We are so excited to bring you the 12th annual Toy Insider holiday gift guide, featuring the best toys, games, and electronics for every child on your holiday shopping list! This year’s guide is packed with a brand new selection of toys for children of all ages, and remember: all kids learn through play, so be sure to check out our handy skill key located on the bottom of each page, which shows you exactly which skills and developmental benefits kids can gain from each toy on our list.
In addition to our Hot 20 list of the hottest toys sure to top kids’ wish lists, be sure to check out our Top Tech 12—a guide to the most innovative tech toys on the shelves. From impressive drones to high-tech wearables to robotic pets with tons of features, these toys offer lots of play value.
Toys that enhance kids’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can help turn intimidating subjects into fun play experiences. Our STEM 10 list features some of the coolest toys that will stealthily teach kids all about these important fields of study while keeping them entertained for hours.
We spent countless hours testing all of these incredible toys so you can be sure you’re making the best decisions for the kids in your life this holiday season. We’ve been your go-to experts for top toy selections for the past 11 years, and we are very much looking forward to many more years of play. With more than 80 years of combined experience, remember: At the Toy Insider, we know play!