Hottest Toys for the Holidays

hottest toys for the holidays
Category: Christmas
Published Date: 11/16/2020
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With the amount of toys out there, it can be tough to figure out which are the hottest toys to get the kids for the holidays. My 11 and 8 year olds have helped me compile a list of what they really want for Christmas and Hanukkah (we celebrate both). I’m excited to share the toys they’d most like to unwrap this year.

Hottest Toys for the Holidays

hottest toys for kids clobber ultimatum
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Globber Ultimum 3-Wheel Scooter

ULTIMUM 3-wheel scooter for kids and teens is equipped with a patented, adjustable steering angle control system; it allows you to easily modify the turning radius of the front wheels to suit your desired riding style. ULTIMUM is a big wheel scooter for kids thanks to the 125mm front wheels for faster rides; wide front wheels (43mm) also provide more grip for safe rides. Supports up to 220 lbs!

Osmo math wizard for iPad and Fire Tablet
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Osmo Math Wizard

Learn addition and subtraction through hands-on play on a 1st & 2nd grade math adventure! Real-time targeted teaching tips and nudges let kids learn through experimentation and build confidence in a stress-free environment. Self-paced play means kids have time to master a concept before moving on to new material. Adults are able to adjust the difficulty of the game. (No WiFi necessary for game play). An Osmo Base for iPad or Fire Tablet & an iPad or Fire Tablet are not included, both are required for game play. Osmo games bring a child’s creative imagination to life with hand held pieces. Approved by parents and teachers worldwide, used in over 31,000 classrooms.

hottest toys for the holidays VIP Pets
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VIP Pets Surprise Hair Reveal Doll

The VIP Pets are the most fashionable dogs around with super long hair! There are 6 characters with 2 different looks, all with their own personalities and hobbies. However there is something that connects them all . their passion for all things hair! These fabulous pets come with 9 surprises to unbox and 12 inches of super long hair to style! The VIP Pets like to wear their hair in different styles depending on the occasion but they need your help to create the perfect look. Unbox 6 unique and personalized accessories! Once you’ve washed her hair you will discover her unique style! 12 different dolls to collect in Series 1! Become a professional hair stylist just like Fabio and Fabia!

spalding basketball hoop
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Spalding NBA 44″ Basketball Hoop

Legends never hold back when it comes to shooting some hoops, no matter where they are. The Spalding NBA 44′ Polycarbonate Portable Backboard gives you a place to work on mastering the game. You can now work on your threes and play two-on-two with your squad or family wherever. The clear polycarbonate background gives you durability and good rebound. The portable basketball system by Spalding lets you wheel it down the driveway with ease. The basketball hoop comes with a height adjustment ranging from 7.5 to 10 feet, so everyone gets their turn to play. The basketball system features a board pad and a breakaway rim. This portable basketball hoop system requires adult assembly. 

Throw Throw Burrito Outdoor Extreme Edition
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Throw Throw Burrito: Outdoor Extreme Edition

Throw Throw Burrito is a party game unlike any you’ve played before! Go head to head collecting cards, earning points, and throwing weaponized Mexican food! Expanding on the world’s first dodgeball card game, Throw Throw Burrito: Extreme Outdoor Edition has all the fun stuff of the original game, but we’ve seriously upgraded the throwable Burritos! Instead of throwing cute squishy foam at each other, you get to launch GIGANTIC INFLATABLE BURRITOS at your friends while playing with hilarious oversized cards. 

Includes super durable, water-resistant cards, nearly indestructible instructions, waterproof tokens, and two 3 foot tall inflatable Burritos.

Hottest toys for the holidays magna tiles
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Magna-Tiles

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 74pc Set by Valtech are designed to promote imagination and creativity. Magna Tiles Clear Colors basic geometric shapes are translucent and brightly colored. Use them on the light table, with a flashlight, or build near a window allowing sunlight to shine through like stained glass. Make flat, 2-D patterns or cool 3-D structures while developing fine motor and visualization skills. Magna-Tiles shapes measures 3 inches per side. All Magna-Tiles products are compatible. Includes 74 translucent, colorful shapes including squares (6 large, 40 small) and triangles (14 equilateral, 6 right, 8 isosceles).

