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Toys For Tots Donation Ideas For 2016

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I’m so excited to share my Toys For Tots Donation Ideas for 2016 with you today! The holiday season is just around the corner, and Big Lots has everything you need to prepare for the holiday gifting season! I don’t know about you but my favorite thing about the holiday season is the spirit of giving. My family participates in giving through a variety of different charitable organizations and Toys For Tots is one of my favorites.

As a military family, I love seeing the Marines collecting toys, but it’s so much more than that. Walking past those donation bins and knowing that sometimes those toys are coming from people that can hardly afford to buy food for themselves, that is powerful. It’s amazing the stories I’ve heard over the years and the blessings I’ve heard about through these organizations and so many like them. I know one thing: you can never go wrong by giving!

If you’re not a parent and even if you are, but you have older kids or babies you may not know what gifts are popular right now. To be honest, kids love all toys, but it is fun to watch a child’s face light up because they got the toy that was “on their list” that’s why I want to share some Toys For Tots Donation Ideas for 2016.

Toys For Tots Donation Ideas For 2016

Toys For Tots Donation Ideas For 2016: Girls

Trolls Plush, Poppy Style Station, Trolls Collectible Figures, Trolls Jewelry
Frozen Dolls, Frozen Craft Sets, Frozen Play-Doh Kits, Frozen Jewelry
My Little Pony Make N Style Kit
Barbie Dolls
Baby Dolls & Accessories

toys-for-tots-donation-ideas-for-2016-paw-patrol-toys-big-lotsToys For Tots Donation Ideas For 2016: Boys

Paw Patrol
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Hot Wheels
Nerf Toys
Real Construction Sets



Big Lots is my go-to store for all of my holiday needs. If I’m shopping for my own family or making the season bright for those in need, I know that I can find everything I want at Big Lots!

When I go shopping for Toys For Tots, I always let my children in on the action! I want them to learn now how important it is to give. They have a blast helping me shop for gifts but with so much to choose from they do have a hard time choosing just one gift.

The girls usually start in the arts and craft section, but this year the Trolls toys were too hard to resist. Last year it was all about Frozen, and I think Frozen still comes in a close second behind Trolls of course!


My boys always start out in the section with cars. Usually, we would go with Hot Wheels, but this year we knew Paw Patrol was a big hit with little boys, so we tried finding something for the younger crowd and thankfully we were able to find not one Paw Patrol toy, but two!


The only group we didn’t buy for this year was preschoolers so hopefully after reading this post you will feel the tug on your heartstrings to go out and buy some of these super cute toys for the littlest of tots.

Even a small gift can make a difference this holiday season! So head over to Big Lots and pick up a gift to drop in your local Toys For Tots donation box.

These gifts are on their way to a donation box today!


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