Favorite Childhood Toys and Kmart’s Fab 15 Toy Gift Guide

Looking back on my childhood, I remember having a few stuffed animals…a Fraggle Rock character (Red) and a pink cat (Jet) are two that come to mind. I also enjoyed crafts and making things to sell at our next yard sale. I guess I was always a businesswoman from the beginning 😉

There is no doubt about which toy Trent loves the most…Sheepy.


Trent’s aunt/cousin gave this to him when he was just a few months old. He didn’t immediately cling to it, and in fact, we wondered if Trent would ever find a “lovey” – a stuffed animal or toy that he found comfort in. We tried giving him different toys to bring with him either while leaving the house or taking a nap, but he never really asked for anything repeatedly. Then, he started asking for Sheepy more and more and now, Sheepy goes everywhere with him.

Nap Time.

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Craft time.

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To the park…and even gets to swing!

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To restaurants and on vacation.

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Sheepy has even met the Big Cheese himself!

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Of course, he just HAD to pick a WHITE stuffed animal, which gets dirtier faster than Trent does and requires frequent sneaky washings, but watching how much he loves that sheep makes it all worth it. It also makes us wonder what toy will eventually become Aubrey’s favorite. She may even have her eye on Sheepy too…

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One thing Brett says he always did and looks forward to letting our kids do is looking through toy catalogs and picking out the toys they want. One place that helps do just that is Kmart with Kmart’s Fab 15 Toy Gift Guide!


Kmart’s Fab 15 holiday toy list, featuring the ultimate toys that kids want for the holidays, provides parents and gift-givers with insight into the season’s hottest trends. Kmart carefully selects the Fab 15 toys based on industry trends, input from kids and parents, as well as more than 50 years of experience in knowing what toys resonate with different ages, stages and play patterns. From big toys that make great, unexpected gifts to toys inspired by characters that kids know and love like Elsa and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – the Kmart Fab 15 list of hot holiday toys includes:

-Zoomer Dino by Spin Masterâ„¢ (this one is already on Trent’s wish list!)


-Disney Doc McStuffins Sleepytime Lambie by Just Play (a Kmart exclusive!)

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Plus, exclusively for its Shop Your Way members, with any online purchase of a Fab 15 toy now through Nov. 22, Kmart is extending its free trial of the to Shop Your Way MAX program, which includes free two-day shipping for six months.  You can shop for any of the items on the Fab 15 list at local Kmart stores nationwide or online anytime!

This holiday season, Kmart is also encouraging members and customers to give the gift of hope by joining them in support of St. Jude’s commitment to saving children’s lives.

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  • Beginning Dec. 7, when customers purchase any of the Kmart Fab 15 toys, $1.00 will be donated to St. Jude – up to $25,000.
  • Customers can also donate at check-out at any Kmart store or online now through Dec. 27.
  • Kmart is the all-time leading corporate fundraiser for St. Jude 100% of the donation to the St. Jude Thanks & Giving® campaign goes toward understanding, treating and defeating cancer other diseases in children.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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