It’s that time of year again – time to fight your way through actual and virtual (i.e. online) lines of other parents reaching for the hottest toys this season. Although we still have almost a full month before Christ mas, some of the most coveted toys of this season have already started to sell out or are in limited stock. Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, preschooler or a school-age child, there is a highly desirable (and trendy) gift for her or him on this list of 2017 Christmas toys! Some are even going to be loads of fun for the whole family – perfect for bonding during this precious holiday. The magic of Christmas is officially beginning!
These are the 2017 Christmas toys on everybody’s most wanted list.
This is a really big version of its highly successful predecessor LOL Surprise Ball with, you guessed it – one big, big difference – this one has 50 surprises inside, including collectible dolls and accessories. It, too, is all ready to unpeel – but the fun thing is that it’s going to take waaaay longer to reach the end. It’s already in high demand wherever you look and selling out fast. Recommended age: 6+ years.
This is easily the most coveted toy of 2017 Christmas toys: if you’re looking for a must-have, look no further – if this is not too weird for your taste. You might be wondering what’s so special about a – doll. Well, hold onto your horses: Luvabella is an AI doll – that means she uses artificial intelligence to learn how to interact with your child. The more the child plays with Luvabella, the more she is responsive and will even start speaking! Her face is highly expressive – her lips move and eyes blink, just like she’s real. Plus, if you tickle her in certain spots, she will giggle and she knows how to play peek-a-boo. It comes in a variety of versions, including an African-American, a brunette version and a traditional blonde blue-eyed version. Recommended age: 3+ years.
This is a great choice for older kids who, as we all know, love technology. It’s a quadcopter drone which comes equipped with a camera that live streams the action straight to the smart phone. The headset that’s included in the package holds the smart phone firmly in front of your child’s eyes as he or she roams the skies. The experience it provides is realistic and immersive, which has us thinking that the Dad might reach for it on more than one occasion, too. The drone boasts crash-resistant frame and ducted propellers, which means it can withstand high-speed crashes, whether you are indoors or outdoors. Recommended age: 10 years.
Perfect gift for your sweet unicorn fan! This extra large mystical plush friend is super soft and perfect for cuddling. It featured shiny purple hooves and horn and the eyes are (literally) filled with hearts. It’s great for comfort, napping and all kinds of games. Plus, it will look so good in your child’s room. Recommended age: birth and up.
Here’s a friendly award-winning alien named Flix who is able to recognise faces – which means he’ll know your child when they talk to him! You can customize Flix’s eyes and color of his skin, and when you talk to him, he’ll repeat words and phrases back in a quirky, alien voice. He comes bearing a 2MP camera to take secret photos and videos (pretty cool, right?). You don’t even have to leave him on his tripod – you can take him off and carry him around anywhere you go. It comes in pink and blue options. Recommended age: 4+ years.
Calling all Transformers fans: little heroes can dig into their imaginations and go on daring missions with one of their favorite Rescue Bots. Hoist the Tow-Bot figure easily converts from robot to tow truck. In case of an emergency, the sturdy Hoist is coming to the rescue to tow everyone to safety! This guy can be a part of a rescue team, so you can add other Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots figures over time, making a full collection. Recommended age: 3+ years.
Hatchimals Surprise toy was all the rage last year and the madness is not dying down! For the first time ever, your child can hatch not one, but two adorable Hatchimals – twins! Kids use their love and care to help them hatch! If they play with the egg, the Hatchimals inside will make lovely sounds to tell them how they feel! When it’s time to hatch, rainbow will appear in their eyes! Each twin has his own personality: one loves to move, while the other can repeat whatever you say! Your child can raise them from baby to toddler to kid, and Hatchimals will learn new things: to talk, dance, sing, tell jokes, play and more! They also love to interact with each other! Recommended age: 5+ years.
A delightful plush mobile that features over 20 minutes of music, soft activity mirror and plush hanging toys for baby to lay and play while you catch up on your reading – an absolute must if you are with a newborn! Like most other mobiles, it encouraging self exploration, muscle development and motor skills. It comes with a contoured tummy time pillow for added support. Recommended age: 0-3 years.
A learning toy that’s plenty of fun: Code-a-pillar encourages preschoolers to arrange the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations, sending Code-a-pillar on his path. This learning toy is fantastic for developing skills like problem solving, planning and critical thinking. Every time kids change and rearrange his segments, Code-a-pillar takes a different path, all followed by cool sounds, lights and blinking eyes, thanks to the motorized head. Recommended age: 3-6 years.
Minnie’s Walk and Play Puppy Plush ia an award-winning toy that features two modes of play. Use Minnie’s clicker to teach her pet Snowpuff to bark, spin and dance or attach one end of the leash to Minnie’s hand and the other end to Snowpuff’s collar and the pair will go on an actual walk! You can hear Minnie sing and talk to Snowpuff, and Snowpuff will make cute doggy sounds! Recommended age: 3+ years.
Uh-oh! What to do when there’s trouble at adventure beach? Help Ryder save Baby Octopus by jumping aboard the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller! Equipped with flashing lights, sounds and a detachable anchor, this Rescue Vehicle comes with everything a little captain needs to sail the mighty seas. Only the captain can have command of the lifesaver launcher, as well as the crane and cage perfect for getting Ryder into hard-to-reach places. This vehicle can easily tackle rocky roads, too. Yup, it works on land just as well as it does on water. Simply slide the bridge forward and wheels drop down, taking you over any terrain. There’s room for all Paw Patrol figures aboard the Sea Patroller. There is even a helipad on the back of the ship perfect for extra important and dangerous missions. Recommended age: 3+ years.
Soggy Doggy is a fun game for the whole family! Players roll the die and move their pieces around the game board, taking turns washing Soggy Doggy. But watch out! You never know when he will decide to shake to dry off… getting a player or two a little wet! First one around the board and back to the doggy basket wins. You can reach for this game long after Christmas, whenever you need some laughs in your cozy family night.