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Mama, it’s time to start our shopping lists for the best toys for kids this Christmas!

I know, already!

Kinda feels like Christmas is sneaking up on all of us, wouldn’t you agree?

I can’t believe I’m putting together the hottest toys for kids gift guide already!

I know you’re searching for the best toys your kids will love to get on Christmas morning – the ones that light up their faces or that one toy they haven’t stopped talking about for months.

Even though toy gifts aren’t the only way to have a good Christmas – let’s be honest – it sure is nice to get our kids something they really want. πŸ™‚

So, what are the hottest and best toys for kids this Christmas?

I’ve broken this gift guide into 3 sections to help you navigate the gift guide and find the best toy gifts for your kids.

THE BEST TOYS THIS CHRISTMAS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (these are the best toys suitable for both)

THE BEST TOYS FOR GIRLS THIS CHRISTMAS

THE BEST TOYS FOR BOYS THIS CHRISTMAS

So, happy shopping, mama!

Let’s get ready for Christmas πŸ™‚

Need some other shopping ideas? Don’t forget our other resources!

23 Of The Best Toys For Kids This Christmas 

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Best Toys for Kids This Christmas – Girls and Boys

CLASSIC LEGO

LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693

Classic Lego brings us back to our childhood, doesn’t it mama?

We didn’t have premade Lego kits in those days – we used our imagination and creativity to build our visions in Lego.

Bring it into this year and boys and girls alike will have hours of fun with the Classic Lego – building with their imagination or using some of the “idea cards” supplied in the box.

Either way, Classic Lego is definitely one of the best toys for kids this Christmas!

(I have a feeling there will be a lot of parents creating with Lego on Christmas morning too, haha!)

If your little one still can’t be trusted around small parts- try the Duplo set instead- also made by Lego! 

AGES 4+

HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS GREAT HALL

LEGO 75954 Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit - 878 Pieces

Do your kids love Harry Potter?

Hard to find a kid who doesn’t and now they can build and have their very own Hogwarts Great Hall made out of Lego!

The set comes with 878 pieces and is stunning once completed – this Lego set just might be the best toy gift for your Harry Potter fan! πŸ™‚

If you want something other than leg- 3D Puzzle Kits are great too. Here is a gift favorite: The Weasley Household

AGES 9+ (although I think kids younger would enjoy too!!)

HARRY POTTER CODING KIT

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand. Learn To Code. Make Magic.

Okay, calling all Harry Potter fans – again, haha!

If you’re wondering why the Harry Potter coding kit makes it on the best toys for kids list this year, it’s because of the coding element of the toy.

In today’s world (and future) the importance of learning to code will become more and more important so why not start your kiddos off young?

Kids learn how to code a wand that responds to their movements – how cool is that!

AGES 6+

Walkie Talkies

Untamed T-Rex by Fingerlings – Scratch (Orange) - Interactive Collectible Dinosaur - By WowWee

Does anyone else have fond memories of playing in the house and backyard with these bad boys? I do-ha! Let your kids interact in a fun new ways with these talk radios

Plus, you can use them to communicate with your kids for fun or checking in for safety too if you’re not ready for a cell phone and they will be playing outside. 

 AGES 5+

MELISSA & DOUG WOODEN FRESH MART

Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store

In my post 21 Fun Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers, I mention that kids LOVE to mimic what they see adults doing.

So if your kids always come to the grocery store with you, they’re going to love pretend playing with their very own supermarket checkout.

The supermarket has all the things kids would want – conveyor belt, bagging area, card swiping machine and cash drawer!

Kids can use their imagination and engage with each other in pretend play where they will learn about how to grocery shop.

Make your own items to fill the store with our add the companion set

AGES 3+

Want other ideas?

Shop kitchen play sets. 

Shop tool play sets. 

VTECH KIDI STAR KARAOKE MACHINE

VTech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine (Pink/Purple)

Your kids will have fun singing and dancing with the Vtech Kidi Star Karaoke Machine!

It comes with tons of cool features like light effects, voice changer, a built-in recorder and more!

