Top Holiday Toys for Kids' Christmas Wish Lists

Introduce toddlers to their ABCs with these Lego Duplo alphabet bricks .
Introduce toddlers to their ABCs with these Lego Duplo alphabet bricks .
10/6/20 - By Katie Nave

We’re all spending more time at home these days, so toys are playing an even more critical role in entertaining, delighting, and educating our kiddos. This holiday season might be a bit quieter, a bit more low-key, but I suspect it makes us all want to spoil our kids as much as possible, surprising them with the perfect holiday and Christmas wish list pick. 

We’ve scoured all of the online lists, from Amazon to Scholastic, reviews, and guides to bring you the best of the best holiday toys for the season. These popular items are sure to entertain and win you major points for getting everything on their Christmas wish list and more. We’ve included toys and electronics from favorites like Legos, Barbie, Disney, and even a few new favorites. Go ahead and shop your heart out! 

The Green Toys Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Stacker is a playful and 'green' take on a classic.

Top Holiday Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Green Toys Minnie Mouse Stacker 

For ages 6 months+
Seven adorable pieces nest easily with no center post, making it a perfect first stacking toy for babies.


Melissa & Doug Turtle Ball Pit

For ages 9 months to 2 years 
Kids will go crazy for this zippered green turtle activity toy filled with plastic balls.

Melissa & Doug Pull-Back Construction Vehicles

For ages 9 months+
Tots will enjoy four soft vehicles to drive, lift, and roll. 

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Baby is a beautiful keep-their-attention sensory toy.

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Baby Toy

For ages 10 months+
Babies are obsessed with this simple push, pop, and poke sensory toy. We know some moms who always stash one in the car for a quick diversion.

Fisher-Price Little People 1-2-3 Babies Playdate

For ages 18 months to 5 years
Little ones will love caring for babies during feedings, naps, and playtime. The set lights up and plays engaging music.

Lego Duplo My First Alphabet Truck

For ages 18 months+
These colorful bricks inspire creative building and encourage and alphabet learning.

Blockaroo Magnetic Foam Building Blocks

For ages 18 months+ 
These soft foam magnetic blocks click together like magic, rotate 360-degrees, and always attract to each other, creating a multi-sensory experience.

Kids can race each other with the double-car launcher on the Fisher-Price Little People Launch and Loop Raceway.

Toys for Kids Ages 3-6

Fisher-Price Little People Launch and Loop Raceway

For ages 1.5 to 5 years
The double-car launcher lets kids send multiple cars zooming down the track at the same time. 

Preschoolers can snap together their robot’s arms and then practice 'drilling' with the Design & Drill Robot.

Educational Insights Design & Drill Robot

For ages 3+
Little ones can flex those fine motor skills by snapping together this friendly robot's arms and practice drilling multicolored bolts with the kid-friendly screwdriver.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus

For ages 3 to 6 years 
The musical octopus allows kids to make sounds from every musical instrument. 

Don't Break The Ice Disney Frozen 2 Edition Game

For ages 3+
The suspense builds as kids take turns tapping out ice blocks in the ice tray using the mallet. 

Go on a camping adventure with the Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Outdoor and Explore Camper.

Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Outdoor and Explore Camper

For ages 3+
Take your favorite Disney characters on a camping adventure. Headlights really light up and the camper plays Mickey phrases. 

Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box

For ages 3 to 6 years 
This 10-piece musical instrument set will get kids moving, grooving, and feeling the beat.

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set

For ages 3+
The possibilities are endless with this 3D magnetic building set. It's one of our favorite toys for keeping kids busy.

Melissa and Doug Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

For ages 3+
This adorable ice cream playset with toppings includes a reusable menu, so children can take orders, pay with play money, and serve up scoops, just like their favorite ice cream shop. Sure to be a holiday wish list favorite.

Touch the top of the head of The Child, aka Baby Yoda, to activate sound effects.

Star Wars Baby Yoda, The Child Animatronic Edition

For ages 4+
Baby Yoda plays sound effects with just a touch of the head. 

Lego Classic Creative Fun Building Kit

For ages 4+
New in 2020, this Lego set includes a perfect mix of bricks and pieces for creating classic toys, including eyes, wheels, windows doors, and hinges.

Hello Kitty fans will scoop up this doll outfitted in all the cute gear.

Toys for Ages 6-8

My Life As Hello Kitty Doll

For ages 5+
Your child's new favorite doll is outfitted in a special Hello Kitty pajama set, slippers, and glasses. Definitely expecting this to pop up on a certain Christmas wish list. 

Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot

For ages 5+
Little ones can get their STEM on by coding Botley the Robot. Homeschooling win right there, folks.

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Create your own awesome videos on this HD video camera. 

VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam

For ages 5+
Budding performers and videographers can create their own videos with this HD camera with a built-in microphone and special effects like time-lapse video. 

Lego Dots Rainbow Jewelry Stand

For ages 6+
Kids can assemble and decorate their customized jewelry stand with this Lego activity toy.

Hasbro Gaming Operation Game: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Board Game

For ages 6+
Inspired by the classic game, kiddos use the tweezers to remove the objects from this Star Wars-themed board game that even Dad might put on his Christmas wish list.

Barbie Signature 2020 Holiday Barbie Doll

For ages 6+
The collector's favorite 2020 Holiday Barbie doll sparkles and shimmers in a golden gown. 

This science lab allows kids to conduct multiple experiments and is great to share.

Toys for Kids Ages 9-11

National Geographic Earth Science Kit

​For ages 8+
This STEM-kit features more than 15 experiment activities including dueling water tornadoes, building an erupting volcano, growing a crystal, and geologic dig kits. 

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

For ages 8+
This simple point-and-click instant film camera even features a selfie mirror on the front. 

Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game

For ages 8+
Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy sure to give them a challenge.

Monopoly Voice Banking Electronic Family Board Game

For ages 8+
In this electronic Monopoly voice banking game, Mr. Monopoly is the Banker and manages players' Money via his top hat. 

Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall castle recreates scenes and locations from the iconic Harry Potter film series,

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit

For ages 9+
Splurge on the Hogwarts Great Hall for your Harry Potter builders. It includes 878 LEGO bricks and features 10 fantasy figures. 

Holiday Toys for Teens in 2020

Nintendo Switch

For ages 8+
This is both the most popular and expensive toy of the season but it will probably be your kids' favorite screentime session, and there are plenty of games the whole family can play together. The Switch connects over Wi-Fi for multiplayer gaming, too.

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit

For ages 8+
This kit is the perfect way to speed up the tie-dye process. 

Rimable Skateboard is great for new riders as the wide wheels aid balance.

Rimable Complete 22 Inches Skateboard

Ages 8+
The perfect skateboard for a new rider with wide wheels and a little sparkle.

Made from just cardboard and yarn, this craft is great for beginning crafters. 

Craft-tastic Yarn Tree Kit

For ages 8+
Made from just cardboard and yarn, this yarn craft is easy to make, even for beginning crafters. 

Bonaok Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

For ages 8+
Take the Karaoke fun on the road with this mic. 

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