So I’m going be talking about something a little different today – Toys! I had the opportunity to team up with some AMAZING brands such as LEGO, Discovery Kids & Hasbro to bring you my top picks & the most wanted toys of the year! Are you ready to have some fun!?
Lego is a HUGE deal in my house. I’m not quite sure who loves it more, my son or my husband, but I love how it brings them together to form a special bond. There are a ton of LEGO sets to choose from and it can be quite overwhelming, but the folks at LEGO sent over their must haves this year and I have to say – I think Rylan is going to be SO ecstatic!
Obviously The Lego Movie was an incredible hit and the sets they are putting out just keep getting better & better! (I saw some sneak peeks of the January releases and they are SO awesome!)
Who doesn’t love Spiderman?! We have a few of the Marvel Sets and Ry loves playing with them non stop! I have a feeling he is going to really enjoy putting this one together!
If you aren’t into spending half the day building a Lego set, they also have smaller options available as well. These would be great stocking stuffers!
Discovery Kids / Animal Planet
I seriously can’t wait for Rylan to open these! Basically the concept of these is you place the egg in water and each day you come back to see if your “pet” has grown. After about 2-3 days, the eggs will begin to crack and reveal the toy inside. They come in all different varieties – Including Christmas themed! These will make a fantastic stocking stuffer!
Camping lovers unite! How adorable is this indoor / outdoor starlight lantern? It projects a glowing star field onto walls & ceilings. A few months back Ry & I had a slumber party in the living room (tent & all!) and it was so much fun! This is going to come in handy for the next one.
It wouldn’t be a gift guide without including something ‘Frozen’ related! I used to play this game as a kid and I think it’s SO adorable that they made an Olaf version. Pop the bubble to save Olaf!
When I was younger, my Littlest Pet Shop characters were not fancy like they are today! Your little girl is going to flip over this style set. It includes more than 135 pieces and exclusive pets!
I LOVE that they revamped the easy bake oven for their 50th Anniversary and gave it a chic black & silver look. (Can an easy bake oven look chic? Sure – Why not!) Ry always loves helping me cook in the kitchen, so I really think he’s going to enjoy this. It brings me back to my younger days – Ahh baking cookies with a lightbulb. The oven now uses a fancy heating element.
Look how fancy Mr Potato Head is now! He’s ready to save the universe! Super heroes + Mr. Potato Head is going to be a win in any toddler boys book this year! Another perfect stocking stuffer.
How adorable are these dolls to coincide with My Little Pony? I have total envy right now! My Little Pony was my FAVORITE growing up – I always wanted to collect them all! Move over Barbie – You have some competition!
TMNT Half Shell Heroes
If your little one is a TMNT fan, these are perfect! They are the perfect size for little hands (And don’t look as scary as the regular figures) They have a wide variety of good & bad guys, plus the turtles of course!
Cowabunga dude! Your turtles obviously need something to drive so they can get pizza! With over 20 turtle phrases & sound effects, this is one awesome ride.
Imaginext is one of those toys that I don’t mind buying a lot of. Rylan gets to use his imagination and loves making his favorite Superheroes come to life. It’s so fun to watch him make up scenarios and stories.
This is the ULTIMATE transportation for all of your Imaginext Justice League friends! This is Rylan’s number one pick and I can’t wait to see his face when he opens it up!
Toys R Us
It wouldn’t be Christmas without going to Toys R Us! I know it’s Rylan’s absolute favorite place (Obviously) so he was thrilled to receive a generous box from them! We already dove into most of these products before Christmas so we could test them out for you guys!
The sand has a REALLY cool texture and feel to it. It’s easy to shape and squeezable if that makes any sense. It claims to never dry out so we will see if that lives up to what it says! I am currently storing it in a plastic zip lock bag and so far so good! You can snag it in all different colors on the Toys R Us site HERE
Ry received the Paw Patrol Lookout set, which is probably one of the most sought after gifts for a toddler / preschool this year. Paw Patrol is HUGE in our house as we own all of the pups and their vehicles. So of course I had to let him set up the lookout set when it came in!