Baby Yoda Animatronic Edition
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Baby Yoda Animatronic Edition

From Hasbro’s Star Wars Collection: The Child Animatronic Edition with sounds and motorized sequences! 

He may look like “Baby Yoda,” but this lovable creature is called The Child — and now you can become his protector with this animatronic toy from Star Wars. Touching the top of The Child Animatronic Edition’s head activates over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and excited sounds, giggles, babbles, and more, all while the figure’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Boys and girls ages 4 and up can pretend to harness the power of the Force as The Child toy closes its eyes, raises its arm, and sighs as if exerting a great amount of energy. 

Cry babies magic tears
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Cry Babies Magic Tears Winged House

Introducing new characters to the Cry Babies Magic Tears Winged Houses. There are 12+ surprise dolls to collect, each with their own unique glittery design! Look out for the exclusive rare character! Her onesie changes color! Winged Houses are decorated to match the doll’s unique personality. Every character comes with 4 glittery accessories: a magic bottle, a pacifier and either a new bow and a toy trolley or a bib and a high chair. Plus 2 unique accessories that match the character! Plus a customized blanket and a personalized sticker sheet. With luck, you’ll find an exclusive diamond bow or a pacifier! Feed the Cry Babies Magic Tears doll with the bottle, squeeze her belly and watch her cry colorful tears! Check out Kitoons on YouTube to discover the new Fantasy world of Cry Babies Magic Tears!

Mini Brands Mini Mart
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Mini Brands! Mini Mart

5 Surprise Mini Brands Mini Mart is the ultimate way to store and display your mini brands collection, by making your very own little shopping world! Build up your base plate, store front and store for all your mini brands. Every playset includes 3 types of shelving, fridges, a cash register, full store front, accessories such as trolleys and baskets, and an interactive electronic feature to trigger real shopping sounds as your push your cart up and down the aisles. Stack the shelves high with your favourite minis, fill the freezer with the best icy treats and pack your baskets and trolleys with the essentials. With a modular baseplate, you can even connect more than 1 Mini Mart together to buuild the ultimate mega mart to store hundreds of Mini Brands! Collect more mini brands capsules to add more accessories and minis to your mini shopping world!

Squeakee the Balloon Dog
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Squeakee The Balloon Dog

Meet Squeakee! The first ever balloon pet that’s inflated with personality! He’ll WOW you as he comes to life just like a real pup! Squeakee is so interactive and loves to play with you! This very playful toy responds to your voice, is full of sound and movement and looks just like a real Balloon Dog! Watch him sit and stand as you pet his head or tickle his tummy to make him happy! Squeakee comes with a range of fun accessories for you to interact and play with. Use his Pump to feed him. Place the Pump in his nose and hear him inflate! But be careful, when he’s full he may pee or fart! Squeakee loves his Squeaker Toy and gets very excited when he hears it! Use his Squeaker Toy to train him to sit or beg! Feed him, teach him, even “POP” him with his Pin and watch him deflate! You’ll be blown away at all his reactions and what he can do! Squeakee is your interactive balloon best friend! 

Nintendo Switch Hottest toys for the holidays
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Nintendo Switch

Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.

BFF Fairy Friends Dolls
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BFF Fairy Friends

Ideal girls toys for girls that love fairies. Introducing the new, magical BFF Bright Fairy Friends dolls! Unbox your new BFF to unveil which magical fairy doll you get along with 4 surprise fairy accessories! Each fairy doll comes housed in its very own fairy home with bright, motion activated twinkle fairy lights battery operated. Each doll comes with a fairy jar that can also be used as a nightlight for children. You can use your fairy home as a night light for kids! Press your fairy’s necklace to make her twinkle lights fairy wings glow with radiating multi-colored fairy lights for bedroom! Collect all 12 BFF fairy dolls from Series 1 and enjoy swapping out their fashions and accessories! Fairy Lights Batteries are included for fun right out of the box. Cute Girls Toys gifts for kids ages 3 and older.

