Though the presents under the tree get all of the glory, the stuff hanging over the mantle can be just as good– if not better! We’ve collected some of the best toys to stuff your kids’ stockings with this year– and we’ve got kids of all ages covered. Best of all, we’re giving ALL of these great toys away to five lucky winners from Dec. 16 through 20! Be sure to check these out and tell us your favorites!
Ages 0 to 2
World’s Softest Plush, from Toy Island, a division of Techno Source
This super soft plush is available in a teddy bear, a puppy, a unicorn, a monkey, a horse, and more furry friends. It also comes in assorted sizes, including 5-, 7-, 12-, and 20-inch plush toys. You won’t believe how soft these cuddly companions are!
MSRP: $3.99 to $19.99
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Vehicles, from VTech
With 12 Go! Go! Smart Wheels vehicles to choose from, kids can cruise into the learning zone. These electronic play vehicles are perfectly sized for little hands and entertain kids with a light-up button that activates music and sounds. Little ones will learn about different letters and vehicle names through pretend play. New vehicles include a car, a van, a truck, an ambulance, a fire truck, a police car, a tow truck, a helicopter, a cement mixer, a tractor and a race car.
Age: 1 to 5
Green Toys Race Car, from Green Toys
This little speedster is built in the U.S. from 100 percent recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The hood of the car proudly displays the #2 recycled plastic symbol from which it is made. The ultra-eco design has no metal axles, BPA, PVC, phthalates, or external coatings. The car is available in red, blue, or pink.
Ages 3 to 5
Basic Hot Wheels Assortment, from Mattel
These cars have been a playtime staple for more than 40 years, with Hot Wheels continuing to make iconic vehicle designs for vehicle play. The Hot Wheels 1:64 scale basic cars fit perfectly into pockets, backpacks, and little hands (and stockings!). These cars drive platime and imagination. How Wheels cars feature high-speed racing, insane stunts, crazy creatures, city streets, classic looks, modern favorites, and more. The Basic Assortment includes 5 different segments of vehicles.
Bo-Po Nail Polish, from Worx Toys
The ’80s glamour sensation returns! Bo-Po (brush-on, peel-off) nail polish is back with 10 vibrant, kid-friendly polishes that peels away in seconds with no remover required. Bo-Po nail polish is bound to match every mood and every outfit in your little fashionista’s closet, allowing them to explore their funky and creative side. In new, non-spill containers, Bo-Po makes getting glam easy and fun for everyone.
Rainbow Loom Refill Packs, from Choon’s Designs
Rainbow Loom is the hottest craze for kids, tweens, and teens! The refill packs feature tons of colors to choose from, including mixed color packs, a neon assortment, an iridescent “jelly” assortment, and two-color bands. Each pack includes more than 600 bands and enough C clips to make up to 24 single-patterned bracelets. The rubber bands are kid-safe and latex-free!
Skwooshi, from Irwin Toy
This stress-free dough transforms magically from solid to liquid state and never dries out. Kids can mold, stretch, squish, pull, and shrink the dough. This wheat- and gluten-free dough also has no scent and is easy to clean in order to put parents’ minds at ease.
Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play Assortment, from Fisher-Price
This assortment features kids’ favorite Thomas & Friends engines and vehicles. The characters are made of durable die-cast metal and have magnet connectors that connect either way, so kids can build any train they can think of. These vehicles are perfect for Take-n-Play Portable Fold-Out Playsets.
Brite Beatz Toothbrush, from Brush Buddies
The new Brite Beatz toothbrush features a fun synchronized light and music show while playing kids’ holiday favorite “Jingle Bells.” The toothbrush plays the song for the dentist-recommended two minutes that it takes to brighten your smile… and your holidays!
Hexbug Nano V2 Single Pack, from Innovation First
The Nano V2 Hexbugs can climb vertically, horizontally, around corners, and through loops and tubes to the tip top of any Nano V2 habitat set. The new system of tubular tracks highlights the Nano V2’s unique multi-level climbing abilities. Each Nano V2 single pack is the perfect addition to any Nano V2 set. The single pack includes one Nano V2 bug, one straight tube, and one connector. These Hexbugs are available in an assortment of six colors and patterns.
