Giving a gift? Don’t forget the most important part! [VIDEO]


It always happens every Christmas or birthday. There is a gift that is received that needs batteries. Of course, it doesn’t come with them inside. And, the gift-giver didn’t think about it. So, the kids are excited to use their new toy and rummage through everything looking for the right sized batteries for their newest thing. And, the kids are often left sad-faced because they couldn’t find what they needed.

(Check out the video of how my girls felt!)

Don’t be that gift-giver. Remember that, while delayed gratification isn’t a bad thing to learn, I think that right after a present is opened isn’t that time! While you are out shopping this holiday season for toys and goodies, remember that Toys“R”Us is the perfect one-stop-shop to pick up all the toys on your holiday shopping list… but don’t forget the Duracell batteries to make those toys work!

Duracell Batteries for Christmas

The girls opened their newest toys (see the video above) and weren’t happy to discover they didn’t work without batteries. Fortunately, they dug a little deeper and discovered they were sent with the Light Sabers, too! I discovered they are really good at putting in batteries if they are excited about something.

Don't forget the batteries this Christmas

Side note: I fear that my girls need some Star Wars education and Light Saber practice. Thankfully, they had a good time and continued playing with them long after I was taking pictures!

Duracell and Light Sabers at TRU

Make sure you avoid a sticky situation this holiday season and don’t let the batteries be forgotten, your child may be disappointed they can’t play with the toy right away.

Duracell for your Light Sabers for Christmas


On November 22, look for a $3 OFF coupon when you buy any 2 packages of Duracell batteries (AA/AAA 16pk, D/C 4pk, 9V 2pk or larger, Quantum AA/AAA 6pk, D/C 3pk or larger). You’ll find this coupon in most Sunday newspapers.

On December 13, look for a $1 OFF coupon when you buy one package of Duracell Coppertop and Quantum. This coupon will be available in most Sunday newspapers.

Shop at Toys“R”Us:

  • Toys“R”Us has the best selection of Star Wars toys like the Luke Skywalker Light Saber!
  • Power up your new Light Saber and see the brightly glowing blade’s light effects! Swing and slice your toy through the air and you’ll hear motion sensor-controlled sound effects like clashing, battle impact and crackling sounds. But in order to “power up” – you need Duracell batteries!
  • Toys“R”Us is your one-stop-shop this holiday season! Get toys and the Duracell batteries they need to operate – all at a great price.

Giveaway (on rafflecopter form below):

One lucky reader will have some help getting ready for the holidays with a giveaway prize that will include:

  • $100 Toys“R”Us gift card 
  • AAA Duracell batteries

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Light Sabers + Duracell ($100 Toys R Us giftcard and AAA batteries giveaway)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Duracell & Toys “R” Us. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    1. I bought my oldest a kid touch camera a few years ago and forgot to snag batteries when she opened it on Christmas. Mom Fail!

  1. This year my girls are really into shopkins. I am not sure if any of those sets need batteries, but it would be smart to have batteries on hand JUST IN CASE!

  2. I like the light sabers! We would probably get a floor piano or microphone for our little musical guy. He has a January birthday so we will be at ToysRUs a lot!

  3. I learned this lesson from my parents scrambling to find batteries every year, so I always ask people to either include the batteries or tell me the size needed, so I’m prepared. My husband laughed at me at first until he realized that we almost always have batteries when something dies.

    Oh we’d probably buy something Star Wars related since the little guy is getting into it now.

  4. Oh reading is fundamental, so I haven’t forgotten the batteries for Christmas, but I have forgotten to restock batteries throughout the year. Last week my son asked me why his robot won’t work and of course we’re out of batteries, but I keep forgetting to pick up more.

  5. Oh he would love the Luke Skywalker Light Saber and the Operation Star Wars Edition Game! I actually forgot batteries ONE time many years ago, and now I always buy the batteries when I buy the gift and tape them to the package! I felt so bad as he could not play it. I make a point to remember now! 🙂

  6. Santa wants to bring Red the Bladebuilders light saber kit for Xmas (yes, you read that right. SANTA wanted to bring it…. ). They light up like your girls’ do, so batteries are necessary on Xmas morning!

