You better watch out…because, let’s face it, Christmas is around the corner. It’s never too early to get a jump start on the coolest gifts for kids. There’s nothing worse than being under the gun, while people continually post the countdown to Christmas on social media (the stress is real!). We’ve scoured some of the top toy wish-lists and all-around great gift ideas . As a result, we’ve uncovered the best selling toys and games from the top toy retailers and found the best prices so you don’t have to. Shop 57 of the best toys below!
If you’re looking for some great ideas, look no further. According to the powers to be from Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon.com, these are some of the most popular must-have toys in 2016. While we may be adults, we’re kids at heart so here are our top picks this year:
1. The Hottest Toy of 2016: Hatchimals Egg (Interactive) – Buy It Here For $59 or with Free Shipping Here For $59
For real this has been one of the biggest secret toys all year after everyone went nuts for it at the 2016 Toy Fair. There are a bunch of different ‘eggs’ you can buy that are all interactive, your kids can care for them, and then suddenly they hatch with a surprise animal inside. How cool! With Hatchimal names like owlicorn, penguala, draggles, burtle, or bearakeet we can only assume these guys are a mix of owl-unicorns, penguin-koalas, and…uh…dog fraggles? Still lost? Here’s everything else you need to know about Hatchimals.
2. Little Live Pets ‘Snuggles My Dream Puppy’ Playset – Buy It Here For $50
The latest in super-cute interactive dogs for kids. Feed this little guy with a bottle until he (or she) falls asleep in your arms. Awww. 🐶
3. The New Pokemon Z-Ring Interactive Set – Buy It Here For $30
Yes the Pokemon craze continues thanks to the Pokemon Z-Ring and Z-Crystal! Compatible with the latest video game titles in the Pokemon series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems. Say goodbye to your kids…you’ll see them next summer.
4. Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster – Buy It Here For $200
Adios pesky drones!
5. SELFIE Mic Music-Set in Black & Gold – Buy It Here For $20
Lucky for you, new songs are added every day! Let your little ones become the stars they know they are. What’s better than combining a selfie-stick with a microphone? You’re welcome.
6. The Board Game of 2016: ‘Speak Out’ Game from Hasbro – Buy It Here For $37
Lolz for days. Players simply put in a game mouthpiece, pick a card, and try to say the phrase on the card until someone guesses it. You look funny while being funny. It’s a win-win.
7. DreamWorks Trolls ‘Hug Time’ Poppy – Buy It Here For $50
…because you know you and your kids will be watching The Trolls movie over and over again. And again. And over again. This always lovable “Hug Time’ Poppy is always up for a hug and speaks 25 phrases every time you give her a little hug and press her tummy. Plus, she plays songs from the movie and even rocks back and forth. Endless joy.
8. Sky Viper V2400 HD Streaming Drone With FPV Headset – Buy It Here For $130
9. Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck Craft Kit – Buy It Here For $30
Best New Toy/DIY on Amazon.com: Now kids can make their very own lip gloss DIY-style and stop stealing yours! Simply pick your flavors, add glitter sprinkles, pour it into the ice cream dispenser and then churn it like soft-serve into your Nom cup.
10. Star Wars Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure – Buy It Here For $30
The coolest 12-inch action figure this year. If your kid loves Star Wars (I mean) they’ll love the 70+ sound and light effects. Plus, the motion sensors and action phrases really bring this Stormtrooper to life.
11. Finding Dory ‘My Friend Dory’ – Buy It Here For $30
From the hottest movie of the year, Finding Dory, you can now take her with your wherever you go (out of water only!). When you move her left she says one thing, when you move her right she says another. Help Dory find her family and friends. She sings songs, speaks “whale” to you, and says over 50 fun phrases.
12. Learning Toys Subscription Boxes: Kiwi Crate – Check Out A Single Gift For $20 or subscriptions starting at $60
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Perfect for innovators, each month is a different theme, with all the materials and inspiration for kids to build, make, and create. Robots & rockets anyone?
