2019 Holiday Gift Guide: BJ’s Wholesale Club Gives Members Unbeatable Value on Exclusive Top 10 Toys

Retailer announces toy selection for the holiday season with exciting in-club finds with even more available on Bjs.com

Gift-Givers Get Ready! BJ’s Wholesale Club, a leading warehouse club operator on the East Coast, has released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list and toy selection for the holiday season. The toy assortment gives BJ’s members unbeatable value on new brands, favorite characters and timeless classics.

BJ’s Wholesale Club released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list for 2019, which includes the PJ Masks Seeker Playset with Cat Car. (Photo: Business Wire)

Getting that perfect gift for everyone on your list is a thrill,” said Chris Desantis, senior vice president, general merchandise, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We’re making sure gift-givers are getting the hottest toys at an incredible value this holiday season. From nostalgic brands like Tamagotchi and Lite Brite to today’s hottest names like Fortnite and Baby Shark, BJ’s has something for toy lovers of all ages on BJs.com and in-club.

BJ’s is offering members incredible value on some of the most coveted toy offerings this holiday season, taking the guesswork out of gift-giving. BJ’s Top 10 Toys will be available exclusively at BJ’s in-clubs and on BJs.com beginning Oct. 7, 2019:

  • PJ Masks Seeker Playset with Cat Car
  • Ryan’s World Ultimate Smashing Red Titan with BONUS Safe
  • T.O.T.S. Surprise Babies Nursery Care Set
  • What’s In the Box with 4 BONUS Bags
  • Baby Alive Snackin’ Twins Luke & Lily
  • Rainbow Fluffies – with Matching Mini
  • Goldie Blox 2-in-1 Light-Up Diffuser & Aroma Jewelry Mega Set
  • Blume Hair Stylin’ Surprise, 2-pack
  • Myla the Magical Unicorn with BONUS Accessories
  • Plus, one toy from Frozen 2 so exciting BJ’s can’t yet reveal it!
BJ’s Wholesale Club released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list for 2019, which includes the Blume Hair Stylin’ Surprise, 2 pk. (Photo: Business Wire)
BJ’s Wholesale Club released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list for 2019, which includes the Goldie Blox 2-in-1 Light-Up Diffuser & Aroma Jewelry Mega Set. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to the retailer’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: , BJ’s large selection of toys includes some of the most coveted offerings this holiday season, like the Fortnite 2-inch Figure Squad Pack and Barbie’s Three-Story Townhouse. Members will find exciting options in-club with an even larger assortment of toys on BJs.com.

BJ’s Wholesale Club released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list for 2019, which includes the T.O.T.S. Surprise Babies Nursery Care Set. (Photo: Business Wire)
BJ’s Wholesale Club released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list for 2019, which includes Myla the Magical Unicorn with BONUS Accessories. (Photo: Business Wire)
BJ’s Wholesale Club released a preview of its exclusive Top 10 Toys list for 2019, which includes Rainbox Fluffies with Matching Mini. (Photo: Business Wire)
What’s In the Box with 4 BONUS Bags

BJ’s extensive assortment is complete with the season’s most sought-after toys, including trendy surprise-themed toys like 5 Surprise Mini Brands and Pikmi Pops Cheeki Puffs Surprise Pack and timeless brands such as Pokémon and Toy Story. Members can also shop toys from today’s favorite shows and movies, like Paw Patrol, PJ Masks, Doc McStuffins and Marvel.

  • BJ’s selection of toys from today’s favorite shows and movies is perfect for checking off everyone on members’ gift lists:
  • Paw Patrol Super Paws, 2-in-1 Transforming Might Pups Jet Command Center
  • PJ Masks Talking Figure Set
  • Marvel 6-inch Action Figures, 8 pk.

