Money is tight but the holidays are coming anyway. Longtime Bravo Sports CEO Leo Pais, heads of one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of recreation and sporting goods, is offering his holiday shopping tips to make every toy purchase worth your while.

With a stable of market-leading brands including Pulse™, Quik Shade™, Moto Shade™, Airzone™, Tony Hawk™, Birdhouse™, Darkstar™, Kryptonics™, Hyper™ and Variflex™ to go along with industry leading licenses with outstanding partners like Nickelodeon, Mattel, Cartoon Network and Disney, Leo is an expert on outdoor toys and the spending habits of kids and parents.

Here are Leo’s shopping tips this holiday:

• Don’t spend money on toys that no one will play with after the first five minutes even if you got a great deal on it. Look for classic toys that kids for generations have loved and you will see not only your kids but all the kids in the neighborhood play with it making it well worth the money.

• Choose toys that can grow with your kids. Kids and teens love to ride on ramps and rails with their skateboards and bikes and practice their tricks for years.

• Space is at a premium in our homes, so look for toys that are easy to store and organize. If the kids can find and reach the toys easily, they will be sure to play with them making it worth your money.

• Get what they want and just ask. Most kids/teens these days already know what they want by going online and checking things out. So just ask them to show you their favorites online, which is also an easy way to price check before you go shopping.

• Be sure to look at the End Caps at the retail stores. (This is the section on the end of every isle.) Often times they put the sale items on those, as well as new products.

• Get a two-fer. Buy toys that are not only fun but also get your kids outside like scooters, skates or pogo sticks. They will get exercise and have fun playing at the same time.

• Make a list and do research before shopping. Do the leg work before Black Friday/Cyber Monday so you know what items you are looking for, are not overwhelmed and avoid impulse buys.

Many of the products included in the Bravo Sports Holiday catalog have been featured in national magazines such as Parents, Ser Padres, Transworld Surf, Sports Illustrated, Family Circle and all of them are currently available at national retailers such as Walmart, Target, K-Mart, Sports Authority, Dicks, and Toy R’ Us among others.

With over 100 products featured in its holiday catalog, Bravo Sports has something for everyone – from the Under 6 Set to Teens & Tweens and the “Young at Heart,” with MANY products priced at Under $50.