Jurassic Park T-Rex
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Jurassic World Camp Epic Roarin’ Tyrannosaurus Rex 

Be a part of the adventure with the Epic Roarin’ Tyrannosaurus Rex inspired by the Jurassic World animated series, Camp Cretaceous! This larger-scale dinosaur action figure features “Primal Attack” which enables kids to control the battle play with awesome battle moves. Move the tail up and down, side to side and around for head movements, body twists and an awesome chomping action (activate all moves at once for total animated control of the figure). Push and hold the button on the tail for the ultimate epic ROAR and realistic shaking! The dinosaur action figure also features authentic sculpting, movable joints, authentic color and realistic texture. Recreate all the epic battle-action scenes with this Epic Roarin’ Tyrannosaurus Rex—but watch out—this Tyrannosaurus Rex has a huge ROAR and even bigger BITE! Makes a great gift for ages 4 years old and up especially fans of Jurassic World, dinosaurs and action play! Colors and decorations may vary.

Playmobil Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
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Playmobil SCOOBY-DOO! Mystery Machine

Time to solve some mysteries with the members of Mystery, Inc. in the SCOOBY-DOO! Mystery Machine™! This psychedelic vehicle always has everything you need for your ghost-hunting adventures. Open the van’s rear doors to reveal an illuminated monitor, where you can insert your ghost cards to learn more about the mystery. Discover more ghost cards in each of the SCOOBY-DOO! Mystery Figures (Series 1) (70288 – sold separately). You also have your spyglass, a secret map that reveals the exact place you need to go, and Scooby Snacks™ – all essential for cracking the case. For even more fun, combine this set with the rest of the PLAYMOBIL SCOOBY-DOO! theme (#70286-70288 – sold separately)! Set includes Fred™, Daphne™, Velma™, map, flashlight, spyglass, and other accessories. 2 x AAA batteries required. Recommended for ages five years and up.

LOL Surprise Doll House Hottest Toys for the Holidays
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L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. House – Real Wood Doll House with 85+ Surprises

L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G. House is the ultimate hangout for L.O.L Surprise! O.M.G. fashion dolls and their sisters. It’s moving day! Unbox 85+ surprises to move in. Made from wood, House features 3 stories, 6 rooms, and a working elevator! The outside patio includes a real pool for cold water, hot tub for warm water and a sandbox for L.O.L Surprise! Pets. The first floor includes a living room with a real working lamp and kitchen with table, chairs and refrigerator. The 2nd floor includes a bedroom and bathroom. Bedroom Includes transforming furniture, including pianos that transform into bunk beds. Bathroom features a toilet that makes flushing sounds and a shower. The 3rd floor’s massive walk-in fashion closet includes a fashion rack with hangers for all your dolls’ outfits and a wardrobe! And B.B.s can enjoy the view when they hang out on the rooftop patio, with a backdrop that changes from day to night! Turn around the house to reveal a mall backdrop for more outrageous fun and total 360º play.

VR Universe
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Professor Maxwell’s VR Universe Virtual Reality Learning System Hardware

Explore our galaxy, solar system, and everything in between with Professor Maxwell’s VR Universe! Land on the moon, drive a mars rover, and even fly through saturns rings in virtual reality! This immersive space science kit for kids is designed to educate and entertain by combining an 80 page interactive book, with dozens of phsical projects and activities to inspire through play! Simply download the free app and engage in step by step lessons through augmented and virtual reality! Build a sundial, discover life on Mars and even orbit around the International Space Station in virtual reality! VR Universe is packed with 30 projects to explore the science behind our galaxy, so put on your goggles and join Professor Maxwell on his journey into space! 

