The 5 Best Toys of All Time

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We make some of our kids presents, but never as many as we intend, and we usually end up doing some last minute over-budget, over-night Amazon ordering on December 23rd. It never fails. After perusing the latest gadgets to gift the children this morning, I stopped over on Facebook and found that my sister-in-law had shared this lovely article. It’s a refreshing reminder of how easy it really is to make them smile. Gordon might just find a box of #4 under the tree.

Geek Dad, Jonathan Liu, takes a break from reporting on the latest electronic must-haves to share the 5 Best Toys of All Time. #1 is “The Stick.” Can you guess the other 4?…

Here at GeekDad we review a lot of products — books, toys, gadgets, software — and I know it’s impossible for most parents to actually afford all of the cool stuff that gets written up. Heck, most of us can’t afford it either, and we’re envious of the person who scored a review copy of a cool board game or awesome gizmo. (Disclosure: that person is probably me.) So while we love telling you about all the cool stuff that’s out there, I understand that as parents we all have limited budgets and we sometimes need help narrowing down our wishlists.

So to help you out, I’ve worked really hard to narrow down this list to five items that no kid should be without.