Last Minute Gift Ideas on MSNBC

It’s not too late to get great toys for the holidays! Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by MSNBC to show off some great last-minute holiday presents. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and be sure to check out our complete holiday gift guide.


hatchimalsHatchimals (Spin Master)

  • The hottest toy of the year may still be impossible to find, but will be well stocked in January!
  • Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Who’s inside? It’s a surprise!
  • Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Kids must and care for their egg as its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it’s feeling!
  • Kids’ touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg—it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Now, kids get to raise their furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Hatchimals sing “Hatchy Birthday” each time it enters a new stage!
  • Kids will teach them how to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what they say in its own voice.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $59.99

kurio-watch_kd-group1Kurio Watch (KD Group)

  • This Bluetooth smartwatch is made specifically for kids and features a sleek, modern design with smooth rounded edges, an adjustable soft silicone band, and a responsive touchscreen with excellent resolution.
  • Features an alarm, calculator, music and video players, front-facing camera, activity tracker, and mini games that detect precise wrist movement thanks to its built-in accelerometer.
  • Kids can also message friends and family via other Kurio or Android devices, all within a safe distance using Bluetooth technology.
  • When connected to a parent’s smartphone, Kurio Watch also becomes a hands-free way for kids to take phone calls.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Toys R Us, Walmart, Amazon

playmobil-spacerocketwlaunchsiteSpace Rocket with Launch Site (Playmobil)

  • Playmobil is one of the most classic and trusted brands on the market, and you can’t go wrong with these play sets when you are looking for a last-minute gift.
  • Count down to liftoff aboard the Space Rocket with Launch Site. Outfitted with working lights and sounds, this rocket is mission-ready. Use the movable maintenance platform to help the space technicians inspect the rocket prior to launch.
  • With the help of the repair robot, they can make sure that everything is in tip-top shape for the next space mission. Set includes two figures, rocket, launch structure, satellite, repair robot, mechanical tools, computer, and tons of other accessories.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys R Us, Walmart

ihome-assortment-ekidsiHome Assortment (eKids)

  • Perfect for hard-to-buy-for tweens and teens, get them something amazing to listen to their favorite songs!
  • Star Wars Rogue One Over-the-Ear Headphones feature cool Rogue One-inspired graphics and a built-in microphone, as well as an adjustable headband and padded ear cushions.
  • The Captain America Shield 1:4 Scale Speaker allows you to wirelessly stream audio anywhere up to 33 feet, answer and end calls via speakerphone, and lights up when its in use. It also features a rechargeable battery.
  • This Pokémon-inspired Bluetooth speaker is based on the Poké Ball from the Pokémon franchise and Pokémon Go mobile game. Kids can wirelessly stream music from a computer, tablet, smartphone, MP3 player, or other Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • Ages: 9+
  • MSRP: $34.99-59.99
  • Available: Best Buy, Amazon, Radio Shack

 

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