The 32 Best Christmas Toys for Kids

These Toys Will Make Christmas Morning Magical

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First Look

Bit Coding Robot at Amazon

"Let kids do big things when it comes to coding."

Flybold Slackline Kit with Training Line Tree Protectors at Amazon

"Comes with everything kids need to practice balance skills."

Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Doll at Amazon

"Sings four verses of the infamous song."

Disney Pixar Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear at Amazon

"Bring all the fun from the hit movies home."

LEGO Overwatch Bastion Building Kit at Amazon

"Great for fans who like to bring their favorite characters to life."

Educational Insights Playfoam Combo at Amazon

"Colorful, squishy, and fun."

Monopoly Stranger Things Edition at Amazon

"Features fun nods to the hit show."

Fortnite Turbo Builder Set at Amazon

"Fortnite fans will flip for this set of figures."

Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends at Amazon

"Kindi Kids are all the rage with the younger set."

Little Tikes First Slide at Amazon

"Little ones can slide the day away, indoors or out."

Our Top Picks

1

Bit Coding Robot

Ozobots are the coolest little robots that let kids do big things when it comes to coding. With markers and stickers, they can program their bot to follow their commands. It’s recommended for ages 6 and up, or those just dipping their toes into the world of coding.

2

Flybold Slackline Kit with Training Line Tree Protectors

Kids who like action and thrills will love this slackline kit. It comes with everything they need to practice their balance skills in their own backyard or anywhere else. It’s versatile enough for everyone from beginners to pros and fun for the whole family.

3

Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Doll

You know the song, now give your little one their own baby shark, do do do do. This one sings four verses of the infamous song, and mommy and daddy shark are available for purchase separately. It’s recommended for ages 2 and up.

Take a peek at our roundup of the best toys for toddlers.

4

Disney Pixar Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear

Bring all the fun from the hit “Toy Story” movies home with their own walking, talking Buzz Lightyear. Recommended for ages 3 and up, he stands 7 inches tall and has a light-up laser.

5

LEGO Overwatch Bastion Building Kit

This Overwatch Lego set will be a hit with those fans who like to bring their favorite characters to life. It contains 602 pieces in all and is recommended for ages 10 and older.

6

Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack

Colorful, squishy, and fun, kids will have a blast creating masterpieces with this set of Playfoam. There are eight pods of foam in various colors, and the best part: It never dries out. It’s recommended for ages 3 and older.

7

Monopoly Stranger Things Edition

The classic game Monopoly takes a twist with this “Stranger Things” edition. It features various fun nods to the hit show, including forts and hideouts rather than houses and hotels, and Walkie-talkie and Blinking Lights cards instead of Chance and Community Chest cards. Recommended for ages 14 and up, it can be played by up to eight players at a time.

8

Fortnite Turbo Builder Set

Fortnite fans will flip for this set of figures featuring two favorite characters—Jonesy and Raven. The figures stand 4 inches tall and come with an assortment of building materials, weapons, and tools. They’re recommended for ages 8 and older.

9

Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends, Jessicake

Kindi Kids are all the rage with the younger set. This one, Jessicake, loves cupcakes, and will magically eat hers. These figures are recommended for kids age 3 and older.

10

Little Tikes First Slide

Little ones can slide the day away, indoors or out, with this slide from Little Tikes. Made for kids ages 18 months to 6 years old, it’s sturdy and a great way to keep kids moving.

Check out our guide to the best outdoor toys for toddlers.

11

Dyson Ball Vacuum

Parents will love this pretend Dyson vacuum—it has real suction! Your little helper will be practicing hand-eye coordination skills while feeling like part of the cleanup team.

12

Crayola Spin & Spiral Art Station

Kids can get crafty with this fun spiral art station from Crayola. Recommended for ages 6 and up, it comes with gears, markers, ink, paper discs, and more so they can spin and swirl up some sensational works of art.

13

Codenames

Older kids will get a kick trying to crack the codes in this fun 15-minute game. Recommended for ages 14 and older, it can be played by two to eight players at a time.

14

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Dilly Dally Tootle Turtle Target Game

This fun turtle bean bag game is a great way for toddlers to build coordination skills and learn their numbers at the same time. It comes with four self-stick bean bags as well as a cute target and stand. It’s recommended for ages 3 to 6.

15

Ultra Dash

For fun action in a flash, there’s Ultra Dash. It lets players design a course with targets, then race to tag them with the electronic tagger. Recommended for ages 6 and up, it can be played solo or with friends.

