. I was at such a loss. I was certain that my house was already flooded with every possible toy known to man. Trust me – if you browse through my house it looks like a tornado of children’s toys ravaged it. So when all the grandparents started hounding me and begging for a wishlist, I hemmed and hawed for weeks. 
I was recently introduced to the Playskool Toy Finder. It has come in so handy and has been a lifesaver. It helped me narrow down the search and locate the perfect gifts for my children.
I have to admit I found the toy finder a little overwhelming at first. However, I was using it the wrong way. With two children, both of the opposite sex… I really should have been searching for gift ideas for each child individually. Alas, I put my head in a tale spin and searched for toy ideas for both of them at the same time. 
My advice… Keep the child you are shopping for in the back of your mind. Don’t search for gift ideas for a bunch of children at once. Start by searching under the category “Toy Best For”, break it down by the age of the child and then select your additional categories from there. Try not to check off too many requirements though or you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of suggestions you receive.
As a part of my review of the Playskool Toy Finder, I had the opportunity to find the perfect toy for one of my children. I had such a hard time deciding which child to reference for this review. In the end, I chose a toy appropriate for my son. He always has to suck it up and play with his older sisters pink, glittery, girly toys. This one was going to be for him. 
My son loves cars, trains, anything automotive for that matter. He’s also a very busy little guy. When I started my search on Playskool Toy Finder, I searched for toys geared towards children aged 3 and vehicles. My  query brought back 8 results. All Tonka Chuck & Friends. I wound up selecting Tonka Chuck & Friends Flip The Bounce Back Racer. My son got his first remote controlled racer. 

My son is just shy of 2 years old, so Flip The Bounce Back Racer is a toy that the little man will grow into. At the moment, he loves to play with Flip without the remote in hand. The speed of the racer zipping around the house is a little unnerving for him. He will feel a little more comfortable with and confident around the racer in time. For now he is just content scooting around on his knees pushing Flip from point A to B.

If you are in the midst of Christmas shopping and looking for the perfect toy to purchase your child or someone else’s, check out the Playskool Toy Finder for inspiration!

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Disclosure – I’m a PTPA Hasbro Brand Ambassador. As part of my participation in this ambassadorship, I’ve been provided compensation and products for review. All opinions expressed are those of my own.

43 Comments on Playskool Toy Finder Makes Christmas Shopping Easy! {G!veaway}

  1. Cheryl Kirkness
    December 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm (5 years ago)

    That looks like a great toy for a little boy! My son is under 2 as well so I’ll have to look into this one.

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  2. Melissa Esler
    December 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm (5 years ago)

    He tells me new trains … and a play kitchen, the kid loves to help cook!

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  3. Melissa Esler
    December 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm (5 years ago)

    The Toy Finder brought up Mr Potato Head – good thing Santa already knows this and it’s coming to our house this year

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  4. flowerchild
    December 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm (5 years ago)

    My daughter wants a leap pad
    thanks

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  5. flowerchild
    December 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Picked out PLAYSKOOL SESAME STREET COME ‘N PLAY COOKIE MONSTER KITCHEN CAFÉ

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  6. Journeys of The Zoo
    December 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Thomas or Dora anything! My son loves cars, trucks, vans, trains, anything so this would definitely be a hit!

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  7. Insane Mamacita
    December 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I know of two boys in our house who would love that car! hehe!

    As for wishlist… the oldest wanted a mini pool table but now he just wants a DS game (he has a lot already) and youngest is getting toys, toys, toys. hehe!

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  8. gibberish
    December 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm (5 years ago)

    My little guy wants a John Deere Combine.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  9. Jen P
    December 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm (5 years ago)

    lil one is due Dec 24th! maybe being born is on her list, lol. I got her a Sleep Sheep 🙂

    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

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  10. Jeannie Lam
    December 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm (5 years ago)

    My son wants anything from the Monster Jam series or a triceratop dinosaur toy of any kind.

