Kids love toys! Whether it’s the official Christmas season, Hanukkah, or a birthday celebration, we’re always searching for ideas – especially for the kid who seems to have everything. Maybe it’s time to put on your Santa hat, and start checking items off your nice (naughty?) list. And if you’re to save a little cash, or need to snag a few gifts at once, click here to slide on down to the sale section – where you’ll find today’s sale prices on best selling toys.
To get ready for any gift-giving season, we’ve gathered up our 3 kids (ages 9, 11, and 13) and picked all sorts of popular toys that run the gamut. From options that sync, to ones that don’t require batteries. As always, we’ll clue you in on some of the hottest items of the season, but we’ve also chosen ones that aren’t on all the “hot lists.” Because off the beaten path is nice, and we think old school toys – like pogo sticks, knee hockey, and bikes are cool too! And let’s face it, sometimes the (stressful) hunt for the “it toy” just doesn’t work out. Check out our favorite new releases and, time-honored classic toys in 2022!
Magic Mixies Magical Misting Cauldron – Shop It Here
Oof. This is a tough one. It’s a high demand toy this holiday season, so you know what that means – it’s hard to find in stock anywhere. Kids can simply mix the potion resulting in their very own “pet.” Included are the ingredients needed to create, along with a special wand. The endgame? Your furry little Magic Mixie appears through the mist. Experience over 50 sounds and reactions. You can also try your luck at Walmart.
Ukulele – Shop It Here
$49.99 (17% Off!)
Ukuleles seem to be having a moment right now and we’re happy to encourage all things music. This beginner option includes a 21″ ukulele, a digital tuner, a strap and a How-To-Play songbook.
Pokemon Cards – Shop It Here
$5.55 (44% Off!)
Pokemon collectors are still obsessed! This set of 50 features assorted cards from all different series. So they can really boost their collection.
Guinness Book of World Records – Shop It Here
$23.50 (19% Off!)
A teacher’s pick on Amazon, this legendary book features remarkable achievements, historical explorations, as well as the odd, strange and peculiar.
My Squishy Little Dumplings – Shop It Here
Available for release on November 15, 2022. These adorable little dumplings are interactive. Simply squeeze his cute cheeks, and his body pops out bringing his personality to life! Features over 50 sounds and emotions.
Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu – Shop It Here
This fella comes with 4 interactive accessories – and when you feed him, he’ll react to his snacks with sounds effects. both appreciative and unappreciative. He stands at just over 9 inches tall and features motorized movements, including his head, ears, and arms, as well as eyes that open and close.
Shape Shifting Box – Shop It Here
Let’s face it, shape shifting is cool! This award winning toy features 36 rare earth magnets, and an innovative design that transforms into over 70 shapes. Fidget away!
Electronic Doodle Board – Shop It Here
$21.99 (12% Off!)
Take your doodles on the go! This tablet is ideal for the car, the plane, the hockey rink – anywhere they need a little something to do, or pass the time. The no mess concept means they can erase their drawings with the touch of a button and begin again.
Mini Brands Collectible Toys: Disney Edition – Shop It Here
$15.06 (6% Off!)
These capsules contain mini versions of your favorite Disney pals – a surprise unboxing with all kinds of miniatures and accessories to add to their collection.
Bluey and Friends 4 Pack – Shop It Here
$14.79 (8% Off!)
It’s the whole family! This four pack features Bluey, her little sister, Bingo, and their Mum and Dad, Chilli and Bandit figures. Poseable!
LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course – Shop It Here
$47.99 (20% Off!)
Mario Time! In this Lego starter course, Mario 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. Phew! He also has to collect virtual coins along the way. Mario has a color sensor, plus LCD eyes, mouth and belly to display over 100 different instant reactions to movement. Also includes a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game. If you’ve already snagged the starter course, check out the add ons available and level up!
Hatchimals Pixies Crystal Flyers – Shop It Here
Hatchimals are taking flight and this flying fairy is already being named one of the coolest new toys of the year! Launch the Pixie Crystal Flyer from the base, or simply lift her into the air and 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 and up.
Fisher Price Bubble Mower – Shop It Here
Roll along to realistic sounds and bubbles! These are always a hit.
Pretend Kitchen Sink – Shop It Here
Includes a real working faucet, as well as color changing play utensils and accessories. Get cracking kids!
T-Rex Stuffed Animal – Shop It Here
How can dinosaurs be scary when they’re this cute?
Fisher-Price Little People Cuddle & Play Nursery – Shop It Here
Push the button to rock the babies in the cozy cradle (nap time!). They can also change the babies’ diapers, feed them with the bottle, and free play on the soft play mat. All done? The case fold up into a “diaper bag.”
Wilson NFL Super Grip Football – Shop It Here
Available in official and junior sizes, this is the perfect football to have on hand for the school yard, back yard, or beach.
Pretend Campfire with S’mores – Shop It Here
$20.10 (31% Off!)
We love the land of make believe! This set has 18 pieces, including some bear paws for good measure. Logs, a fire and s’mores take pretend camp outs to the next level.
Zing Sky Ripperz, Double Pack – Shop It Here
Good old-fashioned, no batteries, launching things in every direction so good luck fun! Hook your Sky Ripperz to the launcher, pull the tab and launch it 250 feet in the air. Yes!
You had us at invisibility cloak! Are parents allowed to use this? (for good of course, not for evil). This set is a must-have for any Harry Potter fan – or really any kid who is into making funny videos. Plus, it makes a great tech gift too this year! 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)
Lego City Town People: Fun At The Beach – Shop It Here
What a crew! We aren’t sure why the life guard is wearing long pants, but we’re not questioning a man with a parrot. Nana’s got money (like usual), and let’s hear it for the dude with the old-school boom box! So fun.
