Best Christmas Gifts 2018-2019-2020 For Him Popular Hottest Gifts
Best Christmas Gifts 2018-2019– A Christmas gift is a gift given in celebration of Christmas best Christmas gift ideas of 2018 for mom, women, boys, and girlsLet’s be completely honest, whatever you end up having to gift your teen will most likely be returned and with a chronic eye-roll because, well, you are the absolute worst and you know it! On a real note, these days teens already have everything they want and pretty much spend the majority of their time on their iPhone anyway so best of luck getting them something they’ll actually want. A Christmas gift is a gift given in celebration of Christmas. They are often exchanged on December 25th.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country. Christmas celebrations for many nations …. Christmas trees are set up in homes and the children are given presents in their stockings. Either way, we’re up for the job and scoured the Inter Webs to find some of the coolest and most unique teen and tween gifts that make almost-perfect Christmas gift ideas for the 2018-2019 holiday season. Happy shopping!Best New Toys For Christmas 2018-2019-2020
Best Christmas Gifts 2018-2019 Most Popular & Best Selling Gift
Polaroid Snap-Touch Instant Print Digital Camera With LCD Screen – Buy It Here
Because it has a retro vibe and your teen will love being able to take a pic with their friends and then actually print it out so they can tape it to their locker, the wall of their room, or wherever. It’s like old-school Snapchat?
Grump Cat Comfy Slippers – Buy It Here
Because he’s just as grump as they are but, hey, at least he’s as cozy AF.
Wattzup Emoji Ghost Portable Phone Charger – Buy It Here
Because they’re always running out of battery life and still love that cute little ghost emoji.
ICE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Speaker – Buy It Here
Because even they’ll be amazed at a wireless speaker that floats right in front of their eyes. Plus, Star Wars!
The Original Extra Large Bean Bag Chair – Buy It Here
Because they need some extra comfy seating when their friends come over (always) and hang out in their room (always) with the door closed (always).
“Game of Phones” Scavenger Hunt Game for Teens – Buy It Here
Because at least they can finally do something productive with their phone.
Chia Pet Chia Gnome Plant – Buy It Here
Because they probably don’t really know the nostalgia of a Chia Pet, but they’ll love that they can grow their own gnome plant in about 1 to 2 weeks. Plus it’ll teach them some responsibility. Well, sort of.
S’Well ‘Sip-n-S’well’ Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle (Donut Pattern) – Buy It Here
This killer water bottle will keep their drinks cold for up to 24 hours and their hot drinks nice and warm for up to 12 hours. Good luck getting them to wash it though.
Colour Me Swiftly ‘Taylor Swift’ Coloring Book – Buy It Here
Now you can color in 16 classic Taylor Swift looks because, well, why not. Feel free to add in the corny “Look what you made me do” when you color outside of the lines.
BigMouth Donut Hole Mug – Buy It Here
Now they can easily store their breakfast right under their coffee (or juice). Just a fun little gag gift they’ll get a kick out of.
Intex Inflatable Chair/Pullout Bed – Buy It Here
The perfect addition to their bedroom, especially when they’re having sleepovers. This chair is inflatable, stylish, and with a simple pull it turns right into a twin-sized bed their friend can sleep on.
Elite Cuisine 3-in-1 Breakfast Station in Pastel Blue – Buy It Here
Perfect for the teen who’s off to college and you need to make sure they’re actually going to eat! This 3-in-1 breakfast center allows them to make up to 4 cups of coffee, heat things up in the toaster oven, and even crack and egg and make some bacon right on the top. Kind of genius. We want one for ourselves. It also comes in red, black, white, and more!
Unicorn Light Up Slippers – Buy It Here
Every time they walk the unicorn cheeks will light up in rainbow colors. Truly magical and truly comfy. #ThanksTechnology
Bedside Essential Pocket – Buy It Here
Because how many more times are they going to lose their phone, tablet, and ear buds, books and the like in their bed overnight. This is a great way for them to keep things organized and, hopefully, out of their bed!
“Watch Ya Mouth” Party Game – Buy It Here
Because it’s still so funny to play and, dare we say, one game they wouldn’t mind actually playing with you.
Letters to My Future Self – Buy It Here
Because they’ll be into finding a unique way to put their goals down on paper.
DIY Lip Balm Kit – Buy It Here
Because every tween girl pretty much lives for their lip balm, so why not have them make their own!
Neon Peace Sign Desk Lamp Light – Buy It Here
Because its a cool upgrade to their bedroom decór.
