Every year, it can be a little bit of a struggle to figure out what toys and games your kids and grandkids will love. You want something that they’ll play with (hopefully for a few hours, at least). You also don’t want to spend too much money. After all, chances are, they’ll move on from it pretty quickly.
These toys have flown off the shelves through 2017. With the holidays, that has only increased. Check out some of these top gifts to buy your kids this Christmas.
These little monkeys have been a hot commodity this year. They hang on to fingers and blow kisses. These are fairly small, so they might not be appropriate for younger kids, but they would probably be great for kids over 5. There are several special types, but the classic Fingerlings sell for only $15.
Hatchimals went through a selling craze in 2016, and it doesn’t look like that’s slowing down anytime soon. Spin Master, the company that produces them, added several new ones. They also created “Hatchimals Surprise,” which includes a larger egg and two Hatchimals. They also produced Colleggtibles. These are significantly smaller than traditional Hatchimal toys and have a heat sensitive patch that has to be rubbed until it turns pink. This allows the egg to open. Check it out here.
DropMix is created by the same maker as Rock Band. This game is a part card game, a part video game. For the game, you line up cards on the battery-powered deck. When the cards are placed, it creates musical mixes. There are several game modes, so you can play against a friend, against the computer, or just have fun. This game is $99 for the cards, deck, and program.
4. Roarin’ Tyler and Ivy
Roarin’ Tyler is a plush tiger that responds to touch and sounds. Ivy is a white tiger that can do the same things. These toys are incredible because they have over 100 motions and sounds. When you roar at them, they will roar back at you. When you wave a squeaker toy at them, they’ll play tug of war with you. These toys are $130.
5. Slow Rising Squishy Toy
There’s something that a lot of kids love about squishy toys. It might sound strange, but they’re a hit right now. The toys that are in right now are slow-rising toys. They’re exactly what they sound like—toys that take some time to rise after squishing, almost like memory foam. The best part of these toys? They’re a lot cheaper than most toys. These would make a great stocking stuffer.
You still have time to order some of these before Christmas! If you need more gift ideas, check out these great stocking stuffer ideas.