Let’s be honest, it’s basically always Christmas around here. And by that we mean there’s constant nagging from our kids who always want the latest toy and are always asking for something on the regular. Alas, 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. But wait, there’s more! Some of these are actually on sale right now too.
Shop some of the best toys for kids of all ages (baby, toddler, big kids, and tweens) in 2021, below!
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5 Surprise Toys Mystery Capsules
5 Surprise is back and one of our top picks of the year. This one comes as a fun pack of 2 with 5 surprises in each. Some of their favorite little brands are included, including ones like Sponge Bob, Fingerlings, Nickelodeon Slime, and so much more.
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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+
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LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course
$47.99 (20% Off!)
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.
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Gotta Go Flamingo
$19.99 (33% Off!)
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).
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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.
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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.
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Throw Throw Burrito Game
A super funny dodge-ball game where you actually get to throw a burrito. What’s better than that?!
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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!
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Push + Pop Bubble Fidget/Sensory Toy
While fidget spinners are a thing of the past, the latest craze are these “push and pop” bubble sensory toys for the kids (or even adults) who still tend to fidget a bit. Get them in a variety of different colors, shapes, and sizes.
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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.
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Monster Jam Official Mega Grave Digger
Over 2 feet long, this remote control car is bigger, faster and stronger!
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Little People: The Office
$14.79 (26% Off!)
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.
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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!
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The New Mall Madness Game
$14.98 (40% Off!)
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!
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Baby Alive “Baby Grows Up” Talking & Growing Doll
$44.49 (26% Off!)
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.
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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.
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Fingerlings Light Up Narwhal
$9.90 (34% Off!)
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.
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18″ Stuffed Llama
Because llamas are so cute, and so in right now. And this one has a bow.
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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?
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Hot Wheels Spin Storm Playset
Because isn’t the whole point of “playing cars” crashing them?
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Manhattan Toy Wee Baby
$24.99 (11% Off!)
Cute! This super soft 12″ doll has embroidered features, some fleece hair, and a pacifier that attaches magnetically.
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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.
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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.
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Franklin Throw-Down Base Set
$31.71 (21% Off!)
No more using rocks and used water bottles for bases! And get outside and play…please! Includes first, second, third & home plate.
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