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  11. Jeannie Lam
    December 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm (5 years ago)

    My son would love the TONKA CHUCK & FRIENDS RACE ALONG CHUCK

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  12. pippirose
    December 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Spiderman and Elmo.

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  13. pippirose
    December 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm (5 years ago)

    The Playschool toy finder picked out SESAME STREET PLAYSKOOL LET’S ROCK! Elmo.

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  14. Annie1
    December 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm (5 years ago)

    My grandkids want Furbys and anything KNEX

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME
    is
    Anne Taylor

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  15. Tammy
    December 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm (5 years ago)

    my daughter wants drums..

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  16. Tammy
    December 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm (5 years ago)

    toyfinder picked Super Grover 2.0

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  17. Kelly @ City Mom
    December 7, 2012 at 1:02 am (5 years ago)

    Good advice Nicole! A Toy Finder tool seems to be the answer for the kid who has everything!

    Reply
  18. Cheryl L
    December 7, 2012 at 3:04 am (5 years ago)

    any toy! LOL. They aren’t picky. They just want toys.

    Reply
  19. LanaJoseph@Baby Shower
    December 7, 2012 at 8:13 am (5 years ago)

    I know it makes buying stuff easier but I’m not a fan of online shopping.

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  20. Little Miss Kate
    December 7, 2012 at 8:32 am (5 years ago)

    My son loves Chuck and all of his friends, any of the Chuck toys would be a hit

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  21. MommyD
    December 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm (5 years ago)

    My son is 3 and wants a plasma car for Christmas.

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  22. Trevor
    December 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I gave The Playskool Toy Finder a try and it brought me to the Playskool Explore ‘N Play. Thanks for the tip!!!

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  23. Sue2Sueper
    December 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm (5 years ago)

    An iPhone, go figure!

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  24. oddduck
    December 8, 2012 at 10:42 pm (5 years ago)

    It picked out TONKA CHUCK & FRIENDS FLIP The Bounce Back Racer

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  25. Yan Deng
    December 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm (5 years ago)

    they want legos
    rafflecopter – Yan Deng

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  26. Rhonda
    December 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm (5 years ago)

    Anything dinosaurs or trucks/cars!

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  27. Valerie
    December 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm (5 years ago)

    My 2nd youngest wants a train table

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  28. Valerie
    December 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm (5 years ago)

    The toy finder gave me Mr potato head

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  29. Bree
    December 12, 2012 at 4:43 am (5 years ago)

    My 4 year old boys wanted Ipods (their older siblings have them) I said no and they accepted it so well, we got them Leappads which hopefully they will love!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  30. Amy C
    December 13, 2012 at 2:50 am (5 years ago)

    My daughter wants a Crayola Marker Airbrush.

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  31. Michelle B
    December 14, 2012 at 8:22 am (5 years ago)

    My youngest daughter wants the latest lalaloopsy Doll.

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  32. Michelle B
    December 14, 2012 at 8:33 am (5 years ago)

    The toy finder picked out Let’s Rock! Grover Microphone.

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  33. kim
    December 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm (5 years ago)

    anything monster high

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  34. Kristi R.
    December 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm (5 years ago)

    My sons wants games for his explorer.

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  35. Nikki oconnor
    December 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

    My daughter just wants to give everything away to people! Such a sweetie!

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  36. Dain and Ali
    December 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Still waiting for ours to be born but my little brother had a lot of Imaginext on his list, those toys are all so cool!
    punkinpie523(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Belinda M
    December 27, 2012 at 12:17 am (5 years ago)

    A wiiu is on my son’s list

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

    belinda mcnabb

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  38. Belinda M
    December 27, 2012 at 12:20 am (5 years ago)

    It picked the Cookie Monster Kitchen Café

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  39. Lisa Smith
    December 27, 2012 at 2:40 am (5 years ago)

    My son wanted spiderman anything

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