If I were you, I’d get ready for some awesome concerts put on by your kids! πŸ™‚

AGES 5+

GROW N’ GLOW TERRARIUM

Creativity for Kids Grow 'n Glow Terrarium - Science Kit for Kids

If your kids are into science and growing things, then the Grow n’ Glow Terrarium is one of the hottest toys this Christmas.

The idea is that kids are able to grow their very own living habitat in a contained jar (which might be a relief for you, haha!).

The kit comes with everything needed to get started – all they need to do is add water and watch their habitat start growing!

AGES 6+

Shop Terrarium Kits.

CRYSTAL GROWING

4M Crystal Growing Experiment

Continuing with toys that are great for kids who love science and experimenting, Crystal Growing allows kids to grow 7 different crystal experiments and keep the results in display cases.

Imagine the results they’ll get!

If they have show and tell at school, this would be a really cool thing to feature! πŸ™‚

AGES 10+ (Which I think is a bit high because I think younger kids would enjoy this too!!)

MONOPOLY CHEATERS EDITION

Monopoly Game: Cheaters Edition Board Game Ages 8 and Up

Every so often Monopoly rolls out a new edition but this one looks interesting and well, different!

In Monopoly Cheaters Edition you can bend or break the rules all while trying not to get caught or else you face the consequences!

This is a refreshing take on Monopoly because I’m not sure what your experience is but someone always gets accused of cheating and it’s not very fun for everyone else.

In this edition, cheating is encouraged which means everyone will have the same chances to take advantage of things.

This could be a great game to add to your family game night! πŸ™‚

AGES 8+ (although I think younger kids can learn to play too!)

RELATED READ: 21 Fun Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Best Toys for Girls This Christmas

Hottest and best toys for kids this Christmas

Here are some of the hottest and best toys for girls this Christmas:

LARGE TENT PLAYHOUSE

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This tent is where magic is made. It can be set up in a little girl’s play room, bedroom, or anywhere else you want her to have hours of imaginative play. 

Just set it up and let her imagination go wild with blankets, teddies, dolls, and more! Let her customize the tent to her liking with decor and toys. She’ll love this.

I kind of want one for my own room too- forts are always fun, ha!

JEWLERY MAKING KIT- POP BEADS

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Who doesn’t love jewelry?! These fun pieces can be popped together over and over again for endless designs.

Let your little fashionista have some a ball with these. 

AGES 3+

DON’T STEP IN IT – UNICORN ADDITION

Hasbro Gaming Don’t Step In It Game, Unicorn Edition (Amazon Exclusive)

It’s no secret that little girls have a fascination with Unicorns and it doesn’t seem like that love is going anywhere anytime soon!

Don’t Step In It Unicorn addition is perfect for your unicorn obsessed daughter – it just might be one of the hottest toys for girls this Christmas!

The idea is to place the “unicorn poop” on the floor mat, spin the wheel and take the number of steps that show up but make sure you don’t step in the poop! haha!

This game will be hours of fun for girls and their friends.

AGES 4+ 

PEEK-A-BOO UNICORN

Aurora World Fancy Pals Pet Carrier, Peek-A-Boo Unicorn

Continuing on little girls love for unicorns, here’s a cute Christmas gift idea for younger girls – Peek-a-Boo Unicorn is a great way for girls to enjoy taking care of a unicorn while carrying a little purse (which is something most girls LOVE to do)

Just a warning – the toy is smaller than it may look – so if you’re shopping for an older girl, it may be a good idea to find something else that compliments her Unicorn love.

AGES 3+

Shop other plush animals. 

POMSIES PATCHES PLUSH TOYS

Pomsies Patches Plush Interactive Toys, White/Pink/Mint

Seems interactive toys are all the craze for Christmas this year!

(And, to be honest, I can totally see why – it’s pretty cool!)

A Pomsie is a lovable, furry toy that can wrap around things like your daughter’s backpack or her wrist.

Their eyes change color so you know what mood these furry guys are in and there are 50 different reactions so your little girl won’t get bored playing with them any time soon.

AGES 3+

POLLY POCKET TRANSFORMATION PLAYSET

Polly Pocket Transformation Playset

Don’t you remember Polly Pockets from your own childhood?

