With the holidays comes the task of buying gifts for the most important people in our lives – including the kids! It can be pretty tough to find the perfect toys for them though, especially with how many new and exciting ones come out every year. Here to help us out with finding the gift that the kids will absolutely adore is Chief Toy Officer of The Toy Insider, Laurie Schacht, who has a list of the best toys every kid will be asking Santa for this year.
Scroll through the gallery below, and be sure to click on the video above for more from Laurie!
The toys every kid will be asking Santa for this Christmas
Fisher price laugh and learn pull and play learning wagonAGES 6 mos. - 36 mos.
The ultimate activity station on wheels – the baby will love taking Puppy (and their favorite toys) for a ride while learning about colors, numbers, letters, shapes and more. There are two ways to play - your baby will strengthen their motor skills by sitting up and playing with the wagon or walking and pulling it along.
This toy includes Smart Stages™ technology so you can switch up the learning fun based on a baby’s age and stage. Plus, it has a motion sensor that rewards your toddler with music and sounds as they walk and pull the wagon along. This interactive red wagon features a variety of activities for sitting babies to bat, press, rattle and flip, as well as light-up buttons, xylophone “keys” and more that activate songs, sounds, and phrases along with storage for easy clean up.
Amazon | $30
Leapfrog Leapbuilders ABC smart houseAGES 18 mos.+
Build, create and learn with this interactive 61-piece house-themed block set. Kids can use the easy-to-hold blocks to build a house and learn about the alphabet, objects around the house, colors and shapes as they build with the electronic Smart Star cube. Insert the 20 double-sided learning blocks into the interactive Smart Star and it will respond with fun sounds, educational songs and phrases that enhance building play with learning content. For even more fun, try using learning blocks from other LeapBuilders sets in the interactive cube to unlock additional content responses.
Mastermind Toys | $35
VTech mix and match-a-saurusAGES 2-5
Mix & Match-a-saurus is a silly and sweet friend who also pretends to be a robot and a monster. He shares his happy, sleepy and angry feelings while singing and dancing to ballet, hip-hop and marching band music. Insert the colorful tiles on Mix & Match-a-saurus’s back to customize how you want to play with him!
Mix & Match-a-saurus always encourages children to follow along. Mix and match the nine tiles to create 27 different responses.
Amazon | $35
Fisher Price Little People Elsa's ice palaceAGES 1.5 - 5
Every young Disney fan will love recreating their favorite moments from the Frozen film with this magical Little People® playset. Kids can explore Elsa's Ice Palace with Olaf the snowman and Elsa, Queen of Arendelle. Press and turn the Discovery Buttons to reveal all the magical lights, wintry sounds, and exciting actions of the "growing" castle.
Canadian Tire | $55
Yvolution Neon street rollers pop 'n' lockAGES 5+
Ready for the upgrade? We took all the best features of Street Rollers and we added some more! No more need to remove them while you walk as you can experience both walk and roll mode.
You will be even more flashy with the reflective shoelace cover, to fly in the light. Street Rollers are size adjustable and include reflective rear decals and replaceable brake pads.
Amazon | $59
Playmobil mars space stationAGES 6+ Explore the final frontier with the new Mars Space Station! Part of a new Mars Mission line of playsets from PLAYMOBIL, this beautifully designed set features signature PLAYMOBIL design and attention to detail. Equipped with all the tools needed for space exploration, interactive components include a moveable laser gun and alarm. It features radio contact and jet propulsion sound effects, and the roof can be removed to interact with all aspects of the space station including the research computer, fitness equipment, and central command.
Amazon | $80
Zuru pets alive boppi, the booty-shakin' llamaAGES 3-10
Shake it like nobody’s watching! With three awesome songs to bop and sing to, Boppi the Booty Shakin’’ Llama’s bopping and head-spinning moves will have the whole family dancing and laughing for hours.
Toys R Us | $30
Learning Resources Beaker creatures alien experiment lab and reactor podAGES 5-8+
Make your own Reactor Pods, soak your creatures in slime, and more! This set of 18 pieces includes 2 Reactor Pods with mystery creatures, full-color experiment booklet with science facts, and hands-on science tools. It includes 2 Reactor Pods and full color experiment booklet.
Amazon | $36
Bandai America Tamagotchi OnAGES 6-12
Everyone's favorite virtual reality pet is back for a new generation! Tamagotchi On is perfect for on-the-go entertainment as well as teaching children the responsibility of caring for a pet. With millions of different Tamagotchi characters, your My Tama will look like a combination of their mom and dad, perfect for having a personalized character of your own. Plus, on now colored-digital screens, you can decide what your character does.
Eat at home or at the restaurant, shop in the different Lands, go to the washroom, bathe, make friends, travel to different Lands, play games, and even take care of a TamaPet. You can even connect with other Tamagotchi On devices to visit friends, give gifts, travel together and marry to build your family tree.
Indigo | $80
Imperial Jumbo bowling and Jumbo checkersBowl a strike with Zooma Sports Jumbo Bowling Set. This set comes with 10 jumbo-sized bowling pins and 2 bowling balls, and includes an easy carry storage bag.
Play checkers on a massive scale with the Zooma Sports Jumbo Checkers Set. Each set comes with 26 extra-large checkers and a handy storage bag.
Amazon | $40