The crowded department stores, daily online flash deals, and the increasingly colder days indicate one thing: Christmas is approaching fast. Children are especially excited for the holidays, writing to Santa with their long list of hot toys and Christmas wishes. Each year there are toys that rise in popularity, whether they be unique, useful, or imaginative. The gifts below are a collection of the top Christmas toys for boys and girls this season for any child (or child at heart).
So without further ado, here are the top 5 best Christmas toys for boys and girls this year:
Robots toys have always been a commodity, and so have dinosaur toys. So when you combine the two, magic happens. However, it seems like in the past year or so, the toy robot market has had new and unique products that offer new ways to play and interact. The Miposaur is a prime example of an awesome twist on a popular type of toy, a “pet robot”. Miposaur responds to hand gestures, whether it is motioning it to turn a certain direction, clapping, or pulling its tail. It also comes with a trackball that features six different types of games. There is also an app for this product with several features including touch based controls. Plenty of activities are available, making Miposaur more unique than many of the other robot toys out there.
2. Pie Face! Game
For some reason, when a pie is thrown at someone’s face, it is absolutely hilarious. Usually throwing pies is a common sight at local carnivals and clown routines at a circus, but now, the fun can be brought to your own home. The Pie Face! game by Hasbro has been flying off the shelves, becoming one of the company’s top sellers for this season so far. The game involves players putting whipped cream on the arm of a mask, players alternating turns with the chance of the arm flinging up at any moment. It has a point system as well, the first player to 25 points declared the winner. This title is marketed towards family fun and can be a great addition to any game night.
Fun fact: A similar game was actually released in the 1960’s but flopped. Now, it’s a hit.
3. Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera
From the hilarious drone fail videos to the buzz about the quadcopters in the media, toy drones have redefined the remote controller helicopter. Camera drones feature HD cameras and can fly very high, making them both an awesome tool and toy. The Syma X5C is one of the best cheap drones with a camera because it is inexpensive compared to other options. It’s also great to practice with, since drones are so easy to crash and destroy. The Syma x5C is marketed as one of the best drones for beginners and it’s wind resistant, and we’re positive that it’s going to be one of the top Christmas toys widely available online. It can be easily charged with a USB, and we recommend buying a second battery with it (don’t worry, they’re cheap, too). If you’re still unsure, check out our simple drone buyers guide.
4. Funko Pop Vinyl Figures
You can’t go wrong this Christmas with Funko Pop’s Vinyl figures. These small, 3.5″ toy figures are perfect for movie-lovers, game-lovers and TV-lovers because there are thousands of different figures based on various franchises across all headers. In fact, I think they especially make great gifts for gamers, since there are Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Uncharted figures available. But even if they’re not into games, they have some Disney-themed ones (like Elsa from Frozen), as well as Marvel-based toys. And, they come in usually at less than $13 or $14, so you can buy a few of them for a gift bag.
5.Girl Scouts Cookie Oven
There is no denying that Girl Scout cookies are everyone’s favorite fundraising treat, and now
you they can make these delicious delights at home. If you’re looking for the best Christmas toys that you can benefit from as well, this Girl Scouts Cookie Oven is a perfect option to make officially licensed cookies such as the delectable Thin Mints (sold in separate mixes). Not only does it bring a whole new level of fun into the baking process, the products are absolutely delicious. This gift is perfect for the future girl scout, the future chef, or anyone in general who love delicious Girl Scout cookies. Although options may be a bit more limited than the Easy Bake Oven, it is a unique Christmas gift that can possibly result in some of the most delicious cookies ever made. For more cool toys for girls, check out our list.