We know how it goes: the holiday season has arrived, so you're in a race against time to find some gifts that a) your kids will actually like; b) fit your budget; and c) can be bought, wrapped and handed over to the munchkins sometime near the appropriate holiday.
So this year, we did the work for you. We visited 10 toy stores in and around Chicago to find this holiday season's hottest items. Best of all, every gift is less than $50, so you won't break the bank in order to see that awed expression on your child's face.
Here are the results for Early Elementary (5-7 years).
- Elizabeth Diffin
Toys that give back-now that's something to love. These adorable stuffed animals-think hedgehogs, koalas and octopuses-come with a code for your child to use that supports one of three charities: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Samaritan's Purse and Best Friends Animal Society.