Clocky the Rolling Jumping Alarm Clock – Buy It Here
Because you’re totally over trying to wake them up each morning. Now it’s in Clocky’s hands. It won’t stop jumping and rolling around their room until they get out of bed and shut it off. Good luck!
Chill Sack Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair – Buy It Here
Because it’s the bean bag chair that’s taking over the Internet and it’s memory foam! So comfy! Plus, it comes in a ton of different colors too.
UK Ice Lolly Nail File – Buy It Here
Because it really is the most fun way to store your nail files.
BeatsPill+ Portable Wireless Speaker in Black – Buy It Here
Let them take their music with them on the go (like out of the house!). This portable wireless speaker has a 12-hour battery life, can pair up with their bluetooth up to 30 feet away, and also comes in green, red, white and more.
Sunnylife Inflatable Pink Flamingo Pool Float – Buy It Here
Because, yes, they want it for the pool but they also like to display it in their room during off-months. Trust us.
The Sojourner Brass Keyboard – Buy It Here
Because we’ll try anything to get them to type that paper that’s do tomorrow!
Toree & Tagus Large Chrome Face Vase – Buy It Here
Because it’s just a cool way to add a little more personality to their room.
MacBook Air White Faux-Marble Rubber Case – Buy It Here
Because they always want to be different, even down to their laptop.
Cozy & Comfy Slipper-Socks – Buy It Here
If they’re not into actually wearing slippers, these slipper-socks are the perfect compromise. They’re comfy, cozy, come in a variety of different colors and patterns, and can easily be washed.
Snurk Duvet Cover Theme Sets (Princess, Dinosaur, Astronaut and More!) – Buy It Here
Perfect for kids with great imaginations. These duvet and sheet sets come in full to queen sizes and a variety of cool themes.
The Tile Key & Phone Finder – Buy It Here
Waterproof and durable these (set of 2) tiles allow you to easily find your keys, your smartphone, or anything that you attach it to. So when your teen asks “Have you seen my phone” they can go and hunt it down this way.
All New Echo Spot – Buy It Here
The latest from Amazon! We love how this handsfree device can fit pretty much anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, recipes, to-do, shopping lists, face-to-face calls, and a ton more! Perfect especially for the teen who’s heading away to college and you want to actually see them when you talk to them.
PopSockets Expanding Stand and Grip for Smartphones – Buy It Here
These are pretty life-changing especially if, like us, you drop your phone and tablet regularly. Plus, you can prop it up to watch a video, have a FaceTime chat and more. These guys come in a bunch of different colors like rose gold, silver, pink, black, blue, and more.
The New “Hatchimals Surprise TWINS!” – Buy It Here
These are the twins everyone is talking about this holiday and kids want it now! The Hatchimal Surprise was just released and most are already sold out (for figure). There are a bunch of different twins to choose from like: The Peacat, The Puppadee, The Giraven, The Ligull, and The Zuffin. Collect them all, while you can!
WowWee Fingerlings Monkey – Buy It Here
Get them in a variety of different colors. The baby interactive monkeys holds on to your finger, hangs from it, and can even fall asleep in your hand, all while providing 40 different reactions and sound effects. Super cute. Learn more about all the different Fingerlings Monkeys here![Update] Now You Can Pre-Order the New Glitter Fingerling Monkey: Pre-Order Here
Of course there are new Fingerlings out already! Check out the rest of the Fingerlings Glitter Monkeys here.
New for 2017 ‘Teddy Ruxpin’ Storytelling Interactive Bear – Buy It Here (or at Toys R Us)
Because you loved him when you were little and now Teddy Ruxpin has returned for 2017 with LCD eyes, over 40 animations, and he can ready stories, sing and, yes, you can sync up to an app if you want! Learn more about the new Teddy Ruxpin here!
The Luvabella Doll (That’s Already Gone Viral) for 2017 – Buy It Here
This is the doll that parents are probably going to come to blows over this holiday season. From the makers of The Hatchimal, this interactive doll that your child can really care for is one of the most sought after toys right now! You can learn more about what is a Luvabella doll and where to get her here!
The ‘Egged On’ Family Fun Game – Buy It Here
What’s slated to be the new “Pie Face” for 2017, Egged On is basically like a family-friendly Russian Roulette game where some eggs are filled with water and others are empty. Spin the wheel to see what you have to do (crack and egg over someone else, over yourself, and more) and then crack-that-egg! Do you get wet? Are you safe? Only time will tell!
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar – Buy It Here
Might as well pick it up now before Advent actually starts! Open up a door each day in December to reveal a cool “Star Wars” themed gift, including mini-figures, starships, vehicles and more!
