Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for your kiddos? We gathered a list of some of the hottest toys, their general price points, and where to get them! Let us know if there are any other cool ones you recommend.
Teddy Ruxpin is Back!
Remember this toy from your childhood? It’s back and more high tech. He will sing, read, and talk to your kids. Now, you can connect him to a read-along app which means your kids can read along while Teddy tells stories. You will also appreciate its expressive LCD animated eyes and touch sensors. For all of these cool features, the $90 may be worth it.
Fingerlings Glitter Monkey
These are interactive baby monkeys that cling to your kids’ fingers. The toy has touch and audio sensors that have come a long way since the Furbee. Fingerlings are currently running around $15 to $18. However, be careful not to get scammed because there are counterfeit warnings since the toy is so hot right now.
furReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
For between $100 to $120, this very soft interactive tiger from Hasbro is the latest furReal addition. This tiger cub responds to sounds and touch with over 100 sound and motion combinations. His head moves. He can stretch, lightly roar and coo, and his eyes blink. It’s absolutely adorable and a perfect gift for your little animal lover. And of course, there are more furReal pets such as the unicorn and dragon versions found on Hasbro’s site.
Meccano Erector - M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence
Get your little budding engineer intellectually engaged with this little interactive robot. Your child can teach the robot words, and it quizzes your kids. It has a personal assistant mode and teaches math, science and facts. This robot can be reconstructed into other shapes and sizes. This toy will set you back around $150 this holiday season.
L.O.L. Big Surprise Ball with 50 surprises
For around $70, this bizarre toy has a small collection of little surprises hidden inside of dissolving fizzy balls and other plastic balls. All of the little items are a fun and hands-on way to slowly unwrap tons of items. Most of the value is likely in the experience of the lengthy unboxing for your little one.
Shimmer and Shine, Wish & Spin Shimmer (or Shine) Doll
If you have a little girl, you likely know about Shimmer and Shine. There are tons of toys to choose from, but a couple of our favorites is the Shimmer and Shine Wish & Spin Shimmer or the Wish & Spin Shine dolls. Ranging widely per retailer between $20 to $40 you may have to shop around for the best price to get these little genies under the tree. These little dolls spin, light up, sing, and talk and come with a genie bottle necklace.