  7. Red was 2, a very impatient age, when he received not only a gift that had no batteries (saaaaad trombone) but it took forever to get out of the box. Both problems resulted in excited meltdowns.

  8. pat chance says:

    Those girls definitely need to see a Star Wars movie. Bad light saber dual.

  9. Katie Edwards says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  10. I think I need those lightsabers! 🙂
    My daughter is asking for a pet, so I am considering picking up that adorable unicorn from FurReal Friends as a Christmas gift. It’s so cute, but it will definitely need batteries!

  11. Michelle C says:

    My son has several Nerf products on his wishlist, including the NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster. This particular one requires 4 AA batteries.

  12. I would get the Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad

  13. I’d love to surprise my daughters with the Disney Frozen “Ultimate Olaf” Animated Plush. They would have a blast with him and of course he would eat up batteries with all that play time.

  14. Just one time I forgot the batteries? HA! I almost always forget them but the worst was a year we surprised our daughters with a Barble 3 story playhouse and I had n idea it needed batteries. They cried for a good hour before Jon went out on Christmas morning to find a place open that had them.

  15. Where should I begin??? We will be buying the Crayola Crayon Carver and several baby toys that all require batteries. I’m sure many other things will pop up, too!

  16. shelly peterson says:

    I bought my son a remote control car and forgot the batteries, he was disappointed and I felt really bad.

  17. Nate Baustad says:

    I would get a new Motorized Thomas the Train that I’ve seen print advertisements for. My oldest son Henry is all about trains.

    The worst when it comes to forgetting batteries is for remote control cars. Often you need one type for the remote and one for the car. When I was younger I was missing AAA for the remote and was out of luck one holiday gathering until we later went to the store to get some in the following days

  18. I once bought my nephew a remote controlled car for Christmas and I forgot batteries for the remote control!

  19. I would buy the First Act Professional Vocal Microphone from Toys r us.

  20. Brenda Haines says:

    My son wants a remote control helicopter for Christmas. That and everything else he sees on tv lol. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  21. Brenda Haines says:

    I forgot the batteries for 2 toys last Christmas. I had to stall and then pay to much for batteries at the 24 hour mart. I’m trying to stock up this year.

  22. Dawn Monroe says:

    I want to buy my grandkids a small kareoke machine and sing along Elsa. I always forget at least one toys batteries.

  23. I would buy the Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad for my kids, which requires batteries. I always try to have a stockpile of batteries on hand.

  24. Breanna Pollard says:

    I forgot the batteries while on vacation!

  25. Breanna Pollard says:

    I would need batteries for a lot of the remote control cars! Those are a must have.

  26. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I bought my son a cool remote control truck for Christmas. He is going to love it.

  27. My daughter has the Furreal unicorn on her wish list. The unicorn walks and needs batteries.

  28. I never forget batteries. I keep an ample supply in the house at all times.

  29. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons would love a remote control car and the new skylanders game and characters!!

    1. Seyma Shabbir says:

      Which means I need spare batteries for the xbox remote controls also!! LOL

  30. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I forgot batteries for my sons toy one year. I had to send my hubby to Sams club to get a big package of them!

  31. I’d buy a remote control car.

  32. Kristin Goodson says:

    I forgot to buy batteries when I bought my son a toy. I just assume that it came with batteries which it did, but they were dead! So frustrating to go to a store just to buy batteries. I try to stock up on them now.

  33. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get my nephew the Air Hogs RC Helix X4 Stunt, 2.4 GHZ Quad Copter

  34. Stephanie V. says:

    My son wants this laser tag game. It will requires lots of batteries. Need to give Santa some advice about where to find . .
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  35. Ann Fantom says:

    I have forgotten the batteries for my nephew’s birthday present which was a RC car and he was very disappointed that he couldn’t play with it until we got him batteries the next day.

