No more endless searches through toy catalogs, mama. Nope. We have taken the guess work out of your holiday shopping this year. Every year there are toys that stand head and shoulders above the rest in popularity. And you know what happens when you wait too long – they’re gone!
So we’ve done the work for you and saved you a bit of time on your holiday to-do list by gathering all the best toys of 2017 right here. We’ve provided affiliate links for your convenience so you can shop right from the comfort of your home.
Note: After this Christmas, you may begin to be affectionately known as “the coolest mom ever.” Just sayin’.
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2017’s Hottest Toys
Feisty Pets – Normally you might not like the words “feisty” and “pet” to be in the same sentence, but this is one time where you’ll want to make the exception. This toy is a conversation starter for sure. From cute and cuddly, to feisty in one second flat, the kids will definitely get a kick out it. And we’re betting you will, too!
Thomas & Friends Super Station Playset – Fisher Price has done it again with this fun Thomas & Friends playset. It can be changed into multiple different layouts for hours of fun with Thomas and his friends.
Instax Instant Camera – In this world of instant everything, this couldn’t be a more perfect gift for the kids on your list. Taking pictures on a phone is one thing, but with this camera, they’ll have the ability to print a physical copy of their pictures instantly. Not only will they love it, but it will be a cool throw back to for mom ;-).
Little Tikes Cozy Pumper – Oh to be like mommy and daddy. Little ones will love pretending to fuel their tiny coupes like they see mom and dad doing. This Cozy Pumper looks just like the real thing with a credit card slot, hose for fuel, and buttons that make sound.
Hatchimals Colleggtibles – They’re back for another year! Remember last year’s hatchimals craze? This year the makers of hatchimals have put another fun spin on them. Kids can snag this fun collection of eggs and the same fun happens when you rub the hatchimal – a hatching surprise!
LOL Surprise Doll and Lil’ Sister – The LOL dolls are a favorite Christmas item this year. They’re wrapped in several layers for kids to unwrap and reveal what’s inside. They are so miniature and adorable!
Melissa and Doug Giant Stuffed Unicorn – Unicorns are still a thing! And with good reason. This super giant unicorn from Melissa and Doug stands alone and is big enough for the biggest imagination at almost 3 feet high!
Lego Batman Movie Batmobile Building Kit – They’ve seen the movie now they can continue the fun at home with this cool batmobile from the Batman Lego movie.
Fingerlings Interactive Playful Monkey – These cuties actually interact with you! And they’re so tiny and adorable, even we can’t resist them. They respond to sound and motion and can grab things. No wonder they’re hot this year!
Plah-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio – Create characters with Play-Doh and watch them come to life in the Play-Doh virtual world. At some point every kid has wished they could bring their creations to life, and now they can! In this fun interctive world, the more creations they scan, the more they can customize their virtual world.
Hape Pound and Tap Bench Xylophone – This one is a classic. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to get the 0-3 year old crowd, but we’ve got you covered. This xylophone is made from wood and will be a colorful addition to any nursery. Tap the wooden balls through the holes and listen to the musical notes as the drop. Fun for music appreciation and motor development in babies and toddlers.
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot – Kids as young as six can have fun coding their very own robot. With a smartphone or tablet and the free app, Dash can be programmed to move and follow commands. A great way to add stem learning into play time.
Furreal Roarin Tyler, the Playful Tiger – Another animal friend that responds to sound and movement for the win! Tyler comes with his own squeaky toy that he interacts with. And the best part? If you roar at him, he roars back!
Lego Boost Creative Toolboox Building and Coding Kit – Kids will be able to build one of five creations including a robot, a cat, or a guitar and code it to control it with an easy coding block app. Let the app take them step by step through the coding process as they flex their stem skills.
Jenga – Another classic game kids love. Jenga is all about strategy and little bit of luck. A great family game for when the relatives are in town this holiday season.
GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope – This talking microscope is a great addition to any preschoolers toy collection. They can have fun and learn about plants and animals at the same time. It comes with 60 slides of animals, plants, and more, and includes storage for the slides. It’s never too early for stem!
Vtech KidiBeats Drum Set – Preschoolers will also enjoy beating this drum as it lights up. They can play along to music from different styles including rock, pop, and dance. Or they can freestyle and create their own music. Their imaginations will run wild.
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