Yesterday, Nancy Friedman and I were incredibly excited to do our first live on-air TV segment for KidzVuz.com. We were featured on the WPIX Morning News here in NYC with two awesome KidzVuz reviewers to show the best holiday picks for tweens – by tweens! Aren’t you sick of hearing adults go on and on about what kids want – only to discover your kid didn’t really care about that supposedly “hot” toy at all? Well, we are lucky to have kids all over the country telling us what’s cool, trending or on their wish lists every day on KidzVuz.com. Check out our awesome segment with the incredibly wonderful Tamsen Fadal who was beyond genuinely nice and great with the kids!
I’m all for bargain hunting, though Black Friday is pretty much my least favorite event in the world. Nothing is worth the crowds and madness (and pepper spray) in my book. But I do love to figure out exactly the right gift for the people in my life. There is nothing better than watching someone’s face when they open your gift and it’s PERFECT! Of course some people are easier to buy for than others – and one notoriously difficult group to buy for are tweens. Too old for your typical kids gifts, too young to be completely jaded and want only gift cards, you have to hit this group right on target or risk the eye-roll, or worse.
So, with that in mind we actually went to the source and asked our KidzVuz reviewers want they want this holiday season. Then we did some pretty cool scouting ourselves at Toy Fair, from our friends at The Big Toy Book, and at all of the cool tech and toy previews we’ve been to this year.
We made our list, we checked it twice (actually about 50 times but we don’t want to make Santa feel like a slacker) Then we threw in a whole bunch of amazing giveaways and came up with our gift guide. It’s so big we’ve broken it into three parts rolling out today, Monday and Wednesday. So hop on over to the KidzVuz.com parent blog and start making your list and entering our giveaways so you can be the gift giving champion of the season!