L.O.L Surprise Big Surprise – Buy It Here
This is the one your kids are freaking out over and you still don’t really fully understand what it is. Well get in line! No one ever knows what will be inside, so it’s really a special unboxing mixed with collecting. We do know that there are dolls inside (score!), it’s limited edition (so hurry!), and there are 50 surprises inside of them (whoa!).
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Hasbro Games ‘Toilet Trouble’ – Buy It Here
Pretty hilarious, fun-filled game where the players find out which flush will cause the toilet to spray! Everyone takes turns spinning the toilet paper roll, flushing the toilet handle, and hoping they don’t get sprayed with water. And, of course, awesome toilet sound effects. Come on, kids love toilet humor!
New Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Red Joy-Controllers – Buy It Here
The Nintendo video console everyone has been buzzing about. They can play this one together via your television, on the console itself, in different rooms, or just take it on the go and play wherever (hello long car rides!). This one is a package deal and comes with the Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and Two Joy-Con strap accessories, along with one Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter. Buy it all in one place so you have everything you need.
The Official Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for Kids – Buy It Here
Trick ’em with learning. That’s what we say! Now your kiddos can create their very own Droid (without a lot of help from you, thank God). Plus, thanks to the app, they can teach their Droid new skills like head spins and self navigation including over 16 special Star Wars missions. Honestly, this one is insanely cool.
Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Xtreme – Buy It Here (Amazon) or Here (Walmart)
Because every kid is going to love this insane Batman toy! It’s over 2 feet tall and comes with wings, fists you can punch with, projectile launchers, a motorcycle, and a voice changer. It’s pretty dope and we actually want one too.
Googly Eyes Wacky Family Drawing Game – Buy It Here
So much fun! Place on the googles and good luck drawing what’s on the game card all while your family and friends try to guess what it is you’re actually drawing!
furReal Proto Max Robot Dog – Buy It Here
This little pup will get the kiddos really thinking thanks to a little coding via an app. They can code responses and over 400+ sounds and 100+ eye animations. So fun!
New Hatchimals CollEGGtibles – Buy It Here
The answer to last year’s Hatchimal craze! These cute mini Hatchimals will provide so much joy and are easier to take care of than the original. Collect over 70 of these little guys…and counting!
The New Smart Barbie Dreamhouse – Buy It Here
The Barbie Dreamhouse is officially back and, well, it’s now a smart-home. Your kids will love the three floors with seven rooms (including a working elevator) and over 70 fun Barbie accessories. Plus, the ‘smart’ accessories easily fit into interactive furniture pieces for lights, sound and motion. Super fun!
Greedy Granny “The Teeth Pop Out” Game – Buy It Here
Kids love their Granny and they’ll certainly love “Greedy Granny” where each kid will take turns trying to remove some of the cookies, treats, and whatnot from a very sleepy Granny. But be careful because you never know when she’s going to wake up and see her teeth flying out of her mouth. No joke. It happens. #Technology
Tamagotchi Interactive Toy on a Chain – Buy It Here
It’s baaaack! One of the most popular interactive toys from the 90’s is back for their 20th anniversary and better than ever. Your kids will feed, clean up, and take care of their little portable digital friend just like the original Tamagotchi game you did back in the day. Why you may be eye-rolling right now, trust us, stock up if you can. The pre-order for this one has already made it onto Amazon’s Best Sellers list and it just was released. Good luck! Learn more about the new Tamagotchi toys here!
Sesame Street ‘Julia’ Plush Stuffed Animal – Buy It Here
We couldn’t love this more than we do! In case you didn’t know, Julia is the new character on Sesame Street who has autism and helps kids learn what autism is, what it means, and how to play with and interact with people who have it. It’s a super important lesson and so needed, so we’re adding the Julia stuffed animal toy to our ‘must-have’ toys list of 2017.
New Hatchimals Glittering Garden by Spin-Master – Buy It Here
This is the #1 gift on every kids Christmas list this year. Introducing the new Hatchimals Glittering Gardens. One of the most popular toys at the NYC Toy Fair, your child will have to take care of the egg long enough until it “hatches” and a little combo-animals comes out of it. They’ll then take care of the “Hatchimal” through three stages of life until is learns to sing “Happy Birthday” to you. For real. Choose from the shimmering draggle, the twinkling owlicorn, or the sparkly penguala.
