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 Late Elementary (8-10 years).
- Elizabeth Diffin
Move over, Dr. Dre - now kids can make their own Beats! This kit allows kids to assemble headphones that light up and flash to the music. While they follow along in the instruction book, they'll also be learning about electricity and sound.