Looking to get a jump start on holiday shopping and snag some of the hottest toys of the holiday season? Check out our list of kid-tested and approved toys – from high tech fun to must have collectibles, there’s something on our list that will be at the top if yours!
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One of our favorite cooperative games, Beasts of Balance was a huge hit with my kids last year. This game bring tabletop gaming and tech together with a game board that syncs to your tablet allowing players to build a digital world and create new beats by stacking and balancing real life game pieces. Game play promotes hand eye coordination, spacial reasoning and collaboration skills and since no two games are every the same the possibilities – and imagination – are endless! This year Beasts of Balance has added on a Battle Card expansion and new beast aretfacts, bringing a new dimension to gameplay. If you already have the game you will definitely want to scoop up the expansions. If you’re new to Beats of Balance, prepare yourself for addictive family fun!
Hatchimals are once again set to be a sought after holiday toy with new Hatchimals Hatchibabies. These adorable, furry creatures are your child’s to love as they teach their Hatchibabies to talk and play games. Each of the adorable hatchibabies comes with four surprise accessories! Expect these to top wish lists along with the new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles and playsets!
For fans of the popular Youtube Channel Ryan’s World! There is now an entire line of fun Ryan’s World toys, from action figures and racing cars to giant surprise eggs (these are always a favorite in our house!). These toys are sold exclusively at Walmart, so shop early! There are plenty of stocking stuffer options in this line – like the Ryan’s World slime, blind bags and clip on plush characters!
This is one new product that I thought would appeal most to kids ages 10+, but it turns out that all of my kids – even my 6 year old – love this! The KiiPix Smartphone Picture Printer is a super simple device that can print pictures directly from your smartphone to FujiFilm Instax Mini Film without any batteries or wires. You simply place your phone on the KiiPix printer and turn the crank to scan and print credit card sized photos. My kids have gone crazy printing out pictures of their friends. I love that the pictures are small and can easily be hung on a cork board (or tucked into a grandparents wallet!!). This one will go over well with any kid who loves to snap pics on their phone (and film refills make a great stocking stuffer!).
Nerf fans young and old won’t believe their eyes when they see this one under the tree! The Nerf N Strike Elite TerraScout is an Amazon exclusive all-terrain, dart blasting RC Drone. It can record live video feed and find out of sight targets using the LCD screen on the controller. Kids will be king of the Nerf wars, and the envy of anyone playing against them, with the TerraScout! Controls are easy to learn and battery life is good on this one. You’ll get a rechargable battery for the drone (although the controller take 4AA). You’ll need an SD card to record video, so make sure you grab one of those when you checkout!
These adorable new collectibles each hold 7 blind bag surprises inside – a collectible “Crushie” figure & accessories! Peel the banana to uncover your surprises – they even smell like real bananas! Display your collection on the included hanging vines – these bananas are sold in sets of 3 for plenty of blind bag fun!
What toy is topping your lists this year? Let me know in the comments!