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Amazon released the annual Amazon Toys We Love list last week and there are definitely some kids’ toys here that are sure to trend this holiday season.
We combed through the exhaustive list to give you a head start on your holiday shopping with the stuff that kids are sure to love. These are the most popular, innovative, and best-selling toys for kids that will be snapped up as soon as the post-Black Friday shopping frenzy begins.
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Most of these kids’ toys are new and novel, some are tried and true; all are guaranteed contenders for the hottest kids’ toys of the year. We recommend these toys if you want to have a stress-free holiday season.
1. CoComelon Boo-Boo JJ Delux Doll
This toy combines CoComelon with boo-boo strips to create a combination that little ones will love.
Last year retailers couldn’t keep up with the demand for the CoComelon interactive JJ doll. This year they’ve one-upped themselves with a more cuddly version of JJ that sports light-up boo-boos that need tending to.
Baby JJ sings a Boo-Boo Song and comes with a full medical kit that includes a stethoscope, a syringe, a thermometer and three velcro bandages in tot-friendly designs.
2. Lego Duplo My First Bath Time Fun: Floating Animal Island
You can file this toy under “Why didn’t they think of this sooner?
These bath-friendly Duplos feature a floating tropical island that includes a fish, octopus, flamingo and lion. Kids can build the tiny aquatic world with this 20-piece set, and disassemble it to rebuild with their own creative interpretations. When you flip the island upside down, it becomes a perfect storage piece to neatly contain all of the pieces.
3. Fisher Price Little People Barbie Dream House
The big kid version of this Barbie Dream House has been a popular item for, well, decades! This year, Fisher Price and their line of Little People have miniaturized the popular holiday toy and made it the perfect play house for kids ages 1 to 4.
This interactive doll house is filled with fun features, like splashing sounds by the pool, swinging swings, tilting slides, a “flushing”Toilet, moving elevator and pizza kitchen.
This gift is our favorite primer, and we recommend it to all future Barbie fans.
Ages 3 and above
4. Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Toy Playset
Play-Doh has everything in this toy! The classic ice cream truck is accompanied by a joyful jingle, which lets prospective buyers know that the treats are available. A cash register that works is also a pleasant surprise. “cha-ching”To make children feel in charge.
Play-Doh toys are best for the sensory, creative, and tactile play. With this Play-Doh ice cream set kids can make treats with the soft serve machine and scooping station, and then they can get to decorating with a sprinkle maker, tools and all sorts of fun molds.
5. LeapFrog Clean Sweep Learning Case
This pretend playset will be a great helper for your little one. Kids can spritz, mop, sweep, and dance to fun tunes performed by the smiling mop bucket.
The real spinning bucket produces satisfying swishing sounds as children press the foot pedal. This pretend play cleaning caddy makes little ones feel big and—hopefully—will encourage them to love cleaning up, just as much as they love mess-making.
6. Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that kids love Bluey. Last year’s Bluey dollhouse was nearly impossible for retailers to keep in stock. This year they’ve doubled the size and doubled the fun with this Amazon exclusive.
This 17-inch tall playhouse comes with Nana, Bluey, and Chattermax figures, a moving dance floor and it even lights up and recites over 50 sounds and phrases.
Ages 5 and over
7. Surprise for Little Live Pets Mama
This animatronic guinea-pig is adorable and comes with an amazing surprise! Not only does she respond to love and care but, when she’s well-cared for, you place her in her hutch and she births babies!
This is a fun interactive toy with loads of payoff that’s certain to be a hit this year. Right now it’s fully in stock and listed at a 10% discount.
8. Magic Mixies Magic Castle Mixlings Playset
This Magic Mixie’s castle is a treasure trove of mystical secrets and hidden treasures. It also includes two miniature mixlings with their magical cauldrons.
Each miniature Mixling is gifted with special magical power. The magical castle has many chambers and walls that can help you find out the secret power. Once their magic has been granted, this majestic home is filled with fun features.
9. GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope
This may be our favorite STEM toy for younger children. A real microscope can be frustrating for children under 8 and 9 years old. This STEM tool makes science fascinating and fun.
Each slide is perfectly sized to give lots of visual impact—but that’s only the start of why this toy is so great. Bindi Irwin voices this talking microscope. It tells children exactly what they are looking at and fun facts about each slide. This keeps their curious minds interested and engaged.
