Buying presents for the holidays can be a stressful time. With hundreds of new toys coming out each year, it can be quite a daunting task to find the perfect gift for that special child. It’s hard to know in advance what the hot toys for this year are going to be, and once they are gone, it’s too late. Getting presents early is always a good idea because with limited supplies, many items could be sold out before you even have a chance to shop. Below are some of the hot toys for the holidays worth looking at, which are currently flying off the shelves!
Lalaloopsy Doll – ages 6-12 – rated 4.5 stars – From a far away magical world, comes the Lalaloopsy rag dolls! Each doll takes on the personality of the fabric used to create them. Your child will be lost in the magic and silly fun that these adorable dolls personify! Also included: collectible poster and cute pet.
Pillow Pets – ages 3 and up – rated 4 stars – What’s better than 1 present you ask? How about 2 presents in one! The plush, 18 inch long Pillow Pet is it! If the Velcro strap is undone, it turns into a fluffy animal that’s super fun to play with. Strap it back up and it turns into an undeniably adorable pillow that will have your child sleeping in no time. The high quality materials make it very comfortable, and there’s so many to choose from it’ll have your head spinning!
Squinkies and the Squinkie Cupcake Surprise Bakeshop – ages 4 and up – rated 4.5 stars – Put a Squinkie bubble container in your child’s hands. Who knows what surprises await them! Soft and squishy, big and small; collect all of the unique little Squinkies. Give your child’s Squinkies somewhere to play, in the Squinkie Cupcake Surprise Bakeshop. From the outside it appears to be a cupcake-shaped vending machine, but what wonders could be inside? A coin being inserted and the twist of a dial unlock a playhouse perfect for as many Squinkies as you’d like!
Harry Potter LEGO Sets – ages 8-14 – rated 4.5 stars – LEGO sets have just gone magical! From the Harry Potter books come the newest LEGO sets. Mystery and wizardry are brewing as the evil villain Voldemort tries to take over the world of LEGO Harry Potter! Collect the multiple sets, and unlock an enchanted land like no other. Other sets available: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express, LEGO Harry Potter Quidditch Match and many more!
Airhog Hawkeye Camera – ages 8-18 – rated 5 stars – Ever wanted to feel like a spy? Well now’s your chance. With the Airhog Hawkeye Camera in your arsenal, you can easily take flight. Fly indoors or outdoors while being able to record over 5 minutes of video (320×240 pixels in full color) or take hundreds of still pictures (640×480.) The Hawkeye’s built in technological advances allow it to have steady flight and recording thanks to its “Steady Fly” gyro technology. With a USB cable included, you can view, share, and edit all of your reconnaissance missions after easily uploading them right to your computer!
Matchbox’s Stinky the Garbage Truck – ages 3 and up – rated 4 stars – From Matchbox, comes a garbage truck like no other. His body features sensory points that allow him to react to articulations, and he also sports an integrated body. An integrated body lets Stinky play and connect with your child by telling them jokes, eating, exercising, and more! With over 90 entertaining phrases and sounds, only fun will ensue with this amazing garbage truck.
Leapster Explorer from Leapfrog – ages 4-9 – rated 4 stars – A handheld gaming device that can download new features in addition to using game cartridges is just what the doctor ordered for your inquisitive, growing child. The Leapster Explorer plays videos, games, e-books, and much more! Your child will practice and learn reading and writing skills, as well as math and science, all while having fun! This handheld game is very durable, and has a kid-friendly touch screen. The Leapster Explorer from Leapfrog also allows you to monitor your child’s progress, see your child’s strongest and weakest subjects, and see what games they prefer to play. Not enough can be said about this amazing handheld device built for learning and fun all in one.
Fisher Price’s Dance Star Mickey – ages 18 months to 6 years – rated 4.5 stars – Mickey Mouse as you have never seen him before! Fisher Price has done it again, with a dancing, interactive toy that will captivate your child with the ability to sing a plethora of songs. Mickey also encourages your children to play along with interactive activities and will make them laugh with his great sense of humor.
Give your child that perfect gift this holiday season. There are so many toys out there that it can be very overwhelming. Hopefully this list of the latest hot toys has given you some relief from the stress of buying presents. Grab that perfect toy now before it flies off the shelf. And then sit back and enjoy the rest of your holiday season!