So Hot Right Now: Pre-Order Only: New Star Wars ‘The Black Series’ First Order Storm Trooper – Pre-Order Here
Yes, it’s finally here! It’s been all over the news and now it’s finally ready for pre-order on Amazon (duh!). These are the latest Star War toys every boy and girl wants this Christmas. Oh, and us adults wouldn’t mind collecting them either. Here’s the other Star Wars toy that’s already on the best-sellers list. And click here to learn where you can buy the rest of the Star Wars Last Jedi Black Series action figures!
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle – Buy It Here
There are 3 super fun ways kids can play. They can go the driving mode, gaming mode, or racing mode! The more they pedal, the more they can learn! The bluetooth technology enables play on a tablet or TV screen for an immersive play experience. They’ll have an absolute blast and so will you watching them…from the comfort of your couch.
Mercedes GLA Ride-On Car for Kids – Buy It Here
Funko POP “Guardians of the Galaxy: Dancing Groot” Dancing Bobble Head Toy – Buy It Here
Because this is the cutest bobble head we’ve seen in a while and, yes, your kids are still obsessed with all things “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The Interactive Talking Toy Hamster – Buy It Here
This cute little hamster will repeat what you say whether you laugh, speak any language, babble at it, and more. He also moves and shakes, so when you pet him he’ll bob his head up and down too! So much better than the real thing 😉
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (With Bluetooth!) – Buy It Here
An Amazon prediction for one of the hottest new toys for the Christmas season, this LEGO beast is 847 pieces, has an interactive motor, color sensors, activation buttons and more. If you or your kid can build this robot (named Vernie) let us know!
Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset – Buy It Here (or Here at Toys R Us)
This is the best way to “play cars” this year. Standing over 3-feet tall this insane garage stores 140 cars, comes with a plane and a King Kong-like gorilla climbs up the side of the garage and tries to knock your cars out of the elevator. Insanity. We’re obsessed and so will every little boy (and girl!).
Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Ride On 12-volt Sleigh – Buy It Here
Apparently we won’t ever let it go, let it go because this ride on Frozen sleigh was just named to Walmart’s “Must Have” toys for the holiday season. It drives up to 5 mph, plays some of your favorite Frozen tunes, flashes lights, carries an extra passenger and more. For now, this one is exclusive to Walmart. Get it while you can!
LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Edition Learning Tablet for Kids – Buy It Here
Super kid-friendly and safe learning tablet where they can also play thousands of games because, yes, games! Perfect for kids aged anywhere from 3 years old to 9 years old.
Fisher Price “Power Wheels Wild Thing” Ride On – Buy It Here
Don’t worry it’s not as scary as it looks and kids are already obsessed with this. This cool ride-on can go up to 5 mph, has dual joysticks so kids can control it to go forward, reverse, and 360 degrees all the way around. Plus it has extra large tires so they can take this “off-roading” experience onto the grass outside too! This one comes in orange, but if you’re looking for one in pink, head right this way.
FurReal Friends ‘Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger’ Toy – Buy It Here
This interactive tiger has over 100 different sounds and motion combinations and is just plain old fun! Tyler the Tiger roars back at kids when they roar or make sounds at him. He even responds when give his play toy. It’s pretty much the only tiger they’ll get that close to!
And there’s also a cute girl version on the way too! Her name is Ivory the Playful Tiger and she’s just as cute, white, and comes with a cute little purple chicken toy (?).
FurReal Roarin’ Ivory the Playful Tiger (Girl!) – Buy It Here
Disney’s “Moana” Adventure Doll – Buy It Here
Because they never stopped singing the songs from the movie (and you pretty much didn’t stop singing them either). This Moana doll is 14-inches tall and you can wear her iconic hair flower too!
Barbie Interactive Dream Horse (with Barbie Included!) – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t love Barbie?! This year she’s got a little sidekick horse who’s totally interactive (of course!). DreamHorse can walk forward, turn 360-degrees, and neighs when you play. And did we mention you can feed it its carrot, nods when you ask it a question, and has over 30 realistic reactions? Barbie and her horse have come a long way!
Wowwee Fingerlings Playset – Buy It Here
The perfect toy playset for your favorite Fingerlings monkeys!
Enchantimals “Bree the Bunny’ Toy Doll (with Bunny!) – Buy It Here
Girls and boys alike are loving all things ‘Enchantimals.’ Each toy has their own little animal personality and, trust us, there are a bunch to choose from. Grab a pack of three Enchantimals here to save a little cash!
Anxiety and Stress Relief Fidget Cube in Black and Neon Green – Buy It Here
Fine we won’t call it a “toy” because everyone seems to freak out when you say that. Fidget cubes are perfect to help kids (and adults!) calm down, focus and de-stress.
