The 10 Hottest Toys for Holiday 2017
Since we’re all about single-tasking these days, try this task on for size: Sit down for 20 minutes and bang out holiday shopping for your kids (and nieces, nephews and neighbors) all in one go. Simply click to buy the awesomest toys trending this year—have them gift-wrapped while you're at it. Buh-bye, Black Friday. Hello, To-Do List Tuesday.
L.O.L. Surprise Tots (Ages 4+)
Anyone with an elementary schooler in her orbit knows L.O.L. dolls are a legit phenomenon. With layers of accessories once you crack open the package pod (stickers, outfits, a surprise when you bathe her), these are next-level L.O.L.
Furreal Roarin Tyler, The Playful Tiger (Ages 4+)
If your kids are into Talking Tom (we may even know a few who love making him say potty words), Roarin Tyler is Tom 2.0. With 100-plus possible sound-and-movement combos, he's roughly as communicative as a real cat. Roar at him and he’ll roar right back, nuzzle him and he’ll close his eyes and snuggle in, toss him his toy chicken and he’ll pounce. The holidays just got wild.
Teddy Ruxpin (Ages 3+)
Ready for a blast from the past? Singing, storytelling, childhood BFF Teddy Ruxpin is back—this time with WiFi so he can access an app and download audiobooks. Meet your new (old) roadtrip companion.
Fingerlings (Ages 6+)
Tiny handheld animatronic monkeys with blinking eyes that swing, chatter and respond when you rock them to sleep. Cool. And creeeeeeepy.
Soft N Slo Squishies (Ages 8+)
You have never squeezed, collected or juggled anything so mushy as these realistic-looking faux desserts. De-stress and surrender to the sweetness of the squish.
Wonder Woman Lego (Ages 7+)
Girl powered, of-the-moment and STEM-centric, it’ll keep kids occupied for hours (which, let's be honest, is the real gift).
Sound Moovz (Ages 9+)
Think of it as hi-tech body karaoke. After connecting the Fitbit-like bracelet with its app, the device makes a series of sounds (karate swishes, instrumentals) as you move your arm or ankle around. Your kid becomes a one-man band without playing a note. The future is now.
Fidget Cube (Ages 8+)
The latest in fidget technology offers a new twist on the spinner craze: buttons to press, balls to roll and switches to flip. See? Your kids are less anxious already.
Star Wars Luke Skywalker Land Speeder (Ages 4+)
Be the envy of the neighborhood and the pied piper of the playground with this battery-operated vehicle. It seats two preschoolers, goes up to five miles per hour and features an interactive light-up dashboard with intergalactic sounds. Darth Vader mask optional.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty (Ages 3+)
This goo-in-a-can has been all the rage for a while now, but in fresh formulations it sparkles, glows in the dark and changes color when put under blacklight. Stretch it, mold it, roll it into a ball and bounce it. Just don’t get it in your hair or let it ooze onto your ottoman (take it from someone who knows).