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jaZams: Princeton’s North Pole For The Holidays

In the world of fun and play, there’s truly no other place like jaZams!  Filled with all the toys and books on your kids’ letters to Santa,  jaZams becomes his second workshop during holiday season.  From popular brands like Lego and Hasbro, to unique toys you can’t find anywhere else, your children won’t be able to hold back their excitement when finding a present from jaZams under the Christmas tree!

We asked co-owners Joanne Farrugia and Dean Smith to let us in on their picks of the top gifts kids want this season:


The next level of remote-control cars is here! With it’s extraordinary construction and spectacular stunts, the Turnator turns this toy into the ultimate driving experience.

These engaging magnetic wooden blocks add personality to your child’s block building play.  Sticky Monsters by tegu encourage kids to be creative and learn while having tons of fun!

“Illuminate your thoughts” with the My Marquee. With 100 letters and symbols, your kids can let their thoughts and ideas shine… literally!

Make Your Own Mini Erasers will help send your kids back from winter break with personalized style they’ll enjoy! Encourage the inner artist in your children with this unique and fun eraser maker!

By teaching children coding through drawing, this toy is the true definition of learning through play! Watch the Ozobot Bit come to life as your child controls it’s movements and lighting effects, plays interactive games with the bot, and much more, all from their smart device.

The Rubik’s Race is a two player game putting a new spin on the Rubik’s cube. Players race as they try to be the first to match the pattern of shaken-up Rubik’s tiles. Fast, strategic and fun, this is a game your kids will enjoy over and over again!


Under Water  by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski: For the curious kids, this book dives beneath the Earth’s surface to explore the vast world of the sea.

The Little Gift of Nothing  by Patrick McDonnell: “What do you get the guy who has everything?” Mooch the cat has an idea… but giving the gift of nothing isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Ada Twist, Scientist  by Andrea Beaty: Follow the journey of a young girl who is determined to understand the world through science.

The Puzzle Universe  by Ivan Moscovich: For general readers and puzzle lovers everywhere, discover the impact of math and numbers on the world of puzzles.

We Found a Hat  by Jon Klassen: There are two turtles, but one hat. What are they to do? Find out in this funny and meaningful tale.

The Wild Robot  by Peter Brown: This adventurous children’s novel follows Roz, a robot who finds herself alone on a wild island, as she learns how to adapt to her surroundings to survive.