Dream Lites Minis, from Ontel Products
Dream Lites Minis are miniature plush sets that turn any room or surface into a magical starry sky. Simply squeeze the pet to project three soothing colors and create a magical environment for sleep or play. Each pet contains special LED lights inside that create a glow without producing heat, and the built-in timer can be set to automatically shut the light off. The portable pets can be clipped anywhere—to backpacks, key rings, belt loops, and more. Kids can choose from nine cozy critters, including Rainbow Unicorn, Blue Camo Puppy, Peaceful Bear, Playful Penguin, and Zippity Zebra.
Disney Princess Palace Pets: Furry Tail Friends, from Blip Toys
These collectible 2.5-inch figures shimmer from their sparkly removable tiaras to their soft and fluffy tails, which girls can groom with the included brush. The fall collection of pets includes Beauty (Aurora’s kitty), Berry (Snow White’s bunny), Pumpkin (Cinderella’s puppy), Teacup (Belle’s puppy), and Treasure (Ariel’s kitty).
MSRP: $5.99 each
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Basic Action Figures, from Playmates Toys
These highly detailed action figures contain more than 12 points of articulation and are uniquely sculpted, with heights ranging from 4.25 inches to 5.5 inches. More than 30 different action figures are available, including Leatherhead, Snakeweed, Baxter Stockman, and Stealth Tech Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, which are decked out with stealthy accessories and cover ops outfits. Each figure is compatible with most of the vehicles and play sets.
MSRP: $7.99 to $8.99
Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems, from Tech 4 Kids
These squishy, liquid-filled, collectible toys allow kids to twist, squish, and launch their favorite characters. Available characters include Angry Birds/Angry Birds Space, Furby, Marvel Avengers, Marvel Universe, Moshi Monsters, Power Rangers, Smurfs, TMNT, and WWE. Fash’Ems are available in Hello Kitty and My Little Pony for soft, squishy, dress up fun.
Football and Baseball Foil Packs, from Topps
Whether kids or adults are obsessed with football or are a huge fan of baseball, Topps has something to stuff everyone’s stocking with this year. The iconic Topps Baseball and Football Foil Packs offer a variety of athlete cards inside.
MSRP: $1.99 per pack
Shoulder Buddies, from Shoulder Fun USA
Kids place the magical Shoulder Buddy coin underneath their shirt on their shoulder and watch as the buddy magically sticks in place! Each Shoulder Buddy figurine stands 4 inches high with fuzzy, fluffy hair and contains inaccessible magnets. Shoulder Buddies are also available in Hello Kitty styles.
Playmobil Series Figures 5—Boys/Girls, from Playmobil
Playmobil Figures Series 5—Boys/Girls contains 12 different boy or girl figures that can be collected, assembled, and interchanged. Each figure comes unassembled in its mystery pack, so children can put them together or mix and match the interchangeable parts with another figure to create original characters.
Small Zelfs, from Moose Toys
When the sun goes away, these tiny Zelfs are ready to come out and play! Each quirky small Zelf has a matte, glitter, or pearl finish. The lil’ Zelfs can be displayed in the planter or used as a pencil topper to show off their crazy colorful hair. With 36 to collect in all, girls will have a hair-raising good time with the Zelfs!
The Trash Pack Series 4 Wheelie Bins, from Moose Toys
Kids can start their Trash Pack Series 4 Collection with these new bright red wheelie bins! The Series 4 two-pack comes with two filthy friends and a collector’s guide that lists each new character from Series 4.
Ages 6 to 8
Pokémon 2 Pack 2 Inch Figures, from Tomy
A new generation of Pokémon toys inspired by the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games has arrived! From Chespin vs. Wobbuffet to Fennekin vs. Meowth, Pokémon go head-to-head in six match-ups featuring characters now available for the first time as 2-inch figures. Each pack contains two detailed figures and two Attack Tags that bring the battle play to life.
