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Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Kids

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* Updated holiday shopping lists
* Great gifts for little kids, tweens and teens
* Hyper-trendy new toys and time-tested classics

Growing kids with ever-changing wish lists pose a new challenge every year. Plus each year brings a new swath of “in” toys that kids are dying to have — and parents are struggling to fin.

This year we rounded up some of the hottest gifts kids are asking for, as well as some time-tested classics that always bring a screech of joy. All are available to quick ship with Amazon Prime in case of last minute emergencies.

1. Trainium Fidget Cube

Fidget spinners? Those are so summer of 17’. Fidget cubes are all the rage these days as the new anti-anxiety toy for kids, tweens and teens.

[caption id="attachment_89222" align="aligncenter" width="419"]Fidget Cube Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]


2. Hasbro Pie Face Game

Pie Face is the best new family game. As you turn the handles to score points, the pie arm could splat you in the face at any moment. It’s a blast for kids (and let’s be honest – adults) of any age, and has a very reasonable price tag.

Pie Face Game Hasbro Image courtesy of Amazon


3. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Another red-hot collectible gift this year is Hatchimals. Kids rub the heart on the egg to hatch them, and work on completing the whole collection.

Hatchimals Toy Image courtesy of Amazon


4. Mattel View-Master Virtual Reality

VR is on everyone’s Christmas list this year, and Mattel has created this View-Master device for a kid-friendly, less expensive VR experience. It works like a classic View-Master toy, but offers a 360 degree image to be fully immersed in.

Kids VR Set Mattel Image courtesy of Amazon


5. Playhut Beauty Boutique Play Tent

Playhuts allow kids to enjoy the fun of an indoor fort without destroying a whole room. Their patented twist-and-fold technology allows them to be set-up quickly and stored in small spaces.

Playhut Kids Fort Image courtesy of Amazon


6. Nerf Doomlands Impact Zone Desolator

Nerf’s latest toy is already flying off the shelves. It features motorized blasting and a 10 dart clip – just be prepared to buy more darts.

Nerf Gun New Image courtesy of Amazon


7. Wild Republic Jumbo Sloth Plush

When it comes to stuffed animals, the bigger the better. This giant sloth measures 30 inches tall and is fully washable.

Giant Stuffed Animal Sloth Image courtesy of Amazon


8. LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter

LEGO sets continue to be best-sellers in 2017, with Star Wars leading due to the recent reboots. Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter is one set from the new movie that’s sure to be a hit on Christmas morning.

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9. TOMOLOO Hoverboard

Hoverboards are another hyper-trendy toy in 2017, and they’re as fun as they are hot. They’re not for younger kids, but tweens and teens will love one.

Hoverboard Tomoloo Image courtesy of Amazon


10. Xbox One X

Xbox just changed the console game with the One X, the world’s most powerful console. It’s certainly a big-ticket gift, but for extra nice kids this is the best you can get.

Xbox One X Gift Image courtesy of Amazon

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2017