Archives for category: Christmas gifts

Gotta love these vintage ads!

A Hoover or a Cadillac, which would  have made you happier? As they say, “getting a Hoover for Christmas would really suck.”


You can sit at this Hit Parade retro diner set and ponder the question.

How about reviving this 1980’s Jello Jigglers Gingerbread Man retro recipe? “There’s always room for Jello “on any  Christmas Wish List.

4 packages (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin or Sugar Free Gelatin, any flavor

2 1/2 cups boiling water or fruit juice

Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water in a bowl. Pour into 8- or 9-inch square pan.Chill until firm, about 4 hours. Cut with any cookie cutter. Garnish as desired. Cube remaining gelatin.


Stuffed animals always find a way of taking over, and this is one of the cutest ideas I’ve ever seen to organize them!  Veetje, a foreign language blog with no tutorial, featured this, but I’m pretty sure any of you DIY-ers out there could figure out how to make this.

Now, if you are finding little escapees here and there, this time of year there are toy donation drop offs all around the county.  Why not re-home some of your extras for other children to enjoy?

Before too many Sugarplums dance in your head, there are other charities that could use help this season of giving.

Upcycle Martha

Leave it to Martha to upcycle sweaters into these warm gifts.

Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an MP3 player.

Gather ye old sweaters while ye may, old time is still a-flying: and that same sweater that smiled yesterday will smile again tomorrow.

Who on your list would enjoy these lovely little gifts?  Martha will show you the how to.

Grandparents Day

Calling all proud and loving grandparents!

In honor of “National Grandparents’ Day,” Monday, September 9, Totally Kids fun furniture & toys would like to invite all grandparents to come into the store and enjoy 30% OFF* all toys and games  now until September 9th!

Remember: always free gift wrapping on toys.

Grandparents will be asked to show a photograph of their precious grandchildren in order to get the discount. That shouldn’t be a problem for any grandma or grandpa! Also, Totally Kids will give away a FREE prize to all grandchildren 8 years old and younger, who bring in their grandparents.

Totally Kids is a family-owned store that sells fun furniture for children, educational toys, games, dolls and doll houses, arts and crafts, dress-up costumes, puzzles, science sets and so much more.

We look forward to seeing you!

We are located at 7876 Portland Avenue South, just one mile from the Mall of America. For more information, call (952) 881-2425 or visit

*Offer not combinable with other discounts, offers, or prior purchases.

Gingerbread Game

This Gingerbread Man game is not only fun but educational at the same time. Just have the kiddos roll the die and mark the number on their recording sheet with a bingo dot marker. This activity is available in the Gingerbread Math Packet located in the printables section at pre-kpages.

We always like to have Gingerbread Man cookies to nibble (dismember) on as we play the fast moving game.

Many Gingerbread Men

A not too spicy recipe for the Gingerbread Man is available at Homemade Mamas.

And then….. the fox asked, “Would you like a ride?”

Gingerbread Playdough

One of our favorite gifting ideas last year was DIY Gingerbread Playdoh. Take a look at Sweet Sugar Belle’s recipe for gingerbread Playdoh and  how adorable her packaging is; complete with a Gingerbread Man cookie cutter!

Ninjabread men at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

If you want a twist, try these Nijabread Men.


End of the World Sale

Mayan apocalypse.

End of the World Sale!

We’re not sure what time it will end…..

So all day Friday, December 21st

Take 30% OFF all Toys & Games

Then if the world does not end…

Take 25% OFF

Anything & Everything

Saturday, December 22nd

Shop online or in our store.

Free Gift Wrapping

(in store only)

*Offer not valid on prior purchases, with gift cards or other offers.

Christmas Cheer

Then get the neighborhood singing or at least smiling with a gift of homemade cheer aka: Irish Cream.

Homemade Irish Cream

Look how beautifully  Skip to My Lou bottled her cheer. Hop on over and you will find her recipe for homemade Irish Cream.

Totally Snowed

Our first major snowstorm of the season arrived yesterday dropping about a foot of the white stuff.  Dependable Team Totally members all battled the snow covered icy roads and managed to have the doors open on time at noon. Yay team! Britt, our fabulous art director, has logged the most time on ice. That is on ice in her younger days with a hockey stick in hand.

Hot apple cider and cookies waited in vain for anyone brave enough to make it a shopping day. It was a rather lonely day for us. Let it Snow and it did!  We were not totally snowed like the blizzard of 2010, but this snow was welcomed by some. My name is not on that list.

Sticky snow like this is the ideal snow for making snowmen. We may make some in front of the store today then paint them with special snow paint. Stop by and take a look, then come in and warm up.

If you prefer to stay warm inside, you can try your hand at building these Frosty Snowmen.

Doughnut Snowmen

Build  Your Own Frosty The Snowman.

  • Small powdered doughnut
  • Powdered doughnut hole
  • Decorators’ gel
  • Pretzel or potato stick
  • Haviland Thin Mint
  • Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature
  1. Set a powdered doughnut hole atop a mini powdered doughnut. (For a taller version, use a pretzel stick or a potato stick to secure a second doughnut hole atop the first.)
  2. Use decorators’ gel to add a face, buttons, and a carrot nose. (If the gel won’t stick, try smoothing the powder with a dab of water first.)
  3. To add a top hat to a shorter snowman, stick a small piece of a pretzel or potato stick through a Thin Mint and into a Reese’s peanut butter cup miniature, then secure the hat in place on the snowman.

Family Fun has many other ideas for you too.

Sorry Christina, looks like Richfield High did not declare today a snow day. Maybe next time.

An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Plus Ugly Sale!

Join us Saturday, December 15th

and Sunday December 16th

Wear your ugliest Christmas Sweater

and take 40% OFF

a toy or game of your choice.

Refreshments will be served

and each child will receive a free prize.

Ugly SALE!

10% OFF all orders under $200.00
15% OFF all orders over $200.00

The sweater that hurts the most eyes will win a fun prize.

Your Uglies will be posted on our blog for voting.

Shop online or in our store.

Free Gift Wrapping

(in store only)

           Pretend Kitchens


Table and Chair Sets


Doll Houses


Fun Games

Travel Toys