Fisher Price Medical Kit – Shop It Here
$13.99 (30% Off!)
A classic, 7 piece kit that allows them to be a doctor on call. Just be prepared to deal with a lot “sick” stuffed animals. You sound like you might be coming down with something as well.
Snuggle Bug Baby Doll – Shop It Here
The snuggliest little baby doll, that’s not the least bit “interactive.” All imagination and pretend here. Available in other cute-as-a-button dolls as well.
Treasure X Sunken Gold Treasure Ship Playset – Shop It Here
The newest set from Treasure X sends them on a quest, which includes secret hidden treasures in the ship – like anchors, cannons and more, all to fight the evil Kraken! Not into solving 25 levels and just want to dig? Check out some of the smaller sets here.
SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop W/ Ball – Shop It Here
Includes door mounts, all tools necessary for set up, a heavy-duty, 8-loop net, mini ball and shatter resistant backboard in case things get out of hand.
The Original Spirograph – Shop It Here
What was better than Spirograph back in the day? The original is back. The 45-piece set includes 19 wheels, 2 rings, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 3 pens, a 14-page guide book, design paper and a carry-along storage case. You know what it doesn’t include? An app! Yes!
Click N’ Play Magic Disappearing Milk and Juice Bottles – Shop It Here
$9.98 (29% Off!)
These were everything in the 70s and 80s! Imaginative, and pretend play is still the best.
Beyblade Burst Turbo – Shop It Here
Let the battles begin! This set features Beyblade Burst Beystadium, Battling Tops, and Launchers.
Mr Potato Head Playskool Movin’ Lips – Shop It Here
Mr. Potato Head will be silent no longer! This updated spud talks, sings and includes 10 pieces.
Not Parent Approved: A Card Game – Shop It Here
$19.99 (20% Off!)
A kid-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity – and family friendly means you won’t have to recoil in horror, when your 76 year old aunt picks the filthiest response available.
Mini ATM Bank – Shop It Here
$25.99 (35% Off!)
Teach kids the joy of saving and withdrawing money. Especially since they seem to think you just “go the to ATM and get cash.” They’ll realize they actually have to have the money, in order to take the money.
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set – Shop It Here
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.
Illustory Book Making Kit – Shop It Here
Perfect for the kid who loves to write and illustrate. Kids create their own book, complete with illustrations, 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.
Building Blocks – Shop It Here
$15.59 (44% Off!)
In a world of apps, technology and screens everywhere, you just can’t beat old-fashioned, use your imagination, building blocks. Anyone else always use the bridge-shaped block as a phone when you were a kid?
Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set – Shop It Here
$22.49 (41% Off!)
This 24 piece play set inspires the cutest game of “let’s pretend” ever. Can we talk about the cone? Perfect for the little animal lover.
Franklin NHL Indoor Sport 2 in 1 Set – Shop It Here
Set includes street hockey and knee hockey. 2 adjustable hockey sticks, 2 mini hockey sticks, hockey ball and 2 mini foam hockey balls. Good luck hotel hallways! (IYKYK)
Razor A5 Lux Scooter – Shop It Here
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.
Happy Salmon Game – Shop It Here
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.
LASER X Two Player Laser Tag Gaming Set – Shop It Here
$49.50 (17% Off!)
Interactive voice give tips throughout the game, reach your opponents receiver up to 200 feet away, and of course – lights!
Kidcraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table – Shop It Here
Includes 120 pieces – including figures, train set, trains, tracks, and storage bins.
Scratch Paper Notepad – Shop It Here
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.
Barbie Dreamhouse – Shop It Here
$149.99 (33% Off!)
…because someone should be living in their dream house, right? Includes customizable features as well as 10 indoor and outdoor play areas, a working elevator, party room with a DJ booth, second-story slide with a pool, balcony with a hammock swing and a puppy play area with its own pool and slide.
Exit: The Game The Haunter Roller Coaster – Shop It Here
Ride the haunted roller coaster, and the gates will lock behind you. Up to 4 players (recommended ages 10+) work together to solve a series of riddles and puzzles, crack codes, and escape!
Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track – Shop It Here
$49.99 (14% Off!)
Keeps kids engaged and using their imagination – Just like we had to back in the day! Comes with 3 loops, 3 crash zones, and 3 high-speed boosters! Additional track can be added on for longer (and more epic) rides.
Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander – Shop It Here
$49.99 (53% Off!)
Comes with 12 official Nerf darts, features a 6-dart drum and reaches up to 90 feet. Good luck siblings!
Nintendo Switch Lite – Shop It Here
Available in other colors, the Switch Lite is touch screen and optimized for personal, handheld play.
Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy – Shop It Here
$19.10 (24% Off!)
Made from recycled plastic and dishwasher safe so you can get the “gross” out!
Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick – Shop It Here
Because they never really sit still anyway. You know it, and I know it. Covered in foam for a comfortable grip, recommended for ages 9 and up. They’ll be doing tricks in no time!
Nishiki Girls’ Pueblo 24” Mountain Bike – Shop It Here
Also available in boys, this 24 inch bike has 7 speeds, allowing riders to try their hand at some off road dirt trails. Geared toward (see what I did there?) ages 10+. Available in other color combinations.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe (30th Anniversary Edition) – Shop It Here
Because riding in one of these, while a “helpful” sibling tips you over while pushing you – is pretty much a rite of passage. Give them some sponges in the summer, and carwash!
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