  36. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to get my daughter the FurReal Friends StarLily, My Magical Unicorn

  37. Margaret Smith says:

    Awhile back, I had given gifts to my two nephews and niece. They were toys that required batteries and unfortunately, I forgot the batteries. The kids were so excited to have gotten these toys and wanted to use them right away but couldn’t because even my brother didn’t have the correct batteries on hand. I learned a lesson from this experience and always check to see if an item I’m giving needs batteries and if so, I make sure to wrap batteries along with the gift.

  38. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would buy the Lalaloopsy Dance with Me Peanut Big Top Doll and the Flutterbye Flying Unicorn that require batteries. My daughter has these toys are on Christmas list.

  39. Gina Ferrell says:

    I always forget batteries while going on vacation for my camera.

  40. Steven weber says:

    I would buy the latest hot wheels crash course for my nephew.

  41. Steven weber says:

    I forgot the batteries last Christmas when we bought my nephew a Star Wars working light saber.. he was NOT happy.. I won’t do that again.

  42. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My daughter would love the Disney Frozen Sing Along Elsa Doll for Christmas this year! Thanks for the tip on the $3.00 off coupon, batteries add up fast over Christmas, not just for gifts we give the kids but gifts they get from Grandparents as well.

  43. Cassandra Eastman says:

    We forgot batteries one year when we got our son a remote control car. It was a total bummer because he was really wanting to play with it and we had no batteries!!

  44. Donna Kellogg says:

    My Daughter has been asking for the Fur Real little pug dog. I will definitely be able to do that with this.

  45. Donna Kellogg says:

    I think it is a yearly tradition that I forget to buy enough batteries or not realize a toy needs them.

  46. Danielle Marie says:

    i would love those light sabers. i have always wanted one of my own.

  47. Tari Lawson says:

    One time I forgot the batteries to my son’s “must have” gift. I didn’t realize until my husband pointed it out Christmas Eve when we were putting gifts out. I had to hop in the car and go to the only store I knew that was open after midnight. Thankfully they had what I needed.

  48. I would love to get the Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens – R2-D2™ Interactive Robotic Droid. My kids would love this! We are star wars obsessed!

  49. Cynthia C says:

    My niece has been wanting the Sing Along Elsa doll that requires batteries.

  50. Cynthia C says:

    Fortunately I have always remembered the batteries.

  51. I would buy the StarLily unicorn!

  52. shelly peterson says:

    My grandson loves cars. I would buy him a remote control car.

  53. Birdiebee says:

    I would purchase these light sabers as my grandkids would love them.

  54. Birdiebee says:

    There have been many years that I forgot the batteries. One year (this was before some of the stores & convenience stores were open), I borrowed batteries from the neighbors so my kids could play with their toys on Christmas.

  55. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I would buy the FurReal Friends Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup Pet for my granddaughter. Not sure how the real dog in the house would feel about it!

  56. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We just don’t forget the batteries! We buy in bulk when they are on sale.

  57. I bought my son a toy helicopter and forgot the batteries

  58. Terry Maigi says:

    My daughter is hoping for the Disney Princess Palace Pets Magical Lights Castle Playlet!

  59. Terry Maigi says:

    One year I forgot batteries and my daughter got a princess microphone for christmas. She was pretty bummed when she couldn’t play it right away

  60. Jessica Beard says:

    I forgot batteries for my son’s remote control tractor last Christmas.

  61. Crystal F says:

    I think my youngest daughter would really like the Singing Machine Portable Karaoke with Built-in Light Show. I can see her and her sister in their room having a singing competition. Thank you!

  62. Crystal F says:

    I’ve forgotten them a few times. The kids were disappointed but had other toys to play with until we could get out to get some. Thanks again!

  63. I would buy a learning toy that needs batteries. Something for my grandson that teaches letters and math.

  64. I would buy my grandson the Zoomer Dino. It requires batteries for the remote control. He’s really been wanting one of these!!

