Looking for the top toys for Christmas 2016? We’re here to help. On this site, we review all sorts of toys for boys and girls of all ages, including…
Best Toys by Category
Birth to 24 Months
Babies are cute, but they can sometimes it can be difficult to buy them gifts. We’re here to help with some toys for babies that everyone will love. We keep safety front and center when we choose our favorite baby toys!
Winkel Rattle and Teether
The Winkel rattle and teether, by Manhattan Toy, is an award winning classic, a true “must have” for parents and infants. Its maze of soft, continuous tubes and its stunning colors instantly capture and hold baby’s attention. The mesmerizing loop design and lightweight construction make it very easy for little hands to grab, hold and rattle – a perfect clutching toy to engage baby’s gross motor skills.
Sea Dreams Soother
Baby Neptune and friends provide a medley of soothing sounds, motion, and lights to ease baby into sleep. With the Sea Dreams Soother, Baby Neptune has gathered his undersea pals to comfort baby during nap-time or bedtime. Four modes let parents select combinations of classical melodies, soothing lights and motion to soothe their little one. With 25 minutes of continuous playtime, imagery, and an enchanting cast of Baby Einstein characters, baby is sure to enjoy sweet dreams.
2 to 4 Years
Next, we’re going to look at some wonderful toys for boys and girls age 2 to 4 years old. As with all our other toy recommendations, a lot of thought has gone into the safety of children playing with these toys!
Little People A Christmas Story
Toddlers will love to act out the Christmas story with mom or dad! They can help Mary and Joseph care for Baby Jesus, bring gifts with the Three Kings, or feed and care for the animals. Bringing the Christmas story down to size for little ones, complete with music and a star that glows, helps make the celebration even more special. Includes the angel, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Three Kings, two donkeys, one sheep, camel, cow, food cart, two fence pieces, and bale of hay
Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar
See what develops as kids play with Code-a-pillar. Problem-Solving Skills Once kids can ‘program’ a path for Code-a-pillar, the sky’s the limit! It opens the door to problem solving as they figure out how to get Code-a-pillar to go wherever they want! The more kids rearrange Code-a-pillar pieces, they more they develop critical thinking skills by ‘programming’ different combinations to send him in different directions!
5 to 7 Years
Buying the best toys for this age group can be tricky. By five to seven years old, boys and girls are starting to have very solid opinions on what they want. Here’s a few ideas on what you can get them.
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Playset
Load up your vehicles and ride into adventure! This set offers tons of imaginative play. Play spaces include a sea-nic pier with chomping shark, multi-level garage, city scene, racing ramps and two yes, two elevators. Fix up your ride in Speed City at the tune-up shop or stop to fill up with gas. Go see which car is the fastest in a side-by-side race! Enjoy a world of Hot Wheels excitement and hours of fun all in one epic play set.
Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit
Anyone can learn and perform a magic trick, but a true master magician understands the basics of how magic works and can take that knowledge and create original tricks! Magic Science contains nine activities that teach boys and girls tricks using chemical reactions, which can be applied to future stunts! Plus, junior mage’s can learn the history of inspirational wizards from the past; Merlin, Circe and Baba Yaga!
8 to 13 Years
Talk about an awkward age for boys and girls! We’re going to give you some great gift ideas for children age eight to thirteen years old. Shopping for toys does not need to be the most aggrevating part of your holiday season. We’re here to help.
Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
Harry Potter fans test their knowledge of the beloved Harry Potter movies with TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World of Harry Potter. This quick-play Trivial Pursuit game can be played on-the-go with its portable wedge holder. The 600 questions range in difficulty levels, so even the expert wizards will be challenged! Six trivia categories include: The Dark Arts, HOGWARTS, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People and Animals & Magical Creatures.
Clay Charms Craft Kit
Create dozens of adorable charms to wear and share Make, bake and wear! With more than 30 different designs, this kit teaches you how to make your clay charms, bake them, add shine and then attach your creations to the included bracelet. The Klutz-clear directions make it easy to roll, shape and assemble adorable little clay critters. Klutz is a premium brand of book-based activity kits, designed to inspire creativity in every kid. Our unique combination of crystal-clear instructions, custom tools and materials, and hearty helpings of humor is 100% guaranteed to kick-start creativity.
Chewbacca Electronic Mask
Chewbacca is back for a roaring good adventure in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this Star Wars Episode VII Electronic Mask brings the universe’s most trusted sidekick to amplified, emotive life. Chewbacca, the legendary Wookiee warrior known across star systems as Chewie, played an integral role in restoring freedom to the galaxy during the Galactic Civil War. Having become a tried-and-true ally of the Rebel Alliance, Chewbacca is now a formidable presence alongside the Resistance against the First Order.
14 to 18 Years
Yes, teenagers can be tough to please when it comes to toys and Christmas gifts, but we’ve got a few ideas for you. Here are some of the most popular toys this year for fourteen to eighteen year old boys and girls.
Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion.
The Resistance pits a small group of resistance fighters against a powerful and corrupt government. The resistance has launched a series of bold and daring missions to bring the government to its knees. Unfortunately spies have infiltrated the resistance ranks, ready to sabotage the carefully crafted plans. Even a single spy can take down a resistance mission team, choose your teams carefully or forever lose your chance for freedom. The Resistance artfully balances pure deduction elements with the social elements into a game that creates the adrenaline filled moments of high stakes pokerin a full interactive and social event.