The only issue I have with this set is it’s very poorly constructed. The grey slide falls off constantly and isn’t very easy to reattach. We have learned to use the play set without it, but hopefully in the future they can reconstruct it and have it stay on for good. You can purchase the lookout set at Toys R Us for $44.99
I think that about wraps up some of my top picks & recommendations this year! I hope you enjoyed and maybe took a stroll down memory lane with some of the items as well! A huge thank you goes out to all of the brands who worked with me on this post!
What are you getting your children for Christmas? Do they have anything on their list that is impossible to find right now!?
*Items marked with a ‘*’ were sent by PR. Others purchased by me. Toys that Rylan will NOT be using / gifted will be dropped off to a local Toys 4 Tots. All opinions are my own & post contains affiliate links*
Masshole Mommy says
Those are all great ideas. My boys love the ninja turtles and Legos!
Mine too! He can’t get enough!
I love how these gifts really make the kids use their imagination. Rylan will be a master builder just like Emmett some day. Great post and the pictures are awesome.
Thank you! I hope one day we can all be master builders!
These are all wonderful ideas!
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Rena McDaniel says
I love anything to do with Legos! The Easy Bake oven has changed so much! I love this new design it’s so cool looking for a girl or a boy!
Soiree Design Studio says
Imaginext has such great toys for little boys! I see several toys on this list that will be under our tree this year.
Coolmoms Cooltips says
This is such a wonderful list! I do have some of those in our Santa lists, but you are giving me new ideas for more Christmas happiness!
Liz Mays says
That starlight lamp would be great for sleepovers. Easy bake is always a good gift too!
Nina Say says
WOW That’s a lot of toys! Some kiddos are going to be super happy this year!
LEGO and Hasbro are always great to go to for the kids; they have the best toys!
Maggie King says
These look like some great toys! We decided not to buy any Legos this year! They are everywhere!
Great toys – looks like fun! WE love lego and imaginext here!
Two Boys and a Hubby says
Very cool! We spent I think almost $200.00 in legos for Christmas! lol. It will be fun putting them together. -Jillian Fisher
Bernadette Callahan says
Great list. My 11 year old daughter took her brothers Halo Lego sets from last year and put them together and now she wants a few sets of her own. We picked up a few Littlest Pet Shop playsets for family and friends.
Lisa B says
These are great gift ideas for kids. Lego is always a great choice.
Catherine Sargent says
This is a great toy list. My husband and son love Lego’s they are always going to the Lego store.
Rebecca Swenor says
These toys are so awesome and I will have to share this with my sister. Grow Egg Hatch Ems are really cool indeed. Thanks for sharing.
Aisha Kristine Chong says
Lego’s are perfect and kids would love those so much! I grew to love them since way back
Terri Ramsey Beavers says
Lego’s and Pet Shop are always a hit with the kids here. Thanks for sharing.
Kori Tomelden says
Lego’s are a timeless gift for kids! My youngest hasn’t shown interest in Duplo yet but I’m sure that she will.
Blushing Noir says
Awesome gifts! We love Lego and Imaginext! I would love to see Imaginext do more for the girls. My daughter loves to play with her brothers toys!
Lois Jones says
Legos have always been a big hit at our house, for our kids or visiting friends and little ones I babysit.
Bonnie Gowen says
Nice! What a great opportunity to show those products. They all look like toys my kiddos would love.
My little girl will love that little pet shop 🙂
That’s a pretty amazing selection. The Emmitt Lego set is cool, I haven’t seen that one yet.
Ginger Mommy says
Great gift ideas and I know someone who would love the Frozen Trouble game.
Ann B says
I would love the starlight lantern for myself. I have been looking for something like it for a while now.
My son loved legos when he was little. He had every lego Star Wars set available. Legos are great for the mind!
Jinxy and Me says
We love all of the lego gift ideas. I have to say that I can’t believe how different the Easy Bake Oven looks! lol Wow what a makeover.
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Krystal Butherus says
That Frozen Trouble is SO cute. I love all the lego sets too.