  65. I forgot the batteries for some new Thomas and Friends trackmaster trains that I gave my grandson. He had a major meltdown because he really wanted to make them go on the track but we had to wait until we bought some batteries.

  66. Tanya White says:

    My son wants the Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit for Christmas. He loves racing so this would be perfect for him.

  67. Tanya White says:

    Halloween we had a party and the portable strobe light needed batteries I forgot them and had to run all the way back to the store for batteries.

  68. Oh I forgot batteries one Christmas for my nephews presents. I got them both a radio controlled snowmobiles to play with in the snow. I felt so bad that they could not play with them. Now…I always tape the batteries needed to the package before I wrap!

  69. Sarah Hayes says:

    Ive never forgotten about the batteries

  70. Sarah Hayes says:

    Maybe I would get a light saber?? Id love to get more calico critters. they are so great at encouraging imagination

  71. Denise E. says:

    I don’t plan to buy anything with it. I plan to give it to a needy family if I win.

  72. Jennifer Marie says:

    We bought my son a toy guitar for his birthday and realized it didn’t have batteries. He was quite disappointed.

  73. Jennifer Reed says:

    My daughter is asking for the Crazy Z Art Lite Brix sets for Christmas from Toys R Us. They require plenty of batteries!

  74. Jennifer Reed says:

    When my sons were smaller they loved Thomas Trains and once I got them some for a birthday gift and did not check to see if we had any batteries required and forgot to get more. We had to make a trip out soon after to get some.

  75. Tabathia B says:

    I think I may have forgotten batteries for my daughter’s birthday gift a few years ago

  76. Marcia Goss says:

    My grandson wants a kid’s flashlight, and that requires batteries.

  77. Tonya Flores says:

    I would buy some Lego’s for my kiddos. They really really like putting stuff together.

  78. Terri Egelund says:

    Remote control cars for m grandsons.

  79. Tracie Cooper says:

    I will be buying light sabers for my nephews and those definitely need batteries!

  80. Tracie Cooper says:

    I can’t recall ever forgetting the batteries, I am THAT aunt that tapes them to the gift plus extras, LOL

  81. Fortunately I don’t think I have ever forgotten the batteries. I have tons of rechargables and regular batteries around the house so I am always stocked.

  82. Jennifer Marie says:

    I think I would buy my son a camera. He has been asking for one for awhile and I would need to make sure it had batteries with it.

  83. I would buy a remote controlled car for my son.

  84. amanda sakovitz says:

    I would like to buy the star wars light sabers. We love star wars in our house.

  85. amanda sakovitz says:

    I have luckily never forgotten the batteries.

  86. Richard Hicks says:

    I might get their Zoomer Chomplingz – Hyjinx Interactive Dinosaur – Black. Our son loves dinosaurs and would get a kick out ofc it

  87. Richard Hicks says:

    One time I bought a flashlight for the kids. When I got home I realized that I forgot the batteries

  88. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy the Air Hogs Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Remote Control Zero Gravity X-Wing Starfighter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would buy a light saber and remote controlled car for my son. My daughter wants a dollhouse which would take batteries for the lights to work.

  90. Laurie Emerson says:

    Last Christmas was so rushed that I forgot all the batteries. I felt so bad as a lot of the toys needed them and my son kept trying to make them work without them.

  91. Tabathia B says:

    I would purchase the barbie with the horse. It requires batteries to load barbie on the horse.

  92. We always have batteries on hand, until we don’t LOL.

    What do I love about these pictures? I love the girls playing with gender-atypical toys. I’d prefer that they weren’t weapons…..but hey, it’s fencing. I love the Ikea bed and pillows, the same ones my daughter has!

    What I don’t love is that the “Website” field is surrounded in red from which I infer I have to put in a website, even though a) it’s not marked with an * and b) I don’t have one. Well, we’ll see what happens when I hit Post Comment LOL.

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