Sure Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean the constant nagging from your kids about wanting the latest toy has settled down. If you’re looking for some fun ideas, we’ve got you covered.
According to the latest toy research trends, this year one of the most popular categories is “Generations of Play.” As more and more kids are staying at home, a lot of the top picks are actually things that the whole family can play with together.
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.
Shop some of the best toys for kids of all ages (baby, toddler, big kids, and tweens) in 2021, 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
Probably the most popular this year is, of course, Baby Yoda! This cute little 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.
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!