Marvel Legends Series Mjolnir Electronic Interactive Hammer – Buy It Here
Perfect timing with the latest Avengers movie, this interactive electronic hammer from Thor is voice-activated and has light features that reveal the symbol of Odin. This one was on back order for a while, but is now finally shipping. Get it while you can!
New for 2017: The New Tickle Me Elmo – Buy It Here
Elmo is back! And he’s better, cuter, and funnier than ever! We all remember the original Tickle Me Elmo of the 90’s, but this one is new and improved and ready to be loved by a whole new generation. You can squeeze his fluffy little tummy or press his cute little foot to hear him laugh, say funny phrases and more. Squeeze him more and he’ll laugh even harder. He seriously is the cutest thing ever.
Ticket to Ride Board Game – Buy It Here
This is now one of the best-selling games of all time on Amazon. Everyone is obsessed! You have to see who can travel by rail to the most cities in North America in just seven days. It’s perfect for 2-5 players and ages 8+. The winner takes the $1M dollar grand prize (not real money, of course).
Wonder Workshop Dash Toy Robot – Buy It Here
Dash is a real (and super cute) robot that makes learning to code fun for kids. It easily responds to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing. Dash presents your kids with hundreds of projects, challenges and puzzles as well as endless possibilities for freeform play. Super fun!
Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster – Buy It Here
Because sometimes it’s just fun to blast people with Nerf missiles up to 90 feet (90 feet!!) away.
Nickelodeon ‘Deluxe Slimy Creations’ Slime Making Kit – Buy It Here
Yes, your kids are still making slime. But with this deluxe set it’ll be a little more controlled (read: not finding random ingredients in your house and ruining your bathroom). This DIY slime kit allows them to make their own neon slime, crunchy, glittery, scented and more!
Num Noms DIY Nail Polish Maker For Kids – Buy It Here
Now they can finally make their own DIY nail polish with their own imaginative colors and scents. Sweet! Literally. And if they’re into creating their own makeup, you can check out the Num Noms lip-gloss craft kit.
Little Live Pets ‘Snuggles My Dream Puppy’ Playset – Buy It Here
The cutest interactive puppy ever! You can name him/her, cuddle them, feed them, pet them and pretend it’s the real thing…without all the messy cleanup or having to take them for a walk outside in the middle of the night!
Uno Emoji Card Game for Kids – Buy It Here
Because it’s Uno, but with emojis and, well, your kids loooooove everything emoji. Skip you back to me.
Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone – Buy It Here
Drone racing is where it’s at this year! It even comes with FPV (first person view) which streams your live footage direct to your included headset. Plus you can record, edit, and then share all your cool racing videos! We loved that the frame was crash resistant since, you know, we’re not pros. This toy is recommended for ages 8+.
Baby Alive ‘Super Snacks Snackin’ Lilly’ Doll – Buy It Here
Because you can make her her favorite pretend snacks, feed her and then the moment you’ve all been waiting for…she poops! Yep, she comes with a diaper. Let the good times roll!
Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Baby All in One Nursery – Buy It Here
The perfect toy to help show kids how to take care of their baby like they’re the real Doc McStuffins! It comes with a light up stethoscope, laptop that plays a lullaby, a height and weight scale, a bunch of cool nursery tools and more.
New Madden NFL ’18 for Xbox One – Buy It Here
Don’t worry, it’s also available for the PS4 right here too.
Paw Patrol Interactive Pup Zoomer – Buy It Here
Zoomer moves just like a real puppy, says over 150 different phrases and sounds, and has over 80 different fun interactive tricks and missions he can do.
Pie Face “Sky High” Game for Kids – Buy It Here
It’s like the carnival “strength tester” game mixed with the hilarity of the traditional “Pie Face” game. Get the cameras ready!
Fisher-Price Code and Learn Code-a-Pillar – Buy It Here (or Amazon)
Selfie Mic Music Set – Buy It Here
Now your kid can make their own music videos with this selfie-mic that attaches to your/their smartphone. It’s like karaoke is brought to a whole new
Cozmo the Interactive Toy Robot by Anki – Buy It Here
The most popular robot of the season, Cozmo shows emotion, recognizes your face, learns to flip and carry blocks, plays games, helps your kid with fun engineering-like tasks, and even snores when he sleeps (for a short period of time, phew!). Plus, his little robot voice is so cute! And check out the official new ‘Collectors Edition’ Cozmo here.