13. FurReal Friends Torch ‘My Blazin’ Dragon’ – Buy It Here For $69
One of the best-selling interactive toys right now on Amazon.com, this super cute FurReal friend responds to touch and interaction with 50 sounds and motion combinations. Plus, you can feed him, fill his tank with water and watch him breath colored mist and burp!
14. The Coolest Lego People/Figures EVER – Buy It Here For $10
You can retire those super boring Lego people that are scattered all over your house and replace them with any of these unique guys and gals. Sure your kids will love ’em, but you will too.
15. Crayola Air Dry Clay – Buy It Here For $11
For the kid who likes to create and sculpt. This clay air dries after a few days (no baking required!) and their creation can be painted and decorated any way they like. It softens when wet, so they can sculpt easily, and can be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolors when dry.
16. My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle – Buy It Here For $38
The light up play castle your My Little Pony fans have always dreamed about. This toy castle made the Amazon Top 100 Toy list for 2016.
17. New Furby Connect – Buy It Here For $90
Furby is back and cuter than ever! Luckily, this one comes with a sleep mask that will put Furby to sleep any time you need to…immediately. Phew! This one comes in blue, green, orange, pink and purple.
18. IDO-3D Vertical Five Pen 3D Art Set – Buy It Here For $28
Your little artist at home can now build super cool 3D creations on the fly or follow the 3D guidebook to learn how to make the coolest art pieces ever.
19. Cozmo the Toy Robot by Anki – Buy It Here For $180
The insanely cool and super cute toy robot that’s as close to a real-life friend you can get. Cozmo learns more about you the more you hang out with it, like facial recognition, your name, and has hundreds of emotions.
20. Googly Eyes Drawing Game for the Whole Family – Buy It Here For $18
Simply put on some vision-altering goggles, start drawing, and have your team try to guess what exactly it is that you’re drawing. We used to play this in college with beer goggles, but this is the kid-friendly version and really fun for the whole fam.
21. Shopkins ‘Tall Mall’ Playset – Buy It Here For $30
22. Playstation VR (Virtual Reality) Headset for Sony PS4 – Buy It Here For $399
You and your kids are officially ready to step into the video-gaming future. This is insanity!
23. Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set – Buy It Here For $18
For the kid who loves to be the teacher. Add this cute little Teacher Record Book to the set.
24. Diamondback Lustre 20″ Bike – Buy It Here For $269
For the kid who’s ditched the training wheels & ready to go off (or on) road with the fam.
25. Funko POP Movies: Harry Potter Action Figure – Buy It Here For $9
Celebrate the release of the newest book! For the die-hard Harry Potter fan.
26. One of the Best Selling Games of the Year: The Pie Face Game – Buy It Here For $15
Because now you can get a pie in the face from the comfort of your very own home! One of the most anticipated games of the 2015 – 2016 season. Clearly Hasbro has done it again!
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27. Best Star Wars Fan Toy: Jedi Master Lightsaber – Buy It Here For $39
Because…your very own Lightsaber with light and sound!!
28. Best Elmo of All Time Toy: Play All Day Elmo – Buy It Here For $40
This cuddly and interactive Elmo toy includes 8 games and activities and 150+ responses to help keep kids engaged all day. And then you cuddle with Elmo while he sings you a lullaby. Awesome!
29. Yvolution Y Glider Deluxe Scooter – Buy It Here For $60
Perfect for the kid who is too small for the Razor. The wheels on this provide a super smooth ride and will last long enough for you to pass along to the next kid.
30. Eco-Friendly Alert: ‘Green Toys’ Mini Ferry Toy Boat – Buy It Here For $21
These are the hottest eco-friendly green toys that are made in America and from 100% recycled materials. Plus, kids have a blast playing with them and adults love that retro vibe to them. They’ll also love the green: Helicopter, Tea Set, Fire Truck, and Airplane!
31. iPod Touch, 16GB – Buy It Here For $190
Take your music, games, photos & videos with you. Also comes in 32GB & different colors.
32. Step2 Upscale Party Time Kitchen – Buy It Here For $120
Cute, gender-neutral play kitchen with realistic features & sounds.
