Looking for the hottest Christmas toys for kids? From animatronic kangaroos (complete with babies) to cars that race on walls and ceilings, these are the gifts your kids want to find under the Christmas tree this year!
Christmas is just around the corner and I’m super excited! I have so much fun shopping for Christmas toys because I love seeing all the cool, new stuff that comes out each year.
Of course, you can never go wrong with traditional classics like dollhouses or racetracks but a mask making kit is definitely something that’s unique to 2020. Plus, what kid wouldn’t want a race car that not only races on the floor, but it races up walls and across the ceiling too!
Keep reading to find out which toys your kids will be thrilled to find under the tree this year (if you’re one of my Sarasota friends, you can also catch me sharing some of these on the December 2nd episode of Suncoast View).
Christmas Toys 2020
furReal Friends: Mama Josie The Kangaroo
Every year since 2016, my eight year old has gotten the latest furReal pet for Christmas! In fact, these make my list of the hottest Christmas toys every single year.
Keira’s first furReal Pet was Torch The Dragon and even all the adults were oohing and aahing over how stinkin’ cute it was! This year we’ve got Mama Josie The Kangaroo and I have a feeling it’ll be my daughter’s new favorite. I mean, it comes with not one but THREE baby kangaroos…how adorable is that! It might even be my favorite too!
If your kids like Marvel superheroes, they’re going to love Marvel: Battleworld! They get to choose their favorite superhero, rescue their friends, and ultimately, defeat Thanos.
The bonus is that the figures in the game are collectibles so the game is expandable and kids can collect new figures as they play. Marvel movies are pretty much the hottest thing around these days and this game has proven to be a hit already!
Mane Beauty Horse Styling Head
My 8 year old is totally obsessed with horses and as soon as she saw these horse styling heads from Breyer, she added them to the top of her Christmas list Okay, they’re actually at #3, just under a real horse and a puppy, but this is the gift she’ll actually be getting!
Candy Craft Chocolate Pen
This Chocolate Pen is one of those gifts that I’ll have as much fun with as the kids do! With 50 candy molds, gift bags and 8 ounces of chocolate, my girls are going to love getting creative in the kitchen with this fun tool.
Colors include white, brown, pink and blue chocolate and only takes minutes to harden, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can even buy themed molds and when the chocolate runs out, refillable chocolate tubes are available. My little chocolate lover is going to have a field day with this!
Snap Style Printable Face Mask
Who would have thought this time last year that one of the hottest Christmas gifts for 2020 would be Snap Style Printable Face Masks? Kids can design their own face masks with whatever designs they like!
Using the mask creator app, they can create a mask to match an outfit, make matching BFF masks or even make one with a picture of their pet. They’ll just take a picture of their design, try it on virtually print and assemble…super easy andso cute!
KidKraft Kitchen & Dollhouse
If you want a toy that stands the test of time, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a KidKraft Kitchen. We had one for years. We got it for my oldest daughter, then my youngest took it over. Both girls played with it for hours on end and it was one of the best purchases we ever made! After years of play, it was still in amazing condition when my girls outgrew it and we gave it away.
My parents gave us this KidKraft dollhouse around the same time and my youngest still plays with it (she’s 8 now). It’s about 10 years old now and has totally stood the test of time. The quality of both these toys is amazing and I really can’t say enough about them. I highly recommend!
Zero Gravity Laser
If a race car that races across walls and ceilings doesn’t make the list of hottest Christmas toys, I don’t know what does. The Zero Gravity Laser can drive on any smooth surface. Just point the laser and the race car chases it in any direction. If that’s not a cool toy, I don’t know what is!
Animatronic Baby Yoda
Baby Yoda is all the rage these days…I mean, have you seen anything cuter? If your little ones love him as much as mine do, they’re going to go nuts for this awesome Animatronic Baby Yoda!
He makes happy sounds, giggles and babbles, gets tired and sleepy and even makes Force inspired sound effects. He can also move his head up and down, his ears back and forth and his eyes open and close. The kids are going to love having their very own Baby Yoda to play with!
Playmobil Back To The Future Delorean
Isn’t it fun when the stuff you used to love suddenly becomes cool again? Who knew Back To The Future would make a big comeback this year? Now just in time for Christmas, Playmobil has come out with a Back To The Future Delorean.
It comes complete with working lights and of course, a flux capacitor too. The set also comes with Marty McFly, Dr. Emmett Brown, Einstein the dog, skateboard, plutonium cores and case and more.
