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Mattel employees share their top holiday gift picks

Mattel employees share their top holiday gift picks
[Photo: Graham Pollack]

Just because you’re all grown up doesn’t mean you don’t still love toys. Here are five fun holiday gift ideas from folks at the iconic toy maker.

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1. Boosted Electric Skateboard

Starting at $749, boostedboards.com

“I often have to scoot around the Mattel campus, which spans several blocks, for meetings, presentations, and shoots. I love to kick it out on my Boosted board—good for anyone looking to upgrade their commute from mundane to magic-carpet-ride fun.”–Michael Kadile, product designer

[Photo: Graham Pollack]

2. TC Electronic Ditto Stereo Looper

$129.99, guitarcenter.com

“This guitar pedal has a super-intuitive interface that allows even a hack like me to turn something into a musical loop that I can play over.”—Ed Duncan, head, Toy Box design and inventor relations


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[Photo: Graham Pollack]

3. Moxi Lolly Roller Skates

$279, moxiskates.com

“I love supporting indie brands and companies started by women. I won’t lie, these Lolly skates are calling my name.” —Elena Wilson, design director, Barbie

[Photo: Graham Pollack]

4. Gudetama Fanny Pack

$32, sanrio.com

“The latest character from Sanrio, best known for Hello Kitty, Gude­tama is often depicted in funny, relatable situations that are made even more humorous by the fact that he is an egg. A great gift for those who don’t take life too seriously.”—Natasha Berling, VP, design, Toy Box

[Photo: Graham Pollack]

5. iXoost Speakers

From around $6,800, ixoost.it

“For the car enthusiast and music lover who has everything, consider these Bluetooth speakers made from the actual exhausts of high-performance cars.” —Ted Wu, VP, design, Hot Wheels

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