Show Up Santa and Shop Out These 70 Hot Christmas Gifts for Kids

These toys = perfect presents.

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We found the top trendy toys for every kid! If your kid hasn't written their wish list for Santa yet, but you want to beat the lines and do some shopping in advance, choose a few winners off of this list to take home. Here are the perfect Christmas 2018 gifts for kids!

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Mattel Lil' Gleemerz Doll
amazon.com
$26.15

You are going to want to stock up on this hot holiday toy, STAT! It's likely going to continue to go through waves of being sold-out through the 2018 holiday. Lil' Gleamerz feature a fluffy tail that lights up, and the enchanting characters always respond to touch and sound. This toy = Christmas GOLD. 

More: Kids Want Their Stockings Stuffed With These Cool Toys of 2018

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Harry Potter™ Real Talking Sorting Hat™
target.com
$24.99

This is the real deal. Your kid will feel closer to Harry Potter than ever before, wearing this animated sorting hat. (It's animated by magic, of course!) This sorting hat once belonged to Godric Gryffindor to sort students at Hogwarts, but now, it's under your Christmas tree! 

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Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy
amazon.com
$49.93

This pup comes in a crate, just like the real thing! Unboxing this toy is a big part of the fun, and once your kiddo takes out her animated pup, it's time for the bonding to begin. Feed your little interactive pet with a bottle to ease the pupper into a nap!

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Pokémon Power Action Pikachu
amazon.com
$29.99

This plush Pikachu is packed with, well, power! All your little Ash will have to do is shake Pika to muster up all the power, which comes in the form of lights, sounds, and animations. This "toy" is a must-have for any true Pokémon fan, no matter the age.

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Barbie Care Clinic Vehicle
amazon.com
$44.99

This two-in-one (ambulance and hospital) will teach Barbie a thing or two about caring for others, medically. Perfect for little ones who want to be an EMT, nurse, or doctor when all grown up, this emergency vehicle opens to reveal a doctor's office, complete with a waiting room. Don't worry, Barbie — the waiting room is loaded with trendy magazines! 

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KD Kids Infinifun My First Yoga Mat
amazon.com
$49.99

This brand new innovation is super hot for the 2018 holidays. It's an animated, interactive yoga mat that will teach your little one (as young as 2) about different body parts and different poses. The mat is also bilingual and offers three different games. 

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Pomsies Speckles Plush Interactive Toy
amazon.com
$14.82

This new must-have kitty is one of the cutest additions to the toy market in 2018. Kids can stack their Pomsies up their arms using the tail that doubles as an easy-to-adjust bracelet. 

Kids also get a kick out of hanging their Pomsie off of backpacks, on their bikes, using it as a hair tie, and more! The fuzzy little pet has eyes that glow when she's hungry. Plus, Pomsies also purr and make cute sounds. What's not to love? 

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Barbie DreamHouse
amazon.com
$179.00

This new Barbie DreamHouse is super fun! Complete with a working elevator, this pink mansion also features a purple slide, seven rooms, three floors (totaling 3 feet high!), a garage, and a second-story pool. 

Also included? Bunk beds, a coffee table that converts into a bed, a fireplace that flips around to transform the room into a home office, and so much more! Barbie is going to have so much nesting to do in 2019 ...

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LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle
amazon.com
$61.17

This expert LEGO building set comes with over 900 pieces to assemble. The finished product? A pirate ship in a clear bottle! Once the set is built, it can be displayed on the included stand. 

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Grumblies Hydro
amazon.com
$16.89

This monster's grumbling can rumble up a tsunami if he's angry enough, so beware. Poke, push, and shake the little frustrated furface to send him into full meltdown mode. It's a perfect stress toy for older siblings to have some fun with and give their sisters and bros a break. 

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Teddy Ruxpin
amazon.com
$119.99
$45.00 (62% off)

It's the Teddy Ruxpin revival! This version of the classic toy features eyes with over 40 animations to bring the storytelling and singing sessions to life. Plus, this bear comes with an eye mask, so your kid can snuggle with him after a bedtime story.

More: How to Wrap Your Gift for Your Kid

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Banana's Collectible Toy 3-Pack Bunch
amazon.com
$9.99

This hot new toy is so silly! Collect bunches of bananas to reveal cute toys and accessories. Each vibrant banana contains one "crushie" character, two friends, gemstones, a collector’s guide, stickers, and a vine. 

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Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set
amazon.com
$44.00

This huge corkscrew track features three loops, three speed boosters, and three crash zones. Kids get a kick out of launching their Hot Wheels cars and seeing if they can make it through the course without spinning or crashing out. This set comes with one car and connects to other Hot Wheels sets. Smashing!

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Kinetic Sand Paw Patrol Adventure Bay Beach Playset
amazon.com
$18.49

Your favorite little one will love getting their paws ready to knead, squish, and smooth out the kinetic sand in this Paw Patrol playset. The kit includes molds, so characters can be brought to life in a pinch! 

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WowWee Fingerlings Monkey and Mini BFF
amazon.com
$14.99
$11.84 (21% off)

These cute interactive monkeys were in high demand around this time last year, and they just keep getting more and more popular. 

What kid (or honestly, adult) wouldn't want a funky monkey hanging off of their finger? This fingerling monkey contains sensors and comes with her baby BFF. She'll actually respond appropriately to your kid's cues. You can also get dinosaur Fingerlings now, too.