Kids will have hours of hands-on, interactive fun with BJ’s assortment of compound toys, including:

  • So Slime DIY Slimelicious Station
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Play-Doh Burger Barbecue Set

BJ’s members will enjoy a blast from the past with nostalgic toy favorites, such as:

  • Lite Brite Double Bonus Set
  • The Original Tamagotchi
  • Classic Mini Arcade Games including Tetris, Pac-Man and Ms. Pacman, and Galaga

BJ’s members can give the gift of learning and fun by shopping the retailer’s extensive selection of S.T.E.M toys, including:

  • Vex Robotics Construction Kits
  • JIMU Robot Champbot Kit
  • Professor Maxwell’s 4D Chef or 4D Galaxy

BJ’s members can surprise and delight everyone on their list with trendy surprise-themed toys, such as:

  • Treasure X Aliens
  • Hairdorables Surprise Doll with Bonus Bestie
  • Ryan’s World Pizza Party Pinata Surprise

BJ’s also offers a wide selection of exciting collectible toys for members of all ages, including:

  • Pokémon Trading Cards Gift Set
  • Bakugan Starter Set
  • Capsule Chix Collectible Dolls

Members can gift their kids a ride of their own this holiday season with BJs.com’s exciting ride-on toys, including:

  • Kid Trax Dodge Ram 1500 Pick Up Truck
  • My Real Car
  • My Lovely Llama

BJ’s members can save even more time and money by shopping an expanded selection of toys on www.Bjs.com. From dolls and dollhouses to kids’ furniture and ride-on toys, BJs.com is the perfect one-stop shop to help members finish their holiday shopping right, from the comfort of their own home.

With BJ’s Everyday ClubVenienceSM, members can shop however they want this holiday season with convenient shopping options like Bjs.com, buy online, pick up in-club, same-day delivery, digital coupons and two-day shipping on household essentials with BJ’s Stocked.

Shoppers can learn more about BJ’s Wholesale Club by going to www.bjs.com.

Coming Soon: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe at Palm Springs Art Museum

Organized By Vitra Design Museum, The Exhibition Featuring More Than 700 Objects

Inspired By Folk Art And Pop Art, Girard Created A Bold, Colorful, And Charismatic Universe.

Alexander Girard (Born in May 24, 1907 in New York City, NY and died on December 31, 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was one of the most important and prolific designers of the 20th century. He created stunning interiors for restaurants, private homes, corporate offices, and even airplanes! He created textiles, typography, and tableware. He designed exhibitions, toys, and a whole city street in Columbus, Indiana. Inspired by folk art and pop art, Girard created a bold, colorful, charismatic universe. He warmed up modernism with his whimsical, optimistic patterns and designs.

The Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-322-4800) has announced the West Coast debut of Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. This exhibition, organized by Vitra Design Museum, presents the colorful universe of Alexander Girard through more than 400 objects—textiles, drawings, furniture, graphics, film, and folk art—in a richly layered installation and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Exhibition visitors will experience one of his best-known interiors—that of the 1957 Miller House in Columbus, Indiana—through a full-scale replica of its iconic conversation pit, which will be a place for repose and public programs.

The show will be on view from November 23, 2019 through March 1, 2020.

Practicing from the late 1920s until the late 1970s, Girard worked mostly for the American furniture company Herman Miller after becoming director of its textile division in 1951. Girard’s clients also included companies like Braniff International Airways and John Deere for which he created fresh new corporate brand identities, which, in the case of Braniff, extended from the planes themselves to the flight crew uniforms and passenger lounges. In addition to Girard’s own designs, this exhibition presents the creative universe from which Girard took his inspiration: folk art from all over the world, which the designer collected throughout his life. A selection of 300 objects from his folk art collection, gifted by him to the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, is also featured in the exhibition.

The Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938 as the Palm Springs Desert Museum at La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. Natural science exhibits, Cahuilla Indian artifacts, and hiking excursions dominated the institution’s programming.

The museum moved several times within the downtown Palm Springs area before building its first permanent structure in 1958, located on the southwest corner of Tahquitz-McCallum Way and Indian Ave. Over the years, fine art gained a greater measure of focus.

By the late 60’s it was evident the 10,000 square foot building was quickly becoming too small. In 1974, architect E. Stewart Williams was commissioned to design the current building for the museum. Further growth resulted in the construction of the Doris and Walter N. Marks Administration Building and the 1996 completion of the Steve Chase Wing and the Education Center.