Elf: Journey From The North Pole Game
Who doesn’t love Buddy The Elf, right? This has to be one of the best Christmas movies of all time and now Funko has made it into a fun family friendly game. Elf: Journey From The North Pole.
The goal is to help Buddy get from the North Pole to New York City so he can find his dad. Players score points along the way and whoever has the most points when Buddy finds his dad is the winner.
The best part? This game is made to last just 20 minutes…anybody that’s ever gotten stuck in an hours long game of Monopoly can definitely appreciate that!
LEGO Duplo: My First Alphabet Truck
I love this LEGO Alphabet Truck for little learners. It comes with bright and colorful letters and characters that are easy for little fingers to put together. Toddlers can learn their letters and work on hand-eye coordination while they play.
My girls always loved Duplo sets when they were smaller and I know they would have had fun with this one too! Plus, you can never go wrong with a toy that combines both learning and fun!
Hot Wheels Robo T-Rex Ultimate Garage
How can you possibly go wrong when you combine race cars and dinosaurs?! With the Robo T-Rex Ultimate Garage, cars soar down the race track, hoping to avoid getting eaten by a hungry T-rex. Plus, the vertical parking tower has enough parking for 100 cars, making it an easy storage solution too! It’s a win/win for the kids and the parents, which is why this is another one of the hottest Christmas toys this year!
Little People Launch & Loop Raceway
If you’re looking for a more toddler friendly racetrack, the Launch & Loop Raceway is perfect! It comes with two Wheelies vehicles, has lights and sound, an orange loop and a crash zone. The vehicles also store easily within this playset too.
Melissa & Doug Animal Care Activity Center
Another brand that I’m a huge fan of is Melissa & Doug. Every Melissa & Doug toy we’ve had got lots of play and was really well made.
This Animal Care Activity Center is so cute and perfect for little animal lovers. My girls already have plenty of stuffed animals to take care of, though I wouldn’t put it past my youngest to use it with our real cats too.
While I love the Animal Care Center, the Doctor Activity Center is one of Amazon’s top picks this year too. My girls always loved playing with their little doctor kids and I know they would have loved this!
Squeakee The Balloon Dog
I keep seeing this on the lists of hot toys and it does look pretty cute! This Squeakee Balloon Dog toy has over 60 different sounds and movements. Kid can feed him, teach him tricks with his squeaker toy and even “pop” and “reinflate” him. He’s even ticklish!
My youngest has been begging for a puppy so maybe I can get by with this instead!
The Nintendo Switch is still every bit as popular for Christmas 2020. We put one under the tree for our girls a year ago and they have absolutely loved it!
I like that they can play it on the TV or on the hand-held console. Plus, you can connect up to eight so friends can play too! You can never go wrong with video games and your kids will squeal with delight if they find this on Christmas morning!
Walkie Talkies are another classic toy that you can’t go wrong with! They’re fun for playing both indoors and outdoors and we even used it to keep in touch with the kids when they went to play with the neighbors.
This set is colorful, light and simple to use with an easy push to talk button. The best part is that this is a fun gift that both younger and older kids will love.
Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo
I think my youngest is over it now but for a long time she was obsessed with toys that pooped. The Gotta Go Flamingo is an interactive plush toy that sings, talks, eats, wiggles and yes, poops.
It comes with reusable, magical quick dry food and of course, a toilet. When he sings “Uh oh, gotta go”, it’s time to put him on the toilet and let him do his thing. It may seem pretty silly but it’s exactly the kind of thing that makes my eight year old giggle hysterically (you’ve got to admit, it’s pretty funny…you can see the video of the flamingo in action here).
So if your child has ever wanted a pooping flamingo, now he or she can have one. It is 2020 though so just make sure you’re stocked up on toilet paper first!
Deluxe Fake Food Challenge
This looks fun! Kids take mystery key compounds and use them to create fake food in the Deluxe Fake Food Challenge. There are 15 possible food challenges and they won’t know which one they get until they open the serving platter.
Inspired by the Collins Key YouTube channel, each pack has toy tools, molds, 3-5 different key compounds, Rad-add and instructions. It looks like fun and it doesn’t hurt that at $6.84, it’s a budget friendly gift too.
Have I given you enough ideas to choose from? I know my biggest problem is going to be narrowing down the choices! What Christmas toys do you think your kids will be begging for this year?
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