As the holidays draw near it is definitely time to for us parents to began thinking about gifts for our little guys and gals. Although they will be jotting down their Christmas list and leaving milk and cookies out for Santa soon enough, its not a bad idea to get a head start or a sneak peek, might I say, at the hottest toys trending this year. I have complied a list of  toys that are sure to be at the top of all the Christmas lists this year. 




These little surprise creatures are the rave in the toy industry this year. Mad by Spin Master, Hatchimals are interactive creatures inside of eggs. You don’t know exactly what kind of creature you will get or what it looks like until it hatches. To get the egg to hatch you must care for and nurture the egg. Give it love by rubbing it , holding it and keeping it warm. When you interact with it, it interacts back with you even inside the egg.  After a period of time and constant love and nurturing the egg will hatch.  It then goes through three stages, baby, toddler and kid.  In each stage you can help your Hathcimal develop by feeding it, teaching it to talk and walk and  of course playing with it.  At the top of the toy wishlist this year this one is sure to keep your child entertained for hours. 

Ages:  5+

Retail Price: $59.99

Available at  Target, Walmart and Toys R US 

picture courtesy  of walmart.com


Fisher Price Think and Learn Code -A-Pillar


Get your little learner thinking. Challenge their brain with this toy that allows them to arrange and rearrange segments in different combinations , sending the code-a-pillar in different directions. This is a very high tech toy that teaches your child problem solving skills and coding in a fun way. It comes with eight (8) segments which each represent a different motion such as making it go straight, or turn left or even play music. It also comes with target discs to help challenge your child to crack the code!

Ages: 3-6

Retail Price: $43.99

Available at Target, Walmart, Toys R US and Best Buy

picture courtesy  of bestbuy.com

Love 2 Learn Elmo


Your preschooler will love to play with this new Love 2 Learn Elmo for Hasbro. It has over 350 responses and also responds to your child touch, either on its nose, tummy, or hands.  You may also connect this Elmo to the Learn 2 Love App for a customized play experience. It will know your child’s name, favorite food, favorite color and more and will incorporate that information during play time. It comes packed with songs and helpful phrases like asking if you child has to potty. How cool is that?

Ages: 18 months – 4 years 

Retail Price: $59.00

Available at Target, Walmart and Toys R US

picture courtesy  of walmart.com

Baby Alive Go Bye Bye


As with every year, Hasbro has done it again with another edition to the Baby Alive family. This year baby alive is crawling and talking along with being able to be fed and drink water, poop and pee which are traditional features of this doll. She comes with a carrier so the little mom can take her baby on the go. She also crawls to you when you shake the rattle. Baby Alive Go Bye Bye says over 30 phrases in English or Spanish and comes with a carrier, bottle, diaper, rattle and brush.


Ages: 3+

Retail Price: $49.99

Available at Target, Walmart and Toys R US

picture courtesy  of walmart.com

Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall Interactive Pup


Your Child can go on missions with their favorite character Marshall from Paw Patrol with this interactive puppy that talks , moves and responds to your hand movements and touch. Loaded with an expandable pup pack equipped with water cannons, this pup plays the Paw Patrol theme song. You can activate the mission mode were Marshall will guide your child through step by step missions. It has over 80 missions and 150 phrases available in English and French languages. 

Ages: 3 +

Retail Price: $59.00

Available at Target, Walmart and Toys R US

picture courtesy  of toysrus.com

PJ Mask Headquarters Play Set


With their very own action packed headquarter set, let you PJ Mask fanatic reenact their favorite scene or episode of PJ Masks. This play set is over 2 feet tall and has 3 levels. The set comes with Cat Boy and his Cat Car and a working elevator. Activate a mission or sing along with the theme song.  There is also a zip line and a winding ramp to help Cat Boy  escape from the unwanted visitors. This play set is sure to help your kid save the night. Other characters are available and sold separate.  

Ages: 3-7

Retail Price: $69.99

Available at Toys R US only!

picture courtesy  of toysrus.com


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