Major renovations, and even bigger donations of art, transformed the institution, which also sharpened its programming with nationally significant exhibitions. In April 2004, the Board of Trustees decided to shift the museum’s focus from a multi-disciplinary museum to a world-class art museum with a vibrant theater program. In evaluating the current strengths and directions of the museum, it became clear that the art collections were growing and that the art audience was expanding – primarily in the areas of architecture, photography, and contemporary glass.

A study of the area’s other institutions also brought a realization that there were other established organizations providing exhibitions in the natural sciences. One year later, in April 2005, the museum officially changed its name from Palm Springs Desert Museum to Palm Springs Art Museum to reflect its emphasis on the visual and performing arts.

The museum remains committed to serving as an innovative community cultural center, and expanding its exhibitions, programs, and services in the visual and performing arts.

In 2012, the museum opened a satellite exhibition and education space in Palm Desert (Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-346-5600), which features an architecturally distinctive building named The Galen that presents ongoing and temporary exhibitions of internationally important art and is surrounded by the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden that features significant sculpture works surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.

In 2011, the museum purchased the Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan building designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1960. Located in downtown Palm Springs, it was reopened as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion (300 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-423-5260) in 2014.

This hub of the museum’s exploration of architecture and design features related exhibitions and educational programs.

The collection also includes Frey House II, the historically significant residence in Palm Springs that architect Albert Frey designed for himself in 1963 and bequeathed to the museum upon his death in 1998.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Palm Springs Art Museum has 28 galleries, two sculpture gardens, four classrooms, a resource centers, an artists center, five storage vaults, a 85-seat lecture hall, a 433-seat theater, a 1,000 square-foot store, and a popular local bistro.

A variety of educational programs and activities will take place in connection to the Palm Springs iteration; additionally, the museum’s annual gala and biggest fundraiser on January 26, 2020 will be Girard themed in décor and ambience to bring even greater attention to the exhibition.

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe‘s global sponsors are Herman Miller and Maharam. Palm Springs Art Museum’s presentation is organized by Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, with generous support from Joan & Gary Gand. Additional support is provided by Ellen Donaldson.

2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled

Over 100 Innovative and Exciting Toys & Games Are the Judges’ Top Picks for the Holiday Season

The Toy Association has unveiled the 123 finalists for the prestigious 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY Awards program recognizes the top toy, game, and licenses in the industry, and supports children in need by serving as a critical fundraiser for The Toy Foundation.link-banner

Finalists were announced by prominent online influencers who serve as TOTY Ambassadors. Between now and January 6, families can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite playthings in each of the 17 categories, including Action Figure of the Year, Innovative Toy of the Year, and Collectible of the Year. [SEE FINALISTS BELOW]

One winner in each category, as well as the coveted “Toy of the Year” award winner and the “People’s Choice” winner (based solely on consumer votes), will be announced at the TOTY Awards gala to be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in TOTY19LogoNew York City. The celebration will kick-off the 116th North American International Toy Fair and will include the induction of toy industry trailblazers into the esteemed Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

If you’re wondering what to get the kids and ‘kidadults’ in your life this holiday season, this year’s TOTY finalists are the hottest toys and games on the market. Whether you are looking for a doll, a board game, or the latest youth electronics, you’ll find great gift ideas for children of all ages. Every one of the TOTY finalists has been carefully screened by judges for its outstanding ability to deliver joy and wonder while facilitating key developmental benefits of play,” said Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president & CEO.

Importantly, the TOTY Awards program supports The Toy Foundation’s important mission focused on serving children in need – whether they are living in foster care, impoverished, dealing with a traumatic or life-threatening illness, or facing other adversities,” added Pasierb.

The finalists were selected from more than 550 nominees submitted by over 200 companies of all sizes. Nineteen judges, including toy and play experts, retailers, academics, and journalists, reviewed and ranked the products in specific categories relevant to their areas of expertise. The judges then participated in a live discussion to determine the finalists in each category. They considered each product’s creativity, design, play value, and marketing.

