Last year I bought only the most AMAZING presents to give as gifts. Now it’s time to start looking for presents again. As I wonder what to get this year, I can’t help but look around to see which presents survived from last year.
Topping the list is a set of Angry Birds plush toys.
I saved empty cereal, pasta and instant oatmeal boxes for a month! I cut down the side of the boxes, turned them inside out, re-taped them into original shapes, and then painted them. (These can be seen in the background of Jay’s Vendetta nForce Nerf Sword review.)
- The Angry Birds had an immediate wow factor that’s alive and well a year later. (So fun to throw angry birds irl–we even have bird fights and throw them at each other. Doesn’t hurt a bit. Makes a cool noise + giggles!)
- The slingshot was a total waste — much funner to just chuck the birds.
- The boxes/tower is gone. That’s totally my fault. The kids LOVED the boxes. I got sick of seeing them all over the floor of the playroom ALL THE TIME. So, I threw them out when nobody was looking. (sorry guys!)
- Biggest surprise: the birds still look fairly new. The King Pig lost his crown. Otherwise, the whole set looks great – no dirt or rips or stuffing falling out or weird smells or bite marks (from the dog!).
I think Angry Birds would still go over well this year. I would say boys/girls ages 3-11. They would even work as stuffing stuffers or pillow buddies.
What Christmas toys survived the year at your house?