Get ready to  knock out a good chunk of your holiday shopping! I’ve rounded up 10 of the hottest toys of the season for younger kids! Check them out and check them off your list!


Today may be Halloween, but Christmas is just around the corner! Did you know that Thanksgiving is on the 22nd this year? That’s super early! Of course, that means we’ll have like an extra week to shop some of the best deals of the year!

I love all the fun toys for little kids. My son is way beyond them, of course, but I still have nieces and a nephew to shop for! Here’s what’s hot for the tiny tots this year!

Hot Toys for 2018 Christmas Season: Little Kids Edition

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1. Dream Pets Rusty Racket Racoon

These adorable low-tech plush toys are perfect for little kids ages 12 months and up! Each super soft, huggable pet comes with a little card that shares his or her own dream. For example, Rusty wants to go to ballet school!

There are currently about 20 different pets, including their award-winning Smoky the Dalmation.  See them all here.

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2. Fingerlings HUGS

I fell in love with Fingerlings HUGS when I reviewed them in September. As you may recall, I gave mine to my friend’s daughter for her birthday. She absolutely LOVES all things Fingerlings.

These lovable plush toys are interactive like the original Fingerlings, but a lot cuddlier! They respond to your child’s cuddles in dozens of fun ways!

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3. Untamed T-Rex by Fingerlings

Untamed T-Rex by Fingerlings is part of a fun collection of interactive dinosaurs from WowWee. Each vibrant dino has two modes: tame and untamed. Your child’s actions either unleash his wild side or soothe the savage beast! Learn more about the features here.

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4. Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Little kids will love playing vet with this adorable set from Melissa & Doug! The 24-piece vet set comes with plush dog and cat and fun veterinarian role playing accessories. It’s a great toy for teaching kids compassion and empathy.

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5. Fisher-Price Dance & Groove Rockit

One of Amazons Top 100 Toys is one of my favorites for tiny tots. Rockit and Glow interact with each other and your child, encouraging babies to play along. It includes over 100 songs and phrases that teach everything from the ABCs to shapes & colors.

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6. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower

I spent the week with my niece and nephew recently, and let me tell you: it’s ALL about Paw Patrol with little kids! This toy is on every wish list! It stands 2.5+” tall and includes 1 My Size Lookout Tower, 1 Chase vehicle, 1 Chase figure, 2 Chase pup packs, 1 Marshall figure, 2 Marshall pup packs!

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7. Grumblies

Monster toys are all the rage right now, and I think that’s a great thing! Toys like Grumblies help little kids get over fears of monsters under the bed by turning them into silly playthings. Grumblies get angrier the more you play with them, and your child’s goal is to get them to total meltdown mode!

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8. PLAYMOBIL® Advent Calendar – Horse Farm

The PLAYMOBIL® Advent Calendar is a great gift to give out at the start of the season to help kids get excited about the holiday. The Horse Farm comes with 24 fun little surprises for each day of the countdown, culminating in a fun set that they can play with long after the holiday.

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9. Moonlite Starter Pack – Storybook Projector 

Bring your child’s favorite stories to live with the Moonlite storybook projector! Clip it onto your phone and see how the flashlight projects fun storybook images onto any surface. The app displays the story text and features adorable sound effects.

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10. Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex

Imaginext was one of Jacob’s favorites when he was little, and I’m happy to see they’re still coming out with great sets. This dino-lover’s set comes with Jurassic Rex, holding base, projectile launcher, 2 projectiles, vehicle & Owen figure. All of the Imaginext sets work well together!

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Don’t forget to check out my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for more great ideas! I will be adding new gifts every week! 

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