The Best Toys for 4-8 Years-Olds: Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season to make holiday wishes come true especially before these hot holiday toys fly off the shelves. Gift those lucky kids on your list and those kids in need some of these most wanted toys to bring holiday magic to kids all around NYC.
L.O.L. Surprise! Loves Mini Sweets™ Surprise-O-Matic Dolls are sweet as sugar and come in the brand new and super fun Surprise-O-Matic vending machine packaging. Kids will love seeing their favorite sweets transform into these themed, delectable dolls like Jolly Rancher, Hershey’s Chocolate, Sweethearts, and PEEPS, and parents will love the imaginary play that’s sweet as can be. Kids will also love the interactive and fun unboxing with Surprise-O-Matic where the press of a button delivers each sweet surprise, including an outfit, shoes, bottle, accessories, or sticker, the same way you get your favorite candies from a vending machine. Ages 4+; $11.99
The Magic Mixies Magical Crystal Ball is the perfect present for a misting, magical unboxing and enchanting playtime. Kids will love using the interactive spellcasting wand and special magic words to fill the crystal ball with mist as they make their Magic Mixie, giving it color, a voice, fortune telling powers, and more. Then the mist disappears and the cutest Magic Mixie plush appears. The magic and the fun continue with the Magic Mixie’s 80+ lights, sounds and reactions, and four interactive modes of play: Fortune Telling, Spell, Game and Tickling. Parents will love that kids can recreate this ultimate unboxing experience and big reveal, and when it’s time for bed they can cuddle with their Magic Mixie and switch the Crystal Ball to Night Light Mode. Ages 5+; $69.29
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The great white Mega Chomp RC Shark is oceans of fun for any little one who loves sharks. Kids will love this cartoon-like shark with dynamic details that has a swishing tail and half submerged body, transforming the floor into shark-infested waters. Kids will have a blast controlling Mega Chomp, making it swim out of the water, and parents will love that at almost 20”long, from teeth to tail, Mega Chomp’s mega size brings shark-sized fun and immersive play to everyone he chases. Ages 4+, SRP $39.99
The force will be with you when you gift the Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon. Kids will love this iconic vehicle filled with features to wow them, including an opening cockpit, rotating cannons, retractable landing gear, light up thrusters, motion activated sounds, and much more. Plus, the playset includes Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi micro figures for plenty of pretend play (and these figures are compatible with any Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron craft). Parents will love the incredible details and authentic scaling and appreciate that the lights and sounds features shut off when left idle. Ages 8+; $44.49
My Avastars Fashion Dolls by WowWee are a fun and fashionable gift of gaming where kids create personalized digital metaverse avatars and bring them to life in both the real and digital world. Kids will love to play with these 11” delightful dolls, KawaiiPie^^, A_VibeThng, and Dreamer_3.0, each dressed in her smart, signature look. They also come with one surprise bonus outfit, and 50+ reusable stylish stickers to customize over 100+ fab looks, creating tons of personalization opportunities ideal for imaginary play. Parents will love that kids can mix and match clothing items, face stickers, clothing decals, and accessory decals to make the My Avastars fashion doll unique to them over and over again. Kids will also love to reveal the included code to bring the dolls online at http://www.myavastars.com for even more possibilities for interactive fashion makeover fun. Ages 6+; Starting at $19.99.
LEGO Large Creative Brick Blocks have nearly 800 pieces of LEGO building fun built in. Kids will love to build to their hearts’ content with the big box of classic LEGO bricks featured in 33 different colors and a wide variety of windows and doors, along with other special pieces to spark bright imaginations. They will also love that there are some ideas to get started and then endless possibilities to get creative and build LEGO masterpieces. Parents will love that it comes in a convenient plastic storage box and is an ideal supplement to any existing LEGO collection. Ages 4+; $43
The ideal gift for little fashionistas and DIYers is the Cool Maker Stitch N’ Style Fashion Studio. It makes sewing super easy and fun. Kids will love this all-in-one fashion studio that has six easy to make projects like a sunglasses case, scrunchie, purse, and more. Kids can also customize designs with unique prints that are magically applied with water. Parents will love that the Stitch N’ Style Fashion Studio includes an innovative cartridge thread system and automatic sewing sensors to make sewing safe, and that it works with most fabrics for the ultimate DIY projects. Ages 8+; $29.99.
RUKUSfx is a hand-held motion-controlled music mixer electronic game that creates music and sound effects as you move and groove. Kids will love that with the four simple motions of punch, swipe, twist, and flick they can loop, mix, and remix customized music tracks while LEDs flash and change color with every move they make. There are online tutorials to help kids whether they mix in their favorite music, make their own with the built-in microphone, add in 80 crazy sound effects, or make new and noteworthy music with each mix and remix. With millions of combinations of music mixes, RUKUSfx is sure to have everyone up and moving with big smiles. Ages 6+; $49.99.
Beyblade Burst Quadrive Interstellar Drop Battle Set is epic, taking battle to two levels and boasting the first ever 4-in-1 top. Kids will love that QuadDrive tops can be configured in four ways for four ways to strategize, customize, modes to battle, and modes to win. Kids can also customize the battle on two levels: battle on the top level of the Beystadium, then remove the disc, drop through the Warp Hole, and take the battle to the drop level. Parents will love that kids can swap armor tips to strategically change the top type and that they can scan the code on QuadDrive tops to bring battles to the digital space in the Beyblade Burst app. Ages 8+; $59.99.
American Girl x Janie & Jack Holiday Collection is a haute holiday collection of girl- and doll-sized outfits and accessories designed in collaboration with Janie and Jack. Kids will love dressing up their favorite 18” dolls in festive holiday attire to celebrate the season. Parents will love that these darling doll outfits are the best holiday gift on their own or with a matching dress for their darling child. Ages 4+; Starting at $34
Cra-Z_Art Shimmer ’n Sparkle Light Up Studio has tons of makeup and beauty essentials to get glam, record tutorials with the clip on selfie light, and post beauty stories (with parent permission, of course). Kids will love that this studio features oh so many vibrant and super stylish lip, cheek, eye colors, and nail polish with brushes and applicators. Kids can create their own original designs or simply follow the illustrated “Makeup Tutorial & Story Cards” included in the kit to help them easily create a specific look. Parents will love the safe and non-toxic ingredients that are easy to wash off. Ages 8+; $29.97