Seems they’re making their way back into the limelight as one of the best toys for kids this Christmas!

The newer version is bigger than the one from days past but you can use the switch on the playset and viola the smaller Polly Pocket is revealed.

How cool is that?

The new version won’t fit into a pocket but can easily be added to your girl’s backpack or a little purse.

(Is it okay that I’m pretty excited about this toy, haha!)

AGES 4+

MELISSA & DOUG VET PLAYSET

Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Girls love to take care of things.

It didn’t take our baby girl long to show her love for taking care of her stuffies.

That’s what makes Melissa & Doug’s Vet Playset one of the best toys for girls this Christmas (and, yes, boys would love the set too!).

It comes with a dog and cat stuffy, and all the pretend vet equipment needed to take care of the pets.

AGES 3+

CRAYOLA LIGHT UP TRACING PAD

christmas giftsWowWee Fingerlings HUGS - Bella (Pink) - Advanced Interactive Plush Baby Monkey Pet

This fun tracing pad includes over 100 traceable images, 10 sheets of paper to get started, and colored pencils. 

What a great way to boost drawing confidence and have some fun. 

AGES 6+

Shop other art gifts. 

RELATED READ: 25 Christmas Gift Ideas for Busy Moms

Best Toys for Boys This Christmas

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Here are the best toys for boys this Christmas:

INTERACTIVE DINO PLAYSET WITH MAT

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If the boy on your Christmas shopping list loves dinosaurs then this Dinosaur Play Mat with Toys is a great gift idea.

Boys will have hours of fun building and imagining their very own dino world! 

AGES 5+

POKEMON SHINING LEGENDS ELITE TRAINER BOX

Pokemon Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box Collectible Cards

If your son is begging for anything Pokemon, then grab the Pokemon Elite Trainer Box.

It’s the way your son can become a Pokemon master and have him singing your praises on Christmas morning, haha!

AGES 5+

BIONIC BLAST ROLLER COASTER BUILDING SET

K'NEX Thrill Rides – Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set with Ride It! App – 809Piece – Ages 9+ Building Set

The Bionic Roller Coaster Building Set is one of the best toys for boys this Christmas!

After your son (or daughter!) is finished building the roller coaster (which stands at about 2.5ft high!), he’ll be able to ride it using the virtual viewer that comes in the kit.

This hot toy is perfect for boys who love thrill and adventure.

(I also think some girls would love to get the toy this Christmas so that’s something to consider).

AGES 7+

CRATE CREATURES SURPRISE

Crate Creatures Surprise- Sizzle

Since interactive toys seem to be the best toys for kids this Christmas, here’s one more.

Crate Creatures come in their own crate and need to be set free – and once they’re free there are endless things you can do with them!

Boys are able to record a message and have it said back to them in a creature voice!

Knock the toy around to see what kind of reactions happen.

AGES 6+

PAW PATROL LOOKOUT TOWER

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol - My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds

Standing over two feet tall, the Paw Patrol Lookout Tower is the BEST toy gift this Christmas if the little one you’re shopping for is all excited when the pups come to the rescue.

It comes with interactive lights and authentic sounds sure to thrill any boy on Christmas morning!

The tower also comes with a couple of the Paw Patrol figurines which means you don’t have to buy those on top!

AGES 3+

LEGO CREATIVE TOOLBOX – ROBOT

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit, Fun, Educational, Learning, STEM, Robot Toys for Kids (847 Pieces)

How cool would it be to receive a robot for Christmas?

Super cool I bet!

The best thing (for the parents, that is) is the Lego Creative Robot Toolbox teaches kids how to code and be creative with a super cool toy at the end – the robot!

So, if you have a boy (or girl!!) who loves science and building things, this kit would make a great gift this Christmas!

AGES 7+

 

There you have it!

23 of the best toys for kids this Christmas!

I hope this gift guide inspired you and please make sure to let me know what you plan to put under the Christmas tree this year!

I would also love to hear about how your kids reacted when they saw what toys they got! πŸ™‚

Comment and share below!

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