Which of the hottest toys for the holidays do you think your kids would love the most? Are there any toys that your kids are asking for that we haven’t listed? Tell us below! Don’t forget to check out our adult stocking stuffer ideas!

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**Some of the toys listed were provided to our family on a review basis. Because my daughters loved them so much, we included them in this holiday gift guide. The links are affiliate links, which means if you click on them and make a purchase, our family will make a small commission, at no additional cost to you. As always, our family appreciates your support!

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  1. I am so out of the loop when it comes to toys. Thanks for sharing this list – it will definitely help me to get my shopping list done!

  2. Great gift ideas. Baby Yoda and Nintendo are already on our list. But I see some other things my son would like too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My nephew will love the GLOBBER ULTIMUM 3-WHEEL SCOOTER! It looks like so nice! Early Christmas present indeed.

  4. What a comprehensive list! I only have probably 6 on mine (but for techie kids and adults 😀 ..) Anyone getting these items would surely be happy!

  5. The Vip Surprise hair reveal doll is absolutely adorable. I’m definitely getting one for my niece now. Thanks for the great suggestions!

  6. So many fun toys here! Will be hard to decide which ones to get as gifts! Just need to get them all!!

  7. Oh wow so many amazing gift ideas here. There are so many ideas for boys and girls. thanks for sharing xx

  8. These toys for the holidays are awesome. I am particularly liking the BABY YODA ANIMATRONIC EDITION.

  9. You have listed such a comprehensive list of must-have toys for this Christmas, the Nintendo Switch and the Magna-Tiles has been on top of my children’s list for a while

  10. Magna-tiles are a great gift for kids who like to build. My daughter would the Baby Yoda Animatronic Edition for sure.

  11. my youngest is obsessed with dinosaurs!! That t-rex is perfect!! I’ve also been looking at a switch, I think my oldest might love it

  12. These are some great toys ideas for kids. I am going to look for ULTIMUM 3-wheel scooter for my daughter…I am sure she will love it.

  13. Such a fun round-up of toys! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. My daughter is asking for baby Yoda 🙂

  14. My kids aren’t interested in getting toys that much anymore, rather items that correspond to their hobbies such as art materials etc. But I know for sure that they would love to have a Nintendo Switch as a gift though.

  15. Great to give me ideas for the kids. I love the magna-tiles. I haven’t seen those before but they look fun.

  16. I agree with this list. There are some really good items on this list. I know my kids would be happy to have any of them.

  17. These sound like fun ideas for kids. I am not too familiar with most of these and it is nice to have some ideas to put on my shopping list.

  18. I so want the basketball hoop for myself in all honesty but my husband will go nuts for the Baby Yoda! These are all wonderful holiday gift ideas.

  19. A little bit of everything for every child’s taste. I’ve got my baby Yoda, he he

  20. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift list! I see so many great gift ideas for many family members on this.

  21. I love all of these ideas for the hottest toys of the holiday season this time around. I am going to have to look into a few of these for my niece and nephew.

  22. I think my girls will love the OMG LOL toys. A wooden house will be freaking cool to add to their huge collections already.

    I love the list and you have given me ideas for my nieces and nephews.

  23. I love the variety of toys! My kids would have enjoyed most of these when they were younger. I’m excited for my granddaughter to get a little older so we can start buying her the fun toys like these.

  24. Oh these are all such cool toys! I wish I had some of these when I was little. Great post, I’ll definitely be passing these on to my friends with kids 🙂

  25. I feel like my son would just LOVE the T-Rex haha! He’s been making lots of growl and snarl faces lately and trying to imitate a monster! lol

  26. I love a toy like Magnatiles. The possibilities are endless and they are very tactile, which children really like.

  27. I really needed this! I never know what to buy for my grandkids and this will be a huge help.

  28. I love these picks! I totally got that animatronic Baby Yoda. For myself. I kind of share with the kids 😉

  29. My daughter asked for the LOL House. We bought a Nintendo Switch last year, they are so popular they are almost sold out everywhere this year!