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Crate Creatures Surprise! Sizzle
amazon.com
$39.99
$31.97 (20% off)

This toy is hot for the holidays! The unboxing trend continues to take over the toy market, and this is the latest toy that's catching all of the buzz. 

Your kid's eyes will light up on Christmas morning after unwrapping this box with a lock. The unboxing feature of the toy is so fun, because once your kid unlocks it, this funky monster pops out! Then, kids can spend an endless amount of time playing with the monster.

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Twisty Petz Pandas and Puppies Collectible Bracelet Set
amazon.com
$9.99

These Twisty Petz transform from adorable baby pandas and puppies to fashionable bracelets. Kids love figuring out how to manipulate the glam pets into jewelry. This set comes with four characters and a binky charm! 

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Osmo Pizza Co. Game
amazon.com
$39.99

Give this to the kid who's obsessed with pizza. With this STEM set, kids can bake in those math and money skills by running their own pizzeria. The Osmo base is necessary for this gift to work right, so if the recipient is new to Osmo learning toys, select "Game + iPad Base" or "Game + iPhone Base" upon checkout.

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Maya Games Fryin' Flyin Donuts
amazon.com
$19.99

This sweet game is new and loaded with frosting, sprinkles, and skill! Toss your inflated donuts over the fryer that's spewing with air and see if you can get more donuts (or the biggest donut) to float up and hook onto the donut-frying rod. Where will the frying rod take the donuts? To the baker's box, of course.

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L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise!
amazon.com
$79.00

This glittery case is packed with over 60 surprises, and they are all sooo cute! There are LOL dolls, little sisters, and pets to discover and collect. This is the ultimate surprise, but the LOL is on you, Santa — it's definitely a splurge gift! Consider gifting your favorite LOL lover the official dollhouse, too. 

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Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant
amazon.com
$199.99
$159.99 (20% off)

This Melissa & Doug diner set is the ultimate gift to unwrap Christmas morning. Little boys and girls will get a kick out of knowing they have a diner of their very own. Just don't lean it up against a wall, since behind the booth (with a jukebox!) is where all the food is cooked and plated. They can play owner, waiter, customer, milkshake creator, and more! Add on accessories like a condiment caddy, breakfast caddy, or a diner play set!

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Hatchimals Hatchibabies
amazon.com
$59.99
$39.97 (33% off)

This year, Hatchimals released a new toy. Your kid can hatch an enchanting baby creature — in a diaper. If you're cool with associating blue with the male gender and pink and purple colors with the female gender in your house, then you might as well throw a mini gender-reveal party while the egg hatches, since that's the theme! 

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WWE Tough Talkers Championship Takedown Ring Playset
amazon.com
$41.99
$31.67 (25% off)

This Tough Talkers playset will keep the kids occupied for hours on end, day after day. If you have a WWE fan in your life, gift that kiddo this toy to watch him flip his lid. This set features two opposing cages that will drop down at the push of the button. If you're going to give this gift, don't forget to include the action figures

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Fisher-Price Dance & Groove Rockit
amazon.com
$39.99
$29.99 (25% off)

Rockit and Glow (the little character sitting on Rocket's hand) will interact with each other and interact with your kid! Gear up for over 100 songs, sounds, and phrases! Rockit will also teach the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and other languages. Oh, and your kid will be dancin' and groovin' the entire time. Too cute!

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Scruff-a-Luvs Mystery Rescue Pet
amazon.com
$33.67
$19.99 (41% off)

Find a pet so scruffy, and make it fluffy! This super cute toy is already predicted to be a huge hit with kids for the holidays, so you might as well stock up while you can for all the little ones on your list this year. Each pet comes in a matted ball you have to wash and dry to reveal which one you've adopted. Seriously, how cute is this?

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Calico Critters Grand Department Store Gift Set
amazon.com
$129.95
$99.99 (23% off)

Calico Critters have been around since the '80s when they launched in Japan. Since then, the line of classic characters has expanded, and the play sets (like this grand department store) are coveted by younger children and older kids alike. This gift will feel like a big deal to any wide-eyed kiddo on Christmas morning.

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Hog Wild Holiday Elf Popper
amazon.com
$14.48

This cute toy includes six soft foam balls. Load them up into the elf's mouth and squeeze the elf to shoot the foam balls. It's a perfect gag gift for indoor and outdoor play.

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LEGO Jurassic World Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase
walmart.com
$32.82

This LEGO set is packed with action, and you can build it up to recreate a scene from the original Jurassic Park movie. Just be sure to keep the dino out of the control room! Tip: You can hide Lex and Tim Murphy from the ferocious velociraptor in the kitchen cabinet. What a cool Christmas gift for kids who love the film! 

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The ONE Light Keyboard
amazon.com

Best Instrument 

If your child is itching to pick up a new instrument, but you're not sure if you have the time or cash to shell out for lessons, bring home this quality 61-key keyboard. It functions just like a regular piano keyboard, but it also features the ability to teach your child new music by connecting to an app. The keys will light up and show your kid how to play songs. 

It's entertaining and will leave your kid with music skill to last a lifetime. If the skill really takes off, bring home this 88-key piano keyboard that teaches music in the same way.

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LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
amazon.com
$159.95

New from LEGO, Boost includes over 800 block pieces, a move hub, and a color-and-distance sensor. Your kiddo will be seriously entertained by building the robot. Then, they'll connect the bot to a tablet and start coding and directing the new creation. This is going to be a hot holiday toy!