If you have kids then you know it is never too early to start Christmas shopping…especially when it comes to securing the hottest toys for Christmas that are guaranteed to be on every kid’s Christmas list. I grew up in the days of Cabbage Patch Kid craziness. I had one on my list and I’m sure that it drove my parents nuts. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like to try and track down the hottest toys for Christmas when there was no internet! Standing in line for hours hoping to get your hands on the prized item. Have you seen Jingle all the Way? That is one of my favorite Christmas movies ever. Oh, the Turbo Man craze! 😉 Well, according to the powers that be (those at the head of top retailers like Amazon, Toys R Us, and Walmart,) the toys on this list are going to be the hottest toys of the holiday season, so if you’re hoping to have one under the tree this year, it’s never to early to shop! Click on any affiliate image or link for more product information, reviews, pricing, availability and more.
These cute little guys are the talk of the town and are supposed to be the hottest new toy around. They respond to all kinds of sound and motion and are very interactive. They come in a variety of colors, but this little blue guy is my favorite!
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are adorable, collectible Hatchimals that come inside small, speckled eggs. Hold the egg in your hands, rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch! Press on the egg to crack it and discover which Hatchimal CollEGGtible is inside.
I’m sure you remember the Teddy Ruxpin craze of several years ago, well this is the new and improved Teddy Ruxpin and people are going nuts over him! I’ve already seen crazy prices on him, which tells me in a few more weeks he will be impossible to find, or incredibly over priced. He tells stories and sings songs, has crazy high tech features like color, electronic LCD eyes and more than 40 full-color eye expressions and animations. His expressions sync to his emotional state as he tells his stories. There are so many cool features, this is definitely a new age Teddy Ruxpin!
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Game is the #1 New release game of 2017 on Amazon. A must have for any Harry Potter fan this Christmas!
Who doesn’t love a Minion? Especially one that says 25 funny phrases and is wearing a prison jumpsuit?
You can’t go wrong with Legos, and this new set based on one of the hottest movies of the year scores a 5/5 stars by reviewers.
7. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking PuttyIf you have a slime lover in your house like I do, then this crazy popular putty will definitely be a hit. This cool stuff comes in 30 colors, including glow-in-the-dark, heat-sensitive, and electric-colored putty. It can stretch like rubber and bounce like a ball, and because it’s silicone-based, it won’t dry out or crumble over time.
If you have a little Nerf Gun fanatic in your house, this rapid fire striker is the creme of the crop! With thousands of positive reviews this blaster is a must under the tree.
Um, crafting AND lip gloss? This is definitely going under the tree for my little tween. Ash can’t get enough crafting and she is counting down the days until she can wear “real” make-up. This Lip Gloss Truck Craft Kit should hold her over for at least a little bit. 😉
Cozmo is made of 300+ parts that create one super smart, super entertaining robot. He doesn’t just move; he gets curious and explores. He doesn’t just learn; he plots and plans. He doesn’t just see you; he gets to know you. Want to see Cozmo do something totally new? Use the Cozmo Software Developers Kit (SDK) to program new interactions.
Andy wishes he was still little enough to fit in this awesome Lightening McQueen ride on car. If you’re contemplating a ride on toy, this one will definitely be a hit with Cars fans.
I am a HUGE fan of Leap Frog products and often gift them to the kids of our friends and family. This is a great purchase for anyone that is just learning how to write. They can trace the letters and numbers and learn proper strokes.
This slightly smaller (14.5 inch instead of 18 inch) American Girl Doll with a much lower retail price is great for those younger girls who really want an American Girl doll, but maybe aren’t quite big enough for a full size doll right now.
These KINEX sets are the coolest. If you have an older child, this will keep them busy building for hours. Andy has spent many hours with friends constructing these sets and I highly recommend them (along with thousands of others!) 😉
I know you already have all of the songs memorized ;), so you might as well let your little singer dress the part to in this adorable Moana outfit.
Just the mouth pieces make you start laughing, so once people start trying to talk while wearing them, watch out! This is one of the funniest games to play with the whole family.
Little People are some of the best toys for your little people!
These may be the hottest toys for 2017, but I also have my classic toy favorites. These are toys that I talked about last holiday season that I have bought for my kids, nieces and nephews over the last several years that stand the test of time. You can find that list here: BEST TOYS FOR KIDS.
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I hope this list helps make your holiday shopping easier this year. Just remember, if you want to secure one of these toys, be sure to shop early. You can learn about my experience with a best seller, the laser tag guns, over on the best toys for kids post. It was crazy!