ACTION FIGURE OF THE YEAR: Toys that include action figures

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  • DJ Bumblebee (Hasbro, Inc.)
  • Mattel Jurassic World™ Dinosaur Action Figures (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Pokémon 4.5″ Battle Feature Figures (Wicked Cool Toys)
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Ninja Action Figure Assortment (Playmates Toys)
  • Stikbot Monsters (Zing)
  • Treasure X (Moose Toys)
  • WWE® Sound Slammers™ Figures (Mattel, Inc.)

COLLECTIBLE OF THE YEAR: Toys that compose a set and can be collected in multiples; can include novelty playthings, miniature versions of existing lines, licensed collectibles, etc.

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  • Beaker Creatures™ (Learning Resources)
  • Disney Doorables (Moose Toys)
  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ Minifigure Series (LEGO Systems, Inc.)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Series (MGA Entertainment)
  • Lost Kitties Blind Box Multipack Assortment (Hasbro, Inc.)
  • Pikmi Pops: Pikmi Flips (Moose Toys)
  • Polly Pocket (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Twisty Petz (Spin Master)

CONSTRUCTION TOY OF THE YEAR: Toys that include building and engineering sets

  • Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion (Learning Resources)
  • GeoSmart Flip Bot (SMART Toys and Games, Inc.)
  • GraviTrax Starter Set (Ravensburger)
  • Kessel Run Millennium Falcon™ (LEGO Systems, Inc.)
  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ Great Hall™ (LEGO Systems, Inc.)
  • Marbleocity Triple Play Archimedes Screw (PlayMonster)
  • Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures (Elenco)

CREATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR: Toys that allow kids to build an/or make items that are unique to them

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

  • Antsy Pants Build & Play Kit (Beach House Group)
  • Avengers Hero Inventor Kit (littleBits)
  • Building Bricks Play N Store Table (KidKraft)
  • Cool Maker KumiKreator (Spin Master)
  • Rock And Roll It Spectrum Drum (MukikiM LLC)
  • Sew + Glow (Tech Will Save Us)
  • The Big Engineering Makerspace (Thames & Kosmos)

DOLL OF THE YEAR: Toys that include baby, toddler, and fashion dolls

Barbie ® Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll

Barbie® Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll (Mattel, Inc.)

  • Barbie® Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Barbie® Robotics Engineer Doll (Mattel, Inc.)
  • Cry Babies (IMC Toys)
  • DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free Deluxe Spirit Walking Horse (Just Play/Universal Brand Development)
  • Hairdorables (Just Play)
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Under Wraps (MGA Entertainment)
  • Marvel Rising Secret Warriors Doll Assortment (Hasbro, Inc.)

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    My Friend Fancy Nancy™ Doll (JAKKS Pacific)

  • My Friend Fancy Nancy™ Doll (JAKKS Pacific)

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Barbie® honors Savannah Guthrie And Hoda Kotb As Role Models With One-Of-A-Kind Dolls

TODAY Show Co-hosts Celebrated as Part of the Barbie Shero Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Girls

Barbie® honors journalists Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as role models, or “Sheroes,” for breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. The pair made history as the first female duo to anchor NBC’s TODAY Show in the franchise’s 66-year history. This milestone furthers girls and women alike, as the co-hosts bring a diverse perspective in the newsroom at a time when it’s needed most. Guthrie and Kotb will be awarded one-of-a-kind dolls in their likeness at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit.

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Barbie® honors journalists Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as role models, or “Sheroes,” for breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls.

This effort is part of the brand’s commitment to showing girls more role models through the Dream Gap Project, an ongoing global initiative to raise awareness around limiting factors that prevent girls from reaching their full potential. Research has shown that starting at the

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Mattel Logo (PRNewsFoto/Mattel)

age of five, many girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as smart and begin to lose confidence in their own competence — this is coined the “Dream Gap.”

To help close the Dream Gap, Barbie is committed to highlighting a minimum of 10 role models annually, because showing girls more role models is an effective way to inspire their limitless potential. To date, the brand has surpassed this goal by highlighting more than 20 historical and modern role models in 2018.

