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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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).
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. 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!
8. Teddy Ruxpin – 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
15. 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).
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.