This toy will appeal to all ages, whether they are future scientists or simply love great stories about nature.
10. Little Tikes Real Wood Stack & Style Dollhouse
This is the dollhouse that I would like to live in. Little Tikes’ dollhouse is stylish and cool. It looks straight out of Architectural Digest.
This toy’s modular design allows children to personalize the home to their own liking. The accessories in this dollhouse make for an exciting, imaginative play experience.
From a clawfoot tub to bistro seating to even a tiny mini coup, Little Tikes has really amped up the fun with this stylish new dollhouse.
11. Crayola Ultimate Light Board drawing tablet
This super-sized drawing board by Crayola is all about making your kids’ masterpieces more exciting. It’s so much fun to use, you might even want to steal it.
The Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet comes with gel markers that write on the reusable black screen. The fun really happens, however, when the lights go down. This cool toy turns every drawing into an illuminated work of art when it lights up and takes the drawings through three different visual effects.
12. Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kanobi LO-LA59 Droid
Inspired by the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series on Disney+, this toy is an adorable replica of the young Princess Leia’s favorite droid.
A simple one-button operation on LO-LA’s head activates adorable droid sounds, a blue light in her primary eye and a purple light in her mouth bring this adorable Star WarsCharacter is the key to a fulfilling life.
Her head can be titled, and her legs can be posed. For full imagination, her mouth can open and shut.
Ages 8 to 12
13. K’Nex Cyber Crossover Legacy
Nerf gunsThey have an inexhaustible appeal for children. Use that allure to your advantage and implement some seriously fun STEM learning and design with this DIY Nerf foam dart gun by K’Nex—a powerhouse player in the construction toy space.
You can choose from 7 templates, or you can create your own blaster model using a design of your choice. Once the model is completed, it will be capable of firing foam darts up 60 feet.
The concept of dominos gets an exciting makeover with this simple STEAM toy that’s loads of fun.
Ziplinx are spring-loaded, interlocking and stackable toys that can be used to create designs from the very simple to the complex. Simply line up the springs and tap the first one to release it. The chain reaction will unfold as you relax.
This toy will get kids thinking about physics, design, and the end result will be a holiday hit.
15. Stitch N’ Style Fashion Studio
Are you a budding fashion designer? We love this beginner machine that’s easy to use and packs a ton of payoff.
You may wish to purchase a full-sized mattress for your child at some point. sewing machineThis toy will inspire them to create their design ideas.
This cool contraption is a great alternative to learning the intricacies and nuances of a sewing machine. It loads pre-threaded cartridges so that they can get right to the fun stuff. It also has smart stitch sensors that tell the machine when to start and stop.
This sewing starter kit includes pre-printed fabrics, water transfer, elastics, stampers, and many other items.
16. Cards Against Humanity Family Edition
Love Cards Against HumanityDo you worry about permanently scaring your kids or giving them language and ideas that could make them social pariahs, or worse? The makers of the popular game have created a family-friendly, PG version.
As you might expect, it’s filled with potty humor and it does push the envelope, but it’s technically made for kids 8 and older, so we figure nothing brought up on family game night is any more questionable than what they’ve probably already learned at the lunch table.
17. Giga Bots Energy Core Activity Figures
Transform these toys from an energy sphere into 13-inch tall fighting and fully posable robot action figures that are ready for battle.
There are 8 Giga Bots in all and each has its own unique back story and gleans its power from its own specific energy source. All pieces can be used interchangeably, allowing children to create their very own GigaBots, or to combine them all to create a super GigaBot.
These robots can be stored and transported back to their energy core after they have finished playing.
Ages 10 and over
18. Lite Brite Pop Wow! Wall Art
This awesome new toy by Lite Brite is a cool primer in 1950s and 1960s pop art and will knock it out of the park when you’re looking for a gift for a hard-to-please teen. It comes with 6,000 pieces and three HD Pop Art designs.
At 16 x 16 it’s the largest Lite Brite yet, and its flat back allows it to be mounted to be a display piece once finished.
19. Lego Marvel Infinity Saga: Groot figure
I am Groot! One of the most beloved characters from the Guardians of the GalaxyYou can make your own Baby Groot using the second film of the series.
It also comes with a nameplate that features Groot-specific specs and, of course, a cassette tape for Baby Groot to dance to—when no one is watching.
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