As we head into our 60th year, it is important that we continue to shine a light on female role models – or Sheroes as we call them – like Savannah and Hoda, to show girls they can be anything,” said Lisa McKnight, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Barbie. “Savannah and Hoda have modernized morning news and allowed more women and girls to see themselves, and their stories reflected on television.”

At the Glamour Women of the Year Summit, Barbie will honor Guthrie and Kotb on stage and lead a conversation around supporting girls. This is not the first time Barbie has partnered with Glamour, as the brand honored Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab, and Ashley Graham, model, and body activist, at past Glamour Women of the Year events.

I’m so proud to continue the partnership with Barbie and The Dream Gap, especially in what we at Glamour consider to be the year of the woman,” said editor-in-chief Samantha Barry. “It’s more important than ever to show young girls that nothing is out of reach. These dolls represent a landmark moment for women this year, and I hope to inspire the next generation of women journalists.”

While the co-hosts are gifted one-of-a-kind dolls, young fans can imagine themselves in the newsroom with the Barbie TV News Team Doll set, and play out different roles in other fields with more than 50 career doll options to choose from this holiday season.

‘Let’s Go Gifting’: Nordstrom Launches its 2018 Holiday Campaign Celebrating the Joy of Gifting

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This holiday season, Nordstrom wants to make shopping fun with Gifts That Do Good, Gifts That Inspire, and innovative services that help make the holidays completely stress-free in-store and online. The marketing campaign was produced by Nordstrom and directed and photographed by Theo Wenner, who has worked on original campaigns for Chanel, Chloe, and Topshop/Topman, as well as editorials for Vogue and Rolling Stone. The cast includes Guinevere Van Seenus, who began her modeling career walking a Nordstrom fashion show as a teenager, as well as longtime Nordstrom customer and model Jan De Villeneuve, who has been gracing runways for over 50 years.

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NORDSTROM LOGO (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

The campaign includes a colorful, cheerful video that will run on Nordstrom.com and on the retailer’s social and digital platforms, print and out of home. A national TV commercial will launch on November 5.

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Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in O: The Oprah Winfrey magazine  (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

GIFTS THAT DO GOOD

Giving back feels good any time of year, but particularly during the holidays. From gift cards that give back, to gifts that do good, Nordstrom is making it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect gift.

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Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in InStyle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

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Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Harpers Bazaar magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

  • Gift Card Give Back Nordstrom donates 1% of all gift card sales to nonprofits across the U.S. and Canada. This year alone, the company has donated over $7.5 million to more than 600 organizations.

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  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™ In partnership with its customers, Nordstrom is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™ (CMNH) to make a difference in the lives of children. Now through December 24, Nordstrom invites customers to support CMNH through the purchase of $10 giving cards at any Nordstrom full-line store in the U.S. and Canada. All donations will stay local to the community in which they were given, including 55 network hospitals in regions with Nordstrom stores. The donations will fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for children and their families across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Nordstrom Signature Nordstrom is introducing a new cashmere collection featuring beautiful designs for women, men, and children. Select products within the collection are produced in factories where Nordstrom has partnered with BSR’s HERproject to implement workplace training programs on topics like health, finance, and gender equality. Since 2007, Nordstrom has partnered with BSR to launch worker empowerment programs in 27 factories around the world, reaching more than 18,000 workers.

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    Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Elle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

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    Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Marie Claire magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

  • Treasure & Bond Nordstrom donates 2.5% of net sales from this exclusive, private-label brand to programs that empower young people to make a difference in their community. To date, the company has donated $2.5 million. This year, Treasure & Bond is supporting WE Charity, which provides educators and students with curriculum and educational resources that help them gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing social issues and provides the tools necessary to take action and make an impact. Treasure & Bond features laid-back wardrobe staples with an Americana aesthetic for women, men, children, as well as home, a new category that launched this year.

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GIFTS THAT INSPIRE

Nordstrom aims to be THE destination for unique holiday gifts at a range of price points, from a chic Topshop faux fur shoulder bag for $48 to showstopping Gucci boots for $1,790, including emerging brands and exclusive items.