Trolls ‘Hug Time’ Poppy Doll – Buy It Here (or Amazon)
The cutest toy from everyone’s favorite movie, Trolls. Poppy loves hugs at all times and says 25 different lovable phrases.
The New Furby Connect – Buy It Here (or Amazon)
Furby is back! But did it ever really leave?! New and improved, Furby Connect has 150 different expressions, speaks Furbish (which you’ll be translating), needs to be taken care of and loved, and so much more!
The ‘Speak Out’ Game by Hasbro – Buy It Here
This is the board game of 2016! Simply put the mouth pieces in your mouth, grab a card, and try to “speak out” what phrase is on the card while your team tries to guess exactly what you’re ‘trying’ to say. So, so funny.
PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality) for Sony PS4 – Buy It Here (or Amazon)
Definitely a splurge gift, but so well worth the money. Perfect for the gamers in your life (of all ages), the virtual reality can become so “real” that your intuition actually takes over. Technology at its best.
My Geek Box Monthly Gift Box For Kids – Buy It Here
Your kids will love getting a fun toy (and some education stuff snuck in there from time to time) each and every month.
Pop Up Pirate by Tomy – Buy It Here
Super fun toy/game for kids and the family. Everyone takes turns placing colorful swords into the barrel and no one know when or which sword will make the pirate pop up and out. It has that same panicky feeling as ‘Perfection‘ did in the 80’s.
Funko POP DC Comics: Justice League ‘Wonder Woman’ Toy Figure – Buy It Here
Because everyone is obsessed with Wonder Woman this year, as they should be. The movie was insanity. This is the perfect toy figure for any girl or boy!
Exploding Kittens Hysterical Card Game for Kids – Buy It Here
So much fun for the whole fam. The players draw cards until someone draws an “Exploding Kitten” (which is when they explode) and they are out of the game, unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches. It’s really so funny and perfect for ages 7+.
Inflatable (In 30 Seconds) Air Fort for Kids – Buy It Here
Ok so this isn’t totally a toy, but it was so genius we had to add it to our “must-have” list this year. This insta-fort blows up in 30 seconds or less and fits a ton of kids or other family members to play in. There’s no floor to it, so anyone can easily enter or exit from anywhere, really. Say goodbye to having your couch cushions and pillows all over the place when the kids ‘try’ to build their own fort. This is the one for them!
How About a Toy for Us Adults? The PBS Bob Ross ‘Happy Little Painter’ – Buy It Here
It’s doubtful your kids want this toy, but we totally do. And, hey, maybe you can drop it in someones Christmas stocking this holiday!
Little Tikes ‘Jump and Slide’ Bouncer Bounce House – Buy It Here
Oh come on, just do it! Make all your dreams come true. Who wouldn’t want their own bounce house? Pleeeeaaase??
New Play-Doh ‘Touch Shape to Life’ Studio – Buy It Here
You kids can creative their own Play-Doh characters and creations and then upload them via an app to their own virtual world where they come to life, interact, and can play all day long. It includes the Shape to Life studio, 5 digital character stampers, 5 digital action stampers, 4 tools, 15 cutters, and 7 cans of Play-Doh.
Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi – Buy It Here
The perfect interactive toy for the little ones. The Teach n’ Tag Movi teaches preschoolers to follow directions, helps with critical thinking skills & gets them up and moving! There are three different ways to play and it has over 60 facial expressions!
The “Soggy Doggy” Family Board Game – Buy It Here
Everyone can take turns racing across the board and washing the dog but, be careful, because you never know when it’ll be time for him to shake to dry off and end up getting everyone playing a little wet!
monthly cycle, making it a good choice for ladies who wish to track more than just their steps.
B&O Beoplay H4
Premium wireless audio for style and substance
Reasons to buy
Over the years we’ve praised Bang & Olufsen so much, you’re probably wondering if we’re attempting to brainwash you. We aren’t. They just make damn fine headphones. Case in point: Beoplay H4. And now these wireless beauties are available in a rather fetching, autumnal-channeling Violet.
The Beoplay H4 offer up Bang & Olufsen’s renowned Signature Sound as standard, but sync them with the Beoplay app and further audio-tinkering features are unlocked. Longer listening sessions are nothing for the Bluetooth H4, either, thanks to a maximum battery life of 19 hours.
They’re comfy and supple against the ears, and feature neat built-in controls on the right earcup for Bluetooth pairing, music playback and answering/ending phone calls. We guarantee the Beoplay H4’s are one gift she won’t be returning post-Christmas, unlike that fleece onesie you bought her…
Fujifilm Instax SQ10 Camera
An instant camera with editing smarts
Reasons to buy
Of course instant cameras have their appeal, but wasting expensive film on dire photos quickly gets old. If the person you’re buying for loves the look and feel of instant photography but wants greater control over image quality, treat them to a Fujifilm Instax SQ10 Camera.