33. Interactive Remote Control R2 D2 from Star Wars – Buy It Here For $100
The best droid ever from Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens
34. Disney Descendants Villain Mal, Daughter of Maleficent – Buy It Here For $15
Includes doll, outfit, sticker, pair of shoes, pair of earrings, and 2 accessories.
35. Puro Sound Labs, Kids Volume Limiting Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – Buy It Here For $100
Volume limiting for kids, lightweight & comfy. Long battery life means hours of music before recharging.
36. Hallmark itty bittys Limited Edition SUPERGIRL – Buy It Here For $11
Because these are just so stinkin’ cute, and come in everything from super heroes & princesses to Rainbow Bright & Star Wars.
37. Girl Scout Cookies Deluxe Oven – Buy It Here For $49.99
See you later Easy Bake Oven! With this Girl Scout cookie oven you actually see your cookies baking!
38. Mindware Square Up – Buy It Here For $24
So fun! See who the best problem solver in the family is. There’s always that one person who’s virtually unbeatable.
39. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo – Buy It Here For $40
Pressing BeatBo’s colorful LED grid tummy or the buttons on his feet rewards baby with fun songs, learning content, and dance moves.
40. Franklin Throw-Down Base Set – Buy It Here For $28
No more using rocks and used water bottles for bases! Includes first, second, third & home plate.
41. Shopkins Bubbleisha – Buy It Here For $16
Because kids love Shopkins. Add this cute little doll to their collection, from their favorite little shop.
42. Minion Kevin Banana Eating Action Figure – Buy It Here For $27
Enjoy 35 fun Minion voice and sounds when you move his head. Because, of course!
43. LEGO Scooby Doo Build Your Own Mystery Machine – Buy It Here For $26
Rut-Roh! Fred looks horrified. Awesome!
44. Juboury Bluetooth Fitness Tracker I5 Wristbands with Pedometer Sleep for IOS and Android Phones – Buy It Here For $27
A great option for kids. (Also works with the iPod Touch). Tracks steps, calories, distance, time, & sleep pattern.
45. Asus – Flip 2-in-1 10.1″ Touch-Screen Chromebook – Buy It Here For $249
A lightweight laptop/tablet hybrid, with just enough to run some basic programs.
46. Guitar Hero Live For Xbox 360 – Buy It Here For $50
Rock out in front of a virtual crowd!
47. LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Building Kit – Buy It Here For $27
I dare you not to say “Luke….I am your father.” after it’s built.
48. Little Live Pets Clever Keet – Buy It Here For $40
This little parakeet is pretty much like a real live parakeet, but without the messy cleanup. They’ll learn your name, answer some questions, mash up your sentences to create some funny one-liners and much, much more. Much more!
49. Marvel Remote Control Hulk Smash Vehicle – Buy It Here For $70
Because what kid doesn’t love a Hulk that can totally smash things up!?
50. Magformers Magnetic Building Construction Set – Buy It Here For $79
Perfect for boys and girls. This 62 piece magnetic set will keep the kids playing, learning, and quiet!
51. Star Wars Furbacca Furby – Buy It Here For $55
Because you should totally pair up your kids love of all things Furby with your obsession with Star Wars. Slated to be the #1 best selling Furby of all time!
52. The Exploding Kittens Card Game (that everyone is talking about) – Buy It Here For $20
Play the family-friendly card game that was the most backed project in Kickstarter history.
53. View-Master Virtual Reality Viewers for Kids – Buy It Here For $25
Because your kids won’t believe their eyes! This hi-tech View-Master has come a long way since when we were kids. #Lucky
54. Create Your Very Own Comic Book – Buy It Here For $30
The perfect DIY gift for kids to draw, illustrate and create their very own comic book. Once completed, send it in and you’ll get it back looking professional!
55. Playcraft Sport 40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey – Buy It Here For $60
A great option for small spaces.
56. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) – Buy It Here For $45
For the avid reader and die-hard Harry Potter fan.
57. Merge VR (Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android – Buy It Here For $60
Using your iOS or Android smartphone, you can travel the world, ride a rollercoaster, or explore underwater from the comfort of your own couch. Made from lightweight foam, these goggles are soft and comfortable. Recommended for ages 10+
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