Easter Gift Ideas from Mattel

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Make a pledge this year – give the chocolate Easter Bunnies a break!  Every year, kids find one (maybe 2, if they’re lucky) toys buried under piles of candy in their Easter baskets. Why not give kids what they really want? Toys!  In an effort to switch it up this year and not overflow Easter baskets with candy (hello, 90 million chocolate bunnies purchased annually!), let’s pledge to give kids more reasons to play and less reasons to bring on the cavities! 

Mattel sent us some great toys to consider for our children's Easter baskets this year!  Check out some of the ones that we recommend below! 

Disney Frozen Elsa Small Doll Magical Lights Palace 

Inspired by the hit new Disney animated film, Frozen, kids will love reenacting their favorite scenes from the movieElsa can enjoy sweet dreams on her cozy bed, get royal ready at her vanity, or sit on her throne. The entire palace lights up with the push of a button to create a magical, colorful lightshow throughout the palace, which extends and expands to re-create Elsa's impressive castle from the film. Just like in the Disney movie Frozen, girls can re-create Elsa's adventures in her majestic ice palace atop the north mountain, where she unleashes her magical powers over ice and snow! In this iridescent, wintry-hued ice palace, adorable Elsa (included) can travel up and down on the palace's girl-activated elevator or stand behind her curtain which spins for a surprise reveal. The play set also includes the adorable Olaf figurine. 

My daughter loved getting this toy set out last week as we finally got to pop in our Frozen DVD at home!  She played and played while she watched the movie! 


SRP: $34.99 | Ages 3+ years | Available: Now  | www.walmart.com

• Recreate Elsa’s adventures in her majestic ice palace, where she unleashes her magical powers over ice and snow!

• Elsa can enjoy sweet dreams on her cozy bed, get royal ready at her vanity, or sit on her throne.

• Includes castle, Elsa figure and adorable Olaf figurine


Barbie The Pearl Princess 2-in-1 Mermaid Princess Doll 

If your little girl has seen the Barbie movie “Barbie The Pearl Princess,” then she is going to love this mermaid princess doll. Girls can recreate the thrilling moments from the movie with this doll, who changes her look with the press of a button. Her gorgeous pearl necklace hides the mechanism - push the necklace and her outfit transforms from mermaid to mermaid princess.   This is a great Easter Basket Stuffer and is certain to be a welcome surprise for your little one! 

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The hard shell tail falls forward to reveal a “pearl”-draped tail with a soft, sheer train. My daughter loved this feature because she loves pretty, flowy things!  For an added surprise, her hair changes color in waterThe pink streaks appearing and disappearing when she is in and out of the water.  This was my daughter’s favorite part.  My daughter has long blonde hair and wants to know when her hair will change colors now too!  LOL

 Keep it long and flowing with the comb tucked into her fin and hidden away. Girls will love playing out scenes and creating new ones for this magical mermaid – and bath time will be so much more enjoyable with this new friend in the tub.  



 She retails for about $18.97 | Ages 3+ years | Available: Now at Amazon here