This hybrid instant camera adopts a trendy square-format film and stores around 50 images on its internal memory, which can be boosted with a microSD card. Images can be viewed on the three-inch LCD display and edited in-camera before printing.
Lining up a shot is easy with the fixed aperture of f/2.4 and single auto-focus system, and the Instax SQ10’s 10-strong suite of filters are fun to play with.
Gtech City Bike
An e-bike that slays the daily commute
Reasons to buy
For the majority of us commuting sucks. Public transport can often be a crowded, expensive and pungent affair, but even walking loses its appeal if there are uphill climbs involved in reaching the office. Step forward the Gtech City Bike…
Made from a lightweight (16kg), rust-resistant aluminium alloy, the City Bike is a nifty e-number for making quick work of the daily commute. The removable lithium-ion battery has a maximum 30-mile range and recharges in three hours, with an LCD display showing how much power remains.
There’s no oily chain to ruin clothes – instead it features a clean, carbon-belt drive – and no gears to think about (pedal to go faster, brake to slow down). The e-bike’s built-in computer continuously measures pedalling, too, delivering the right amount of power to boost her on those uphill climbs.
Knomo Reykjavik Tote Backpack
Two-in-one laptop bag with room to spare
Reasons to buy
Packing for work or an overnight stay is easier with the Knomo Reykjavik, a roomy Laptop Tote Backpack with oodles of space. That head-turning graphic print is inspired by a 1920s design held in the archives of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and no Reykjavik will feature the exact same layout of print.
Knomo’s funky two-in-one can be worn as a backpack or carried as a tote, depending on how much tech and belongings your girl is packing. Inside the main compartment sits a padded laptop section, plus two mesh pockets for storing a smartphone, wireless charger or other small tech.
There’s space for headphones, notepads, magazines and spare clothing, too, making it a stellar choice for taking on a work over-nighter or a last-minute getaway.
For console gaming on the go
Reasons to buy
Give the gift of gaming this Christmas with Nintendo’s mega-smash hybrid device for Mario Kart and Legend of Zelda binging at home and on the go.
When she’s gaming at home, the Nintendo Switch sits in its accompanying dock, connecting to the TV so that she – and you if you’re lucky – can enjoy the big screen gaming experience. Lift the Switch out of the dock and it automatically transitions to handheld mode.
She’ll love its bright, high-definition display, not to mention the detachable Joy-Con controllers sat either side of the Switch console – if you’re gaming together, take a Joy-Con each and battle it out in multi-player mode.
The North Face Ventrix Jacket
Explore the great outdoors this winter
Reasons to buy
Hiking and mountaineering are great ways to keep fit. They can also provide a much-needed escape route when the family’s annual Christmas Monopoly tournament gets out of hand again. If that happens, the rad Ventrix Jacket by The North Face will help her stay warm on the trail or mountain when she ventures out.
Overheating can be a sticky issue during climbing or trekking, but not with the Ventrix Jacket. You see, it features a series of laser-perforated micro vents in the mid-layer that open/close with motion, regulating her core body temperature as she moves.
For added support, the Ventrix Jacket is stuffed with 80g of synthetic insulation and sports a DWR shower-resistant woven outer, keeping her dry during light spells of rain.
reMarkable Paper Tablet
The tablet for paper lovers
Reasons to buy
Writing, sketching and reading on paper gives us a much-needed screen break, but printing out reams of paper isn’t so eco-friendly. So, what’s your paper-loving gal to do? If you’re feeling generous this Christmas, you could buy her the reMarkable Paper Tablet.
Here to persuade us all from using notebooks, sketchbooks and endless printouts, the reMarkable’s Canvas display has a genuine paper-like texture and friction, and it’s free from glare and backlight.
Write on it, sketch on it, journal on it… The reMarkable stores thousands of pages, turning your hand-written and hand-drawn creations into digital files that you can email to yourself. Notes can be organised into digital collections, while a variety of brushes and drawing tools (via the reMarkable Marker stylus) help her sketch just like she does on paper.
Philips Lumea Prestige
Wave goodbye to unwanted body hair
Reasons to buy
Not every woman wants to get rid of their body hair, but if the lady you’re buying for prefers a smooth underarm to one housing an armpit bun, the Philips Lumea Prestige is the cream of the IPL crop.
