It’s never too early to get a jump start on the coolest gifts for your kids. There’s nothing worse than being under the gun, especially when you’re Christmas shopping, while people continually post the countdown 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 also found some great back-up ideas, so you don’t have to.
While we may be adults, we’re kids at heart so here are our top picks this year. Shop some of the best toys for kids of all ages (baby, toddler, big kids, and tweens) in 2020, below!
Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers
Up, up and away! Hatchimals are literally taking off. Launch her from the base, or lift her into the air – then use your hands to guide her along. Includes a USB charging cable, so you can easily recharge your Crystal Flyers Pixie without any batteries required. Recommended for ages 6+
LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course
Let’s a go! In this starter course, Lego Mario collects virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole by way of Lego bricks, cloud platforms, the Question Mark Block, clashes with Goomba and Bowser Jr! Mario has a color sensor, plus LCD eyes, mouth and belly to display over 100 different instant reactions to movement. Includes a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game.
The Underwater Sunset Puzzle
It’s such a great way to sneak in a little brain-power into their “toy” selection. This super cute “Underwater Sunset” puzzle has 60 high quality pieces to put together, making it a perfect choice for kids aged anywhere from 5 – 8 yrs old. And check out some other cute options like their Planets Puzzle or Magical Unicorn Puzzle!
Gotta Go Flamingo
He’s heeeere! This flamingo actually poops. It actually poops in it’s own little toilet. Kids simply feed Sherbet (that’s his name) his Magical Flamingo Food, and once he starts singing, you know it’s time to go! After he’s done his business, they clean up the ‘poop’ by scooping and draining the magical granules as they dry instantly to be reused again and again. This guy will be available at Amazon and Walmart. And you gotta actually see him in action (literally).
Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition
Coming Soon: Scheduled for release on December 15th, 2020, this animatronic has features that include a head that moves up and down, ears that move back and forth, and eyes that open and close. With a little pat on the head, Baby Yoda will raise its arm, close its eyes, and sigh, as if using the Force. Preorder Baby Yoda here.
The New Harry Potter Advent Calendar (For 2020)
If you’re shopping early enough for the upcoming Christmas season, you can’t go wrong with ordering the latest Harry Potter advent calendar. It comes with 24 fun Harry Potter themed surprises!
Lego Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery
It’s the fun of building really cool Lego sets, with the added fun of virtual reality! Build your graveyard, then using the app, find and defeat the ghosts that virtually haunt your model. If they’re into tech and toys this is the one for them! Other sets are available too.
Throw Throw Burrito Game
A super funny dodge-ball game where you actually get to throw a burrito. What’s better than that?!
Glow in the Dark Stomp Rocket
It’s the classic best selling toy, but with a new glow in the dark twist! Your kids will stomp (outside) on the launcher and watch those glow rockets sail up to 100 feet in the air!
Mr Potato Head Playskool Movin’ Lips Electronic Interactive Talking Toy
This updated spud (stud), features lips that move, along with over 40 phrases and songs. Just in case you’ve wondered what he’s had to say all these years.
Monster Jam Official Mega Grave Digger
Over 2 feet long, this remote control car is bigger, faster and stronger!
Little People: The Office
Now kids can dream big and pretend they’re Assistant Regional Manager (or Assistant to the Regional Manager). Figures include Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, and Dwight Schrute. That’s what she said jokes not included.
Baby Shark Official Song Doll
Did you finally get the song out of your head and need it back? Well this is it! Give him a squeeze to hear 4 glorious verses of America’s favorite song. This one makes such a fun gift idea for your kids, especially the little ones!
The New Mall Madness Game
It’s the classic shopping spree game, Mall Madness, but with a new and modern twist. This time around they’ll be paying for all their shopping sprees with their ATM card. It even talks too!
Baby Alive “Baby Grows Up” Talking & Growing Doll
What starts out as a cute little newborn will actually grow into a baby and then a big girl! You’ll get so experience fun surprises like their eventual eye and hair color, sitting up, saying her first words, and so much more. And, yes, she really does grow taller too.
The Harry Potter Fan: Wizarding World Invisibility Cloak
If your kid (you) has ever dreamed about becoming invisible (hiding from the children), well dreams can come true! Includes an invisibility cloak, tripod and instructions. (Requires the Wow! Stuff app – suitable for smartphones or tablets running iOS 11 and Android 5.0 and above). Let the disappearing begin.
Disney Pixar Toy Story Forky & Duke Caboom Figures
It’s everyone’s favorite new kids on the Toy Story block!
Fingerlings Light Up Narwhal
Who doesn’t want their very own Narwhal? One of the top (and most affordable) toys everyone loves this year, these interactive critters respond with blinking eyes, a flapping, narwhal noises and a light up horn.
18″ Stuffed Llama
Because llamas are so cute, and so in right now. And this one has a bow.
The Indoor AirFort (Inflates in 30 Seconds!)
If they’re going to be stuck indoors, they’ll have a blast with this easy inflatable air fort that comes in a bunch of different colors and patterns too. Did we mention that it inflates in just 30 seconds?
Don’t Step In It Game (Unicorn Edition)
The follow up to the original Don’t Step In It Game, features everyone’s favorite – Unicorns! Blindfolded, players make their way around the game board, trying not to step in unicorn poop. Just like on the walk to school!
Sega Genesis Mini
Everything old is new again. The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 40 legendary games, just take it out, and plug it in. Simpler times!
Hot Wheels Spin Storm Playset
Because isn’t the whole point of “playing cars” crashing them?
Little Live Pets: My Kissing Puppy
A puppy that you won’t have to train! This pup wags his tail, sleeps, kisses and more.
