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Baby & Toddler Toys: Highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide

Unlike shopping for older kids, shopping for babies and toddlers comes with one built-in problem: they can’t TELL you what they want. Luckily, as long as you select a gift for the right developmental stage, they’ll almost certainly enjoy it (and will learn key skills through play, as well). Here’s a brief cheat sheet to what to get for the ... Read More »

LEGO Star Wars and more: the best gifts with bricks!

Is there anything we can really say about the furor around Star Wars: The Force Awakens that hasn’t been said? The early reviews say it lives up to the hype – and even if it didn’t, nothing could possibly stop the marketing juggernaut that makes Star Wars toys some of the hottest gifts this year. And even without a new Star ... Read More »

The most popular baby names of 2015, plus trends!

Babycenter are the authorities on baby names, and their hotly awaited list of the most popular baby names of the year came out at the beginning of this month. As BabyCenter editor in chief Linda Murray told Yahoo, name popularity runs on a roughly 3-to-5 year cycle, so there are seldom big surprises: Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava, and Mia are still ... Read More »

‘90s Toy Flashback: Let’s Go Retro!

It’s a favorite hobby of the young adults of today: reminiscing about the stuff we loved from the ‘80s and the ‘90s. Buzzfeed definitely specializes in this kind of nostalgia, and even if we know exactly how manipulative this tugging at our heartstrings is, nobody is immune. So yes, when they posted a roundup of “45 Awesome Toys Every ‘90s ... Read More »

Get ready to rock: the Nuna Leaf Wind is here!!!

baby bouncer nuna leaf wind

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the Nuna Leaf Wind Accessory since last year’s ABC Kids Expo: this handy little device puts the finishing touches on one of our favorite baby rockers, and it’s finally here! BUY THE NUNA LEAF WIND ACCESSORY HERE The Nuna Leaf Floating Baby Lounger and Nuna Leaf Curv are designed to sway gently for over two minutes ... Read More »

Deck the halls for new arrivals: new baby gear at Magic Beans!

With all of the hoopla around toys at this time of year, we hope that customers shopping for baby gear haven’t felt neglected. We certainly haven’t forgotten you: we’re constantly bringing in the coolest new products from all of the best baby brands, and that never stops. And besides – many of these items also make great gifts for new ... Read More »

Need help picking the perfect present? Ask us! (VIDEO)

Last year, the Telegraph reported that the formula has finally been devised to determine the perfect holiday gift! According to Professor of Psychology Karen Pine, of the University of Hertfordshire, the problem can be solved with the equation (L x 2) + O + E2 – PD + EM = PP. The elements to consider in the equation are Listening, Observation, ... Read More »

STEM Toys: Highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide

“Make the vegetables themselves taste good, and you won’t have to bribe kids with chocolate,” writes Annie Murphy Paul, author and consultant, writing about educational games for kids. The right educational toy or game won’t appear “educational” to your kid – it will just look like good, compelling fun. These STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) will all look ... Read More »