The Best Toy Deals for July 2021

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Best Toy Deals

Chloe Jeong / Verywell Family

Kids tend to go through toys quickly, whether they love them or get bored with them. In turn, that means as parents you're likely looking to buy toys frequently. That used to be a pain when you had to go out to pick up a new set of LEGOs, or try to hunt down the store associate for information on which toys are safest for your 2-year-old. Nowadays, though, all you have to do is hop online and fill up your cart with the latest toys for pools, the outdoors, and so on.

Toys help kids learn communication, emotional, and problem-solving skills, all through different types of play. Whether the kid is diving in to play with others or prefers to create imaginary worlds all their own, shopping for the right toy can be intimidating, and knowing what to actually shell out makes a difference.

Seemingly, there are always deals online now. Something that costs $100 could be discounted to $80, $60, even $40. Online shops like Amazon, Walmart, Wayfair, and others often run toy promotions, where online goods can be had at a sharp discount.

We combed the web for the best deals on toys for any age, activity, or location. See the full list below.

We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or not on sale, check back next week for a batch of new deals.

Chalktastic Chalk Markers

Chalk Markers by Fantastic Chalktastic

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $11

Liquid chalk works on practically everything: Glass, mirrors, whiteboards, ceramics—any non-porous surface. And cleanup is a breeze, just use a dry or damp cloth to wipe away. Chalktastic is non-toxic and odorless. Be sure to check the box before you hit 'add to cart,' so you can save an additional 20 percent off.

Innobaby Teethin' Smart Birthstone Ring

Innobaby Teethin Smart Birthstone Ring Teether

Courtesy of buybuyBaby

Normally $10, Now $5

Save 50 percent on this bright teething toy. Pick the month your baby's birthday to match its gemstone, or just pick your favorite color. Teething toys can help reduce the pain or pressure that sometimes comes with teething.

Melissa & Doug See & Spell

Melissa & Doug See & Spell

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $24, Now $14

This 50-plus piece set teaches your kids to spell by associating a picture with the word and having them plug in the letters. It helps develop sight-reading vocab, spelling, and even motor skills as they put each letter in. Plus, a sturdy wooden case to protect against any destruction. 

This is the lowest price we've seen.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Jumbo Knob Puzzle

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $22, Now $16

This colorful, geometric puzzle game is perfect for toddlers that are just learning what goes where. It features extra-thick wooden knobs to make it easy for little hands to grasp, and the bright colors will keep kids interested. Matching pictures under each piece give your little ones a hint as to what goes where.

Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Fish Hunt

Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Fish Hunt

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $22, Now $12

Keep your kids busy in the pool with this toy set that lets them play-act as sharks. It’ll help them develop hand-eye coordination as they hunt the sinkers in the pool and try to get their sharks to eat them. Hours of merrymaking to be had—just be careful they don’t develop an appetite.

This is the lowest price that we've seen for this item at $12.

Learning Resources New Sprouts Munch It! Pretend Play Food

Learning Resources New Sprouts Munch It! Pretend Play Food

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $25, Now $17

Outgrown the mixing bowl? Let your toddler play around with these fun, familiar foods. Ask them what it is, how to make it, whatever you want. Or just pair your kid’s play hotdog with an actual hotdog to start associating tastes and words. No such thing as a free lunch, but this has a discount. 

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Color Mixing Bowl

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Color Mixing Bowl

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $15

This light-up pretend mixing bowl has play ingredients, songs, sounds, and phrases—basically a sensory explosion for your baby. It subtly introduces them to the alphabet, numbers, and colors, and it’ll keep your kid occupied for hours. We have a new chef in the family!

What Our Testers Say

"The songs the bowl plays are pretty catchy and when my son was teething he loved chewing on the piece of chocolate. I was impressed with how good the quality of this set especially at such a low price!" — Steven Rowe, Verywell Family Writer

Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug and Secure Swing

Little Tikes 2-In-1 Snug And Secure Swing

Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $27, Now $24

The best part about this swing is that you can place it wherever you want. From a porch to a tree, Little Tikes setup is very quick and painless. No need to buy a big swingset for just one when you have this.

This is the lowest price we have seen for this item at $15.

Kidzlane Bubble Machine

Kidzlane Bubble Machine

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $25, Now $20

Bubbles! Kids can have hours of enjoyment with this dolphin-shaped bubble blower that blows out a gob-smacking 500 bubbles per minute—minimum. Durable and long-lasting, buy it once at a decent discount and enjoy it for years to come. 

This is the lowest price we've seen for this item at $20.

Vulli Sophie La Girafe

Sophie la girafe® Teething Toy

Courtesy of Buy Buy Baby

Normally $30, Now $25

The sweet Sophie la Girafe is a great gift for babies. Thanks to a pairing of all-natural rubber and food paint, you don't have to worry when little ones start teething.

What Our Testers Say

"Sophie was everything to my son when he started teething. The texture was great for him to chew on and the squeak it made when he squeezed it always made him giggle. Even as he got older, he still likes to take it with him on car rides sometimes." — Steven Rowe, Verywell Family Writer

Mega Bloks 80-Piece Building Classic

Mega Bloks First Builders

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $25, Now $15

These have to be the perfect building blocks for toddlers. They can experiment, build up, knock down, and build back up again. It helps little kids learn how to collaborate, problem-solve, and have some amusement while doing it.

The lowest price we've seen is $11.

Jungle Gym Kingdom Pirate Ship Wheel

Jungle Gym Kingdom Playground Accessories - Pirate Ship Wheel
Courtesy of Amazon.

Normally $25, Now $18

If you're in the process of building a jungle gym for your kid, a wheel is a must-have. From imaginative boating play to driving practice, there's no shortage of adventures this can inspire.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Little Tikes Car
Courtesy of Amazon.

Normally $57, Now $50

This classic toy has changed throughout the years and it still delights kids today. Its silly design and sturdy structure will delight your kid for hours as they roll around their play area. There is also a handle on the car's roof that helps you push your little one around if your child's feet can't touch the ground yet.

What Our Testers Say

"I was so excited to get this for my son because I had the exact same car as a kid. It was very easy to build out of the box and my son just loves it. He likes to open the door, climb in, and lock the door behind him. He asks me to push him around our patio a lot while he smashes the funny little horn on the steering wheel. " — Steven Rowe, Verywell Family Writer

Fisher-Price Fawn Meadows Deluxe Cradle 'n Swing

Fisher-Price Fawn Meadows Deluxe Cradle 'n Swing

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $160, Now $145

Let this cradle do the singing and the swinging for you. Thanks to six speeds and 16 lullabies, you can keep the baby entertained and calm. For those living in small spaces, the swing comes apart easily, so you can store while not in use.

Hohner Kids MS4001 Toddler Music Band

Hohner Kids MS4001 Toddler Music Band
Courtesy of Amazon.

Normally $44, Now $41

Play-cooking not doing it for your child? Try out some tunes. Your baby will have an absolute blast creating their own music with these baby band toys—a xylophone, a drum, and three other shakable instruments with beads and bells. It even can help build motor skills.

Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table

Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $90, Now $85

This modular water table brightens any backyard with plenty of sensory activities for kids. Its double-sided design holds sand and water and lets kids splash and make a big ol’ mess—but it’s worth it, as early sensory education introduces kids to new textures and experiences and keeps them coming back for more. This is the lowest price we've seen.

VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

VTech Pull and Sing Puppy

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $20, Now $10

Not up for getting your little one a dog? Let them pull or push this little puppy around. Pull the cord to activate the music, and press any of the three colorful buttons for a surprise. And, of course, there are puppy sounds.

The lowest price we've seen is $10.

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