This post is sponsored by FAO Schwarz.

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is here. I don’t know what it is, but I feel like Christmas has completely snuck up on me this year. I’ve always been someone that had their shopping done by mid-November and this year I’m just now finally getting started. When shopping for holiday gifts for my youngest (6 years old), I love finding open ended and creative play toys. She has such an immense imagination and I want to keep that magic and creative juice flowing. Bonus points for those that are screen-free and encourage pretend play!

FAO Schwarz are one of the oldest, most historic and iconic toy brands in the world and I love that they have so many wonderful one-of-a-kind toys to choose from. I remember being a child and marveling at their extraordinary toys and I love to see that same expression of awe sweep over my own kiddos faces. Now families can enjoy the magic of an FAO Schwarz experience at their local Target store. This holiday season, Target stores will have exclusive FAO Schwarz toys in their stores, online and at FAO store locations. With more than 120 toys and a capsule collection to celebrate FAO Schwarz’s 160th anniversary, there is something for every kiddo on your list. With a wide range of prices – $9.99 to $149.99, including 50 toys under $20 – FAO Schwarz makes gift giving for children easy and budget friendly.

I’m sharing a few of my favorite picks below! These can all be found online (I linked them below) and in-store at your local Target store.

Giant 69″ Dance-On Piano Mat

My kids love everything music so this was an immediate “add to cart”! Music, dancing and fun combine with this giant 69″ interactive piano. Learn, play, record, and create using the easy-to-follow instructions, 38 notes and 5 beloved tunes to tip, toe and tap while they workout some of that frenetic energy. Plus, it’s large enough for more than one to play on it at a time. It automatically turns off so no worries about wasted battery either. This is a definite favorite and will get lots of use this winter when my kiddos need to burn off some energy!

Make-Believe Magic Vanity Mirror Makeup Set

This pretend vanity lights up with bright LED lights and comes with so many fun accessories. A wonderful pretend play toy that kiddos can use for themselves or for dressing up & glamming up their favorite dolls and stuffed toys. The large drawer is perfect for storing all the included accessories when not in use too.

Make-Believe Bakery Oven Cookie Decorating Clay Play Set

This make believe bakery oven cookie decorating play set is so adorable! Your kids will have hours of mak-believe baking fun with this set that includes 25 pieces with everything you need to roll out dough, scoop cookies on and off the baking sheet, and decorate toy cookies using the various pretend kitchen tools included (includes 5 bright colors of clay too).

Glamour Purse Set Pretend Play Makeup Kit

Give a little diva everything that they need for a glam pretend play experience. This purse playset includes an adorable purse with all the accessories that they could need: pretend nail polish, compact, eye shadow, blush, lipstick, hair brush, credit card and sunglasses. Perfect for gifting to princess obsessed kiddos without all the mess that comes with real makeup.

Rescue Responders Wooden Fire Station Playset

I adore this multiple level wooden fire station playset! It transforms from a firetruck to a fire station that has working gears, multiple levels, vehicles and play characters (21 pieces all together) for many hours of imaginative play. When you’re done, you can easily close and store all the parts in the adorable firetruck mode (it even has a handle for easy on-the-go play).

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