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11 Hottest Toys for Christmas 2019

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From interactive toys to imagination play to electronics, there’s something for every age and interest in this year’s hottest toys for Christmas. But you’d better shop early to make sure your kiddo gets these toys before the elves run out! These are the hottest toys for Christmas 2019.

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1. Melissa & Doug Turtle Ball Pit

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 9 months and older

Little ones will love climbing around and playing with this soft toy filled with plastic balls. The Melissa & Doug Turtle Ball Pit features a variety of textures that help develop physical, cognitive and social skills. In addition to pushing and pulling the balls through holes, babies can also play with silky fabric tags, a squeaking button, a soft ball rattle, a textured ring and a mirror.

 

Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth ; Courtesy of Amazon

2. Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 9 months and older

A great combination of learning and fun, the Fisher-Price Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth captures baby’s attention with its smiling sloth face, colorful lights and engaging music. Baby can press buttons on this interactive educational toy to see it clap its hands and bop along to the music, while sharing songs and phrases about the alphabet, numbers, colors and opposites.

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WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Puppet ; Courtesy of Amazon

3. WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Puppet

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 3 and older

Capitalizing on the earworm that spread across the nation, the WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Puppet plays the entire “Baby Shark” song when the mouth of the puppet moves. Toddlers can even speed up or slow down the song based on how fast or slow they move the puppet’s mouth. Easily one of the hottest toys for Christmas 2019, this toy will go fast.

 

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4. Disney Pixar Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 3 and older

Kids still talking about their favorite Toy Story character can engage with him as he walks and talks. The Disney Pixar Toy Story Ultimate Walking Buzz Lightyear features sound effects, a laser that lights up, lifelike motions as he moves forward and backward, and wings that deploy so he can fly to infinity, and beyond. He even has a secret move that will be revealed during playtime.

 

Dreamworks Dragons Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon ; Courtesy of Amazon

5. Dreamworks Dragons Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 5 and older

With the Dreamworks Dragons Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon, kids can watch and wait for baby Toothless to make his appearance. Help him out by agitating his egg; tap on the shell or clap, and he’ll respond. Once he emerges, you can teach him to fly, feed him and play interactive games.

 

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6. Creatable World Dolls

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 6 and older

For children who have always wanted a doll that reflects who they are, Creatable World Dolls are here. Each kit features a doll, hair and clothes that allow kids to create any look they want–more than 100 possible looks per kit. What child wouldn’t love to have a doll that truly reflects their appearance and personality?

 

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7. Spin Master’s Owleez Flying Baby Owl

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 6 and older

Taking the hottest Christmas toys for 2019 to the next level, Spin Master’s Owleez Flying Baby Owl interactive toy pet does much more than eat or make cute noises. Kids can actually teach this pet how to fly. The responsive toy will also move and sing when kids tickle or pet it. In fact, it makes more than 100 sounds and movements, providing hours of entertainment.

 

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8. Artie 3000 The Coding Robot

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 7 to 12

If you have children who love STEM and want to learn coding, Artie 3000 The Coding Robot is the perfect toy. Kids can create the code, and Artie draws the results. Perfect for all skill levels, the toy includes a quick start guide, activity cards, pre-coded designs and advanced coding apps for developing skills. Artie 3000 works with any tablet, computer or smartphone via its own built-in Wi-Fi server.

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9. GO Glam Nail Stamper

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Ages 8 and older

Tweens can create their own custom manicures using this fun and innovative nail kit. Available with five patterns, the GO Glam Nail Stamper presses the design into the nails covered with a base coat. It’s that simple! Kids can mix and match the patterns to create a variety of designs featuring cupcakes, unicorns, hearts and more. Each kit decorates up to 125 nails.

Related: 11 Best Holiday Gifts for Tweens 2019

 

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10. Nintendo Switch Lite

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Tweens and teens

One of the hottest toys for Christmas, this version of the popular Nintendo Switch forgoes many of the original’s features such as connecting to a TV, using in TableTop mode and utilizing additional controllers. Instead, the Nintendo Switch Lite harkens back to the days of earlier personal handheld gaming systems with the benefit of Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-connectivity for play with family and friends.

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11. Kindle Kids Edition

Hottest Toys for Christmas: Tweens and teens

This kids edition of the reading tablet from Amazon is new this year and definitely one of the hottest gifts for Christmas. It’s perfectly designed for one thing only, reading! There are no games, videos or ads featured on the Kindle Kids Edition but there is access to thousands of books. The portable device can hold thousands of books inside making it easy to carry and transport while traveling or riding the bus to school.

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For nearly 20 years, Karon Warren has traveled the globe, searching for adventure, unique personalities, and a new perspective on the world around us. When she has the opportunity, Karon brings her family—husband William and children Elizabeth and David—along for the experience. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and at her blog, This Girl Travels

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