Minecraft Figure Single Packs, from Jazwares
Kids can play with their favorite Minecraft characters with these figures to create a world of free-play and imagination, just like in the 8-bit video game. Each collectible figure is fully articulated and comes with an accessory. Kids can collect Steve, Creeper, Zombie, and Enderman.
Mario Kart Wii: Standard Bike Building Set Assortment #4, from K’NEX
Each of these packs contains more than 30 building pieces and a Nintendo figure. The wedge-style packaging doubles as a ramp so kids can recreate their favorite moments from the Mario Kart Wii video game with the characters they choose. Available characters include Koopa Troopa, Wario, Mario, Luigi, Toad, Donkey Kong, and Diddy Kong.
Super Mario Mystery Figure Bags Series 2, from K’NEX
Each of these mystery bags includes one buildable figure from the world of Super Mario. Mystery figures include Mario, Wario, Princess Peach, Koopa Paratroopa, Boo, Shy Guy, Dry Bones, and Daisy. Each figure is compatible with the entire Mario line of K’NEX products.
MSRP: $3.99 each
Glitter Petz, from Artsi
These tiny pets are waiting to come to life! Kids can cover a new pet friend in sparkling gems and watch them shine. The kit contains 100 gems, a figurine, two sets of eyes, a bookbag clip, and string. Available Petz include a fox, a puppy, a kitten, a squirrel, an owl, and a pony.
IQ Twist, from Smart Toys & Games
Players can twist their brains with this award-winning, sing-player logic game. The challenge is to fit all the twisted puzzle pieces on the game board to solve each creative puzzle. One hundred challenges are included, ranging from easy to extremely difficult. IQ Twist is compact so it travels very easily for kids on the go!
Molded TMNT Earbuds, from Sakar
These high-definition earbuds come with extra cushioning for kids’ ears. They are compatible with all iPod/iPhone devices, iPads, tablets, and MP3 players. The earbuds are available in all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters.
Uno Card Game, from Mattel
America’s No. 1 brand of family game remains a classic throughout the years. This game is filled with surprises—skips, reverses, draw twos, color-changing wilds, and draw four wild cards are all inside this 108-card deck. When you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO!”
LCR Wild Dice Game, from George & Co.
This game is a fun new twist on the original LCR Left Center Right dice game. The new version’s gameplay gives players the chance to choose their moves. The unpredictable play of the game creates an added twist of excitement, making it fun for kids and adults alike!
WordAround, from ThinkFun
In this new game, players must be the first to decipher and shout out the word on each WordAround card to win that card. The words are positioned in a circle, giving this game a challenging spin. The player to collect the most cards wins! This game is designed for two to four players.
Hello Kitty Licensed Molded Flash Drive, from Sakar
These molded flash drives feature kids’ favorite brands, including Nerf, The Avengers, Monster High, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, SpongeBob Squarepants, and, of course, Hello Kitty. The drive stores up to 4 GB of content, so kids can store important documents, photos, videos, and more.
Lionel Trains 2013 Silver Bell Express Ornament, from Lionel Trains
Celebrating Lionel today, this ornament commemorates the 2013 Lionel LionChief Christmas Train Set The Silver Bell Express. The ornament is perfect for both indoor and outdoor decorating. The train sets (with the image of them running around the Christmas tree puffing smoke) are an iconic representation of the holidays.
Holiday Color Blanks, from RoseArt
Kids can use the included Color Blank markers to make the Snowman happy with rosy cheeks and a big smile or blue and serious because it’s so cold. Draw a carrot nose, a striped scarf, flowers, buttons or a tie on the figurine, then add the finishing touches with the included stickers. For extra originality, kids can add their own fun stuff, such as buttons, sequins, glitter, a hat,or a prop. Make, play and display the artistic creation. A present, a tree, mini ornaments, a reindeer, and a nightcap are also available.
Head to our Facebook page beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 16 to enter to win a stocking STUFFED with all of these amazing toys. Just look for the post at the top of the Facebook page and comment to enter!