Barbie Dream Plane
Well, she has her own dream home (camper, beach house, convertible, boat, etc…), so it’s only fitting that she has her own jet.
Comes with twice as many gears as the original Spirograph, including a gold-colored metal 50th anniversary commemorative Spirograph gear, Spiro-putty, 3 pens, and 2 pads of paper. Totally 80’s!
Manhattan Toy Wee Baby
Cute! This super soft 12″ doll has embroidered features, some fleece hair, and a pacifier that attaches magnetically.
Googly Eyes Game
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 without goggles, but this is the kid-friendly version and really fun for the whole fam. If fact, it’s still one of the stop selling family game for kids this year!
Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car
Because rolling noisily down the street, and being heard for miles is pretty much a rite of passage. Also available in blue.
Pikmi Pops DoughMis Series Surprise Pack
Includes 1 medium-size sweet scented donut plush, 1 medium-size collectable donut case, 3 surprise items, and a squishy Jelly Pikmi.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Play as your favorite Harry Potter character like Harry himself, Hermione, Ron, or Neville. Defend the wizarding (wizardly?) world from all evil forces. Have a blast gaining influence, mastering the most powerful spells, discover magical items, recruit allies, and more!
Never mind love and nurturing. The object of the game is to annoy. Easy Peezy. Tilt, roll, and poke these critters, then watch them get fired up and melt down. Available in 3 other dudes.
Klutz LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit
Recommended for ages 8 and up, this kit allows kids create their own stop-motion animation, with free apps available for both, tablets and phones.
Nerf N-Strike Mega Series RotoFury Blaster
Sure, it fires Mega Whistler Darts up to 90 feet, but the real MVP here is the rotating drum that fires 10 darts at a time without reloading.
LuvaBella Newborn is a newer version of the original, an interactive baby doll with lifelike expressions and movements.
Wonder Woman LEGO Set
This Lego set features a Wonder Woman figure, a bed with space for a trophy (obviously), Wonder Woman’s ‘invisible’ motorbike (insert joke here), her Golden Lasso, a wrench, two spray paint cans, trophy and a tub of wax polish for the bike.
Ozobot Bit Coding Robot
This pocket sized (Awww) robot allows kids to code screen free using a marker, or online with the OzoBlockly programming editor, dragging and dropping to create Bit code.
Squishy Stress Relief Balls
A 3-pack of non-toxic, BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free, satisfying squishiness!
Star Wars FurReal Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie
Interactive Chewie features over 100 sound and motion combinations, responds in the Wookiee language, and reacts whenever he’s in motion. Far out.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
Thinking Putty comes in different colors, illusions, glow-in-the-dark, heat-sensitive, (remember Hyper-Color shirts?!) and more. Stretch it, roll it, and bounce it. The satisfying addictiveness and stress relief is a total win. It’s even made our ultimate gift guide for the teens in your life this year too!
Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit
This 878 piece set includes house banners, tower with movable spiral staircase, a potions room, treasure room, 10 minifigures: (Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick) and more. Whoa!
The Kids Electric 4-Wheeler (Choose Your Color)
They’re going to have a total blast buzzing around the yard in their own electric ride-on quad 4-wheeler that goes up to 3.7 mph, has LED lights, music, radio, bluetooth and more. Choose from colors like pink, red, black, and more.
Pomsies Plush Interactive Toy
Interactive Pomsies will tell you when they feel tired, cold or hungry with light up eyes, purring and Pomsie sounds, but don’t worry they don’t always complain, they can also play freeze dance!
Star Wars Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure
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.
My Geek Box Monthly Kids Subscription Box
A mystery subscription box filled with fun and educational goodies for girls & boys ages 5-11+.
Crayola Air Dry Clay
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.
Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set
For the kid who loves to be the teacher. Add this cute little Teacher Record Book to the set.
Funko POP Movies: Harry Potter Action Figure
Celebrate the release of the newest book! For the die-hard Harry Potter fan.
Star Wars Bladebuilder Jedi Master Lightsaber
Because…your very own Lightsaber with light and sound!!
Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo
Tickle Me Elmo is back! He must have a time machine…who knew?
Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs
They’re unloved and abandoned. Give them a little love and groom them into sweet, loving little pets.
Eco-Friendly Alert: ‘Green Toys’ Mini Ferry Toy Boat
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.
Step2 Upscale Party Time Kitchen
Cute, gender-neutral play kitchen with realistic features & sounds.
Hallmark itty bittys Limited Edition SUPERGIRL
Because these are just so stinkin’ cute, and come in everything from super heroes & princesses to Rainbow Bright & Star Wars. And get the latest Wonder Woman itty bitty here!
Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
Go beyond your basic Play-Doh sculpting and bring those works of art to virtual life!
Mindware Square Up
So fun! See who the best problem solver in the family is. There’s always that one person who’s virtually unbeatable.
Franklin Throw-Down Base Set
No more using rocks and used water bottles for bases! Includes first, second, third & home plate.
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Building Kit
I dare you not to say “Luke….I am your father.” after it’s built.
Perfect for boys and girls. This 100 piece magnetic set will keep the kids playing, learning, and quiet!
The Exploding Kittens Card Game (that everyone is talking about)
Play the family-friendly card game that was the most backed project in Kickstarter history.
Create Your Very Own Comic Book
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!
Playcraft Sport 40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey
A great option for small spaces.
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
For the avid reader and die-hard Harry Potter fan.
Kids can play at home, but the Nintendo Switch system also allows them to play the same title wherever and whenever due to the mobility of a handheld device!
6-Piece Pretend Play Set
Quick, get them cleaning before they realize how terrible it is!
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