We know you’re so on the ball you probably have all your holiday shopping done already, right? But if you’re at all like me and still not sure what to get your kiddies this season look no further! Here are our top picks for the hottest toys and gifts this season to help make shopping a bit easier!
The LeapTV Educational Game System by Leap Frog is the hottest toy hailed by parents and kids alike. For parents it’s the one game system you can truly feel good about letting your kids have because it’s focused on learning combined with physical movement – awesome huh? My kids and some friends had a chance to give this game system a try recently and everyone loved it. This is definitely a parent fave that’s a huge hit with the kids, too!! Retail $149.95.
So um, did you guys see Frozen? ‘Cuz it was kind of a big deal. And yeah, kids still want anything and everything Frozen themed this holiday season. Thankfully, there are so many Frozen toys and gifts to choose from out there (no shortage of Frozen merch now, huh Disney??). But our money is on the Frozen Crystal Kingdom Vanity as our pick for the the hottest Frozen item under the tree this year. Inspired by Elsa’s ice castle, the vanity comes with fun beauty accessories, including a hair extension, comb and necklace and can be stored in the vanity’s pull out drawer. Press the gem button for sound effects and to see Anna then Elsa magically appear in the mirror as the vanity plays “For the First Time in Forever
The Doc is in!! One of the hottest toys this year is the new Doc McStuffins Mobile Cart with working light and sound EKG, horoscope and thermometer to give give on-site checkups and fix boo boos with the built in bandage dispenser. Future docs can even call in the diagnosis using the built in CB and secure their patients for rolling rescue using the gurney and side patient seat! Retail $58.95.
The Razor Jr Kix Scooter from Razor is the newest scooter in the Razor family and is so stinking cute that even I want one!! Razor Jr Kix boosts youngsters’ balance and coordination while they have fun, on appropriately sized scooters sized just for them. These come in Unicorn, Cowboy, Monster and Zombie styles that give your little ones scooter that extra personality! Retail $44.95, Available now on Amazon for about $26.50.
Puppy Surprise from Just Play is such a cute little toy this season and if you can find it will be sure to delight your little animal lovers. This is a little stuffed puppy dog mama complete with (surprise) PUPPIES too! Each puppy has a different number and combination of puppies so you are never quite sure what you will get. These are hard to find so if you see one, grab it! I’ve seen a few still on the shelves at BJs recently and they are available stillon Amazon, too. Retail $24.95. Seen this week at BJs for $19.99.
Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Counts are the latest interactive apps from newcomer Tiggly. I had a chance to see these in action and they are so fun and interactive. Designed by world-class educators, Tiggly Shapes and Tiggly Counts are the premier tablet learning toys for toddlers and kids! Tiggly Shapes (designed for ages 18 month – 4 years) comes with 4 elegantly designed geometric shapes, 3 free apps, and 1 felt carrying pouch for easy storage and transportation. Tiggly Counts (ages 3 and up) comes with 5 elegantly designed magnetic counting rods that interact with learning apps on iPads & select android tablets. Tiggly apps are available in the App Store and can be experienced in 8 different languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin).One of TIME Magazine’s “toys that will make your kids smarter,” Tiggly Shapes develops motor skills, spatial thinking, creativity, and language. Winner of the Tillywig Brain Child award, Tiggly Counts helps develop early numeracy, counting, and math operations. Retail $29.99.
What little builder wouldn’t love the K’NEX 70 Model Building Set This set lets kids build all 70 models – or anything they can imagine with over 700 pieces including building ideas for a hot air balloon, boats, trucks, a sand castle and more! Set includes a convenient storage treasure chest, large enough to fill with other K’NEX sets! Even better, K’NEX is a local to Philly company so you can feel good supporting them too! Retail $44.99 Now on sale on Amazon for $23.99.
Ya’all know about GoldiBlox, right? If you don’t you should! These toys are awesome are designed to encourage spatial skills, basic engineering principles, confidence in problem solving in young girls! There are great kits like GolideBlox and the Parade Float, GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine, and GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank with different construction activites but new this year, GoldiBlox is offering a new alternative to traditional girl figures with their new GoldiBlox action figure! Check out this so cool GoldiBlox Action Figure with Zipline! LOVE HER! I know this is one toy my two girls will be getting this year for sure! Retail $24.99
What do you think? Which of these is your fave? Leave a comment to tell us what your top toy picks are this year!!