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November 27 – Treasure & Bond Patterned Pullover

  • Daily Drops Beginning November 27 through December 18, Nordstrom will release exclusive, limited products each day called ‘Daily Drops,’ to create a sense of discovery in-store and online throughout the shopping season. Products will be added to Nordstrom.com/holidaygifts at 6:00am PST, as well as on the @Nordstrom Instagram. ‘Daily Drops’ will feature exciting, new-to-market items and styles from brands like Something Navy, Christian Louboutin, Charlotte Tilbury, Rothy’s, Treasure & Bond, Le Labo, Sant & Abel, Hugo Boss x Jeremyville, and Rag & Bone x Mickey.

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  • Gift Guides Based on top-demanded categories and search terms by Nordstrom customers, the company is introducing a persona-based gift guide featuring curated and unique ideas for 11 customer personalities. Examples include The Tech Collector, The Luxe Lover, The Traveler, The Witty One, and the Do-Gooder, among others, and can be found on Nordstrom.com/holidaygifts.

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Hess Announces Collector’s Edition First Hess Truck, Now On Sale

Hess Corporation announced that the special limited Collector’s Edition truck, commemorating Hess Corporation’s 85th anniversary, is now on sale exclusively at www.hesstoytruck.com for $42.99 with free standard shipping and Energizer® batteries included.

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Photo Credit: Hess Corporation truck. PRNewsfoto/Hess Corporation

Offered at the most limited quantity ever for any Hess Toy Truck, the Collector’s Edition First Hess Truck is designed as an enhanced replica of the original fuel oil delivery truck used by Leon Hess when he founded the company in 1933.

The Collector’s Edition First Hess Truck features three button-activated vintage sounds, rich LED lighting, expanded chrome-look details, a commemorative 1933 license plate, and comes packaged in a showcase box that pictures the original Hess truck fleet.

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Hess Corporation truck

Continuing the company’s annual tradition, the 2018 holiday Hess Toy Truck will be announced and available for purchase starting November 1 at 10 am EDT exclusively at www.hesstoytruck.com. This year’s holiday truck will retail for $33.99 with free standard shipping and eight Energizer® batteries included.

Parents Magazine Reveals The Best Toys Of 2018

Kid Tested, Parent Approved! This Year’s Hottest Toys Include Surprise-Inside Toys, Wearable Fun, and Silly Robots

Parents magazine, the most trusted brand and leading voice for millennial moms, has revealed The Best Toys of 2018 list for kids of all ages and interests. Earlier this year, 70 kids and their parents were invited to play and test 350 of the newest toys to hit the market. Our toy experts narrowed down their favorites to the top 44 picks for infants to school-age kids.

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Parents magazine reveals the Best Toys of 2018

Our annual list, timed to the holiday season, covers a wide range of playthings and is nearly a year in the making! We go over and over the picks, but ultimately our kid-testers make the final call,” said Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief of Parents. “From educational STEM toys to interactive games to toys that encourage creative play, this year’s list has something special for everyone.

The Parents Best Toys of 2018 list, by category, include:

Best Big Wows

  • LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate; 8+ years, $130
  • Nerf Nitro DoubleClutch Inferno; 5+ years, $40
  • Singing Machine Kids Pedestal; 4+ years, $90
  • American Girl RC Sports Car; 8+ years, $215
  • Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus; 3-6 years, $60
  • Brio World Smart Engine Set With Action Tunnels; 3+ years, $90
  • Our Generation Horse Trailer; 3+ years, $70 trailer, $35 horse, $25 doll
  • Hasbro furReal Ricky, the Trick-Lovin Pup; 4+ years, $130
  • Baby Einstein Curiosity Table Activity Station; 12+ months, $70

Best of Surprise Toys

  • Party Popteenies Double Surprise Popper; 4+ years, $10
  • Hatchimals’ Hatchibabies; 5+ years, $60
  • Mega Construx Breakout Beasts; 5+ years, $10
  • Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg; 3+ years, $40
  • Rainbocorn; 3+ years, $25

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