Holiday Toy Guide for School-Aged Twins (Ages 6+)

As your twins enter their school years and head into their tweens, they often know exactly what they want for gifts. But that doesn't mean you can't surprise them with a cool gift or two that didn't make their list. Here are a few ideas for your twins who are six and up . . .

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (4842) - Look inside the castle to reveal incredible details, like Dumbledore’s office with sliding stairs, the Slytherin and Gryffindor common rooms, the Restricted Section of the library and the Great Hall decorated in Slytherin and Gryffindor colors.

Barbie Video Girl Doll - Your child will have a blast recording her own movies with the Video Girl Barbie Doll. Barbie's built-in camera allows you to record video and audio from Barbie's point of view. Kids aged 6 and up will love playing with Barbie and shooting videos that they can edit with free, exclusive software.

Wow Wee Paper Jamz Guitar - Style 4 - It's not air guitar, it's music for real! Active Graphics circuit-embedding technology allows you to play like a pro just by touching the Paper Jamz guitar's fret and strumming the strings image. Series 1 features six jammin guitars, each with three hit songs built in to play along with in Perfect Play and Rhythm modes.

Lalaloopsy - Jewels Sparkles - The Lalaloopsy are rag dolls that magically came to life, taking on the personalities of the fabrics that were used to make them. They live in a colorful, silly world, and it’s your job to keep the magic of their world alive.

Justin Bieber Singing Doll - ?Baby? - Justin Bieber dominates the charts and captures girls hearts with his catchy songs and signature style. Now you can collect these JB figures featuring songs and outfits from his top music videos. Each figure plays a 30-second clip of the featured song and comes in an outfit Justin really wore in the video.

Crayola Presto Dots to the Max - Stretch your creativity to the max with Crayola Presto Dots to the Max. This craft kit features six containers of colorful Model Magic and the tools kids need to create up to six Presto Dot creatures. Kids ages 5 and up will enjoy working with Crayola's soft, squishy modeling material. It dries overnight so kids' creations can be played with or displayed after the project is finished.

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS - Aspiring vigilantes aged eight years and up will be totally equipped to fight bad guys with the Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS. This fully automatic blaster unleashes a storm of soft Nerf darts from the extended 18-dart clip--and it is easy to reload with the spares. The high-capacity Stampede even includes a blast shield to deflect incoming "fire," as well as a pop-out bipod for stability.

LEGO Creationary Game (3844) - Roll the LEGO® Dice to select one of four exciting building categories: vehicles, buildings, nature or things. With three levels of difficulty you can show off your building skills, while the others guess what you are creating. A great game for family and friends to test your imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills.

Hot Wheels R/C Stealth Rides Racing Car - Red - Get speed, control, and portability with the foldable RC Stealth Rides Racing Car by Hot Wheels. This miniature race car is less than 3 inches long and folds for storage in the combination transmitter/car holder. Kids aged 8 years and up will love taking this portable and foldable car to friends' houses for high-energy racing.

Fashion Magazine Editor - Create your own fashion magazine to share with your friends! This Fashion Magazine Editor set comes chock full of all the important accessories you'll need to direct your own photo shoot and transform your work into the hottest fashion photography around!

Playmobil Wildlife Care Station - The two rangers at the Wildlife Care Station have their hands full. The baby zebra needs a bandage and the chimpanzee is up to mischief again, despite its head injury. The wound on the baby giraffe's leg disappears when rubbed, or healed, so-to-speak. The many realistic details encourage a variety of role play options in this safari setting.

Beyblade Metal Fusion Super Vortex Battle Set - The Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Set is an engaging, twenty-first century version of the classic game Battling Tops. Modern details and rules of engagement, along with customizable designs and a concave playing field, will have kids aged eight years and up at the top of their game in no time.

Nintendo DSi XL - Midnight Blue - Nintendo has long been the recognized leader in mobile gaming, and continues this legacy with the DSi XL. The DSi XL retains all the functionality of the earlier Nintendo DSi--including dual digital cameras, touch screen controls, a built-in wireless Web browser*, SD memory card expansion, a game download system and more--but also includes new exclusive features. These include two larger 4.2-inch LCD screens, a unique larger stylus, three bundled games and applications and two new release color schemes.

Cardboard Doll House - Decorate the house of your dreams. This classic play pattern will provide hours and hours of imaginative fun. Our sturdy corrugated doll house measures 21X17X9. Complete with markers, sticker accessories, punch out dolls and easy to assemble furniture. Use the supplies included in your set or go (green) and turn every day items into awesome accessories.

MONOPOLY Revolution - Kids eight years and up can become real estate tycoons and veteran players can rediscover their investment savvy in the Monopoly Revolution board game. This updated classic relies on the time-honored formula of original Monopoly, but brings the game into the twenty-first century with features like songs, debit cards, and special zones.

Razor Sole Skate, Blue - The Sole Skate is a completely unique three-wheeled foot skate that fits your shoe almost perfectly. Once you step into the Sole Skate, you'll enjoy full control as you swerve around the sidewalk or street, with a pivoting front wheel and a traction deck platform to help you maneuver confidently. Thanks to the skate's compact design, it fits easily in most backpacks and shoulder bags, making it perfect for your mobile lifestyle. Designed for riders 8 and older, the Razor Solo Skate supports up to 220 pounds.

Wii Hardware Bundle - Black - The Wii with Wii Sports Resort and Wii Remote Plus Controller bundle is an expansion of the motion controlled video gaming revolution that Nintendo began with the release of the Wii console back in 2006. The bundle consists of a stylish black Wii console, matching black versions of the ultra motion sensitive Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuk controller, and a copy of both Wii Sports Resort and the original Wii Sports game. The console supports all former controller configurations used by Wii.