Kids love toys! Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or a birthday celebration, we’re always searching for ideas – especially for the kid who seems to have everything. It’s time to put on your Santa hat, and start checking items off your nice (naughty?) list. To get ready for the gift-giving season, we’ve picked toys that run the gamut. From toys that sync, to toys that don’t require batteries. Check out our favorite new releases and old school classics below.
1. Fingerlings: Interactive Baby Monkey – Buy It Here For $20
Well for crying out loud, it’s a tiny monkey that fits right on your finger. Available in several different colors, Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey language. Who doesn’t need that?
2. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot – Buy It Here For $130
Using an Apple or Android phone or tablet, kids can program Dash to do all sorts of things. Dash will dance, react to voices, make sounds and more! He also works with LEGO Technic compatible bricks. No batteries required. Charge him up with the included USB charging cable. Download the free Wonder app and let the games begin.
3. Hatchimals – CollEGGtibles – 4-Pack – Buy It Here For $10
There are over 70 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles available to collect, along a rare and limited edition Hatchimal. Similar to the Hatchimal craze of 2016, kids rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch.
4. The New Teddy Ruxpin for Christmas 2017 – Buy It Here For $100
He’s back! Teddy Ruxpin tells stories and sings songs, but this time around he’s Bluetooth ready and has his own app – all while sporting LCD eyes. Tap the logo on his vest, or touch his paws to fast forward, start and stop.
5. Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s “Landspeeder” Ride-On – Buy It Here For $499
One of the “Must-Have” Christmas gifts of 2017, your kids will love this battery operated ride-on that goes up to 5 mph, has an interactive dashboard, and plays the coolest sounds from the “Star Wars: A New Hope” movie. Read the full Landspeeder review and details here.
6. The LuvaBella Interactive Baby Doll by Spin Master – Buy It Here (Price Varies)
That’s right folks, the people that brought you Hatchimals last Christmas are back with their latest invention, LuvaBella, an interactive baby doll that laughs when you tickle her, learns how to say certain words when you feed and play with her and, well, just about has the most life-like reactions and features we’ve ever seen on a doll. Some say creepy, we say “futuristic.” Read the full LuvaBella doll review here.
7. Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set – Buy It Here For $120
Magna-Tiles easily connect, allowing kids of all ages to imagine and create. Rumor has it that Lego guys and super heroes like living here. Also available as a set of 32 for less, here.
8. Crayola Story By Me (Hardcover) – Buy It Here For $26
Perfect for the kid who loves to write and illustrate. Kids create their own book, complete with cover pages, illustrations, a dedication page and an about the author page. Once complete, kids mail their story and it comes back as a professionally bound book! Paperback version available for less, here.
9. FurReal Roarin’ Tyler The Playful Tiger – Buy It Here For $117
Because this type of exotic pet isn’t illegal…and when kids roar at him – he roars back.
10. Crazy Aaron’s Black Light Putty – Buy It Here For $15
Thinking putty is all the rage and you can take a break from cleaning homemade slime from every crevice of your kitchen. Kids can “draw” on their putty using included black light keychain. Glows in the dark and change colors in the sun (always cool).
11. Makey Makey – Buy It Here For $50
Got a future engineer on your hands? This circuit board set allows them to turn almost anything into a working computer keyboard.
12. Zing Sky Ripperz, Double Pack – Buy It Here For $14
Good old-fashioned, no batteries, launching things fun! Hook your Sky Ripperz, pull the tab and launch it 250 feet in the air. Yes!
13. My Arcade – Retro Arcade Machine X Portable Gaming Mini Arcade – Buy It Here For $29
Enjoy some old school vibes, along with 300 built-in 300 Hi-Res games. Requires 3 AA batteries, and is perfect for travel and on-the-go. No TV needed!
14. Franklin NHL Indoor Sport 2 in 1 Set – Buy It Here For $37
Set includes street hockey and knee hockey. 2 adjustable hockey sticks, 2 mini hockey sticks, hockey ball and 2 mini foam hockey balls.
15. Razor A5 Lux Scooter – Buy It Here For $68
Anodized finish with kick stand, this scooter is built for tall riders and features an aircraft grade aluminum deck and extra-large wheels. Easily folds to carry along.
16. Wonder Woman Legos – Buy It Here For $16
Wonder Woman is where it’s at! 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.
17. Happy Salmon Game – Buy It Here For $13
A cute, fast-paced card game where players call out the action shown on their top card. When two players have a match, they celebrate by performing said action together.
18. Little Tikes Backyard Barbecue Get Out ‘N Grill and Grillin’ Goodies Bundle – Buy It Here For $54
Cute and realistic toy gas grill, complete with pretend food! Store everything in the grill cupboards when it’s time to clean up.
19. Hatchimals Glittering Garden – Hatching Egg – Interactive Creature – Buy It Here For $60
Remember Hatchimals? These are still Hatchimals. Get to know and love these little egg-dwelling critters, just waiting to hatch. This generation, however, sparkles with glitter. Teach your Hatchimal to walk, talk, dance and play games.
20. Playskool Mr. Potato Head – Buy It Here For $11
Let’s hear it for the toys that don’t sync or require apps! Everyone knows this guy. Store the parts in the back, just like you remember. Mr. Potato head comes with eyes, nose, mouth with teeth, hat, mustache, tongue, pair of glasses, 2 hands, 2 ears and 1 pair of legs with shoes (of course).
21. Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit – Buy It Here For $15
Create chain reactions – the cool kind! Kids can design and build 10 amazing moving machines.
22. LASER X Two Player Laser Tag Gaming Set – Buy It Here For $45
Interactive voice give tips throughout the game, reach your opponents receiver up to 200 feet away, and of course – lights!
23. Medium Pompom Stuffed Animal – Buy It Here For $23
We’re not sure who this is exactly, but he or she is great! It says right in the description, they’re Fanciful. Perfect for the one-of-a-kind kid.
24. Imaginarium 100 + Piece Mountain Rock Train Table – Buy It Here For $150
Includes over 100 pieces – 23′ of track, lights and sounds, a play table with storage drawer, 8 trains, 2 vehicles, 3 traffic signs, a fueling station and more.
25. Scratch Paper Notepad – Buy It Here For $12
Perfect for the kid who loves to doodle, draw and create. This notepad has 20 sheets of rainbow drop scratch paper. Scratch away to reveal the rainbow colors underneath.
26. Fisher Price Classics Record Player – Buy It Here For $22
Five “records” play 10 different songs, and are easily stored inside the record player itself – Just like you remember.
27. LEGO Creator Robo Explorer – Buy It Here For $20
This 3-in-1 model also rebuilds into a robot dog with a light-up jetpack or a robot bird with light-up eyes. Robots for the win! Styxx would be proud.
28. Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi – Buy It Here For $48
This little fellow plays preschool learning games, and the dude can move – 360 degrees of mobility!
29. Barbie Dreamhouse – Buy It Here For $164
…because someone should be living in their dream house, right? Amazon also offers nondescript packaging in case you need to be all sly with your delivery.
30. Neon Flash Scooter – Buy It Here For $90
A little on the smaller side, this scooter works for kids ages 5 and up. Oh and lights!
31. Operation Escape Room – Buy It Here For $49
A game for 2-6 players, kids will solve puzzles, get the keys and escape the room.
32. Tickle Me Elmo 2017 – Buy It Here For $29
He’s back from 1996 and is ready to take on 2017! A little softer, but still finding everything laughable. Well, it is 2017, so…..
33. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster – Buy It Here For $13
Holds 6 Elite darts and reaches up to 90 feet. Good luck siblings!
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