Amazon Says These Will Be the Hottest Toys This Christmas
We're still a few months away from Christmas, but it’s never to early to start shopping for gifts. To help parents narrow down their kids’ wishlist, Amazon has released their top 100 toys for 2017. And you can also find some of the same top toys at Walmart, too. This list includes all the best-selling toys and gadgets you would imagine, but the one recurring trend we've spotted this year is toys that focus on technology. From coding games to interactive pets, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your discerning tot and young techie enthusiast. Here, we’ve hand-picked the 20 best-selling toys worthy of your attention this holiday season. A racing play set, a Barbie dreamhouse, and a dancing Disney princess are among the few, so ready your shopping carts now!
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Disney Castle Puzzle
If your kids love Disney, they’ll love this 3-D puzzle with easy click technology. There are 216 pieces here featuring the most popular princesses on the castle. Ages 3 and Up.
BUY IT: Ravensburger Disney Castle 3D Puzzle; $69.99; amazon.com
Fingerlings Glitter Monkey
Her name is Rose and, along with her funky hair, she loves to grab onto things. Your kids will love monkeying around with this interactive finger toy. She responds to sound, motion, and touch. It’s like having a friend right at your fingertips. Oh, and if you blow her a kiss, she might just blow you one back! Ages 5 and Up.
BUY IT: Fingerlings Glitter with Blanket by WowWee; $17.99; amazon.com
Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
Although he roars like a real tiger, Tyler doesn’t bite. He’s soft, cuddly, and perfect for hugging. Tyler responds with more than 100 sound and motions, and we promise he won’t scare your little one. Ages 4 and Up.
BUY IT: FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger; $69; amazon.com
Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
Enjoy the sweet sounds your child will be making with this easy-to-play, non-hazardous xylophone. Ages 12 months to 3 years.
BUY IT: Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone; $26.65; amazon.com
LEGO Ninjago Building Kit
Your child can recreate his or her favorite scenes from the movie when snapping together these LEGO blocks. The kit includes weaponry and four minifigures: The Green Ninja, Wu, Garmadon and Charlie. Ages 3 and Up.
BUY IT: LEGO Ninjago Green Ninja Mech Dragon 70612 Building Kit; $49.99; amazon.com
Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos
An obstacle course and collision designed for the kid who loves fast cars. This Nerf addition includes a long-jump ramp, three foam cars, two targets, and six obstacles. Ages 5 and Up.
BUY IT: Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos; $23.99; amazon.com
Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
Let your child try their hand at being a roller coaster engineer with this fun game. The single player game includes four levels of play from easy to super hard. Ages 6 and Up.
BUY IT: Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game; $29.99; amazon.com
Soggy Doggy Board Game
Splish, splash, this pup is taking a bath. With this fun board game, players take turns giving the dog a bath. But watch out! Whoever gets soaked when he shakes himself dry is sent back to the start position. Ages 4 and Up.
BUY IT: Soggy Doggy Board Game; $18.99; amazon.com
Future Coding Skills Kit
For the tech-savvy child, this coding kit helps to develop pre-coding skills like sequencing, problem-solving, and logical thinking. Ages 4 and Up.
BUY IT: ALEX Toys Future Coders Poppin' Pictures Coding Skills Kit; $17.50; amazon.com
Travel Pals Building-and-Stacking-Toys
You’ll want to pack this along for a little backseat adventure when you’re hitting the open road. This six-piece magnetic wooden set is perfect for traveling, and the blocks are easy to clean up. All ages.
BUY IT: Tegu Travel Pals Building-and-Stacking-Toys; $19.99; amazon.com
Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby
This doll isn't quite like the one you’re probably familiar with from your childhood. This interactive brunette baby actually sheds real tears. When she’s not feeling well, she’ll let you know it from one of her 35 phrases or her stuffy red nose. Ages 3 and Up.
BUY IT: Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby; $49.99; amazon.com
Remember this cute and cuddly bear from story time’s past? Well, he’ll be back in stock on September 8 and ready to sing-a-long and tell your child his or her favorite bedtime stories. Ages 2 and Up.
BUY IT: Teddy Ruxpin; $94.00; amazon.com
VTech Kids Drum Set
Your kid can bang to his or her heart’s content with this set of interactive drums. The learning toy has three drum pads and cymbals, each with their own unique sound. In addition, there’s nine different musical styles to choose from and rock out to, while your child learns the alphabet and numbers. Ages 2 to 5.
BUY IT: VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set; $18.18; amazon.com
Play-Doh Touch Studio
This new and improved form of modeling clay allows your child to bring their creations to life with one touch. Simply help them to scan their molds into the accompanying app, and watch the magic happen. Ages 3 and Up.
BUY IT: Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio; $16.29; amazon.com
Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter
Your kid can run their own ice cream parlor, thanks to this wooden set. The counter includes eight ice cream scoops, six toppings, two cones, cup, scooper, tongs, wooden spoon, and six $1 bills. Soft-serve ready at the go! Ages 3 and up.
BUY IT: Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter; $41.06; amazon.com
Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set
This raised track set is perfect for mimicking the race scene in Disney’s Cars 3. It’s also the biggest in Cars’ toys history. Here, your kid can switch lanes and keep their cars speeding in continuous play. Ages 4 and Up.
BUY IT: Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set; $69; amazon.com
Automoblox Mini 2-Pack Cars
It’s easy to customize two sweet rides with these wooden, interchangeable parts. This mix-and-match kit includes 24 pieces to build your own hot wheels. Ages 4 and Up.
BUY IT: Automoblox Mini SC1 Chaos and HR5 Scorch 2-Pack Cars; $23.99; amazon.com
Dance Code Belle
Belle from the Beauty and the Beast film sure loves her books, but now she’s learning how to code, too! Using the accompanying coding app, kids can learn programming that will make Belle twirl and perform dance routines. Ages 3 and Up.
BUY IT: Dance Code featuring Disney Princess Belle; $99.99; amazon.com
LeapFrog Picnic Basket
This toy makes it easy to pack a healthy and educational picnic basket. Children can build motor skills and hear sweet sounds and effects when they lift the basket lid. Ages 6 months to 36 months.
BUY IT: LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket; $17.89; amazon.com
This is the ultimate dollhouse. Your kid’s imagination can run wild in this house, featuring three floors, seven rooms, 70 accessories, and a working elevator. It’s the stuff dreams are made of! Ages 3 and Up.
BUY IT: Barbie Dreamhouse; $164.00; amazon.com