This handheld hair remover uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to disrupt the cycle of hair regrowth on any part of the body and face. Gentle pulses of light hit the root of each hair and, after as little as three treatments, up to 92 per cent of hair is prevented from growing back for up to eight weeks.
The Philips Lumea Prestige comes with four curved attachments for specifically treating her body, face, bikini line and underarms. A nifty SmartSkin sensor advises which setting is best for her individual skin tone.
The Hottest Toy of 2017: Hatchimals Surprise Twins Egg (Interactive) – Buy It Here For $7o
For real, this has been one of the biggest secret toys all year after everyone went nuts for it in 2016. These ‘eggs’ are interactive, your kids can care for them, and then suddenly they’ll hatch not one, but two surprise animals inside. Twins. How cool!
Also available on Amazon, here.
5. The New Teddy Ruxpin for 2017 – Buy It Here For $94
So this is the toy people are already losing their mind over. You know you grew up with Teddy, but this is the Teddy Ruxpin of the Digital Age. Pre-order him as soon as you can because this is the gift that parents will end up getting trampled over at a Toys R Us this holiday season. Read the full review of the new Teddy Ruxpin here.
6. BB-9E App-Enabled Droid with Droid Trainer – Buy It Here For $135
He rolls along and is able to interact with other Star Wars App-enabled Droids by Sphero.
7. L.O.L. Surprise (Large) – Buy It Here For $70
Kids can unwrap 50 layers of surprises. These are already selling out across the board, so also check Amazon here and Toys R Us here.
8. Super Spirograph – Buy It Here For $30
Comes with twice as many gears as the original Spirograph, including a gold-colored metal 50th anniversary commemorative Spirograph gear, Spiro-putty, 3 pens, and 2 pads of paper. Totally 80’s!
9. Soggy Doggy Board Game – Buy It Here For $20
Race around the board to be the first one to make it around the bathtub. But don’t get wet when he shakes himself dry, or you’re headed back to the start.
10. The Anti-Stress & Anxiety Fidget Cube – Buy It Here For $8
Flip, press, switch, roll, spin and dial your anxiety away. The perfect gadget to keep hands busy and focus in check.
11. The Fidget Spinner – Buy It Here For $10
Not into switching and clicking your stress away? Take this fidget toy out for a spin.
12. Luke Skywalker’s “Landspeeder” Ride-On (RIDE ON!!) from Star Wars – Buy It Here For $499
Uh this is definitely something every kid should have (and us!). What’s supposed to be one of the biggest toys of Christmas 2017, this Star Wars ride on (from Radio Flyer) goes up to 5 mph, fits up to 2 kids (under 130 lbs) and lets them explore and ride all over the place! Read the full Landspeeder review and details here.
13. Little Live Pets ‘Snuggles My Dream Puppy’ Playset – Buy It Here For $43
The latest in super-cute interactive dogs for kids. Feed this little guy with a bottle until he (or she) falls asleep in your arms. Awww.
14. The #1 New Release on Amazon Games for 2017: Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle – Buy It Here For $37
Play as your favorite Harry Potter character like Harry himself, Hermione, Ron, or Neville. Defend the wizarding world from all evil forces. Have a blast gaining influence, mastering the most powerful spells, discover magical items, recruit allies, and more!
15. The New Pokemon Z-Ring Interactive Set – Buy It Here For $20
Yes the Pokemon craze continues thanks to the Pokemon Z-Ring and Z-Crystal! Compatible with the latest video game titles in the Pokemon series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems. Say goodbye to your kids…you’ll see them next summer.
16. Despicable Me 3 ‘Talking Jail Time Tom’ Minion – Buy It Here For $34
This funny little minion says 25 minion sayings and has free moving eyes and arms! Plus, simply press his pocket or even move his head for the best reactions ever!
17. Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster – Buy It Here For $189
Adios pesky drones!
18. LuvaBella Baby Doll (Interactive) for 2017 – Buy It Here
What some are saying will be the new “Hatchimal,” LuvaBella, is the cutest (and creepiest?) interactive baby doll that laughs, learns words, eats, drinks, sleeps, plays, and gives super-real facial and eye expressions. Read the full LuvaBella doll review here.
19. The New Wonder Woman LEGO Set – Buy It Here For $16
This Lego set features a Wonder Woman figure, a bed with space for a trophy (obviously), Wonder Woman’s ‘invisible’ motorbike (insert joke here), her Golden Lasso, a wrench, two spray paint cans, trophy and a tub of wax polish for the bike.