16

Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab

Little scientists will wow with the cool things they can do using this science set designed just for kids. There are 20 experiments and activities in all, and the lab plays sounds and phrases. It's recommended for ages 3 and up, perfect for the preschool set.

17

Fingerlings Baby Unicorn

Talk about magical. This Fingerling baby unicorn will cling to little ones’ fingers and blink, turn, and respond as kids talk to and play with her. She’ll even kiss them back when blown a kiss. Fingerlings are recommended for ages 5 to15.

18

Connect 4 Game

For a classic game that has sparked competitive fun for generations, there’s Connect 4. The two-player game is recommended for ages 6 and older.

19

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise

This toy is full of surprises—more than 60, in fact. Inside the sparkly purse are dolls, pets, face masks, and other fun accessories. This bundle of fun is recommended for kids ages 5 and older.

20

Beyblade Burst Evolution Elite Warrior

Let the battles begin with these cool spinning tops that just may burst into pieces as they fight it out. Four tops come in this package, but launchers aren’t included. It’s recommended for ages 8 and older.

21

Thinking Putty Puzzle

Stretch out the fun with this putty puzzle from Think Fun. Players use putty to connect the dots without crossing paths with other colors. There are 60 challenges in all, which range from those for beginners to those for expert puzzle solvers. It’s recommended for ages 8 and older.

22

Mickey Mouse Hot Dog Dance

Kids can sing and dance along as Mickey Mouse gets down to “The Hot Dog Song.” He can also play games with them like Red Light, Green Light. Designed for kids ages 3 and up, he requires four AA batteries, which are included.

23

PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck

With a ladder that stretches up 2 feet in the air and water cannons that can be launched, this PAW Patrol fire truck is full of big-time fun. Recommended for ages 3 and older, it also comes with a mini fire cart, a Marshall figure, a ladder, and stickers—everything they need to save the day!

24

Betheaces Water Drawing Mat

They can draw and create all day on the floor, on the furniture or anywhere else, without any worry of mess with this water drawing mat. They simply make their creations on the reusable drawing mat using the magic water-filled marker, and when it dries, it disappears, and they can begin all over again.

25

IQ Builder

This set will get those little wheels turning as they build cool creations with balls and connecting pieces. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up and is great for building important Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills from an early age.

26

NQD Remote Control Trucks Monster RC Car

For monster fun, there’s this crazy cool remote-control car. Fun for kids of all ages and adults too, it’s ready for off-road adventures and can plow through sand, grass, mud, and more.

27

Swagtron Swagboard T5 Entry Level Hoverboard

For one of the coolest rides around, there’s this hoverboard. It can reach maximum speeds of about 7 miles per hour and is designed for entry-level riders up to 187 pounds. This one is best left for older kids who can control it safely.

28

Kids Toys Hover Soccer Ball Set

This set puts a cool twist on soccer. It comes with two goals, a round soccer ball and a flat hovering soccer disc that skims across flat surfaces for even more fun ways to kick the action up a notch. This set is recommended for ages 3 to 15.

29

Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper for Kids

Sturdier and easier to use than a traditional pogo stick, this foam jumper still offers all the bouncing fun. Recommended for ages 3 and up, it can be used indoors or out and can support jumpers up to 250 pounds.

Need more ideas? Check out our roundup of the best active toys for toddlers.

30

ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game

Zingo is like the traditional game Bingo, but with an educational twist. Players take turns drawing tiles and hope to match them to the pictures on their card, which also feature the name of the images written out. The first one to cover all their spaces wins. It’s designed for kids in preschool through second grade, but it’s fun for the whole family to play along.

31

Stomp Rocket Ultra LED High Flying Lightup Foam Tipped Rockets with Launch Pad

The countdown to fun is on with this Stomp Rocket set that sends rockets soaring through the air after kids stomp or jump on the launch pad. It comes with six rockets and is designed for kids ages 6 and older.

32

Chelsea All-in-1 Kitchen

Chelsea All-in-1 Kitchen

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Kids will cook up some creative fun in this awesome all-in-one kitchen from Pottery Barn Kids. It features a stove, sink, and refrigerator, and it comes in three colors. It’s recommended for ages 3 and up.

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular children's toys on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 50+ different toys overall, screened options from 30+ different brands and manufacturers, read over 150 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 5 of the toys themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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